Some of the trees behind the Lyndon Veteran’s Memorial will need to be removed to accommodate future inscriptions.
Lyndon Initiates Fee; Discusses Veteran's MemorialNovember 15, 2017
A water fee, submission of a loan application for various water projects and a warning about solicitors headlined the November Board of Trustees meeting.
The board gave Sharon Pepin, from Community Funding and Planning Services, permission to proceed with a loan to cover several water supply projects in the village. The loan will be submitted to the Illinois EPA. She will also arrange for engineering services from MSA Professional Services Inc. for the water line project on 1st Street. Total cost for the application and engineering is $16,500. The loan will cover installation of a new 6-inch water main along First Street, the painting and cleaning of the water tower, and work on one of the city wells.
Over the past few months village has been working on a solution to deal with disputes over water bills. In order to help curb the problem residents will now be charged a $75 fee if public employees are asked to enter a residence to investigate the source of a water leak. The village will check their equipment from the street to the meter at no cost. If it is determined that a leak is the fault of the village the customer will not be charged for extra water used. However, if it is determined that the source of the leak is past the meter the property owner will be charged for water used.
Discussion was held about removing trees surrounding the Veterans Memorial at Village Hall. The trees have begun to obscure the monument in the front and trees behind the monument need to be removed in order that more names can be added. It was decided the village will remove the trees surrounding the monument as time allows.
The village adopted the budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. It is a deficit budget, but Mayor Dunlap said he would hope the board would begin working in January to find ways to reduce the deficit
It was reported that the village has signed an electrical aggregation agreement with Dynegy Energy for rate of 6.585 cents / kilowatt hour. The rate should be about one cent lower than the regular ComEd rate. The agreement begins the first part of February and runs for three years. Village residents should be receiving a letter shortly explaining the program and their options.
The village will once again hold a Christmas display contest which will award prizes for first, second, and third places. Judging will conclude on December 19th.
In other action:
• Village donated $200 to the Toys for Tots campaign.
• Approved the 2018 annual contribution for Workmen’s compensation insurance
• Approved a building permit for Jerry Miles.
Public Works Director John Wright reported:
- A new heater is needed for well house number one. He was asked to seek bids.
- Christmas decorations will be hung on Friday, November 17.
- Village employee Jake Chapman will be taking the test for his Class C water license.
- Expressed his thanks to all the veterans for their service
Police Chief Mike Fisk reported:
- Cypress Creek Renewables, an energy production company has contacted the village seeking information on tracts of land within the village limits to install solar panels. He suggested the village look into their ordinances and perhaps consider updating them in order to prevent a company from doing such work
- There were solicitors in the village trying to get residents to sign up with various electric companies. They had no permit and left town. He warned residents to be wary of solicitors and suggested that if approached ask to see the solicitors permit from the village.
The next board of trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m.