Buckley board voids contract for curb work

BUCKLEY — Village board members voted unanimously with only three members present to void a contract with Glenn Genzel to do curb work in town.

At their August meeting, board members voted to accept the low bid from Genzel and gave him 60 days to complete the work.

But the work had not been started as of Monday’s meeting, which prompted the board to take action.

Troy Genzel, representing Glenn Genzel, was present and showed the board a sheet of paper with a few specifications Genzel was given to bid on the job. The board agreed that it needed better, more specific bid sheets from now on.

The board agreed that it is too late to start any concrete work now, so the work will be rebid and held off until spring 2013.

Other business
In other business Monday:

— The board accepted the resignation of Trustee Sherrilyn Hoopingarner. This added another vacant seat on the board, as Marlin Luhrsen resigned previously.

— Two Buckley residents came forward at the meeting showing interest in being on the board. Mayor Jim Hull appointed and the board voted unanimously to accept Ron Lenington and Terry Whitebird as members of the board. Lenington is a longtime Buckley resident and owns a real estate company. Whitebird has lived in Buckley for three years.

— Resident Jeanette Tobeck voiced concern about the condition of the old drugstore building. She said the front door is open and she is concerned that someone may get hurt if they enter it. The board asked maintenance employee Wayne Link to board up the door.

— The board voted unanimously to donate $100 to Volunteer Services of Iroquois County.

— Christmas bonuses for employees of the village were discussed. Two motions — one not to give bonuses and the other to give bonuses — died after not receiving a second.

— Board member Jim Longest informed the board that the village truck has a crack across its windshield and needs fixed.

— Hull said he would check into getting the hole taken care of on Main Street. The hole resulted from the repair of several water leaks found and repaired there.

— The board informed ERH Enterprises Inc., a Westville-based company that maintains and operates the village’s water  system, that a shutoff valve on the property next to the post office needs to be repaired.

— Board member Keith Hartke said there had been 28 gallons of gas stolen from the village’s maintenance shed. He said it appears someone had entered the building and moved the truck to the other side of the building. There were some other items moved around, as well.

— Hartke brought up the issue of people burning leaves on the curbs and on the roads. Hartke said the burning of the leaves is cracking curbs and not good for the road either. Hartke said people need to burn their leaves on their own property.

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