Village of Oblong
April 1, 2015
The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday April 1st, 2015, 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, Police Chief Chad Pusey, Tom Compton (Daily News), Chris Dewitt (WTYE/WTAY) and Mike McReynolds.
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 March 4th, 2015, were approved with a motion by Ken, and a second by Dave. All ayes, motion carried.
There were no additions or deletions to the agenda this month.
There was one Delinquent Water Bill customer at this month’s meeting. Mike McReynolds asked to be allowed to pay his water bill on Monday, April 6. The Board granted his request.
Motion by Tony, with a second by Debi, to adopt Resolution #2015-R-2 “A Resolution for Maintenance of Streets and Highways by Municipality Under the Illinois Highway Code” in the amount of $40,000.00. Roll call vote: Rick – Aye, Dave – Aye, Jay – Aye, Ken – Aye, Tony – Aye, Debi – Aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Jay, to approve the FY2016 Working Budget with a total of $1,052,742.48. Roll call vote: Rick – Aye, Dave – Aye, Jay – Aye, Ken – Aye, Tony – Aye, Debi – Aye. Motion carried.
Randy stated that April is Safe Digging Month. He read a Safe Digging Proclamation.
Randy stated that the Village had received a letter from MediaCom dated March 24th stating that they are adding two channels to their line-up on or about April 14th.
Randy stated that he wanted to thank the departments for their hard work on trimming the budget figures for the next fiscal year.
Reports of Committees:
Jay stated that he had nothing to report this month. Chad stated that the department had received equipment donation from the United States Deputy Police Association.
Building and Park: Debi stated that Melaine Dart has donated a highchair for use in the Activity Center. Debi said on a personal note, she wanted to thank the mayor, rest of the Board and employees for the stepping stone in memory of her sister, Carol Staffey, whose service will be April 18th.
Sidewalks and Lights: Dave stated that he had nothing to report this month.
Street and Alley: Tony stated that he had nothing to report this month, but wanted to thank Gary for his work on trimming the budget for street/alley.
Water and Sewer: Ken stated that he had nothing to report this month.
Finance: Rick stated that he had nothing to report this month. Jan mentioned
that she had given the Board a copy of the payment schedules for both the
Water Extension and Water Tower loans. Jan also mentioned that the General
checking needs to start repaying the Sewer checking for a total of $50,000.
Development: Tony stated that there was nothing to report this month.
Tourism: Randy stated that he thought that there needs to be a deadline to turn in application for the tourism fund requests. Motion by Debi, with a second by Tony, to have May 6th at noon be the deadline for turning in applications to Ladora or Jan. All ayes, motion carried. There will be a meeting before the board meeting next month. There is one application turned in at this time.
Motion by Jay, with a second by Rick, 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 two other items of business this month.
Spring Clean-up date is tentatively set for April 30th.
Randy stated that this would be Tony’s last meeting. Randy and the rest of the Board thanked Tony for his service as a Trustee.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Tony, to adjourn the meeting at 7:13 pm.
All ayes, motion carried.
Ladora Boyd, Clerk