New mayor swore in

By NORA MABERRY-DANIELS
nmaberry@news-gazette.com

Former Mayor Jack Reidner swore in new Mayor Gabe Clements at the May Ogden Village Board meeting. Clements defeated Reidner in the April 4 election.
Clements then gave the oath of office to Sonja Vickers, Kelly Roggow and James Haan.
After approving the minutes from the last meeting,  the village board moved to pay the bills.  Haan requested that the board publicly announce the amount of bills they pay each meeting.
Trustee Sue Esposito pointed out that the total amount is listed in the board packet and is available to the public.
Haan responded that it is best practice to publicly state the amount of bills they are paying.
The trustees agreed to do that going forward.

Dangerous building
In other news, the board discussed what to do with a building that the village is concerned is a safety hazard. The village would have to get the owners permission to examine the building.
Newsom said that a board member should ask the building owner if the village could bring an engineer to examine the building.  Trustee Sue Esposito said then if the owner did not give the village permission they would have to get a lawyer involved.
“To me if your bricks are falling off because you have no mortar between your bricks, to me it is dangerous,” Esposito said. Esposito also said that cats are no longer the only animal living in the building.
Trustee Duane Fitch said he will write a letter for the village to send to the building owner.

Water concerns
Also at the meeting,  Wauthier discussed a gasket leaking on the water tower. Wauthier said it is possible that the gasket leaking is residual damage from the 1996 tornado.
“There’s no reason for it to just go bad,” he said.
Wauthier said replacing the gasket could cost as much as $20,000.
Wauthier said the matter is not pressing but as soon as the leak becomes stronger the village will need to act.
Vickers also brought up to the board that the village may want to consider raising their water rates.
Wauthier told the board that more villages are creating ordinances that state what their water rates are today and then stating how much the village will increase water rates each year for four or five years.
“It just makes it a little bit more habitual and makes you think about the rates every year,” Wauthier said. “No body wants to raise rates.”
Haan said he thinks the village needs to look at the water fund yearly to determine if the rates need to be raised.
Newsom said he didn’t understand what the village board would be raising rates for because they just worked on the water tower.

 

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