VILLAGE OF SCALES MOUND
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
February 28, 2022
Immediately Following a 7:00 Public Hearing
A Public Hearing regarding the Holland/Wienen Annexation was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Davis. Those present were Nicole Busch, John Duerr, Ruth Foley, Dan Wenzel, Janet Werner, Jim Davis, Steve Stadel, Margaret Townsend, Ron Duerr, Joe Lee and Joel Holland.
President Davis explained that Joel Holland and Jeff Wienen dba High Point Storage, Inc, have a zoning request to “expand on a nonconforming use at 6968 North Elizabeth/Scales Mound Road” by constructing an additional climate controlled storage building on an adjoining lot. The neighboring property owners were notified of this Hearing and the Zoning Board met to review the request and make a recommendation to the Village Board.
Davis then asked for any concerns, questions or comments regarding this request. Hearing none, he then asked for a motion to end the Hearing, Foley moved, Busch seconded that the Hearing be adjourned at 7:05 p.m. All voted aye.
The Regular Meeting of the President and Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:06 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022 by President Davis. Members present were Nicole Busch, John Duerr, Ruth Foley, Janet Werner and Nathan Wills. Also present were Steve Stadel, Village Treasurer, Margaret Townsend, Village Clerk, Ron Duerr, Dan Wenzel, Joe Lee and Joel Holland.
At this time, Daniel Wenzel was sworn in as an appointed Board member to fill a vacancy and was seated.
Duerr moved, Wills seconded that the Minutes of the January 31, 2022 Regular Meeting be approved as read. All voted aye.
The Treasurer’s Report was reviewed. Werner moved, Busch 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, Werner seconded that the February bills be approved for payment. On roll call vote, all voted aye.
A) S.M. Chamber – No Report
B) Congratulations to Girls & Boys Basketball Teams for putting Scales Mound on the Map – President Davis, on behalf of the Board and the entire Village expressed praise and congratulations to the successful season to the River Ridge/Scales Mound Girl’s Basketball Team and to the Hornet Boy’s Basketball Team for all of their achievements throughout the season. He wished the boys continued success in their upcoming games. Scales Mound is proud of all of you!
C) Other – None
A) Monthly Report – Ron Duerr informed the Board that the problem with the wipes at the Lift Station is ongoing and is even worse at times. The plan had been set to pump it out every two
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months, however it was pumped on January 12th and had to be pumped again today. A notice will be put in The Weekly Visitor to remind residents that NO WIPES ARE FLUSHABLE, even if the package says they are. It costs the Village $225 each time it has to be pumped.
B) Operation/Maintenance/Streets Committee Report – Discussion was held on finding a replacement truck for the one Ron uses now. To date, no one has seen anything suitable. It was agreed that the truck should be gas (not diesel) and should have a stainless steel box.
C) Sewer & Water Operations Committee Report – Report from Meeting 2/16/22 – the Committee met and discussed sewer improvements but was unable to review the rates because they lacked some of the information regarding user fees. Another meeting will be scheduled when they have all of the information they need.
A) Action on Recommendation from Zoning Board on Holland/Wienen Annexation – Joe Lee, Zoning Administrator, presented all of the paperwork and fees from High Point Storage, Inc. for their request to “Expand on a non-conforming use at 6968 N. Elizabeth/Scales Mound Road”, as well a positive recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Foley moved, Wills seconded to accept the Zoning Board’s recommendation. All voted aye.
B) Other – Nothing
ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS – Nothing
A) Any Results from Letter Regarding Trees – To date, the Board has had no response to the letter.
B) Update on SCADA System – Nothing new
C) Letter to CN Railroad – Clerk Townsend presented a letter she had drafted to the CN Railroad telling them the Village is planning a celebration in spring of 2023 and asking their consideration in moving or relocating the materials that are lying between the tracks. Having received Board approval, she will get the letter sent out.
D) Other – None
OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS
A) Finance – Discussion from Committee Meeting 2/16/22 – Committee will meet again for further review.
B) Park & Special Projects – Waiting for information from High Point Cruisers and then will order the benches.
C) Public Events & Safety – Easter Party – It was agreed to hold the annual Easter Party on Saturday, April 9th from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Town Hall.
D) Trees & Sidewalks – No Report
E) Ordinance/Policy – No Report
A) New Orthophotography CD Received from Jo Daviess County GIS – the CD containing the new Orthophotography has been received and will be placed on file.
B) Other – Nothing
BRAINSTORMING – Nothing
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CLOSED SESSION – None
Duerr moved, Wills seconded that the Meeting be adjourned at 7:50 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
____________________________________ Village President