Black Creek police department to patrol Nichols

The Black Creek Village board met on Monday, Feb. 12.
Trustee Stacy De Voe gave an update on the Rural Fire Committee monthly meeting. She indicated that the department was able to obtain new helmets which were funded by the 100 Year Anniversary proceeds.
AJ Griesbach and Ben Van Vleet approached the Board regarding the Village of Black Creek and the Village of Nichols Municipal Court Agreement presently in place. The Black Creek Police Department responds to situations in Nichols as needed. The Black Creek Police Department will now be conducting patrol on a scheduled basis for enforcement of ordinance violations. The estimated patrol time is two to four hours per month. That time should decrease over time. Motion to approve Nichols court agreement to include patrol for ordinance enforcement by Andy Gleason/De Voe. Motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding the recommended changes to the Employee Handbook. The changes were as follows: Village payroll is processed via direct deposit; distributing checks paragraphs were deleted; workweek for all village employees will begin at 12 a.m. (midnight) on Saturday and end at 11:59 p.m. on Friday; core hours were defined – clerk – 7:30 to 4 p.m., deputy clerk – 8 to 12 p.m., public works – 6:30 to 3 p.m. police chief – varies. Motion to approve recommend changes by Gleason/De Voe. Motion carried.
A motion to approve Operator License for the following: Justin Jump, Jesse Kohl, Stacie Henning by Pasch/De Voe. Motion carried.
Al Lathop approached the Board regarding the possibility of the renting the vacant Village lots on Highway 54 for the craft fair held in August. The clerk is to check on the insurance liability for the rental of such lots. This will be discussed again once the insurance information is received.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by De Voe/Gleason. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.