Rantoul Village Board of Trustees met July 5
Rantoul Village Board of Trustees met July 5.
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, Terry Workmen, Jennifer Fox,
Rich Medlen, and Chad Smith – 7.
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
Delbert Ihnen spoke about the proposal to restrict Motorized Bicycles.
James Davis spoke about the proposal to restrict Motorized Bicycles.
Wendell Golston spoke about Citizen Participation in the Employment Process at the
Village of Rantoul.
Dan Hutton spoke about his desire to have a flock of Chickens in his backyard.
Items from the Mayor
The Mayor had no items at this time.
Items from Trustees
Trustee Medlen spoke about a meeting with the Administrator and Greg Hazel
concerning homeowner energy efficiency. Mayor Smith then asked if Trustee
Medlen if he had any other Items. Trustee Medlen then said “oh yea”, he had a
rather long statement concerning his research with respect to the Trustee Chad
Smith affair and apologized for the length of the statement. Trustee Medlen then
launched into a passionate statement concerning the Chad Smith Storm Water
Relocation, defending the Administrator in all of the actions the Administrator had
performed from February of 2016 through June of 2017, citing public laws along the
way. This Statement lasted over twenty minutes at the Board Study Session
Trustee Hall suggested that the Village Board Meetings be held at different locations
from time to time throughout the Village of Rantoul. The Board was generally in
favor of this proposal and would study the timing and feasibility in the future
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
Selection of Engineering Firm of 201 E Sangamon Ave. Evaluation at a cost
The Board had no problems and all of the above noted items will be taken to the
Rantoul Village Board Meeting, Tuesday July 11, 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, July 11, 2017.”
Approval of Minutes, Special Board Meeting June 6, 2017.
Approval of the Minutes, Regular Study Session, June 6, 2017.
Approval of the Minutes, Regular Board Meeting, June 13, 2017.
Approval of Bills and Monthly Financial Reports.
Purchase of Toro Groundmaster 3280-D mower - $23,817.15.
Restricting use of motorized bicycles of twenty miles per hour or less, on the
bike paths and sidewalks.
Change Order No. 1 on Rudzinski Pond Project - $7,238.61.
Contract to purchase additional Electric Meters - $83,594.98.
Jurisdictional Transfer of portions of Chandler & Murray Roads.
Moratorium on all actions under the Rantoul Zoning Ordinance for up to six
months while said Zoning Ordinance was being updated in accordance with
the Village of Rantoul Comprehensive Plan.
The Trustees had no objections to these items being taken to the Regular Village
Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Motion to enter into Closed Executive Session pursuant to 5ILCS 120/2 (C) 21,
for the purpose of discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed under the
Open Meetings Act, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the
minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2.06
Trustee Medlen moved to approve and Trustee Hall seconded the motion. The
Clerk Called the Roll and motion passed 6 – 0.
The Rantoul Village Board entered into Closed Executive Session at 7:06 P.M.
The Rantoul Village Board returned into Open Session at 7:18 P.M.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Mayor Charles Smith
declared the proceeding adjourned.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:19 P.M.