Dawson Village Board June meeting minutes
Mayor Bob Day convened the regularly scheduled June meeting of the Dawson Village Board at 7 p.m. Trustees present were: Joan Davis, Nancy Prytherch, Jeremy
Nunes, Pat Petitt, John Reilly and Josh Nibbe.
Jeremy Nunes made a motion to accept the minutes with a revision, John Reilly made the second. MC
Joan Davis made a motion to accept the minutes with a second by Nancy Prytherch. MC
Engineer Gary Kuntzman brought a sheet in to show the water rate increase, but will have to bring a new one to the July meeting. He told the new trustees that the board
had elected to go with the aerolator and top bid first. He said that Bud had submitted the grant application last month.
Mr. Kuntzman also said he had received the electrical engineers’ bids. It will take him a couple of weeks to go over them.
Mr. Kuntzman showed the board the oldest map of the Village corporate limits that he could find. According to that map, Dawson Lane was included in the incorporation,
for a distance of about a 1/4 mile to the west of Constant Street.
Jeremy Nunes brought up the subject of potholes on Walnut Street near the Willow Lane intersection.
Jeremy Nunes made a motion to have the potholes repaired at Walnut Street and Willow Lane, with a second by Pat Petitt. MC
Jeremy will write a work order to have the holes filled.
Jeremy also asked who would be responsible for potholes on Constant Street. Constant Street is a county road and the county is responsible for any repairs. He will call
the county to try and have some repair work done.
Attorney Steve Scott presented a ‘No Referendum’ certificate to be signed and sealed by the village clerk. No one had picked up a petition, which were available at the
Village office, requesting a referendum be placed on the March 2012 ballot.
Attorney Scott reminded the board that there will be a public hearing on the budget appropriation at 6:30 p.m. before the regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m.
Mr. Scott told the board that Jamie and Bobby Sponsler should have an attorney to handle the problem with liens against the Patton property they would like to buy. He
would like to hear what they find out about the property.
Attorney Scott said the BDM sewer and one other has liens on the Gibson property. He asked who had issued the burn permit for that property.
Mayor Day said the burn permit had been issued by the EPA. He also spoke with Dale Griffith, Mrs. Gibson’s son, regarding the demolition of the property and disposal of
any contents. Mr. Griffith told the mayor he didn’t care what was done with any items left in the house or any outbuilding.
Attorney Scott said there isn’t a specific order for demolition by burning. The Village will actually be authorizing the Dawson Fire District to burn the buildings down. That
will actually be the least expensive method of demolition. A lien will be placed on the property to pay for demolition. Mayor Day would probably need to appear before the court
to identify photos showing the condition of the property before an order is granted.
Attorney Scott told Mayor Day to request a letter from Mr. Griffith, or Alice Lee Gibson, giving permission for disposal of any items left on the condemned property.
Village clerk Pat Curry told the board she had received an e-mail from Ancil Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, attorneys for IML.
The e-mail stated: ’A new provision of Illinois law now requires all governmental bodies to create a time or times during public meetings when persons in attendance in
the audience can address the officials. It is up to each government to establish the rules for that mandatory opportunity. The rule or rules can allow members of the public to
make their remarks at a particular time, such as the beginning or the end of the public meeting or even to make comments, for example, on Agenda items. There is no
requirement that the public officials respond to comments, nor address questions asked.’
Pat Curry asked the board to make a motion to approve placing an item entitled ‘Public Forum’ on the agenda, after the ‘Treasurer’s Report.’
Jeremy Nunes made the motion to add ‘Public Forum’ to the agenda after the ‘Treasurer’s Report,’ with a second by Joan Davis. MC
Mayor Bob Day presented the following items to the board:
1. The work on the alley is finished, all that remains is a little work on the culvert at the Ross entrance. The main expense was for the rock.
2. Gary Moomey finished the new border around the Veteran’s Memorial at the Village Hall.
3. Spinner Plastics provided the mayor with a price list for a new, larger plaque for the memorial. He would like to purchase a 10” x 16” plaque. The new plaque would
read ‘To all our Veterans: We salute you and thank you for your service.’ The cost of the plaque would be $215.58 plus the cost of letters and spaces.
Nancy Prytherch made a motion to purchase a new 10’ x 16’ plaque from Spinner Plastics, with a second by Joan Davis. MC
4. Jeff Fulgenzi, representing the ‘Citizens Efficiency Commission and Regional Comprehensive Plan’ will appear before the board to explain what this commission is
about. Mayor Day told the board he had contacted both Jamie Petitt and Wayne Dillinger about being appointed commissioners, if selected. This is strictly a volunteer
position with no salary. They both agreed to accept the position if selected.
5. Partitions for the ladies restroom at the park have been received. The partitions were donated to the Village.
6. The Village Ordinance Books have not all been kept up to date. Mayor Day would like to have new copies made from Attorney Scott’s Ordinance Book. Attorney Scott
said Illini Blueprint would be the most inexpensive place to have such copies made. They charge three or four cents per page. He will have copies made from his book.
Joan Davis made a motion to have Illini Blueprint make nine copies of the ordinance book, with a second by Nancy Prytherch. MC
7. The clerk will send letters to the residents whose properties abut the reclaimed alley, advising them not to burn alley or dump waste materials in the alley. All residents
who live on Lewis and Ledlie Streets between Ross Street and Fleck Street should receive a letter. A copy of the proposed letter will be sent to Attorney Scott before being
sent to the residents.
8. Water Superintendent Charles Abbott could not be present at the meeting tonight, but he sent a list of items to be presented to the board:
--All three wells need to be treated, beginning with well # 4
--He needs to purchase a new Valute cover for approximately$1,000
Joan Davis made a motion to approve purchase of the cover for $1,000, with a second by Nancy Prytherch.
--A wireless router in needed for the printer at the water plant for approximately $100.
Nancy Prytherch made a motion to approve purchase of a wireless router for $100, with a second by Joan Davis. MC
--He would like to purchase a new digital meter for fluoride testing at a cost of $1,806.25 for the meter and $59 for shipping, for a total cost of $1,866.20.
Josh Nibbe made a motion to approve purchase of a fluoride testing meter for $1,866.20, with a second by John Reilly. MC
With no further business to discuss, Mayor Day called for adjournment.
John Reilly made a motion for adjournment, with a second by Jeremy Nunes. MC
Attorney Scott asked that the meeting be re-opened as he had one more item to present to the board.
Mayor Day re-opened the meeting.
Attorney Scott presented copies of a Prevailing Wage Ordinance 2011-VOD-003 to be signed by the Mayor and Clerk.
Josh Nibbe made a motion to approve Ordinance 2011-VOD-003, with a second by John Reilly. MC
Mayor Day again called for adjournment.
Joan Davis made a motion for adjournment, with a second by Jeremy Nunes. MC
Issue Date: July 14, 2011