Lyndon Approves Budget

The Village adds vacation time for employees.
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Lyndon Village Board approved the Village budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. In a final review, board member Beau Wetzell pointed out the budgeted amount for fuel was only slightly changed from the previous budget. The board agreed to increase the amount from $13,000 to $20,000 due to the sharp rise in gas prices.

Additional Board Action
Alicia Wetzell was reappointed as Village Treasurer.

Approved a raise of 10% for all village employees.

Several changes were approved to the village employee personnel policy regarding vacation.

New Full-Time Employee Vacation Policy: After five years, but less than ten years of continual and uninterrupted service – 3 weeks (an increase of one week) After ten years, but less than fifteen years of continual and uninterrupted service – 4 weeks (an increase of one week) After fifteen years of continual and uninterrupted service – 5 weeks ( an increase of one week) All full-time employees are topped out at 5 weeks.

New Regular Part-Time Employee Vacation Policy: (previously part-time employees received no vacation) After one year of continual and uninterrupted service – 30 hours After two years of continual and uninterrupted service – 40 hours (maximum)

Prior to scheduling vacation time, the employee shall submit a vacation/time off request form to the Mayor seven (7) days prior to the time requested.

A music permit was approved for Corey and Pat Conley for a July 9 event.

Approved installation of culvert pipe for Corey and Pat Conley at 419 Tenth Ave. E.

Fence/Building Permits
Approved a fence permit for Sarah and Cody Gray, 105 9th Ave. E.

LEAP Committee Update

Mimi Sweetser told the board the committee had solicited local businesses for donations to purchase a historical marker for the Lyndon Historic Bridge from the Illinois Historical Society. So far, $300 has been raised with hopes that more businesses will donate.

The committee also inquired about the possibility of receiving help from the Village to create a 501(c)(3) organization which would allow donations for the Historic Bridge to be tax-deductible. Village attorney Matt Cole explained the village itself cannot create such an organization but can assist financially and in other ways to help the committee create such a designation. There was also some discussion on creating a long-term maintenance plan for the bridge to anticipate the costs of updates.

Department Reports

Police-Chief Mike Fisk
Resident Ken Sparrowgrove used a field cultivator to level his lot at 405 3rd Ave. West and in doing so left a lot of mud on the adjoining streets. Fisk said it was quite a mess for 24 hours and documented the incident. Fisk added that sparrow Grove still owes the village for repairs that were needed to the street after using the same equipment last year.

Public Works-Superintendent John Wright

Public works employee Mike Piester spoke on behalf of Wright who was absent. Piester said the village is preparing garden plots to the north of Village Hall off of Mohawk Road for anyone interested. The lots will be 12′ x 20′ at a cost of $25. Those interested are asked to contact Village hall.
Piester added that the department will be patching potholes over the next few weeks. He thanked Village residents for being patient with the patching process as the asphalt used for patching is just starting to be produced for the season.

Executive Session
Following executive session the board approved keeping previous executive session minutes closed.

The finance meeting will held on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00PM. The next regular board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 7th at 6:00PM.

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