LaFayette appoints new Village Trustee
- Last Updated on Friday, 10 August 2012 21:19
- Written by John A. Ballentine
The LaFayette Village board opened their monthly meeting with the appointment of a new trustee to the board. Rebecca Dalrymple was sworn in to complete the term of Marsha Norberg who resigned in July due to personal reasons.
Ms. Dalrymple quickly participated in the remaining agenda items and added input to several discussions of topics. With her appointment, the Village board now has a full complement of trustees once more.
The board briefly discussed and then appointed a new auditing firm to replace Douglas W. Irwin & Co. as the Village auditor.
Calvert Tax & Bookkeeping of Kewanee was unanimously approved to take over the responsibilities of providing the Village with an annual audit.
A price increase and release of responsibility/liability document were given as the reasons for the change.
Trash pickup was discussed and a possible change of service provider from Murphy’s to another company looms eminent.
A service provider from Victoria could be accepted as early as next month to take over trash pickup for the Village.
The board is attempting to reduce this cost and have additional advantages with a new provider. The topic was tabled until next month when additional information is available to make a decision.
A tax levy resolution and ordinance were passed unanimously which is part of the appropriations package passed earlier in
the year. The total of the tax levy equals $119,250.
Tar from the streets in LaFayette has been migrating to the surface from the lower layer on several streets. Trustee Jeff
O’Bryant stated that four streets in particular need to have pea gravel applied to them to cover the tar.
After discussing the matter, the board concluded that the Village could do this work, along with minor asphalt patching,
rather than hiring a company to do so.
A non-agenda item was discussed, but no vote was taken concerning the remainder of the grant money originally designated for the water tower project. Approximately $55,000 is available for Village use and recently the board was informed that the pump house has to be ventilated in compliance to regulations. The board decided a plan was required to designate the use of these funds, in particular, making the pump house compliant, repair of Village water hydrants and certain fittings replaced related to the water system.
There was a discussion about weight limit restrictions and signs for Willow Street, but no action was taken. The meeting was then adjourned.