April 30, 2007 — Year End Annual Meeting

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YEAR END ANNUAL MEETING

April 30, 2007

Moweaqua Village Hall

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of Bills to be Paid

Mayor’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Water Department CD – Louis Jordan

Adjourn


The Year End Annual 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, Howard Wise, Mark Thomas and Steve Ruot. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Boomer Neece and Chief McLearin. Mike Reschke was also present.

After additions were made by the Clerk, Thomas made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas and Ruot. No: None.

Mayor Lowe expressed appreciation to Chief McLearin, Boomer Neece and Louis Jordan for their hard work in applying for IEMA funds after the ice storm in November. The application process was time consuming and Mayor Lowe thanked them for their effort.

Neece reports that if a bucket truck is purchased it will not affect our liability insurance. It will be the same as adding any vehicle. Neece states that he has been looking for a used truck but has not yet found one. If a suitable truck is not found Neece would like to use the money that would have been spent on the truck to have several dead trees removed. Neece states that if he had a bucket truck he could remove most of the trees himself. Neece also intends to use the truck for changing street light bulbs and hanging Christmas lights.

Wise reported that a notice is in the paper requesting furnace and air bids.

Chief McLearin reports that he has applied for a grant to help purchase mobile data computers for the squad cars. The total cost for the computers is $13,476.00. The grant will pay for 75{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} which is $10,107.00. The Village will have to pay the remaining balance of $3,369.00. McLearin recommends that the balance of $3,369.00 and the monthly fee of $110.00 be paid for from the Drug and Alcohol account. King made the motion to have mobile data computers installed in both squad cars using grant funds, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Mahone. No: None.

Mayor Lowe informed Council that Carol Duncan has resigned from the Zoning Board. Mayor Lowe requested that Council approve the appointment of Jack Penrod to replace Duncan. Mahone made the motion to approve the appointment of Jack Penrod to the Zoning Board, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Mahone. No: King.

Water & Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan requested approval to put $30,000.00 into a CD. Mahone made the motion to put $30,000.00 of water funds into a CD, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Mahone. No: None.

Jordan also requested approval to purchase a new handheld meter reader. The cost of the meter reader is $6,000.00. The old unit is ten years old and will no longer be covered by an annual service agreement. The old units are being phased out and replaced with updated models. Mahone made the motion to approve spending $6,000.00 on a new hand held meter reading unit for the water department, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Mahone. No: None.

Mayor Lowe requested a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to discuss. Mahone made the motion to adjourn, Ruot seconded.