NEPONSET — The Neponset Village Board addressed several issues at its May 21 meeting at the community building.
The board heard from resident Pat Weeks regarding a letter received last month from Marty Golby. Weeks said she and Golby have deep roots in the village. Weeks complimented the board and Mayor Carl Rohrig on the good job they are doing. Weeks said she appreciated the improvements which have been made in the village and thanked them for their service to the village.
Weeks said she is concerned with some of the properties in the town and would like to see the board enforce village ordinances to improve the conditions in town.
In response, Rohrig said he and the board understand Weeks’ concerns and would do their best to enforce the ordinances to improve the village.
The board also heard from the owner of the Express gas station in town who requested an additional liquor license for on-premise consumption, so he may install video gaming. Trustee Eugene Costin made the motion to sell the liquor license to the owner when he is in compliance with state regulations. Trustee Barbara Jannie seconded the motion.
Trustee Ken Snyder brought up the subject of the village’s water ordinance concerning the type of pipe required for the installation of water service. The property in question belongs to Bob Kelly, and he was at the meeting to ask the board if it would consider a change to the water ordinance from copper pipe to an alternative.
After discussion, Snyder made a motion to consider amending the current water ordinance, following some investigation as to what would be best for the water department and the resident.
In business held over from the April board meeting, trustee Gene Costin made a motion to accept an extended warranty and maintenance agreement from Altorfer for the new generator. The motion carried.
The board also approved a motion to accept the estimate from Dave’s Gutter Service for new gutters for the community building.
The board authorized the Glacier Energy renewal agreement, with the clerk to process the agreement.
The board decided no change was needed for the zoning and trailer ordinance, but rather the village just needs to enforce the existing ordinance.
Trustee Mandy Mueller said she is still looking into stray dog issues. The board discussed the issue and decided it must do something and will address the stray dog issue again next month.
Costin reported one culvert has been installed at this point.
Trustee Wayne Gerrond said the village will be purchasing current meters in the future which will be compatible with the new readers to keep the system up to date.
Trustee John Pratt said he had not yet received the police report. He did call in a report on a motorcycle making excessive noise as well as some burn issues. Rohrig said there was an issue with the town burn pile, and the board must address the issue to determine how to handle the problems.
Jannie gave a report on the coming Neponset Picnic Day. Volunteers are needed, and help from the board members would be appreciated, she said.
Snyder said there are some vendors interested in the local farmers market, which will be held at Bach’s parking lot from 2 to 5 p.m. every Saturday, beginning June. 7.
Rohrig asked the board if it wanted to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Princeton for mosquito spraying. Gerrond motioned to accept the agreement, with a second from Costin. The motion carried.
Rohrig also asked the board to think about doing clean-up days twice a year and dividing the village into two sections to make pick-up more efficient. The board will discuss this at its next meeting.