Saturday, May 28, 2016

Exeter Memorial Day Services

The Memorial Day Services will be held in Exeter on Monday, May 30th at 10 a.m.  Rolls and Coffee will be served at the Legion afterward until 11:30 a.m.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Exeter Aquatic Center to Open on Memorial Day

The Exeter Aquatic Center will open on .

Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Friday
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Closed Saturday Evening

The pool is now available for private parties - contact Pool Manager at the pool to make a reservation. The cost is $60.00 per hour (no additional entrance fees) for up to 20 people with additional costs for over 20.

Admission Fees:
Ages 5 & Under – Free with Paying Adult
Ages 6 – Adult - $4.00 per day

2016 Season Pass:
Single - $55.00
Family - $120.00 (immediate family only)
Passes are not transferable or refundable.
*Note: There will be at least one 10-minute rest break taken every hour.


Children must be 8 years old to gain admission to the aquatic center without an accompanying chaperon (13 & older).
Patrons must take a shower using soap before entering the pool.
No person having an obvious communicable disease, skin eruption, open sore, lesion, eye, ear, nose, or throat infection shall be permitted to use the pool.
Tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, and glass are prohibited in the pool area. All food and drink must be consumed outside the aquatic center or inside the designated area directly north of the bathhouse.
Coolers, food, and beverages may not be brought into the facility.
Profanity and abusive or vulgar language is prohibited.
Fighting, rough play, pushing/shoving, and running are prohibited.
No spitting or spouting of water or blowing nose in water.
Proper swim wear is required. Street clothes are not permitted in the water.
Infants or toddlers wearing diapers will not be allowed entrance into the facility without plastic diaper covers or swim diapers.
No hanging on safety ropes or buoys.
No sitting, playing on, or diving off ladders.
No pets or animals allowed (other than service animals).
No diving in less than 5 feet of water.
Flotation devices (inner tubes, air mattresses, etc.) are prohibited.
U.S. Coast Guard or Red Cross approved life jackets are permitted.
Soft toys and play items are permitted if they are used appropriately.
Any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons is prohibited.
Management reserves the right to close the aquatic center due to inclement weather or lack of attendance.
The Village of Exeter is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal items.


Children 4 & under must be within arm’s reach of the supervising chaperon. If the child is in the water the chaperone must also be in the water.


Only one person on the ladder or board at a time. Swimmers must wait on the deck at the ladder entrance.
Only one bounce permitted on the board. Running jumps and starts are not permitted.
Divers must wait for the person ahead of them to reach the pool ladder prior to diving off the board.
Dive straight off the end of the board. No jumps or dives are allowed off to side of the board.
No swimming under or between the boards.
Individuals are not allowed in the diving well to “catch” other divers.
All riders must be at least 48” tall or have prior approval from management in order to ride the waterslide.
Maximum operational load 1 person – 300 pounds.
No combs or foreign objects are allowed in pockets and no jewelry can be worn while riding the slide.
Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position.
All riders must ride feet first while lying on their back. Absolutely no riding on stomach or headfirst is permitted.
Riders should lie on their back with arms crossed across their chest or hands clasped behind their head with their legs crossed at the ankles.
Only one rider at a time. Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are permitted.
No life jackets are permitted on the waterslide.
The line should form on the deck with one rider on each landing and one rider in the starter tube.
Riders must be in good health. Pregnant women or individuals with heart or back conditions or other serious health issues should not use the slide.
Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Follow instructions of the lifeguard.
No running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in flume. Arms and hands must remain inside the flume.
No diving from the flume.
Leave the flume pool promptly after exiting the waterslide.
Water level is 4’ or greater and rider must be able to swim.


A limited number of lockers are available on a first come, first served basis on the east bathhouse wall. Patrons should bring their own locks, as the Village does not provide them. Lockers are day use only and locks must be removed when you leave the facility. Locker use is encouraged to prevent theft.
The Village of Exeter maintains these rules and policies that govern patron conduct at this facility. In general, any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons will not be tolerated. Disciplinary action may range from a one-day to one-year suspension.
Note: Expelled and/or suspended pool patrons will not receive a refund for daily admission or season pool passes.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

E-M Tracksters Success at State Track Meet

Congratulations to:
Kate Jansky 3200 meter run  12th place
Trevor Luzum - High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump,110 meter high hurdles, 300m hurdles  Tied for 2nd in High Jump, 5th in 300 m hurdles
Trystan Brandt - Triple Jump, Long Jump, 1600 meter relay 2nd place triple jump, 2nd place long jump, 11th place relay
Eric Olsen - 1600 meter relay  11th place relay
Sam Zeleny - 1600 meter relay 11th place relay
Jack Dinneen - 1600 meter relay 11th place relay

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Exeter-Milligan School Board Accepts Resignations

Exeter Site Gym Under Construction.

The Exeter-Milligan school board met in Exeter on Thursday, May 12th.
After calling the meeting to order and recognizing the visitors, President Sharon Kuska opened discussion for the consensus agenda. Treasurer Kendra Jansky read the financial report listing the ending balance in each account.

Minutes from the regular meeting in April and a special emergency school board meeting on May 1 were approved.  During the May 1 meeting the board accepted the resignation of Junior/Senior High Principal Lindley Schlueter effective immediately.

Schlueter began teaching for the old Exeter school district in 1988 and was principal at Exeter before the districts merged.  He retained his position as principal with the districts merged.

The board moved on to old business which included an appeal from parents, Wayne and Rachel Vossler, who wished to option out their youngest child to the Friend school district.

Kuska asked about the other two older Vossler children.  Rachel Vossler responded “I have no interest in moving the other children.”  

Board secretary Annette Gloystein spoke up, “The board has never approved an option after the deadline date.”

Vossler explained that the land they are purchasing was not for sale until after the option deadline.
Board member Tim Pribyl agreed with Gloystein, “We don’t want to get in the habit of not meeting the deadline.”

Kuska called for a vote after commenting that the board had already voted on the issue last month.  The board was in unison on their vote, denying the request for appeal.  The Vosslers thanked the board for their time.

Under old business Superintendent Paul Sheffield gave a building project update.  With graduation completed the gym ceiling has been removed and he explained the new ceiling “is going well.  It will have some acoustical value to it and we are looking at doing some LED lighting as well. . .there is also a possibility of including ceiling fans.”

“The only issue we could possibly run into on the addition is the cabinets.  The company who was making them is no longer in business.”

The board moved quickly through the new business and tabled the non-certified contracts so that the board members could review the changes in the contracts. 

The board received an unpaid leave request and approved it.

They also tabled a review of the duties of the elementary Principal, guidance counselor and superintendent and approved Jennifer Nicholas as a local substitute.

The board received the resignation of sixth grade teacher Allison Brahm.

The board expressed some concern over finding a good replacement with the recent hiring of three new teachers for the Milligan campus.  Board member Kendra Jansky voiced an additional worry, “It is a concern we are losing so many teachers.”

Sheffield noted that Elementary Principal Laura Kroll had interviewed multiple qualified teachers for the spots now filled and several of the top applicants not previously offered positions were still available.

After a brief explanation from Sheffield the board approved the Generations Bank disaster agreement.  This allowed for the bank to set up their business at either campus in the event of a major catastrophe in Exeter.

The board congratulated the students who qualified for state track before discussing graduation and the upcoming kindergarten graduation.  After excusing board member Jim Zeleny the next meeting was set for June 8 in Milligan at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Alumni Weekend

The Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Alumni have lots of exciting activities planned for the Memorial Day Weekend.  The highlight of the weekend will be the banquet held on Saturday, May 28th at 6L30 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at Generations Bank or Greg's Market in Exeter and Farmers & Merchants Bank in Milligan.  Following the banquet, there will be a dance at the Exeter Legion.  Admission tot he dance is included with the purchase of a banquet ticket or $5.  There is also a golf tournament, a road rally and individual class parties planned. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Exeter Village Board Increases Pool Pass Costs

by Leesa K. Bartu

The Exeter Village Board approved invoices and minutes quickly after the meeting was opened by Chairman Alan Michl.

There was a request from a resident to lower the speed limit and an issue of engine braking on the truck route on East Boundary because of the truck traffic.  “We have a speed limit in place but enforcement is an issue,” noted Michl.

Office Carl Campbell was present at the meeting and noted that he has not encountered speed violators, “I am usually in the area on the weekends and haven’t seen an issue with this.  Is there a particular time that it happens that I could be there?”

There was no specific time noted.  

The board has expressed an interest in creating a new development on the east edge of town and current landowner Paul Jensen was interested in discussing this possibility with the board. Jensen attended the meeting and told the board, “I don’t think it would be any financial benefit to me.  I wanted to meet with you guys and see what we could do about the sewer possibilities.”   

Jensen explained that he has turned over the land to his children.  He noted that 12 of the 30 acres the board was discussing were within the city limits.  “I think the kids would be willing to trade some ground for the land.”

Michl noted that “There almost needs to be a commitment of houses sold before we can do anything.  Generally there are no grants for infrastructure and we (the board) can’t put sewer in, it’s how our ordinance reads.”

After further discussion on providing a location for more housing in the community, Vice-Chairman Tim Wilbeck expressed, “It would fit in our long term plans but we are strapped right now.”

The board moved on to discuss the upcoming pool season.  It was noted that the pool pass pricing and swimming lesson prices have not changed in the past four years.  After reviewing the possibility of a 20% increase, board member Kathy Erdkamp noted, “We have to raise the costs because we raised wages so much this year.”

The board passed a motion to raise the family pool pass to $120, individual $55, with a four dollar daily rate.  They also increased the costs of swimming lessons from $25 to $35 and the hourly party rate to $60.

Clerk Becky Erdkamp presented the audit report and asked the board if there were any questions.  She noted that the cost of the report had increased significantly.

The board reviewed the library report and also the housing survey results. Michl noted that the housing survey “Has a lot of information in it.  The report says we need houses and that 19 need to be demolished.  I’m not sure which 19 they are talking about.  I can’t come up with that many.”

Officer Campbell gave the police report.  He explained that he had contacted a tow company in York to tow some of the abandoned vehicles in the community.  The property owners have been properly notified. The cost was $45 to hook up and four dollars a mile for the round trip if a small tow truck could be used plus storage costs of $25/day. 

Clerk Erdkamp explained that once the charges are incurred the board can bill the property owner. The owner would have 60 days to pay.  If they don’t pay the village would take steps to assess the cost to the property and put a lien on the property.

Since the property in question has multiple unlicensed vehicles, Wilbeck asked “What would happen if we towed one vehicle?”

Officer Campbell explained that he had talked to the property owner and “he claims he has something in the works for the cars.”

Michl noted that the department should, “get one gone and see what happens.”

“ I think there is a little bit of word getting around because I have seen some voluntary compliance,” reported Campbell.

Maintenance Supervisor John Mueller explained that he is working with the insurance adjuster on finishing the hail claim on the ballfield lights.  He asked the board about putting siding on the well house in town to improve the appearance and the board approved the expenditure.

Mueller reported a leak issue with the pool that has resolved itself and presented a piece of equipment that he was interested in purchasing, a concrete sweep.  “It will do a larger area of concrete.  Right now we are limited to the width of a board and you can’t put a crown on the road.”

Wilbeck asked if a nearby community might want to go halves on the purchase. “I think it’s a good idea but we have so many other things going on”

Michl agreed, “We need to get the tag factory down.  The asbestos is out of the tag factory and the paperwork was completed today.  I am assuming within 10 days we will be able to start tearing it down.”

The board discussed the timeline and the safety measures required during the demolition project.
Clerk Becky Erdkamp was notified by assistant pool manager Sara Lincoln that her sister is a qualified lifeguard and will be available as a substitute.  Erdkamp reported that she has mailed all of the lifeguards and the manager a list of their duties.  

Erdkamp reported that February sales tax was $9254.87 and March keno receipts were $326.66.  She also reminded the board that she will be attending the International Clerk school this month.

Exeter-Milligan Superintendent Paul Sheffield gave a brief report on the Joint Project at the Exeter school site.   They hope to begin installing the fitness equipment this month starting with new equipment.  After all of the construction is complete then the fire marshal will inspect the facility for occupancy.

The board set the next meeting for June 7 at 7:15 p.m.