Ladd Village Board 1-14

Published: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 2:00 p.m. CDT

LADD — The Ladd Village Board conducted the following business at its Jan. 14 meeting:

• Heard the village’s supply of de-icing salt was depleted, but delivery of the remaining 100 tons on the contract was expected soon.

• Heard of a problem with the water tower telemetry controls was found to be with an antenna and wire. Superintendent Doug Englehaupt requested and received permission to meet with village engineer Larry Good to discuss possible options.

• Heard an EPA inspection at the wastewater treatment plant addressed a problem with the lagoons. Englehaupt and Good will meet to discuss the aeration issues with the lagoons.

• Heard the oil tests at the electric substation have not been pulled due to the low temperatures.

• Heard the line which carries chlorine to the detention tank at the water treatment plant had been temporarily repaired after it had frozen and broke.

• Heard of a water main break on Brush Avenue. Due to work restrictions, Englehaupt requested and received permission to bring someone in to assist with repairs.

• Commended the Ladd Street Department for the great job they have done with snow removal.

• Received the Ladd Police Department’s Activity Report for December.

• Accepted the resignation of Assistant Police Chief Brian Turpen. He will remain on the roster as a part-time patrolman. President Grivetti commended Turpen for the fine job he had done, especially during Chief Gaefcke’s deployment.

• Heard Chief Gaefcke state sometime next year he would revisit the issue of in-car camera systems for the village’s squad cars.

• Reviewed plans for a possible renovation of the Village Hall.

• Accepted a quote of $533 from the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association for equipment breakdown coverage.

• Approved payment of bills in the amount of $33,319.36.

• Approved a donation of $25 to the Hall Athletic Parents Club.

• Received a color canvas photo of Ladd’s World War I Memorial Monument from Nora Fesco of North Central Illinois Council of Governments.

• Reviewed an invoice from Glen Brandner for crop losses he sustained as a result of the Cleveland Street Sewer Separation project. Brandner waived any compensation for the losses which he estimates to be about $990.

• Approved a liquor license for the Ladd Fire Department.

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