Wild Rose Village Board approves purchase of Checkpoint 730

The Wild Rose Village Board approved the purchase of Checkpoint 730 during an Oct. 2 meeting. Police Chief Russ Monacelli explained the program required by law and is needed for security reasons. This will separate police internet access from the  clerk’s access. The cost for the first year will be $1,000, which covers equipment, installation, and a support contract. Room for the program cost will be made in the 2020 budget.


New full-time police officer Kelsey Koch was hired by the Board.

Amendments to ordinances 9-2-1 and 10-3 were approved by the Board.

Change Order #1 for the Rolling Ridge paving project was approved.


A discussion was held on the possibility of needed a new lawn mower for the maintenance department. The engine of the 2006 zero-turn mower blew just as grass cutting was finishing for the Classic Car Show. A new engine would cost $3,000, nearly half the cost of a new mower. The cost of a new mower will be put in the 2020 budget.

It was pointed out that a Library CD had to be part of the Village’s audit, so an account is being added in Workhouse identifying it, with either the Village Clerk or President being added to it at the bank.

A Cemetery CD due for renewal on Oct. 18 was approved for renewing at Farmers State Bank at 1.9 percent for 13 months.

It was recommended that the village departments begin preparations for the 2020 budget. The first department had prepared its budget with two items having increased to a total of $3,900.

Revaluation bids were viewed, but decisions were tabled until the Board works on the 2020 budget.

Trick or Treating hours were set for Saturday, Oct. 27, 3-5 p.m.


A special meeting will be held on Oct. 23. The next regular Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6.