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Village of Carbon Cliff Board of Trustees met September 3

By Rock Island Today Reports | Oct 10, 2019


Village of Carbon Cliff Board of Trustees met Sept. 3.

Here is the minutes provided by the board:

Village President Hintz called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Members President: Todd Cantrell, Keith Curry (arrived at 7:05 p.m.), Robert Dreher, Alma Neels, Larry Scott

Members Absent: LeeVon Harris

Others Present: Chris Hicks, Dispatch Reporter; Roger Perry, Pastor from Christ United Methodist Church in East Moline; Nick Gottwalt, Director of Community & Administrative Services (D.O.C.A.S.); & Karen L. Hopkins, Village Clerk

Hearing of the Citizens: Pastor Roger Perry, introduced himself. He informed the Village President and Board of Trustees that the Carbon Cliff Methodist Church has currently been remodeled to be a Community Center for Christ United Methodist Church. Residents will be able to arrange to use the Community Center for weddings, big group meetings, family reunions, funerals, etc.

It is hoped in the future Church Services will also return to this site. There is an open house scheduled for Sunday October 6, 2019 everyone is welcome to stop in. There is a Coffee and Breakfast served every Tuesday morning.

Village President’s Agenda items discussed:

• Ordinance No. 2019-26, “An Ordinance Amending Title III, Article 2 Of The Code Of Ordinances Of The Village Of Carbon Cliff, Rock Island County, Illinois”, increased the number of video gaming devices allowed in a location. Illinois State just increased the number of gaming devices within a location, this Ordinance will just be updating the Village’s to match the State allow devices in a business location.

• The Village received the Rock Island County Supervisor of Assessments 2019 tentative equalized assessed valuation for Carbon Cliff, $28,931,159.00; this figure includes any township equalization factor(s) but is prior to exemptions. The Village’s net valuation (EAV minus exemption any TIF deduction) is $24,935,059.00.

• Village Engineer, Loren Rains with IMEG provided an update on the 2019 Street Repairs, Seal Coating, and Storm Sewer Construction Project.

o Culvert work, ditch excavation is complete on 1st Avenue, delays due to Mid-American Energy moving gas piping.

o Subcontract has milled, graded and compacted the sections of the streets in prep for the seal coating. o Contract has started placing storm sewer on 3rd Street after Mid-American Energy relocated the gas lines.

o Tri-City Blacktop is scheduled to seal coat East Lawn (10th Avenue), Sinclair Blvd, & 1st Avenue, it is believed they will start the work next week.

o Currently the project is under budget, Loren will continue to keep the Village updated on change orders & of anything running over budget.

o Loren Rains discussed with D.O.C.A.S. Gottwalt the removal of the smaller trees on 3rd Street located on the South side one on each side of the Phoenix Center parking lot entrance. It is felt this would be to the best interest of the Village and the Project. McClintock will be authorized to remove trees while the are working in that area.

• Everyone was updated on a letter dated August 21, 2019 from Aaron & Tina Dunn’s Attorney Thomas Potter. The letter was addressed to Village Attorney Shannon V. Condon with Gardiner, Koch, Weisberg & Wrona. The letter includes their demand for settling the case. The Village does not agree to the demands and will continue with the case.

• ISO (Insurance Services Office) sent a letter dated August 15, 2019 to the Carbon Cliff-Barstow Fire Protection District, Village of Carbon Cliff, East Lawn Water Association, Silvis Water Department and QComm Till informing of the new Public Protection Classification is 4/4X, which is a retrogression from the previous classification of 3/3/X.

• Starting September 9, 2019, Village Deputy Clerk / Collector, Ben Allen will start working part-time for the Village. Ben requested the part-time status as he is tending to personal issues outside of work. If Ben decides not to return to full-time status, the Village will be looking for a replacement.

Old Business items discussed:

• Water Tower Tank Inspection with Midco Diving & Marine Service Inc. was attempted to perform the task today, September 3, 2019. Midco Diving was not able to access the hatch on the water tower. The hatch lid is blocked from thick rubber coated cable wires, and a small cabinet. These only allow the hatch to open approximately 4”. Need to contact AT&T about turning off the radiation for the safety of the divers.

• Dugouts at the small baseball diamond have been completed by our maintenance department.

• The Village has been notified about a resident having a pig on 2nd Street. D.O.C.A.S. Gottwalt as part of his duties as the Code Enforcement Officer, has issued a letter to cover the due process that must be given. The

resident has until September 18, 2019 to get rid of the pig. If the pig is still there on September 19, 2019 Village Code Violation tickets will be issued daily until the situation has been taken care of. The tickets can be as high as $750.00 per day for a single violation.

New Business items:

• Clerk informed the Board the new sewer bill from East Moline is $23,100.00. This is down from previous months.

• D.O.C.A.S. Gottwalt informed everyone over the weekend a resident used the Park Pavilion for what appears to have been a child’s birthday party. The resident left the pavilion trashed, birthday cards left on tables and floor, streamers were left still attached to the rafters, trash as not disposed of. The trash can by the pavilion was full and overflowing, there were still 3 trash cans close to the pavilion and were empty.

Motion 1: Motion by Curry to establish Consent Agenda, as follows:

5. Village President’s Agenda:

a. Adopt Ordinance No. 2019-26, “An Ordinance Amending Title III, Article 2 Of The Code Of Ordinances Of The Village Of Carbon Cliff, Rock Island County, Illinois.” (Amusements)

b. Adopt Ordinance No. 2019-27, “An Ordinance Authorizing The Director Of Community & Administrative Services To Execute The Rock Island County Waste Management Agency (R.I.C.W.M.A.) Solid Waste Assistance Grant (S.W.A.G.) Application.”

9. Minutes / Reports / Public Notices:

a. I-EPA Notice of Application for Permit to Manage Waste (LPC-PA-16), Dated August 19, 2019. Site Name: Upper Rock Island County Landfill – 17201 20th Avenue North, East Moline, Illinois. IEPA ID #1618100014 – Description of Project: Cell 5D. – Placed on view for public comment; and

b. Bi-State Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2019 Progress Report, as prepared by Bi-State Regional Commission and Submitted – Approved / Filed.

12. Approval Of Bills / Payroll / Transfers / Voided Checks:

a. Approve Bills / Payroll / Transfers / Voided Checks

Second by Scott. Motion carried by the following roll call vote:

Cantrell-yes; Curry-yes; Dreher-yes; Neels-yes; Scott-yes

5-yes; 0-no; 1-absent

Motion 2: Motion by Cantrell to approve Consent Agenda, as established:

5. a., b. Village President’s Agenda

9. a., b. Minutes / Reports / Public Notices

12. a. Bills / Payroll / Transfers / Voided Checks

Second by Neels. Motion carried by the following roll call vote:

Cantrell-yes; Curry-yes; Dreher-yes; Neels-yes; Scott-yes

5-yes; 0-no; 1-absent

Motion 3: Motion by Neels to adjourn. Second by Scott. Motion carried by the following roll call vote:

Cantrell-yes; Curry-yes; Dreher-yes; Neels-yes; Scott-yes

5-yes; 0-no; 1-absent

Meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.

https://www.carbon-cliff.com/documents/212/090319_BM_Minutes.pdf

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