Dresden village board 6/6/12
Meeting: The Dresden village board met Wednesday, June 6, for one hour.
Attendance: All board members were present. There were seven members of the public in the audience.
Action: The board voted to have resident Tanya Hubbard remove stones that have been placed on a village right-of-way. The planning board is working on zoning laws to address items being placed on right-of-ways. Resident Pege Brow said the village is setting a precedence if they allowed the stones to remain, adding a letter should be sent to all homeowners while the planning board reviews changes.
Discussion without action: Brow asked if anything will be done about the stray cats. She has found dead birds in her yard and the birds are not coming around like they used to. Trustee William Hall asked about doing something though the county. Clerk-Treasurer Terry Dilts will check into grants and their rules, saying most require the cats to be released back where they came from. The human society will not take them and the dog warden will not come and get them.
• The board discussed the flag at the memorial park. Resident Hatter Reynolds did some research and said the flag needs to be illuminated at night. Brow said the solar light purchased and installed should come down and be checked out to see why it does not work. Betty Daggett said that the area where the flag is placed is a dark area.
• There was a question on the replacement of fire trucks. New Fire Chief Howard Leach said that the fire department was on a five year replacement rotation until this last truck was refinanced. This has moved things back two years to a seven year rotation.
Bids/purchases over $1,000: Superintendent of Public Works Brian Ellis said the remaining street signs need to be changed to high visibility signs and that the cost is $1,100. He added the county will make the signs, meaning the cost is half what it would be for a sign company to make them. The board approved the purchase.
• The board approved $59,578 total in purchases for the fire department: Amkus High PSI Rescue Tool ($12,000), 13 sets of complete bunker gear ($34,632), 10 Motorola Pagers ($4,590), eight Kenwood portable radios ($4,632), four Motorola mobile radios ($2,224), and gas and carbon monoxide detector ($1,500). Leach said they have new requirements and the fire department would be non-compliant in a year as national standards changed.
Upcoming meetings: The next village board meeting is Wednesday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m.