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 May 1, 2017

Call to order at 7:00 pm by Village Clerk

Swearing in of newly elected officials, President Knoup-Mayor, Bob Asche-Trustee, Mat Diehl-Trustee and Jim Westaby-Trustee.

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 April meeting were reviewed and accepted without dissent by Bob. Second by Dave. Motion Carried.

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

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

Mat made a motion made to transfer $3,000 from Sales Tax account to the General fund.  Motion second by Bob.  Motion carried.

Financial Report

Mat noted that the Appropriations will be ready for the June meeting.  All committees should report any projects to Mat so that they can be added to the Appropriations.

Maintenance Report


Lions Club-Jon Rosensteil was present to discuss the community sign at the Legion Hall. The Lions club would like to update and renovate the sign.  At this time, they are only looking at different options such as replacing as is or investing in a newer version of a digital sign. They have looked at a digital/letter board combo style that would run anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000.

Discussion then turned to possible fund raisers or asking assistance from the Village and various other clubs who may be interested in helping with the cost.

The Village board noted that they are interested in working with the Lions Club on this project and also showed an interest in getting access to add the Village’s own messages.

Fehr Graham was not present at the meeting and President Knoup noted that bid letting for the sidewalk program has been started.

Flood Buy-Out: President Knoup reported that the board may have to make some decisions at our next meeting.


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Bob A. noted that we had 4 applications for summer help. Rob has requested that we hire 2 more high school students due to the amount of mowing that needs to be done.  Motion was made by Larry to hire Braden Smargiasse and Caleb Tichler at $10.00 per hour.  Motion second by Dave.  Motion carried.


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Motion was made by Dave to allow Brew & Chew to have a beer garden and outside band on August 4th and 5th and October 7th.  Brew and Chew will also be allowed to have the street blocked off for the Kids fun day on Sunday August 6th.  Motion second by Bob.  Motion carried.

Harry Bowen is looking to add Video Gambling at Boco.  The village has noted that there is a lack of parking and that someone 21 years of age or older must be present always. This will also involve Harry getting a different liquor license.

Dave made a motion to allow gaming at PC Boco.  Motion second by Larry. Roll call vote as follows: Larry-yes, Dave-yes, Will-yes, Jim-yes, Mat-yes, Bob-yes.

Let the record show 6-Yes, 0-No and 0-Absent.

President Knoup will check with our attorney to see if we can amend our ordinance to add another Class A license for Boco.

Old Business

Reminder that Clean Up day will be May 13th from 8-2.

New Business

President Knoup had a request for a residential home to be allowed to set up a permanent Garage Sale.  After discussion, the board will allow.

The Co-op will be opening a Country Store which will include items such as pet supplies, water softener salt with delivery etc.

Motion to adjourn at 8:35 by Larry, Second by Bob.  Motion carried

Attest: Cheryl Liebenstein, Village Clerk