Village of Oblong

June 1, 2011


June 1st, 2011

The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.

Members Present:
Mayor Randy Rich, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Rick Catt, Trustee Joe Campanella, Trustee Rick Houdasheldt, Trustee Ken Russell, Trustee Tony Madlem, Trustee Debi Wilson and Treasurer Jan Miller.

Others Present:
Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Police Chief Chad Pusey, Tom Compton (Daily News), Chris Forde (WTYE/WTAY) Fannie R. Myers, Phyllis Cummins and Fredonna Condoer.

1. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Rich.

2. The Regular Board Meeting minutes of May 4th, 2011 were approved with a motion by Rick C. and a second by Joe. All ayes; motion carried.

3. There was one addition to the agenda this month. Fannie Myers asked to be placed on the agenda.

4. There were no water bill customers at the meeting this month.

5. Mrs. Myers came to the meeting to discuss the letter she had received from the Police Department about a house that she owns located at 305 South Range Street. She stated that she does not have the funds to fix up the house. There was some discussion on the matter. The Board asked Mrs. Myers if she would be willing to sign the property over to the Village. She said that she would be willing to do that. Motion by Joe, with a second by Ken, to accept the property at 305 South Range Street, upon a title search come clear of any liens upon the property; and then the Village will have the pending fines dropped.

6. Motion by Debi, with a second by Tony, to adopt Ordinance #2011-O-536 “Prevailing Wage Ordinance”. All ayes, motion carried.

7. Randy opened and read the bids for the confiscated golf cart. The bids are as follows: Jaquelynn Miller -- $ 600.00; Ross/Vicki Knecht -- $ 513.13; Rich Grafton -- $ 1,111.11; Jerry L. Smith -- $ 1,050.00; Ralph Maxwell -- $303.03; Chad Harris -- $ 508.00; Katrina Williams -- $1,500.00; Kari Jo Gower -- $1,087.50. Motion by Rick H., with a second by Rick C., to accept the bid of $1,500.00 from Katrina Williams. All ayes, motions carried.

8. Under Mayor’s Comments: Randy stated that he had a few comments this month.
1. He stated that he had received an e-mail that stated that the legislation to reduce the LGDF (Local Government Distributive Fund) has not passed at this time.

2. Randy wanted to commend the American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary for the Memorial Day Service.

3. Randy stated that for the next Board Meeting, he will have estimates on the cost for the generator and set-up for the Municipal Building.

4. Randy stated that the Village had received the 4-year IMLRMA Building Evaluation Update. He stated that the evaluation sheets would be in the clerk’s office for inspection, if anyone wanted to see them.

9. Reports of Committees:

A. Police: Joe stated that there was not a May Monthly Report at this time, but when Chad gets the report done he will get copies to the trustees. Joe stated that the new squad car has been ordered.

B. Building and Park: Debi stated that the new Sign is up out at the park entrance. Debi stated that at this time the only announcements to be placed on the sign will be for community events. If there is some interest in individual messages then the committee will revisit the issue of making a policy. Gary stated that the new landscape at the park entrance was designed and the plants donated by Meiszner Landscape Design.

C. Sidewalks and Lights: Rick H. stated that there was nothing to report this month.

D. Street and Alley: Tony stated that there will be a MFT Bid letting on June 6th, at 10 am.

E. Water and Sewer: Ken stated that all the right-of-ways for extensions 9 & 10 have been signed, filed and copies given to Connor & Connor.

F. Finance: Rick stated that he had nothing to report at this time. Jan stated that the Village MFT Audit has been completed and that the auditor complemented Ladora and her on keeping orderly records. Kemper CPA auditor will be coming on Friday, June 3rd, to look at a few items to help finish the audit for last fiscal.

G. Development: Tony stated that there was nothing to report at this time.

10. Motion by Joe, with a second by Tony, 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.

11. Other Items of business: Tom Compton mentioned that the Crawford County Fair Queen Pageant is coming up and that there is a need for candidates.

12. Motion by Tony, with a second by Rick H., to adjourn the meeting at 7:29 pm.
All ayes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted


Ladora C. Boyd