ASHTON – The Ashton Village Board met in regular session on Monday, May 9 at the Ashton Village Hall.
In old business, the board approved a resolution to move forward with the street maintenance agenda that was discussed at the April meeting.
Mayor Tim Henert thanked Jeff Clark for his service to the board for the past couple of years.
The meeting was adjourned and newly elected board members were sworn in by village attorney Russ Crull. Mayor Tim Henert, along with trustees, Ermir Ramadani, Chuck Ellis and Martha Holder were reelected in the April election. Dave Chapman was also elected.
The board then approved the appointment of Rhonda Cardot to the board on Mayor Henert’s recommendation. Cardot will fill the vacancy left by Ryan Pettenger’s resignation.
The board approved the municipal electric aggregation for the town. The aggregation allows for a search for the lowest electric rates possible. Each household will receive a letter giving them the option to sign into the aggregate rates.
Zoning commissioner Casper Manheim reported that the number of permits for home improvement has increased. He also noted that they will be on the look out for blight that is accumulating in yards and urged residents to keep their lawns mowed and trash picked up.
Chuck Ellis reported that Warner Landscaping has been filling in sunken gravesites over the past few days. He also presented a proposal for a seating area near the main entrance to the cemetery,
Attorney Crull requested the golf cart ordinance be placed on the agenda for June. He reported not much progress is being made with the abandoned properties at 804 and 806 Main Street. He has attempted to track down owners with not much luck. Larry and Teresa Anderson, who are neighbors to the property were also in attendance to report that they have also gotten no solid leads on tracking down the owners.