September 11, 2007 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

September 11, 2007

Moweaqua Village Hall

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of August Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Bills to be Paid in September

Mayor’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

NEW BUSINESS

  1. U.S. Rt. 51 Street Lighting – Jon King
  2. Shredder – Mischelle Davis

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 Jon King, Howard Wise, Mark Thomas, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone, Mike Reschke and Attorney for the Village, Mike Antoline was also present. Others present included Janie Wise, Steve and Cindy Hooper, Angie Knight, Linda Morrell, Shana Goodrich and Brenda Adams.

Mahone made the motion to approve the minutes of the August Regular Meeting, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

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

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

In Mayor Lowe’s report she stated that there are two properties in the Village that are in serious need of attention. One property needs the weeds and grass mowed and the other needs filled in around a newly installed sidewalk. Chief McLearin also stated that this particular section of walk will eventually be replaced due to vandalism but it should be filled in anyway.

Mayor Lowe requested discussion about the E-Pay program that was presented at the August Regular Meeting. After discussion, Mahone made the motion to table making a decision about the E-Pay program until the next regular meeting, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mayor Lowe reported receiving a request from the CAM Jr. Class post prom committee. The committee has asked for the Moweaqua Police Department to sponsor a golf hole for $100.00 at the Jr. Class post prom outing on September 22. Thomas made the motion to approve the Police Department sponsoring a $100.00 golf hole at the Jr. Class post prom outing, Wise seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Mayor Lowe asked Attorney Antoline to address a recommendation listed in our auditor’s final report. The report states that the Village is paying out more in Social Security tax than is being levied for. It appears that all is being paid from the General Fund and that the Golf and Water need to reimburse their portions. After discussion Attorney Antoline decided he should call auditor Kevin Buckley and find out how to comply with the recommendation.

In Committee Reports Wise reported for the Police Department that Chief McLearin and Officer Maynard are up for an award from DOVE for work against domestic violence. Officer Maynard has also completed training and will be certified to serve on a state review board that investigates the death of any child under the age of 18.

For the Health and Safety Committee Reschke reports making several calls requesting that property owners mow their grass and stated that all those who were called have complied. Reschke also informed Council that he has heard positive comments about how clean our town is and commended the Village employees for their service.

In Public Participation Mayor Lowe called on Linda Morrell. Morrell was in attendance to discuss a letter her family received from Attorney Antoline concerning the living arrangements on her property. The letter stated that it is against Village Ordinances to live in a garage unless it has been approved by the Village Council in advance. Morrell stated that in a difficult situation they did what any parents would do by taking in their child and grand-children. Morrell requested that Council approve their daughter and grand-children living in the garage apartment for one year. King made the motion to approve Morrell’s daughter and grand-children occupying their garage apartment for one year, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Ruot made the motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss contract personnel and possible litigation, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Wise, Thomas, Ruot, Mahone and Reschke. No: None.

Thomas made the motion to end Executive session, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, 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. Mahone made the motion to adjourn, Ruot seconded.