Village of Williamsville Village Board met March 13.
Village of Williamsville Village Board met March 13.
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 Humphres. Trustees: Patrick Gettleman, John Brennan, Heather Hofferkamp, Skylar Tierney, Dave Carter, Matt Bunger.
Guests: See attached.
Trustee Brennan moved to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting of February 27, 2017, second by Trustee Gettleman. All ayes, motion carried.
Trustee Hofferkamp moved to approve the Executive Minutes from February 27, 2017, seconded by Trustee Brennan. All ayes, motion carried.
Communications: President Yokley shared an update from the Illinois Municipal League. He stated there is a bill that IML is opposing that does not allow Village’s to renew or start a new TIF district for a at least fifteen years. He stated that IML is against this and encouraged the Trustees to contact our Representative. If this bill passes, it will hurt small villages. He also shared an update in regards to the Village’s share of State Income Tax. He stated our share went down to 6% and then back to 8%. He stated the Village’s share is due to increase to 10% in 2025. The proposed bill would increase the Village’s share to 10% in 2020. The IML will keep villages updated on those issues.
Guests Comments/Concerns: Jean Forness, Director of the Williamsville Library & Museum attended the meeting. She stated the library has to submit a report to the Illinois State Library (see attachment). She stated the library and museum has had an exceptional year with the new facility. She stated the library/museum has set a record for the number of visitors to the facility (8,500). She stated over 10,000 items have been checked out of the facility. They have held 111 programs with over 1,000 people attending. Events have been scheduled and attended for every age group.
The library has received state and national attention. Our library was one out of seven libraries that were featured in the Illinois Recorder, a publication created by the Illinois Library Association. Our facility also received national attention in the Museum Magazine, published by American Alliance of Museums in the Jan/Feb 2017 edition. It was featured in a national publication in regards to our new facility and MAP grant. Jean shared those publications at the meeting.
Trustee Brennan complimented the library in every aspect. He stated the library/museum is an encompassing asset to the community. Trustee Carter agreed. President Yokley thanked and complimented Jean, library employees, Trustees and volunteers.
Finance (Skylar Tierney): Trustee Tierney made a motion to pay bills as presented. Trustee Bunger seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
Public Safety (John Brennan): Trustee Brennan shared the February Incident Analysis Report.
Trustee Brennan discussed three incidents the village has had with solicitors. Discussion has been made in regards to our solicitor ordinance. The village has the option to cite the individual who is performing the soliciting without a permit. He states that some of these people are repeat offenders. He states our ordinance allows the village to cite the company as well as the individual. We will be drafting a letter to send to the company in regards to the repeat offenders.
Trustee Brennan made a motion to pass Ordinance #2017-03, adopting Chapter 190 general offenses against public order to the Code of the Village of Williamsville. Trustee Carter seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
Trustee Brennan stated Ordinance #2017-04 will be tabled until the next board meeting due to further research on a Supreme Court ruling.
Trustee Brennan made a motion to accept the Sangamon County Animal Control contract and payment of $591.29. Trustee Tierney seconded the motion. All ayes, motion passed.
President Yokley discussed the solicitor permit issue. He asked that a reminder be sent to residents in regards to solicitors. He stated that we ask residents to contact the village or police when in doubt if a solicitor has been issued a permit or not.
Water & Sewer, (Matt Bunger): Trustee Bunger discussed the Andrew Water Extension project. He also discussed the possible funding options available for this project.
He also discussed the Round Prairie project. He stated they are looking at the life expectancy of the infrastructure, etc.
Economic Development (Hofferkamp): Trustee Hofferkamp asked if the Trustees had any input or discussion in regards to the new proposed building permit fees. She will be holding an Economic Committee meeting to discuss in further detail.
Parks & Recreation (Dave Carter): Trustee Carter thanked Kent Thompson and employees in regards to the park building.
Trustee Carter shared the two bids for insulation for the new building at the park. Prairie Insulation’s bid is $3,439. AHI’s bid is for $11,450.00.
Trustee Carter made a motion to accept the bid from Prairie Insulation in the amount of $3,439. Trustee Gettleman seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.
Trustee Carter stated a Parks & Recreation committee meeting was held. He stated they have received a great deal of information in regards to a park district. The village attorney has shared and reviewed the information. The parks committee is recommending to not explore any other sort of sign for the park. He stated that the individual who dedicated the land for the park was pretty clear she did not want any sort of recognition. The committee is also against a park district at this time. He stated the village doesn’t have to worry about being absorbed by any other park district since we are “home rule”. Trustee Carter thanked the attorney for researching everything for the committee.
Streets, Alleys, Sidewalks & Storm Sewers (Patrick Gettleman): Trustee Gettleman inquired about any updates in regards to entrance (median) into town. Kevin Kuhn will research this issue and some other outstanding issues.
Kevin Kuhn stated the surveying has been completed in regards to the Walnut Street project and the report will be released soon.
Additional Business: No additional business to discuss.
The regular board meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Village of Williamsville adjourned at 6:54 p.m.
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