December 11, 2018 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

December 11, 2018

 

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Approval of November Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Bills to be Paid in December

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

 

Committee Reports

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

Public Comment

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Accept Cinda Jordan Resignation from Zoning & Planning Commission – Mayor Neece
  2. Approval to Appoint Mark Traughber to the Zoning & Planning Commission – Mayor Neece
  3. Approval of Revolving Loan for Barnes Veterinary Hospital – Tiffany Sloan
  4. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Employee Health Insurance Renewal – Jay Peterson
  5. Approval of TIF Reimbursements for 2018 Payable 2019 – Mayor Neece
  6. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Police Department Ride Along Policy – Shawn Conlin
  7. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Haksasila Façade Grant – Dana Shuster
  8. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding FFA Donation – Mayor Neece
  9. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding “Missions for Taylorville” Donation – Mayor Neece
  10. Approval to Pay Golf Course Portion of IMLRMA Premium from General Fund and Apply to the Golf Loan after Tax Levy Audit Adjustments are Approved – Michael Reschke
  11. Executive Session – Mayor Neece
  12. Regarding the Appointment, Employment, Compensation, Discipline, Performance or Dismissal of a Specific Employee.
  13. Pending Litigation
  14. Real Estate

 

Adjourn

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REGULAR MEETING

December 11, 2018

 

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 Dana Shuster, Marcia Maynard, J.D. Malone, Michael Reschke, and Shawn Conlin. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Ramiro Estrada, Chief Maki, Mischelle Davis and Attorney for the Village, Ed Flynn was also present. Others present included Tiffany Sloan, Abigail and Brian Barnes, Mark Traughber, Brookie Workman-Spa, Ed Spa, Linda and Kenny Long and Jay Peterson.

Maynard made the motion to approve the Consent Agenda with additions and corrections, including the November Regular Meeting Minutes, Bills to be Paid in December and Treasurer’s Report, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Reschke and Conlin.  No: None.

Mayor Neece requested approval to accept the resignation of Cinda Jordan from the Zoning and Planning Commission.  Reschke made the motion to accept Jordan’s resignation from the Zoning and Planning Commission, Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Reschke and Conlin. No: None

Mayor Neece requested approval to appoint Mark Traughber to the Zoning and Planning Commission. Maynard made the motion to accept the appointment of Traughber to the Zoning and Planning Commission as replacement for Jordan whose term is set to expire in May 2019, Malone seconded.  Council voting Yes: Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Reschke and Conlin. No: None

Tiffany Sloan from Ayars Bank presented a Revolving Loan Fund request from Abigail and Brian Barnes in the amount of $40,000.00. The request is for renovation and start up of Barnes Animal Hospital, a small animal veterinary clinic. Sloan stated that the Revolving Loan fund Committee met and voted unanimously to grant the loan. The Barnes’ have excellent credit scores and stable debt-to-income ratio. The term of the loan is seven years. Maynard made the motion to approve the request for a Revolving Loan in the amount of $40,000.00 for Barnes Animal Hospital, Shuster seconded. Council voting Yes: Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Reschke and Conlin. No: None

Jay Peterson of Peterson Insurance presented quotes for employee health insurance renewal.  After discussion, Council agreed to switch to an age rated plan rather than composite in order to keep premiums down. Council agreed that individual premiums will be averaged by Village Administration.  Maynard made the motion to approve renewal of Blue Cross Blue Shield employee health insurance age rated plan as quoted by Jay Peterson, Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Reschke and Conlin. No: None

Mayor Neece presented the 2017 TIF reimbursements payable in 2018 for approval. TIF Consultant Keith Moran prepared and recommended the reimbursements according to their respective TIF agreements.  Reschke made the motion to approve the TIF reimbursements as recommended by Keith Moran, Shuster seconded. Council voting Yes: Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Reschke and Conlin No: None

Health and Safety Chairman Dana Shuster requested approval to extend the Haksasila Façade Grant for Mama Chan’s restaurant to April 30, 2019.  After discussion Reschke made the motion to extend the Façade Grant to April 30, 2019, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Reschke and Conlin. No: None

Mayor Neece presented a request for a donation to the Central A & M FFA Chapter. Conlin made the motion to approve donating $100.00 from the Police Department, $100.00 from the Water Department and $100.00 from the General Fund, Shuster seconded. Council voting Yes: Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Reschke and Conlin. No: None.

Mayor Neece inquired of Council if they would be interested in donating to the “Missions for Taylorville” relief fund.  Mayor Neece stated that Taylorville was hit very hard by the December 1st tornado and they need all the help they can get towards clean up and repair. Mayor Neece informed Council that he and several of the Village staff went over to help with clean up.  Mayor Neece thanked Street and Alley Superintendent Ramiro Estrada, Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan and Anderson Himes for their efforts with the clean-up. Labor and equipment have been donated thus far.  After discussion, Shuster made the motion to approve a donation of $3,000.00 to “Missions for Taylorville”, Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Reschke and Conlin. No: None.

Finance Chairman Michael Reschke requested approval to apply the golf course portion of the IMLRMA premium, $13,342.23, that was paid from general fund to the golf course loan. Reschke made the motion to approve applying the golf course portion of the IMLRMA premium, $13,342.23, to the golf course loan, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Reschke and Conlin. No: None.

Mayor Neece requested a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to come before Council.  Shuster made the motion to adjourn, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Reschke and Conlin.

Minutes approved on January 8, 2019