July 9, 2013 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

July 9, 2013

Village of Moweaqua

6:30

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of June Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of June Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of Bills to be Paid in July

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Transfer of Benson Disposal to Advanced Disposal Services – Ed Woker
  2. Establishment of Business District – Keith Moran
  3. Approval of Golf Pro Contract Renewal – Mayor Ruot
  4. Approval of Annual Appropriation Ordinance – Attorney Nohren
  5. Approval of Stop Sign Ordinance – Attorney Nohren
  6. Approval of Traffic Violations Ordinance – Attorney Nohren
  7. Approval to Have a 6” Sewer Line Run to the Sprague Property – Louis Jordan
  8. Approval of Christian County FS Annual Contract – Louis Jordan
  9. Approval to Purchase Sickle Mower – Louis Jordan

OLD BUSINESS

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, Don Henry, Larry Burgener, Joann Lower, Dave Little and Zach Hite. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Sandi Callison, Lola Allen, Chief Maynard, Ed Hanley, Officer Lamb, Ramiro Estrada, and Attorney for the Village, Liz Nohren was also present. Others present included Keith Moran, Mike Reschke, Evelyn Lowe, Steve Hooper, Dave and Gloria Benson and Ed Woker.

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

Maynard made the motion to approve the minutes of the June Special Meeting, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. Abstain: Henry. No: None.

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

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

Mayor Ruot reported that all Revolving Loan recipients are up to date on payments with the exception of two. Ruot will contact those that are delinquent.

Chairman Dave Little reported for the Health and Safety Committee that Chief Maynard is in the process of locating unlicensed vehicles, weed growth and properties that need to be cleaned up. Attorney Nohren inquired if they will be issuing nuisance violation tickets. Little stated that if property owners do not comply within the allotted time on the first notice they will be issued an ordinance violation ticket. Chief Maynard inquired if the initial notice would be sent by Attorney Nohren. Attorney Nohren stated that she would draft the notice and Maynard could serve the notice to the property owner. Attorney Nohren also stated that it is within our retainer for her to draft the notices. Attorney Nohren requested that Chief Maynard get the addresses and names for the notices. Attorney Nohren stated that if the property owners do not heed the ordinance violation ticket that council will need to proceed with enforcement through litigation in court.

In Attorney Nohren’s report she stated that Mayor Ruot informed her of two deeds to the Village of Moweaqua for easements that had never been completed. Nohren reported that she has contacted the owners of the Bohlen property and they have now signed the deed which is in the process of being recorded. However, the Attorney for the Shelby State Bank has requested a change to the original agreement. Nohren stated that the bank is requesting that a provision be made to allow them to erect signage on the easement if they so choose. Chief Maynard suggested that signage be allowed but only in compliance with zoning regulations. Attorney Nohren recommended going ahead with the agreement. Maynard made the motion to approve the deed from Shelby County Bank as presented, Hite seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

In New Business Mayor Ruot reported that Dave and Gloria Benson of Benson Disposal have sold their business to Advanced Disposal. Mayor Ruot introduced Dave and Gloria and also Ed Woker of Advanced. Mr. Benson explained that he has done his best to find the right hauler for the Macon, Moweaqua and Assumption area. Benson explained that most companies did not want the country routes but Advanced Disposal was interested. Benson stated that Advanced has no immediate plans to change the service or the rates. Mr. Woker encouraged Council to contact him with any concerns or complaints without hesitation. Little made the motion to approve issuing a one year license to Advanced Disposal, Hite seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Next in New Business Mayor Ruot called on TIF Consultant Keith Moran to discuss the establishment of a business district for the Village of Moweaqua. Moran explained that establishing a business district will allow the Village to impose up to a 1{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} sales tax increase. Moweaqua’s tax rate is currently 6.25{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} which is well below that of surrounding communities. Moran stated that the tax will not apply to property. All revenue generated by the new sales tax must be used within the designated business district area which is determined by the Village Council. After discussion, Little made the motion to approve entering into a “Business Tax District” Agreement with Moran Economic Development. Approximate cost is $13,900.00. Hite seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: Henry.

Mayor Ruot presented a preliminary Golf Pro Shop lease agreement for Council approval. The lease agreement will be reviewed by Council and the Golf Pro will be required to sign annually. Mayor Ruot discussed briefly the terms of the agreement. After discussion, Attorney Nohren stated that she would prepare the lease agreement for approval at the August Regular Meeting.

Attorney Nohren presented the Annual Appropriation Ordinance #07/09/2013-1. Attorney Nohren stated that the Proposed Annual Appropriation Ordinance has been available for inspection and review for the past 30 days as required. Nohren requested a motion to approve the Ordinance if there were no questions. Burgener made the motion to approve Annual Appropriation Ordinance #07/09/2013-1, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Attorney Nohren presented Stop Sign Ordinance #07/09/2013-2. Nohren explained that this ordinance amends Chapter 24, Schedule A of the Village Vehicle code by adding a stop intersection on South Putnam and Warren. Maynard made the motion to approve Stop Sign Ordinance #07/09/2013-2, Hite seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Attorney Nohren presented Traffic Violations Ordinance #07/09/2013-3. After discussion Attorney Nohren stated that the Ordinance would be amended and presented at the next Regular Meeting.

Mayor Ruot called on Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan to discuss having a 6” sewer line installed to the Sprague property on North Putnam. Jordan stated that he needs Council approval to spend the funds to run the line. Hite made the motion to approve running a sewer line to the Sprague property on North Putnam, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Jordan requested approval of the 2013-2014 LP gas contract with Christian County FS. Jordan stated that the contract estimate is $2,599.54. Burgener made the motion to approve the 2013-2014 LP gas contract with Christian County FS in the amount of $2,599.54, Henry seconded. Council voting yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Jordan also requested approval to purchase a sickle mower and accessories from Fast Forward for approximately $3,750.00. After discussion Little made the motion to purchase a Farm Max sickle mower and accessories from Fast Forward for approximately $3,750.00, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

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