Village of Oblong
January 4, 2017
The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, January 4th, 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) 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 December 7th, 2016, were approved with a motion by Teresa and a second by Dave. 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.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Jay, to adopt Ordinance #2017-O-580 “An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 11 (Employee Provisions) of the Revised Code of the Village of Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois, to Adopt Travel, Meal, and Lodging Expenses Policy”. Roll call vote as follows: Rick-aye, Dave-aye, Jay-aye, Ken-aye, Teresa-aye, Debi-aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Teresa, with a second by Debi, to pay $23,529.85 to Roger Colmark for his share of the TIF property taxes paid this year and $27,342.47 to Westmore Equity for their share of the TIF property taxes they paid this year. All ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Dave, with a second by Rick, to adopt the Investment Policy as presented. All ayes, motion carried.
Randy stated that everyone had an updated Contract Renewal Dates Sheet.
Randy wanted to thank the Christmas in the Park Committee for another successful year of Christmas decoration for the Village Park.
Reports of Committees:
Police: Teresa stated that the committee met before the Board meeting to discuss the new regulations that went into effect on January 1st that the department will need to follow. One of the new regulations is that there now has to be video and audio recorded interviews of juveniles when they are in custody. This means that the department will need to purchase some new equipment, which will be paid from the DUI Fund.
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 there was 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.
Development: Randy stated that there was nothing to report at this time.
Motion by Debi, with a second by Teresa, 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. Rick just wanted to acknowledge the American Legion and VFW for their handling of military rites at funeral services.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Teresa, to adjourn the meeting at 7:19 pm. All ayes, motion carried.
Ladora Boyd, Clerk