NEPONSET — The Neponset Village Board conducted the following business at its June 18 meeting in city hall:
• Accepted the proposal for the 2014/15 audit and special audit from Douglas W. Irwin & Co.
• Discussed the contract received from AgView for the village’s LP gas tank for the year with the board deciding to compare prices before accepting it.
• Discussed an intergovernmental agreement the village will be getting from the township with the agreement to be put on the agenda for next month’s meeting.
• Discussed clean-up days. The board voted to have two clean-up days a year, one the first week of May and the second during the first week of October. This will begin Oct. 2-3. Letters will be sent to inform residents.
• Heard in a report sent by absent trustee Mandy Mueller, concerning the stray dog issue, that the village will start by installing two kennels with a top and concrete floor. She also suggested the village consider having all dogs registered in town to offset the cost the village will acquire for food and care of the dogs.
Following the report, the board and some residents discussed other issues concerning dogs in town. Motions were made and seconded but didn’t pass regarding building the kennels.
Mayor Carl Rohrig said something must be done about the dog issue and asked board members Ken Snyder and Barb Jannie to get hard prices for the next meeting, and the topic will be addressed again.
• Trustee Eugene Costin reported one culvert still needs to be installed, but it must be modified first.
• Trustee Ken Snyder reported there were two vendors at the farmers market from Kewanee. The vendors said it was a good show, and they would be back next week.
• Trustee Barb Jannie said Neponset Picnic Day went very well, and everyone had a good time. Jannie thanked all who helped.
• Trustee John Pratt said he only had one copy of the police report at this time and would get copies made for board members.
• Trustee Wayne Gerrond reported the village needs to get back-up pumps for both the sewer station and the sewer plant. He made a motion to buy the back-up pumps for $15,000 for the sewer plant and lift station on Commercial Street, with a second from Eugene Costin. The board discussed changes to the water ordinance and will give the new information to the attorney and will vote on it next month meeting.