Raymond Board Pauses To Honor Street Employee

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The Village of Raymond board met at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21.  Mayor Dennis Held opened the meeting with a moment of silence for street employee Ben Pope. A motion was made and seconded by Trustee Summers to make a donation to the Pope family.

The board noted that Trunk-or-Treat would be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, and recognized Representative Avery Bourne for her generous donation of candy.

In streets and alleys, Trustee Poggenpohl mentioned that the steps and railing in front of Sorrells had been damaged by a truck backing up to the donation box. Trustee Poggenpohl reported that he spoke to the company and was asked to provide an estimate to repair the damage. He will forward the information when he receives it.

In water and sewer, Trustee Hough stated that the work at the Gun Club has been completed and the dam is repaired.

In Police, Officer Groves provided a report to the board. Officer Grove stated that the village is down to four patches for the uniform and provided the board with three options for new badges. Trustee Hough mentioned that the current police computer has some age on it and both the operating system and software is outdated for current needs. Officer Grove obtained estimates for a new computer. After a review of the estimates, Trustee Hough made a motion to purchase a Powerspeck B676 computer which includes the necessary software packages for the police at a cost of $599.99. The motion passed unanimously.

In golf, Superintendent Drew Eilerman stated that his pesticide license will be up for renewal soon. He also mentioned that he plans to trim trees around the course and change the flags. The board discussed the sprinkler heads.

In economic development, Trustee Pennock stated that he had third quarter numbers in, with the Baptist Church to receive $250 and the Boy Scouts to receive $75. The board extended the village's gratitude to the church and the local Boy Scouts for their participation in the recycling program.

With no other business to come before the board the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

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