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Owner of Dick’s Riverside Bar and Grill addresses the Village of Kampsville Board at the Monday, Jan. 3, meeting, regarding issues she has regarding her business. (Carissa Sitki/Calhoun News-Herald)By Carissa Sitki
The Village of Kampsville Board met on Monday, Jan. 3, at 6:30 p.m. for their monthly meeting at the St. Anselm Hall, where owner of Dick’s Riverside Bar and Grill Theresa Rowling addressed the Board, during the public comment section, with grievances regarding her business operation.
Parking was one of the main issues Rowling discussed. In August, when Dick’s held a Shriners Motorcycle Run, Rowling said she questioned the Board about parking. The Board then discussed items pertaining to the bar at the September meeting, according to Rowling.
Rowling then said that “No Parking” signs went up in the green space behind her bar, two days before Old Settlers, on Oct. 7, 2021. She continued, stating that a Board member mentioned during the November meeting there is no parking in alley ways.
Finally, Rowling noted December’s meeting, in which the Board passed a new parking ordinance that she says negatively impacted her bar. She said the new ordinance “basically encloses my business for no parking. I question the legality of said ordinance because those are state highways 108 and Route 100 and Route 100 has a parking lane in it.”
Mayor Wade Gibson followed up with the News-Herald and said, “The Village of Kampsville Administration continues to strive for the best quality of life for residents and businesses to cohabitate in a peaceful manner. However, there is time when the administration will be involved. As a mediator, the Village wants everyone to have success with their businesses and residence. We will continue to resolve any issue in the village.”
Gibson plans to make a public response regarding these matters at the February meeting.
In other business, the Board:
■ Approved the minutes from the previous meeting, the bills, the treasurer’s report, and the water and sewer report.
■ Approved tax levy ordinance 2021-08.
■ Approved the increase of minimum wage to $12 to reflect the state wage increase.
There was no executive session. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m.