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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Caucus Meeting
Date 7/9/2008 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
6:30:08 PM Gulledge Called the Caucus meeting of Wednesday, July 9, 2008 to order and invited those in attendance to join in the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Boy Scout Logan Moore. After the Pledge, he asked for a roll call of those officers present. Answering the roll call were Trustees Limberg, Schmidt, Bell, Callahan, Kostyshock and Garcia. Also in attendance were Deputy Clerk Fenton, Public Works Director Presson, Police Chief Schardan, Police Sergeant Carpenter, Police Officer Ponce, Police Officer Aldrich, Police Officer Spaller, Dispatcher Spaller, CMG Homes Representative Chris Geiler, eight (8) residents and three (3) reporters.
6:31:02 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the June 25th Caucus 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; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
6:31:37 PM Gulledge Before continuing with the agenda, invited Police Chief Schardan to introduce guests in attendance to make a presentation.
6:31:53 PM Schardan Introduced Jim Chapman, a retired police officer from Wood River who is now an agent with the Police and Fire Insurance Association, and has an award to present to Police Officer Matt Spaller.
6:32:18 PM Chapman Reiterated he is a retired police officer from Wood River and is with Police and Firemen's Insurance Association, and Backstoppers of Greater St. Louis. Stated he is making a presentation to Officer Spaller for a heroic deed done in August of 2007. Read the award letter in its entirety, after which Chief Schardan presented Spaller with a plaque.
6:34:36 PM Gulledge Stated on behalf of the Board, the Village is extremely proud of Spaller and the job he did on that day.
6:34:59 PM Gulledge Went to first agenda item and invited developer Chris Geiler to address the Board regarding the Zupan Street Town Homes Development.
6:35:21 PM Chris Geiler Stated he is with CMG Custom Construction, residing at 1501 Moleia, St. Jacob, Illinois. Offered his appreciation for the opportunity to speak to the Board. Explained they are trying to get approval on a multi-unit town home development on Zupan. Explained they are trying to produce an upscale, luxury-end product for the professional individual. Stated he is aware there are other apartment buildings in that area, and the area is currently dense. Stated they have designed the product and location to a certain degree to block the area from view from Route 159, as well as improve the surrounding area. Showed slides of the property and explained where the building would sit as well as where the entrances would be located. Showed a photo of an example of the planned structure including details such as decorative molding, columns, covered porches on every other unit, dormers and brick work. Stated he is aware of concerns over density, for which they have requested variances. Explained the property is zoned MR2. Pointed out their attempt to introduce a development that would fit with new developments planned for the area. Stated they feel the proposed building will better the area and will not downgrade the environment. Stated they are designating ten (10) feet across the front of the property on the south side to the Village. Stated they have been working with the Planning Commission for two (2) months to come up with a reasonable plan. Explained they are extending an 8-inch water main from the south east portion of the property to the other side as well as sanitary sewer. Stated they are planning an extensive landscaping package. Stated his intention is to own the complex. Explained he has other interests in Maryville including a lot and house in Whispering Hills. Explained his company builds quality products as seen in the eight (8) to ten (10) homes built in Autumn Oaks. Explained his opinion if you have a quality product, people will take care of it, which is his intention. Stated 48% of the overall lot is green space. Commented his hope the Board will take the whole project into consideration, seeing it as an opportunity for a nice complex that will be well-maintained and increase the value of the surrounding area.
6:40:58 PM Gulledge Invited questions for Geiler.
6:41:01 PM Bell Commented on the landscaping plan for the burm in the middle of the parking lot to include trees.
6:41:10 PM Geiler Explained it calls for five (5) to six (6) trees as well as bushes. Commented the only variances requested are for density and for three parking spaces. Explained the restrictions call for two and one-half spaces per unit; they were able to get two and one-third. Explained it could be done, but would detract from the overall feel of the complex.
6:41:56 PM Limberg Stated he attended the Planning Commission meetings on this development. Stated there was extensive discussion about the variances. Stated the Planning Commission feels, as it is already zoned MR2, this style of building is preferable. Stated the vote from the Commission was five (5) to zero (0). Stated the Planning Commission felt it was well worth the effort of the developer, who met a lot of the criteria requested. Commented he was absent at the last two Board meetings and was unsure whether the Board was aware of the feelings of the Planning Commission.
6:43:01 PM Gulledge Explained he presented the report on Limberg's behalf when he was absent. Stated there were questions at the time. Stated the three variances sought will be brought before the Zoning Board of Appeals on July 19th at 9:00 a.m. Explained the Zoning Board will have the final say on the variances. Explained that is a stand-alone Board, where all of the other Boards are recomednory. Suggested questions or concerns be discussed with Geiler or Brase. Asked what they foresee the units renting for.
6:44:34 PM Geiler Answered a ball-park range of $750 to $800 per month. Explained they are looking for the upscale professional tenant. Stated there will be extra amenities on the inside of the units to draw that type of tenant.
6:44:59 PM Schmidt Commented aesthetically the units look great, and would clean up the area and block the view of the apartments to the west and north. Commented his opinion the Planning Commission did not think the item out for the long-run. Commented as evidenced by the Comprehensive Plan, the Village's hope is that most of that area will one day be commercial; his opinion is if this nice development is put in it will detract from a commercial developer purchasing the land due to the newness of the development.
6:46:29 PM Geiler Responded the issue came up in one of the Planning Commission meetings. Stated the statement from Flaugher was the Comprehensive Plan sets aside the first block for commercial, and the second block and surrounding area in the location is MR2.
6:46:54 PM Schmidt Responded it would not take care of the second block but would give an incentive to a commercial developer to buy the parcel to the north, and the other could be rezoned.
6:47:07 PM Geiler Commented in that situation, there is a lot of property along Route 159 that would not need demolition or work done to it. Stated if they can meet the restrictions of MR2 zoning, they are able to put in 9 units. Stated he does not want to do that, as he has other property in the area and his intention is to keep the volume of the property up, not decrease it by throwing up an average apartment building. Stated they are trying to work within the confines awarded to them.
6:47:50 PM Kostyshock Commented he lives in the area. Stated there are currently 50 apartments, 8 duplexes, an additional 12 will give 72 multi-family units. Stated on the north, east and west sides there are only alleys that are only approximately 10 feet wide. Commented they keep putting more people together in a small area. Commented neighboring communities like Collinsville have stopped issuing permits to build apartments because they are trouble areas. Commented one owner builds, but then sells the units three or four times. Commented some owners care, some don't. Commented his opinion they are throwing too many people together now, and should not add to it. Commented he knows it is zoned properly for multi-family, but the Board can specify how many units go in.
6:49:12 PM Geiler Responded he understands. Commented they could build nine units; however he would rather build the complex shown, as it is a nicer complex. Stated they are not accessing anything off the alley ways. Stated the unit residents will be using a new improved street on Zupan with an entrance that comes directly off of Zupan. Stated the other traffic and surrounding area will not affect them, and they should not affect anyone else at all. Concurred it is a dense location currently; however it is zoned MR2 and nothing else can be done with the property at this time. Stated he does not know of any commercial developers looking at the location.
6:49:54 PM Kostyshock Commented part of the problem is if someone wants to get other property rezoned, they can argue that there are already apartments close to it. Commented there are a lot of empty lots around that area.
6:50:09 PM Geiler Argued there is not a lot in the Comprehensive Plan for future development that is MR2. Stated it is a certain block that is allowing it in the first place.
6:50:33 PM Garcia Stated she was on the last Comprehensive Plan Committee, and they did designate the first two blocks as commercial. Bell commented the Future Use Plan goes all the way to Lucas. Garcia commented this development is going against the plan. Commented her concern is similar to Kostyshock, as Geiler plans to own the buildings, but what happens when they are sold. Commented at that time people move in and out, and owners don't take care of the property. Asked what his plan is on selling.
6:51:18 PM Geiler Stated he plans to keep the units. Stated he has other rental property in Collinsville. Stated his intention is to keep the complex. Stated the complex will have equity established, and with it being one of the nicer buildings in Maryville, they will have easy tenancy.
6:51:51 PM Garcia Asked why they can't build nine units as pictured.
6:51:54 PM Geiler Stated the additional amenities cost a lot of money. In order to make the development cost effective, they will need a certain amount of rental income to offset the expense. Commented it would be cheaper to put in a square box of nine units; however he does not want to do that as his company builds custom homes. Commented he built the custom home in Whispering Hills at lot 39 as well as eight or ten out in Autumn Oaks. Stated as it is his intention to own the building, he wants it to be a quality product.
6:52:53 PM Callahan Commented his understanding the Board does not get a chance to vote on this development again, as it is going to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
6:53:10 PM Gulledge Stated the Zoning Board of Appeals is only for variances. Stated the Board still has to approve the plats. Stated it will come back to the Board for a vote based on what happens at the Zoning Board of Appeals.
6:53:41 PM Callahan Clarified if the Zoning Board approves the variances, the Board cannot stop the developer from putting 12 units on. Gulledge answered that is his understanding. Stated there are rules for multi-family zoning. Commented the person that benefits from increasing density is the builder, as he gets more renters and more income. Commented he does not blame the builder for asking; however he can't blame the Board for expressing they don't want it. Stated he disagrees with the Planning Commission, as why would they want to increase the density. Stated he knows how narrow that street is on the east side, which will now be blocked for a zoning barrier. Commented it may be a safety hazard. Commented his opinion this is too dense. Stated the general consensus of all the people on the Future Use Committee was no more multi-family. Commented Collinsville made the decision; however they re-zoned their multi-family to business which would make it profitable for a buyer to create a business. Stated Maryville does not have a lot of MR-2; however they do have a lot of PDR.
6:56:43 PM Gulledge Commented in trying to be objective, his opinion is the property is zoned MR2; they can build some type of apartments if they choose provided they meet all of the ordinances and guidelines in Building and Zoning. Stated if what is pictured is what will be built, there is no question it is an upgrade to what is there now. Commented sometimes you have to pick your battles. Commented maybe the Planning Commission thought they could end up with a whole lot worse than what is being proposed. Commented they all understand they can't stop nine; however there is a problem with twelve. Explained the Comprehensive Plan is what the town foresees in the area over a period of time. Stated zoning still rules the issue. Commented his only concern is will they get enough people that would pay that rent in that area.
6:59:51 PM Garcia Asked about water and sewer problems and whether the Village is capable as far as sewer, because they had problems in the area before.
7:00:03 PM Presson Stated he would have to look at the surrounding areas.
7:00:17 PM Geiler Stated they have accounted for rain water. Stated all issues have been addressed through engineering.
7:00:38 PM Gulledge Stated those issues are addressed before a preliminary is approved.
7:00:50 PM Limberg Commented Juneau has a representative at the Planning Commission meetings, and all plans are reviewed. Stated any problems are listed on a punch list.
7:01:23 PM Geiler Explained they went through the preliminary plan, made corrections and resubmitted. Stated this is a very visible lot. Commented his opinion from the Village's standpoint, they would want to look at a nice building driving down Route 159. Stated it may be their risk if they are over-building for the area; however that is a risk they are willing to take for the betterment of the community.
7:02:22 PM Kostyshock Commented his building is nice looking; however the apartments on Patty Drive were nice once too. Stated they have kept changing hands, and now the buildings are Section 8 and the biggest problem the Police Department has.
7:03:04 PM Geiler Commented that is probably the next re-development area being looked at in Maryville. Explained that is how development cycles through. Stated there is always potential for someone to stop maintaining a property. Commented hopefully the Village has ordinances to enforce maintenance. Reiterated his intention is to own the property and maintain it.
7:03:29 PM Bell Commented the proposed buildings will not have front yards or grass.
7:03:55 PM Geiler Responded there is 25 feet in the front of the building, as well as a 7 1/2 foot planting island in the center. Stated there is 48% of green space compared to the lot.
7:04:08 PM Bell Clarified the front faces the parking lot.
7:04:54 PM Geiler Responded yes. Corrected himself there is 11' 8" of frontage between the unit and the curb, the majority of which will be landscaped. Stated if they wanted to gain more frontage, they could rearrange the planting island. Commented his opinion the planting island breaks apart the monotony of the parking lot.
7:05:05 PM Gulledge Reminded the Board they are not here because of green space. Commented they are way over in the requirement.
7:05:31 PM Geiler Stated they are willing to listen to comments.
7:05:48 PM Callahan Commented the Board does not have any say so from this point; it will either not be twelve, or it will.
7:06:01 PM Gulledge Answered if they want to build nine units, they can. Stated if they want to do twelve, and the Zoning Board of Appeals approves the density variance, he is not sure that it can be stopped.
7:07:56 PM Callahan Commented his point is they cannot vote in Caucus, so the only vote they have on this is five to zero in favor from the Planning Commission. Commented apparently there are a few Board members who are not in favor; however they do not get to vote.
7:08:29 PM Garcia Stated they will get to vote on the plan. Callahan responded if the Zoning Board of Appeals approves, the issue will not come before the Board. Garcia asked why they get to vote on other plans.
7:08:29 PM Gulledge Responded this is a variance issue for the Zoning Board of Appeals. Explained it is a State law. Explained they have not had developments like this before where variances are tied to zoning.
7:09:16 PM Limberg Explained if they meet all the criteria that the Village has in their ordinances, they cannot turn them down. Various discussion ensued.
7:10:28 PM Norris Brase Stated he owns the land as well as land located in Collinsville zoned multi-family. Explained Collinsville did change their laws; however existing multi-family is still zoned as such. Commented nine units would be a square box with vinyl siding, a couple of windows in the front, and a parking lot that meets the requirements, only renting for $600 per month. Stated knowing the Village doesn't want that, in order to afford the upgrades, they have to go to twelve units. Stated he brought a plan last fall to build three duplexes and was told the property was not zoned for that. Stated he was not aware of the desire for commercial, as he was told the zoning is okay.
7:13:36 PM Gulledge Stated there is a difference between current and future use. Explained they are governed by the zoning map, which shows MR-2. Commented his appreciation for coming in to discuss the issue. Stated they need to move on with the meeting.
7:15:00 PM Garcia Asked what will happen if they don't get the rent they are asking because of the area the building is in.
7:15:12 PM Brase Responded he believes they will get it. Stated they know Maryville's hopes of redeveloping. Stated they hope that is right around the corner to make their building more appealing to attract tenants. In answer to Garcia's question, they may have to give a discount for the first six months to draw tenants.
7:16:52 PM Gulledge Thanked the representatives for their address. Went to next agenda item, Water Treatment Plant Filter Six Repairs.
7:17:29 PM Presson Explained this is for the water treatment plant, filter #6. Stated there was a small crack in the bottom of the filter which caused damage to the strainers and the filter itself. Stated this filter has been shut down, gutted, the crack has been repaired, and what is listed are the two last steps for the repair: Replace the 76 strainers and epoxy coat the inside of the filter for a total cost of $10,794.80.
7:18:23 PM Gulledge Explained they have to do this repair. Stated they are making the Board aware due to the amount of the expense.
7:18:40 PM Limberg Asked if it is affecting output.
7:18:46 PM Presson Stated not currently; however they are not yet at peak demand.
7:18:54 PM Gulledge Stated if the Board is in agreement, he would like to authorize Presson to move forward with ordering the repair materials. Asked if there is a time frame for materials.
7:19:09 PM Presson Stated if the items are ordered this week, it will be 6 to 8 weeks for final repair, including the 2 weeks needed for the epoxy coat to set and dry.
7:19:29 PM Gulledge Polled the Board. All were in favor. Went to next item, JS Land Trust. Explained the new medical building on Vadalabene has run into problems getting a necessary easement. Stated they want to go into the IDOT highway along Route 162 on the north side. Stated IDOT does not give easements to private entities, but will to communities. Stated they are drafting an agreement because it is an LLC, and they want to make sure someone will be responsible at a later date in case the road is widened or the private force-main sewer has any defects or needs any work done. Explained although Maryville will apply to the State, they will not own the line.
7:22:16 PM Bell Stated the agreement states the LLC and assignees or members, heirs; his understanding of Mayor's explanation is they will tie it to a person.
7:22:36 PM Gulledge Stated the names will be listed under "Members" and each will sign individually. Stated the agreement was prepared by Wigginton, who has been in contact with their attorneys.
7:23:09 PM Callahan Commented on the last sentence where it says it will be entered with the recorder of deeds. Asked if it will be like a lien.
7:23:23 PM Gulledge Stated no, they are only recording it to make sure it is a binding contract on record.
7:23:35 PM Callahan Commented they said they could not get the easements they needed. Asked what they were going to do.
7:23:42 PM Gulledge Stated they were going to put easements on private property, and were not able to obtain one from one individual. Stated the only way to get to the sewer is to go in the right of way along Vadalabene, which is owned by IDOT. Stated they tried to go the private route, but were unable to get a response to their request. Callahan asked where it goes.
7:24:56 PM Presson Stated this line will tie into a manhole located on Maryville Manor's property. Stated it ends up in Schiber Court.
7:25:27 PM Gulledge Polled the Board. All were in favor. Went to next item, Haier Plumbing and Heating Pay Request #1, in the amount of $61,552. Commented there were some additions; but they are asking for $58,982.77 which has been signed off by Juneau. Stated they are holding 10% retainage. Explained it is the 14" main on Route 157, and is complete. All were in favor.
7:26:43 PM Gulledge Went to next item, 1988 Chevy S10. Stated they will be putting the vehicle out for bid. There were no questions. All were in favor. Went to next item, Glen Carbon Meter.
7:27:36 PM Presson Requested the Village authorize the Water Department to spend an amount not to exceed $3,500 to install an interconnection meter with the Village of Glen Carbon at Nottingham Estates so as to meter any future use on either community. Stated there is currently an interconnection with Glen Carbon; however it is not metered.
7:28:19 PM Gulledge Commented it is only for emergencies. Stated they foresee a possible need for Glen Carbon to purchase water from Maryville.
7:28:36 PM Presson Explained it is a reverse-flow meter, so it will read when water goes to Glen Carbon or comes from Glen Carbon. Bell asked if they are paying for half. Presson responded that is correct; they are splitting the cost of the materials and each supply, labor and operators.
7:29:01 PM Gulledge Commented his opinion this is a smart move because it will help with water shortage problems. Polled the Board. All were in favor.
7:30:57 PM Gulledge Went to next item, Crown Castle Request to Enlarge Cell Tower Space. Stated they sent a proposal. Commented his opinion the Village is not interested in selling and would not be able to due to the fact they don't technically own the ground. Stated currently they get $14,451.63 annually for rent. Stated they get another $669.66 per month for the two (2) users on the tower. Stated he informed the individual if the Board decided to do it, they would likely want more money than what they get currently.
7:32:36 PM Schmidt Commented they can't sell it, so it is a moot point.
7:32:56 PM Gulledge Explained there are two offers: One to lease more ground, and one to buy it. Stated they don't want to sell and couldn't due to the agreement with the State that as long as the land is used for municipal purposes they receive it for $1; if they chose to sell any portion, they would first have to purchase it from the State at fair market value. Stated their proposal is an additional monthly payment of $263 for an additional 400 square feet. Commented his opinion the dollar amount is not enough.
7:34:19 PM Bell Asked if they are asking for the 400 square foot right at the location of the tower. He was told yes. Clarified they would extend the fence around the additional space.
7:34:41 PM Gulledge Responded yes, and they would make sure it got slatted this time.
7:34:47 PM Callahan Asked if it would affect the Khoury League.
7:34:51 PM Gulledge Responded he does not think so. Commented his opinion he does not have a problem giving the additional square footage; however what they are offering for payment is too low.
7:35:04 PM Callahan Stated his only concern is by ordinance they don't let cell towers in the Village; now they are in the leasing business.
7:36:06 PM Gulledge Asked the Board if they want him to negotiate. All were in favor.
7:37:40 PM Gulledge Went to next item, Allied Waste Contract.
7:38:01 PM Schmidt Stated they currently have a contract that does not expire until January 10, 2009. Stated he has been in discussion with the Municipal Representative for Allied Waste, Robin Karlas to get a jump start on a contract for the next three years. Referred to the chart distributed. Acknowledged there are some increases; however his opinion is they are bearable. Stated the yard waste program is taking the biggest hit by percentage. Explained the trucks have to make a complete lap of the route to pick up whatever customers are taking advantage of the program; and depending on the number of customers using the program it affects the profitability of doing the extra route. Referred to the chart showing what residents currently pay monthly, what the first year increase would be broken down by what the three-month billing increase would be, and then what the total yearly increase would be for the first year. Stated in each category, the customers are taking the biggest hit the first year with considerable discounts in percentage of increase the following two years. Explained during the first negotiation of the current contract, Allied wanted to come back on a yearly basis to discuss fuel costs; Schmidt declined. Stated his opinion fuel cost is the reason for the large percentage increase, which he believes is fair considering what they gave up the past three years. Explained they have continued the discount for seniors, and are only increasing by 66 cents per month with frozen rates for the second and third year.
7:42:36 PM Bell Asked what other companies have been contacted for negotiations.
7:42:47 PM Schmidt Responded this is an extension of the current contract which is not finished at this time. Explained this is simply a three year extension of the main body of the current contract staying intact.
7:43:00 PM Kostyshock Asked if the Village can recoup money from recycled material collected. Commented he has seen news articles that it is a multi-billion dollar business.
7:43:17 PM Schmidt Commented his opinion the answer to that question would be that is how Allied is able to keep the hauling rates as low as they are.
7:43:44 PM Kostyshock Asked the reason they sift through the trash before hauling it. Various comments ensued.
7:44:20 PM Gulledge Stated the purpose of this discussion is to discuss rates. Commented his opinion the rates are fair. Commented the proposal is close to what neighboring communities have already been paying. Commented if they don't like the carrier, that is another subject; right now they need to decide whether to extend the contract. Stated if they don't wish to extend, they will have to put out for bid. Commented there is a chance they might get a better price; however he is unsure they will get better service as he has spoken with a number of other communities and there is a reason why Allied is used by most of the neighboring communities. Commented he cannot say that Allied never makes mistakes; however when they are called they have always made rectification.
7:47:06 PM Callahan Clarified there is no fuel escalation clause. Schmidt responded that is correct. Clarified the age for senior rates is 62.
7:47:42 PM Gulledge Commented in addition, although they don't have to they have come out every day to empty the dumpster at the Village Hall due to the amount of trash from Khoury League. Stated Schmidt got included in the contract a dumpster to be kept at the water tower full time, which they will pick up at no additional charge to the Village. Stated they are increasing the number of dumpsters for the Village. Various comments ensued regarding service. Polled the Board regarding putting the issue on the Board meeting agenda. All were in favor except for Bell.
7:51:41 PM Gulledge Went to next item, Anticipated Revenues.
7:51:47 PM Schmidt Explained Maryville is governed by appropriations and anticipated revenues. Stated the Appropriations Ordinance has to be filed with the County by the end of January each year. Referred to the proposed figures showing anticipated revenue for 2007/2008, revenues received in 2007/2008, and revenues estimated for 2008/2009.
7:52:52 PM Callahan Asked why ambulance fee anticipated revenue was raised so much.
7:52:59 PM Gulledge Responded Flaugher will be coming to the Board to propose a raise in rates based on neighboring communities.
7:53:18 PM Schmidt Stated it also reflects a raise in what Medicare will pay that is not being charged currently.
7:53:59 PM Kostyshock Asked why the road and bridge tax is lower this year.
7:54:07 PM Gulledge Explained the rules have changed.
7:54:51 PM Callahan Asked about the "Rental Income, Hydrants" entry.
7:55:11 PM Gulledge Explained that is the rental for other fire districts.
7:55:51 PM Schmidt Commented under appropriations one error was caught on page 4 under Streets and Alleys, Section 7, Principal Payment: The 2008/09 appropriation reflects $8,000 and should be $80,000. Asked for any questions on the appropriation figures. There were none. Explained the figure for Employee Medical Insurance is incorrect due to a software problem. Stated the figure should be almost half of what is shown. Stated Comptroller is working on the issue and will try to get an answer by next week. There were no further questions.
8:01:07 PM Gulledge Stated a public hearing will be held next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on the Appropriations. Bell commented the Appropriations have gone down considerably. Gulledge responded they have because they are trying to be more realistic in their figures. Stated if any of the figures change, they will note it in the Trustee packets. Went to Calendar Updates. Commented the Homecoming will be held this weekend; no Economic Development Committee meeting is scheduled; Comprehensive Planning Commission meeting scheduled for the 17th at 7:00 p.m.; Movie in the Park event scheduled for the 25th. Went to next item, Public Input. There was none. Went to To Do List, page 1. Schmidt asked the status of the Special Census. Fenton responded she has not heard from the Bureau. Gulledge stated a special is more involved than a regular, and they have been working diligently. Stated they have been told it must be done by September. Went to page 2. Bell asked the status of the OSLAD grant. Gulledge responded he has some papers to sign and are close to getting started. Bell asked the status of the erection of the pavilion. Gulledge responded the piers have been poured and the contractor is scheduled to be here either next week or the following. Went to page 3. There were no comments. Went to Trustees Comments.
8:05:51 PM Callahan Stated the Community Improvement Board CERT team is setting up a training program for citizens to be trained in assisting first responders in an emergency situation. Stated the first training session is scheduled at the Seniors building on July 17th at 7:00 p.m. Any interested parties can contact MCIB members Courtney and Dan Wright at 618/205-3204. Explained there are a limited number of spots in the class; however if there is enough interest they will schedule another class. Stated response can also be sent via e-mail to maryvillecert@yahoo.com Next, commented on issues discussed at the MCIB meeting. Stated a meeting will be set up with IDOT regarding the Welcome to Maryville signs. Next, stated a committee has been established to research decorative banners in town, with the idea to have local businesses sponsor them in exchange for a small advertising space at the bottom. Next, stated they presented the award for the Yard of the Month. Next, stated they viewed a presentation from the Streetscape Committee and discussed ideas for a theme for the town. Encouraged the Trustees to attend a meeting, as it is a good committee.
8:12:22 PM Kostyshock Commented the Sheriff's Department is using a work detail down Route 159 and have done a good job. Commented on the need for alternate parking for the Homecoming if it rains. Comments were made there is no where else to park. Next, commented the old fire house looks good. Commented the summer help cleaned up the Old Town streets in anticipation of Homecoming.
8:14:24 PM Gulledge Went to Mayor's Comments. Stated the reimbursement to the Khoury League for children's inflatables at the Opening Day celebration will be on the bills next week in the amount of $800. Stated this item was budgeted through the MCIB. Next, commented his observation that with the new streets and street signs in Old Town, the residents are beginning to take more pride in their properties as far as maintenance and landscaping efforts.
8:16:12 PM Bell Commented on his understanding the State will not allow the decorative stop signs on the intersections at Route 159.
8:16:31 PM Schmidt Responded that has been worked out. Stated Presson has been in contact with the State and some of the signs are already up.
8:16:52 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; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
8:17:14 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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