March 10, 2015 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

March 10, 2015

Village of Moweaqua

6:30 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of January Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of February Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of February Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of Bills to be Paid in March

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Discussion Regarding Dansig Insurance Quote – Steve Spinner
  2. Approval of BGM Contract for Federal Sign Compliance Project – Matt Foster
  3. MFT Budget – Steve Bainbridge
  4. Approval of Tolly Special Use Permit – Mayor Ruot
  5. Resolution 2015-1 Urging the Governor & General Assy. to Protect Full Funding of Local Government Distributive Fund Revenues – Attorney Nohren
  6. Discussion Regarding Drainage Tile from Curry Property to Gorden Rd. – Mayor Ruot
  7. Discussion Regarding Animal Control Policy – Mayor Ruot
  8. Approval to Purchase Chlorination Equipment – Louis Jordan

OLD BUSINESS

Adjourn


The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Ruot leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Don Henry, Larry Burgener, Joann Lower and Zach Hite. Marcia Maynard and Dave Little were absent. Employees present were Ramiro Estrada, Louis Jordan, Chad Lamb and Attorney for the Village, Liz Nohren was also present. Others present included Steve Bainbridge, Steve Spinner, Steve Hooper, Mike Reschke, Boomer Neece, Brad Burcham and Matt Foster.

Hite made the motion to approve the minutes of the January Special Meeting, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Henry, Burgener, Lower and Hite. No: None.

Lower made the motion to approve the minutes of the February Regular Meeting, Hite seconded. Council voting Yes: Henry, Lower and Hite. Abstain: Burgener. No: None.

Hite made the motion to approve the minutes of the February Special Meeting, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Henry, Burgener, Lower and Hite. No: None.

Hite made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in March with additions and corrections, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Henry, Burgener, Lower and Hite. No: None.

Lower made the motion to approve the Treasurers Report, Hite seconded. Council voting Yes: Henry, Burgener, Lower and Hite. No: None.

First in New Business Mayor Ruot called on Steve Spinner of Dansig Group to discuss Health Insurance quotes for full time employees of the Village of Moweaqua. Spinner explained briefly some of the options that his consulting firm can offer. A copy of the quote is on file with the Clerk. No decision was made regarding health insurance at this time because quotes from two other companies will also be considered.

Next in New Business Mayor Ruot called on Matt Foster of BGM Engineering to discuss a contract for Federal Sign Compliance. Foster explained that BGM will provide engineering services in connection with the Federal Sign Retroreflectivity Compliance project for the lump sum price of $2,500.00. Foster stated that BGM would develop a sign maintenance policy in accordance with the needs and capabilities of the Village, prepare a sign maintenance policy, attend all meetings necessary for approval of the sign maintenance policy, develop a sign inventory database in Microsoft Excel and assist Village Street and Alley Superintendent in the use of the forms and database. After deliberation Council was in agreement to continue discussion regarding the Federal Sign Retroreflectivity Compliance project at the next regular meeting.

Mayor Ruot called on Steve Bainbridge to discuss the MFT budget and resolution. Bainbridge presented the 2015 MFT budget and resolution for Council approval. Bainbridge explained that the estimated cost for streets and alleys in 2015 is $66,486.05. Bainbridge recommended appropriating the sum of $73,000.00 of Motor Fuel Tax funds for the 2015 maintenance of streets and alleys. Burgener made the motion to approve the 2015 MFT budget and resolution as presented, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Henry, Burgener, Lower and Hite. No: None.

Mayor Ruot presented a Special Use request from Robin Tolly, owner of Feathered Nest Floral and Gifts. Tolly has requested permission to move her floral and gift business from downtown Moweaqua to her home located at 241 W. Main. The Zoning and Planning Commission met and voted unanimously in favor of granting the Special Use permit and there were no adverse parties. Lower made the motion to approve the Special Use Permit for Robin Tolly, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Henry, Burgener, Lower and Hite. No: None.

Attorney Nohren presented Resolution 2015-1 Urging the Governor and General Assembly to Protect Full Funding of Local Government Distributive Fund Revenues. This is in response to Governor Rauhner’s plan to cut tax revenue to municipalities. Burgener made the motion to approve Resolution 2015-1, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Henry, Burgener, Lower and Hite. No: None.

Mayor Ruot stated that there has been a long standing problem with drainage in the Williams Addition. Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan requested approval to reimburse Bob Curry for the Villages portion of drainage tile replacement around the Willams Addition to Gorden Road. Jordan explained that Council approved this work to be done two years ago but it was not done at that time. Curry is now ready to begin the tile replacement and Jordan wanted Council to be informed that the cost may be more now than it was two years ago. Lower made the motion to approve reimbursing Bob Curry for the Village’s portion of the cost for replacing the drainage tile around the Williams Addition to Gorden Road, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Henry, Burgener, Lower and Hite. No: None.

Mayor Ruot stated that Discussion Regarding Animal Control Policy and also Approval to Purchase Chlorination Equipment will not be considered at this time and will be on the April Regular Meeting Agenda.

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