Village of Oblong
August 7, 2013 Minutes
The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.
Members Present: Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Rick Catt (Mayor Pro-tem), Trustee Joe Campanella, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Ken Russell and Trustee Debi Wilson.
Absent: Mayor Randy Rich, Trustee Tony Madlem, and Treasurer Jan Miller.
Others Present: Police Chief Chad Pusey, Tom Compton (Daily News), Chris Forde (WTYE/WTAY), John Goff, Bill Burke and Mike McReynolds.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Pro-tem Catt; then everyone stood and faced the flag to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.
The Regular Board Meeting minutes of July 3rd, 2013 were approved with a motion by Joe and a second by Debi. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.
There were no additions or deletions to the agenda this month.
There was one water bill customer at the meeting this month. Mike McReynolds came before the Board to ask if he could pay his water bill in 2 payments. The Board granted his request.
Mike McReynolds came before the Board to request the use of the 4-way stop on August 24th from 8 am to 11am to collect donation for Alzheimer’s. The Board granted his request. Mike also stated that the group will have a dunking booth out at the Antique Tractor and Engine Show August 10-12. They will also have a bounce house for kids at the Alzheimer’s Walk out at the Park in September.
Bill Burk came before the Board to ask if there was any permits needed for the Masons to sell lighted swords and toys during the Halloween Parade. There was some discussion. The Board stated that they have never issued permits before, so they do not see a problem with the Masons selling items during the parade.
Rick stated that the Board will need to approval the following invoices for the North Range Street Project.
Motion by Joe, with a second by Jay, to approve final payment on Preliminary Engineering of $16,800 to Connor & Connor, Inc. Roll call vote: Rick – aye, Joe – aye, Jay – aye, Ken – aye, Debi – aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Joe, with a second by Ken, to approve payment to A. J. Walker Construction Co. on what has been completed in the amount of $155,897.50 less $7,794.88 (Retainage amount) for a total check amount of $148,102.62 and payment to Connor & Connor, Inc. for inspection in the amount of $14,144.03. Roll call vote: Rick – aye, Joe – aye, Jay – aye, Ken – aye, Debi – aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Ken, with a second by Jay, to adopt Resolution #2013-R-3 “Halloween Parade Permit”. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Jay, with a second by Debi, to adopt Resolution #2013-R-4 “Homecoming Parade Permit”. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Joe, with a second by Ken, to adopt Resolution #2013-R-5 “A Resolution
Authorizing Execution of a Service Agreement With the Lowest Responsible
Bidder for the Supply of Electricity for Residential and Small Commercial
Retail Customers Who Do Not Opt Out of Such a Program”. Five (5) ayes,
11. Mayor’s Comments:
Rick read a Thank You card from the family of Martha Burk (Chad’s Grandmother).
12. Reports of Committees:
Police: Joe read the monthly report for July. He stated that Chad did not have any training this month. Joe stated that the new squad car is almost ready to be equipped.
Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report this month.
Sidewalks and Lights: Jay stated that he had nothing to report for this month.
Street and Alley: Joe stated that Tony told him that there was nothing to report this month.
Water and Sewer: Ken stated that there have been some needed repairs done on service lines in the North Range Street Project area. He stated that A.J. Walker crew has allowed the guys to fix the issues as they come up. Right now the construction is only a day behind.
Finance: Rick stated that he had nothing to report this month.
G. Development: Rick stated that there was nothing new to report.
13. Motion by Debi, with a second by Ken, to pay the bills that were on the
list and any utility bills, bills that will incur a late charge or reimbursements to employees. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.
14. There was one other item of business this month. Chad stated that he will
getting with Randy about trying to get the speed limit changed out by the new medical facility and Dollar General. Chad stated that he will hopefully have something for the Board’s approval at next month’s meeting.
15. Motion by Ken, with a second by Debi, to adjourn the meeting at 7:19 pm.
(5) ayes, motion carried.
Ladora C. Boyd