by Sue Miklovic
The Village Council met on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00pm. Prior to the official beginning of the meeting Pastor Mike Soltis of Bridge Fellowship offered a few remarks regarding our troubled state of the country, and shared a prayer that was originally penned by President Abraham Lincoln, during another time of conflict in our country.
A few items of interest from the 40 minute meeting:
*Finance Officer Chris Kirk stated in November he will be introducing legislation for 2018 Annual Appropriation ordinance, 2018 Wage resolution, Transfer Ordinance. Council member Leslee Thompson asked, “What is the date that you will be cutting off unnecessary spending for the year?” Mr. Kirk replied, “I will be announcing it soon.”
*Main Street Waterline replacement project in the 200 block of North Main is set to begin the week of October 23.
*Drainage issues on Eagleville Road and Deweyville Road continued to get a lot of attention and discussion. Administrator Allyson Murray provided various bits of information from multiple participants involved in these situations. Village legal counsel Joel Kuhlman shared, “Whoever maintains the road is responsible for keeping the tile draining. Every property along the road receives benefit from the road tile along Eagleville Road, and should share in it” He continued, ” Drainage is a System—everyone along the system contributes to maintain it” Ms. Murray stated “We don’t maintain Deweyville Road” The estimated cost of the Eagleville Road project is $8800.
*Mr. Don Lessig retired after serving the village water/sewer department for nearly 30 years. Council approved hiring Mr. Josh May to fill the vacant position, beginning November 1.
*NB Halloween parade(October 28th) participants are reminded they need to register in order to participate, by October 27. Costumed contestants will be judged at Shelterhouse #1. Parade starts at the Village Park this year due to North Main Street waterline construction.
*Trick or Treat is October 31 from 6:00pm until 7:30pm
*An emergency ordinance was approved to have Poggemeyer do some engineering for the Safe Routes to School grant project, which will benefit NB with over $308,000 of sidewalks/curbs on Maple Street. The cost of the engineering is approximately $20,000, and has to be completed in order to receive the grant monies and move forward on the project.