Lyndon Warns ResidentsJanuary 10, 2018
The Lyndon Board of Trustees focused on water and electricity at their January meeting.
Board President Doug Dunlap reported that the opt-out period for the villages electrical aggregation program with Rock River Energy has expired. He added that out of 224 customers in the village, 200 went with the program.
Police Chief Mike Fisk reported that there have been energy company solicitors in the village again going door-to-door without permits. He suggests that residents post a no solicitation sign on their front door, which was included in the letter sent to customers by Rock River Energy. If solicitors knock on your door with the notice posted, it is considered trespassing. He asked residents to contact the village office if they encounter additional solicitors.
Public Works Director John Wright reminded residents who have trouble with freezing water pipes to be vigilant of the temperature and take appropriate actions to prevent problems. Residents should trickle their water if needed. Dunlap added that the Village's next water bills will be determined by averaging the previous three months usage, so residents running water to keep pipes from freezing will not be penalized.
Wright also reported that he will be attending the state of Illinois' Watercon event in March to accumulate credits for his water handling recertification. The cost for the classes is $275. The board approved the trip.
Police Chief Mike Fisk requested a new computer for the village squad car. Money was set aside in the budget for the purchase last year. The cost of the new machine is $4,202 which includes a docking station and external antenna. The installation will be done locally. The computer keeps Fisk connected with state and local law enforcement agencies. The purchase was approved.
Trustee Becky Piester inquired about the enforcement of property maintenance code saying there are a few properties in the village that are in violation, but nothing seems to be happening to get the problem rectified. She did add that a few of the situations have improved. Fisk said he would continue to try and contact and speak with the owners.
The next board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m.