November 12, 2002 — Regular Meeting

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MOWEAQUA VILLAGE HALL

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of October Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in November

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Revolving Loan / Hand, Traster
  2. McCoy Variance
  3. Dial Property Tax
  4. Telecommunications Tax
  5. Annexations / McKinney, Moorhouse, Wakeland, Golf Course
  6. McKinney / Right of Reverter
  7. Tax Levy Ordinance
  8. IMLRMA Renewal
  9. Mobile Home Ordinance
  10. Dog Ordinance
  11. Warren Street Neighbors
  12. Jordan / Christmas Party Reservations
  13. Seth Morse / Morse Dreamscape

 

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor’s Report

Attorney’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

Adjourn


The November Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Dowd leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Jon King, Mike Tolly, Evelyn Lowe, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Others present were Connie King, Ed Heck, Steve and Patty Jordan, Jerry and Sue Paradee, Howard and Janie Wise, Holly McCoy, Cindy Seifert, Bob and Darlene Marrs, T.J. Gordon, Seth Morse, Carroll Scrogin, Tim Dial and Norm Short.

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

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

After additions were made by the Clerk Tolly made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

In New Business Mayor Dowd called on Moweaqua Community Development Committee Chairman Ed Heck. Heck presented an application for a revolving loan from Terry Traster. Traster has requested $25,000.00 to purchase the Moweaqua Pharmacy. Traster will make monthly payments for five years. After discussion Mahone made the motion to approve a revolving loan for Terry Traster in the amount of $25,000.00, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Heck presented another application for a revolving loan from John and Ethel Hand. Hand has requested $2,000.00 in addition to her first loan request of $20,000.00. Hand will make monthly payments for seven years. After discussion Mahone made the motion to approve a revolving loan for John and Ethel Hand in the amount of $2,000.00, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Mayor Dowd presented an application for a variance from Doyle and Holly McCoy. McCoy’s want to build a garage four feet from the West property line rather than eight feet. The Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to approve the variance for McCoys. Lowe made the motion to approve a Variance for McCoys to build a garage four feet from the West property line, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Antoline presented tax figures from the Christian County Treasurer’s Office in reference to the Dial property. A copy of the letter is on file with the Clerk. Dial will be reimbursed for the taxes he paid on parcel 12-10-36-100-001 from 1992 through 2001. The total amount due Dial is $491.50 Mahone made the motion to reimburse Don Dial for taxes paid on parcel 12-10-36-100-001 in the amount of $491.50, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Ordinance #11-12-2002-2 amending Ordinance #9-17-2002-1. The amendment changes which changes the year from 2002 to 2003. Mahone made the motion to approve Ordinance #11-12-2002-2, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented re-annexation of the Golf Course property #11-12-2002-3, annexation of the Wakeland property #11-12-2002-4, annexation of the McKinney property #11-12-2002-5, and annexation of the Morehouse property #11-12-2002-6. Ruot made the motion to approve re-annexation 11-12-2002-3and annexations 11-12-2002-4, 11-12-2002-5 and 11-12-2002-6, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Ordinance #11-12-2002-7, Right of Reverter. Mahone made the motion to approve Ordinance #11-12-2002-7, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Tax Levy Ordinance #11-12-2002-1. Mahone made the motion to approve Ordinance #11-12-2002-1, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Further in New Business Mayor Dowd presented a renewal bill from Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association for insurance coverage in 2003. If paid by November 20, 2002 the Village receives a 2{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} discount which is a savings of $460.00. Total cost will be $22,550.00. King made the motion to pay $22,550.00 by November 20, 2002, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Zoning Administrator Paul Bollhorst discussed our mobile home ordinance and our dog ordinance. Bollhorst addressed issues concerning each ordinance and questioned Council whether action should be taken in either situation. No action will be taken at this time.

Some residents of the East end of Warren street were present to discuss their concerns about the new highway being constructed so close to their properties. Spokesperson for the group, Patty Jordan stated they are requesting that the easements at the end of Warren be relinquished by the Village so the landowners can establish a substantial barrier between their properties and the highway. After discussion Mayor Dowd stated Council is not prepared to answer their concerns at this time but options will be considered.

Mayor Dowd asked if Council would approve Louis Jordan making reservations for the Village of Moweaqua employee Christmas party. Tolly made the motion to approve Jordan making reservations for the Village Christmas party, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Last in New Business Mayor Dowd called on Seth Morse with Morse Dreamscape. Morse asked permission to use the Village slogan, “The One and Only” and a picture of our “Welcome” sign in his Moweaqua.Net website. Morse also asked if each elected official would mind submitting a photo and informative paragraph. Mayor Dowd suggested our Village Seal could also be used. After discussion Mayor Dowd and Council gave Morse approval to use the slogan, a picture of our “Welcome” sign, our Village Seal, and pictures and information of elected officials. No motion was required.

Attorney’s Report: Antoline reports that recent court cases have been successful. Hudson has complied, the case is dismissed, Ater has complied, the case is dismissed, Hankins paid $100.00 of his fine and owes $92.00. Keller Oil has been fined the maximum of $750.00. Judge Kiley states Keller must not violate the ordinance again or may be held in contempt. The Attorney for Keller Oil needs a list of what needs to be done to get the property up to code.

Police Committee: Chief Smith reported on the status of the applicants for the police department. Five candidates are left after testing. Smith recommends oral interviews be held by the personnel committee, police committee and Mayor. Smith has reserved a spot at the Police Academy beginning January 13, 2003. Graduation will be in April.

Finance Committee: Lowe reports Channel 5 is not working. Mayor Dowd suggests talking to someone at Cablevision Communications and states the school has rather poor equipment. Tolly will speak to school officials and Cablevision Communications.

Lowe also informed Council that Larry Minott has submitted a written proposal for $1,000.00 not to exceed $1,500.00 to repair the police department area. Lowe made the motion to approve repairs being done to the building by DMJ, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Water & Sewer Committee: Ruot reports Jordan would like to update his training by attending a class scheduled for December 11th and 12th, 2002. Cost of the class is $200.00 and the room cost is $67.00. Mahone made the motion to approve the water class and overnight accommodations for Jordan, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Street and Alley Committee: Street Superintendent Boomer Neece reports the waterway that runs through the Memorial Tree Park needs to be cleaned. Dorsey will clean the waterway for no less than $800.00, no more than $1,000.00. Dorsey will be asked for a written estimate. Barbara Jostes with the Tree City USA Committee states the Memorial Park fund will pay half. Tolly made the motion to approve Dorsey excavating the waterway, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Ruot made the motion to adjourn, Weakly seconded.