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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Meeting
Date 9/7/2011 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:05 PM Gulledge Called the Board meeting of Wednesday, September 7, 2011 to order and invited former Trustee Randy Limberg to lead in prayer and asked all to remain standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. Following the Pledge, asked for a roll of those officers present. Answering the roll call were Trustees Vallino, Schmidt, Bell, Kostyshock, Garcia and Short. Also in attendance were: Acting Clerk Henry, Attorney Motil, Public Works Director Presson, Comptroller Brussatti, Engineer Charlie Juneau, two reporters and twenty-six guests/residents.
7:01:29 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the August 17, 2011 Caucus meeting minutes and asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the minutes as prepared by the Clerk. There were none. Motion to approve the minutes was made by Vallino and seconded by Schmidt. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:01:56 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the bills submitted for payment. Asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the bills. Short questioned the listing of 2 different purchases of traffic cones. Was told one set was for the Water Dept and one set was for the Street department. Short asked what phones were on the Verizon Wireless bill, was told these were phones and tellular lines used by the Fire Department. With no further questions a motion to approve the bills was made by Schmidt and seconded by Kostyshock. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:03:38 PM Gulledge Asked if there were any Communications, there were none.
7:03:47 PM Gulledge Went to Legal Matters and asked Attorney Motil to present the items.
7:03:54 PM Motil Presented and paraphrased Resolution 2011-10 A Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Maryville Adopting a Risk Management and Safety Program. Motion to pass Resolution 2011-10 was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Short. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:06:38 PM Motil Presented and read in its entirety Resolution 2011-11 a Resolution Appointing Jolene Henry to the Position of Village Clerk for the Village of Maryville, Illinois. Motion to pass Resolution 2011-11 was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Schmidt. Mayor Gulledge stated for the record that Clerk Henry will receive a $500 per month stipend for duties as Village Clerk. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:09:07 PM Gulledge Stated next on the agenda was Ordinance 2011-29 An Ordinance Amending Village of Maryville Zoning Ordinance No. 70-1. Explained this Ordinance was for the rezoning of property located at 200 W. Division Street from B-2 heavy commercial to MR-2 multifamily. As there was a large contingent of residents present, asked the Board for permission to amend agenda and allow the public to speak on this topic. Trustees agreed.
7:10:27 PM Gulledge Gave instructions to speakers to be recognized by the chair, step to the podium & state name and address for the record.
7:10:49 PM Jim Mundy 101 Maryknoll. Discussed his opposition to the proposed development that is intended to be constructed on the property should the rezoning be passed. Stated concerns about additional traffic on the surrounding streets.
7:15:13 PM Jack Callahan 6218 W. Main. Petition generated by himself and Jim Mundy which is titled "As residents of the Village of Maryville, we oppose the construction of the multi-family complex at the intersection of Nepute and Drost Streets." and contains 48 resident signatures from the dates of 9/4/11 thru 9/7/11, was presented to Mayor Gulledge. Stated his opposition to the proposed development. Stated his concerns regarding crime, mine subsidence in the area, and additional traffic in the area.
7:21:41 PM Laura Sisson 220 Maryknoll. Stated her opposition and concerns regarding the proposed development causing additional noise levels, traffic, crime and illegal drug presence.
7:22:51 PM Larry Schwander 125 Maryknoll. Stated his concern that the additional traffic would be dangerous for neighborhood children.
7:23:47 PM Carol Sparks 8805 Wendell Creek Dr., St. Jacob, IL, Attorney for CMG Custom Construction. Stated the issue tonight was for rezoning, citizens were speaking against a particular development plan. Stated her opinion is that a benefit of multifamily housing is an increase in security by increased neighbors. Discussed the need for multifamily rental options.
7:28:47 PM Darrel Garcia 11 Bonnie Ct. Stated his opposition to the rezoning.
7:29:58 PM Chris Geiler 1501 Malia Drive, St. Jacob, IL, CMG Custom Construction. Discussed desire and plan to build an upscale development similar to Townhomes on W. Zupan St. Discussed need for rental properties due to economy. Stated his belief that his development would be beneficial to the community. (Note: Power to recording laptop was interrupted, the ending portion of Mr. Geiler's discussion was not recorded.)
7:43:01 PM Bob Edwards 205 E. Zupan. Discussed his opposition to the development. Stated his concerns regarding additional water runoff. Questioned why Comprehensive Plan was being changed.
7:43:48 PM Darrel Garcia 11 Bonnie Ct. Questioned Mr. Geiler if a fueling station would be constructed on the site if rezoning is not approved.
7:44:24 PM Chris Geiler Stated that due to his investment in the property, he will have to build something on the property, but has not decided what.
7:46:01 PM Darrel Garcia Questioned weight limit on streets in the area.
7:47:18 PM Jack Callahan 6218 W. Main. Stated his opposition to multifamily developments / apartments.
7:49:43 PM Randy Edwards 319 Giofre. Asked if Mr. Geiler doesn't own the townhomes, what would happen to the quality of the development? Stated his concerns with traffic and width of street.
7:51:53 PM Larry Schwander 125 Maryknoll. Stated his belief that Mr. Geiler made a bad investment.
7:52:05 PM Gary Mann 309 W. Zupan. Discussed his opposition to rental properties.
7:54:39 PM Gulledge Asked Attorney Motil to present Ordinance 2011-29.
7:55:12 PM Motil Presented and read in its entirety Ordinance 2011-29 An Ordinance Amending Village of Maryville Zoning Ordinance No. 70-1.
7:57:21 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to pass Ordinance 2011-29. As there was no motion made, the Ordinance was pulled for lack of a motion.
7:58:31 PM Gulledge Went to Old Business.
7:58:41 PM Schmidt Made a motion to accept the 2010/2011 Fiscal Year Audit Report as prepared by C. J. Schlosser & Co. Motion seconded by Vallino. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:59:56 PM Bell Asked for Park Committee recommendations for soccer goal repairs and purchase of new nets be tabled until next week's caucus.
8:00:38 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to purchase a used aerial lift vehicle for the Public Works Dept. at a cost not to exceed $23,000. Motion was seconded by Schmidt. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - abstained; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
8:02:10 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to purchase portable display panels for the Museum at a cost not to exceed $1,450 plus shipping. Motion was seconded by Vallino. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes.
8:02:51 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to purchase an outdoor display banner/flag for the Museum at a cost not to exceed $42.95. Motion was seconded by Schmidt. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
8:03:38 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to purchase and install directional street signs for the Museum to be located at Highway 159 and E. Zupan and at E. Main and Donk at a cost of $150 for 2 signs. Gulledge asked if approval would be granted from the State, Presson stated yes. Motion was seconded by Vallino. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
8:04:44 PM Garcia Made a motion to hire Robert Keplar as a full time public works laborer effective 9/12/11. Employment terms, salary and benefits are as stipulated in the current Public Works Union Contract effective 11/1/2008. Motion was seconded by Kostyshock. Schmidt stated this employee is filling a vacancy and is not a new position. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
8:05:57 PM Garcia Made a motion to rehire Thelma Long as a part-time administrative assistant @ $15.00 per hour as needed with no benefits effective 8/29/11. Employment will be temporary until new administrative clerks have been hired. Motion was seconded by Bell. Vallino asked if hours would affect Long's IMRF retirement benefits. Henry answered no. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
8:07:39 PM Short Made a motion to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement between the Illinois FOP Labor Council and the Village of Maryville dated 5/1/2010 thru 4/30/2012. Motion was seconded by Schmidt. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
8:08:41 PM Gulledge Went to New Business / Trustee's Comments.
8:08:51 PM Schmidt Thanked residents and guests for attending and voicing their concerns. Encouraged resident feedback to the Board. Stated that since rezoning of property related to Ordinance 2011-29 was not accomplished, it is not known what could be placed on the property as zoned B-2. Asked those residents to again be willing to voice their opinions on what eventually is submitted for development on this property.
8:10:50 PM Kostyshock Stated his opinion that apartments do not add anything to the Village.
8:11:13 PM Garcia Thanked guests for attending and voicing opinions.
8:11:28 PM Short Thanked guests for attending and asked that residents be vocal about all issues. In particular noted the current issues with CARD and an upcoming meeting. Asked residents to visit Village website and keep updated on items listed on meeting agendas. Noted that Trustees' emails are accessible from website and asked residents to email concerns or telephone. Discussed a leadership training opportunity for one of the police sergeants with Southern Police Institute. Cost is $900 and can be done online. Funds are in budget for educational expenses and Chief Schardan plans to use some funds from the Calendar Donation fund. Asked for tentative approval as the class starts 9/19/11 with formal approval at the 9/21/11 Board meeting.
8:15:42 PM Gulledge Asked if any trustee has a problem with request to contact Chief Schardan or Trustee Short. Item will be placed on 9/21's agenda.
8:16:00 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Events during September & October were discussed.
8:17:57 PM Gulledge Went to Staff Reports.
8:18:02 PM Presson Made the Board aware of a maintenance issue at the water treatment plant. Filters #1 and #5 are having maintenance issues due to bad strainers. Cost to replace each filter with a strainer is approximately $6,500. Does not include any welding, epoxy coating or repairs that may be necessary, these costs would be an additional $6,500 if needed. Life span of strainers has been 30 years. Public Works will break down & clean, remove old strainers. If needed will have to hire Whitehead Bros. Company to re-level bottom and epoxy coat. Will not know until filter is broken down.
8:20:47 PM Gulledge Stated he had authorized under emergency situation to order one and asked Board for approval to order second.
8:21:59 PM Gulledge Asked for further Staff Reports.
8:22:44 PM Short In the absence of Police Chief Schardan, read police dept report for month of August.
8:23:03 PM Short In the absence of Fire Chief Flaugher, read fire dept report for month of August.
8:23:53 PM Vallino In the absence of Building & Zoning Administrator Flaugher, read building permit report for month of August.
8:24:36 PM Schmidt Asked status of sign on corner of Casey's property.
8:25:05 PM Gulledge Answered Casey's has been made aware that an occupancy permit will not be issued until sign is removed. Next went to Business from the Floor.
8:25:16 PM Bob Edwards 205 E. Zupan. Wanted to make residents aware that Ordinance 2011-29 was not voted on and therefore not officially voted down.
8:26:30 PM Motil Explained as no motion was made to pass the Ordinance, a vote could not be taken. Stated that the Ordinance dies for lack of a vote.
8:27:08 PM Gulledge Explained that according to IL State Statutes whether the Ordinance is tabled or not tabled, voted on or not, it may be brought back for consideration.
8:29:18 PM Jack Callahan 6218 W. Main. Stated he had spoke with the Attorney General's office and was informed that this issue was not an issue for the Open Meetings Act in regards to how often a rezoning request could be brought back for consideration. Asked if property is sub-divided, do rules apply regarding the closest restrictive property? It was his understanding that if B-2 property is sold by Charter, it is being split, therefore there would be a 25' buffer relating to the most restrictive closest property. Asked Board if this situation occurs, for the Board to consider the neighborhood and their wishes and enforce the 25' buffer restriction.
8:31:37 PM Kostyshock Asked Attorney if the Board had discretion as to what can be placed on the property?
8:32:04 PM Motil Answered if development fits within the zoning classification and there is no valid reason to deny the development, there potentially would be a litigation issue.
8:32:30 PM Gulledge Went to Mayor's Comments. Thanked everyone for attending and stating their opinions. Made everyone aware that there had been a previous public hearing on the rezoning issue, with adjacent property owners having received notice by registered mail as well as notice being published in the newspaper.
8:35:05 PM Gulledge There being no further business, asked for a motion to adjourn. Motion was made by Bell, seconded by Schmidt. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
8:35:24 PM   Meeting adjourned.
 

    Respectfully submitted,

    Jolene R. Henry, Village Clerk

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