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Village of Williamsfield Village Board met June 3

By Michael Abella | Jul 13, 2019


Village of Williamsfield Village Board met June 3.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

The Williamsfield Village Board met in regular session on June 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall. Present were Trustees Trudy Self, Pam Courson, Stanley King, and Stuart Hickerson. Mickey Gray acted as President pro tempura in Matt Tonkin's absence. Trustee Ryan Smith was absent. Also present were Susan and Mark Ott, Abby Ott, Jim Blake, Jordan Newell, Paul Bosnich Treasurer Mary Rice, Tom Rice (R/O Plant), Chief Robertson and Village Clerk Tori Courson.

Motion by Trustee Courson and seconded by Trustee Self to approve the minutes of the May 2019 meeting as presented. Roll Call Vote - Self-yes; Courson-yes; King-yes; Hickerson-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.

New Bills: The following bills were presented for approval.

Motion by Trustee Courson and seconded by Trustee Self to approve the new bills as presented. Roll Call Vote - Self-yes; Courson-yes; King-yes; Hickerson-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.

Trustee Gray reviewed financial statements for the month. All were in order. Motion by Trustee Courson and seconded by Trustee Self to approve the financial statements. Roll Call Vote - Self-yes; Courson-yes; King-yes; Hickerson-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.

Public Comment: Paul Bosnich stated he received a warning letter for failure to pay for his new culvert that was installed at his home. He stated he was making payments with his water bill. Treasurer Mary Rice is going to look into it and get back to him.

Correspondence: NA

Street Report: Trustee King stated there was a ditch dug near 180 in front of a resident's home to hopefully help with water drainage and flow. Trustee King is hoping to get a tile installed in the newly dug ditch. Gravel was spread in alleys to fill pot holes.

Police Report: Chief Robertson has been working on unsightly properties. The following calls for service were handled by the police department for the month of May:

(2) Person down               Medical

Harassment by phone     Report on file

Well Check                      No Report

ATV Complaint                Unable to locate

Trespass                          Problem solved

Alarm                               Bank (false alarm)

Driving complaint Stop sign violations/extra patrol

Citations issued in May:

Violations                      Citations      Warnings

Seatbelt                              2                  1

Speeding                            2                  0

Disobeyed Stop Sign         0                  0

Ordinance Violations          0                  0

Other                                  0                  0

Park Report: Trustee Courson stated Doubet-Benjamin Park continues to be busy with activity. The work day for June 1 was cancelled, they needed to mulch but are unable to drive trucks through the park due to the rain and it was too damp to paint the mini golf hut. The Spoon River Shoot Out disc golf tournament will be held on June 9 starting at 10:00 am; Double Take will be cooking brats for lunch.

Water Report: Tom Rice stated the roof is done on the new water building, they will start painting soon and a wall heater will need to be installed before winter.

Maintenance Report: Trustee King stated they have been mowing when they are able to because of the rain. There were 3 sidewalks leveled and Trustee King will make a list of more sidewalks to be leveled and a few streets that can be filled in to level. The Paint and Electronic Recycle Day on June 1 was successful. Rich Meridith fixed the drinking fountain at Doubet- Benjamin Park. Rita Kress had the sidewalk replaced near Caldwell Cottage; the sidewalk was damaged while tearing the house down.

Old Business: A Public Hearing had been held at 6 p.m. on June 3, 2019 to allow the public to present any testimony they may have pertaining to the property exchange between the Village and Mark and Susan Ott. Jordan

Newell representing the Village from Massie & Quick, LLC stated the next step is to have the Board members pass Ordinance 2019-04 An Ordinance Authorizing the Exchange of Municipal Real Estate. Motion by Trustee Hickerson and seconded by Trustee King to pass Exchange of Property Ordinance. Roll Call Vote - Self-yes; Courson-yes; King-yes; Hickerson-yes. All in favor. Motion carried. Jordan stated the an Exchange of Real Estate Deed will need to be signed by Mark and Susan Ott, President Tonkin and Clerk Tori Courson.

Motion by Trustee Hickerson and seconded by Trustee Courson to pass Ordinance 2019-02-Rules, Rates and Regulations for the Water System and Garbage and Recyclable Collection. Roll Call Vote - Self-yes; Courson-yes; King-yes; Hickerson-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.

Trustee Hickerson stated he spoke with Andy Logsdon from Bruner, Cooper and Zuck and The water project should proceed as follows: Friday June 7 the Engineer get the plans to the builders, June 28 BCZ (Andy Logsdon) receives bids, at July 1 Board Meeting Andy will discuss bids and give final approval for construction, construction should begin the 3rd week of July and construction should be finished October 31, 2019.

New Business: Motion by Trustee Courson and seconded by Trustee King to pass Ordinance 2019-03 - Prevailing Wage Ordinance. Roll Call Vote - Self- yes; Courson-yes; King-yes; Hickerson-yes. All in favor. Motion carried.

Trustee Gray stated Tim Farquer, superintendent of the Williamsfield School, informed him Hein Construction started with the sidewalk/parking lot construction June 3rd and the job is projected to be completed by July 4th• There will be very little disruption to Kentucky Avenue traffic and when concrete is being poured, personnel will direct traffic.

Motion by Trustee Self and seconded by Trustee Hickerson to adjourn the meeting. All were in favor.

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