Town Hall is located at

16 N. 4th street,
Chatsworth, Illinois 60921

Phone

(815) 635-3095

Hours of operation are

Mon - Fri:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Minutes


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009 REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEETING

 

 

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE’S, TOWN OF CHATSWORTH, HELD IN THE TOWN COUNCIL ROOM AT 7:00 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL SHOWED THE FOLLOWING PRESENT;  PRESIDENT HABERKORN, TRUSTEES MILLER, BIRKENBEIL, WILES, RUNYON, DILLER AND KUBIAK.

ATTORNEY WEEKS, TREASURER GERDES-HIBSCH AND ZONING COMMISSIONER DOHMAN ABSENT.

 

A MOTION BY TRUSTEE WILES AND SECONDED BY TRUSTEE MILLER TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEE VOTE – 6 YEA

 

CORRESPONDENCE FROM EHLERS, INC / TOWN OF CHATSWORTH TIF ADMINISTRATOR, ANNOUNCED THE RETIREMENT OF BETH RUYLE.  THEY WILL BE CONTACTING US SOON ON WHO WILL BE OUR LEAD FINANCIAL ADVISOR ON ECONOMICAL DEVELOPMENT AND TAX INCREMENT FINANCING.

 

ATTORNEY  WEEKS, PER EARLIER PHONE CONVERSATION, REQUESTED BOARD DECIDE ON THE AMOUNT THEY WANT TO OFFER RAIL AMERICA, INC. FOR A ONE-TIME BUY OUT OR HOW MUCH THEY WANT TO BILL RAIL

AMERICA, INC. FOR 30 YEARS OF MOWING.

      BOARD AGREED THE MOTION MADE OCTOBER 27, 2009, IS THE ACTION THEY WANT TAKEN – SEND CORRESPONDENCE OFFERING A ONE-TIME BUY OUT FEE OF $1,000.00 AND ALL OUR CHARGES FOR 30 YEARS OF MOWING WILL BE FORGOTTEN.  TRUSTEES ALSO REQUESTED A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL 1978 CONTRACT TO BE INCLUDED WITH THE CORRESPONDENCE LETTER.

 

LUKE BARTLETT/BARTLETT PAIR PRODUCTIONS ATTENDED MEETING TO DISCUSS AND REVIEW THE CHATSWORTH WEBSITE.  BARTLETT ADVISED THE SITE IS NOW ADA COMPLIANT.  HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON ENTERING INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE TOWN CLERK AND HE IS IN NEED OF INFORMATION ON COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS, ACTIVITIES AND A LIST OF ALL BUSINESSES IN THE AREA.  TRUSTEE DILLER WILL REPRESENT  TRUSTEES AS LIAISON WITH BARTLETT PAIR PRODUCTIONS.

 

BOARD DISCUSSION ON THE FOLLOWING MATTERS:

  • RECYCLING & CITIZENS REQUEST FOR A SPRING CLEAN-UP ONCE A

A YEAR AT NO EXTRA COST TO RESIDENTS

 

  • LAW & ORDER CHAIRMAN/TRUSTEE WILES STATED 610 E HICKORY LOCATION HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE REPAIR OR DESTROY LIST

 

 

CON’T TUES, NOVEMBER 10,’09 REGULAR BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEETING

 

  • SIDEWALK AND CURB REPLACEMENT AT CORNER OF 4TH & LOCUST

IN PROCESS OF BEING COMPLETED – BOARD REQUESTED SEALER BE

PUT ON THE NEW CEMENT – SUPT. LEDFORD WILL CONTACT

WALTER WORKS

 

  • MASSIE JET VAC SPENT AN ENTIRE DAY JET RODDING, VACUUMING

      MATERIAL FROM STORM SEWER TILES & MANHOLES AND VACUUM                                              

      EXCAVATING TO LOCATE PROBLEM TILES

 

  • TRUSTEE DILLER WILL CHECK ON OBTAINING A DISK OF THE

ORDINANCE BOOK FROM THE TOWN ATTORNEY

 

  • CHATSWORTH ZONING COMMISSIONER DOHMAN WILL BE

REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE NOVEMBER 24, 2009 MEETING –

RESIDENTS HAVE EXPRESSED PROBLEMS REGARDING ABILITY TO CONTACT COMMISSIONER AND RECEIVE A RESPONSE TO THEIR QUESTIONS, REQUEST FOR A ZONING PERMIT FORM AND RECEIVING AN ISSUED PERMIT ALLOWING THEM TO START THEIR PROJECT

 

RIDERS ROADHOUSE INFORMED THE TRUSTEES THEY ARE SPONSORING A “TOY DRIVE FOR KIDS” – THEY ARE COLLECTING TOYS FOR LESS FORTUNATE FAMILIES IN THE LIVINGSTON COUNTY AREA & BEING DISPERSED THRU THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.  TOYS MAY BE DONATED FOR ANY AGE BY 12/20/09 – NO STUFFED ANIMALS PLEASE – DROP OFF LOCATIONS:  RIDERS ROADHOUSE – 514 E LOCUST – CHATSWORTH

                         CHATSWORTH TOWN HALL – 16 N 4TH – CHATSWORTH

 

A MOTION BY TRUSTEE MILLER AND SECONDED BY TRUSTEE RUNYON TO TRANSFER $10,945.80 FROM GENERAL FUND #116-599 TO SEWER OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE #141-100 TO COVER KAFER TILING & DITCHING BILL FOR OAK STREET SEWER EXTENSION.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEE VOTE – 6 YEA

 

 

A MOTION BY TRUSTEE BIRKENBEIL AND SECONDED BY TRUSTEE WILES TO PAY BILLS AS PRESENTED AND ISSUE VOUCHERS FOR SAME.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEE VOTE – 6 YEA

 

A MOTION BY TRUSTEE MILLER AND SECONDED BY TRUSTEE DILLER TO ADJOURN.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEE VOTE – 6 YEA

 

 

 

SHARON K BIRKENBEIL_______________________________________DATE_____

 

TOWN CLERK   11/12/09

TOWN OF CHATSWORTH