Saturday, March 13, 2021

Exeter Village Board Tables Police Contract


The Exeter Village Board met on Tuesday, March 9th with member Jim Anderson absent.

The board quickly moved through minutes and invoices before addressing the first agenda item, a fence between the ball park and Rich Horne’s property.

Horne requested the village replace the current wire cable strung along the property line with a fence that will keep cars from parking on his property.  He shared several photos of fences to give the village an idea of what is needed.

“Why don’t you get a price for something you would like to see out your back window,” asked board member Justin Harre.

The board asked Horne to get an estimate for fencing to replace the cable.

While discussing the fencing Harre noted that several ball field improvements need to be done before spring ball starts.  He explained that the application of a layer of field surface product has been scheduled and discussed tree trimming and rock on the driveway with Maintenance Supervisor John Mueller.

The Board approved Generations Bank Fiber Optic plan.

The board took no action on the police contract offered by the city of Friend.  They discussed several options and Chairman Alan Michl reported that in his discussion with the Friend council member there was no room for negotiation on price.

The board passed Resolution 21-02, the second of the liens for property clean up at 122 N. Burlington Avenue, and set the spring clean-up dumpster date for May 15.

Clerk Becky Erdkamp gave a nuisance property update noting that some of the equipment on the property at 211 N. Burlington Avenue has been removed from the front of the property but the equipment in the back of the house has not been moved.  The board will wait to hear back from the village attorney to see how to proceed.

The board approved the water meter reader proposal which includes a new water meter reader, software, training and a one year warranty.  Mueller will start replacing the meters that are not working. The new reader will read the old and new meters.

The board approved money out of keno funds for Exeter-Milligan post prom and an Exeter-Milligan scholarship.

Mueller gave his report noting that the pool leaks need fixed once it warms up.  The fire hall remodel continues and he plans to have the floor done Wednesday.  Cabinets will be delivered in a week or two.

The board approved a letter of support for an application for an addition to a liquor license for the legion to have a beer garden between the village office and the legion.

The library received a $3000.00 grant from the Fillmore County Foundation. Librarian Lynette Trauger plans to use the funds along with $1500.00 from the Erma Adamson memorial funds for technology and requested $1500.00 from the village as well.

Clerk Becky Erdkamp reported  sales tax for December was $12,799.45 and Keno for January was $256.03.  The board set the next meeting for April 6.


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