July 10, 2007 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

July 10, 2007

Moweaqua Village Hall

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of June Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in July

Mayors Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Inducement Resolution / Shelby County State Bank – Mischelle Davis
  2. Ordinance Eliminating Minor Violation Penalties thus Establishing a $75.00 Minimum Fine Amount – Mischelle Davis
  3. Ordinance Approving Mutual Aid Agreement with Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System – Mischelle Davis
  4. Ordinance Approving Zoning Map Amendments – Mischelle Davis
  5. Central A & M Friends for Track – Mischelle Davis
  6. Stump Removal – Boomer Neece
  7. Stop Signs Putnam & Cherry – Boomer Neece
  8. Stop or Yield Signs at Warren & East Streets – Boomer Neece
  9. Central States Fireworks 2008 Contract – Mayor Lowe
  10. Police Committee Recommendations – Howard Wise

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Balance Due to Central States Fireworks – Mayor Lowe

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, Mark Thomas, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Mike Reschke. Employees present were Chief McLearin, Boomer Neece, Lola Allen and Officer Maynard. Janie Wise was also present.

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

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

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

Mayor Lowe reports that the new air conditioning system is working great.

In Committee Reports Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan reports that the generator has been delivered.

Mahone inquired about the status of the recycling container. Neece stated that it will be delivered in four to six weeks.

In Attorney Mike Antolines absence, Clerk, Mischelle Davis, presented Inducement Resolution #07/10/2007-R1. Shelby County State Bank is proposing development of a new bank branch which will be located within the proposed TIF District. The inducement resolution is intended to induce the developer to commence the project. The Village Board agrees that expenditures of development costs should be allowable project costs under the TIF plan. Thomas made the motion to approve Resolution #07/10/2007-R1, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Davis presented Minor Violations Ordinance #07/10/2007-1 amending the revised code of Ordinances. All minor violation fines will be $75.00. Wise made the motion to approve Ordinance #07/10/2007-1, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Davis presented Ordinance #07/10/07-2 approving zoning map amendments and designations for newly annexed properties. King made the motion to approve Ordinance #07/10/2007-2, Reschke seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Davis presented Ordinance #07/10/07-3 an intergovernmental agreement between the Village of Moweaqua, Shelby and Christian Counties and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System participating agencies. Mahone made the motion to approve Ordinance #07/10/07-3, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Davis also presented a donation request from CAM – Friends for Track. The letter stated that they are raising money to build an 8 lane all weather track for the CAM school district. The track will be located West of the Middle School in Assumption. Anyone can donate by purchasing a brick. Prices range from $250.00 up to $5,000.00. The present cinder track is no longer up to standards and can not be used to host any home track meets. Mahone made the motion to table making a decision in order to get further information, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Street and Alley Superintendent Boomer Neece reported receiving three bids for stump removal. After discussion Thomas made the motion to hire B & B’s Stump Service to remove 19 stumps for $1,150.00, Reschke seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Neece requested approval to put up 2 new stop signs at the intersection of Putnam and Cherry streets. The signs will stop traffic on Cherry Street and create a safer intersection as traffic flow from highway 51 enters on Putnam. Mahone made the motion to approve erecting 2 stop signs at the intersection of Putnam and Cherry, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Neece also requested approval to put up 2 new yield signs at the intersection of Warren and East streets due to difficult visability. The signs will be positioned on East Street. Mahone made the motion to erect 2 yield signs at the intersection of Warren and East Streets, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mayor Lowe requested approval to hire Central States Fireworks Company for July 4th, 2008. Mahone made the motion to approve hiring Central States Fireworks for 2008, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Police Committee Chairman Howard Wise reported that updates and changes need to be made to the Police Department Policy and Procedure Manual. A list of the proposed changes was provided for Council review and is on file with the Clerk. Mahone made the motion to approve updating of the Police Department Policy and Procedure Manual, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mayor Lowe presented the final billing of $4,000.00 from Central States Fireworks for approval. Mahone made the motion to approve payment of $4,000.00 to Central States Fireworks, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Police Chief Dave McLearin requested permission to purchase safety equipment for the Police Department. Cost of the equipment will be approximately $2,500.00. After discussion Wise made the motion to approve the purchase of safety equipment for the Police Department, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Steve Ruot reported that Frank of Frank’s Refrigeration has been back to fix the cold air return and install registers but still has more work to do. For the work that has been completed Ruot requested permission to pay up to $500.00 upon receipt of the bill. Mahone made the motion to pay up to $500.00 for the most recent completed work upon receipt of the bill, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mayor Lowe asked for a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to come before Council. Ruot made the motion to adjourn, Wise seconded.