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 August 1, 2016

Call to order at 7:00 pm by President Knoup

Members answering roll call: President Knoup, Bob Asche, Mat Diehl, Jim Westaby, Will Backus, Dave Dixon, Larry Johnson, Jamie Melville and Cheryl Liebenstein.

The minutes from the July meeting were reviewed and accepted without dissent by Bob. Second by Larry. Motion Carried.

Dave made a motion to pay all bills as presented with the additions/corrections. Second by Jim. Motion carried.

Motion to approve the treasurer report as presented, by Jim. Second by Mat. Motion carried.

No transfer of funds needed

Financial Report

Jim made a motion to approve the Appropriations as presented. Second by Bob. Roll call vote as follows: Bob-yes, Jim-yes, Will-yes, Dave-yes, Larry-yes. Let the record show 5-yes and 1-absent

Maintenance Report

Rob reported that both the village signs have been installed. He still has not received payment for a cemetery plot. Rob also reported that the water level remained good throughout the recent church fire.

He noted that the Park District would like to enter into an inter-governmental agreement with the village for insurance and the right for the Park District to use Mill Pond for canoe and kayak events during their summer program. The Park District will have the agreement written up. Dave made a motion to enter into an inter-governmental agreement with the Park District with the Park District insuring Mill Pond and the Village allowing the Park District to use the pond for canoe and kayak activities during their summer program.  Motion second by Bob.  Motion carried.

Rob noted that he was not getting a lot of hours from his summer help.


Fehr-Graham was not present at the meeting but gave President Knoup notes to review. 

They had a meeting to review the Side Walk program. During the meeting they had to make cuts to the project due to expenses.  The project is estimated at $170,000.00.

We will let bids for First St paving.  Will also add sidewalks in the bid letting.

Brian Stewart informed us that there is still no word from when the Buy-Out funds will be released.

Fehr-Graham noted that they will work with us if we wish to continue with Community Development.


Jim is continuing work on the Walking Path project. He will move forward with getting easements for the path.  Jim will bring several options back to the board on the type of path to lay.


No Report


Will noted that we lost a couple more trees at the cemetery.  He will look at a more sturdy option for spring planting.


Bob and Rob will begin work on the roof at the water reservoir.


Larry will speak with Fred regarding extra help for the annual Boulevard Bash.

There will be coverage for the Brew n Chew band fest on August 7th.

Fred is looking for more help to increase the hours of coverage.

We have grass ordinance violation for a property in town that is not occupied. We will send a certified letter informing them of the ordinance and if the village mows they will be responsible for payment.


No report

Old Business

Brew N Chew will have their outdoor band fest this weekend.  He has been warned of vulgar music and bands done at midnight.

New Business

Will noted that the Mitigation plan has been published online. The village will need to sign a resolution with the County in order to be eligible for any money. Motion was made by Will to adopt the resolution as presented.  Motion second by Bob.  Motion carried.

Will noted that the printer is in need of repair or replace. It will be approximately $80 to repair.  The Fire Department will split any maintenance cost with the village.  Will will complete the repairs.

The trustees need to think of winter help and snow removal help for Rob.  Would like to hire two people for snow removal. Need wages set for part time help?

Dave began discussion on community development by either Sharon Peppen or Fehr-Graham.  He would like Sharon to come in and do a site visit for expansion, lots to build and future business growth.  Dave will speak with Fehr-Graham on getting a strategic plan started and he will also speak with Sharon on the same topic.

Motion to adjourn at 7:55 by Will,Second by Larry.  Motion carried

Attest: Cheryl Liebenstein, Village Clerk