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Meetings, parade draw attention of village council

November 9, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

TILTONSVILLE - Plans for several meetings and the YTR Christmas parade drew attention at this week's meeting of Village Council.

Councilwoman Kelly Klubert said the water board committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. prior to the Nov. 20 meeting of council.

Council also was informed a meeting involving Tiltonsville, Yorkville and Rayland has been called by Ty Lollini for 7 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss preparations if a community disaster would occur.

The session is for mayors and police chiefs and will be held at the Tiltonsville Municipal Building.

A meeting to discuss changes in postal hours at the Tiltonsville post office is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the city building.

In other matters, Mayor Jerry Vinci and council members discussed the village's participation in the Christmas parade planned by Yorkville, Tiltonsville and Rayland. The parade will be held on Dec. 8, and Dan Brown of Yorkville said James Bouchard, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Esmark, will be the grand marshal.

Brown said he also received a call that Esmark has signed up as the official sponsor of the parade.

Mentioning positive committed entries, Brown said it appears the parade will be a large one.

Rayland Mayor Tammy Morelli, who is among the parade planners, said a 50-50 drawing is scheduled, and she asked officials to help in selling tickets.

Brown said fire chiefs from the three villages will inspect the floats.

In other business:

Vinci said for the last year and a half, drivers have been asked not to park on yellow lines, but they still do. The village has wiped out some yellow lines to create more parking spaces, he added. Motorists, however, continue to park on yellow lines so tickets are being issued, according to the mayor. He told of an incident when a ticket was issued to a driver for parking in front of a fire hydrant, and the driver not only used profanity but ripped up the ticket in front of the police officer.

Indicating traffic rules are in effect for the safety of children and residents, he informed council members they might be receiving telephone calls about the matter.

The lease with Heavenly Home Health, which is renting the former city building, has been completed, and the agency has paid a month's rent of $500 and a $500 security deposit, according to Vinci.

Council gave the second reading to a proposed ordinance to amend the policy establishing rules for the code administrator.

Approval was given to the policy and procedures for the use of the village's credit cards.

Council approved a three-year fire and emergency medical services contract with the Tiltonsville Fire Department, and the pact will extend to Feb. 1, 2015. For the first year, the department will be paid $2,500; second year, $2,600; and third year, $2,700.

The next regular meeting of council will be at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 20.

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