Village of Princeville Board met March 6.
Village of Princeville Board met March 6.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
President Stahl called the meeting to order with the following Trustees answering present: Sutherland, Troutman, Gilroy, Haley, and Geiger. Trustee Koller was absent. A quorum was present for the meeting. Notice of the meeting and agenda were sent and received in a timely manner. Others present were Treasurer Hofer, Superintendent of Public Works Gardner, and Clerk Wilson.
Approved minutes as published: Trustee Troutman made a motion to approve minutes as published with a second by Trustee Haley. President Stahl, voice vote. All ayes. No nays. Trustee Koller absent. Motion carried.
Police report: Deputy Patterson reported there was nothing to report.
Treasurer’s report: Financials distributed to the board by Treasurer Hofer. Trustee Sutherland made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report with a second by Trustee Haley. President Stahl, voice vote. All ayes. No nays. Trustee Koller absent. Motion carried.
Paying of February Bills and additional bills: Hofer advised of payments made. Sutherland inquired on water tank; Gardner advised tank was good. Trustee Troutman made a motion and seconded by Trustee Sutherland to approve the February bills and additional bills in the amount of $30,631.25. President Stahl, voice vote. All ayes. No nays. Trustee Koller absent. Motion carried.
Mark Rothert, Assistant County Administrator for Economic Development spoke about Enterprise Zone benefits: Assistant Administrator Rothert reported The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has approved the Peoria Rural Enterprise Zone (PREZ) in designated areas of Princeville. Rothert explained Enterprise Zones are established to stimulate business and industrial growth and retention and stimulate neighborhood revitalization by means of relaxed government controls and tax incentives. Trustee Gilroy pointed out PUEZ form was handed out but correct form is PREZ for use by areas designated within Princeville as Enterprise Zones. Administrator Rothert advised would provide correct form and then discussed potential benefits: tax exemptions, tax credits, income tax deductions; as well, as local incentives were discussed; as well, property tax abatement and waiver of building and licensing fees as may be approved by the Village for those areas designated in an Enterprise Zone. Questions were asked by President Stahl, Trustee Gilroy and Superintendent Gardner with regard to specifics of the program; and, Administrator Rothert explained further about Section V of the form, advised prevailing wage did not apply to residential housing, sales tax would be exempt but not property tax exemption, and Administrator Rothert advised businesses within an established Enterprise Zone may be eligible for exemptions on already established properties.
President Stahl noted local business, Seneca, should be approached with regard to applying. Administrator Rothert advised was being let go by employer at end of March 2017 and a new zone administrator would be named in the future.
Consider & vote on Enterprise Office Committee: Motion was made by Trustee Sutherland and seconded by Trustee Geiger to appoint Trustee Troutman, Superintendent Gardner, and Julie Delbridge to the Enterprise Office Committee in order to assist with those interested in applying. President Stahl, voice vote. All ayes. No nays. Trustee Koller absent. Motion carried.
PCA report: Julie Delbridge noted there was nothing new to report.
Vote on ordinance vacating alley in Blanchard Heights Subdivision: Discussion held for consideration on ordinance vacating an alley located in the Blanchard Heights Addition of the Village of Princeville in regular board meeting of February 21, 2017. Motion was made at this time by Trustee Sutherland and seconded by Trustee Gilroy to approve ordinance to vacate an alley located in the Blanchard Heights addition of the Village of Princeville. President Stahl, voice vote. All ayes. No nays. Trustee Koller was absent. Motion carried.
Committee reports: Pool committee: Trustee Gilroy and Trustee Geiger will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Finance committee: President Stahl, Trustee Sutherland, and Trustee Troutman will look to meet after 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2017.
Action(s) needed to be taken regarding committee reports: None at this time.
Consider & vote on a TIF Redevelopment Agreement By and Between the Village of Princeville and Steve Wineinger: Mr. Wineinger owns the building at 116 E. Spring Street. He is looking to redo the roof and submitted an application. Motion made by Trustee Troutman and seconded by President Stahl to authorize payment of $3,000 to Steve Wineinger through the TIF 1 redevelopment plan. President Stahl, roll call vote. All ayes. No nays. Trustee Koller was absent. Motion carried.
Building permits: Randy Haley of 114 W. High Street – permit to close off a door and side home. Doug Streitmatter of 118 E Main Street – permit to install hand railing. Seneca Foods Corporation of 606 S. Tremont Street – permit to expand building house for pumpkin processing.
Superintendent of Public Works report: Superintendent Gardner introduced new part-time hire, Derek Gray, to board. Superintendent Gardner advised Derek is obtaining CDL license and continuing to receive training on job duties and responsibilities to include water meter readings and upkeep and maintenance of village- owned equipment/properties. Superintendent Gardner reported Russ would be returning to work within a week. Superintendent Gardner reported water and sewage plants are good and fillers are being cleaned.
Superintendent Gardner reported shop and vehicles were cleaned and are good. Superintendent Gardner noted announcement of bid to replace water main on Cottage Grove in newspaper and bids would be opened at 10 a.m. on April 3, 2017. Superintendent Gardner stated list is still being composed for capital projects and asked board to provide any items of interests. Trustee Troutman inquired if any building expenses and Superintendent Gardner advised waiting on price to redo tin on shed. President Stahl noted making sure budgeted items are in line and paid before new projects started and to prioritize any new projects. Trustee Haley inquired about wireless water meters for village. Superintendent Gardner advised with costs that Village would want to look in to 3-year program to implement if went forward. Trustee Sutherland inquired about location of and replacing older water meters still in place, and Superintendent Gardner stated there are still older water meters in place throughout Village at this time. Trustee Geiger indicated the need to come up with a plan to replace the older water meters.
Other business brought before board: House on Alcoa property is falling in and this will be brought to attention of owner. Superintendent Gardner indicated the costs of complying with requests under the Freedom of Information Act for the Village is around $4.7K at this time. Treasurer Hofer indicated Village board members have completed the required Open Meetings’ Act training with exception of newly appointed Village Clerk, Spencer Wilson, who will go online to complete the required training and present certificate of completion to the Village Hall.
Adjournment: Trustee Troutman made a motion to adjourn, second by Trustee Haley. President Stahl, voice vote. All ayes. No nays. Trustee Koller absent. President Stahl adjourned the meeting at 8:24 p.m. Motion carried.
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