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Meetings & Minutes

Ladd Village Board

LADD – The Ladd Village Board took action on the following items at its meeting March 14:

• Heard that Pohar & Sons will address the remaining issues with the Cleveland Street sewer separation project when the ground conditions improve.

• Heard the inspection report on the 100,000-gallon water tower, which recommended cleaning, blasting and repainting of the LaSalle Avenue tower. If the paint contains lead, the entire tank will need a containment shroud, and the engineer has estimated the project to cost at least $100,000. Additional options discussed were the possibility of operating with one tank only and the application for CDAP grant funds for assistance.

• Heard of a recent water main break in the alley behind Ladd Automotive and that the entire alley line is in poor condition from the rail bed to Pine Street.

• Accepted a proposal of $3,563 from Cummins Central Power for a three-year contract to perform maintenance work on the village’s three back-up generators.

• Heard a Prescription Pill Drug Disposal (P2D2) box is now available in the clerk’s office for the disposal of medications.

• Heard the police chief has applied for an Alcohol Awareness grant.

• Heard the school crossing signals are in poor condition and in need of replacement.

• Heard two separate individuals have inquired about having live chickens in their yards.

• Tabled review of the Internet and telecommunications policy for village employees to the next meeting.

• Accepted the proposal of $8,800 from Hopkins & Associates to perform the village’s Fiscal Year 2013 audit.

• Heard a report on the recent American Public Power Association rally held in Washington, D.C. and attended by village president Mike Grivetti and village attorney Pat Barry.

• Thanked Audrey Thompson on the recent chicken dinner to benefit Ladd’s Community Center, which netted a profit of $1,276.

• Heard $5,193.89 was received from the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency’s Electric Efficiency Program for the Main Street lighting upgrade.

• Donated $120 to the Hall Township Food Pantry for four Easter food baskets.

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