Village of Oblong

October 4, 2017


October 4th, 2017

The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.

Members Present: Mayor Teresa Fielder, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Angie Fear, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Dave Hasty, Trustee Bill Burke, Trustee Jeron Harris and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.
Absent: Trustee Debi Wilson.
Others Present: Police Chief Chad Pusey, Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Chris DeWitt (WTAY/WTYE), Tom Compton (Daily News) and Mike McReynolds.

The meeting was called to order at 7 pm by Mayor Fielder with everyone standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Regular Board Meeting Minutes of September 6th, 2017, were approved with a motion by Bill, and a second by Jay. Five (5) 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 asked if he could pay his water bill on Tuesday, October 10th. The Board granted his request.

Motion by Bill, with a second by Jeron to give the Building/Park Committee the authority to look over future TIF applications and make recommendation to the Finance Committee before the approval of future TIF grants. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Motion by Jeron, with a second by Dave, to adopt Resolution #2017-R-4 “The Crawford County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan”. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Teresa stated that the VFW would like to use the 4-way stop for Poppy sales. The Board granted the request.

Teresa stated that Dave Hasty, Chad Pusey and herself will be the Ordinance Review Ad-Hoc Committee with the Board consent. The Board granted her request.

Motion by Dave, with a second by Jay, to table the vote to award the Village’s Property/Liability/Workers’ Comp Insurance until next month’s Board Meeting. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

The Board set Trick or Treat Night for October 31st, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and only to those houses with a lit porchlight.

There are some questions on what type of license the contractor needs to be eligible to do roofing repairs for the Village. Motion by Bill, with a second by Jeron, to give the Building/Park Committee authority to award the bid for the Roof Repair/Maintenance after the Village gets clarification on the type of license needed. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Mayor’s Comments:

Teresa stated that the Village had received a letter from MediaCom. This letter stated that changes will be made to the channel line-up on or before October 23rd and 31st.

Teresa mentioned that Fall Clean-up will be October 19th for all paid-up customers of Republic.

Teresa wanted to remind everyone that on October 27th, the first two blocks of South Range Street will be closed at 1 pm, so that the food vendors can set-up on Friday afternoon for the Friday Night’s entertainment. The School Buses will be using South Adams Street as a detour route.

Teresa stated that she wanted to reiterate from last month about what cannot be burned by citizens that is no household waste, agriculture waste or garbage. If anyone is caught burning the above mentioned there will be citations issued.

Reports of Committees:
Police: Jay stated that he had nothing to report this month. Chad mentioned that there had been a committee meeting before the Board Meeting to discuss applying for a Mary Heath Grant.

Building and Park: Gary stated that he had nothing to report this month. Chad stated that there has been some vandalism done out at the Park, so his department has been enforcing the 10 pm Park Curfew.

Sidewalks and Lights: Bill stated that he had nothing to report this month.

Street and Alley: Angie stated that she had nothing to report this month. Gary stated that the Chip-N-Seal had been completed last month.

Water and Sewer: Dave mentioned that Gary had received notice from Robinson-Palestine Water Commission that there will be a rate increase. Dave stated that this rate increase will be passed on to the Village’s water customer. It will be on the February Bill.

Finance: Jeron stated that he had nothing else to report for this month. Jan stated that Dan Jansen from USDA/Rural Development came and audited our Revolving Loan Folders this morning (10/4/2017).

Development: Bill stated that there is some interest in opening a Teen Center here in Oblong.

Ad Hoc (Dilapidated/Unsafe Buildings): Teresa stated that the committee will continue to meet once a month. She said there has been some good responses to the letters and things are beginning to be taken care of. The next meeting will be October 25th, at 3:30 pm.

Motion by Jay, with a second by Angie, 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 Jeron, with a second by Angie, to adjourn the meeting at 7:36 pm. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted


Ladora Boyd