June 13, 2017 — Regular Meeting

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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 Tatum Plain, Dana Shuster, Marcia Maynard, Joann Lower, Mike Reschke and Shawn Conlin.  Employees present included Louis Jordan, Lola Allen, Ramiro Estrada, Brad Burcham, Chief Maynard, Officer Lamb and Attorney for the Village, Ed Flynn was also present.  Others present were Lucas Lower, Steve Hooper, Ed Broaddus, Dean Voudrie, Timi Kaufman, Jack Kaufman, Shelby Holladay, Lonnie Horton, Brad Metzger, Stoney Falk, Ed Woker and Sheriff Koontz.

    Maynard made the motion to approve the minutes of the May Regular Meeting, Conlin seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Rescke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Lower made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in June with additions and corrections, Maynard seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Maynard made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Reschke seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Mayor Neece introduced Attorney Ed Flynn who will now serve as legal counsel for the Village of Moweaqua.  Mayor Neece expressed appreciation for the work that Liz Nohren and her staff have done for the Village during the last five years.

    Maynard made the motion to approve Ordinance #2017-5 as presented, Prohibiting the Use of Ground Water as a Potable Water Supply by the Installation or Use of Potable Water Supply Wells or by any Other Method, Plain seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower and Conlin.  Abstain:  Reschke No:  None.

    Conlin made the motion to approve Ordinance #2017-6 as presented, Adding Liquor License Classification “D”, Lower seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower and Conlin.  No:  Reschke.

    Maynard made the motion to approve Ordinance #2017-7 as presented, Amending Village Officials Salaries, Plain seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Shuster made the motion to approve Ordinance #2017-8 with correction, Amending Open Burning, Conlin seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Conlin made the motion to approve Revolving Loan Fund Recapture Strategy Ordinance #2107-9 with correction, Lower seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Maynard made the motion to approve Prevailing Wage Ordinance #2107-10 as presented, Plain seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Village Engineer Steve Bainbridge presented Burdick Plumbing and Heating Estimate #5.  After discussion Lower made the motion to approve Burdick Plumbing and Heating Payment Estimate #5 in the amount of $21,381.66, Conlin seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    At the request of Street and Alley Superintendent Ramiro Estrada, Bainbridge discussed plans to build a new Street and Alley Maintenance shed.  After discussion Maynard made the motion to approve advertising for Street and Alley Maintenance Shed bids, Plain seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Advanced Disposal Representative Ed Woker presented recycling options for Council consideration.  Woker stated that the purpose of recycling is to reduce dependence on landfills and help create a cleaner environment.  After discussion, Lower made the motion to approve Advanced Disposal Recycling Option #1 which states that “Advanced Disposal will provide a 65 gallon cart for recyclable material to each resident that requests one, with collection every other week on their regular trash day, at an adjusted cost for trash and recycling service of $19.75 per month per home”, beginning August 1, 2017, Shuster seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Lucas Lower of Airwave Consulting presented the option to set up individual email accounts for each trustee through the moweaqua.org website.  It was recommended by Attorney Flynn that trustees should not use their personal or work emails to conduct Village business.  Lower stated that he would set up the emails for a cost of $100.00.  Conlin made the motion to approve the set up of emails for Village Trustees and staff through Airwave Consulting for $100.00, Shuster seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Reschke and Conlin.  Abstain:  Lower.

    Mayor Neece presented the option to purchase a Level II Corporate Golf Pass for $3,200.00.  The $3,200.00 could be paid towards the balance of the Golf Course Loan.  After discussion Lower made the motion to approve purchasing a Level II Corporate Golf Pass for Village employee use at a cost of $3,200.00 to be applied to the balance of the Golf Course Loan, Reschke seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Mayor Neece requested approval to sponsor golf holes for the Lions Club Golf Outing.  After discussion Maynard made the motion to approve sponsoring golf holes for the Lions Club Golf Outing. $100.00 from the Water and Sewer Fund and $200.00 from Administration Community Relations Fund, Conlin seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.  

    Mayor Neece presented a Special Use Request from Timi Kaufman.  Kaufman has requested permission to use property located at 125 S. Main as a dwelling.  The Zoning and Planning Commission met and voted unanimously in favor of granting the Special Use.  However there was an adverse party that came before the Commission and voiced his concern about commercial buildings being used for dwellings. Stoney Falk and Lonnie Horton were in attendance to share their concerns with Council.  Both own downtown buildings and would like to see them preserved for business only.  After discussion, Shuster made the motion to disallow the Kaufman Special Use, Reschke seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Reschke and Conlin.  Abstain:  Lower.

    Mayor Neece called on Dave Boyd who was in attendance requesting a donation for the “Kids in the Park” July 4th Celebration.  Voudrie explained that the event is free for all kids.  Hot dogs, drinks, games and prizes are provided.  Voudrie stated that it has been a really fun event for the kids and parents too for several years now.  Boyd thanked Council for their past donations.  Reschke made the motion to approve a total of $300.00 in donations from the Water and Sewer Fund, Police Department and Administration, Shuster seconded.  Council voting Yes: Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

     Mayor Neece called on Ed Broaddus to discuss his request to amend the Village Code to permit chickens in the Village limits.  Broaddus stated that he would like to see Village residents have the option to raise a specified number of chickens within Village limits.  Broaddus is not requesting approval to raise roosters for the  obvious reason of noise.  Broaddus is interested in having fresh eggs and providing some of those eggs to the food pantry.  After discussion Reschke made the motion not to approve the request to amend the Village Code to permit chickens in the Village limits, Conlin seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  Shuster.

    Mayor Neece requested discussion regarding the renewal of the Village Hall CD.  After discussion Maynard made the motion not to renew the Village Hall CD and deposit the funds into General Fund checking, Shuster seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Chief Maynard requested approval to purchase books for the CAM Kindergarten class.  Maynard explained that the books are designed to help guide parents through talking with young children about difficult topics.  Maynard made the motion to approve purchasing books for the CAM Kindergarten class, Shuster seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Chief Maynard requested approval to purchase a Police Department Memorial Plaque for an officer who was killed while on duty in Moweaqua according to historians.  Maynard stated that he is still gathering information and will report at the next Regular Meeting.  Plain made the motion to approve purchasing a Police Department Memorial Plaque, Conlin seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Chief Maynard requested approval to sponsor a golf hole from the Drug/Alcohol account for the Mayors Golf Outing.  Lower made the motion to approve the Police Department sponsoring a golf hole for the Mayors Open with $100.00 from the Drug/Alcohol account, Reschke seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan requested approval to purchase new pumps for wells 18 and 19.  The price for pumps with check valves is $6,540.00 and without check valves is $4,940.00.  Maynard made the motion to approve purchasing pumps for wells 18 and 19 with or without check valves, whichever Jordan deems necessary, Shuster seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Jordan requested approval to reimburse Pistorius Farms up to $1,500.00 for crop damage that may be done while installing a water main.  Maynard made the motion to approve reimbursing Pistorius Farms up to $1,500.00 for crop damage due to installation of a water main, Conlin seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Jordan requested approval to purchase the 2017-2018 Crosspoint Cummins Generator Service Agreement for $2,933.48.  Conlin made the motion to approve purchasing the 2017-2018 Crosspoint Cummins Generator Service Agreement for $2,933.48, Plain seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Street and Alley Superintendent Ramiro Estrada requested approval to do repairs to a section of street on Hermanson Drive.  C.L. Rhodes quote $8,370.00 to repair the street.  Lower made the motion to approve the quote of $8,370.00 from C.L. Rhodes to repair Hermanson Drive, Conlin seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Mayor Neece requested a motion to enter executive session if there was no further business to come before Council.  Maynard made the motion to enter executive session for discussion regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees, Shuster seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.

    Conlin made the motion to end executive session, Lower seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.

    Shuster made the motion to adjourn, Conlin seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Plain, Shuster, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin.  No:  None.