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Village of Fisher Board of Trustees met July 11

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 12, 2019

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Village of Fisher Board of Trustees met July 11.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The Regular Board of Trustees meeting was held on 11 July 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Roll call: Deer-present, Estes-present, Henderson-present, Ponton-present, Seidelman-present, Spaulding-absent, Bayler-present.

Motion by Henderson, 2nd by Seidelman to approve the agenda with the removal of item 17 (approval of pay estimate to Illiana Construction for South First Street seal coating project), item 18 (authorize execution of purchase of 304 S. Second Street), and item 19 (authorize acceptance of proposal from LPP for Heritage Pond lighting improvement). Voice Vote: all yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Seidelman, 2nd by Ponton to approve minutes from the prior meeting. Voice vote: all yes. Motion carried.

Public Comment: Corie Osbourne stated that she greatly appreciates the new road on Third Street but feels her property has been damaged. There is now loose rock on the edge and she would like to see dirt and grass. The engineer was present at the meeting so he along with President Bayler will go look at this after the meeting.

Chris Brownfield also stated that she feels the ditch is steep but adding more dirt could cause more flooding issues. She stated that the drainage is working really well except for one small area.

Village Presidents Report: Nothing Village Administrator Report was given.

Motion by Estes, 2nd by Deer to approve payments of claims and accounts from the General Fund with the removal of the payment to Illiana Construction. Roll call vote: Estes-yes, Henderson-yes, Ponton- yes, Seidelman-yes, Deer-yes. Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Finance & TIF: Nothing.

Public Works: Nothing.

Judiciary: They are still working on getting 2 roads graded in the trailer park.

Parks & Recreation: Trustee Seidelman thanked Caseys and Ingolds for allowing them to place the collection jars for the fireworks in their businesses. A little over $1,500.00 was collected for the fireworks.


Brandon Chandler stated that the only difference from what he spoke about last month in regards to the proposed laundromat/gaming facility is that the ice cream shop front door is now going to be moved out to the sidewalk so the proposed laundromat/gaming facility will not share a breezeway with the ice cream shop. After discussion, a straw poll was conducted with the result being the board in agreement to move forward with amending the liquor license to include an additional license classification. This will be further discussed and voted on in the coming months.

Motion by Seidelman, 2nd by Deer to declare the 1998 Vermeer chipper as surplus equipment and authorize the sale of it to Brown Township in the amount of $1,200.00. Roll call vote: Henderson-yes, Ponton-yes, Seidelman-yes, Deer-yes, Estes-yes. Motion carried.


Motion by Henderson, 2nd by Ponton to adopt the 2019 Motor Fuel Tax Budget Resolution in the amount of $55,000.00. Roll call vote: Ponton-yes, Seidelman-yes, Deer-yes, Estes-yes, Henderson-yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Henderson, 2nd by Seidelman to approve the acceptance of 2019 annual MFT street maintenance (oil & chip) program. Roll call vote: Seidelman-yes, Deer-yes, Estes-yes, Henderson-yes, Ponton-yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Henderson, 2nd by Deer to approve the pay estimate to Cross Construction for North Third Street resurfacing project in the amount of $316,278.95 from Capital Improvement Fund. Roll call vote: Deer-yes, Estes-yes, Henderson-yes, Ponton-yes, Seidelman-yes. Motion carried.

President Bayler stated that the Village has received a lot of complaints regarding the work that has been done on First Street. The engineer has stated that the extreme heat and extra traffic due to the fair might be causing part of the issue. He has recommended putting down sand or white rock for a fix for now. The Village has put down sand and they will be asking the engineer to bring white rock to put down.

Questions from the media were taken.

Motion by Henderson, 2nd by Ponton to adjourn. Voice vote: all yes. Motion carried. Time: 6:55 p.m.

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