Village of Oblong
August 6, 2014
August 6th, 2014
The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.
Members Present: Mayor Randy Rich, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Rick Catt, Trustee Dave Hasty, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Ken Russell, Trustee Tony Madlem and Trustee Debi Wilson.
Absent: Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.
Others Present: Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Police Chief Chad Pusey, Tom Compton (Daily News), Chris Forde (WTYE/WTAY), LouAnn Baker (Oblong Gem), and Mike McReynolds.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Rich; with everyone standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Regular Board Meeting Minutes of July 2nd, 2014 were approved with a motion by Tony, and a second by Ken. All ayes, motion carried.
There were no additions or deletions to the agenda this month.
There was one Water Bill customer at this month’s meeting. Mike McReynolds came before the board to ask if he could pay his water bill in two installments (1st installment will be this week & 2nd installment will be next week). The Board granted Mr. McReynolds’ request.
Mike McReynolds, representing the local Alzheimer’s Group, came before the Board to request the use of the 4-way Stop on August 16th, from 8 am - 11am to collect donations for Alzheimer. The Board granted the request.
Rick stated that the Finance Committee met this evening at 6 pm with Jodi Truitt, Kemper CPA Auditor. Rick stated that the Village had received a clean audit.
Tony stated that there has been some reseeding done along the North Range Street Project area. There is still some issues that need to be addressed before the Street/Alley Committee can sign-off on the project. There were no bills this month.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Tony, to adopt Resolution #2014-R-4 “Homecoming Parade Permit” for September 19th, 2014. All ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Debi, with a second by Dave, to adopt Resolution #2014-R-5 “Halloween Parade Permit” for October 25th, 2014. All ayes, motion carried.
Randy stated that there has been an application turned in for a modular home from Kevin & Debra Gangloff to be located at 505 East Missouri Street. Randy stated that Gary has checked to make sure there was enough square footage and sufficient off-street parking. Motion by Rick, with a second by Tony, to issue the Modular Home Permit for Kevin & Debra Gangloff. All ayes, motion carried.
Randy stated that the Village has received a letter from MediaCom dated July 24th. It stated that effective on or about September 1st, the Seasonal Rates of some of their services will be changed as follows: VIDEO only from $7.50 to $10.00/month; HSD only from $17.50 to $20.00/month; and VIDEO/HSD from $17.50 to $20.00/month. These rates are for customers who keep service using standby rates while away 2-6 months.
Randy stated that the Village has received a letter from MediaCom dated July 31st. It stated that effective on or about September 1st, the following channel lineup will change: CBS Sports Network SD (171) and HD (662) will move from the Sports & Info Pak to Family TV.
Reports of Committees:
Jay stated that everyone has a copy of the Monthly Report for July. Chad mentioned that if any of the Board members not on the Police Committee wanted a copy of the new Police Policy & Procedure Manual, they can talk to him to get a copy. Chad stated that he would be participating in the Crawford County Night Out from 6-8 pm.
Building and Park: Debi stated that there was one fountain working now and waiting on parts for the other one. Gary stated that he is having the Park & Lake sign repainted. He also stated that the Village had received a $200 donation from 1st National Bank in Olney, Oblong Branch which will cover the cost of having the sign repainted. Gary mentioned that the repair to the walking pathway out at the Park will be started later on this month. It will have to be done by September 30th.
Sidewalks and Lights: Dave stated that he had nothing to report this month.
Street and Alley: Tony asked Gary when the Chip-N-Seal was to be done. Gary stated that it would be either later this month or first of next month. Gary stated that the guy will be doing some more of the hot patch work next week, weather permitting.
Water and Sewer: Ken stated he had nothing to report this month for water or sewer. Ken asked how the treatment for the lake was going. Gary stated that is working good, but expensive. Gary stated that the anonymous donation mentioned last month under the Mayor’s Comments will help with the cost of the treatment.
Finance: Rick mentioned that in the budget for this year the Village had budgeted
money to be given to the Crawford County Spay/Neuter Foundation. He wanted
to know if the Board still wanted to give the donation. The Board still
wants to give the donation. Rick stated that Jan had given him a copy of
a brochure from the State Comptroller about the Local Debt Recovery Program,
which was dropped off by Matt Eddy the Program Manager. Rick stated that
he would call Matt to get some more information about the program and would
get back with the rest of the Board.
Development: Tony stated that he had nothing to report this month.
Motion by Debi, with a second by Ken, 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.
There was one other item of business this month. Randy stated that the Speaker System is going to be hard wired. The main control for the system will be located inside Henpeck Mercantile. John Provine will be covering the cost of the hard wiring.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Debi, to adjourn the meeting at 7:18 pm. All ayes, motion carried.
Ladora Boyd, Clerk