The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Stronghurst Board Sets Trick or Treat Night

By: Shirley Linder, Quill Editor

Trick or Treat night was set for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 31st, at the regular meeting of the Stronghurst Village Board on Monday, October 6th.

Board members are requesting no one burns leaves the day before or on that day for the safety of the children.

Mike Bohnenkamp asked the board's permission to have Attorney Bill Rasmussen write a new ordinance changing the closing time at the village park to 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. year round, as opposed to 11 p.m. to 6 p.m. that it is now. Rasmussen will write the new ordinance and it will be voted on at the meeting in November for approval.

On a motion made by Mike Bohnenkamp, seconded by Betty Waterman the board voted to raise the wages of the three trustees who will be elected in April 2015, to $65. Brendan Schaley casted the only no vote. Mike Bohnenkamp, David Vancil, and Betty Waterman receive $65 now per meeting and Tony Anderson, Deb Hale, and Brendan Schaley receive $50.

The police report for September included: 150.5 hours worked; 756 squad car patrol mileage; 4 traffic stops; 2 verbal warnings; 2 written warnings; 6 service call; 3 agency assists, 1 arrest; 18 business courtesy checks.

Bohnenkamp reported the estimated liability insurance will run $1400 per year for the spray park, $450 general; $400 for umbrella; and $550 for physical damage.

In other business the board:

Present were: Mayor Gary Root; Trustees, Brendan Schaley, Mike Bohnenkamp, Deb Hale, Betty Waterman, Tony Anderson, and David Vancil; Employees, Lou Ann Nortrup, Ronnie Gittings, Mike Nelson, Samantha Swisher, Attorney Bill Rasmussen; Guests, Randy Jarvis, Yvonne Knapp, Shirley Linder

The next meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on November 3, 7 p.m.