RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — Discussion was limited, with very few items of business up for discussion in the Raymond Village Board’s meeting on Monday, December 4.
Following approval of the meeting minutes from the November 20 meeting, an announcement was made by Streets Superintendent Mike Masten that there would be some road closures. The closures involved Broad Street and Springfield Road, which crosses across the Norfolk Southern railroad line which runs parallel to Illinois Route 48. The closures would take place on Monday, December 4, starting with the Springfield Road closure. The Broad Street crossing would close the following morning on Tuesday, December 5. Both crossings will be open as soon as possible.
In the absence of village trustee Bruce Poggenpohl, an update was not given regarding the complaint presented before the board at the previous meeting by Tess Lessman. While some officials did take a further look into the situation, solutions were still be worked on while also trying to contact Dale Williams Trucking of Fillmore, who was the subject of the complaint by Lessman. A further update will be presented at the next meeting.
In other business, the board voted to approve their new certificates of deposit, going with an undisclosed Raymond area bank for an undisclosed interest rate, each ending in June 2019. Additionally, the economic development department wanted to acknowledge the great work the Boy Scout troop and the Raymond Baptist Church youth group have done working at the recycling trailer and added a reminder to residents that wrapping paper is not accepted at the facility for recycling.
With no additional business items up for discussion, the abbreviated session adjourned at 7:25 p.m., set to reconvene Monday, December 18 at 7 p.m. In attendance included village president Dennis Held, village clerk Susan Greenwalt, village treasurer Sally Broaddus, water superintendent Rick Broaddus, streets superintendent Mike Masten, police officer Anthony Telford and village trustees Joe Martin, Greg Bernhardt, Kathy Summers, Scott Pinkston and Robert Pennock.
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