July 10, 2012 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

July 10, 2012

Village of Moweaqua

6:30 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

Committee Reports

Community Development Director Report

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

Public Comment

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Water Report – Steve Bainbridge
  2. Officer Wade Wage Increase and Promotion – Chief Maynard
  3. Full Time Officer Position – Chief Maynard
  4. Façade Grant Applications – Kim Adamson
  5. Annual Appropriation Ordinance – Mayor Tolly

OLD BUSINESS

Adjourn


The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Tolly leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll call was answered by Marcia Maynard, Don Henry, Larry Burgener, Steve Ruot and Dave Little. Bill McDaniel was absent. Employees present were Ramiro Estrada, Louis Jordan, Lola Allen, Kim Adamson, Chief Maynard, Officer Wade and Ed Hanley. Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was absent. Others present included Steve Bainbridge, Bob and Lonnie Curry, Mike Reschke, John and Marlene Craig, Stoney Falk, Marabeth Sarver, Pam Moore and Amanda Adeharlow.

Burgener made the motion to approve the June Regular Meeting Minutes, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener and Ruot. Abstain: Little.

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

Maynard made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in July, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and Little. No: None.

Street and Alley Superintendent Ramiro Estrada reported that one of the warning sirens is not working. Estrada stated that he knows of no maintenance being done to the siren since it was installed in the late nineties. Estrada presented an estimate from Griffin Tower Connection, Inc. in the amount of $3,120.00. The estimate covers inspection, troubleshooting, battery replacement, equipment and labor. After discussion Little made the motion to approve hiring Griffin Tower Connection to repair the warning siren to be paid from the CIPS Major Projects account, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and Little. No: None.

Community Development Director Kim Adamson discussed this months activities which included the approval of our LESO application, development of a “Village of Moweaqua” facebook page and verbal IDOT approval for possible TODS signs. Adamson provided a copy of her report to Council members for review.

Adamson presented the first of four Façade Grant Applications for Council approval. Marabeth Sarver, owner of the Coal Mine Museum, is improving her building with painting and lighting. Maynard made the motion to approve the Façade Grant application from Marabeth Sarver for the Coal Mine Museum, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and Little. No: None.

Adamson presented a Façade Grant application from Stoney Falk for his building located at 121 N. Main, which will be a wedding and event planning business. Falk is in the process of replacing the glass storefront windows. Maynard made the motion to approve the Façade Grant application from Stoney Falk for the building located at 121 N. Main, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and Little. No: None.

Adamson presented a Façade Grant application from Stoney Falk for his building located at 113 N. Main, which is the Side Pocket Pool Hall. Adamson stated that Falk has completed replacing the storefront windows at this property. Ruot questioned whether or not the work had been completed before the Façade Grant program was initially approved. Council was in agreement that if Falk had paid for the work to be done before the Façade Grant program was approved then he cannot be reimbursed. Council recommended that Adamson check to make sure when the program was approved and when Falk paid the bill to determine if it is an eligible application.

Adamson presented a Façade Grant application from John and Marlene Craig for their building located at 130 S. Main. The Craig’s are in the process of painting the building. After discussion, Henry made the motion to approve the Façade Grant application from John and Marlene Craig, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and Little. No: None.

In New Business Mayor Tolly called on Village Engineer Steve Bainbridge to discuss the progress with the drainage report. Bainbridge explained that the report is taking a little longer than expected. Information is still being gathered and Bainbridge stated that he expects to have the completed report for the next Regular Meeting. Bainbridge stated also that bids are scheduled to be opened regarding the Main Street Pump Station Rehabilitation on July 31st. Bainbridge will be in attendance at the next Regular Meeting to update Council on both projects.

In Attorney Antoline’s absence, Mayor Tolly presented Annual Appropriation Ordinance #07/10/2012-1. Ruot made the motion to approve Annual Appropriation Ordinance #07/10/2012-1, which was prepared by Attorney Antoline, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and Little. No: None.

Burgener made the motion to enter Executive Session to discuss employee wages and compensation, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and Little. No: None.

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

Ruot made the motion to approve a wage increase of $2.00 per hour for Officer Wade effective immediately, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and Little. No: None.

Maynard made the motion to adjourn, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and Little. No: None.