January 11, 2005 — Regular Meeting

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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, Mike Tolly, Mark Thomas, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Chief McLearin, Lola Allen, Louis Jordan, Cinda Jordan, Paul Bollhorst, Boomer Neece and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline, was also present. Others present were Connie King, Howard and Janie Wise, Brent Bohlen, Kenny Bohlen, Bruce Sarver, Dan Walker, Bill Chasteen, Larry Page and Brian Zindel.

Thomas made the motion to approve the minutes of the December Regular Meeting, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

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

After additions were made by the Clerk, Tolly made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in January, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

First in New Business Mayor Lowe called on Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan. Jordan reported that three bids were received for a new water truck. Ridings-Xamis-Crews in Shelbyville offered the best price at $9,721.00 with trade. Jordan recommends purchasing the extended warranty for an additional $1,200.00 making the total cost $10,921.00. The warranty is 0 deductible , 5 years or 60,000 miles. King made the motion to purchase a new water truck and extended warranty from Ridings-Xamis-Crews for $10,921.00, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jordan also requested approval to purchase accessories for the truck. Cost for the accessories which includes three toolboxes, a bed liner, etc. and installation is $1,318.00 King made the motion to approve purchasing accessories for the new water truck, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jordan then requested approval for he and Neece to attend two conferences in the spring. The Il. Rural Water Conference and the AWWA Conference enables Jordan and Neece to get the training hours needed to retain their licensing. Mahone made the motion to approve Jordan and Neece attending both conferences, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Kathleen Dowd and Patty Jordan were in attendance representing the Moweaqua Public Library. The Village of Moweaqua received a letter updating the progress of the library building plans and requesting financial contributions. Dowd and Jordan both spoke in greater detail about the plans for the new library and answered questions

the trustees had. No motion was made regarding a donation at this time.

Attorney Antoline introduce Dan Walker, of Jacob and Associates, who was present to speak about TIFF districting. Antoline also mentioned that the City of Macon used Jacob and Associates services to implement their TIFF district and property owners are beginning to see the advantages of it. Walker explained the benefits and criteria of TIFF districting. Council and landowners that were present asked many questions. A copy of the pamphlet from Jacob and Associates is on file with the Clerk. An actual proposal will be given if the Village chooses to proceed with the project. After discussion Mahone made the motion to proceed in talks with Tom Jacob and Associates, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Ending New Business Mayor Lowe suggested Council approve purchasing a new vacuum sweeper for the Village Hall. Mahone made the motion to purchase a sweeper, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Thomas made the motion to adjourn, Ruot seconded.