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VILLAGE OF STANFORD

100 W. BOUNDARY

STANFORD, IL  61774

PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Thursday February 26th, 2015

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Minutes of the Special Board Meeting of the President and Board of Trustees for the Village of Stanford, held at Village Hall @ 7:30PM.

I.                   ROLL CALL:

Present: 4 –Trustees Jim Bridgewater, Normadee Miller, Lou Trunnell and Homer Smith.

Absent: 3- President John Owen, Nydra Owen and Jeremiah Pitcher.

Also present: Attorney Mark McGrath, Building Inspector Michael Boitnott, Jim Scott, and Josh Scott.

Brian Medeiros and Barry Gorman entered meeting at 8:00pm.

II.               NEW BUSINESS:

  • The Board discussed and selected Trustee Homer Smith as the meeting chair.

     

    Trustee Miller moved, seconded by Trustee Trunnell for Trustee Homer Smith as the meeting chair.

     

    On roll call, the vote was:

     

    AYES: 4- Trustees Bridgewater, Smith, Trunnell and Miller.

     

    NAYS- 0

     

    ABSENT: 2- Trustees N. Owen and Pitcher.

     

    There being 4 affirmative votes the motion carried.

     

  • The Trustees along with building inspector Mike Boitnott discussed the proposed building plans for lot # 1 of Olympia Estates with Jim and Josh Scott. Jim Scott would like to build a home for his son Josh Scott on lot # 1. It would be a three bedroom, two bath radiant ranch style home. The front of the home will have the required stone face. There will be a cobblestone court yard enter-way between the home and the garage, with a rod iron gate. They plan on setting the home 100 feet off Stringtown Road and 20 feet off the west property line. The roof will be a metal roof that is stone coated and the siding will LP smart side wood. There will be three 4x3 awning style windows facing Stringtown Road. The home will be 2100 square foot, not including the garage. Jim Scott believe the cost of the home would roughly be around $170,000 to $200,000. He believes he will have no problem having the home constructed with in the year. The Trustee felt better once Jim Scott explained his plans in more detail. But still requested better plans. Mike Boitnott took notes on his plans, but informed Jim Scott that he as the Village Building Inspector and McLean County Health Department will require better plans to the sign off on the building permit. Jim Scott said he will get better plans drawl up.

     

    Trustee Bridgewater moved, seconded by Trustee Trunnell to approve the building plans for lot # 1 as supplemented by the information given as this meeting.

     

    On roll call, the vote was:

     

    AYES: 4- Trustees Bridgewater, Smith, Trunnell and Miller.

     

    NAYS- 0

     

    ABSENT: 2- Trustees N. Owen and Pitcher.

     

    There being 4 affirmative votes the motion carried.

     

  • The Trustee discussed the finances for the lot. Jim Scott would like to pay cash for the lot and is also building the home with cash. Attorney Mark McGrath was granted permission from the Scott’s to perform a credit check. Mr. Scott’s bank (Busey) recommend that the village contact our own bank (Morton Community) to perform the credit check. Attorney McGrath along with Clerk Phillips contacted Morton Community to see if this was possible. Attorney McGrath was notified that they could not run a credit check for us, because of new banking laws. Attorney McGrath also recommend Smartmove.com a credit check service that Jim Scott would do online. Mr. Scott refused to put his social security and personal information online for fear of identity theft. Attorney McGrath reported that after a discussion with Bob Benson with Morton Community Bank a credit check would not do any good due to Mr. Scott handling all his finances in cash, and does not have credit cards or any loans. Busey Bank did provide Attorney McGrath with a letter indicating Jim Scott does have substantial funds in his accounts. Attorney McGrath shared this information with the meeting chair, Homer Smith. Trustee Smith agreed that Jim Scott has the funds available in his bank accounts. Jim and Josh Scott would like to close on the lot by April 3rd, 2015.

     

    Trustee Bridgewater moved, seconded by Trustee Miller to adopt resolution 03-15 for the sale of lot # 1 in Olympia Estates.

     

    On roll call, the vote was:

     

    AYES: 4- Trustees Bridgewater, Smith, Trunnell and Miller.

     

    NAYS- 0

     

    ABSENT: 2- Trustees N. Owen and Pitcher.

     

    There being 4 affirmative votes the motion carried.

     

    Trustee Homer Smith signed the sales contract as the acting chair of the meeting.

     

III:      MOTION TO ADJOURN @ 8:45pm

 

There being no further business to discuss, Trustee Bridgewater moved, seconded by Trustee Trunnell, to adjourn @8:45pm.

All in favor, AYE.

            Prepared by: Megan Phillips, Clerk/Collector