Village of Flanagan
Board Minutes October 21, 2014
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, David Iverson, Dennis Carls, Al Hulse, Brian Boldt.
On a motion by Dennis, seconded by Brian, minutes of the September meeting were approved. On a motion by David, seconded by Jason, minutes of the Special September meeting were approved.
On a motion by Al, seconded by Bev, the treasurer’s reported was approved. July Sales Tax = $3937.84. September Motor Fuel Tax = $2235.88.
On a motion by Dennis, seconded by Brian, the bills were approved for payment on a 6 yes, 0 no vote.
Police report showed 11 calls, 11 citations and 6 warnings – totals for August and September.
Donnie Simmons (211 N Main, Flanagan) brought the board’s attention to a news report saying that the Village would be giving $100,000 to the new library if the referendum passed on Tuesday, November 11. He was asking for clarification. The Board confirmed this was not the case; that the monies would come from the taxes levied for the library. It was agreed the Clerk would place a notice of clarification in the Post Office. Mayor Rocke would ask Kim Wargo to notify the news media to retract the report’s error. Simmons also mentioned the speed signs in front of the school give the wrong impression (signs are to be 45 MPH for 800 ft at the west end to the 49 MPH zone on the east). It was explained that the signs are warning signs and not meant for reduction of speed.
Jeremy’s report included: playground equipment installation completed; subdivision work to address erosion near pond began; asphalt quote for repairs near Dr. Stalter’s office with Village paying 50% of cost ($9100 to tear out, install 6” sub base); storm sewer mapping updated; salt shed complete; leaf vac to be installed; EPA water inspection – need change to chlorine levels; inspection of Salem Water Tower to be done 10/29 (it is 15 years old and has had no maintenance).
Flanagan Fest discussion: consensus was to leave monies in account; Jerome and Bev to write letters to people who might be interested in coordinating FF in future.
Clean-up notices-there are 8 foreclosures in the Village; junk from 102 N Jackson has been hauled away.
On a motion by Jason, seconded by Bev, the purchase of 4 rear tires for the Ford dump Truck at $1154.72 and tires for the blue pick-up service truck for $852.28 from Flanagan Tire was approved.
The Lift Station Equipment, Jensen Estates issues and drainage to North Creek are all in process.
Work on Levy Ordinance Figures will need to be discussed and approved at the November board meeting.
It was agreed that we need an explanation of sidewalks in the Village regarding responsible parties to install, repair, etc., excluding Jensen Estates.
On a motion by Al, seconded by Brian it was agreed to pay H. J. Eppel $9100 for improvements on South Street Parking at the OSF Clinic and Heart to Heart. Village has repaired the water leak at the OSF Clinic. On a motion by Jason, seconded by Dave it was agreed to pay up to $3500 to repair the curb and shoulder at the intersection of 400 and E. South Street.
Mayor Rocke reminded the Board of the December 1st Caucus; members up for re-election are: Dennis, Jason, Brian and Dana.
On a motion by Dennis, seconded by Bev, the meeting was adjourned at 8:28 pm.
Dana l. Worrell-Jumper