January 10, 2006
Moweaqua Village Hall
Call to Order
Pledge to the Flag
Approval of December Regular Meeting Minutes
Approval of Treasurer’s Report
Approval of Bills to be Paid in January
- Community Development – Ed Heck
- Appoint and Swear in Randy Grigg
- Christian County FS – Motion of Sept. 13, 2005
- Equipment Sale – Boomer Neece
The January 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, Mark Thomas, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Lola Allen, Paul Bollhorst, Chief McLearin, Louis Jordan, Officer Maynard and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others present included Ed Heck, Bill Chasteen, Cinda Jordan, Roger Workman and Jerry Woodard.
King made the motion to approve the minutes of the December Regular Meeting, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
Thomas made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
Thomas made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in January, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
First in New Business Mayor Lowe called on Ed Heck to present three Moweaqua Community Development loan requests. Terry Yoder Sr. has requested $35,000.00 to purchase the Moweaqua Packing Plant, Les Miller has requested $15,000.00 to go towards the purchase and remodeling cost of the old Lyons Auto store on W. Main and Cynthia Denton has requested $5,000.00 to use toward her antique business. The Moweaqua Development Committee has met and recommends that all three loans be approved. Detailed descriptions of the terms of each loan are on file with the Clerk.
Mahone made the motion to approve loaning Terry Yoder Sr. $35,000.00 from the Revolving Loan Fund to help with the purchase of the Moweaqua Packing Plant, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
Ruot made the motion to approve loaning Les Miller $15,000.00 from the Revolving Loan Fund to help with the purchase and remodel of the old Lyons Auto building, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
Mahone made the motion to approve loaning Cindy Denton $5,000.00 from the Revolving Loan Fund to help in starting an antique business, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
At the September Regular Meeting Council voted to enter into contract with Christian County FS for fuel needs and tanks but because there was no appropriate place to set the tanks and other concerns, no further action was taken. Thomas requested that Council move ahead in their decision to enter into contract with Christian County FS or rescind the motion that was made to do so on September 13, 2005. Ruot made the motion to rescind the motion made on September 13, 2005 to use Christian County FS for fuel supply and tanks, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
Next in New Business Street Superintendent Boomer Neece requested permission to take bids for the sale of several pieces of equipment that are in good condition but no longer used by the Street Department. The money received for the sale of the equipment will be used to purchase more useful tools. After discussion, Mahone made the motion to take bids for the sale of a 1958 Ford 641 tractor, 4” trash pump, Mustang jetter, Billy Goat leaf vacuum and 8 hp concrete mixer, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
At the request of Chief McLearin Randy Grigg was in attendance to be sworn in as Police Department Chaplin. Mr. Grigg stepped forward and was sworn in by the Clerk.
In Old Business Mayor Lowe called on Jerry Woodard who was in attendance concerning his property near Franklin Street. A Zoning Committee Meeting was held January 9th to decide whether or not to make the only access to his lot into a street. The access is currently an alley. The Zoning Committees recommendation is to convert the alley into a street with a cul-de-sac. Woodard is willing to give 5’ of his property, which will widen the alley to 25’, and will also furnish the rock. Mahone stated that an alley is not constructed like a street. Street Superintendent Boomer Neece added that he has discussed the matter with Steve Bainbridge of BGM Engineering. Neece explains that a street consists of a specific base depth and rock depth so the alley would have to be torn up and reconstructed to street code. Bainbridge also advises that there should be enough room for ditches, curbs and sidewalks. Mahone also reminded Council that they have been asked several times to provide streets for subdivisions in the past and have voted not to do so. The sub-divider is responsible for building their own streets in accordance with Village codes. In addition Mahone expressed concern about there not being room for a snow plow or a fire truck to easily get turned around on the cul-de-sac and again suggested that Woodard consider putting in a private drive. Woodard is reluctant to do so since the two houses he wants to build will eventually be sold. He questions which property owner will be responsible for the upkeep of the private drive. Mahone states that the purchasers will need to sign a “Homeowners Declaration”. Mahone made the motion to reject the Zoning Committees recommendation to make the alley adjacent to Woodards property into a street, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.
Mayor Lowe reported on delinquent revolving loan payments. Those with delinquent standing will be sent registered notices of payment due.
Mayor Lowe also asked Council to consider raising zoning permit fees to cover the Villages costs associated with zoning such as wages for Zoning Board Members and publication of notices.
Mayor Lowe discussed again the upcoming vacancy of the Library. She would like to see some progress in regard to remodeling the building and expanding the municipal offices. She provided the names of several architects to Mahone who will begin inquiries.