Village Of Loda Village Board met October 11.
Village Of Loda Village Board met Oct. 11.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
The Village of Loda Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on October 11, 2017 at the Village Hall. Present were: President Carol Areseneau, Treasurer: Myles Reck Trustees: Ronda Breeden, Cathy Tittle, Jon Boone, Joyce Gharst, Patricia Allen and Village attorney Dale Strough. Meeting called to order at 7pm, all spoke the Pledge of Allegiance. Absent Richard Manzke
Minute: Jon motion September 13th meeting minutes approved and waive reading of minute, 2nd Cathy, all aye
ERH: work report
Sanitation District: next meeting Tuesday 17th at firehouse 5:15pm
Executive session: 7:06pm purpose of acquisition of real estate, Jake Wise /Ecker property and Sanitation District: Ronda motion, Cathy second
Ronda motion to go back to regular session 7:24p Joyce second all in favor aye
Acquisition for property for water tower:
Ronda motion to authorize Village officers and engineers, Tom Overmyer, attorney Dale Strough to prepare agreement to proceed with acquisition of Manzke property. 2nd Jon, roll call, all ayes motion carried
Received petition for Recyclers for Champaign Co. zoning district change, will be setting public hearing. Dale has sent letter to zoning president, Don Hutchinson 15day notice for meeting.
Cathy: tree removal will be starting on Monday 16th
Jon: Did stop and talk to workers on railroad intersection, it is on the list and randomly coming down line. Understands concept of high traffic on that road.
Pat: we have discussed few years ago change from readers on house to meter pits, what is status? Carol verified still many with readers and they are moving them as the readers are going bad. Carol will mention to Jon on time frame to get done.
Pavilion: All Phases will be doing when current jobs finish, shouldn’t take long to do
Property on side of interstate bought at tax sale, Eric Lee. Dale verified if we take action will be with County and notice is prepared and signed and ready to go and now surprise with the purchase of property and save Village costs and legal cost. His plan is to construct pole barn 40x60 for personal use, he did say would get surveyed, he lives in house on Bayles lake corner to Golf course. Board verified to file building permit and answer any questions. Carol verified on liens, Dale verified priority to taxes and wipes out liens. Will contact him to file building permit to board. Dale will put suit on hold for equitable owner of property. Eric returned at end of meeting for discussion in public.
Treasure: Stan sent email today that the State comp controller wants to change way audits are done. If happens audit will go up about 33% cost and sent a sample letter to send to representative against changes if boards wants copy. Get letter from Myles.
Jon: Mulberry farm would like to gravel across the street up to sidewalk, put in culvert and gravel. Sidewalk will still be there. They will pay for all. Jon looked and will be a slight drop for water and verified will put in culvert for drainage. This is Village area that will make into a parking area. Currently do have vehicles parked there and gravel prevent from tearing it up. Jon and JR will look to make sure ok. Dale, attorney verified it is our street berm, street right away.
Jon made motion to let Mulberry Farm proceed with stipulation of culvert and done properly and Mulberry farm expense. Second Joyce roll call all ayes, motion carried.
Roy Hilgendorf from public states setting precedence that will be allowing others that don’t want grass and want gravel instead of mowing. Jon is verified they are zoned business not residence. Carol verified understands where Roy is coming from and also understand the location this would be done is business.
Ronda: complaints that currently 12 street lights are out. Electric company said to mark them. They are marked with green dots and they will get to change them. Jefferson & Maple, Chestnut & Maxwell, 3 on Lincoln, Jackson & Hickory, Jefferson & Hickory, Catholic church & Hickory, 2 on Chestnut, 2 on Maxwell.
Halloween Trick or Treat hours: 31st on Tuesday, Ronda motion for Saturday 28th from 5-7 pm for trick or treat hours. Jon second, Pat- aye, Joyce- aye, Jon- opposed, Cathy-aye, Ronda-aye, motion passed
Dale: distributed the tax levy ordinance review and pass next month, Ronda motion to table tax levy to next month. Pat second. Motion carried.
Bills: Jon motion to pay bills, Pat 2nd roll call, motion carried
Toad, zoning map and looks like Wise/Ecker property is on area zoned business, rezoned when had horses then when horses removed and reverted back to business. House where original house was. Dale verified area.
Linda: Shotwell where automobiles stored, not driven and is zoned no automobiles. No registrations on them. Send letter with copy of ordinance (Mike Micheals)
Paula: question: regard Sanitary District board previous vote to dissolve still stands, response was yes. Open water pit lid on Jefferson, house by church. Also check white house down further. Carol will have JR check
Eric Lee: Carol verified with board to file building permit so we know what your wanting to do. Eric verified currently in Iroquois County and did put down payment and once reviewed will pay money to County. Electric meter has been removed but gas meter has not. Carol verified 40x60 if property is big enough. Will get surveyed for distance, advised building permits are good for a year and do extension if need longer, $25. Eric wants to verify ok with building some sort of storage, not commercial.
Roy H: reminded pavilion roof needs painted. Village advised Brandon aware of roof.
Richard: thank you for blocking off street for the block party
Ronda motion to adjourn, 2nd Jon