September 9, 2014 — Regular Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING

September 9, 2014

Village of Moweaqua

6:30 P.M.

AGENDA

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

Approval of August Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of July 31st Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of August Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of Bills to be Paid in September 2014

Approval of Treasurer’s Report

Committee Reports

Attorney’s Report

Mayor’s Report

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Approval of Façade Grant Applications – Mayor Ruot
    1. Seitz/Mahone
    2. Seitz/Mahone
    3. Haksasila
  2. Bohlen Property Tax Exemption Status – Liz Nohren
  3. Approval of Main Street Parking Ordinance #09/09/14-1 – Liz Nohren
  4. Animal Control Agreement Response – Liz Nohren
  5. Approval to Hire for Storm Drain Jetting – Ramiro Estrada
  6. Approval to Purchase Radio Read Meters – Louis Jordan
  7. Approval to Have Micro Cell Amplifier Installed – Chief Maynard

OLD BUSINESS

Adjourn


The Regular Meeting of the Moweaqua Village Council was called to order by Mayor Ruot leading in the Pledge to the Flag. Roll Call was answered by Marcia Maynard, Don Henry, Larry Burgener, Joann Lower, Dave Little and Zach Hite. Employees present were Louis Jordan, Ramiro Estrada, Lola Allen, Chief Maynard, Officer Lamb, Mitch Schinzler and Attorney for the Village, Liz Nohren was also present. Others present included Dave Boyd, Steve Hooper, Evelyn Lowe, Mike Reschke, Dean Voudrie, Robin Tolly, James Bland, Shawn Conlin and Ayn Owens.

Maynard made the motion to approve the minutes of the August Regular Meeting, Little seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Hite made the motion to approve the minutes of the July 31st Special Meeting, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Burgener, Lower and Hite. Abstain: Henry and Little. No: None.

Maynard made the motion to approve the Bills to be Paid in September with additions and corrections, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Lower made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Maynard seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Lower reported for the Golf Committee that the surveillance system is no longer working. Brad Burcham also explained that the person who installed it has removed the memory storage system for repair but can no longer be reached because his phone number has since been changed. Burcham stated that he would try to find someone else to supply the parts and get it working again.

Lower also suggested that Council consider allowing the Golf Course to have the first year of bond payments be interest only which would allow them to make some improvements such as sea walls.

Attorney Nohren reported regarding a question that was raised at the previous meeting about Animal Control. Nohren stated that wildlife such as squirrels, skunks and raccoons cannot be trapped and euthanized because they are protected species. However, the Villages licensed animal control officers can trap and kennel dogs and cats. If the owners do not claim the animal in a reasonable time it can then be sent to the County to be euthanized.

Attorney Nohren also reported that the Jones and Adrian litigations are closed. Mayor Ruot stated that the other property owners who were sent notices to clean up their property are making progress. Chief Maynard agreed with Mayor Ruots assessment.

Mayor Ruot explained that Rick Cook will be removing the old trailer and buildings at 326 N. Main. A bid for the sheds was accepted and those will be removed by the new owner.

Mayor Ruot reported that Rusty Donoho has purchased several of the properties in the surrounding area of the body shop. Donoho has cleaned the properties and improved the look of North Main Street substantially.

In New Business Mayor Ruot presented a Façade Grant Application from Northside Enterprises for the property located on the corner of 102 E. Main and 111 S. Main. Planned improvements include tuck pointing the brick which will cost approximately $18,446.00. Maynard made the motion to approve the Façade Grant Application for Northside Enterprises, Little seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Mayor Ruot presented a second Façade Grant Application from Northside Enterprises for the property located at 116 W. Main – 118 W. Main. Planned improvements include tuck pointing and painting which will cost approximately $4,992.00. Hite made the motion to approve Façade Grant Application #2 for Northside Enterprises, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Mayor Ruot presented a Façade Grant application from Sounthone Haksasila of Mama Chans restaurant. Planned improvements include a new 28 foot awning to extend over the sidewalk eating area. Mayor Ruot stated that there have been five Façade Grant applications approved to date and that Haksasila will be number six. Each of the approved applications has received or will receive $1,000.00 which will exhaust the Façade Grant budget of $5,000.00. Maynard stated that there are still plenty of funds in that budget category such as miscellaneous and contingency. Attorney Nohren stated that it would be fine to use funds from miscellaneous or contingency if Council wanted to approve a sixth Façade Grant application. Council was in agreement to approve the Façade Grant application upon receipt of an estimate of cost for the awning.

Attorney Nohren stated that Council requested that she draft a lease to be signed by the Village of Moweaqua as Landlord and James Hedges and Brian Zindel as Tenants. Hedges and Zindel agree to farm and manage the land that was deeded to the Village by the Bohlen Corporation for right of way for public roadway and utility purposes. Hedges and Zindel further agree to pay the property taxes in lieu of rent. Terms of the lease will begin on September 1, 2014 and end August 31, 2015. The lease will automatically extend each year. Lower made the motion to approve the Farm Lease between the Village of Moweaqua and James Hedges and Brian Zindel, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Attorney Nohren presented the amended “No Parking” Ordinance # 9/9/2014-1. After much consideration Council has determined that the ordinance will allow “Two Hour Max Parking Monday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.” The two hour max parking zone will encompass the 100 blocks of North, South East and West Main and also the first half of the 100 Blocks of East Wall and East Elm. Business owners in the downtown area will be allowed one parking permit per business to use one parking place immediately outside their business. Burgener made the motion to approve “No Parking” Ordinance #9/9/2014-1, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower Little and Hite. No: None.

Next in New Business Attorney Nohren presented her response to Shelby County Animal Controls proposed Animal Control Services Agreement. In her response she stated that the Village Trustees reject the request that they enter into the agreement. After discussion Maynard made the motion to approve sending Attorney Nohren’s response to the County Board Members and Animal Control Officer Brad Hudson, Lower seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Water and Sewer Superintendent Louis Jordan requested approval to purchase up to 150 radio read meters at $133.00 per meter. Jordan stated that $25,000.00 has been budgeted for the radio read meters. Burgener made the motion to approve purchasing up to 150 radio read meters, Henry seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.

Mayor Ruot requested a motion to adjourn if there was no further business to come before Council. Lower made the motion to adjourn, Burgener seconded. Council voting Yes: Maynard, Henry, Burgener, Lower, Little and Hite. No: None.