November 12, 2003 — Regular Meeting

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MOWEAQUA VILLAGE HALL

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge to the Flag
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of October Regular Meeting Minutes
  5. Approval of Treasurer’s Report
  6. Approval of Bills to be Paid

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Computer Training Conference/Callison
  2. IMLRMA Renewal
  3. Morse Dreamscape/Seth Morse
  4. Street lighting on Hwy. 51/Boomer
  5. Water line to Baptist Church
  6. Truck/Water Dept.
  7. Weed Lien Ordinance
  8. Cable Franchise Agreement
  9. Dogs/Bollhorst

 

Public Participation

Adjourn


The November Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by trustee Jim Mahone leading in the pledge to the flag. Roll call was answered by Mike Tolly, Mark Thomas, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Jon King was absent. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Paul Bollhorst, Boomer Neece, Rudy Smith and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline, was also present. Others attending were David Boyd, Howard and Janie Wise and Greg and Trudy Cochran and son.

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

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

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

In New Business, Mayor Pro Tem, Jim Mahone, submitted a bill from STI for $310.00. The Treasurer will attend a three day computer training seminar. Tolly made the motion to approve paying $310.00 to STI for the Treasurer’s computer training seminar, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Mahone presented a bill from IMLRMA for the annual risk management insurance renewal. If paid on or before the 14th of November the Village will save 2{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} which amounts to $499.00. The amount due on the early payment option is $24,455.00. Ruot made the motion to approve early payment of the IMLRMA insurance premium, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

The Clerk presented a bill from Seth Morse for computer program installation. $219.98 is due. Morse was in attendance to discuss a contract agreement with the Village. Antoline will review the contract for the Regular December Meeting. Ruot made the motion to pay Morse $219.98 for computer services, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Street Superintendent Neece inquired of Council about what the Village should do concerning lighting on the new Highway 51 bypass. After discussion Council suggested Neece do more looking into possible solutions for getting lighting at the highway intersections for safety and report at the next regular meeting.

Next in New Business Water & Sewer Superintendent Jordan requested permission to have the engineer acquire the permit needed for installing a 6” water main out to the new Baptist Church property. Weakly made the motion to approve Jordan hiring the engineer to get the proper permit for installation of a six inch water main from West Birch to Fox Meadow Lane, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jordan also discussed with Council the need for service to the water truck. The truck was scheduled to be traded this year but is still in good condition. After discussion Tolly made the motion to have the water truck serviced and purchase new tires for it, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Ordinance #11-12-03-1 amending the current weed lien ordinance. Ruot made the motion to accept Ordinance #11-12-03-1, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline recommends that the form of consent to transfer caty franchise the Village has received should be approved. The form gives permission for a solvent company to take over a bankrupt company. It gives permission for the company to continue to operate. Ruot made the motion to approve the signing of the cable franchise transfer, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Ending New Business Jordan requested permission to make plans for the Village of Moweaqua employees Christmas party. Tolly made the motion to approve Jordan making the Christmas party reservations, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

In public participation Greg Cochran was in attendance with his family because he has been told he must comply with the current animal ordinance. Cochran owns three dogs. The ordinance states that residents of Moweaqua can have two dogs and one cat or two cats and one dog. No more than two dogs and not to exceed three animals. Cochran is refusing to comply at this time.

Weakly made the motion to adjourn, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.