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Village of Cherry Valley Village Board of Trustees met June 4

By Michael Abella | Jul 9, 2019


Village of Cherry Valley Village Board of Trustees met June 4.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

PRESIDENT JIM E. CLAEYSSEN CALLED THE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:00 PM AND LED THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

A roll call was taken by Village Clerk Kathy Trimble:

STEPHEN APPELL PRESENT SALLY HOLLEMBEAK PRESENT

NANCY BELT ABSENT JEFF O’HARA PRESENT

JEFF FUSTIN PRESENT DAVID SCHROEDER PRESENT

Also present: Treasurer Karen Melloch, Sergeant Paul Seitz, Attorney Jim Stevens, and Village Clerk Kathy Trimble.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

President Claeyssen stated there is one change to the Agenda: Trustee Hollembeak will be handling the Ordinance Report tonight in the absence of Trustee Belt. Trustee Hollembeak moved to adopt the amended agenda. Trustee O’Hara seconded. All “Aye;” none opposed. Motion carried by voice vote.

APPROVAL OF THE VILLAGE BOARD MINUTES:

Trustee Schroeder moved to approve the May 21, 2019 Village Board Minutes. Trustee Fustin seconded. All “Aye;” none opposed. Motion carried by voice vote.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

1. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Young of 713 Clayton Street, Cherry Valley, IL addressed the Village Board concerning the water issues in front of their home. Mr. Young stated that there is always standing water in front of the house and it is sometimes reaching 5’ from the front door. They understand that they are the lowest point in the village but there are not any storm drains near their house to alleviate some of the water issues. They feel like they are living in a swamp. Mrs. Young mentioned that she has to call Public Works when there are algae growing in the street and that they have tadpoles in the water. They have been told several times that there is nothing that the village can do. They are just wanting some relief from all the water. President Claeyssen stated that the village is exploring the installation of a well house on Lawrence Street which could help alleviate this groundwater issue.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Treasurer Karen Melloch

Treasurer Melloch stated that revenues in the General Fund of $513,000 were higher than expenditures of $466,400 by $46,600. Expenditures were mainly Police Pension Contribution ($200,000), Mosquito Control ($18,000) and Legal Fees ($13,000). Revenues of $72,000 were higher than expenditures of $57,000 in the Water Fund by $15,000. Expenditures were mainly Salary & Benefits ($30,000), Utilities ($5,000) and Chemicals ($5,000). In the Capital Improvements Fund, revenues of $7,000 which was interest (the first 3-4 months of the extra 1% Sales Tax remains in the General Fund to provide additional funding to the Police Pension), were lower than expenditures of $390,000 by $383,000. Expenditures were mainly Land Acquisition ($271,000) and the Cherry Valley School yearly payment ($81,000). Trustee Fustin moved to have the May 2019 Treasurer’s Report placed on file with the minutes. Trustee O’Hara seconded. All “Aye;” none opposed. Motion carried by voice vote.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

1. Trustee Schroeder moved to approve a Special Event Permit for Kegel Harley Davidson, 7125 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, Illinois for Bike Night on June 18, 2019.

Trustee Appell seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL AYE SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE JEFF O’HARA AYE

DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 5-0.

2. Trustee Appell moved that the Village Board approve a Special Event Permit for the Alpine Kiwanis to hold Brat Days at the CherryVale Mall, 7200 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, Illinois on July 18, 2019 – July 21, 2019 and to waive all the fees associated with the permit and water hook-up since this is a non-profit event. The event will take place in the North parking lot of the mall, NW of the former Bergner’s site. Trustee O’Hara seconded. President Claeyssen stated that he has had conversations with Chief Swank regarding security and the details are still in process. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL AYE SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE JEFF O’HARA AYE

DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 5-0.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT JIM STEVENS: No Report.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: DENNIS MCMULLEN, C.E.S.

Mr. McMullen is not present tonight but he has given his report to President Claeyssen.

1. The paving for the Baumann Park Path starts tomorrow, weather permitting.

2. The Tennis Court/Pickle Ball Court fencing posts will be cored next week. Then the coating can be applied and the netting put up by June 28, 2019.

3. The soil boring at the old Cherry Valley Elementary School site will take place on June 11, 2019 rather than June 5, 2019.

EX-OFFICIO’S REPORTS:

JEFF FUSTIN – PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION:

There will not be a June Meeting.

DAVID SCHROEDER – RECREATION BOARD:

Trustee Schroeder stated that there is a Recreation Board Meeting tomorrow, June 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Movie Night is June 15, 2019 at 8:45 PM outside Village Hall and the Garden Walk is June 23, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00PM.

ORDINANCE REPORT BY TRUSTEE SALLY HOLLEMBEAK for TRUSTEE NANCY BELT:

1. Trustee Hollembeak moved that the Village Board waive the rules and consider this the second and final reading of “An Ordinance Granting A Variance to The Code of Ordinances for The Village of Cherry Valley, Illinois, Chapter 82, Section 82-7(F)(2) Allowing A Side Yard Fence Along the Northerly Property Line Which Extends Easterly 15’ From the Rear of The House as Required by Village Ordinance”. (117 South Cherry Street, Cherry Valley, Illinois). Trustee Fustin seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL AYE SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE JEFF O’HARA AYE

DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 5-0.

2. Trustee Hollembeak moved that the Village Board pass and approve Ordinance 2019–11; “An Ordinance Granting A Variance to The Code of Ordinances for The Village of Cherry Valley, Illinois, Chapter 82, Section 82-7(F)(2) Allowing A Side Yard Fence Along the Northerly Property Line Which Extends Easterly 15’ From the Rear of The House as Required by Village Ordinance”. (117 South Cherry Street, Cherry Valley, Illinois). Trustee Appell seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL NAY SALLY HOLLEMBEAK NAY

JEFF FUSTIN NAY JEFF O’HARA NAY

DAVID SCHROEDER NAY

Motion failed 5-0. Ordinance 2019-11 failed.

3. Trustee Hollembeak moved that the Village Board waive the rules and consider this the second and final reading of “An Ordinance Granting A Variance to The Code of Ordinances for The Village of Cherry Valley, Illinois, Chapter 82, Section 82-7(F)(2) Allowing A Side Yard Fence Along the Westerly Lot Line of The House and Not the Rear of The House as Required by Village Ordinance”. (3945 Genoa Road, Cherry Valley, Illinois). Trustee Fustin seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL AYE SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE JEFF O’HARA AYE

DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 5-0

4. Trustee Hollembeak moved that the Village Board pass and approve Ordinance 2019– 12; “An Ordinance Granting A Variance to The Code of Ordinances for The Village of Cherry Valley, Illinois, Chapter 82, Section 82-7(F)(2) Allowing A Side Yard Fence Along the Westerly Lot Line of The House and Not the Rear of The House as Required by Village Ordinance”. (3945 Genoa Road, Cherry Valley, Illinois). Trustee Fustin seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL NAY SALLY HOLLEMBEAK NAY

JEFF FUSTIN NAY JEFF O’HARA NAY

DAVID SCHROEDER NAY

Motion failed 5-0. Ordinance 2019-12 failed.

5. Trustee Hollembeak moved that the Village Board waive the rules and consider this the second and final reading of “An Ordinance Granting A Variance to The Code of Ordinances for The Village of Cherry Valley, Illinois, Chapter 82, Section 82- 7(E)(5)(B) Allowing A 6’ High Fence in the Front Yard Along the Westerly Lot Line as Required by Village Ordinance”. (3945 Genoa Road, Cherry Valley, Illinois). Trustee O’Hara seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL AYE SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE JEFF O’HARA AYE

DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 5-0.

6. Trustee Hollembeak moved that the Village Board pass and approve Ordinance 2019–13; “An Ordinance Granting A Variance to The Code of Ordinances for The Village of Cherry Valley, Illinois, Chapter 82, Section 82-7(E)(5)(B) Allowing A 6’ High Fence in the Front Yard Along the Westerly Lot Line as Required by Village Ordinance”. (3945 Genoa Road, Cherry Valley, Illinois). Trustee O’Hara seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL NAY SALLY HOLLEMBEAK NAY

JEFF FUSTIN NAY JEFF O’HARA NAY

DAVID SCHROEDER NAY

Motion failed 5-0. Ordinance 2019-13 failed.

Trustee Hollembeak stated ORDINANCE passes.

FINANCE REPORT BY TRUSTEE JEFF O’HARA: No Report.

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT BY TRUSTEE JEFF FUSTIN: No Report.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT BY TRUSTEE STEPHEN APPELL: No Report.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT BY TRUSTEE DAVID SCHROEDER: No Report.

PERSONNEL REPORT BY TRUSTEE SALLY HOLLEMBEAK:

1. Trustee Hollembeak moved that the Village Board hire Kaitlynn Trimble as a Seasonal Public Works Employee for (7) weeks at an hourly rate of $10/hour starting June 5, 2019. Trustee Schroeder seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL AYE SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE JEFF O’HARA AYE

DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 5-0.

Trustee Hollembeak stated Personnel passes.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

President Claeyssen entertained a motion that the Village Board go into Executive Session for the following:

(5 ILCS 120/2) (c) (11) (Litigation) When an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.

Trustee Hollembeak moved that the Village Board go into Executive Session at 7:25 PM. Trustee Fustin seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL AYE SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE JEFF O’HARA AYE

DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 5-0.

The Village Board was in Executive Session from 7:25 PM to 7:29 PM.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:

President Claeyssen entertained a motion to return to Open Session. Trustee Fustin moved to reconvene to Open Session at 7:30PM. Trustee Schroeder seconded. All “Aye;” none opposed. Motion carried by voice vote.

ANNUAL EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION CELEBRATION:

Treasurer Karen Melloch was recognized for her ten (10) years of service to the Village of Cherry Valley. President Jim E. Claeyssen presented Karen with a Certificate of Appreciation.

BOARD COMMENTS:

ADJOURNMENT: Trustee Hollembeak made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded

by Trustee Appell. All “Aye”, none opposed. Meeting adjourned at 7:32 PM.

http://www.cherryvalley.org/images/villiage-board/2019/board%20minutes%20%2006-04-19.pdf

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