Lyndon Upgrades Public Works Equipment

The Village is ready for for winter conditions.
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The Lyndon Village Board approved the purchase of several pieces of equipment for the public works department at their December 13th meeting.

Among the items purchased was 9′ box spreader/auger for the spreading of salt and sand at a cost of $8,197, a used Ford F-250 truck with snowplow and salt spreader at a cost of $40,397.

Police Chief, Mile Fisk was approved for a $400 per month bonus to act as supervisor of the public works department in addition to his police duties.

Public Comment

Resident and former Mayor, Doug Dunlap spoke on several topics including the recent resignation of public works supervisor John Wright. He thanked the board for hiring Test Inc. calling it one of the best water testing companies in the state. He also thanked the board for the purchase of flags that were displayed on Veterans Day.

Dunlap expressed his disappointment with the lack of maintenance done by Wright on village equipment and his “lack of leadership with the department” during his tenure with the Village. Dunlap also had questions about missing equipment including a catalytic converter on one of the village maintenance vehicles. “Those are taxpayer dollars, my dollars and everybody else’s”. Dunlap concluded his remarks saying he felt the board had handled the resignation of Wright ” very well”.

Board Action

  • Approved the fiscal year 2023 fiscal year Tax Levy Ordinance.
  • Approved an agreement with Test Inc. for $400 per month for water testing.
  • Approved the holiday schedule for village employees for 2023.
  • Approved a Christmas greeting ad for a local paper for $49.
  • Approved an increase in an hourly wage to $15 per hour starting January 2 for 90 days and then increasing to $17.50 per hour for Shanyne DeSmit for the village office manager position.

The board held an executive session at the conclusion of the regular meeting. No action was taken.

Department Reports

Police Chief, Mike Fisk

Reported that there has been a rash of catalytic converter thefts in the Village. The only advice that Fisk had is to park your vehicles inside if possible and contact the department if any suspicious activity is witnessed. During the past few weeks Fisk has received reports of nine such thefts.

Public Works, Supervisor Mike Fisk

The maintenance shop has been cleaned and organized. All three of the village trucks are ready for winter road maintenance.

Fisk asked the public to contact him with any concerns regarding public works by calling Village Hall; 815-778-4484.

Board member Tyler Scott asked Fisk to prepare a list of needs for the department along with a capital expenditure plan.

The next village board meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:00PM in the Village Hall.

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