Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met July 11
Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met July 11.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.
Members Present: Mayor Teresa Fielder, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Debi Wilson, Trustee Angie Fear, Trustee Jay Haines, Trustee Dave Hasty, Trustee Bill Burke, Trustee Jeron Harris and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.
Others Present: Police Chief Chad Pusey, Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter and Tom Compton (Daily News).
The meeting was called to order at 7 pm by Mayor Fielder with everyone standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Regular Board Meeting Minutes of June 6th, 2018, were approved with a motion by Jeron, and a second by Bill. All ayes, motion carried.
There were no additions or deletions to the agenda this month.
There were no Delinquent Water Bill customers at the meeting this month.
Motion by Dave, with a second by Jay, to adopt Ordinance #2018-O-593 “An Ordinance Providing for the Regulation of an Application for Small Wireless Facilities”. Roll Call Vote as follows: Debi – Aye, Angie – Aye, Jay – Aye, Dave – Aye, Bill – Aye, Jeron – Aye; motion carried.
Motion by Bill, with a second by Angie, to adopt Ordinance #2018-O-594 “An Ordinance Adding to Chapter 24 – Motor Vehicles”. Roll Call Vote as follows: Debi – Aye, Angie – Aye, Jay – Aye, Dave – Aye, Bill – Aye, Jeron – Aye; motion carried.
Motion by Jay, with a second by Jeron, to adopt Ordinance #2018-O-595 “An Ordinance Amending Chapter 24 – Motor Vehicles, Article III – Stop and Through Streets, Section 3 Stop Streets, Section 4 Yield Right-of-Way Streets, and Article IV – Driving Rules, Section 2 (F) General Speed Restrictions of the Revised Code of Ordinances of the Village of Oblong, Crawford County, Illinois”. Roll Call Vote as follows: Debi – Aye, Angie – Aye, Jay – Aye, Dave – Aye, Bill – Aye, Jeron – Aye; motion carried.
Teresa stated what the Mary Heath Grant, that the Village received, will purchased.
Christmas Ornaments/Decorations $3,350.00
(Christmas in the Park)
6 Outside Security Cameras for the Park $ 899.94
20 Folding Chairs for Activity Center $1,034.13
Teresa wanted to Thank Stewart Schutte and the Mary Heath Grant Committee for considering the Village’s application.
Bill stated that the Ad-Hoc Committee has been looking into how to draw more residents and businesses to Oblong. The Committee has been working with Larissa Seward of ECIDC on what The Village could do to help attract families to Oblong with affordable housing. The first step is the need to have a Revitalization Plan/Feasibility Study done. Bill stated that they had talked with a couple of companies on cost of doing the Feasibility Study. Bill stated that the Committee recommends going with CDLS Consulting Inc.at a cost of $3,000.00. Motion by Jeron, with a second by Dave, to have CDLS Consulting Inc. doing the Village’s Revitalization Plan/Feasibility Study at a cost of $3,000.00. All ayes, motion carried.
Teresa thanked the Oblong Chamber Of Commerce for all the work they put into the 2nd Annual Hootenanny and all those who volunteered their time to help.
Teresa stated that Gary and his crew did a good job of constructing the beer tent for the Hootenanny. She stated that it was put together well and that she had several comments that no one even knew it was there due to the fact that there was absolutely no trouble or concerns from that area. She thanked Chad for his organization of the law enforcement during the event.
Teresa stated that she had spoken with Anna Marie Hopkins, from Leadership Crawford County, about the Dog Park. The Deadline for sponsorship or memorials it is July 31st, and the forms are available at the following places: Oblong Public Works Office, Blue Truck Trading, Village Market on Main, Casey’s. The money can be dropped off at the Oblong Public Works Office or at FRSB in an envelope marked: Tahnee Dunlap.
Reports of Committees:
Police: Jay stated that he had nothing to report this month. Chad stated that everyone had a copy of his monthly report. He also stated that there was a letter from him requesting to be allowed to start a K-9 program for OPD. He stated the cost will be raised and will not come out of Village funds. Motion by Jay, with a second by Angie, to allow Chad to start the process of getting a K-9 unit for the OPD. All ayes, motion carried.
Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report this month.
Sidewalks and Lights: Bill stated that he had nothing to report this month. He did ask about the walking path around the lake. Gary stated that there are a few places that need some repairs done.
Street and Alley: Angie stated that she had nothing to report this month. Gary stated that his department will be doing some patching work on South Range Street.
Water and Sewer: Dave stated that he had nothing to report this month.
Finance: Jeron stated that the Committee had met with Jodi Truitt, Kemper CPA, to discuss the Village’s FY2018 Audit. Jeron stated that the Village received a good audit report.
Development: Bill stated that he had nothing more to report this month.
Ad Hoc (Dilapidated/Unsafe Buildings): Teresa gave an update on what has been done since last month’s Board Meeting. There will be an Open Meeting for anyone who wants to attend on July 31st at 6 pm in the Activity Room with Larissa Seward from ECIDC. She will be speaking about USDA 502 home loans and 504 single family housing repair loans/grants. Next Meeting for the Committee will be August 29th, at 3:30 pm. There will not be a meeting in July due to Crawford County Fair will be going on.
Motion by Jay, with a second by Bill, to pay the bills that were on the warranty list and any utility bills, bills that will incur a late charge or reimbursements to employees. All ayes, motion carried.
There was one of other item of business this month. Chad stated that those with non-highway vehicles (Golf Carts) need to get their stickers renewal.
Motion by Jeron, with a second by Angie, to adjourn the meeting at 7:36 pm. Five (5) ayes and One (1) nay, motion carried.