January 10, 2013 Minutes

VILLAGE OF LOUISVILLE BOARD MINUTES

January 10, 2013 Regular Meeting

6:00 P.M.

The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session with President Murbarger, Trustee Poehler, Trustee Byers, Trustee Leonard, Trustee Miller, Trustee Rinehart and Trustee Fender in attendance. Also in attendance were Attorney Barry Bright, Clerk/Collector Angela Stanfield, Superintendent Rusty Harper, Treasurer Stephanie Bailey, Sheriff Jim Sulsberger, Village Engineer Mike Bridges, Mary Maxwell of Hometown Journal, Pat Garrett of WNOI, and Beth Fancher of The Clay County Republican. Also Gary Nieburgge of Affordable Gas and Electric and Billy Peterman of CCARS.

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 January 10, 2013 regular monthly meeting: President Dale Murbarger, Trustee Jean Ann Poehler, Trustee Gene Leonard, Trustee Nancy Byers, Trustee Troy Fender, Trustee Danny Miller and Trustee Gina Rinehart.

Prior to start of the meeting President Murbarger made an announcement concerning the death of former Village of Louisville Clerk, Jodi Daws. President Murbarger expressed sympathy and stated that the Village’s thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

A motion was then made to approve the December 13, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Byers.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

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

President Murbarger recognized visitors Billy Peterman and Gary Niebrugge and allowed for them to present their information to the board.

Billy Peterman with CCARS (Clay County Animal Rescue Shelter) presented financial report dated October 1, 2012 thru December 31, 2012.

Gary Niebrugge, Managing Partner from Affordable Gas & Electric presented information regarding municipal aggregation for village residents.

President Murbarger asked the board to consider advertisement in 2013 North Clay High School MTC Tournament Programs. A motion made by Trustee Poehler and seconded by Trustee Rinehart to approve advertisement for the cost of $25.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

Superintendent Rusty Harper updated the board on quotes from Diamond Equipment regarding trade in for a new 2012 Case 580SN Tier 4 Backhoe. Superintendent Harper was asked by the board at last month’s meeting to follow up with additional quotes. Diamond Equipment decreased the original amount of the quote of $14,235 to $13,135. A Motion was made by Trustee Leonard and seconded by Trustee Miller to trade current 2011 Case 580SN Backhoe, Serial NO NBC543767 for a 2012 Case 580SN Tier 4 Backhoe, Serial NO NCC565011. Trustee Byers and Trustee Poehler voting No, Trustee Rinehart Abstained, President Murbarger voting Yes.

Roll Call

4 Ayes – 2 Nays – 1 Abstain – Motion Carried

President Murbarger discussed the benefits of the village purchasing a Vacuum Excavator. The equipment would be very helpful during the upcoming waterline project. President Murbarger asked Superintendent Harper to prepare proposal cost for the new equipment and present at next months meeting.

President Murbarger discussed Louisville Auto Wash ditch Riprap Proposal for $7,500. A motion was made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Miller to authorize Engineer Mike Bridges to secure appropriate permits and seek proposals for the construction work. Trustee Rinehart abstaining.

5 Ayes – 0 Nays – 1 Abstain – Motion Carried

Superintendent Rusty Harper informed the board that the Methodist Church roof drainage was causing ice issues on village sidewalks. Trustee Byers stated she would notify the Methodist Church and the drainage problem would be corrected.

President Murbarger had requested that the Street and Alley Committee review the property at 311 North Main Street in Louisville and make a recommendation regarding a letter presented to the board by William Degner for consideration of a sidewalk to extend in the front of the property. No motion made by village board to consider a new sidewalk at 311 North Main Street.

President Murbarger set date for Strategic Planning Meeting for Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM.

President Murbarger stated village clerk Angela Stanfield completed her first six months of employment. The board upon hiring new village clerk, agreed to give a raise after completion of first six months of employment. Motion made by Trustee Byers to give Angela Stanfield a $1.00 raise, and seconded by Trustee Fender.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

 

Attorney Barry Bright presented Ordinance Approving Agreement for Animal Control and Shelter Services with Clay County Animal Rescue and Shelter, an Illinois Not-For-Profit Corporation and Authorizing the Execution of the same. A motion made by Trustee Byers and seconded by Trustee Rinehart to approve ordinance. Trustee Leonard voting No.

Roll Call

5 Ayes – 1 Nays – Motion Carried

Attorney Barry Bright presented Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of up to $1,000,000 Waterworks Revenue Bonds of the Village of Louisville, Clay County, Illinois, for the purpose of defraying the cost of acquiring, constructing, improving and extending waterworks facilities, and related matters. Motion made by Trustee Rinehart and seconded by Trustee Byers.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

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

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

A Motion to go into Executive Session made at 7:51 p.m. by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Fender for review of previous Executive Session Minutes, Personnel, Lease and/or Purchase of Real Estate, and Pending or Possible Litigation.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

At 8:24 p.m., Motion made by Trustee Poehler 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 December 13, 2012 Executive Session Minutes, seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

At 8:26 p.m., Motion to adjourn, made by Trustee Byers, seconded by Trustee Miller.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried

_________________________ ________________________ Dale Murbarger Angela Stanfield

Village President Village Clerk

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