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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Minutes
Date11/16/2005 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:00 PM Gulledge Called the Board meeting of Wednesday, November 16, 2005 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. Trustee Bell was absent. Also in attendance were Clerk Long, Public Works Director Presson, Attorney Wigginton, Police Chief Schardan, Comptroller Brussatti and two (2) reporters.
7:00:58 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the November 2, 2005 Board minutes. He asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the minutes as prepared by the Clerk. There were none. Asked for a motion to approve the minutes. 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.
7:01:38 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the bills submitted for payment. Asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the bills as prepared. There were none. Asked for a motion to approve the bills. Motion was made by Kostyshock and seconded by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:02:13 PM Gulledge Went to Communications. There were none. Went on to legal matters.
7:02:26 PM Wigginton Stated he would like to schedule a Public Hearing for the Annual Tax Levy. Pursuant to the Truth in Taxation Act, the levy will increase by greater than 5%, which is standard for Maryville because we continue to experience great growth. Stated his desire to schedule the Public Hearing for 6:30 p.m. on December 7, 2005. Stated, pursuant to the Truth in Taxation Act, he would like to read the estimated anticipated revenues for fiscal year 2005/2006. Stated for taxes, we anticipate revenue of $2,492,500; from licenses and permits we anticipate $247,100; for intergovernmental revenues including Motor Fuel Tax, we anticipate $179,000; for services including fire protection, ambulance fees, and building and tower rental we anticipate $83,275; other general revenue including fines, grants, green space fees, and miscellaneous income we anticipate $639,500; for water and sewer income, including water and sewer sales, bulk water sales, water softener fees, and water and sewer installation fees we anticipate $2,177,550; for a total estimated anticipate revenue of $5,818,945.
7:04:06 PM Gulledge Went to Old Business.
7:04:21 PM Callahan Made a motion to accept the 2004/2005 fiscal year audit that was presented last week by the CPA. The motion was seconded by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
7:05:28 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. There were none. Went to New Business.
7:05:49 PM Limberg Mentioned the graduation for a new police officer, and commented that Chief would probably elaborate further.
7:06:07 PM Callahan Discussed Economic Development Committee meeting held the previous Monday. Stated Schmidt was there at the Committee's request to discuss the writing of an ordinance concerning display of outdoor merchandise. Stated they pulled quite a few ordinances off the internet, however the Chairman of the Committee was concerned that none were from an Illinois community. Stated they were trying to gather information as to how they would go about writing the ordinance. Stated they decided to take the information home and work on it and have a meeting the second Monday in December at 7:00 p.m.. Stated they have a target date of having the ordinance ready to present to the public by the end of February. Stated the Committee also discussed the idea of ornamental street signs. Stated Schmidt obtained some pricing; Nancy Thomas brought in some ideas, as she has purchased such items for her subdivision. Stated the Committee needs some direction from the Board as to what part of town to start with. Stated there were many ideas presented. Stated Thomas suggested New Athens as an example of a community that has done this quite successfully.
7:07:51 PM Garcia Reminded everyone that the next evening they would be filling baskets for the Food Pantry.
7:08:07 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates.
7:08:22 PM Schmidt Reminded everyone there would be no meeting next Wednesday, November 23rd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
7:08:36 PM Gulledge Stated the Village Hall will be closed next Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Went to Staff Reports.
7:09:03 PM Schardan Stated that Friday night, Officer Tillman will be graduating from the Academy. Stated several people will be in attendance, including Mayor, Limberg, himself and two sergeants. Stated the graduation concludes ten (10) weeks of training. Mentioned that the seat belt zone enforcement program will start November 21st and run for two weeks. Stated he received feedback regarding the Livescan stating the extra year of maintenance cannot be included in the grant, which was $3,400. Stated officer Manley will be out on his own starting Monday after completing the FTO program. Stated he is doing well. One of the officers commented Manley knows the streets as well as he does, and he has been here several years.
7:10:20 PM Schmidt Asked if Public Service Officer Jones is getting acclimated.
7:10:30 PM Schardan Responded yes. Stated he contacted the company regarding the sign incident Schmidt reported. Stated there had also been a traffic stop for a suspicious vehicle for that company, so they had a talk with them and they were advised they would be cited if the offense continued. Stated his uniform will be a red shirt, navy blue pants similar to the police officer's so that he will have use of the extra pockets, and obtained a winter coat. Stated he is working hard and has already started making a list of what he thinks the most common violations will be. Stated he has gone through the ordinance book. Stated he is anxious to get out on the street.  Schmidt asked if there would be additional equipment needed. Schardan responded there will be eventually, especially for animal control duties. Stated they got him covered today so he can get started as far as public nuisance type violations.  Mentioned that they are using an old computer that was taken from the squad room for him, but it is awfully slow. Commented that maybe the next time a computer is switched out, it could be handed down to Jones.
7:12:56 PM Callahan Commented that someone at the Economic Development Committee meeting asked about keeping the hole in Bauer Lane filled.
7:13:10 PM Presson Responded that he was able to contact some people that day to get some answers regarding this issue. Stated he had a meeting this afternoon with Gary Marco with Keller, and he said within three working days we will have the two-inch thick black-top over the intersections for the winter. Stated after this, the holes should not develop, and if they do the will be easily patched.
7:13:34 PM Callahan Asked if that meant there will only be two lanes all winter.
7:13:43 PM Presson Responded no, what he means is that at the entrances to Bauer Lane, West Main, East Main, where the holes are; those will all be black-topped.
7:13:54 PM Gulledge Clarified they are trying to get binders down; they are not going to get final asphalting down because the plants will be closed. Stated they are still planning on putting the binders down.
7:14:05 PM Callahan Asked if the bridge will be ready with four (4) lanes. He was told five (5) lanes.
7:14:18 PM Garcia Asked about the entrance on Main. Stated they need to re-cycle the light at that entrance, as in the morning only two cars can get through before it changes.
7:14:31 PM Presson Stated you have to remember, that due to the pre-construction, those lights are now on timers and the actual sensors are turned off. Garcia asked if they would go back, and Presson said yes they will.
7:14:53 PM Gulledge Commented that before it's all over, it will get a lot worse, because the more people that build and come up Main Street, it will continue. Stated what hurts is not so much the timing of the light, but when people are turning left off of East Main Street. Garcia reiterated her belief that the problem is the timing of the light.
7:16:07 PM Long Stated that Ferris brought in the updated audit with the change to the last sheet to include the years up through 1999 on the usage.
7:16:22 PM Gulledge Asked for business from the floor. There was none. Mentioned the Maryville Garden Club; a group including Roger Shoup and a number of other people from Maryville and the surrounding area are trying to get together a Garden Club for Maryville. Stated they will meet here tomorrow night. Stated Janet Burnett of the University of Illinois Master Gardeners will be here to help get it going. Stated the group will be initiating some beautification projects in Maryville, which he thinks is a great idea. Stated everyone is invited to attend tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall. Stated next Wednesday, November 23 at 7:15 a.m. at the Maryville Firehouse, there will be a special meeting of the Maryville Firefighters Pension Fund. Stated on the Agenda is 2006 Appropriations, Changes in the Pension Board to Comply with New Statutes, and Nominations for 2006 Officers. Stated the lights are going up well, and they are on schedule to turn all of the lights on next Wednesday.
7:17:48 PM Callahan Commented that he noticed on the audit sheet that showed balances, that we do not have a separate fund for Fire and Police Pension.
7:18:00 PM Gulledge Responded that we do, but it is separated right now and it is under their control. Other comments regarding the separation of accounts followed, and Gulledge stated they will look into it.
7:18:52 PM Gulledge With no further business to be brought before the meeting, asked for a motion to adjourn. 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.
7:19:13 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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The Village of Maryville