REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE

LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 MINUTES APPROVED OCTOBER 12, 2009

On September 14, 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 Logan with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

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

Trustee Tony Schaneberg was absent

 

VILLAGE CLERK’S REPORT

 

MINUTES

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by K. Didier to approve the Minutes of the Regular and Executive Session Meetings of August 10, 2009.  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  

 

CLERK’S REPORT

See attached.

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by D. Atkinson to approve a Proclamation endorsing the 2010 Census.  Passed 5/0

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

See attached.

Don Falls with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development Opportunity presented Certificates of Accomplishments to the Village of Franklin Grove and Ed Uphoff for completing Part II & III of the Comprehensive Communites Initiative.

Don Falls also advised that the unit with the CCI Program is being abolished due to budgetary issues and he will be taking a position as Administrative Assistant to the Director of Personnel.  Don reassured the board that he will still be taking calls and will get us the answers we need.  

 

 Marilyn Spangler advised the following:

? Survey for Village Residents

? Improvements to Park Program (t-shirts, field trips & swimming)

? Storage Unit for Park Program

? Summer Baseball - volunteers for hanging siding

? Women's Club looking into tuck pointing monument at Flat Iron Park

? Floor at Women's Shelter  (epoxy surface on the floor) 

 

POLICE REPORT

See attached.

 

ENGINEER’S REPORT

(Ralph Tompkins)

Jim Sparber with Baxter & Woodman advised the following:

? Update on Resurfacing - Slurry Seal scheduled for Sept 24th & 25th

? Lahman Street Grant - $293,000 - Mill & Resurface Lahman & Hughes 

? Well House Grant - should be receiving information

 

LEGAL ISSUES

(Attorney Ehrmann)

Attorney Ehrmann will review the proposed Golf Cart Ordinance and advise the board of any changes that may need to be made at the next meeting.

Attorney Ehrmann urged the board to take serious consideration to the recommendations made by the Auditor.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by D. Atkinson to approve as a First Reading the proposed Golf Cart Ordinance.  Passed 4/2

Roll Call Vote:  Didier - yeah Murphy - nay

                          Spangler - yeah Roop - nay

  Atkinson - yeah President Logan - yeah

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by S. Spangler to hold a Public Hearing on October 12, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regular meeting.  Passed 4/2

(Note:  President Logan voted)

Motion made by D. Atkinson, seconded by K. Roop to renew the Franchise Agreement with Comcast for ten years.  Passed 5/0

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by C. Murphy to make K. Didier the other signatory on the check along with President Logan and the Clerk can sign checks in an emergency situation when no one else is available.  Passed 5/0

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

STREETS & ALLEYS

(T. Schaneberg Chairman)

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by S. Spangler to authorize Tony Schaneberg, Keith Roop and Robert Logan to make a determination on what can be done for the drainage problem at Ed Floto's.  Passed 5/0

 

WATER & SEWER

(K. Roop Chairman)

Trustee Roop advised that he received a reprimand from the EPA for not having the Consumer Confidence Report in on time. 

Trustee Roop advised that we need to be looking at an increase in the tagging fee for late water bills.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PROPERTIES

(D. Atkinson Chairman)

Trustee Atkinson asked if Don Fore could sweep out the outdoor restrooms at Atlasta Park of leaves and spider webs twice a week.

  

FINANCE COMMITTEE

(K. Didier Chairman)

None 

 

HISTORIC REPORT/EARLY WARNING

See attached.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

S. Spangler, seconded by C. Murphy and carried by unanimous vote at 9:30 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Lori J. Smith

Village Clerk