March 9, 2004 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

March 9, 2004

MOWEAQUA VILLAGE HALL

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge to the Flag
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of February Regular Meeting Minutes
  5. Approval of March 1 Special Meeting
  6. Approval of Treasurer’s Report
  7. Approval of Bills to be Paid

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Sesquicentennial Committee Thank-You/Flags
  2. Mower deck purchase
  3. Push mower purchase
  4. Drain repair on Hermanson/Pinkston
  5. Engineering/Il. Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  6. Curb work on old Rt. 51
  7. Concrete Street Repair
  8. Tree Removal
  9. Street & Alley truck/tires
  10. Clean up day
  11. Abandoned Mobile Home Ordinance
  12. Ordinance amending Notice Provisions
  13. Ordinance amending residency requirements

Water & Sewer Committee Report

Public Participation

Adjourn


The March Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Lowe leading in the pledge to the flag. Roll call was answered by Jon King, Mike Tolly, Mark Thomas, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Lola Allen, Boomer Neece, Officer Maynard, Louis Jordan, Paul Bollhorst, Chief Smith and Attorney for the Village Mike Antoline was also present. Others present were Bruce Sarver, Mike Reschke, Eloise Lockwood, David Boyd and Steve Bainbridge.

Weakly made the motion to approve the minutes of the February Regular Meeting, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Tolly made the motion to approve the minutes of the March 1st Special Meeting, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mahone made the motion to approve the Treasurers Report, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

After additions and corrections were made by the clerk, Tolly made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in March, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Beginning New Business Mayor Lowe informed council that the Sesquicentennial Committee has purchased two large flags for the Village of Moweaqua. One is now on the pole in front of village hall and the other will be displayed next to the American Flag in the village hall meeting room. Mayor Lowe expressed her thanks to the Sesquicentennial Committee for purchasing the flags and also to Stephanie King Dockendorf for her work on designing the flag.

Next in New Business Mayor Lowe called on Street Superintendent Boomer Neece to report about purchasing a new mower deck. Neece explained that the total cost of a new mower deck at Hogan Grain is $1,895.00. The street department and water department will split the cost. King made the motion to approve purchase of a mower deck from Hogan Grain for $1,895.00, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Neece stated that a new push mower is also needed. The cost of a new Snapper push mower at Hoffman’s is $379.00. The street department and water department will split the cost. Mahone made the motion to approve the purchase of a Snapper mower from Hoffman’s for $379.00, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe asked Neece to report about a drain that is in need of repair at the intersection of Hermanson and Pinkston. Neece explained that the estimated cost for Ruot Construction to repair the drain is $2,140.85. The estimated cost for Addison Concrete to repair the street and Durbin’s driveway after the drain is repaired is $1,139.00. Because the cost of repair is so high Neece chose to clean the drain out to see if the water situation there would improve and he reports that it has. The water is not standing as long. The drain was full of garbage and debris. Neece recommends not repairing the drain at this time. Council was in agreement. No motion was made.

Neece called on Steve Bainbridge to explain briefly about Governor Blagojevich’s Opportunity Returns plan for the central region of Illinois. The Governor’s plan divides Illinois into ten regions. The goal of the plan is to make each region of the state more accessible, marketable, entrepreneurial and attractive to businesses. A copy of the letter from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is on file with the Clerk. Communities are being asked to submit specific projects for within their communities for consideration.

Bainbridge also presented the MFT budget and resolution for 2004. The total budget for street maintenance in 2004 is $13,507.75. A copy of the estimate of maintenance cost is on file with the Clerk. Bainbridge explains that a resolution must be adopted by council to appropriate funds for the maintenance of streets and highways from January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004. Ruot made the motion to appropriate $15,000.00 for the MFT budget, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Neece explains that curb work needs to be done this year. Neece is planning to do under $10,000.00 in curb work this year on old Rt. 51 and recommends Addison Concrete for the job. Addison’s price per foot for installing concrete curbs is $26.00. Tolly made the motion to approve Addison Concrete doing curb work on old Rt. 51 for $26.00 per foot, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Neece informed council that the intersection at Wall and Hanover is in need of repair also. This repair will be covered by MFT and Neece requested that council approve Tom Addison for doing the concrete work for this project as well. Total cost of the repair will be $1,653.00. King made the motion to approve Addison Concrete for repairing the intersection at Wall and Hanover, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Several trees in town are dead and hollow. For $2,145.00 Southard Tree Service will cut down the seven worst trees and the street and alley department will then dispose of the trees. Mahone made the motion to pay $2,145.00 to Southard Tree Service for cutting down seven trees, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Neece requests councils approval to purchase new tires for the street and alley pickup truck. Estimated cost for four mounted and balanced tires from Wiseman’s Auto is $411.90. King made the motion to purchase four new tires for the street and alley pickup, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Neece has planned Village clean up days for May 7th and 8th. Waste Management will deliver two dumpsters on the 7th that will be used for senior citizens only. The street and alley department will pick up for senior citizens on the 7th from 7:00A.M. to 4:00P.M. Eight dumpsters will be available for all other Moweaqua residents on the 8th from 7:00A.M. to 12:00P.M. The village will pay $325.00 per load. An additional $33.00 per ton will be charged for over 6 tons. Mahone made the motion to approve having clean up days on the 7th and 8th of May, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Antoline presented Ordinance #3-9-2004-1 amending the employee hiring policy. King made the motion to accept Ordinance #3-9-2004-1, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Ordinance #3-9-2004-2 was presented amending the utility deposit code. Ruot made the motion to accept Ordinance #3-9-2004-2, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Antoline reports that the NPDES fee that was charged to municipalities last August is being challenged by House Bill 3828. The Illinois Rural Water Association sent a letter requesting that the municipalities contact their legislator to help overturn this fee.

Antoline recommends changing our zoning code due to a discrepancy. As the code stands at this time it allows spot zoning which is not permitted by State Statute. Mahone made the motion to amend the zoning codes SR2 designation to exclude duplexes, apartments and mobile homes, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Tolly made the motion to adjourn, Ruot seconded.