August 9, 2005 — 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 July Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Moweaqua Public Library
    • Special Use Application
    • Parking area – Mr. Schinzler, Construction Mgr.
  2. Fireworks
  3. Fall Festival – Marcia Maynard / MBCRC
  4. Voudrie Variance Ordinance

OLD BUSINESS

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

Public Participation

Adjourn


The August 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, Howard Wise, Mark Thomas, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Boomer Neece, Lola Allen, Chief McLearin, Paul Bollhorst and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others attending included Bill Chasteen, Marlene Craig, Marcia Maynard, Diane Wright, Brad Moore, Patty Jordan, Phil Cochran, Cinda Jordan, Bruce Sarver and Priscilla Duez.

Ruot made the motion to approve the July Regular Meeting Minutes, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

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

King made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in August, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

First in New Business Mayor Lowe called on Engineer for the library building project, Phil Cochran, to address Council. Mr. Cochran provided each member of Council a copy of the site plan for the new library. In an effort to keep the project cost down Cochran explains the plan calls for side by side parking at the front of the new building. Customers will pull into a parking spot from Putnam Street at a 90{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} angle and then back out onto Putnam when leaving the library. The safety of that type of parking was discussed. Mahone reminded Council members that there is a stop sign one half block South of the building site and that the speed limit on Putnam Street is 20 mph from Pine Street to North Main. Also discussed was the Zoning Meeting that was held July 25th. Diane Wright, spokesperson for the Library Committee, explained that she was initially advised that the library would need to apply for a Special Use Permit. During the meeting it was determined that no permit or rezoning would be necessary. The Library property is now zoned MR1. The Zoning Board established that a Library would fall under permitted uses in the MR1 zone according to zoning code section 40-4-33. 40-4-33 states that a “Permitted Use” in MR1 is the same as “any use permitted in the SR1 district”, code section 40-4-10. Permitted uses in the SR1 district include “Government Uses” of which a library is considered. After discussion Mahone made the motion to allow the library to construct a parking lot off of North Putnam, Weaky seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Mayor Lowe informed Council that the 4th of July fireworks contract with Jamaica Pyrotechnics for next year needs to be confirmed in order to secure that date. Mayor Lowe explained that another company, Central States Fireworks, is willing to provide a display on the 4th at a lesser price than Jamaica Pyrotechnics. Mayor Lowe reports seeing one of their displays at the Decatur Celebration. After discussion Mahone made the motion to approve hiring Jamaica Pyrotechnics again to do fireworks on July 4th, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Mahone and Weakly. No: Ruot.

Further in New Business Mayor Lowe called on Marcia Maynard of the Moweaqua Development & Community Revitalization Committee. Maynard provided Council with a program for the upcoming Indian Summer Fest and a map showing the streets that the Committee needs to have closed off during the Celebration. After discussion Weakly made the motion to allow the MDCRC to use electrical outlets on the village light poles and also barricade certain streets during the Indian Summer Fest, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Maynard also requested that Council make the $300.00 that was previously budgeted to help with the MDCRC’s expenses accessible at this time. After discussion Mahone made the motion to dispurse $300.00 to the MDCRC from Water account 51.42.913, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline presented Ordinance #8-9-2005-1, approving variance at property owned by Dean and Kathy Voudrie. Property address is 600 S. Main. King made the motion to approve Ordiance #8-9-2005-1, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline reported receiving a summons from the Shelby County Fourth Judicial District to file an answer in the case of Chase Manhattan Mortgage Co. versus Hand and the Village of Moweaqua. The Village of Moweaqua holds the second mortgage to the property owned by Hand.

After corrections were made to the original TIF Agreement with Jacob and Associates, Antoline requested that the Professional Services Agreement be executed with the Mayor’s signature and also the Clerk’s. A copy of the Agreement is on file with the Clerk.

Chief McLearin informed Council that 35 letters will be going out to residents of Moweaqua who have junk or unlicensed vehicles, etc. If members of Council should receive complaints direct them to the Police Dept.

Chairman of the Police Committee, Mark Thomas, reported to Council that Christian County FS can furnish the Village of Moweaqua with 500 gallon double wall fuel tanks for use by all departments at substantial savings compared to what we pay for fuel now. The tanks can be filled with regular or diesel fuel and the Village would be billed monthly. Federal and State sales taxes would be deducted since the Village is a Municipality . Thomas requested that Council think on this before the next regular meeting.

Meeting adjourned.