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Village board approves pay increase

Posted November 8, 2012 by Joe Rehana in News

Progress on the coming Family Dollar parking lot and foundation continues Tuesday morning, Nov 6 as workers prepare the site for an upcoming concrete pour. The Village Board touched on the need of relocating a water line, which runs through the property, and ensuring its readiness for the coming coming concrete surface.

The Goreville Village Board met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday night in which the trustees unanimously approved a pay increase for incoming elected mayor, village clerk and appointed treasurer.

Pay increases must be voted upon six months prior to elections. Trustees declined to increase board members’ pay and only added $50 to the salaries of mayor, village clerk and treasurer effective May 1, 2013.

The October board meeting was canceled and therefore in Monday night’s meeting the board approved the minutes of the Sept. 4 meeting and both September and October bills in the amounts of $34,017.23 and $44,235.38 respectively.

Two of Goreville Boy Scout Troop 55 members were present to fulfill their citizenship in the community badge requirements and the village board took time in the meeting to discuss their positions and how they came to be in those positions. The badge requirements include choosing a topic from the meeting and creating a report and propose a possible resolution on the matter.

Also in Monday’s meeting it was determined that for future trailer owners hooking to village water who do not own the land the trailer is on must pay the regular water deposit of $100. Exceptions are allowed only in the case where the landowner signs an agreement to be responsible for the water bill should it go unpaid by the trailer owner.

A short discussion was made to suggest a date for the village employees’ annual Christmas party as well as whether or not the village would continue to conduct its Christmas light display contest.

Before the meeting concluded in an executive session, the board members heard proposals for replacing aging and ailing city vehicles and requested more information before moving any further.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is set for Dec. 3 in the village hall council room beginning at 6 p.m.