CRAINVILLE VILLAGE BOARD
Tuesday January 17, 2023
Mike Harbin Nay Sam Jones Yea
Julie Aue Yea John Oetjen Yea
Martin Bruyns Jr. Yea Jim Rains Yea
Brad Olson Yea Jaci Chapman Nay
Ron Mitchell Yea Tena Steinacher Nay
A quorum was present:
Minutes from the December 13, 2022 regular Board Meeting were presented. There were two corrections on paragraph (1) it should be “were” instead of “was”, and on Motion 1, motion is repeated.
Motion 1: Oetjen made the motion and Aue seconded the motion to approve the December 13, 2022 Village Board Meeting Minutes as corrected. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
Village Financial Report was given to all Board Members.
Mitchell told the Board that he will have Tena Steinacher bring down $200,000 from the Illinois Fund to the Village General Fund. Mitchell told the Board that he will have to do an amended budget to transfer engineering fees from the Water Fund to the General Fund.
January 2023 bills were presented.
Motion 2: Jones made the motion and Rains seconded the motion to pay the January 2023 bills as presented. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
No Visitor Participation for the January 17, 2023 Village Board Meeting.
Crawford and Associates Report
Samuel Road and Municipal Drive
Contractors for Samuel Road and Municipal Drive have got the parts in for both projects and work will start next week.
Water Report: (Pam Borders)
- There are 817 water customers
- 617 garbage customers.
- 2 Building Permits
- 4 new customers
- 4 disconnects
- Room Rental 3 $135.00
No Water Appeals.
Street/Water-Sewer Presented a Written Report
- Repaired two sewer blockages this month, and two water leaks.
- New truck is working fine.
- Built racks to store salt spreaders.
- Worked on several street signs repairing some of the signs and replacing signs that were damaged.
- Burned brush and limbs that have been collected.
- Went through Village Maps and organized them
- Organized the barn
Police Report (Chief Lindley)
Chief Lindley presented his written report.
Will be discussed in Executive Session.
Linda Harvill, owes the Village money. According to the terms in the court agreement, Harvill is to pay the Village monthly until she pays off her debt. Harvill has not paid the Village since March of 2022. Mitchell has contacted the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and they will be working on the case.
Motion 3: Jones made the motion and Aue seconded the motion to renew the Flag Contract with the Boy Scouts for 2023 for $400.00. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
Public Welfare Committee
Martin Bruyns gave a report on the Public Welfare Committee. He told the Board that many of the Ordinances that make up Public Welfare Policy are obsolete or in need of revision. He recommended that the Village investigate companies that do codification for Villages and Towns. He said that Carterville and Herrin both have used these services and are pleased with the result. Mitchell will contact the company that Carterville used and get an estimate of the cost to use the service. Another option would be to pay the Village Attorney to help streamline these Ordinances.
Motion 4: Jones made the motion and Oetjen seconded the motion to go into Executive Session at 6:52 to discuss hiring a new police officer and to discuss the situation with the Saylor property at 6:52 p.m. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
The Board went into Executive Session at 6:52 p.m.
The Board returned to regular Board Meeting at 7:23 p.m.
Motion 5: Jones made the motion and Rains seconded the motion to hire Jason Englebright as a full-time Police Officer at $19.50 an hour to be increased to $20.00 an hour after successful completion of a 90-day probation period. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
Motion 6: Rains made the motion and Oetjen seconded the motion to enter the contract to
purchase Arnie Saylor’s property subject to the terms that was discussed in closed session. All
present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
Motion 7: Jones made the motion and Aue seconded the motion to adjourn the Board Meeting at 7:26 p.m. All present voted yea and the President declared the motion carried.
Jacquelyn Chapman, Village Clerk