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Chatsworth, Illinois 60921
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Regular Board of Trustee meeting
Official proceedings of the Board of Trustee’s, Town of Chatsworth, held in the Town Council room at 7:30 p.m.
Roll call showed the following present: President Haberkorn, Trustee Price, Miller, Runyon and Kubiak, Trustee Birkenbeil absent. Also present was Attorney Weeks, Superintendents Ledford and Maxson.
A motion by Trustee Wiles and seconded by Trustee Miller to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Board of Trustee vote: 5 Yea
Sheriff’s Report: There were 35 calls and 8 citations for the Month of February. The Board asked that they watch Oak Street for speeders. There are a lot of Children in that neighborhood and we have been receiving complaints on speeding.
The Citizen that put gravel on the Town Property said they were not aware that they need to contact the Town before doing any work on Town Property. The company that spread the gravel hit the water shut off and this caused our Employees to have to work overtime to repair. We agreed to have this company do some dirt work at the Town Dump at the February 28th meeting. The Board asked Superintendent Maxson talk with them about doing this work at about ½ cost to make up for the overtime spent fixing the water shut off.
Trustee Runyon will talk with the resident about the large amount of rain barrels around their property, letting them know that the neighbors are complaining and are concerned about the mosquito problems it could create in the neighborhood.
Attorney Weeks report: Asked the Board to review the Railroad lease buy out so we can make a decision at the next meeting on what the Board wants to do. The letters for Consent to Demolish Residence have been sent for the abandon properties at 208 East Cherry, 612 East Locust, 210 East Cherry 202 East Spruce and 402 North 3rd Streets. The Town should check with the Insurance carrier to make sure about the liability coverage for burning these houses before we apply for the burn permits. We have filed on the owner of 106 West Oak to get the hole filled in. The owner agreed he will fill the hole in. The hearing for 33991 E. 800 N. Road is set for March 29, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. The rule to show cause has been filed for 505 E. Walnut.
The Board is not interested in the offer to buy the Post Office Building.
A motion by Trustee Runyon and seconded by Trustee Wiles to move the Rail Road marker from the Town Park to the Caboose Park. Board of Trustee vote: 5 Yea
The Ladies that do the flower pots for the town offered to do flowers at the Welcome to Chatsworth signs if the Town would pay for the flowers. A motion by Trustee Wiles and seconded by Trustee Miller to increase the flower budget to $250.00 dollars to have enough to do the Welcome signs. Board of Trustee vote: 5 Yea
A motion by Trustee Runyon and seconded by Trustee Price to replace the water fountain on Main Street at a cost of $819.56 shipped. Board of Trustee vote: 5 Yea
Superintendent Maxson had 2 water leak problems that he thought was on the property owners’ side. Found out later that it was our water shut offs leaking. He feels that the Town should reimburse Cary Dehm $100.00 for his work at 611 East Walnut, and that we pay the Nussbaum bill for 315 E Elm Street. A motion by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Runyon to do the reimbursement and pay the Nussbaum bill as stated above. Board of Trustee vote: 5 Yea
Public Input: Gordon Schroen asked if he could do the same this year for his bicycle competition as he did last year. The Board gave their approval.
There is a lot of concern in Town about dogs running at large or being walked without proper leash for the owner to have total control of their dog or dogs at all times. There was a very serious dog attack last week in Town. The Board is aware there are issues in town with dogs and said the citizens need to continue to call Animal Control. All issues with animals need to be reported to animal control and if bitten you should also call the Police to have a report written. Ordinance Officer Ledford will be sending out letters or talking to people when he knows who the owners are of a dog running loose. He may also issue tickets and fines if owners do not start keeping their dog leashed. People need to be responsible pet owners.
As far as cats go there is nothing that Animal Control can do. There is a serious problem with people feeding wild cats; this is never a good idea.
President Haberkorn asked for a motion to go into executive session at 8:40 p.m. – subject personnel: Section 2 (c) (1) Employee hiring, firing, compensation, discipline and performance. A motion by Trustee Wiles and Seconded by Trustee Runyon to go into executive session at 8:40 p.m. Board of Trustee vote: 5 Yea
A motion by Trustee Wiles and Seconded by Trustee Runyon to come out of Executive session at 9:05 p.m. Board of Trustee vote: 5 Yea
A motion by Trustee Runyon and seconded by Trustee Miller to pay bills as presented and issue vouchers for same. Board of Trustee vote: 5 Yea
A motion by Trustee Miller and seconded by Trustee Price to adjourn.
Board of Trustee vote: 5 Yea
Norma L. Kerber_____________________________Date:_________________________
Town of Chatsworth