December 08, 2016 – Minutes

Village of Louisville

Meeting Minutes

December 08, 2016

6:00 PM Regular Monthly Meeting 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

At 6:00 PM, the Village Board of Trustee’s met in Regular Session, those in attendance were, President Dale Murbarger, Trustee Troy Fender, Trustee Danny Miller, Trustee Angie Frye, Trustee Nancy Byers and Trustee Steve Stortzum. Also in attendance were Attorney Barry Bright, Clerk Angela Stanfield, Treasurer Stephanie Bailey, Superintendent Troy Elwood, Sheriff Andy Myers, Beth Fancher of Clay County Republican, Pat Garrett of WNOI and Citizen John Rourk. Trustee Gina Rinehart arrived at 6:12 PM. Engineer Mike Bridges was absent. 

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 December 08, 2016 regular meeting: President Dale Murbarger, Trustee Troy Fender, Trustee Danny Miller, Trustee Steve Stortzum, Trustee Angie Frye and Trustee Nancy Byers. Trustee Gina Rinehart absent. 

Pledge of Allegiance followed. 

A motion made by Trustee Stortzum and seconded by Trustee Miller to approve the agenda for December 08, 2016 regular meeting. Trustee Rinehart absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried 

A motion made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Miller to approve the regular monthly meeting minutes for November 10, 2016, with no changes. Trustee Rinehart absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried 

A motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Frye to approve monthly bills. Trustee Rinehart absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried 

Sheriff Andy Myers of Clay County Sheriff’s Office presented the Activity Report for November 2016. 

Village board discussed employee Christmas bonuses. Trustee Fender explained that employees did not receive a pay raise in 2016, and recommended a $500 employee Christmas bonus for each employee for 2016 only. Village board will plan to discuss employee pay raises in February or March of 2017. A motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Frye to approve employee Christmas bonus of $500 for 2016 only. Trustee Rinehart absent. Trustee Byers voting no.

Roll Call

4 Ayes – 1 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried 

A motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Miller to approve advertisement with CCR for $35 Christmas Ad. Trustee Rinehart absent. Trustee Byers and Trustee Frye voting no. President Murbarger voting yes.

Roll Call

4 Ayes – 2 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried 

A motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Miller to approve advertisement with WNOI for $50 Christmas Ad. Trustee Rinehart absent. Trustee Byers voting no.

Roll Call

4 Ayes – 1 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried 

President Murbarger set a Special Board Meeting for Monday, December 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm to discuss Industrial Funds and TIF Funds. 

Trustee Rinehart arrived at 6:12 PM. 

President Murbarger updated on the litigation with Norma Jean Bailey building encroachment on village owned cemetery property. President Murbarger stated Norma Jean Bailey’s attorney sent a letter presenting a settlement offer, with deadline court date of December 19, 2016. Village board refused settlement offer from Norma Jean Bailey. 

Attorney Barry Bright presented Resolution to approve 2016 Tax Levy, payable in 2017 for General Obligation Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2011, as Authorized Village of Louisville Ordinance Number 678 Passed and Adopted June 09, 2011. A motion was made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Miller to approve Resolution abating the year 2016 Tax Levy (payable in 2017) for General Obligation Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2011, as Authorized Village of Louisville Ordinance Number 678 Passed and Adopted June 09, 2011.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – 0 Absent – Motion Carried 

Attorney Barry Bright presented Ordinance to approve 2016 Tax Levy (payable in 2017) with a zero percent increase from last year’s levy, $145,382, tax rate of 1.8823. A motion made by Trustee Frye and seconded by Trustee Fender to approve 2016 Tax Levy (payable in 2017).

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – 0 Absent – Motion Carried 

A motion to adjourn made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Frye at 6:18 PM.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – 0 Absent – Motion Carried 

Angela Stanfield, Village Clerk

Dale Murbarger, Village President

 

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