The Village of Lyndon received the results of their 2021-2022 fiscal year audit at their monthly meeting on Tuesday night.
Jennifer Martinson with Lauterbach and Amen, LLP said the village received an “unmodified opinion, which is a clean audit opinion and the highest we can issue.” She went on to say that all the records submitted by the village accurately reflected the financial position of the village.
In referencing the report she commented that the general fund came in over budget on revenues and under budget on expenses. Martinson thanked Georgia Schaver and Alicia Wetzell from the village office staff for their help with the process.
Approved the renewal of the Village employee health insurance with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. The policy had an increase of $205 monthly.
Approved the engineering costs of $12,000 for Willett Hoffman and Associates for installation of water lines along 10th Ave., East and near G2 Inc. on Moline Rd.
Approved Building Permits
Stephen Anderson – 702 3rd St. W., Patio, Deck, and Driveway
Ashley Letcher – 202 7th Ave. W., Fence
Police – Chief, Mike Fisk
Asked for an opinion on a home sale on 7th Ave.. The potential buyer wanted to know if the board would pre-approve a building permit for a garage at the location. The concrete pad for the structure was in place but the structure was never built. Village attorney, Matt Coleman suggested the contract be written with a contingency based on future approval of the building permit.
The chief said he had received a complaint from Dave Smith at 406 1st Ave. about bright lights on the front of Bushy’s Bar and Grill located across the street from him. Smith said the lights were a nuisance and were keeping him from fully enjoying his backyard. The council suggested Fisk work with the two entities to resolve the problem. A few days following the meeting Fisk said the problem had been resolved amicably.
The Chief said he can get a version of a CDL, which will allow him to operate public works’ vehicles. The cost for the test is approximately $250 and will be put on the September board agenda.
Public Works – Superintendent, John Wright
Updated the board on the village street salt supply. Wright said he will be ordering 15 tons, which is less than usual due to the supply on hand. New pricing will not be available until September.
Whiteside County Sheriff, John Booker made a brief statement about his department’s coverage of the Village. Booker said he had received a few phone calls from village residents asking whether the Sheriff’s Department would respond to calls when officer Fisk was not on duty. Booker’s short answer to them was, “absolutely.” Booker added that the department is obligated to respond to calls in villages throughout the county who do not have an officer on duty.
The finance committee will meet on Thursday, August 25 and the next regular monthly board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at 6 PM at Village Hall.