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VILLAGE OF STANFORD

100 W. BOUNDARY

STANFORD, IL  61774

 

PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Thursday August 20th, 2015

REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Village of Stanford, held at the Village Hall at 7:00pm.           

I.                   ROLL CALL:

Present:  7 – President John Owen, Trustees Homer Smith, Jim Bridgewater, Lou Trunnell, Nydra Owen, Jeremiah Pitcher and Normadee Miller.

Absent: - 0

Also present: Chief Petrey, Attorney Mark McGrath, Attorney Pat McGrath, Patti Lynch, Christy Shook, Chris Shook, Bill Decker, Dave Robbins, Larry Young and Mike Boitnott. Officer Loren Lamar entered meeting at 7:14pm. 

II.               PRESENTATIONS:

No presentations at this time.

III.            APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES:

Trustee Trunnell moved, seconded by Trustee Smith to approve the meeting minutes from the July 16th, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

 On roll call, the vote was:

 

AYES: 6- Trustees Bridgewater, Trunnell, Miller, N. Owen, Pitcher and Smith.

 

NAYS: 0

 

ABSENT: 0

 

There being 6 affirmative votes the motion carried.

IV.             APPROVAL OF MONTHLY DISBURSAL:

The Board of Trustees reviewed the monthly bills and expenses.

Trustee N.Owen moved, seconded by Trustee Pitcher to approve the monthly bills.

 

On roll call, the vote was:

 

AYES: 6- Trustees Bridgewater, Trunnell, Miller, N. Owen, Pitcher and Smith.

 

NAYS: 0

 

ABSENT: 0

 

There being 6 affirmative votes the motion carried.

III:      TREASURERS REPORT:

                No treasurer’s report given at this time, Treasurer Eidenmiller was absent. 

V.                APPOINTMENTS:

                No appointments at this time.

VI.             PUBLIC CONCERNS:

Bill Decker asked questions regarding the financial condition of the Village.  He also asked questions regarding the sewer fund balance, and future plans for developing a sewer system.

Patti Lynch asked questions regarding water discoloration that occurs when hydrants are flushed. 

Chris Shook is interested in buying 310 N. Kathleen. He is leaving his information with the Clerk.   

VII.         COMMITTEE REPORTS:

VIII.      STREETS:

Trustee Trunnell reported the following to the Board:

  • All agenda items tabled at this time.

IX.             DRAINAGE:

          Trustee Pitcher reported the following:

  • All agenda items tabled at this time.

 

X.                Water:

Trustee Bridgewater reported the following to the Board:

 

  • All agenda items tabled at this time.

XI.             Health, Welfare and Beatification:

Trustee Miller reported the following to the Board:

  • All agenda items tabled at this time.

XII.         COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:

Trustee Smith reported the following to the Board:

  • All agenda items tabled at this time.

 

XIII.      POLICE:

           Chief Petrey and Trustee N. Owen reported the following to the Board:

  • All agenda items tabled at this time.

XIV.       LEGAL:

Attorney Mark McGrath reported the following to the Board:

  • 114 W. Main- The board was introduced to Larry Young and his resume was provided to the board. Larry Young has worked with the village in the past on 310 N. Kathleen.

     

    Trustee Pitcher moved, seconded by Trustee Trunnell to appoint Larry Young as building inspector.

     

     

     

    On roll call, the vote was:

     

    AYES: 6- Trustees Bridgewater, Trunnell, Miller, N. Owen, Pitcher and Smith.

     

    NAYS: 0

     

    ABSENT: 0

     

    There being 6 affirmative votes the motion carried.

XV.          EXECUTIVE SESSION CALLED 7:31PM:

 

Trustee Pitcher moved, seconded by Trustee Bridgewater, to enter onto executive session under 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (5) to discuss the purchase or lease of real property by the public and 5 ILCS 120/2 (c) (11) to discuss pending or probable litigation against, affecting, or on behalf of the public body; and requests Attorney Mark McGrath, Attorney Pat McGrath, Street Superintend Mike Boitnott and building inspector Larry Young to be present.

On roll call, the vote was:

AYES: 6- Trustees Miller, Trunnell, N.Owen, Smith, Bridgewater and Pitcher.

NAYS: 0

ABSENT: 0

There being 6 affirmative votes, the motion carried. The Board entered into Executive Session.

XVI.       ROLL CALL @ 8:57PM

 

The Board returned from Executive Session.

Roll Call:

Present: President Owen, Trustees Miller, Trunnell, N. Owen, Smith, Bridgewater and Pitcher.

Absent: 0

Also Present: Attorney Mark McGrath, Attorney Pat McGrath, Larry Young and Mike Boitnott.

            **Attorney Pat McGrath and Larry Young left the meeting at 9:05pm**

  • 114 W. Main- The Board discussed the matter of the building, and what options the Village has. The Board would like to look into any available emergency grants that could help with the property.

     

    Trustee N. Owen moved, seconded by Trustee Miller to authorize Attorney Mark McGrath to enter into negotiations with Norman Cochran for the potential acquisition of the property at 114 W. Main in lieu of legal action.

     

     

    On roll call, the vote was:

     

    AYES: 6- Trustees Bridgewater, Trunnell, Miller, N. Owen, Pitcher and Smith.

     

    NAYS: 0

     

    ABSENT: 0

     

    There being 6 affirmative votes the motion carried.

     

    Trustee N. Owen moved, seconded by Trustee Bridgewater to authorize Attorney Mark McGrath and Larry Young to prepare a request for proposals to solicit proposals for potential repair and rehabilitate 114 W. Main.

     

     On roll call, the vote was:

     

    AYES: 6- Trustees Bridgewater, Trunnell, Miller, N. Owen, Pitcher and Smith.

     

    NAYS: 0

     

    ABSENT: 0

     

    There being 6 affirmative votes the motion carried.

     

    Trustee N. Owen moved, seconded by Trustee Bridgewater to retain R.J. Cummings as grant consultant for the Village’s Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic emergency grant application.

     

     

     

      On roll call, the vote was:

     

    AYES: 5- Trustees Bridgewater, Trunnell, Miller, N. Owen, and Smith.

     

    NAYS: 0

     

    ABSENT: 0

     

    ABSTAIN: 1- Trustee Pitcher (abstain goes with the majority)

     

    There being 6 affirmative votes the motion carried.

     

XVII.   NEW BUSINESS:

  • All new business has been tabled.

     

There being no further business to discuss, Trustee Pitcher moved, seconded by Trustee Miller, to adjourn @9:29pm.

All in favor, AYE.

           

Recorded and prepared by: Megan Phillips, Clerk/Collector