Coal City Village Board of Trustees met April 24
Coal City Village Board of Trustees met April 24.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
At 7:04 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Mayor Terry Halliday called to order the regular meeting of the Coal City Village Board in the boardroom of the Village Hall. Roll call-Trustees Neal Nelson, Ross Bradley, Dave Spesia, Tim Bradley and Sarah Beach. Absent; Dan Greggain. Also in attendance was attorney Mark Heinle, Ryan Hansen from Chamlin Engineering, Police Chief Tom Best and Matt Fritz, village administrator.
All present recited the pledge of Allegiance.
The minutes of the April 10, 2019 meeting were presented. R. Bradley moved to approve the minutes as written, second by Spesia. Roll call-Ayes; Nelson, Bradley, Spesia, Bradley and Beach. Nays; none. Absent; Greggain. Motion carried.
The warrant list was presented. Following review and discussion, Nelson moved to approve the warrant list as presented, second by T. Bradley. Roll call-Ayes; Nelson, Bradley, Spesia, Bradley and Beach. Nays; none. Absent; Greggain. Motion carried.
There was no public comment at this meeting.
Ordinance 19-13 approval of the FY20 Budget was presented. This is the final budget with expenditures of $15,213,438 and three large projects; S. Broadway Reconstruction, Coaler Lift Station Replacement & UP Lead Rail Development Bonds. Mayor Halliday thanked the Board, the Committees and Department Heads for their efforts and time in the completion of the final budget. Trustee Nelson also expressed his gratitude to everyone involved. Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 19-13 the FY 2020 Budget, second by T. Bradley. Roll call-Ayes; Nelson, Bradley, Spesia, Bradley and Beach. Nays; none. Absent; Greggain. Motion carried.
An Amendment to the Waste Management Contract was presented. Per Mr. Fritz, the amendment is for the addition of a yard waste container to each resident for an annual fee of $1,583 and not increase the agreed upon monthly rates. The yard waste containers can be utilized for regular garbage during the off-season of yard waste pick up. T. Bradley moved to authorize Mayor Halliday to enter into an Amendment to the Waste Collection and Disposal Agreement, second by Spesia. Roll call-Ayes; Nelson, Bradley, Spesia, Bradley and Beach. Nays; none. Absent; Greggain. Motion carried.
Ordinance 19-14 regarding raffle licenses was discussed. Mayor Halliday suggested that a sub-committee, through the Public Health & Safety Committee, be appointed to discuss the terms of this proposed ordinance. Attorney Heinle stated that the state statute states specify certain obligations to enforce the raffle licensing and that he would assist with the revision of the ordinance. R. Bradley moved to table the adoption of the "Raffle" ordinance until further review, second by T. Bradley. Roll call-Ayes; Nelson, Bradley, Spesia, Bradley and Beach. Nays; none. Absent; Greggain. Motion carried.
Mayor Halliday recognized the 12 years of service of Neal Nelson; 8 years as Coal City President and 4 years as Trustee. He stated that Mr. Nelson's greatest accomplishment in office was the $6.5 million storm water project accomplished during his term of office and the large impact that project held for the residents of Coal City.
Trustee Nelson said he was humbled and his tenure was a challenging and great experience. He also said that it was through Ancel, Glink, et al, that Coal City got involved with the Will County Governmental League membership and the advantages that organization offered to our village. As an elected official, the people of Coal City trust us to do the right thing. He thanked all the volunteers who give unselfishly of their time.
Trustee Beach said it was a pleasure working with Trustee Nelson.
Trustee T. Bradley thanked the department heads for their efforts in keeping spending under control and in budget. He then thanked Trustee Nelson for his dedication and interest in the success of the Village,
Trustee Spesia thanked Trustee Nelson for his years of service to the community
Trustee R. Bradley thanked Trustee Nelson for all his time and efforts for the betterment of Coal City.
Clerk Noffsinger thanked Trustee Nelson for the pleasure of serving on this Board together for twelve years and wished him good luck in his future endeavors. Coal City Village Board Meeting
Attorney Heinle announced that the closing on the Kunes property on South Broadway is scheduled for Friday, April 26th at 1 p.m. This entails a 5-year sales contract and upon closing, tax exempt status will be applied for. He said that is was Trustee Nelson that brought Ancel, Glink, et al as attorneys for the Village and thanked him for the opportunity to work with him and the Village
Ryan Hansen said the Second Street & 5th Avenue storm sewer project would be finalized this week. He announced that the second pre-construction meeting for the Coaler Lift Station project was held this week.
Chief Best announced:
• Kady Sassenger has graduated from Illinois State Police Academy and her graduation was attended by Chief Best, Sgt. Harseim and Mike Lareau, chairman of the Coal City Fire & Police Board of Commissioners. She will now start field training with the department
• Officer Nick Mazzone has completed field training
• Through a Grant application, the Police Department has received a $600 grant from the Shorewood Wal-Mart
Chief Best thanked Trustee Nelson for his dedication and for making him the Chief of Police.
Matt Fritz announced:
• Village will receive a distribution from IMIC(health insurance provider) from the loss fund
• Gave an update regarding the NCICG housing program grant application He thanked Trustee Nelson for his efforts and leadership through the years and with the Village Administrator contract, moved his family to Coal City and the experience has been more than he expected.
Beach moved to adjourn the meeting, second by R. Bradley. Roll call-Ayes; Nelson, Bradley, Spesia, Bradley and Beach. Nays; none. Absent; Greggain. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.