PORT WASHINGTON - Village council met recently and heard from visitor Kathy Sullivan of the Historical Society that the village was incorporated in 1868. This would be the 150th year for incorporation of the village.
The Historical Society suggested that a celebration be observed this year. Council was in agreement and several suggestions were made. A committee will be formed and more information and plans will be made public in the very near future.
• Reviewed the May Police Department report with 36 complaints and seven traffic tickets.
• Discussed the purchase of a upgraded taser for the police department. Estimated cost of $1500. Council would like to check into a possible grant.
• Mayor Tom Gardner commended council members for all the help that was put into the Memorial Day Services and activities following the services. He commended council member James Thornton for being the guest speaker.
• Heard the annual submittal of a picture of the village cannons to the U.S. Army was sent by Mayor Gardner.
• Agreed to contract with the County Health District for mosquito spraying services. This is at no cost to the village; as the county has received funding for the spraying.
• Agreed to get tree trimming estimates from Lute's Tree Service for trees at Belden Park and the Street Maintenance Garage
• Agreed to have the 50 hour service maintenance be performed on the new Bob Cat
• Heard the update on the new playground equipment which is to be installed at Belden Park. The playground equipment has been received. A firm installation date will be made within the next few days. The village received funding from the NatureWorks Grant program for the playground equipment.
• The Police Department will be issuing a reminder to a resident who is residing in a camper that it is prohibited. The village has an ordinance prohibiting the residing in a camper within the village.
• Council member James Thornton has installed a new flag pole at Belden Park.
• Heard that the Police Department air conditioning is being serviced.
• Agreed to change the next meeting to July 10 at 7 p.m.