June 11, 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 May Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in June

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Golf Course Bond Sales
  2. Don Dial
  3. Day Subdivision
  4. Brian Allison
  5. Buckley – Audit Contract
  6. Prevailing Wage

OLD BUSINESS

Ratify Hand Special Use Permit

Dog Issue

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 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 Lola Allen, Richard Hayden, Shirley Allen, Travis Kerby, Brian Allison, Rudy Smith and Louis Jordan. Others present included Mr. and Mrs. Don Dial, Marty and Jennifer Hall, Bob and Valerie Moberly, Doyle and Holly McCoy, Blake Thomas, Connie King, Craig Cherry and Virginia Lawton.

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

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

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

First in New Business Don Dial was present to request that his property, adjacent the East side of the Golf Course, be deannexed. Dial claims he has paid the Real Estate Taxes on the ground since 1992. The original annexation agreement states the Village will reimburse Dial for Real Estate Taxes. Dial has not submitted a tax bill to the Village for reimbursement. Village Attorney Mike Antoline assured Mr. Dial that Council would discuss this issue and respond in a few days.

Next in New Business Mayor Dowd reported receiving a petition for Day Subdivision. The subdivision will be located on two acres adjacent to the West side of Moweaqua on Ponting. Mayor Dowd turned the petition over to Antoline for review.

Mayor Dowd then called on Brian Allison to address Council. Allison informed council he has accepted a position with the Decatur Police Department effective July 7, 2002. Allison thanked council for the opportunity to work with the Moweaqua Police Department and urged Council to fill the position quickly. Allison recommended Travis Kerby for the job. Weakly made the motion to accept Allison’s resignation as a full time Police Officer, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Continuing in New Business Mayor Dowd presented a request from Kevin Buckley CPA to approve a contract for auditing in the 2003-2004 fiscal year at the rate of $5,950.00. King made the motion to hire Buckley for next years audit, with pay of $5,950.00, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Ending New Business, Attorney Antoline presented Ordinance #6-11-2002-1 regarding prevailing wage rates. Antoline explained it is an ordinance which must be renewed annually. Lowe made the motion to accept Ordinance #6-11-2002-1 pertaining to the prevailing wage rate, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

In Old Business Mayor Dowd reminded Council of last months decision to approve a Special Use Permit for John and Ethel Hand. Because the application for Special Use was not formally listed on the May 14, 2002 agenda the decision to approve the permit must be ratified. Ruot made the motion to ratify the approval of a Special Use Permit for John and Ethel Hand, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Also in Old Business Attorney Antoline reports that Mr & Mrs. Hall and Mr. & Mrs. McCoy have both retained Attorneys in regards to the dispute over Hall’s dogs. Antoline has received letters from both Attorneys concerning the issue. Antoline has also received a video from the McCoys which shows behavior of the animals owned by the Hall’s. Antoline would like for Council to view the tape in Executive Session. Antoline states the matter will be subject to litigation. Antoline inquired of the Hall’s if they had spoke to their Attorney about the letter Antoline sent listing different options that might resolve the matter. Halls are willing to modify their fencing.

Mayors Report: Mayor Dowd reports speaking to Jack Scott and there will not be a flag included in this years fireworks display. Only a few people would be able to see the flag unless it were suspended high and there is no way to suspend it. Mayor Dowd ended his report by complementing the Pow Wow parade participants.

Attorney’s Report: Antoline reports that the recent Tax Levy extension figures are correct. Antoline has contacted Shelby and Christian Counties to confirm. Antoline also reports he has applied for the property tax exemption for the land where the new nine hole golf course will be located.

Police Committee: Chief Smith requested that Council replace Officer Allison quickly. Smith states he will be in contact with Buchanan Communications to question the charges for transferring equipment from the old squad car to the new one. Smith does not agree with being charged for 60 hours labor. Smith went on to report about the roof repair that needs to be done. The mold problem is not due to condensation according to OSHA inspector Cheryl Neff. Neff states the roof was not put on properly. Neff will address formal recommendations to the Mayor in writing.

Health & Safety Committee: Tolly reports he is staying on top of untidy property situations. He reports a good success rate with clean up but also is aware that the old Shell Station is a serious concern.

Finance Committee: Lowe reports the budget is not complete yet. All pertinent information has not been received from Shelby County.

Water & Sewer Committee: Water Superintendent Louis Jordan requested permission to purchase a pipe locator for $1,600.00. Mahone made the motion to approve the purchase of a pipe locator for $1,600.00, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Personnel Committee: Jim Mahone expressed concern about the Water situation in the East Plains addition after the new highway is constructed and questions whether the water will be directed towards town or away from town. Lowe suggests calling a meeting with the Township Board and IDOT.

Street Department: Weakly informed Council of the intent of the Street Department to purchase a new International truck in the amount of $39,550.00. The existing truck is scheduled to be replaced this year. Street Superintendent Boomer Neece requested the new truck replace the white truck. Mahone made the motion to approve the purchase of a new truck to replace the white truck, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Chief Smith came forward at this time to thank Officer Allison for his service and complemented his performance while employed at Moweaqua Police Department.

Weakly made the motion to go to Executive Session, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Ruot made the motion to adjourn, Weakly seconded.