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Village of Swansea Village Board met July 13

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 16, 2019

Village of Swansea Village Board met July 13.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Members Present: Rose Connor           Barb Kimutis             Mike Koeneman            Ryan Maitland

                               David McGhee        Diane Wickline          Jonas Wilson

Village Liaison: Marilyn Neumeyer         Guest: Mike Buehlhorn

President Mike opened meeting with Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00am, followed by discussion of Agenda Items. Approval of Minutes: Motion to approve 15 June minutes made by Ryan, second by Rose.

Clinton Hills Fundraiser Event: Mike K. suggested we meet in the evening with our Mayor and Mike B. to discuss people to contact, including those individuals who would normally buy a table. Meeting date will be Thursday, Jul 18, at 7:00pm at the Lehr Bldg.

Barb volunteered to work on sponsorship; Dave Chevess will get the stage; diane will handle table decorations. A necklace will be used to identify people of drinking age. Barb’s nephew owns a wood mill. He can make long slabs with bark on sides to be placed at ends of pavilion. Need a video person. Ryan will talk to Jason at Dueling Pianos. Marilyn has a data base of 500 “Friends of Swansea Parks”. Chamber has mailing list of 800 people. A sponsor card will be included with each invitation.

Heartland Conservancy selected the area they will use as their outdoor classroom.

Spooktacular: Mike checked with Tribout’s. Bounce house and ride for $600; games are free. Larger rides will require a generation to power. We have enough prizes for the games. Lights and extension cords have been ordered. Ask village personnel to check outlets.

David M. will put up headstones; Diane has truck to transport big grill; menu will be chili dogs, brats and hot dogs. Drinks will be available for sale.

For Lukens party we will use pavilion-sized tent to place closer to activities and food.

Decorations: make ghosts hanging in trees with glowing eyes. Ace Hardware has an adaptor to make Halloween tree with moving lights. Marilyn has copper pot. We have 2 sponsors giving $200 each. Mike has someone who will donate pumpkins for children’s pumpkin painting.

New Business: Scott Schindler, of Bank of Belleville, requested use of ball field for kickball league practice. Play would begin on Jul 14 thru Sep 7. Scott signed the liability waiver by Village; new people would sign liability waiver when they signed up for the league.

Marilyn informed us that the decision to make Park Board members Patriot members has not been made official.

Unfinished Business: None. General Discussion: None.

Public Comment: Rose read article in BND that grants were being given for solar upgrades. Madison County grant is for embedded lights in trails.

Mike K. said in honor of Jim Beimfohr, who was an active member of the Lyons, a donation would be made at this coming Thursday Lyons meeting, in Jim’s memory.

There being no further business, motion to adjourn by David, second by Ryan. Meeting adjourned at 9:00am.

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