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Meetings & Minutes

Ladd Village Board

Meeting Minutes

LADD — The Ladd Village Board conducted the following business in June:

• Due to a pricing error by the dealership, the board passed a new resolution to secure a loan for the purchase of a 2018 Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicle.

• Heard a resident’s complaint on the removal of the Peoria TV stations from Comcast’s channel lineup.

• Heard of three items from the recent Illinois Municipal Electric Agency’s annual meeting: a net metering policy for future solar panels; Ameren’s new contract with a higher charge for power factor; and 5G technology requiring the installation of many antennas on poles to capture the signal.

• Heard Republic Services Municipal Services Manager Jim Pozzi address the board on the current state of the recycling environment.

• Approved Pat Braboy’s request for a “Carry-out Parking Only” sign at his 302 N. Main Ave. business.

• Approved special event liquor licenses for the Ladd Men’s Club (Ladd Daze), the Jonny Yerly Foundation (Jonny Yerly Classic) and a Class A liquor license for SBT Jeppson Inc. (Dick’s Tap).

• Hired Mario Data for the full-time utility man position in the Public Works Department.

• Approved the replacement of village sidewalk at 213 S. Brush Ave.

• Passed the 2018 Prevailing Wage Ordinance.

• Heard letters were sent to three property owners who had removed village sidewalk, but never replaced it.

• Agreed to proceed with the income survey necessary to apply for a Community Development Block Grant. The board intends to seek grant funding to replace the Main Street alley water main on the east side of town.

• Approved the purchase of Post Warranty Foundation Care from Connecting Point for the file server in the village clerk’s office.

• Thanked Ax Church volunteers who recently painted the playground equipment in War Memorial and Kennedy parks and thanked Dan Nelson for providing them with cold drinks and ice.

• Heard a film crew will be in town on July 11 to film at Tee Group Films and meet with village officials.

• Heard of an economic development summit to be held on July 12 at Hall High School. Following the summit, the presenter will conduct a walk-through of Ladd’s Main Street to help identify community potential.

• Entered executive session to discuss the union contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

• Approved meeting minutes, accepted the police department’s activity report and the treasurer’s report for May.

• Approved the payment of bills in the amount of $205,063.17.

The board will meet next at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in the village hall.

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