REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE

LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

MARCH 8, 2010 MINUTES APPROVED APRIL 12, 2010

On March 8, 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 7:04 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Absent:  Trustee Chad Murphy

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

See attached.

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by T. Schaneberg to approve the use of the Village Maple Trees for tapping by Farming Heritage with the understanding that if any damage occurs to the trees, they would be replaced.  Passed 5/0

Darlene Bernhardt and Diane Roop addressed the board with questions regarding the zoning of property on Route 38 that is currently for sale.  No action was taken by the board.

 

VILLAGE CLERK’S REPORT

See attached.

 

MINUTES

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by K. Roop to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 8, 2010.  Passed:  5/0

 

BILLS & LATE BILLS

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by K. Didier to pay bills, late bills and make necessary transfers.  Passed:  5/0

 

POLICE REPORT

See attached.

 

ENGINEER’S REPORT

(Ralph Tompkins)

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Didier to approve the Engineering Service Agreement subject to approval, in hand, from the State of Illinois for the Street Improvement Project on Lahman and Hughes Street.  Passed 5/0

 

LEGAL ISSUES

(Attorney Ehrmann)

Attorney Ehrmann presented the Village with a check from the First National Bank of Rochelle for payment on an outstanding debt against property on Rte 38 previously owned by the bank.

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Didier to go into executive session at 7:40 p.m.

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Roop to leave executive session at 8:00 p.m.  Passed 5/0

No action was taken during executive session.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by S. Spangler to set the Village Spring Clean-up Day for April 17, 2010 from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m.  Passed 5/0

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

STREETS & ALLEYS

(T. Schaneberg Chairman)

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by D. Atkinson to allow Robert Logan to purchase the proposed lawn mower if necessary.  Passed 5/0

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by D. Atkinson to approve up to $1,200.00 for tree removal.  Passed 5/0

 

WATER & SEWER

(K. Roop Chairman)

See attached.

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by T. Schaneberg to repair the PBR Tank for $2,157.02.  Passed 5/0

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by T. Schaneberg to vent Well House #3 for $3,310.00.  Passed 5/0

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by T. Schaenberg to repair the Water and Sewer Pick-Up Truck for $2,915.59.  Passed 5/0

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by S. Spangler to accept as a First Reading the Water and Sewer Rate Increase effective July 1, 2010 and hold a Public Hearing to discuss the increase on June 14th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.  Passed 5/0

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by S. Spangler to allow the Sewer Fund to repay the General Fund $6,000.00.  Passed 5/0

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PROPERTIES

(D. Atkinson Chairman)

None

 

  FINANCE COMMITTEE

(K. Didier Chairman)

Trustee Didier passed out departmental budget worksheets.

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION/EARLY WARNING

None

 

OTHER BUSINESS

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by K. Roop to cut Ordinance Officer Position due to budgetary constraints.  Passed 5/0

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Didier to sell old chairs to Ron Miller for $5.00 a piece.  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 9:36 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Lori J. Smith

Village Clerk