Village of Flanagan
Meeting Minutes August 18, 2015
Mayor R. Jerome Rocke called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with all present reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call was answered by Bev Friese, Jason Montello, Dennis Carls, Al Hulse, David Iverson arrived late. Brian Boldt was absent.
On a motion by Dennis, seconded by Al, minutes of the July meeting were approved with corrections.
On a motion by Bev, seconded by Jason the treasurers report was approved. May Sales Tax = $3,533.40. July Motor Fuel Tax = 0(being withheld by State at the present time).
On a motion by Al, seconded by Dennis the bills were approved for payment on a 4 yes, 0 no 2 absent vote.
Police report showed 14 calls, 1 theft, 0 citations, 0 warnings, 0 open cases. Department is adjusting to a new computer system, so reports are sketchy.
Donnie Simmons, Livingston County Health Department, reported that West Nile Virus has been found in Flanagan and is urging all to take the necessary precautions. Blue Jays and Crows are the major carriers of WNV. He suggested sending employees to training for spraying classes next year.
Lisa reported that Flanagan Fest income was good and that the activity showed a profit. More people interested in helping. Jodie plans to begin meeting soon for next year. An individual voiced a concern that the foundation of his home on Monroe was breaking down due to tile drainage.
Employee’s report discussed sidewalk quotes; trees at Legion Lake needing to be cut down; electrical panel at sump pump is old and not working well due to too much water.
Gravel has been supplied for several property owners.
Discussion about the Jean Greening property and the $1340 lien on it; consensus was to keep as it.
There were no additional applications for Water & Sewer employment; several people have been interviewed.
No quote on sidewalks from J. D. Richardson.
Several people from the Flanagan-Graymont Fire District Board discussed the issues surround staffing problems of the ambulance. Duffy’s Service wants to be paid $500 each time they respond to assistance requests and the FGFDB financing is low. Staffing is the biggest problem, as no volunteers are forthcoming to serve or to train as EMTs. They just wanted to keep us informed of their situation.
Layout of possible additional drainage to Village was discussed with Chris Schneider presenting a plan to the board going behind Hillman’s to Roeschley’s Creek on 400 using 24” tile. After discussion, it was decided to get 2 bids for the work.
Debbie Blossom represents a company who desires to build a house on the empty lot on Court Street and she was asking about the necessary requirements and permits for purchasing the lot and rebuilding. Jeremy to give her necessary paperwork after meeting.
We received letter from the County Board regarding police protection.
The issue of garbage collection for 4 vacant houses yielded we are bound by a 5-year contract (we are into the 3rd year now) with the company. The question raised: if there is no structure/house on the property do we still charge landowner for garbage pick-up?
At 8:40 pm, Mayor Rocke asked all persons except the Board to leave as we went into Executive Session. Since the Tape Recorder was broken, and no written notes could be taken of the session, the issue discussed is lost.
At 8:55 p m, the Board came back into regular session. On a motion by Jason, seconded by David it was decided to rehire Caleb at $16.50 per hour, pay $250 insurance with a 6 months review with a possible hourly wage increase.
It was also agreed to keep Ben working as needed except for Monday and Wednesday afternoons as long as possible.
On a motion by Bev, seconded by Al, meeting was adjourned at 8:56 p.m.
Dana L. Worrell-Jumper