Fayette village council 11.03.2010

Written by David Green.

Fayette village council members heard the first reading of a pair of ordinances at the Oct. 19 meeting.

Negotiations will continue regarding a contract for use of the village water tower by Bright.Net internet provider. Bright.Net is seeking permission to place four antennae on the tower to provide wireless internet service in the village.

The village would receive free internet service at the village office, the water treatment plant and the project engineer’s office.

The village is also seeking a rental fee for use of the tower, although Bright.Net is not receptive to the idea, said village solicitor Thomas Thompson.

The final agreement will specify a length of time for the contract and whether or not a rental fee will be included.

Thompson also suggested a few changes to the village income tax ordinance that was written in the 1970s.

SIDEWALKS—Letters were to be sent last week to seek bids from contractors to handle sidewalk repair or installation. The winning bidder will repair the walks that still need work along Main and Fayette streets.

Repair notices were sent to property owners earlier this year and the majority have addressed the problems.

LEAVES—Leaf pick-up is scheduled Nov. 1 through Nov. 19. The goal is to have leaves removed along every street in the village at least twice during that period.

Leaves may still be taken by residents to the old village barn off Eagle Street for composting.

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    LEARNING THE ROPES—Kristy Castillo (left), co-owner of Mane Street Salon, works with Kendal Kuhn as Sierra Orner takes a phone call. The two Morenci Area High School juniors spent Friday at the salon as part of a job shadowing experience.
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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    CARRYING—Riley Terry (blue jacket) and Mason Vaughn lead the way, carrying an empty casket outside to the hearse waiting at the curb. Morenci juniors and seniors visited Eagle Funeral Home last week to learn about the role of a funeral director and to understand the process of arranging for a funeral.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.

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