October 11, 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. Mutual Aid Agreement with Macon County Police Dept.
  2. Police Dept. Radio Repeater
  3. Grinding of Brush Pile
  4. Water Rates Ordinance
  5. Moweaqua Fireman’s Club Donation
  6. Bench Covers at Oasis Park
  7. Water Committee Report

OLD BUSINESS

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

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, Howard Wise, Mark Thomas, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Paul Bollhorst, Chief McLearin, Officer Maynard, Boomer Neece and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline, was also present. Others present included Bill Chasteen and Connie King.

Mahone made the motion to approve the minutes of the September Regular Meeting, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: Wise, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. Abstaining were King and Thomas.

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

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

First in New Business Mayor Lowe called on Chief McLearin. McLearin presented to Council a quote for a new radio repeater system from Buchanan Communications. Ruot requested that McLearin get another quote for comparison. Ruot made the motion to approve purchase of a Motorola repeater system and two radios, with the stipulation of obtaining another quote, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe asked that Council enter Executive Session for discussion of a private matter. King made the motion to enter Executive Session, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

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

Next in New Business Attorney Antoline presented Ordinance #10-11-2005-1 amending the water and wastewater charges. Rates of the previous ordinance did not agree with the water computer program or code book. The ordinance and code book where both changed to coincide with the water computer. Mahone made the motion to accept Ordinance #10-11-2005-1, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe recalled from last months regular meeting that representative for the Fireman’s Club, Mitch Hartman had been in attendance requesting a donation. The Club is raising money to send their extrication team to the National Extrication Competition in Las Vegas. In August 2004 the team earned this privilege by placing first in a 2004-2005 competition held at Richland Community College. After discussion and agreement between all council members Ruot made the motion to waive all six trustees November salaries in order to donate $600.00 to the Fireman’s Club, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor Lowe suggested tabling Barbara Jostes’ request to have covers built over the benches in the Oasis Park due to lack of funds in the current budget. The covers will be considered in the next fiscal year budget.

Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan requested permission to have Bodine Electric install automatic switches at the lift stations for generators. After discussion Mahone made the motion to have Bodine Electric install switches at the lift stations, Weakly seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Attorney Antoline reports filing the Village’s objection in the PrimeCo litigation. In response to the objection the Plaintiff’s Council and Attorney engaged in a teleconference with Mike Antoline to discuss Moweaqua’s objection. It was decided that in exchange for withdrawal of our objection that Moweaqua’s settlement fee would be reduced to $6,766.02. Antoline advised Council to accept the agreement. Mahone made the motion to accept Holland Knight’s offer to reduce Moweaqua’s judgment to $6,766.02 in exchange for withdrawal of our objection, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Meeting adjourned.