Riverton Village Board of Trustees Met March 20
Riverton Village Board of Trustees
Riverton Village Board of Trustees met Monday, March 20.
Riverton Village Board
The President and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Riverton held their regular board meeting on March 20, 2017 at the Riverton Village Hall, Riverton, IL.
The board meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Those answering roll call: Mayor Tom Rader. Trustees: Dave Charles, Joe Bartley and Tina Raycraft. Also in attendance were: Chief Lawley, Treasurer Lashonda Fitch, Office Manager Stacy Patterson and Superintendent Alex Lyons. Trustee Patrick, Trustee Fisher and Trustee Mileham were absent.
The pledge of allegiance was recited.
Trustee Bartley made a motion to approve March 6th meeting minutes and pay the bills. It was seconded by Trustee Raycraft. Mayor Rader, Trustees Charles, Bartley and Raycraft voted yes.
Officer Jennifer Roberts addressed the board. She presented information on the Back the Blue Car Show Fundraiser and after party for June 24, 2017 held at the F.O.D. She stated she has collected $2,200.00 of donations towards the band so far. The board has agreed to go ahead and sign the contract and write a $100.00 check to retain the band.
Trustee Bartley made a motion to sign the contract and pay the retainer for the band for the Back the Blue Car Show Fundraiser. Trustee Raycraft seconded. Mayor Rader, Trustees Charles, Bartley, and Raycraft voted yes.
Mike Ray from the Knights of Columbus addressed the board wanting to know if the Village will assist in preparation for the July 4 Festival that is being held on July 1st from 3:00pm – 11:00pm with a rain date of August 1st. He asked if the board would donate $3000.00 towards the fireworks and waive the liquor licenses fee. He also wanted to thank the village for replacing the pole. Trustee Charles said they are going to close Wheelan Park from 12:00pm-10:00pm for the event. Mr. Ray also asked if they could use the top parking lot of Wheelan Park on June 4th, 2017 if they have over flow from their car show. Trustee Charles said that would be okay.
Trustee Bartley made a motion to donate up to $3,000.00 for fireworks for the July 4th
Festival at the KC Hall and waive the fee for the temporary liquor license. Trustee Raycraft seconded. Mayor Rader, Trustees Charles, Bartley, and Raycraft voted yes.
Old Business: The board received a quote from J.K. Snyder for $12,000.00 ($6,000.00 for each line) to bore the water and sewer line near Old Route 36 and Lincoln Street. Trustee Bartley researched the size of the composite pipe that will be used. They will be installing a 10” pipe for the water line and a 12” pipe for the sewer line. The village will be supplying all the material. Trustee Bartley also stated this project will require a state permit to bore under Route 36. They are also hoping this will entice future business to develop.
Trustee Bartley made a motion to accept the quote from J.K. Snyder to bore the water and sewer line on Old Route 36 to Lincoln not to exceed $15,000.00. This is to be paid out of the 2014 Bond. It was seconded by Trustee Charles. Mayor Rader, Trustee Charles, Bartley and Raycraft voted yes.
New Business: Trustee Bartley explained details for the Rural Business Development Grant for Overpass Business Park. He stated we asked for $498,360.00 to put in the sewer as well as a lift station.
Trustee Bartley made a motion to approve grant application for RBDG Grant and Mayor sign application. It was seconded by Trustee Raycraft. Mayor Rader, Trustee Charles, Bartley and Raycraft voted yes.
Trustee Bartley also discussed the Rural Trails Grant application for $200,000.00. This pertains to a 10’ wide concrete walkway beginning at 7th Street through the Field of Dreams easement up to the Village Hall. It is a multi-use trail.
Trustee Bartley made a motion to proceed with the Rural Trails Grant application for $200,000.00. It was seconded by Trustee Charles. Mayor Rader, Trustee Charles, Bartley and Raycraft voted yes.
The board discussed a purchase of a skid loader. They received two quotes, one from Luby ($51,670.00) and Central Illinois Ag ($64,000.00). Both are comparable 2016 units, and with the trade in ($14,700.00) Luby is offering a two year or 2000 hour warranty.
Trustee Charles made a motion to waive bids and accept the quote from Luby for $51,700.00 for the purchase of a new Skid Loader. This is to be paid out of next year’s budget. It was seconded by Trustee Raycraft. Mayor Rader, Trustee Charles, Bartley and Raycraft voted yes.
Superintendent Lyons presented the board with his report. (See attached report).
1)Install new water service on 8th Street
2)New water hydrant installed at Center Park
3)Installing new auto read meters on stopped meters
1)Jetted out sewer blockage at Riveria lift station and main lift station
1)Ditch work on Piza Street
2)Dirt work on 4th Street and Wheeland Park
3)Added rock for school district roads
4)Snow removal and salted roads on 3/13/17
1)Replaced light pole at KC Hall
2)Building J-Boxes and elbows at Overpass Business District
3)Installing auto electric read meters
1)Sent two guys for U.S.D.I training
2)Replaced several stopped gas meters
1)Bridge decking and fence completed
2)Sidewalks and picnic area concrete complete on North side
3)Rock added at Wheeland Park camping area
4)Hauling dirt spoils away from Center Park
1)Monthly generator service and startups complete
2)Concession stand floor scheduled to be poured 3/22/17
3)Talked with Leka Construction – trusses are finished and will start framing this week
4)EFI customer notification letter needs to be put on back of utility bill this month
Superintendent Lyons asked for approval of a topographic study to be done for Riveria Subdivision. The engineering cost would be $5,000.00.
Trustee Bartley made a motion to accept the topographic study for Riveria Subdivision costing $5,000.00 to be paid out of the Bond account. It was seconded by Trustee Raycraft. Mayor Rader, Trustee Charles, Bartley and Raycraft voted yes.
Chief Lawley presented the board with his report. (See attached). Chief also noted that they had held an active shooter drill last week at the high school and it was good training for everyone involved.
Office Manager Patterson had nothing to report.
Treasurer Fitch stated that she met with the Library and they are waiting on the tax levy totals to complete their budget sheets. Lashonda also stated a supplemental budget would need to be done for Fiscal Year 2017.
Trustee Mileham, chairman of the Administration Committee, was not present but he had Mayor Rader remind the board that our renewal is coming up in May 2017 for the 311 App.
Trustee Raycraft, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, had nothing to report
Trustee Patrick, chairman of the Public Utility Committee, was not present and left nothing to report.
Trustee Charles, chairman of the Parks Committee, stated Superintendent Lyons already gave update on Center Park Concession Stand.
Trustee Fisher, chairman of the Public Works, was not present and left nothing to report.
Trustee Bartley, chairman of the Economic Development Committee stated Riverton is one of four towns who applied for the Transportation Corridor Grant. DCEO is finalizing the paper work for all four communities who applied this grant. Trustee Bartley said there is an article on potential development available to read on the website.
Mayor Rader had nothing further to report.
Trustee Bartley made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:35.