Village of Oblong
May 7, 2014
May 7th, 2014
The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.
Members Present: Mayor Randy Rich, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Rick Catt, Trustee Dave Hasty, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Ken Russell, Trustee Tony Madlem, Trustee Debi Wilson and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.
Others Present: Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Tom Compton (Daily News), Heidi Schulte (The Discloser) Chris Forde (WTYE/WTAY), Dan Fearday (Rains Carbon Robinson Plant Manager) and Jason Johnson (Rains Carbon Robinson Plant).
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Rich; with everyone standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Regular Board Meeting minutes of April 2nd, 2014 were approved with a motion by Rick, and a second by Dave. All ayes, motion carried.
There were no additions or deletions to the agenda this month.
Dan Fearday and Jason Johnson, representatives of Rains Carbon in Robinson, came to the Board Meeting to present a check in the amount of $4,200 to go toward the repairs to the walking path out at the Village Park. Dan also stated that he is hoping to have some volunteers from the plant to help with the walking path repairs.
There were no Water Bill customers at this month’s meeting.
Motion by Ken, with a second by Tony, to adopt Ordinance #2014-O-561 “An Ordinance Authorizing the Exchange and Conveyance of Real Estate”. Roll Call Vote: Rick-aye, Dave-aye, Jay-aye, Ken-aye, Tony-aye, Debi-aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Debi, to adopt Resolution #2014-R-3 “A Resolution Authorizing the Sale of Surplus Public Real Estate”. Roll Call Vote: Rick-aye, Dave-aye, Jay-aye, Ken-aye, Tony-aye, Debi-aye. Motion carried. The Village will start advertising for seal bids on the property.
Randy stated that there had been a request for the use of the 4-way stop on June 7th for donations to the Children Miracle Network. The Board granted the request.
Randy stated that he only had one thing to bring up this month. Randy stated that there had been a letter sent from the Village Attorney to Mr. Colmark to ask him to summit documents showing his involvement with Mr. Piper and the Development Company involved with the Park Meadow Subdivision (TIF 1). Randy stated that Mr. Colmark and his lawyers are working on the request.
Reports of Committees:
Police: Jay stated that everyone has a copy of the monthly report for April, 2014. Randy stated that Chad wanted the Board to know that he has issued 2 Letters of Notice for Dangerous and Unsafe Buildings. One of the buildings is located on 308 North Grant Street and the other is located on 204 North Garfield Street.
Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report this month. Gary stated that neither of the fountains are working at this time. He said the electrician will need the fountains to be pulled out of the lake so that he can see if they can be fixed or not. The Lakes have been treated for algae and duckweed.
Sidewalks and Lights: Dave stated that he had nothing to report this month.
Street and Alley: Tony stated that the North Range Street Project is on schedule. Randy stated that there has been bills turned in for payment. The amounts are $71,211.55 to AJ Walker Construction and $16,563.23 to Connor & Connor. Motion by Tony, with a second by Jay, to pay the amount that had been summited. All ayes, motion carried.
Water and Sewer: Ken stated he had nothing to report this month.
Finance: Rick stated that he had nothing to report this month. Jan stated that the auditors will be here the week of May 19th.
Development: Tony stated that he had been told that CMH is shooting for next month (June) to have the Grand Opening at the new Clinic
Motion by Ken, 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.
There were no other items of business this month.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Tony, to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 pm. All ayes, motion carried.
Ladora Boyd, Clerk