Village of Wyanet Board of Trustees met April 10.
Here is the minutes provided by the b
Village President Bruce Hand called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. Following the pledge of allegiance roll call was answered by Hand, Bickett, Etheridge, Johnson, Law, Peterson and Thompson.
No guests were present.
Chief Marquez gave the monthly activity report for the police department.
The maintenance department has completed hydrant flushing, cemetery clean up and with the help of Illinois Valley Excavating replaced the main valve at the South East corner of Main and West Streets.
Village Superintendent Teske met with Trustee Cory Peterson and Jack Kusek to work on the 2019 street program.
A motion was made by Bickett and seconded by Etheridge to approve the consent agenda as presented.
Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Law & Order, Ordinance & Public Safety- Trustee Etheridge reported that he had met with the R.A. Sapp Librarian concerning their request to have the police department help keep an eye on their vestibule at night. Etheridge and Trustee Thompson gave a memo to the police department requesting that they help watch the front entrance while making rounds to help detour problems.
Cemetery, Reforestation-Historical & Parks – Trustee Law reported that the dead trees had been removed at the cemetery. He asked if the village would purchase new bleachers for the ballpark. The old ones are in very bad condition.
A motion was made by Peterson and seconded by Bickett to purchase 2 sets of 4 row 21’ new aluminum bleachers for the ballpark with the cost not to exceed $3,600.00. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Water-Sewer & Sanitation- Trustee Johnson discussed issues with overweight.
A motion was made by Thompson and seconded by Etheridge to keep the posted weight limit at 40#’s with no penalty up to 50 #’s. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Building & Equipment- Trustee Thompson reported that if the village is interested in approaching the owner of the corner of Canal St. and Wyanet Walnut Road the ITEP and OSLAD grants are still available for the village to apply for.
Streets, Sidewalks & Zoning-Trustee Peterson had met with Superintendent Teske and Engineer Jack Kusek to review the street program. The question of raised sidewalks was addressed. Sidewalks are the property owner’s responsibility.
The board discussed whether or not to open the museum this summer.
A motion was made by Etheridge and seconded by Peterson to open the museum for 4 hours each Saturday afternoon beginning with Memorial Day and to increase the pay to $9.00 per hour for the curator. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.
A motion was made by Bickett and seconded by Peterson to approve a liquor license for the Community Clubs beer garden during the festival. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.
A motion was made by Peterson and seconded by Etheridge to make a donation of $500.00 to the Community Club for the festival. Peterson, Bickett, Thompson and Law voted in favor of the motion.
Etheridge and Johnson voted no. Motion passed 4-2
A motion was made by Peterson and seconded by Etheridge to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.
Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.