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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Caucus Meeting
Date 3/23/2011 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
6:30:15 PM Gulledge Called the Caucus meeting of Wednesday, March 23, 2011 to order and invited those in attendance to join in the Pledge of Allegiance. After the Pledge, asked for a roll call of those officers present. Answering the roll call were Trustees Vallino, Schmidt, Kostyshock and Garcia; Bell and Short arrived late. Also in attendance were Clerk Fenton, Attorney Motil, Public Works Director Presson, one reporter and one resident.
6:31:01 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the March 9th 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 Vallino. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes. Motion carried.
6:31:33 PM Gulledge Went to first item, CK Power Generator Agreement.
6:31:44 PM Presson Referred to the contract from CK Power for a generator located at the booster station and storage tank.
6:32:04 PM Gulledge Explained this is a new contract and will be the fourth in addition to the Police Department, Fire House and water plant. Commented the Village has used them for 8 to 10 years and has had no problems with the company.
6:33:00 PM Short Arrived and was seated.
6:33:46 PM Presson Went to next item, cellular dialer which is the same system currently used for the Village's alarm system at the booster station and water tower. Explained the alarm system at the treatment plant failed approximately four months ago and has been patched together until now; however they are no longer able to find parts. Explained the proposed system will control the treatment plant and all lift stations.
6:34:47 PM Bell Arrived and was seated.
6:36:11 PM Presson Stated the cost is $5,680 and will be taken from next year's budget.
6:38:20 PM Gulledge Commented they need the item right away, and asked the Board's approval to order it before the vote at the Board meeting.
6:38:48 PM Gulledge Went to next item summer help employees. Explained last year they had nine summer employees for which they paid $32,944. Commented in the vein of trying to cut costs they would like to bring back six of the nine and limit them to 24 hours maximum per week for ten to eleven weeks. Stated they will hold the wages at last year's rate, which will cost $15,000 for the year. Explained they will hire three to work in water and three in streets and stagger their hours to fill the week. Stated they will be put to work painting hydrants and some projects at the plant, grass cutting that is not contracted, crack sealing and assisting Master Gardeners.
6:42:48 PM Presson Stated the proposed program is 50% less cost than last year.
6:44:42 PM Vallino Asked why there are differences in individual wages. It was explained it is a seniority issue.
6:46:36 PM Presson Commented Schiber Court is well underway with 35% of the patching completed. Commented they have hit several cable lines which were not at the proper depth. Stated in two weeks they will shut down the east side and complete the storm sewer portion with four to five weeks for completion of the entire job. Next, stated Mike Morgan has the pavilion disassembled and estimates one week to completion. Next, stated Lakeview Acres Road is scheduled for final grade, rock and removal of checklist items next week.
6:48:41 PM Gulledge Stated they are hoping to be out for bids next month for the third phase of Lakeview Acres Road.
6:50:00 PM Garcia Asked if they can get the top portion of the museum building painted. She was told it is on the project list.
6:51:23 PM Kostyshock Asked if Keller has indicated when he will reseed on the walking path. Presson responded he has been in touch with Keller and they will meet in person to go over the checklist items for completion within a couple weeks.
6:52:09 PM Bell Asked about the tree by the new pavilion. He was told it is not in danger of falling on the pavilion, but will be taken care of.
6:52:51 PM Gulledge Went to next item, electronic marquee repair. Referred to the email from Fenton indicating the company is in the process of developing a new controller on a different frequency which should be available in the next two weeks.
6:58:39 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Events were discussed.
7:04:08 PM Gulledge Went to Public Input. There was none. Went to To Do List.
7:04:58 PM Bell Asked that repairs to the entrance to the bike trail from Rolling Meadows be added to the list.
7:06:03 PM Gulledge Stated he received a call from DCEO stating the paperwork for Fred Winters Park will be here late this week and they should receive the 25% of the $85,000 to begin work by the end of April.
7:12:20 PM Gulledge Went to Trustees' Comments.
7:12:26 PM Vallino Stated his fish order recommendation is 100 each of 8 to 10 inch channel cat and bass.
7:16:25 PM Bell Commented he has received notification that the Village must send updated domain information to the Federal government in order to retain their domain name.
7:18:41 PM Kostyshock Thanked Nancy and Roger Shoup for their work on the Memorial. Commented his opinion they should go to catch and release at the lake. Comments were made the problem with that is enforcement. Kostyshock suggested they have the lake shocked again. Mayor stated he will call on the issue.
7:22:38 PM Gulledge Went to Mayor's Comments. Stated he needs to know who plans to attend both the Chamber Auction and Congressional Prayer Breakfast.
7:24:33 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to go into Closed Session to discuss personnel matters under 5ILCS120/2(c)(2) collective bargaining matters. Motion was made by Schmidt and seconded by Short. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:55:49 PM Gulledge Asked for a motion to come out of Closed Session. Motion was made by Schmidt and seconded by Vallino. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:56:07 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 Bell. Voting on the motion: Vallino - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Kostyshock - yes; Garcia - yes; Short - yes. Motion carried.
7:56:26 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,


Tracy Fenton, Village Clerk

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