The Villiage of Hillcrest, IL
The Villiage of Hillcrest, IL

01/08/14: Minutes - January 8, 2014 - Regular Monthly Meeting




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01/08/14: Minutes - January 8, 2014 - Regular Monthly Meeting

Village of Hillcrest
Wednesday January 8, 2014 Regular Board Meeting                                                                                         7:00pm

 

The regular Board Meeting of The Village of Hillcrest was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Present and answering roll call were Trustees Rick Rhoads, Steve Dodson, Randy Salsbury, Dave Long, and Jeanie Sparacino. Also present were President Kim Whalen, Treasurer Penny Payton and Village Clerk Patty Moreno. Trustee Rich Elliott and Attorney Paul Keller were absent.

A motion was made by Trustee Long, seconded by Trustee Sparacino to approve the minutes from December 11, 2013 as presented. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, Dodson; yes, Salsbury; yes, Long; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

Treasurer Penny Payton reported that the cash deposits as of December 31, 2013 are as follows: General Fund $410,952.65, Motor Fuel Tax $178,282.80, Water Fund $130,781.71.

A motion was made by Trustee Sparacino, seconded by Trustee Dodson to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, Dodson; yes, Salsbury; yes, Long; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Sparacino, seconded by Trustee Salsbury to approve the payment of the bills as presented. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, Dodson; yes, Salsbury; yes, Long; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

 

                                                                      DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

Administration- President Whalen had nothing to report for the Administration Department.

Ordinances- Trustee Dodson had nothing to report for the Ordinance Department.

Finance- Trustee Sparacino reported that she and President Whalen had met with Kim Duval from National Bank & Trust to work on online banking and to try and set up a direct deposit to the Village account for National Bank & Trust customers who do bill pay.  

Water- There was no report for the Water Department due to Trustee Elliot’s absence.

Economic & Community Development- Trustee Long stated that although the Village was not approved for the sewer grant, he and President Whalen are researching other options to secure other funding the sewer project.

Streets & Grounds- Trustee Rhoads stated that he had several residents ask him why the Village is not salting the streets over the weekend. Trustee Rhoads stated that when the temperature gets down to a certain point salt will not work. Rhoads stated that as soon as the temperatures go up they will start salting the streets again.

Building & Zoning- Trustee Salsbury reported that Regional Ready Mix had been issued their first building permit for their new location.

Village Attorney- There was no report from the Village Attorney due to Attorney Keller’s absence.

 

                                                                       PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment made.

Ogle County Sheriff Candidates

Brian VanVickle candidate running for Ogle County Sheriff introduced himself and stated his goals if elected for County Sheriff.

Joe Drought also candidate running for Ogle County Sheriff introduced himself and stated his goals if elected for County Sheriff.

                                                                      NEW BUSINESS

Approval of consultant agreement for preparation of CDAP grant

A motion was made by Trustee Long, seconded by Trustee Sparacino to approve the consultant agreement for preparation of CDAP grant. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, Dodson; yes, Salsbury; yes, Long; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

President Whalen read to the Board a letter from State Representative Robert Pritchard stating that the governor had finally released funding for the capital project from the state Jobs Now Bill.


                                                                        OLD BUSINESS

Village Hall Maintenance

Trustee Rhoads presented the Board with two more bids for the maintenance of gutter and soffits on Village Hall. The bids were from Ornamental Plasterwork Service for the amount of $2,500.00 for the installation of stucco to the freeze board of the original brick building, and the other from Theisen’s for the amount of $1,410.00 for the replacement of gutters and downspouts.

There was discussion among the Board Members regarding the maintenance of the Village Hall and what needs to be done soon and what can wait.

A motion was made at 7:37pm to move to Executive Session by Trustee Long, seconded by Trustee Sparacino. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, Dodson; yes, Salsbury; yes, Long; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made at 7:45pm to return to Regular Session by Trustee Long, seconded by Trustee Sparacino. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, Dodson; yes, Salsbury; yes, Long; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

A motion was made at 7:46pm to adjourn by Trustee Salsbury, seconded by Trustee Dodson. All in favor say I. All I’s.

Minutes taken and prepared by Village Clerk Patty Moreno.



Posted: 6/14/2014 | Updated: 6/14/2014