Village of Oblong

June 4, 2014

Minutes June 4th, 2014

The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.

Members Present: Mayor Randy Rich, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Ken Russell, Trustee Tony Madlem, Trustee Debi Wilson and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.

Absent: Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Rick Catt and Trustee Dave Hasty.

Others Present: Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Tom Compton (Daily News), Lou Ann Baker (Oblong Gem), Zach Deatherage and Matt Slane.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Rich; with everyone standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion by Debi, with a second by Jay, to accept the appointment of Ladora Boyd as Village Clerk and Jan Miller as Village Treasurer/Deputy Clerk for FY2015 by the Mayor. Four (4) ayes, motion carried.

The Regular Board Meeting minutes of May 7th, 2014 were approved with a motion by Tony, and a second by Ken. Four (4) ayes, motion carried.

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

There was one Water Bill customer at this month’s meeting. Matt Slane came before the board to ask for an extension on his water bill until Friday, June 6th. The Board granted Mr. Slane’s request.

Randy stated that the Village had only received one bids for the real estate located at 112 West Main Street. The Bid was from Danny Deatherage for $23,501.00. Motion by Ken, second by Tony, to accept Danny’s bid. Four (4) ayes, motion carried.

Randy stated that he had some information from Fuzzy Woods about using the concrete slab, which was to be used for a skateboard park, for pickleball court. Motion by Debi, with a second by Tony, to allow the pickleball court on the Skateboard Park concrete. Four (4) ayes, motion carried.

Motion by Debi, with a second by Jay, to adopt Ordinance #2014-O-562 “Prevailing Wage Ordinance”. Four (4) ayes, motion carried.

Motion by Tony, with a second by Debi, to adopt Ordinance #2014-O-563 “An Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Groundwater as a Potable Water Supply by the Installation or Use of Potable Water Supply Wells or by Any Other Method Within a Limited Area of the Village”. Four (4) ayes, motion carried.

Randy stated that the Village had received a bill from Connor & Connor of $11,081.89 for Engineering on the North Range Street Project and a bill from AJ Walker of $101,081.00 for Pay Estimate #7. Motion by Tony, with a second by Ken, to pay AJ Walker $101,081.00 and Connor & Connor $11,081.89. Four (4) ayes, motion carried.

Mayor’s Comments:
Randy stated that he has been approached by Rick Hamilton asking to be able to bid the Village’s insurance (liability & workers’ comp). The Board gave Randy the ok to let Mr. Hamilton submit a bid.

Randy stated that the Village has received two letters from MediaCom this past month. The letter dated May 12th, stated that they will be making lineup changes on/or about June 1st. The letter dated May 20th, stated that they have started changing the TV channel lineup in the Oblong area to digital-only signal for channel 23 and above. There will not be a charge on the digital adapter up to 3, but starting August 1st they will start charging $1.99 per month for each adapter over 3.

Reports of Committees:

Police: Jay stated that everyone has a copy of the monthly report for May, 2014. Chad stated that both part-timers have graduated from the police academy. Chad stated that there were 35 graduates from the Junior Police Academy this year. He wanted to thank everyone who has supported the Junior Police Academy. Chad stated that everyone had a copy of the letter he will be sending to the Department of Transportation. Chad also stated that he had letters from Dr. Sharma and the Sheriff. He also mentioned that he had a letter for the Mayor to sign. Don Annis is also supposed to write a letter. These letters are in support for a speed reduction on Route 33 out by the new clinic.

Building and Park: Debi stated that Gary has borrowed a boat so that the guys can pull the fountains out of the lake for possible repairs. Debi stated that there had been a committee meeting to talk about vendor requesting to setup out at the Park. She stated that the committee is looking into this issue and possibly also put a vending machine that would have sodas or bottled water for sale.

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

Street and Alley: Tony stated that he did not have anything else to report for this month. Gary stated that he had received approval for the MFT projects he had submitted to IDOT. He stated that the projects will probably be started next week.

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

Finance: Randy stated that there was nothing to report this month.

Development: Tony stated that CMH will have the Grand Opening at the new Clinic on June 17th, from 4 to 6 pm.

Motion by Debi, with a second by Ken, 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. Four (4) ayes, motion carried.

There were no other items of business this month.

Motion by Tony, with a second by Jay, to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 pm. Four (4) ayes, motion carried


Respectfully submitted

Jan Miller, Deputy Clerk