Village of Oblong

July 1, 2015

Draft Minutes

The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday July 1st, 2015, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.

Members Present: Mayor Randy Rich, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Dave Hasty, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Ken Russell, Trustee Teresa Fielder, Trustee Debi Wilson and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.

Member Absent: Trustee Rick Catt.

Others Present: Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Chief Chad Pusey, Tom Compton (Daily News), Chris Dewitt (WTYE/WTAY), Bill Burke and Cindy McReynolds.

The meeting was called to order at 7 pm by Mayor Rich; with everyone standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Regular Board Meeting Minutes of June 3rd, 2015, were approved with a motion by Debi, and a second by Teresa. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

There were no additions or deletions to the agenda this month.

There was one Delinquent Water Bill customer at this month’s meeting. Cindy McReynolds asked to be allowed to pay her water bill in 2 installments. The Board granted her request.

Bill Burke came before the Board as a representative for the 4-H Foundation. The Foundation wanted the Board’s permission to have a portable concession stand set-up on the west side of the west gate of the grandstand, so that the Foundation could sell snack items to raise money to help support the local 4-H program. This year would be a trial run to see how things go. The Board granted their request. Bill stated that he will come to the next Board Meeting with a possible request to make it a permanent fixture after the fair when the Foundation meets.

There was some discussion on the impound yard. The Board wants to add some more to Ordinance #2015-O-570 “An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 24, Article X – Vehicle Impoundment, of the Revised Code of Ordinances of the Village of Oblong” before adopting it.

Mayor’s Comments:
Randy stated that the Village had received a “Thank You” note from the Illinois Oilfield Museum for the $1,000 from the Tourism Fund.
Randy stated that the Village has received a “Thank You” note from the family of Pete Lansbery (Gary’s stepfather).

Reports of Committees:
Police: Teresa stated that everyone had a copy of the June monthly report. Chad stated that he had issued on March 24th a ninety (90) notice of compliance on a dangerous building in the 406 East Illinois Street. Chad stated that the owner(s) had complied by tearing the garage down.

Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report.

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

Street and Alley: Jay stated that he had nothing to report this month.

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

Finance: Randy stated that Rick had not mentioned anything to report this month. Jan stated that the Audit will be ready for next month’s meeting.

Development: Randy stated that there was nothing to report this month.

Tourism: Randy stated that there was nothing to report this month.

Motion by Debi, with a second by Jay, 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. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

There was one other item of business this month. Debi asked about the air-conditioner out at the Illinois Oilfield Museum. Randy stated that it had been taken care of.

Motion by Debi, with a second by Teresa, to adjourn the meeting at 7:34 pm. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted


Ladora Boyd, Clerk