October 8, 2002 — 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 September 17th Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in October

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Golf Course Water Line
  2. Payment Estimate #2/Ground Storage and Elevated Tank Painting
  3. Tax Levy Resolution

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor’s Report

Attorney’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

Adjourn


The October Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Dowd leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. Employees present were Lola Allen, Boomer Neece, Rudy Smith and Mike Antoline. Others present were Connie King, and Beth Thrasher.

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

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

Mahone made the motion to approve the Treasurers Report, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

After discussion Mahone made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid as amended, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

In New Business Mayor Dowd began with discussion about the proposed water line to the golf course. Ruot reported receiving an estimate in the amount of $35,000.00 to run the line. Boring under the road will be a separate cost. Easements from property owners will need to be obtained. After discussion Ruot made the motion to gather information concerning a water line to the golf course, having Jordan request easements from property owners and have funds appropriated for the project, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business the Clerk presented the final bill from Neumann Company Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $65,790.00. Mahone made the motion to pay the final payment of $65,790.00 to Neumann Contractors for painting the ground storage and elevated water tanks, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Ending New Business Antoline presented Resolution #10-8-2002-R1, Estimated Tax Levy amounts for 2002-2003. Mahone made the motion to accept Resolution #10-8-2002-R1, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayors Report: Mayor Dowd reports receiving a letter from James Beavers concerning property taxes paid by Don Dial. Dial’s agreement with the Village states the Village is responsible for the taxes. Antoline wrote a reply to Beavers stating the Village is aware of the tax money owed to Dial and the money will be reimbursed.

Also in Mayor Dowds report he informed Council the Golf Course Board has hired an architect for $3,500.00. Plans will be ready in a couple weeks.

Attorney’s Report: Antoline briefly discussed the status of current ordinance violations.

Police Committee: Chief Smith reports Kerby failed testing at the Police Academy. Kerby will not be qualified to work as an officer for the Village Police Department. Smith will ask for Kerbys written resignation.

Chief Smith reports 22 applications have been given out for the full time police position and 13 were completed and returned. Three have been disqualified for not being filled out correctly. An agility test and written test will be given to the remaining 10 applicants. Smith requested Jerit Medlers $25.00 testing fee be returned. After discussion Lowe made the motion to return Jerit Medlers $25.00 testing fee, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Chief Smith informed Council that Richard Rahar, a certified officer from Pana has offered to work as a part time officer to help out until a full time officer is hired and completes training at the Police Academy. Mahone made the motion to check into hiring Richard Rahar part time in the Police Department, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Chief Smith reports that grant money has been received for computers in the squad cars.

Personnel Committee: Mahone asked if Council would be in favor of a raise for our school crossing guards. After discussion Ruot made the motion to give the school crossing guards a .50 per hour raise, Tolly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Street Committee: Neece reports receiving 4 bids for the old street truck. The highest bidder was Bill Mattingly at $7,177.00. Tolly made the motion to accept Bill Mattinglys bid of $7,177.00 for the truck, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Also, Neece requests permission to hire Tele-scan so the condition inside the tile that runs under the school can be viewed. The cost to hire Tele-scan is $350.00. Mahone made the motion to hire Tele-scan to view the tile, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Tolly, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Weakly made the motion to adjourn, Mahone seconded.