REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE

LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

JULY 12, 2010 MINUTES APPROVED AUGUST 9, 2010

On July 12, 2010 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 at 7:02 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

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

  

MINUTES

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by D. Atkinson to approve the Minutes of the Regular, Executive and Public Hearing Meetings of June 14, 2010.

Passed:  6/0

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

See attached.

Michelle Jahn requested use of the Village Hall during the Harvest Festival for the AFC Raiders cookout.

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by K. Roop to allow Michelle Jahn use of the Village Hall during the Harvest Festival.  Passed 6/0

Marilyn Spangler advised the board the following:

? Summer Park Program - July 15 thru July 28 from 10-12

? Who's responsible for trash at baseball diamond? (Baseball Program) 

? Refrigerator at Park Shelter isn't working

? Kick-Ball Tournament during the Harvest Festival - are we covered? (Yes)

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by D. Atkinson to spend up to $100.00 to purchase a used refrigerator for the Park Shelter.  Passed 6/0

 

VILLAGE CLERK’S REPORT

See attached.

 

BILLS & LATE BILLS

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by K. Didier to pay bills, late bills and make necessary transfers.  Passed:  6/0

 

POLICE REPORT

See attached.

 

ENGINEER’S REPORT

(Ralph Tompkins)

Ralph Tompkins of Baxter and Woodman advised the board the following bids were received on July 12, 2010:

? Northwest Construction, LLC - $245,940.70

? Martin & Company Excavating - $261,203.10

? Fischer Excavating, Inc. - $351,427.91

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by T. Schaneberg to award the base bid to Northwest Construction, LLC in the amount of $245,940.70 for construction of the Emergency Repair Program, contingent upon no bid protests being filed with the Village or the State of Illinois within the next eight days.  Passed 6/0 

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Didier to approve a Resolution for Improvement of Lahman and Hughes Street.  Passed 6/0

 

LEGAL ISSUES

(Attorney Ehrmann)

Attorney Ehrmann advised he is still moving ahead with legal action on the property at 321 N. Walnut Street.

 

GENERAL ISSUES

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by S. Spangler to accept the Appointments and Committee Assignments for 2010-2011 with changes.  Passed 6/0

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by T. Schaneberg to give permission to the Police Department to close off necessary streets during the Harvest Festival.  Passed 6/0

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by D. Atkinson to waive the rental fee of the Park Shelter for the 5K Walk.  Passed 6/0

After much discussion about golf carts during the Harvest Festival it was determined that the key is enforcement and temporary permits will be available for the police to issue for those who are stopped and don't have one.  

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

STREETS & ALLEYS

(T. Schaneberg Chairman)

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by K. Didier to pay $250.00 to William Schaneberg for the rental of his skid loader.  Passed 6/0

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by S. Spangler to approve payment of the sidewalk at the Presbyterian Church of $978.00 upon final approval.  Passed 6/0

 

WATER & SEWER

(K. Roop Chairman)

See attached.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

(D. Atkinson Chairman)

A presentation on Wind Farms will be given at the next board meeting.  The presentation will be limited to twenty minutes.

 

PROPERTIES

(C. Murphy Chairman)

  Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by D. Atkinson to approve $300.00 for siding at the Park Shelter.  Passed 6/0

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

(K. Didier Chairman)

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Roop to approve the Final Reading of Appropriation Ordinance No. 707-10.  Passed 6/0

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by T. Schaneberg to stop putting $500.00 a month into the Capital Improvement Fund from the General Fund until such time as the financial situation improves.  Passed 6/0

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Didier to stop putting $400.00 a month into the Sidewalk Improvement Fund from the General Fund until such time as the financial situation improves.  Passed 6/0

 

TOURISM

(S. Spangler Chairman)

None

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION/EARLY WARNING

(S. Spangler Chairman)

Trustee Spangler advised he is working on Policy and Procedures with the Fire Department.  He also advised that the old siren still works and is now working on getting an automated system.  

 

OTHER BUSINESS

None

 

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 9:33 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Lori J. Smith

Village Clerk