REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE

LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

JUNE 8, 2009 MINUTES APPROVED JULY 13, 2009

 

On June 8, 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 E. Logan with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:10 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

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

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

See attached.

Helen Montgomery addressed the board on behalf of the Women's Club with the following:

· Sponsor open forum for Board Members to address community concerns.

· Women's Shelter repairs needed.

President Logan advised that if the community has any concerns, they should be addressed at the monthly board meeting and requested Chad Murphy look into the repairs needed at the Women's Shelter.

Marilyn Spangler advised the Park Committee is working on the following:

· Do a survey about what to do with the Tennis Courts

· Judy Johnson's Park Program will begin 1st week of July

· Checking into starting the Swimming Program again 

· Request Village workers trim around the Creek

· Repairs made to dug-out (bring estimates to next meeting).

Wendy Schafer addressed the board with regards to the condition of the Harbach property.  Concerns are as follows:

· Snakes in yard

· Stray Kittens

· Yard not mowed

· Property needs to be condemned

After much discussion, it was decided that a Condemnation Ordinance needs to be on the table for a First Reading at the July meeting.   

 

VILLAGE CLERK'S REPORT

 

MINUTES

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by K. Didier to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 11, 2009.  Passed 6/0

 

BILLS & LATE BILLS

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by D. Atkinson to pay bills and make necessary transfers.  Passed 6/0

 

CLERK'S REPORT

See attached.

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by T. Schaneberg to approve the Prevailing Wage of

June 8, 2009.  Passed 6/0

 

POLICE REPORT

See attached.

There was some discussion about the Weed Ordinance and the status of some properties that appear to be in non-compliance.  

 

ENGINEER'S REPORT

(Ralph Tompkins)

Ralph advised the board that the Village appeared on the Illinois State Capital List for receipt of a Grant in the amount of $125,000 for the replacement of Well House No. 1. 

Ralph advised the board of a Funding Program from the Stimulus for Street Work ($315,000).  A proposal was submitted to resurface portions of Lahman and Hughes Streets if Grant is awarded.   

 

LEGAL ISSUES

(Attorney Ehrmann)

Attorney Ehrmann advised the new board members what his role is and that he takes direction from the Mayor.

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by T. Schaneberg to go into Executive Session at 8:30 p.m. to discuss Personnel Issues.  Passed 6/0

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by D. Atkinson to come out of Executive Session at 8:53 p.m.  Passed 5/0  

No action was taken in executive session.

Note:  Trustee Murphy left during Executive Session because of an emergency call from the Fire Department

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

President Logan suggested that a date be set for the Village to become NIMS Compliant and those members who need to take classes, become more familiar with those before the next meeting.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

WATER & SEWER

(K. Roop Chairman)

Trustee Roop advised that the Water & Sewer Committee will meet on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. to discuss ideas on the new Well House.

 

STREETS & ALLEYS

(T. Schaneberg Chairman)

Trustee Schaneberg advised the following:

· Replace Storm Sewer due to blockage

· Sidewalk application submitted by John Spohn

· Tree removal at Schumacher 

· Split Tree at corner of South Street

· Catch Basin behind Berogan's 

· 2nd Driveway at Spohn's

Note:  Trustee Murphy returned at 9:23 p.m. from emergency call.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PROPERTIES

(D. Atkinson Chairman)

President Logan suggested that next month the wording be put together for separate Properties and Tourism Committees.

Trustee Schaneberg advised that work has begun at Flat Iron Park. 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

(K. Didier Chairman)

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by S. Spangler to approve the final Appropriation Ordinance for 2009/2010.  Passed 6/0

 

OTHER BUSINESS

None

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

T. Schaneberg, seconded by S. Spangler and carried by unanimous vote at 10:07 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Lori J. Smith

Village Clerk