May 10, 2005 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

May 10, 2005

MOWEAQUA VILLAGE HALL

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of April Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of April 18th Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of Year End Annual Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in May

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Public Hearing/Ordinance Approving Annexation Agreements
  2. Ordinance Granting Perpetual Easement
  3. Nextel
  4. Welcome to Moweaqua Signs
  5. Alcohol Petition

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Morse Dreamscape Contract
  2. Moweaqua.net Proposal/ Morse Dreamscape

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

Public Participation

Adjourn


The May 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 Louise Weakly. Employees present were Lola Allen, Boomer Neece, Louis Jordan, Chief McLearin, Officer Maynard, Paul Bollhorst, Shirley Allen, Carol Duncan, Jim Jordan and Cinda Jordan. Others attending included Rev. Jacobs, Connie King, Bruce Sarver, Mike Reschke, Lisa Pugsley, Rene Haynes, Doug and Georgia Newman and Janie Wise.

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

King made the motion to approve the minutes of the April 18th Special Meeting, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Ruot made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

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

Attorney Antoline presented Ordinance #5-10-2005-1 giving the Mayor authority to enter into an annexation agreement with Lisa Pugsley. Mahone made the motion to approve Ordinance #5-10-2005-1, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline presented Ordinance #5,10-2005-2 giving the Mayor the authority to enter into an annexation agreement with Marjorie Gorden. Thomas made the motion to approve Ordinance #5-10-2005-2, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline presented Ordinance #5-10-2005-3 giving the Mayor the authority to enter into an annexation agreement with the Bohlens. Ruot made the motion to approve Ordinance # 5-10-2005-3, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe called on Street Superintendent Boomer Neece. Neece explained that Nextel, which is a wireless phone company, would like to be our cellular provider. Rene Haynes of Nextel told Council that he would like to have approval to present a proposal at the next regular meeting. After hearing a brief explanation of the services they offer, Mahone made the motion to approve having Rene Haynes of Nextel present a proposal at the next regular meeting, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Neece informed Council that the Village of Moweaqua has been working with the Lions Club to get a “Welcome to Moweaqua” sign. The sign will have to be placed on commercial property and hopefully ground will be donated for the sign. After discussion, Ruot made the motion to proceed in talks with the Lions Club to have a “Welcome to Moweaqua” or “Moweaqua Welcomes You” sign erected, in agreement that the Lions Club purchases the sign and that the Village help with construction and pay the electric and legal fees, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline suggested that the Alcohol Petition be tabled until the next regular meeting.

In Old Business the issue of amending the Morse Dreamscape contract was discussed. Morse proposed that he would work on the Moweaqua.net website 20 hours per week for $35.00 per hour to make the website more of a commerce type site. Council was in agreement that $700.00 per month was not budgeted to spend on the website. Mahone made the motion not to amend the Morse Dreamscape contract at this time, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan requested permission to have the Treasurer move some of his budget funds into different accounts. Jordan needs to have $430.47 moved from account 51.42.571 into account 51.42.577 and $12,170.98 moved from account 51.42.835 to 51.42.831. King made the motion to move the budget funds with Kevin Buckley’s approval, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Chief McLearin requested that the budget be amended to reflect a $750.00 increase in funds to account 01.21.831 for Police Department Equipment. Mahone made the motion to amend account 01.21.831 of the budget to include $750.00, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

King made the motion to adjourn, Weakly seconded. Meeting adjourned.