The Village of Somerset board convened one week earlier than usual when it met on Tuesday, July 14. The issues discussed were still familiar.

When the Village of Somerset bought the lot behind MacDaddy's bar and adjacent to the library, they did not realize the discrepancy in the lot dimensions.

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The purchased lot overlaps into the existing MacDaddy's building by approximately one foot. Aside from the obvious overlap, it also prevents the required 25-foot setback as spelled out in the village ordinance Title 13, Chapter 1, item 46 for commercial businesses.

Jeff Johnson, village president, proposed at the board meeting to move the library lot line one foot outside MacDaddy's and self-impose the 25-foot setback for new structures - such as the future library addition - and let MacDaddy's use the parking lot and access the driveway. However, they would not be able to use the lot designated as the future library expansion, as that is considered a municipal lot.

The board members did not approve, instead siding with board member Ryan Sicard's proposal to authorize Cedar Corp. to prepare a survey with the projected library lot dimensions for the August board meeting.

In other news:

  • Dave Carful, Somerset resident, expressed his disdain with the village's garbage service. He said he wished the recycling program would be promoted more, as he's witnessed recycling going into the garbage trucks. Sicard said the Public Works Committee is looking at ways to promote the program.
  • The board set up a storm water utility workshop for Aug. 3 at 5 p.m.
  • The board approved a picnic beer license for Somerset Chamber of Commerce for July 31-Aug. 2.