May 8, 2007 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

May 8, 2007

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 Corrected March Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in May

Mayor’s Report

Attorney’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Trustee Swearing In – Mike Reschke
  2. IML Conference – Mike Reschke
  3. Committee Appointments – Mayor Lowe
  4. Recycling – Boomer Neece
  5. Bucket Truck – Boomer Neece
  6. DMJ Annexation Ordinance

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 and Jim Mahone. Employees present were Lola Allen, Louis Jordan, Boomer Neece, Officer Maynard, Chief McLearin and Paul Bollhorst. Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others attending included Bill Chasteen, Ed Reschke, Sharon Reschke, Leto Voudrie, Janie Wise, Joanne Markwell, Carolyn Downs and Marabeth Sarver.

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

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

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

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

Attorney Antoline presented Ordinance #5-8-07-1 annexing property owned by DMJ Construction into the Village. Mahone made the motion to approve Ordinance #5-8-07-1, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Mahone. No: None.

In Committee Reports, Building and Grounds Committee member Howard Wise opened three sealed bids for furnaces, air conditioners and installation. Bids are on file with the Clerk. After discussion King made the motion to accept the lowest bid of $7,600 from Frank’s Refrigeration, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Mahone. No: None.

Police Committee Chairman Steve Ruot called on Chief McLearin to report about two hour parking on the Main Streets. McLearin stated that citizens are regularly violating the two hour parking limit. McLearin asked Council if they preferred to have the signs removed or the two hour parking limit enforced. Council was in agreement that the two hour parking limit ordinance should be enforced. McLearin recommended putting a notice in the newspaper to remind citizens of the parking ordinance. After discussion, Mahone made the motion to publish the parking rules in the paper and notify uptown residents and business owners personally, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Mahone. No: None.

In New Business Mayor Lowe called on newly elected trustee, Mike Reschke, to come forward and be sworn in by the Clerk for a four year term.

Mayor Lowe then requested permission for Mike Reschke to attend one of this year’s IML Conferences. Registration for the conference is $110.00. Mahone made the motion to approve paying the $110.00 registration fee for Mike Reschke to attend an IML Conference, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot and Mahone. No: None.

Next in New Business Mayor Lowe presented her committee appointments for 2007-2008. No objections were made by council.

Mayor Lowe states that the Treasurer is to be appointed yearly according to the Revised Code of Ordinances and so requested that Council reappoint Treasurer Sandi Callison. After discussion Council was in agreement that the Treasurer position should be one that once appointed, shall remain in office without further appointment until such time as said appointment shall be rescinded upon motion made and seconded and by vote of two-thirds of the Board of Trustees. King made the motion to reappoint Sandi Callison as Treasurer and revise appointment requirements, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mayor Lowe called on Street Superintendent Boomer Neece to report about recycling. Neece reported speaking to Joe Stepping of Christian County Solid Waste and also David Ross of Illinois Recycling Grants. Neece would like to see the Village of Moweaqua be able to obtain a grant for its recycling program. Neece stated that recycling will still be held the third Saturday each month until further notice.

Neece also reported that he is still looking around for a bucket truck to use for tree removal. After discussion about tree removal, Council requested that Neece advertise for bids for the trees that need to be removed immediately.

Mayor Lowe asked if there was any further business to come before Council. None responded.

Mahone made the motion to adjourn, Wise seconded. Motion carried.