Pioneer Village Council heard about a new festival being planned for the town at their meeting on May 13, 2013. Following the mayor’s disbanding of the Clearfork Festival due to lack of participation, residents have expressed their desire to have a town festival. Shelley Davis was present to discuss plans for a Germanfest on August 9th and 10th. The festival will include a street band and a parade.
After opening the meeting and approving the minutes of the last meeting and the financial report, council heard Chief of Police Tim Livengood’s report. His department answered 63 calls for service, and had 17 incident reports. Denny Fackler reported on the Fire Department’s activity, and said that they had 28 runs and nine controlled burns.
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Village Administrator Al Fiser said that the William’s County Engineer had sent out an employee and a truck to help village employees fill in cracks in village streets. Also, light poles will be moved at the site of the future American Legion/Village parking lot at the corner of South Elm and West Church Streets for greater accessibility. This project is planned for 2014.
Council passed Ordinance 04-2013, an ordinance amending the appropriation for 2013, and declaring an emergency. This ordinance allowed the clerk-treasurer to add money to the water fund to cover funds for the water line project on parts of State Street and other streets that are on this water line that needs to be replaced. The amount of $50,000 was added.
Council took no action after going into an executive session to discuss property acquisitions.
The date for the next council meeting will be on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. Please note that this has been changed from the usual Monday dates.