Sycamore council discusses village business

SYCAMORE Police Chief Richard Blankenship reminded council members and citizens to watch for kids while driving. Village Administrator Chuck Clark stated he was glad to see Blankenship out patrolling the other morning.

Village Administrator Chuck Clark noted the catch basins were cleaned last week.

A bill was submitted from Atkins for $1,312.50. A pump was replaced at the water treatment plant for $797.85 and fuel tanks were moved from the water plant to the sewer plant at a cost of $950.00.

Once the weather breaks, the streets will be repaved.

Council member Anthony Flood motioned for Ordinance 653-13 Adopting the Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.).

Members agreed to waive the three readings and pass as an emergency ordinance.

Motions to pay all bills submitted by Fire and Ambulance were approved as submitted.

In unfinished business, Fire Chief Brian Clouse noted roof replacement along with the replacement of the air conditioner will begin in a few weeks.

Clouse Construction will begin work upon arrival of materials. Clouse Construction is coordinating with Vaughn’s to work on the air conditioner unit. The ice machine has been installed and is operating well.

Clinger Mechanical donated the labor, parts, and piping for the repair of the ice machine.

Lt. Kevin Weyand noted the gator will be in service Tuesday and at the game Friday night.

Negotiations took place to purchase a trailer previously used by Carey EMS. The community center purchased and donated the trailer as well as a brush guard, decals, etc.

Members went into executive session to discuss fire personnel. Upon return, members agreed to place Brian Searles on probation for 6 months.

Clouse updated members on the remaining work detail needed before the ladder truck is ready.

Sycamore Telephone Co. is donating $300 toward the replacement of the EMS computer. Currently, an external hard drive is being used to avoid loss of data.

Vicki Weininger informed council members the plaque for Spencer Wolfe has been ordered and will be shown to his mother once it arrives.