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SIBLEY — The village board has an open trustee position.
The board’s president, Jim Kearney, read an email from Trustee Connie Roth during the board’s Jan. 18 meeting, which stated that she has a new work schedule and has officially resigned as a trustee.
The board reluctantly accepted the resignation. The vacancy will need to be filled by an appointed resident and voted on by the board.
Also at the meeting:
— The board agreed to pay a $120 registration fee and reimburse water department employee Beth Meyer for mileage and hotel expenses for a convention she will attend in Effingham on Feb. 20.
— The board voted to set a $50 fee for the rental of the Sasparala Saloon. The village officially took ownership of the Land Office and the Sasparala Saloon on Dec. 10.
— The board discussed having village maintenance employee Tim Fillenwarth check the Land Office and Saloon on a regular basis for any issues. It was stated that there is a possible leak at the Land Office over the garage door.
— The board discussed maintenance of the village. It was learned that a resident had cut down a tree and placed it in a field on the edge of town. It was decided to have Fillenwarthpick pick up the tree and haul it to Melvin.
— The board approved having letters sent to residents of properties with past-due water bills, stating the resident has two weeks to pay the full amount or their water service will be shut off.
— The Lakes and Parks Committee stated March 15 is the order deadline for fish for the lake. The board approved ordering $1,000 of cat fish and bass. The board also arranged to seek cost estimates to install five signs around the lake statying the regulations and what size fish are legal to keep. The board also discussed adding an additional culvert to the ditch east of the pavilion for easier access to the park.