April 13, 2004 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

April 13, 2004

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 Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Sidewalk bids
  2. Purchase of new leaf machine
  3. Zoning/Davis
  4. Shed Painting
  5. Notice of Year End Annual Meeting
  6. Ordinance to Modify Notice Requirements
  7. Water Committee Recommendations

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 Lola Allen, Boomer Neece, Rodney Phillips, Officer Maynard, Louis Jordan, Paul Bollhorst, Chief Smith, Elmer Trueblood and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others attending were Connie King, David Boyd, Howard and Janie Wise and Cinda Jordan.

Weakly 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 Treasurer’s Report, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Tolly made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in April, Ruot 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 report about side walk bids. Three bids were received. After discussion Weakly made the motion to accept the bid from Addison Concrete, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None. Sidewalk repair done by Addison Concrete will cost $13.00 per lineal foot.

Next in New Business Neece requested permission to purchase a new leaf vacuum machine. A used machine was bought from the Village of Forsythe for $1,500.00 and has been used for two seasons. Neece comments that because leaf pick up is big job and the Village is committed to leaf pick up due to the No Burn Ordinance a more dependable machine is needed. The cost of a new machine from Rahn Equipment will be $12,136.00. Mahone made the motion to purchase a new leaf vacuum machine for $12,136.00 from Rahn Equipment, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe reported that an application for rezoning was submitted by Brad Davis. Davis requests that property located at 102 E. Chestnut be rezoned from SR2 to B1. The Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to approve the rezoning. Mahone made the motion to approve rezoning property at 102 E. Chestnut from SR2 to B1, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee, Mike Tolly, reports that John Penrod of Hometown Painting submitted a bid of $3,500.00 for painting the garage on Macon Street. He will pressure wash and prime before painting and will paint all trim except for the overhead doors. Tolly made the motion to accept the bid of $3,500.00 from Penrod to paint the garage, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline presented Resolution 4-13-2004-R1 supporting the repeal and return of the National Pollution discharge Elimination System Fee. Ruot made the motion to accept Resolution 4-13-2004-R1, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Ordinance #4-13-2004-1 amending the current Notice to Abate Ordinance. King made the motion to approve Ordinance #4-13-2004-1, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Water and Sewer Committee Chairman Jim Mahone, informed council that plans to

improve the water main on S. Putnam have been put on hold. Problems have come up that need to be solved before going on with the project. Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan recommends putting the money that would have been used for the water main project into a six month CD. A total of $55,000.00 will be put into the CD. Mahone made the motion to approve putting $55,000.00 from the Water and Sewer Operating Fund into a six month CD, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mahone also recommends that since the water and sewer truck was not replaced this year as planned that $15,000.00 from the Water and Sewer Operating Fund be put into a six month CD for water truck replacement. Mahone made the motion to put $15,000.00 into a CD for water truck replacement, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mahone states that Jordan checked into obtaining a new well for our water system a couple years ago and had one drilled but it was dry. Jordan requests permission to again have BGM find an new location to drill for well #21. Mahone made the motion to approve that Jordan contact BGM to plan for a new well, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe called on Jordan to come forward and accept an award he received from the Il. Dept. of Public Health for achieving the highest standard of compliance for at least ten consecutive years in accordance with the Il. Fluoridation Act. Mayor Lowe also recognized Jordan for 20 years of service with the Village of Moweaqua. Jordan was presented with an engraved gold watch and Mayor Lowe thanked him for his service. A reception was held immediately following the Council Meeting.

Mahone made the motion to adjourn, Ruot seconded.