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Village of Dieterich President & Board of Trustees met July 15

By East Central Reporter Reports | Aug 14, 2019


Village of Dieterich President & Board of Trustees met July 15.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The Dieterich Village Board met in regular session on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Village Hall.

The meeting was called to order by President Hardiek and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

The following Trustees were present: Carrie Galbraith; Jeff White; Sean Pankau; Derick Stumeier and Bill Lane. Trustee Mike French was absent. With five Trustees and President Hardiek present, a quorum was declared to be present. Also at the meeting were: Clerk Brittny Gipson and Mike Campbell.

A motion was made by Trustee J. White; seconded by Trustee D. Stumeier to approve the omnibus agenda; approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting on July 1, 2019. Roll call was 5 yes and 0 no.

Mike Campbell discussed with the Board some other lettering options that were presented by a local sign company for the new Hartke Subdivision monument sign. The Board still liked the look of the dark solid plate with the lettering cut out and back lighting of the plate. Mike was going to find a way to run electric from the existing tennis court lights to the new sign.

Mike inquired about purchasing a tank for our new UTV. The tank would be used for spraying purposes. With the purchase of the tank, the Village employees could spray for bag worms on trees, rather than contracting out this work. There are also several other uses for a UTV tank that would save the Village money in the long run. The Board asked Mike to get some pricing on the tanks.

Mike informed the Board of the repair progress from the lightning strike that hit the lagoon blowers in June. It was discussed that we need to look into getting some sort of lightning suppressors installed on the lagoon blower building, since this is the second lightning strike to damage our lagoon blower equipment in the last couple of years. Mike was going to gather quotes for the lightning suppressors to present at a later meeting.

The Board discussed with Mike installing some type of barricade between the railroad tracks and the Wohltman-Aherin Insurance office building to prevent traffic from driving on the south side of the building and pulling onto Main Street. The area between the Wohltman-Aherin Insurance building and railroad tracks is private property and not a dedicated street or alley. This intersection has been witnessed to be very dangerous on numerous occasions due to the close proximity of the railroad tracks and the zero visibility of the Main Street railroad crossing lights from this area. The railroad would love to install crossing arms on Main Street at this railroad crossing, but cannot do so with traffic allowed to come through the area next to the insurance office. Only if the area south of the insurance building was closed to through traffic would crossing arms be installed. With landowner permission, the Board asked Mike to install some type of temporary cones or barricades to stop traffic from entering and exiting Main Street south of the Wohltman-Aherin Insurance building. The situation would be evaluated with the landowners and railroad in the future to discuss if some type of permanent closure is appropriate.

The Board reviewed the draft plan sheets for the ITEP 2016 downtown enhancement grant project that Milano & Grunloh had designed. Milano & Grunloh had several questions about locations of sidewalks, light poles, fencing, etc. Clerk Gipson and the Board went through each question and plan sheet to give Milano & Grunloh specific answers.

The Board each reviewed examples of other Industrial Park covenants that were created and enforced by other municipalities. The Board discussed each of their opinions on what should be included with the covenants we are creating for the new Industrial Park East. Clerk Gipson was going to compile all the suggestions and work with the Village attorney to create our covenants.

At 8:38 PM a motion was made by Trustee J. White; seconded by Trustee D. Stumeier to adjourn the meeting. Roll call was 5 yes and 0 no.


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