No quorum at LaFayette board meeting

By John A. Ballentine
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The LaFayette board of trustees had no quorum at their regular monthly meeting Monday evening with only three of six trustees present. Absent were Rick Shipman, Clarence Wagher and Larry Townsend. Trustees present were Chris Smith, Bethany Peterson and Vicki McRell.

Although no action could be taken, there was some discussion of agenda items that occurred. An update on the King property water line is that it has been installed and is operational.

Village Treasurer Lorrie Woith will purchase the necessary items for the fire department’s “Breakfast with Santa” with the understanding that she will be reimbursed by the village for the expense. The “Breakfast with Santa” will be held December 16 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the LaFayette Fire House located at 200 Commercial Street. The breakfast donation will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, and biscuits and gravy.

The Village has until March to pass an ordinance requested by Ameren-Illinois concerning servicing the electrical lines of the village, putting in meters and other such services.

A “dilapidated” house in the 200 block of Mulberry Street was discussed. The parents of the home owner, who lives out of the State were present and informed the board that the house was not dilapidated. They said that the barn (shed) was in bad shape and is scheduled to be torn down.

Village President Greg Bartley thanked the anonymous person who collected and raised funds to purchase and install a new furnace for the Ira C. Reed Library. Bartley said, “What a wonderful thing to do for the village and the library.”

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