NEIGHBOR TROUBLES … Betty Freese was present to share a frustrating situation with Montpelier Village Council at the August 22nd, 2022 council meeting. She left assured that council and the village attorney will check to see if there is any way they can help (PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF)
By: Rebecca Miller
Five Boy Scouts from Troop 1125 in Montpelier and one student from Montpelier High School Government Class, attended the August 22nd, 2022 Montpelier Village Council meeting.
They got to hear two different kinds of legislation, a complaint from a resident and how council handled it, and a report from the Village Administrator Jason Rockey.
The Boy Scouts were there, working on the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. Mayor Steve Yagelski welcomed the visitors at the beginning of the meeting and let them know to ask questions if they had any.
At least one of the Boy Scouts took him up on the offer a few times, asking excellent questions.
Present at the meeting to express a concern was Montpelier resident Betty Freese. She informed council that she is very frustrated by a snow fence that has been up for months over the summer.
It is bunchy and leaning over onto her property, causing it to be difficult for her to get her bicycle and small mower through a narrow piece of her property.
She had already gone the route of asking Chief Dan McGee to help, which he did try to help but after research it seemed to him there was nothing she could do about it. The chief suggested that her next step would be to approach council.
Council heard her complaint and following some research “on the spot” and some discussion, it was agreed that Attorney Chris Walker will do some deeper research to see if there is anything council can do to help her with the situation. Freese thanked them and said she would look forward to hearing from them.
Approval was given for:
- Amended agenda
- Minutes from August 8, 2022 council meeting
- Setting TRICK OR TREAT for Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 6-7 p.m.
- Resolution 1355 Enter into an agreement with Peterman Associates, Inc. for a Pool Rehabilitation Study (suspended rules and passed)
- Ordinance 2260 (Second Reading) Amending Section 1519.04, Fireworks, of the Codified Ordinances
- Ordinance 2261 Authorize the Execution of the 2022 Solar Energy Schedule with American Municipal Principalities (AMP)
In his report, Village Administrator Jason Rockey informed council of the following:
- Stage 3 Designs for the Iron Horse River Trail were submitted on August 12th. The environmental concerns are not a problem as the drains will be higher than the normal highwater level, so, since the project will not affect the riverbanks, it has passed.
- The village employee picnic hosted to by House of Prayer was scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 24th, at Storrer Park, at 11:30.
- The water department completed hydrant flushing for the year
- The hospital improved the sidewalk at 911 E. Main St. so that now it is handicap accessible.
- The resolution removed from the agenda concerning the purchase of a truck, was removed as they are checking on a better price before they present it to council.
With no further business, the mayor thanked the visitors for coming, saying that he is especially grateful when the younger generation comes, as someday they will fill those seats.
Council went into executive session to discuss acquisition of property.
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