The Village of Hutsonville is looking for a new trustee, and will be looking into some street repair.
Village Trustee Jason Bogard submitted his resignation from the board Tuesday night. Bogard had moved out of the village a few months ago with plans to return in a short period of time. In his resignation to the board he stated he does believe he will be able to return as planned and does not believe he can continue to serve the community in the manor it deserves. He is also required to live in the village by ordinance.
Mayor Tina Callaway and the board regretfully accepted the resignation. Callaway noted Bogard's contribution to the community through business ventures, as a volunteer fireman, and work organizing several community events and festivals.
Callaway said she plans to appoint a replacement to fill the two-year unexpired term at the March meeting, but does not have a candidate as of yet. Anyone interested should contact her at the Farmers and Merchants Bank.
It was brought to the board's attention by Keith and Teresa Boyd that a section of North High Street is in need of repair. That section of road does not see a lot of traffic, but over time has settled and now holds water. Another challenge is the road is narrow, like an alleyway, and cannot be paved by conventional equipment. The board agreed to look into options and possibly address the issue over the summer.
In other business Callaway reported on water and sewer permit status and set dates for committees to address work and other issues that have occurred over the past couple of months. She did note two excessive water leaks on Clover St. and South Main St.
The challenge of finding and repairing a water leak during single-digit weather in very extreme, Callaway reported that help for the City of Robinson was greatly appreciated. She noted that all residents directly affected by the leaks were notified of boil orders.
She also noted that water main leaks and ice in the water tower can cause temporary water discoloration and suggested residents run their taps for a few minutes to help clear those lines. She wants to assure everyone the water is tested and safe to drink.
Callaway said she will be appointing a police committee to provide oversight for the police department during this current time of growth and transition. Previous police related business has been addressed under the personnel committee and mayor's office.
Spring cleanup for Republic Services customers will be April 17.