June 11, 2019–Regular Meeting

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VILLAGE OF MOWEAQUA
122 N. MAIN
MOWEAOUA, IL 62550
(217)-768-3036

REGULAR MEETING

June 11, 2019
6:30 P.M.

Call to Order Pledge to the Flag Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA
Approval of May Regular Meeting Minutes Approval of Bills to be Paid in June Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports Attorney’s Report Mayor’s Report Public Comment

NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Sidewalk Bids – Kenny Long
2. Approval of Legacy Grain Rezoning Ordinance #2019 -10 – Mayor Neece
3. Approval to Donate to “Kids in the Park” July 4th Celebration – Dave Boyd
4. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Purchasing Banners and Flags for the Downtown Area – Kenny Long
5. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Purchasing Additional Trash Cans and Flowerpots for the Downtown Area – Kenny Long
6. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Engineering Study for a Sidewalk/Bike Path on Gorden Street and East Main Street – Kenny Long
7. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Lift Station Pump Repair Or Replacement – J.D. Malone
8. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Aerator Repair for Sewer Plant -]. D. Malone
9. Executive Session – Mayor Neece
(A) Regarding the Appointment, Employment, Compensation Discipline, Performance or Dismissal of a Specific Employee
(B) Pending Litigation (C Real Estate

Adjourn
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REGULAR MEETING
June 11, 2019

The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Neece leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Kenny Long, Dana Shuster, Marcia Maynard, J.D. Malone, Josh Whitney and Sean Hayes. Employees present were Beth Hawn, Ramiro Estrada, Roy Maki, Brad Sams and in Attorney Flynn’s absence, Attorney Munsterman was also present. Others attending included Dave Boyd, R.C. Cherry, Tyler McLain, John Hazelwonder and Linda Long.
Maynard made the motion to approve the Consent Agenda with additions and corrections, including May Regular Meeting Minutes, Bills to be Paid in June and Treasurer’s Report, Hayes seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No. None.
In New Business Street & Alley Committee Chairman Kenny Long reported receiving bids for the repair and installation of new sidewalks. Approximately 3,329 square feet of concrete sidewalk will be poured according to bid specifications. After discussion Long made the motion to approve the lowest bid for sidewalks submitted by Hutchins Excavating, $8.75 per square foot, Whitney seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Next in New Business Mayor Neece reported that the Zoning and Planning Commission met regarding an application to rezone property submitted by Sharon Carlson of Legacy Grain. Legacy Grain requests approval to rezone vacant property located adjacent to 108 W. South from a B-1 Central Business Zone to I-1 Industrial. Mayor Neece stated that the Zoning and Planning Commission voted unanimously to grant the rezoning. After discussion Shuster made the motion to approve Legacy Grain Rezoning Ordinance #2019-10, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Dave Boyd was in attendance requesting a donation on behalf of the Mason’s Lodge for the annual 4th of July “Kids in the Park” celebration. Maynard stated that last years’ donation was $300.00. Shuster made the motion to donate $300.00 to the Mason’s “Kids in the Park” celebration, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Buildings and Grounds Committee Chairman Kenny Long discussed with Council the need for new light pole banners downtown. Long stated that banners would be a good way to beautify the downtown area. Council was in agreement and Long made the motion to budget up to $10,000.00 to be used for the purchase of downtown banners, Whitney seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Long also requested approval to purchase three additional aggregate planters and trash cans for the downtown area. One extra lid is needed as well. Long stated that the cost of the planters and trash cans is $2,573.70 not including a lid. Whitney made the motion to purchase 3 aggregate planters and trash cans for $2,573.70 and an extra lid, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Long discussed with Council the need for a sidewalk or bike path out to Casey’s. Mayor Neece stated that a bike path may be more feasible due to the busy street. A bike path is typically constructed wider and further from the shoulder of the road. After discussion Council, was in agreement that Long should consult with an engineer regarding the cost to conduct a study that would determine what needs to be done to construct a bike path and how much it would cost.
Water and Sewer Committee Chairman J.D. Malone presented a quote from Vandevanter Engineering for replacing a pump at the Cedar Street lift station. The cost for replacing the pump is $11,417.00. Installation is not included in this price and will be billed separately. After discussion, Malone made the motion to approve the quote of $11,417.00 for replacing the Cedar Street lift station pump, Whitney seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Malone presented quotes from Aerator Solutions and Aqua-Aerobic Systems for a new pond aerator. Malone made the motion to approve the lower quote of $8,237.00 plus freight from Aerator Solutions, Shuster seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Mayor Neece requested a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to come before Council. Shuster made the motion to adjourn, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Shuster, Maynard, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.