June 10, 2003 — 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 May Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Ed Heck / Moweaqua Community Development Committee
  2. Prevailing Wage Ordinance
  3. Kathy Dowd / Library Computers
  4. Assumption Sesquicentennial Float

 

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor’s Report

Attorney’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

Adjourn


The June 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 Mike Tolly, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Jon King and Mark Thomas were absent. Employees present were Boomer Neece, Louis Jordan, Mike Antoline, Rudy Smith, Rob Maynard and Paul Bollhorst. Others present were Tim Dial, Kathy Dowd and Bruce Ball.

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

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

Ruot made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Up first in New Business Mayor Lowe called on Ed Heck to discuss the revised rules for making loans from the revolving loan fund. Heck explained that the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA) have amended their guidelines. The Village will now be able to loan $15,000.00 per full time equivalent job that is created or retained. The 40{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} calculation being used at this time will be eliminated although DCCA recommends not granting 100{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} loans. The Village can also amend the guidelines to permit making loans that are within 1.5 miles of the corporate limits of the Village. Mahone made the motion to amend our Revolving Loan Fund guidelines, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Antoline presented Ordinance #06-10-2003-1 ascertaining prevailing wage rates. Mahone made the motion to approve Ordinance #06-10-2003-1, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Kathy Dowd was in attendance representing the Moweaqua Library. The library’s computers are currently tied in with the computers at the high school. When school is in session the library computers work very well, however, during summer vacation the library computers are down a lot. Dowd requested the library be allowed to tie into the Village Hall’s DSL line at no cost to the Village. Tolly made the motion to approve the library sharing our DSL line, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor’s Report: Mayor Lowe began her report by reading a Thank You card from the Village of Stonington. They were grateful to our Village employees who spent a full day helping clean up after a severe storm caused damage in their town.

Mayor Lowe also reported to Attorney Anotline that Foster and Hand are behind again on their revolving loan payments. Lowe also asked Antoline to write the Hall’s and request the tarps over the fence be removed.

Antoline presented Resolution # 06-10-2003-R1 expressing no objection to rezoning property which is currently occupied by ECF, Inc. Mahone made the motion to accept Resolution #06-10-2003-R1, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Water & Sewer Committee: Jordan requested permission to run a 4” service line to Poggenpohl’s. Ruot made the motion to approve a 4” service line being run to Poggenpohl’s, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jordan also requested permission to hire the engineer to draw up plans for a 6” Putnam and Main water extension. Mahone made the motion to approve Jordan hiring the engineer Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jordan recommended Council vote to have the four way stop light removed. The light is in need of repair but Jordan feels the light is no longer necessary since the bypass is taking traffic around the Village. He states that Village residents are aware of the four way stop. Tolly made the motion to approve removal of the four way stop light, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Tolly made the motion to adjourn, Ruot seconded.