Neponset Village Board
NEPONSET — The Neponset Village Board took action on the following items at its meeting Sept. 19:
• Heard from resident Stefie Milnes regarding high water bills. There were about 17 other residents at the meeting to voice their concerns also. The board agreed the water bills are high, but there is nothing they can do to lower them and advised they contact their congressmen and senator.
• Directed the village attorney to draw up an ordinance for ATVs, recreational vehicles and golf carts. The ordinance would register them in the village and allow travel within the village.
• Heard a children’s Halloween party and trunk or treating is planned for Oct. 31
• Heard the backhoe needs tires, and Village President Carl Rohrig is working on prices.
• Heard the village needs the certificate of insurance from the owner of the buildings on Commercial Street that are being demolished.
• Heard the community building door has been purchased, and the estimate for the ceiling tiles and new lights is $2,000 plus the cost of lights. The board agreed to try painting the tiles and grid to see how much this option will cost in time and paint.
• Tabled the police radio update until October. A new handheld unit should cost about $450 with minimal cost to reprogram them.
• Heard the village will receive a minimal fine, following an EPA meeting in Rockford.
• Tabled the police ordinance until October to see if it is really needed.
• Approved selling the Lindbeck house. It will be put it out for bid, which can be mailed or presented at the village office from 4 to 6:30 p.m. until the Nov. 21 board meeting.
• Discussed a parking ordinance to deal with parking issues in the village.
• Discussed a CDAP Grant given in 2008 for the construction or renovation of a bathroom in Scott Park.