Sale of old town hall complete


KETTLERSVILLE — The sale of the old town hall in Kettlersville has now been closed, Mayor Eric Kaminsky said.

Kaminsky said the paperwork for the sale was signed recently. The new owner is Kenneth Roth, of New Bremen. At its June meeting, Village Council accepted Roth’s bid of $10,000.

According to the June council meeting minutes, council voted 5-1 to accept Roth’s $10,000 bid. Voting against accepting the bid was Councilwoman Ida Kaminsky.

In other business at the June meeting, council passed a motion to accept the bid of Dietrich Reinhart for mowing and custodial work. His bid was $2,800 for a one-year contract. Reinhart was present, along with others who submitted proposals: Mike Homan, $3,250 a year for mowing and $500 a year to clean council chambers; and Dakota Blair, $2,750 a year for mowing. Council decided to accept Reinhart’s bid after discussing the various proposals. Village Fiscal Officer Linda Miller was to prepare a contract and forward to the mayor for review.

The mayor reported that income surveys needed to be completed and returned by June 30. Current surveys were totaling 63 percent low and moderate income. Council members were given a list of outstanding surveys that need to be submitted.

In other business:

• Council learned the the park rules sign is complete and will be placed at the park.

• Councilwoman Karen Berning reported that she is unable to find a contractor to sweep the village streets. Kaminsky was to check with other mayors at next mayors’ meeting.

• Kaminsky to follow up with the Van Buren Township trustees concerning green house number signs.

• On behalf of the Well Association, Berning reported that estimates have been requested for the alley repairs due to the water main leak last year.

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