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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Minutes
Date 12/19/2007 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:06 PM Gulledge Called the Board meeting of Wednesday, December 19, 2007 to order and invited 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 Clerk Long, Attorney Wigginton, Public Works Director Presson, Public Service Officer Jones, Building and Zoning Administrator/Fire Chief Flaugher, Police Chief Schardan, one (1) resident and two (2) reporters.
7:01:07 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the December 5th Board meeting minutes. Asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the minutes as prepared by the Clerk. There were none. Motion to place the minutes on file 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.
7:01:37 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the bills submitted for payment. Asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the bills. There were none. Motion to pay was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:02:10 PM Gulledge Went to Communications. Presented a letter from Maryville Elementary student Kaia Casgriff regarding advertisement of paper recycling at Maryville School. He read the letter in its entirety. Asked Schardan if he would like the two letters of commendation read; Schardan responded they were for informational purposes to the Board only.
7:03:17 PM Gulledge Asked for other Communications. There were none. Asked for a motion to place the Communications on file. 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.
7:03:45 PM Gulledge Went to Legal Matters and asked attorney to discuss.
7:03:48 PM Wigginton Stated there are several ordinances to be presented for the Board's consideration. Explained the first three ordinances relate to the Cable Competition Act passed this year. Stated the first, Ordinance 2007-67, establishes standards for the construction of facilities in the rights-of-way including utility, electrical and video services. Explained it is a lengthy ordinance and is the recommendation of the Illinois Municipal League. Stated it is available for public inspection and copying.
7:05:11 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2007-67. 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.
7:05:39 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2007-68 establishing a cable/video service provider fee. Explained this ordinance is also a recommendation from the IML. Stated as discussed at prior Caucus, this ordinance will establish a fee of 5% for cable video service providers operating within the Village of Maryville.
7:06:29 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2007-68. Motion was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:06:58 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2007-69 establishing the Cable and Video Customer Protection Law. Explained this ordinance is also recommended by the IML and adopts the Cable and Video Consumer Protection Law found at 220ILCS5/70-501 and gives the Village local authority to enforce all of the customer service and privacy protection standards of the Cable and Video Protection Law with respect to complaints received from residents within the Village. Stated it provides for penalties against providers for service breaches in the amount of $750 per day, not to exceed $25,000 for each occurrence. Stated it also provides for customer credits for violation as provided in the State Statute. Stated this, as well as the prior two ordinances, will take effect January 1, 2008.
7:08:10 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2007-69. Motion was made by Limberg and seconded by Bell. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:08:44 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2007-70 allowing the Village to vacate a portion of an existing drainage and utility easement and dedicating a new drainage and utility easement located in Trotter's Run subdivision. He read the ordinance in its entirety.
7:12:14 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2007-70. Motion was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:12:51 PM Gulledge Went to Old Business.
7:12:59 PM Schmidt Made a motion to authorize the Mayor to sign agreements and issue a check for $68,456 payable to the Census Bureau, and to hold in reserve an additional $27,078 for support of a 2008 Special Census for a total cost of $95,624.  Second to the motion was made by Kostyshock.
7:14:13 PM Bell Asked what the population growth is expected to be.
7:14:16 PM Gulledge Responded his approximation is 1,400. Explained that number multiplied by $132.45 results in the census paying for itself two or three times. With no further questions or comments, asked for a roll call. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:15:20 PM Schmidt Made a motion to issue holiday bonuses to forty-six (46) regular full time employees and one (1) part-time employee, in an amount to net $100.
7:16:01 PM Gulledge Called for a second to the motion. Second was made by Garcia. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:16:47 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to approve Pay Request #17 which is the final payment to Petroff Trucking in the amount of $63,230.91 for Old Town Roadway Improvements. Second to the motion was made by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:17:38 PM Kostyshock Stated the ribbon cutting was cancelled due to the weather.
7:17:52 PM Gulledge Went to New Business/Trustees Comments.
7:17:59 PM Callahan Commented on Ordinance 2007-69, the Cable/Video Customer Protection Act, asking if there is any way to let the constituents know about the thirty-day notification period.
7:18:42 PM Gulledge Suggested placing notification in the newsletter.
7:18:59 PM Wigginton Commented the information needs to get to the residents to let them know to notify the Village of any material breach. Callahan commented they should ask the newspapers to include the information. Wigginton suggested placing a complaint form on the website to be sent in, which would then document the date and time of receipt.
7:19:30 PM Gulledge Commented that is a good idea and they will work on it.
7:19:50 PM Wigginton Explained the comments are regarding the event of a material breach at which time the Village can impose a fine not to exceed $750 per day. Explained a material breach means any substantial failure of a cable or video provider to comply with service quality and other standards specified. Stated the Village is required to give the provider written notice of any breach and allow at least thirty days from receipt of the notice to remedy it before penalties are imposed.
7:20:49 PM Gulledge Commented he can see that this may be an extra strain on the administration.
7:20:58 PM Wigginton Commented this would fall under the Code Enforcement Officer.
7:21:09 PM Gulledge Asked Callahan for other comments. He had none. Went on to Kostyshock.
7:21:10 PM Kostyshock Complimented the Public Works Department on the snow removal.
7:21:35 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates: Commented December 21st the Village Hall will be closed at 12:00 noon; all day the 24th and 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday; January 1st in observance of New Year's Day. Stated there will be no Caucus meeting on December 26th. Stated the MCIB meeting is scheduled for January 7th. Stated the Economic Development Committee meeting is scheduled for January 14th.
7:22:55 PM Bell Commented on the New Year's Day Scavenger Hunt scheduled for January 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
7:23:14 PM Gulledge Went to Staff Reports. There were none. Went to Business from the Floor.
7:24:06 PM Judy Wiemann 25 Lakewood, Glen Carbon, Illinois. Stated she is here on behalf of the Park Committee. Stated on November 17th the Committee presented a proposal for a memorial for Mike Semanisin. Commented her understanding there was some questions at the last meeting. Stated Joe Semanisin gave her a copy of the memorial proposal that was supposed to be given to the Village Trustees and Mayor. Commented her understanding there was a question as to the material of the memorial. Stated it is to be made of limestone or granite. Stated in addition to this memorial the Vernon Lucas memorial will be moved from the Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
7:26:04 PM Bell Stated they discussed this issue at Caucus. Stated the Board never made a decision on the monument itself; however the question is over funding. Commented his understanding the family plans to pay for the cost over and above those covered by any donations.
7:26:28 PM Wiemann Stated donations were made in the amount of $470. Stated she has documentation of the designations of donations. Stated these memorials were made in 2000. Commented the reason for the time lag was the preparation for the Centennial and the Memorial project. Commented her eagerness for a decision from the Board.
7:28:46 PM Gulledge Stated this item is on the agenda for the first Caucus meeting in January. Stated the Clerk's office is still researching the funds donated to make sure it was not spent for trees, etc. Explained there were concerns from the Board regarding the material of the memorial, the size, where it will be placed, etc.
7:29:58 PM Wiemann Stated the plan was for the memorial to be placed in the back of the Hall by the Khoury League concession stand. Stated when the snow melts she would be happy to mark the area.
7:30:56 PM Gulledge Stated their appreciation for her help. Explained they hope to have a map showing exactly where the monument is planned for the discussion at the next Caucus meeting. Wiemann commented the project has been approved, it simply was not done. Gulledge explained it has not yet been approved by the Board. Explained it opens up other questions such as maintenance around the memorial, future requests for such projects, etc.
7:32:34 PM Bell Asked Wiemann to verify by the Caucus meeting that the family intends to pick up any additional costs over donations collected.
7:33:46 PM Gulledge Thanked Wiemann for her input. Asked for other Business from the Floor. There was none. Went to Mayor's Comments. Gave Allied Waste totals: 237.16 tons curbside pickup; 15.33 tons recyclable curbside pickup; 13.44 tons yard waste curbside pickup. Commented on the snow removal, saying he received compliments from individuals both from within and outside of the Village. Complimented Presson and his crew on a job well done.
7:35:38 PM Limberg Commented he received an e-mail from Specialist 4th Class Nathaniel Brown, who served fourteen (14) months in Iraq and will be home for Christmas. Explained his mother lives in Rolling Meadows subdivision in Maryville.
7:36:13 PM Gulledge Added Chief Schardan's step-son Zach is home from Korea, and will be going to Fort Lee, Virginia at the end of the month. Commented all service men and women around the world need to be kept in everyone's thoughts and prayers in appreciation for all they do. Wished everyone a Happy Holiday Season. With no other 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.
7:37:50 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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