March 8, 2016 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

March 8, 2016

Village of Moweaqua

6:30

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of February Regular 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. Approval of Agreement with Shelby County Sheriffs Office for Part Time Officer Help – Mayor Ruot
  2. Discussion and Action Regarding Police Department Staffing – Chief Maynard
  3. Approval of Police Pursuit Policy – Mike Reschke
  4. Approval of Donation for Fire Department Golf Outing – Chief Maynard
  5. Approval of Authorization for Mandamus Suit Against Shelby County – Liz Nohren.
  6. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Property Located at 415 N. Macon – Liz Nohren
  7. Approval to Purchase Alley Scraper – Ramiro Estrada
  8. Approval of Sanitary Plant Roof Estimates – Louis Jordan
  9. Approval to Upgrade Treasurer’s Computer and Printer – Mayor Ruot
  10. Approval of Health Insurance Renewal Quotes – Mayor Ruot
  11. Approval of Fireworks Quote – Mayor Ruot

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 Boomer Neece, Don Henry, Marcia Maynard, Joann Lower, Mike Reschke and Shawn Conlin. Employees present were Ramiro Estrada, Louis Jordan, Chief Maynard, Officer Lamb, Ed Hanley and Attorney for the Village Liz Nohren was also present. Others present included Steve Bainbridge, Jay Peterson and Michael Neece.

Neece made the motion to approve the February Regular Meeting Minutes, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Neece, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin. Abstain: Henry. No: None.

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

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

Chief Maynard issued the owner of property located at 415 N. Macon an Ordinance Violation ticket for and illegally parked or inoperable vehicle due to ongoing complaints about the condition of the property. The fine is due to be paid by March 16th. After discussion Conlin made the motion to approve having Attorney Nohren prosecute for the Ordinance Violation if it is not paid by March 16th, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Neece, Henry, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin. No: None.

Chief Maynard has brought to Council’s attention that he would like to hire a third full time officer. Officer Maynard is of the opinion that hiring a third full time officer would be far more efficient than having several part time officers on the payroll. After discussion Reschke made the motion to approve hiring a third full time Police Officer at $14.00 per hour, Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: Lower, Reschke and Conlin. No: Neece, Henry, Maynard, Mayor Ruot. Motion not carried.

Chief Maynard requested approval to donate to the Fire Department Golf Outing. Lower made the motion to approve donating $150.00 to the Fire Department Golf Outing from the Drug Alcohol account, Reschke seconded. Council voting Yes: Neece, Henry, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin. No: None.

Street and Alley Superintendent Ramiro Estrada requested approval to purchase an alley and street scraper from Agritek Industries for $1,095.00. The scraper will be used for surfacing rough streets and alleys. Neece made the motion to approve purchasing an alley and street scraper from Agritek Industries for $1,095.00, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Neece, Henry, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin. No: None.

Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan presented estimates for replacing the roof at the sanitary plant. After discussion Lower made the motion to approve the lowest bid of $5,454.80 from DMJ Construction to replace the Sanitary Plant roof, Conlin seconded. Council voting Yes: Neece, Henry, Maynard Lower, Reschke and Conlin. No: None.

Mayor Ruot stated that the Treasurer’s computer and printer need to be updated due to changes in the software program. Reschke made the motion to upgrade the Treasurer’s computer and printer, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Neece, Henry, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin. No: None.

Village Clerk Mischelle Davis presented the 2016 Fireworks contract from Central States Fireworks. Central States will provide a fireworks display comparable to last years for the price of $10,000.00. Central States requires $5,000.00 upon acceptance of the agreement. Conlin made the motion to approve spending $10,000.00 for the annual July 4th Fireworks display and paying $5,000.00 upon acceptance of the agreement, Reschke seconded. Council voting Yes: Neece, Henry, Maynard, Lower, Reschke and Conlin. No: None.

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