September 12, 2001 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

September 12, 2001

MOWEAQUA VILLAGE HALL

7:00 P. M.

ADGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge to the Flag
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approval of August Regular Meeting Minutes
  5. Approval of Treasurer’s Report
  6. Approval of Bills to Be Paid

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Kevin Buckley – Audit
  2. Keith Stork – Stork Computing Technologies & Consulting, Inc
  3. Revolving Loan Application
  4. Cinda Jordan – Appointment to Zoning Board

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor’s Report

Attorney’s Report

Committee Reports

Public Participation

Adjourn


The September 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 Jon King, Jill Bailey, Evelyn Lowe, Steve Ruot, Jim Mahone and Louise Weakly. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Boomer Neece, Rudy Smith and Paul Bollhorst. Others present included Keith Storck, Larry Morrell, Dawn Morrell, Kevin Buckley and Connie King.

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

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

Bailey made the motion to approve the Bills to Be Paid, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

In New Business Mayor Dowd called on Ed Heck to present a Revolving Loan Fund application from Jeff Neilson of Moweaqua and Robert Wilber of Decatur. They have applied for $25,000.00, at 3.5{d3bb7c3d20bb2c333f8bbb4cc4dee311415bccd1d2e8a98d1fef6c9530e85137} interest, which will be paid back in monthly installments of $455.00 over a period of five years. The money will be used to purchase inventory and two trucks from Wright’s Heating and Air Conditioning. Mr. Heck reported that credit checks on both parties are good and neither applicant carries excessive debt. The inventory and trucks will be used as loan collateral. Mahone made the motion to approve the loan, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Next in New Business Kevin Buckley was in attendance to present the audit for the fiscal year ending

April 30, 2001. Mr. Buckley briefly explained the contents of the bound audit report. A copy of the report

was provided for each Council member to review. A copy is also on file with the Clerk.

In other New Business Keith Storck with Storck Computing and Technologies was present. Mr. Storck informed the Council of his visit to our Village Hall on August 20, 2001. Mr. Storck presented a diagram of his suggestions for updating our present computer situation. A copy of the diagram is on file with the

Clerk. After much discussion King made the motion to have Mr. Storck quote a price for equipment and

installation, Bailey seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No:

None.

Mayor Dowd ended New Business with the appointment of Cinda Jordan to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Ms. Jordan volunteered to take the seat of Menard Weers. Mr. Weers passed away after being a long time member of the Zoning Board. Mayor Dowd stated Mr. Weers will be missed. Lowe made the

motion to accept appointment of Cinda Jordan to the Zoning Board, Bailey seconded. Council voting Yes:

King, Bailey, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Mayor’s Report: Mayor Dowd gave Mr. Antoline a contract to review pertaining to the Harold Stitch

property located east of town. BGM has written an easement for said property but Mrs. Stitch has not agreed yet stating she is not happy with some of the wording. Mr. Antoline was asked to see if additional wording is necessary. Mayor Dowd stated Buck Ayars will also need an easement in order to subdivide his property located at the Northeast corner of Moweaqua Village limits.

Mayor Dowd gave Mr. Antoline a second contract to review. This contract is from IDOT and pertains to the Village taking over maintenance of Route 51. The Agreement will not take effect until after the new four lane is completed.

The next issue Mayor Dowd spoke about concerned the informative letters we will mail to each resident.

Some committees suggestions have not been received and Mayor Dowd asked that they be turned in at the

earliest convenience.

Attorney Mike Antoline Presented Ordinance #9-12-2001-1 which amends the current zoning map by

rezoning property owned by Don Davis at 430 N. Main from B1 (Business) to SR2 (Residential). Lowe made the motion to accept Ordinance #9-12-2001-1, Ruot seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey,

Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Ordinance #9-12-2001-2 granting Tim Dial a Special Use Permit to place a shed closer to established lot lines than usually allowed. Bailey made the motion to accept Ordinance #9-12-2001-2, Ruot

Seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Presented Resolution #9-12-2001-R1 estimating Tax Levy amounts for the period 2001-2002. Antoline explained it is a State Statute requirement but has no binding effect. It is only an estimate. Lowe made the

Motion to accept Resolution #9-12-2001-R1, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Bailey, Lowe,

Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Police Committee: Chief Smith reported the warning sirens can be set off from the squad cars now and

the system is working well. Trick or Treat night is scheduled for Wednesday October 31st from 5:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. The Lyons Club will also host a Trick or Treat night on Tuesday October 30th from 5:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. in Central Park. Also in Smith’s report he stated Keith Thrasher is cooperating with the Village after receiving notice to clean up his property and exterminate fleas. Other areas that need attention are the Boch property on Warren Street and the Younker property on Plum. Smith will contact DMJ to install a pull down stairway in the back entry of the building for access to more storage in the attic. Cost will be approximately $300.00. Finally in Smith’s report he informed the Council he has received an application from Travis Kerby. Kerby has completed 40 hours of firearm training but will need additional police training starting in January, 2002.

Water Committee: Bailey reports fire hydrant project is finished. Jordan informed the Council that the

water shed building is now vacant. Water can still be purchased there but Jordan will be pricing a new water salesman and possibly move it to another location.

Finance Committee: Lowe requested Antoline look into changing the current Ordinance that states

Village of Moweaqua employees must live inside city limits. Lowe wants to expand the area. Employees

would be required to have a Moweaqua mailing address which would allow them to live in the country if

they choose. Lowe also made the motion to transfer $10,000.00 from account #51.42.911 to account

#01.167 for the purpose of the Water Department repaying the General Fund, Mahone seconded. Council

voting Yes: King, Bailey, Lowe, Ruot, Mahone and Weakly. No: None.

Health and Safety Committee: Ruot suggested a Thank You note be sent to Ray Odle and Mark Oesch

for removing a large fallen tree limb from the roadway.

Personnell Committee: Mahone will ask Citgo owners not to sell soft drinks in glass bottles. Broken glass is a problem on the streets and in the parks. An ordinance was presented in the past concerning this issue. Stores and Service Stations were asked to comply which solved much of the problem. Being a new business, Citgo is not aware of the Ordinance.

Street And Alley Committee: Weakly states trees on the corner of Macon and Chestnut need to be trimmed to prevent a car accident. The trees obstruct view. Boomer inquired about using MFT funds to

asphalt W. Main Street. Lowe stated permission must be granted by IDOT. Mahone thought it would

be good use of the funds but would like for Christian county to contribute.

Public Participation: Larry Morrell was in attendance to inquire about the Mobile Housing Ordinance.

Weakly made the motion to adjourn, Ruot seconded.