REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE

LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

AUGUST 10, 2009 MINUTES APPROVED SEPTEMBER 14, 2009

On August 10, 2009 the regular meeting of the Village of Franklin Grove, held at the Village Hall, 105 E. South Street, Franklin Grove, Lee County, Illinois, was called to order by President Robert Logan with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:02 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

Present:  Trustees Karen Didier, Tony Schaneberg, Scott Spangler, Keith Roop, David Atkinson, Attorney Rolfe Ehrmann, President Logan and Clerk Lori Smith.

Trustee Chad Murphy was absent

 

VILLAGE CLERK’S REPORT

MINUTES

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by K. Didier to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 13, 2009.  Passed 5/0

 

BILLS & LATE BILLS

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by D. Atkinson to pay bills, late bills and make necessary transfers.  Passed 4/1  

(Note:  Trustee Roop opposed paying for use of Prisoners) 

 

CLERK’S REPORT

See attached.

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

See attached.

Marilyn Spangler addressed the following:

? "Thank You" for mowing along creek

? Stones need to be remounted on memorial at Flat Iron Park

? Tuck Pointing on memorial at Flat Iron Park

Motion made by D. Atkinson, seconded by S. Spangler to transfer $300.00 from the General Fund into the Baseball Account.  Passed 5/0

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by T. Schaneberg to approve up to $1,400.00 for repairs to the dugout at AFC Middle School along with approval of the School District.  Passed 5/0  

POLICE REPORT

See attached.

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by S. Spangler to approve an additional 16 hours for patrol during the Harvest Festival.  Passed 5/0  

 

ENGINEER’S REPORT

(Ralph Tompkins)

Ralph Tompkins advised the board that the work has been approved and the check that was approved at the last board meeting to Northwest Construction can be released.

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by T. Schaneberg to pay the second installment of $9,785.47 to Northwest Construction.  Passed 5/0

President Logan advised the board that the Village did receive a Capital Improvement and Planning Grant in the amount of $2,000.00 from the RC&D.

 

LEGAL ISSUES

(Attorney Ehrmann)

Attorney Ehrmann and Chief Lehman will get together to go over the issues in regards to the property at 321 N. Walnut Street.

President Logan advised the board that the property located at 225 S. Sycamore Street has been sold for taxes.

Trustee Spangler presented the board with information for the consideration of a Golf Cart Ordinance that would allow golf carts on village streets.  

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

President Logan advised that the Vacation Bible School will be donating $305.00 and the Presbyterian Breakfast raised several hundred more that will be donated to the Early Warning Siren Fund.

President Logan advised that the Harvest Festival went off without many problems and was a great success.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

WATER & SEWER

(K. Roop Chairman)

None

 

STREETS & ALLEYS

(T. Schaneberg Chairman)

Trustee Schaneberg advised the board that Ed Floto would like the village to install a drainage box outside his business to help with the water that runs back into his building.  It was recommended that the board be presented with a document verifying where property lines are and if it is village property, then we can do what needs to be done.

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by T. Schaneberg to go into Executive Session at 8:55 p.m.  Passed 5/0

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Didier to come out of Executive Session at 9:40 p.m.  Passed 5/0

No action was taken in executive session.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PROPERTIES

(D. Atkinson Chairman)

None

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

(K. Didier Chairman)

None

 

HISTORIC REPORT/EARLY WARNING

See attached.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by T. Schaneberg to pass a Resolution to commend the Fresh Market for recent improvements made and a "Thank You" be sent to the Franklin Grove Bank for their assistance with the Harvest Festival garage sales.  Passed 5/0 

 

ADJOURNMENT

As no further business was brought before the board, a motion to adjourn was made by

T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Didier and carried by unanimous vote at 9:50 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Lori J. Smith

Village Clerk