July 9, 2002 — Regular Meeting

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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 June 17, 2002 Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of June 20, 2002 Resumed Meeting Minutes

Approval of June 24, 2002 Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in July

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Day Subdivision
  2. Don Dial
  3. Fireworks
  4. Kerby/Swearing in as full time Patrolman
  5. Write off Denton Loan as of 4-30-2002 ($8,897.94)

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor’s Report

Attorney’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

Adjourn


The July Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Dowd leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Jon King, Mike Tolly, Evelyn Lowe, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Boomer Neece, Travis Kerby, Rudy Smith, Lola Allen and Paul Bollhorst. Others present were Connie King, Holly McCoy and Mr. & Mrs. Don Dial.

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

Lowe made the motion to approve the minutes of the June 17, 2002 Special Meeting, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Weakly made the motion to approve the minutes of the June 20, 2002 Resumed Special Meeting, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. Tolly and Lowe abstained. No: None.

King made the motion to approve the minutes of the June 24, 2002 Special Meeting, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Lowe made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Chief Smith brought a bill from Buchanan Communications to Councils attention stating he thinks the charges are to much. After discussion, Antoline recommended not paying the bill yet saying Buchanan Communications should be questioned about the charges. Tolly made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in July with the exception of the Buchanan Communications bill, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Antoline discussed the proposed Day Subdivision. Antoline explained Legislature has given municipalities the power to impose and regulate subdivision controls. Controls may be exercised within 1.5 miles of Village limits. The issue was raised about extending Cedar Street and also Sewer to the subdivision. If the Village wants to require an easement for extension of Cedar Street now is the time to do so. If not, the subdivision proposal may be approved as is. Antoline will call Dave Thompson to express Councils concerns about Cedar Street, Sewer extension, and Annexation.

Next in New Business Mayor Dowd asked Antoline to report on the Dial de-annexation issue. Antoline reports speaking to Dials attorney to inform him of Councils reluctance to de-annex the property. Antoline explained to Mr. Dial that since his attorney, James Beavers, was not in attendance they should not address the issue at this time. King made the motion to table discussion about the Dial property until the next regular meeting so Antoline and Mr. Beavers can confer, Lowe seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Dowd continued in New Business asking Council their thoughts on how the Village might raise the funds needed for next years fireworks. With the not so good economy the Village may have to cut back on things such as fireworks. Mayor Dowd suggested putting a notice in the newspaper asking for donations Members of Coucil agreed.

Mayor Dowd then called on Travis Kerby to come forward to be sworn in as a full time employee of the Moweaqua Police Department.

In Old Business Mayor Dowd informed Council of Kevin Buckley’s recommendation to write off the Denton Construction loan. The amount is $8,897.94. Denton has claimed bankruptcy and will not be making any more payments. Ruot made the motion to write off the Denton Construction loan, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorneys Report: Antoline addressed the McCoy/Hall dog issue saying if the McCoys want to file a formal signed complaint about the third dog still on Halls property, they may do so. Antoline went on to say the Halls could be written a citation for the violation by Chief Smith.

Further in Antolines report he informed Council of Bill McKinneys intentions to purchase land located directly North of the Lyons Club building. He will be purchasing the property from the Railroad. McKinney is interested in annexing the property into the Village. Bob Allison who is McKinneys attorney has written Antoline a letter stating that McKinney would like to have a pre-annexation agreement with the Village that would include the Village agreeing to extinguish its revert of right as the Village has done for others in the past. Mahone made the motion to approve Antoline preparing pre-annexation work, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None

Water Committee: Jordan reports the roof on the ground storage water tank will cost $19,900.00 over and above the original bid. The entire ceiling needs painted rather than just spot painting. Mahone made the motion to spend the additional $19,900.00 needed to complete the roof, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jordan also requested approval to install cathodic protection in the ground storage tank at a cost of $3,000.00. Mahone made the motion to approve cathodic protection in the ground storage tank for $3,000.00, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Ruot made the motion to adjourn, Weakly seconded.