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Wyanet board looks at village violations

WYANET — The Wyanet Village Board is taking action against properties in violation of city ordinances.

At its Sept. 11 meeting, the village board heard a report from trustees Kim Rich and Joe Law on their drive through the village inspecting properties and the subsequent list of properties with ordinance violations. Certified notices will be mailed to those with rodent violations. All others in violations will be mailed letters. Unlicensed vehicles on commercial properties can be towed by the building owner.

Six weeds and grass violation letters have been sent, with five of those property owners taking care of the problems.

The board also agreed a tree ordinance needs to be developed to deal with trees in the right-of-way. Letters will be sent to homeowners with trees currently in the right-of-way, requesting the trees be trimmed.

In a Cemetery and Parks Committee report, Law reported the village is still looking for bids from Timber Falls and Guither’s Tree Service for tree trimming at the cemetery. Law said he has received prices for signs at the park. The Wyanet Community Club still needs to fill holes in the concrete at the tennis courts.

The board also voted to buy six signs for the park, at $25 each, with the park’s closing time posted.

In the Building and Grounds Committee report, Trustee John Swarczewski said he has received two bids for the snowplow bracket on the Hummer. He also asked if an unused mower and utility cart could be sold, with the board instructing him to ask $250 for an unused generator.

In other business:

• The board heard three storm drains need to be cleaned out before winter, Law will ask Princeton to vacuum then out. He will also line up more soil for the cemetery, when needed.

• The board also voted to hire Daryl Wooden to build a frame to put the snowplow bracket on the Hummer. The board voted to sell the red trailer for $200.

• The board also voted to discontinue alley pickup for garbage, effective with the Nov. 5 pick-up.

• The board decided to look into hiring a part-time police officer to cover the village during Chief Todd Marquez’s absence.

• Heard the aggregation question has been filed at the Bureau County Courthouse and will be on the November ballot. Trustee Tom Odell made a motion to rescind the 0.02 administration fee agreement as a courtesy to village residents, with the board approving that motion.

• Accepted the resignation of village attorney Michael Henneberry.

• Approved the sale of real estate and a contract for the sale of real estate to D&B Morton Fertilizer.

• Heard from village engineer Jack Kusek that a stop sign grant is available. Also, bids will be opened at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 for the water sewer project.

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