Village of Flanagan

Meeting Minutes April 19, 2016


Mayor R. Jerome Rocke called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. with all present reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call was answered by Bev Friese, Jason Montello, Dennis Carls, Al Hulse, Brian Boldt.  David Iverson was absent.


On a motion by Dennis, seconded by Al, the minutes of the March meeting were approved.


On a motion by Brian, seconded by Bev the Treasurer’s report was approved.  March Motor Fuel Tax = $2097.30.  December Sales Tax = $3529.45.  January Sales Tax = $2887.63.


On a motion by Dennis, seconded by Brian the bills were approved for payment on a 5 yes, 0 no vote.


Police report’s new system generated 56 activities with the major being 2 calls, 2 arrests, 3 citations 2 warnings, golf cart violations and kids knocking on doors after dark then running away.


Danny Brown mentioned raising the sum on his lot – Caleb is aware.

Becky McMillan passed around brochures and asked for approved to sell ATV off-road vehicles in town.  Jerome is working with our attorney to see if we can add this to our existing golf cart ordinance, or if we need a new, separate one.


Mitch Waddell from Farnsworth Group discussed the MFT program which would include repairs to curb/gutter by school, spray/patching areas and new storm sewer at 400 & South street.  Cost to be about $26,500 with $5820 for storm sewer coming from General fund and rest from MFG.  Estimate for spray/patching = $5,000.  On a motion by Brian, seconded by Al, $26,500 was approved for the work.


Caleb’s report included:  tiling complete; pump parts installed; will be replacing grass, a tree and seeding in the yard on 400 & Lincoln.  He reviewed the 3 bid he received to hook up generator at the shop: Mid Ill = $4037, Palmer = $3028, Kelly = $3309.  On a motion by Bev, seconded by Jason the Kelly quote was approved on a 5 yes, 0 no vote.


Paul Ingold had given a Natural Gas Generator to the shop and Caleb was instructed to have Kelly hook that one up, too.


Tree Quotes for a year’s worth of work, includes trimming, stump removal includes:

Robikys = $400/hour                                                        Going wage = $118/hr

Trost = $230/hour

Bradberry = $180/hour (Tree Service, Dwight)

On a motion by Dennis, seconded by Al is was agreed to award the work to Trost for  another year for all tree work, May 1, 2016-April 30, 2017 based on stipulation they give us their certificate of insurance.  It was also suggested that beginning January 2017, getting new quotes for new fiscal year May 2017-April 30, 2018.


Discussion concerning 2009 Property Maintenance Code – properties need to clean up

Suggest delivering warning letter/citation

Next deliver citation,

After 30/60 days, levy a fine; if not cleaned up, then a 2nd letter would be a greater fine; i.e. $250?  and fine which can go up to $750.

Next place lien on property

Next get attorney involved

Clean up days= May 18-20.


Liquor licenses ready for notary.  Rocky is putting bar and serving at Bart’s.  This would make 4-A licenses and 1 B license.  (Smith’s Tap, Falcon, Rocky, Legion all A; Casey’s B).  On a motion by Brian, seconded by Dennis, approval given to provide licenses.


GLCDEC discussion = wanting us to renew membership at $2200 by April 16 = $2 per census population.


The Ice Cream Shop has been sold; reopen date possibly June 1st.  Jeff Wallace bought Rick Renken’s automotive business.


The Master Gardener’s have estimated they will need about $500 for the various flower/plant upgrades to the Village.  In 2015 they spent $256.25.  On a motion by Bev, seconded by Al, is was approved to give $500 on a 5 yes, 0 no vote.


Jean Girard, Livingston County is doing the mapping for $1216.  Jerome and Caleb are update property boundaries.


Summer help = discussion was for part-time help of 30 hours at $9.50/hr for painting fire hydrants, mowing, etc.  Matt Harrison has expressed an interest for part-time, re-evaluate in the fall.  Personnel Committee to meet.


Village Clerk has resigned effective May 1, 2016.  Mayor Rocke would like suggestions from the Board as to a replacement to serve a one-year term.


On a motion by Brian, seconded by Bev, meeting was adjourned at 9:22 p.m.




Dana L. Worrell-Jumper

Village Clerk