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 January 2, 2018

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 December meeting were reviewed and accepted without dissent by Bob. Second by Mat. Motion Carried.

The Committee made a motion to pay all bills as presented with changes. Second by Bob. Motion carried.

Jim made a motion to approve the treasurer report as presented. Second by Mat.

Mat made a motion to transfer $10,000.00 from the Sales Tax fund to the General account.  Motion second by Larry.  Motion carried.

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Maintenance Report

Rob reported that the tractor door has been repaired. The new sidewalk broom is working well.  The plow had to have repairs made due to the flood and is now working properly. The digital cemetery maps are near complete and we thank the school computer classes for taking on this project.

Rob would like to make improvements to well #3 and flood proof the well.  The board members would like this project to go through Fehr Graham and bid the whole project out at one time. This will decrease the time the well is off line for use. Jim made a motion for the Water and Sewer committee and Rob to work with Fehr Graham to complete this project.  Motion second by Dave.  Motion carried.



President Knout met with Harry Bowen to discuss changes that need to be made to accommodate the gas station and the move to the Legion lot.  Harry will need a street to run behind the legion for semi traffic.  Fehr Graham will put together some cost estimates for the street. Harry will close on the sale in March.

We will be running ads to let the residents know that the Snow Ordinance is in effect with odd/even parking and no parking downtown from midnight to 6 am.


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The committee is requesting that we put up a building, either at the old tower site or at the water reservoir site, to store the pumps when not in use.  Either of these sites would be accessible during another flood.


Mat reported that the officers need to monitor the alley near the school, as students are speeding through to avoid traffic when school is let out.



We need to look at replacing the old computer in the office.  Rob is agreeable to a new laptop since he would be the only one using it.


Dave made a motion to give Rob a 2.5% wage increase for the year, effective January 1st.  Motion second by Larry.  Roll Call vote as follows: Bob-yes, Mat-yes, Jim-yes, Will-yes, Larry-yes, Dave-yes.  Let the record show 6-yes, 0-no and 0-absent.

Mat made a motion to increase the Police Salary to $16.50 an hour effective January 1st.Motion second by Will.  Motion carried.

Mat will speak with the officers regarding no family/pets in the vehicles while on duty.

Motion was made by Jim to approve the new Sexual Harassment Ordinance as written by IML insurance.  Motion second by Mat. Roll Call vote as follows: Jim-yes, Mat-yes, Bob-yes, Will-yes, Dave-yes, Larry-yes. Let the record show 6-yes, 0-no and 0-absent. The insurance company is requiring all participants to strictly adhere to this ordinance.  Each board member will receive a copy.

On December 23rd we received the 1st payment from the state for the flood buy out in the amount of $442,492.29. This payment included reimbursement for Fehr Graham engineering bills.  It took approximately three months from the closing date to receive.  President Knoup is working with the DNR for the next closing date.


Motion to adjourn at 8:05 by Bob, Second by Larry.  Motion carried

Attest: Cheryl Liebenstein, Village Clerk