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Mill Shoals Board Pays Local Family’s Water Bill

The board members agreed to pay the balance of a local family’s water bill, who had lost their home recently to a fire.

The residents of Mill Shoals will see an increase in their trash rate by one dollar starting April 1st.

There was a discussion held pertaining to the status of the old town hall and whether there was a valid reason to continue heating the building. The Village Water Operator Wayne Carter stated that to shut off the heat, he would need to get the water shut off to the building and to do that he would have to replace a severely aged valve off the main water line that provided water to several residents. The board agreed that Carter would need to replace the valve in the main water line at his availability.

Carter provided the Water Department report, which stated that four water main leaks have been repaired recently and that he would be taking gravel around to all the fixed water leaks to level them up better for traffic to cross.

Morgan Doggett with Drew Lane Consulting confirmed the Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant is waiting only on an insurance letter denying a water loss claim. After that, the USDA RD should require nothing further to start processing the funding. Doggett also took the time to update the members regarding the Lead Line information that was sent to all residents, the Service Contract with DLC was updated and ready for review by the board members, and the Walmart grant will be ready to apply for in March to help offset the costs with the police car.

Village Clerk Tullis asked the board if they would like to continue the Golf Cart and Side-by-Side recreational vehicle registration process. Clerk Tullis explained that the program started off well but only six stickers were sold. The board tabled the issue for further discussion.

Trustee West reported that the police car was fixed and that it needed to be stored at the Village’s garage. Carter stated that the doors to the garage were very difficult to open and that a few posts have rotted at ground level. Trustee Young made the motion to repair the doors to the garage. The board approved to seek out estimates and report the cost back at next month’s meeting.

The Village Board agreed that the next move to getting approved by the Illinois Training and Standards Board was to have the Village’s Attorney create an acceptable ordinance and resolution.

Finally, Clerk Tullis stated the Key Control Box was in and he would get it up on the wall.

The next Mill Shoals board meeting will be on March 5th at 7:00pm.


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