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STONINGTON–The village of Stonington met at the village hall Monday night to discuss adding family leave to the employee handbook as well as changing ordinances in Chapter 11 sections 11.2007 E and 11.302.
City council discussed adding family leave to the employee handbook because the village does not currently offer maternity leave or paternity leave.
After some discussion, it was decided the matter would be tabled until the next village meeting so members can have time to think of a proposal for family leave.
The council discussed adding fines to Chapter 11 sections 11.2007 E and further detail to section 11.302.
Section 11.2007 E in the village ordinances discusses travel trailers and recreational vehicles. Under the ordinance, travel trailers or recreational vehicles must have hitches, have easily removable sewage and gas, must not be attached to porch or house and must be designed solely for recreation, camping, travel, or seasonal use rather than as a permanent dwelling
If someone’s travel trailer or recreational vehicle doesn’t meet city standards in 180 days, the city is hoping to impose a fine on violators.
In section 11.302, it details one trailer per property is allowed, so long as it follows village guidelines. The council wishes to add details onto the ordinance at a later date.
Discussion on the ordinances will be discussed in a special meeting.
During the town meeting, the council approved for well 12 to be cleaned and tested.
The cleaning and testing would cost around $15,220. The last record of well 12 being cleaned was in 2012.
Also discussed was improvements to the town’s water system.
The council is looking into four projects: repairing the water tower, replacing a water main, a water treatment plan, a valve installation, and well upgrades. The valve installation and well upgrades are considered top priority as the SNAWS agreement with Edinburg moves forward. The wells need upgrades to continue to stay within Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) water flow regulations.
A motion was passed to submit the paperwork of the projected project costs and completion times to the state for approval. The motion was approved without any objections.
Also approved on the agenda: gas report, water report, sewer report, police report, village bills, zoning officer’s report, president’s report and the amended employee policy.
The special meeting to discuss the ordinances will be held on Monday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m.
The next meeting will be held at the village hall on Monday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.