February 14, 2013 Minutes

VILLAGE OF LOUISVILLE BOARD MINUTES

February 14, 2013 Regular Meeting

6:00 PM

The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session with President Murbarger, Trustee Byers, Trustee Leonard, Trustee Miller, and Trustee Fender in attendance. Also in attendance were Attorney Barry Bright, Clerk/Collector Angela Stanfield, Superintendent Rusty Harper, Treasurer Stephanie Bailey, Village Engineer Mike Bridges, Sheriff Jim Sulsberger, Mary Maxwell of Hometown Journal, Pat Garrett of WNOI, and Beth Fancher of Clay County Republican. Larry Vogel of Ditch Witch Sales, Inc., and Ray Diel of Snedeker Risk Management Insurance. TrusteeRinehart arrived at 6:02 and Trustee Poehler arrived at 7:07. Trustee Rinehart left at 7:20.

President Murbarger called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

Roll Call taken and the following Village authorities announced present at the beginning of the February 14, 2013 regular monthly meeting: President Dale Murbarger, Trustee Gene Leonard, Trustee Nancy Byers, Trustee Troy Fender and Trustee Danny Miller

A motion to approve this evenings’ agenda made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Leonard. Trustee Poehler absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

A motion made to approve the January 10, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Miller. Trustee Poehler absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

Sheriff Jim Sulsberger presented the monthly police report. Sulsberger exited the meeting at 6:05

Attorney Barry Bright indicated that documents for Natural Gas Management Agreement received were inaccurate therefore the ordinance will be postponed until next month.

Larry Vogel of Ditch Witch Sales Inc., presented a proposal for a new Ditch Witch Model FX25 500 Gallon Gas Powered Vacuum Excavator for the cost of $36,000. Larry Vogel also explained the many construction uses for the equipment, and indicated the equipment would be very beneficial during the upcoming waterline project. President Murbarger inquired a cost for a used Vacuum Excavator and Vogel quoted a price of $30,000. A motion made by Trustee Rinehart to authorize Rusty Harper to negotiate price for new Ditch Witch Model Vacuum Excavator, motion seconded by Trustee Miller. Trustee Poehler absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

Engineer Mike Bridges presented proposal for Louisville Auto Wash Riprap Project. Bridges stated a considerable amount of erosion during the last rain affected the estimated cost for materials, prior estimated cost of $7,500 increased to $8,100 for the project. Mike Bridges will apply for core of Engineers Permit on behalf of Village.

A motion made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Byers to authorize engineer to prepare cost estimates and engineering for demolition of Water Plant. Trustee Poehler absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

A motion made by Trustee Leonard and seconded by Trustee Miller to authorize engineer to prepare cost estimates and engineering to paint water tower at park. Trustee Poehler absent.

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

A motion made by Trustee Rinehart and seconded by Trustee Miller to authorize Superintendent Rusty Harper to contact IL Rural Water Association to conduct Smoke Test to Sewer System. Trustee Poehler absent.

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

Ray Diel of Snedeker Risk Management gave a presentation on the HOPE (Health Options for Public Entities) Trust, a Joint Self-Insurance Risk Pool. President Murbarger stated the HOPE Trust information will be presented and discussed with village employees.

A motion made to authorize structural analysis assessment of building at 150 Chestnut made by Trustee Fender and seconded by Trustee Miller. Trustee Poehler absent.

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

A motion made by Trustee Rinehart to authorize the securing of South Central Illinois Regional Planning and Development Commission for a grant for building renovation at 150 Chestnut, and motion seconded by Trustee Fender. Trustee Poehler absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

 

A motion made by Trustee Fender to authorize to move forward with annexation of properties along Route 45 South, and seconded by Trustee Byers. Trustee Poehler absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

A motion made by Trustee Byers to authorize to publish bid notice for mowing of the Village properties, and seconded by Trustee Rinehart. Trustee Poehler absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

President Murbarger presented tentative dates for annual events, Evening in the Village and the Block Party. Details were discussed and a finalization for the annual events will be announced at next months meeting.

President Murbarger presented current water rates and stated the six month incremental water rate increase was up for review. Village board will review water rates and present changes at next months meeting.

President Murbarger informed the board, he was developing a committee for the purpose of enhancing city limits entrance signs, and establishing signs along Route 45 to promote the historic downtown village square. President Murbarger assigned Trustee Rinehart, Trustee Byers and Trustee Poehler to the committee.

A Motion to go into Executive Session made at 7:27 p.m. by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Poehler for review of previous Executive Session Minutes, Personnel, Lease and/or Purchase of Real Estate, and Pending or Possible Litigation. Trustee Rinehart absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

At 7:52 p.m., Motion made by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Leonard, to go back into Open Session. Trustee Rinehart absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

Motion made by Trustee Fender to approve the January 10, 2013 Executive Session Minutes, seconded by Trustee Miller. Trustee Rinehart absent

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

At 7:57 p.m., Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Poehler. Trustee Rinehart absent.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Absent – Motion Carried

 

_________________________ ________________________ ____________ Dale Murbarger /Village President Angela Stanfield/Village Clerk Date

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