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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Caucus Meeting
Date 1/29/2014

Location: Council Chambers

Time Speaker Note
6:30:06 PM Gulledge Called the Caucus Meeting to order, Wednesday January 29, 2014. Invited all in attendance to stand and join in the Pledge of Allegiance.
6:30:38 PM Gulledge Asked for a roll call of those officers present. Answering the roll call were Trustees Vallino, Schmidt, Bell, Kostyshock, Garcia, and Short. Also in attendance were Deputy Clerk Lucas, Village Attorney Motil, one reporter, and one guest.
6:30:52 PM Gulledge Called for the approval of the minutes of January 22, 2014 Caucus Meeting. Asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the minutes as prepared by the Deputy Clerk. There were none. Motion to approve the minutes was made by Vallino and seconded by Schmidt. Roll call vote on the motion: Vallino - yes, Schmidt - yes, Bell - yes, Kostyshock - yes, Garcia - yes, Short - yes. Motion carried.
6:31:22 PM Gulledge Agenda Item 8: Has been removed from the agenda.
6:32:11 PM Gulledge Agenda Item 5: Enterprise Zones & TIF Districts - Introduced Mr. Keith Moran of Moran Economic Development and asked him to speak to the Board.
6:32:40 PM Moran Mr. Keith Moran - Moran Economic Development - 101 Southpoint Drive, Suite D Edwardsville IL . Mr. Moran gave a brief history of his company shared his past work experience with the Board before presenting his presentation of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Business Districts (Enterprise Zones) for a municipality. Moran explained to the Board in detail how TIF and Enterprise Zones could be used in the Village of Maryville to help bring new commercial growth to areas.  Moran explained what properties qualify for a TIF and or Enterprise Zone, what factors are involved in creating those areas, and how the funds generated from them can be redistributed within the Village for infrastructure improvements or to attract new business to the area. Moran recommends a Preliminary Eligibility Study to be conducted before deciding to use a TIF and/ or Enterprise Zone. Further discussion, questions and answers were had by Moran and the Board.
8:14:46 PM Gulledge Asked for questions or concerns regarding the presentation by Mr. Moran on the use of TIF and Enterprise Zones in the Village. There were none. Thanked Mr. Moran for speaking.
8:15:19 PM Gulledge Agenda Item 6: Park Committee Recommendation.
8:15:31 PM Bell The Park Committee recommends abandoning the community garden project. The Village residents have not shown enough interest in the gardens and the cost to maintain them is to costly. Schmidt will take the recommendation to the Community Improvement Board for discussion.
8:16:25 PM Gulledge Agenda Item 7: Pay App #1 from Tindall Construction for the Public Works/Fire Storage Building
8:16:34 PM Kostyshock Tindall Construction has been working on the construction of the new storage building located at the Water Tower. Pay App #1 for the amount of $20,833.92 is due to be paid to Tindall Construction. Based on the work that has been completed, Kostyshock recommends paying Pay App #1.
8:16:53 PM Gulledge Asked for questions or concerns regarding Pay App #1. There were none. OK to place on the next Board Agenda for approval.
8:17:22 PM Gulledge Agenda Item 9: Purchase of 2 Desktop Computers for the Police Department
8:17:33 PM Short The Police Department would like to purchase 2 new replacement desktop computers. Chief Carpenter's desktop as well as the desktop in the squad room are failing and out of date. Total cost to replace both computers will be $3,534.97 which includes the work stations, Microsoft Office Business 2013, and 1 monitor for the squad room. Stated funds for both computers are in the current budget. Short recommends purchasing both desktop computers.
8:19:21 PM Bell Would like to check and see if the Microsoft Office Business 2013 license has already been purchased for those computer. If so all the information can be transferred to the new desktops upon purchase and save the Village those costs.
8:20:31 PM Gulledge Asked for questions or concerns regarding the purchase of 2 new desktop computers for the Police Department. There were none. Ok to place on the next Board Agenda for approval.
8:20:38 PM Gulledge Agenda Item 10: Calendar Updates - Discussed upcoming Village events for February. The Village will be closed for Presidents Day on February 17th.
8:22:47 PM Gulledge Agenda Item 11: Public Input - There was none.
8:22:54 PM Gulledge Agenda Item 12: Trustee Comments
8:23:03 PM Vallino What will happen with the water lines at the Community Gardens? Gulledge will discuss the issue with the Public Works Director and come up with some ideas. Will update the Board at a later date.
8:28:13 PM Schmidt Stated he would like to go ahead and work with Keith Moran by putting together an agreement, reviewed by Village Attorney Motil, to have a Preliminary Eligibility Study done for the Village for a TIF. The TIF would help Maryville start to develop. Stated he felt more research needed to be done before considering applying for an Enterprise Zone.
8:32:59 PM Bell Stated the Chamber Room's laptops were unable to open the GIS Maps for the meeting. Would like to have this issue checked into.
8:33:37 PM Kostyshock The Enterprise zone and TIF areas will help the Village by generating more sales tax. He would like the Village to consider initiating them in the near future.
8:35:21 PM Garcia None
8:35:35 PM Short The Fire Department has been reviewing applications to accept 5 new Firemen for the Village. Names of those applicants should be presented to the Board in the near future.
8:36:39 PM Gulledge Agenda Item 13: Mayor Comments - Stated he felt inviting Keith Moran to the meeting to speak about TIF and Enterprise Zones was well worth the Boards time. Stated the Village may not see any commercial growth in the I-55 area unless a TIF is put in place in that area.
8:37:59 PM Gulledge There being no further business to come before the Board, called for a motion to adjourn. Motion was made by Vallino and seconded by Short. Roll call on the motion: Vallino - yes, Schmidt - yes, Bell - yes, Kostyshock - yes, Garcia - yes, Short - yes. Motion carried.
8:38:19 PM Gulledge Meeting adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,

Christy Lucas, Deputy Clerk

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