Neponset Village Board
NEPONSET — The Neponset Village Board conducted the following business at its Oct. 16 meeting:
• Approved the payment of bills as presented. The bill for mosquito spraying was quite high and it was suggested the board have the spraying company call the village clerk each time they come to spray next year so the village can keep better track of the costs.
• Approved the additional cost of $2,1000 for a required single audit for 2013 due to the amount of money borrowed by the village from the government. There will probably have to be another single audit next year due to the timing of the village’s loan for the water treatment plant. The village has received a letter from the Environmental Protection Agency saying the village has passed the final inspection, is in compliance and moving along in the right direction.
• Willett Hofmann will be the environmental consultants for the sewer treatment plant and Larry Griffiths will be the new A operator for the sewer treatment plant through Willett Hofmann.
• Heard from trustee Mandy Mueller that she is looking into Homeland Security grants, but no information is available due to the government shutdown.
• Trustee Eugene Costin reported no new business.
• Trustee Ken Snyder reported his sister is going to contact the board to have another trailer put on her property and he will not be involved due to conflict of interest.
• Trustee Barb Jannie reported on the Halloween party and trick or treating by hayrack.
• Trustee John Pratt reported he was in contact with a resident who had gasoline stolen from her lawnmower in her front yard. Pratt also reported Neponset Pride will buy the paint and then paint the community building on Nov. 9. Neponset Pride would like others to get the walls ready for the painting, Pratt said.
• Trustee Wayne Gerrond reported Martin Engineering has asked for a compound meter for the water service on Route 34. Gerrond also distributed the first job description. He also distributed a list of residents who have not complied with the sewer ordinance and have not hooked up to the sewer system. Gerrond suggested the village send letters with options to hook up by May 1, 2014, to the residents.
• The board voted to move forward with security cameras, with a maximum price of $1,200.
• Mayor Carl Rohrig reported the laptops received from the grant, gotten for the village by Brent DeVenney, could cost more than $800 to get operating systems for them. The village clerk will contact Hewlett Packard to see if the village can get a copy of the original operation system cheaper through them.
• The board agreed to put the movie projector back on the agenda for next month, along with the LP tank for the generator.
• The board also discussed changing the board meeting time from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the winter months, with further discussion set for the next meeting.