Village of Williamsville Village Board met January 23.
Village of Williamsville Village Board met January 23.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
The Town Hall/board meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by President Tom Yokley. Present: Clerk: Karen Winger. Trustees: Patrick Gettleman, Heather Hofferkamp, Dave Carter, John Brennan, Matt Bunger. Absent: Skylar Tierney
Guest List: See attached.
Communications: President Yokley asked the board to make a motion to amend the agenda to reflect preliminary authorization for a squad car. This squad car has been budgeted in the 2017 budget.
Trustee Carter made a motion to amend the agenda to reflect a preliminary authorization for a 2017 Tahoe. Trustee Brennan seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
Trustee Brennan made a motion to accept the January 9, 2017 board minutes. Trustee Bunger seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
President Yokley asked the board if anyone had any objections to scheduling the All Town Garage Sale on April 29th and the clean-up on April 29th & 30th. No objections were made.
Guests Comments/Concerns: Corey Conklin (President of the Williamsville Community Foundation) and President Yokley presented Nick Menke a certificate of appreciation for his service and dedication of displaying his train display every year at the Breakfast with Santa event. Nick states he has been doing this for the past 7 years. President Yokley stated that the train display brings much interest with the children and Nick does a great job! They both thanked him for his dedication.
Andy Goleman, Sangamon County Auditor, attended the meeting to introduce himself and explain his responsibilities as auditor.
Tom Gray, Sangamon County Clerk, attended the meeting to introduce himself and explain what services the county provides.
Mike Trello, Engineer, updated the board on current projects. He discussed the overpass project. He stated the ICC order expires the end of this year. They will adjust the cost to include west side of tracks. He also gave an update on the Multi-Use Trail. He stated the design plans for this project are approximately 95% complete. He believes “letting” of this project will be start at the end of 2017 or first part of 2018.
Kevin Kuhn, Engineer, updated the board on the Walnut Street project. He stated a surveyor will start surveying the first part of February. After the survey has been completed, they can start on the design process.
Finance (Skylar Tierney): Trustee Hofferkamp made a motion to approve the bills as presented. Trustee Brennan seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
Trustee Hofferkamp made a motion to make a $500 donation to the Williamsville High School After-Prom. Trustee Carter seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
Trustee Hofferkamp made a motion to make a $100 donation to the Williamsville FFA Alumni for the prime dinner. Trustee Gettleman seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
Public Safety (John Brennan): Trustee Brennan made a motion for a pre-approval authorization for a 2017 Chevy Tahoe Police Interceptor (4 wheel drive) in the amount of $38,000 (which includes accessories). Trustee Carter seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried. Trustee Brennan stated the purchase price may change a bit.
Trustee Brennan announced the Village received a Declaration of Disinterest on January 17th from the Illinois Labor Relations Board, Laborers Local 477. The union no longer wants to represent the Williamsville Police Department. Effective immediately, as of January 17th, the union was ceased.
Trustee Brennan stated a Public Safety committee meeting was held to make a motion to start updating the employee handbook and the police regulations. Updating to these items need to be completed, to remove all references made regarding the union. Trustee Brennan stated he will hold another Public Safety Committee meeting before the next board meeting (Feb. 14th) to discuss any updates, additions, or deletions. He will present the changes to the board at the next board meeting.
President Yokley complimented and thanked the Williamsville Police Department for their hard work and dedication on the burglary case. President Yokley stated they are working closely with the States Attorney, and court action will be in the near future.
Water & Sewer, (Matt Bunger): Trustee Bunger made a motion to pass Ordinance #2017-1, an ordinance amending Chapter 155, Fees 155-10 sewers paragraph D, user rate – gallons of sewage treated of the code of the Village of Williamsville. Trustee Hofferkamp seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
Trustee Bunger stated President Yokley received a letter from Round Prairie Water Coop. They would like to request a meeting to discuss the possibility of their Water Cooperative buying City, Water, Light and Power water through the Village of Williamsville. Round Prairie Water Coop has identified an area mostly south of and east of the Village of Williamsville where access to rural water is needed. A meeting will be scheduled with Kevin, Kent, Matt, Tom, and Ted Meckes (CWLP).
Trustee Brennan updated the board on the Andrew Water Extension project. He stated there is a meeting scheduled for Feb. 8th. Additional information needs to be sought from home owners in the area.
Economic Development (Heather Hofferkamp): Trustee Hofferkamp stated there will be a Business Breakfast to be held on Feb. 10th. This is an opportunity to thank the local businesses and give them a chance to let the Village know what they can do to help.
Trustee Hofferkamp stated the Village will be a member of the Illinois Route 66 Visitors Guide.
Trustee Hofferkamp made a motion to approve membership to the Illinois Route 66 Visitors Guide, seconded by Trustee Carter. All ayes, motion passed.
Parks & Recreation (Dave Carter): Trustee Carter thanked the board for giving permission to Kent Thompson and Harold Carter to create a plan for some new trees.
Trustee Carter stated the steel for the new building at the park was delivered on January 10th. He stated the Village is acting as their own general contractor and things are going good.
President Yokley stated the baseball league will possibly be growing. Surrounding towns would like to participate with Williamsville. The baseball league will hold a meeting soon to discuss.
Streets, Alleys, Sidewalks & Storm Sewers (Patrick Gettleman): Trustee Gettleman thanked the engineering firm for their project updates.
Randy Segatto, Village Attorney, gave an update on the McGrath property. He stated McGrath no longer has an attorney. He has been given 21 days to find a new attorney.
Additional Business: Mel Butterfield, Director of Building & Zoning, stated he has given each board member a copy of the current building permit rates and also Sangamon County’s. He stated he doesn’t feel that we need to adopt Sangamon County’s fees, he would just like the Village to update and adjust some of the fees.
The regular board meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m.