REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE

LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

JULY 13, 2009 MINUTES APPROVED AUGUST 10, 2009

 

On July 13, 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 acting President Keith Roop with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:07 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

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

President Logan was absent

 

VILLAGE CLERK’S REPORT

MINUTES

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by D. Atkinson to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 13, 2009.  Passed 6/0

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by C. Murphy to approve the Minutes of the Executive Minutes of June 13, 2009.  Passed 6/0

President Logan arrived and continued the meeting.

 

BILLS & LATE BILLS

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Didier to pay bills, late bills for Holland & Sons for $110.00, Chase for $92.97 and Northwest Illinois Construction for $363.87 and make necessary transfers.  Passed 6/0

 

CLERK’S REPORT

See attached.

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

See attached.

Mr. Keller, Chairman of the Land Acquisition Committee for the Franklin Creek Preservation Area informed the board about property recently purchased and some plans the Committee has for it. 

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by K. Didier to appoint Trustee Scott Spangler to work with the Franklin Creek Land Acquisition Committee.

Marilyn Spangler presented Park Board Report. (See attached)

Mr. Jeff Gray with SBM presented a packet to the board describing the features and cost of the proposed copier.

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by S. Spangler to purchase the MX-C401 Copier for $4,795.00 from SBM.  Passed 6/0

 

POLICE REPORT

See attached.

 

ENGINEER’S REPORT

(Ralph Tompkins)

Ralph advised the board that he and Tony Schaneberg looked at the street work done and were not satisfied with some areas.  Therefore, they will be in touch with the contractor to discuss these issues.

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by T. Schaneberg to approve payment to Northwest Construction, but will hold check until we get satisfactory approval of the work done.  Passed 6/0

 

LEGAL ISSUES

(Attorney Ehrmann)

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by S. Spangler to authorize the Mayor to direct Attorney Ehrmann to abate the nuisance, condemnation or other legal proceedings with regard to the property at 321 N. Walnut Street.  Passed 6/0 

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by S. Spangler to pay Verizon bill for damage done by our Village Employee of $1,097.23.  Passed 6/0

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by K. Roop to accept the resignation of Zoning Officer Don Lawrence and Assistant Zoning Officer Brandon Miller.  Passed 6/0

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by K. Didier to move Milton Wilcox from the Zoning Board to Zoning Officer.  Passed 6/0

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

WATER & SEWER

(K. Roop Chairman)

See attached

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by K. Didier to allow the Sewer Fund to pay $6,000.00 towards the loan owed the General Fund.  Passed 6/0

 

STREETS & ALLEYS

(T. Schaneberg Chairman)

Trustee Schaneberg advised that he would like the prisoners to come back to help paint the curbs and gutters before the Harvest Festival, but was advised that there weren't any available at this time.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PROPERTIES

(D. Atkinson Chairman)

Trustee Atkinson advised that they have looked into the problems at Atlasta Park and are addressing them.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

(K. Didier Chairman)

Trustee Didier advised that she is working on updating the assessed values of the property and equipment owned by the Village as requested by the Illinois Municipal League.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

None

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

S. Spangler, seconded by T. Schaneberg and carried by unanimous vote at 9:38 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Lori J. Smith

Village Clerk