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Village of Brighton Village Board met December 2

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 16, 2020

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Village of Brighton Village Board met Dec. 2.

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-John Bramley, Fred Benz, Marcella Wilfong, Aaron Mead and Jamie Lake- Boyd. Also, present Cynthia Tucker Village Clerk, Leanna Akers Treasurer, Public Works Manager Kaleb Kahl, Mark Fitzgerald Police Chief, and Attorney Robert Watson, Absent Bill Oertel.

3. Review Minutes and Approval: Jamie Lake-Boyd made a motion to approve the minutes of 11/04/19 and place them on file, 2nd by Fred Benz, By Voice Vote Motion carried. Jamie Lake Boyd made a motion to approve the minutes of 11/25/19 and place them on file, 2nd by Marcella Wilfong. By Voice Vote Motion carried, 

4. Matters of Recognition: Mayor Roberts has chosen the Citizen of the month Bradley Arnold. This individual wasn't able to make it tonight as his child is in a Christmas Program at school. He is here at nearly every board meeting. He works hard at our Farmers Market as well as our park events. He moved away from Brighton and could not wait to get back. When he did get back, he wanted to make a difference. He is a client service manager at Credit Control and a real nice guy and very deserving. We want to recognize Bradley Arnold as our December 2019 Citizen of the Month. 

5. Treasurers Reports (Village and Water): John Bramley made a motion to approve the report and place the report on file, 2nd by Jamie Lake- Boyd. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; O Nays. Motion Carried 5-0. 

6. Review Bills and Approval: Fred Benz made a motion to approve the bills and charge to appropriate accounts, 2nd by Aaron Mead. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays. Motion Carried 5-0. 

7. Hours by Employees: Information purpose only 

8. Audience Comment: None 

9. Correspondence: MS Run thanking us for hosting the event and Macoupin County CEO program thanking us for hosting their meeting in the Village Hall. 

10. Committee Reports:

a. Clerk Committee- 11/13/19, John Bramley made a motion to accept the meeting minutes and place them on file, 2nd by Jamie Lake-Boyd. By Voice Vote Motion Carried. 

b. Public Works Committee- 11/25/19, Fred Benz made a motion to accept the meeting minutes and place them on file, 2nd John Bramley. By Voice Vote Motion Carried. 

c. Economic Committee: 11/05/19, Marcella Wilfong made a motion to accept the meeting minutes and place them on file, 2nd by Jamie Lake- Boyd. By Voice Vote Motion Carried.

• Action Item: Marcella Wilfong made a motion to approve the Registered Business Dinner with the cost not to exceed $700 for the entire event, 2nd by Jamie Lake Boyd. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; O Nays. Motion Carried 5-0.

d. Park Committee: 11/14/19, Jamie Lake- Boyd made a motion to approve meeting minutes and place them on file. 2nd by John Bramley. By Voice Vote Motion Carried.

Action Item: Jamie Lake Boyd made a motion to approve two deep fryers not to exceed $1500 and to sell the electric fryer with proceeds going towards the purchase of the two new fryers, 2nd by Marcella Wilfong. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays. Motion Carried 5-0. 

e. Planning Commission: 11/20/19, No Meeting Held 

f. Public Safety Committee: 11/18/19, Jamie Lake-Boyd made a motion to approve meeting minutes and place them on file. 2nd by Aaron Mead. By Voice Vote Motion Carried.

• Action Item:Jamie Lake Boyd made a motion to approve the change of the December meeting date to Monday December 9, 2019, 2nd by Aaron Mead. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays. Motion Carried 5-0 

g. Zoning Committee: 11/19/19, No Meeting Held h. Ordinance Committee: No Meeting Held i. Policy Manual Committee: No Meeting Held j. Closed Session Examination Committee: No Meeting Held

• Action Item: Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. consisting of John Bramley, Mayor Michael Roberts, Jamie Lake- Boyd, Marcella Wilfong, and Village Clerk Cynthia Tucker. 

11. Unfinished Business: Water Data Usage Agreement with Illinois American Water; 

Mayor Roberts states he has contacted Illinois American Water and has not had any response. He and Attorney Watson have not gotten together to make a proposed agreement on this as he wanted to speak to them first. Illinois American Water Shut off Agreement; Mayor Roberts States Attorney Watson and Mayor Roberts are still completing this proposal and nothing has been completed for this agreement. Ordinance and Agreement with Maguire Iron; Robert Watson amended this agreement and it is ready for Board consideration tonight. John Bramley made a motion to approve Ordinance 2019-15 authorizing the agreement with Maguire Iron Inc., 2nd by Fred Benz. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; O Nays. Motion Carried 5-0. 

12. New Business:

Marcella Wilfong made a motion to adopt the Levy Ordinance for the Village of Brighton for the fiscal year 2019-2020, subject to review of mathematic calculations stated in the Ordinance and further move that the final Ordinance be filed with Macoupin County Clerk and the Jersey County Clerk prior to Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 2nd by Aaron Mead. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; O Nays. Motion Carried 5-0. Jamie Lake-Boyd made a motion to approve the Resolution 2019-14 appointing Leanna Akers as IMRF Authorized Agent, 2nd by Fred Benz. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays. Motion Carried 5-0.

John Bramley made a motion to approve the financing for the Park Concession to the low bidder- First Bank with quarterly payments and Mayor Roberts will submit loan papers to the board when they are finished, 2nd by Aaron Mead. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays. Motion Carried 5-0.

Jamie Lake- Boyd made a motion to approve payment of $516.01 for the 2012 Dodge Charger front brake pads at Brighton Auto with any future auto repairs requiring an estimate before any work is completed, 2nd by Aaron Mead. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; O Nays. Motion Carried 5-0. 2019-2020 MET Budget will have to be tabled until it is returned as Kaleb Kahl has sent it to get approval on what he has proposed.

Executive Session: Trustee Marcell Wilfong requested to enter into executive session for the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body under 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1), Motion made by Marcella Wilfong, 2nd by John Bramley. Roll Call: 5 Trustee's Present; 1 Absent- Bill Oertel.

Jamie Lake-Boyd made a motion to end Executive Session, 2nd by Fred Benz. Roll Call; 5 Yeas; O Nays. Motion Carried 5-0. Motion made by Jamie Lake- Boyd to return to open meeting, 2nd by Fred Benz. Roll Call: 5 Yeas; 0 Nays. Motion Carried 5-0. Mayor Roberts the Board is not going to take any action tonight as a result of the Executive Session. 

14. Problems: None 

15. Adjournment: John Bramley made a motion to adjourn at 8:31 p.m., 2nd by Aaron Mead. Meeting Adjourned.

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