INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR … Matsu received the Industry of the Year award. Pictured left to right are Edgerton administrator Dawn Fitzcharles, Matsu representatives Lisa Siebenaler and Chuck Harding and Mayor Robert Day. (PHOTOS BY DANIEL COOLEY, STAFF)
By: Daniel Cooley
Before the regular Edgerton Village Council meeting, a joint cemetery meeting between the Edgerton Village Council and St. Joseph Township Trustees took place.
Roll call started the meeting, with Roger Muehlfeld, Richard Moffett, Julie Osmun and Edgerton Village board members Tom Karnes, Jason Gruver, Leslie VanAusdale, Sharon Blinzler and Pam Wampler, in attendance.
First, the board members approved of the joint May 4, 2021 meeting. Next, the board members approved of the re-appointment of Dennis Gryzch, for a three year term.
Osmun then discussed the possibility of upping the current levy to an additional 1/2 percent. After discussion, it was decided to table the levy information until the cemetery board could get further information on the project and what needs to be done.
Next, those present voted to adjourn the meeting. The regular May 3 Edgerton Village Council meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a prayer from Mayor Robert Day.
Five board members, Karnes, Gruver, VanAusdale, Blinzler and Wampler, were present.
First, the village council approved of both the meeting minutes from April 19 and the special meeting minutes from April 19.
Next, Mayor Day gave a proclamation for the National Day of Prayer, for May 5. “This village believes in the power of prayer,” Day said.
Next, Mike Temple, who recently presented Chandler Chester with $4,500, after Chester’s wife was killed in a car accident, received a community service award from Day.
That was followed by State Bank receiving the Business of the Year Award and Matsu receiving the Industry of the Year Award.
In the administrator report, Dawn Fitzcharles announced that there will be a special council meeting on Wednesday, May 10 at 4 p.m., to discuss the Oak Street and water tower projects.
Fitzcharles reported that on Monday, road painting, particularly for school zone, public parking and railroad crossing, will take place. She also stated that a purchase order was made for miscellaneous repairs.
Next, Fitzcharles opened up discussion that Kepler’s applied for a liquor license. Council did not request a hearing on the application.
In the fiscal report, Denise Knecht reported the April financials was emailed to council members and then passed around a form for them to sign.
Knecht also announced that the biannual audit is nearly completed. She said that it will be a couple of weeks before they hear from the auditor’s office.
Next, the council approved of the paying of the bills. In the CRA Committee report, there were no items of business to be discussed.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD … Mike Temple (center) received the community service award from (left) Edgerton administrator Dawn Fitzcharles and Mayor Robert Day.
In the tree commission report, Becky Wilmont was brought on board as a new member. In addition, Stephanie Miller has a willingness to do teaching for tree commission members and is available to help plant trees.
Next, council approved of the reclassification of Yvonne Pierce to regular full time status.
Council then approved of a decrease in the contract price for GPD Engineering, a reduction of $8,000, for the 69V Relay Project.
That was followed by council approving of a $1,850 change in the contract price for the Poggemeyer Design Group for the Water Tower Project number two.
Next, council approved of a service agreement with Nelson Tank Engineering, regarding the water tower project number two.
That was followed by council approving Ordinance 1098, with a supplement to the 2022 annual appropriations.
The council then approved of the first reading for Ordinance 1099, regarding a village zoning code on East Morrison Street, moving a residence to general business.
Council then moved to executive session and after resuming the regular meeting, council approved a motion to move police chief Gary Plotts from probationary status to regular employee status. Also, Plotts’s salary will improve to $63,000. effective May 9.
Council then voted to adjourn the meeting.
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BUSINESS OF THE YEAR … Shelby Gillen received the award for State Bank, for Business of the Year.