December 9, 2010 Minutes

VILLAGE OF LOUISVILLE BOARD MINUTES

December 9, 2010 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, Trustee Byers and Trustee Rinehart in attendance. Also in attendance were Clerk/Collector Jodi Daws, Treasurer Stephanie Bailey, Attorney Barry Bright, Village Engineer Mike Bridges, Sheriff Jim Sulsberger, Superintendent Rusty Harper, Beth Fancher of Clay County Republican, Pat Garrett of WNOI and Kevin Wills of First Midstate, Inc.

President Murbarger called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

Roll Call taken and the following Village authorities announced present at the beginning of the December 9, 2010 monthly meeting. President Dale Murbarger, Trustee Gina Rinehart, Trustee Jean Ann Poehler, Trustee Gene Leonard, Trustee Nancy Byers, Trustee Troy Fender and Trustee Danny Miller.

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

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

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

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Sheriff Sulsberger presented the monthly police report for November 2010 for review, with 85 total complaints, 3 citations and $31.00 in fines.

Kevin Wills of First Midstate, Inc., Bloomington, Illinois, then began his presentation to the Board regarding the Village’s Bonds. He presented a proposal to refinance two longstanding Revenue Bonds, which total around $455,000.00. Depending on how we decide to proceed and the interest rate at the time a proposed bond issue is submitted, it could end up saving us around $82,000.00. Mr. Wills then stated that certain terms would have to be met in order to go forward and suggested that the Village make a decision by February 2011. President Dale Murbarger thanked Mr. Wills for his presentation to the Board and stated that everyone would need to discuss this issue before taking any action.

The next topic up for discussion was concerning the Village’s insurance quotes from Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association (IMLRMA) and Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust (ICRMT). After a lengthy discussion, Motion made by Trustee Byers to enter into a contract with Blank’s Insurance Agency for ICRMT for $25,739 with the possibility of an additional $1,100 for gas alliance for the Village’s Risk Management Insurance, seconded by Trustee Leonard.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

A letter from Tearia Baker requesting a donation for People to People International Program was then reviewed. No motion made. All Trustees agreed that it is best to continue to donate to groups rather than a single individual.

President Murbarger suggested a Christmas bonus for each of the seven Village Employees. Motion made by Trustee Byers, seconded by Trustee Miller, to give each of the seven employees a $100 bonus.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Village Engineer Mike Bridges presented a second estimate for repair of the 100 K surface tank for $22,380.50 from Gersenite, Inc., St. Charles, Missouri. Gersenite uses material similar to what is used to line pickup truck beds. Gersenite would warrant this for 10 years. Bridges indicated the previous estimate was around $60,000 with only a 1-year warranty. After some discussion and the Trustees learning that the material Gersenite uses has to be applied in warm weather, it was decided to table the issue until spring.

The 2011 Village Block Party was the next item up for discussion on this evening’s agenda. Motion made by Trustee Rinehart to set the date on August 13, 2011 with Mike Porter and The Panther Creek Band to provide entertainment, seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

The Trustees then reviewed a letter from Cara Rinehart and Dalena Edwards. The letter requested use of the Community Center, at no charge, every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., starting January 12, 2011 through April 6, 2011, for the purpose of a Divorce Care volunteer and support group. This is a non-for-profit group. Motion to allow this made by Trustee Byers, seconded by Trustee Fender.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Superintendent Rusty Harper reported a critical issue with the lift station on Second Street. Tim Bertram from Straffer Pump met with Rusty to look at the problem and issue a rough quote. Harper stated that it would cost $3,500 for the panel, $2,600 for the pump and $4,500 for the labor, which is a total cost of $10,600. However, this does not include an extension on the lid and Rusty stated we would need this as well. Motion to allow Superintendent Harper to proceed with the repair of the lift station on Second Street made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Leonard.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Treasurer Stephanie Bailey updated the Board regarding the City Entrance signs. Bailey indicated that the Louisville Beautification Committee likes the signs and that they have pledged to spend $3,000 to aide in the funding of this project. The latest proposal from Effingham Signs and Graphics totaled around $18,000 for four signs. After a lengthy discussion, it was decided for Trustee Rinehart, Trustee Byers, Trustee Poehler and Treasurer Bailey to further discuss this with the Louisville Beautification Committee and to see if another group such as the Louisville Rotary Club, would be interested in helping with the costs.

Village Attorney Barry Bright presented an Ordinance to Prohibit Adult Uses and Tattoo Parlors to the Board. This would prohibit both adult use businesses and tattoo parlors from operating within the Village and allow us to charge fines for violations. Motion to approve the Ordinance to Prohibit Adult Uses and Tattoo Parlors made by Trustee Poehler, seconded by Trustee Byers.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Attorney Bright then presented an Ordinance to the Board concerning the emergency interconnect agreement with Clay County Water. Last month the Village revised the original agreement from Clay County Water and Clay County Water would not accept our revision. They wanted the agreement exactly as it was originally presented to the Village. Bright stated that he changed the agreement back to its original form, which states that the Village will charge the standard rate for bulk water. Motion or Ordinance to Approve Revised Clay County Water Emergency Interconnect Agreement made by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Fender.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

The next topic on the agenda was a resolution regarding unsafe properties. Attorney Barry Bright explained that this is not a resolution, but an Ordinance rather. Bright indicated that one Ordinance is for the Robert Dow Property located at 135 South Hickory Street and the other Ordinance is for the Denton property owned by Stephen Castleman located at 125 Tanner Street. These Ordinances declare the properties as a public nuisance. Motion to approve both Ordinances made by Trustee Poehler, seconded by Trustee Fender.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Trustee Poehler stated that Christmas in the Village is a very positive thing and commended everyone involved with this project. President Murbarger extended the commendation and added that Treasurer Bailey and Clerk Daws had worked with the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program again this year and wanted everyone to be aware of what a wonderful thing this is.

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

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Discussion concerning the Villages Revenue Bonds began once again. After a very lengthy discussion a Motion to allow President Murbarger to contact Kevin Wills of First Midstate, Inc., to allow him to begin with the Alternate Revenue Bonds made by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Leonard.

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, and Lease and/or Purchase of Real Estate was made at 8:30 p.m. by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Poehler.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

At 8:45 p.m., a Motion made by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Poehler, 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 Byers.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

A Motion to adjourn this meeting made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Fender at 8:47 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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