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SIBLEY — Jim Kearney was appointed interim village board president, effective through the April 2013 election, during the Sibley Village Board’s Aug. 6 meeting.
Kearney fills the position vacated earlier this summer by the resignation of President Nicole Miller.
In other business at the meeting:
— The board accepted a bid from Slagel Bros. Construction to repair the south side of the pump house.
— The board accepted a bid of $1,142 to replace the water treatment plant’s fluoride pump, which is 20 years old, and chlorine pump, which is 5 years old. The village will provide the labor.
— Maintenance employee Tim Fillenwarth said a water leak across from the Johnston residence on Madison Street had been fixed temporarily. He said he will be contacting the Pope Joys and Kaufmans to try to get the leak fixed permanently.
— It was reported that Dusten Jaminson’s residence will need a new water meter.
— Beth Meyer reported a monthly usage of 976,200 gallons of water in the village, with a daily average of 31,490 gallons.
— The board discussed itemizing the quarterly water bills to show what is being paid toward water and what is being paid for garbage pickup. Kearney is to contact the village’s attorney about how to proceed.
— The board agreed to repair a drainage-tile water leak behind Lonnie and Nancy Adkins’ home in a field.
— The board agreed to remove a dead tree on the south end of Lake Drive this fall. There is also a tree that needs trimmed across from Jim Longmire’s home.
— It was brought to the board’s attention that there are chickens in the village. A discussion was tabled until the September meeting.