August 13, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

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 Village Of Odell

Official Minutes of the Aug 13, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

Village of Odell, Illinois

 

Council Room, Odell, Illinois, Monday Aug. 13, 2018, a Regular Board Meeting was held this date at 7:00pm, at Village Hall, Council Room, 213 S. Front Street, with Acting Mayor Brian Mills presiding and with proper notice having been posted.

 

Roll Call

Roll call showed the following Trustee members were physically present:  Brian Verdun, Jamie Johnson, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard, and Brian Mills

Staff Present: Iris Thorne, Ryan Biernat

Village Attorney Present: Ed Legner, Nick Ehrgott

Guests Present: See sign-up sheet

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Acting Mayor Mills led the Pledge of Allegiance

 

Minutes of the July 09, and July 23, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

Trustee Brian Verdun moved to approve the minutes from the July 09 and July 23, 2018 Board Meetings; second by Trustee Joan Bullard;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas:  Brian Verdun, Jamie Johnson, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard, and Brian Mills – 5;

Nays:   None

 

Treasurer’s Report

Iris Thorne reported that the Treasurer, Jim Rebholz, has supplied copies of an YTD Fund Summary and Treasurer’s Report for the month ending July 31, 2018. Bank balances for the month ending July 31, 2018 are as follows:

 

Odell Checking              $    31,574.44
Illinois Funds Gen Fund MM             $   121,392.51
Illinois Funds MFT Fund MM             $   72,564.56
Odell MFT Checking           $       501.15
Odell Tourism Checking              $ 34,870.81
Odell Water Savings              $  106,477.29
Odell General CD’s              $  233,043.28

 

Trustee Brian Mills moved to approve the Treasurers report; second by Trustee Brian Verdun;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas:  Brian Verdun, Jamie Johnson, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard, and Brian Mills – 5;

Nays:   None

 

Bills

Board Listing Report #8 ran on Aug 10, 2018 at 5:45pm representing all due bills for the Village due in Aug 2018, and Board Listing Report #9 ran on Aug 10, 2018 at 6:10pm representing all due bills for Tourism due in Aug 2018 and late invoices for 71.99 from Triple T and 4 Tourism invoices totaling 1,466.46 and the between Meeting Paid Bill List.

 

Trustee Joan Bullard moved to approve the bills on Board Listing Report #8 ran on Aug 10, 2018 at 5:45pm representing all due bills for the Village due in Aug 2018, and Board Listing Report #9 ran on Aug 10, 2018 at 6:10pm representing all due bills for Tourism due in Aug 2018 and late invoices for 71.99 from Triple T and 4 Tourism invoices totaling 1,466.46 and the between Meeting Paid Bill List; second by Trustee Jamie Johnson;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas:  Brian Verdun, Jamie Johnson, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard, and Brian Mills – 5;

Nays:   None

 

Trustee Mark Tissiere moved to approve the final draw of $47,636.14 on the Water Debt Loan #2 from Graymont Bank to pay final Clearwell expenses; second by Trustee Brian Mills;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas:  Brian Verdun, Jamie Johnson, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard, and Brian Mills – 5;

Nays:   None

 

Police Report

Sgt. Mitchell was present to represent the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and reported that recent cases have been closed except for Jensen’s.

 

Committee Reports

Water & Sewer

 

Police & Streets, Alleys

 

Finance Committee – Finance reported that they are still in the process of updating the employment policy

OLD BUSINESS:

Water & Debt Rates (Discussion Only)

Water & Debt Rates is tabled until a Special Water & Sewer Committee meeting date is set.

Train Horn

Acting Mayor Mills is still researching the train horn issue.

 

Clearwell Litigation Update

There are no further updates on the Clearwell Litigation

 

HBO Update

Acting Mayor Mills reported that the movie shoot is over.  Ryan Biertnat commented that the recorder on the outside of the Gas Station is not working.

 

Master Pole Attachment Agreement

Attorney Legner reported that his office is still reviewing the Master Pole Attachment Agreement and hopes to have it ready by the September Meeting.

 

Miscellaneous Old Business (discussion only)

Acting Mayor Mills reported the following activity:

  1. The softball team is in the process of painting out at the ball field
  2. Lovell should have an estimate for replacing the sidewalk in front of Village hall by next month
  3. Eppel has been contacted to bore holes in Old Route 66 so that the pavilions can be built
  4. The broken tile on 66 will be cleaned out when the lift stations are cleaned

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Audit – Rick Phillips

The Audit is tabled until September

 

Republic Services, Recycling Changes

Jim Pozzi of Republic Services reported that China as of January 1st of this year is no longer accepting recycling imports.  He explained that Republic Services is experiencing an increased cost that will be passed on to the customer. Jim passed out literature on educating residents what can and cannot be recycled and asked that the Village post this information on their website and Facebook page.

 

Jim presented an addendum to our contract and asked that we review and consider accepting the addendum.  The addendum was given to Attorney Legner for review.  Issue was tabled.

 

Culvert Request

Mrs. Linda Dawson is requesting that the Village provide a culvert to access the back of their property off of North West Street (Old Route 66).  The Village will review our Culvert Ordinance and get back in touch with Mrs. Dawson.

 

Miscellaneous New Business (discussion only)

Brian Hoffmeyer notified the board that next year’s 5K run will be held on May 18, 2019 and may take place on our bike path.  He will keep in touch with updates on the run as the time gets closer.

 

The Village needs a new locator which is priced at $ 4,098.74.  Trustee Brian Mills motioned to purchase a new locator for $ 4,098.74; second by Trustee Joan Bullard;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas:  Brian Verdun, Jamie Johnson, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard, and Brian Mills – 5;

Nays:   None

 

Acting Mayor Mills stated that he will be gathering estimates on new generators for the lift stations by the September Meeting.

 

The Water and Sewer Committee Meeting will be August 27, 2018 at 6:00pm at the K C Hall.

 

Trustee Jamie Johnson moved to adjourn at 8:51pm; second by Trustee Mark Tissiere;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas:  Brian Verdun, Jamie Johnson, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard, and Brian Mills – 5;

Nays:   None

 

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