June 9, 2020–Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING
June 9, 2020
6:30 P.M.

Call to Order
Pledge to the Flag
Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA
Approval of April Regular Meeting Minutes
Approval of Year End Annual Meeting Minutes
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 Revolving Loan Fund
Application Submitted by Mike Conlin – Tiffy Sloan
2. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Façade Grant Application
Submitted by Rusty Donoho – Mayor Neece
3. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Façade Grant Application
Submitted by Matt Crawford – Mayor Neece
4. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Business Stabilization
Program – Keith Moran
5. Approval of Resolution #2020-R5 Authorizing Execution of a Contract
With Moran Economic Development for the Amendment of a Business
District Area – Keith Moran
6. Approval of Resolution #2020-R6 Authorizing Execution of a Contract
With Moran Economic Development for Establishment of Tax
Increment Financing Area #2 – Keith Moran
7. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding a TIF Application Submitted
By Josh Evans – Keith Moran
8. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Tile and Culvert Installation
on Gorden Road – Mayor Neece
9. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding DMJ Subdivision Drainage
Engineering – Kenny Long
10. Approval of Ordinance #2020-12 Amending Liquor Code – Attorney
Garwood
11. Approval of 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Budget – Mayor Neece
12. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the Sale of the Crown
Victoria Squad Car – Josh Whitney
13. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Purchasing Graphics for
New Police Department Squad Truck – Josh Whitney
14. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Demolition of the Old Water
Treatment Plant – Kenny Long
15. Approval to Purchase Fastener Inventory from Davis Hardware – Kenny
Long
16. Approval of Fireworks Agreement – Mayor Neece
17. 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 9, 2020

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 Fore, Shawn Conlin, J.D. Malone, Josh Whitney and Sean Hayes. Village Clerk Mischelle Davis was also in attendance. Employees present via telephone were Sandi Callison, Beth Hawn, Ramiro Estrada and Brad Sams. Others attending via telephone included Michael Reschke, Bill McKinney, Susan Burckhartt, Linda Long and Josh Evans. Tiffany Sloan
Conlin made the motion to approve the Consent Agenda with additions and corrections including the April Regular Meeting Minutes, Year End Meeting Minutes, May Regular Meeting Minutes, Bills to be Paid in June and Treasurer’s Report, Hayes seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Tiffi Sloan of Ayars Bank was in attendance to present a Revolving Loan Fund Application that was submitted by Michael and Shawn Conlin. Conlin’s have requested a loan in the amount of $48,000.00. Total project cost is $64,000.00. Conlin’s will use the funds to purchase the building at 114 N. Main and make needed improvements to the property. They will move their retail business from 115 N. Main to this larger location which will allow the business to grow and offer more services such as fresh flower arrangements and the ability to host craft classes and monthly flea markets. The Community Development Committee members voted unanimously in favor of granting the revolving loan. Malone made the motion to approve the Revolving Loan for Michael and Shawn Conlin in the amount of $48,000.00, Whitney seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. Abstain: Conlin. No: None.
Mayor Neece presented a Façade Grant application submitted by Rusty Donoho. Donoho plans to make improvements to his business located at 215 N. Main Street. The estimated cost for repairs which include tuck pointing and painting is $4,300.00. Fore made the motion to approve the Façade Grant submitted by Rusty Donoho, Hayes seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Mayor Neece presented a Façade Grant application submitted by Matt Crawford, owner of Crawford’s Pizza & Pub. Crawford plans to repair cracks, seal coat and stripe their parking lot. Estimated cost of the project is $2,845.80. Conlin made the motion to approve the Façade Grant application submitted by Matt Crawford, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
TIF Consultant Keith Moran was in attendance to discuss the Business Stabilization Program. The Village can use this program to help local businesses recover some of the losses they have incurred during the past 2 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses must be located within the Moweaqua Business District Area and be a registered business entity within the State of Illinois, or other state or municipal governmental body. Businesses must meet all eligibility requirements to be reimbursed for lease payments, mortgage payments, utility service payments, vendor/inventory payments and/or building improvements. Council agreed to budget $30,000.00 for this program. Moran stated that he would draft a resolution, application and detailed instructions for approval at the July Regular Meeting.
Moran presented Resolution #2020-R5 Authorizing Execution of a Contract with Moran Economic Development for the Amendment of Business District Area #2. Several parcels will be added to the existing Business District Area. The municipality and businesses within the district will benefit greatly from the funds generated. Funds generated from the Business District can be used for acquisition of land, site preparation costs, renovations, etc. After discussion Conlin made the motion to approve Resolution #2020-R5 Authorizing the Execution of a Contract with Moran Economic Development for the Amendment of a Business District Area, Long seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Moran presented Resolution #2020-R6 Authorizing Execution of a Contract with Moran Economic Development for Establishment of Tax Increment Financing Area #2. The new TIF area will encompass much of the Northern most parts of the Village and like the Business District, will encourage growth and prosperity in the Village of Moweaqua. A few TIF eligible costs include acquisition of lands, rehabilitation, reconstruction or repair or remodeling of existing public or private buildings, public works improvements, etc. Fore made the motion to approve Resolution #2020-R6 Authorizing the Execution of a Contract with Moran Economic Development for Establishment of Tax Increment Financing Area #2, Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Mayor Neece explained that if the sidewalk project along Gorden Road is approved there must be tile and culvert work done to alleviate drainage problems in that area. After discussion, Conlin made the motion to approve tile and culvert installation on Gorden Road pending approval of the Gorden Road Sidewalk project, Whitney seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes.

Attorney Garwood presented Ordinance #2020-12 Amending the Liquor code by Adding 1 Class “D” License for a total of 2 Class “D” Liquor licenses. Whitney made the motion to approve Ordinance #2020-12 Amending the Liquor Code by Adding 1 Class “D” License for a Total of 2 Class “D” Liquor licenses, Fore seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Mayor Neece presented the 2020-2021 fiscal year budget with an amendment to line item 51.42.836 increasing the budgeted amount from $813,000.00 to $1,250,000.00 to cover costs that will be incurred for the Hanover/Wall Watermain Project and the Tank Painting Project. After discussion Fore made the motion to approve the 2020-12021 Fiscal Year Budget with amendment, Long, seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Police Committee Chairman Josh Whitney requested approval to put the Police Department Crown Victoria Squad Car up for sale. After discussion Whitney made the motion to approve accepting sealed bids for the Police Department Crown Victoria Squad Car until July 7th, Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Whitney discussed with Council weather or not to put graphics on the Police Department Squad Truck. After discussion Conlin made the motion to accept the quote from Dyna Graphics for squad truck lettering, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone and Hayes. No: Whitney.
Water and Sewer Superintendent Ramiro Estrada requested approval to purchase the fastener inventory from D. Davis & Son, Inc. (nuts, bolts, etc.) who is going out of business. Price for the lot is $3,500.00. Fore made the motion to approve purchasing the fastener inventory form D. Davis & Son, Inc. for $3,500.00, Hayes seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Mayor Neece presented the Agreement for Fireworks. Central States Fireworks will provide a 30- minute display for $11,000.00. Central States requires a half down deposit when the agreement is approved and the balance after the display. Whitney made the motion to approve the Fireworks Agreement with Central States, Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes. No: None.
Mayor Neece requested a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to come before Council. Fore made the motion to adjourn, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes: