Village of Oblong

July 3, 2013 Minutes

The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.

Members Present: Mayor Randy Rich, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Rick Catt, Trustee Joe Campanella, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Ken Russell, Trustee Tony Madlem, Trustee Debi Wilson and Treasurer Jan Miller.

Others Present: Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Keisha Haines, Mrs. Lewis, Sgt. Dan Cheadle, Tom Compton (Daily News), Chris Forde (WTYE/WTAY), Lou Ann Baker (Oblong Gem) and Mike McReynolds.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Rich; then everyone stood and faced the flag to do the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.

The Regular Board Meeting minutes of June 5th, 2013 were approved with a motion by Rick and a second by Joe. All 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 late water bill in 2 weeks. The Board granted his request.

Tony stated that he had talked to John Stone and that the construction on North Range Street start date is to be July 15th. Tony stated that the hydrants and shut-off valves have been moved back along North Range Street.

Keisha Haines came to the Board Meeting to ask permission to hold a 5K Color Splash Run for Character Counts on Saturday, August 24th. Motion by Tony, with a second by Joe, to allow the 5K Color Splash Run on Saturday, August 24th. All ayes, motion carried.

Motion by Jay, with a second by Tony, to allow the Antique Tractor and Engine Club the use of the Park for the Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show on August 8th – 10th. All ayes, motion carried.

Randy read a letter from Republic regarding the renewal of the trash pick-up contract with them. They are requesting a 5% increase which will be included in a five year contract. Currently the non-senior resident’s amount is $9.50/month and the senior resident’s amount is $8.50/month. The increase would be $9.97/month for non-senior residents and $8.93/month for senior residents. There was some discussion on this issue. Before the contract is signed, Ladora will make sure that in the contract that Republic will pick-up twice a week at the Municipal Building and out at the park; also that there will be twice a week pick-up in the downtown area from April to October. Motion by Debi, with a second by Rick, to accept the contract proposal from Republic with the assurance of the pick-up schedule for the Village. All ayes, motion carried.

Rick stated that the Finance Committee had met at 6 pm tonight with Jodi Truitt from Kemper CPA. Rick stated that the Village had received a clean audit report for Fiscal Year 2013again from Kemper CPA, the Village’s auditors.

10. Mayor’s Comments:

Randy mentioned that the MediaCom extension papers will be in the Clerk/ Treasurer’s office for review.

Randy stated that Eric White will be writing the TIF (Park Meadows Subdivision) agreement between the Village and Mr. Colmark instead of the Village Attorney.

11. Reports of Committees:

Police: Joe stated that since Chad is on vacation that there is not a Monthly Report for June. Joe stated that the new 2014 squad car will be ready by Mid-July, if nothing comes up.

Building and Park: Debi asked Gary if he had anything to report at the meeting. Gary stated that he is looking into the duck weed problem on the Lake. He also stated that the small fountain is not working right now. Gary stated that there had been some vandalism in the showers out at the Park, and that Sgt. Cheadle may know who was involved.

Sidewalks and Lights: Jay stated that he had nothing to report for this month.

Street and Alley: Tony stated that he had nothing else to report this month. Gary stated that anything else that needs to be moved will be done as needed.

Water and Sewer: Ken stated that he had nothing to report this month.

Finance: Rick stated that he had nothing to report this month.

G. Development: Tony stated that there was nothing new to report.
Tony mentioned that there has been some interest in how the Village’s portion of the TIF money could be spent. Volunteers for the TIF Committee are Tony Madlem, Rick Catt and Joe Campanella.

12. Motion by Ken, with a second by Tony, to pay the bills that were on the warranty
list and any utility bills, bills that will incur a late charge or reimbursements to employees. All ayes, motion carried.

13. There were no other items of business this month.

14. Motion by Rick, with a second by Joe, to adjourn the meeting at 7:24 pm. All
ayes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted


Ladora C. Boyd