Chatham Village Board terminates intergovernmental agreement
The Chatham Village Board met Nov. 22 to terminate an intergovernmental agreement.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the board:
The Chatham board includes the village president and clerk, and six trustees. The board meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Regular Village Board (Tuesday, November 22, 2016)
Generated by Pat Schad on Friday, December 9, 2016
A. Call to Order
1. Moment of Silence
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
Board Members Present: Trustees: Kimsey, Fountain, Lindhorst, Mau, Schatteman, and Mayor Gray.
Board Members Absent: Trustee Clayton
Other present: Clerk Schad, Village Manger McCarthy, and Attorney Jurgens.
4. Public Comments
1. A representative from Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden, Lori Milosevich, presented an Audit report of Village finances.
Ms. Milosevich said the audit was "clean without adjustments".
2. A representative from Lauterbach & Amen, Todd Schroeder, presented a Audit report of the Police Pension Fund.
3. The following had Comments about Water and/or Water Related Issues:
Bonnie Bileck, Becky Ethell, Jewel Brant, Dave Gorman, Andrea Parker, Lee Workman, and Jeff Greer.
4. Edgar County Watchdog, Kirk Allen, criticized Clerk Schad because petitions filed for municipal office, 11/21/16 - 11/28/16, were not immediately available in the village utility office when they were requested earlier. Clerk Schad had possession of the petitions and brought them to the regular board meeting.
4. Mike Strader asked that village liens on the Klouse property be waived. Said property was a problem with hoarding and yard debris which was cleaned by village personnel following administrative and legal action. Fees associated with this effort total $13,785.00. Mr. Strader wants to buy and sell the property but the flip can't be profitable if the property has liens. Presently, the village doesn't have liens against the property. The village can pursue the owner of the property that resulted in the liens, Mr. klouse, rather than a purchaser.
B. Consent Agenda
1. Minutes October 25 Regular Village Board Meeting
2. Warrants Resolution 48-16
Trustee Mau moved, seconded by Trustee Kimsey, to put the Consent Agenda on the table for Action. There being no discussion or amendments, the Consent Agenda passed by Roll Call vote 4 yes, 0 no, 1 absent, 1 abstain as follows: Clayton absent, Kimsey, yes, Fountain yes, Lindhorst yes, Mau yes, and Schatteman abstain. (Trustee Schatteman's abstention regarded Resolution 48-16.)
C. Old Business
1. Agreement with Mobilitie, LLC Master License Agreement Ordinance 16-54 (Tabled)
2. Establishing an AD Hoc Committee to Develop a Transition Plan for Americans with Disabilities Act, Resolution 45-16.
This agenda item was passed at the October 25, 2016 Regular Village Board Meeting. This Resolution presented tonight was meant to be a Resolution Appointing Members to the Committee created by Resolution 45-16. This action will be done at the December 13 Committee of the Whole with Action Items.
3. CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN The VILLAGE OF CHATHAM, IL. And COMCAST OF ILLINOIS/INDIANA/OHIO, LLC. (Tabled)
D. New Business
1. Highlands Subdivision Preliminary Plan Resolution 49-16. Trustee Schatteman moved, seconded by Trustee Kimsey, to bring Resolution 49-16 to the table for Action. The Chatham Planning Commission met on October 20, 2016, and voted to recommend approval of the Preliminary Plan for the Highlands Subdivison therefore Resolution 49-16 passed by Roll Call vote 5 yes, 0 no, and 1 absent as follows: Clayton absent, Kimsey yes, Fountian yes, Lindhorst yes, Mau yes, and Schatteman yes.
2. Accept Bid for Farming of 20 acres off South Main Ordinance 16-57. Trustee Schatteman moved, seconded by Trustee Fountain, to bring Ordinance 16-57 to the table for Action. The village owes vacant land located on the West side of South Main just East of the village electrical shp, consisting of 20 acres. The Mau family desires to lease this property for farming. Ordinance 16-57 passed by Roll Call vote 4 yes, 0 no, 1 absent, 1 abstain as follows: Clayton absent, Kimsey yes, Fountian yes, Lindhorst yes, Mau abstain, and Schatteman yes. (Trustee Mau is the nephew of the farmer.)
3. Terminating Ordinance 13-53 An Intergovernmental Agreement with Chatham Township Relating to a Diesel Driven Generator, Ordinance 16-58. Trustee Schatteman moved, seconded by Trustee Fountain, to bring Ordinance 16-58 to the table for Action. The village had an agreement with Chatham Township for the repair, maintenance, and operation of an emergency generator owned by Chatham Township and located on Chatham Township property. With at least a 60 day notice the village can terminate the agreement. Ordinance 16-58 terminates this agreement and passed by Roll Call vote 5 yes, 0 no, 1 absent as follows: Clayton absent, Kimsey yes, Fountian yes, Lindhorst yes, Mau yes, and Schatteman yes.
4. Terminating Ordinance 12-07 An Intergovernmental Agreement with SSWC (Tabled)
5. Appointing Terry Woods to the Vacant Spot on the Police Commission Resolution 50-16. Trustee Mau moved, seconded by Trustee Lindhorst, to bring Resolution 50-16 to the table for Action. Because Dennis Butler left the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners this resolution appoints Terry Woods to replace Mr. Butler. Resolution 50-16 passed by Roll Call vote 5 yes, 0 no, and 1 absent as follows: Clayton absent, Kimsey yes, Fountian yes, Lindhorst yes, Mau yes, and Schatteman yes.
6. Accepting the State Bid for a 1 Ton Truck Ordinance 16-59. Trustee Kimsey moved, seconded by Trustee Fountain, to bring Ordinance 16-59 to the table for Action. This ordinance approves the purchase of a 2017 F350 Ford 4X4 Truck Chassis in the amount of $45,977.00 from Bob Ridings Fleet Sales of Taylorville, Illinois. Ordinance 16-59 passed by Roll Call vote 5 yes, 0 no, 1 absent as follows: Clayton absent, Kimsey yes, Fountian yes, Lindhorst yes, Mau yes, and Schatteman yes.
7. CREATING AN AD HOC ETHICS COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE REPORT OF ALLEGED ETHICS VIOLATION Resolution 51-16
Trustee Fountain moved, seconded by Trustee Lindhorst, to bring Resolution 51-16 to the table for Action. A citizen recently accused the Village President of an alleged ethics violation. This resolution appoints three disinterested trustees to an ad hoc committee to investigate the allegations and report to the village board. This resolution appoints Trustees Kimsey, Schatteman, and Fountain to serve on this commitee. Resolution 51-16 passeud by Roll Call vote 5 yes, 0 no, and 1 absent as follows: Clayton absent, Kimsey yes, Fountian yes, Lindhorst yes, Mau yes, and Schatteman yes.
E. Schedule of Meetings
1. December 13, 2016 Special Board / Committee of the Whole 6PM Municipal Hall
2. December 27, 2016 Regular Village Board 6PM Municipal Hall
F. Closed Session (Canceled)
1. Personnel under 2(c)(1)
2. Litigation under 2(c)(11)
3. Collective Negotiating Matter (2)(c)(2)