April 12, 2005 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

April 12, 2005

MOWEAQUA VILLAGE HALL

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of March Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of March 21st Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of March 30th Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in April

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Township and Lions Club Fireworks Contributions
  2. 2005 – 2006 Budget
  3. Tree Removal
  4. Connect Software
  5. Dedication of Public Right of Way

OLD BUSINESS

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

Public Participation

Adjourn


The April 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 Louis Jordan, Paul Bollhorst, Boomer Neece, Lola Allen, Chief McLearin, Officer Maynard and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline, was also present. Others attending included Jerry and Donna Woodard, Kathleen Poe, Lisa Pugsley, Bill Chasteen, Cinda Jordan, Howard and Janie Wise, Jim Dial, Connie King and Leslie Carter.

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

King made the motion to approve the minutes of the March 21st Special Meeting, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Tolly made the motion to approve the minutes of the March 30th Special Meeting, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. Mahone abstained. No: None.

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

Thomas made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in April, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

After a brief explanation of the 2005-2006 budget by Mahone, Tolly made the motion to approve the 2005-2006 budget, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

First in New business Mayor Lowe called on Street Superintendent Boomer Neece to discuss tree removal. Neece reports having several dead trees that need to be removed. Two bids have been received for removing the 6 trees and 9 stumps. Southard’s bid was $2,925.00 and Cutler’s bid was $1,125.00. Weakly made the motion to accept the lowest bid from Cutler’s Tree Service of Rosemond, Il., to remove 6 trees and 9 stumps for $1,125.00, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Mayor Lowe called on Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan to discuss Connect computer software. Jordan informed Council that additional software is needed to complete the new Water and Sewer computer system. The software can be purchased at a discount price of $3,095.00 because the Village has purchased a substantial number of meters from Midwest Meter. The original price is $4,000.00. Ruot made the motion to approve the purchase of the Connect software from Midwest Meter for $3,095.00, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jordan also requested approval to purchase a laser printer from CDS Office Technologies. The cost of the printer is $900.00 and a 3 year, parts, labor and next day response warranty can be purchased for an additional $254.00. Mahone made the motion to approve the purchase of a printer and warranty from CDS Office Technologies for $1,154.00, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline reports that a Public Hearing concerning the Gorden, Bohlen and Pugsley annexations will take place at the beginning of the next Regular Meeting in May. Antoline also briefly discussed with Council a letter that the Village of Moweaqua received from Holland & Knight Company concerning an infrastructure maintenance fee that municipalities imposed and was later ruled to be unconstitutional. Municipalities may be required to pay back those fees. Further in Antoline’s report he recommended that Council should consider granting a public right of way or perpetual easement of the sewer plant drive to Jim Dial which can be decided upon at the next Regular Meeting.

In Public Participation Jerry Woodard was present with a complaint about the residence adjacent to his rental property stating there is junk and debris along the alley. Not only is the mess an eyesore but it also smells. Chief McLearin reports that he has already spoken to the tenants about Moweaqua’s clean up days in May. They told McLearin that they will be moving and the owner will be in charge of the property again. Antoline suggests serving them with a Notice to Abate if the property is not cleaned up promptly.

Seth Morse of Morse Dreamscape presented proposals for memory upgrades for the Water & Sewer computer system and the Treasurer’s computer system, a monitor for the Clerk and a complete new computer system for the Street and Alley Department. After discussion, Mahone made the motion to purchase memory upgrades and a monitor, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

After further discussion Tolly made the motion to purchase a complete computer system for the Street and Alley Department from Morse Dreamscape for $1,272.34, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Morse also requested that Council consider amending the current contract we have with Morse Dreamscape to include additional services. A copy of the purposed additional services was provided to each council member for review for next months Regular Meeting and is also on file with the Clerk.

Ruot made the motion to adjourn, Tolly seconded. Meeting adjourned.