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 ____ Tax Assessor - Alice Dailey ____
Visitors: Marcella Stetler, Scott Stetler, Kimberly Strack
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 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
September 21, 2023, was distributed to Board Members for their review.
MOTION to accept the Minutes as presented made by Rich Murray; second by _William Gerdes___________. Motion ___5____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 October 19, 2023, in the amount of $ 5,125.83.
Motion _R. Murray____; second _W. Gerdes__
Roll call: Gerdes X Murray ___X____ 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 October 19, 2023, in the amount of $ 33,154.41.
Motion _M. Super_______; second W. Gerdes .
Roll call: Gerdes X Murray __X____ Breedlove ___X____ Super ___X___ Zeine __X_____
3. MOTION to accept payment for all Joint Bridge Fund Invoices as presented to the Board on the Disbursement Summary October 19, 2023, in the amount of $ 7,026.90.
Motion _R. Murray___; second S. Breedlove .
Roll call: Gerdes X Murray ___X___ Breedlove __X____ Super __X___ Zeine __X____
VISITORS ADDRESSING THE BOARD: Marcelle Stetler, Scott Stetler, Kimberly Strack
TOWN BUILDING, GROUNDS & EQUIPMENT: Electrician’s will be here on 30th for the generator project.
COMMUNICATIONS & Correspondence: IMRF ballot casting received in the mail. Voting is due no later than December 8, 2023, and a resolution is needed.
Russ received a letter from a Forefront solar company offering the Township to lease property at $ 4500.00. The board discussed if this is legitimate or not, so Russ will investigate this more and report next month.
TOWN BUSINESS ~ Supervisor: CD is renewing at 4.50%
Russ stated that Diane Peacock is resigning her position effective December 28, 2023. Russ explained that the position does require knowledge of Excel and QuickBooks.
Audit is complete and the report handed out to the board.
ROAD BUSINESS ~ Highway Commissioner: Denny stated the concrete gutters are complete on South Lafayette. He said a mirror was on the curve of a road so be removed and believes an ordinance is going to be needed due to parking on the hill which is causing issues. They have finished mowing for the season and completed quite a lot of boom mowing getting trees cut back. Now they are preparing for winter to come. On a positive note, there were not as many tires in the Pekin bottoms this year. He stated they put down salt tolerant grass seed on Saddlebrook to see if it will help with run off after winter.
Peoria County Highway Department Motor Fuel Tax Report :
TRUSTEES/ Information / Business: Bill gave paperwork for the Supervisor meeting to Russ to complete.
TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE / Information / Business: Russ asked Alice if she received copy of Peoria County permit for McCoullough road and hearing information. Alice stated people are calling and she is having issues with them answering when she returns their calls. She did want the board and residents to be aware that farm ground is not Peoria County Assessment but actually through the State of Illinois.
OLD UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Discussion and Act on CO2 pipeline. Stacie explained the paperwork that the board members were given concerning a resolution, moratorium, and a verified statement for one trustee to sign.
William Gerdes made a Motion to sign the Letter to Peoria County Board Members requesting a Moratorium placed on the construction of the Wolf Carbon Solutions CO2 pipeline until the pipeline updates have been completed by the PMHSA (Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) and Stacie seconded the Motion. 5 Ayes and 0 Nays
Stacie volunteered to sign the Verified statement. The board signed the requesting Peoria county board to set a moratorium.
MOTION to adjourn made by __Rich Murray_; second _Stacie_Breedlove_____.
The motion passed with all Ayes
The Meeting adjourned at _8:08_PM____.
Agenda Notes by Rhonda Hodges
The next Regular Monthly Meeting is scheduled for November 16, 2023