August 09, 2012 Minutes

VILLAGE OF LOUISVILLE BOARD MINUTES

August 09, 2012 Regular Meeting

Open Session

6:00 PM

The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session with President Murbarger, Trustee Leonard, Trustee Poehler, Trustee Fender, Trustee Miller, Trustee Rinehart and Trustee Byers in attendance. Also in attendance were Attorney Barry Bright, Clerk Angela Stanfield, Treasurer Stephanie Bailey, Superintendent Rusty Harper, Village Engineer Mike Bridges, Associate with Moran Economic Development Jared Kanallakan, and Sheriff Jim Sulsberger. Beth Fancher of Clay County Republican, Pat Garrett of WNOI, Chad Traub of Hometown Journal, Cindy Bailey and John Harrell. Cindy Bailey and John Harrell exited the meeting at 6:20. Jared Kanallakan exited the meeting at 6:56. Chris Rinehart entered the meeting at 7:19.

President Murbarger called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM

Roll Call taken and the following Village authorities announced present at the beginning of the August 9, 2012 regular monthly meeting: President Dale Murbarger, Trustee Troy Fender, Trustee Jean Ann Poehler, Trustee Nancy Byers, Trustee Danny Miller, Trustee Gina Rinehart and Trustee Gene Leonard.

A motion made to approve this evenings’ agenda, with adding discussion on driving golf carts on city streets. Motion made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Fender.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

A motion was then made to approve the July 12, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

1 Abstain – Trustee Rinehart

Sheriff Jim Sulsberger from the Sheriff’s Department presented the police report. Inaddition the sheriff and the village board discussed options for rules and regulations pertaining to driving golf carts on city streets.
President Dale Murbarger immediately started the meeting with the open time items on the agenda. The first item was regarding a water leak at the residence of John Harrell, 547 Chestnut Street in Louisville. John Harrell spoke to the village board in regards to his concerns on the extremely high water bill due to a water leak. The water bill totaled $759.72 with 47,600 gallons of water used. Mr. Harrell explained his property is outside of city limits and the cost for water and sewer is considerably higher than inside city limits. John Harrell asked the board for consideration to adjust the extremely large water bill. His request was to please charge him the rate for inside city limits or the bulk rate price instead of his current outside of city limits rates. If the board honored John Harrell’s request the adjusted amount would reduce the $759.72 water bill to $375.85. With much discussion the board took no action.

 

The next item was consideration to hire a North Clay High School Student through a School Job Program. The board approved to hire Austin Iffert. A motion made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Poehler

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Cindy Bailey spoke representing Hebrews. Hebrews is a ministry for the teens of Clay County. Cindy explained how good the ministry is for the youth and the community. Cindy then asked for permission to block off the west side of the square on August 25, 2012 from 5-10:30 pm. Hebrews is planning a back to school party to promote their attendance. The back to school party will provide live music with two to four bands in performance. The event will be free of charge and will be adult supervised, and there is no cost to the city. A motion was made by Trustee Rinehart and seconded by Trustee Byers.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

The Nuisance Committee discussed red tags that were sent on July 20, 2012 to forty residents in the Village of Louisville. Of the forty residents, only fourteen made no attempt to make improvements to their property. The board advised Attorney Barry Bright to send a second notice to the fourteen residents and make them aware that if the property is not in compliance, a ticket will be issued.

Clay County Cancer Crusaders sent an information letter and asked the village for donations. A motion was made by Trustee Rinehart to donate $100 and seconded by Jean Ann Poehler.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

A Vender Agreement with CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation for LIHEAP for 2013 was approved. Trustee Byers made a motion and seconded by Trustee Rinehart.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Village Engineer Mike Bridges provided the board with estimated cost for village sidewalk maintenance/repair. Trustee Fender made a motion for Engineer Mike Bridges to prepare specs and proceed with bids and seconded by Trustee Rinehart.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Village Engineer Mike Bridges also informed the board of the estimated cost for the handicap parking space and ramp to the front door of Dennis Grahn CPA office, at 128 Church Street. Estimated cost is $4,800. Mike Bridges also updated the board on the upcoming waterline project. He notified the board that the village has received its EPA permits and are still waiting on Rural Development. Bridges stated the waterline project will be open for bids in October 2012 depending on finalization of paper work.

Village Superintendent, Rusty Harper informed the board that ICC is requiring USDI and cities to install regulator system capable of handling 900 pounds of pressure. The estimated cost of the regulator system is $6,500.00 and the deadline for installation is the Summer of 2013

Mayor Dale Murbarger gave an update on the Village of Louisville fourth annual Block Party planned for August 20, 2012 at 5:30-7:00 pm on the west side of the square. The event will provide free food and entertainment. In addition, Mayor Murbarger will recognize two 100 year old residents in the village, Oliver Spicer and Raymond Boose. Both residents will receive a plaque in their honor.

Jared Kanallakan, Associate with Moran Economic Development presented the preliminary TIF map to the board. The board reviewed the map and decided to make changes to add certain properties and delete certain properties. The board continues to work on finalizing the TIF map. The board will look at possible annexation of potential properties that need to be included in the TIF map.

Attorney Barry Bright presented consideration for passage of an ordinance regulating trash pickup. There was discussion by the board and the board wants to review the ordinance until next month, so no motion was made.

Attorney Barry Bright presented consideration for passage of Inducement Resolution to Westmore Equities, LLC for Development of Rt. 45 Property located in the Village of Louisville. A motion was by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

1 Pass – Trustee Rinehart

Attorney Barry Bright presented an ordinance amending various sections of the municipal code of the Village of Louisville in order to change the standard rates charged for the use of the village’s water and sewer utility systems. A motion was made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Attorney Barry Bright informed the board that the Village of Louisville is a member of a class action settlement and is eligible to receive a share of a settlement for $32,000. To receive payment, a Water System must have detected a measurable concentration of atrazine in its raw or finished water. The Village of Louisville must submit valid claim form by August 28, 2012. U.S District Court Case No. 10-cv-188. A motion made by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Leonard to have Barry Bright submit a valid claim form.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Chris Rinehart addressed the board concerning the erosion of his property along the waterway ditch located east of the Louisville Auto Wash at 735 Chestnut Street. Several options were discussed.

Trustee Byers announced she would like to revisit the item regarding John Harrell’s extremely high water bill dated 6/27/12, due to a 47600 water usage from a leak. Along with Trustee Byers, Trustee Rinehart and Trustee Poehler agreed to reconsider adjusting John Harrell’s water bill to the inside city limits rate. Trustee Fender suggested to the board to reexamine the policy and look at what other cities polices were regarding water leaks. With much discussion a motion was made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Rinehart to adjust John Harrell’s water bill dated 6/27/2012 for water usage of 47600 gallons due to a leak. John Harrell’s original amount owed for outside city limits rate was $759.72, new adjusted amount for inside city limits rate $375.85 was approved by the board

Roll Call

4 Ayes – 2 Nays – Motion Carried

Trustee Fender and Trustee Leonard Voting No

Motion to approve the regular monthly bills made by Trustee Fender, seconded by Trustee Rinehart.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays- Motion Carried

A Motion to go into Executive Session made at 7:52 PM by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Fender for review of previous Executive Session Minutes, Personnel, Lease, Sale and/or Purchase of Real Estate, and Pending or Possible Litigation.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

At 8:48 PM, Motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Leonard, to go back into Open Session.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion made by Trustee Fender to approve the July 12, 2012 Amended Executive Session Minutes & July 23, 2012 Executive Session Minutes, seconded by Trustee Byers.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

A Motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Miller to authorize Superintendent, Rusty Harper to employ additional help at rate discussed in executive session.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

A Motion to approve minimum rate of pay for part time help, made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

At 8:56 PM, Motion to adjourn, made by Trustee Fender, seconded by Trustee Rinehart.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

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Dale Murbarger

Village President

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Angela Stanfield Date

Village Clerk

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