October 14, 2003 — Regular Meeting

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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 Bill to be Paid

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Ed Heck/Revolving Loan Fund Applications from Wiseman and Traster
  2. Cindy Poston/WEJT, US 101
  3. Corpro Waterworks Maintenance Agreement
  4. Estimate for grinding brush pile
  5. Police Report/Cars

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Benson Disposal
  2. Computer system evaluation/Seth Morse

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, Boomer Neece, Lola Allen, Rob Maynard, Paul Bollhorst and Mike Antoline. Others present were Cindy Poston, Ed Heck, David Benson and Cinda Jordan.

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

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

Ruot 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.

In New Business Mayor Lowe called on Ed Heck to present applications for loans from the Revolving Loan Fund. Applications were submitted by Terry Traster and Kevin and Debbie Wiseman. Traster is requesting $12,500.00 in addition to his original loan. Traster is taking advantage of additional funds that are available under the new expanded lending limits of the program. Terms of Trasters agreement are $227.42 per month for five years. Kevin and Debbie Wiseman are requesting $40,000.00 to relocate and expand Wiseman Auto Care. Terms of their agreement are $232.18 per month for twenty years. After discussion Mahone made the motion to approve loans for Traster and Wiseman’s from the Community Development Fund, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Cindy Poston with WEJT/US101 was in attendance picking up where Paul Rothenberger left off. Rothenberger is no longer with the Cromwell Radio Group. Poston is now the new Marketing Consultant. A copy of her proposal is on file with the Clerk. Council was in agreement to inquire of the Business Association and area businesses if they would consider splitting the monthly cost of advertising three ways. The advertising should help keep our downtown businesses thriving and possibly bring new businesses to the area. King made the motion to approve advertising with WEJT/US101, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Before calling on Water and Sewer Superintendent, Louis Jordan, to report, Mayor Lowe informed Council of a certificate of commendation from The Illinois Department of Public Health received by the Water Department. The Water Department has achieved the highest standard of compliance for at least ten consecutive years in accordance with the Illinois Fluoridation Act.

Jordan reports that since the improvements have been made to the water tank and cathodic protection has been installed, a new maintenance agreement has been proposed. Corpro will inspect, maintain and submit a report with data and recommendations. Cost of the annual agreement is $350.00. Mahone made the motion to accept the agreement with Corpro for $350.00, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Up next in New Business Street Superintendent Boomer Neece reported receiving an estimate for grinding two years worth of brush at the brush pile. Evans Cartage will charge $4,500.00. Mahone made the motion to approve Evans Cartage grinding the brush pile for $4,500.00, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Ending New Business Officer Maynard reported that he and a board member listed all inoperable vehicles on the West side of town. Certified notices to abate will be sent to the property owners.

In Old Business David Benson was in attendance to hear Councils decision concerning a 12 month contract giving him exclusive rights to garbage hauling in Moweaqua. After discussion Ruot made the motion to approve a one year contract with Benson Disposal, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Also in Old Business it has been determined by Seth Morse of Morse Dreamscape that a new computer and windows update for the Clerk will be more economical than repairing the old one. Morse proposed the cost to be $683.83. A copy of his proposal is on file with the Clerk. Mahone made the motion to purchase a computer from Morse for $683.83, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline discussed his progress on the annexation project.

Ruot made the motion to adjourn, Thomas seconded.