The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Village of Oquawka Board

By: Lisa Ray for The Quill

Schuyler Street Stroll, Antique Tractor Pull, Moment of Silence for 9/11 Heroes', Raises and Trick or Treat Night were all items up for discussion or motions on September 11th at the Oquawka Village Board meeting.

Mayor Robert Eldridge opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dan Bigger thanked the board, fire department and ambulance for their support in past years during the FFA Tractor Pull. He noted he was no longer part of that group but, is still in charge of the Antique Tractor Pull scheduled for July 20th. He plans to have a parade of entries this year prior to the pull.

Sue Bigger asked for assistance in retrieving stolen property that had been recovered which belongs to her daughter. She had been told the stolen property could be returned only to her daughter.

Mayor Eldridge reminded everyone of the Schuyler Street Stroll happening Saturday, September 29th.

Lots of activities are planned such as a car show, antique tractor and motors, craft and vendors, music, Civil War Reenactment, kids activities, chainsaw carving, boy scout pancake breakfast, firemen pork chops, United Methodist Church homemade chicken noodle dinner and much, much, more.

Police report for the month of August included: 1 aggravated battery; 1 violation of Ordinance of Protection; 1 criminal damage to property; 2 battery; 6 ambulance assists; 4 sheriff's department assists; 44 other calls.

Citations: 4 speeding; 1 violation of classification; 3 disobeyed stop sign; 1 improper lane usage; 1 no valid driver license and 1 suspended driver license. 1895 miles on squad car; $164.80 for gas. Fines: DUI Fund $290.50; Henderson County Clerk, $267.72; impound fees (2) $500; police report $10; Golf Cart $90; for at total of $1158.22.

In other business the board:

Present were: Mayor Robert Eldridge; Trustees Scott Ray, Hal Jern, Jason Howard, Shawn Lain, Tamy Bundy; Village Clerk Jaqueline; Village Attorney Andy Younquist. Trustee Nancy Bundy was absent.