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Biggsville Hears Of Water Main Break; Discusses Bridge Inspections

Another water main break was reported by Jimmy Rogers during the regular January monthly meeting held at the Biggsville Community Center. Rogers also reported that the handicapped street sign will be painted in front of the Horse and Buggy Museum as soon as it gets warmer. He thanked trustee Kevin Mortimer for all his work he did for the village during his absence. .

Trustees thanked Vince Whiteman and Brian Sterett for putting up the Christmas decorations for the village.

Glenn Smith from the Biggsville Fire Department stated they would have to have a weight limit test done on the bridge to go over it with one of their trucks because of the truck weight. The village would need an inspection on the bridge every year at an approximate cost of $5,000.00 to $7,000.00.

Mayor Amanda Guyton stated that Attorney Andy Youngquist would look into annexing the other side of the bridge from the village and any other options they have. Plans are to make a final decision at the February meeting.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Amanda Guyton with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Bill Ewing gave a quote for the village sign for different sizes of signs. Trustees Brian and Nanci Sterett will look at different signs that have been constructed at other villages and report back next month.

Greg Fulkerson from Test, Inc. reported that the village has a double relay system for the water coming into the Biggsville water tower from Dallas Rural Water, and one is not working.

Forty five (45) gallons of water are coming into the tower a minute. The village will hire an electrician to come and investigate why it is not working.

When there is a water main break there should be a call automatically to someone in town. An auto dialer would cost approximately $500.00. The village can also get one with a cell phone included that would cost a little more.

Brian Sterett made a motion to purchase an auto dialer, Diane Gonzelez seconded the motion it was approved.

Nanci Sterett made a motion to charge the Township $30.00 a month rent for the building and one half of the cost of the recycling dumpster.

Kevin Mortimer seconded the motion and it carried.

There is a section of lights out in the middle of the building. Don Simmons will put the ballasts in for us. They are approximately $28.95 a piece at Mendards. It would cost $30.00 a box for the light bulbs. Kathie made a motion to repair the lights Kevin 2nd, motion carried.

The village has not received an estimate from anyone else on the handicapped bathrooms. The only estimate they received was $1900.00 not including plumbing.

Ron White said he would put the kick plate on the community building.

Kevin Mortimer will contact the Village of Gladstone on their Christmas decorations and see what they would charge us for some of their used decorations.

Nanci Sterett made a motion to adjourn at 8:35 p.m., Kathie Curtiss 2nd the motion and it carried.

Trustees present were Kathie Curtiss, Richard Golf, Diane Gonzalez, Kevin Mortimer, Brian Sterett, and Nanci Sterett. Other present were Marilyn Simmons, Treasurer; Judy Gravgaard, Clerk; James Rogers, Andy Youngquist, Lawyer; and Greg Fulkerson; Test, Inc.

This report is from the minutes, respectfully submitted by Judy L. Gravgaard, Biggsville Village Clerk

The February meeting has been changed to February 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Biggsville Community Building.