NEPONSET — The Neponset Village Board discussed meter rates, dog control issues and surveillance cameras at its Jan. 15 meeting:
• Trustee Wayne Gerrond reported the new generator is in place, but not completely installed yet. Gerrond made the motion to increase the rate for the water/sewer meter reading form $100 to $150. The motion was seconded by John Pratt. The motion carried.
• Trustee John Pratt reported he had several complaints about dogs running loose in the village. Mayor Carl Rohrig said the board should look closely at the village’s dog control ordinance and raise the fine on violations. The board should put some type of plan in action to better control the dogs in town. The board agreed to keep the dog control plan on the agenda until it is set up and in effect.
• Trustee Barb Jannie reported she would like to have help with amending the ordinance for trailers in town. Wayne Gerrond volunteered to help with the ordinance. They will work together and give the recommendation to the attorney to write the amendment.
• Trustee Ken Snyder reported weather has held up the progress with the village surveillance cameras, but hopefully better progress will be made in the next month or two. The board also decided to buy four signs for the cameras.
• Mayor Carl Rohrig reported village attorney Justin Raver received a letter from the State’s Attorney office regarding the violation the village had on its sewer plant and that all violations have been corrected and the village is now in compliance. However, the village still has the issue of the $3,000 fine, which could have been much more. The board approved a recommendation to pay the fine.
Rohrig distributed copies of the new rental agreement for the community building. The board will review the agreement and take action on it at next month’s meeting. Also, the board will have the new job description for the village clerk position for review and approval at next month’s meeting.
Rohrig also distributed the 2013 audit books. The auditor said everything looks pretty good, but suggested a few new checks and balances be put in place to make everything flow easier next year, the mayor said.