The Villiage of Hillcrest, IL
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01/09/13: Minutes - January 9, 2013 - Regular Meeting Minutes




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01/09/13: Minutes - January 9, 2013 - Regular Meeting Minutes

Village of Hillcrest
Wednesday January 09, 2013 Board Meeting
7:00 pm

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, Jim McMullin, Rich Elliott, Randy Salsbury, Vicki Stewart, and Jeanie Sparacino. Also present were President Kim Whalen, Attorney Paul Keller, Treasurer Penny Payton and Village Clerk Patty Moreno.

A motion was made by Trustee Elliott, seconded by Trustee Stewart to approve Minutes from December 12, 2012 as presented. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, McMullin; yes, Elliott; yes, Salsbury; yes, Stewart; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

Treasurer Penny Payton reported that the cash deposits for December 31, 2012 are as follows: General Fund $113,149.23, Motor Fuel Tax $180,389.53, Water Fund $309,945.71.

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

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

 

 

                                                                                Department Reports

Administration- President Whalen had no report for Administration Department.

Ordinances- Trustee McMullin had no report for Ordinance Department.

Finance- Trustee Sparacino had no report for Finance Department.

Water- Trustee Elliott had no report for Water Department.

Health & Welfare- Trustee Stewart had no report for Health and Welfare.

Streets & Grounds- Trustee Rhoads reported that security cameras had been installed around Village Hall.

Building & Zoning- Trustee Salsbury had no report for Building and Zoning Department.

 Attorney- Attorney Keller stated that he will be reviewing the Animal Ordinance for next meeting to be discussed.

                                                                                Old Business

Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook was discussed and reviewed; however no action was taken as some changes are to be made.

Warning Light System for Pump House

President Whalen reported that quote had been given to Village for the amount of $3,715 for Warning Light System for Pump House to be installed.

A motion was made by Trustee Elliott, seconded by Trustee Sparacino to approve payment in the amount of $3,715 for the Warning Light System for Pump House. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, McMullin; yes, Elliott; yes, Salsbury; yes, Stewart; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

                                                                                New Business

Acceptance of Regular Meeting Dates 2013

A motion was made by Trustee Stewart, seconded by Trustee Salsbury to approve meeting dates for 2013 as presented. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, McMullin; yes, Elliott; yes, Salsbury; yes, Stewart; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

Local Debt Recovery Ordinance

Attorney Keller stated that State runs a program through the Comptroller’s Office for persons that owe money to Village for unpaid debts. This will allow Comptroller to garnish state payment for Village and represent Village as Debt collector.

A motion was made by Trustee Elliott, seconded by Trustee McMullin to approve the Local Debt Recovery Ordinance. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, McMullin; yes, Elliott; yes, Salsbury; yes, Stewart; no, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

Junked or Inoperable Vehicles or Equipment Ordinance

President Whalen stated that she would like to have vehicles or equipment that is not operable to be removed as Village has several residents that have inoperable vehicle in their driveways or equipment on their lawns. President Whalen also stated that enforcement of this Ordinance would be done by Village Police, Casper Manheim Building Inspector, and herself.

A motion was made by Trustee Rhoads, seconded by Trustee McMullin to approve the Junked or Inoperable Vehicle or Equipment Ordinance. Roll call vote: Rhoad; yes, McMullin; yes, Elliott; yes, Salsbury; yes, Stewart; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

Heavenly Winds Solar Proposal

Dale Balder a representative from Heavenly Winds spoke to the Board regarding a proposal for a Solar System for the Village.

President Whalen stated that Dale would need approval from Board tonight to start a letter of inquiry for grant due by January 15, 2013 which would in no way obligate Village in any way.

A motion was made by Trustee Rhoads, seconded by Trustee Stewart to allow Dale Balder to write letter of inquiry for Solar System grant. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, McMullin; yes, Elliott; yes, Salsbury; yes, Stewart; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.


                                                                                Public Comment

There was no Public Comment made.

A motion to adjourn was made at 8:10 pm by Trustee Elliott, seconded by Trustee Stewart. Roll call vote: Rhoads; yes, McMullin; yes, Elliott; yes, Salsbury; yes, Stewart; yes, Sparacino; yes. Motion carried.

Minutes taken and prepared by Village Clerk Patty Moreno.



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