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 March 1, 2019

Call to order at 7:00 pm by President Knoup

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

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

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

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

No transfer of funds needed

Financial Report

Maintenance Report

Rob ordered in one load of road salt. The school has received 3 dump truck loads of salt from the village.  The loader tractor is being repaired by Eastland Fabrication.  Rob noted that he cleared the Cemetery road and ordered new flags to be put up. Mississippi Pump is waiting for a good day to install the new sump pump. Rob did not have to do any pumping with the last high water.


Adam-Fehr Graham did not attend the meeting and President Knoup reviewed the ongoing projects.

Buy-Out: We are set to close on one home March 14th.  There will be no closing on the second home due to it has to be reevaluated because it is more than one lot.

We have not received money yet from the funeral home demolition. It will be another 15 days before we receive it.


President Knoup ordered borings to check the base level on Summit St by the school. We have approximately $163,000.00 in Motor Tax Fuel to use for the street. We will look to add on an overlay on North St to First St.

The committee will add a letter to the coupon book mailing informing residents of the sidewalk replacement program. We will also notify residents that snow parking ordinance for odd/even and Main St parking will be enforced.

There will be No Parking signs installed on one side of Summit St near the school.


Kevin Kohl would like to have water run to his building on S Main St.  Rob proposed that we T off on the line that is already there and add a separate shut off valve.  The owner would be responsible to go from the main to the building.  This will be done this spring.

Rob will be setting up to do home inspections again for sump pump and cross connection ordinance.


No report


The committee had questions regarding the greenspace and what money we would have to spend. Will suggested a larger inter-governmental agreement with the Park District to help pool personnel, equipment etc.  This type of agreement should allow the Park District to apply for grants on our behalf. Rob noted that he does not have an Eagle Scout to do the prairie area project.  Rob would like to smooth out the creek line within the prairie area.

The committee suggested that we add a tree line along 73 in the open area to help with snow blowing during the winter.

The committee will also be ordering stock fish for Mill Pond.


No report


Rt 73 Brew and Chew has requested permission for their annual Rock Fest/Beer Garden on Saturday August 3rd from 5pm to midnight. Mat made a motion to allow the Rock Fest/Beer Garden for August 3rd.  Motion second by Bob.  Motion carried.

Old Business

The Quit Claim deeds are ready to sign and record for the funeral home and Werkheiser lots that were not part of the Buy-Out.

The Finance committee has recommended a pay increase for the Clerk and Treasurer of $200.00 annually.  Motion was made by committee to approve the raise.  Motion second by Bob.  Roll call vote as follows: Bob-yes, Mat-yes, Will-yes, Dave-yes, Let the record show 4 yes, 0-no and 2 absent.

The board will need to notify the past summer help to see if they are interested in working again this year. 

New Business

The Finance committee made a motion to approve up to $200.00 for the stock fish for Mill Pond. Motion second by Mat.  Motion carried.

Park District board members would like to see a detailed agreement and more specifics before we consult an attorney for the inter-governmental agreement. We would like to have the agreement ready when the first project is ready to start.

Mat had a person requesting that the board look at options for a sports complex on some of the greenspace property.

Motion to adjourn at 8:45 by Bob, Second by Dave.  Motion carried

Attest: Cheryl Liebenstein, Village Clerk