Digital Access

Digital Access
Access from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, sports, opinion and more. The Bureau County Republican is published Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! With bcralerts, get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device or by e-mail.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Keep up with what's going on in your community by reading the bcrbriefs. This easy to read synopsis of today's news will be emailed directly to you Tuesday through Saturday at no charge. Sign up today!
Meetings & Minutes

Ladd Village Board

LADD – The Ladd Village Board conducted the following business at its Nov. 26 meeting:

• Heard the 2013 test results for the Valtran 7.5 MVA transformer, which is the substation’s main transformer. A recommendation was given to have it retested is now to three months, to have a back-up plan available in case the unit fails and to consider taking it out of service for further evaluation. The superintendent has already scheduled a retest for January and a smaller 5 MVA transformer is in inventory, if needed.

• Accepted the verbal quote of $620 from Ladd Automotive to make repairs to the Dodge truck.

• Complimented the street department on the beautiful job done in decorating the park for Christmas.

• Approved the October 2013 treasurer’s report.

• Heard the two officers sponsored by the village of Ladd for the police academy had graduated and passed the state exam. Both are currently employed by the village as part-time police officers. The police chief has submitted paperwork for 100 percent reimbursement of their schooling, which he expect to receive in June 2014.

• Would take action on an amended outdoor burning ordinance at the Dec. 10 meeting.

• Heard a presentation from Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association representative Eric Little for 2014 village liability insurance.

• Accepted Connecting Point’s proposal of $3,683.98 for three new computers for the police department, street department and village clerk’s office.

• Approved Christmas bonuses of $100 for full-time employees and $50 for the school crossing guard.

• Approved the 2014 board meeting schedule. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays in the village hall.

• Heard video gaming tax received for October 2013 was $1,096.42.

• Briefly discussed the option of accepting credit cards.

• Briefly discussed the option of a local sales tax increase.

• Heard Santa’s Workshop would be held on Dec. 14 at Ladd Grade School.

• Heard the Snowman Parade would be held during the Ladd Christmas Walk.

• Approved bills in the amount of $99,025.88.

The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, in the village hall.

Loading more