February 12, 2008 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

February 12, 2008

Moweaqua Village Hall

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

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. AFLAC – Mitch Flesch
  2. Fireworks – Mayor Lowe
  3. TIF – Mayor Lowe
  4. Yearbook Ad – Mischelle Davis
  5. Post Prom Sponsorship – Mischelle Davis
  6. Informational Newsletter – Mark Thomas
  7. Il. Rural Water Conference – Louis Jordan
  8. Lift Station Rehab – Louis Jordan
  9. Printer Maintenance Agreement – Louis Jordan
  10. Universal Mechanical Price Quote – Louis Jordan
  11. Zoning Permits – Paul Bollhorst

OLD BUSINESS

Adjourn


The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Trustee Jim Mahone 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 Louis Jordan, Lola Allen, Chief McLearin and Paul Bollhorst. Others present included Mitch Flesch, Jerry Paradee, Tim Dial and Steve Hooper.

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

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

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

Beginning New Business Mitch Flesch was in attendance representing AFLAC. Flesch requested permission to speak to Village employees regarding the insurance that AFLAC has to offer. Mahone stated that Council would see if the employees would be interested and discuss it at the next Regular Meeting.

The Clerk presented the 2008 contract from Central States Fireworks and requested permission to pay the first installment of $4,000.00. Mahone stated that the Lions Club will be donating$1,500.00 plus the proceeds from the upcoming pancake breakfast in March. Reschke made the motion to pay the first installment of $4,000.00 to Central States Fireworks, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None. The balance of $4,000.00 will be due and payable within 30 days after the date of the fireworks display.

TIF liason Howard Wise reports that our TIF consultant is preparing to do an eligibility study of our property that we would like included in the TIF district.

The Clerk presented a request from Central A & M High School for a donation to help fund publication of the yearbook. In past years the Village has purchased a full page ad for $200.00. Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan offered to donate $200.00 for the yearbook ad. Ruot made the motion to approve donating $200.00 for a full page ad in the yearbook, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Jordan requested permission for two to attend the annual Illinois Rural Water Conference in Effingham. Jordan will be staying at the Country Inn & Suites for two nights. Ruot made the motion to approve Jordan and Neece attending the Illinois Rural Water Conference in Effingham and hotel for two nights, Reschke seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jordan reports that Village Engineer Steve Bainbridge has estimated $250,000.00 to $280,000.00 for the rehabilitation of the Pine and Cedar Streets lift stations. Jordan requested permission to apply for a grant to help with the cost of the project. Wise states that he will consult Mike Cavanaugh for the grant. Ruot made the motion to approve Jordan consulting Mike Cavanaugh for a grant to be used to offset the cost of the Pine and Cedar Streets lift station rehab, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Jordan requested permission to purchase a 1 year maintenance agreement from Hewlett Packard for the Water Department printer. Cost of the agreement is $192.00. Ruot made the motion to approve purchasing a 1 year maintenance agreement for the Water Department printer, Reschke seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Jordan reported that he has received a quote form Universal Mechanical for “pigging” the water main from wells 18 and 19 to the water treatment plant. Cost of the project will be $18,220.00. After discussion, Ruot made the motion to approve having Universal Mechanical open up the water main from wells 18 and 19 to the water treatment plant for $18,220.00, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Meeting adjourned at 7:51p.m.