Village of Oblong

August 1, 2018

The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.

Members Present: Mayor Teresa Fielder, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Debi Wilson, Trustee Angie Fear, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Dave Hasty, Trustee Bill Burke and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.
Absent: Trustee Jeron Harris.
Others Present: Police Chief Chad Pusey, Tom Compton (Daily News), Chris Dewitt, Keeley Johnson (FBLA), Cascinda Sheridan (FBLA), Liz Dhom (FBLA), Laura Dhom (FBLA Sponsor), Sheryl Brummer (FBLA Sponsor and Oblong High School Business Teacher).

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

The Regular Board Meeting Minutes of July 11th, 2018, were approved with a motion by Jay, and a second by Bill. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

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

There were no Delinquent Water Bill customers at the meeting this month.

Cascinda Sheridan came before the Board to let them know about the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Oblong Chapter and what the Oblong Chapter plans as a group. She stated that if there is a project that the Village could use the groups help, they are willing to help.

Motion by Dave, with a second by Angie, to adopt Resolution #2018-R-2 “Homecoming Parade Permit”. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Motion by Dave, with a second by Angie, to adopt Resolution #2018-R-3 “Halloween Parade Permit”. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Mayor’s Comments:

Teresa asked that everyone would take a moment of silence in respect of Kevin Utterback (Crawford County Board), who died July 4th and Randy Cox (Captain of the Crawford County Rescue Squad), who died July 21st.
Teresa stated that there has been some issues with Solicitors in the Village. She said that Chad and she will be looking at the Village’s soliciting ordinance. She also stated that if anyone has or sees people in town soliciting to call the Village to verify that they have been issued a permit from the Village.
Teresa stated that the Dog Park donations deadline for sponsorship or memorials has been extended due to not reaching the set goal.

Reports of Committees:
Police: Jay stated that the committee met recently and have a recommendation for the Board. The committee suggested that for Veteran and Active Service members pay $25 instead of $50 for their non-highway vehicle stickers starting next year. Motion by Jay, with a second by Bill, to lower the cost of non-highway vehicle stickers for Veterans and Active Service members to $25. Five ayes, motion carried.

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

Sidewalks and Lights: Bill stated that he had nothing to report this month other than the new street lights in the Park Meadow Subdivision look nice.

Street and Alley: Angie stated that she had nothing to report this month.

Water and Sewer: Dave stated that the committee to discuss applying for a CDAP grant, which could be up to $200,000, to help with the cost of the sewer dredging project. There has been some changes in the requirements for the grant which now make the Village eligible to apply for it. Connor & Connor are working with Larissa Seward to get the information together to start the process of applying for the Grant. Motion by Dave, with a second by Bill, to start the process for the CDAP Grant. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Finance: Teresa stated that there was nothing to report this month. Teresa stated that when Jeron gets back from vacation he will be meeting with Kemper Technology about what the Village will need for the server.

Development: Bill stated that he attended the Open Meeting in the Activity Room with Larissa Seward from ECIDC on July 31st. He stated that at this meeting Larissa went over the different USDA Grants and Loans available to individuals of low income to purchase homes.

Ad Hoc (Dilapidated/Unsafe Buildings): Next Meeting for the Committee will be August 29th, at 3:30 pm. Teresa stated that there had been a TIF Grant application submitted by The Vault for repairs to the eastside outer wall (planter) for a $1,000. Motion by Dave, with a second by Jay, to grant their request for a $1,000 from the TIF Grant. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Motion by Jay, with a second by Angie, 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 two other items of business this month. Tom stated that this coming weekend is the Hutsonville Riverfest. Bill stated that if anyone would like to donate in memory of Randy Cox, they can.

Motion by Bill, with a second by Angie, to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 pm. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted


Ladora Boyd