Okawville Village Board Approves Closures For Chili Cookoff

By Alex Johannes

The Okawville Village Board met on the evening of Monday, September 25, 2017, with all members present.

The board approved street closures for the Chili Cook-Off on October 14.

The streets that will be closed include Hanover Street from Second Street to High Street from 8 a.m. to midnight, and Walnut Street from Nashville Street to Mill Street from 2 to 6 p.m.

The board also approved a liquor license to be issued to the Chamber of Commerce for the Chili Cook-Off.

The date for Trick or Treating Night has been set for the evening of Tuesday, October 31st from 6 to 8 p.m. for children ages 12 and under.

The Finance & Contracts Committee has reviewed the expenditures through four months of this fiscal year for the Water & Sewer Operating and Maintenance Fund (WSOM) and General Fund (GF).

The board approved to set a new lease agreement with the Washington County Senior Services Center.

This lease will be the same as last years’; the village board will receive a $1,000 reimbursement per month to help cover expenses.

The Okawville Village Board later entered into closed executive session.

After the meeting resumed into open session, the board stated that they would postpone the hiring of Brittany Bateman as a part-time police officer.

The board believed that there are enough police officers at this time.

The board may revisit the matter at a later time.

Fines received from the circuit clerk totaled $741.86 this month.

Video gaming receipts totaled $3,174.03 this month.

The board graciously received two anonymous donations for two new bulletproof vests.

One donation was for $1,500 and another was for $1,000.