St. Joseph, Illinois

 

 

VILLAGE OF ST. JOSEPH

BOARD MEETING

May 22, 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; Victoria Becker, Village Parks & Rec Director; Tiffany McElroy-Smetzer, Village Clerk; Joe Lierman, Village Attorney; Nora Maberry-Daniels, The Leader; Jake Myers, Special Use Permit Applicant;  Karla Cooper, Barb and Rich Leisure, Village Residents; Caleb and Jim Lyons, Tony Heckenmeller, Jonathon Myers, Karen Myers, and Ethan Stites, Salt Fork Paintball Supporters.

 

MINUTES:   The minutes of the Village Board Meeting held May 8, 2012 will be approved at the next Board meeting.

 

BILLS:  Rigdon motioned and Chism 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. 

 

ZONING:  Joe Lierman discussed the first proposed ordinance, “An Ordinance Granting Special Use Permit (Paintball Park)”.  Fruhling-Voges motioned and Spurlock seconded to pass the Ordinance as presented.  Roll call vote was taken:  Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye, Chism – Aye, and Rigdon – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

The next ordinance presented by Lierman was a revision to Title 6, Sections 6-1-4C and 6-1-7C regarding projectiles in the Village.  McCarty motioned and Fruhling-Voges seconded to pass the ordinance allowing paintball and airsoft pellets.  Roll call vote was taken:  McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye, Chism – Aye, and Rigdon – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Rigdon motioned and Spurlock seconded to make the following additions to the Special Use Permit passed tonight to add the address of the park and the operating season which will be February 16 – January 15.  Roll call vote was taken:  Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver –Aye, Chism – Aye, Rigdon – Aye, Spurlock – Aye and McCarty – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

The Board welcomed Jake Myers as a new Village business owner and wished him much success in his business. 

 

MAYOR’S DESK:  Nothing to report.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

 

FINANCE:    Fruhling-Voges stated that she had contacted Susan Chavaria at Champaign County Regional Planning Commission and notified her that the Village did approve the Comprehensive Plan. Fruhling-Voges did ask that RPC give us enough notice that we could plan for the Planning Commission and Zoning Board to get everything scheduled.

 

Fruhling-Voges stated that she had also contacted Champaign County Visitors Bureau and let them know that the Village had voted to join the Visitors Bureau. 

 

SANITARY SEWER:  Nothing to report

 

PARKS & RECREATION:   There is an interest payment due the first of June. Quednau will be making the payment this week.

 

Becker stated that she had approximately 50 children signed up for Summer Daze already.  She also stated that the Summer Daze program had received a $250 grant from the CU Womens’ Club.  This will be used for camp scholarships.

 

PUBLIC HEATH & SAFETY: Nothing to report

 

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS:  Nothing to report.

 

STREETS & ALLEYS:    Chism reported that he had received bids on several of the upcoming projects.

 

Chism motioned and Ridgon seconded to approve Stewart and Stewart’s bid of $1570 for the two bids for the french drains for Fourth Street and Crestwood.  Roll call vote was taken:  Silver – Aye, Chism – Aye, Rigdon – Aye, Spurlock –Aye, McCarty – Aye, and Fruhling-Voges – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Chism motioned to accept Duce’s bid of $2,850 for the work in front of the hardware store.  Cross was the other bid at $3,500.  Roll call vote was taken:  Chism - Aye, Rigdon – Aye, Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling- Voges – Aye, and Silver – Aye.  Motion passed 6 - 0.

 

Chism motioned and Silver seconded to pay Stewart & Stewart up to $5,000 to work on the retention pond east of the Meadows, north of Grand, south of Park and west of Linden.  Roll call vote was taken:  Rigdon – Aye, Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye, and Chism – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

The Board discussed the upcoming Main Street project and the possibility of including Lincoln Street for 1 block east and west Main Street.  Items discussed included funding.  They also discussed Grand Avenue from 3rd to 8th Street.

 

CLERK’S DESK:  McElroy-Smetzer reported that the IML has several form letters on line asking lawmakers not to cut municipalities’ share of State Income Tax and Personal Property Tax.  McElroy-Smetzer encouraged all Board members to tailor these letters to the Village of St. Joseph situation and send them to lawmakers.

 

ATTORNEY’S DESK:  Nothing to report.

 

At 8:19, Silver motioned and Chism seconded to adjourn the meeting.

 

These minutes are respectfully submitted. 

 

 

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Tiffany McElroy-Smetzer