LYONS TWP REG. MEETING
SEPTEMBER 6, 2022
The meeting was called to order with the Pledge to the Flag. There were 3 citizens, and 5 board members present.
Minutes to the meeting were presented for review. A motion to accept the minutes was made by A Hengesbach and supported by R Scheurer. Motion carried.
Correspondence: There was no correspondence.
Cemetery: The porta-potty was tipped over in the cemetery. Thinking the wind might have knocked it over. Next year we will look into having it secured with straps to help prevent it from tipping over. Josh says the flagpole is still scheduled to be put up.
Public comment: Mattie Cook-Hildebrandt, Director of the Lyons Township District Library, was here to introduce herself. The Township Board is very happy to have her at the library. She brings a lot of experience, enthusiasm, and excitement with her. Sounds like she will be a great asset to the library. Library meetings are the third Tuesday of the month.
Treasurer’s report: A motion to accept the treasurer’s report as presented was made by R Scheurer and supported by A Hengesbach. Motion carried.
Bills in the amount of $74,572.36 to the general fund were presented for payment. A motion to pay the bills was made by R Scheurer and supported by J Thelen. Motion carried.
TWP Business: C Babcock reported that B White from ICRD says they are short drivers for putting gravel on the roads.
C Babcock said he witnessed great work from the LMFD on site of an accident.
There has been no word on where things are at with the dry hydrant on Shotwell bridge.
The Culvert on Wager Road is being fixed.
Sid’s Flower Shop sent out a price sheet for decorating the Township Building for the Holidays. A motion was made by R. Scheurer and supported by A Hengesbach to do the 1 year at a time bid for 45 ft of garland for $100.17 and a 30” wreath for $50.00. Motion carried.
Austin Peabody of A&P Lawncare put in a bid of $3,110 to remove all the stone around the building and sign and plant grass seed. There was a call to another company for a bid, but they didn’t respond. A motion to accept Austin’s bid was made by A Hengesbach and supported by R Scheurer. Motion carried.
There was a letter from the Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs stating that Corey Woodruff, owner of Pine Haven Estates, is operating without a license. The date of the letter was August 2,2022. The letter states to date the department has not received the required documentation for licensure. Therefore, the park license file is closed, and the application for licensure is denied. They are now operating a park without a valid license, in criminal defiance of the Act. There is a criminal case being forwarded to the local prosecuting attorney’s office for the commencement of a criminal proceeding for operating a mobile home park without a valid license.
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 pm was made by A Hengesbach and supported by J Thelen. Motion carried.