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Sheffield Village Board

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Vilalge Board met at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Sheffield Community Center and conducted the following business:

• Approved minutes from the Sept. 16 meeting, bills in the amount of $31,076.09 and the treasurer's report.

• Approved an ordinance regulating the usage of ATV, UTV and golf carts on village streets and roadways.

• Approved to deny the request by St. Patrick's Church to pay for mud jacking 18 squares of sidewalk. The village has no policy on mud jacking of sidewalks.

• Engineer Michael Richetta informed the board that excess/loose gravel had been swept from the seal coated streets and only one bid had been received for the curbing project and it had come in at almost twice the estimated cost. He advised the board to rebid in the spring. The project was tabled until next spring.

• Village employees reported to the Bureau County Sheriff's Department that someone had done "donuts" on the west end of the cemetery.

• The board looked at state bids for possibly replacing one of the pickup trucks and squad car. The board requested more specific costs before any action would be taken.

• A public meeting was held from 6:45 to 7 p.m. prior to the regular board meeting. Only one public member was in attendance.

• There was a question regarding trailers and mobile homes that could be in violation of an ordinance for not being on hard surfaces.

• A letter will be sent to zoning regarding the property along the highway near the tracks.

• Superintendent Leif Porter requested permission to purchase an auger for the tractor/mower and had a bid from Holland's for $1,176. The auger would be needed to install the wood posts for the new reflective stop signs. A trustee stated he had an auger the village could use if it would fit on the tractor.

• The Water Committee met at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26. Minutes were recorded by the mayor. The committee recommended the board look into hand held electronic recorder and long-term replacement of water meters.

• The board would like to schedule a representative from a water meter company to speak about meter accuracy at the first meeting in November.

• Porter reported that a new TV was installed in the community center, the cemetery was doing the last clean up and mowing. Alleys are being graveled and bushes trimmed back in streets and alleys, Mike Minnaert is helping with garbage. Also, blacktop patching is continuing on streets and water meters were read and some still are not operating.

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