Village Williamsfield Village Board met April 1.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The Williamsfield Village Board met in regular session on April 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall. Present were trustees Connie Wight, Pam Courson, Trudy Self, Stanley King, Ryan Smith, and President Wight. Stuart Hickerson was absent. Also present were Matt Tonkin, Susan and Mark Ott, Mickey Gray, Don Smith, Chief Robertson, Treasurer Mary Rice, Tom Rice (R/O Plant), Village Clerk Tori Courson. Motion by Trustee Courson and seconded by Trustee C. Wight to approve the minutes of the March 2019 meeting as presented. Roll Call Vote - Self-yes; Courson-yes; C. Wight-yes; Smith-yes; King-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.
New Bills: The following bills were presented for approval.
Motion by Trustee Smith and seconded by Trustee Self to approve the new bills as presented. Roll Call Vote - Self-yes; Courson-yes; C. Wight-yes; Smith-yes; King-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.
President Wight reviewed financial statements for the month. All were in order. Motion by Trustee C. Wight and seconded by Trustee Smith to approve financial statement. Roll Call Vote - Self-yes; Courson-yes; C. Wight-yes; Smith-yes; King-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.
Public Comment- Treasurer Mary Rice stated that the Police Department needed a new computer monitor and so she donated her desktop monitor she was no longer using.
Street Report-There is a home near 180 that the high water is draining towards the home. The maintenance department discussed installing a small ditch. They are going to clean out the culverts; the one near the school needs extra attention, lay gravel where needed and list the sidewalks that need raised.
Police Report: The following calls for service were handled by the police department for the month of March:
Juvenile complaint Report on file
(4) Person down Medical
911 No report
Vehicle Theft Report on file (county)
Domestic Problems Report on file (arrest)
Service other agency Follow up
Stray Dog County animal control handled
Citations issued in March:
Violations Citation Warnings
Seatbelt 0 0
Speeding 2 0
Disobeyed Stop Sign 0 0
Ordinance Violations 2 0
Other 0 0
Park Report: At the March meeting, the Annual meeting was held in which specifics were decided and o icers were elected. Goals for the coming year
were discussed. There is an event planned for Saturday, April 27-Julie Strom Frisbee Toss at Doubet-Benjamin Park disc golf course. From 10:00 to noon for high school students and adults and at 12:00 to 2:00 for kids, middle school and younger. Prizes for winners will be offered. Frisbees will also be available for any interested beginner disc golfers. Proceeds will go towards the new Food Pantry. The date for the spring work day was tabled until the
Water Report: Tom Rice stated he had to replace a line pump and a meter head.
Maintenance Report- Don Smith stated the electronic and paint recycle day was a success. They fixed the water pipe leak on Pine Street, pushed rock and dirt out of resident's yard that was moved by the snow plows, flushed hydrants and rolled the grass at the park.
Old Business- Wallace's surveyed the land swap between Mark and Susan Ott and The Village and that paperwork has been sent to their lawyer. The Board will wait to review the paperwork after the lawyer draws it up. Motion by Trustee King and seconded by Trustee C. Wight to pass the 2019-2020 Budget with the revision of adding the $10,000 to General Nonrevenue Receipts for the loan the Village will get for a used truck for the maintenance department that was listed on expenses. Roll Call Vote - Self-yes; Courson yes; C. Wight-yes; Smith-yes; King-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.
After a long discussion, the Board members voted to raise the water rates for first 1,000 gallons per month (minimum) to $44.25 a month and 1,000 gallons to 10,000 gallons per month/per thousand gallons to $3.75 and charges for those situated outside of the Village limits Minimum charge/ first 1,000 gallons to $52.25 a month and 1,000 gallons to 10,000 gallons per month/ per thousand gallons to $3.75. Motion by Trustee King and seconded by Trustee C. Wight to increase the water rates to help offset the loan the Village will get as required by the water grant for new water lines. Roll Call Vote - Self-yes; Courson-yes; C. Wight-yes; Smith-yes; King-yes. All in favor. Motion carried. Matt and Lora Tonkin have been looking into water assistance programs for residents.
New Business- Motion by Trustee C. Wight and seconded by Trustee Courson to donate $50 to the Village Community Easter Egg hunt to be held on April 20. Roll Call Vote - Self-yes; Courson-yes; C. Wight-yes; Smith-yes; King yes. All in favor. Motion carried.
Motion by Trustee Wight and seconded by Trustee Courson to adjourn the meeting. All were in favor.