Saturday, August 15, 2020

Exeter Village Board Discusses Sewer Issues


Exeter Village Board met on Tuesday, August 4 at 7 p.m. at the Village office.

The board approved the minutes and invoices before moving on to the regular agenda items.

Chairman Alan Michl noted that the village “will save roughly $49,000 by refinancing the pool bonds.”

The board reviewed the one and six year road plan.  They noted a few corrections, “every block we get adds to our funding from the state,” according to Michl.

Village Cleck Becky Erdkamp noted that there were two property owners that haven’t paid their assessments from the last pavement.

In the absence of Village Maintenance Supervisor John Mueller, Michl explained that there had been some sewer issues on the west side of town due to tree roots.  The board reviewed an estimate for a foam root killer to be pumped in the sewer in one third of the village and approved a three year plan to deal with the tree roots in the sewer. The bid was for $7084.00 per year for three years which would come out of the sewer fund.

Clerk Erdkamp explained that the copier lease expires soon.  Currently the village leases a copier for $42 a month with a per copy cost, a new lease would be $100 per month with a lower charge per copy.  She noted that there is no cost for ink or toner with either plan.

The board briefly discussed the bid they received for a new camera surveillance system and tabled any action on the cameras.

Clerk Becky Erdkamp  reported that sales tax for May was $7737.18 and keno for June was $132.12.  She noted that the building inspector will be here in the next few weeks to look at the properties the city has marked to condemn.  One of the four properties on the list was sold and Clerk Erdkamp will contact the new owner about the condition of the property.

She informed the board that she will be working on the budget this month.  The pool is scheduled to close on August 12.  She presented a complaint from a resident about ag and construction equipment that has been parked in a residential area for several years.  The board asked her to contact the village attorney to get advice on how the situation should be handled.

The board scheduled the next meeting for Wed September 9 at 7 p.m.

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