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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Minutes
Date12/6/2006 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:01 PM Gulledge Called the Board meeting of Wednesday, December 6, 2006 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, Callahan, Kostyshock and Garcia. Bell arrived later. Also in attendance were Clerk Long, Building and Zoning Administrator/Fire Chief Flaugher, Public Works Director Presson, Public Service Officer Jones, Comptroller Brussatti, Police Chief Schardan, Police Department Officer New Hire Tim Aldrich, sixteen (16) citizens and four (4) reporters.
7:00:58 PM Gulledge Commented the need to make some changes to the agenda. First, under Minutes, the notation should read from the November 15, 2006 meeting, not November 22nd. Next, Ordinance 2006-42 will be the Water Service and Pre-Annexation Agreement for Rich Niedringhaus and Tiffany Schneider; Ordinance 2006-43 will be the Water Service and Pre-Annexation Agreement for Wendell J. Chessor; Ordinance 2006-44 will be an ordinance adopting the International Building Code; the Tax Levy will become Ordinance 2006-45. Stated Ordinance 2006-46 will be Special Service Area #1; Ordinance 2006-47 will be Special Service Area #3; Ordinance 2006-48 will be Tax Abatement of 1997 Bonds; Ordinance 2006-49 will be Tax Abatement 2001 A Bonds; Ordinance 2006-50 will be Tax Abatement 2001 B Bonds. Motion to change the agenda was made by Schmidt and seconded by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:02:49 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the November 15, 2006 meeting minutes. He 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 Kostyshock and seconded by Garcia. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:03:21 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 Schmidt and seconded by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:03:52 PM Gulledge Went to Communications.
7:04:00 PM Long Presented a letter of resignation from the Fire Department, dated November 20, 2006, from Todd Bell. She read the letter in its entirety. Presented a letter addressed to the Mayor from Charter Communications regarding a rate increase. She read the letter in its entirety. Mayor commented there is a long list of changes included, which are too lengthy to read; however they will have copies available for anyone that would like one. Stated they will also post the list on the Community Bulletin Board.
7:07:08 PM Gulledge Asked if there were any other Communications to be presented. There were none. Asked for a motion to place the Communications on file. Motion was made by Limberg and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia- yes; motion carried.
7:07:39 PM Gulledge Went to Legal Matters.
7:07:47 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2006-42 authorizing the execution of a water service and pre-annexation agreement for property owned by Richard Niedringhaus and Tiffany Schneider, located at Lot 1 Lakeview Acres Subdivision, commonly known as 1 Fairview Lane, Collinsville, Illinois, 62234. Stated this ordinance was the subject of a Public Hearing held this evening at 6:45 p.m. Stated all other statutory procedures provided in Division 15.1 of Article II of the Illinois Municipal Code have been complied with. Stated this ordinance will authorize the Mayor to execute and the Village Clerk to attest a document known as Agreement for Water Service and Pre-Annexation dated October 25, 2006.
7:08:39 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2006-42. Motion was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:09:17 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2006-43 authorizing the execution of a water service and pre-annexation agreement for property owned by Wendell J. Chessor, located at 3136 Keebler Road, Collinsville, Illinois, 62234. Stated this ordinance was the subject of a public hearing held this evening at 6:50 p.m. Stated all statutory procedures provided in Division 15.1 of Article II of the Illinois Municipal Code have been complied with. Stated this ordinance will authorize the Mayor to execute and the Village Clerk to attest a document known as Agreement for Water Service and Pre-Annexation dated October 25, 2006.
7:10:01 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2006-43. Motion was made by Limberg and seconded by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:10:35 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2006-44 amending the Village of Maryville Building Code, Title XV, Land Usage, Chapter 150, Adoption of Building Code, Section 150.15. Stated the ordinance will have the Village amend its building code to adopt the "International Code Council's International Code for One and Two Family Dwellings" and "The International Building Code, 2003 Edition" as the building code for the Village of Maryville. Stated this item has been the subject of a couple of public discussions at the Caucus level. Stated they have notified the State at least thirty (30) days prior to the change in this building code and have received verification of that notification. Stated more than thirty (30) days has transpired, and this will simply change the building code reference the Village uses.
7:11:29 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2006-44. Motion was made by Schmidt and seconded by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:12:10 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2006-45, levying taxes for the Village of Maryville, Illinois for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2006 and ending April 30, 2007. Stated the ordinance was the subject of a public hearing this evening at 6:15 p.m. Stated the ordinance proposes to levy taxes in the Village of Maryville. Stated to go through the entire ordinance would be time consuming; however he will convey the highlights: For General Corporate Purposes the tax levy will be $282,000; Section II for Fire Protection is $282,000; Section III for Police Protection is $105,750; Section IV for Street and Bridge is $141,000; Section V for Street Lighting is $70,500; Section VI for Liability and Workers' Compensation Insurance is $105,000; Section VII for Unemployment Insurance is $7,500; Section VII for Annual Audit of Financial Operation of the Village is $8,000; Section IX for Public Comfort is $30,000; Section X for Working Cash Fund is $48,000; Section XI for Federal Social Security (FICA) is $98,805; Section XII for Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is $96,000; Section XIII for Police Pension Fund is $145,000; Section XIV for Fire Department Pension Fund is $37,500. Stated the estimated assess valuation on which this levy is based is $141 million; the actual calculated rate the Village believes this levy will generate is approximately 1.0312 ($1.03), which is equivalent to the actual tax rate assessed by the Village last year.
7:14:55 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2006-45. Motion was made by Schmidt and seconded by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Gulledge voted yes. Motion carried.
7:15:49 PM Bell Arrived and was seated.
7:16:08 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2006-46, the annual tax levy ordinance for the period May 1, 2006 through April 30, 2007 for Special Service Area #1. Stated this assesses a special service area tax in the amount of $18,000 for Special Service Area #1. Stated there is no increase from last year's amount.
7:16:22 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2006-46. 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.
7:17:04 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2006-47, the annual tax levy for the period May 1, 2006 through April 30, 2007 for Special Service Area #3 Explained for the public's information the Village adopts a Special Service Area pursuant to an ordinance, and this was adopted in October 1995. Stated the special area is a location within the Village that was created and the Village was authorized to issue bonds or obtain a loan through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in order to provide sewer services to the special area. Stated this ordinance would authorize the repayment through the levy of that project; the levy amount is $19,821, which is the same amount as last year.
7:17:59 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2006-47. Motion was made by Schmidt and seconded by Bell. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:18:25 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2006-48, an ordinance abating the tax levied for 2006 to pay the interest on $850,000 of general obligation combined water works and sewage system bonds series 1997 of the Village. He read the ordinance in its entirety.
7:19:41 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2006-48. 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.
7:20:18 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2006-49, an ordinance relating to the abatement of taxes on $935,000 in general obligation water works and sewage system bonds, series 2001-A. He read the ordinance in its entirety.
7:21:39 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2006-49. Motion 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.
7:22:02 PM Wigginton Presented Ordinance 2006-50, an ordinance relating to the abatement of taxes on $2 million in general obligation bonds for construction and equipment for the Village complex improvements, series 2001-B. He read the ordinance in its entirety.
7:23:16 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2006-50. 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.
7:23:54 PM Gulledge Went to Old Business.
7:24:10 PM Schmidt Stated at the November 15th Board meeting, the Board passed the usage of a new health care provider for the employees of the Village. Stated at the November 29th Caucus meeting it was discussed what portion of contributions would be paid by the employee and the Village. Made a motion to accept the following policy: For employee only, the employee portion will be zero, with the Village covering 100% of the cost; for employee and spouse, the employee will pay 20% towards the cost, with the Village paying 80%; for employee plus child, the employee will pay 20% and the Village will pay 80% of the cost; for the employee plus family, the employee portion will be 20% and the Village will pay 80% of the cost.
7:26:09 PM Wigginton Clarified this is for the non-bargaining units right now.
7:26:17 PM Gulledge Reiterated Schmidt's motion. Asked for a second to the motion. Limberg made the second.
7:26:54 PM Garcia Commented her opinion it would be more fair to have the Village cover all employees and pay the difference in the cost for any dependents, instead of being discriminatory to one group.
7:27:09 PM Gulledge Responded the issue was discussed at Caucus. Stated there is a motion on the floor, unless Schmidt wants to rescind it. He asked for other questions or comments. Commented, as discussed at Caucus, based on a 2,080 work year, this calculates to a 61.1 cent per hour raise for employee only; employee plus spouse is an 86 cents per hour raise; employee plus child is an 83 cents per hour raise; employee plus family is a $1.06 per hour raise. Stated in addition, employees are now receiving better coverage and get a break on their portion of the cost.
7:28:19 PM Callahan Commented his opinion it is not discriminatory because employee plus family costs about $1,000 per month; the Village is paying approximately $800, while only paying approximately $300 for the employee. Commented if anyone is getting an extra "deal", it is the employee with spouse, child or family coverage. Commented that is $6,000 per year that the employee with family gets that the employee himself does not. Asked how that is discriminatory. Garcia responded her opinion that it is.
7:28:58 PM Kostyshock Commented he "kind of " agrees with Garcia. He asked how many people they have with a spouse, a child, and a family.
7:29:10 PM Gulledge Responded 21 single; 7 employee plus children; 1 employee plus spouse; and 6 family. Stated there are currently 6 people that do not take insurance.
7:29:46 PM Kostyshock Commented his opinion that it would be fair to offer all the employees free insurance, and pickup the cost if using spouse and child coverage.
7:29:56 PM Gulledge Stated this is the way it is set up from the insurance company. With no further questions or comments, and having a motion and second, asked for a roll call. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - no; Garcia - no. Motion carried.
7:30:30 PM Gulledge Asked if the Mayor can vote. Garcia responded that would be a conflict of interest.
7:30:33 PM Wigginton Answered Mayor does not need to vote in this situation.
7:30:35 PM Gulledge Commented to Garcia that she is not the attorney; his question was directed to legal counsel. Callahan commented Mayor uses the insurance. Mayor responded he understands that, which is why he was asking Attorney's opinion.
7:30:47 PM Gulledge Continued with Old Business.
7:30:55 PM Bell Made a motion to apply for the 2007 PEP Grant, in the amount of $15,000. Second was made by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:31:48 PM Bell Made a motion to apply for the DCEO grant in the amount of $25,000 to be used for a pavilion to be placed on the west side of the lake at the park. Second was made by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:32:50 PM Bell Made a motion to allow the Park Committee to purchase a 14' by 25' canvas movie screen for a cost not to exceed $400. Second was made by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:33:34 PM Bell Made a motion to purchase a zero-turn radius lawn mower for the parks from Sievers Equipment in Hamel in the amount $10,650. Stated the plan is to purchase the mower with the PEP grant funds.
7:35:03 PM Gulledge Called for a second to the motion. Second was made by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:35:51 PM Bell Made a motion to allow the Park Committee to spend $4,350 from the PEP Grant funds towards the purchase of rock to stabilize the banks at Drost Lake. 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.
7:36:43 PM Callahan Made a motion to approve the new Police Department employment contract, as presented last week at Caucus.
7:36:52 PM Wigginton Commented for clarification, it is the Employee Training, Uniform, Clothing and Equipment Cost Reimbursement Agreement.
7:37:06 PM Gulledge Called for a second to the motion. Second was made by Limberg. Commented they made the addition regarding uniforms as requested by Garcia at last Caucus. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:37:42 PM Callahan Made a motion to approve the 2005-2006 Fire Call Payments for Training, Meetings and Calls at the rate of $1.55 per point. Stated they have approximately 35 individuals in this group, which results in a total amount of $80,328.60. Commented this is the same amount per point as paid last year. Second to the motion was made by Schmidt. Callahan commented this represents over 700 calls made by Maryville's department during the last twelve (12) months. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:39:11 PM Callahan Made a motion to accept Todd Bell's resignation from the Fire Department effective November 30, 2006. Second was made by Kostyshock. Callahan commented he would like to make sure he receives a thank you letter for his years of service.  Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:40:13 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to enter into an agreement with the State of Illinois to utilize E-Pay for water and sewer bills. Second to the motion was made by Bell. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:41:09 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to approve the installation of water and electric to Pavilion #3 in the amount of $3,730.05. Gulledge added this work is to be done by Village employees. 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.
7:42:05 PM Gulledge Commented before going to New Business, asked for a motion to hire Tim Aldrich as a Police Officer, full time, effective immediately, as per the recommendation from Maryville's Fire and Police Board. Motion was made by Callahan and seconded by Garcia. Gulledge added this is a full time employee with full benefits, and he has passed all examinations. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:43:09 PM Gulledge Invited Holly Lorsbach to swear in Timothy J. Aldrich as Maryville's newest police officer, which she did.
7:44:30 PM Gulledge Commented they are glad to have Aldrich. Commented on the good job the Police and Fire Board has done with hiring. Went to New Business/Trustee Comments.
7:45:06 PM Bell Commented that the deadline for applications for the Holiday Lighting Contest is December 16, 2006. Stated applications are available at the Village Hall and on the Village website.
7:45:28 PM Callahan Noted the 1997 bond abated will be a ten (10) year anniversary in January. Stated a lot of bonds have recall provisions after the ten-year mark, so they may want to check into the issue. Gulledge indicated Comptroller should look into that.
7:45:48 PM Kostyshock Conveyed his thanks to Police, Fire, Public Works, and Village employees for all the work performed during the recent ice storm. Further commented on the poor job done by Ameren in this situation. Commented on the need for a tree trimming program, similar to Illinois Power's practice in the past.
7:46:36 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Commented there will be no Economic Development Committee and no Park meeting in December; the Library Board is meeting on the 12th; the Village Hall closes at noon on the 22nd, and will be closed all day on the 25th and 26th. Garcia commented the Planning Commission meeting needs to be added to the 18th. There were no further updates. Went to Staff Reports and asked Chief Schardan to discuss the Police Department.
7:47:58 PM Schardan Presented his reports: For the month of November, calls for service were 216; 112 citations written; 7 accident reports. Noted regarding training, the Sudden and In-Custody Death Instructor Course was attended by himself and three (3) other officers. Stated this pertains to such incidents as recently published regarding tasers and excited delirium. Stated approximately one-third of the department has now been trained as instructors in this area. Stated Office Spaller is the Range Master, who takes care of some of the self-defense. Stated Sgt. Howe takes care of the tasers, and is an instructor in that area. Stated Detective Kanzler went so that if there is an incident, he will be aware of procedures for handling the situation.
7:49:12 PM Schmidt Asked if any of the new vehicles are in operation yet.
7:49:16 PM Schardan Answered unit 158 is running. Commented they are having a problem with the console on unit 160. Explained mid-way through the year, they changed the design on the air bags of the 2006 and the manufacturer of the console was not aware. Stated this delayed the vehicle getting put into service for a few months. Stated it is supposed to be coming in next week. Stated all other accessories are already added.
7:49:57 PM Gulledge Thanked Schardan. Asked Presson to give his report.
7:49:58 PM Presson Referred to the handout given regarding storm information. Stated the water tower will be open for brush and limb drop off Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through the entire month of December. Stated crews will be working throughout the Village for brush and limb pick up. Stated this will obviously take several passes due to the amount of damage done. Commented if residents see a crew pass by, it is not necessary to call the Village, as crews will be back. Asked that residents cut the limbs into manageable sized pieces, manageable meaning anything able to be lifted by one person. Asked that brush and limbs be placed within ten feet of the curb, not blocking any street or sidewalk. Asked that the public have patience with crews, as they are working as quickly as possible. Commented any questions or concerns can be called in to 345-7028, extension 5; or 346-2317, extension 2. Gave totals for water: Total gallons treated of 22,335,000; with a year to date total of 302,713,000 gallons. Yearly totals for residential services is 118; general work orders and locates is 2,560; leaks found and fixed year-to-date is 136; meters replaced year-to-date is 1,072; sewer inspections year-to-date is 94; GPS points collected is 1,303. Stated the last page of the handout shows what will be received from certain banks after joining e-pay to receive electronic payments directly from their banks.
7:52:26 PM Gulledge Asked for questions or comments. Callahan commented on the good job Presson has done with the streets. Gulledge went to Building and Zoning/Fire Department and asked Flaugher to discuss.
7:52:43 PM Flaugher For Building and Zoning: November permits issued were 10; 3 commercial; 1 single family residential; 1 residential addition; 1 pool permit; 3 sign permits; 1 electrical permit; total fees collected is $11,200.69; total fees collected year to date is $70,850.37; total estimated valuation of new construction is $5,112 with a total year-to-date of $28,842,000.
7:53:31 PM Gulledge Asked for questions on Building and Zoning. There were none. Went to Fire Department.
7:53:39 PM Flaugher Report for November: Responded to 49 calls; 35 EMS; 4 structural fires; 1 vehicle fire; 1 motor vehicle accident; 4 alarms; 1 carbon monoxide call; 3 investigations; total calls for the month of 49; of those calls 35 were within the Village; 5 within the Fire Protection District and 9 for assistance to other communities. Commented since the fiscal year ended November 30, he has also included the call totals for fiscal 2006: Department responded to a total of 708 calls for the year. Commented for the record, the total for last year was 545, which shows the increase for the year, partially due to growth and developments within the community. Stated of the 708 calls, 483 were EMS, which was 68.24% of total calls; 54 for structural fires, which was 7.64%; 7 were for vehicle fires, which is 1% ; 23 for motor vehicle accidents, which is 5.1%; 19 were brush or rubbish fires, which is 2.7%; 69 were for fire alarms, which is 9.75%; 6 were carbon monoxide alarms, which is .85%; 1 for hazardous materials incident, which is .02%; 16 investigations, which is 2.25%; 10 standby calls for other departments, which is 1.45%; and 7 miscellaneous calls, which is 1%. Stated of the 708 calls, 495 were within the Village, which is 69.91%; 66 were in the Fire Protection District, which is 9.32%; 147 were assistance to other communities, which is 20.77%. Stated a copy of the report will be provided to the Village Clerk.
7:56:17 PM Schmidt Asked if he had calculated any figures on Cambridge House.
7:56:21 PM Flaugher Stated he has not been able to yet, as this week was difficult due to the storm, power outages, and computer outages. Stated he will have the information by next week's Caucus.
7:56:33 PM Schmidt Asked if he was surprised at the number of mutual aid calls.
7:56:39 PM Flaugher Answered not necessarily, because they work well with neighboring communities, and they probably have a similar number of calls for which they assisted Maryville as well.
7:57:01 PM Schmidt Asked if a lot of it was due to Collinsville having a rig down.
7:57:05 PM Flaugher Agreed Collinsville has had several problems this year.
7:57:29 PM Callahan Asked how many calls had been made since Friday.
7:57:32 PM Flaugher Answered he believes they are already at 40 calls for the month. Comments were made as to the busy week due to the storms and the good job done by all Departments.
7:58:18 PM Flaugher Thanked the Board for recognizing the Firefighters. Commented none do it for the money, but he knows they appreciate the Board's acknowledgement of the good job they do. Commented they are still one of the only Departments in the entire Metropolitan area that have an actual volunteer paramedic ambulance service. Personally thanked Bell for his years of service. Commented they will miss him on the Department. Next, thanked the Board for considering the new insurance. Next, commented on the new turnout gear, which came in last night, and he brought a set for the Trustees to look at after the meeting.
7:59:37 PM Schmidt Asked how long they have been out of power at the fire house.
7:59:40 PM Flaugher Answered they went out on Thursday evening at the initial outage, and had power restored early Friday morning, i.e., before 6:00 a.m. Stated they were on through the duration. Stated that being said, it went out again that day at 2:00 p.m. and is still not restored. Commented he is unsure what the issue is.
8:00:48 PM Gulledge Asked for further questions. There were none. Went to Public Service Officer's Report, and asked Jones to discuss.
8:01:08 PM Jones Gave November totals: 42 contacts; 2 verbals; 4 written; 25 signs removed (due to the election); 2 contact stickers/no citations; 9 animals taken to Madison County Animal Control.
8:01:31 PM Gulledge Asked for questions for Jones. Commented there is one more political sign on Anthony Drive in a yard, and asked him to pick it up. There were no further questions.
8:01:47 PM Gulledge Went to Comptroller's report. Brussatti had no report. Went to Clerk's Office report.
8:01:58 PM Long Directed her comments to the right side of the Board, stating the Trustees have election packets that need to be picked up. Commented further for anyone in the audience that is a current resident for at least one year; they are more than welcome to obtain a packet and run for Trustee.
8:02:19 PM Gulledge Went to Business from the Floor. There was none. Went to Mayor's Comments. Stated last Monday evening, the first meeting of the Appearance Board was held. Conveyed his thanks to Garcia, Kostyshock and Schmidt for attending. Explained they had a good turn out, with a couple of people that called to say they could not attend due to the weather; there have also been three people since Monday that have called to convey their interest in involvement. Stated the meeting time and date is the first Monday of each month in the Council Chambers; however with the first Monday in January being January 1, that meeting will be held January 8th. Encouraged any of the Board members available to attend. Commented on the good comments and ideas received already from a few of the individuals. Next, discussed the power outage. Thanked the Street and Water and Sewer Department, who have done a good job. Commented every one of the municipal buildings had problems due to the storm, and there are still ongoing problems being worked on between the Village Hall and Police Station. Commented there were some generator problems they are working on currently. In addition, commented on the good job done by the Police Department and Erik Jones, who went door to door in the areas that were without power to offer help. Commented he had a number of residents that called to convey their appreciation. Commended Jones on his attempts to find places for pets. Complimented the Fire Department, as he was helping out the first night of the storm and witnessed how busy they were. Thanked the Food Pantry for helping citizens who have lost their food. Commented both the Food Pantry and Ministerial Alliance were actively helping the needy who were forced out of their homes. Gave special thanks to the KC Hall for opening as a warming center, which was all volunteer labor and donated food. Commented on the amount of phone calls received from residents asking how they could help their neighbors. Thanked his staff for their patience, as this has been a tough week in the "complaint department". Commented that most people understand it is not really the Village's fault they were without power; however when they have a hard time getting through to these companies, they need someone to which to vent. Stated he has been talking with Ameren daily, who has told him they hope the majority of the community will come on by 9:00 p.m. tonight. Commented Southwest had Maryville on by 9:00 p.m. Friday night. Commented if there are individuals still in need of help, if the Village can help, please contact the Hall or Police Department.
8:07:41 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.
8:08:03 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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