December 12, 2016 Board Meeting

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Village Of Odell

Official Minutes of the December 12, 2016 Regular Board Meeting

Village of Odell, Illinois

 

Council Room, Odell, Illinois, Monday Dec 12, 2016, a Regular Board Meeting was held this date at 7:00pm., at Village Hall, Council Room, 213 S. Front Street, with acting Mayor Jamie Johnson presiding and with proper notice having been posted.

 

Roll Call

Roll call showed the following Trustee Members were physically present: Brian Verdun, Lisa Lambert, Mark Tissiere, and Joan Bullard

Staff Present: Iris Thorne; Mike Nabors

Village Attorney Present: Ed Legner

Guests Present: Sheriff Tony Childress, Alina Hartley, Mark Hettmansberger, Randy Pagel and Mark Hilleary

 

Acting Mayor Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:00pm., at which time a majority of a quorum was present.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Acting Mayor Johnson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Minutes of the November 14, 2016 Regular Board Meeting

Trustee Brian Verdun moved to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2016 Regular Board Meeting as printed; second by Trustee Mark Tissiere;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas: Brian Verdun, Lisa Lambert, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard – 4;

Nays:   None

 

Minutes of the November 21, 2016 Special Board Meeting

Trustee Brian Verdun moved to approve the minutes of the November 21, 2016 Special Board Meeting as printed; second by Trustee Lisa Lambert;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas: Brian Verdun, Lisa Lambert, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard – 4;

Nays:   None

 

Treasurer’s Report

Iris Thorne reported that the Treasurer, Jim Rebholz, has supplied copies of an YTD Fund Summary and a MTD Treasurer’s Report. Bank balances for the month ending November 30, 2016 are as follows:

 

 

Odell Checking              $   46,189.30
Illinois Funds Gen Fund MM              $ 150,845.20
Illinois Funds MFT Fund MM            $   76,735.01
Odell MFT Checking            $         500.51
Odell Tourism Checking            $   40,488.52
Odell Water Savings          $     96,353.21
Odell General CD’s              $ 228,265.20

 

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

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas: Brian Verdun, Lisa Lambert, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard – 4;

Nays:   None

 

Bills

Board Listing Report #920 ran on December 09, 2016 at 1:25pm representing all due bills for the Village for December 2016, and Board Listing Report #921 ran on December 09, 2016 at 1:45pm representing all due bills for Tourism for December 2016 were presented for payment, plus two additional bills not listed as follows: Kelly Electric 294.13 and Hach 941.40.

 

Trustee Mark Tissiere moved to approve and pay all bills on the Board Listing Report dated December 09, 2016 ran at 1:25pm, list #920, and Board Listing Report dated December 09, 2016 ran at 1:45pm, list #921, plus the two additional bills; second by Trustee Brian Verdun;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas: Brian Verdun, Lisa Lambert, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard – 4;

Nays:   None

 

Police Report

No representative of the Sheriff’s Department was present for a police activity report.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Ballpark Donation Presentation

Superintendent Mark Hettmansberger, along with Randy Pagel and Mark Hilleary presented the Village with a donation of $ 2,500.00 to be used toward the upkeep of the baseball field at the American Legion Park. Superintendent Hettmansberger expressed the grade school’s appreciation of being able to use the ball field all these years without any fees.

 

Revision of Golf Cart/NEV Ordinance

The revision of the Golf Cart/NEV Ordinance is still pending. Issue is table until next month.

 

Clearwell Update

The Clearwell update is moved to Executive Session.

 

 

 

 

Ditch Cleaning Update

Ditch Cleaning was discussed and it was decided additional research is needed to determine how far property lines extend with relationship to the ditch. The ditch cleaning is tabled until the next meeting.

 

Police Contract

Sheriff Childress and Alina Hartley, Executive Director of the Livingston County Board, appeared to propose a police contract for $ 20,000 annually, minimum of 10 hours of patrol weekly on a month to month basis with the option of either party to dissolve the contract with a 30 day notice. After discussion of the proposed police contract, Trustee Mark Tissiere motioned to propose a counter offer of a contract of $ 25,000.00 annually, minimum of 20 hours of patrol weekly on a month to month basis with the option of either party to dissolve the contract with a 30 day notice; second by Trustee Joan Bullard;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas: Brian Verdun, Lisa Lambert, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard – 4;

Nays:   None

 

Miscellaneous Old Business

Mark Tissiere reported that there is a broken tile in the ditch on West Street which if left broken will eventually damage the road. The board requested that Mike Nabors talk to the Mayor about fixing the broken tile.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Miscellaneous New Business

The next Board Meeting scheduled for January 9, 2017 will be moved to Tuesday January 17, 2017.

 

Ed Legner followed up on the Board’s request to inquire if our $25,000 Grant could be used toward payment for the removal of the Clearwell Liner. Ed requested that Keith Virdun, administer of DECO Grants, review our Clearwell Liner Removal Contract and confirm that using the grant money for this removal can be done within the guidelines of our grant; and also take into consideration the method that the contract came about, since there were no bids received for this project.

 

 

 

Executive Session – Litigation

 

Trustee Lisa Lambert moved to exit Regular Session and enter into Executive Session at 8:40pm to discuss the Clearwell Litigation; second by Trustee Brian Verdun;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas: Brian Verdun, Lisa Lambert, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard – 4;

Nays:   None

 

 

 

 

Regular Session Resumed

 

Trustee Brian Verdun moved to exit Executive Session and enter into Regular Session at 8:55pm; second by Joan Bullard;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas: Brian Verdun, Lisa Lambert, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard – 4;

Nays:   None

 

Trustee Lisa Lambert moved to adjourn at 8:56pm; second by Trustee Joan Bullard;

 

Approved by roll call vote:

Yeas: Brian Verdun, Lisa Lambert, Mark Tissiere, Joan Bullard – 4;

Nays:   None

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