April 9, 2019–Regular Meeting

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VILLAGE OF MOWEAQUA
122 N. MAIN
MOWEAQUA, IL 62550
(217)-768-3036
REGULAR MEETING
April 9, 2019
6:30 P.M.

Call to Order Pledge to the Flag Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA
Approval of March Regular Meeting Minutes Approval of Bills to be Paid in April Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports Attorney ‘s Report Mayor’s Report Public Comment

NEW BUSINESS
1. Approval of TIF Reimbursement (Barnes Animal Hospital) – Mayor Neece
2. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Signing IEPA Closeout Letter for Water Treatment Plant Project – Mark Bingham
3. Approval of Amended “No Parking” Ordinance # 2019 -05 – Mayor Neece
4. Approval of Zoning Map Ordinance #2019-06 – Mayor Neece
5. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Special Use Code – Attorney Flynn
6. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Purchase of Water Meters From Midwest Meter – J.D. Malone
7. Approval to Purchase New Pump for Lift Station or Repair Old Pump – Louis Jordan
8. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Hiring Ramiro Estrada For Water & Sewer Superintendent Position – Shawn Conlin
9. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Employment Classifications – Shawn Conlin
10. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Retiree Health Insurance Policy – Shawn Conlin
11. Executive Session – Mayor Neece
(a) Regarding the Appointment, Employment, Compensation, Discipline, Performance or Dismissal of a Specific Employee.
(b) Pending Litigation
(c) Real Estate

Adjourn
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REGULAR MEETING
April 9, 2019

The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Neece leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Tatum Plain, Dana Shuster, Marcia Maynard, J.D. Malone, Michael Reschke and Shawn Conlin. Employees present were Ramiro Estrada, Louis Jordan, Chief Maki, Beth Hawn, Mischelle Davis and Attorney for the Village Ed Flynn was also present. Others present included, Kenny Long, Linda Long, Chris Bright, Josh Whitney, Mark Bingham, Sean Hayes, Joann Lower and Tyler McLain.
Conlin made the motion to approve the Consent Agenda with additions and corrections, including March Regular Meeting Minutes, Bills to be Paid in April and Treasurer’s Report, Reschke seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.
In New Business Mayor Neece presented a Request for Payment of TIF Redevelopment Project Costs from Abigail Barnes. The Barnes Animal Hospital TIF Redevelopment Agreement was unanimously approved by Council at the February Regular Meeting. The agreement stated that the Village would reimburse the Developer (Barnes) up to $15,000.00, not to exceed the total eligible redevelopment project cost, whichever is less, in the form of a one-time grant payment, payable upon completion of the project. Mayor Neece informed Council that work has been completed and proper documents and verification of eligible costs has been submitted and reviewed by TIF Consultant Keith Moran. After discussion Maynard made the motion to approve reimbursement of $15,000.00 to Abigail Barnes for TIF eligible expenses relating to Barnes Animal Hospital Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.
Village Engineer, Mark Bingham informed Council that the Water Treatment Plant is nearing completion. Seeding the grounds will begin as soon as the weather breaks. Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan requested approval for the Mayor to sign the IEPA Release Letter and make the final payment to Burdick Plumbing & Heating as soon as the seeding and touch up work is finished, and Bingham gives the ok. Malone made the motion to authorize Mayor Neece signing the IEPA Release Letter and approve making the $10,000.00 final payment to Burdick Plumbing and Heating as soon as the Engineer and Water & Sewer Superintendent are satisfied that the project is completed, Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.
Village Clerk, Mischelle Davis presented Amended Ordinance #2019-5 with correction, regarding “No Parking Zones” Schedule “E”. Pine Street (South) from Main Street to Putnam Street from 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 103 N. Main Street (West Side) from the hours of 10:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. will no longer be declared “no parking zones”. Plain made the motion to approve Amended “No Parking” Ordinance #2019-5 with correction, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.
Davis presented Official Zoning Map Ordinance #2019-06, revising the official zoning districts and corporate limits of the Village of Moweaqua. The Zoning and Planning Commission has met and voted unanimously to approve the revised map. Maynard made the motion to approve Zoning Map Ordinance #2019-06, Shuster seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.
Water and Sewer Committee Chairman J.D. Malone requested approval to purchase 260 new water meters from Midwest Meter. Malone stated that no budget funds had been spent on meters this fiscal year and that Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan would like to use the funds before the end of the fiscal year. After discussion Reschke made the motion to approve purchasing 260 new water meters from Midwest Meter for $18,200.00, Shuster seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.
Malone presented a quote from Vandevanter Engineering for a second new pump to be installed at the Pine Street lift station. After discussion Shuster made the motion to approve the quote of $7,619.00 from Vandevanter Engineering for a new pump at the Pine Street lift station, Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.
Conlin made the motion to enter Executive Session Regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of a specific employee, pending litigation and/or real estate, Shuster seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.
Plain made the motion to end Executive Session, Reschke seconded. Motion died due to continued discussion.
Plain made the motion to end Executive Session Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.
Conlin made the motion to hire Ramiro Estrada as Water and Sewer Superintendent at a rate of $24.50 per hour beginning May 1, 2019, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.
Malone made the motion to approve Louis Jordan being included in the employee health insurance composite rate from retirement to age 65 unless composite rate exceeds $700.00 per month, Shuster seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.
Shuster made the motion to adjourn, Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: 6, No: 0.