October 12, 2004 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

October 12, 2004

MOWEAQUA VILLAGE HALL

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of September Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in October

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Revolving Loan Fund – Ed Heck
  2. Intergovernmental Agreement Ratification
  3. Ratification of Closure of Main Streets for Christmas on Main
  4. Ethics Ordinance
  5. Korner Treasures Contract
  6. Tree Removal
  7. Corpro Waterworks Agreement
  8. Police Department Complaint

OLD BUSINESS

Public Participation

Adjourn


 The October 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 Louis Jordan, Officer Maynard, Chief Smith, Boomer Neece, Lola Allen, Rodney Phillips; Attorney for the Village Mike Antoline was also present. Others present were Ed Heck and Bill Chasteen.

Tolly made the motion to approve the minutes of the September regular meeting, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Ruot, Mahone, and Weakly. No: None. Thomas abstained.

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

Beginning New Business, Mayor Lowe called on Chairman of the Moweaqua Community Development Committee Ed Heck. Heck explained that Rob Wilbur, co-owner of Central Heating and Cooling has requested being released from his contract. He is selling out his half of the business to partner Jeff Neilson. Neilson will be sole owner of Central Heating and Cooling. Heck reports that all other terms of the loan will remain the same. The Community Development Committee approved the contract change and recommends that the Village Board do so also. Mahone made the motion to approve releasing Rob Wilbur from his revolving loan contract with Jeff Neilson, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone, and Weakly. No: None.

Ratification of last month’s vote to approve Ordinance #9-14-2004-2 is required because it was not listed on the agenda. Mahone made the motion to approve ratification, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone, and Weakly. No: None.

Ratification of last month’s vote to close the 100 blocks of North, South, East, and West Main Streets is also required because it was not listed on the agenda. Ruot made the motion to approve closing the Main Streets, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone, and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business, Mayor Lowe called on Street Superintendent Boomer Neece. Neece recommends paying Southard Tree Service $1,125.00 to cut down three trees. One was struck by lightning and the others are diseased. Neece explained that funds in the tree removal budget are exhausted by the trees really need to come down now. Money could possibly be taken from the contingency fund to pay for the removal. Tolly made the motion to approve paying Southard $1,125.00 from the contingency fund to cut down three trees, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone, and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business, Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan presented an invoice from Corpro Waterworks for annual renewal of the cathodic protection agreement. Renewal cost is $360.00. Mahone made the motion to pay $360.00 for one year renewal of the cathodic protection agreement, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone, and Weakly. No: None.

In reference to the Police Deparment Complaint, Attorney Antoline suggested that because this is a personnel matter is should be discussed in Executive Session. Mahone made the motion to begin Executive Session, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone, and Weakly. No: None.

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

Attorney Antoline reported speaking to Brent Bohlen in reference to the annexation project. Mr. Bohlen is interested in annexing property that he owns into the Village. Antoline also reported that the weed liens are being processed.

Weakly made the motion to adjourn, Ruot seconded.