Alexis: Trustees approve demolition permit

Sheila Pressley Correspondent

ALEXIS — The Alexis Village Board issued a demolition permit during a rescheduled meeting Wednesday in the Community Center. 

 Ryan Maynard of Aledo owns the Brownless property in Alexis, and requested that the board issue a permit for the demolition of the house on the property. The board unanimously approved issuing Maynard the permit which includes a 30-day limit on the demolition process.

Clerk Jenny McKeown stressed that wheel tax fees must be paid by Sept. 1. If the fee is paid late, a $25 fine will be due plus the $10 wheel tax per vehicle. McKeown is at Village Hall from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Treasurer Ange Corben reported that the village had received the first tax payment of $14,600 from Warren County and the local tax increment financing district had received $12,000.

Police Chief Greg Toland distributed information concerning protective vests for deputies. The state requires that any officer hired after 2015 must have a vest. Alexis has six deputies, non were hired after 2015. Police Committee members will meet to discuss and then make a recommendation to the board concerning a purchase.

Village employee Jim Olson reported that Peerless Pump Company recently pulled the motor on the main well, made repairs and installed new wiring. 

“The water has passed the necessary testing by the state,” Olson said.

Cost of the repair process is estimated at $15,000 to $18,000. A bill has not yet been received.

Trustee Kate Brown told of the upcoming events scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27, Alexis Day. There will be village-wide yard sales, a street dance will include three bands: Blue Wings, Lubricats, and Coopsters, and vendors will include the local Lions Club and Big Katz.

Trustees went into closed session to discuss personnel and insurance. Following the session, Trustee Rick Benson told the others that he had been approached about lengthening Sunday liquor sales. Jon Hootman, who leases Hootie's Restaurant and Bar, serves a breakfast buffet on Sunday morning and would like to have a champagne brunch. The board discussed the issue and approved a motion to have liquor sales begin at 7 a.m. Sunday. An amendment will be made to the current ordinance.

Previously liquor sales on Sunday started at noon.