NEPONSET — Reports on security cameras, building permits and snow removal were given at the Dec. 18 meeting of the Neponset Village Board.
Trustee Ken Snyder said he will get the needed security cameras for the village, as well as the supplies to install the cameras. The village attorney will find out if the village needs to install signs to let people know surveillance cameras are in force.
Snyder reported he also supplied an LP tank for the village's new generator. The tank has been installed with new valves and filled. Snyder will get a bill for the tank after the first of the year. The new generator has been delayed and should be installed by the first of the year.
Trustee Barb Jannie reported she will take the year's building permits to the Bureau County Courthouse next week. She is also working on updating the ordinance for mobile homes in town.
Trustee John Pratt distributed the police report for November. Mayor Carl Rohrig asked Pratt to make sure the police get the pole numbers for street lights which are out and leave those pole numbers on the city clerk's desk so she can call in the information.
Trustee Wayne Gerrond reported he composed a letter to send to all village residents not connected to the sewer. The letter will be mailed this week. Gerrond asked the board if the village could get a small snow blower for the village, water department and sewer plant. The cost would be shared by all three departments. The board approved the purchase.
Trustee Mandy Mueller was absent from the meeting, and therefore had no report.
Trustee Gene Costin reported the village has room for three-fourths of its sand and salt order, which has been delivered.
Rohrig reported the movie projector will be tabled until spring. He also read a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture stating the village is in compliance. Also, a letter was received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency saying the EPA has terminated its administrative order on the village, and the village is now in compliance and no longer required to report its water quality results on village water bills. The Neponset water is better than most of the state now and very safe to drink, probably safer than water that can be bought, the mayor said.
Rohrig reported the board needs to address parking on Commercial Street when there are 2 inches, or more, of snow. Residents need to know not to park on roadways because of the interference with snow plowing. All vehicles should be removed from roadways when the village gets 2 inches, or more, of snow.