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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Minutes
Date 2/3/2010 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:26 PM Gulledge Called the Board meeting of Wednesday, February 3, 2010 to order and invited those in attendance to join in the Pledge of Allegiance. After the Pledge, asked for a roll of those officers present. Answering the roll call were Trustees Limberg, Schmidt, Bell, Kostyshock, Garcia and Short. Also in attendance were Clerk Long, Attorney Keck, Public Works Director Presson, Building and Zoning Administrator/Fire Chief Flaugher, Police Chief Schardan, Comptroller Brussatti, two (2) reporters and one (1) resident.
7:01:20 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the January 20th 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 Schmidt and seconded by Bell. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - 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 to the bills.
7:02:03 PM Limberg Asked to hold the EMS Reporting Software bill and place the item on the Caucus meeting agenda for discussion. Motion to pay the bills with the exception of the EMS Report Software bill was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:03:11 PM Gulledge Went to Communications. There were none. Went to Legal Matters and asked Attorney Keck to discuss.
7:03:33 PM Keck Presented Ordinance 2010-01, Amending Chapter 50, Section 50.42, Water Tap On Fees. Read the ordinance in its entirety.
7:05:53 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2010-01. Motion was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - no; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:06:32 PM Keck Presented Ordinance 2010-02, Amending Chapter 50, Section 50.43, Water Rates. Read the ordinance in its entirety.
7:10:51 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2010-02. Motion was made by Schmidt and seconded by Short. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:11:25 PM Keck Presented Ordinance 2010-03, Amending Chapter 52, Section 52.052, Sewer Permit Fee Increase. Read the ordinance in its entirety.
7:13:44 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2010-02. Motion was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - no; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:14:28 PM Keck Presented Ordinance 2010-04, Amending Chapter 52, Sewer Rate Increase. He read the ordinance in its entirety.
7:19:36 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2010-04. Motion was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:20:13 PM Keck Presented Ordinance 2010-05, Amending Chapter 52, removing the section pertaining to Industrial Cost Recovery. He read the ordinance in its entirety.
7:21:27 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2010-05. Motion was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Garcia. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:22:21 PM Gulledge Went to Old Business.
7:22:28 PM Schmidt Made a motion to approve ACH Debit Transactions as an option for customers' payment of water and sewer charges. Second was made by Garcia. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:23:32 PM Bell Made a motion to accept the bid from Belson Outdoor, the lowest of three, for the recycling program grant in the amount of $14,977. Second to the motion was made by Schmidt. Bell listed the items that will be purchased. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:25:12 PM Gulledge Went to New Business/Trustees' Comments.
7:25:16 PM Limberg Commented on the Community Improvement Board Meeting. Stated they are making progress on committee break-downs and have many plans for the year.
7:25:58 PM Kostyshock Commented on an article in the opinion column of the Belleville newspaper thanking Jay Hoffman for getting approval to fix the washboard from West Country Lane to Highway 55, repairs on which will start this spring.
7:26:55 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Events were discussed.
7:28:23 PM Gulledge Went to Staff Reports.
7:28:31 PM Flaugher Gave monthly reports for Building and Zoning and Fire Departments.
7:29:52 PM Schardan Stated Officer Gessi is in the "shadow" period of the FPO program, and hope to have him on his own soon. Gave monthly report. Gulledge commented today was Springer's last day in the office before her surgery. Schardan stated she will have back surgery on February 9th and will be out for recovery from three to six months. Next, stated the new dispatch computer was installed today. Schmidt asked who will fill in for Springer. Schardan responded her duties have been documented and will be shared throughout the Department.
7:31:37 PM Wayne White Asked whether Maryville has had many copper thefts in the area.
7:31:49 PM Schardan Responded we have been lucky to have not other than the Southwestern Electric theft a few months ago. Discussion ensued as to how the thefts are carried out and occurring in Glen Carbon.
7:33:38 PM Gulledge Went to Business from the Floor. There was none. Went to Mayor's Comments. Discussed the resignation of Pamatot from the Fire and Police Board. Introduced Wayne White, 2304 Field Point. Asked for a motion to appoint White to the Fire and Police Board to fill out the remainder of Pamatot's term. Motion was made by Bell and seconded by Garcia. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried. Clerk performed Swearing In Ceremony.
7:37:20 PM Gulledge Commented on the water rate increases. Stated the Public Works Committee has worked very hard on the rate study since August. Explained it was a difficult decision, as no one wants to pass on increases to residents in these hard economic times. Commented they had no choice, as the Departments have been running at a near deficit for a couple of years. Stated in an attempt to help residents, the Water Department will be going to monthly billing, starting May 1st. Commented this was done for better response to water breaks, easier budgeting for customers, etc. Commented regarding rate increases, they are not trying to discourage building in the community; however they felt they had to pass on a raise to the new citizens which directly impacts the builder. Stated they will be doing a water and sewer rate study every year and watching the situation closely in the future.
7:40:51 PM Kostyshock Commented the Fire Department Training Facility at the water plant, plus the new storage facility will hopefully lower residents' insurance premiums.
7:41:16 PM Bell Asked how confident they are that the ISO rating will come back at a four.
7:41:39 PM Flaugher Responded they had a meeting with the ISO Inspector today and are scheduled for an inspection the week of April 27th. Stated he is fairly confident they can achieve a four. Stated they are currently at a low six, having missed a five by a half a point. Commented his confidence is based on not only the improvements to the Fire Department but, in his opinion, the bigger gain of the improvements to the water system. Commented the inspector was very impressed with the improvements as described to him today.
7:43:28 PM Bell Stated when the rating is received, residents need to be notified so they can inform their insurance companies.
7:44:11 PM Limberg Asked if they get to a four, what the comparison is to other areas.
7:44:23 PM Flaugher Responded Collinsville was a six; however with last year's inspection results they dropped to a four. Stated he believes Edwardsville is currently at a four. Stated he believes Troy just dropped to a four.
7:44:52 PM Gulledge With no further business to come before the meeting, asked for a motion to adjourn. Motion was made by Schmidt and seconded by Bell. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:45:16 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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