The Clerk will announce the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag @ 7:00 PM

The Supervisor will call the meeting to order.

Board Members Present for Roll Call: Supervisor: Russell L Zeine__X__
Trustees: William J. Gerdes ___X___ Rich D Murray __X___ Stacie L Breedlove __X___
Maurice L Super ___X___ Clerk: Rhonda L Hodges __X____

Supervisor: Announce quorum present.

Note Attendance: Road Commissioner - Dennis Beckman _X_ Tax Assessor - Alice Dailey _X__

Visitors: None

Corrections or Additions to Agenda: Additions to agenda may be discussed; however, if action is needed by the Board such action must be taken at another meeting when the topic is posted on agenda 48 hours prior to the meeting.

APPROVE MINUTES of Previous Meetings:

1. Prior to tonight’s meeting, copies of Minutes from the Regular Monthly Meeting held on
December 15, 2022, was distributed to Board Members for their review.

MOTION to accept the Minutes as presented made by R. Murray__; second _W. Gerdes___________. Motion ___5____Ayes __0___ Nays

AUDIT CURRENT EXPENDITURES, Investments, Transfer of Funds, Budget Line-Item Transfers:

1. MOTION to accept for payment all Town Fund Invoices as presented to the Board on the Disbursement Summary January 19, 2023, in the amount of $ 15,519.72

Motion _M. Super_____; second _R. Murray___

Roll call: Gerdes X Murray ___X____ Breedlove ___X____ Super ___X____ Zeine __X____

2. MOTION to accept for payment all General Road Fund Invoices as presented to the Board on the Disbursement Summary January 19, 2023, in the amount of $ 33,655.45

Motion _W. Gerdes_____; second S. Breedlove .

Roll call: Gerdes X Murray ___X___ Breedlove ___X____ Super ___X___ Zeine ___X____

3. Joint Bridge Fund Invoices as presented to the Board on the Disbursement Summary January 19, 2023, in the amount of ( $ 2,097.00 )


TOWN BUILDING, GROUNDS & EQUIPMENT: The large bush has been removed by the hall and the furnace/air conditioner unit has been replaced and is programmable for temperature. Darcy will be mowing in 2023 with a slight raise to pay for her insurance.

COMMUNICATIONS & Correspondence: A Thank you card was received from Road and Town employees for holiday gift cards. TOI sent out notification from the IL Dept of Human Rights, Governor, Raul, and February 4th – 20th. Payroll will be processed. Russ asked if the board would like to move the meeting date to February 23rd. The board agreed to move the date.

Russ discussed an email received about hall rental. The hall will be used for official meetings, but not for rentals for parties or other events that would change insurance, cleaning and monies exchanged.

Extended COVID 19 meeting regulations.

Edwards station is closed and a new company, Vista will be putting batteries in the plant.

Russ mentioned the Clerk’s father-in-law passed and would like to send a memorial donation. The board agreed.

CLERK BUSINESS: Web page contact information will be adjusted to add Township and Clerk emails.
Statement of Economic Interest issue
OMA & FOIA designations will remain as Russ and Rhonda

ROAD BUSINESS ~ Highway Commissioner: Denny stated the tandem listed on the bills was for snowplow blades. He stated we have been very fortunate on the snow this year, but since the salt was ordered, even if not used, it will still be invoiced and paid on the amount ordered.

Finishing up installation on the shop building and would like to install fans.

Peoria County Highway Department Motor Fuel Tax Report : No updated report

TRUSTEES/ Information / Business: Bill and Russ are going to pipeline training on January 31st.
Bill asked the outcome for the GA cases. Russ stated the applicant reapplied.

TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE / Information / Business: Alice has a meeting next week and her boss that there are properties showing bad condition so taxes are lower, so he is wanting the assessor to view these homes to see if assessed values could be raised. Alice asked the board what they are wanting from her. The board agreed with Alice that using square footage of house and ground is what should be uses to value property.

Alice states the senior official’s workshop will be held April 5th for all hazard preparedness.

The township has 3 mobile homes and Alice asked if the board was aware of any others. Russ asked why they needed this information and Alice stated they are taxed different. Fritch’s Park was mentioned that people live there all year long, so Alice will check on this area. Alice stated she found one that is not being reported, but the resident stated they do not live there all the time.

Alice stated a resident asked about regulations on non-highway vehicles. The board stated we have no ordinances and that we follow County and State regulations.



MOTION to adjourn made by __R. Murray_; second _M. Super__________. The motion passed unanimously.

The Meeting adjourned at 7:51.

Agenda Notes by Rhonda Hodges

The next Regular Monthly Meeting is scheduled for February 23, 2023

Rhonda Hodges