January 13, 2015 — Regular Meeting

← Back to Meeting Minutes
Print This Page

REGULAR MEETING

January 13, 2015

Village of Moweaqua

6:30 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of November Public Hearing Minutes

Approval of December Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Bills to be Paid in January

Approval or Treasurers Report

Committee Reports

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Approval of Gorden Street Easements – Steve Bainbridge
  2. Approval to Purchase Squad Car – Chief Maynard
  3. Approval of Amendments to Animal Control Policy – Mayor Ruot
  4. Approval to Attend Water Conference – Louis Jordan
  5. Approval to Purchase Chlorination Equipment – Louis Jordan
  6. Review of 2014 Executive Session Minutes – Mayor Ruot

Adjourn


The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Ruot leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Marcia Maynard, Larry Burgener, Joann Lower, Dave Little and Zach Hite. Don Henry was absent. Employees present were Ramiro Estrada, Chief Maynard, Ed Hanley, Officer Lamb and Attorney for the Village, Liz Nohren was also present. Others present included Steve Bainbridge, Steve Hooper, Mike Reschke, Cheryl Sunderland, Sharon Powell and Stephanie Little.

Hite made the motion to approve the minutes of the November Public Hearing, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Little and Hite. Abstain: Lower. No: None.

Lower made the motion to approve the minutes of the December Regular Meeting, Little seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Little made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in January with additions and corrections, Hite seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Hite made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Little seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

For the Water and Sewer Committee Maynard asked Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan to report regarding Wells 18 and 19. Jordan explained that Peerless Midwest has completed the pump cleaning at wells 18 and 19. Jordan stated that Peerless Midwest detected a problem with equipment on both pumps. Additional work to the pumps will need to be done. Jordan stated that he would give an update at the next regular meeting.

Lower reported for the Golf Committee that the Golf Board is moving forward with gaming machines and that paperwork is being processed at this time. Little inquired about the Liquor Ordinance having a paragraph regarding gaming included in it. Little indicated that he is opposed to this type of gaming and would like to see the Liquor Ordinance amended to exclude the paragraph regarding gaming. After discussion, Council was in agreement that the Ordinance should not be amended.

In Attorney Nohrens report she presented a draft of Ordinance #2015-1 Authorizing Lease of Municipally Owned Real Property of the Village of Moweaqua, Shelby and Christian Counties. The property is located at 326 N. Main Street and will be leased to the Ministerial Alliance upon Council approval. The Ministerial Alliance is a not-for-profit corporation and plans to construct a food pantry facility on the leased property. Attorney Nohren stated that the Ordinance will be on file with the Village Clerk and can be reviewed by Council members until the next Regular Meeting. Nohren requested that

Council call her with any questions regarding the Ordinance and be prepared to vote on the Ordinance at the next Regular Meeting.

In New Business Mayor Ruot called on Village Engineer Steve Bainbridge to discuss the Gorden Street Easements. Bainbridge stated that he has looked at the possibility of extending a public utility easement along Gorden Street from Pinkston Dr. Easterly across the highway and to the end of 800 East Road. The purpose of the easements would be to allow for future extension of sewer and water lines to serve the area along the easements. Bainbridge stated that there is an existing roadway easement for the streets and drainage but these do not include uses for water and sewer lines. Bainbridge requested approval to obtain utility easements along the East portion of Gorden Road. Maynard made the motion to approve obtaining Gorden Street easements, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Next in New Business Chief Maynard presented a quote from Bob Ridings Ford for a 2015 Ford Police Interceptor 4dr Utility with AWD. Cost of the Vehicle with standard equipment is $28,115.00. Maynard stated that Bob Ridings has the State bid. Chief Maynard explained that additional equipment will cost $1,050.00 and installation will be $1,900.00. Lower made the motion to approve purchasing the 2015 Ford Police Interceptor from Bob Ridings for $28,115.00 and additional equipment for $2,950.00, Little seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None. Jordan requested approval for three to attend the annual Illinois Rural Water Conference in Effingham, February 17th – 19th. The cost of the conference is $175.00 per person and two nights accommodations at Country Inn and Suites is $188.70. Maynard made the motion to approve three to attend the annual IRWA Conference and a two night stay at Country Inn and Suites, Hite seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Maynard made the motion to Enter Executive Session to review January 2014 through December 2014 Executive Session minutes Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Burgener made the motion to end Executive Session, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Burgener made the motion to keep Executive Session Minutes closed, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Lower made the motion to destroy all Executive Session recordings prior to 18 months, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Mayor Ruot requested a motion to adjourn is there was no further business to come before Council. Maynard made the motion to adjourn, Little seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.