Village of Roscoe discusses several issues tonight but not unanimously


At tonight's meeting, the Village of Roscoe's Committee of the Whole will continue discussion about whether to pass an ordinance prohibiting parking of vehicles along either side of the ‘South 251 Frontage Road’ (N Second Street) from Swanson Road to McDonald Road, on Main Street from Elevator Road to McCurry Road, and the ‘North Frontage Road’ (N Second Street) from McCurry to the northern cul-de-sac terminus.

The Village of Rockton meets on July 5 as well. Topics include restricting parking on certain portions of Kocher Street, which runs north of Union Street.

The Village of Roscoe will also discuss the purchase of an AXON Air DJI Mavic Enterprise Advanced Drone for the Village Police Department, with training, licensing, and associated equipment, for the quoted price of $19,489. About $3,897.80 would come out of the current fiscal year budget for 2022.

They will also talk about entering into an intergovernmental agreement to form the Major Crash Assistance Team of Winnebago and Boone Counties and spending up to $30,000 for a mural.

None of these issues are up for a final vote at the July 5 meeting. The Village Board meets as the Committee of the Whole after their regular meeting adjourns, to talk about issues that will be presented at future meetings. Even then, decisions generally can't be made until a second reading, though the Board can vote to suspend that rule.

Coming up for a first reading at the Board of Trustees meeting after a heated discussion at a previous Committee of the Whole meeting: Ordinance 2022-08, amending Section §96.00 of the Village of Roscoe Code of Ordinances related to the Placement, Removal, and Storage of Refuse Containers as Part of Residential Waste Collection Services. Board members were evenly split over this issue (3-3-0 vote) at a previous Committee of the Whole meeting. Trustees Carol Gustafson and Sue Petty argued for the new ordinance, which would require plastic bags with organic matter to be placed inside a refuse container. Trustees Stacy Mallicoat and Justin Plock didn't want any changes to the existing rules.

One topic that will be unanimous: honoring Roscoe residents Desirae and DaMaya Lofton on their election to the 2022 Juneteenth Royal Court.

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