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BOYCEVILLE — Lukas Montgomery took the oath of office as Village President on Tuesday, April 20th. He is replacing Gilbert Krueger, who had been a member of the Village Board for 28 years. Later in the meeting Montgomery indicated that the Village owes a debt of gratitude to Krueger for his time and many years of service to the Village.
However, the Village Board is still one member short as Montgomery was also on the April 6th ballot for his seat on the Village Board. Montgomery asked members of the board to come up with “a couple of names,” to appoint a person to fill that open seat. Board members suggested three or four people, but took no action on the matter and will wait until next month to appoint someone to fill that seat.
Montgomery asked board members to approve a recommendation from Police Chief Greg Lamkin that would reduce the number of standing committees from the present seven to just three. After questioning board members who wanted to be on which committee it came down to the following: Megan Mittlestadt would chair Administration Committee. The Public Works Committee chair will be Jonathan Farrell and the Public Safety chair is Montgomery.
Jonathan Farrell was appointed president pro temp of the Village Board.
Farrell was appointed to the Library Board, Brad Stevens will be the village’s representative on the fire district and Sonya Zebro was appointed to the Ambulance district board.
Montgomery, speaking about the Ambulance District, “there is a lot going on there right now and I hope in a couple of months it is cleaned up.”
Police Chief Lamkin reported that he has received a grant of up to $16,000 toward the purchase of a new police car, with the village putting up the first $30,000 for the vehicle.
The board approved spending $330.00 for material for sealer for the Pafko Park basketball court, the board learned that Adam Jeske would donate his time to do the project.