December 8, 2011 Minutes

VILLAGE OF LOUISVILLE BOARD MINUTES

December 8, 2011 REGULAR MEETING

6:00 P.M.

The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session with President Murbarger, Trustee Leonard, Trustee Miller, Trustee Poehler, Trustee Fender, and Trustee Byers in attendance. Also in attendance were Clerk/Collector Jodi Daws, Treasurer Stephanie Bailey, Attorney Barry Bright, Village Engineer Mike Bridges, Deputy Jeremy Childers, Beth Fancher of Clay County Republican, and Becky Bunting of The Hometown Journal.

Superintendent Rusty Harper was absent for this evening’s meeting.

President Murbarger called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Roll Call taken and the following Village authorities announced present at the beginning of the December 8, 2011 regular monthly meeting. President Dale Murbarger, Trustee Troy Fender, Trustee Gene Leonard, Trustee Danny Miller, Trustee Nancy Byers and Trustee Jean Ann Poehler, with Trustee Gina Rinehart being absent at this point in time.

Trustee Gina Rinehart entered the meeting at 6:02 p.m.

The first motion of the evening was to approve this evening’s agenda made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Trustee Poehler then made a motion to approve the November 10, 2011 regular minutes, seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Deputy Jeremy Childers presented the monthly police report for November 2011 for review, with 60 total complaints, 1 citation and $24.50 in fines.

Motion by Trustee Rinehart to purchase a business card size advertisement in the amount of $50.00 for the North Clay High School yearbook, seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 1 Nay – Motion Carried

1 Nay, Trustee Byers

A letter from Olney Central College Foundation requesting a donation to their foundation was then reviewed by the Board. No motion was made by any of the Trustees.

President Murbarger stated that Zimdars A/C & Appliances has not yet serviced Village Hall’s furnace and we will wait until that is done before proceeding with their estimate for duct work.

Motion by Trustee Byers to approve the US Highway 50 Resolution that states the Village of Louisville supports the Coalition, seconded by Trustee Poehler.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

President Murbarger stated that he, Treasurer Bailey and Superintendent Rusty Harper met recently with Julie Herring of Blanks Insurance Agency. The Rinehart building was appraised entirely too high. Julie is going to plug in the new figures and set up another meeting with Dale, Stephanie and Rusty.

President Murbarger suggested a Christmas bonus for each of the seven Village Employees. Motion made by Trustee Fender, seconded by Trustee Byers, to give each of the seven employees a $133.00 gross bonus so that the net pay will be approximately $100.00 per employee.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 1 Nays – Motion Carried

1 Nay, Trustee Leonard

Treasurer Stephanie Bailey indicated that Christmas in the Village is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. Santa will arrive at the Community Center via NCFPD’s fire truck to give gifts to the children and have their picture taken with him. We have planned for 125 children this year.

President Dale Murbarger and Clerk Jodi Daws explained each item on Dennis Grahn’s Audit recommendation letter to the Board. Board approval was needed for one item. Motion by Trustee Fender, seconded by Trustee Leonard to move Matt Byers’ unpaid installation fee to a written-off status.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Abstain – Motion Carried

1 Abstain, Trustee Byers

Motion to approve Ordinance regarding Unoccupied Mobile Homes within the Village made by Trustee Poehler, seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

The next topic on the agenda was a Resolution to Abate Tax Levy as Provided Pursuant to Ordinance #678 ~ Alternate Revenue Bonds. Attorney Barry Bright explained that we will have to do this for the next fifteen years in order to not charge Village real estate owners with an additional real estate tax rate above the normal real estate tax rate. Motion made to approve the Resolution by Trustee Fender, seconded by Trustee Leonard.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion to approve a proposed water sale contract with EJ Water and to allow Attorney Barry Bright to send it to EJ Water for their review and approval, made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Byers.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

A Motion to go into Executive Session for the purposes of reviewing last months’ Executive Session Minutes, Personnel, Lease and/or Purchase of Real Estate, and Pending or Possible Litigation was made at 7:19 p.m. by Trustee Rinehart and seconded by Trustee Byers.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

At 7:38 p.m., a Motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Byers, to go back into Open Session.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion made by Trustee Fender to approve Novembers’ Executive Session Minutes, seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion to approve the regular monthly bills made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion by Trustee Fender for Attorney Bright to prepare an Ordinance to allow sale of property located at corner of West Chestnut and Tanner Streets, seconded by Trustee Byers.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Motion to adjourn this meeting made by Trustee Rinehart and seconded by Trustee Byers at 7:43 p.m.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

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Dale Murbarger

Village President

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Jodi L. Daws

Village Clerk

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