Village board honors Dole for 30 years of service

Claudia Loucks
Cambridge Mayor Jim Crouch, left, congratulates public works director Ed Dole for 30 years of service. Dole was honored at a village board meeting Monday, June 28.

    Board members recognized public works director Ed Dole at the Monday, June 28, Cambridge board meeting. 

    Dole has been an employee of the village for 30 years, beginning his career at the age of 19.  He was named public works director in 1993.

    He was presented with a plaque, engraved portfolio/pen set and a $200 gift certificate to be used in Branson, Mo.

    Dole also serves as Cambridge Fire Chief.

    Board members approved an ordinance allowing slow moving vehicles, such as golf carts, to be operated on village streets.  There are certain restrictions governing the use of the vehicles which will not be allowed on state or country highways.

   According to village administrator Dwaine VanMeenen, the vehicles must be inspected by Cambridge Police Department before they can be operated on village streets.   Inspection fees are $50 and will include a sticker to be renewed annually.

    In other business, trustees approved a plat to subdivide property where two houses are located on about .49 acre at the corner of South and West Streets.  The property is owned by James Rosenquist, who requested permission to sell the two houses separately.  VanMeenen explained the property must be subdivided before the homes could be sold separately.

   The board also:

    • Approved a resolution authorizing the use of motor fuel tax funds for payment of interest of $7,335 and principal of $18,0000 of the North Street general obligation bonds, payable Dec. 15, 2010.

    • Accepted a bid of $4,250 from Gibson Construction, Cambridge, to replace roofs on three village-owned buildings, including the storage building in the cemetery; storage building and operations buildings at the sewer plant.