February 10, 2009 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

February 10, 2009

Moweaqua Village Hall

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of TIF Joint Review Meeting Minutes

Approval of January 13th Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of January 27th Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of January Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in February

Mayor’s Report

Attorney’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Community Development Loan for Falk – Ed Heck
  2. DMI Concerning TIF Administrative Guidance – Eric White
  3. New Backhoe – Louis Jordan

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Police Chief Position – Howard Wise

Adjourn


The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Lowe leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Jon King, Howard Wise, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Mike Reschke. Employees present were Paul Bollhorst, Chief McLearin, Lola Allen, Officer Maynard and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others attending included Janie Wise, Brad Davis, Barb Davis, Marcia Maynard, Eric White, Dave Boyd, Steve Hooper, Ed Heck, Timi Kaufman, Don Whitlow, Ron Smull and Larry Morrell.

King made the motion to approve the Minutes of the January 13, 2009 Special Meeting, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Wise made the motion to approve the Minutes of the January 27, 2009 Special Meeting, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mahone made the motion to approve the Minutes of the January Regular Meeting, Reschke seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

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

Mahone made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in February, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Attorney Antoline reports that the Village of Moweaqua’s claim submitted in reference to the Illinois Central Railroad litigation has been settled and compensation has been received.

Mayor Lowe called on Ed Heck to report on the status of a Community Development Loan request from Stoney Falk. At the January Regular Meeting Council voted in favor of an inspection of Falk’s property to be performed by the Fire Chief, due to the nature of business Falk plans to conduct on the premises. After inspection and report by the Fire Chief the Community Development Committee met again and considered the recommendations of the Fire Chief. Falk responded cooperatively to Minott’s remarks and again the Community Development Committee voted unanimously in favor of granting the loan to Falk. Mahone made the motion to approve a Community Development Loan for Stoney Falk in the amount of $7,500.00 for renovations and start up of a small engine repair shop, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mayor Lowe called on Eric White of Development & Municipal Initiatives. Mayor Lowe explained that she contacted DMI in order to give Council a comparison TIF Consulting company to choose from. Mayor Lowe stated that Macon and Maroa both employee DMI and are satisfied with the results. Now that the TIF District has been established, further consulting is necessary for management and administration of TIF funds as well as annual audit preparation. Copies of proposals from DMI as well as Jacob and Associates were provide for Council members to review. Copies of the proposals are on file with the Clerk.

Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan requested that Attorney Antoline prepare Intergovernmental Agreements to be entered into with surrounding towns. Discussion was held some time ago about this but nothing was ever formally done about it. Jordan thinks it would be a good idea to have the agreements in place before arrival of spring storms. Antoline agreed.

Jordan also discussed the issue of trading in our current backhoe. Jordan stated that Street and Alley Superintendent Boomer Neece had put $18,000.00 into a CD for the purpose of purchasing a backhoe and that the Water Department has the funds to contribute half of the cost. Ruot recommended that bids be obtained.

Mayor Lowe requested a motion to enter Executive Session at this time if there was no further public business to come before Council. Wise made the motion to enter Executive Session to discuss details of the Police Chief position and appointment, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mahone made the motion to end Executive Session, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mahone made the motion to adjourn, Wise seconded. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:33 P.M.