Gifford Board of Trustees hears treasurer's report
Gifford Board of Trustees met Thursday, Oct. 6.
The board of trustees provides oversight, guidance and governance for the village of Gifford.
Here are the minutes as provided by Gifford:
Regular Meeting October 6, 2016
The Village Board of Trustees met at 7:00 p.m. in the Gifford Village Building, to hold their regular monthly meeting. Officers and Trustees present were President Ackerman, Clerk Baker, Treasurer Christie Huls and Trustees Carpenter, Jones, McFadden, Pannbacker and Severins. Water/Maintenance Childress, Police Chief Weary and Marshall Huls Zoning were all present. Trustee Ehler was absent.
Pledge of Allegiance and roll call.
Guests were Philip Kisubiks (Rantoul Press), Dave Atchley (MSA) and Cindy Duden.
Dave Atchley, MSA with updates. Sidewalks and Street Repairs, IDOT did contact us and asked for additional information on the materials installed and for an affidavit of payment. No further correspondence with IEPA. MSA has finished field topographic and boundary survey of project site. Design of the facility is ongoing. Soil borings have been completed. Correspondence and coordination will be needed with University of Illinois contact that provided the design concept. The plans will be submitted to IEPA no later than December 1st.
Each Trustee and Officer had been furnished minutes of the last regular meeting of September 1, 2016. Trustee Pannbacker made a motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes. It was seconded by Trustee McFadden. All trustees concurred in a roll call vote (5 yes, 0 no). Trustee Severins made a motion to accept the minutes as read. It was seconded by Trustee Jones. All trustees concurred in a roll call vote (5 yes, 0 no).
Each Trustee and Officer had been furnished printed copies of the bills to be considered for payment, Trustee Carpenter made a motion to dispense with the reading of the bills. It was seconded by Trustee Jones. All Trustees concurred in a roll call vote (5 yes, 0 no). Trustee Pannbacker made a motion to pay the bills. It was seconded by Trustee Jones. All Trustees concurred in a roll call vote (5 yes, 0 no).
Each Trustee and Officer had been furnished printed copies of the Treasurer’s Report, Trustee McFadden made a motion to dispense with the reading of the Treasurer’s Report, except for the summary. It was seconded by Trustee Jones. All Trustees concurred in a roll call vote (5 yes, 0 no). The starting balance in Village accounts as of September, 2016 was $754,017.15. Total money received for the month of September, 2016 was $90,558.85, plus $8.74 interest from CD#15399 and $10.56 interest from CD#8170. Total expenses for the month were $42,045.34, leaving a balance on September 30, 2016 of $802,549.96. The balance in the Disaster Recovery Fund as of September 30, 2016 was $11,193.21; money received $10,320.00 and paid out $00.00. The balance in the IDOT Construction Fund as of September 30, 2016 was $45,360.28; money received $00.00 and paid out $00.00. The balance in the Water Main Improvements Fund as of September 30, 2016 was $6,066.56:.50 received from interest.
Chief Weary reported in investigative matters there were 16 incidents, 5 reports and 2 arrests. In traffic matters there were 34 incidents, 33 warnings, 1 citation and 0 arrests.
WATER AND SEWER REPORT
Activity for the month of September, 2016. Total gallons of water pumped were 3,337,000 gallons. The average daily consumption of water for the month was 108,000 gallons. Childress reported we had another water main break on South New Street, dug up and replaced a six inch valve and replaced it on the corner of North Street and Park Street. Each of these projects caused a boil order for those sections of town. Replaced meter pit, yolk and five feet of copper because of broken water service on Florida Drive. Replaced the same equipment on a leaking water service on Center Street, installed around 500 feet of 4 inch tile and 4 catch basins behind 5 lots on North Park Street, dug up 10 inch tile on the property of Aaron Jones and removed about 25 feet of old tile.
Mowed water plant and various places in town, backwashed all pressure filters at pump house, logged all water bill receipts and made the deposits, read all water meters and remotes, sent out 12 letters for non-payment of water/sewer bills and discontinued 2 water services for non-payment. Childress also reported it would be $5,400.00 to fix the old pump at the lift station and a new one would be $7,000.00. He will check to see what type of warranty would be on a new one.
STREET AND ALLEY REPORT
SANITARY AND STORM REPORT
POWER LIGHTS AND TELEPHONE REPORT
Trustee Severins reported all lights are on at this time. More permits have been made for golf carts and 60 are registered. He suggested looking at the golf cart ordinance for updates.
RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC RELATIONS REPORT
FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE REPORT
Trustee McFadden reported Brian Hesterberg requested an exhaust fan for his room here at the Village Hall but an intake is needed and that cannot be put in. It was suggested he buy an air conditioner and pay for the expenses of running the air conditioner.
Trustee Jones suggested we look into having a trash/recycle program like Rantoul has. It was discussed further and no decision was made to make any changes.
Armstrong High School Yearbook Committee asked for a donation.
Trustee Severins made a motion to sponsor an ad in the Armstrong High School Yearbook for $50. It was seconded by Trustee Carpenter. All trustees concurred in a roll call vote (5 yes, 0 no).
Police Chief Weary said he set Trick or Treating for Sunday the 30th. He said several other towns were doing this as well.
Trustee Jones moved the meeting be adjourned. It was seconded by Trustee Pannbacker. All Trustees concurred in a voice vote. The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 p.m.
Approved this 3rd day of November, 2016