DECEMBER 3, 2008 PUBLIC HEARING
A public hearing was held on the referendum election the village has scheduled for January 6, 2009. The meeting opened around 7:00 p.m. After the Pledge of Allegiance, business was conducted.
Present from the board: mayor Toni Campbell, trustee Mark Doeberl, Trustee Gerald Hayes, trustee William Excel. Absent was trustee Kim Boomhower. Christian Vischi, village clerk, was also present. There were about 10 attendees.
The mayor basically read the public notice as published in the newspaper November 29, 2008. She mentioned a $500,000 grant for the project. After reading, she asked if there were any questions.
A question about a $500,000 grant mentioned in this meeting and others was raised. Why isn't the bonds total in the referendum $500,000 less because of the grant? The answer was because this is the way the the resolution had to be written.
Asked if the $500,000 grant was approved, clerk Vischi answered "on the record" that it is a "sure thing."
Asked about a letter from the health department that was not mentioned in other village meetings, the mayor and trustee Excel both said it was talked about at previous meetings. The mayor said Trustee Hayes got a copy and the public could get a copy after the meeting. [note: a search of posted minutes on the "official" website of the Village of Earlville found NO MENTION of the letter in official minutes.]
The mayor stated that the State Department of Health can override the vote of the people. The mayor also stated that all voters must be registered at least 10 days in advance of the vote.
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Published November 28, 2008 in the Norwich Evening Sun .
3. Installation of a permanent stand-by generator for the Village groundwater well site; and
Notes Concerning the "$500,000 grant:
From the Official Website of the Village of Earlville: