Village of Diamond met August 8.
Village of Diamond met August 8.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
The scheduled meeting of the Diamond Village Board was held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. with Mayor Teresa Kernc presiding. Upon roll call Commissioners present were Jeff Kasher, Dave Warner and Carolyn Wilson. Mark Adair arrived at 6:30pm.
Approval of Minutes:
Motion was made by Commissioner Kasher, Second by Commissioner Warner to approve the 7/25/2017 regular meeting minutes as reviewed with revisions and place on file. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Approval of Bill List:
Motion was made by Commissioner Wilson, Second by Commissioner Kasher to approve the bill list and place it on file. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Water Plant Motor Control Issues-
Commissioner Warner explained the situation with the control issues which the water plant is experiencing. Water Operations Jeff James was in attendance along with Mark of M & B Controls, LLC to discuss the issues and their recommendations. Mark explained the difficulty obtaining Siemen parts and the benefits replacing the existing Siemen parts with Allen Bradley controls/parts. After discussion, decision was made to approve MB Controls, LLC’s proposal to replace all existing obsolete Siemen parts in the amount of $19,792.00. Motion was made by Commissioner Warner, Second by Commissioner Kasher to the proposal from M & B Controls, LLC in the amount of $19,792.00. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Approve Bid for New Roof for Well #2 Building-
Public Works Director Austin Vining presented the bids from Clubb Construction and Robinson Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. Motion was made by Commissioner Kasher, Second by Commissioner Wilson to accept and approve the proposal from Clubb Construction for the installation of a new roof on Well #2 building in the amount of $15,137.00. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Sidewalk on Southside of IL 113 from McGinty St. to Berta Rd/Claypool Partnership/ SRTS-
Mayor Kernc stated she reached out to Bob Koerner to discuss the proposed sidewalk from McGinty St. to Berta Rd. since it would cross the Claypool ditch. Kernc inquired if Claypool would complete a culvert for this project. Koerner stated they would not, however, they would provide the pipe for the project. Kernc stated she has reached out to Trotter Enterprises for a proposed cost for the installation. Commissioner Kasher was concerned about the elevation of the property on McGinty St. & Route 113 compared to the sidewalk placement. Kernc stated she will have Village Engineer Mike Perry check the property to ensure there will be no issues. Kernc stated this project will need to be completed in phases due to budgetary restraints. This item was tabled until the August 22, 2017 meeting.
Terraco Letter of Credit (Default Letter)-
Mayor Kernc stated she and Village Engineer Mike Perry met with Coal City Mayor Terry Halliday, Administrator Mark Fritz, Joe Phillips, Sarah Beach and Ken Sandeno of D Construction to discuss the project. Coal City was in support of sending the default letter however, board approval would be required to proceed. Kernc stated she reached out to the utilities companies. Nicor, ComEd and Comcast will move their lines free of charge. She is waiting to hear from AT&T if they will move their lines at no charge for this project as well. After discussion, decision was made to move forward sending the default letter providing Coal City receives board approval to send the default letter and AT&T will move their lines at no charge. Motion was made by Commissioner Warner, Second by Commissioner Kasher to approve Village Attorney John Gallo to send a default letter to Terraco with provisions of: Coal City receives board approval to send default letter and AT & T will move their lines at no charge for the project. Ayes-Kasher, Kernc, Warner and Wilson. Abstain-Adair. Motion Carried.
American Legion ALR Fundraiser, September 9, 2017-
Mayor Kernc stated the American Legion will be holding a fundraising event on September 9, 2017 and will be utilizing the Post and part of the Village Park. They will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, pop, water, chips-no Liquor will be served. They will also have swap meet/garage sale type items for sale. The Post will be open to the public for viewing. Monies raised will be used for all Veteran and community needs. Kernc stated they did complete the park application and provided the necessary insurance coverage certificate. Motion was made by Commissioner Kasher, Second by Commissioner Adair to approve the American Legion ALR Fundraiser. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Approval of Comcast Franchise Agreement-
This matter was tabled.
Grundy and Will County Sheriff’s Monthly Update-
Mayor Kernc presented the report from the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department.
Mayor Kernc stated Public Works Director Austin Vining has been working on the Border Street project. Vining stated to allow drainage into the Claypool, Will Road will need to be cut open to lay the pipe. This part of the project would need to be contracted out and a call has been placed to John Trotter for an estimate. Commissioner Kasher stated he would like to see a second estimate from Scott Biros. Vining also stated the plaque has been installed on the bike path.
Commissioner Kasher stated he noticed a streetlight clam shell on Route 113 west of McGinty St. was damaged in the storm.
Commissioner Wilson was informed by Treasurer Sheryl McDaniel that the acquisition of Centrue Bank to Midland States Bank will take place September 1, 2017. McDaniel will be monitoring the interest rates for the Village accounts after the change.
Commissioner Adair stated he continues to drive throughout the town checking on structures and zoning issues and has been working with Village Planning and Zoning Coordinator Cindy Haywood with any issues that have been found.
Motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 6:43 p.m. by Commissioner Kasher, Second by Commissioner Adair. All Ayes; Motion Carried.