December 10, 2013 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

December 10, 2013

Village of Moweaqua

6:30

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of November Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of November 18th Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of December 4th Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of Bills to be Paid in December

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Approval of Peace Meal Donation – Peace Meal Representative
  2. Approval of Children’s Toy Depot Donation – Mischelle Davis
  3. Annual Tax Levy Ordinance 12/10/2013-1
  4. Ordinance 12/10/2013-2 Amending Chapter 7, Article II – 9 and 11of the Revised Code of the Village of Moweaqua (Solicitors) – Liz Nohren
  5. Approval to Add Funds to Existing Water & Sewer CD and Renew for 1 Year Louis Jordan
  6. Approval of Reimbursement to Mike Jenkins for Applicator License Class – Mayor Ruot
  7. Approval to Transfer Police Department Radios to Neoga Police Department – Chief Maynard

OLD BUSINESS

Adjourn


The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Ruot leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Marcia Maynard, Don Henry, Larry Burgener, Joann Lower and Dave Little. Zach Hite was absent. Employees present were Ramiro Estrada, Louis Jordan, Chief Maynard and Attorney for the Village, Liz Nohren was also present. Others present included Jack Crafton and Mike Reschke.

Maynard made the motion to approve the minutes of the November Regular Meeting, Little seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Maynard made the motion to approve the minutes of the November Special Meeting, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Burgener made the motion to approve the minutes of the December 4th Special Meeting, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.’

Little made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in December, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Little made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan requested permission to hold a Special Meeting on January 7th. Jordan stated that several topics will be discussed and that he will request Village Engineer Steve Bainbridge to attend. Jordan will be discussing painting the ground storage water tank and the water tower, purchasing new water meters and plans for a new water plant. Mayor Ruot approved scheduling a Special Meeting for January 7th at 6:30 P.M.

Street and Alley Superintendent Ramiro Estrada presented three estimates for repairing the radiator on the 1993 International dump truck. Voudries Auto estimate was lowest at $2,118.44. After discussion Little made the motion to accept the estimate of $2,118.44 from Voudries Auto for replacing the radiator in the 1993 International truck, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Attorney Liz Nohren reported that the residents of the Village of Moweaqua have petitioned for the question of whether or not liquor should be sold in the Village limits to appear on the upcoming ballot. Nohren stated that in the event that the sale of liquor is approved for the Village of Moweaqua, she has prepared a proposed ordinance regarding the regulation and sale of alcoholic liquor. Nohren explained that the ordinance will be on file with the Clerk so that board members may request a copy for review.

In New Business Mayor Ruot called on Peace Meal representative Jack Crafton. Crafton thanked the Village for their past donations to the Peace Meal program. Crafton explained that they are currently serving 10 to 14 folks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are also 6 meals delivered to shut ins on those days. Crafton requested the Villages continued support. Maynard made the motion to donate $3, 500.00 to the Peace Meal program from account 01.11.913, Little seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Village Clerk, Mischelle Davis presented a request from the Toy Depot for a donation. Davis stated that the previous year’s donation was $550.00. Maynard made the motion to approve donating $500.00 to the Toy Depot from account 01.11.913, Little seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Burgener made the motion to donate an additional $100.00 to the Toy Depot from Water and Sewer Account 51.42.913, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Attorney Nohren presented Tax Levy Ordinance 12/10/2013-1. Nohren explained that the ordinance that has been on file with the Clerk for thirty days is now ready for passage if there are no questions. Little made the motion to approve Tax Levy Ordinance 12/10/2013-1, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Attorney Nohren presented Ordinance #12/10/2013-2 amending the current Solicitors Ordinance. Soliciting hours will now be restricted to 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. on weekdays. No soliciting is allowed on Sunday or State or National holidays. A daily license will now cost $15.00 per person per day and an annual license will cost $100.00 per person per year. A refundable deposit of $10.00 is to be held by the Village Clerk, who will issue an ID card to be worn by solicitors. Burgener made the motion to approve Solicitors Ordinance 12/10/2013-2, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Mayor Ruot called on Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan to discuss the Water and Sewer CD. Jordan requested approval to transfer $100,000.00 from account 51.111 to 51.117 and purchase a new 12 month CD at Dewitt Savings Bank. Little made the motion to approve transferring $100,000.00 from account 51.111 to 51.117 and purchasing a 12 month CD at Dewitt Savings Bank, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Mayor Ruot reported that Golf Employee Mike Jenkins will be taking a class and test to become certified for an applicators license. The applicators license allows Jenkins to purchase the chemicals needed to maintain the Golf Course greens. Ruot requested a motion to approve reimbursing Jenkins expenses regarding the applicators class and test. Burgener made the motion to approve reimbursement to Mike Jenkins for the cost of the applicators class and test, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Mayor Ruot called on Chief Maynard to discuss the Police Department Radios. Maynard requested approval to transfer our Kenwood TK2180 radios that are not usable with the new digital system currently being used by our department to the Neoga Police Department. Maynard has spoken to the Neoga Chief who expressed interest in the radios. After discussion Burgener made the motion to approve the transfer of ownership of four portable Kenwood radios from the Moweaqua Police Department to the Neoga Police Department, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.

Mayor Ruot requested a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to come before Council. Maynard made the motion to adjourn, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower and Little. No: None.