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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Caucus Meeting
Date 4/23/2008 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
6:30:14 PM Gulledge Called the Caucus meeting of Wednesday, April 23, 2008 to order and asked those in attendance to join in the Pledge of Allegiance. After the Pledge, he asked for a roll of those officers present. Answering the roll call were Trustees Limberg, Schmidt, Bell, Callahan, Kostyshock and Garcia. Also in attendance were Public Service Officer Jones, Public Works Director Presson, two (2) representatives from Koman Properties LLC, five (5) residents and two (2) reporters.
6:30:56 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the April 9th 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 Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
6:31:29 PM Gulledge Before continuing with agenda items, invited Joe Semanisin to address the Board.
6:31:46 PM Michael Joseph Semanisin 300 Bauer Lane, Maryville, Illinois. Stated he would like to set the record straight regarding the memorial issue. Explained a newspaper article printed in the Troy Times Tribune states a formal request for the memorial was made by his family. Stated this is not true. Explained his opinion it would be rude for him to make such a request. Explained a correction was printed in the paper and ran today. Stated an individual on the Park Committee went to his family to ask permission for the memorial. Stated upon this request, he had a rendering made up. Stated he presented it to the Park Board explaining it can be revised as needed. Commented it was quite expensive, at which time he was asked to pay the difference. Stated when his father passed away, donations were requested for the Park for use at their discretion. He asked that in future, the Board please leave his family name out of the discussion. Commented the funds were donated in 2000, and according to the Park Board the money was never given to the Board. Stated he is unsure whether this is true. Commented money was also donated to the Fire Department and wondered if that money was ever given to the Department.
6:37:01 PM Gulledge Stated he is unsure, but will check. Assured Semanisin that when funds come in to the Village denoted for specific uses, it is passed to the proper Department. Reiterated he will check on the funds.
6:37:18 PM Bell Commented he will take the blame for bringing the issue to the Village Board. Explained it was at the request and recommendation from the Park Board, and a particular individual that led the Park Board to believe that Semanisin requested the memorial.
6:37:44 PM Gulledge Explained this individual came to the Board and said she was there "on behalf of the Semanisin family".
6:37:51 PM Semanisin Stated he is here to correct any misunderstanding. Commented he will attend a Park Board meeting to explain as well.
6:38:23 PM Limberg Commented it was stated at the last Caucus that the recommendation came from the Park Board, not the family.
6:38:45 PM Semanisin Reiterated he is fine with either decision to erect a memorial or not; he simply does not want the decision to be made under misleading circumstances.
6:39:08 PM Schmidt Applauded Semanisin for coming in to set the record straight and apologized on behalf of the Village for any confusion caused to his family.
6:39:27 PM Semanisin Commented his opinion that the newspaper article is bad publicity, politically. Thanked the Board for his opportunity to address.
6:39:49 PM Gulledge Went to first agenda item, Inducement Resolution with Koman Properties. Stated a copy of the Resolution was provided to each Trustee.
6:40:08 PM Wigginton Explained it is a document used in development matters where the development moves more quickly than legislative process, particular the creation of a Business District. Explained the Village already has one Business District in the Village that covers the territory commonly referred to as the Keller Properties. Explained the purpose of a Business District is to provide for additional economic incentives to be shared with the Village and developer for infrastructure of the project or eligible reimbursable costs. Stated it requires the establishment of a Business District plan which must show why the property qualifies for the designation. Explained one of the qualifications is that the property is not currently bringing in the revenue it could, is in blighted condition, is not occupied by residential but is a commercial area, etc. Explained an Inducement Resolution says the parties will negotiate in good faith toward establishment of a Business District and that the parties will work in that goal. Clarified this is just an indication of intent and is not intended to require either party to sign a Redevelopment Agreement nor obligate the Village to pay any money. Explained the reason to move forward with this now is because if the developer wants to move more quickly in terms of the construction schedule, they need to establish the Business District tax of an additional 1% on an area. Explained currently the sales tax is 6.25%; if they establish the Business District, which is just an overlay on the property, it allows the Village to impose an additional 1% sales tax which has to go back into the project to pay for eligible reimbursable costs such as site improvements, infrastructure, grading, etc. Clarified it is for everything but the building itself. Explained they have been in discussions with Koman, who has formed an LLC titled Maryville Acquisition LLC. Explained they understand they are still at risk, there is no formal agreement and there is a possibility they may never have one. Explained they at least want some assurance that the Village will negotiate with them in good faith before they spend a lot of money on engineering costs, etc.
6:45:11 PM Bell Questioned regarding page 3, 5th clause, that the Village and developer have and will continue to incur redevelopment project costs; what costs have been incurred to date.
6:45:31 PM Wigginton Explained one of the recoverable costs are professional fees, such as legal and engineering, both for the Village and developer. Explained legal fees are the only cost the Village has incurred to date.
6:46:03 PM Garcia Asked if the buildings will be torn down before negotiations begin.
6:46:10 PM Wigginton Stated he does not know for certain. Explained the Village does not have power to force them to start demolition; however he knows they are anxious to get started on the project. Commented the construction season is now beginning, and they want to capture as much of the season as possible.
6:46:43 PM Gulledge Invited Terry Barnes, Koman Representative, to address the Board.
6:46:48 PM Terry Barnes St. Louis, Missouri, Koman Properties Representative. Stated they would like to begin working as soon as possible. Explained they have pushed everyone including the seller and tenants. Explained they also have some environmental issues on the properties that are in the process of resolution. Explained they would like to demolish the buildings as soon as possible, which is part of the urgency to go forward with discussion of an agreement. Stated Koman is willing, with Wigginton's approval, to begin demolition while in discussions at their risk.
6:47:56 PM Wigginton Explained demolition cost is one that is recoverable from the Business District tax. Stated if they are able to establish the Business District and impose the additional 1% sales tax, the money comes into an account and is used to reimburse the developer for costs up to a certain agreed number as well as to reimburse the Village for any costs incurred.
6:48:43 PM Callahan Commented he does not agree with the proposal. Stated he does not think they should be encouraging people to compete with existing businesses and give them money. Stated they have a pharmacy in town who believes his business will pick up if Walgreen's comes to town because they are not service oriented. Commented this business owner is not happy with the fact the Village might pay them to come to town. Stated he personally thinks once this Resolution is approved the developer has declaration of blight at their means and discretion. Stated he is concerned that this is not the type of thing for which they should set a precedent. Commented his opinion it is a disservice to some of the existing business people in the community. Stated one year ago the Village received a letter from Koman stating they overpaid for the property and would need the Village's help to compensate for it. Stated he does not think this is a legitimate reason to consider a Business District. Commented last week a business owner addressed the Board from the south side of town asking for help in not keeping his property in compliance because he might be selling it. Stated he does not think the Board will allow this property to go just because the request was made. Commented his opinion they should not be concerned about what will happen to the property if they don't impose a Business District. Stated originally there were ten (10) businesses located there and a blight ticket was never issued. Concluded he is opposed to the idea of negotiating for this because he does not believe it is right.
6:51:55 PM Kostyshock Asked what type of other businesses will go into the area.
6:52:03 PM Barnes Responded they are in discussion with some restaurants and other retailers. Commented with the bad economy, the parties interested earlier are now stepping back due to reevaluation of business positions, especially national tenants. Explained because Maryville is flanked by Collinsville and Edwardsville, they view Maryville as more a service area, bedroom community, and they are trying to create a development that lends to that with small service center type businesses like pharmacies, restaurants, "Mom & Pop" shops, cleaners, etc. which hopefully will spur other development.
6:53:45 PM Garcia Clarified so as to be sure what she is voting for, what they are deciding tonight is not an actual negotiation.
6:53:59 PM Wigginton Explained they are authorizing to begin formal negotiations in good faith toward a redevelopment agreement under the Illinois Business District Act. Garcia responded this does not mean they have to accept it. Wigginton responded if they negotiate an agreement there will be several ordinances that will come before the Board: One establishing the Business District; one establishing the Business District tax; one establishing the Business District Plan, which is actually the first; one approving a redevelopment agreement. Stated the Board will have the opportunity to vote four (4) more times. Commented Trustee Callahan spoke well as to his point of view, and given his opinion he expects his future votes to be no; however they are votes in the future. Explained the Inducement Resolution simply states they begin negotiations in good faith and they begin to develop the property. Explained whatever work is done, Koman is still at risk; however this Resolution allows that if an agreement is approved by the Board, the work they perform now will be eligible for reimbursement in the future.
6:55:32 PM Bell Asked who is the current owner of the seven (7) acres.
6:55:47 PM Barnes Stated they have an option on all seven (7) acres. Explained they currently own 1.6 acres, which is the hard corner including Red'z and about half of the blue building behind it.
6:56:05 PM Bell Commented the cover letter says Koman Properties cannot and will not remove existing buildings without passage of the Resolution.
6:56:21 PM Gulledge Stated he wrote that paragraph. Commented maybe he should not have said "will not", but the agreement is unless they receive an Inducement Resolution Koman is not ready to spend a lot of money on the project.
6:56:36 PM Barnes Concurred.
6:56:45 PM Gulledge Stated they will adjourn the Caucus meeting and come back into a Special Meeting at 7:00 p.m. to consider an Inducement Resolution with Koman Properties. Explained they will adjourn for five minutes and come back at 7:00 p.m. for a formal vote, after which they will adjourn and reconvene the regular Caucus meeting at 7:15 p.m. Motion to adjourn and reconvene at 7:15 p.m. was made by Bell and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Trustee Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Meeting adjourned.
7:15:12 PM Gulledge Reconvened the Caucus meeting of Wednesday, April 23, 2008. Asked for a roll of those officers present. Answering the roll call were Trustees Limberg, Schmidt, Bell, Callahan, Kostyshock, Garcia.
7:15:30 PM Gulledge Went to next agenda item, Police Vehicle Bids.
7:15:37 PM Callahan Stated two bids were received: One from New York and one from Chicago. Stated the New York bid is significantly better; however they are unsure as to whether the bidder expects the vehicle to be delivered. Suggested keeping the item on the agenda for next week until they find out about delivery.
7:16:17 PM Gulledge Stated the item will be put on agenda for next week's Caucus.
7:16:48 PM Limberg Commented he would not be surprised if New York is planning to pick it up.
7:17:06 PM Gulledge Stated they need to make sure before they act.
7:17:22 PM Gulledge Went to next agenda item, Part Time Public Works Position.
7:17:32 PM Presson Explained he has attached the applications received for 2 part time employees that would be hired at $13 per hour not to exceed 35 hours per week with no benefits. Stated additionally he is asking for approval to hire up to ten (10) summer help employees after May 1st. Stated wages for first-year applicants would be $8 per hour; second-year applicants would be $8.50 per hour; and third-year applicants would be $9 per hour; all not to exceed 32 hours per week with no benefits.
7:18:15 PM Gulledge Stated this issue has been left up to Kostyshock and Presson in the past.
7:18:27 PM Callahan Asked if part time employees will be allowed to go over 1,000 hours.
7:18:37 PM Gulledge Responded no because in going forward with the unionization the Village has an agreement in place to have part time help from May 1 through October.
7:19:03 PM Bell Asked the month time-frame worked by summer help.
7:19:12 PM Presson Stated it depends on the employee. Stated some start after May and work through July; others through August.
7:19:23 PM Gulledge Stated if they can work, some will stay longer.
7:19:33 PM Presson Stated they have not had any with the exception of one that stayed past September.
7:19:41 PM Gulledge With no further questions, stated the item will be placed on the Board meeting agenda. Asked for other Public Works questions.
7:20:20 PM Garcia Asked about the concrete project on West Main.
7:20:25 PM Presson Responded the locates have been called in. Stated he does not foresee starting work until next week. Stated the project will be a one-day job and the street will be open by the evening.
7:20:43 PM Bell Commented on a neighbor that asked about street creep on Oakridge Road.
7:21:03 PM Presson Stated he received a message and has tried to contact the resident. Commented an engineer was called out and it is unlikely that the roadway has crept up.
7:21:20 PM Bell Stated the resident has expansion joints in his driveway. Asked that the resident be given a response.
7:21:47 PM Presson Stated his opinion the issue is not with the curb but with the driveway.
7:22:04 PM Gulledge Explained what street creep is in response to Garcia's inquiry.
7:23:39 PM Gulledge Went to next agenda item, Proclamation of National Nurses Week from May 6th through May 12th. Stated the item will be added to the Board meeting agenda. Went to next item, Ordinance Adopting Supplemental Code of Ordinances. Stated this is passed every year so changes done throughout the year can be sent. There were no questions. Went to next item, Violations at 2801 Maryville Road. Explained a former business owner addressed the Board last week to discuss citations on his property. Stated he assigned the project to Limberg and Schmidt to investigate the situation and report back.
7:25:37 PM Limberg Stated a meeting was held with himself, Schmidt, PSO Jones and Herzing at the site. Stated the violations were discussed. Herzing explained the EPA is in the process of digging up ground samples for testing, as they have had issues with leaching. Stated they went through each issue step by step. First discussed was tires stored on the outside of the fence. Stated Herzing assured them he would move the tires to the inside of the fence so as not to be visible from the street. Photos of the property were displayed.
7:27:56 PM Schmidt Stated Herzing agreed he would contact the waste hauler used for disposal of the tires to pick up this load; future tires will be stored inside the fence.
7:28:25 PM Limberg Went to next issue, fence slatting. Stated Herzing's contention is he can slat a portion of the fence, but most of it was in too poor a condition to slat without replacing the fence. Explained Herzing does not want to go to the expense of replacing the fence due to the potential sale of the property. Stated Herzing agreed to slat the front of the fence. Stated his opinion he could slat a second portion on the north side as well. Discussion ensued as to whether there is potential that the EPA will tear down the fence in order to dig for sampling purposes. Limberg stated the discussion at the meeting indicated this portion of the property would not be tested.
7:31:33 PM Limberg Went to next item, dumpster at the front parking lot that is not enclosed. Stated the waste hauler will be contacted to move the dumpster inside the fence and be given a key for access to dump it.
7:32:30 PM Jones Stated he contacted Allied that day and the representative does not foresee a problem; she will get back to Jones with a firm answer.
7:32:42 PM Limberg Stated this solution was agreeable to Herzing.
7:33:13 PM Bell Commented his understanding the fence issue was resolved, although not to the Trustees' satisfaction.
7:33:26 PM Limberg Responded he agrees with Herzing that the back fence could not be slatted due to the condition of disrepair. Stated he could do the north and front sections, which will block the view from Route 159 going north and south.
7:33:48 PM Gulledge Asked about the south side of the property.
7:33:52 PM Limberg Stated various vehicles, including a boat, are stored on the property that Herzing insists do not belong to him and have not yet been picked up. Stated he pressed Herzing to make sure the items are removed by the owners.
7:34:53 PM Jones Commented his opinion there are two choices: Get rid of the items or move them to where they cannot be seen. Stated most of the items Herzing does not have a use for but is unwilling to dispose of. Stated Herzing's contention is the items are not his and he will face legalities if he removes them. Commented there are similar issues in other parts of town that are being forced into compliance.
7:35:58 PM Callahan Asked the requirement for boat storage.
7:36:04 PM Jones Responded the RV Storage Ordinance does not apply to commercial districts. Explained owners do not have to get rid of junk storage; they simply have to make sure it is not visible to the public.
7:36:37 PM Bell Asked about the sign issue.
7:36:47 PM Jones Stated he did not cite for the sign, as there is no violation.
7:36:55 PM Gulledge Stated if the sign is not in good working order it is in violation. Commented on a similar situation handled previously regarding another sign. Stated he needs a recommendation for a decision on how to rectify the situation. Commented something needs to be done, as the situation is out of control.
7:38:09 PM Limberg Commented they did not speak for the Board and did not set timetables with Herzing.
7:38:20 PM Gulledge Reiterated he needs a recommendation.
7:38:30 PM Bell Asked if construction fencing could be used in a color other than orange to wrap the entire fence.
7:38:51 PM Jones Stated this gets into temporary fencing. Asked how long they should allow it to be left up, as the property may not sell for a matter of years.
7:39:12 PM Gulledge Asked for other questions.
7:39:30 PM Callahan Asked about other areas of fence.
7:40:46 PM Limberg Stated anything visible from Route 159 could be slatted. Stated other portions of the fence cannot be done due to disrepair.
7:41:12 PM Jones Stated his recommendation is to bring the property into compliance with the Code and possibly extend deadlines for this situation.
7:41:28 PM Callahan Commented the Board came down hard on another "old time" resident and forced him to do everything necessary to clean up the property. Agrees with Jones for this reason they cannot show leniency here.
7:42:03 PM Limberg Commented more could be done to make the property compliant.
7:42:24 PM Jones Stated he has been working with Herzing since he was hired. Commented his opinion Herzing will not do anything with the junk vehicles until the business is torn down.
7:42:45 PM Bell Commented his suggestion to tell Herzing to get the north and west sides visible from Route 159 slatted in the next three (3) weeks; if that is done the Village will give him a couple of months for the south and east side.
7:43:22 PM Gulledge Commented that makes sense, as then they are working towards a common goal. Stated he agrees with Jones that they must be careful, as they have forced others to comply and will force future issues to comply. Commented his opinion it is a good idea to put time frames on each project.
7:44:33 PM Gulledge Asked the Board's opinion to give the project back to Trustees Schmidt and Limberg and PSO Jones to come up with a timeline to get the property in compliance. All were in favor.
7:45:24 PM Callahan Asked whether the previous situation to which he referred was given extra time for compliance. He was told yes. Stated the bottom line is the Village finally made them comply. Jones responded yes, with litigation.
7:46:10 PM Gulledge Asked that Limberg, Schmidt and Jones bring back a plan in writing by next Wednesday's Caucus meeting.
7:46:53 PM Callahan Asked whether Herzing cleaned up Keller's requests.
7:47:08 PM Limberg Commented some strange things go on at the property, for example an individual that lives in the back subdivision parks their car at the property so as to avoid neighbor's seeing the car.
7:47:57 PM Gulledge Asked for other issues for Jones. There were none. Went to next item, Memorial Project Recommendation. Commented he anonymously provided all suggestions submitted to him in the distributed memo.
7:48:57 PM Bell Asked whether the suggestion to discourage diversity was correct.
7:49:09 PM Gulledge Stated the memo was written exactly as the suggestions were given.
7:50:25 PM Limberg Commented his suggestion that memorials at the Village remain consistent with what is already in place, namely the brick paver. Stated individuals have the ability to choose a larger paver. Stated his opinion the memorial will be more attractive integrated to what is already in place. Options of paver sizes was discussed. Comments were made that lighted pedestals are also available.
7:52:08 PM Gulledge Commented his opinion if they do expand, they should incorporate it into the flat plaza effect. Stated this eliminates the need for mowing and trimming around obstacles, worrying about damage from machinery, etc. Discussion ensued. All Trustees agreed keeping the same effect is best.
7:56:58 PM Gulledge Went to next issue regarding Lucas Memorial. Stated they are not obligated to move the memorial, as it does not belong to the Village. Discussion ensued as to where to place the memorial if they accept it. Gulledge asked that they first decide whether or not they will accept it. Trustees Limberg, Schmidt and Garcia informally voted no; Trustees Bell, Callahan and Kostyshock informally voted yes; Gulledge broke the tie with a yes under the condition that they find an appropriate spot to place it. Stated he does not want it placed at the Khoury League Fields due to the threat of damage. Many suggestions were given as to placement. Clerk Fenton suggested the memorial be placed in the History Museum, to which the Board unanimously agreed.
8:08:05 PM Gulledge Asked Trustee Kostyshock to contact Presson regarding moving the memorial to the museum.
8:08:23 PM Bell Commented he needs to know what to take back to the Park Committee.
8:08:34 PM Gulledge Stated the Board has decided to accept the Lucas memorial statue for placement in the museum with the baseball section.
8:08:49 PM Bell Asked what they are doing with the specific recommendation.
8:09:01 PM Gulledge Responded the recommendation has been rejected regarding the Lucas memorial.
8:09:15 PM Schmidt Stated his recommendation is not to accept the recommendations from the Memorial Sub-Committee of the Park Board. Further suggested the Board scrub the whole issue and set a policy that memorials are restricted to brick pavers designated for a tree, park bench, picnic table or barbeque pit as already established.
8:09:57 PM Bell Commented the Park Committee is making improvements to the procedure for keeping track of memorials and funds donated. Stated some donations are given to the Park Committee to be used at the Committee's discretion, as is what happened with the Semanisin donation. Stated an individual on the Park Committee has taken it upon themselves to say the family expressed the money donated to the Park was to be used in building a monument. Stated Joe Semanisin proved this was never the intention of the donation.
8:11:23 PM Gulledge Stated any time the Village receives a donation for an entity, the funds go into that account. Explained if the donation is tied to a restriction of desired type of memorial such as a tree, the amount is so noted and spent accordingly. Clarified the Board's decision to accept the Lucas memorial for placement in the museum with the baseball memorabilia; and not to expand memorials at this time as they currently have enough options.
8:13:55 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Asked Limberg to comment on the Planning Commission meeting.
8:14:10 PM Limberg Stated the meeting is scheduled for the 28th. Stated the agenda includes a recommendation for the final development plan for the Maryville Medical Center, McRae Midkiff located behind Ceretto's Pharmacy; recommendation for the final development plan for lots 1, 2 and 3 of Executive Plaza, which is the new car wash; recommendation for the final development plan for the 159 Strip Center, which will be located across from Subway. Discussion ensued as to the location and plans.
8:16:38 PM Callahan Commented regarding the medical center, the original plan was for two (2) buildings. Asked whether the developer changed their mind or did the Village ask them to change the plan. He was told the decision was the developer's.
8:17:04 PM Limberg Stated the last Planning Commission agenda item is a recommendation for proposed changes that the submittal documents be required in CAD format.
8:17:15 PM Bell Commented the Park Committee Bike Rodeo is scheduled for May 10th at the Elementary School.
8:17:46 PM Gulledge Asked for other Calendar Updates. There were none. Went to Public Input. There was none. Went to To Do List, page one. there were no comments. Went to page two. There were no comments. Went to page three. There were no comments. Went to Trustees' Comments.
8:18:26 PM Schmidt Commented the Rabies Clinic was held last Saturday at which close to 100 dogs and cats were inoculated. Thanked Dr. David Hall and Erik Jones for assisting. Commented another clinic will be held in the fall. Next, stated he distributed spreadsheets to each Trustee regarding employee wages for use in the Closed Session discussion scheduled for next week. Asked that the Trustees review the information and bring them with them to the meeting next Wednesday.
8:19:13 PM Bell Gave Park Recommendations: First, to grant the St. John Neumann Boy Scouts' request for the use of Pavilion 5 at the south end of the lake for their Crossover Ceremony on May 9th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, at which they will use a raised fire pit. Stated they anticipate fifty (50) attendees including various levels of Scouts and parents. Stated the group has agreed to clean the area after the ceremony and requested the restrooms be kept open. Explained due to the timing, they cannot wait for the May 7th Board meeting for a vote.
8:21:10 PM Gulledge Stated by Ordinance he has the authority to grant the request; however he wanted to inform the Board. All Trustees were in favor.
8:21:30 PM Bell Next, the Pocket Landscape Committee of the Improvement Board has asked to be allowed to plant flowers on the opposite corner of the Blue Star Memorial at Firemen's Park on the corner of Perry and Route 159. Stated it will be similar in size to the Blue Star Memorial garden.
8:23:09 PM Gulledge Asked the Trustees opinion. All were in favor.
8:23:45 PM Bell Commented he was told they had a decent turnout for the Fly a Kite Day. Commented the number of attendees was down from last year due to inclement weather.
8:24:19 PM Callahan Stated he has received a copy of a letter from Nancy Shoup indicating she needs to order soil and plants for the spring planting season; however the budget has not yet been approved and she is seeking guidance. Stated the original request was for $3,000 for the entire planting season; however he is unsure whether the entire amount will be spent at the beginning.
8:25:02 PM Gulledge Explained she needs to get dirt and order plants. Commented he and Trustee Schmidt have reviewed the budget, and while the some of the items on the Improvement Board budget have been trimmed, Landscaping was not one of them. Explained there should be no problem with her ordering the supplies.
8:25:30 PM Callahan Commented the bills will not come in until much later anyway. Explained she simply wants to make sure she has the buying power before placing the order.
8:25:43 PM Gulledge Asked the Trustees opinion. All were in favor. Stated he will let her know of the approval.
8:25:55 PM Kostyshock Reminded anyone that will be in town the Maryville School walking field trip is scheduled for Monday morning. Explained they will walk from the school to the museum, fire house, police station, Village Hall and end at Bobby's. Stated there are over 100 children participating, and encouraged volunteers.
8:27:03 PM Gulledge Went to Mayor's comments. Stated a request procedure needs to be drafted for the electronic message board, and asked Trustee Callahan to bring the issue to the Improvement Board for a recommendation to bring back to the Board of Trustee's. Stated Fenton has started a list of recommendations and has added the item to the Improvement Board agenda for the next meeting. Next, stated the confusion regarding the Police Department personnel issues has been resolved and the item will be on the agenda for the Caucus meeting next week. Next, stated he has tickets for the Mayor's Prayer Dinner.
8:30:55 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 Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
8:31:22 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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