Politics and Government

Board discusses new protocols

The Ogden Village Board will be changing how it does business.

During the April 3 board meeting, Trustee Sonja Vickers brought up concerns regarding how checks are signed for village business.

Vickers said currently Mayor Jack Reidner and his wife Rosanne Reidner, the village clerk, are the only two people designated to sign checks.

Village to take control of property in downtown

The village of Homer is gaining some property.
At the March meeting the village agreed to take control of property located at 102 and 104 Main street.
Pat Pruitt, the owner of the property, asked the village to take control of the lot, said Trustee Mike Johnson.

Referendum fails in Prairieview-Ogden school district

A proposal to increase the district’s tax rate from $1.92 per $100 of assessed valuation to $2.32 failed by a 319-181 vote on March 18.
Superintendent Victor White said now the district could be forced to eliminate two teaching positions in the upcoming fiscal year.

Water tower issues still being discussed

The saga of the Ogden water tower continues.

“There isn’t too much to update,” Mayor Jack Reidner said.

St. Joseph moves forward with road work


The St. Joseph Village Board heard from engineering firm Clark Dietz at the Jan. 28 meeting.

The village is looking at doing work on Grant Avenue and Sherman Street. The work will include milling and resurfacing.

Homer discusses changes to TIF

The Homer TIF committee met on Jan. 23 to discuss the village's TIF District with a representative from Jacob and Kline.

Village may budget for sidewalk snow removal

The Village of Homer discussed contracting sidewalk snow removal for certain areas in town during its January board meeting.
The areas would include sidewalks near Homer Elementary School and near the village hall.
“Clearly we don’t have the equipment to do this,” said Mayor Ray Cunningham.

Agreement finalized by village board

The St. Joseph Village board voted to accept the market research study that was presented by developer John Wortman at the Jan. 14 village board meeting.

Scout finishes park project

Lane DeMay is ambitious.

DeMay approached the Ogden Village Board in September requesting to refurbish the village playground as his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project because it was in such a run-down condition.

Board approves Sales Tax Refund Agreement with contingencies

The St. Joseph Village Board voted to approve a sales tax refund agreement with Wortman Properties Inc. Wortman Properties wants to build a convenience store and gas station in St. Joseph.

More than 20 residents attended the meeting.

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