Ashkum Village Hall
109 E. Lake St.
Phone: 698-2424

Meeting Times: First Monday and Third Tuesday @ 7:00 pm

Archived Meeting Minutes



APRIL 1, 2019

The Ashkum Village Board met Monday, April 1, 2019 @ the village hall. Present were Paul Heideman, Donna Schmitz, Ed Tholen, Angie Gray, Jeremy Beherns, Russ Hull, and April Lyons. Treasurer Krystal Alberts was also present. Trustee Shannon Meir was not in attendance.

President Heideman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Clerk Donna Schmitz read the minutes of the March 19, 2019 meeting. Ed Tholen moved to approve the minutes as read, seconded Angie Gray and the motion passed.


President Heideman brought the following before the board for discussion and/or action:


Trustee April Lyons had no report.

Trustee Russ Hull had no report.

Trustee Jeremy Beherns reported the State Police responded to an accident on the corners of Second and Charles Streets last night. There is currently a yield sign on the corner and Jeremy asked what the cost would be to replace it with a stop sign. During the discussion that followed, it was noted this is the second or third complaint the village has received, this is the same corner a homeowner previously asked for a stop sign due to people speeding, and if people ignore a yield sign they will probably ignore a stop sign. It was suggested we ask our deputies patrol this area and to fine the offender(s). Some members didn’t think it was necessary to erect a stop sign based on three complaints, but it wasn’t unanimous.

Trustee Angie Gray had no report.

Trustee Ed Tholen reported Dave Tyson will be here Monday April 8th at 5:00 p.m. to do a drive through checking for streets needing repair work for the MFT Street Program. All members of the street committee are welcome to ride along. Ed also reported the Finance Committee will meet Saturday April 6th at 10:00 to work on a new budget. $5,000 for street signs and $6,000 for tree removal were expenditures suggested for the committee to consider.

Clerk Donna Schmitz reported she called Creative Office Systems in Watseka to repair the copier. They responded the next day and a fuse was replaced. Lee Elliott said the copier is in relatively good condition in spite of its age.

Trustee Russ Hull asked about the flowers for Main Street and was advised there is a standing order for the 4-H Club to order and plant based on board action several years ago.

As there was no further business to come before the board, Russ Hull moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m., seconded by Ed Tholen and the motion passed.

The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the village hall.