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Ladd Village Board 7-22

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 3:35 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 3:38 p.m. CDT

LADD — The Ladd Village Board conducted the following business at its July 22 meeting:

• Heard that the village’s insurer has determined the damage to the standby generator at the wastewater treatment plant was due to a lightning strike and will proceed with repairing it. Also, the failure of a motor at the wastewater treatment plant was not due to a lightning strike.

• Accepted a proposal of $6,500 from Koener Electric to supply and install a new flow meter with two sensors and an 8-inch chart recorder at the wastewater treatment plant.

• Heard an evaluation report on the 7500KVA transformer that was recently removed from service. It was determined that the high voltage windings of the transformer had failed. The damage done to the coil was very typical when there has been a lightning strike to the equipment itself or to the system it is connected to. Based upon analysis reports, it is believed the event happened in 2008 between the March and April samples. The board accepted a quote of $85,000 from T & R Electric for the rewinding of the transformer with copper.

• Heard the results of the water tower inspections completed by Central Tank Coatings.

• Heard Ladd Police Chief Gaefcke announce he would be leaving for 8-10 weeks. The board approved the appointment of Randy Dean as acting police chief in his absence.

• Heard that Ladd Grade School is the first school in Bureau County to have a bullet/tornado proof material installed on its windows.

• Discussed a franchise and pole rental agreement with Comcast. The village attorney plans to explore the pole agreement fee further.

• Approved liquor licenses for Cancun, Dick’s, Lanuti’s, Rip’s, Softails, Casey’s, Ladd Lanes and Ladd Moose Lodge.

• Renewed membership with the North Central Illinois Council of Governments.

• Accepted a proposal of $12,597.16 from Connecting Point Computer Center for a new file server.

• Approved a $100 donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Golf Outing sponsored by Walmart Distribution Center.

• Heard Richard Dean address the board on the issue of motorists disobeying the stop signs at Cleveland and Hennepin streets.

• Heard that violators caught using fireworks will be ticketed.

• Discussed the issue of golf carts and four-wheelers.

• Heard new options are available for payment of utility bills.

• Approved the payment of bills in the amount of $53,228.12.

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