Village of Williamsfield Village Board met March 4.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The Williamsfield Village Board met in regular session on March 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall. Present were trustees Connie Wight, Pam Courson, Trudy Self, Stanley King, Ryan Smith, Stuart Hickerson and President Wight. Also present were Matt Tonkin, Susan and Mark Ott, Mickey Gray, Jordan Newell, Treasurer Mary Rice, Tom Rice (R/O Plant), Village Clerk Tori Courson. Motion by Trustee Smith and seconded by Trustee C. Wight to approve the minutes of the February 2019 meeting as presented. Roll Call Vote – Self-yes; Courson-yes; C. Wight-yes; Hickerson-yes; Smith- yes; King-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.
New Bills: The following bills were presented for approval.
Motion by Trustee Self and seconded by Trustee Smith to approve the new bills as presented. Roll Call Vote – Self-yes; Courson-yes; C. Wight-yes; Hickerson-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 Self and seconded by Trustee King to approve financial statement. Roll Call Vote – Self-yes; Courson-yes; C. Wight-yes; Hickerson-yes; Smith-yes; King-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.
Public Comment-Mark and Susan Ott, Trustee King and Trustee Hickerson met in the alley near the R/O Building to mark off the land for the 7 foot swap between the Ott’s and the Village. Wallace Surveying will mark the land. The Otts asked if the Village would split the cost at the onset and after discussion with President Wight and the Board; Mark Ott declared he would pay for all of the cost.
Street Report-They plan on raking gravel back into residents yards that the snow plow moved.
Park Report- The annual meeting will be March 26, officers will be elected and goals will be set for the coming year. They discussed ideas on how to improve Veterans Park. The playground committee would like for the Village Maintenance department to energize and winterize the fountains in the spring and fall.
Water Report- Tom Rice stated that the power outage caused a relay in the central panel to malfunction, Oberlander fixed it. Tom also had to put a new line pump in.
Maintenance Report-The paint and electronic recycle day was very busy. Don Smith reinforced the blade on the tractor for alleys, Larry Mattson welded a blade for the wheel horse. The Hum-vee still does not stay charged.
Old Business- Alley covered in public comment.
New Business-Motion by Trustee Courson and Trustee Smith to proceed with figuring the new rate increase to help cover the Village’s portion of the water grant to install new water lines. The new rate will be approved at a future meeting. Roll Call Vote – Self-yes; Courson-yes; C. Wight-yes; Hickerson- yes; Smith-yes; King-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.
Matt and Lora Tonkin, FFA, the Village Board and WADCO applied for an ATV
Safety Grant for $7,600. They will offer certified ATV safety training, a helmet swap system, an online electronic system of everyone that has filed for an ATV sticker and more.
The health inspector checked the Food Pantry there were no concerns; they are going to replace the carpet with tile. It will hopefully be running in 6-8 weeks.
The Weekly Post has asked to interview new residents Matt and Lora Tonkin about her return to the community and their community involvement.
Motion by Trustee Smith and seconded by Trustee Wight to adjourn the meeting. All were in favor.