NEPONSET — Insurance and tax levies, dumpster problems and winter road materials were among the topics discussed by the Neponset Village Board when it met Nov. 20 in regular session.
The board heard from Kevin Hermie of Jager Agency on the village’s insurance renewal for 2014, with the board voting to approve the renewal as presented.
The board also reviewed the new ordinance for 2014 tax levy, with the board passing the motion to accept the ordinance for the 2014 tax levy.
The board discussed illegal dumping in the dumpster at the Community Building and agreed to put up a sign in the bulletin board to remind people this dumpster is for the community building only.
Trustee Ken Snyder reported he will meet with Grant Gerrond to select the security cameras and supplies to install them. He and trustee Gene Costin are looking into the purchase of a LP tank for the new generator and will check with LP gas suppliers, to see if they have any used tanks for sale.
Trustee John Pratt reported he has the police report for October and the police car had to have a new fuel pump installed.
Trustee Wayne Gerrond reported he had nothing new this month, but would like to give a big thanks to Markus Chapman and Clarence Ingles for all their extra work this month in preparation for the new generator and the refurbishing of the Community Building. A rental agreement will be created for the Community Building stating cleaning and decorating procedures.
Trustee Gene Costin reported the village has 75 tons of sand and salt mix in Princeton which has to be picked up by Nov. 30, or the village has to pay a penalty. The village will try to make room in the Vols Building for the delivery of at least half of the material.
Trustee Mandy Mueller reported she has received information from NCICG regarding grants for sidewalks for school routes for children.
Trustee Barb Jannie reported she had a request for a building permit for a trailer home for next year sometime. The board decided not to vote on it a year in advance. Jannie will work on gathering all the information for zoning of trailers in town.
Mayor Carl Rohrig reported the village has purchased the software for the new computers and he is working on getting them up and running. He did not obtain any information or prices for the projector due to lack of time, but the topic will be put on the agenda for next month. He has received calls regarding a fox in town. Also he has received reports of aggressive dogs running loose in town. The village needs to have whoever sees the dogs call the Neponset police or Bureau County police right away.
As far as sewer hookups, Rohrig said a letter will be composed for those who haven’t yet hooked up their sewer, with a time limit set for hook up. The letter will have to be approved at the December meeting. The bank will have different options for loans if anyone needs one.
In other business, the board approved a change to its meeting time from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. The board approved last month’s meeting minutes, the new treasurer’s report and payment of bills as presented.