Village of Flanagan
Board Minutes June 17, 2014
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, David Iverson, Dennis Carls, Al Hulse. Jason Montello and Clayton Augsburger were absent.
On a motion by Dennis, seconded by Bev, the minutes of the May meeting were approved.
March Sales Tax = $4650.71. May Motor Fuel Tax = $2873.18. On a motion by Al, seconded by Dennis, the treasurer’s report was approved.
On a motion by Bev, seconded by David, the bills were approved for payment on a 4 yes 0 no vote.
Yard of the Month of May goes to the Mitchell’s. Sgt. Mitchell reported 1 calls, 3 dog calls, 0 citations, 0 warnings. Officers will work during Flanagan Fest from 8 pm to 1 am and will also drive through Flanagan through the day. It was suggested to have an officer walk Legion Lake. Graffiti on doors of rest rooms at Artesian Park containing profanity were put on with permanent markers.
The Water/Sewer report came back good. Sirens are working, thanks to new parts. 2 new sump basins placed on Jefferson to help alleviate flooding. Needs: Park Equipment, trimmed trees – to be discussed at July meeting. The new mower is working great.
The Village’s paint sprayer needs to be replaced. On a motion by David, seconded by Bev, it was agreed to purchase a new paint sprayer not to exceed $1200.
Flanagan Fest update: Bev has the arm bands; need to check with Kim on more updates; what about the 5K run?
Siren and Timer work completed.
We have not yet received a bill from ATR for Clean-up Days.
On a motion by Dennis, seconded by Al, the Prevailing Wage Ordinance 14-01 was approved.
On a motion by Al, seconded by Bev, the Revised Water Ordinance 14-02 was approved. The ordinance states that bills are due the 5th of the month. If not paid by 15 days later, a 10% service charge will be added. If bills not paid by 25th, the water can be shut off if there has been no agreement for payment. At that point, the Village can place a lien on the property. The Ordinance goes into effect 10 days after its passage.
We have a 3% increase on garbage collection. Fees for businesses are unbalanced. Jerome, Jeremy and Caleb are working on a solution to create fairness. There are 44 businesses and $2400 a year in arrears. Problem is that bills are not being paid.
Committee reports include:
Parks, Grounds, Streets, Alleys – sign on RT 116 needs to be moved; zoning ordinance for single family/apartments/businesses needs to be reviewed; what about fencing around private pools?
Water, Sewer, Garbage, Local Improvements, Zoning, Personnel, Finance & Police all within the meeting minutes above.
Comments from Trustees & President include: discussion on (1) people performing community service: Mayor Rocke checked with IML who stated a Village employee would need to stay with the person at all times and insurance company said not to do this. (2) Jensen Estates – dirt pile needed cleaned up and concrete needs to be poured around the water. (3) Grass on the lots needs to be mowed.
In other business: it was agreed that Bev would purchase a $35 bouquet for the new bank’s open house July 12. A representative from Adam Kinzinger will host a Town hall meeting on July 1 at the Community Center from 3-4:30. Inquiries were made about the ice cream truck occasionally in Flanagan. The Post Office will remain open for 6 hours Monday through Friday.
On a motion by Dennis, seconded by Al the meeting was adjourned at 8:23 pm.
Dana L. Worrell-Jumper