November 9, 2004 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

November 9, 2004

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 October 25th Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of November 1st Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in November

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Ethics Ordinance
  2. Tax Levy
  3. Korner Treasures Contract
  4. IMLRMA Renewal Contract
  5. Curb Repair on old 51
  6. Jamaica Pyrotechnics
  7. Water Program Meeting
  8. Year Book Ad

OLD BUSINESS

Attorney’s Report

a. Bohlen annexation

b. Foster revolving loan

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, Mike Tolly, Mark Thomas, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Officer Maynard, Paul Bollhorst, Boomer Neece, Chief McLearin, Lola Allen, Louis Jordan and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others present included Cinda Jordan, Bill Chasteen, Connie King, Robin Tolly, Cub Scout leaders Brad Kaufman and David O’Brien and scouts, Travis Sinnard, Alex Brase, Jack Kaufman and Gabe O’Brien.

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

Mahone made the motion to approve the minutes of the October 25th Special Meeting after correction, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Tolly made the motion to approve the minutes of the November 1st Special Meeting, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

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

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

In New Business Attorney Antoline presented the 2004-2005 Tax Levy Ordinance #11-9-2004-1. Mahone made the motion to approve Ordinance #11-9-2004-1, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business the clerk presented a premium notice from IMLRMA for insurance coverage in 2005. In order to receive a 2{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} discount on the premium it must be paid by November 19, 2004. The amount saved is $542.02. Mahone made the motion to pay IMLRMA $26,558.98 by November 19, 2004 for 2005 insurance coverage, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe called on Street Superintendent Boomer Neece to report about curb work that needs to be done on old Highway 51. Neece reports that approximately 300 feet have been repaired so far. The $25,000.00 that was budgeted for curb work and sidewalks has been used. Neece explains there is 127 feet of curb left to be repaired and will cost $3,000.00. Neece requested permission to finish the curb work. Mahone made the motion to spend $3,000.00 to finish the curb work on old Highway 51, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe reports receiving a new contract from Jamaica Pyrotechnics for the July 4th, 2005 fireworks. Due to insurance and licensing fee increases a show similar to that of July 4th 2004 will cost $8,000.00 in 2005. King made the motion to pay Jamiaca Pyrotechnics $8,000.00 for the July 4th, 2005 fireworks display, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Mahone and Weakly. No: Ruot.

Mayor Lowe called on Steve Ruot to report about the water program meeting. Ruot explained that the City of Assumption has asked a computer software company out of Wisconsin to give a presentation at the Assumption City Hall on Monday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m. Personnel from the Moweaqua Water Department are welcome to attend the informative meeting to see if they would be interested in the program. Louis Jordan, Lola Allen and Mark Thomas will attend the meeting.

The Clerk presented a request from the CAM Yearbook staff for the Village to sponsor an ad in the 2005 yearbook. Ads range from 1/8 page to full page and the cost of a full page is $200.00. Tolly made the motion to pay $200.00 for a full page ad in the 2005 yearbook, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Jon King discussed with Attorney Anotline what the Village needs to do to get “alcohol sales” on the ballot for the upcoming election in April. Antoline stated that he would outline the steps that would be necessary to take. After discussion King made the motion to have Antoline research the cost and details of having “alcohol sales” put on the ballot, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe called on Chief McLearin to report for the Police Dept. McLearin provided council with a job description for patrolmen as requested at the October meeting. He stated that the main area of concern for the Police Department right now is cleaning up and repairing the evidence room and asked for approval to purchase a gun cabinet. King made the motion to approve the purchase of a gun safe for the Police Department, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Tolly made the motion to adjourn, Weakly seconded.