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 February 7, 2011

Call to order at 7:00 pm by President Knoup.

 Members answering roll call: President Knoup, Mat Diehl, Rusty Liebenstein, Bill Eaton, Dave Dixon, Larry Johnson, Jamie Melville and Cheryl Liebenstein.

 The minutes from the January meeting were reviewed and accepted without dissent by Larry.Second by Mat.Motion Carried.

 The Committee made a motion for approval to pay all bills as presented with additional bills added.Second by Rusty.Motion carried.

 Motion to approve the treasurer report as presented, by Mat.Second by Bill. Motion carried.

Financial Report

Dave made a motion to accept the agreement from O’Connor, Brooks for the annual audit.  Motion second by Mat. Motion carried.  This agreement is $300.00 more than last year.

Visitors

Maintenance Report

The effluent meter is now working.  Lyons Lab is doing the last testing on well # 3 before it can be used. This is a backup well and will not be used unless in an emergency. 

Rob has been hauling snow out and he hired Kuberski and Johnson to help also. There will be more that will need to be removed to help cut back the intersections for better visibility. Had compliments on snow removal.

It was noted that the tractor will need new tires this spring.  Fehr-Graham will be here in March to go over cost and implementation of an aeration system for the lagoons if we decide to use that type of system. 

 See attached report full details

Streets & Alleys 

 

Snow removal has been hired out to help Rob and Charlie.

 WATER & SEWER

The IEPA report noted that they inspected the waste water treatment and that we are operating within our specified permits.

The committee will look at a new rate plan that would give discounts for prepayment and possibly look at increasing late fees.

 CEMETERY

 Committee let bids for the mowing season with bid opening on March 15th

The committee would like to replace hedges on the south side of cemetery. The quotes are too high at this time for hedges so will look at other options.

 BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

The fishing pier at Mill Pond will need to be replaced soon.

 Police

No report

 Liquor

No report

Old Business

FEMA is now telling us that we are not eligible to be back into the Flood Insurance Program until we do a Flood Model as step 1.  After the Flood Model FEMA will advise us on what needs to be completed to remedy the fill site at GT AUTO. Motion was made by Larry to continue with the engineer survey services to complete the flood model of the DT AUTO site.  Motion second by Bill.  Motion carried.

Fehr-Graham will be doing the flood model and will run the Village near $12,200.00.

 New Business

 The website is nearing completion.  This should help alleviate complaints by the public stating they are not getting any information and they do not know what is going on within the Village.

It was noted that we need to look at the feasibility of replacing a truck.

 Motion was made by Dave to approve the agreement made with the Fire Department as written with the changes so made that was noted earlier. Motion second by Rusty.  Motion carried.

 Mat asked for executive session at 8pm for the purpose of personnel evaluation.

Out of Executive session at 8:20pm.

 Motion was made to give Rob a 1% increase in wage if it passes by majority of the board.  If there is no majority for the increase his wages will be froze for this year (2011).

 Roll call vote as follows: Rusty-yes, Mat-yes, Bill-yes, Dave-yes, Larry-yes.

 Let the record show 5-yes, 0-no and 1-absent.

 The board wanted it to be known that this 1% increase does not in any way reflect Rob’s work performance. 

President Knoup then inquired with the board as to whether the Clerk or Treasurer would be getting wage increases. This discussion will be tabled for now.

 Motion to adjourn at 8:30 pm by Bill.

Second by Larry.

Motion carried.

 Attest:

Cheryl Liebenstein

Village Clerk