Trustees leaning towards pay lot for Lincklaen Street parking

— The cost of one parking lot pay station — that takes cash and coins but not credit cards — would be about $14,700, Van Arnam said. In discussing how the village would pay for the station on an already tight budget, ideas were offered of a lease-to-own situation or adding the cost onto the Bond Anticipation Note for the house razing and lot construction.

Mayor Kurt Wheeler suggested the board hold off on a decision until they held their end of the fiscal year meeting on May 28 to close out the budget books for the past year. The trustees agreed.

Village Attorney Jim Stokes advised the board not to “rush in” to purchasing the pay station because the construction has not even started yet and there could be unanticipated cost overruns the board may have to face.

As part of the parking lot project discussion, Stokes told the board the village had received one bid for $250 as the result of the village’s bid request process to sell the historic well cover that currently resides on the 22 Lincklaen St. property. He also said that the previous home owner left a large amount of personal property in the house that now belongs to the village, and he recommended the board declare it surplus equipment and offer it for sale at auction.

The board approved both the well cover bid and the surplus contents auction.

Also at the meeting, the board:

—Continued a previous public hearing on what, if any, types of sponsor signs to allow on fences around village athletic fields. The trustees debated the issue, the precedents it would set, how widespread such signage could become in the village and whether or not the current sign ordinance is sufficient. The board agreed to leave the public hearing open until its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3.

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