June 13, 2006 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

June 13, 2006

Moweaqua Village Hall

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of Year End Annual Meeting Minutes

Approval of May Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in June

Mayor’s Report

Committee Reports

Attorney’s Report

Public Participation

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Community Development Loan/Matt Hite – Ed Heck
  2. Prevailing Wage Ordinance – Mike Antoline
  3. Fireworks Ordinance – Mike Antoline
  4. Inducement Ordinance – Mike Antoline
  5. Chuck Stiner Building Permit – Mike Antoline
  6. Budget – Jim Mahone
  7. Part time salary – Boomer Neece

OLD BUSINESS

Adjourn


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 and Louise Weakly. Jim Mahone was absent. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Boomer Neece, Officer Maynard, Paul Bollhorst and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline, was also present. Others present included Larry Minott, Brent Jostes, Janie Wise, Connie King, Chuck and Tracey Stiner and Mike Casey.

King made the motion to approve the minutes of the Year End Annual Meeting, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

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

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

After additions, Thomas made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in June, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe reported to Council that a few changes have been made to the 2006-2007 budget. In Administration Other Expenditures the Primeco Settlement amount should be changed from $6,000.00 to $6,766.02. In Golf Course Clubhouse Contract Services, $6,000.00 has been added for catering and in Golf Course Clubhouse Other Expenditures, $4,000.00 has been added for Bank Card Fees. Mayor Lowe asked Council to make note of these changes for approval of the 2006-2007 budget later in the meeting.

Steve Ruot, Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee, presented a rough draft of the remodel plans for the old library. Ruot stated that the plans are subject to change and asked for input from Council and Employees. A problem that needs addressed immediately in the old library is that the chimney is in bad need of repair as it is crumbling away. Several bricks have fallen away and the mortar is chipping. Ruot states that a contractor has been called and has looked at the damage but an estimate has not yet been received. After discussion Ruot made the motion to have the chimney in the old library fixed providing the estimate is reasonable, around $1,000.00, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

Ruot also reported that Engineer, Jim Fouse has inspected the basement and stated that it is structurally sound. Mr. Fouts will provide a drawing of plans for $600.00 to $700.00 if Council wishes. Ruot recommends that Jeff Neilson be called to see what can be done about dehumidifying the basement.

In Public Participation, Mike Casey was in attendance and read a letter to our Police Department thanking them for their professionalism and genuine concern for the welfare of his daughter and granddaughter during a difficult time. A copy of the letter is on file with the Clerk.

In the Attorney’s report, Mike Antoline presented the Annual Ordinance Ascertaining the Prevailing Wage, #6-13-2006-1. Thomas made the motion to approve Ordinance

#6-13-2006-1, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

Antoline then presented Ordinance #6-13-2006-2 adding a section to the Health and Safety Regulations titled “Fireworks Displays”. Communities must now require permits to display fireworks according to State Statutes. Antoline explained to Council that they can choose to issue permits to professional pyrotechnics only, if they wish, and prohibit consumer fireworks altogether. A fee for the permits must also be established. After discussion Council was in agreement to prohibit consumer fireworks and chose to have Ordinance #6-13-2006-2 amended to reflect that change. Council also agreed to establish a $25.00 permit fee for professional pyrotechnics. Ruot made the motion to approve Ordinance #6-13-2006-2 as amended, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

Antoline presented Inducement Resolution #6-13-2006-R1. This Resolution is intended to induce the Developers to commence their project. In addition, the Village Board has examined the proposed area and believes that expenditures of development costs should be allowable project costs under the proposed TIF plan. Ruot made the motion to approve Resolution #6-13-2006-R1, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

Further in Antolines report he states that because Wiseman has agreed to provide signage easement on his property but has also had to hire an attorney to review the complex documents, Wiseman feels that the Village should pay his Attorney fees. King made the motion to approve paying Attorney Doyle to review easement documents for Mr. Wiseman, Wise, seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

In Public Participation Mayor Lowe called on Chuck Stiner who was in attendance to discuss his recent application for Building Permit. A copy of his proposed plan is on file with the Clerk. The initial part of his plan calls for a two story garage that he and his family will occupy the upper level of until the final phase of his project is completed. After reviewing his plan, King made the motion to recommend that Stiner apply for a two year Temporary Special Use Permit, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe presented a Revolving Loan application from Matt Hite. Hite is requesting $6,940.00, 40{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} of the project cost, to purchase Rod Hite’s Carpet Cleaning Business. The Community Development Committee recommends that Council approve the loan for Matt Hite. Details of the loan agreement are on file with the Clerk. King made the motion to approve loaning Matt Hite $6,940.00 from the Revolving Loan fund to purchase Rod Hite’s Carpet Cleaning, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe presented the 2006-2007 corrected budget for approval. King made the motion to approve the 2006-2007 budget, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe then called on Street and Alley Superintendent Boomer Neece. Neece requested a pay raise for his part time summer help, Levi Denton. This is Denton’s second summer with the Village. Neece wants to raise his pay from $6.50 per hour to $7.50. Weakly made the motion to raise Denton’s pay from $6.50 to $7.50 per hour, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

At Attorney Antoline’s request Thomas made the motion to enter Executive Session at 8:45 to discuss matters pertaining to the TIF plans, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

Ruot made the motion to end Executive Session at 9:04, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Weakly. No: None.

Wise made the motion to adjourn the June Regular Meeting, Ruot seconded.