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Village of Manteno Finance Committee met May 8

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 24, 2019

Village of Manteno Finance Committee met onMay 8.

Here is the agenda provided by the committee:


Committee Members:

Timothy Nugent, Mayor


Timothy Boyce, Trustee


Todd Crockett, Trustee

Diane Dole, Trustee


Joel Gesky, Trustee


Sam Martin, Trustee


Wendell Phillips, Trustee


Other attendees:

Chris LaRocque, Village Admin


Jim Hanley, Supt. Of Public Works


Al Swinford, Chief of Police


Ryan Marion, Building Official


Sarah Marion, Event Coord.

Sheila Martin, Treasurer


Geoff Aggen, Tyson Eng.

Darla Hurley, Deputy Village Clerk

Trustee Gesky called the meeting to order at 7:28 a.m.

A motion was made by Mayor Nugent, seconded by Trustee Boyce, to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2019 as written; motion carried by voice vote - all ayes, no nays.

No Public Participation

Items for Discussion:

• 315 N. Locust Update– Mr. LaRocque received a third proposal from 6S Development, LLC. O’Reilly representatives have visited the property and are interested, but the process does take some time. Riverside is also interested in the property as a parking lot. A for sale sign has been put up on the property. Trustee Martin is not in support of either option. The property will also be advertised on the internet. The Village will respond to 6S Development that the property will test the market for 60 days and then will come back to them if they are still interested.

• 154 N. Walnut Purchase – Any remaining tenants have been given a notice to vacate. A closing date will be scheduled after all tenants are gone, possibly sometime at the end of June.

• Solar Ordinance – Mr. Marion presented photos of the two systems that are currently installed in Manteno. Trustee Crockett, at a previous meeting, had some concerns about the aesthetic of the solar panels. Mr. Marion stated that the solar companies stated that the pitch would only be at 28 -30 degrees. Allowing panels on the front of a house was also a concern. Mr. Marion stated that the village could ban the use of solar panels on the front of a home, but a resident could then apply for a variance as this would be considered a hardship. Discussion will continue at the next committee meeting.

• Historical Society Donation Request – The Historical Society has requested $2,000 for continued historical preservation of Manteno’s history. The Village will donate the same as last year - $1,125.00.

• Lifestyle 360 Donations – The village is using the Special Project Fund to pay for any expenses for Lifestyle 360. The account is $3,003.00 in arears. The program used to have fundraisers and obtain donations from area businesses. This has not continued. Mr. LaRocque will contact area businesses about donating to the program. Mr. LaRocque stated that the yearly cost is approximately $500.

• Fountain Lighting Options – Mr. Hanley stated that the fountain can have scheduled programable lighting options that coincide with holidays or special days.

• Month End Financial Reports – Mr. LaRocque presented the month end financial reports. Just starting the fiscal year. The investments are working great with HomeStar and Midland, but with the sale of HomeStar the Village will need to talk about what options are available.

• Misc.:

o The Minit Mart at South Creek Drive is requesting to have video gaming machines. Mayor Nugent stated that if we allow this gas station then all other gas stations may also make the same request. At this time, the village is not interested in expanding video gaming in the village.

Trustee Dole exited the meeting at 8:02 am.

o Golf Course – Mr. LaRocque will be attending the monthly meeting tonight.

o Mayor Nugent met with Taylor Ford and they will be expanding their property in the near future. They would like to discuss a sales tax agreement similar to what we had with World Fuels. The Village Attorney will work on the agreement and will be discussed at the next Finance Committee meeting.

A motion by Trustee Gesky and seconded by Trustee Boyce, to adjourn the meeting at 8:14 a.m. Voice vote – all ayes.


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