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 _Absent_ 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: Joyce Blumenshine of Central Illinois Healthy Community Alliance
Corrections or Additions to Agenda: Additions to the 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 the 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
July 20, 2023, was distributed to Board Members for their review.
MOTION to accept the Minutes as presented made by W. Gerdes __; second _M. Super___. Motion ___4____Ayes __0___ Nays
AUDIT CURRENT EXPENDITURES, Investments, Transfer of Funds, Budget Line-Item Transfers:
1. MOTION to accept payment for all Town Fund Invoices as presented to the Board on the Disbursement Summary August 17, 2023, in the amount of $ 4,824.93.
Motion _W. Gerdes__________; second __S. Breedlove__________
Roll call: Gerdes X Murray _absent__ Breedlove ___X____ Super ___X____ Zeine ___X___
2. MOTION to accept payment for all General Road Fund Invoices as presented to the Board on the Disbursement Summary August 17, 2023, in the amount of $ 89,714.01.
Motion _M. Super_______; second W. Gerdes .
Roll call: Gerdes X Murray _absent___ Breedlove ___X____ Super ___X___ Zeine __X_____
VISITORS ADDRESSING THE BOARD: Joyce Blumenshine spoke about the Alliance against the CO2 pipelines and handed out information about the dangers of these pipelines and asked the board for support against the pipelines.
TOWN BUILDING, GROUNDS & EQUIPMENT:
COMMUNICATIONS & Correspondence: Russ stated he received a certified letter from Wolf Carbon Solutions and has this on his desk if anyone wants to read it concerning the CO2 pipeline.
TOWN BUSINESS ~ Supervisor: Discuss and Take Action on generator bids. Russ stated he did not contact CIES that was mentioned at the last meeting. He currently has bids for $31,275 from RNS Electric, $ 32,500 from Quick Electric and $ 29,995.00 from Oberlander Electric with $1000 in savings if we have 2 generators installed. Bill asked what the yearly maintenance costs would be. Russ stated he did not get information on maintenance agreements. He estimated it would cost $300 to $400 a year for maintenance. Stacie asked if this could be tabled, and the board agreed.
Russ handed out State Fair tickets to the board.
CLERK BUSINESS: Rhonda stated she updated the mailing name on the Real Estate Tax bill to Hollis Township instead of having the supervisor’s name listed.
ROAD BUSINESS ~ Highway Commissioner: Dennis forgot to ask Diane to check on an updated report on the Motor Fuel Tax amount but will try to have this at next meeting. The crew has been doing quite a bit of boom mowing, but the hoses are needing updated, so the company will install new ones for us. Summit road has dropped over the years and has 4 feet of gravel in it which is caused by wear and tear. The seal coating is complete, and the fog coating will help seal the roads and is recommended by engineers. Pat Meyer reviewed roads today with Dennis looking for options to help with the ruts in the road. There is a product that might help with wash away, so Dennis is going to try on a few areas to see how it works. The rain causes washout and there is nothing that can really be done about it due to the hills and hollers, plus the hot weather we have had. He is going to try a new grass seed that is salt tolerant due to salt runs off and kills the grass. Bill asked the price of salt and Dennis stated it is now $69 a ton and Dennis is hoping he may not need to buy all his minimum this year.
Peoria County Highway Department Motor Fuel Tax Report : No report
TRUSTEES/ Information / Business:
TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE / Information / Business: Alice is receiving calls from residents wanting to know if their tax amounts will go down with the CO2 pipeline. She has explained the Assessor’s office has no information on this.
OLD UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Discussion on Educational conference November 12-14, 2023, in Springfield and who will be attending. Bill Gerdes and Dennis Beckman both stated they will be attending.
NEW BUSINESS: Dennis mentioned there is a problem on South Lafayette Road with parking on the hill and this may have to be brought before the board for discussion and a solution to the problem. The board discussed that yes, it is a problem and Russ mentioned the fire district has had issues. Dennis stated a possible solution sis no parking signs, but he will possibly have to notify the attorney about an ordinance because this is a dangerous situation. Dennis is going to stop and talk to the resident first before moving to legal means as a solution.
MOTION to adjourn made by __W. Gerdes___________; second _S. Breedlove__________.
The motion passed unanimously.
The Meeting adjourned at 8:04 PM.
Agenda Notes by Rhonda Hodges
The next Regular Monthly Meeting is scheduled for September 21, 2023