The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Board Passes Liquor Ordinance
by: Shirley Linder, Quill Editor
At the September 3rd village board meeting Deb Hale motioned and Tony Anderson seconded to approve the liquor ordinance as prepared by Attorney Bill Rasmussen, with the motion passing unanimously. The ordinance will become effective 10 days after publication, making it effective September 21st. The next step for the trustees is to prepare an application for licenses. The first license cannot be issued until the October 7th meeting unless a special board meeting is called. (The complete ordinance is printed in this issue of "The Quill").
The police report for the month of August included: 103 hours worked; 528 miles on squad car; 1 traffic stop; 1 verbal warning; 1 written warning; 1 notice to appear; 7 service calls; 1 agency assist; 1 arrest; 18 business courtesy checks.
In other business the board:
- Heard from Robert Louden of Stronghurst, regarding a neighbor's dog barking continually. Police officer Arbry Vancil has talked with the owners of the dog but will talk with them again to see if the matter can be rectified.
- Received information from Yvonne Knapp regarding a couple of agency they could talk to about grants.
- Ronnie Gittings reported on a water main break that had occurred on the highway. It was two blocks long and 4 1/2 ft inside the white line, 6' deep causing them to have to dig under 8" of concrete. Traffic had to be shut down and because of the extreme difficulty of repairing he suggested the village consider moving the water line back from under the highway.
- Gittings also suggested the board consider an upgrade on a pumping system to keep holes cleared of water and mud. The cost would be around $2,000.
- Heard the new truck is due to be built, by Ford, in late September.
- Heard road in front of school is completed.
- Voted to take inactive water bills off the current list but keep the list for further reference.
- Discussed ideas for youth activities.
- Heard Bank of Stronghurst has nothing to do with the flags displayed up town. Gittings reported there is no more flags that are not in bad shape. Ideas were discussed as to if the flags should even be displayed and if so how they could be displayed so they do not wrap around the poles and tear. No solutions were forthcoming.
- Mike Bohnenkamp reported the camera is in the squad car and working.
- Heard they will be putting bars on the back windows of the squad car.
- President Gary Root will get bids for a new light on the basketball court at the park.
The meeting adjourned at 9:52 p.m. until the next meeting on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Those present included: President Gary Root; Trustees, Mike Bohnenkamp, Brendan Schaley, Deb Hale, Betty Waterman, Tony Anderson, David Vancil; Employees Arbry Vancil, Bill Rasmussen, Lou Ann Nortrup, Ronnie Gittings (arriving at 7:25 p.m.), Mike Nelson; Guests, Robert Louden, Yvonne Knapp, Doug Hale, Shirley Linder