The Year End Annual Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Dowd leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by King, Bailey, Mahone and Weakly. Lowe and Beckett were absent. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Boomer Neece, Rodney Phillips, Mischelle Davis, and Rudy Smith. Others present were Harold and Shirley Allen, Jim and Lola Allen, Steve Ruot and Mike Reschke.
King made the motion to approve the April Regular Meeting Minutes, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey, Mahone and Weakley. No: None. Lowe and Beckett were absent.
Bailey made the motion to approve the April Special Meeting Minutes, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
Mahone made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid, plus the payment of $10,000 from the Water Department to the General Fund, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
Mahone made the motion to adjust Sgt. Hayden’s salary to $13.00 per hour, Bailey seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
Mayor Dowd gave his annual report on the Village accomplishments in the last four years. He thanked everyone that has worked so diligently to keep our Village running smoothly and efficiently. He also thanked the golf Board, the Park Board and Zoning Board for their unpaid efforts in helping start or keep these projects running smoothly. He reported we should be very proud of our Village. He reported we have an up to date Police Department, plus all of our equipment is up to date in all departments. He thanked the Council for a good four years of working together.
King commented we have a good town and good employees.
Bailey commented she’d only been here a year, she thanked everyone for bearing with her as she has learned. She thanked Louis Jordan, Water Superintendent for taking her around and showing her the water system and she commended him for the work he does to keep up with the EPA. Bailey says she’s looking forward to another four years.
Weakly stated she agreed with everyone.
Mahone stated when he first started on the Council twelve years ago things were in a turmoil, the equipment was old and needed lots of repairs. He’s proud of all the accomplishments that have come along through the years. He’s proud of our Village and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. He stated he was sorry Phil couldn’t be here for his last meeting and welcomed Steve Ruot as he takes over as a Council Member.
At this time Mayor Dowd recessed the Council Meeting to install the new members. Mayor Dowd, Jill Bailey, Jon King and Steve Ruot. Mischelle Davis was sworn in as the new Village Clerk.
Mayor Dowd then discussed new employees saying that Shirley Bollhorst has volunteered to stay with the Village as long as needed to train the new Clerk and Deputy Clerk. Charles Burgener and Carol Duncan were reappointed to the Zoning Board and Paul Bollhorst was appointed as Zoning Administrator. Gerti Hayden was appointed Matron for the Moweaqua Police Department and Lola Allen was appointed to the Deputy Clerk position. Weakly made the motion to approve the new appointments and Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. Lowe was absent.
Mr. Dowd announced that Louis Jordan had turned in a written resignation from the Zoning Board stating that it took too much time from his first obligation as the Water Superintendent. Bailey made the motion to accept Mr. Jordan’s resignation and Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None. Mayor Dowd thanked Louis for getting a lot done while on the Zoning Board.
Mayor Dowd then asked for any comments and welcomed Steve Ruot to the Council.
Boomer Neece asked a question pertaining to zoning which the Mayor said would be taken care of at the zoning meeting on Tuesday, May 1st.
Chief Smith mentioned that he is looking forward to another four years with the Village and working with the new Council. He also stated that he receives many comments about what a nice community and school system we have.
Shirley Bollhorst thanked everyone she’s had the opportunity to work with and said that she has enjoyed her time here and that she will miss it.
King then made the motion to adjourn and Mahone seconded.