November 14, 2006 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

November 14, 2006

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

Committee Reports

Public Participation

NEW BUSINESS

  1. School Safety – Randy Grigg
  2. Feathers Home Based Computer Repair Business – Paul Bollhorst
  3. Corrpro Waterworks – Louis Jordan
  4. Fireworks Contract – Mayor Lowe
  5. Status of Tax Refunds – Mike Antoline
  6. Tax Levy Ordinance – Mike Antoline
  7. Ordinance of Abatement – Mike Antoline

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, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Lola Allen, Officer Maynard, Chief McLearin, Boomer Neece, Paul Bollhorst, Mischelle Davis, and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others attending included Randy Grigg, Janie Wise, Trenton Wiseman and Deborah Feathers.

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

Thomas made the motion to approve the minutes of the October 16, Special Meeting, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

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

Mahone made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in November after additions and corrections were made by the Clerk, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

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

Central A & M Superintendent Randy Grigg was in attendance to discuss School Safety but first states that CAM Principal Diana Bandy has written a letter of appreciation to Chief McLearin which was read to Council. Mr. Grigg then explained that the school has had a crisis management plan in place for several years. The plan is State mandated and was updated in October, 2006. A practice drill was conducted on October 12th with CAM staff and community agencies. Teachers have a big responsibility in making sure their students are safe and are taking that responsibility serious. Mr. Grigg reports that during the drill all students were accounted for and the teachers followed the guidelines outlined in the Crisis Management Handbook. The Schools, Fire Department, and Police Department have the Crisis Management Handbooks. Mr. Grigg expressed his appreciation of the Village’s cooperation. Mayor Lowe thanked Superintendent Grigg for his presentation and offered continuing cooperation in the future.

Next in New Business, Mayor Lowe called on Zoning Administrator Paul Bollhorst to discuss a Special Use Permit Application submitted by Russell and Deborah Feathers. The Feathers have requested permission to operate a home based computer repair business at 203 N. Shelby. Zoning Board members voting in favor of Feathers home based business: C. Jordan, Blades, and J. Jordan. No: Duncan and Allen. Mahone made the motion to approve a Special Use Permit for Russell and Deborah Feathers to operate a computer repair business at 203 N. Shelby, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Mayor Lowe called on Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan to present a bill from Corrpro Waterworks for an annual service agreement. The agreement is for cathotic tank protection and the cost is $390.00. Mahone made the motion to approve paying Corrpro Waterworks $390.00 for the annual service agreement, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jordan requested approval to spend $3,000.00 on approximately 280 feet of water main to tie into the DMJ Subdivision main. Thomas made the motion to approve spending $3,000.00 on water main to tie into the DMJ main, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jordan also requested approval to plan the annual Christmas party and order hams for the employees. Mahone made the motion to approve Jordan planning the Christmas party and ordering hams, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe reports receiving a contract from Central States, formerly known as Four Seasons International, for fireworks on July 4th, 2007. Mayor Lowe faxed a copy of the contract to Attorney Antoline for review. Antoline advised signing the contract with the stipulation that the mutual indemnity clause be removed. Mahone made the motion to approve signing the contract with Central States providing the indemnity clause is removed, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline reports that progress is being made in regard to the tax refunds and discussed briefly the procedure he is following. Antoline and his staff will gather the needed information from the Shelby County Clerks Office and also the Treasurer’s Office. He reports that so far the process is going smoothly.

Attorney Antoline presented Abatement Ordinance #11-14-06-1. Ruot made the motion to approve Abatement Ordinance #11-14-06-1, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline presented Tax Levy Ordinance #11-14-06-2. Wise made the motion to approve Taxy Levy Ordinance #11-14-06-2, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

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