The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Stronghurst Village Board Discusses Several Issues

By: Shirley Linder, Quill Editor

The Village of Stronghurst board met on Monday, August 12th, to conduct their monthly business. In the absence of Mayor Brendan Schaley, Shane Reed serving as Mayor Pro Tem, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Feedlot Bar & Grill Asks About Fall Festival Bag Tournament

Sara Evans Brown of the Feedlot Grill, was present to inquire as to the village's plans for the Fall Festival, stating last summer there had been talk about a possible street dance.

Sara is interested in holding a (cornhole) Bag Tournament but needed to know where it could be held (it was suggested closing Main Street between Broadway Street and the alley behind the Feedlot Grill and The Quill).

Broadway Street will be closed for the car show. Sara would only need a permit if she were to have liquor outside, so after a lengthy discussion she was advised to submit her application to the liquor committee and they will make a recommendation at the next board meeting.

Water Superintendent Report

Ronnie Gittings

Ronnie Gittings reported his sewer license requires 15 hours of continuing education. He stated a lot of the classes he takes for water will cross over and serve for the sewer license.

The village was gifted with some rock and surrounding border from the Small World Day Care Center. This will be used in the park around the playground equipment.

Gittings informed the board they were needing a digital scale for chlorine, as the one they now have Ron said is an "antique" and parts cannot be purchased for it. The estimated cost of a new one is $3,825.

Also Gittings said they are in need of a chlorine detection warning system, which would run around $2,700. These items were tabled until next month.

Police Report:

Chief Arbry Vancil

The police report for the month of July included: 92 hours worked; 7 training hours; 517 miles on the squad car; 2 traffic stops with 2 verbal warnings; 14 service calls; 1 assist with county and 1 with state police; 1 arrest; and 25 business courtesy checks (checking the doors at the Stronghurst businesses to make sure they are locked up and everything is in order).

Other Business

In other business the board:

Present were: Trustees, Mike Bohnenkamp, Jerry Nortrup, Randy Jarvis, Shane Reed (Mayor Pro Ten), David Vancil, Mike Swisher; Employees, Ronnie Gittings, Arbry Vancil, Hollie Allen, Attorney Mariah Wallace; Guests, Sara Evans Brown, Virginia Ross, Shirley Linder

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd at 6 p.m.