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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Caucus Meeting
Date 1/14/2009 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
6:30:01 PM Gulledge Called the Caucus meeting of Wednesday, January 14, 2008 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, Callahan, Kostyshock and Garcia; Bell arrived late. Also in attendance were Deputy Clerk Fenton, Attorney Wigginton, Building and Zoning Administrator/Fire Chief Flaugher, Fire Captain Craig Short, Police Chief Schardan and Public Works Director Presson.
6:30:40 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to amend the agenda to include a Closed Session meeting before discussion Health Insurance Issues under 5ILCS120.2(c)1 to discuss the Employment, Compensation, Discipline, or Performance of One or More Employees and 5ILCS120.2(c)3 to discuss Collective Bargaining Matters between the Village and Various Bargaining Units. Motion was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
6:31:53 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the December 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 Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
6:32:24 PM Gulledge Went to first agenda item, Fire Department Issues, and asked Flaugher to discuss.
6:32:39 PM Flaugher Referred to handout describing changes the Department would like to see made with the current point system. Explained this is the Officers' proposal. Explained for points earned at 15% or more men will receive 100 % of their points. Explained men with less than 10% are not paid; from there it is tiered up for each percentage made between 10% and 15%. Explained the other proposed change is regarding training. Stated they have implemented a new training program which increases quantity and quality. Stated they are requiring more hours of training. Explained men make 4 points per training hour, which used to max-out at 50; they decided since the minimum requirement is now up to 54, they will max-out at 75. Stated they are also proposing if men do not make the training minimum, they forfeit all training points. Clarified call points will not be forfeited, only training.
6:34:57 PM Callahan Commented he has no problem with the point system; his opinion is they have to address the problem with Cambridge House. Stated the problem is the ambulance is called away too many times, and they may get to a point where there is a more serious emergency somewhere else, and they won't be available. Commented they are endangering the rest of the community by making 300 calls to one facility. Stated in a discussion last week, Flaugher indicated he planned to meet with Cambridge House administration.
6:35:46 PM Flaugher Concurred. Stated he received this year's numbers today: They responded to Cambridge House 186 times last year. Stated he also called O'Fallon/Shiloh EMS because he wanted their statistics as a comparison when he meets with Maryville Cambridge House. Stated the individual was not in and will call back. Stated if there is a great difference in numbers, that would indicate they have problems with the administration in Maryville; if the numbers are comparable, maybe that is the nature of these types of facilities. Stated before the facility was built they consulted O'Fallon, who indicated they get one or two calls per month. Explained 186 calls for the year is an average of 15 times per month.
6:37:54 PM Callahan Commented on the concern that Cambridge House will call so often, men will stop responding.
6:38:13 PM Flaugher Commented they used to have that problem with the hospital due to multiple false alarms. Explained they can't restrict the men responding to only those on call, because many times the EMS crews need help. Stated the opportunity is still there for non-EMS people to get their calls. Explained the top two individuals in number of calls this year are not EMS. Explained they have training specifically for non-EMS to assist EMS crews.
6:39:11 PM Limberg Asked if review of the run sheets can determine whether or not the calls are emergent. He was told yes. Asked of 186 calls, how many were true emergencies.
6:39:38 PM Flaugher Responded he has not reviewed them individually, but he can have the EMS staff evaluate. Commented his opinion is a bigger percentage of the calls are not deemed emergencies. Stated the problem is that any time a call comes in on 9-1-1 they have to respond.
6:40:25 PM Schmidt Asked if they know if the calls are coming from the individual or the administrative staff.
6:40:37 PM Flaugher Responded 99% come from administration; very seldom do they come directly from the individual. Reiterated they plan to meet with the facility to resolve the issue.
6:41:05 PM Gulledge Stated they are getting off track and need to re-focus the discussion to the point system. Reiterated the department must respond when called. Reiterated they plan to meet with Cambridge House to discuss the issue, and invited Callahan to attend the meeting.
6:42:37 PM Callahan Commented he would like to know the statistics on calls from O'Fallon.
6:42:43 PM Flaugher Stated he will get the numbers to Callahan when he receives them. Commented he did not previously talk with O'Fallon EMS, only to the O'Fallon Cambridge House staff.
6:43:02 PM Gulledge Commented they took them at their word, and something is not right.
6:43:08 PM Callahan Commented he was told by SWIDA the difference is the way the money was borrowed, as O'Fallon's money was not borrowed at the level Maryville's was and they do not have the same restrictions as Maryville has. Explained Maryville has to take 80% indigent.
6:43:49 PM Gulledge Stated he does not have a problem with the point proposal. Asked if it were in place last year, how would it have impacted Maryville financially. He was told approximately $3,000.
6:44:40 PM Wigginton Commented they will need to figure the financial impact, and decide if it was a budgeted expense. Explained the question is, if they applied this proposal to last year's points, what would the financial impact be. Flaugher responded $3,000.
6:45:18 PM Schmidt Commented he does not believe it would be, as they were not figuring those below 15% at 90%.
6:45:38 PM Flaugher Stated they only had five (5) people that fell between 15% and 10%.
6:45:45 PM Gulledge Stated he is not making himself clear: What he is asking is if this system was in place are the point numbers the same.
6:46:03 PM Flaugher Responded yes; none of the points changed. Stated the only thing that changed was the maximum number of hours allowed for training, which went from 50 to 75.
6:46:19 PM Gulledge Stated they have had the CEU bonus for the last 2 or 3 years, which is $500 if they become an EMT or paramedic. Stated the only difference is if they don't use the license, they don't get their bonus.
6:46:40 PM Schmidt Stated his opinion is to keep a certain percentage across the board, and if it is not made the individual gets nothing; however his recommendation would be to lower the percentage from 15% to 11%. Commented with the proposed scale, it gives people an option on how dedicated they want to be. Stated his fear that if they see this proposal up front it will affect their dedication, versus knowing a firm figure like 11% and dedicating themselves to make it. Stated using figures from last year, 11% would be approximately 103 calls, which is eight (8) or nine (9) calls per month. Stated his opinion that is not too much to ask.
6:48:35 PM Flaugher Explained they discussed this at the Officers' meeting. Stated the officers felt lowering the standard might give the wrong message. Stated they still feel 15% is a good number as far as being fully dedicated but yet they are not 100% penalized if they fall between 15% and 10%. Stated that was a lengthy discussion.
6:49:22 PM Schmidt Commented he does not think there is a wrong answer; they just need to make a change under the circumstances.
6:49:31 PM Callahan Stated one of his ideas was to eliminate the calls to Cambridge House from the total number. Stated all five of the individuals would have qualified had they done so. Stated Flaugher's comment was the danger is if they know it doesn't count, they may not make the calls. Flaugher agreed.
6:50:35 PM Gulledge Stated he agrees.
6:50:50 PM Callahan Made the suggestion to count a certain number per month and not any more.
6:51:01 PM Gulledge Commented when things like this are started, it becomes more paperwork. Commented they need to work on the Cambridge House issue; however he does not think they should be singled out. Commented they are not losing financially, as they bill for the ambulance. Stated his opinion is whatever number is decided is not too much to ask of people. Commented the number is high, but they have a lot of opportunities to make it.
6:54:02 PM Kostyshock Commented they are trying to get participation up. Commented 50% show up for training, meetings, fires, etc. Commented his opinion they should reward participation. Stated he agrees with the proposal.
6:54:39 PM Gulledge Took a straw poll: All agreed with the proposal. Gulledge asked Flaugher to set up a meeting with Cambridge House at a time that Callahan can attend.
6:55:50 PM Gulledge Asked Flaugher to discuss the next item.
6:55:56 PM Flaugher Stated the Officer's of the department have decided to come up with a new training program to increase both the quantity of training and the quality in order to get more participation. Explained training is very important for the membership and community, as well as for ISO ratings. Explained training numbers are currently low. Stated the new program entails three (3) three-hour trainings per month, for a total of nine (9) hours; of these nine (9) hours, members are required to make three (3) trainings within a two-month period. Explained this averages to 4.5 training hours per month, or 54 hours per year. Explained since they have changed the requirements, they felt they should modify the ordinance to reflect the new minimum requirements. Referred to the proposal for the new ordinance, explaining the changes. Stated minimums can be met by attendance and/or excused absence from the Fire Chief, which would be people working shift work or attending paramedic class, etc.
6:57:46 PM Gulledge Suggested they add "and/or his designee" under the excused absence from the Fire Chief.
6:58:05 PM Flaugher Agreed. Explained the old ordinance read a requirement of one work detail per quarter or twelve annually; the proposal is to ask for one per month or twelve annually. Stated Kostyshock also asked that they add the same clause under meetings as is under training, that attendance can be excused by the Fire Chief or his designee.
6:59:23 PM Gulledge Asked for any questions. There were none. Polled the Board; all were in favor. Instructed Flaugher to send the ordinance to Jolene Henry for preparation for Board approval. Asked Flaugher to discuss the next item.
6:59:52 PM Flaugher Stated next is a request for approval to have Kristin Spaller attend a MABIS/Illinois Terrorism Task Force Dispatcher Conference. Explained the conference is paid for by MABIS. Stated his opinion of the importance of sending at least one of the dispatchers. Stated the registration is $100. Stated MABIS will pay for the room if there are two people attending; for one person, they will pay 50%. Stated the cost will be $100 for registration, 50% of the room and her meals and mileage. Stated it is a three day conference. Stated when she comes back, she will share the information with the other dispatchers.
7:00:54 PM Schmidt Clarified this is just for the Fire Department. Flaugher responded that is correct. Asked how they are compensating her for her time.
7:01:05 PM Flaugher Stated she is willing to attend on her own time. Explained two of the days are her scheduled days off, and the third day Springer has agreed to cover the shift. Schmidt clarified she is driving her own vehicle and will be compensated accordingly. Flaugher agreed.
7:01:24 PM Gulledge Asked for other questions. There were none. All were in favor. Asked Flaugher to discuss next item.
7:01:48 PM Flaugher Stated he is requesting approval for up to four (4) members of the Fire Department to attend the Annual Fire Inspector Conference in Indianapolis for a cost not to exceed $1,200. Stated the mileage portion will come out of the travel budget, and the registration fees will come out of the training budget, all of which are budgeted items.
7:03:06 PM Gulledge Asked for questions. There were none. Polled the Board; all were in favor. Asked Flaugher to discuss next item.
7:03:22 PM Flaugher Stated he is requesting approval for purchase of 35 safety vests. Commented the information was attached to his memo. Explained this is a new law, and the fire trucks have been in non-compliance since its passage on November 24th, although vests were purchased for the ambulance. Stated he has found vests through Tri Alert in Granite City. Explained these vests are mandated when the department is operating on any federally funded or assisted roadway or highway. Stated the total cost would be approximately $1,200 and is in the equipment budget.
7:05:33 PM Schmidt Asked for an explanation of a scenario where these vests would be used; i.e., would they be worn under or over air packs, etc.
7:05:53 PM Flaugher Explained they are required to have reflective striping on their turnout gear, and he does not understand why they are mandating the fire service to wear vests. Explained they will not fit over the air packs. Asked Fire Captain Short to explain.
7:06:18 PM Short Explained there are exceptions in the law for air packs. Explained the vests are not required for firefighter duties near heat, extrication, etc; however as soon as the individual is out of the "hot zone", they are mandated to wear the vest. Explained it is not expected to be worn with an air pack. Commented the material is not heat resistant.
7:07:01 PM Bell Arrived and was seated.
7:07:12 PM Gulledge Asked if the Police Department is mandated for this as well. Chief Schardan responded yes, and they are currently in compliance. Polled the Board; all were in favor.
7:07:47 PM Gulledge Went to next item and asked Chief Schardan to discuss.
7:07:53 PM Schardan Discussed the purchase of in-car cameras. Explained the Board has expressed a desire for all squad cars to be equipped with these cameras. Explained the Mobile Vision cameras are no longer functioning. Stated they purchased three Watch Guard cameras, but as they were first generation models they encountered electrical problems with the squad cars. Explained Watch Guard replaced the first generation models with second generation models for no cost, and had their techs oversee the wiring and the cameras have since worked fine. Explained now that the problem is resolved, he feels comfortable moving forward to equip all the cars. Stated he would like to purchase two with funds from the DUI fund, which is a restricted fund; and the third camera with funds from the DEA. Explained one car has a lot of mileage and he is not interested in equipping it at this time due to the impending purchase of a new car.
7:09:35 PM Gulledge Asked for questions.
7:09:41 PM Callahan Commented he is in favor.
7:09:49 PM Kostyshock Asked if the older car is used. He was told one officer is using it. Asked if they should consider equipping it as well and switching it out when a new car is purchased.
7:10:05 PM Schardan Stated he does not have enough money without going into the General Fund. Explained they are expecting funds from the DEA, and hopes that money will coincide with the purchase of a car to be able to equip it with a camera at that time.
7:10:36 PM Gulledge Asked how much they are short on the fourth car.
7:10:47 PM Schardan Commented it would be close, and he hates to deplete the fund too far as he can use the DEA money for different things; however the DUI money is very restrictive. Explained he would like to wait.
7:11:16 PM Gulledge Concurred. Polled the Board. All were in favor.
7:11:35 PM Gulledge Went to next item and asked Presson to discuss.
7:11:56 PM Presson Explained he was asked to put together bids for lighting at the Memorial Walk. Stated the final piece is to light the columns. Stated the total cost is $2,800, which includes everything from R.Cann Electric for seven (7) pillars.
7:12:31 PM Schmidt Asked if there is a preference between a timer verses a photo cell to avoid resetting timers.
7:12:44 PM Presson Explained there are problems with both; however there are less problems with timers.
7:13:31 PM Gulledge Asked where the money will come from, as it is not budgeted.
7:13:50 PM Kostyshock Explained the money has been given to the Village per Joe Semanisin.
7:14:08 PM Schmidt Asked if it comes from hotel motel. He was told no.
7:14:15 PM Gulledge Commented the don't have to make a decision tonight. Stated they will let Schmidt research the funding, and if the money is found the item will be on the Board meeting agenda; if not, they will discuss it again at the next Caucus meeting.
7:14:39 PM Kostyshock Commented they received estimates, and to have the Memorial done would have cost $150,000, versus $2,800 to finish up the project.
7:14:57 PM Gulledge Commented he is not saying they should not finish the project; they simply need to decide from where the funds will come. Asked Presson to discuss next item.
7:15:27 PM Presson Stated he has submitted a proposal to finish the GPS and GIS program. Stated they finished data collection this year, and this proposal will give them the ability to take the information and use it in the field.
7:15:58 PM Gulledge Clarified this is a budgeted item.
7:16:01 PM Presson Responded that is correct, out of two line items: 831- Computers and Software; and 830 -- Equipment.
7:16:13 PM Gulledge Commented it has been over a year to get to this point; the whole program is a four year program. Asked for any questions.
7:16:48 PM Bell Asked whether a five-inch screen size is big enough.
7:17:03 PM Presson Explained he was more impressed with this screen than any he has seen in a long time. Explained they reviewed the unit at several locations on a sunny day and had no problems reading the screen. Explained it is water resistant, dust resistant, and drop proof. Bell asked the operating system; Presson responded Vista.
7:17:46 PM Bell Stated he would recommend XP. Discussion ensued regarding screen size and operating system. Presson indicated he would check into XP.
7:20:51 PM Gulledge Asked for other questions. There were none. Polled the Board. All were in favor. Discussion continued regarding a docking station, memory and updating capabilities. Presson assured Juneau has no problem updating the system.
7:23:11 PM Gulledge Went to next item and asked Presson to discuss.
7:23:15 PM Presson Discussed PEP grant. Stated his recommendation is to purchase a Toro mower for $14,491, which includes a 5 year warranty.
7:23:34 PM Gulledge Explained three years ago they tried to purchase a mower from the PEP grant, and it was turned down because the grant did not allow for equipment. Explained this year, for the first time, they have agreed to take requests on a case by case basis. Explained they need to submit the information by the 20th because they will take up the approval on the 21st. Explained if they do not allow it, Maryville still has between now and March 3rd to figure out how to spend the $15,000. Explained this is finish mower, and is large enough to cut down on time cutting grass with a better finish at the park and will allow them to get rid of two smaller, older Woods riding mowers. Asked for questions. There were none. Polled the Board. All were in favor.
7:25:49 PM Gulledge Asked Presson to discuss next item.
7:25:51 PM Presson Discussed 2009 RJN proposal for compliance with Phase II Storm water Requirements. Stated this year the EPA has added a mandatory audit for municipalities. Explained RJN has put together a proposal which includes a pre-inspection to ensure Maryville is in compliance. Commented his opinion they are in compliance, as they have sent all necessary personnel to training, they have proper permits, they perform inspections, etc.; however it does not hurt to be double checked, which this will accomplish before the EPA inspection. Stated this is an additional $650, for a total cost of $2,150.
7:27:06 PM Gulledge Asked for any questions. Explained they save $300 if they pay it early by February 27th. There were no questions. Polled the Board; all were in favor.
7:27:49 PM Gulledge Next asked Presson to discuss sewer lids, as he forgot to put the issue on the agenda. Commented this is a recommendation from the Public Works Committee.
7:28:32 PM Presson Commented the Public Works Committee has been working on what can be done to set Maryville apart from other communities. Commented they started a streetscape program, started the street and traffic sign program with poles, etc. Explained the next step is a new design for manhole and storm drain lids. Explained the current lids simply say "storm drain" and "sanitary". Stated they currently pay approximately $70 per lid; for a set up fee of $2,785 they can have custom lids made for $97 per lid. Explained he is in negotiations to procure a lump purchase of 50 lids, which would be a budget item out of Operation and Maintenance, in which case they will waive the set-up fee. Explained they will waive the fee for a purchase of 50 of either type (sanitary or storm sewer); they will not allow a split. Stated his recommendation is to purchase 50 sanitary this fiscal year and 50 storm sewer next fiscal year, thereby allowing for waiving of both fees and allowing for retainage of the template for future purchases of either.
7:30:24 PM Gulledge Commented another reason for purchasing new lids is due to infiltration.
7:30:29 PM Presson Responded that is the reason they got into the issue in the first place. Explained most of the lids are approaching 30 years old and are warping, which are infiltration spots. Explained new lids will significantly reduce inflow infiltration. Stated 50 will start and accomplish most of Old Town and a good section of Main Street.
7:31:19 PM Gulledge Asked for any questions.
7:31:21 PM Presson Commented with the implementation of this program, the lids become standard for subdivisions.
7:31:45 PM Kostyshock Commented on the benefits of stopping infiltration in lowering the cost of sewage treatment.
7:31:59 PM Gulledge Asked for questions.
7:32:02 PM Bell Clarified the storm water lids are square.
7:32:09 PM Presson Responded yes.
7:32:23 PM Gulledge Commented they want to do the sewers first, as that is the infiltration portion.
7:32:35 PM Presson Stated these lids also will meet Phase II requirements.
7:33:01 PM Gulledge Commented in addition, communities have experienced problems with stealing lids. Stated it would make it harder to get rid of them with Maryville's name on them.
7:33:27 PM Bell Asked if the lids are attached.
7:33:32 PM Presson Commented most of the current lids are not bolted down due to size and age; these will be bolted.
7:33:51 PM Gulledge Polled the Board. Limberg was in favor.
7:33:57 PM Schmidt Asked which lids would be done first.
7:34:03 PM Presson Responded Old Town would be done first. Schmidt asked how many would be needed for Old Town. Presson responded approximately 30, which includes the interceptor line and storm sewers.
7:34:25 PM Schmidt Asked where they are with the budget for this year.
7:34:28 PM Presson Stated he is sufficiently under on Operations, under which this item will fall.
7:34:35 PM Schmidt Clarified he is trying to obtain a deal for a minimum purchase of 50 to waive the set up fee. Presson responded that is correct.
7:34:52 PM Presson Stated he is 99% sure they can do that; however before proceeding he wanted to make sure the Board is interested in the program.
7:35:12 PM Schmidt Instructed Presson to pursue it further. Asked if they can get a sample.
7:35:20 PM Presson Stated he could get a sample of another municipality's; however he asked about getting a sample for Maryville and it was not possible.
7:35:42 PM Bell Clarified his recommendation is to buy 50 sanitary this year, and 50 storm next year.
7:35:56 PM Presson Stated with the original purchase, the company will set the template for the second lid, so as long as he purchases an additional 50 next year, it will work out to be even. Schmidt asked Presson to try to obtain a price guarantee for next year. Presson responded he has guaranteed the price for eight (8) months, which is the longest they do.
7:36:36 PM Gulledge Continued the poll; Bell was in favor. Callahan asked if the minimum purchase will always be 50.
7:36:48 PM Presson Responded after the first two initial purchases, they can be ordered as needed. Commented once the template is made, the Village owns it and can use it at another company, should they find one that makes the lids cheaper.
7:37:22 PM Gulledge Continued poll. Kostyshock and Garcia were in favor. Commented before they get locked in, Presson should research with Juneau. Commented they have to show Collinsville they are working to keep infiltration down. Commented as long as they are starting the project, they should not get too involved over whether to do storm or sanitary first; it may be best to do all sanitary before doing storm. Suggested Presson and Juneau review and make a recommendation. Presson commented sanitary is the more important of the two.
7:38:47 PM Schmidt Asked Presson who takes care of the maintenance of the electronic message board, as the lights are burned out.
7:39:02 PM Presson Stated he had not been told about problems. Mayor commented they call Chris Meeks to fix. Presson stated he will alert Brussatti.
7:39:22 PM Garcia Commented on the odor issue at 44 Duke Drive.
7:39:35 PM Presson Stated they have addressed the issue and installed deodorant blocks within the past two days. Discussion ensued.
7:41:59 PM Garcia Commented she has seen a sewer truck around the area, and asked what they do.
7:42:07 PM Presson Stated they have had issues on Route 159 and have had to use a camera. Explained the Village's camera does not have the capability of this company's. Stated this company also handles large clogs, of which they have had several.
7:42:45 PM Schmidt Asked for comments on the dredge report.
7:43:08 PM Presson Stated the handout is the current numbers. Stated they are working on filling both holes and the dredging ponds. Commented if all goes according to plan, both ponds will be filled in prior to the start of Khoury League.
7:43:31 PM Bell Asked about the finger.
7:43:33 PM Presson Stated they will start that as soon as they are done filling in for the bike path along that trail.
7:43:45 PM Gulledge Suggested they finish the agenda before going into Closed Session. Went to Calendar Updates: No Economic Development Committee meeting on the 12th; Park Committee meeting on the 19th; Planning Commission meeting on the 26th.
7:44:45 PM Gulledge Went to Public Input. There was none.
7:44:57 PM Gulledge Went to To Do List, page 1.
7:45:14 PM Schmidt Asked if they have received a final letter from the special census.
7:45:19 PM Gulledge Responded no. Stated he has talked to the different departments, all of whom have assured him the next checks received will reflect the new population number of 7,280 retroactive to December 1st.
7:45:53 PM Bell Asked about the Fire Department driveway issue.
7:45:59 PM Gulledge Stated they have not done anything, as they do not have the money to fix it. Stated they did receive a recommendation to take the worst section out and figure out what is going on underneath. Stated they may do this when the weather breaks. Went to page 2. Garcia asked the status of Bauer Lane Sewers. Mayor responded one person has pulled out. Commented his opinion it is not going well. Bell asked the status of the Safe Routes Project. Mayor responded they have not received the money yet.
7:49:23 PM Gulledge Went to Trustees' Comments.
7:49:33 PM Limberg Commented Walgreen's had a nice grand opening and their store has been busy.
7:49:58 PM Callahan Stated he has received complaints regarding the property located across the street from his house. Asked if something can be done to clean it up.
7:51:08 PM Gulledge Stated they will review the issue and try to resolve.
7:51:32 PM Kostyshock Discussed the option to purchase Christmas decoration lights as previously discussed. Asked whether Schmidt had found funds for the purchase.
7:51:54 PM Schmidt Stated he was not aware a vote was taken on the issue. He was told they did not. Commented he would like to stay out of the decision, as the people who are selling the items are friends of his. Commented the Mayor knows the money situation just as well as he does.
7:52:30 PM Gulledge Stated they have turned holiday decoration purchases over to the Community Improvement Board, of which Presson is the sub-committee chair. Recommended they turn the issue over to the MCIB for a recommendation. Commented they purchase holiday decorations from the Hotel/Motel fund. Commented there are a number on the Board that are friends with the sellers, and he would rather have the recommendation come through the MCIB.
7:53:57 PM Kostyshock Commented he would like to purchase them for placement in the plaza.
7:54:13 PM Gulledge Reiterated his suggestion to let Callahan take the issue to the MCIB. All were in favor.
7:54:24 PM Kostyshock Next, stated he has been contacted by the Trotter's Run Homeowners' Association regarding eight Bradford Pear trees they will be removing. Asked Bell to raise the issue at the Park Committee meeting on Monday evening.
7:55:44 PM Gulledge Stated he has no comments. Asked for a motion to go into Closed Session under 5ILCS120.2(c)1 to discuss Employment, Compensation, Discipline or Performance of One or More Employees and 5ILCS120.2(c)3 to discuss Collective Bargain Matters. Motion was made by Schmidt and seconded by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
8:33:44 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to come out of Closed Session. Motion was made by Bell and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
8:34:00 PM Gulledge With no further business to come before the meeting, asked for a motion to adjourn. Motion was made by Bell and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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