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CRAINVILLE VILLAGE BOARD
Tuesday May 12, 2020
Crainville Village Board met in a regular session on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Roll call as follows:
Mike Harbin Yea Sam Jones Yea
Julie Aue Yea John Oetjen Yea
Martin Bruyns Jr. Yea Jim Rains Yea
Ron Mitchell Yea Tena Steinacher Nay
Brad Olson Yea Jaci Chapman Yea
A quorum was present:
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Crainville Village Board Meeting continues to comply with The State of Illinois order to “Shelter in Place.” The “Shelter in Place” order was extended by the State of Illinois through May. In abidance with this order the meeting was not open to the public.
Minutes from the April 28, 2020 regular Board Meeting were presented. There was one correction, in the paragraph under Bench Lights, should be Municipal Drive instead of Plaza Drive.
Motion 1: Jones made the motion and Rains seconded the motion to approve the April 28, 2020 Village Board Meeting Minutes as corrected. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
The Treasurer’s Report was submitted. Mitchell recommended that the Board approve bringing $30,000 down from the Illinois Funds to the Village of Crainville’s General Fund.
Motion 2: Jones made the motion and Harbin seconded the motion to approve bringing $30,000 from the Illinois Funds to the Village of Crainville’s General Fund. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
May bills were presented.
Motion 3: Oetjen made the motion and Aue seconded the motion to pay the May bills as presented. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
No Visitor Participation.
John Crawford Report
Drainage Issues on Plaza Drive
Mitchell told the Board that the survey work on Plaza Drive and California has been completed and submitted to IDOT. The Village is now waiting for IDOT to respond.
The issues regarding the road on California that is between Carterville and Crainville continue. The results from the survey of the road show that the area of the road that needs to be fixed is in Crainville. Mitchell will talk to the Mayor of Carterville regarding the road issues on California.
Department Heads (Department Heads were not Present)
Water Report: (Pam Borders) written report
- There are 765 water customers
- 569 garbage customers.
- 2 Building Permits
- 1 new customer
- 2 disconnects
- Room Rental 0 days for a total of $0
No Water Appeals.
Police Chief David Lindley presented a written report on arrests, and traffic stops. Chief Lindley has asked the Board if he could take his squad car home. His main reason for making this request is that, when he is off duty, he would be able to respond to emergency situations within the Village faster if he could directly leave from his house in Crab Orchard; and not have to go to the Village to pick up the squad car. The Board discussed the cost of gas and wear and tear on the squad car to drive it back and forth from Crab Orchard to Crainville. The Board also did not feel like the Village had that many emergency calls that would necessitate Chief Lindley having to respond.
Motion 4: Oetjen made the motion and Jones seconded the motion to not allow Chief Lindley to take the squad car home each day. Rains, Nay, Harbin, Yea, Bruyns, Yea, Aue, Nay. The President declared the motion carried.
Mitchell has not been able to reach Solar Moon Light to order a solar light. He will continue to try to contact them.
Mitchell told the Board that the initial cost to equip the Village to do mosquito abatement would be approximately $14,066. This would include getting staff licensed through the State of Illinois to do the spraying, to fully stock the chemical, and to purchase the equipment needed to do the spraying. There is also a possibility that in the future the Village could, for a fee, provide mosquito abatement to other municipalities.
Motion 5: Rains made the motion and Aue seconded the motion to approve the Village of Crainville setting up a mosquito abatement service for the Village which will include getting staff licensed, purchasing the chemical, and equipment, for an initial cost of $14,066; the Village may in the future provide abatement services to other communities for a fee. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
The Village had two applicants for the James B. Childress Scholarship. The Chairman of the Committee, Mike Harbin, recommended that the Scholarship be awarded to Nicole M. Young.
The scholarship will be presented to Ms. Young at the June Board Meeting, if the “shelter in place” order is lifted by that date.
Motion 6: Harbin made the motion and Jones seconded the motion that Nicole M. Young be awarded the James B. Childress Scholarship. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
The Board discussed the Village budget for the fiscal year of 2020/2021. Jilek developed a 2020/2021 budget that was presented to the Board. The Board made several recommendations regarding the budget, and Mitchell will ask Jilek to revise the budget to reflect those revisions. The completed budget will be presented to the Board at the June Meeting.
The Board did not go into Executive Session.
Motion 7: Jones made the motion and Aue seconded the motion to adjourn the May 12, 2020 Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
Jacquelyn Chapman, Village Clerk