Village of Oblong
April 5, 2017
The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, 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: Police Chief Chad Pusey, Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Chris Dewitt (WTYE/WTAY), Tom Compton (Daily News), Mike McReynolds, Mike McReynolds Jr., Angie Fear, Jeron Harris and Bill Burke.
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 March 1st, 2017, were approved with a motion by Debi and a second by Rick. 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. Mike McReynolds asked if he could pay his water bill on Friday, April 7th. The Board granted his request.
Gary stated that Chamber of Commerce would like permission to use the midway out at the Park for an Old Fashion Hootenanny. The Board granted the request.
Ken stated that the Water/Sewer Committee had met and discussed the sewer lagoon project and the sewer rate. He stated that the sewer rate had not been changed since 2003. Motion by Ken, with a second by Jay, to increase the sewer rate from $7.60/per 2,000 gallons to $11.60/per 1,000 gallons with each addition 1,000 gallons at a cost of $1.38/per 1,000 gallons. Roll Call Vote as follows: Rick-aye; Dave-aye; Jay-aye; Ken-aye; Teresa-aye; Debi-aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Dave, to reimburse the $50,000 from General Fund to the Sewer Fund that was borrowed when the Village was working on the North Range Street Project. Roll Call Vote as follows: Rick-aye; Dave-aye; Jay-aye; Ken-aye; Teresa- aye; Debi-aye. Motion carried.
Randy stated that he wanted to thank everyone involved in getting the working budget together. He stated that the total amount for the FY2018 Working Budget is $1,383,406.48, which in an increase of $339,447.00. Motion by Dave, with a second by Rick, to accept the FY2018 Working Budget which has a total amount of $1,383,406.48. Roll Call Vote as follows: Rick-aye; Dave-aye; Jay-aye; Ken-aye; Teresa- aye; Debi-aye. Motion carried.
Randy stated that the Village’s Spring Clean-up is scheduled for April 27th, everything needs to be boxed, bundled or bagged; no car parts, appliances with Freon or yard waste.
Randy stated that he wanted to congratulate the new Board members that were elected to the Board.
Randy wanted to thank the past and present Board members for their support.
Reports of Committees:
Police: Teresa stated that she had nothing to report. Chad wanted to thank the outgoing Board members and the Mayor for their service.
Building and Park: Debi stated that there is new rock placed on the campground area.
Sidewalks and Lights: Dave stated that he had nothing to report this month.
Street and Alley: Jay stated that there was nothing to report this month.
Water and Sewer: Ken stated that the committee has another recommendation to the Board it is to have Shannon Woodard start the process of getting the sewer project permits and then putting the project out for bids. Motion by Ken, with a second by Debi, to have Shannon Woodard start the process for the sewer project permits and then putting the project out for bids. Roll Call Vote as follows: Rick-aye; Dave-aye; Jay-aye; Ken-aye; Teresa- aye; Debi-aye. Motion carried. Gary stated that the Flushing of the Hydrants will be from April 17th thru April 28th, weather permitting. Gary also wanted to thank the outgoing Board members and the Mayor for their service and support.
Finance: Rick stated that he wanted to thank everyone also who were involved in getting the working budget together.
Development: Randy stated that there was nothing to report at this time.
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. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.
There were no other items of business this month.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Ken, to adjourn the meeting at 7:14 pm. All ayes, motion carried.
Ladora Boyd, Clerk