Call to order at 7:00 pm by President Knoup.
Members answering roll call: President Knoup, Rusty Liebenstein, Matt Diehl, Jim Westaby, Bill Eaton, Dave Dixon, Larry Johnson and Cheryl Liebenstein.
The minutes from the July meeting were reviewed and accepted without dissent by Jim.
Second by Mat. Motion Carried.
The Committee made a motion for approval to pay all bills as presented, with the payment of the additional Sergeant Welding bill. Second by Larry. Motion carried.
Motion to approve the treasurer report as presented, by Larry.
Second by Dave. Motion carried.
No transfer of fund needed
Loran Township is requesting payment from the TIF agreement seven times per year instead of the annual payment. The TIF agreement does not specify how the payments are to be made. Jamie will make the change in the payment schedule.
Logan Skeele was present to speak of her Gold Girl Scout project. Logan would like to re-do the Club and Organization Signs at the Village entrance. She is looking to landscape and paint. Club/Organization signs would be 18 x 24 for $20.00. She has a budget of $150.00. She noted that most expenses have been donated and at this time she is requesting permission to continue with the project. Motion was made by Dave to allow the continuation of the project. Second by Rusty. Motion carried.
Dave from Blackhawk Hills Council Economic Development was present to give the board an overview of the IFiber project. The project began in 2010 with construction starting in 2011. They are near completion now and are looking to make connections to the businesses. IFiber will cost $100.00 per month with a 5 year contract. This does not include internet access. IFiber will not run lines into a building without a contract. If the board is interested a service agreement will need to be signed within the next two months.
Rock River Energy was present to review an Ordinance which would allow a municipal aggregate for electric. Residents may select any supplier, but may get a better fixed price contract through the choice of supplier made by the board. There would be no billing change and payment would still be made through Com-Ed. Com-Ed is still the contact for power outages/repairs when needed. If by chance, Com-ed has a lower price, the supplier will release the contracts or match Com-Ed’s price. There would be no termination fee for the release of contracts. Mat made a motion to accept the Ordinance as presented, to allow the Village of Pearl City to aggregate electric for all interested residents. The Ordinance will be presented to the residents at the November election. Motion second by Bill. Roll call vote as follows: Mat-yes, Jim-yes, Bill-yes, Dave-yes, Rusty-yes, Larry-yes. Let the record show 6-yes, 0-no, 0-absent.
See attached report
There is a leak on the water service at 206 Garfield. This is the responsibility of the homeowner. The committee will speak with homeowner regarding the repair and give them an alternative of the Village hiring the job out or shutting off the water service to the home.
Streets & Alleys
Still waiting to hear from the State on the downtown sidewalk project.
WATER & SEWER
The abandoned well issue was in court in July. A continuance was requested by Blackhawk Lifts so that they may get a lawyer. Next court date is scheduled for September 5th.
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
Rob is gathering quotes to have Mill Pond dredged.
Larry noted that the police had only 90 hours in July. He will speak with Fred to get increased coverage.
President Knoup reported that the State Police requested information regarding any Gaming Ordinances the Village may have. They have had a request for a gaming license by one of the businesses. The Village does not have a Gaming Ordinance and would need to follow the State statutes on gaming.
Little John’s Tap would like to add a permanent beer garden to their establishment. The board is requesting a plan and drawings of the beer garden before further discussion is made.
FEMA has informed the board that our buy-out plan should be reviewed in September.
The owners of the old Café have given permission to the board for its demolition. Bids will be let and opened on August 30th. Estimates at this time are near $15,000 for the demolition.
The committee spoke with the County Assessment office regarding the land that Visel Construction wanted. The Assessor suggested that Visel should buy the two acres of land and then sell one acre back to the owner and keep the village out of the transaction.
The Village received a FOIA request from the “For the Better of Illinois” group. They requested the last 6 years of our Annual Treasurer reports in electronic form. Cheryl contacted OConnor,Brooks to complete the request.
As noted, we are unable to charge the group so any charge from Jon will need to be paid by the Village.
Motion to adjourn at 9:00 pm by Bill.
Second by Rusty.