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Enfield Village Board swears in elected officials at May meeting

The Enfield Village Board met Tuesday night for their May meeting.  A retirement party for Treasurer Shirley Myers was held prior to the Board meeting with cake and ice cream being served.

Winners in last April’s election were sworn in. Tom Harbour as Village President, Debbie Stone as Village Clerk, Angela Carter as the new treasurer and Maury Black as Village Trustee. Also, Harbour without objection reappointed Aaron Dauby to a two year term as Trustee. Dauby, due to personal issues, was unable to circulate a petition to get on the ballot. The Board is still one member short and one will have to be appointed by the June 20th meeting.

The Board agreed to pay off the balance of the amount for the backhoe with the remaining backhoe fund money and funds transferred from their gas maintenance fund.

Nick Tate of Norris City addressed the board about the position of animal control officer. First the Village will have to find out about their liability situation and Tate will contact his insurance company to see if he has the proper insurance for his vehicle to be used for the job. The issue will be brought up again at next month’s Board meeting.

Due to recent storms, about half the shingles on the Village Building’s roof were damaged. They received $14,595 from their insurance company. They put out bids for the repair work and received two, one from Tri-County Roofing for $14,900 and the other from Integrity Roofing for $24,600. Board decided to reject both bids and design a new bid sheet, and see about whether they should replace the shingles or put on a metal roof.

Cleanup at the park went well and they’re thinking about planting some trees or shrubs.

The Board agreed to again donate $250 this year to the Enfield Blue Ribbon 4H club to help provide sack lunches this summer to needy students.

A 20 minute executive session was held to discuss a property situation, with no action taken.