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4/19/2013 5:55:00 AM
Hennepin contributes to community causes

By Ron Bluemer
For the NewsTribune

HENNEPIN — At their April meeting this week, the village trustees voted to donate to several community causes.
A contribution of $300 was approved to support the Afterglow post-prom activity sponsored by the Granville Rotary. The trustees also voted for a $100 donation to Colors for Arie, a 5-kilometer memorial walk/run. A contribution of $1,100 was authorized to support activities of Putnam County Education Foundation. 
In addition to those projects, the board listened to the report of Paul Biagini describing the budget for the summer baseball program.
Last year, the trustees authorized the expenditure of $9,000 to bring the total amount available for the program to $9,812. The actual expenditures only totaled $8,845, so there was a surplus carried over for the 2013 season.
Biagini said there would be no games for the Little League girls in Hennepin due to the low number of girls who were interested in participating. That resulted in a lower estimated figure to be funded of only $7,691.
The trustees responded to Biagini’s estimates with full funding in that amount. 
- Mayor Kevin Coleman commented on the recent vandalism at the women’s restroom facility near the baseball diamond. He said if the individuals who damaged the remodeled facility were discovered, he would sign the complaint to have the guilty parties arrested and prosecuted. 
- An expenditure of $1,000 was approved for the Putnam County sheriff’s department to provide extra police protection during Fourth of July activities. According to Miskowiec, the village contribution towards last year’s Fourth of July fireworks program was $14,000. The amount was $900 less than what was budgeted. 
- The trustees discussed the possibility of issuing a permit to a vendor who wanted to use an electrical hook-up at the Walter Durley Boyle Park. 
- The board decided not to join the Putnam County Rotary as a municipality. The mayor encouraged individual trustees to join the organization if they so desired. 
- Coleman issued a proclamation designating May as Motorcycle Awareness month. 
- The Putnam County Emergency Management Agency will sponsor an electronic waste event on May 4 at the union hall in Hennepin from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. 
-  Street sweeping will take place during the week of May 6 weather permitting. 
-  Friday, April 26 will be the first day of the town-wide garage sale. Garbage pickup will begin at 6 a.m. that day. 
- June 14 was designated for the annual clean-up day in Hennepin. Guidelines are available on the village website.

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