Click to Home
Go To Search
 

View Other Items in this Archive | View All Archives | Printable Version

Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Caucus Meeting
Date 12/9/2009 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
6:30:06 PM Gulledge Called the Caucus meeting of Wednesday, December 9 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 Deputy Clerk Fenton, Attorney Wigginton, Public Works Director Presson and two (2) reporters.
6:30:47 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the November 10th 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 Short. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
6:31:22 PM Gulledge Went to first agenda item, Baxmeyer Pay Request.
6:31:30 PM Kostyshock Stated the pay request is in the amount of $113,224.05 and is the last payment except for the contingency. Stated the project is complete.
6:32:13 PM Gulledge Stated a walk through was performed at which a few items were designated to be fixed, and Baxmeyer is working towards clean up. Asked for any questions. There were none. Stated the item will be placed on the Board meeting agenda. Went to next item, Annual Fire Call Pay.
6:33:00 PM Schmidt Stated he provided a report from Flaugher detailing totals on points per call for the fire men. Explained the new program put in place with a grading scale for making calls as follows: 15% of calls for 100% of pay; 14% of calls for 90% of pay, all the way down to 10% of calls for 50% of pay. Stated figuring the amounts at last year's figure of $1.75 per point gives a total of $59,298.45. Commented they have given a raise through the last 5 years of ten cents for 2004, ten cents for 2005, five cents for 2006, ten cents for 2007 and ten cents for 2008. Stated they figured $80,000 in the budget. Stated his recommendation is to stay at $1.75 per point. Commented more members will be getting checks this year with the new grading scale. Commented the total given last year was $62,140.75.
6:37:09 PM Gulledge Commented figuring 2% to the total of $59,298 equals $1,185.90 for a total of $60,484.42, which is less than last year. Further commented 2.5% would also be less than last year up to a 4.5% raise for an additional $2,668.43 which is still less than last year at $61,966.88.
6:38:22 PM Short Commented other Village employees have not received raises this year, which should be considered when deciding whether to raise fire call pay.
6:38:50 PM Gulledge Stated they will be going into Closed Session this evening to address employee raises. Discussion ensued.
6:42:01 PM Gulledge Polled the Board. Limberg - raise it by 10 cents; Schmidt - stay at $1.75; Bell - raise it by 10 cents; Kostyshock raise it by 10 cents; Garcia raise it by 10 cents. Mayor stated the item will be on the Board meeting agenda. Went to next item, AT&T Cell Phones.
6:44:25 PM Bell Referred to the information distributed in the packet. Went through the quote.
6:58:25 PM Gulledge Commented his opinion they will be paying more for AT&T service, although not by much; however he has talked to several Department Heads who believe the service received from AT&T will make up for the difference in cost. Discussion ensued regarding which phones will be purchased at what cost.
7:11:45 PM Gulledge Polled the Board: Limberg - agreed to plan with reevaluation on minutes in no more than 6 months; Schmidt - agreed; Bell - agreed; Kostyshock - agreed; Garcia - cannot comment due to a conflict of interest; Short - agreed. Gulledge stated the item will be on the Board meeting agenda.
7:15:27 PM Gulledge Went to next item, Formation of Foreign Fire Insurance Committee. Stated this is a new law passed by the State. Stated he will be working with attorney on the ordinance to set up the committee. Stated he plans to appoint the committee at the next Board meeting.
7:17:38 PM Schmidt Asked how IML gets the money.
7:17:44 PM Gulledge Stated it is received from all of the insurance companies located outside of the State conducting business inside the State who must pay 2%.
7:18:55 PM Wigginton Explained the committee can only use the money for budgeted expenditures for maintenance or capital items within the Fire Department. Discussion ensued as to how the committee is set up.
7:22:12 PM Gulledge Went to next item, 2009/2010 Tax Levy.
7:22:19 PM Schmidt Referred to figures contained in the packet. Explained the hard part of figuring the levy is getting a good estimated property valuation. Stated they took last year's figure of $182,735 and added the building permits acquired for the last year, for a total estimated valuation of $190 million. Stated the levy amount for this year is only about $37,000 more than last year. Stated the rate as calculated is 1.0461.
7:25:39 PM Gulledge Asked for questions or comments. Commented on the difficulties in estimating valuation due to Township reassessments. Commented on all the items where figures were cut, stating he is unsure they could get figures down any further. Stated next week a public hearing will be held before the Board meeting to pass the levy because it must be filed.
7:29:31 PM Wigginton Commented the increase in the levy calculates to approximately $15 for every $50,000 of assessed valuation for a home. Discussion ensued regarding the difficulties in estimating assessed valuation and an explanation of working cash, which has been eliminated with the issuance of working cash bonds in 2009.
7:39:08 PM Gulledge Stated the item will be on the Board meeting agenda. Went to next item, Engineering Contract. Explained this is the emergency repair plan for which they applied for $400,000 for the Schiber Court area and was awarded unexpectedly. Explained it is a State project, and both the Village and State are required to approve the contract. Stated the attorney reviewed and approved the contract, which must be approved at the next Board meeting. Stated the project will start in the spring. Stated the item will be on the Board meeting agenda.
7:42:52 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Events were discussed.
7:46:10 PM Gulledge Went to To-Do List. Commented recyclable totals are way up. Went to Trustees' Comments.
7:49:08 PM Schmidt Commented the Welcome sign decorations and lighting look great.
7:49:33 PM Short Thanked Kostyshock, Brussatti and Schardan for their work on the Insurance Committee.
7:50:51 PM Gulledge Went to Mayor's Comments. Stated they have been researching alternative energy suppliers for cost-saving purposes, and will try to bring a proposal to the first Caucus meeting in January.
7:51:33 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to go into Closed Session to discuss Personnel Matters under 5ILCS120(2)(c)1. 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.
9:03:38 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to come out of Closed Session was made by Bell and seconded by Short. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
9:04:01 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.
9:04:19 PM   The meeting ended.
 

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

Produced by FTR Log Notes?
www.ftrgold.com

 


The Village of Maryville