June 10, 2008
Moweaqua Village Hall
Call to Order
Pledge to the Flag
Approval of May Regular Meeting Minutes
Approval of Treasurer’s Report
Approval of Bills to be Paid in June
- Trash Haulers License Ordinance – Attorney Antoline
- Warning Sirens – Mayor Lowe
- Roman Acquisitions – Michael Doran
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 Louis Jordan, Boomer Neece, Officer Maynard, Paul Bollhorst, Lola Allen and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others attending included Janie Wise, Michael Doran and Dave Benson.
Wise made the motion to approve the Minutes of the May Regular Meeting with correction, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.
Thomas made the motion to approve the Treasurers 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 June with additions and corrections, Reschke seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.
In Mayor Lowe’s report she noted that our Ordinance book has not been updated since March of 1999 and requested that Council consider having it done.
Mayor Lowe requested an update from Attorney Antoline about communications with the Bohlens and Attorney Dove. Antoline informed Council that there had been a question about the legal description for an annexation.
In Attorney Antoline’s report he discussed the status of recent ordinance violations and provided copies of correspondence pertaining to each case which are on file with the Clerk.
Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan reported that the water main located northwest of the Moweaqua Village limits is going to be moved to accommodate the two bridges that are being replaced. A representative of the County has told Jordan that moving the main will be the Village of Moweaqua’s expense. Attorney Antoline agreed to check this out and see if the expense is indeed the responsibility of the Village.
Jordan also discussed pursuing the grant for rebuilding two lift stations and informed Council that the process is underway.
Street and Alley Superintendent Boomer Neece informed Council that he has spoken to IDOT and the street light project has been awarded to a contractor out of Effingham. Installation should begin Monday, June 16th. Neece also stated that he is preparing for the road oiling project.
Personnel Committee member Mark Thomas reported that they are working on a few changes to the employee code. The changes pertain to limiting the accumulation of comp time and vacation time. The proposed changes will be reviewed by Attorney Antoline before being presented to Council.
Dave Benson of Bensons Disposal has requested a license to do business in Moweaqua in the past. He understood that the Village had agreed to issue a license but has never done so. He was in attendance to request the license again. Antoline stated that in order to grant Benson a license there would have to be an ordinance stating it is necessary. After discussion Mahone made the motion to have Antoline draw up a trash haulers ordinance and grant Bensons Disposal an exclusive annual license, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.
Mayor Lowe stated receiving complaints from residents of Warren Street claiming they could not hear the warning sirens during the last severe storm. Mayor Lowe has spoken to an assistant at Representative Fliders office about a possible grant for an additional siren.
Mayor Lowe then called on Michael Doran of Roman Acquisitions. Doran is interested in erecting a 250’ US Cellular phone tower on property belonging to Jerry Woodard. Doran wanted to know if a cell tower would be allowed inside Village limits. After discussion Mahone made the motion to allow Michael Doran to apply for a Special Use Permit, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.
Mayor Lowe requested a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to come before Council. Ruot made the motion to adjourn, Mahone seconded.