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Neponset Village Board 3-20

Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 2:05 p.m. CDT

NEPONSET – The Neponset Village Board took action on the following items at its meeting March 20:

• Heard the board ask Trustee Jeff Sampson to stay on board through April until the new trustee is elected. Sampson agreed.

• Heard Trustee Mandy Mueller ordered sand and salt for 2013-14 season,

• Heard about a culvert at 1050 North Avenue East that will need to be replaced. It will be included in the proposal for maintenance for motor fuel tax this year.

• Approved the purchase of an electric trash pump with hose and fittings for the water department. The pump is needed to keep the area dry while repairing water breaks and for the sewer sub stations when they are cleaned out.

• Heard there were two 610 ordinance issues resolved and one vandalism incident, which police solved quickly.

•  Heard from Trustee Ken Snyder about the meeting with Ameren regarding electrical issues from the recent three power outages in the village. Ameren will put a meter on the village's power source for two weeks to see if there are issues that can be addressed.

• Heard the village needs to contact owner of the brick building on Commercial Street to expedite the demolition of the building before picnic days.

• Approved an ordinance for video gaming.

• Approved the purchase of a lawn mower for the village on a split vote. Village President Carl Rohrig broke the tie vote.

• Approved having a beer garden for picnic days.

• Heard from Deena Hodge from Neponset School, who said they will run the pancake breakfast again this year, and the PTA will have games for the kids and face painting with proceeds going to girls athletics.

• Agreed to look into problems a resident is having with trash around the adjoining property and vehicle traffic.

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