By Doris Elmore
The Atwood Village Board set Saturday, August 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. as Atwood Clean-Up Day at their regular meeting on Monday, July 13. An advertisement will appear in this newspaper closer to date with guidelines for disposable items. This is for Atwood residents only and everyone should be ready to unload their own items.
The board approved expenditures totaling $38,457.47.
A public hearing on the Budget & Appropriation for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 was held, then adjourned.
During new business the board passed a motion to adopt Ordinance 20-0-04, Village of Atwood Budget & Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in the amount of $1,172,050.00.
A request was read from Casey’s General Stores, Inc. to allow them to begin selling beer curb side at their store in Atwood. The request stated they will take a tablet to the car allowing the driver’s license to be scanned & take payment. After a discussion, the board agreed to the request to sell all alcohol curbside.
Suzanne Wells, Independent Candidate for Piatt County Circuit Judge, was in attendance to introduce herself to the board and tell them about her qualifications. She was interested to learn about the board & Atwood. She thanked the board for their service to the community.
A discussion was held to move forward with requiring building permits for fences within village limits. The board decided to table their decision until more information can be obtained.
Trustee Allen Kilber suggested to the board that a monetary limit be set for replenishing trees within the village. Due to this not being in this year’s budget, it will have to wait until the 2021-2022 budget. Kilber said he understood, but this will give the board time to decide what type of trees to plant.
Kilber added that since they are using taxpayer’s money for this project, he invites village residents to attend the meetings and let them know if they think replacing trees is a good idea. He also wants their input on where the trees should be placed. Kilber says he appreciates any ideas residents have on village projects.
Trustee Chris Stoltz stated the police committee will be advertising in local papers for more applications for part-time positions for the police dept.
Village Attorney Kenny Crossman stated that he had talked with Kevin Knight, owner of the south trailer court where the village wants the trailers removed and the lot cleaned up. Knight told Crossman that he had contacted a contractor and he would get back to him as to when the work can be done.
The next meeting of the board will be held on Monday, August 10, in the Municipal Building.