St. Joseph, Illinois

 

VILLAGE OF ST. JOSEPH

BOARD MEETING

August 14, 2012

 

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

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.

 

Roll call was taken:      Hackler                          Present

                                      Rigdon                          Absent

                                      Spurlock                        Present

                                      McCarty                        Present

                                      Fruhling-Voges            Present

                                      Silver                              Present

                                      Chism                           Absent

 

Others in attendance: Julie Quednau, Village Office Manager; Amy McElroy-Fitzpatrick, Deputy Village Clerk; Deb Routh, Village Treasurer; Joe Lierman, Village Attorney; Nora Mayberry, The Leader;  Mike Peters, Public Works Superintendent;  Victoria Becker, Park and Recreation Director.

 

MINUTES:The minutes of the July 10th, 2012 and July 24th, 2012 Village Board Meetings were approved as received.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Routh gave the Treasurer’s Report as of

 August 14, 2012 (exhibit 1).  McCarty motioned and Silver seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Roll call vote was taken:

 Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, and Silver – Aye Motion passed 4-0.

 

INVESTMENT REPORT: Fruhling-Voges gave the Investment Report.  First National Bank of Ogden rates were as follows: .05% for 3 months, .10% for 6 months, and .20% for 12 months. The Gifford State Bank’s rates were as follows: .15% for 3 months, .20% for 6 months, .25%for 9 months and .35% for 12 months.  Busey Bank did not submit bids.  Fruhling-Voges proposed CD 47525 for $75,000 be rolled for 6 months at First National Bank of Ogden.   CD 51172 for $35,000 be rolled at FNB for 3 months (motor fuel designation).  Mayor Hackler brought up that the Village will have a #397,992 payment due in two weeks to Open Road Paving for Main and Lincoln resurfacing and another payment $100,000+ for Grand due as well.  Fruhling-Voges then stated that CD51564 for $135,000 at First National Bank be cashed in, taking $50,000 for the Open Road Bills, and that a new CD be issued for the other $85,000 at First National Bank.  Fruhling-Voges motioned and Spurlock seconded the motion to accept the Investment Report and to roll the CDs as well cashing in CD51564 .  Roll call vote was taken:  Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

BILLS:  Silver requested $1,500 be transferred from the Park Bond to the Community Park Payment Account.  Silver motioned and Fruhling-Voges seconded the motion to transfer this money.  Roll call vote was taken: Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye.  Motion passed 4-0.  McCarty motioned and Fruhling-Voges seconded to pay bills.  Roll Call was taken: Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

PLANNING/ZONING:  Nothing to Report.

 

MAYOR’S DESK:  Landmark Dividend would like to purchase the cell tower property owned by the Village for $97,500.  Trustees discussed the proposal and agreed that it was not in the best interest of the Village at this time. Exhibit 2.

Mayor Hackler stated that the cities of Savoy, Champaign, Urbana, Sidney, Philo and St. Joe’s discussions with regards to their complaints to IAWC on the water rate has resulted in IAWC offering their $15.82% to be reduced to $7.9% while increasing their monthly fee to $18 instead of $14.50.  The attorney General says the monthly fee should be $15.20 and the Commerce Commission is at $14.75.  There is a brief being filed on exception to request a reduction in the fees.

Mayor Hackler stated that the Illinois Municipal League is working on legislation during veto and some for January on many topics that affect our area.  The IML has asked if there are additional areas that the Village would like to see addressed and submitted.

Mayor Hackler has received a request to name a street after Major David Audo from his wife and children.  He is turning this over to Chism in committee for further discussion.

Mayor Hackler stated that on August 9th Lierman took care of the closing on the St. Joseph Community Building at 701 N. 4th Street (corner of 4th and Meadow Circle).

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

FINANCE: Nothing to Report

 

SANITARY SEWAR:  Started work on repainting of the cell on August 14, 2012.

 

PARKS AND RECREATION:  Victoria Becker, Parks and Recreation Director came and spoke about Summer Daze and Concerts in the Park.

For Summer Daze her projected cost to the Village was $4,755 and actual was $2,051resulting in a $2,704 decrease from projected cost (exhibit 3).  For the Concerts in the Park she had projected $1,821 and actually spent $1,506 with a decrease from projected cost of $315.  (Exhibit 4).  Mayor Hackler said that both programs were a great success and congratulated Becker on a job well done.

 

Silver stated engineers were out to get bids ready for Phase 2 of the community park. Silver asked the Trustees permission to publicize invitation for bids on Phase 2 of the community park. The engineers estimate came in at $760,000. Silver motioned and McCarty seconded the motion to publicize the invitation.  Roll Call vote was taken: Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye.  Motion passed 4-0. Silver stated he needs to file with the EPA for an IEPA Sanitary Sewer Construction Permit and for an IEPA Storm Water Construction Permit.  Silver motioned and McCarty seconded the motion to proceed with these two permit applications.  Roll call vote was taken: Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY:  Hackler stated that the Community Festival was a great success and Trustees agreed and said that they had a lot of positive feedback on the location change.

 

BUILDING AND GROUNDS:  Nothing to report.

 

STREETS AND ALLEYS:  Hackler stated Main and Lincoln project is complete and came in $12,900 lower than expected.  Grand is almost complete except for the shoulders which will now be grass and not rock due to concerns of the rock washing away.  The Village will get a $10,000 credit for not doing rock and will seek bids to finish sides.

 

CLERK’S DESK:  Nothing to report.

 

ATTORNEY’S DESK:   Lierman has Resolution 2012-1 which is A resolution providing for the submission to the electors of the Village of St. Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois the question whether the Village of St. Joseph should have the authority under public act 096-0176 to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such a program.  Silver motioned and Spurlock seconded the motion to have the resolution placed on the ballot.  Roll call vote was taken: Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye Hackler – Aye.  Motion passed 5-0.  Lierman noted that Hackler’s vote was necessary as it was a Corporate issue.

 

At 8:05 McCarty motioned and Spurlock seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

These minutes are respectfully submitted.

 

 

Amy McElroy-Fitzpatrick

Deputy Village Clerk