April 8, 2003 — Regular Meeting

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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. Appointment of Mayor
  2. Set date for Year End Annual Meeting
  3. Sidewalk bids

 

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor’s Report

Attorney’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

Adjourn


The April Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by trustee Jim Mahone leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Jon King, Mike Tolly, Norma Stewart, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Lola Allen, Rodney Phillips, Sandi Callison, Boomer Neece, Louis Jordan and Rudy Smith. Others present were Connie King, David O’Brien, Mark Thomas, Cinda Jordan, Bill Chasteen, Millie Horton, Roger Workman and Brenda Workman.

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

King made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Stewart, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

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

First in New Business Mahone addressed the necessity of appointing a mayor to serve the remaining two years of a four year term. After discussion Mahone made the motion to appoint Evelyn Lowe to fill the position of Mayor, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Stewart, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Mahone suggested a date for the Year End Annual Meeting be set. Mahone made the motion to hold the meeting April 29, 2003 at 7:00P.M., Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Stewart, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Further in New Business Mahone called on Street Superintendent Neece to report about bids received for this years sidewalk plans. Four bids were received with Porter Brothers being low bidder at $11.60 per lineal foot. Weakly made the motion to accept the bid from Porter Brothers, Stewart seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Stewart, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney’s Report: Antoline reports contempt petitions have been filed against Charlotte Kelly and Faith Scott for not honoring the initial court agreement ordering them to pay delinquent water and sewer charges. Since the contempt petitions were filed both parties have paid in full.

Antoline also reports communicating with the attorney for Keller Oil. A deadline of April 18th has been set for clean up of the property. Antoline suggested to Kellers attorney that the simplest solution would be demolition of the building.

Antoline commented briefly on the status of the Hall and Land issues. Halls attorney has not replied yet in regards to the last court ruling in their case. Land still has five days to comply before a contempt petition can be filed against him.

Antoline contacted Wendy Stevens at Herald and Review concerning papers not being delivered properly. Stevens was cooperative and assured Antoline she would help resolve the problem.

Police Committee: Chief Smith reports Maynard has graduated from the Police Academy and is now on active duty.

Tolly reports receiving a letter of resignation from Richard Hayden. Chief Smith requested that he be given a chance to speak to Hayden about his retirement. Smith would like for Hayden to be able to help on special occasions such as Pow Wow. If Hayden formally retires he won’t be able to help in that way.

Smith asked council to approve paying a bill for an annual police license fee of $80.00. Smith just received the bill and will provide the Clerk with a copy. King made the motion to pay $80.00 for the license fee, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Stewart, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Personnel Committee: Mahone made the motion for an Executive Session to discuss personnel evaluations and raises, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Stewart, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Tolly made the motion to resume the Regular Meeting, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Stewart, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No. None.

Tolly made the motion to approve raises as specified on the attached sheet, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Stewart, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Water Superintendent Louis Jordan and Street Superintendent informed council of the employees plan to purchase a memorial tree in honor of Mayor Dowd and also bricks for the walk at the memorial park and historical society. Jordan stated that donations are welcomed.

Tolly made the motion to adjourn, Weakly seconded.