April 30, 2002 — Year End Annual Meeting

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REGULAR YEAR END ANNUAL MEETING

April 30, 2002

Moweaqua Village Hall

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of April Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of April 22, 2002 Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of Bills to be Paid

OLD BUSINESS

A. Salaries & Evaluations

B. Unspent Budget Funds

Mayors Annual Report

Council Comments

Public Participation

Adjourn


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 Jon King, Mike Tolly, Evelyn Lowe, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Rudy Smith and Boomer Neece.

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

Ruot made the motion to approve the minutes of the April 22, 2002 Special Meeting, Mahone seconded.

Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Lowe made the motion to approve the Year End Bills to be Paid, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

In Old Business Mayor Dowd addressed the issue of employee salaries. After discussion, Mahone made the motion to increase cafeteria cash by $750.00 for full time employees and $375.00 for the Deputy Clerk, Lowe seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Finishing Old Business, Lowe made the motion to have the remaining funds in all accounts be transferred to the individual unspent fund accounts, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Dowd provided a sheet listing his new committee recommendations for 2002-2003 for Council to review. A copy of the committee appointments is on file with the Clerk. Ruot made the motion to accept the committee appointments for 2002-2003, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayors Report: Mayor Dowd began his year end report by saying this past year has been a successful one. He then addressed the struggling economy. The Village will receive approximately 11{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} less tax dollars this year. The Highway 51 bypass will be completed this construction season causing traffic to be routed around Moweaqua as opposed to through Moweaqua. This is a concern for businesses. Mayor Dowd added that the golf course will help keep people coming to Moweaqua and the new nine holes will be even more beneficial in the future. Mayor Dowd asked that Council keep a positive attitude for the future and asked for suggestions to help businesses remain open. In closing, Mayor Dowd reminded us that this is our Sesquicentennial celebration year.

Council Comments: King commented on how attractive our community is and also how well the Village employees cooperate and work together.

Tolly comments there will be a lot of opportunities with the new highway and possibly some draw backs. The Village must do what is best for the growth of the community. Tolly has been on Council for a short time but is looking forward to the upcoming year.

Lowe commended the Village employees for their hard work and thanked them for following their budgets closely. Lowe asked Council to continue considering a new Village Hall.

Ruot has learned much in the past year and looks forward to this year. He comments that we need businesses with the highway going around and that this is an opportunity for Moweaqua to grow.

Mahone encourages council to think progressively. In the 14 years he has been on council he has seen improvements to our Village every year. Mahone says we should make the new highway an asset and try to encourage annexation of property on both sides of it.

After final comments from employees Ruot made the motion to adjourn, Weakly seconded.