The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
The Trustees met in the meeting room of the Raritan Fire House June 12, 2014 with Trustees Sammy Blender, Dwayne Magee, Rob Williamson, Phil Anders, Gary Powless, President Earl Waller, and Clerk Jim Blender answering roll call. President Waller called the meeting to order and led the Trustees in saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Trustee Blender opened with prayer. On motion by Trustee Williamson, seconded by Trustee Magee the minutes were approved as presented. Motion carried.
Guest: Ron Stambaugh, Village Attorney; Jim Nisius; Donna Peterson; and Jeremy Walters.
Bills presented were as follows: Phil Anders $156.76; Waste Management $986.00; Dennis Rankin $187.60; Dallas Rural Water $647.79; Ameren IP $923.09; Jay Blender $925.00; Thompson Insurance $3,822.00; PDC $16.00; Quill $31.95. A motion was made by Trustee Blender, seconded by Trustee Anders to approve the above bills. Motion carried.
The Registered Letter sent regarding the Strode property was returned unopened. A discussion followed. The Village Attorney said the next step is to have the Sheriff serve papers or just mow it and put a lien on the property. On a motion by Trustee Williamson, seconded by Trustee Powless to mow and village has 90 days to file first lien. Motion carried.
It was reported that the Peterson property has been mowed.
The Village property (Kahl & 204-206 S. Trenton) was appraised by Dillon Appraisal Service and was passed out to the Trustees to view. Village attorney presented the procedure in how to proceed with the sale. On a motion by Trustee Williamson, seconded by Trustee Powless to proceed with having the Village Attorney prepare a resolution for bids.
A discussion was held about having chickens in the village. Jim Nisius was present requesting permission to have chickens in the village. Village attorney stated that a public hearing would have to be held for a variance. Zoning board would set up the hearing. Jim Nisius would have to petition to the zoning board.