Fire Chief Axe reported Inspector had been around to inspect Fire Dept. and found everything o.k.
A resolution endorsing City of Jacksonville project of a water pipeline to the river and pledging cooperation of the Village was read and adopted.
Orlia Thomas was appointed Marshall and L.G. Taylor as Assistant Marshall.
First reading to execute lease on Fire Truck with option to purchase.
Ordinance regulating emission of dense smoke within limits of Village was adopted.
Wheel Tax is due and stickers are available.
Motion made and adopted that land for Village Hall and Fire Department be purchased.
Plans for new Village Hall were discussed. Building Committee instructed to have plans made.
Census report showed population of 2,202.
Motion adopted to proceed with plans for construction of Village Hall to be paid from funds other than general taxes.
Motion made and adopted that all future Sales Tax and Telephone Franchise monies be put in Building Construction Fund until building is paid for.
Building Committee reported footings had been poured for new Village Hall. The first funds paid out for the building were $4,864.04.
Ordinance was made regulating the growing of corn in the Village.
Fire Chief W.B. Slaid presented 1957 report: 19 alarms, property loss $150, property threatened $50,000.
Building Committee asked as many as possible to report to Dewey Park on January 18 to assist in moving old Village Hall to lot at pumping station (on Hardin at Greenwood).
President Simpke reported on meeting he and two trustees attended in Springfield. Delegates voted to form a league to be known as the "Power Users Protest League", a cooperative group in Illinois whose main objective would be to control utility rate increases within the State.
Motion made and carried to have Louis Taylor proceed with construction of foundation for shed at Village pumping station.
Civil Defense Ordinance was read and approved.
President Axe appointed Ralph Sullivan Director of Civil Defense in the Village.
An Ordinance was adopted to establish a local Planning Commission.
A proposal was received from the South Jacksonville Citizens Committee for annexation of the Village to the City of Jacksonville.
Mayor DuBois of Jacksonville informed the Village that a 20% premium would be charged to all city water users living outside Jacksonville's city limits. In addition, that sewer charges would be $3 per person.
Final legal plot of Lake Lawn subdivision was presented by Lowell Delong was accepted by the Board.
The Board heard a complaint about a donkey was very noisy at 5:00 A.M. and the Board was asked to declare it a nuisance. The owner was to be notified about the complaint.