Rantoul Village Board of Trustees met June 6
Rantoul Village Board of Trustees met June 6.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
A regular Study Session of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rantoul was held
at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Smith called the proceeding to order.
The Village Clerk called the roll, finding the following members physically present:
Mayor Smith and Trustees Hank Gamel, Sam Hall, Jennifer Fox, Rich Medlen, and
Chad Smith – 6. Trustee Workmen was on vacation.
The following representatives of Village departments were also present:
Jeff Fiegenschuh, Village Administrator; Scot Brandon Comptroller; Luke Humphrey,
Recreation Director; Greg Hazel, Public Works Director; and Village Clerk Mike
Jack Anderson spoke about the need for a Third Party Independent Investigation
with respect to the Broadmeadow Storm Drainage project. Mr. Anderson formerly
asked the Board to appoint a Third Party Investigator to study this matter and report
back to the Rantoul Village Board of Trustees and the Champaign County
Debra Sweat spoke about the need for a Third Party Investigation with respect to the
Broadmeadow Drainage Project. Ms. Sweat, further spoke about the lack of
Transparency and Public notification with respect to search for a new Police Chief.
She further said that it appeared to her the Tony Brown chose not to run again for
the Position of Village Trustee because he was assured that he would be selected
as the new Chief of Police for the Village of Rantoul.
Wendell Golston also spoke about the Rantoul Police Chief Selection process and
the lack of Communication with the Citizens of Rantoul.
Jasmyne Boyce spoke about the Rantoul Farmer’s Market cancelation for 2017 and
the illegal transfer of $2519.00 from the Farmer’s Market Not For Profit Corporation
to the Village of Rantoul. The Village Administrator indicated that two of the
Farmer’s Market Board had indicated to him and Rebecca Motley, Economic
Development Director, that the Board had officially dissolved and that the money
was originally contributed from the Village of Rantoul from Hotel/Motel Tax Revenue.
Ms. Boyce said the Department of Treasury-Internal Revenue Service Regulations
required that any funds left after dissolution were required to be donated to another
Not for Profit organization and the Village of Rantoul was not entitled to a refund.
Ms. Boyce further indicated that she had been involved in the Rantoul Farmer’s
Market from the beginning and that she planned to have a Farmer’s Market in
Rantoul this year. Trustee Medlen asked if she had lined of vendors which she
responded in the affirmative. Trustee Medlen further asked if she needed any
startup funds and Ms. Boyce indicated that she did not need any funds at this time.
Jenney Park, Attorney with Meyer Capel in Champaign spoke about the proposed
Rezoning of the out-lot in the South Pointe Subdivision. She indicated that if this
Rezoning was approved the vacant land would be eligible to farmed. Ms. Park
indicated that any farming of this land would not penetrate the soil more than ten
inches during the cultivation and planting process of the Land in question.
Items from the Mayor
Appointment of Micro Loan Committee, Jim Smith – term to expire in 2019.
Appoint of Citizens Advisory Committee, Kathy Bergerson – term to expire in
Items from Trustees
Trustee Smith indicated that he had paid the Village of Rantoul $17,079.00 on Friday
June 2, 2017 with a Cashier’s Check for the amount he was billed in March of 2017
for the Quinlan Place Storm Sewer relocation.
Items from the Clerk
The Clerk had no items for this Study Session.
Items from Administrator
Jeff Fiegenschuh, Village of Rantoul Administrator, had the following items for the
Housing incentive program for new construction.
Wastewater Fee Adjustments.
Approve Grant/CDBG Manager position.
The Board had no problems and all of the above noted items will be taken to the
Rantoul Village Board Meeting, Tuesday June 13, 2017.
“Note from Rantoul Village Clerk, Unless Otherwise Specified
Below all of the Agenda Items Below Had Little or No Village
Board of Trustees Discussion and will be Taken to the Regular
Village Board Meeting, TUESDAY, June 13, 2017.”
Approval of Minutes, Special Board Meeting May 2, 2017.
Approval of the Minutes, Regular Study Session, May 2, 2017.
Approval of the Minutes, Regular Board Meeting, May 9, 2017.
Approval of Bills and Monthly Financial Reports.
Purchase of Electric Division Service Vehicle.
Purchase of Sewer Division Service Vehicle.
Rezoning out-lot of South Pointe Subdivision.
Purchase of Public Works Administrative Vehicle.
Purchase of Administrative Vehicle and Patrol Vehicle for the Rantoul Police
Department and Financing arrangement.
Annual Prevailing Wage Ordinance.
The Trustees had no objections to these items being taken to the Regular Village
Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Mayor Charles Smith
declared the proceeding adjourned.
Meeting Adjourned at 6:53 p.m.