July 19, 2010
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Arthur, IL, was held on Monday, July 19, 2010. Village President Ron Kingery called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Roll call was answered by Trustees Terry Clark, Karen Good, Larry Miller, Mike McWilliams, and Iris Dicks. Trustee Matt Bernius was absent.
Approval of Previous meeting minutes
The regular meeting minutes and Executive Session meeting minutes of July 6, 2010, and the Street and Alley meeting minutes of July 13, 2010, were approved as presented.
President Comments and Announcements
-President Kingery met recently with the MasterBrand safety representative and will meet tomorrow with another representative and a Vice President regarding the address change to aid in the truck traffic in the residential areas.
-The paperwork has been submitted for the grants for the Palmer Street bridge. Hopefully, additional information will be received by mid-August.
- He thanked the Police Department for clearing parked cars in the Village and the work for the fireworks and fair.
-President Kingery and Trustee Clark had a meeting regarding the cleaning of the hitch racks.
-He met with Bob Doan regarding the Visitors Center.
- He made contact regarding watering flowers in downtown.
-President Kingery recognized the Cemetery Board for the new entrance and the work they have down around the cemetery and residents who live along Route 133 for their extra work to "spruce things up" before the fair.
S. Perrine commented on the financial documents. The auditors came in-house this year for three days. The audit is complete; the report will probably be finished in September. Some of the things that were suggested last year were implemented this year. T. Clark received a compliment about how well Treasurer Sue Perrine does the financial work.
- T. Clark asked about the pedestrian crosswalk signs and where are we with lagoon work.
-K. Good will ask Jim Watkins about the pedestrian crosswalk signs. She requested a map of closed alleys from R. Crossman.
- Dicks stated work has begun at the Visitors Center getting the office ready for Bob Doan. He has taken over coordinating the volunteers.
Police Chief Report
Chief Mike Goodman stated they made it through the fair; the music was loud for two nights.
Village Attorney Report
R. Crossman stated the sale of Lot 56 will be coming at the end of the month.
- The decals have been removed from the old squad car. L. Miller made a motion to declare the 2003 Chevrolet Impala excess equipment and to advertise it for bids. I. Dicks seconded. All Trustees voted YEA.
-M. Goodman reviewed the need for the speed limit to be
set at 20 mph on Dogwood Drive and signage
installed. The state statute is 30 mph, and several residents have
contacted the Village regarding their concerns about the speed. K.
Good made a motion to set the speed limit at 20
mph on Dogwood Drive. I. Dicks seconded. All
Trustees voted YEA. The Ordinance number will be 07-19a-10.
-An accident with injuries occurred last winter at Walnut and 4th Streets. With the new subdivision, there is increased traffic on Walnut Sheet. M. Goodman recommended placing a yield sign so that traffic on Walnut Street must yield. K. Good made a motion to post a yield sign at Walnut and 4th Streets. L. Miller seconded. All Trustees voted YEA. The Ordinance number will be 07-19b-10.
.-M. Goodman stated there have been requests from residents for a “Slow Children Playing" sign in the 500 block of North Walnut Street. K. Good made a motion to install the signage as requested. I. Dicks seconded. All Trustees voted YEA.
- President Kingery stated there have been instances in
the last few months about trash and litter on the
Village property. He wants to improve the look of community. He
recommended notifying the landlord if the property is rented. R.
Crossman stated the Village has the authority to
ticket violators. The differences between residential and
commercial areas were discussed. R. Crossman requested a list of
concerns so that he might put together a uniform
way of dealing with it. President Kingery tabled this until
the next meeting; he requested Trustees to look around the Village to
find ways to make
the Village more attractive.
T. Clark made a motion to approve expenditures in the amount of $73,609.26. K. Good seconded. All Trustees voted YEA.
T. Clark made a motion to approve June expenditures not yet approved in the amount of $11,990.40. K. Good seconded. All Trustees voted YEA.
President Kingery adjourned the meeting at 7:39pm.