Village of Brighton Village Board met May 6.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
1. Pledge of Allegiance:
2. Roll Call: Mayor Mike Roberts called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Present Trustees- Kent Scheffel, John Bramley, Chris Seniker, Paige Beilsmith, Marcella Wilfong, and Fred Benz. Also, present Cynthia Tucker Village Clerk, Laura Doll Treasurer, Public Works Manager Kaleb Kahl, Police Chief Mark Fitzgerald, and Attorney Robert Watson.
3. Minutes and Approval: Fred Benz made a motion to approve the minutes from 04/01/19 and place them on file, 2nd by Kent Scheffel. By Voice Vote, Motion Carried.
4. Matters of Recognition: The Citizen of the Month for May is someone who could qualify each and every month as outstanding servant and citizen of the Village of Brighton, Betty Roberts has worked and served the Village for forty years in our Water Department and is our longest serving employee in the History of Brighton. She has served under 7 Mayors and countless Public Works Managers. Because of her dedication and skill Betty has put our Village on solid financial ground managing the office and billing in the Water and Sewer Department. No single person has made the impact on Brighton's success than Betty managing the accounts, billing, and collecting for the Water and Sewer Department. She brought the office from punch cards to our computerized and online billing system. To her it is more than a job for her as she greets customers with courtesy and information about their water and sewer account. Many times, she calls customer to warn of excess water usage, or a quick note on a late payment to remind the customer before additional late fees are assessed. Above all that she does for the Village Water and Sewer Department she involves herself in serving all the activities that happen in the village. She helped run the Brighton Athletic Association for four years, has helped many years at the Betsey Ann Picnic, Independence at the Park, Frighten Brighten, Country Christmas, Christmas Gift and Toy Auction, and the Annual Barbecue Contest serving to make each event a success. Her service to our Community is unequaled, so we commend Betty for her forty years of service to the Village of Brighton and as Citizen of the Month for May. The Brighton Economic Committee has selected Brighton's CNB Bank & Trust as a 2019 Brighton Business of the Month. Located at 202 North Maple Street, Brighton, their hours are: Lobby- Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 3 pm; Friday-8:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday-9 am to noon. CNB Bank & Trust's CEO is Shawn Davis, with Jim Rathgeb as Vice President/facility manager. It is a National Association Charter business. Brighton's facility employs seven with 300+ company-wide. CNB Bank & Trust provides a full range of banking services to individuals and corporate customers throughout south-central Illinois, suburban southwestern Chicago, and the St. Louis metropolitan area. Their roots go back to the mid nineteenth century with the founding of a bank in Carrollton, Illinois, in 1854. Records show this to be the oldest continuously active bank headquartered in Illinois. (Source: the FDIC Institution Directory, a national database of FIDC-insured banks). Prior to July of 2011, CNB Bank & Trust, N. A. operated as four individual sister banks under the Carlinville National Banks Shares Inc. Holding Company; Carlinville National Bank, Citizens State Bank, Palmer Bank, and Cornerstone Bank & Trust, N. A. The current Brighton branch was built in 1994 under the name Citizens State Bank of Shipman. The Brighton Economic Committee has selected the Brighton Casey's General Store Inc. as a May 2019 Brighton Business of the Month. Located at 115 South Maple Street, Brighton it is open 24 hours a day, only closing at 6 pm on Christmas Eve; re-opening at 10 am Christmas Day, allowing the employees time to spend with their family. The Brighton location employees 20-25 people to maintain continuity of service. Casey's is a publicly traded company with shareholders and a Board of Directors. The current CEO is Terry Handley. It is a corporation. In 1959, founder Don Lamberti leased a store from his father on East 14th and Broadway in Des Moines, Iowa. After nine years of operating this old country store, which he remodeled into a convenience store, Don's gas supplier and friend, Kurvin C. Fish, suggested that Don buy the Square Deal Oil Company. Don followed his advice and purchased the service station with a three bay garage in Boone, Iowa. Using the knowledge from his store in Des Moines, Don converted the gas station into a convenience store. The Boone store was named "Casey's" by using Kurvin C. Fish's initials. The third store was built in another small community with a population of only 1,500 - Waukee, Iowa. This was the first Casey's built totally from scratch and proved to be the best store yet. At this point, Don realized he was on to something and decided to establish the stores in communities with a population of 5,000 or less. Through the years, Casey's success has been attributed to their clean stores and friendly employees who pride themselves in customer service. Casey's customers have come to know us for our helpful employees, clean stores and wide selection of freshly prepared food items. With over 2,000 locations and counting), your local Casey's is always just around the comer. As a company they do fund-raising for many different organizations such as MDA, Children's Miracle Network and Hope for the Warriors. The Brighton location has also worked hand in hand with Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant a wish for a resident in town by donating pizzas and bags of ice for everyone involved in the wish granting process. They also contribute to the community by volunteering for Frighten Brighton, Park and they will also be working to help make the Sesquicentennial Celebration a great success.
5. Administer Oath of Office to Newly Elected Board Members: Bill Oertel- 4 Year Term Trustee, John Bramley 4 Year Term Trustee, Jamie Lake-Boyd 4 Year Term Trustee, and Aaron Mead 2 Year Unexpired Term Trustee.
6. Adjourn Meeting: Motion made by Marcella Wilfong to adjourn the meeting at 7:14p.m., 2nd by Fred Benz. Meeting Adjourned.
1. Roll Call: Mayor Mike Roberts called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. Present Trustees-Jamie Lake Boyd, Marcella Wilfong, Fred Benz, John Bramley, Bill Oertel, and Aaron Mead. Also, present Cynthia Tucker Village Clerk, Laura Doll Treasurer, Public Works Manager Kaleb Kahl, Police Chief Mark Fitzgerald, and Attorney Robert Watson,
2. Treasurers Reports (Village and Water): Bill Oertel made a motion to approve the report and place the report on file, 2nd by John Bramley. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; O Nays; Motion Carried 6-0.
3. Review Bills and Approval: John Bramley made a motion to approve the bills and charge to appropriate accounts, 2nd by Bill Oertel. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; O Nays; Motion Carried 6-0.
4. Hours by Employees: Information purpose only
5. Audience Comment: Macoupin County CEO program Pete Visintin to explain program and ask the Village to consider a sponsorship in the upcoming budget for this program. Vernon Davis spoke concerning the city property on the south side of his property.
6. Correspondence: Letter from Family Farms Group, Marcella Wilfong made a motion to accept correspondence and place it on file, 2nd by Jamie Lake-Boyd. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; O Nays; Motion Carried 6-0.
7. Committee Reports:
A. Clerk Committee- 04/10/19 No Meeting Held
B, Public Works Committee-04/29/19 No Quorum
C. Economic Committee - 04/02/19, Jamie Lake-Boyd made a motion to approve the Economic Committee Minutes and place them on file, and by John Bramley. By Voice Vote, Motion Carried.
D. Park Committee - 04/11/19, Marcella Wilfong made a motion to approve the Park Committee Minutes and place them on file, 2nd by Fred Benz. By Voice Vote, Motion Carried.
E. Planning Commission-04/17/19 No Meeting Held
F. Public Safety Committee 04/15/19, Bill Oertel made a motion to approve the Public Safety Committee Minutes and place them on file, 2nd by John Bramley. By Voice Vote, Motion Carried. John Bramley made a motion approve the transfer of $3,000 out of the Police Fuel Fund to the Police Repairs and Maintenance Fund for vehicle repairs, 2nd by Jamie Lake-Boyd. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; O Nays. Motion Carried 6-0.
G. Zoning Committee: 04/16/19, Bill Oertel made a motion to approve the Zoning Committee Minutes and a place them on file, 2nd by Fred Benz. By Voice Vote, Motion Carried.
H. Sesquicentennial Committee: 04/09/19, John Bramley made a motion to approve the Sesquicentennial Committee Minutes and place them on file, 2nd by Fred Benz, By Voice Vote, Motion Carried. Fred Benz made a motion to include up to $2,000 in budget for Porta Potties, 2nd by Marcella Wilfong. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; o Nays. Motion Carried 6-0.
I. Ordinance Committee: No Meeting Held
J. Policy Manual Committee: No Meeting Held
K. Closed Session Examination Committee: No Meeting Held
8. Old Business: John Bramley made a motion to approve Darla & Norman Wilfong to clean the park restrooms in the amount of $400.00 per month starting immediately, 2nd by Jamie Lake-Boyd. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; O Nays; 1 Abstain by Marcella Wilfong. Motion Carried 5-0-1.
9. New Business:
• Illinois Electric Cooperative Inc. Agreement is still on hold per Attorney Robert Watson.
• First Bank ATM designs and plans have not been received from First Bank at this time.
• Marcella Wilfong made a motion to approve paying the 70% penalty to get out of the George Alarm Company Contract, 2nd by Fred Benz. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; o Nays; Motion Carried 6-0.
• John Bramley made a motion to approve the $15,000 contract for Fireworks when it is received by the Mayor for two days of fireworks, 2nd by Bill Oertel. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; O Nays; Motion Carried 6-0.
• Bill Oertel made a motion to approve the SMS Partial Billing for Seiler/Humbert, 2nd by Marcella Wilfong. Roll Cail: 6 Yeas; O Nays; Motion Carried 6-0.
• Jamie Lake-Boyd made a motion to allow Mayor Roberts to sign any and all documents for the lease of the 2019 Ford Explorer Police Auto from UCB Bank, 2nd by John Bramley. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; 0 Nays. Motion Carried 6-0.
• John Bramley made a motion for Attorney Watson to move forward and complete and Buildings, 2nd by Bill Oertel, Roll Call: 6 Yeas; 0 Nays. Motion Carried 6-1.
• Jamie Lake-Boyd made a motion to approve a contract for October 3, 2019 for the Circus when a contract is received with zero cost to the Village, 2nd by Fred Benz. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; O Nays. Motion Carried 6-0.
• Bill Oertel made a motion to move forward with finding out the trade in value on the old mower and purchase new mower from Feldmann in the amount of $11,126.66 with trade in unless trade amount is low and sell it out right, 2nd by Fred Benz. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; O Nays; Motion Carried 6-0.
• John Bramley made a motion to approve the hiring of a part time 30 hour per week seasonal worker to help with parks at $10.50 an hour and Kaleb will begin interviews with help from the Mayor, and Marcella Wilfong, Roll Call: 6 Yeas; 0 Nays. Motion Carried 6-0.
• Bill Oertel made a motion to pay the GRP Mechanical Invoice from December that was not paid as it was bid for $3,413.88 and the actual bill came in at $3,803.21, 2nd by Jamie Lake-Boyd. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; 0 Nays. Motion Carried 6-0.
• John Bramley made a motion to accept the Committee Nominations for appointments presented by the Mayor for Clerk Committee- Chairman John Bramley, Co-Chairman (Recorder) Bill Oertel, Jamie Lake-Boyd, Fred Benz, Marcella Wilfong, Michael Roberts, and Cynthia Tucker. Zoning Committee- Chairman Bill Oertel, Co-Chairman (Recorder) Bill Huebener, Bill Roach, Barry Stanley, Doug Feldmann, Jared Childress, Jeremy Hanold, Matt Acord, and Michael Roberts. Public Safety Committee-Chairman Marcella Wilfong, Co-Chairman (Recorder) John Bramley, Matthew Kasten, Edward Jacoby, Jeff Jordan, Rodney Bollini, Steve Bozarth, Aaron Mead, and Michael Roberts. Public Works- Chairman Michael Roberts, Co-Chairman (Recorder) Fred Benz, Jim Peuterbaugh, Jim Winslade, Paul Ebbeler, Thomas Graham, Ron Hines, Aaron Mead, Bill Oertel, and John Moorę. Planning Committee Chairman Michael Roberts, Co-Chairman (Recorder) Bob Watson, John Bramley, Charles Huebener, Jennifer Sprangler, Robert Weaver, and Eldon Krause. Economic Committee- Chairman Marcella Wilfong, Co-Chairman(Recorder) John Bramley, Buster Clark, Glenn Pruett, Jamie Harrop, Robert Weaver, Mike Kuhnline, Teresa Manns, Jamie Lake- Boyd, Michael Roberts, and Leanne Muenstermann. Park Committee Chairman Michael Roberts, Co-Chairman (Recorder) John Bramley, Elaine Weaver, Christy Jones, Brad Arnold, Glenn Pruett, Lisa Pruett, Brenda Bramley, Nate Crone, Betty Roberts, Marcella Wilfong, Wilann Eyers, and Eleanor Hindley., 2nd by Bill Oertel. Roll Call: 6 Yeas; O Nays. Motion Carried 6-0. \13. Executive Session: None
14. Problems; Need a letter sent by Bob Watson for the tree blocking the view on the highway by the water tower. Swimming pool ordinance will be returned to the Zoning Committee for completion.
15. Adjournment: Marcella Wilfong made a motion to adjourn at 8:19 p.m., 2nd by John Bramley, Meeting Adjourned.