REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING
VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE
LEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
OCTOBER 12, 2009 MINUTES APPROVED NOVEMBER 9, 2009
On October 12, 2009 the regular meeting of the Village of Franklin Grove, held at the Village Hall, 105 E. South Street, Franklin Grove, Lee County, Illinois, was called to order by President Robert Logan immediately following the Public Hearing at 7:16 p.m.
Present: Trustees Karen Didier, Tony Schaneberg, Chad Murphy, Scott Spangler, Keith Roop, David Atkinson, President Logan and Clerk Lori Smith.
Attorney Ehrmann was absent
Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by C. Murphy to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of September 14, 2009. Passed 6/0
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
Doug Richmond and Pete Lyons with Northern Illinois Disposal advised the board they would be glad to continue their relationship with the Village and would be willing to re-negotiate a new contract since the current one will expire December 1, 2009.
Marilyn Spangler advised the following:
? Needs monthly budget with expenditures
? Status on Surveys (Logan advised would be out by 11-1-09)
? Landscaping at Flat Iron Park
? Halloween Parade at 7:00 p.m. at the Elementary School
Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by C. Murphy to set Trick or Treat Hours for October 31, 2009 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Passed 6/0
VILLAGE CLERKS REPORT
BILLS & LATE BILLS
Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by K. Roop to pay bills, late bills and make necessary transfers. Passed 6/0
OTHER PER CLERK
Ralph Tompkins advised the board that Northwest Illinois Construction satisfactorily finished the punch and recommended the board approve final payment.
Motion made by T. Schaneberg, seconded by K. Roop to approve final payment of $6,394.28 to Northwest Illinois Construction, but won't release check until all paperwork is complete. Passed 6/0
Ralph Tompkins advised that the $293,000 grant is still speculation.
Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by T. Schaneberg to approve the writing of an Ordinance allowing Golf Carts within the Village. Passed 4/2
Note: K. Roop - nay
C. Murphy - nay
STREETS & ALLEYS
(T. Schaneberg Chairman)
Motion made by S. Spangler, seconded by K. Didier to allow T. Schaneberg to purchase up to $1,800.00 in trees. Passed 6/0
WATER & SEWER
(K. Roop Chairman)
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PROPERTIES
(D. Atkinson Chairman)
Trustee Atkinson advised that he was asked about having recycling containers downtown. President Logan advised taking two oil drums, put a recycle sticker on the front and see how they work.
(K. Didier Chairman)
HISTORIC REPORT/EARLY WARNING
The board discussed and made necessary changes to the proposed Golf Cart Ordinance so it could go to the attorney to be finalized.
As no further business was brought before the board, a motion to adjourn was made by
K. Didier, seconded by T. Schaneberg and carried by unanimous vote at 9:38 p.m.
Lori J. Smith