July 1, 2010 Minutes



6:00 P.M.

The Village Board of Trustees met in regular session with President Murbarger, Trustee Rinehart, Trustee Fender, Trustee Miller, Trustee Leonard, Trustee Byers and Trustee Poehler in attendance. Also in attendance were Clerk/Collector Jodi Daws, Treasurer Stephanie Bailey, Attorney Barry Bright and Superintendent Rusty Harper.

President Murbarger called the meeting to order at 6:11 p.m.

Roll Call taken and the following Village Authorities announced present at the beginning of the July 1, 2010 Special 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 Board then went straight into discussion of the development of a dog ordinance for the Village. After a lengthy discussion, it was decided to pursue with a threatening dog ordinance. First, the dog must be deemed threatening. After this is done, the first offense shall be a $120 fine, owners of the dog must purchase a sign that will be clearly visible on the property that they possess a threatening dog and the dog must be penned, in the house or on a leash. The second offense shall consist of a $200 fine. The third offense shall be a $750 fine or to remove the dog from the premises. Attorney Bright will prepare a proposed ordinance for review at the July 8, 2010 regular monthly meeting. Prior to the ordinance being approved, the Village will publish the proposed ordinance in the Clay County Republican so residents will be informed of the new proposed regulation. The ad will also encourage residents to come to the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting for comments and/or suggestions.

President Murbarger then wanted to discuss the South Square Sidewalk Project. He indicated there is a wooden ramp in front of Clay County Counseling Services and wondered why it was not included in the specs to be replaced with a concrete ramp. He asked if the Board would be in favor of him instructing Tony Luttrell of Luttrell Backhoe to tear out the old ramp and put a new concrete ramp in. All Trustees were in favor of this. President Murbarger indicated that he would tell Tony to take care of this.

The next topic President Murbarger wanted to quickly touch base on was the plans for the 2010 Block Party. He informed the Trustees that Mike Porter was scheduled for the entertainment, we will serve the same menu as last year, Rotary will be selling shake-ups again and the Village will give away one or two large prizes rather than all of the certificates as we did last year. He also stated that we are going to try to get Kohl’s Department Store in Effingham to help again.

A motion to adjourn at 8:12 p.m. made by Trustee Miller, seconded by Trustee Byers.

Roll Call

6 Ayes – 0 Nays – Motion Carried


Dale Murbarger

Village President


Jodi L. Daws

Village Clerk



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