March 11, 2008 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

March 11, 2008

Moweaqua Village Hall

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of February Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in March

Mayor’s Report

Attorney’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Property for Proposed Parking Lot – Mayor Lowe
  2. Memorial Park Anniversary Donation – Mayor Lowe
  3. Maynard Variance – Paul Bollhorst
  4. Building Permit Fees – Paul Bollhorst
  5. Residential Water Tapping Fee Increase – Louis Jordan
  6. Informational Newsletter – Mark Thomas
  7. AFLAC – Jim Mahone

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, Jim Mahone and Mike Reschke. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Boomer Neece, Lola Allen, Paul Bollhorst, Chief McLearin, Officer Maynard and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others present included Jerry Paradee and Steve Hooper.

Ruot made the motion to approve the minutes of the February Regular Meeting, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None. Thomas abstained.

Thomas made the motion to approve the Treasurers Report, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mahone made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in March, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mayor Lowe reported that the Illinois Rural Water Association annual conference was attended by Louis Jordan and Boomer Neece.

Mayor Lowe requested that a rain date be set for the 4th of July fireworks if council deems it necessary. Mayor Lowe noted that a rain out was narrowly missed in 2007 and would like for council to consider this.

Mayor Lowe commended Street and Alley Superintendent Boomer Neece for again passing the test required to receive a license to spray mosquitos.

Attorney Antoline reports that a petition has been signed by the owner to de-annex a portion of Heritage Land which was annexed into the Village September 13, 2005. Antoline will prepare a De-annexation Ordinance for the next regular meeting.

Street and Alley Superintendent Boomer Neece requested payment to made to Addison concrete upon completion of work being done at the corner of Wall and Macon. In a effort to restore a drainage tile a portion of the road had to be repaired. After discussion, Mahone made the motion to pay for work to be done by Addison Concrete at the corner of Wall and Macon streets, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mayor Lowe requested the Village donate a park bench and bronze plaque to the Moweaqua Living Memorial Tree Park. Mahone made the motion to approve purchasing a bench and plaque for the Moweaqua Living Memorial Tree Park, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Zoning Administrator Paul Bollhorst presented a Variance Application from Rob and Marcia Maynard. The Maynards are requesting approval to build a 26’ x 32’ detached garage 1 foot east of the west property line. Bollhorst stated that the Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to grant a variance to the Maynards. Mahone made the motion to approve a variance permitting the Maynards to build a garage on their property at 116 E. Birch 1 foot east of their west property line, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Zoning Administrator Paul Bollhorst recommends charging Moweaqua residents a fee for failure to obtain a building permit before starting a building project. Antoline states that the fee must be set by Ordinance. After discussion, Council was in agreement to have Antoline draw up an Ordinance pertaining to building violations.

Jordan requested that Council consider changing the residential tapping fee from $175.00 to $350.00. In the past, the resident or their contractor has been responsible for purchasing a meter. The $350.00 fee would include the new meter and allow Jordan to purchase the same type of meter each time. Attorney Antoline agreed to prepare an Ordinance for the next regular meeting.

Ending New Business, Mahone made the motion to approve Mitch Flesch of AFLAC coming to speak to the Village of Moweaqua employees about the insurance AFLAC offers. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mayor Lowe requested a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to come before council. Reschke made the motion to adjourn, Mahone seconded. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M.