REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE

LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 MINUTES APPROVED OCTOBER 11, 2010

On September 13, 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, Chad Murphy, Scott Spangler, Keith Roop, David Atkinson, Attorney Rolfe Ehrmann, President Robert Logan and Clerk Lori Smith.

Absent:  Tony Schaneberg

 

MINUTES

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by K. Roop to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of August 9, 2010 and Special/Public Hearing of August 30, 2010.  Passed:  5/0

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

See attached.

John Nicholson discussed a water issue he has been having for several years and would like to request the Village find out where the tile goes and dig it up.

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by S. Spangler to televise the storm sewer running to John Nicholson's property to determine if the Village has a problem and to fix it.  Passed 5/0

Marilyn Spangler brought to the boards attention several maintenance issues regarding the pavilion and outside public restrooms at Atlasta Park.  President Logan advised that she address these concerns with Trustee Murphy who is in charge of properties to get the issues resolved.

 

ENGINEER'S REPORT

(Ralph Tompkins)

Jim Sparber of Baxter and Woodman advised the board that work on Lahman Street should start on Monday, September 20, 2010 and that the school has been informed.

Motion made by K. Didier, seconded by D. Atkinson to approve the Preliminary/ Construction Engineering Services Agreement for Motor Fuel Tax Funds for the Lahman Street Project.  Passed 5/0

 

VILLAGE CLERK'S REPORT

See attached.

Clerk Smith advised the board that Petitions to run for the three board seats due to expire in 2011 will be available September 21, 2010.

 

BILLS & LATE BILLS

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by K. Didier to pay bills, late bills, additional late bill from Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger and Lee for $3,508.75 and make necessary transfers.  Passed:  5/0

 

POLICE REPORT

See attached.

Chief Lehman advised that an additional 18 hours were used for the Summer Harvest Festival.

 

LEGAL ISSUES

(Attorney Ehrmann)

Attorney Ehrmann advised the trial date is set for September 22, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. regarding the property at 321 N. Walnut Street.

 

GENERAL ISSUES

Motion made by K. Roop, seconded by K. Didier to appoint a 180 Day Moratorium Resolution to Prevent the Permitting of Wind Farms and Electricity-Generating Wind Devices within the Village and the 1.5 miles surrounding the Village.  Passed 5/0

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

STREETS & ALLEYS

(T. Schaneberg Chairman)

Motion made by D. Atkinson, seconded by S. Spangler to approve up to $2,000.00 to do tree trimming with final approval from President Logan.  Passed 5/0

 

WATER & SEWER

(K. Roop Chairman)

See attached.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

(D. Atkinson Chairman)

None 

 

PROPERTIES

(C. Murphy Chairman)

Trustee Roop will work with Ron Miller and Don Fore to get requested repairs done at Atlasta Park.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

(K. Didier Chairman)

Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by C. Murphy to give Karen Didier the authority to speak with the Library Board regarding Auditor's concerns.  Passed 5/0

 

TOURISM

(S. Spangler Chairman)

Trustee Spangler advised he is working on some different ideas.

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION/EARLY WARNING

(S. Spangler Chairman)

Trustee Spangler advised the board he is awaiting information on when the remote actuator for the Early Warning System can be installed.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

None

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

K. Didier, seconded by K. Roop and carried by unanimous vote at 8:15 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Lori J. Smith

Village Clerk