The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Stronghurst Village Board Passes New Park Ordinance

By: Shirley Linder, Quill Editor

A new ordinance for the Stronghurst Village Park was passed by the council on Tuesday, July 6th at the regular board meeting. The ordinance outlines minors ages 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older.

This ordinance was deemed necessary for the purpose of controlling the constant issues of vulgar language and damage of park property.

Ronnie Gittings reported the pumping level on the wells have increased and he is able to run the pumps all day with minimal issues.

The employees are continuing to install new meters and endpoints.

Police report for June included: 87.5 hours worked; 487 miles on the squad car; 3 traffic stops, 2 verbal warnings and one traffic ticket; 7 service calls; 1 assist; 21 business checks and 1 arrest.

There were no new zoning permits issued for the month and the committee continues to work on updating the zoning maps.

Randy Jarvis reported liquor licenses have been renewed for all three businesses.

In other business the board:

The board entered executive session at 6:50 p.m. for the purpose of Employee Compensation.

Following the closed session the trustees voted to raise Danny Moore's salary to what Police Chief Arbry Vancil receives. Moore fills in for Vancil and also for special celebrations held in Stronghurst.

Present were: Mayor Brendan Schaley; Trustees, Mike Bohnenkamp, Janice Smith, Shane Reed, Amanda Van Arsdale, Mike Swisher, Randy Jarvis; Employees, Ronnie Gittings, Arbry Vancil, Attorney Mariah Wallace, Clerk Hollie Allen absent) Guests, Virginia Ross and Shirley Linder

The next meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on August 2.