Village of Brimfield Board of Trustees met August 1.
Village of Brimfield Board of Trustees met Aug. 1.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
The Village of Brimfield Board of Trustees meeting was called to order on Tuesday August 1, 2017, at 7:05 pm by President Fishel with roll call attendance: A. Porter-present, Meinders- present, Arbogast-present, Dye-present, and B. Porter-absent. Attorney Johnson and Clerk Johnson were also present.
The minutes of the July 10, 2017 regular meeting were presented for approval. Dye made the motion, Arbogast seconded, and the motion carried 4 to 0.
The July 2017 Treasurer’s Report was presented for filing. Meinders made the motion, seconded by Dye to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried 4 to 0.
The July 2017 bills were presented for payment with a motion by Dye seconded by Meinders. Roll call vote: A. Porter-yes, Meinders-yes Arbogast-yes, Dye-yes. Motion carried 4 to 0.
Aaron Buck of Mid Century Communications was present at the meeting to ask for permission to run fiber optic cable through the Village from west to the east in order to complete a project for a customer located southeast of the Village. This would benefit the Village in the long term when and if Mid Century proceeds with the installation of fiber optic in the Village. A franchise agreement would be required to grant the access. The Board was in favor of pursuing this agreement and asked Attorney Johnson to prepare the necessary documents for approval at the September 11, 2017 meeting.
Ordinance 2017-6, the Annual Tax Levy for fiscal 2017-2018 in the amount of $59650 was presented for approval. Meinders made the motion seconded by A. Porter to approve the levy. Roll call vote: A. Porter-yes, Meinders-yes, Arbogast-yes, Dye-yes approved 4 to 0.
Ordinance 2017-9 and Intergovernmental Contract with Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Fund to modify our previous contract due to changes in Illinois statues and pool operations. Dye made the motion seconded by Arbogast to approve. Roll call vote: A. Porter- yes, Meinders-yes, Arbogast-yes and Dye-yes. Motion carried 4 to 0.
A presentation for BHS basketball coach Scott Carlson will be made on Thursday August 10th during the Old Settler’s event. A plaque and key to the Village will be presented. Arbogast made a motion seconded by A. Porter to approve spending up to $300.00 to cover the cost of these. Roll call vote: A. Porter-yes, Meinders-yes, Arbogast-yes and Dye-yes. Motion approved unanimously.
President Fishel informed the Board of his appointment of Rod Gilles to fill two years of the vacated seat of Kevin Gilles. That seat will be re-elected for the final two years in the 2019 election. Meinders made the motion seconded by Arbogast to approve President Fishel’s appointment. Roll call vote: Arbogast-yes, Dye-yes, A. Porter-yes and Meinders-yes. Motion carried 4 to 0. Gilles will be sworn in at the September 11, 2017 meeting.
President Fishel stated that it was time to do a Village wide assessment for municipal code violations. A. Porter agreed to meet with Fishel on Monday August 14th to do this.
There were discussions regarding the park building and it was decided that it would be closed for the winter on October 1, 2107.
Meinders made the motion, seconded by Arbogast, to approve the compliance hearings with shut offs as needed. Motion carried 4 to 0.
At this time, President Fishel asked for a motion to enter into executive session to discuss pending litigation citing (5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11)). Dye made the motion, seconded by Arbogast to enter into executive session. Roll call vote: A. Porter-yes, Meinders-yes, Arbogast-yes, Dye-yes, Motion approved 4 to 0. It was noted that after returning to regular session there would be no other business discussed or action taken.
The Board returned to regular session at this time.
Having no further business, President Fishel asked for a motion to adjourn. Arbogast made the motion, seconded by Dye Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:53 pm.