Ashkum Village Hall
109 E. Lake St.
Meeting Times: First Monday and Third Tuesday @ 7:00 pm
VILLAGE OF ASHKUM
DECEMBER 17, 2019
The Ashkum Village Board met Tuesday, December 17, 2019 @ the village hall. Present were Paul Heideman, Donna Schmitz, Ed Tholen, Jeremy Beherns, Russ Hull, and April Lyons. Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Hanson was also present. Trustees Shannon Meier and Angie Gray were not in attendance.
President Heideman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Clerk Donna Schmitz read the minutes of the December 2, 2019 meeting. April Lyons moved to approve the minutes as read, seconded by Jeremy Beherns and the motion passed.
President Heideman recognized Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Hanson who reported on the following:
Tim Potts helped put garland on the lamp posts and provided the lift again this year. Russ Hull moved the village give Tim the same amount as last year ($100) in appreciation for his help, seconded by Ed Tholen and the motion passed.
Jeff reported he hadn’t heard from Haley Brothers regarding installing a buffalo box at Tri Central.
Jeff reported he will be taking the truck to Central Body Shop in Clifton because the tail gate got stuck. He was advised it shouldn’t take very long to fix it.
Jeff asked for board approval to install a sign on the first block of Main Street stating “no parking when 2” of snow has accrued. The board agreed with Jeff’s request stating it would be much easier to remove snow if cars aren’t blocking the path.
Jeff reported the vacation of portions of Lafayette Street as reported at the last meeting will be discussed at the Zoning meeting tomorrow.
Jeff also reported Marlis Kleinert has tabled her request to build a pole building on her property for the time being. They intend to sell her husband’s house in Clifton before they start another project.
A letter was delivered to Tim Tuttle regarding unlicensed vehicles and he advised Jeff all of them will be taken care of in the next couple of weeks.
President Heideman brought the following before the board for discussion and/or action:
Our village attorney prepared the 2019-2020 Tax Levy and copies were distributed for discussion and action. Russ Hull moved to approve ORDINANCE 2019-04 TAX LEVY FOR 2019-2020, seconded by Ed Tholen and the motion passed by a roll call vote. Tholen, aye; Beherns, aye; Hull, aye; Lyons, aye. Trustees Shannon Meier and Angie Gray were not in attendance.
In the past, Christmas gifts were given to employees and President Heideman asked if we wanted to continue the policy. Russ Hull moved to give all full time employees $100 and all part time employees $50, seconded by April Lyons and the motion passed.
There was candy left over from Santa’s visit and last year we donated it to the Clifton Food Pantry. President Heideman asked what the board wanted to do this year. Ed Tholen volunteered to deliver the candy to the Food Pantry. Discussion followed and a suggestion was made if Santa continues to visit, we should buy bags for the children, serve hot chocolate and cookies to make it a little nicer for the visitors and Santa.
Trustee April Lyons reported she didn’t get in touch with the codifiers to set up a meeting with Rob Rollins.
Trustee Russ Hull had no report.
Trustee Jeremy Beherns had no report.
Trustee Ed Tholen had no report.
Clerk Donna Schmitz had no report.
President Heideman reported Clerk Schmitz prepared the 2020 meeting calendar. The meeting dates were reviewed and Ed Tholen moved to approve the calendar as presented, seconded by Russ Hull and the motion passed.
As there was no further business to come before the board, April Lyons moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m., seconded by Russ Hull and the motion passed.
The next scheduled meeting will be Monday, January 6, 2020 at the village hall.
DONNA K SCHMITZ