Minutes for February 27, 2017 Meeting


Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Stone House

February 27, 2017

7:00 P.M.

Board Member Ruth Foley had previously informed the Board she would be late getting to the meeting so the start of the meeting was postponed until such time she arrived so that a quorum was realized. 

The Regular Meeting of the President and Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:35 p.m. by President Davis.  Members present were John Duerr, Ruth Foley and Chris Schultz.  With President Davis and three Board Members present, a quorum was achieved.  Also present were Margaret Townsend, Village Clerk, Steve Stadel, Village Treasurer, Ron Duerr and Darin Oberhart.

J. Duerr moved, Schultz seconded that the Minutes of the January 30, 2017 Regular Meeting, recessed to February 1, 2017 be approved as read.  All voted aye.

Foley moved, Schultz seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented and to place it on file.  All voted aye.

The February bills were reviewed.  Foley moved, J. Duerr seconded that the February bills be approved for payment.  On roll call vote, all voted aye.


A) Ambulance Board – Foley reported there will be an Open House at the Ambulance Building on Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Invitations are being sent.  The Open House will be to honor past members, and to show the building and the new ambulance to those interested.

B) S.M. Chamber – No Report

C) Other – Nothing


A) Monthly Report – Ron reported that February was a quiet month.

B) Operation/Maintenance/Streets Committee Report – The documents for the street resurfacing project were sent back to Brian Nott of Fehr Graham.  He will let us know the next steps to take.

C) Sewer & Water Operations Committee Report – No Report


POLICE REPORT – Darin Oberhart thanked the Board for the Sympathy Card.  He stated he drove around the Village today checking on ordinance violations and as the weather improves, he will commence work on the violations.  He asked Board Members to contact him in regard to any violations they observe.


A) Review/Action on Request of League of Women Voters to Support the Jo Daviess County Watershed Plan – A short discussion was held, no action resulted.

B) Ordinance #2017-001 Travel, Meal and Lodging Expenses – Foley moved, J. Duerr seconded to approve and adopt Ordinance 2017-001 which establishes regulations with respect to allowable travel, meal, and lodging expenses.    On roll call vote, Schultz, aye; Davis, aye; J. Duerr, aye; Foley, aye.  Motion carried.

Minutes – Regular Meeting, February 27, 2017 – Page 2

C) Information from Jim Baranski on Proceeding with Stone House Remodel – Davis stated he has not heard back from Baranski.

D) Other – Nothing


A) Finance – No Report

B) Park & Special Projects – 1) OSLAD Grant – Any new Information from Fehr Graham – It was agreed to wait until the new Board is seated before continuing with this project.

C) Public Events & Safety – 1) Plans for Annual Easter Party – It was agreed to hold the Easter Party on Saturday, April 8th at the Village Park from 1 – 2 p.m. 

D) Trees & Sidewalks – No Report

E) Stone House Committee Pro Tem – Nothing further to report

F) Policy Committee Pro Tem – 1) Report from Meeting on Animal Control Ordinance – Chris Schultz explained what the committee has been working on.  This included changes pertaining to definitions, livestock and fowl, reclassifying animals and adding in wording about Service and Therapy animals.  The proposed final draft was sent to Attorney Kurt for approval.


A) Action on Animal Control Ordinance Changes – Once the proposed changes are approved and received back from Attorney Kurt, the Board will act on it.  It should be available for the March Regular Board Meeting.

B) GIS Website Subscription – Approval to Renew – Foley moved, J. Duerr seconded to renew the GIS Website Subscription for one year.  All voted aye.

C) Other – None


A) Ordinance Violations – Nothing

B) Website – Nothing

C) Brainstorming – Nothing


ADJOURNMENT – J. Duerr moved, Foley seconded that the meeting be adjourned at 8:30 p.m.  All voted aye.

These Minutes are subject to approval at the next Regular Board Meeting.  Minutes are also available online at www.scalesmound.com



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