Apparently, revenue from the Village of Pontoon Beach was lost due to the daily lackadaisical operation under its former Highway Commissioner who chose not to run again.
Now, the Village via an intergovernmental agreement with Chouteau Township can add this revenue source to their yearly budget.
Also, in case it went unnoticed, the large item pickup was canceled due to Covid and NEVER rescheduled until now, plus it was given an extension.
But, all the while neglecting services, duties and responsibilities to the people, exuberant amounts of money was budgeted to completely remodel the interior of the Township building, plus landscaping - AND an electric fence for the highway department was installed.
PS .. it took 30 to 40 seconds for a highway worker to swing the gate closed at the end of a day.