DeSoto Village Board discusses sidewalk-repair request
At a recent meeting, the DeSoto Village Board discussed a business owner's request for sidewalk repairs at the corner of Chestnut and West Douglas Streets.
Below are the minutes from this meeting, as provided by the board.
STATE OF ILLINOIS)
COUNTY OF JACKSON)
VILLAGE OF DESOTO)
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
June 20, 2016
President Pro Tem Paulette Johnson called the second monthly meeting of the De Soto Village Board of Trustees to order at 7:00 P.M. Village Clerk Paula Parks was present to record the minutes.
Present: Tony Rushing Paulette Johnson
Tim Cochran Larry White
Absent: John Evans
Motion made by Eric Schuler, seconded by Tony Rushing, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and to approve them. Motion carried.
Motion made by Tony Rushing, seconded by Eric Schuler, to approve the May revenue report. Motion carried.
Motion made by Larry White, seconded by Tony Rushing, to pay the list of bills. Upon roll call vote: Tony Rushing- Yes; Paulette Johnson – Yes; Larry White – Yes; Tony Rushing – Yes; Eric Schuler - Yes. Motion carried.
Leroy Miles was present to discuss some sidewalk problems by his motor home business located on the corner of Chestnut Street and West Douglas Street. Mr. Miles asked the Board to repair a ledge in the sidewalk on Douglas Street that is about 25 feet west of Highway 51. It is a potential safety hazard. He also explained that there is a slope because the sidewalk is sinking, and it causes the back of the motor home to drag on the road when they drive it across the sidewalk.
Mr. Miles stated that the north half of Douglas Street from Highway 51 to alley has not been chipped all the way to the sidewalk in the past six years.
David Griffin and Tim Cochran will look into the issues. Mr. Griffin will contact J. T. Blankinship Inc., about adding the aforementioned portion of Douglas Street in to the pending oil and chip schedule.
Trustee Tony Rushing reported that the EPA had denied the Landfill’s request for an increase in volume of Landfill leachate discharged to the Village’s wastewater treatment system.
Motion made by Tim Cochran, seconded by Tony Rushing, to table Resolution No. 2016-2 until the next board meeting in order to revise the resolution to include the cost of oil and chipping the Douglas Street from Highway 51 to the alley. Upon roll call vote: Tony Rushing- Yes; Paulette Johnson – Yes; Larry White – Yes; Tony Rushing – Yes; Eric Schuler - Yes. Motion carried.
Motion made by Eric Schuler, seconded by Larry White, to pass Ordinance No. 2016-3 Annual Appropriation Ordinance for all corporate purposes for the Village of De Soto for the fiscal commencing on May 1, 2016 and ending on April 30, 2017. Upon roll call vote: Tony Rushing- Yes; Paulette Johnson – Yes; Larry White – Yes; Tony Rushing – Yes; Eric Schuler - Yes. Motion carried. Ordinance incorporated by reference.
Director of Public Works David Griffin reported that 11 samples for the Landfill for the month of May averaged 271.4 BOD and 23 suspended solids. Mr. Griffin also stated that there had been three boil water orders so far with the water project.
Bob Shirley wanted to let the Board know that he is selling walking sticks at his home and has a sign in his yard advertising them. He wanted to make sure selling the walking sticks was not considered a yard sale. Board members did not consider selling the walking sticks a yard sale and had no problem with it.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall. The meeting is on Tuesday due to the Fourth of July holiday.
Motion made by Tony Rushing, seconded by Eric Schuler, to adjourn the meeting at 7:36 p.m.