Plain village board looks towards 2021

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

The Plain Village Board met for its regular meeting Dec. 9 with only one member, Merry Ann Riek, absent. 

The meeting kicked off with reports from committees from the previous month. Trustee Brian Brey reported the River Valley Joint Municipal Court saw 63 defendants in November, which generated approximately $3,400 in revenue from fines. 

There were a variety of other fines and violations, include a number of $10 fines for failing to wear a seatbelt, or not having proof of insurance. Other violations over the last month include speeding, animal at-large, operating while intoxicated (OWI) and not having a valid driver’s license. 

Trustee Tracey Brent reported that the police department spent $3,400 for a new squad car computer, and $1,750 for a new AED. 

The library saw over 600 visitors this month, and renewed the mask policy through December. Brent also reported the Library Committee discussed replacing lights inside the community room and outside the library. 

Brent said there is a possibility the digital sign outside of the library will need to be replaced. 

Brent reported a new ambulance for the EMS program had been purchased. 

Village President Ray Ring reported that Strand Engineering has reviewed initial plans for housing lots being developed by Kevin Kreamer of Logtown Development, and provided a list of recommended and necessary changes. 

Village Clerk, Sheila Carver reported that 2021 dog licenses are now available for purchase. Residents are required to purchase a license by April 1 , 2021 to avoid late fees or fines from the police. 

Other actions taken at the meeting includes:

—Setting the date for a village caucus at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 2021. 

—Approving the contract for 2021 police services from the village of Spring Green.