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Raymond Looking At Building A New Well For The Village

Tue, 17 Aug 2010 9:03:26 CDT



(Raymond)--During the Raymond Village Board meeting Monday night, the Village Board heard an update regarding well number four in the village. According to Board Member Scott Pinkston, testing showed the well had a casing problem. The Village Board will be looking at locations for a new well, closest to the nearest aquafer. Further discussions is expected.

Lancer‘s Market Closing?

An update regarding Lancer‘s Market in Raymond was also given during Monday‘s meeting. According to Board Member Emily Battin, Lancer‘s Market will reportedly be sold or closed by the end of September. Battin says the owners business is expanding in other areas, shifting focus away from the Raymond store. She says she has been in contact with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation to push the location.

Zoning Variance

The Raymond Village Board approved a zoning variance during Monday‘s meeting. According to Village President Dennis Held, the Zoning Board recently approved a variance to store boats on a property on Prairie Street. Board Member Kathy Summers asked the business owners about trimming of weeds and grass on the property, and if they would consider placing a fence around the boats stored outside. The owners promised to keep the property clean, but did not agree on the fence idea proposed.

24 Hour Recycling Center in Raymond?

The Raymond Village Board also heard plans regarding a twenty four hour recycling center in the village. According to Village President Dennis Held, the County is trying to establish the center by next year. There was no mention on where the recycling center will be located. The Village Board wants to make sure that the center will not interfere with an agreement the Village currently has with the Four 4 Organization. No action was taken, pending further review.

 

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