Village of Oblong
March 2, 2016
The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016, 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: Chief Chad Pusey, Chris Dewitt (WTYE/WTAY), Tom Compton (Daily News) and Sydney Schottman (Job Shadowing with Daily News).
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 February 3rd, 2016, were approved with a motion by Debi, and a second by Teresa. All ayes, motion carried.
There were no additions or deletions to the agenda this month.
There were no Delinquent Water Bill customers at this month’s meeting.
Oblong Community Service Club asked to use the midway out at the Park on March 26th, for their Annual Easter Egg Hunt. It will start at 1 pm. The Board granted their request.
Randy stated that the Electric Aggregation Rate for the Village will be for
36 months with Homefield. The rate will begin with the June, 2016, reading
and end with the June, 2019, reading. The rate is $0.0595/kwh which includes
a civic contribution rate of $0.001/kwh.
Randy stated that the Village has received a letter from Casey’s General Store asking if there have been any changes in the Village liquor ordinance and if Casey’s could get and Beer/Wine Sales License. Randy stated that there is a license available if the Board has changed their minds on issuing any more liquor licenses. Motion by Ken, with a second by Debi, not to issue any more than the two existing liquor licenses. Roll Call Vote as follows: Rick-aye, Dave-aye, Jay-aye, Ken-aye, Teresa-aye, Debi-aye. Motion carried.
Randy stated that there has been some complaints about the horse waste on the Village streets. Randy stated that the Village code book does not include horses, just dogs and cats. There will be an ordinance adding horse waste to the code book at the next Board Meeting.
Reports of Committees:
Police: Teresa stated that Chad would like the Board’s permission to attend the Illinois Juvenile Officers’ Schooling in Peoria at a cost of $150, this does not include the hotel room. The date for this training is June 15th – 17th. The Board granted this request. Teresa stated that she will have something to present to the Board at the next meeting concerning legal fees.
Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report this month.
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: Rick stated that there will be a committee meeting on March 18th at 3 pm to go over budget figures for next fiscal year. Rick stated that Kemper CPA had sent over an agreement for the regular audit and an agreement for the TIF audit with fees for 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. Motion by Rick, with a second by Debi, to accept the agreement and have the Mayor sign them. Roll Call Vote as follows: Rick-aye, Dave-aye, Jay-aye, Ken-aye, Teresa-aye, Debi-aye. Motion carried. Ladora mentioned that Jan and she would be attending the quarterly meeting for SECICTA at Dieterich on March 10th. Jan stated that she will schedule the FY2016 audit.
Development: There was nothing stated for this month.
Motion by Teresa, with a second by Debi, 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 7:16 pm. All ayes, motion carried.
Ladora Boyd, Clerk