Board Meeting MinutesDecember 28
The regular meeting of the Village of Divernon Board of Trustees was held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at the Divernon Village Hall. Village President Randy Rhodes called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. After the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all in attendance, Clerk Rod Molnar called roll: Randy Rhodes “Here”, Melissa Layton “Here”, Pam Cronister “Here”, Derek Hedges “Here”, Dianne Brenning “Here”. Also in attendance were Police Chief Barclay Harris and Superintendent Larry Rhodes.
A motion was made by Cronister to approve the minutes of December 13, 2011. Hedges seconded and the motion passed 4-0. Layton voting present.
A motion was made by Cronister and seconded by Brenning to approve the executive session minutes of December 13, 2011. Motion was approved 4-0.
Brenning presented the Village bills. After the bill to the attorney was held out so the Mayor could get more information on it, Brenning made a motion that they be approved. After Hedges seconded the motion, it was approved 4-0.
Larry Baer was sworn in as a Village Trustee. After taking the oath he was seated on the Board.
Trista Coleman was present to discuss her utility bill. She is on the equal payment plan and was afraid of falling behind on her bill. She has not yet received a late notice and was not sure of her account balance. The board asked for her to get some more information and return to the next meeting.
Superintendent Rhodes reported that the hand rails had been installed at the railroad crossing on Kenney and South streets. The latest news he had received from the engineers was that the contractors would begin construction on the new water mains after the first of the year.
Chief Harris reported that he and his officers have been busy lately. There have been a rash of juvenile problems and most have been resolved. He also reported to the board that as of yet he had not received any applications for the open part time police officer position.
Streets, Alleys, and Utilities:
Cronister has been working on the ADA Transition Plan. There will need to be some changes made to the zoning ordinance. She will note these changes in the ADA plan and submit it. A motion was made by Cronister and seconded by Layton to pay Langheim Concrete $467.63 for concrete used for the railroad crossing handrails.
Nothing to report.
Nothing to report.
Health and Safety:
The house on north First Street that was damaged in the fire will not be able to be cleaned up until it is released by the insurance company.
Layton reported that the winners of the annual Christmas decorating contest have been announced. First place was Randy and Judy Graeser, second place Jane Hubbard and third place Robert Caldwell. She may have a sponsor for the event next year. Layton received a letter from Michelle Johnson that she and several others felt that there were enough street lights on Corn Silk Lane. The Village had earlier received a request to add another light to that street. Layton will continue to look into the matter.
Building Grounds and Lights: Nothing to report.
Old Business: None.
A motion was made by Brenning and seconded by Layton to purchase a 1/2 page ad at the cost of $25.00 in the program for the first annual Auburn H.S. Boys basketball tournament. The motion was approved 5-0.
A motion was made by Layton and seconded by Cronister to approve the renewal of liquor licenses for the Corner Bar, Leroy’s Bar and Grill, Auburn Travel Center, and Myra’s Homestyle Restaurant. Motion passed 5-0.
Motion by Layton to adjourn at 7:47 p.m.
Randy Rhodes Rodney Molnar
Village President Village Clerk