Village of Oblong

March 5, 2014

The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.

Members Present: Mayor Randy Rich, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Rick Catt, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Tony Madlem, Trustee Debi Wilson.

Absent: Trustee Ken Russell and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.

Others Present: Police Chief Chad Pusey, Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, David Hasty, Tom Compton (Daily News) and Chris Forde (WTYE/WTAY).

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

Randy appointed David Hasty to fill Joe Campanella’s term as Trustee with the approval of the Board. Randy did a roll call vote they are as follows: Rick – aye, Jay – aye, Tony – aye, Debi – aye.

The Regular Board Meeting minutes of February 5th, 2014 were approved with a motion by Tony, and a second by Debi. Four (4) ayes, motion carried.

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

There were no Water Bill customers at this month’s meeting.

The Board granted the request from the Antique Tractor/Engine Club to use the Park on August 8th, 9th, and 10th for their annual show.

Mayor’s Comments:
a. Randy stated that the Village had received a letter from Penny Patrick of Casey’s General Store, wanting to know if the Board had changed their feelings on allowing Casey’s to have a license to sell beer and wine at the Oblong store. The Board discussed the issue. They have not changed their opinion on not granting a license.

b. Randy stated that he has made some changes to the committees. They are as follows:

Finance: Rick Catt – Ken Russell – Jay Haines
Police: Jay Haines – Tony Madlem – Debi Wilson
Building/Park: Debi Wilson – Dave Hasty – Rick Catt
Water/Sewer: Ken Russell – Debi Wilson – Tony Madlem
Street/Alley: Tony Madlem – Ken Russell – Dave Hasty
Sidewalk/Lights: Dave Hasty – Jay Haines – Rick Catt.

c. Randy stated that he had been approached by the Oblong Community Service Club about using the Park for an Easter Egg Hunt on April 12th. The Board granted the request.

d. Randy stated that he had an update on Charlie Miller from Jan. He stated that Charlie will be doing rehab for 7 to 10 days and that Jan will be back at work next Monday (3/10). Randy stated that Jan wanted to thank everyone for their concern, well wishes and prayers for Charlie.

e. Randy mentioned that he had talked with John Stone of Connor & Connor, Inc. about the property on West Main Street. They did not have everything ready for this month but will by next month’s Board Meeting.

Reports of Committees:

Police: Jay stated that everyone has a copy of the monthly report for February, 2014. He also mentioned that the Junior Police Academy will be starting tomorrow (3/6) evening at 5:30 pm. He also stated that ILEAS is wanting a new resolution/agreement which he will have ready for next month’s Board Meeting.

Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report this month.

Sidewalks and Lights: Gary stated that he had nothing to report this month and other than there have been some streetlights turned in due to being out. Gary stated that if anyone has a streetlight out by them, they can call Dale in the Public Works Office to report it.

Street and Alley: Tony stated that he had nothing to report this month.

Water and Sewer: Gary mentioned that there have been some leaks, but nothing else to report.

Finance: Rick stated that he would be calling a committee meeting sometime the last week of March to go over all the departments’ budgets. He asked that everyone have the budgets turned into him by March 20th.

Development: Tony stated that he had nothing new to report this month.

Payment of Bills: Motion by Jay, 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. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

There was one other item of business this month. Tom Compton wanted to thank everyone for their concern, well wishes and prayers for his son. Tom stated that his son has taken his last treatment and the doctors are pretty sure that Tom’s son will be cured.

Motion by Rick, with a second by Tony, to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 pm. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted


Ladora Boyd, Clerk