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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Minutes
Date 1/6/2010 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:08 PM Gulledge Called the Board meeting of Wednesday, January 6 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 and Short; Garcia was absent. Also in attendance were Clerk Long, Attorney Wigginton, Public Works Director Presson, Building and Zoning Administrator/Fire Chief Flaugher, Police Chief Schardan, Comptroller Brussatti, two (2) reporters and one (1) resident.
7:01:01 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the meeting minutes from December 16, 2009. 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 Schmidt and seconded by Short. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:01:37 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the bills submitted for payment. Asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the bills.
7:01:47 PM Short Asked on page 3, how many street signs were purchased for $478. Presson answered the price is for fourteen (14) signs.
7:02:29 PM Gulledge With no further questions, asked for a motion to pay the bills. Motion was made by Short and seconded by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:02:56 PM Gulledge Went to Communications.
7:03:13 PM Long Presented a letter of resignation from the Fire Department from Lowell Kircher effective January 1, 2010. She read the letter in its entirety. Presented a letter from State Representative Jay Hoffman informing the Village of the award of an ITEP grant in the amount of $56,730. She read the letter in its entirety.
7:05:01 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to place the communications on file. Motion was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:05:26 PM Gulledge Went to Legal Matters. There were none. Went to Old Business. There was none. Went to New Business/Trustees' comments.
7:05:50 PM Limberg Made a motion to accept the resignation of Lowell Kircher from the Fire Department effective January 1, 2010. Second to the motion was made by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:06:35 PM Limberg Commented the Improvement Board met Monday to discuss projects and ideas, which he will be bringing to the Board in the future.
7:07:01 PM Kostyshock Asked if there is a specific day that old trash containers will be picked up. Commented he set his out with a note, and they were not picked up. Mayor stated they will check with the Allied Waste Representative. Next, Kostyshock commented most of the Christmas decorations have been removed. Next, stated the Street Department is ready for the coming snow.
7:08:19 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Events were discussed.
7:09:37 PM Bell Asked whether the lighting contest plaques had been ordered. Mayor responded yes and stated he hopes to present the awards at the Board meeting on January 20th.
7:10:06 PM Gulledge Went to Staff Reports.
7:10:20 PM Flaugher Presented monthly report for Building and Zoning and gave year-end totals. Commented the year-end summary was included in the packets, and includes a two-year comparison between 2008 and 2009.
7:11:40 PM Limberg Asked how single family permits compared between 2008 and 2009. Flaugher answered in 2008 there were 74 and in 2009 there were 84.
7:12:00 PM Gulledge Mayor commented they were down in assessment of overall dollars, but were up in single family building.
7:12:07 PM Flaugher Responded part of the reason for the assessment being down was 40 commercial permits last year versus 21 this year.
7:12:36 PM Flaugher Gave monthly report for Fire Department.
7:13:25 PM Schardan Gave monthly report.
7:13:40 PM Schmidt Commented he was able to attend the training held at the Public Works building, which he found very educational. Discussion ensued.
7:15:01 PM Bell Asked if Schardan had looked into setting up Nixle for Village phones. Schardan responded yes.
7:15:28 PM Gulledge Went to Business from the Floor. There was none. Went to Mayor's Comments. Asked for a motion to appoint Mark Buchanan, 125 Stonebridge Crossing Drive to the Community Improvement Board to serve out the remaining term of Tom Green. Motion was made by Bell and seconded by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell -yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:17:01 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to appoint Chris Scherer, 17 Hunters Glen to the Community Improvement Board to serve out the remaining term of Matt Ruder. Motion was made by Limberg and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:17:51 PM Gulledge Next, commented on the grant as referred to in the Communications. Stated they had applied for the grant two to three years ago due to requests from numerous people to access the bike trail from the north and south sides of Route 159. Stated they will be working with IDOT this spring to complete the project. Next, stated they received an approval letter from IEPA on December 21, 2009 for stimulus money in the amount of $623,900 towards a project to install new softeners at the water plant, a booster pump station at the water tower, and a new ground storage facility. Stated an annual payment of 25% will be repaid to the Federal Government on a 0% interest loan for 20 years. Stated the first payment will be due in July of 2011. Stated the other 50% will have to be repaid at 0% interest as well. Commented over the course of the loan at a simple 2% IEPA loan, the Village will save $1,181,760. Thanked and congratulated all involved.
7:22:09 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; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:22:38 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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