Water and sewer rates going up in Alexis

Sheila Pressley/Correspondent

Alexis village board members met in regular session on Oct. 14 at the Community Center. Copies of the recent water and sewer increase were distributed and will be published. Ten days following publication, the increase will go into effect. Residents will see the increase on their next water and sewer bills. At the September board meeting, members approved an overall increase of 10 percent in order to generate funds for the village.

Halloween "Trick or Treat" night was set for Friday, Oct 31 6-8 p.m.

Warren County Sheriff Marty Edwards and clerk Tina Conard were present to discuss the proposed tax for Warren County voters.

Jim Olson, water and sewer department superintendent, reported that scales which are used to weigh chlorine for the water supply, are not working properly. Olson was authorized to purchase a new scale.

A discussion was held concerning changing the position of village clerk to an appointment instead of an election. Clerk Dixie McCreight said that some area towns had changed the position to an appointment. Trustee Russ Oglivie felt the position should be an appointed one. His opinion was that just because a person was a candidate for an office, did not mean they were qualified for it. Two board members, Wayne Bruns and Charles Johnson, felt the issue should be discussed with the village attorney Ron Stombaugh. The matter will be discussed during a special meeting later this month. A date was not chosen.

In other business, the board approved minutes of two previous meetings, payment of monthly bills and the treasurer's report.

Date of the next regular meeting is Nov. 10, 7 p.m. at Alexis Community Center.