Village board welcomes new president

he village board met on Monday April 10 at 6 p.m.
Trustee Van Straten brought up that the Lake Park lights stay on at night and Director of Public works Dick Kominowski said it’s a sensor problem and it will be fixed in the near future.
The board approved Scott Krug, owner of the church to put a driveway in on Oak street.
Ordinance amendments were reviewed and approved, one amendment revision was a parking ticket violation will now be $20 and parking in a handicapped space will be increased to $50. These fees were increased to match the surrounding areas parking violations.
Corny Van Voorhis gave the board the spring annual cemetery report. They reviewed it while Van Voorhis reminded them that six trees were removed and chipped and landscaping was done.
DPW, Kominowski said they will try pegging on the East Avenue water problem. This is a process that would put ice through the pipes that is then pressurized to clean the pipes out.
Chief Brownson discussed the ordinance for buoys being placed in the river for private property, she explained that there is a process that they have to go through to make this happen. Concerned property owners should contact the village for more information.
Chief Brownson said they are working on the house numbers, which should be visible from the street for every residence. She also said that dog licenses are due and now violations will be handed out to dog owners that do not comply.
Also the prescription drug drop-off date is April 29, from 8 – 11 a.m., although you may drop off unused, or unwanted drugs anytime.
The board discussed the sawmill at the treatment plant and the liability that is involved. The board decided to table this until the next meeting.
Trustees Van Straten, and Bunnell, took their renewed oath of office, Jamie Dontje took his oath for new trustee and new Village President, Terry James took hers also.
Former President, Nancy Brownson congratulated all the newly elected and challenged them to serve as long as she did, which was nearly thirty years. She said she enjoyed her time on the village board but she has fulfilled her duty and is ready to pass it on.
The next meeting is scheduled for May 8 at 6 p.m.
0417-Shio-Nancy copy Newly elected president Terri James, along with the rest of the village board, congratulated former president Nancy Brownson with an engraved crystal bowl for her nearly 30 years of service. – Photo by Linda Titel