Raymond Village Board held a meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4. Mayor Dennis Held stated that CTI put signage up, in front of Raymond Town Hall, congratulating the village on being accepted for CTI's fiber optic services. Residents may look online or contact Town Hall for more information.
Trustee Hough informed the board that he had received correspondence from Jan Pinkston regarding her ideas for commemorating Raymond's upcoming sesquicentennial in 2021. One of Pinkston's ideas includes building a repository, on a cloud-based platform, to store information such as historical items, articles, photographs, video clips and other noteable documents. More information will be provided at a later date.
Mayor Held stated that the village had been informed that the current office copier is outdated and that parts are no longer available. The clerk received several bids from different companies and made her recommendations to the board; stating that by upgrading to a machine that will also scan and fax the office can eliminate one machine and extra ink. The board agreed to purchase a new Xerox copy/scan/fax machine from RK Dixon at a cost of $1,157, with an annual maintenance of $150 per year.
In streets and alleys, Superintendent Masten stated that he had been approached about some Walnut Trees on Henry Street that are beginning to decay. Superintendent Masten said that he would contact McCallum's for a price estimate. He also reported that he was getting the trucks and equipment winterized. In other news, Trustee Poggenpohl stated that he had received bids for the repair to the concrete steps and railing on Broad Street and that he will submit the same for reimbursement.
In water and sewer, Trustee Hough stated that he had received a flash drive from Hurst-Rosche with the first set of reproduced maps/blueprints for water/sewer lines and hoped to send more down in the near future. Water Superintendent Broaddus reported that the village had a water main break a few weeks ago and that he wanted to thank Officer Grove for her assistance with traffic during repairs.
In police, Officer Grove provided an updated report for the board. Trustee Bernhardt mentioned that the Halloween trunk-or-treat went very well and that he had received many compliments.
In economic development, Trustee Pennock reminded everyone that Hillsboro will stop accepting items for recycling on Sunday, Dec. 1. Trustee Pennock then asked if the recycling trailer should be sold. The board agreed to table the matter until the spring.
With no other business to come before the board, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.