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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Trenton Sun Page 3 - Local > continued from front page tax bill includes levies from all the governmental units listed above, and increases or decreases in those levies could also affect the individ- ual tax bill. The board approved a long-negotiated settlement and addendum with Wesclin school district for the con- tract for water services at the new high school build- ing. Some history. When the school district began the process of constructing the new school, Wesclin offi- cials solicited New Baden to participate in sewer and water extensions to the high school. The old high school campus (now Wesclin Mid- dle School) already purchas- es water from New Baden, but the existing lines were not large enough to accom- modate Wesclin's fire sup- pression needs. The district had the option of installing a pump station on-site, but a partnership with New Baden to install a new water main promised a lower cost and fewer future maintenance issues. Wesclin was able to access about 60 percent of the contract costs from its state grant, and the district and New Baden shared the remainder of the costs. Once the line was in- stalled however, the dis- Resolution reached on Wesclin project trict discovered that it had insufficient pressure inside the new building, and that the pressure at the school's hookup to the main did not meet pre-construction mod- eling completed by engi- neers on the projectl A tem- porary pump was installed along the route to supply the requisite pressure while Wesclin, New Baden, and their engineers began ne- gotiating a permanent solu- tion. The temporary pump is costing the entities about $10,000 per month, and di- minishes one of the major benefits of the project for New Baden: the looping of the water line to ease future maintenance and maintain more consistent service. The temporary pump interrulSts the loop. A permanent pump will be installed on the school district property to solve the pressure problems. The estimated $85,000 cost will be shared by the vil- lage and district, with New Baden paying 42 percent of the costs and Wesclin 58 percent. New Baden will provide future pump main- tenance, although Wesclin will be responsible for the service line leading to the pump. Trustees approved a trio of recommendations from the village's plan com- mission. Board members approved the issuance of a special use permit to John- son Veterinary Care to op- erate in the Subway build- ing on the west end of town. Trustees ratified a revision to its zoning code definition of 'family' which generally restricts more than three unrelated persons from do- miciling together. The new definition will include devel- opmentally disabled persons living together in a Com- munity Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA). The language has been modified by a number of municipali- ties in recent months. The board approved a minor subdivision plat submitted by Gerald Schulte for prop- erty near the intersection of Route 160 and Haselhorst Road. Board members ap- proved an ordinance estab- lishing an enterprise zone in New Baden, and an in- tergovernmental agreement with several other munici- palities and Clinton County, who are participating in an application for a combined enterprise zone. Enterprise zones provide sales and property tax incentives to commercial interests to en- courage development. Trustees ratified Special Service Area (SSA) tax lev- ies totaling about $159,000 to provide ambulance ser- vice to New Baden, Albers, rural Lookingglass Town- ship, and Damiansville. Board members ap- proved a change order add- ing about $43,664 to a con- tract with Haier Plumbing and Heating for constructing water and sewer extensions to service the new Love's Travel Stop being developed near the 1-64 interchange. The additional money is for unforeseeable costs the con- tractor incurred when work- ers encountered a large rock deposit while boring under Route 161. Trustees approved the purchase a new police dog, Kimbo, to replace Fedor, who is being retired due to medical issues. Kimbo will cost $2,000 and be gradually entered into service. Board members also approved the addition of Officer Joe Berry to New Baden's part- time police roster. Berry has worked for New Baden in the past, but was forced to stop when he took a full:time job with the Washington Coun- ty Sheriff's Department and his boss would not allow moonlighting. A new sheriff has been elected and allows deputies to work part-time for other departments. Board members con- sented 'to a request from the New Baden American Legion to be open and sell- ing alcohol until 2 a.m. rath- er than the typical 1 a.m. closing time on New Year's Eve. > continued from front page building to the grand prize drawing on January 1, a hot tub suite for 10 at a Gate- way Grizzlies' minor league baseball game during the 2015 season. There will be at least three drawings each day of the raffle, for prizes do- nated by local businesses and organizations including Grizzlies" hot tub suite is top prize Trenton's Chamber of Com- merce, Trenton Floral, Signs & Designs, K & D Coun- ter Tops, Deien Chevrolet, Huelsmann Distributing, CC Food Mart, Trenton Fitness, Meddows Screen Printing, Community Bank of Trenton, Tempo Bank, Trenton NAPA Auto Sup- ply, Trenton Sun, Trenton IGA, Family Pharmacy, Trenton House, Trenton Processing, Dairy King, Re- flections Unlimited, Brefeld Plumbing, Jim's Men and Boys, Light Brite Distribut- ing, Mannhard Hardware, Mexico on Main, Trenton Chiropractic, Off The Top Barber Shop, and Casey's. Tickets are available through any American Le- gion or SAL member, or at Meddows Screen Printing in Trenton. mll Open 11:00 AM 618.224.2400 Eat, Drink Merry! ~ Gift Certificates Available ~ Section Champs WESCLIN'S FFA TEAM placed first at the Section 22 Agronomy Career Development Event at Valmeyer. Team members were required to identify crop seeds, weeds, weed seeds, insect, and quality grade crop samples. Wesclin competed against ten other schools (in order of finish): Valmeyer, Marissa, Cen- tral, Waterloo, Mascoutah, Freeburg, Okawville, New Athens, Columbia, and Steeleville. Front row, from left, Jacob Fuhler, Shelden Sullo, Bryan Knopp; back row, Abby Becherer, Jessi- ca Schaeffer, and Garrett Becherer. Abby placed second indi- vidually, Jessica fifth, and Garrett seventh. There were about 60 individuals competing. I Petitions: School candidates must now file with county clerk > continued from front page Mayor Kyle Jones and Clerk Karen Buzzard each have two years remaining on their terms. In New Baden, members of the village board of trust- ees are elected on an 'at large' basis, unconstrained by geographics other than the village limits. There will be three seats up for election on April 7, now held by William Malina, and Robert Nielsen along with the seat vacated by Rafael Him, who was elected last month to the Clin- ton County Board. Five seats are available on the New Baden library board--one two-year term, two four-year terms and two six-year terms. Current library trustees Jeanice Anderson, Vincent Haun, and Martha Cachola all hold seats available for election. The fourth and fifth seats were vacated by Jon Shelton and Pattie Malina. Five of the seven seats on the Wesclin school board of education are up for election, including those of Randy Schorfheide, Karen LaCaze, Kent Jeanneret, Brian Kunz, and board president Sandy Padak. Trustees Steve Buz- zard and Jerry Hatt both have two years remaining on their terms. According to rules established when the Wesclin school district was formed, at least two board members must be from the unincorporated area within the district. Hatt lives in unincorporated New Baden, and Kunz lives in unincorporated Trenton. It's possible that one of the top five vote-getters in the election would not be seated based on the requirement. Under new state elec- tion rules in place starting with this election, all school board candidate petitions must be filed in the office of the county clerk. For Wesclin, that's Clinton County Clerk Mary Rakers, whose office is located in the courthouse at Carlyle. Petitions are available at Trenton City Hall, New Baden Village Hall, and the Wesclin district office (located in the new high school building). The filing period for completed petitions begins on Monday, December 15 and lasts until the end of office hours on Monday, December 22. New Year's Eve ~ TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW ~ Boulevard Beer Pairing Dinner Taking Reservations Now! il TUESDAY s9 9s,I I.. Fried Chicken WEDNESDAY $10.OO OFF Bottles of Wine! THURSDAY ii $27.95! 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