St. Joseph, Illinois

 

 

VILLAGE OF ST. JOSEPH

BOARD MEETING

July 24, 2012

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: Mike Peters, Village Public Works Superintendant; Julie Quednau, Village Office Manager;  Tiffany McElroy-Smetzer, Village Clerk; Joe Lierman, Village Attorney; Victoria Waybright-Becker, Village Park Director; Nora Maberry-Daniels, The Leader; Tim King Kings Financial Consulting Inc.; and Debbie Lucas and Dean Nicol, Integrys.

 

MINUTES:   The minutes of the Village Board Meeting held July 10, 2012 will be held for the next meeting.

 

MAYORS DESK:   Nothing to report.

 

BILLS:  Rigdon motioned and McCarty seconded to approve the bills 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. 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

 

FINANCE:    Tim King gave a presentation regarding the refinancing of the General Obligation Bonds.          Rigdon motioned and Chism seconded to approve the bond reissuance at a lower percentage.  Roll call vote was taken:  Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye, Chism – Aye, and Rigdon – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Deb Lucas gave a presentation on Integrys and electric aggregation and the possibility of putting electric aggregation on the ballot in November.  Fruhling-Voges gave an update on her research.  Trustees discussed their opinions of the issue.

 

Rigdon motioned and Spurlock seconded to partner with Integrys for the turnkey process to get the electric aggregation on the ballot.  The most important thing to get done at the next meeting is to get the issue on the ballot.  This will require the Ordinance to be passed at the next meeting.  Roll call vote was taken:  McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver –Aye, Chism – Aye, Rigdon – Aye, and Spurlock – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Fruhling-Voges read the Appropriation Ordinance.  Silver motioned and   Spurlock seconded to approve the Appropriation Ordinance as presented.  Roll call vote was taken:  Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye, Chism – Aye, Rigdon – Aye, Spurlock – Aye, and McCarty - Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

 

SANITARY SEWER:  Rigdon motioned and Chism seconded to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Johnson Trailer Sales for the purchase of a 2008 Chevrolet Truck for $13,600.  Roll call vote was taken:  Silver – Aye, Chism – Aye, Rigdon – Aye, Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, and Fruhling-Voges – Aye.    Motion passed 6-0. 

 

PARKS & RECREATION:   Silver reported on the Committee meeting.  Waybright-Becker updated the committee on Summer Daze, Community Concert on July 28th, and Senior Citizen’s Dinner.  Silver also reported that tomorrow morning Peters and he will meet with the engineers regarding the design of the north end of the Community Park.

 

Steven Peters asked the Board their feelings on having the fireworks at the Community Festival.  He had concerns regarding cancellation due to the drought.  The Board said at this time, they felt as long as proper precautions were taken, there would not be a problem. 

 

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS:  Nothing to report.

 

PUBLIC HEATH & SAFETY:   Spurlock gave an overview of the updated dogs and cats ordinance.  Spurlock motioned and McCarty seconded to approve the revised ordinance as presented.  Roll call vote was taken:  Chism – Aye, Rigdon – Aye, Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, and Silver – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

STREETS & ALLEYS:  Hackler reported that Open Road Paving has offered to put asphalt on Grand Avenue versus oil and chip as previously bid, for the same price.   

 

CLERK’S DESK:  Nothing to report. 

 

ATTORNEY’S DESK:  Nothing to report.

 

At 9:00, Spurlock motioned and Chism seconded to adjourn the meeting.

 

These minutes are respectfully submitted. 

 

 

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Tiffany McElroy-Smetzer