June 12, 2012 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

June 12, 2012

Village of Moweaqua

6:30 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of May Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of May Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in June

Committee Reports

Community Development Director Report

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

Public Comment

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Liberty National Life Insurance – John Drummond
  2. Kids in the Park – Leto Voudrie
  3. Façade Grant Program and Application – Kim Adamson
  4. Fireworks – Kim Adamson
  5. Annual Appropriation Ordinance – Mike Antoline
  6. Prevailing Wage Ordinance – Mike Antoline
  7. Curfew Fee Ordinance – Mike Antoline
  8. Reimburse General Fund for Sidewalks, Trees, Trueblood Wages from Telephone Tax Account – Ramiro Estrada
  9. Building Painting – Don Henry
  10. Background Checks for all New Hires – Dave Little
  11. Purchase of Audio / Video Camera and Recorder – Chief Maynard
  12. Officer Wade Wage Increase and Promotion – Chief Maynard

OLD BUSINESS

Adjourn


The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Tolly leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Marcia Maynard, Don Henry, Larry Burgener, Steve Ruot and Bill McDaniel. Dave Little was absent. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Kim Adamson, Ramiro Estrada, Chief Maynard, Officer Wade, Lola Allen, Ed Hanley and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others present included John Drummond, Bob and Loni Curry, Gary Fore, Dave Boyd, Mike Reschke, Joanne Lower, Carl Schloz, Jim Jordan and Jay Giles.

Maynard made the motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting, McDaniel seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Ruot and McDaniel. Abstain: Henry. No: None.

Maynard made the motion to approve the May Regular Meeting Minutes with corrections, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and McDaniel. No: None.

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

Maynard made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in June with additions and corrections, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and McDaniel. No: None.

In Committee Reports Burgener called on Water & Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan to explain a problem with the Villages water production. Jordan stated that during cleaning out a water main it was discovered that well #20, which generally produces about 225 gallons of water per minute, is only producing about 15 gallons per minute. Jordan will obtain quotes for doing the necessary repairs to get the well pumping more efficiently. Before having any work done he will consult with his committee. Jordan reported that in an effort to conserve water for the town, the watershed has been shut down until further notice.

Street & Alley Superintendent Ramiro Estrada reported that sidewalk work has begun.

Golf Committee Chairman Bill McDaniel reported that Golf Board Members are now beginning to look into having the sea wall repaired as discussed several times in previous meetings. Mayor Tolly stated that the new golf carts have arrived.

Maynard and Mayor Tolly both commended the officers and employees for their hard work during the annual Pow Wow celebration.

Community Development Director Kim Adamson provided Council with a summary of her report for June 2012. Adamson stated that $5,645.00 has been raised for fireworks to date. Also the application for LESO has been completed and we are now waiting for a password to allow access into the Requisition of Property Program. Adamson and Chief Maynard will receive an informal training on how to navigate the program. Adamson reported that she has met with Larry Woody, who is the owner of Moweaqua’s Dollar General Store, to discuss possible development of the property to the East of Dollar General. Adamson reported that there are numerous ongoing projects also and encouraged Council members to call if they would like more information.

Adamson presented to Council the first Façade Grant Application, which was submitted by Jay Giles. Giles requests approval to replace his inoperable barber pole.

Approximate cost of the project is $1,199.95. According to the terms of the grant the Village will reimburse Jay Giles one half of his total project costs up to $1,000.00. Burgener made the motion to approve the Façade Grant Application for Jay Giles, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and McDaniel. No: None.

Attorney Antoline presented Prevailing Wage Ordinance #06/12/2012-1. Ruot made the motion to approve Prevailing Wage Ordinance #06/12/2012-1, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and McDaniel. No: None.

Attorney Antoline presented Thrasher Variance Ordinance #06/12/2012-2, McDaniel seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and McDaniel. No: None.

Attorney Antoline stated that he would not be presenting a Curfew Fee Ordinance because he has determined that the existing Ordinance is sufficient. Antoline explained that our general penalty ordinance establishes our right to fine from $75.00 to $750.00. However, State Statutes requirement for curfew fines is a minimum of $10.00 to a maximum of $500.00. Antoline suggested that the fine for curfew violations not exceed $500.00.

In New Business John Drummond was in attendance representing the Liberty National Life Insurance Company. Mr. Drummond gave a brief presentation about the Insurance Company and welcomed anyone who is interested to become a member. Mayor Tolly thanked Drummond for his presentation and stated that he would pass along the pertinent information to the employees.

The Clerk presented a request from Leto Voudrie of the Masonic Lodge for a donation to the “Kids in the Park” 4th of July program. After discussion Ruot made the motion to donate $100.00 from Water Department account #51.42.929 and $100.00 from the Police Department Drug and Alcohol account, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and McDaniel. No: None.

The Clerk requested approval for the Treasurer to reimburse the General Fund $15,600.41 from the Telephone Tax account for fiscal year 2011-2012 property maintenance salaries and street signs. Ruot made the motion to reimburse the General Fund $15,600.41 from the Telephone Tax account for 2011-2012 property maintenance salaries and street signs, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and McDaniel. No: None.

Next in New Business Don Henry presented quotes for building painting and a new Village of Moweaqua sign. After discussion Ruot made the motion to approve the quote of $3,580.00 from Beck’s Construction for painting the building and the quote of $620.00 from C&K Custom Signs for the Village of Moweaqua sign, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener and Ruot. Abstain: Henry. No: McDaniel.

Ruot made the motion to ratify April Year End Meeting approval to conduct back ground checks on all new hires, McDaniel seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and McDaniel. No: None.

Mayor Tolly called on Chief Maynard to discuss the purchase of audio / video equipment. Chief Maynard explained that the audio / video camera and recorder system is needed for interview and investigation purposes. A tape recorder alone is no longer sufficient. The cost for the equipment and installation from RIVA Security is $795.00. Burgener made the motion to approve the purchase of audio / video equipment from RIVA Security for $795.00, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and McDaniel. No: None. The equipment will be purchased from account #01.21.612.

Attorney Antoline requested a motion to enter Executive Session to discuss possible litigation. Burgener made the motion to enter Executive Session to discuss possible litigation, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot and McDaniel. No: None.

Maynard made the motion to end Executive Session, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener Ruot and McDaniel. No: None.

Mayor Tolly requested a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to come before council. McDaniel made the motion to adjourn, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, and McDaniel. No: None.