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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Meeting
Date 6/6/2012 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:02 PM Gulledge Called the Board meeting of Wednesday, June 6, 2012 to order. Asked all to stand for opening prayer and to remain standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Gulledge led in prayer.
7:01:10 PM Gulledge Asked for a roll call of those officers present. Answering the roll were Trustees Vallino, Schmidt, Bell, Kostyshock and Short. Trustee Garcia was absent. Also in attendance were Clerk Henry, Attorney Motil, Comptroller Brussatti, Building & Zoning Administrator/Fire Chief Flaugher, Public Works Director Presson, Police Chief Schardan, 16 guests and 2 reporters.
7:01:23 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the minutes of the May 16, 2012 Board meeting. 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 as prepared was made by Bell. Second to the motion was made by Vallino. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:01:53 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the bills submitted for payment. Asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions. There were none. Motion to approve the bills for payment was made by Schmidt. Second to the motion was made by Kostyshock. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:02:23 PM Gulledge Went to Communications.
7:02:29 PM Henry Read a letter dated May 25, 2012 addressed to Mayor Gulledge from State Representative Dwight Kay.
7:03:29 PM Gulledge Called for newly hired Police Officer Paul Walther to come forward and stand before Clerk Henry.
7:04:22 PM Henry Performed swearing in of Police Officer Paul Walther.
7:04:56 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to place the communications on file. Motion was made by Bell. Second to the motion was made by Vallino. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:05:13 PM Gulledge Went to Legal Matters.
7:05:22 PM Motil Presented Resolution 2012-08 A Resolution of the Village of Maryville, Madison County, Illinois, Relating to the Acceptance of a Final Development Plan for Trails Edge Townhomes located at 210 W. Division (Parcel A).
7:07:20 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to pass Resolution 2012-08 and approve the final development plan for Trails Edge Townhomes. Motion was made by Schmidt. Second to the motion was made by Vallino. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - no; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:07:50 PM Motil Presented Ordinance 2012-12. An Ordinance Authorizing the Execution of a Water Service and Pre-Annexation Agreement pertaining to property owned by Shazad A. Baig commonly known as 1 Valley View Drive, Collinsville, IL.
7:09:30 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to pass Ordinance 2012-12. Motion was made by Vallino. Second to the motion was made by Schmidt. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:09:53 PM Motil Presented Ordinance 2012-13. An Ordinance Adopting Illinois Prevailing Wage.
7:12:32 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to pass Ordinance 2012-13. Motion was made by Kostyshock. Second to the motion was made by Bell. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:12:59 PM Gulledge Moved to Old Business.
7:13:18 PM Schmidt Commented the Community Improvement Board has set the Village wide garage sale for September 15th. The Fall Fest will be on October 13th. Requested to update the calendar to reflect the cancellation of the July MCIB meeting. Stated a financial year end summary had been included in each Trustee's packet.
7:14:21 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to approve the attendance for 3 at the Illinois Potable Water Supply Operators Association Conference in Springfield, IL September 19 - 21, 2012. Second to the motion was made by Bell. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:15:09 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to approve an agreement with Oates Associates for Madison County MS4 Co-Permittee Group Program Administration for May, 2012 to May, 2013 in the amount of $1,980. Second to the motion was made by Vallino. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:16:10 PM Gulledge Moved to New Business / Trustee Comments.
7:16:19 PM Bell Asked about the park recommendation for the Junior Kahoks to use park fields. Mayor answered waiting on further information from the group regarding dates and times. Will be on a Board agenda when the information is received.
7:16:43 PM Kostyshock Noted the Master Gardeners will be having an Open House on June 28th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
7:17:04 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Noted Fishing Derby June 16th; Park & Rec meeting June 18th; Movie in the Park June 22nd; Kayaking June 30th. Firemen's Homecoming on July 13th & 14th. They are looking for volunteers and floats. If anyone can help, contact Chief Flaugher or Alice Drobisch.
7:18:37 PM Gulledge Moved to Staff Reports.
7:18:45 PM Flaugher Presented Building Permit report for May.
7:19:43 PM Flaugher Presented Fire Department report for May. Noted the emergency siren test was performed as scheduled on Tuesday. Reported all 3 sirens functioned correctly after having been repaired. Stated he had talked with surrounding neighbors and confirmed the sirens were working and could be heard.
7:21:05 PM Schardan Thanked the Board for approving the hiring of the replacement Police officer. Presented Police Department report for May. Noted this May's calls were the most calls for service since 2006.
7:22:25 PM Gulledge Moved to Business From the Floor.
7:22:44 PM Kevin Ralston 800 Woodsedge, Maryville. Stated this is near the site where a child had been hit by a car. Asked the Board if anything had been decided regarding the problem with speeding on Woodsedge. Had requested a stop sign. Mayor Gulledge stated Police had been observing the area and asked Chief Schardan to give report.
7:23:36 PM Schardan Stated Police have been in the area since last Friday and documented 6 hours of traffic. Due to the results of their survey, there does not appear to be a problem in this area. Stated they will continue to periodically patrol area as officers are available. Discussed issue with a child being allowed to play in the road and parental responsibility. Commented on the stop sign request, stated research has shown stop signs do not deter speeding. His opinion that in this particular area a stop sign could pose a hazard due to snow/ice and the incline of the road.
7:28:05 PM Bell Asked Chief about lighting on the street. Noted his opinion that the area was dark and not lit well.
7:28:33 PM Vallino Stated he noticed a lot of parking on front end of street which would block view. Suggested reviewing the allowed parking on the street near the intersection.
7:29:33 PM Schardan Also noted vegetation growth is blocking view on some of the intersections.
7:30:18 PM Gulledge Stated the issue with a particular tree is on the agenda to be discussed during the public works meeting.
7:30:54 PM Vallino Reiterated his opinion of problem with parked cars blocking view.
7:31:33 PM Kevin Ralston Discussed situation with children in the neighborhood and cars watching for children.
7:32:41 PM Short Stated children playing is a shared responsibility. Wanted to clarify where the stop sign is being requested. Ralston explained location and opinion as to how it would help situation.
7:34:03 PM Short Discussed his experience as a State Police Officer does not show that stop signs will deter speeding and solve this particular problem. Noted there needs to be an educational partnership, a neighborhood meeting with the kids, a bike safety day.
7:35:34 PM Kevin Ralston Agrees with lighting situation.
7:35:48 PM Gulledge Noted he has observed kids riding bikes on this particular street after dark.
7:36:36 PM Zach Peyla 809 Woodsedge, Maryville. Stated his agreement that a stop sign would help. When police are not present, speeding is more prevalent. Noted speed limit is 20 and asked that it be strictly enforced.
7:37:31 PM Robin Patterson 2340 Williams Street, Maryville. Stated she has sent emails since 2010 regarding speeding on Williams. Recalled several incidents occurring in the area. Requested trying a stop sign. Need 20 mph speed limit strictly enforced.
7:41:30 PM Bell Agrees that the 20 mph speed limit should be enforced. Does not agree that stop sign will help. Stated his experience in his neighborhood with stop sign. People do not stop and the stop sign creates a false hope for the kids that the car will stop, which is just as dangerous.
7:42:32 PM Gulledge Stated he does not think anything could have been done by anyone to prevent this particular accident.
7:43:44 PM Robin Patterson Asked if sidewalks could be installed.
7:43:59 PM Gulledge Noted there are a lot of streets in the Village that do not have sidewalks. Agrees sidewalks would be great, but the financing is not available for sidewalks. Agrees with Trustee Bell that a stop sign could make the situation more dangerous. Police need to do a better job when they are in the area to enforce the speed limit. Requested residents that if they notice people speeding or other dangerous driving situations to report the license plate number to the police.
7:47:30 PM Robin Patterson Again stated opinion of how a stop sign could assist in slowing cars down. Stated that if police stop and issue citations and "hit people in their pocket", she believes situation will improve.
7:48:31 PM Gulledge Agrees about enforcing speed limit. Stop sign issue will be discussed at public works meeting and then will discuss with the Board. Asked residents to help with the problem by watching the children more closely and reporting violations.
7:52:01 PM Gulledge Suggested concerned residents discuss the problem with the known violators who live in the neighborhood.
7:52:31 PM Kevin Ralston Stated they have passed out flyers in neighborhood requesting drivers slow down.
7:53:01 PM Robin Patterson Suggested taking their children with them to pass flyers.
7:53:15 PM Kevin Ralston Asked if a stop sign could be set up on a trial basis. Gulledge answered that due to having to pass an ordinance for stop signs, this would not be allowed.
7:54:26 PM Schmidt Asked condition of injured child.
7:54:32 PM Kristen Logsdon 809 Woodsedge, Apt. B. Gave update on child's condition.
7:55:18 PM Gulledge Gave his sympathy for the child's injuries.
7:55:48 PM Vallino Stated his opinion that citations being consistently issued will help.
7:56:33 PM Gulledge Moved to Mayor's Comments. Asked the Board to place Nick Huniak of 2013 Pinehurst Way, Maryville, on the Police Pension Board to fill the vacant position of Susie Shevlin. Motion was made by Schmidt. Second to the motion was made by Bell. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:57:18 PM Gulledge Noted an informational meeting for Fred Winters Park has been scheduled for June 20th at 6:15 p.m. at Village Hall.
7:58:16 PM Gulledge With the KC Hall closing they have donated the buffalo statue to the Village. Asked trustees to approve location after meeting.
7:58:52 PM Gulledge There being no other business to come before this meeting asked for a motion to adjourn. Motion was made by Bell. Second to the motion was made by Schmidt. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:59:12 PM   Meeting adjourned.

 Respectfully submitted,

 Jolene R. Henry, Village Clerk

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