VILLAGE OF ANTWERP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JULY 13, 2016
The regular meeting of the Village of Antwerp Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:00 by Mayor DeSantis. Upon roll call the following were present: Mayor DeSantis, Tr. Cole, Tr. Davidson, and Tr. Pickert. Tr. Altmann was absent.
Tr. Cole motioned to waive the reading of last month’s minutes and accept as written, Tr. Davidson 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor.
CITIZENS CONCERNS: Ms. Julie Farr expressed her concern over a pile of junk that is accumulating at 2 Main Street. Mr. John Hull stated he would like the hayfield next to his home mowed, he added that he knows the Village has zoning laws against this type of thing and wants something done. The Mayor will speak with the zoning officer regarding these concerns.
The Board authorized Mayor DeSantis to get some quotes for the installation of a fence at the Village’s boat launch.
Tr. Pickert motioned to donate $1000 to the Old Home Day committee for their annual celebration as well as close off the end of VanBuren Street on August 6 from 8:30 -11:00 for a family friendly block party and to waive the open container law for the immediate area of the dance until 11:00. Tr. Davidson 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor.
Tr. Cole resolved to authorize the Mayor to sign amendment #10 to the contract with GHD in the amount of $2423.66, Tr. Davidson 2nd and a roll call vote was held with all parties present voting aye.
Tr. Cole motioned to allow the police department to purchase a push bumper for the patrol car at a price of $190.45 with free shipping and to have the lighting work done by United Radio, Tr. Davidson 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor.
The Department of Health has conducted its annual inspection of the Village’s water supply system. General operation and maintenance of the system was rated very good.
Tr. Davidson motioned to allow the fire department to purchase 12 new LED lights for the truck bays at a cost of $431.76, Tr. Pickert 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor.
Tr. Pickert resolved to renew the three cd’s with Community Bank to include interest on August 9, 2016, Tr. Davidson 2nd and a roll call vote was held with all parties present voting aye.
Aaron Bendickson has submitted and EDU reduction request as his home in no longer a three family home. Tr. Cole motioned to reduce the EDU’s to one pending an inspection by the DPW to confirm this claim, Tr. Pickert 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor. This will be effective with the current billing.
The Fire Department asked if the Board would entertain the idea of the Fire Department purchasing a used newer engine. The Board feels this is a great idea and told them to search around.
Tr. Davidson motioned to pay the bills as presented on the abstract, Tr. Pickert 2nd and the motion carried with all in favor.
Tr. Cole motioned to enter into executive session to discuss a personnel matter, Tr. Davidson 2nd and the Board entered executive session at 7:25 pm. Tr. Davidson motioned to exit executive session, Tr. Pickert 2nd and the Board exited executive session at 7:33 pm.
Being no further business to come before the Board, Tr. Cole motioned to adjourn, Tr. Pickert 2nd and the meeting was adjourned at 7:34 pm.