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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Caucus Meeting
Date 4/27/2011 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
6:30:30 PM Gulledge Called the Caucus meeting of Wednesday, April 27, 2011 to order and invited those in attendance to join in the Pledge of Allegiance. After the Pledge, he asked for a roll call of those officers present. Answering the roll call were Trustees Schmidt, Bell, Kostyshock, Garcia and Short; Vallino was absent. Also in attendance were Clerk Fenton, Attorney Motil, Public Works Director Presson, Museum Committee Chair Butts and one reporter.
6:31:21 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the April 13th meeting minutes. 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 Schmidt and seconded by Bell. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
6:32:10 PM Gulledge Went to first agenda item, Internet Access for the Museum.
6:32:19 PM Kostyshock Explained the Museum Committee has looked into access from Charter and it will cost $79.99 per month plus a one-time installation fee of $100. Commented the Village pays $99.99 per month access in all other administration buildings.
6:34:17 PM Gulledge Commented the installation will not include phone.
6:35:02 PM Bell Commented his opinion they should be able to gain access for much less per month. Suggested they check Uverse prices. Discussion ensued.
6:35:12 PM Gulledge Suggested the Board approve the connection as long as the cost does not exceed $79.99 per month. Commented he has a contact at Charter and will try to negotiate a better price.
6:37:22 PM Short Asked how many people will be using the access.
6:37:26 PM Butts Responded it would be available to any volunteers.
6:38:05 PM Gulledge Went to next item, SEDAC Energy Grant. Reminded the Board they started the work in November of changing bulbs and ballasts. Stated they received a $15,000 grant. Explained they will get the second part of the grant soon so as to finish the work in the remaining buildings including the Police Department, Fire House and park pavilions.
6:39:39 PM Gulledge Went to next item Lakeview Acres Road Phase II landscaping. Explained the problem at the property close to Fry Lane owned by the Baptist Church. Stated the current situation leaves the yard too steep to mow. Explained they received a bid from Bruce Concrete to move the retaining wall; however it is too high. Stated they are currently soliciting bids from individual contractors and will present the item in the near future.
6:45:36 PM Gulledge Went to next item, the Resolution opposing reduction of State collected revenues due municipalities. Commented the Village has been supporting this issue with the local Mayor's Association. The Board was in agreement to pass the resolution at the Board meeting.
6:52:07 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Events were discussed.
6:53:45 PM Gulledge Went to Public Input. There was none.
6:54:07 PM Gulledge Went to To Do List.
6:54:16 PM Schmidt Stated they have held meetings on the budget and have gone through a second draft. Stated they hope to present the final draft at the first Caucus in May.
6:55:25 PM Gulledge Explained the status of the Safe Routes project, stating they had to change the project due to easement and right of way consideration. Stated they have been approved to install sidewalks and a crossing light at Renee as well as sidewalks around the school parking lots to fix the drop off points. Commented they are awaiting formal approval of the project. Commented his opinion the project will not begin until next year.
6:59:43 PM Gulledge Went to Trustees' Comments.
6:59:49 PM Bell Commented the website training is going well.
7:04:43 PM Kostyshock Commented the entrance to Drost Park off of Schiber Court is open. Next, commented due to the recent rain there are lots of weeds in the landscaping beds, and they are looking for volunteers to help with the issue.
7:06:26 PM Garcia Asked the status of the sign. Mayor explained it is not fixed properly and he has been in touch with the manufacturer who has stated they need time to develop a new controller board. Stated he has been told that will take two weeks.
7:08:39 PM Gulledge Discussed the Resolution to accept the election canvass as drafted by the Attorney. All were in favor of passage at the next Board meeting.
7:09:47 PM Gulledge Stated at the Planning Commission meeting, a recommendation was passed by a vote of 4 to 0 to rezone 2210 Williams Street to SR-2 in order for a single family house to be built. Next, reminded all of the Mayor's Prayer Dinner scheduled for May 5th. With no further business to come before the meeting, asked for a motion to adjourn. Motion was made by Bell and seconded by Short. Voting on the motion: Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:13:03 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,


Tracy Fenton, Village Clerk

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