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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Minutes
Date4/6/2005 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:01 PM Gulledge Called the Board meeting of Wednesday, April 6, 2005 to order, and invited those in attendance to join in the Pledge of Allegiance. He then asked for a roll call of those officers present. Answering the roll were Trustees Limberg, Schmidt, Bell, Callahan, Kostyshock, and Garcia. Also in attendance were Clerk Long, Attorney Wigginton, Water & Sewer Superintendent Presson, Street Superintendent Mann, Building & Zoning Administrator/Fire Chief Flaugher, Police Chief Schardan, Comptroller Brussatti, four citizens, and three reporters.
7:00:53 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion amend the agenda to include a Closed Session later in the meeting to discuss personnel matters in reference to hiring, firing, or disciplining a Village employee. The motion was made by Garcia, seconded by Bell. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:01:33 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the minutes of the March 16, 2005 Board meeting. Motion by Garcia to approve the minutes as prepared by the Clerk, and have them placed on file. Kostyshock made the second. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:02:15 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the bills submitted for payment. He asked if there were any questions, additions, or subtractions to the bills as prepared for payment. There were none. Motion by Schmidt, second by Garcia to pay the bills. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:02:53 PM Gulledge Called for Communications.
7:02:57 PM Long Read a letter of resignation from the Fire Department from John Sidwell, effective April 2, 2005. She read a letter of resignation from the Fire Department from Rod Schmidt, effective March 20, 2005. Next, she read a letter from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, informing Mayor Gulledge the Village's grant application in the amount of $99,100.00 has been approved.
7:06:32 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to have the communications placed on file. Bell made the motion and Kostyshock made the second.
7:06:51 PM Callahan Commented that he wanted Trustee Schmidt to know he was not getting out of working in the food stand at the homecoming.
7:07:00 PM Gulledge With no other 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.
7:07:17 PM Gulledge Went to Legal Matters with Attorney Wigginton.
7:07:24 PM Wigginton Discussed Ordinance 2005-10, An Ordinance Authorizing The Execution Of A Water Service And Pre-Annexation Agreement, pertaining to property located at Lot 25 Meierbrook Manor, 118 Lou Rosa Drive, Collinsville, Illinois 62234, commonly known as the Samuel D. Furfaro, IV property. He said the Village did hold a public hearing on April 6th at 6:45 p.m. He said the ordinance will authorize the Village President to execute, and the Village Clerk to attest the document known as an Agreement for Water Service and Pre-Annexation, dated the First Day of March, 2005.
7:08:31 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to approve Ordinance 2005-10. Kostyshock made the motion, and Schmidt made the second. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock -yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:09:07 PM Wigginton Read Proclamation 2005-03, a YMCA Healthy Kids Day proclamation.
7:10:48 PM Gulledge Commented that the day for this proclamation was Saturday, April 2, 2005. However, he didn't receive the letter until after the last Board meeting. He called them to let them know the Board was approving it. He asked for a motion to have the Mayor sign the YMCA proclamation on behalf of the Village of Maryville. Garcia made the motion and the second was made by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:11:32 PM Gulledge Commented that the Closed Session would be moved to the end of the meeting. He went to Old Business. There was none. He went to New Business.
7:12:13 PM Limberg Made a motion to send Telecommunicator Burg to a PowerPhone Telecommunications Training on May 23 and 24, 2005. The training is being held in Collinsville and the cost is $289.00, plus meals and mileage if necessary.
7:13:00 PM Gulledge Called for a second on the motion. Kostyshock made the second. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:13:46 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to accept the bid from Scenic View Landscaping in the amount of $2135.00 for landscaping the bike trail off Cedar Valley and around the Village Complex. Schmidt seconded the motion. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:15:07 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to approve Ehret Plumbing's Change Order #7, reducing the amount of retainage by $724.50 for 23 meters. The second was made by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:15:58 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to pay Ehret Plumbing Pay Request #1 in the amount of $86,217.84 for Deepwell #4. Bell seconded the motion.
7:16:45 PM Callahan Asked when the well would be ready. Presson answered it will be ready in about a week and a half to two weeks.
7:17:02 PM Gulledge Asked if there were any other questions or comments. There were none. He asked for a roll call on the motion. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:17:21 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to re-hire James Gard, the grass cutter that takes care of Fairland Cemetery, in the amount of $130.00 per cutting. It was $120.00, but with the price of gas, etc. he wants to raise it $10.00. The second was made by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:18:12 PM Garcia Made a motion to accept John Sidwell's resignation from the Fire Department effective April 2nd. The second was made by Kostyshock.
7:18:45 PM Gulledge Commented that Sidwell was a very active member of the Fire Department. He was injured at a neighbor's house, and has had several surgeries and rehabilitations, but he doesn't have full use of his arm. He will send him a card from the Village, thanking him for his services. He asked for a roll call on the motion. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:19:42 PM Garcia Made a motion to accept Rod Schmidt's resignation from the Fire Department, effective March 20th. Bell seconded the motion.
7:20:21 PM Kostyshock Commented that he tried to talk Schmidt into staying on the Fire Department, but he didn't have any luck.
7:20:33 PM Gulledge Said Schmidt did a good job, and will be missed. He asked for a roll call on the motion. Voting on the motion: Limberg - no; Schmidt - abstain; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - no. Motion carried.
7:21:25 PM Gulledge Went to Staff Reports. He asked Brussatti if he had anything to report, or if anyone had any questions for Brussatti.
7:21:50 PM Callahan Asked Brussatti if he was working on the changes discussed at the last Caucus pertaining to the budget. Brussatti said yes, and he thinks he has everything ready to go over.
7:22:07 PM Gulledge Asked Presson if he had anything to discuss, or if anyone had anything to discuss with Presson.
7:22:16 PM Callahan Asked Presson when the new well is first tested, if he gets a gallons per minute reading, and if it is part of the initial testing.
7:22:21 PM Presson Answered the initial testing is about 700 gallons per minute.
7:22:25 PM Callahan Asked if that compares with the other three wells.
7:22:29 PM Presson Replied that they just had Well #3 acidized, and it is running about 650 gallons per minute, and #2 is about 550 and #1 is approximately 495 gallons per minute.
7:22:57 PM Bell Asked Presson about the status out in the park on the storm water.
7:23:15 PM Presson Answered he is waiting on the weather. He has all the parts in, all the piping, drop boxes, etc. He doesn't want to tear the park up doing this while the ground is wet and soft.
7:23:40 PM Gulledge Asked Flaugher if he had anything from the Fire Department or Building and Zoning.
7:23:59 PM Flaugher Echoed the Mayor's comments on Sidwell and Schmidt. They were both assets to the Department.
7:24:20 PM Schardan Reported that during March, his department issued 42 citations, and 18 non-traffic arrests were made. The officers, combined, went to 233 calls.
7:24:40 PM Gulledge Asked Mann if he had any reports from the Street Department, or if anyone had questions for the Street Department.
7:24:54 PM Bell Asked Mann what the status was on Illinois Power and the light on the Master Gardner shed was.
7:25:27 PM Mann Replied, it is Southwestern Electric, and they have sent a paper to be signed. Mayor has signed and returned it. He called them and he was told it is on their agenda. He will call again and check the status.
7:26:21 PM Gulledge Asked Long if she had anything to report. She reported that on Monday, May 2nd is the Congressional Prayer Breakfast. The Village has a table for eight reserved, and she needs to know who plans on attending. Also, Thursday, May 5th is the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. She has the tickets and if anyone wants to go, they should get tickets from her.
7:26:24 PM Gulledge Went to Business From The Floor.
7:26:40 PM Gene Harshaw Of 714 Valley Drive, Maryville said he understands that the Village is sending out citations for RVs on illegal parking. He said he would like to have an amendment made to the ordinance to change it to be the same as Madison County.
7:27:22 PM Gulledge Told him this will be discussed next week at the Caucus meeting. It will be on the agenda. Trustee Bell has already asked the Clerk to place this on the agenda, along with some other Building & Zoning issues. The meeting is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.
7:27:45 PM Harshaw Asked if the ordinance has anything about being grandfathered in.
7:27:57 PM Wigginton Replied no. This ordinance was effective the day it was passed, without any "grandfather" provisions.
7:28:18 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates.
7:28:31 PM Bell Said the Kite Flying Day and Book Sale is April 23, with a rain date of April 24 for the kite flying, and the book sale will continue on the 24th as well. Also, the Fire Department's Chicken & Beer Dance is April 23rd. The GIS meeting will be April 18th at 9:00 a.m. He said Jolene has some information on a GIS class that looks like it might be interesting. He is considering sending someone.
7:29:47 PM Callahan Asked if there was another work day scheduled for the Library before the book sale. He was told no.
7:30:02 PM Gulledge Commented that on April 11th there is an Economic Development meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Village Hall. He went to Trustee Comments.
7:30:22 PM Schmidt Said the Zoning Board of Appeals met on Saturday, March 26th at 9:00 a.m. The only item on the agenda was whether or not to allow some variances on lots belonging to the Osborns. The main concern was the lot depth of these lots. Joe Osborn appeared and testified before the Board. They had no problem at all granting the variances on the five lots because they are at the end of a cul de sac. The lots do meet the minimum square footage allowed. He suggested that there should be an amendment to the subdivision code to address the matter of the depth of lots on cul de sacs.
7:32:30 PM Kostyshock Commented that he has purchased a house, and there was a weaving loom in the attic. The loom is in mint condition, and even has all the original paper work with it, dated in the 30's. He said he plans on making it an addition to the Museum.
7:33:11 PM Gulledge Talked about the annual fee for SWIMPAC in the amount of $472.40. He asked for a motion to continue membership. Garcia made the motion and Schmidt seconded it. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia -yes. Motion carried.
7:34:02 PM Gulledge Discussed having another tree at the cemetery cut down. The tree was split and ready to fall. He had Mann get three emergency bids from the same people he got them from for the tree they cut down about a week ago. There were a couple of tombstones that were in jeopardy if the tree fell. He said under an emergency situation, he had Ahlers for $425. to take the tree down. He just wanted to make the Board aware of this.
7:35:12 PM Gulledge Commented on the IDNR grant. He thanked the members of the Park Committee. He said Bell's Committee in the last two months, have applied for three (3) separate grants, and have received three (3) grants, totaling more than 200,000.00. He gave a special thanks to State Representative Jay Hoffman. He said as soon as they get the notice to proceed, they will be starting on the restrooms near the walking trail, as well as the floating docks on John Drost Lake. He congratulated the winners in the election, Jack Callahan, Ed Kostyshock, and Linda Garcia. He thanked the voters who came out to vote.
7:36:36 PM Gulledge At this time, called for a motion to go into Closed Session to discuss personnel matters, that may concern hiring, firing, or disciplining of a Village employee. The 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.
7:59:23 PM Gulledge Called for a motion to come out of Closed Session into Open Session. Bell made the motion, and Schmidt made the second. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes.
7:59:51 PM Gulledge With nothing further to come before the Board, asked for a motion to adjourn. 
7:59:55 PM Bell Made the motion to adjourn and Limberg seconded his motion. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried, and the meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk  

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