August 13, 2002 — 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 July Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in July

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Revolving Loan/ Mckinney
  2. Audit/ Kevin Buckley
  3. Day Subdivision/ Dave Thompson
  4. Payment Estimate/ Neumann Contractors
  5. Budget Appropriation Ordinance
  6. Sesquicentennial Float
  7. Revolving Loan/ Korner Treasures

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor’s Report

Attorney’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

Adjourn


The August Regular 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, Travis Kerby, Brian Allison, Lola Allen, Richard Hayden, Boomer Neece and Carol Duncan. Others present included Holly McCoy, Dave Thompson, Ed Heck and Kevin Buckley.

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

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

Mahone made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in August which also included a bill for $61,110.00 from Neuman Company Contractors for water tank painting, which was not listed on the Bills to be Paid, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

First in New Business Mayor Dowd called on Ed Heck to present an application from William McKinney for a Community Development Loan. McKinney has requested $40,000.00 which will be used to build a 3,200 square foot building for office space. McKinney will pay $348.00 per month for 12 years. A copy of the proposal is on file with the Clerk. Mahone made the motion to approve a loan in the amount of $40,000.00 to McKinney for the purpose of building offices, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Kevin Buckley was in attendance to present the audit for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2002. Mr. Buckley briefly explained the contents of the bound audit report. A copy of the report was provided for each Council member to review. A copy is also on file with the Clerk.

Mayor Dowd then called on Dave Thompson in regards to the Day Subdivision. Mr. Thompson explained he has purchased 2 acres of property from the Day Trust and wants to build a house on it. In communicating his plans to Mayor Dowd and Attorney Antoline, questions have been raised concerning the location of his lot verses the future expansion of Moweaqua to the West. Mr. Thompson was in attendance to discuss the issue and answer questions. After discussion Ruot made the motion to have Antoline provide the Day Trust holders with a copy of our Subdivision Ordinance in order to clarify our code for such developments, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Ordinance #8-13-2002-1, Annual Budget Appropriation Ordinance for the Year 2002-2003 which is a State mandated requirement. Lowe made the motion to approve Ordinance #8-13-2002-1, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Dowd suggested a float be entered by the Village of Moweaqua into the Sesquicentennial Parade. Davis will organize. Mahone made the motion to approve the Village entering a float in the Sesquicentennial Parade, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Ending New Business Mayor Dowd referred to a letter he received from the owners of Korner Treasures. A copy was provided for each board member to review. Korner Treasures wrote in response to a request from Attorney Antoline to pay on their past due revolving loan. Korner Treasures asked for one more year to bring their account up to date. After discussion Mahone made the motion to approve Antoline answering Korner Treasures requiring them to at least pay the interest due each month beginning in August 2002, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayors Report: Mayor Dowd stressed the importance of enforcing the no bicycling or skating on sidewalks Ordinance. The situation is growing worse and Mayor Dowd asked for suggestions on how to keep control. Mahone states that bicycling and skating will cease as the summer ends and children go back to school.

Attorneys Report: Antoline informed Council of their opportunity to pass a Simplified Telecommunication Tax Ordinance that can be passed during the September meeting and filed with the Department of Revenue before September 30th. This Act combined three statutes under which a municipality may impose taxes on utilities. Currently Moweaqua imposes a 3{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} tax under the utility tax and a 1{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} tax under the infrastructure tax. The Department of Revenue will calculate a combined tax rate under the new statute. The new ordinance will not necessarily impose a new tax but merely replace the current taxes which will expire on January 1, of 2003. Antoline will prepare the Ordinance and present it to the Council at a September meeting.

Antoline also reported on the status of the Dial de-annexation request. He has been working with Dials Attorney and believes a solution has been reached. He will discuss the issue in detail at a later meeting.

Further in Antolines report he states the problem with issuing Ordinance Violations has been resolved. There has been some delay in serving current violations but the County Sheriff will be serving them in the future and current violations will be served readily.

Antoline made Council aware that the Department of Labor has begun a Prevailing Wage investigation involving the dirt moving contractor and the Moweaqua Golf Course. Antoline assures Council we are substantially in compliance with all regulations and the investigation will be in our favor. At the conclusion of the investigation the Village can request a report of the findings of the Department of Labor.

Police Committee: Chief Smith reports the roof is scheduled to be repaired. Smith also reports that a Federal Grant has been received by the Police Department for computers in the squad cars. Kerby will be attending PTI September 8th, 2002 and training will last 12 weeks.

Street Department: Superintendent Neece reports Central Equipment was low bidder for building a truck for the Street Department. The truck will include a dump bed, snow plow, spreader and possibly a fully enclosed container with tank, valves and hoses. The cost will be $24,243.00 and an additional $850.00 for the enclosed container. Mahone made the motion to approve buying a truck from Central Equipment for $25,093.00 with dump bed, snow plow, spreader and container, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Neece suggested all newly constructed drives along old highway 51 be required to have concrete aprons rather than just rock . Lowe made the motion to approve the requirement of concrete aprons on all drives along old highway 51, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Tolly made the motion to adjourn, Ruot seconded.