Lyndon To Erect New Signs On Bridge

The white signs, seen here on the left side of the Historic Lyndon Bridge, will be replaced in the near future.
Approved Saturday, October 30 for E-Waste drop-off at the village municipal garage between the hours of 9 A.M. to Noon.
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The Lyndon Village Board gave its blessing to the Village LEAP committee to move forward with its plan to update the signage on the Historic Lyndon Bridge during its October meeting. The first new signs will regulate the bridge for foot traffic only. The committee has additional plans to remove all the current signs on the bridge and replace them with updated versions. Approved the purchase of two new regulatory signs for the Historic Lyndon Bridge requested by the LEAP committee of up to $100.

Action Items

Approved payment to the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association (RMA), which is a self-insured pool of Illinois municipalities in the amount of $52,700. The premium covers workmen’s compensation insurance. The village receives a 1% discount for paying the full amount instead of installments.

Approved a three-year contract with Constellation Energy for a discounted electrical rate for the village’s well pumps at a rate of .05178 cents per kWh.

Approved an outdoor music permit for Bear’s Showtown USA for Saturday, October 23.

Set the village trick-or-treating hours from 4-7 PM on Sunday, October 31.

Approved up to $300 for decorations and candy purchases for the village’s float to participate in the Prophetstown Lighted Christmas Parade Saturday, November 27. Mayor Piester invited all village board members to participate in the parade.

Approved moving the date of the November finance committee meeting from November 25 to November 18.

Approved Saturday, October 30 for E-Waste drop-off at the village municipal garage between the hours of 9 A.M. and Noon.

Gave approval to hear a presentation from Blackhawk Hills Regional Council at a future meeting. The Council engages in community and economic development, natural resources conservation, and planning for six area counties.

Gave approval for the LEAP committee to use village office supplies for an informational flier to be distributed door to door.

The board held an executive session and voted to keep past closed session minutes sealed.

Department Reports

Village Office-Administrator, Georgia Schaver

Schaver reported the village did not receive a grant from ComEd for the purchase of holiday lights for Richmond Park. She said she would apply for grants again in the future.

Police-Chief, Mike Fisk
Reported he has been appointed to the county economic zone committee.
Asked the board for approval to waive building permits for the temporary use of ramps for medical conditions. Approval was given.

Public Works-Superintendent, John Wright

Reported the road salt supply for the winter is in good shape and that the village will continue to use hot patch to maintain roads through the fall.

Informational items

Volunteers are requested to help decorate the historic bridge for the holidays on Saturday, November 6 at 1 PM.
A bridge lighting ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 4.

Building Permits
S. Allen Hall-porch and ramp
Jeremy Madsen – solar panels on a roof

Public Comment

Tim Hunter and Dan Link requested the village consider vacating a parcel of property between their homes. Hunter lives at 606 1st St. W. with Link residing at 702 1st St. W. Hunter said Link and he would pay for the cost of surveying and platting the property. The request will be considered at the November meeting.

New resident, Baylee Hudgin asked the board to consider installing a Frisbee golf course at Richmond Park. She was asked to provide additional details for the board to consider at the next monthly meeting.

Mimi Sweetser with the LEAP Committee asked permission for the public works department to install Rock River Trail signs in the village and at the historic bridge. She also asked for clarification on how the committee can access funds for the various village activities and for the board to generate proposed guidelines that can be posted on a sign at the pavilion near the historic bridge.

Resident Arlyn Madsen said he was opposed to the village vacating additional properties saying he has seen the continued vacating of properties lead to various issues after the fact.

The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 9th at 6:00 PM.

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