A previous officer sent a letter of concern about a sewage line problem to Morin Village, and the Acting Board took up the matter at the board’s routine meeting on July 21.
Harold Jonesrod, Morrin’s chief of staff, noted that the village had received a letter from Gerald Masoch of Masuch Law LLP on behalf of previous Major Howard Hilton regarding the sewer line issue.
Johnsrude authorized the CAO to handle the issues mentioned in the letter and authorized the village to contact a municipal attorney for advice.
ECA Review obtained a copy of the letter that followed the meeting and said in part: “It appears to our office and to Helton that the village of Morrin is inconsistent with regard to its sewage line maintenance policy.
“In September of 2020, the village conducted an inspection of the side line next to our client’s house [Helton’s]. This check could not be completed because the camera encountered an almost ‘blockage’. 26 feet into the side line of the village.
“Since the blockage was in the village side line, the village should have followed its policy of clearing the blockage, re-checking the line with cameras, and taking appropriate remedial action.
We appreciate your comment in your May 25, 2021 letter stating that ‘sewage sideline repair is a final resort due to the hurt caused to existing infrastructure.’
“However, if the side is not working properly and obstructions persevere to occur, the sidewall must be repaired.”
“As you know, another blockage occurred on May 8, 2021, which created a backup sewer in the basement for our customers.
“…using a snake, our client sure that the blockage occurred at the alike distance as the previous blockage in September 2020.
“…Our client is so concerned about more sewage backups happening that he has had to install a portable outdoor toilet on his property. Sure, you can’t suggest that anyone is expected to live this way.”
… “It is reasonable to expect the village’s cooperation and the necessary camera tests and to do so in a timely manner. We ask you to confirm that the village will in fact cooperate and conduct the necessary tests.
In the meantime, we take the stand. . . The village is neglected if you fail to investigate the problem with the side and repair it.
“Therefore, we hereby inform the village that legal action will be initiated for compensation against the village, unless the village takes appropriate steps to resolve this issue.”
Foreman Dave Pence, during his periodic report, expressed concern about pieces of agricultural equipment on display around Maureen.
Hate stated that he was contacted by residents concerned about the condition of displays including threshers, lumps, and compost spreaders who noted that the machine had sharp, sharp parts that could fall.
CAO Plachner states that children tend to play on and around displays and that equipment has sharp and rusty parts.
Hate stated that he contacted the local Historical Society for advice and came to the conclusion that at fewest one of the screens, the lesson, was beyond repair and probably should be removed.
He stated that the study had been on display for nearly 50 years.
Hate also stated that he favored Johnsrude’s instructions by decision in case residents were outraged by the removal of shows.
OA Johnsrude notes that if the show is donated to the village, donors may be offended that it was removed unless they were first notified, as Benci stated he would need to consider this.
Johnsrude asked if the displays could be fenced, to which Hate replied that the displays still required cutting the lawn and their condition was still perilous to village staff.
Staff will respond with more information at the August board meeting.
CAO Plachner submitted the financial report as of June 30. She noted the need to make some adjustments due to grant requests.
It also stated that from July 2021, the 10 percent increase in utility bills will be applied.
Johnsrude indicated that taxes were levied, and Plachner stated that property tax payments were arriving at the village office in a consistent manner.
public works report
Hatred mentioned during his periodic report that the bulk water plant is operating.
He also pointed out that there was a problem with the power supply at the water station recently. A temporary solution was found to maintain water pressure while fixing the problem.
He explained that the bids for the emergency pump for the water station will be issued by the end of next July.
Johnsrude has stated that he wants to clarify an issue with the nomination papers for the upcoming 2021 mayoral election.
He stated that there are some questions about the level of privacy associated with the official nomination papers submitted to the return officer in the village.
The Ministry of Agriculture stated, in accordance with the Local Authorities Elections Act, that papers, once properly submitted, essentially become public documents freely accessible to the public at the village office under the supervision of the returning officer.
Johnsrude noted that anyone who sees nomination papers is not bound by any confidentiality rules, which include details on forms such as the required signatures of five eligible voters.
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Johnsrude approved a unused record-keeping regulation, and noted that this was a directive given by the previous Board of Inquisitor-Counsellor.
Plachner read the regulation, and Johnsrude noted that the regulation was based on bylaws for keeping records from other communities, included virtually any written document submitted to the village, and also included electronic document management if the village adopted it in the coming.
It was noted that the regulation includes a retention schedule.
OA passed all necessary readings to apply the regulation immediately.
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Blackner then introduced the CAA’s Bylaws, and Johnsrude stated that such bylaws, defining the position of the CAO, were delegated by the county government. He stated that Mauryan had no such rules of procedure.
Johnsrude noted that the regulation gives the CAA the authority to spend money in an emergency that may not be budgeted.
Pass all necessary readings to apply the regulation immediately.
The CAA introduced the unused utilities bylaws, which were introduced following Johnsrude discovered in May that Morren’s existing bylaws contained an error: Councils, under municipal government law, do not have the aptitude to approve utility rates by decision, and rates can only be set by Internal Regulation. .
The unused utility by law made this change. Pass all necessary readings to apply the regulation immediately.