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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Caucus Meeting
Date 1/9/2008 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
6:30:03 PM Gulledge Called the Caucus meeting of Wednesday, January 9, 2008 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 and Kostyshock; Bell was absent; Garcia arrived late. Also in attendance were Deputy Clerk Fenton, Attorney Wigginton, Public Works Director Presson, Police Chief Schardan, three (3) reporters and four (4) residents.
6:30:50 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the December 12, 2007 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 Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes. Motion carried.
6:31:25 PM Gulledge Stated Trustee Bell will be late as he is attending his daughter's basketball game; for this reason they will delay agenda item #5 until he is here to discuss. Went to agenda item 6, Pay Application #5, Final and asked Presson to discuss.
6:32:03 PM Presson Stated Pay Application #5 is the final payment to JE Construction for the amount of $15,899.65.
6:32:09 PM Gulledge Interrupted to let the record show Garcia arrived and was seated.
6:32:18 PM Presson Stated the pay application is for the Copper Creek lift station improvements, which has been completed, inspected and is 100% operational.
6:32:31 PM Gulledge Clarified everything is done.
6:32:40 PM Callahan Asked the difference between Contracts A & B.
6:32:48 PM Presson Stated Contract A was the interceptor line extension.
6:33:00 PM Gulledge Commented Dennis Keller was awarded contracts A and C; JE Construction got contract B. Asked for other questions. There were none. Stated the item will be placed on the Board meeting agenda. Went to next item, purchase of two (2) F150 pickup trucks for the Public Works Department.
6:33:31 PM Presson Stated the Koetting Ford proposal was included in the packets. The State bid came in at $37,905 or $18,952.50 per truck.
6:34:02 PM Schmidt Asked what was contained in the budget for these purchases.
6:34:03 PM Presson Stated Streets had $35,000 and Water had $40,000. Explained the F250 he currently drives will be given to the Street Department, one of the new F150's will go to Presson, and one will go to the Matt Hoffmann in the Water Department, and the truck Hoffmann currently drives will go to a field service truck. Stated this truck will replace the 1988 Chevy 2500, which has 113,000 miles. Stated his recommendation would be to put this truck up for sealed bid.
6:35:43 PM Gulledge Asked for other questions or comments.
6:35:46 PM Kostyshock Commented this is a good price for two trucks.
6:35:57 PM Gulledge Commented this has been in Presson's budget for many months. Explained for planning purposes, he asked him to wait until after the first of the year. Stated the item will be placed on the Board meeting agenda.
6:36:40 PM Gulledge Went to next agenda item, Two Year Generator Agreement.
6:36:50 PM Presson Stated this is the maintenance contract for the generator located at the water plant.
6:37:07 PM Gulledge Clarified if they accept a two year contract, the company is giving the same rate for the second year as the first; if they don't accept the two-year they run the risk of the rate going up the second year. Asked for any questions or comments.
6:37:25 PM Schmidt Asked if the budget process splits the maintenance contracts by generator between Police and Water. Presson answered yes.
6:37:48 PM Gulledge Commented the other generator is split between Administration and Police, as the generator is used for both facilities. Asked for other questions. Stated the item will be placed on the Board meeting agenda. Commented the company is good to work with.
6:38:43 PM Schmidt Asked if they want the money up front for both years.
6:38:47 PM Presson Responded yes.
6:39:03 PM Gulledge Asked if the last agreement was paid that way, as his recollection is the Village requested to pay it over two years.
6:39:14 PM Presson Stated he will have to check with Clerk Long; however his understanding was they paid them both up front.
6:39:24 PM Gulledge Stated they will check on the issue and let the Board know before the vote. Went to next agenda item, Ordinance 154.028 Amendment. Stated this item has gone through all the proper public hearings. Explained this is to give a stand-alone power system to the generator in the event power is lost to any new lift station built in the Village. Stated it will be at the contractors cost. Explained it will run on natural gas; however it could be another alternative if it suits the Village's purposes better.
6:40:42 PM Presson Stated they currently have two in the system at Schiber Court and Copper Creek. Stated they have been using natural gas and it has been working well.
6:40:53 PM Callahan Asked what another fuel source would be.
6:40:59 PM Presson Answered diesel.
6:41:03 PM Gulledge Commented they were okay with diesel until the most recent storm at which time diesel was in short supply. Asked for other questions for Presson. There were none. Commented the Christmas lights are coming down. Presson stated they should be done this week. Discussion ensued as to the rack system for the lights.
6:42:09 PM Gulledge Went to next agenda item, and asked Schardan to discuss.
6:42:29 PM Schardan Stated he is requesting the creation of a third sergeant position. Stated he is hoping for the position to be filled by the end of February. Stated Sergeant Lange has been out since November and they are working with only one sergeant on the street. Stated the next person on the promotion list will be switching squads on the 16th, which would not conflict with the schedule. Explained this will allow for supervision on both shifts at night. Stated the position was in the budget under "deputy chief" position.
6:43:44 PM Gulledge Clarified the promotion would come through the Fire and Police Board.
6:43:53 PM Schardan Answered that is correct. Explained the list was created March of 2006. Rob Carpenter is a current employee and is next on the list.
6:44:05 PM Gulledge Asked what his change in pay would be should the Board choose to approve the position.
6:44:16 PM Schardan Answered the difference between patrol and sergeant is $2.50 per hour.
6:44:21 PM Gulledge Commented this is much less than the Deputy Chief position would have been.
6:44:27 PM Callahan Commented it is actually not $2.50 because the sergeants are not in the union. Stated anyone that is a sergeant goes back to the old schedule that the current sergeants are on, and then receive $2.50 on top of that. Explained it is a different vacation schedule, etc., as well.
6:44:52 PM Schardan Stated they will have to discuss this issue to come to a solution. Explained he is not prepared to go into that now, as it is a personnel issue for discussion at another time.
6:45:15 PM Callahan Stated he spoke to Wigginton suggesting when they look at annual raises for non-union people they need to look at the differentials between sergeant's base pay versus the patrolmen's base pay.
6:45:49 PM Schmidt Asked how the eligibility list is formed.
6:45:58 PM Schardan Stated the Fire and Police Board has rules created involving points for seniority, a written test and oral interviews. Explained the Sergeants also have input; however the Chief does not.
6:46:39 PM Schmidt Asked since they are taking the next candidate, will the list automatically be re-evaluated
6:46:51 PM Schardan Stated the list is good for three years.
6:46:55 PM Gulledge Explained in other words, should Carpenter refuse the promotion it would be offered to the next name on the list, and so on.
6:47:05 PM Schardan Responded that is correct until the list is exhausted or the three-year timeframe has expired. Schmidt asked if all patrolmen were on the list. Schardan responded no; only those that chose to take the test when it was offered. Callahan asked how many people are on the list. Schardan responded there are two left. Commented there were originally three; however Bob Davis has since left the department. Gulledge asked when the list expires. Schardan responded March 2009.
6:47:39 PM Gulledge Asked for other questions. Commented there is a need for this position with the current shortage.
6:47:55 PM Callahan Commented Lange is not coming back anytime soon. Stated they need a Sergeant, and probably would have needed one in the next quarter anyway.
6:48:17 PM Schmidt Asked the next step if this is approved.
6:48:20 PM Schardan Stated he will contact the Police Board to send a letter advising him he has been promoted. Stated the start date would be the 21st, which is the first day he will work after the Board meeting approving the position.
6:48:51 PM Gulledge Stated in the TO&E they have slotted two sergeants positions; they are possibly creating the third tonight. Asked if the Village Board has to authorize a third position opening after which the Fire and Police Board sends the promotion letter and presents the sergeant. Schardan responded that is correct.
6:49:28 PM Wigginton Commented the Board has to take formal action creating the position.
6:49:35 PM Schmidt Asked if they are creating three slots so that if they lose Lange they will still have a slot to fill. He was told yes.
6:49:53 PM Gulledge Stated if the list is exhausted, they will re-advertise and re-test.
6:50:11 PM Garcia Asked if they can test outside the department. She was told no.
6:50:17 PM Schardan Commented promotions have to come from within the department.
6:50:31 PM Gulledge Polled the Board's opinion on creating a third sergeant position. All were in favor.
6:50:43 PM Limberg Clarified Officer Carpenter has the option to refuse the promotion. He was told yes.
6:51:00 PM Kostyshock Commented with vacations, etc.,  they cannot depend on Schardan to always be there, which necessitates a second and third sergeant.
6:51:19 PM Gulledge Stated the item will be placed on the Board meeting agenda. Went to next agenda item, PSIC grant.
6:51:42 PM Schardan Explained initially in applying for this grant they went in with other counties. Stated they got 49% of the funding requested in the joint proposal. Stated this means they are guaranteed 49% of what was requested. Explained this means Maryville will get 8 portable walkies and a base radio. Stated initially they asked for 11 portables and a base, plus 9 mobiles for the cars. Explained they are not getting the funding to be able to do all of it. Stated there is $550,000 inside the grant that St. Clair County was going to use for consulting fees, etc.; they are offering to redistribute that amount to agencies willing to pay the full 20% match of the full amount originally requested. Explained that amount comes to $18,005.57 for Maryville. Stated the question is do they want to spend the extra approximately $11,000 to get four more portable radios and additional radio service for 20 months. Commented the extra $11,000 will give them approximately $15,000 worth of service and equipment. Explained the letter asks if the Village wishes to continue as a partner in the grant process; his recommendation is to definitely do so, as even if they only have the eight walkies they can operate with them. Explained he has spoken with other agencies who have been using the system with no problems. Explained this system is called STAR COM 21 and is the designated emergency channel for the State of Illinois. Explained they are pushing to get everyone on these frequencies. Explained the equipment is strong enough that they have talked from Belleville to Chicago on walkies. Stated the other question is whether Maryville is willing to continue to fund its portion based on the original 20%. Stated he recommends to go forward in order to get the 12 portables so as to have enough to use among the Fire and Public Works Departments for homecoming, as well as if there is any type of disaster or emergency situation. Explained in times when it is just the Police Department, 12 is enough for each officer to have his own. Explained agencies that decide to drop out of the program will increase the funding available and may change what equipment the Village chooses to obtain. Reiterated at this stage they need to know if the Village wants to stay in the partnership and whether they are willing to pay the 20% match.
6:57:59 PM Gulledge Clarified Schardan is recommending this.
6:58:05 PM Schardan Responded yes. Reiterated they can operate on 8 portables; however 12 would be better. Gulledge asked the difference from 8 to 12. Schardan responded it will cost just under $11,000 more to go to 12. Stated the price quoted for the portables is $3,198.35 each; plus $30 per month per radio, which is reduced from the original cost of $52 per month due to the fact it will not be used state-wide.
6:59:19 PM Gulledge Asked what would be done with the existing radios on which they pay a franchise fee.
6:59:27 PM Schardan Stated they would drop that service. Stated that cost is approximately $216 per month. Commented the proposed system would be $360 for the portables, plus the cost for the base.
7:00:08 PM Schmidt Asked if Madison County Emergency Management is on this system.
7:00:19 PM Schardan Stated he does not know. Stated the Sheriff's Department is, as well as Glen Carbon; SIU has put in for the grant, as did Troy.
7:00:34 PM Gulledge Asked why Emergency Management would not go on it.
7:00:42 PM Schardan Commented he uses the frequency inside his vehicle. Stated the system works by creating talk groups; for example they would set in a group for daily use, but could get to Glen Carbon and share channels if needed.
7:01:16 PM Schmidt Asked where the base radio is kept. He was told in the Department. Clarified that is the base radio for the dispatcher. Asked if they have a limited range for the dispatcher for the portable units.
7:01:34 PM Schardan Explained they have antennae set up State-wide. Schmidt asked how many frequencies are on each radio. Schardan re-explained the talk-group issue. Schmidt asked whether they should get some funding out of the Fire Department. Schardan explained this is a law enforcement grant.
7:03:13 PM Gulledge Commented as Schardan indicated, there might be a few extra radios.
7:04:12 PM Callahan Asked what if some of the communities decide not to take the additional 20%. Asked if St. Clair will still put the money in the pool and anyone signing up for the original 20% get that share of the pool.
7:04:29 PM Schardan Stated he does not have a definite answer; all he knows is they are guaranteed the 49%.
7:05:02 PM Callahan Clarified there is no way they will get less than the 49%; i.e., there is no way the cost will be more than $18,500. He was told that is correct.
7:05:45 PM Gulledge Polled the Board; all were in favor.
7:06:28 PM Schardan Commented if it turns out there is more money available he can ask about the Fire Department.
7:06:32 PM Gulledge Commented he could see where a smaller community might drop out, so the Village may get more.
7:06:52 PM Schardan Commented he is unsure enough money will become available to get everything they initially wanted.
7:07:05 PM Callahan Asked why St. Clair County is putting the $500,000 back in the pool. Schardan answered he does not know. Discussion ensued.
7:07:54 PM Gulledge Asked for other questions for the Chief. There were none.
7:08:34 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Commented there was a MCIB meeting held Monday; a speaker will be at the Economic Development Committee meeting; a Park meeting scheduled for the 21st at 6:00 p.m.; there will be a Planning Commission meeting this month. Asked for other comments. There were none. Went to February. There were no comments.
7:09:44 PM Gulledge Went to Public Input.
7:09:59 PM Gene Harshaw 714 Valley Drive, Maryville. Stated he read about the plan for improvements to Lakeview Acres Road. Asked whether the Village has made any plans to improve the Bauer Lane area.
7:10:30 PM Gulledge Stated they have discussed the issue for a number of years. Clarified the improvements of which Harshaw is speaking is a State grant of $1.8 million that can only be used for primary roads; the Village has also instituted a road improvement fee for new homes being built in that area, which should pay for the majority of the rest of the cost. Stated, in answer to his questions, there are no immediate plans for improvements in the Bauer Lane area.
7:11:20 PM Harshaw Stated the only thing done in the last 30 years is to oil and chip the roads. Commented they are one of the older subdivisions, and they don't have much out there. Stated he is interested in any future plans for the area.
7:11:42 PM Callahan Stated several years ago they talked about having a master pool to borrow under municipal bond issues. Stated there was no interest at the time from the Board. Agrees the area needs work. Discussion ensued.
7:12:37 PM Harshaw Commented on Valley Drive where the culvert is located, the road is going away. Gulledge commented they will need to look at it.
7:12:56 PM Gulledge Stated his is a good question. Reiterated there is nothing planned right now. Explained the Village has spent money trying to bring in sewers; however it has not worked out. Explained they did use "meramac" which they were told at the time would make it a better road; however it has not.
7:13:58 PM Callahan Commented there are no plans for any other area either.
7:14:06 PM Gulledge Stated not as of now. Stated they have a Public Works Committee. Commented there are other subdivision that have been here longer than Bauer Lane that need work as well. Stated they normally try to accomplish jobs in order based on need. Stated there are some areas of town that, in his opinion, are worse than Bauer Lane. Commented his opinion that Parkview is the road in the worst shape right now. Stated they will take Harshaw's comments under advisement.
7:15:11 PM Harshaw Commented after the snow in December, only the middle of his street was plowed.
7:15:28 PM Gulledge Stated any time that happens, please call someone. Asked Presson to check on the issue. Presson commented he will look into it; however he knows they were down two out of four trucks.
7:15:48 PM Gulledge Thanked Harshaw for his address.
7:15:50 PM Limberg Commented the City Engineer reviews the roads every year and makes a recommendation on the greatest need. Used Old Town as an example. Stated his opinion they are trying to incorporate good roads all through the Village.
7:16:21 PM Gulledge Asked for other Public Input.
7:16:42 PM Pat Dobberstein 224 Stonemill Lane, Oswego, Illinois. Stated he is Associate Director of Sales at AT&T. Explained they have applied for permits for door-to-door solicitation as they are marketing a new television product in Maryville in the next two weeks. Commented they look forward to the opportunity to provide service. Explained this is for the Lightspeed project, called UVerse.
7:17:36 PM Gulledge Clarified their understanding they must solicit during daylight hours.
7:17:48 PM Linda Boston 7739 Powers Court, Shelby Township, Michigan. Stated she works for EMS for AT&T. Explained their permit says they can only solicit between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and not on Sundays. Commented they are aware of the restrictions, and thanked the community for their warm welcome.
7:18:56 PM Gulledge Asked that they leave business cards in case the Village needs to contact them. Commented they are glad to see some competition in Maryville. Discussion ensued as to availability.
7:19:17 PM Boston Explained because it is a new product, it is not available to everyone yet. Explained they have certain areas they will be going into where they know the service is hooked up. Stated she can check to see if it is available for specific areas. Discussion ensued.
7:20:56 PM Schmidt Commented he has been told that this is the first area in the State to go live. More discussion ensued as to location availability.
7:21:59 PM Garcia Asked if the age of the phone lines has anything to do with availability.
7:22:07 PM Dobberstein Explained the product is continuing to expand. Stated they are putting in new equipment where it is required. Stated age of existing service is not the most intricate component; however they will place equipment where necessary. Further discussion ensued.
7:24:10 PM Gulledge Asked for other Public Input. There was none. Went to To Do List, page one. There were no comments. Went to page two. Commented they have another ISO meeting Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the fire house. Commented the next Public Works Committee meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. Asked for other comments on page two. There were none. Went to page three. There were no comments.
7:25:26 PM Gulledge Went to Trustees' Comments.
7:25:32 PM Schmidt Commented he had planned to announce that AT&T was up and running. Also commented the new edition of the Gazette is available on the website.
7:26:18 PM Callahan Stated a meeting of the Community Improvement Board was held last Monday. Stated Dione Rabida has been put in charge of researching ways to revitalize the Maryville Senior program. Stated the other item discussed was to revive the Maryville Fall Fest Tradition as was held in the past. Explained they had many ideas. Stated the key is to decide whether it will be a fundraiser or a party. Stated the Board is open minded. Commented Dawn Mushill of the Troy/Maryville Chamber of Commerce was in attendance and explained how Troy's festival works as a fundraising effort. Stated they have not yet chosen a date; however they were discussing September and plan to hold it this year. Commented the group is enthusiastic about the idea.
7:29:29 PM Kostyshock Commented they started the Fall Fest in the late 1970's, and it was held on a Saturday in September. Commented they attracted big crowds by hosting the Madison County Firemen's rodeo. Commented they were able to make some good money for the parks.
7:31:54 PM Gulledge Went to Mayor's Comments. Stated at prior meetings they discussed the creation of a Village Insurance Committee. Stated he has asked four elected/appointed individuals and four hourly employees to serve as follows: For Administration, Rod Schmidt as elected and Melissa Bailey as hourly; For Fire Department, Jack Callahan as elected and Chris Jamruk as hourly; for Public Works, Patrick Presson as appointed and Dale Henshaw as hourly; for Police Department, Rich Schardan as appointed and Tony Manly as hourly. Explained he has asked Trustees Callahan and Schmidt to co-chair the committee. He asked that they get a meeting set up with Ben Crowder of Baugher Financial as soon as possible. Asked if there were any questions. There were none. Next, commented two Zoning Board of Appeals hearings were held last Saturday: First McRea Midkiff Medical Building requested a variance in the ordinance on building height, which was approved by a vote of six to zero; next, Maryville Retail Center applied for a Motor Vehicle Operating Business to accommodate a drive-through which was approved by a vote of six to zero. Explained both projects will be going to a future Planning Commission, McRea in February and the Retail Center in January.
7:35:53 PM Callahan Asked about the speaker scheduled for the Economic Development Committee meeting.
7:35:58 PM Gulledge Stated it will be Keith Moran from DMI, which is a company that communities hire to do commercial work.
7:36:16 PM Gulledge Went to last agenda item, Mike Semanisin Memorial. Explained Judy Wiemann has provided information and is present to answer questions. Explained he received a call from Todd Bell informing he would be late to the meeting because his daughter had a basketball game. Stated they met and discussed his thoughts and concerns; however Mayor will wait to share Bell's comments in case he makes it to the meeting and can speak for himself. Opened the discussion to questions or comments.
7:37:45 PM Kostyshock Commented he spoke with Joe Semanisin, of whose father this is in honor. Stated Mike Semanisin was a professional baseball player as well as a mayor of the Village. Stated he thinks it is great for a family to want to honor their father, and his opinion is to grant the request.
7:38:12 PM Limberg Stated his opinion of the need for guidelines on the size and material of the memorial. Explained he was surprised by the proposed size. Stated he has no problem with the wording of the dedication; however there is no memorial comparable in size in the Village currently. Stated the size is the only negative comment he has.
7:38:57 PM Schmidt Stated he has no problem honoring fore-fathers, or anyone that had anything to do with structuring Maryville. Suggests as they are moving the Vernon Lucas Memorial at the same time, the Semanisin memorial should be of similar design. Stated if the two memorials will be near each other, maybe more uniformity is needed. Displayed pictures of the Vernon Memorial via the projector. Stated the memorial has a bust image carved within it, and is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 30 inches wide, and 8 inches thick. Commented since they are placing the memorials in the baseball area, maybe they should keep the dedications to historic figures relating to baseball; the Semanisin proposal dedication relates to his mayoral and county functions.
7:41:35 PM Callahan Asked whether an agreement was reached regarding funding.
7:41:46 PM Wigginton Stated based on what was submitted, $490 was collected; the Semanisin family has agreed to be responsible for any amount exceeding donations. Stated this is a no-cost venture to the Village.
7:42:05 PM Gulledge Explained when the Village received the money, some was designated for other memorials, such as trees. Stated they are not sure whether these memorials were ever accomplished. Stated he has no problem with the $490 figure.
7:42:37 PM Callahan Commented before Wiemann got involved, the Board was unsure as to how much money they were discussing. Stated he has no problem with the idea. Commented with the placement plan, they need to remember there will be 800 to 900 kids crawling on it, necessitating a sturdy structure.
7:43:13 PM Kostyshock Commented he looks forward to people contributing money and dedicating items such as trees, park benches, etc. Commented this is the objective of the Semanisins. Commented his opinion the mayoral information is part of his legacy in Maryville and should be included.
7:43:49 PM Judy Wiemann Stated she researched the contributions; the tree was donated by her, and the reason it was not placed is because the family asked her to use the money for a memorial instead.
7:44:11 PM Callahan Commented he was more concerned as to the amount, as they were unsure whether it was thousands of dollars.
7:44:17 PM Wiemann Commented she identified the individuals and check numbers of donations, a list of which was submitted in the packets. Commented regarding the size: It sounds big, however it is smaller than the previously donated gazebo, as well as the pavilion donated by her family. Explained this is simply a different way to honor an individual. Stated she would like to take a decision back to the Park Committee as she would like to accomplish the move of the Vernon memorial, which she has been working on for a long time.
7:45:37 PM Callahan Commented the packet lists two options; asked what the second option is.
7:45:59 PM Wiemann Stated the point is, it will not be like the Lucas memorial. Commented her hope to see additional memorials on baseball players in the future.
7:46:20 PM Limberg Stated his opinion the Park Committee will need to set up criteria on who is eligible and who is not.
7:46:35 PM Garcia Commented her opinion the memorial is fine; however she envisions all the memorials to be similar with the bust carvings, as the Lucas memorial.
7:46:58 PM Callahan Commented with the amount of lettering on the dedication, it will be difficult to read as the print will not be very big.
7:47:20 PM Gulledge Stated he does not believe anyone is opposed to a memorial. Stated his agreement with Limberg that guidelines must be drafted. Relayed Bell's comments in his absence. Stated he and Bell went to view the Lucas memorial. Explained their opinion that the memorials should be encompassed so as to protect them, similar to the memorial by Route 159. Explained they have to understand if the memorials get damaged, someone will be responsible for fixing and/or replacing them. Stated his original idea was to lay the Lucas memorial flat in the plaza outside the Village Hall; however he did not remember the three-dimensional bust carving. Stated his agreement that the dedication on the Semanisin memorial will be hard to read. Explained these are the issues he and Bell discussed. Explained this will not be the last of the requests for such memorials on Village Property. Explained for this reason, they need guidelines. Stated Bell's idea was for the issue to go back to the Park Committee to discuss further and come up with a plan regarding eligibility, etc. Stated Bell also brought up the safety and maintenance issue with placement where so many children will be running around it. Commented on the amount of damage around the hall they currently fix due to baseball bats, etc. Stated for the record, Mayor is not against the memorial; however he would like to see it done a little differently.
7:51:51 PM Limberg Commented he would like to see the Park Committee draft guidelines for memorials on size, material and appearance so as to make all memorials consistent. Discussion ensued as to the Lucas memorial design.
7:52:15 PM Callahan Reiterated his comments as to the size of the print being illegible.
7:53:08 PM Gulledge Commented while reviewing the memorials with Bell, they realized the Semanisin brick in the plaza lists his term at 1935 to 1945, which is incorrect and should read 1945-1949. Polled the Board on taking the ideas, suggestions and concerns back to the Park Committee. All were in favor.
7:54:29 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 Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:54:53 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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