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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Meeting
Date 6/15/2011 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:09 PM Gulledge Called the Board meeting of Wednesday, June 15, 2011 to order and invited those in attendance to join in an opening Prayer let by Pastor Kevin Wilson, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. After the Pledge, he asked for a roll of those officers present. Answering the roll call were Trustees Vallino, Schmidt, Bell, Garcia and Short; Kostyshock was absent. Also in attendance were Clerk Fenton, Attorney Motil, Building and Zoning Administrator/Fire Chief Flaugher, Comptroller Brussatti, Police Chief Schardan, two reporters and six residents.
7:01:44 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the June 1st meeting minutes. Asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the minutes as prepared by the Clerk. There were none. Motion to approve was made by Bell and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:02:16 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the bills submitted for payment. Asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the bills.
7:02:35 PM Vallino Asked why we are purchasing mulch for the Master Gardner's when the Village has a chipping program.
7:03:07 PM Gulledge Responded they are using colored mulch, not chipped. Motion to approve the bills was made by Vallino and seconded by Short. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:03:43 PM Gulledge Went to Communications.
7:03:49 PM Fenton Presented a thank you card from the YMCA. She read the card in its entirety.
7:04:17 PM Gulledge Announced the Maryville Yard of the Month winners, Jim and Gloria Mundy, 101 Maryknoll and presented the award. Motion to place the Communications on file was made by Bell and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:05:31 PM Gulledge Stated Ordinance 2011-21 regarding Noise Control will be tabled pending further discussion. Went to Legal Matters and asked Attorney to discuss.
7:06:00 PM Motil Presented Ordinance 2011-20 annexing the property of William and Jacqueline Vest, located at 5931 Sugar Loaf Road. He read the ordinance in its entirety. Motion to approve was made by Vallino and seconded by Garcia. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:09:19 PM Gulledge Went to Old Business.
7:09:34 PM Bell Made a motion to approve the bid to replace the air conditioning unit at the Public Works Street Building to Troy Heating and Cooling for a cost of $3,500, which was the lowest of four bids. Second was made by Vallino. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:10:31 PM Bell Made a motion to authorize the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement with Foundation for Autism Services Today and Tomorrow for use of the Maryville Community Center. Second was made by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:11:24 PM Gulledge Asked Garcia to take up Kostyshock's business.
7:11:34 PM Garcia Made a motion to approve Pay Application #5 and final to Natgun for water system improvements in the amount of $139,152.70. Mayor commented there is still some work to finish up, so they will hold the check until it is completed. Second was made by Short. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:12:38 PM Gulledge Went to New Business/Trustees' Comments. There were none.
7:12:52 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Events were discussed.
7:14:45 PM Gulledge Went to Staff Reports.
7:14:52 PM Flaugher Updated the Board on the fire house addition. Stated revised plans were given back to the architect and the timeline for the bid is the second or third week of July with construction to start soon after. Next, stated the Homecoming Association held a special meeting and voted to purchase a new ambulance for the department. Explained this is a substantial undertaking and will likely be the last time they are ever able to afford to purchase one on their own. Explained the item will be ordered the first part of August with delivery around the end of November or beginning of December.
7:16:23 PM Gulledge Commented the Department will ask the Village to guarantee the financing and make the payments out of the Homecoming funds. Stated they are currently looking at rates.
7:17:16 PM Garcia Asked if they will trade the old one in.
7:17:20 PM Flaugher Explained normally they would; however trade values are very minimal. Explained they have wanted to obtain a support vehicle, and plan to use the old ambulance in that capacity as it should last at least five more years.
7:18:40 PM Gulledge Went to Business from the Floor.
7:19:01 PM Rose Schellhart 7343 West Main. Explained her property was purchased thirty-three years ago, and originally was a farm. Stated her husband died three years ago. Stated since that time she has been having trouble keeping up with the mowing and maintenance of the property, and decided to let the back portion go back to woods. Stated she has received a letter from the Village stating she needs to mow the grass. Explained she cannot mow it herself, and is on limited income and cannot afford to hire the mowing out. Stated she understands the complaints are coming from the subdivision at the back of her property. Suggested they put privacy fences up. Commented she keeps the front up nicely, and the tall grass cannot be seen from the street.
7:20:10 PM Gulledge Explained her property was annexed into the Village, and she must adhere to the ordinances. Stated he understands her dilemma; however he has received complaints from neighboring properties and must act on it. Discussion ensued as to how the situation can be resolved.
7:27:54 PM Gulledge Asked that the home owner give the Village a few days to come up with an idea to help. Stated he will call the ministerial alliance to see if they can offer assistance. Asked the Board to contact him with any ideas they have. Stated they will get back to the owner in a couple of days.
7:29:20 PM Mike Drake 2501 Gecko. Explained he lives in the subdivision located behind the property. Explained he is an officer of the Homeowners Association and has had complaints from residents for a year now. Stated there are a lot of kids in the neighborhood and the issue is a safety factor for fear of a brush fire. Commented if the area were to catch fire he is unsure the Village Fire Department would be able to handle it. Stated he understands the owners issues with a fixed income. Commented some of the houses on Gecko are within sixty feet of the weeds. Stated as an officer of the Homeowners Association he will appeal to the neighbors to see if they can offer any assistance.
7:32:46 PM Gulledge Went to Mayor's Comments. Gave Allied Waste totals. With no further business to come before the meeting, asked for a motion to adjourn. Motion was made by Bell and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:33:30 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tracy Fenton, Village Clerk

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