REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE

LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

MAY 10, 2010 MINUTES APPROVED JUNE 14, 2010

On May 10, 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 7:03 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.

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

See attached.

Matt Svela advised the board that the County cannot provide a special use permit and therefore requested the Village recommend that the County rezone his property as R-1 Agriculture.

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by T. Schaneberg to approve recommending to the County to rezone Matt Svela's property to R-1 Agriculture.  Passed 6/0

Lynn Asp presented the board with a letter of resignation as Chairman of the Historical Preservation/Early Warning Siren Committee.

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by T. Schaneberg to allow Scott Spangler and Robert Logan to write a letter to the Fire Department to offer paying for the cost of electricity to test the Warning Siren.  Passed 6/0

Marilyn Spangler advised the board the following:

? Summer Baseball starts this week

? Summer Park Program will only be two weeks with two employees

? "Thank You" to Mr. Wujeck for landscaping Mattern Park

? Plaque for the bench at Mattern Park missing

? Banks need mowed regularly at Park

President Logan suggested that a "Thank You" be send to Steven Sage for painting the playground equipment as part of his Eagle Project.

 

VILLAGE CLERK’S REPORT

See attached.

 

MINUTES

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by C. Murphy to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 12, 2010.  Passed:  6/0

 

BILLS & LATE BILLS

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Roop to pay bills, late bills and make necessary transfers.  Passed:  6/0

 

OTHER PER CLERK

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by C. Murphy to approve the Meeting Schedule.  Passed 6/0

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by S. Spangler to change the annual IRA contribution to employees to 4 percent instead of the CLA.  Passed 6/0

 

POLICE REPORT

See attached.

 

ENGINEER’S REPORT

(Ralph Tompkins)

James Sparber of Baxter and Woodman advised the board of the progress on the Lahman Street project.

 

LEGAL ISSUES

(Attorney Ehrmann)

Attorney Ehrmann advised they have had no cooperation from Boone County to serve the papers to the property owner of the property at 321 N. Walnut Street.

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by K. Didier to authorize Chief Lehman to serve the papers to the property owner of 321 N. Walnut Street.  Passed 6/0

 

GENERAL ISSUES

 

Trustee Spangler advised that the Fire Department will do the garage sales this year, but request that the fee be increased from $5.00 to $7.00 per day.

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by K. Didier to drop the Yard Sale Permit Fee from the Ordinance and add the Yard Sale Permit Fee of $7.00 to the Fee Schedule.  Passed 6/0

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

STREETS & ALLEYS

(T. Schaneberg Chairman)

There was discussion with regard to a temporary drain tile placement and it was suggested that we look at the situation and come up with some kind of a permanent solution.

 

WATER & SEWER

(K. Roop Chairman)

See attached.

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by T. Schaneberg to purchase a generator from Altorfer Power System for $15,000.00 ($7,500 from water fund and $7,500 from sewer fund).  Passed 6/0

Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Roop to hire Brittany Murphy for summer help for $8.50 an hour.  Passed 6/0

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PROPERTIES

(D. Atkinson Chairman)

None

 

PROPERTIES

(C. Murphy Chairman)

Trustee Murphy requested the board consider enclosing a portion of the porch at the Women's Shelter for storage.  President Logan suggested a sketch on what he is proposing and cost estimates be brought to the next board meeting.

  

FINANCE COMMITTEE

(K. Didier Chairman)

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by T. Schaneberg to approve Fund Transfers as presented.  Passed 6/0

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by K. Roop to approve the 2010/2011 Budget as presented.  Passed 6/0

 

TOURISM

(S. Spangler Chairman)

None

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION/EARLY WARNING

(L. Asp Chairman)

Early Warning System is at approximately 40% of its goal.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by T. Schaneberg to approve payment of $7,257 for lawn mower with the understanding that we have received a $3,800 check from Johnson Tractor for the difference.  Passed 6/0

 

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 9:39 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Lori J. Smith

Village Clerk