St. Joseph, Illinois

 

 April 10th Meeting

Mayor Hackler called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.

 

Roll call was taken.        Hackler                          Present

                                 Rigdon                 Present

                                                                Spurlock              Present

                                      McCarty               Present

                                      Fruhling-Voges    Present

                                      Silver                    Present

                                      Chism                   Present

 

Others in attendance: Julie Quednau, Village Office Manager; Tiffany McElroy-Smetzer, Village Clerk; Deb Routh, Village Treasurer; Joe Lierman, Village Attorney; Willie Campbell, Boy Scout;  Nora Maberry, The Leader; Karla Cooper and Jon Runck.

 

MINUTES:   The minutes of the March 27, 2012 Village Board Meeting were approved as received.   

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Routh gave the Treasurer’s Report as of March 31, 2012 (Exhibit 1). Rigdon motioned and McCarty seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Roll call vote was taken:   Rigdon – Aye, Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye, and Chism – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

INVESTMENT REPORT: Fruhling-Voges gave the Investment Report.  FNB rates were as follows:  3 month .05%, 6 month rate .10 %, and 12 month rate .20%.  Gifford State Bank 3 month rate 0.15% 6 month rate .25%, 12 month rate .40%.  Busey Bank did not submit bids. 

 

Fruhling-Voges motioned and Silver seconded to approve the following changes in the Village investments: 

 

In the General Corp Fund: CD#16583 for $125,000 held at Gifford State Bank will be rolled for another 6 months

 

In the General Corp Fund: CD#51109 for $ 50,000 held at FNB will be rolled for another 6 months

 

In the General Corp Fund: CD# 51088 for $100,000 held at FNB will be cashed.  $60,000 will be put into the checking account.  A new 6 month $40,000 CD will be purchased from FNB.

 

In the Municipal Building Fund: CD# 44819 for $ 100,000 held at FNB will be rolled for another 6 months.

 

In the Sewer Fund: CDs# 46451 for $30,000 and #51102 for $ 50,000 held at FNB will be cashed.  The $80,000 plus another $20,000 will be used to purchase a new 6 month CD from FNB.

 

Roll call vote was taken:  Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye, Chism – Aye, and Rigdon – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Silver motioned and Fruhling-Voges seconded to move $5,000 from the Community Park Bond Account to the Community Park Bill Payment Account.  Roll call vote was taken:  McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver- Aye, Chism – Aye, and Rigdon – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

BILLS:   Rigdon motioned and Chism seconded to approve the payroll and General Corp, Motor Fuel, Sewer Fund and Stormwater bills. Roll call vote was taken: Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver- Aye, Chism – Aye, Rigdon – Aye, and McCarty – Aye and   Motion passed 6-0.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:  Will Campbell presented his Eagle Scout project.  He wants to build a sidewalk   across the front of the High School property to provide access to the Veteran’s Memorial.  Total project is $9750 He is asking for $4000 donation from the Village.  He will be asking for a $4000 donation from the High School and then he will raise the remainder of the funds. Rigdon motioned and McCarty seconded to donate the $4,000 for the project.  Roll call vote was taken:  Silver- Aye, Chism – Aye, Rigdon – Aye, Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, and Fruhling-Voges – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

MAYOR’S DESK:  Hackler noted that the Chamber of Commerce Meeting will be held April 26th.  Please RSVP to Quednau as soon as possible.

 

Hackler also noted that Paxton would be hosting the CIMOA dinner on April 19th.  Again, he requested that anyone wishing to go, RSVP to Quednau as soon as possible.   

 

Hackler also noted that the Village Goal Setting meeting would be held on April 16th.

 

There will be a Village Zoning Board meeting on April 19th.  There will be three issues up for review: a side yard variance request, a text amendment to the Village Zoning Code and a request for a paintball facility on the west side of the Village.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

 

FINANCE:  Fruhling-Voges noted that the committee will be holding a meeting soon to update the personnel manual and job descriptions.

 

Rigdon motioned and Chism seconded to raise the fireworks donation to $5000.  Voice vote was taken:  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Fruhling-Voges reported on the last committee meeting.  They discussed working with Regional Planning to update Comprehensive Plan and joining the Champaign Chamber of Commerce.

 

Fruhling-Voges did attend the Regional Planning Meeting the end of March.  She found this to be very beneficial. 

 

McElroy-Smetzer noted that there is now a link on the IML site to State Income Tax Late Payment Calculator. 

 

Fruhling-Voges briefly discussed the budget.  She stated that the Village was in very good shape for the year. Most of our projected revenues have been received.  Expenses are about 80% of budget.

 

 

SANITARY SEWER:  Rigdon reported that the Sewer Department will have $5,000.00 in repairs.  Rigdon mentioned spending $3,500.00 for wench and tripod for the sewer department.  Rigdon received a check from Danny Ehmen in the amount of $3,500.00 for leasing the farm ground.  This payment is half of the payment.

 

PARKS & RECREATION:  Peters got bids for sod for the soccer fields at Crestwood Park.  Ingram Nursery sod is $536.00 and Pedigo Sod Farm price is $619.00.  Ingram Nursery gets the bid for $536.00. Silver motioned and Rigdon seconded to enter into an agreement with Ingram Nursery to purchase sod for the soccer field.  Voice vote was taken.  Motion passed 6-0.

The Boulder will be delivered on April 21st to the SJO Community Park. Dedication will June 17th at 2:00 pm at the park.

 

PUBLIC HEATH & SAFETY:  Nothing to report

 

 

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS: McCarty reported that the small dump truck is back in operation.

 

STREETS & ALLEYS:  Chism motioned and McCarty seconded to have S&S to cut ditch between culverts on 5th Street install a French drain for $2,545.00. This also includes the seed and mulch. Voice vote was taken.  Motion passed 6-0.  

 

The Grade School has asked the Village to help with the asphalting the parking area on Ethel by the ball diamonds.  The cost of this project will cost the Village $9970.00.   Chism motioned and Silver seconded to enter into the agreement with the Grade School.   Voice vote was taken.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

PARK DIRECTOR:  Nothing to report 

 

CLERK’S DESK:  Nothing to report.

 

ATTORNEY’S DESK: Nothing to report

 

At 8:00, Silver motioned and Spurlock seconded to adjourn the meeting.

 

These minutes are respectfully submitted. 

 

 

_____________________________________________

Tiffany McElroy-Smetzer