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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Minutes
Date7/3/2007 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:14 PM Gulledge Called the Board meeting of Tuesday, July 3, 2007 to order and invited those in attendance to join in the Pledge of Allegiance, lead by Eagle Scout J.T. Simmons. 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 present were Clerk Long, Public Service Officer Jones, Building and Zoning Administrator/Fire Chief Flaugher, Police Chief Schardan, Comptroller Brussatti, three (3) residents and two (2) reporters.
7:01:18 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to approve the minutes as recorded by the Clerk. 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.
7:01:41 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to approve the bills 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 Bell. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:02:16 PM Gulledge Went to Communications.
7:02:26 PM Long Presented a thank you card addressed to the Village of Maryville, Maryville Police Department and Maryville Fire Department for their expression of sympathy from the family of Larry Benesh. She read the card in its entirety. Presented a letter from the Madison County Planning and Development Department addressed to Mayor Gulledge congratulating the Village as a recipient of the Recycling Program's Recycled Rubber Poured Solid Surface Playground grant. She read the letter in its entirety. Presented a letter from Madison County Transit addressed to Mayor Gulledge regarding providing shuttle service for the Annual Firemen's Homecoming on July 13 and 14, 2007. She read the letter in its entirety.
7:05:41 PM Gulledge Asked for other Communications. There were none. Asked for a motion to place the Communications on file. 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.
7:06:06 PM Gulledge Presented an award to Eagle Scout J.T. Simmons, a Maryville resident. Explained J.T. presented and implemented an Eagle Scout Project for the Park Committee by constructing stands for pet waste disposal bag dispensers. Read the Certificate of Recognition and presented it to Simmons.
7:07:33 PM Garcia Stated upon a visit to the park she noticed the stands and commented to her husband on how clever they were.
7:08:03 PM Gulledge In the absence of Attorney Wigginton, presented Ordinance 2007-34, Amending Village of Maryville Zoning Ordinance #70-1. He read the ordinance in its entirety. Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2007-34. Motion to approve was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - nay; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:11:29 PM Gulledge Presented Resolution 2007-11 relating to the acceptance of a final development plan for Anderson Hospital Physician's Office Building #2. He read the Resolution in its entirety. Asked for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-11. Motion was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Limberg. Bell asked if this item was discussed at Caucus. Mayor explained it was not because they did not have a quorum for the original Planning Commission meeting. Stated a special meeting was called for Thursday night to discuss the issue. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:15:19 PM Gulledge Went to Old Business.
7:15:33 PM Schmidt Made a motion to authorize Mayor to sign the building permit agreements for AT&T to install nodes for Project Light Speed. Second to the motion was made by Bell.
7:16:23 PM Callahan Clarified they have easements for the properties. Schmidt answered yes. Asked if there are restrictions on the size of the nodes.
7:16:37 PM Schmidt Answered the size varies with each site according to how many homes each box will service. Stated he is unsure whether the permit specifies the size of the boxes.
7:16:53 PM Gulledge Commented there are three sizes, all of which are not much bigger than the old. Clarified these nodes will be in addition to existing boxes.
7:17:21 PM Gulledge 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.
7:18:03 PM Callahan Made a motion to approve Pay Request #3 for $13,941 to RCann Electric for the power upgrade to the Police Station. Stated he is unsure as to how much retention is left. Stated he has heard the contractor has done a very good job and all are pleased with him.
7:18:24 PM Gulledge Commented they have approximately $4,700 they are holding back, which is 10% of what has been paid so far. With no further questions or comments, asked for a second to the motion. Second was made by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:18:55 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to approve Pay Request #9 in the amount of $48,846.04 to Petroff Trucking Company for Old Town Roadway Improvements. Second was made by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:19:44 PM Garcia Made a motion to approve a 4% raise retroactive to May 1, 2007 for the following employees: All full time dispatchers, all full time non-appointed Public Works employees, the Water Clerk and Police Sergeants Tom Lange and Steve Howe. Second to the motion was made by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:20:49 PM Gulledge Went to New Business/Trustees Comments.
7:20:53 PM Limberg Commented on the pamphlet received from Troy advertising the Vietnam Wall Memorial to be on display at the park from the 26th through the 29th, and encouraged all to attend.
7:21:37 PM Gulledge Commented the display is very moving.
7:22:20 PM Callahan Stated Chief Schardan indicated he has another full time Communicator out for an extended period of time due to illness. Commented they are very short on 911 Dispatchers, and under an emergency provision he authorized, with Mayor's permission, to hire an individual.
7:23:08 PM Gulledge Commented this item was discussed at Caucus last week.
7:23:33 PM Garcia Made a motion to hire Steve Black as a part time telecommunicator at $13.75 per hour with no benefits effective June 24th. Second to the motion was made by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:24:19 PM Callahan Commented on the Community Improvement Board meeting held last evening. Stated they did not have a quorum; however they held an informal meeting with the nine members present. Pointed out the Board will be sharing a booth at the Homecoming with the Library and Parks Committees and handing out brochures.
7:25:09 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Commented the Village Hall is closed tomorrow in observance of the 4th of July Holiday; the Library Committee meeting is scheduled for July 10th at 6:00 p.m.; Firemen's Homecoming is scheduled for July 13th and 14th. Commented his appreciation to Madison County Transit for the scheduled shuttle service which was an idea born from limited parking around the Park due to roadway construction. Also publicly thanked First Baptist Church for the use of their parking lot. Commented for the benefit of the media, there is no food or beverages allowed on the MCT busses. Further commented regarding the calendar: There is a Park meeting on the 16th and a Planning Commission meeting on the 23rd.
7:28:00 PM Bell Commented the second Movie in the Park event will be held July 27th at which Field of Dreams will be shown.
7:28:11 PM Gulledge Commented they had a great turn out for the last event and it turned out well. Asked for further comments on the Calendar. There were none. Went to Staff Reports. Comptroller's office had no report. Went to Building and Zoning/Fire Department.
7:29:07 PM Flaugher Gave building permit totals for June: 19 permits issued; 11 single family new construction; 1 commercial alteration; 3 electrical; 2 sunroom/deck; 1 sign; 1 pool. Total fees collected for June were $8,682.05; total year to date fees was $50,860.39. Total estimated valuation of new construction in June was $2,746,400; year to date estimated valuation was $17,849,503. Gave Fire Department totals: 56 responses; of that number 37 were for EMS; 6 for structural fires; 3 motor vehicle accidents; 8 responses to alarms; 1 investigation and 1 standby for another department. Stated of the 56 calls, 40 were within the Village; 4 within the Fire Protection District; 13 assist calls for other communities. Explained he realizes there is an addition error somewhere on the report, and will check the figures. Stated total calls for the year are 519 as of June 30th. Commented his appreciation to the Board for the new air packs. Stated all are in and were put into service last Friday and have already been used. Updated the Board on the compressor, which was ordered upon approval. Stated it is in and they are waiting for the fill bottles. Stated it is estimated the compressor will be installed next week.
7:31:57 PM Gulledge Went to Public Service Officer's report.
7:32:07 PM Jones Gave June report: 52 contacts; 5 verbal; 16 written; 1 no violation; 2 citations; 18 duties performed; 5 animals to Madison County Animal Control; 5 properties cleaned up by the Village.
7:32:30 PM Callahan Asked what Junk Title Processed means.
7:32:31 PM Jones Explained when the Police Department tows a vehicle that is not reclaimed by the owner, there is a process to dispose of it.
7:32:47 PM Gulledge Explained that beginning in July, the PSO will no longer be responsible for handling junk titles and the procedure will be turned back over to the Police Department.
7:33:15 PM Callahan Commented his appreciation to Jones for getting rid of the couches on Route 159.
7:33:21 PM Gulledge Commented if things don't change they will consider an ordinance similar to that of Granite City regarding indoor furniture on residents' outside porches.
7:34:14 PM Gulledge Went to Chief Schardan's report.
7:34:16 PM Schardan Gave totals for June: 279 calls for service; 123 traffic citations written; 10 accident reports. Brought the Board up to date on the electrical work at the station. Stated Cann is working on the ceiling lights as well as the outdoor lights, which is all that is left to do.
7:35:18 PM Bell Commented on moving the router and modem over to the Police Department mechanical room. Stated he showed Jason how to reset them and asked that Schardan let the staff know all they have to do is turn off the power strip for thirty seconds and turn it back on.
7:35:58 PM Schardan Explained the reason for the request to move them to the station is to facilitate resetting on weekends and off-hours. Commented on the dispatcher issue. Stated he has discussed with the Mayor the possibility of hiring Steve Black full time at the next Board meeting. Stated with the Mayor's permission, he has scheduled a physical exam for this Thursday. Stated they are facing a problem covering shifts on the weekend of the July 21st. Stated the addition of Black will take care of three of those shifts. Explained Becky Springer has been covering a lot of shifts and working many hours. Explained the new-hire from O'Fallon is still on her honeymoon; however he spoke with O'Fallon's Chief who indicated she has taken the full time position there. Explained for this reason, he will request Black be hired at the next Board meeting.
7:37:45 PM Gulledge Commented his opinion they are almost to the critical point of needing help with telecommunicators. Explained they still have Jones as a backup; however he is reluctant to allow that as there are changes in the PSO department that need to be implemented.
7:38:46 PM Schmidt Commented on the communications consolidation for 911. Asked if he is on the sub-committee. Schardan answered he is serving on three committees so far. Schmidt commented about the broken light globe in front of the station, saying they look bad and something needs to be done. Schardan explained they were there before he was hired and he does not know where they came from. Discussion ensued.
7:40:17 PM Gulledge Commented they need something and the issue will be researched. Went to Clerk's office. Long had no report.
7:40:54 PM Gulledge Went to Business from the Floor. There was none. Went to Mayor's Comments. Asked for a motion to appoint Mike Vallino of 6045 Keebler Oaks Drive to the Park Committee. Motion was made by Bell and seconded by Schmidt. Mayor commented Mike's father Earl was a charter member of the Park Committee. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:41:58 PM Gulledge Commented that he, Chief and Lange went to the graduation ceremony of Officer Sam Luna. Stated Luna won two (2) awards: First place for defensive tactics, and second place for fire arms. Next, commented on a newspaper article citing 48.5% growth in Maryville since 2000. Commented with the recent annexations completed, they will move on with the Special Census. Commented his opinion the Village is pushing the 7,500 mark. Next, commented on the community clean up day sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance with the help of the Community Improvement Board, called "One Body, Many Hands", held last Saturday, and thanked the approximately 63 people who attended.
7:46:11 PM Garcia Asked who is in charge of supplying the doggie bags. Gulledge answered the Village is. Commented the dispensers are low. Discussion ensued regarding the project.
7:46:56 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to go into Closed Session to consider the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees. Motion was made by Garcia and seconded by Bell. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
8:33:49 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.
8:34:09 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to give a 4% raise to Tracy Fenton, currently making $12 per hour, retroactive to May 1, 2007; additionally due to her one-year anniversary on June 28, 2007, giving her $1.50 retroactive to June 28, 2007. Stated this brings the total hourly rate to $13.98 per hour. Asked for a motion to approve. Motion was made by Limberg and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - no; Garcia - no. Motion carried.
8:35:24 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.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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