REPUBLIC - Council members and Mayor Bruce Lambert thanked solicitor Rick Palau for the time he served the village during their Aug. 6 meeting, and members appointed Jim Gucker to the position, effective Sept. 1.
Palau said he has relayed pertinent information to Gucker.
Fiscal Officer Monique Delaney reported the county auditor has requested special assessments due the village to be assessed on an individual's income taxes by the Sept. 10 deadline. Council discussed and approved pursuing a special assessment on a delinquent utility bill.
Village Administrator Crystal Fields is getting quotes for tree trimming near power lines and having the cracks filled on several streets. She has customized routes for meter reading for better efficiency.
The county will be reprogramming the police department's radios Sept. 17 and 24, according to Chief Don Holmer. He said "SLOW - Children at Play" signs are being placed around the village.
Councilman Mike Oberlander said he is glad Republic is a public power community and the village provides electricity for a reasonable rate but he questioned all the requests from alternative providers. Lambert said they would have to change their rate structure but they could investigate.
In other business, council:
Heard the first reading of the resolution accepting the amounts and rates by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying it to the county auditor.
Heard three aerators need repaired at the lagoon.
Rescinded a policy adopted Oct. 15, 2007, and modified June 16, 2008, for utility adjustments and collections and approved authorizing the village administrator to oversee payments of past-due customer utility accounts when needed.
Set a utility committee meeting for 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Council's next meeting moves to Sept. 4 as that Monday is Labor Day.