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Bement Village Board holds June meeting

Staff Writer

On June 9 the Bement Village Board met as they have for the past few months due to Covid-19 restrictions with some members over the phone and a few present at the Village Hall.

Village Board President, Pat Tieman, stated that the meeting was short with few items on the agenda. The board filled Brenda Durbin’s position with the Zoning Board of Appeals. Tieman appointed Tim Gadbury and was approved.

Tieman stated that Trustee Woodie Dean spoke during the public comments about having speed limits reduced to 30 mph for side roads. Tieman and the board informed him of the current speed limit in those areas.

Dean also brought up abandoned properties throughout town, and the board discussed with their attorney about the Morris property which has been in contention for years. Tieman stated, “Our next step is to petition the court for a warrant to get an inspector in the house.” When the

Covid-19 closures hit, Courthouses were included. Now as the courts begin to open up for non-emergency cases, the board will pursue whatever action they can for the Morris property.

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