St. Joseph, Illinois

 

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 Maintenance Supt;  Julie Quednau, Village Office Manager; Tiffany McElroy-Smetzer, Village Clerk; Deb Routh, Village Treasurer, Joe Lierman, Village Attorney; and Nora Maberry, The Leader.

 

MINUTES:   The minutes of the December 27, 2011 Village Board Meetings were approved as received.   

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Routh gave the Treasurer’s Report as of December 31, 2011(Exhibit 1). Rigdon motioned and Chism 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 0.20% 6 month rate .30%, 12 month rate .50%.  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, CD# 48442 for $143,000 held at FNB and CD# 16212  for $77,000 held at Gifford State Bank will both be cashed.  $166,570 of the proceeds will be used to reimburse the Park Fund for the purchase price ofthe additional park property.  One 6 month CD was purchased from Gifford Bank for $53,430.

 

Rigdon motioned and Spurlock seconded to pay back $50,000 of the loan from General Corp to the Sewer Fund.  In the Sewer Fund, CD# 51095 for $50,000 will be cashed.  This money will be used to make a payment on the loan from General Corp Fund.   Roll call vote was taken:  Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye, Chism – Aye, and Rigdon – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

In the General Corp Fund, two new CDs were purchased with the $50,000 from above.  The first 6 month CD was purchased from Gifford Bank for $25,000.  A second 6 month CD was purchased from FNB for $25,000. 

 

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

 

BILLS:   Silver motioned and Rigdon seconded to transfer $8,000 from the Community Park Fund to the St Joseph Community Park Bill Payment Account.  Roll call vote was taken:  Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye, Chism – Aye, Rigdon – Aye, Spurlock – Aye, and McCarty – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Silver motioned and McCarty seconded to approve the payroll and General Corp, Motor Fuel, Sewer Fund and Stormwater bills. 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 surrounding areas were entering into a cooperative agreement to protest the projected rate increase by IL-AWC.    There will be a cost associated with this protest.  Chism motioned and Rigdon seconded to enter into the Intergovernmental Agreement for Intervention in Rate Case.  Roll call vote was taken:  Chism – Aye, Rigdon – Aye, Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, and Silver – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

 

FINANCE:  Fruhling-Voges gave an update on the Mapping program. 

 

SANITARY SEWER:  Ridgon reported on the memo of understanding regarding two sewer plant employees.  The agreement will be six months in duration.  The hours will be held to less than 1000 hours per year.  He wanted to determine the Board’s wishes.  The Board had a minor change to the memo but agreed with the rest of the understanding. Ridgon will work on this with the employees. 

 

Lierman brought the Ehmen Cash-Rent Farm Lease to the Board for approval.  Chism motioned and Rigdon seconded to approve the agreement 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.

 

PARKS & RECREATION:  Silver on the last Committee meeting.  Silver motioned and Chism seconded to purchase 3 sets of bleachers for the Community Park at a cost not to exceed $7,170.  St. Joseph Softball will be reimbursing the Village for one set.  Roll call vote was taken:  Spurlock – Aye, McCarty – Aye, Fruhling-Voges – Aye, Silver – Aye, Chism – Aye, and Rigdon – Aye.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

PUBLIC HEATH & SAFETY:  Nothing to report. 

 

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS:  Nothing to report.

 

STREETS & ALLEYS:  Chism set up a Committee Meeting before next Village Board Meeting.

 

CLERK’S DESK:  Nothing to report

 

ATTORNEY’S DESK:  Nothing to report.

 

OTHER:  Peters questioned whether spring clean up would be held in 2012.   The Board agreed that it would be held.  Peters will schedule the date and get back to the Board.

 

Hackler presented a picture of the sign at the new sports complex.  It was 100% donated by Woodard family. 

 

At 7:38, Silver motioned and Spurlock seconded to adjourn the meeting.

 

These minutes are respectfully submitted. 

 

 

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Tiffany McElroy-Smetzer

Village Clerk