Village of Aviston Board met April 3.
Village of Aviston Board met April 3.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
The regular meeting of the President and Board of Trustee was held on Monday March 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Village Hall. In attendance were Village President Dale Haukap, Village Administrator Mike Buscher, Village Clerk Jennifer Jansen, Trustees Larry Harper, Mike Kampwerth, Randy Peek, Gary Litteken and Kurt Schmitz. Employees present included Gary Rakers, Mark Taylor, and Village Attorney Henry Bergmann. Guests included Kevin Eversgerd, Jeff Woltering, Brock Woltering, Kevin Netemeyer, Skylar Huffines, Hannah Keith and Malina Eversgerd.
Kevin Eversgerd stated he was just present to observe. Jeff and Brock will be addressed on the agenda and the other guests were high school kids from Mr. Peters’ government class present to listen in.
The minutes of the previous meetings were available for review. A motion to approve the minutes as presented was made by Randy Peek, second by Kurt Schmitz. Motion carried 5-0.
3. Financial Report:
A motion to table the financial report until Steve can be present was made by Kurt Schmitz, second by Gary Litteken. Motion carried 5-0.
After a review of the bills listed a motion was made by Mike Kampwerth, second by Kurt Schmitz to pay all bills listed and all regular monthly bills not yet received. Motion carried 5-0.
4. Park District:
Gary Litteken attended the Park District meeting. Gary reported that the park cleanup date has been rescheduled to April 8th at 9am. The Citizens for Aviston made the donation to the park in the amount of $12-$14K. All Clinton County Electric paperwork has been completed and returned so the Park District will now be receiving the electric bills directly. Gary reported that Bryan Sudholt is looking to get on the Township Board so they may need a new Park District member. Gary Rakers will talk with Sticky to see where a drain ends coming from the concession stand. Al Billhartz will be starting on the sidewalk soon. Dennis Woltering was present to request a sidewalk and bench at the memorial.
5. Police Report:
Mark Taylor presented the monthly police report. It was stated that we need to put it in the newsletter again to not blow grass in the curb and street. Mark updated the Board that the new officer has had 2 training nights so far. Tony introduced Blake to the businesses, etc. Travis will be riding with Kyle tonight.
-Aera – No report.
Mark stated the internet has been having issues in the back of the building. Mark was instructed to get in touch with Matt Von Bokel to see what needs to be done to fix it.
6. Current Projects:
-Vintage Hall – Kurt Schmitz updated the Board on the progress on the building. Kurt stated he is meeting with Kevin Burton to discuss a materials quote. ACIC is already holding meetings upstairs.
-S. Approach to N. Page Street – Seth stated that this needs to be re-staked per the State.
-Industrial Business Park – Jeff Woltering was present to show a preliminary plat and stated he met with the Zoning Board to preview. Jeff also discussed all the things that will be added before the plat is finalized.
7. Village Administrator’s Report:
-TIF – Mike spoke with Moran Development regarding moving properties from TIF I to TIF II. Mike will find out the fees and assessment to go with this.
-Enterprise Zone – Mike stated the location that 1st National Bank is going to build on is not in the Enterprise Zone and they would like to be. Mike talked with Jay Donnelly about altering our parcels as the district is not full. Mike will check into the cost and timing on this as well.
-RLF – Mike stated there are 2 applications returned and that they will hold until the mid to end of April to meet with Steve and review.
-New Business – Mike said there should be an announcement next week regarding a new business.
-Business Persons Meeting – Mike stated he has a questionnaire to send out to all businesses that attended the meeting. He thought about seeing if anyone would be interested in a quarterly meeting with pinpointed topics, possible revolving locations, costs, etc.
-Hotel Tax – No more information is needed on this topic.
-Community Grant – No report. The Board discussed safety vests for pedestrians.
-Tri-Township Water District – Dale, Mike, Larry and Mike Kampwerth had a meeting with Tri-Township representative and discussed encroaching into their area. Tri-Township would like to reach a financial agreement but couldn’t provide answers to questions presented. They did produce past and present tap in fees for our information. It was stated they would like to keep all lines of communication open for further discussion. Henry is to further check into information regarding opt-out. Mike will also gather any other information possible from outside sources.
8. Zoning Administrator’s Report:
Gary Rakers reported there were 2 miscellaneous permits, 1 commercial permit and 1 addition permit issued the previous month. The February and March minutes of the Zoning Board were present for review.
Mike Buscher will work on the easement paperwork for Sam Lampe to get to our well.
9. Director of Public Works Report:
The 2017 MFT map was present for all to review. Mike stated he will get he figures together for submittal to IDOT.
10. New Business:
Larry discussed the pamphlet from the last meeting and the material inside dealing with an ordinance regarding oil/grease in sewer lines. It was also mentioned to look into another ordinance that addresses utility shut offs and billing. Gary Rakers asked about Knox boxes for new businesses and possibly requiring them going forward. Kurt mentioned storage buildings along major business districts, etc. and how to keep these where we want these placed in our corporate limits. Kurt would like to pursue more research on this.
Steve just said he will not be in attendance tonight and would request a special meeting for the week of April 24th to approve the amended budget. Special meeting set for Monday April 24th at 7 pm.
The total past due amount in utility billing is $4469.05, down slightly from the month before. Dale mentioned a resident that has had the water shut off since November due to lack of payment. Dale is working to help get the resident some financial assistance. Jenny stated a resident asked to bring to the attention of the Board for relief of her late fees due to medical issues. The Board stated all late fees are assessed and must be paid.
Randy mentioned advertising in the newsletter the Boy Scout recycling area and what can and cannot be accepted.
The Board reviewed summer help applications. A motion to hire Max Kampwerth, Megan Deimeke, Ben Rakers and Garrett Richter was made by Randy Peek, second by Kurt Schmitz. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion to enter into executive session was made by Mike Kampwerth, second by Randy Peek. Motion carried 5-0. Time was 9:01 pm
Minutes of executive session and the remainder of the meeting were taken by a Village Board member.
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