Village of Flanagan Board Minutes

August 19, 2014


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


On a motion by Dennis, seconded by Bev, the July minutes were approved.


On a motion by Al, seconded by Jason, the treasurer’s report was approved. May Sales Tax = $4768.41. July Motor Fuel Tax = $2422.01.


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


Police report showed 20 calls, 28 warnings 0 tickets. No problems were reported during Flanagan Fest.


Patrick from Adam Kinzinger’s office was present, but had no comments.


Jeremy’s report included: purchase of playground equipment, buildings needing painting,, David Jansen from Prairieview heading up a group to paint buildings at Legion Lake, putting a fountain in Legion Lake, Heart to Heart has ducks to donate to put in Legion Lake to eat the algae, Trimming trees along Main Street coming soon, Seal Coat on Main possibly next year, Water/Sewer bills are being collected, Frontier high-speed internet has agreed to put ad on website for $250 a year, Car Show had 103 cars, discussed an issue with the Ambulance and Jeremy and Jerome will work on this.


Flanagan Fest – suggested was made to seek a Non-Board committee to coordinate and plan the next one.


Jeremy updated on street repairs in his report above.


Lift Station repairs update: Needs to be redone/replaced, and above ground. Jeremy is to obtain costs for September meeting.  


On a motion by Bev, seconded by David, Ordinance 14-05 Authorizing the Disposal of Certain Items of Personal Property passed.


Playground equipment update: Play World from Springfield provided quote including installment of $24,636. The United Methodist Church gave the Village $25,000 for this purpose when it closed. It would take 2 days to install. We would need border timbers at a cost of $1200. On a motion by Dennis, seconded by David it was agreed to purchase the equipment on a 5 yes, 0 no vote.


Mayor Rocke proposed the name of Brian Boldt as a replacement for Clayton Augsburger, long-time board member who died. On a motion by Bev, seconded by Jason, motion passed. He will serve out the term that ends April 30, 2015.


The Personnel Committee reviewed the new handbook with employees but didn’t discuss salaries. 2% is the going rate. Questions about liability for 1099s, insurance, clothing allowances were discussed. Mayor Rocke will meet with Village attorney to discussed. On a motion by Bev, seconded by David, it was agreed to adopt the Policies and Procedures handbook and to set salaries after Jerome has recommendations from the attorney.


No committee reports. More rock is needed around the lake. Water main repairs needed by Dr. Stalter’s office.


On a motion by Bev, seconded by Dennis, the meeting was adjourned at 8 pm.


Open Discussion following the meeting:

Need new copier cartridge.

Clayton had 1 meeting in 2014; need to give his wife a check for $75 to help settle his estate.

Andy Cooper discussed Jensen Estates concerns: the Village Board wants the dirt pile gone before we accept responsibility for the subdivision. Need for fencing, sumps for storm sewer lines, culverts needed. Carla and Andy need to meet to compare lists of things yet to complete.





Dana L. Worrell-Jumper

Clerk, Village of Flanagan