January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 PM



Pledge of Allegiance




o   Approve Board Minutes for December 2018 – Motion _______ 2nd _______

o   Approve Board Minutes for the Special Meeting December 2018 – Motion ____ 2nd ____

o   Approve Treasurer’s Report for December 2018 – Motion ________ 2nd _______

o   Approve Invoices Payable for January 2019 – Motion _______ 2nd _______



o   Public Works – Eugene Costin –  

o   Police, Emergency Plan – Mandy Mueller

o   Community Events & Building Permits - Barb Safiran

o   Finance, Insurance, License & Fees – Ken Snyder

o   Ordinances and Garbage Collection – Matt Kaiser

o   Water and Sewer – Sid Dev



o   Community Development Block Grant

o   Water Tower Grant

o   Sale of property

o   Closing W Center Street



o   Approve AFR (Annual Financial Report) and audit

o   Upstairs window in Village hall building estimate

o   Plow truck purchase



ADJOURNMENT MOTION ___________ 2ND ___________



Community Building @ 7PM

January 16, 2019


Attending board members: Mandy Donovan, Sid Dev, Barb Safiran, Ken Snyder, Gene Costin, and Mayor Dave Mueller. Absent, Matt Kaiser.

Meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call.

Guest – Frank Schlindwein gave thanks for keeping the roads clear during the bad weather.


The Board extends a thank you to Ken Snyder for pulling out Trent/snowplow and for helping Trent Johnson with Christmas Decorations.


December 2018 Board Minutes approved, Motion Sid Dev 2nd Gene Coston, motion carried.

December 2018 Treasurer’s Report approved, Motion Sid Dev, 2nd Barb Safiran, motion carried.

January 2019 Expenditures approved, Motion Gene Costin, 2nd Barb Safiran, Roll call vote, all ayes.


Public Works – Gene Costin – Put hoses on truck, wind blade fell off truck. We need to make an intergovernmental agreement with the Township. Jager Insurance Agency stated the policy for pulling people out of the ditch with the plow truck or any Village equipment. We are not allowed to pull any vehicle out of the ditch. It would cause too much of a liability for the Village.

Police Emergency Plan – Mandy Donovan – There are reports of people walking thru others yards in the night. Please keep your cars and doors locked. Dogs have also been running loose.

Community Events & Building Permits – Barb Safiran – Barb Jannie asked for a solar permit application. Trivia Night is Saturday, February 9th. Doors open at 6:30, Trivia at 7:00pm.  Serving Tacos $2, Nachos $1, Jello Shots $1, Soda $1. Raffle baskets and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit 2019 Picnic Day. Call Barb for more information 309-883-1164.

Finance, Insurance, License & Fees – Ken Snyder – nothing to report.

Ordinances and Garbage Collection - Matt Kaiser has resigned his position. A couple of people are interested. There are no issues with the Garbage. They are doing a good job.

Water and Sewer – Sid Dev – there was a power outage before new years. Scott Chapman did a great job. Ameren Illinois replaced their bad fuse.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG Grant) – The abandoned houses that were chosen to be demolished are either being demolished by the owner, sold, or being foreclosed. NCICG is helping look for other ways to utilize the $40,000 grant. We can’t use the left-over money on the water hydrants, but there is another grant for water hydrants. Also, a grant up to $500,000 with no matching to close the water loops, depending on the pressure, this spring.

Water Tower Grant – We received a $90,000 loan. The balance is to be paid out of the Water Reserve Account for the Water Tower Grant for our portion of the bills. Martin Engineering will then pay the Village.




Audit – Last month we received our audit for May 1, 2017 thru April 30, 2018. Barb Safiran made a motion to approve the audit. 2nd Ken Snyder, roll call vote, all ayes.


Sale of Property/closing of W Center Street – Closing will be next month.


Windows – 2 Windows need replaced in the Village Hall building. One upstairs and one in the garage where the police car is kept. Sid Dev made a motion to accept the bid from The Glass Guy/Sam Peach, 2nd Barb Safiran. Roll call vote, all ayes.


Barb Safiran state the 1960’s was the last time the permit fees were updated. She will put something together for the next meeting.


Motion to Adjourn made by Gene Costin, 2nd Sid Dev, motion carried.



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    PO Box 79
    Neponset, Illinois 61345

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