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Village of Cherry Valley Village Board of Trustees met September 3

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 8, 2019


Village of Cherry Valley Village Board of Trustees met Sept. 3.

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 Deputy Village Clerk Heather Riley:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK PRESENT

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA PRESENT

JEFF FUSTIN PRESENT                 DAVID SCHROEDER PRESENT

Also present: Treasurer Karen Melloch, Sergeant Jesse Pearse, Sergeant Paul Seitz, Police Chief Robert Swank, Attorney Jim Stevens, and Deputy Village Clerk Heather Riley.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

President Claeyssen stated that there is a change to the Agenda:

• The Ordinance Report will be given by Trustee Jeff Fustin in Trustee Nancy Belt’s absence.

• The Public Works Report will be given by Trustee David Schroeder in Trustee Stephen Appell’s absence.

• The dollar amount under the Personnel Report, item number three (#3) should read $3,879.74 not $3,979.24.

Trustee Schroeder moved to approve the amended agenda. Trustee Fustin seconded. All “Aye;” none opposed. Motion carried by voice vote.

APPROVAL OF THE VILLAGE BOARD MINUTES:

Trustee Schroeder moved to approve the August 20, 2019 Village Board Minutes. Trustee O’Hara seconded. All “Aye;” none opposed. Motion carried by voice vote.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None.

TREASURER’S REPORT: KAREN MELLOCH. Treasurer Melloch stated that revenues in the General Fund of $522,000 were more than expenditures by $1,000.00. Expenditures of $521,000 were mainly Salary & Benefits ($443,000), Legal Fees ($14,000), Boiler servicing at Village Hall ($12,000), and tree removal in Baumann Park ($5,000). Revenues of $109,000 were higher than expenditures of $108,000 in the Water Fund by $1,000. Expenditures were mainly Salary & Benefits ($37,000), the purchase of meters ($42,000), Chemicals ($4,000) and Utilities ($13,000). In the Capital Improvements Fund, revenues of $68,000 were lower than expenditures of $76,000 by $8,000. Expenditures were mainly Street Maintenance Program ($58,000) and tuck-pointing of 201 E. State St. ($13,000).

Trustee Schroeder moved to have the August 2019 Treasurer’s Report placed on file with the minutes. Trustee Hollembeak seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE                          DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 4-0-2

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

1. Trustee Schroeder moved to approve a Special Event Permit for Kegel Harley Davidson, 7125 Harrison Ave, Rockford, IL to host a Rockin’ for Rescue Dog Adoption Event on September 7, 2019. Trustee Hollembeak seconded. All “Aye;” none opposed. Motion carried by voice vote.

2. Trustee Fustin moved to approve a Special Event Permit for Kegel Harley Davidson, 7125 Harrison Ave, Rockford, IL for Bike Night on September 17, 2019. Trustee O’Hara seconded. All “Aye;” none opposed. Motion carried by voice vote.

3. Trustee Schroeder moved to approve a Special Event Permit for Kegel Harley Davidson, 7125 Harrison Ave, Rockford, IL to host a Pink Heals Cancer Event on September 21, 2019. Trustee O’Hara seconded. All “Aye;” none opposed. Motion carried by voice vote.

4. Trustee Hollembeak moved to approve Resolution 2019-16; A Resolution Authorizing the Release of Closed Session Minutes (Committee and Village Board Meetings from 2001). Trustee O’Hara seconded. A roll call vote was taken: Trustee O’Hara seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE                          DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 4-0-2.

5. Trustee Schroeder moved to approve Resolution 2019-17; A Resolution Authorizing that Various Committee Meetings and Village Board Meeting Minutes From 2001 be Held Closed at this Time (Since the Need for Confidentiality Still Exists as to All or A Part of These Minutes). Trustee O’Hara seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE                          DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 4-0-2.

6. Trustee Hollembeak moved to approve the construction of a storage building located at 617 Elgin Street, Cherry Valley, IL 61016. Trustee Schroeder seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE                          DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 4-0-2.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT: JIM STEVENS 

No Report.

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

No Report.

EX-OFFICIO’S REPORTS:

JEFF FUSTIN – PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION:

The meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, 2019 has been cancelled.

DAVID SCHROEDER – RECREATION BOARD:

• Trustee Schroeder stated that Recreation Board has a meeting on September 4, 2019, all are welcome.

• The youth fall fishing event will be held on September 14, 2019 at Baumann Park Lake.

ORDINANCE REPORT BY TRUSTEE JEFF FUSTIN IN TRUSTEE NANCY BELT’S ABSENCE:

1. Trustee Hollembeak moved that the Village Board reconsider “An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances for The Village of Cherry Valley, Illinois Chapter 82 Accessory Buildings/Structures, Sections 82-3 And 82-10”. Trustee O’Hara seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                  JEFF O’HARA AYE

JEFF FUSTIN NAY                         DAVID SCHROEDER NAY

Motion failed 2-2-2.

2. Trustee Fustin moved that the Village Board waive the rules and consider this the second and final reading of “An Ordinance Amending Chapter 70 Traffic and Vehicles, Article V. Inoperable Vehicles of the Village of Cherry Valley Code of Ordinances”. Trustee Schroeder seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE                          DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 4-0-2.

3. Trustee Fustin moved that the Village Board pass and approve Ordinance 2019-16 “An Ordinance Amending Chapter 70 Traffic and Vehicles, Article V. Inoperable Vehicles of the Village of Cherry Valley Code of Ordinances”. Trustee Schroeder seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE                          DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 4-0-2.

Trustee Fustin stated that 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 DAIVD SCHROEDER IN TRUSTEE STEPHEN APPELL’S ABSENCE:

1. Trustee Schroeder moved that the Village Board approve hiring of Engel Electric Company, Sterling, IL to install a Video Detection System for the Newburg Road and Mill Road Intersection at a cost of $30,785.00 from line item 5375 Capital Improvements. Trustee Hollembeak seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE                          DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 4-0-2.

Trustee Schroeder stated the PUBLIC WORKS passes.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT BY TRUSTEE DAVID SCHROEDER:

1. Trustee Schroeder moved that the Village Board approve Benny and Rosalia Salamone’s replat of part of lots 10 & 11, Block 5 of Salamone’s Plat, Cherry Valley, Illinois. Trustee Fustin seconded. All “Aye;” none opposed. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE                          DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 4-0-2.

Trustee Schroeder stated that PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT passes

PERSONNEL REPORT BY TRUSTEE SALLY HOLLEMBEAK:

1. Trustee Hollembeak moved that the Village Board approve Patrol Officer Paul Lipinski as an Acting Sergeant for the Cherry Valley Police Department starting September 4, 2019 through April 30, 2020. Trustee Fustin seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT           SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA NAY

JEFF FUSTIN AYE                           DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

JIM E. CLAEYSSEN AYE

Motion carried 4-1-2.

2. Trustee Hollembeak moved to approve the hiring of a new Patrol Officer (to fill a vacancy within the Police Department) at a starting salary of $52,580.00 pending approval of all pre-employment requirements. Trustee Schroeder seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE                          DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 4-0-2.

3. Trustee Hollembeak moved that the Village Board approve the tuition cost for a new Patrol Officer to attend the Police Training Academy in Springfield, Illinois at a cost of $3,879.74 from line item 5195P. (This amount will be reimbursed to the village by the Illinois Law Enforcement State Training Board at a later date). Trustee O’Hara seconded. A roll call vote was taken:

STEPHEN APPELL ABSENT          SALLY HOLLEMBEAK AYE

NANCY BELT ABSENT                   JEFF O’HARA AYE

JEFF FUSTIN AYE                          DAVID SCHROEDER AYE

Motion carried 4-0-2.

Trustee Hollembeak stated that PERSONNEL passes.

BOARD COMMENTS:

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

Trustee O’Hara. All “Aye”, none opposed. Meeting adjourned at 7:24 PM.

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