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Village of Mt. Zion Village Board met July 15

By Michael Abella | Oct 8, 2019


Village of Mt. Zion Village Board met July 15.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Mayor Williams called the Meeting of the Mt. Zion Village Board of Trustees to order at 5:15 p.m. in the Village Hall Board Room. The following Board Members were present for roll call: Mike Mose, Chris Siudyla, Donna Scales, Wendy Kernan, and Kevin Fritzsche. Also present were Village Administrator, Julie Miller, Director of Public Works, Chad Reynolds, Chief of Police, Adam Skundberg, Director of Parks and Recreation, Tiffany Wilson, Event Coordinator, Tiffany Ball, Village Treasurer, Corey Mckenzie, and Village Clerk, Dawn Reynolds. Ellen Ritchie arrived at 5:35 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Forum: Six (6) people were present. No one wished to address the Board at this time.

Consent Agenda: A motion was made by Trustee Fritzsche to approve the Consent Agenda as presented, seconded by Trustee Scales. A breakdown of Fund Warrants for the period ending July 15, 2019 is as follows: General Fund - $51,514.18, Convention Center - $5,329.05, Audit - $9,892.50, Motor

0.00, Water Revenue Fund - $70,924.34, and Sewer Revenue Fund - $28,072.84. A roll call vote was taken: Mose-yea, Siudyla-yea, Scales-yea, Kernan-yea, and Fritzsche yea. Motion carried 5-yea, O-nay, 1-absent.

Discussion and Approval of a Resolution Authorizing and Approving the Execution of An Intergovernmental Agreement Between the Village of Mt. Zion and Macon County, Illinois for Installation and Maintenance of a Public Safety Antenna Structure: Administrator Miller presented for consideration a Resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement with Macon County for the installation and maintenance of a public safety antenna structure on the new water tower. Macon County currently has a structure on top of the old tower and the agreement is necessary to relocate it to the new water tower. The Village of Mt. Zion will invoice Macon County $120.00 annually for the cost of electricity.

A motion was made by Trustee Scales to approve the Resolution Authorizing and Approving the Execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the Village of Mt. Zion and Macon County, Illinois for Installation and Maintenance of a Public Safety Antenna Structure as presented, seconded by Trustee Kernan. A roll call vote was taken: Mose-yea, Siudyla-yea, Scales-yea, Kernan-yea, and Fritzsche-yea. Motion carried 5-yea, O-nay, 1-absent.

Discussion Only – Chapter 97 – Refuse Removal – Village Code of Ordinances: Administrator Miller presented a Request For Proposal (RFP) to allow all interested garbage haulers to submit a proposal and potentially get the best value and pricing for our residents.

Discussion was held regarding the sale of Advanced Disposal to Waste Management, the prices of landscape and recycling waste, and the amount of pick up days and wear and tear of Village streets.

The consensus of the Board was to accept RFPs.

Discussion Only - Chapter 113 - Juke Boxes and Mechanical Amusement Devices: Administrator Miller opened for discussion current and potential businesses for video gaming terminals.

Discussion was held regarding the amount of liquor licenses available, the state requirements for video gaming establishments, and an ordinance be put in place clearly defining the Village's decision. The consensus of the Board was to continue with the existing licensing policy.

Administrator & Staff Items: Chief Skundberg thanked the Public Works Department for their help with crowd control with the horrific accident on July 12th.

Director Reynolds thanked the Police Department for their quick response to the accident. Also, the Police Department parking lot is almost complete.

Administrator Miller informed the Board that MSA is preparing bid documents for Woodland Drive. G.O. bonds are at a good rate, and the program for State signs for sporting events has been discontinued only posting 1st place finishers.

Mayor & Trustees Items:

Trustee Mose gave kudos to Public Works stating that the Police Department parking lot looks great.

Trustee Siudyla appreciated the opportunity to serve and is looking forward to working with everyone.

Mayor Williams also gave kudos to Public Works for the Police Department parking lot.

Trustee Kernan gave kudos to staff for the Blue Ribbon Night.

Trustee Fritzsche inquired about the section of bike trail connecting Sundance to Baltimore.

Adjournment: A motion was made by Trustee Fritzsche to adjourn the July 15, 2019 Village Board meeting, seconded by Trustee Scales. A voice vote was unanimous, motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 6:06 p.m.

https://www.mtzion.com/documents/70/July_15__2019_VB_Minutes.pdf

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