The Gardner Village Board met in regular session Monday evening opening with public comment from Resident Dan Bell. Bell commented he enjoys Gardner as a quiet little town. He further commented he believes some things are sacred, such as Sunday morning. He commented that contractors came in last Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. to cut the grass across the street from his home and requested the board consider addressing the situation.
Commissioner Dick Hileman commented there is a noise ordinance but he is not sure of all the details. Bell commented he is also disturbed by the amount of noise generated by the trains passing through the town. He would like to see the horns silenced between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Commissioner Dick Hileman noted the Treasure’s report was not completed for the meeting due to the movement of CD’s from the general and sewer funds into the Centennial Fund. Hileman was unaware of how the funds were moved and the bank reports the funds cannot be moved back until February, 2021. The board approved the report with Hileman’s notations.
The board discussed and approved the annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive to be held Friday through Sunday, September 18-20. The Knights will be collecting donations to support disadvantaged children.