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Village of Franklin Board of Trustees met May 7

By Michael Abella | Jul 9, 2019


Village of Franklin Board of Trustees met May 7.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Mayor Paul Turpin called the regular monthly meeting of the Village of Franklin Board of Trustees to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in the town hall. Trustees present were Josh Slaughterback, Wyatt Smith, Lincoln Hill, Tami Thompson and Nicole Fromme.

Mike McEvers from Benton & Associates presented the General Maintenance and Engineering Program. He reviewed the roads and procedures for maintenance and repairs. Josh Slaughterback made a motion to accept the General Maintenance and Engineering Program. Tami Thompson seconded the motion. The voting was as follows: Nicole Fromme-yes, Josh Slaughterback-yes, Wyatt Smith-yes, Lincoln Hill-yes, and Tami Thompson-yes. The motion carried. Tami Thompson made a motion to appropriate $82,000 from the MFT funds. Josh Slaughterback seconded the motion. The voting was as follows: Josh Slaughterback-yes, Wyatt Smith-yes, Lincoln Hill-yes, Tami Thompson-yes, and Nicole Fromme-yes. The motion carried.

Village Treasurer, Heather Reed presented the Treasurer's report for April 2019. Wyatt Smith made a motion to approve the Treasurer's Report for April 2019. Josh Slaughterback seconded the motion. The voting was as follows: Wyatt Smith-yes, Lincoln Hill-yes, Tami Thompson-yes, Nicole Fromme-yes, and Josh Slaughterback-yes. The motion carried. Heather Reed then presented bills paid and to be paid for April 2019. Josh Slaughterback made a motion to accept the bills paid and to be paid for April 2019. Nicole Fromme seconded the motion. The voting was as follows: Lincoln Hill-yes, Tami Thompson-yes, Nicole Fromme-yes, Josh Slaughterback-yes, and Wyatt Smith-yes. The motion was carried.

Josh Slaughterback made a motion to approve the meeting minutes from April 2019. Tami Thompson seconded the motion. The voting was as follows: Tami Thompson-yes, Nicole Fromme-yes, Josh Slaughterback-yes, Wyatt Smith-yes, and Lincoln Hill-yes. The motion was carried.

Andy Fairless presented his Utility Supervisor report. Andy informed the Board of the plans for the concrete repairs on the sidewalk in front of the Methodist Church. Royell recently reached out to Andy to inform him they are running a new line from the High School to East Grade. Royell plans to begin the process on June 17th, but would need an easement from the customers. Andy reported the leak survey went well. Eden Brothers found three meters that needed replaced. They also found a couple leaks and those were also fixed. Andy received an estimate for fixing the transite from Reinbach to Waverly bottom. Andy is trying to get an estimate for replacing the transite from Reinbach to Waverly bottom. As the state is estimating their project to begin in 2 and a 1/2 to 3 years which means the Village will have to be done in two years. Andy told the Board he has used his truck for the Village water leak survey a few times lately and turned in receipts for reimbursement. He stated that he and Jim are waiting on the water survey to be completed and the weather to improve so they can finish the ditches on Wyatt Avenue. Lastly Andy spoke with Frontier and received a quote for adding an additional line for emergencies. He added the line would be VOIP through the internet. The price he was quoted from Advantage is much less and does not rely on the internet.

Buildings, Roads, and Drainage - There is nothing to report from this committee.

Finance/Payroll - There is nothing to report from this committee.

Insurance - Tami Thompson will touch base with Curt Reznicek regarding ICRMT Unemployment Insurance. She received paperwork to complete and get quotes on insurance for municipalities from RMA. Tami also spoke with all of the Village employees concerning their health insurance.

Personnel - There is nothing to report from this committee.

Utility Reconnect - There is nothing to report from this committee. Utilities - There is nothing to report from this committee.

The Village will contact the two residents to discuss when the Village will begin cleaning their properties regarding the abandoned property legal action. The Village will bill the owners for the services. If the residents do not agree to comply they will further legal action will be taken.

The Advantage Answering Service will be ready on Monday. Tami Thompson made a motion to go with the Advantage Phone system for 24 hours answering service. Wyatt Smith seconded the motion. The voting was as follows: Nicole Fromme-yes, Josh Slaughterback-yes, Wyatt Smith-yes, Lincoln Hill-yes, and Tami Thompson-yes.

There is nothing new to report on One Call Now Alerts.

The Village hopes to begin the mulch project in the park the first week of June. It will take a minimum of three weeks to complete. Tami Thompson stated we should have it done for the 4th of July celebration.

Mayor Turpin spoke with the Village attorney about Skyping for meetings and he is working on providingan ordinance for Skyping for future meetings.

The waterway at the lagoons project will begin when the weather improves. Ed Wright will contact Andy Fairless before to inform him of a start date.

Mayor Turpin is waiting on the attorney to get back with him regarding the Franklin Electric Franchise.

The Village received one bid for the grain bin sale for $100. Josh Slaughterback made a motion to accept the bid. Tami Thompson seconded the motion. The voting was as follows: Josh Slaughterback-yes, Wyatt Smith-yes, Lincoln Hill-yes, Tami Thompson-yes, and Nicole Fromme- yes. The motion carried.

The mobile home moratorium was lifted at the last meeting.

Nicole Fromme made a motion to replace the sidewalk concrete for the Methodist Church. Tami Thompson seconded the motion. The voting was as follows: Josh Slaughterback- yes, Wyatt Smith-yes, Lincoln Hill-yes, Tami Thompson-yes, and Nicole Fromme-yes. The motion carried.

Mayor Turpin explained changes which George Hamilton preferred for his business and which the Fast Stop would prefer. The Board also discussed making changes to the current ordinance to allow someone outside of the Village to manage the restaurant, allowing someone under 21 to bus tables at the restaurant, hours for liquor sales, outdoor accommodations, and sales percentages. Mayor Turpin will take their suggestions to the attorney to update the ordinance.

The Board agrees to schedule two days of heavy trash pick-ups. The Village will pick up from the residents but will mark off on their maps as they go around town. They will not go back to houses. It will be scheduled for the week after Labor Day in September.

There was nothing to report for new board members.

The Village is in need for summer help with mowing. An ad will be put out and the personnel team will interview.

Andy Fairless informed the Board the skid steer from Joe Woods was sold and he was looking into a used one. He provided approximate pricing on a used skid steer and also costs for renting one. The Board discussed alternative options and compared to other potential expenses.

Andy checked the measurements at 101 Reinbach and everything was okay. Tami Thompson made a motion to allow the mobile home to be placed at 101 Reinbach. Nicole Fromme seconded the motion. The voting was as follows: Wyatt Smith-yes, Lincoln Hill-yes, Tami Thompson-yes, Nicole Fromme-yes, and Josh Slaughterback-yes. The motion carried.

Mayor Turpin informed the Board each year in June the Village donates $500 for the fireworks and they discuss road closures and such for the 4th of July celebration.

Mayor Turpin added Apex reached out to him and informed him they are willing to pay the Village for every turbine within the mile and a half buffer zone from the Village. The Village could potentially receive $40,000-$50,000 per year from 4 to 5 turbines. Wyatt Smith and Lincoln Hill asked if there would be in increase over the years. Josh Slaughterback said Apex has never signed an agreement like this with a municipality but it could help the Village significantly with finances. There would have to be a resolution by the Board to accept.

The Board agreed to a special meeting on May 14th at 7pm to accept the water samples report from the EPA.

The Board agreed to allow Andy to continue using his personal mower at this time.

The June meeting date was changed to Thursday, June 6th at 7pm.

Wyatt Smith made a motion to adjourn. Josh Slaughterback seconded the motion. The voting was as follows: Lincoln Hill-yes, Tami Thompson-yes, Nicole Fromme-yes, Josh Slaughterback-yes, and Wyatt Smith-yes. The meeting adjourned at 10:01 pm.

http://www.franklinillinois.net/assets/19-5-minutes-may-19.pdf

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