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Sublette Board handles numerous items of business

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 9th, 2013

SUBLETTE – The Sublette Village Board met on Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Ellice Dinges Center will all members present.

After approval of last month’s minutes from the Board and Committee meetings, treasurer Theresa Wilson advised that there were two CDs coming due. The board approved renewing them each for 12 months at .35 percent interest.

Village president John Stenzel noted that the Consumer Confidence Report has been posted. Anyone wanting a copy may contact village clerk Linda Klaser at 708-516-2076 or access it on the web site.

The Test, Inc., report indicated that 15 locates were done, but that two meters still needed to be replaced.

Economic Development and Beautification Report Chair Tim Bonnell advised that a meeting would be held Wednesday, July 24, in the Ellice Dinges Center for anyone interested in volunteering to help in forming a committee for the Community Celebration for 2014.

Don Dinges, Economic Development Coordinator, reported that Bob and Pauline Bulfer took the village float to the Earlville Parade. They received first place in the Friendship Division. The float will be going to Mendota Sweet Corn Parade and Amboy Depot Days Parade. A driver is still needed for the Labor Day Parade in Paw Paw. He felt that after Labor Day, there needed to be a committee formed to update the float for next year.

Several people have shown interest in forming a committee for a Community Celebration for 2014. Anyone interested should meet on Wednesday, July 24, at the EDC.

The Farmers’ Market, which was to start June 29, had no vendors as no one had anything ready yet. The market is now set to open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, at the BP parking lot.

Dinges is currently working on the following events: One-day tractor ride on Aug. 7; Fall car show on Sept. 7; Big Band Concert for the Community Building also on Sept. 7; and the Toy Train and Truck Show on Sept. 28. He is getting calls for information about the 2014 Toy Show.

Finance and License Chair Dave Howell advised that the appropriation ordinance has been posted. The board approved the 2013-2014 Appropriation Ordinance in the amount of $731,820.

Under unfinished business, Stenzel reported that the West First Street project was walked and the job looked good with a few small issues, which will be addressed.

Steve Klein from Sublette Farmers Elevator presented plans for water detention around the new building he is planning to have erected. The village board will review them.

Stenzel reported that there are two major nuisance ordinance matters he is working on. One is on East Main Street and the other involves some apartments. Information needed is not readily available and will need to be researched.

Mike Bonnell of Bonnell’s General Store advised that in order to have video gaming the state requires that he have an On Premise Liquor License and offer at least beer and wine. He requested this license from the village. Stenzel said that he should come into the village office and fill out an application.

Under other new business, the matter of the recycling bins needing to be emptied was brought up. Apparently there have been complaints that it is full when someone tried to deposit some recyclables. It was noted that anyone may contact the dumpster provider. If the bins are full, anyone may call the 800 number listed on the container and report that the dumpster needs to be replaced.

Date reminders: July 23, Sublette Business Association meeting; July 24, Community Celebration 2014 committee organizational meeting; Aug. 12, monthly village board meeting; Oct. 7, planning commission meeting.

After approving payment of bills and with no further business or comments, the meeting was adjourned.

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