The Lyndon Board of Trustees gathered on Tuesday, April 13 for their monthly meeting. Among the topics discussed were selling options for a piece of property, updates from the LEAP committee, and an offer to update the village website.
The board agreed to approve an ordinance that will authorize public notification of the sale of the recently acquired property at 408 7th Ave. E. The lot will be advertised three times with all accepted bids to be opened at the village board meeting on June 8. The board can accept the bid they deem in the best interest of the village or they can opt to accept none of the bids. If they do not accept a bid, they can advertise it one more time and then sell it without a bid process.
Discussion was held on what to do with a savings account created by the LEAP (Lyndon Economic Advisory Panel) Committee several years ago with the balance of $1,783. The account was used for various activities in the village including the annual car show, Veterans Memorial, and historic bridge expenses. It was decided that the LEAP Committee should come up with recommendations of how the funds should be divided among the various event accounts.
Lindy Greenwood gave the board an update on the most recent L.E.A.P. Committee meeting. She distributed a list of ideas to the board to consider. Several of the ideas were related to forming a specific committee for the upkeep and fundraising for the historic bridge.
Resident Tim Hunter addressed the board offering his services to the village as a website designer. He shared several ideas about updating the village’s website and including links and information to various recreational activities on the Rock River and village events. He also suggested setting up an online pay option for people who would like to purchase a memorial plank for the historic Lyndon Bridge. He will work with the village’s LEAP Committee to fine-tune the ideas and bring them back to the board to consider.
Trustee Brian Bowen submitted his resignation from the board as he is moving to Florida.
After executive session a motion was approved to give 3% cost of living increases to village employees Georgia Schaver, Mike Fisk, John Wright, Raistlin Hughes, and Mike Piester. Alicia Wetzell was given a $1.00/hour increase due to the increase in the minimum wage.
Approved purchase of a spring for a piece of playground equipment at Richmond Park for $212.
Approved purchase of two tires for the village’s F150 pickup truck for $350.
It was reported that the village received a check in the amount of $7,117 from the Rebuild Illinois Motor Fuel Tax.
There will be a tree planting ceremony in mid-May.
Public Works– Director, John Wright
E-waste will be collected at the village garage on Saturday, May 22.
Hydrants Flushing will be on Tuesday, April 20th and Wednesday, April 21st.
Trustee Beau Wetzell distributed a village map to the board highlighting road and storm drain repair suggestions. It will be discussed further at the finance committee meeting.
Police- Chief, Mile Fisk
Continuing to work on ordinance violations.
Recently attended a training in Freeport regarding juvenile abuse.
New village permit stickers for UTV’s have arrived.
Building Permits Approved
Charles Powell-new garage
Kelly Hall-new fence
Sharon Kelley-new fence
Next board meeting will be Tuesday, May 11th at 6:00 PM.