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 July 2, 2018


Call to order at 7:00 pm by Cheryl Liebenstein

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

Meeting was then turned over to Jim Westaby.

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

The Committee made a motion to pay all bills as presented with additions and corrections made. Second by Mat. Motion carried.

Will made a motion to approve the treasurer report as presented. Second by Bob.

No transfer of funds needed.

Financial Report

Maintenance Report


Jeff Johnson was present to discuss the 4th annual Boulevard Bash scheduled for August 25th. Jeff noted that the beer garden has been very successful and is requesting permission to have one again this year. There will be no changes in the way the beer garden is run. Will made a motion to approve Boulevard Bash for a beer garden under the license of one of the local establishments.  Motion second by Bob.  Motion carried.

Jeff also requested the use of village property next to the area for use as parking and other afternoon events.  The board will allow the use but request that they stay off the area that has been recently seeded.

Jeff spoke regarding the newly formed committee which will gather information from the public in regards to what to use the green space for. Committee members are Nicki Keltner, Amy Krolow, Rich Miche and Devin Martins. The committee will meet and bring their recommendations back to the Lions Club Development Committee by September 1. At this time, they have not scheduled a public meeting. They are looking at dividing the green space into three zones such as sports, recreation, natural land etc. Any ideas from the public should be directed to one of the four committee members.

BoCo has offered to mount a new digital sign on the east side of his new building. The sign has not yet been purchased.

Jamie noted that the 3rd Flood Buy-Out check is here. At this time, we have used 1.3 million of the grant money. The Funeral Home closing has been postponed and no new date has been scheduled.


We have a storm drain by the school that is damaged and will need to be replaced. Rob noted that 3 manholes will also need to be repaired. Fischer Excavating came in to work on the drop boxes.

Jim Noted that Fehr Graham will give an estimate to repave Summit St from Devore to North St.


We had to pump one main during the recent heavy rains. Jim noted that the lift stations worked well in keeping up with the water. Jim will speak with Fehr Graham regarding the main and possible solutions.


No report


The committee met last week regarding the purchase of a new mower. They looked at a residential 61-inch deck for about $5,000.00 and a commercial diesel for about $12,500.00. The Kabota commercial was $5,000 less than a John Deere. Both mowers were zero turn and have a 2-yr. warranty.  Mat made a motion to accept the recommendation from the committee to purchase the Kabota commercial grade mower.  Motion second by Larry.  Motion carried.

The board has not heard anything from the Friends of Mill Pond.  At this time Rob is doing all the maintenance. He will also be draining a portion of the area to alleviate a swampy section.

The tree removal at Lions park will be taken care of by the Park District.



No report

Old Business

The engineers had a walk through of the new sidewalks. There are areas noted that need to re-sodded and Rob needs to fix a water box.

New Business

Rock River Energy notified us that our electrical aggregation contract is due up in February 2019. Marni would like to come to the August meeting to discuss contracts and also to discuss the possibility of combining our residents with other towns that are also due for new contracts. There would be a chance of better pricing in consolidating the towns.

The board will be looking at various ordinances to help deal with unsightly junk properties and lawns.

Motion was made by Will to accept the new TIF Amended Ordinance for our 12-year extension which includes an automatic CPI increase of 5%.  Motion second by Dave.  Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn at 8:10 by Bob, Second by Larry.  Motion carried

Attest: Cheryl Liebenstein, Village Clerk