Village of Oblong
May 3, 2017
The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.
Members Present: Mayor Randy Rich, Trustee Dave Hasty, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Teresa Fielder, Trustee Debi Wilson and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.
Absent: Clerk Ladora Boyd.
Others Present: Chief Chad Pusey, Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Tom Compton (Daily News), Bill Burke, Angie Fear, Jeron Harris, Erma Fielder, Ray Newbold, Linda Newbold, Mike McReynolds, Sr. and Mike McReynolds, Jr..
The meeting was called to order at 7 pm by Mayor Rich; with Deputy Clerk Jan Miller swearing in Teresa Fielder as Mayor, and Bill Burke, Angie Fear and Jeron Harris as Trustees. Mayor Teresa Fielder then continued with the meeting with everyone standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Regular Board Meeting Minutes of April 5th, 2017, were approved with a motion by Jay, and a second by Debi. All ayes, motion carried.
There were no additions or deletions to the agenda this month.
There was one Delinquent Water Bill customers at this month’s meeting. Mike McReynolds, Sr. asked if he could pay his water bill on Friday, May 5th. The Board granted his request.
The Board gave the Junior Girl Scout Troop #2216 approval of use of the Park on June 3rd.
Motion by Jeron, with a second by Debi, to adopt Ordinance #2017-O-581 “Appropriation Ordinance” with a total amount of $1,788,127.00. Roll call vote as follows: Jeron-aye; Angie-aye; Jay-aye; Dave-aye; Bill-aye; Debi-aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Dave, with a second by Bill, to adopt Ordinance #2017-O-582 “An Ordinance to Amend Division XXXVIII – Utilities, Section 38-5-75 Sewer Rates of the Revised Code of Ordinances of the Village of Oblong, Illinois”. Roll call vote as follows: Jeron-aye; Angie-aye; Jay-aye; Dave-aye; Bill-aye; Debi-aye. Motion carried.
This ordinance changes the sewer rates from $7.60/per 2,000 gallons to $11.60/per 1,000 gallons with each additional 1,000 gallons at a cost of $1.38/per 1,000 gallons.
Motion by Debi, with a second by Angie, to adopt Resolution #2017-R-1 “Resolution for Maintenance of Streets and Highways by Municipality under the Illinois Highway Code” in the amount of $45,000.00. Roll call vote as follows: Jeron-aye; Angie-aye; Jay-aye; Dave-aye; Bill-aye; Debi-aye. Motion carried.
Teresa recommended to reappoint Ladora Boyd as clerk and Jan Miller as Treasurer/Deputy Clerk. Motion by Jay, with a second by Angie, to accept the recommendation. Roll call vote as follows: Jeron-aye; Angie-aye; Jay-aye; Dave –aye; Bill-aye; Debi-aye. Motion carried.
Teresa also commended the Public Works department for their diligence in getting the Village streets cleaned up after the storm on April 26th. Gary also stated that they had help from the Township with the use of their dump truck, backhoe and two additional workers.
Committee cards were passed out at the beginning of the meeting so with the change of positions there was not much to report as the Trustees were viewing the Committee changes.
Reports of Committees:
Police: (Jay) Chad stated that he will be taking classes on the Spellman Software at LTC on May 9th & 10th. Also, on Friday, May 12th, Gary, Teresa and he will be attending the Indiana Railroad, Officer on a Train, Railroad Safety Event.
Building and Park: (Debi) Gary stated that he been in contact with Rick Hamilton, the Village insurance representative. Now that all the debris from the storm has been handled, Gary will have some time to inspect the buildings and vehicles for hail damage.
Sidewalks and Lights: (Bill) Gary stated that he had nothing to report this month.
Street and Alley: (Angie) Gary stated that he had nothing to report this month.
Water and Sewer: (Dave) Gary stated that soil samples of the farm ground and Sewer lagoon have been taken and sent in for application to the ground on quantity to be applied.
Finance: (Jeron) There was nothing to report for this month.
Development: (Bill) He wanted to try and get something more going with the ground.
Motion by Dave, 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 Jeron, with a second by Angie, to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 pm. All ayes, motion carried.
Jan Miller, Deputy Clerk