October 13, 2020–Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING
October 13, 2020

Call to Order
Pledge to the Flag
Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA
Approval of September Regular Meeting Minutes
Approval of September 17 Special Meeting Minutes
Approval of Bills to be Paid in October
Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports
Attorney’s Report
Mayor’s Report
Public Comment

NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Façade Grant Application Submitted by Jesse
and Karen Hennington – Mayor Neece
2. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Community Development Loan Application submitted by Josh and Carsen Evans – Tiffy Sloan
3. Approval of Amended Annexation Ordinance #2020-26 – Attorney Garwood
4. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Proposed South Putnam Water Main Project – Ramiro Estrada
5. Approval to Purchase Sewer Pond Aerator – Ramiro Estrada
6. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Trick-or-Treating – Mayor Neece
7. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding IMLRMA Annual Premium Payment – Mischelle Davis
8. Executive Session – Mayor Neece
(a) Regarding the Appointment, Employment, Compensation, Discipline, Performance or Dismissal of a Specific Employee.
(b) Pending Litigation
(c) Real Estate

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REGULAR MEETING

October 13, 2020

The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Neece leading in the Pledge to the Flag.  Roll Call was answered by Kenny Long, Dana Fore, Shawn Conlin, J.D. Malone, Josh Whitney and Sean Hayes.  Employees present were Beth Hawn, Virginia Morrell, Ramiro Estrada, Chief McReynolds, Brad Sams, Mischelle Davis and Attorney for the Village Scott Garwood was also present.  Others attending included Matt Naber, Parker Elliott, Mark Traughber, Matt Foster, Tiffy Sloan, Dale Smith and Josh Evans.

Conlin made the motion to approve the Consent Agenda with additions and corrections including the September Regular Meeting Minutes, Bills to be Paid in October and Treasurer’s Report, Hayes seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes.  No:  None.

Mayor Neece presented a Façade Grant Application that was submitted by Karen and Jessee Henington.  Heningtons plan to have the brick cleaned, paint and repair signage at their business “The Rusty Shoe” located at 115 N. Main.  Estimated cost for the project has not been determined however a bid of $1,379.00 has been obtained for painting.  Fore made the motion to approve the Façade Grant Application submitted by Karen and Jessee Henington not to exceed $2,000.00, Malone seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes.  No:  None.

Tiffany Sloan of Ayars Bank was in attendance to present a Revolving Loan Fund Application submitted by Josh and Carsen Evans.  The Evans’ have requested a loan in the amount of $100,000.00.  The total project cost is $400,000.00.  The Evans’ credit scores and repayment ability are rated excellent.  The Evans’ plan to use the funds for land that has been purchased for building a fitness and sports facility on East Main Street.  The Community Development Committee voted unanimously to grant the loan.  Fore made the motion to approve the revolving loan for Josh and Carsen Evans in the amount of $100,000.00 for a term of 15 years, Conlin seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes.  No:  None.

Attorney Garwood presented Ordinance #2020-26 Authorizing the Amendment of an Annexation Agreement for the Property Owned by Kent and Sharon Bangert.  Bangert’s purchased the property from Richard and Barbara Gregory who signed the original Annexation Agreement.  The original agreement provided that “8. Upon annexation the Village shall place the Property in a TIF District within 12 months of the Annexation, otherwise this Agreement shall be null and void and the Property shall be disconnected from the Village at no cost to the Owners.”  Section 8 has been removed in its entirety.  The last sentence in section 6 has been modified to exclude “or if the Property or any part or interest in the Property is sold or conveyed to any other party.”  Conlin made the motion to approve Ordinance #2020-26, Malone seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes.  No:  None.

Water and Sewer Superintendent Ramiro Estrada presented two quotes for a new aerator at the sewer pond.  After discussion Hayes made the motion to approve the lowest quote submitted by Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc., of $8,325.00, Malone seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes.  No:   None.

Village Clerk Mischelle Davis presented the 2021 IMLRMA Renewal Premium notice.  IML offers three payment options.  Option #1 allows municipalities to pay early and save 1%.  That amounts to $551.64.  After discussion Fore made the motion to approve IMLRMA payment Option #1 and pay the total due of $54,862.36 which includes the 1% discount of $551.64, Hayes seconded.  Council voting Yes:  Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes.  No:  None.

Mayor Neece requested a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to come before Council.  Fore made the motion to adjourn, Malone seconded. Council voting Yes:  Long, Fore, Conlin, Malone, Whitney and Hayes.  No:  None.