Ashkum Village Hall
109 E. Lake St.
Meeting Times: First Monday and Third Tuesday @ 7:00 pm
VILLAGE OF ASHKUM
JULY 3, 2017
The Ashkum Village Board met Tuesday, July 3, 2017 @ the village hall. Present were Paul Heideman, Donna Schmitz, Ed Tholen, Jeff Hanson, Jeremy Behrens, and Russ Hull. Maintenance Supervisor Russ Schoon was also in attendance. Trustees Shannon Meier and April Lyons were not present.
President Heideman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Clerk Donna Schmitz read the minutes of the June 20, 2017 meeting. Russ Hull moved to approve the minutes as read, seconded by Ed Tholen and the motion passed.
President Heideman recognized Maintenance Supervisor Russ Schoon who reported on the following:
While installing mulch by the north village sign a month ago he noticed the sign was coming apart. Russ reported he thought the sign on the south side would probably be the same as they were erected at the same time.
A partial list of trees on village property needing to be taken down was compiled. Russ reported he did not make it to the north side before he finally stopped with a list of 28 trees. During the discussion that followed, Russ reported Bob Marquis said he could have two crews and have the job completed in a week. It was a decision of the board to have the worse trees removed first and get the others next. Russ will mark the trees and then contact Bob Marquis.
President Heideman reported Jackie Glenn, Utility Clerk compiled a list of water accounts with due dates older than June 21st. Two of the accounts had their water service terminated and have never paid their delinquent bills. One of the accounts recently had additional people and children move in, and there was concern expressed about no running water. Russ Schoon was directed to check if the water service had been turned on by the residents and if so, to shut it off again. If the service has not been turned on, the Health Department will be called due to health concerns resulting from no running water service.
President Heideman reported on the following:
The concrete work around the memorial will be done next week.
Dave Tyson submitted the revised drainage project for signatures. The clerk and president will sign the necessary paperwork and Ed Tholen will deliver them to Tyson Engineering this week.
Trustee Russ Hull had no report.
Trustee Jeremy Beherns had no report.
Trustee Jeff Hanson reported several street lights are out and asked what we need to do to have them repaired. He was advised a list be compiled and to contact Ameren Illinois with the list. President Heideman reported Ameren usually responds promptly.
President Heideman informed Jeff we have a check given in memory of his mother Nancy Hanson. Jeff expressed his appreciation for the memorial.
Trustee Ed Tholen had no report.
Clerk Donna Schmitz had no report.
As there was no further business to come before the board Jeff Hanson moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m., seconded by Russ Hull and the motion passed.
ASHKUM VILLAGE CLERK