NEPONSET — The Neponset Village Board heard from village residents and looked at variety of proposals when it met in regular session on Aug. 21.
• On behalf of the Neponset Historical Society, citizen Ron Miller addressed the board regarding the location of the LP tank for the historical society’s new heating system. The historical society asked for a variance of 5 feet. Mayor Carl Rohrig explained the board has no authority to give a variance for LP tanks because it is a state regulation for health and safety and out of the village board’s hands. The mayor asked trustees Wayne Gerrond and Ken Snyder if they would help Miller where they could, and they agreed.
• Citizen Gale Hinze asked the board if the zoning for his rental property at 103 Bureau St. would accommodate a welding and fabrication business. Board members said they believe the property is zoned light commercial. The board will look into the zoning and get back Hinze.
• In his trustee report, Gerrond reported the board must deal with the resident who still needs to hook up to the sewer. The issue will be put on next month’s agenda.
• Gerrond also said the village needs to get the surge suppressor put into place before the village has serious issues. Gerrond made a motion to accept the third revision proposal for the surge suppressor and phase protection for Well No. 4 at a cost of $6,3000. The motion carried.
• Gerrond said the water department current meters have been discontinued and are not available anymore. The village will have to get updated as to what is available. Trustee Gene Costin made a motion to buy new meter equipment that is needed. The motion carried.
• The board will also look into buying a small portable water tank for the sewer plant.
I• n his report, trustee John Pratt reported on vandalism regarding the new traffic signs. The signs were pulled out, which could have caused accidents, and have since been reinstalled, Pratt said. Also, more gas cans are missing from garages, he said.
• In his report, trustee Ken Snyder reported the culverts were not delivered last month, but should be here next week. The village is ready to have the new culverts installed at three locations.
• In his report, trustee Mandy Mueller reported she is working on grants for sidewalks in town.
• Rohrig reported he would like to see if any organizations are interested in forming ball teams for the village field. Also, there have been a lot of complaints about illegal dumping in the village burn pile, and he would like to see the board consider security cameras, Rohrig said.
• Also, the mayor said he would like the board to consider purchasing a projector, so the village can show movies in the community for kids on Saturdays. The projector and security camera issues will be put on next month’s agenda.
• Also, the board will get proposals for padlocks for all village locks for next month’s agenda.