Tiltonsville committees named

TILTONSVILLE – Village council committees recently were appointed by Tiltonsville Mayor Ed Gould.

Listed on the committees with the chairmen listed first are Jerry Vinci and Kelly Klubert, finance; Leo Fristick, Klubert and Jane Thompson, police; George Beard and Chip Antonacci, insurance; Thompson, Fristick and Village Administrator Carl Sgalla, lights and sidewalks; Klubert, Antonacci and Thompson, beautification and recycling; Beard and Fristick, archives; Vinci and Antonacci, zoning and property; and Beard, Antonacci and Sgalla, water, sewer, sanitation and streets.

In other matters during the council session, Councilwoman Jane Thompson submitted a letter received from Kathy Gagin in Congressman Charlie Wilson’s office. Wilson’s office requested the minutes from council meetings in order to keep up-to-date on matters related to the village.

The minutes were requested to help in identifying federal grant programs that might benefit the village. Dates and times of meetings also were requested, and it was noted Wilson hopes to attend one of the council sessions.

Klubert asked Sgalla to please compile a wish list of the three most pressing items needed in the village. This list was requested in the letter.

In connection with the village’s emergency committee, Vinci asked that a generator be added to the most-needed list. He mentioned the need for a generator in case of flooding or a power outage.

Sgalla will compile the list including a generator.

A meeting to help in finalizing some of the emergency planning recently was held.

Gould read a letter from Comcast, noting that due to the economic situation, the company is offering a $99 bundle including a telephone, cable and computer service.

Sgalla reported two esti mates had been received in regard to one of the recent waterline breaks.

The work will involve installing a line under the railroad track and hooking up to a new valve installed after the break.

He added it is hoped the third estimate will be received soon. Council had approved a resolution authorizing him to do whatever is necessary for repairs.

Applications for emergency home repairs for low income residents are available at the water department, according to Sgalla. The deadline is March of this year.

As requested by Sgalla, council approved a resolution for the village to participate in the state’s cooperative purchasing program. He said through participation in the program, the village could have better prices on road salt next year.

The village administrator also reported Brandon Anderson of the Jefferson County Water and Sewer Department will attend an upcoming meeting to inform village officials about the MS-4 ordinance.

As recommended by Sgalla, a meeting to refine some of the water policies will be considered at a workshop meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. Attending that session will be the village administrator and some council members.

Council approved the hiring of Anthony DePriest of Yorkville as street maintenance worker.

Council’s next regular meeting will be Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.