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: Amanda Zeine

Corrections or Additions to the 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
November 16, 2023, was distributed to Board Members for their review.

MOTION to accept the Minutes as presented made by S. Breedlove ; seconded by _M. Super__. 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 December 21, 2023, in the amount of $ 8,572.28.

Motion made by R. Murray________; seconded by _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 December 21, 2023, in the amount of $ 36,264.95.

Motion made by _S. Breedlove_______; seconded by _R. Murray________

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 December 21, 2023, in the amount of $ 942.76.
Motion made by _W. Gerdes_________; seconded by M. Super .

Roll call: Gerdes X Murray ___X___ Breedlove ___X___ Super __X___ Zeine __X____


TOWN BUILDING, GROUNDS & EQUIPMENT: Bill stated a light out is out again. Russ said he is going to have Tony look at it, but completing the generator project is first on his list plus he is going to switch to LED lights. Russ stated with the generator project that most of the underground work is completed and everything is set, but he is not sure when the inspections will be completed. Ameren found they must upgrade the gas meter, so they are going to put in a new gas line since the current line is metal not plastic. State permits were needed because they must go under the road and January 10th would be the earliest to install the line depending on weather.

COMMUNICATIONS & Correspondence: A call was received from a solar panel company that puts solar panels on houses, and they have an address in Hollis wanting to know about permits. Russ will call to let them know they must contact Peoria County about permits.
TOWN BUSINESS ~ Supervisor:


ROAD BUSINESS ~ Highway Commissioner: Denny put up no parking signs in Tuscarora Hills and 3 neighbors were upset. He compromised with residents and will have parking on right hand side, but Denny is leaving the posts in the ground, and signs will go up for no parking if things do not improve. Denny still must buy 300 tons of salt but figuring out where to store it this season.

Peoria County Highway Department Motor Fuel Tax Report:

TRUSTEES/ Information / Business: Trustees discussed Wolf Carbon CO2 pipeline being placed on hold but not fully stopped.

TAX ASSESSOR’S OFFICE / Information / Business: Alice stated they did final run but there are a few that need additional reviews. Alice stated if the CO2 pipeline does get installed, values will go down. She is looking into a program so she can assess values herself because we should be ready due to values will be increased again in 4 years.


NEW BUSINESS: Christmas gifts for employees. The board decided to purchase 5 gift cards at
$ 75.00 each. Rhonda Hodges is learning the Office Manager position on a temporary basis.

MOTION to adjourn made by _R. Murray__; seconded by _S. Breedlove_______. The motion passed unanimously.

The Meeting adjourned at _7:35_PM____.

Agenda Notes by Rhonda Hodges

The next Regular Monthly Meeting is scheduled for January 18, 2024

Rhonda Hodges