August 2017 Minutes

AUGUST 8, 2017



The meeting was opened @ 7:00 PM by Village President Harold Forbes with the Pledge to the Flag followed by a short prayer given by Village Clerk Lynn Duke. Others present were: Trustees Vern Shapland, Dennis Manson, Wm. Curtis, Mario Martinez, Angel Benninger and Glen Netherton. Also present was Village Maintenance Supervisor Larry Boundy, Water Supervisor Alan Thackeray and a guest, out auditor, Stan Feller.

The Village Clerk read the minutes from the previous meeting. Hearing no additions or corrections, Dennis Manson made the motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Wm. Curtis. Vote: 6 yes, 0-no. MC.

Our guest, Stan Feller of Feller and Kuester CPA’s. presented the Board with copies of the recently completed audit report. He said everything looked very good. He did however suggest that we look at putting more money in the water account. The Board thanked Stan for his work and the visit with us.

Village Maintenance Reports: Larry Boundy/Alan Thackeray


*Took sixteen loads of concrete to Wall Township

*Sprayed alleys

*Cut two trees at Basala’s and did some trimming

*Told that F-S is building an 80 X 120 foot shed and office on East Main St.

*The only bid received for tearing down the “old gas station” on Main St. came from Greg Hornstein for $2900.00. Vern Shapland made the motion to accept the bid, seconded by Angel Benninger. Roll Call Vote: V. Shapland-yes, A. Benninger-yes, D. Manson-yes, M. Martinez-yes, G. Netherton-yes and W. Curtis-yes. MC.


A monthly sample for coliforn bacteria came back positive-after cleaning pipes the test came back clear.

Dennis Manson made the motion to accept the reports, seconded by Mario Martinez. Vote: 6-yes, 0-no. MC.

Treasurer’s Report:

*Treasure’s Report is delayed due to a fund that hasn’t gotten the papers here on time.

*Bills needing payment were presented. After looking them over, Vern Shapland made the motion to pay the bills, seconded by Dennis Manson. Roll Call Vote: V. Shapland-yes, D. Manson-yes, W. Curtis-yes, G. Netherton-yes, A. Benninger-yes, and M. Martinez-yes. MC.

Water collector’s Report: Alora Ford

The report was presented for Alora by the Clerk. The report is as usual, same problem people each month. Otherwise all is good.

Wm. Curtis made the motion to accept the report as presented. The second came from Vern Shapland. Vote: 6-yes, 0-no. MC.


Park: Sharon Forbes

No Report

Streets, Alleys, Water, Drainage, Trees, Animals: G. Netherton/A. Benninger

M. Martinez

Larry needs to know that the Board said that the trees on the F-M Bank lot on W. Main St. are to be taken care of by the Village.

Nuisance & Public Health: V. Shapland/D. Manson/W. Curtis/M. Martinez

*Tenishia Watson’s yard needs some attention

*Tammy Doman’s yard needs some attention.

Government and Insurance: Lynn Duke

No Report

Old Business:

None brought forth

New Business:

Resolution 17-3 was presented for adoption. It is a resolution for putting in a separate line item for the Park fundraising efforts by volunteers/ Old School Park donations so that those funds may be used only for Park equipment/beautification. Wm. Curtis made the motion to adopt the resolution, seconded by Vern Shapland. Roll Call vote: W. Curtis-yes, V. Shapland-yes, G. Netherton-yes, M. Martinez-yes, D. Manson-yes, and A. Benninger-yes. MC.

Hearing no other business, Vern Shapland made the motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Angel Benninger. Vote: 6-yes, 0-no. MC.

Meeting adjourned @ 7:50 PM