Dunlap Village Board approves bill payments
The Dunlap Village Board met Feb. 10.
The Dunlap board of trustees serves as the legislative arm of the community. Members meet at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Village Hall.
Here are the minutes of the Feb. 10 meeting as provided by Dunlap:
Village President Jack Fennell called the regular meeting of the Village Board of Trustees to order at 7:00 p.m. Trustees present were Colleen Slane, Dan Langan, JackEsterdahl, Lori Parkhill and Sheila Taylor.
A motion was made by Jack Esterdahl to accept the minutes for February 10, 2015. Dan Langan seconded the motion. Roll call vote - all approved. Motion carried.
Dwight Johnson reported a normal month of spending and income on budget. A motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report was made by Sheila Taylor, and seconded by Colleen Slane. Roll call vote - all approved. bMotion carried.
The bills were reviewed as follows:
Better Banks 1725.90
Dick Johnson Farm Enterprises 675.00
Digital Copy Systems 142.75
Doyle Equipment Manufacturing 1413.87
Frontier Communications 186.74
HD Waterworks 28.84
Healthcare Service Corporation 3387.60
Home Depot 32.31
Homefield Energy Illinois 755.76
Illinois American Water 11264.41
Julie Inc. 951.41
Koenig Body and Equipment 379.37
Linden & Co. 2489.00
Miller, Hall, & Triggs, LLC 425.50
Mohr & Kerr Engineering 1622.50
OCV Control Valves, LLC 3790.20
PDC Lab 139.30
Peoria County Sheriff 1583.79
Peoria Journal Star 186.74
Power Net Global 14.69
Reliance Standard Life Co. 409.64
Shell Fuel 619.72
Stellar Systems Inc. 252.00
Underground Pipe and Valve 2345.00
Verizon Wireless 133.59
Wieland’s Lawn Mower Hospital 173.84
Wigand Disposal Company 80.10
Dale E. Bishop 5839.93
Dwight Johnson 762.50
Jacqueline C. McClain 900.00
Jason D. McGinnis 2034.00
John G. Fennell, Jr. 440.00
Marcus J. Loser 3105.47
Miranda Simpson 300.00
Natalie Bishop 180.00
Tracy N. Korger 450.00
State Disbursement Unit 411.50
A motion was made by Colleen Slane to pay the bills as presented. Sheila Taylor seconded the motion. Roll call vote - all approved. Motion carried.
DALE BISHOP’S REPORT
All water and sewer operations are normal. Still working on a comparison report of the water usage before and after the new water main along Route 91. New Water meters will be installed while working within the given budget. Copperfield lift station is working great with new dialer system and many new safety features. The new valve was installed in the water tower and is working well. The village snowplows got new hoses. The conveyor belt had to be rebuilt after a recent salt delivery. A new hoist for replacing pumps was installed at Shaw Rd. lift station. Brush from the recent ice storm is still being picked up and hauled away.
Rod and Christy Sanchez of Copperfield Drive addressed the board regarding the extensive damage to their home as a result of the Copperfield lift station failure during the ice storm on December 28th, 2015. They had thousands of gallons of water and raw sewage in their basement and lost everything in the bottom three feet of the basement. They want to know that this won’t happen again and sited that it happened to others in the neighborhood who haven’t made an issue of it. Jack Fennell told them that the village has made many improvements and continues to make efforts to keep the village safe from this kind of damage in the future. The December failure of Copperfield lift station was the first time that it has happened. Mr. Sanchez noted that it had happened before at the Boland residence, across the street from him. Mr. Fennell stated that was a completely different issue and not a generator failure. Mr. Sanchez wanted to know if the engineering records for the lift station and inspection records were available to review and what will be done to prevent this from happening again. The engineering records are being tracked down, but all inspection records are available at anytime they would like to see them. There is no answer on how this can be prevented again. The Sanchez family was in a hotel for three days due to the damage and ServPro, out of Atlanta, GA, couldn’t start the cleanup right away. Mrs. Sanchez asked why the Board of Trustees wouldn’t approve the admission of negligence so that the Village insurance would help offset their costs. Mr. Fennell informed the Sanchezes that there was nothing the Board can do to force an insurance payout. Mr. and Mrs. Sanchez stated that they will be taking legal action and thanked the board for their time.
NEW BUSINESS/COMMITTEE REPORTS
Jack Esterdahl informed the board that the Parks Committee has decided to keep the Ameren bill for North Park under the DRA’s name and whoever is running the active season will pay the bill.
Jack Fennell - New employee handbook is under composition. Andrew will update village maps. We will hold a special meeting on February 22nd to review and approve the subdivision of the Mangan plat. We will need to enact a new ordinance for spending guidelines. Mr. Fennell then reviewed the new agenda format.
Colleen Slane- Police Reports were reviewed.
Lori Parkhill- Nothing to add.
Jack Esterdahl- Nothing to add.
Dan Langan- Nothing to add.
Aaron Barrington-Nothing to add.
Sheila Taylor- The water and sewer committee will be meeting soon to discuss recent events and how to prevent damage like what the Sanchezes endured from happening again.
Dwight Johnson informed the board that Homefield Good Energy will be accepting bids for electrical aggregation at the Gateway building on February 24th.
Dan Langan made a motion to adjourn, and Jack Esterdahl seconded the motion. Roll call vote- all approved. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:26 p.m.