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.