October 14, 2008
Moweaqua Village Hall
Call to Order
Pledge to the Flag
Approval of September Regular Meeting Minutes
Approval of Treasurer’s Report
Approval of Bills to be Paid in October
- Annual Audit – Kevin Buckley
- T.I.F. Ordinance – Mike Antoline
- Demolition Bids for 320 N. Macon – Boomer Neece
- Golf Cart Ordinance – Mike Antoline
The 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 Howard Wise, Mark Thomas, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Mike Reschke. Employees present were Lola Allen, Rob Maynard and Louis Jordan. Others attending included Kevin Buckley, Bill Chasteen, Dave Boyd, Steve Hooper, Larry Morrell, Don Whitlow and Dan Walker.
Wise made the motion to approve the September Regular Meeting Minutes, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.
Mahone made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Reschke seconded. Council voting Yes: Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.
Mahone made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in October after corrections, Thomas seconded. Council voting Yes: Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.
Mayor Lowe reports receiving correspondence in regards to the Casey’s convenience store that may be built on property adjacent to the Village located at the corner of East Main Street and Highway 51. A site map was provided to the Village because they are interested in connecting to our water and sewer lines. However, Casey’s does not want to annex into the Village until after the business is built.
Mayor Lowe also reports that Mike Antoline is ill and in the hospital so the Golf Cart Ordinance will not be discussed at this meeting.
In Committee Reports Reschke requested that the bids for the demolition of the Macon Street property be discussed. The Clerk opened bids from Burgener Excavating and Dorsey Bulldozing and Excavating. Dorsey was the low bidder at $5,200.00 which included demolition, hauling off and backfill. Ruot made the motion to accept the bid from Dorsey, Reschke seconded. Council voting Yes: Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.
Reschke also discussed two other properties in need of attention. The properties are located at the corner of Cherry and Hanover and West Wall. Reschke would like to see the property at Cherry and Hanover demolished and stated that the West Wall property is in a state of disrepair.
Wise reports that 23 more surveys are needed in order to apply for a DCEO grant. If the grant is awarded it will be used for sewer system upgrades. Wise has offered the assistance of our office staff to help contact people who have not been reached in person.
A mailing of about 50 surveys is necessary.
Wise also stated he has been instructed by Dan Walker that it is necessary for Mayor Lowe to announce a T.I.F. Public Meeting. The meeting is open for anyone who may have questions about the T.I.F project. Mayor Lowe called a Public Meeting regarding the T.I.F. for Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 5:30 P.M.
In New Business Mayor Lowe called on Kevin Buckley CPA to present the 2007-2008 Audit Report. Buckley provided a copy of the report to each board member for review and explained briefly the contents and recommendations for the current fiscal year. A copy of the report is on file with the Clerk.
Next in New Business Dan Walker of Tom Jacob and Associates was in attendance to present Ordinance #10/14/2008-1 establishing an interested parties registry. The interested parties registry ensures that those who want to be informed of the progress of the T.I.F. will be notified by mail. Wise made the motion to adopt Ordinance # 10/14/2008-1 Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.
Mayor Lowe requested a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to come before the board. Ruot made the motion to adjourn, Wise seconded. Meeting adjourned 8:11.