September 8, 1998 — Regular Meeting

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Mayor Dowd opened the meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council by leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Jon King, Cinda Jordan, Evelyn Lowe, Phil Beckett, Jim Mahone and Fain McFarling. Employees present were Officer Allison, Louis Jordan and Angela Locke. Attorney Little arrived at 7:45. Others present were Barb Jostes and Ed Heck, President of Ayars Bank.

McFarling made the motion to approve the minutes of the Aug. Regular meeting with the correction of the phrase ( cut a check ) to write a check, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Jordan, Lowe, Beckett, Mahone and McFarling. No: none.

Lowe made the motion to accept the Treasure’s Report, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Jordan, Lowe, Beckett, Mahone and McFarling. No: none.

Mahone made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid, Beckett seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Jordan, Lowe, Beckett, Mahone and McFarling. No: none.

McFarling made the motion to Re-New the MFT CD for another 3 months, Beckett seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Jordan, Lowe, Beckett, Mahone and McFarling. No: none.

Barb Jostes came before the Council to present plans for the Uptown Park Project. This piece of property is located between the Amoco Station and the former Callison Building. After discussion, King made the motion to proceed with the project, get actual measurements and get estimates of concrete cost, Beckett seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Jordan, Lowe, Beckett, Mahone and McFarling. No: none.

Ed Heck, President of the Ayars State Bank presented the application for a gap financing loan from the Moweaqua Revolving Loan Fund by JoAnn Blackwell to help purchase the Main Street Café. She has requested $20,000.00 for a 10 year period. She does have collateral. After discussion and many questions, Beckett made the motion to approve the recommendation of the Revolving Loan Fund Committee to loan Mrs. Blackwell $20,000.00 for Gap Financing in buying the Main Street Café, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Jordan, Lowe, Beckett and Mahone. No: none. McFarling declined a vote. Motion carried.

Mayor’s Report: reported Frank Heiligenstein called and wanted the Council’s decision on the Sub-Division Ordinance for the new codification. This decision hasn’t been made yet. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is to be made for each Council Member to study and a decision will be made at a Special Meeting right after the Revolving Loan Fund Annual Meeting on Sept, 29,1998. A copy will also be made for Angela Locke, Street Superintendent and Louis Jordan, Water & Sewer Superintendent.

Beckett made the motion the Mayor call the Cable Co. and inquire why they have removed the CMT Program without any survey in our area, King seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Jordan, Lowe, Beckett and McFarling. No: Mahone. Motion carried.

Committee Reports: Street & Alley: King had no report.

Building & Grounds & Health: Jordan reported she and Chief Smith went back down to Stengals to see what progress they have made in cleaning up their place. Also checked a couple other places. Citations will be served. McFarling reported lots of bugs at the Football Game, Boomer had sprayed the night before. Locke suggested having Mug-A-Bug come down and spray the whole town, then the Village Employees wouldn’t have to deal with the chemicals. Plus defray the cost of paying them overtime. The Council asked Locke to check into the cost of this program.

Finance: Lowe discussed with Attorney Little about all employer benefits be paid out of the General Fund since checks received for these benefits are deposited in the General Fund.Attorney Little will discuss this with Kevin Buckley, the Village CPA.

Lowe also reported checking on the administrative fund as they are over budget. McFarling questioned when the Golf Course was going to make a payment on what they owe to the Village.

Police: Beckett reported Officer Allison has finished his (1) year employment. Chief Smith has high praise for his work.

Personnel: Mahone had no report. Beckett questioned Jordan about the safety equipment he is checking into. Jordan stated he has some costs and is checking into others.

Water & Sewer: McFarling made the motion to send Louis Jordan, Water Superintendent to the IPWS Conference again this year, Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Jordan, Lowe, Beckett, Mahone and McFarling. No: none.

Attorney Report: presented the Jim & Nadine Dial Annexation Ordinance for approval. Beckett made the motion to approve Ordinance 98-108 (Jim & Nadine Dial Annexation), Mahone seconded. Council voting Yes: King, Jordan, Lowe, Beckett, Mahone and McFarling. No: none.

Stated the Council needs to make a decision on allowing the Moweaqua Seed Co. to disconnect themselves from the Village or just continue to do nothing. After discussion, Mahone suggested not doing anything at this time. Attorney Little agreed. Lowe asked Attorney Little to send BOA (Randy Henderson) another letter asking for their outstanding debt to the Revolving Loan Fund.

McFarling made the motion to adjourn, Beckett seconded.