November 9, 2011 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

November 9, 2011

Village of Moweaqua

6:30 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

Community Development Director Report

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

Public Comment

NEW BUSINESS

  1. TIF Agreements – Kim Adamson
  2. Mahone/Seitz Special Use – Boomer Neece
  3. Tax Levy Ordinance – Attorney Antoline
  4. Water Rates Increase – Attorney Antoline
  5. IMLRMA Premium – Mischelle Davis
  6. Fireworks – Mayor Tolly
  7. School Zone Signs – Chief Maynard
  8. Corrpro Inspection – Louis Jordan
  9. Universal Mechanical Estimate – Louis Jordan

OLD BUSINESS

Adjourn


The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Tolly leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll call was answered by Marcia Maynard, Don Henry, Larry Burgener, Steve Ruot, Dave Little and Bill McDaniel. Employees present were Kim Adamson, Ramiro Estrada, Boomer Neece, Brian Wade, Joann Lower, Sandi Callison, Lola Allen and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others present included Rick Norsen, Bob and Loni Curry, Phil Worthy, Dub Moore, Candy Gorden, Clayton Graven, Mike Reschke, Evelyn Lowe and Timi Kaufman.

Ruot made the motion to approve the minutes of the October Regular Meeting, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None.

Little made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None.

Burgener made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid with additions and corrections, McDaniel seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None.

Maynard reported for the Health and Safety Committee that the property on East Warren Street that has been discussed at previous meetings has a dumpster that has been placed on the boulevard. The dumpster is full to overflowing and needs to be picked up. In addition there are mattresses lying on the ground next to the dumpster. Antoline stated that a Village official could call the garbage company and request they pick the dumpster up since it is on the boulevard. Area residents were present to discuss the roach infestation. Maynard reported that the property owner has had the property sprayed more than once for pests but there still seems to be a problem. After discussion Attorney Antoline explained that a summons and complaint was served to the property owner requiring a first appearance date of November 17th. Antoline stated that he is confident that being served the summons and complaint will result in prompt action by the property owner.

McDaniel reported for the Health and Safety Committee that a resident has complained about oil and grease being dumped on the ground next to and onto her property, which is creating a bad smell. McDaniel reported the incident to Attorney Antoline who promptly sent a “Notice to Abate” to the offender. The notice requires the violator to stop dumping the oil and grease immediately and dig out the soaked spot and dispose of it properly outside the Village limits within 7 days.

Community Development Director Kim Adamson thanked Bob Curry and Rick Norsen for being present at the meeting and explained that as a result of their recent talks two TIF Agreements are being presented to Council. The first agreement is between the Village of Moweaqua and Heritage Woods of Moweaqua / Norsen Properties; Richard Norsen. Norsen plans to construct a residential development consisting of 18 duplexes on property located along Vine and East Main Streets. Copies of the agreement were provided to Council members to review and a copy is also on file with the Clerk. Attorney Antoline stated that this agreement should be approved contingent upon proper zoning and the submission of a subdivision plat that is acceptable by the Village. After discussion Maynard made the motion to approve the TIF Agreement between the Village of Moweaqua and Heritage Woods / Norsen Properties; Richard Norsen contingent upon appropriate rezoning and the submission of a subdivision plat that is acceptable by the Village, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None.

Adamson presented the second TIF Agreement, which is between the Village of Moweaqua and 229 W. Madison / Norsen Properties; Richard Norsen. Norsen has purchased property located at 229 W. Madison that is currently vacant and in disrepair. Norsen will restore what was once a more prominent home in the Village of Moweaqua. Copies of the agreement were provided to Council members for review and a copy is also on file with the Clerk. After discussion Maynard made the motion to approve the TIF Agreement between the Village of Moweaqua and 229 W. Madison / Norsen Properties; Richard Norsen, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None.

Zoning Administrator Boomer Neece presented an application for Special Use from Jim Mahone and Mike Seitz requesting approval to convert property located at 116 West Main into a ground floor apartment. The minutes of the zoning meeting are on file with the Clerk. There was one adverse party that came before the zoning board who did not agree with the downtown storefront building being made into an apartment. He stated that it may encourage others to do the same and that would not be beneficial to the Village’s economic future. Neece stated that two zoning members voted to grant the Special Use and three members voted to deny it. Neece also explained that the code book lists dwelling units as permitted in the B-1 district under Special Use. After discussion Little made the motion to grant the Special Use to Mahone/Seitz subject to annual review and relinquished upon sale of the property, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: Burgener.

Neece reported that Chuck Stiner was also present at the zoning meeting to discuss his plans for building a house on the property he owns at the corner of Vine and Cedar. Stiner explained that his plans have been put on hold for the time being due to the economy. Stiner still plans to build a house in the future and eventually move out of the garage apartment. Neece stated that Stiner pays residential taxes even though the structure was built to be a garage. Attorney Antoline stated that garages don’t meet building codes for residential occupancy and this should not be allowed in the future.

Attorney Antoline presented Tax Levy Ordinance #11/9/2011-1. After a brief explanation of the Tax Levy Ordinance by Attorney Antoline, Ruot made the motion to approve Tax Levy Ordinance #11/9/2011-1, Little seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None.

Attorney Antoline presented Water and Sewer Rate Increase Ordinance #11/9/2011-2. Water and Sewer Superintendent pointed out adjustments to the figures that need to be made. After discussion Ruot made the motion to approve the Water and Sewer Rate Increase Ordinance #11/9/2011-2 with corrections, McDaniel seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: Henry and Burgener.

The Clerk presented the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association premium notice. IMLRMA offered two options for payment. Option #1 is to pay the full amount of $48,609.00 by 12/16/2011. Option #2 is to pay in two installments of $24,426.03. The first installment is due by 12/16/2011 and the second is due by 05/18/2012. After discussion Ruot made the motion to choose option #2 and pay two installments including the Golf Course portion which will be reimbursed by September 2012, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None.

Mayor Tolly reported receiving the new contract from Central States Fireworks for 2012. Mayor Tolly stated that no donations had been received for this years fireworks so the Village was responsible for paying the entire $10,000.00. In the past donations have been requested from different sources to help defray the cost. Council discussed whether or not it is reasonable to use tax dollars in this economy for something that is not a necessity. Some Council members argued that celebrating our countries freedom is not something that should be regarded as frivolous. Adamson requested the opportunity to see if she can obtain substantial donations for the 2012 fireworks. McDaniel made the motion to approve the Community Development Director obtaining donations for the 2012 fireworks, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None. The cost for the 2012 fireworks is $10,000.00.

Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan presented an agreement from Corrpro for the annual cathodic protection inspection. The Corrpro Company installed the cathodic protection initially. The inspection, which assesses the condition of the ground storage water tank, costs $500.00. Maynard made the motion to approve entering into an agreement with Corrpro to conduct an inspection of cathodic protection for $500.00, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None.

Jordan also presented a quote from Universal Mechanical for water main pigging. Jordan explained that only one quote was obtained because they are the only company he knows of that does this sort of work. The price for pigging the water main from wells 18, 19 and 20 up to the water treatment facility is approximately $2,900.00 and will not exceed $3,800.00. Burgener made the motion to approve paying up to $3,800.00 to Universal Mechanical for water main pigging, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None.

Jordan requested approval to put $450,000.00 of Water and Sewer funds into a 2 year CD at the bank with best rate. Maynard made the motion to approve putting $450,000.00 of water and sewer funds into a 2 year CD at the bank offering the best rate, McDaniel seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None.

Little made the motion to adjourn, McDaniel seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Ruot, Little and McDaniel. No: None. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 P.M.