Bid Awarding Delayed

14:57 PM March 13, 2019

A small hick-up has occurred with the Village of Lyndon's water up grade projects.  Mayor Doug Dunlap explained to the trustees at their March monthly meeting that the bids for the work on the village's water project were opened on Friday, March 8. The engineering firm of Willett Hofmann and Associates reviewed the bids to ensure they met all specifications and requirements. A few of the bids were incomplete and the firm requested a postponement on awarding the bids to give bidders additional time to fully complete the process. Dunlap said that a special meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 6 o’clock at village hall to award the bids.

 

In other action, Dunlap proposed a trade out of services with Sam Wanckert, who owns G2 Ergonomics on the east edge of Lyndon, and who purchased land in January, which contained the area that the village used to burn yard waste. The deal would allow the village to continue to use the burn area at no charge with Wanckert receiving free water service for his business and flushing the line monthly for the village.  The proposal was unanimously passed by the board.

 

Trustee Beau Wetzell inquired if the Wright Family needed any additional funds or services for their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Richmond Park in April. John Wright said currently the biggest need is for volunteers to help the day of the event. No action was taken,but the board will revisit the need at the April meeting.

 

Board member Becky Pietser asked the board to help with the cost of postage and copying for the annual Lyndon Veterans Memorial Fundraiser. The motorcycle ride will be held on Saturday, August 17 beginning at Cragel’s in Prophetstown and ending at Bushy’s in Lyndon. The board approved her request.

 

Other Board Action

  • Approved the purchase of seven new emergency snow route signs for $125.
  • Amended an ordinance dissolving fees on entertainment machines such as pool tables and pinball machines.
  • Approved the building permit to Tim Armstrong for a garage.
  • Approved $3,000 for supplies to replace the water line to the Lyndon Fire Station.

 

Department Reports

 

Mike Fisk- Police Chief

  • August 6 is the National Night Out event, which is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. NNO Website. Fisk suggested perhaps an outdoor movie and a cookout. He will submit paperwork for the event and will ask the Council at a later date if they are willing to provide funding for the event.
  • Reported that the air-conditioner in the village squad car needs repair and was asked to get bids.

 

Georgia Schaver-Village Clerk

  • The village received a letter from, ComEd inviting them to participate in an Arbor Day tree planting. The trees are provided by ComEd with the village responsible for the planting.

 

John Wright-Public Works

 

  • Asked to purchase an additional 10 tons of road salt from the county. With the severe winter the village used its usual allotment of 20 tons and its reserves.
  • Introduced Quinten Castro was a new part-time public works employee.
  • Trustee Gary Sutton asked about the timeline for getting hot patch to start fixing potholes in the village. Wright said during this time of year cold patch, which the village has, will be used as a temporary fix and the more permanent hot patch will not be available until summer. Sutton suggested the village purchase extra hot patch to be used throughout the entire year. Wright said the material does not store well but will look into the request.
  • Trustee Becky Piester inquired as to whether the village will be resurfacing any roads this summer. Wright said he will submit a request in May to Whiteside County. The number of blocks to be done will depend on how much money the village has to spend on the project.

 

 

The next Monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m.

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