The Readstown Village Board meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. by President Dave Edgar on Thursday, Nov. 8. Roll call was taken by village clerk Shawna Koch with trustees Chad Larson, Judy Shaffer, Dan Chroninger, John Heal, Paul Schneider and Bruce McKittrick present.
Resident Art Piper was wondering if anything is being done with Mike Callaway’s lighting problem. Edgar stated the village attorney is looking into the mater.
A report for the Readstown Fire Department was given. It was reported that the chili supper was a success. The department will be having a gun raffle for deer season. There was a discussion on putting an awning on the door for the fire department.
A discussion was held regarding a tractor pull to be held in the village. The board gave permission for a tractor pull to be held on Memorial Day Weekend. The pull will be held in front of Pat’s Corner Bar. Pullers will come to future meetings to keep the village board updated on the date and time the pull will take place.
The board approved a pay request for Owen’s Excavating and Trenching.
The board approved a revised engineering contract for the Maiben Street Water Main.
A due process hearing for Shay Larson, police officer for the village, and a closed session was cancelled due to President Dave Edgar receiving and reading a resignation letter from Larson effective immediately.
The Collins and Associates audit engagement letter was approved by the board.
The board declined to invest in the Vernon Economic Development Association.
A cell phone was approved for Readstown Director of Public Works. They will change the police phone over.
Vacation time for clerk Shawna Koch was approved with Koch being gone on Nov. 14 from 10:15 a.m. until 1 p.m., Nov. 19, 20 and 21, Dec. 17 and Dec. 19 in the afternoons only.
Work was held on the preliminary 2013 budget.
The board went into closed session to discuss employment of a public employee. When the board reconvened into open session, the board decided the Mr. Faulkner will take the written test in May of 2013 if he did not pass the November tests. The board will then decide what action must be taken if he fails the May 2013 test.
The board eliminated all comp time for all public works employees.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m.