May 19, 2021 @ 7:00 PM



Pledge of Allegiance

New board members – Oath




  Consent Agenda will approve all three with one motion.

  • Board Minutes for April 2021

  • Treasurer’s Report for April 2021

  • Invoices Payable for May 2021

  • Motion _______ 2nd _______ Roll Call



  • Finance & Insurance - Dave Mueller

  • Water and Sewer – Sid Dev

  • Community Events & Building Permits - Barb Safiran

  • Ordinances and Garbage Collection – Sue Aldred

  • Police, Emergency Plan – Mandy Mueller

  • Streets – Matt Benecke

  • Village Equipment – Julius Maes



  • NCICG Housing Grant

  • Shelter in the Park/Veteran’s Memorial

  • Cannon Monument – Waiting on estimate to repair and move.

  • Liquor License Ordinance



  • E-Waste




ADJOURNMENT MOTION ___________ 2ND ___________




Community Building

May 19, 2021


Attending board members: Barb Safiran, Sue Aldred, Mandy Donovan, Julius Maes, Matt Benecke, Sid Dev, and Mayor Dave Mueller.


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


April Board Minutes, April Treasurers’ Report, and May Invoices payable

Motion to approve Barb Safiran, 2nd Sid Dev, roll call vote all ayes.


Finance, Insurance, License & Fees – Dave Mueller – Next month we will start receiving a budget worksheet

Water and Sewer – Sid Dev/Markus Chapman – The water looping project has started.

Community Events & Building Permits – Barb Safiran – No permits. Placing Picnic Day bulk order for t-Shirts. Orders must be in by Thursday, May 27, 2021. We are still looking for parade entries and vendors.

Ordinances and Garbage Collection – Sue Aldred – Nothing new with the garbage. There are properties with tall grass and weeds. We will be sending out letters to the owners.

Police, Emergency Plan – Mandy Donovan – We will be contacting owners about abandoned vehicles.

Streets – Matt Benecke – A motion was made by Mandy Donovan to approve the IDOT budget to do seal coat maintenance from 1st Street to East Village limits and Martin Place – North Street to North Village limits. 2nd Barb Safiran, roll call vote, all ayes.

Village Equipment – Julius Maes – We have sold the old dump truck.



Housing Grant – No changes. There will be a walk-thru with the construction supervisor on June 3, 2021. Twelve homes will be getting worked on.

Neponset Park Improvement – Landscaping is done.  Approximately $23,000 in fund. A golf outing, painting class is scheduled to raise more funds. Still left to do is the pavilion, restrooms, pollinator gardens

Liquor Licenses – Working on this ordinance.

Cannon Monument – We are looking for a carriage to put the cannon on.

E-Waste – Dave Mueller will call Eagle Enterprise to see about an e-waste day to turn in TVs, stereos, computers, and printers.

Deed Property to Village – Sue Aldred made a motion to deed a property on the east corner of Scott Park to the Village. 2nd Sid Dev. Roll call vote, all ayes.

Add Check signer – Sid Dev made a motion to add Sue Aldred as an additional check signer for all Village accounts. 2nd Barb Safiran, motion carried.

UTV for Village – Sue Aldred made a motion to look into getting a UTV for the village. It could be used for meter reading and carrying mowing and trimming/gardening items. 2nd Sid Dev, motion carried. Julius Maes will bring quotes to the next meeting for a UTV.


Clean up Property – Barb Safiran made a motion to spend $1,000 to clean up and level the property next to the post office.2nd Matt Benecke, roll call vote, all ayes.


A Motion to Adjourn made by Sid Dev, 2nd Barb Safiran, motion carried.