NEPONSET — The Neponset Village Board conducted the following business when it met Sept. 18 at City Hall:
• Accepted minutes from previous meeting and treasurer’s report.
• Heard from Roger Craine who requested a building permit for a building he wants to construct at the Depot Street property he purchased from Northern Grain. The board granted the request.
• Heard from Larry Griffiths, an engineer from Willett Hofmann & Associates, who explained the final proposal for a generator for the new water treatment plant. Board member Ken Snyder made the motion to accept the new proposal and to proceed with the LP gas-fueled generator. The motion carried.
• Approved payment of bills as presented.
• In her report, trustee Barb Jannie said she would like to have the village Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 31, and the board agreed. The board will also have the second annual Trunk-or-Treating on Commercial Street before the Halloween party at the Community Building. Jannie said she would like to see more village residents participate this year.
• Trustee Mandy Mueller reported she wanted to know for what the village might need a CDAP grant this year. The board agreed the water tower is in need of updating. Mueller is also waiting on replies and more information regarding sidewalk grants. She also passed information to Gene Costin for the sand and salt order for this winter.
• Trustee Wayne Gerrond reported the water department is running well at this time. The surge suppressor and phase protector is in place and Well No. 4 is up and ready for the first water test.
• Trustee John Pratt reported he had two more complaints this month, and they were handled by the police.
• Trustee Ken Snyder reported he had no new business, but he had spoken with the owner of the property where Gale Hinze rents, and the owner does not want the zoning changed at this time.
• Trustee Gene Costin reported all the new traffic signs are installed. Also, the new sign for the burn pile is installed to inform people they can only burn yard waste, no garbage, lumber, glass or plastic.
• Mayor Carl Rohrig asked board members if they are interested in buying security cameras and movie projector. The board agreed it is interested and that information and pricing should be gathered. The issue of security cameras and a movie projector will be put back on the agenda for next month.
• The board agreed to buy 20 locks (keyed alike) from Menards.
• There was no business in Open Forum.
• The board went into closed session from 8:10 to 8:52 p.m.
Ladd Village Board