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Raymond board discusses alternatives for trash burning and upcoming well cleaning in August 21 meeting

todayAugust 27, 2017

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RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — In the meeting of the Raymond Village Board on Monday, August 21, the board discussed complaints about trash burning at the sewer plant and an upcoming cleaning of the wells among other business.

confroomUpon approval of the meeting minutes from the August 7 meeting and the financial report from July following primary and secondary motions from trustees Scott Pinkston and Greg Bernhardt respectively, trustee Bruce Poggenpohl addressed some complaints from residents about trash being burned out by the sewer plant and brought forth the question on whether the village can find an alternative location to use for burning, whether it be outside of town or somewhere along the village corporate limits.

Discussion ensued as to whether a piece of land outside of the village corporate limits would pose further problems, especially as increased rates of dumping prohibited trash items have taken place at its current location. The board opted to take the matter into further consideration to exploration of an alternative location, but would like to remind residents that only yard waste — with the exception of wet grass and excessive fresh grass clippings — are allowed at the sewer plant site, which allows for easier and quicker burning.

Village Mayor Dennis Held noted that he received a huge thank you from Earl and Kent Sorrells at Sorrells Farm Supply for the repair work done in front of the grain elevator, which worked out perfectly and that Louis Marsch Inc., who completed the work, did a great job.

Water Superintendent Rick Broaddus noted that there is a water conference taking place next month in Springfield that he will be attending. Broaddus added that a tentative date has been set for the last week of September for well cleaning.

The Finance committee had nothing to report, but quickly noted that their certificates of deposit are good until December.

The Shoal Creek Golf Course committee received their reports for the month of July, which reflected a good month and quickly noted that the TEAM golf outing for the Panhandle School District is coming up soon.

Held asked the board to set a tentative date for the village Christmas party so that arrangements can be made, but in the meantime, he will make some calls and find some available locations and times.

Following no additional business up for discussion, the board dismissed at 7:37 pm. Due to the Labor Day holiday, their regularly scheduled meeting for September 4 has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 7 at 7 pm. Present at the meeting were Village Mayor Dennis Held, Village Clerk Susan Greenwalt, Officer Anthony “Tony” Telford (present in absence of Police Chief Valerie Sheldon), Water Superintendent Rick Broaddus, Village Treasurer Sally Broaddus and Village Trustees Joe Martin, Bruce Poggenpohl, Greg Bernhardt and Scott Pinkston.

The above will be republished in the August 29, 2017 issue of the Nokomis Free Press-Progress/The Morrisonville Times.




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Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.

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