Village of Oblong
June 3, 2015
June 3rd, 2015
The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday June 3rd, 2015, 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 Teresa Fielder, Trustee Debi Wilson and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.
Others Present: Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Tom Compton (Daily News), Chris Dewitt (WTYE/WTAY) 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 May 6th, 2015, were approved with a motion by Teresa, and a second by Ken. All 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 next week. The Board granted her request.
Motion by Debi, with a second by Teresa, to adopt Ordinance #2015-O-569 “Prevailing Wage Ordinance”. All ayes, motion carried.
Randy wanted to thank everyone who has helped out while his family dealt with a health issue.
Randy stated that the Village had received a “Thank You” letter from Oblong Township Supervisor, Carol S. Tracy.
Randy stated that the vacant lots in TIF 1 (Park Meadow) have not been mowed
and that there has been a citation sent to Mr. Colmark. Randy stated that
he has spoken with the Village Attorney and will let the Board know what
is decided for the Village’s next step.
Reports of Committees:
Police: Teresa stated that the committee met on May 26th to look at some future items for the department. The committee decided to let Chad purchase a pair of I-cam safety glasses, which would protect the wearer’s eye and also be a back to the body camera, to see if they would be beneficial to the department or not. The cost of the glasses will be taken out of the DUI Fund. Teresa said that the other items discussed were as follows:
Chad would like for the Board to consider letting him be a member of the Southern Illinois Child Death Investigation Task Force There were some questions so this item was tabled for further discussion at the next Board Meeting.
Chad would like for the Board to consider having a K-9 unit in the future for the department. The start-up cost would be around $15,000. He is looking into grants that would possibly defray the cost. This item was tabled for further discussion at the next Board Meeting.
Chad also would like permission to attend a training session on Missing Children in November. The training would be in Virginia. This item was tabled for further discussion at the next Board Meeting.
The last item that was talked about in the committee meeting was the possibility of the Village having their own impound facility, which could bring in some revenue for the department. The Board decided to wait on the estimate for the fencing.
Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report. Gary wanted to thank the Crawford County United Way for the day of caring. He stated that with the volunteers the playground safety mulch was put down within a few hours.
Sidewalks and Lights: Dave stated that the sidewalk north of the 1st National Bank will be the first to be repaired this summer.
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: Rick stated that he had nothing to report this month. Jan stated that the Village had received $553.82 this month through the Illinois Debt Recovery program.
Development: Randy stated that there was nothing to report this month.
Tourism: Randy stated that there was nothing to report this month.
Motion by Ken, 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. All ayes, motion carried.
There were no other items of business this month.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Jay, to adjourn the meeting at 7:31 pm. All ayes, motion carried
Ladora Boyd, Clerk