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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Minutes
Date11/17/2004 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:21 PM Gulledge Called the November 17, 2004 Board meeting to order, and invited those in attendance to join in the Pledge of Allegiance. He then asked for a roll call of those officers present. Answering the roll call were Trustees Schmidt, Bell, Callahan, Kostyshock, and Garcia. Trustee Limberg was absent. Also in attendance were Clerk Long, Attorney Wigginton, Water & Sewer Superintendent Presson, Street Superintendent Mann, Building & Zoning/Fire Chief Flaugher, Police Chief Schardan, Comptroller Brussatti, and two reporters.
7:01:14 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the November 3rd Board minutes. He asked if there were any questions, additions, or subtractions to the minutes as prepared by the Clerk. There were none. Motion by Bell, second by Schmidt to place the minutes on file. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:01:47 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the bills submitted for payment. He asked if there were any questions, additions, or subtractions to the bills submitted. There were none. He called for a motion to pay the bills. Kostyshock made the motion and Garcia made the second. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:02:28 PM Gulledge Asked if there were any Communications.
7:02:32 PM Long Read a Thank You note from Debbie Thompson, Director of Youth & Family Ministry at Our Lord's Lutheran Church, for having the "Pumpkin Patch" on the Firemen's Park sign. Then she read a request from Shirley Soto, 6705 West Main Street, asking him to stop the burning of trash and leaves in Maryville. She read a letter from Linda Garcia, thanking the EMTs and Paramedics for the "wonderful care" she received on November 11, when she had an emergency and was taken to the hospital.
7:04:43 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to have the correspondence placed on file. The motion was made by Bell, and the second was made by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:05:24 PM Gulledge Went to Legal Matters with Attorney Wigginton.
7:05:31 PM Wigginton Asked that the first item, Resolution 2004 -14, a Resolution approving plans & specifications for trees be pulled from the agenda. He has some questions on the agreement, and wants some clarification from the State on some of the language in the agreement. He then read Ordinance 2004-45, an ordinance authorizing the execution of a water service and pre-annexation agreement for the Michelle K. Tilson property located at Lot 136 in Deterding Hills Subdivision, 222 Woodridge Court, Collinsville, Illinois 62234.
7:07:58 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2004-45. The motion was made by Kostyshock, and the second was made by Schmidt, to approve Ordinance 2004-45. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:08:33 PM Wigginton Read Ordinance 2004-46, an ordinance authorizing the execution of a water service & pre- annexation agreement for the property located at Lot 1 in Weeks Subdivision, 7309 West Main Street, Maryville, Illinois. The property is commonly known as the Watcherakorn (Chris) & Jennifer Prakit property. He said the Village did hold a public hearing concerning this property on November 17, 2004 at 6:50 p.m. and is the same as the previous ordinance.
7:09:40 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2004-46. Kostyshock made the motion to approve, and Bell made the second to his motion. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:10:18 PM Wigginton Read Ordinance 2004-47, an ordinance enacting and adopting a supplement to the code of ordinances for the Village of Maryville & declaring an emergency, in it's entirety.
7:12:20 PM Gulledge Called for motion to approve Ordinance 2004-47. Bell made the motion to approve Ordinance 2004-47, and Kostyshock seconded the motion. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:12:53 PM Wigginton Read the annual 2004-2005 tax levy estimates. He explained this is in accordance with the tax levy procedure and the Illinois Truth in Taxation Act. He said it is an estimated levy for 2004-2005. He said the estimated value of property for 2004 in Maryville is $110,500,000.00. He read the estimated amounts to be levied as follows: General Fund - $276,250.00; Fire Protection Fund - $221,000.00; Police Protection Fund - $82,875.00; Street Lighting - $55,250.00; Street & Bridge - 110,500.00; Liability Insurance - $80,000.00; Audit - $6,000.00; Unemployment Insurance - $4,700.00; Public Comfort $36,796.50; Working Cash Fund - $55,250.00; Social Security (FICA) - $80,000.00; IMRF - $85,592.00. The Fire and Police Pension Fund that will be established, due to the population being over 5000, Police Pension Fund - $41,338.00; the Fire Department Pension Fund - $11,856.00. He said he will be in the process of preparing the Tax Levy, and holding a public hearing on it, and the annual Tax Levy Ordinance that is required to be adopted before the end of the year.
7:15:23 PM Callahan Asked why the Social Security levy went down.
7:15:26 PM Wigginton Replied because of the number of employees that will be taken out and put in the Down State Police Pension and Fire Pension Funds.
7:15:31 PM Callahan Said he knew they wouldn't pay IMRF, but he didn't know they wouldn't pay Social Security.
7:15:36 PM Brussatti Answered that they do not pay Social Security.
7:15:41 PM Callahan Asked if they would no longer be eligible for Social Security Retirement.
7:15:48 PM Brussatti Said they will still be eligible, but it would be at a reduced rate when they are old enough to draw it.
7:16:08 PM Bell Asked if these numbers make the rate the same as last year.
7:16:27 PM Gulledge Answered that it is a few cents higher. He commented that this will be discussed at the Caucus meeting next Tuesday. He went to the next agenda item. He asked if there were reasons for a Closed Session. There were none. He went to Old Business. There was no old business to discuss. He went to New Business.
7:17:06 PM Schmidt Gave the totals for building permits for the month of October, 2004. The fees generated in October was $10,908.35 for a valuation of $3,413,000.00. The year to date total for permit fees is $115,580.10 and the year to date valuation is $32,457,000.00. There were an additional 13 single family home building permits issued in October.
7:18:01 PM Gulledge Asked Schmidt how this compares with last year.
7:18:16 PM Schmidt Answered that the structures are the exact same as this time last year. As far as fees, they are approximately $10,000.00 less than last year. He said he thinks this difference is due to larger building permits for businesses last year. He said they have estimated $150,000.00 for fees this fiscal year, and being six months into the fiscal year, they are about $12,000.00 shy of meeting the half-way point on the estimation.
7:19:01 PM Bell Said he would like to table the agenda item, Park Committee Recommendation to enter into an agreement with Juneau to search for grants to purchase park land. He wants to discuss this further at a caucus. He went to the next agenda item. He made a motion to pay the final pay request to O'Bryan Consulting for the Lake Dredging Project in the $72,816.90 which also includes Change Order #1.
7:20:00 PM Gulledge Called for a second to Bell's motion to pay O'Bryan Consulting $72,816.90. Kostyshock seconded the motion. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:20:29 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to pay Ehret Plumbing Pay Request #2 in the amount of $137,912.13. The second to his motion was made by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:21:15 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to pay Ehret Plumbing Change Order #3 for an 8" valve and 2 hydrant extensions in the amount of $2,049.00. The second to the motion was made by Garcia. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:22:01 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to pay Mounds Construction Pay Request #1 and final, for the Jacquelyn Court overlay in the amount of $19,097.14 from MFT funds. Garcia made the second. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:22:54 PM Kostyshock Commented that the Christmas decorations are going up, and hopefully they will all be up by the end of next week.
7:23:16 PM Gulledge Went to Staff Reports.
7:23:25 PM Flaugher Announced a Planning Commission meeting on Monday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Village Hall. There are two items on the agenda. One is a preliminary submittal of a Planned Business development for the Anderson Hospital Oncology Center, and the second item is a minor subdivision, splitting one lot into two lots at the intersection of Lakeview Acres Road and East Main, and it will be called Candlewick Farms.
7:24:10 PM Callahan Told Flaugher that he spoke with Don Sonnenberg Friday morning, and Sonnenberg told him that he congratulated Flaugher and the Fire Department for saving the building at Boogies Thursday night. Sonnenberg said if the department hadn't acted as they did, it would have been a lot worse.
7:24:16 PM Flaugher Commented it was a tough one to get to, because it was in the attic, plus the winds were about 30 mph, and was fanning the flames.
7:24:20 PM Callahan Said Sonnenberg said he was there the whole time and the firemen did a great job.
7:24:32 PM Schardan Reported that the Click It or Ticket enforcement will be starting Monday, November 22 through December 5 as part of the grant from IDOT. He will have officers working overtime. However, the money will be reimbursed through the grant.
7:24:58 PM Gulledge Asked Schardan if they weren't going to be doing something here also.
7:25:07 PM Schardan Replied that on Monday, November 22 at 10 a.m. there will be a kick off for the campaign here in Village Hall.
7:25:26 PM Gulledge Asked if they would be putting the big sign up that tells the motorists what they are doing.
7:25:37 PM Schardan Commented that the thing they want to accomplish with this program is to get compliance, the officers are not are there to write tickets and make people pay fines. He said since this law passed in Illinois, the compliance rate has been going up. He said he thinks it is up by 82 or 83% compliance.
7:26:27 PM Bell Asked if they have a similar grant for stop signs.
7:26:47 PM Schardan Answered that seat belts are only a part of it, speed will also be a part of the enforcement, the officers will be running radar more often during the grant period.
7:27:29 PM Mann Reported on the Brush Drop Off on November 6. He said it went well, they counted about 55 vehicles coming through and dropping stuff off.
7:28:09 PM Gulledge Went to Business From Floor. There was none. He went to Calendar Updates. He said Village Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Also, the Caucus meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 23 instead of Wednesday, November 24. It will be at the regular time of 6:30 p.m. and the tax levy will be the primary item discussed.
7:29:16 PM Bell Said the Santa Fest is Saturday, Dec 4, 10 to Noon at the firehouse. Also, the final date to enter the Holiday Lighting contest is December 18. They are encouraging businesses to get involved.
7:30:28 PM Gulledge Went to Trustee Comments. There were none.
7:30:45 PM Gulledge Commented that this Thursday evening, the Ministerial Alliance will be putting the Thanksgiving baskets for the needy together. This Saturday, the Boy Scouts will have their can drive. He said if anyone has anytime on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to Noon, they are welcome to come to the old firehouse to help sort the canned goods. Also at about 1 p.m., they will need help carrying the canned goods upstairs. He wants to let everyone know the interviews for the Police and Fire Boards have ended. He commented that provided he can get hold of everyone who was interviewed, he will provide their names in the Board packets next week. Attorney Wigginton has told him the ordinance should be ready for the December 1 meeting. He said he appreciates the help Flaugher and Schardan gave him. This was a tough decision, all the applicants were good. He talked about the letter from Mrs. Soto.  He said he gets these complaints periodically about the open burning and what he would like to do is ask Trustee Schmidt, to start collecting information from other communities to see how they handle this. He said if there was no further business to come before the Board he would entertain a motion to adjourn.
7:33:42 PM Bell Made a motion to adjourn, and Schmidt made the second. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:34:06 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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