May 11, 2004 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

May 11, 2004

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 Year End Annual Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Revolving Loan Application
  2. Part-time Employee Salaries
  3. Grant for Water Plant
  4. Motorcycle Awareness Resolution
  5. Resolution Opposing Vandalia Correctional Ctr. Closure
  6. Ethics Ordinance
  7. IMLRMA Intergovernmental Agreement
  8. Budget Appropriation Ordinance
  9. Annexation Ordinance
  10. Nextel/Julie O’Laughlin
  11. Special Use Permit/Miller & Skelley

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Ratify Approval of 2004-2005 Budget
  2. Ratify Approval of Employee Pay Raises

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, Mike Tolly, Mark Thomas, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Lola Allen, Louis Jordan, Chief Smith, Officer Maynard, Paul Bollhorst, Boomer Neece, Carol Duncan and Attorney for the Village Mike Antoline was also present. Others attending were Ed Heck, Connie King, Cinda Jordan, Cindy Miller and Julie O’Laughlin.

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

Tolly made the motion to approve the minutes of the Year End Annual Meeting, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

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

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

First in New Business Mayor Lowe called on Ed Heck to present a Revolving Loan Fund application from Jeff Neilson and Rob Wilbur of Central Heating & Cooling. The loan amount requested is $20,000.00 and will be paid in monthly installments over a period of seven years. The loan was approved by the Community Development Committee. The money will be used to expand the plumbing portion of their business. Mahone made the motion to approve a $20,000.00 loan from the Revolving Loan Fund to Jeff Neilson and Rob Wilbur of Central Heating and Cooling, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe called on Street and Alley Superintendent Boomer Neece. Neece requested that part time summer helpers Alex Nicol and Derek Bushman receive a .50 per hour raise in pay. Tolly made the motion to approve a .50 per hour raise for Alex Nicol and Derek Bushman, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe called on Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan to report about wanting to apply for grant money to build a new water plant. Jordan informed Council about meeting with Jack Stewart of J.A.K.K. Consulting. J.A.K.K. Consulting specializes in grant preparation and provides technical assistance in community development. Stewart will basically act as a liaison between the Village and Illinois state agencies regarding the water plant project. After reviewing the contract from J.A.K.K. Consulting Attorney Antoline added a statement clarifying the meaning of eligible costs. Jack Stewart was in agreement with the added language per phone contact. Stewarts fee for services for the initial engineering and design grant is $1,500.00. $1,000.00 is due upon acceptance of the contract. Mahone made the motion to approve entering into a contract with J.A.K.K. Consulting to apply for grant money for engineering and design of a new water plant, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Julie O’Laughlin was in attendance to give a presentation to Council about TKO Communications, a wireless phone business she owns with husband Tom. O’Laughlin explained that Nextel wireless will soon be available in our area and what services they provide. She left information with several council members for review and with the Clerk.

Attorney Antoline presented a request from the Lincolnland Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education). A.B.A.T.E. is asking communities in Illinois to support Motorcycle Awareness Month by signing a proclamation. A copy is on file with the Clerk. Ruot made the motion to sign the proclamation declaring May Motorcycle Awareness Month, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Resolution 4-28-2004-R1 opposing closure of the Vandalia Correctional Center which will save approximately 550 jobs and help keep the economy in Fayette County stable. King made the motion to approve Resolution 4-28-2004-R1, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Ordinance #5-11-2004-1 titled Employees Ethics Act. Ruot made the motion to approve Ordinance #5-11-2004-1, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Ordinance #5-11-2004-2 annexing Lions Club property at 415 N. Main into the Village of Moweaqua. Tolly made the motion to accept Ordinance #5-11-2004-2, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Ordinance #5-11-2004-3 renewing the annual IMLRMA Intergovernmental Contract. King made the motion to accept Ordinance #5-11-2004-3, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Mayor Lowe called on Zoning Administrator Paul Bollhorst. Bollhorst presented a Special Use application from Cindy Miller and Joni Skelley. Miller and Skelley want to use property located at 109 E. Cherry for a consignment shop. The Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously in favor of a 1 year Temporary Use Permit. Mahone made the motion to accept the Zoning Boards recommendation to approve a 1 year Temporary Use Permit for Skelley, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

The 2004-2005 budget was approved at the Year End Annual Meeting but had not been formally listed on the agenda. The budget was listed on the agenda for the May Regular Meeting and is being ratified by Council. Tolly made the motion to ratify approval of the 2004-2005 Budget, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Employee pay raises for 2004-2005 were approved at the Year End Annual Meeting but also had not been listed on the agenda. Employee pay raises were listed on the agenda for the May Regular Meeting and are being ratified by council. Mahone made the motion to ratify approval of employee pay raises for 2004-2005, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Weakly made the motion to adjourn, Mahone seconded.