November 8, 2005 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

November 8, 2005

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. Jerry Woodard Subdivision
  2. IMLRMA Annual Insurance Premium
  3. Approval for Quote from Il. Meter
  4. Tax Levy Ordinance

OLD BUSINESS

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

Public Participation

Adjourn


The November 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 Paul Bollhorst, Dave McLearin, Boomer Neece and Louis Jordan. Others present included Jerry Woodard, Cinda Jordan and Connie King.

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

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

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

Mayor Lowe called on Jerry Woodard who asked to be on the agenda to discuss his subdivision. Woodard provided each council member with a copy of the layout of his property. Part of the property is already divided into lots and those three lots face Franklin street. Another portion of the property which lies behind the three lots to the East is only accessible by way of an alley. Woodard wants to divide the remaining lot into two and build homes on each. Woodard is of the opinion that the alley is sufficient access to the property. Woodard inquired as to whether or not the alley can be made a street and offered five feet of the South end of the subdivision as easement. Attorney Antoline explained that Village Ordinances do not permit building on lots that are not adjacent to a street and he is unsure whether or not an alley can be made a street. In looking at the minutes from when the first three lots were made, Attorney Antoline also states that it is unclear whether or not lot five was intended to be part of the subdivision. Woodard replied that when the first three lots were divided Mayor Dowd had said it would not be a problem to build on lot five in the future. Attorney Antoline stated that lot five may not even be dividable according to the Plat Act and that title insurance may not be obtainable under these circumstances. Antoline then advised Woodard to seek legal advice to determine if dividing the lot would be in compliance with the Plat Act and reiterated that local ordinances prohibit subdivisions being built without street access. Antoline suggested that Woodard think about putting in a private drive as access to the lots.

Next in Mew Business Mayor Lowe requested approval to pay the annual IMLRMA insurance premium. If paid by November 18th, the Village saves 2{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137}. The total premium cost is $27,313.58 if paid by November 18th. Mahone made the motion to approve payment of the IMLRMA insurance premium, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mahone reports that since the Audit found the Water Department is losing water somewhere, Water & Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan has been checking the water system and found that four hydrants were leaking. Two hydrants need to be completely replaced and repairs need to be done to the others. Repairs also need to be done at the Water Plant. Jordan requested permission to have Illinois Meter do the repairs. Mahone made the motion to have Il. Meter do repair work for the Water Department, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jordan reports that he has inquired about the price of renting a man lift to wash the water storage tank. It can be done for $750.00. He also would like to get prices on having the tank professionally cleaned. If there isn’t much difference in price, Jordan wants to have it cleaned rather than rent a lift. Mahone made the motion to approve that Jordan get prices on having the water storage tank cleaned professionally. If price is comparable to renting a lift then go ahead and have it cleaned. If not, rent the lift. Thomas seconded the motion. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline presented Tax Levy Ordinance #11-8-2005-1. After a brief explanation of the amount on the levy, Mahone made the motion to approve Ordinance #11-8-2005-1, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Meeting adjourned.