Kocal-aye, Alderman Fehlhafer-aye, Alderman Lindsay-aye and Alderman Weaver-aye. Motion carried.
Purchase demo hammer – Alderman Strohecker recommended purchase. Guenzler questioned why hammer was needed. Guenzler feels it would be better to have hydraulic on back hoe. Motion made by Alderman Lindsay, seconded by Alderman Macomber to purchase from PDC. After more discussion, it was agreed to table this purchase.
Building permits – no report.
Committees Water & Sewer – no report as all was discussed earlier.
Streets & Property – Alderman Strohecker inquired when Maintenance would fill in pot holes. Guenzler reported they will get to it soon. Alderman Strohecker inquired if Rolling Hills was sent a bill yet. Guenzler reported not yet. Alderman Strohecker requested a short executive session.
Purchasing/Finance – no report.
Personnel – Mayor Stern announced the committee needs to schedule a meeting to renew the insurance. Also need to discuss the vacation policy. Committee meeting was set for 8:00 AM on May 12th.
Economic Development – Alderman Kocal discussed article in newspaper on prison. Lanark is keeping up. Sounds like it will be Federal prison come September. Lanark is keeping website up to date. Transfers are tech savvy – need to keep up. Thirty mile radius is favorite spot. Lanark needs to be proactive.
Planning – Meeting was set for May 19th at 7:00 PM.
Ordinance – no report.
Alderman Lindsay received complaints about Fischer and Burkholder’s properties. Others were mentioned in discussion. Since they are businesses and on highway, they need to be cleaned up.
Alderman Macomber received call from Robert Kalina about trees. Alderman Fehlhafer and Alderman Macomber went to Kalina’s prior to meeting. Several trees need to come down. Others have also received complaints regarding trees.
No other aldermen had any additional business.
Clerk read response from Jim Sacia regarding the recently passed resolution not supporting Governor’s reduction in State funding to municipalities. Note read “I agree.”
Motion made by Alderman Macomber, seconded by Alderman Kocal to enter executive session to discuss real estate and personnel. All ayes. Motion carried. Entered executive session at 9:42 PM.
Motion made by Alderman Strohecker, seconded by Alderman Macomber to exit executive session. All ayes. Motion carried. Exited executive session at 10:12 PM.