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Gibson is Tiskilwa's new trustee

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017 2:12 p.m. CDT

TISKILWA — Todd Gibson was appointed to an unexpired two-year term on the TiskilwaVillage Board at its meeting Tuesday, March 14.

Gibson, who has lived in Tiskilwa for about 20 years, takes the place of Gene Gustafson, who resigned last month for health reasons.

Also at the meeting, Mayor Randy Philhower reported the village building remodel is almost finished, waiting for a countertop and the Internet to be hooked up. It will serve as an office for the village clerk and the Tiskilwa Police Department.

Other business conducted at the meeting, included:

• Trustees decided to seek bids for mowing of the village parks this summer and tabled any decision on establishing office hours for the village hall until next month.

• Village engineer Jack Kusek reported he will talk with the company who put down chips on village streets last fall; about two semi loads of chips were swept up by the city of Princeton's street sweeper.

• A new village clerk will be elected on April 4 to replace Kathryn Gorman, who has served in the position for 18 years. She is retiring. Current trustee Wendy Sims, Sondra Owens and Linda Kling are running for the village clerk position.

• There are four persons running for three seats on the village board. They are incumbent Dan Acker and newcomers Amy Kline, Sally Albrecht and Matthew Sears Kauffman.

• Current trustee Steve McKenney is also running against Philhower for village board president.

Philhower said after the meeting the board will reorganize at its May meeting set for 7 p.m. May 9.

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