The board had to decide if they would renew the contract with Dr. Cherkauer. In the Village's 2016 budget, the board indicated a desire to continue the program by approving a budget of not to exceed $22,000 for services rendered.
1) Measure water levels at the wells and streams of the Village's monitoring array (not to exceed 125 hours without Village permission);
2) Maintain the data and report on it to the appropriate Village representatives at least once during the year (not to exceed 20 hours without Village permission);
3) Review ground water studies generated under the Village's Ground Water Protection Ordinance as submitted to him by the Village Administrator, Planner, or other appropriate official.
Dr. Cherkauer also noted he will be installing electronic devices on 4 wells as part of a pilot program. If successful it will reduce the time he spends on obtaining water level information.
After discussion the board voted to approve this item.