Village of Oblong

March 7, 2012 Meeting

March 7th, 2012

The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.

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

Absent: Trustee Rick Catt.

Others Present: Police Chief Chad Pusey, Chris Forde (WTYE/WTAY), Tom Compton (Daily News), JJ Aten (Oblong Gem) and Daniel Fritchie.

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

2. The Regular Board Meeting minutes of February 1st, 2012 were approved with a motion by Joe and a second by Debi. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

3. There were no additions or deletions to the agenda this month.

4. There was one water bill customer at the meeting this month. Daniel Fritchie asked
for an extension on his water bill until the end of the month. The Board granted his request.

5. Randy stated that the Preliminary Engineering Services Agreement needs to be
approved and then will be sent to Illinois Department of Transportation for approval to use Motor Fuel Funds to pay for the engineering. Motion by Tony, with a second by Rick H., to approve the Preliminary Engineering Services Agreement. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

6. Under Mayor’s Comments:
A. Randy stated that April 19th will be Spring Clean-up for Republic paid-up customers. Everything will be the same as the last clean-up.

B. Randy stated that the Village had received a letter from WTW Salvage about coming to Oblong and picking up scrap metal, TVs, appliances & mattresses. The Board decided that they want to let James Bruner do the scrap metal & appliance pick-up this time on April 18th. Randy stated that Mr. Bruner would also be willing to come back on April 20th and pick-up scrap metal & appliances left from the Republic Clean-up. Mr. Bruner needs to have a current copy of his liability insurance turned into the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office by noon on April 4th, or the Board will need to contact WTW Salvage instead.

C. Randy stated that the Village had received a letter from Casey General Store asking if the Board has changed their feelings about issuing a liquor license to Casey’s so that they could sale beer and wine. The Board has not changed their feelings.

D. Randy stated that he will be attending the March 8th, Crawford County Board meeting to find out what will be decided on animal control costs. He stated that anyone could attend this meeting also.

7. Reports of Committees:
A. Police: Joe read the monthly report for February, 2012. Joe stated that Chad has training on March 21st & 22nd, for Control Officer SWAT. Chad stated that the President of the National Police Academy Organization will be stopping in and talking with the students in our JPA on March 13th, at 5:30 pm. Chad invited any or all of the trustees and mayor to come to the meeting.

B. Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report this month. Randy stated that there was a grant that would possibly pay for switching the lights in the Municipal Building to energy saving lights.

C. Sidewalks and Lights: Rick H. stated that he had nothing to report this month.

D. Street and Alley: Tony stated that there was nothing more to report this month.

E. Water and Sewer: Ken stated that he had nothing to report for this month.

F. Finance: Randy stated that Jan and Ladora will be attending a all-day meeting on Friday, March 9th.

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

8. Motion by Rick H., with a second by Joe, 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.

9. There were three other items of business this month.

Debi asked if Randy had heard anything about the Village’s Speaker System. Randy stated that he had talked to John (Kemp Music) and John stated that he is waiting for a new part to come in and then he thinks everything will be up and running. Randy stated that he told John that the system needs to be running perfectly.

Debi also mentioned that she still has not got her second trash can from Republic. Republic is saying they don’t know when they will be delivering the second trash can.

Ken asked about the generator for the Municipal Building. Randy stated that it will be in next year’s budget figures.

10. Motion by Tony, with a second by Ken, to adjourn the meeting at 7:19 pm.
Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted


Ladora C. Boyd