Village of Diamond Board met March 27.
Village of Diamond Board met March 27.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
The scheduled meeting of the Diamond Village Board was held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 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-Absent.
Approval of Minutes:
Motion was made by Commissioner Kasher, Second by Commissioner Warner to approve the 3/13/2018 meeting minutes and place on file. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Approval of the March 27, 2018 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.
Approval of February 2018 Treasurer’s Report:
Motion was made by Commissioner Wilson, Second by Commissioner Warner to approve the February 2018 Treasurer’s Report and place it on file. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Approval of Backflow Solutions Inc. (BSI Online)-
Public Works Director Austin Vining stated he reached out to Test Inc. and they do not have a program similar to BSI Online. Village Clerk Lori Holmes stated she and Planning and Zoning Coordinator Cindy Haywood would complete the necessary mailing to the residents and BSI would monitor and complete all necessary documentation requirements in accordance with ILEPA regulations. After discussion of the program details, Motion was made by Commissioner Kasher, Second by Commissioner Wilson to approve the agreement with Backflow Solutions Inc. for the Cross-Connection Control Program. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Approve Ordinance #2018-05; Amendment of Cross-Connection Control-
Mayor Kernc stated this ordinance amends Chapter 53 of the Village of Diamond code of ordinances in regard to cross-connection control. Village Attorney John Gallo stated Backflow Solutions Inc. reviewed the Village’s current cross-connection control ordinance and recommended to add a provision that all test reports are forwarded to the Director of Public Works. Motion was made by Commissioner Warner, Second by Commissioner Kasher to approve Ordinance #2018-05; Amending Chapter 53 of the Village of Diamond Code of Ordinance Regards to Cross-Connection Control. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Mayor Kernc stated Jim Clinard of Chamlin and Associates has been working on the STP3 engineering project map. Kernc presented and discussed the project map. Kernc acknowledged Commissioner Kasher’s concern with the project cost, so Clinard has reached out to D Construction for a cost estimate on this project. Kernc stated the grant application will be a shared fund STP call for projects in 2019. Kernc stated she will keep the board updated once she receives the estimated cost.
Grundy and Will County Sheriff’s Monthly Update-
Approve Atlas Companies Phased Market Study Proposal-
Sales Tax Referendum-
Mayor Kernc stated she did receive another call from Gideon Blustein of the 3 Rivers Realtors Association stating if the village proceeds forward with the sales tax referendum, they would like to assist in the process.
Village Attorney John Gallo stated the settlement agreement with Glendall Partners and Scaggs Development Corp. has been signed by all parties and the Village of Diamond should be receiving a check for $450,00.00 within the next week, that of which attorney and engineering expenses will be deducted from the balance which should be approximately $20,000.00 in expenses. The remaining balance will be equally divided with the Village of Coal City to receive no less than $215,000.00. Gallo stated he sent a certified demand letter to the resident(s) of 1160 S. Farmstone Drive for payment of services received at the dwelling since in June 2016, which they are obligated to pay. The letter stated to contact Gallo and/or Village Clerk Lori Holmes by March 26, 2018 to discuss and arrange payment options. Neither Gallo or Holmes have been contacted. Discussion of optional actions were discussed. Decision was made to place a notice on the home giving homeowner a specified deadline to contact the Village. If contact is not made to the Village, then water services will be interrupted.
Public Works Director Austin Vining stated the maintenance department repaired a water service line at 2040 E. Clark St. Vining stated the maintenance department will be attending a 2-day training seminar for pesticide applicator on April 3 & 4, 2018. Maintenance Worker Josh Bzdusek will be testing for a Class C Water License on April 2, 2018.
Village Clerk Lori Holmes stated the Community Wide Garage Sale Days will be held April 20 & 21, 2018. The Village’s Spring Clean-up Day will be held on May 3, 2018. Holmes stated her computer email was compromised however, it has been resolved. Mayor Kernc stated there has been additional security added to our system.
Commissioner Kasher thanked the maintenance department for spreading the dirt along the sidewalk on Division St. Kasher inquired about the fire at Urban Tile & Carpet. Mayor Kernc stated Structural Engineer Jim Clinard of Chamlin and Associates came out and completed a structural inspection of the premises. Kernc stated she appreciated his assistance in this matter. Kasher presented a flashing light device which would be beneficial at the crosswalk at IL Route 113 and McGinty St. Kasher stated it is an inexpensive device which is solar powered and would bring attention to the crosswalk for added safety. Village Engineer Mike Perry stated he will present this to IDOT for approval and will let the village know if it can be installed.
Commissioner Wilson stated Village Treasurer Sheryl McDaniel has arranged for a representative from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund to present a workshop to employees on understanding the benefits and general information regarding IMRF benefits.
Commissioner Warner stated the #1 raw sewage pump went out at the plant. A rebuilt pump is $11,675.00 and a new pump is $17,589. Both come with a 1-year warranty therefore, a rebuilt pump will be purchased.
Mayor Kernc thanked Village Attorney John Gallo for all his hard work with the Terraco process. Kernc asked Village Engineer Mike Perry to extend her appreciation to Jim Clinard for inspecting the structure after the fire at Urban Tile and Carpet.
Adjournment to Closed Session (Employee Issues)-
Motion was made by Commissioner Warner, Second by Commissioner Wilson to enter into closed session at 6:37 p.m. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Motion was made by Commissioner Warner, Second by Commissioner Kasher to enter back into open session with no action taken at 7:02 p.m. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 7:03 p.m. by Commissioner Warner, Second by Commissioner Kasher. All Ayes; Motion Carried.