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 January 3, 2017

Call to order at 7:00 pm by President Knoup

Members answering roll call: President Knoup, Bob Asche, Jim Westaby, Mat Diehl, Will Backus, Dave Dixon, Larry Johnson, Jamie Melville and Cheryl Liebenstein.

The minutes from the December meeting were reviewed and accepted without dissent by Dave. Second by Bob. Motion Carried.

The Committee made a motion to pay all bills as presented with changes. Second by Dave. Motion carried.

Jim made a motion to approve the treasurer report as presented. Second by Dave. Motion carried.

Mat made a motion made to transfer $10,000 from Sales Tax account to the General fund.  Motion second by Jim.  Motion carried.

Financial Report

Jon Schubert was present to review the Annual Audit with the board.  He noted that our expenses were up due to the Waste Water Treatment project. Jon noted that the TID fund owes the General fund $241,365.00.  This will need to be transferred when the funds become available. He also noted that the TID Request forms did not have dates listed.

He recommends that we note on the bills any “auto pay” debits and payroll taxes.

Maintenance Report


Fehr Graham was not present but President Knoup gave a brief review of the ongoing projects. Adam and President Knoup will meet with IEMA/FEMA to help get the Federal government involved with the state so that the Buy-out funds can be released with the budget.

Kelsey Excavating will be here this week to finish up the remainder of items on the punch list.

There will be a committee of whole meeting on Wednesday the 18th at 6:30 pm. Dave Young from NIDA will be here to discuss development options. And plan recommendations.


Snow removal went well


Rob reported that we are taking wastewater from the Cheese factory for disposal at 5 cents per gallon.


No report


Spring Cleanup will be May 13th if this date is agreeable with Gills Disposal.

We will be hiring two summer help positions this year with set hour for each position. Will advertise at the school and hire in April for work to begin as needed.


Larry report we had 114 hours for December coverage.

He has not found any grants at this time that will cover a new police squad.

President Knoup reported that he had to go out 4-5 times this past month regarding solicitation by energy firms.  None of the individuals had a permit and they were asked to leave the village.


President Knoup received a request from Brew N Chew for dates in August and October. Jim made a motion to table these request until after the April election.  Motion second by Larry.  Motion carried.

Old Business

The proposed new TIF extension will be presented at the spring session.

New Business

Will noted that the board has 60 days (March 1) to implement a Travel Expense Ordinance. Any expenses will need to be done according to the ordinance and by roll call vote.

Will noted that he will replace the toner cartridges on the printer.


Motion to adjourn at 7:55 by Larry, Second by Dave.  Motion carried

Attest: Cheryl Liebenstein, Village Clerk