Raymond Village Board held a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 1.
Two sealed bids for the ambulance shed were received and opened, with the highest bid coming from Keith Halsey in the amount of $2,500. Trustee Summers made a motion to accept Mr. Halsey's bid for $2,500 with Trustee Robert Pennock seconding the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.
Mayor Dennis Held reported that he had received the 2019 motor fuel tax paperwork from Hurst-Rosche in the amount of $23,406.23. A motion was made by Trustee Greg Bernhardt to approve the resolution for maintenance of streets. The motion was seconded by Trustee Summers with all members voting in favor.
Trustee Bruce Poggenpohl asked Street Superintendent Mike Masten if there would be any ditch work coming up this summer.
Superintendent Masten affirmed that work would be needed and that he would put together a map for the next meeting. He also reported that there will be more sidewalk repairs needed, and that a bid will need to be put out and completed before October.
The board discussed an offer to purchase a used Dixie Chopper mower versus the purchase of a new or used Grasshopper mower, taking into consideration the current condition of present equipment. Following a detailed discussion, Trustee Poggenpohl made a motion to buy a new Grasshopper, 725 diesel mower from Barker Implement in the amount of $14,500 with deck and bar, tires, better seat and weight kit. The motion was seconded by Trustee Bernhardt and with all present voting in favor.
Mayor Held stated that the village had closed on the Greenwalt shed purchase earlier that day. The building is now in the village of Raymond's name and insurance has been changed over.
Water Superintendent Rick Broaddus reported that the pumps are done at Vandeventer and are ready to be picked up.
Trustee Bernhardt stated that the bids were in for CD renewal. The board discussed terms and a motion was made by Trustee Summers to renew the CD at Bank and Trust. The motion was seconded by Trustee Bernhardt with all present voting in favor.
Police Chief Valerie Sheldon gave an update report for the previous two weeks. She also reported that the radars were recertified for the year and working properly.
Superintendent Tom Irwin presented the board with his letter of retirement, effective Wednesday, June 19. Trustee Poggenpohl and the board thanked Superintendent Irwin for his years of service and commitment to the village of Raymond and the golf course, and expressed good luck and happiness in his retirement. With regret, a motion was made by Trustee Kathy Summers to accept Superintendent Irwin's retirement. The motion was seconded by Trustee Poggenpohl with all present voting in favor.
It was reported that first quarter totals were in for recycling with $100 going to the Boy Scouts and $100 going to the Baptist Church for assistance.
With no other business to come before the board the meeting was adjourned at 8 p.m.