December 10, 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 November Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in December

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Lowe Resignation
  2. Maynard/Swearing In
  3. Golf Course Water Line
  4. Warren Street Neighbors

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor’s Report

Attorney’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

Adjourn


The December 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, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Lola Allen, Boomer Neece, Rudy Smith, Louis Jordan, Rob Maynard, Richard Rahar and Mike Antoline. Others present were Jerry & Sue Paradee, Don and Barb Davis, Marcia Maynard, Don and Marilyn Whitlow, Bill Chasteen, Brad Davis, Bob Markley John Wempen and Patty Jordan.

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

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

After additions were made by the Clerk, Tolly made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in January, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

In New Business Mayor Dowd presented written resignation from Evelyn Lowe. Lowe has served the Village of Moweaqua as an employee or trustee for 12 years. Ruot made the motion to accept Lowes resignation, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Mayor Dowd announced that Rob Maynard has been chosen to fill the postion of full time Police Officer. Mahone made the motion to accept Rob Maynard as full time Police Officer, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Dowd called on Steve Ruot to report about running a water line to the Golf Course. See attached notes. After discussion Ruot made the motion not to run a water line to the Golf Course at this time, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Warren Street Neighbors were in attendance to discuss the position of the Village in reference to the easement at the East end of Warren Street. The easement was designated to the Village by the owners specifically for a street in the event the land was ever subdivided further. Mayor Dowd reports contacting Phil Bohlen who is partial owner of the property at the end of Warren Street. Mayor Dowd asked if Bohlen had plans to subdivide the land and Bohlen replied there is a good possibility. Antoline went on to explain that until a street has been placed by the sub-divider the Village has no control of the easement. Mayor Dowd recommended that the Neighbors approach Bohlens with their concerns and inform the Village of the outcome.

Mayors Report: Mayor Dowd reports receiving a written resignation from Mike Dawkins. Dawkins is resigning from the Golf Course Board but has offered to help when he can. Weakly made the motion to accept Dawkins resignation, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Dowd informed council of the opportunity for the Clerk to attend a Seminar in Springfield. The one day Seminar will be held at the Hilton on January 31, 2003. Subjects covered will include information about public records and open meetings. Tuition and manual cost is $279.00. Mahone made the motion to approve the Clerk attending the Seminar, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney’s Report: Antoline informed Neece that Jean Boch has received a bill for the Street Departments work cleaning up her property. If she does not pay, court action will be filed against her.

Antoline informed Jordan that Charlotte Kelly and Faith Scott have court appearances on December 19, 2002 for unpaid water bills.

Antoline went on to say that Hankins fine is paid in full and Donald Land has been notified of his ordinance violations by the County Sheriff in Iowa.

Police Report: Chief Smith reports computers have been installed in the squad cars and will be very beneficial in helping our officers do their job.

Smith informed Council that a total of $2,500.00 must be moved from accounts 01.21.512, 01.21.990 and 01.21.831 into grant account 01.21.593 to cover the final bill for the computers. Ruot made the motion to move a total of $2,500.00 from accounts 01.21.512, 01.21.990 and 01.21.831 into account 01.21.593, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Health & Safety Committee: Tolly reports it will be around the first week in January before DMJ can work on the Police Department.

Tolly discussed with Mr. Pagoula at Central A & M the poor quality of channel 5. Pagoula is aware of the problems and states that a new service line is needed in order for channel 5 work well.

In Public participation John Wempen was present and thanked Council for their generosity to Peace Meal in the past and asked for a donation for 2003. Chief Smith stated he would like to donate $100.00 from his budget. Mahone made the motion to donate a total of $2,100.00 to Peace Meal, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Tolly made the motion to adjourn, Weakly seconded.