DeSoto Village Board orders property owner to prune overgrown trees
At a recent meeting, the DeSoto Village Board gave the owner of 115 S. Ash St. 30 days to prune the property's trees so that they no longer pose a threat to neighboring properties, or else the city will take legal action.
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
July 18, 2016
President John Evans 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 John Evans
Eric Schuler Larry White
Motion made by Tony Rushing, seconded by Paulette Johnson, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and to approve them. Motion carried.
Motion made by Larry White, seconded by Tony Rushing, to approve the June revenue report. Motion carried.
Motion made by Eric Schuler, seconded by Paulette Johnson, to pay the list of bills. Upon roll call vote: Tony Rushing- Yes; Paulette Johnson – Yes; Larry White – Yes; Tim Cochran – Yes; Eric Schuler - Yes. Motion carried.
President John Evans reported that he and Village Clerk Paula Parks had spoken with Joe Buhlig of Greenwave Consulting, LLC concerning the Access Agreement for Dutta Enterprises, LLC. Mr. Buhlig explained that Dutta Enterprises wants to perform environmental drilling activities to determine the concentration of petroleum contamination on the north side of West Douglas Street. Mr. Evans also reported that the village attorney had reviewed the Access Agreement for Dutta Enterprises, LLC. Attorney Hoke made suggested changes regarding the provision of the results to the Village. With her suggested changes, she said the agreement was fine. Mr. Buhlig emailed a revised agreement with Attorney Hoke’s suggested changes.
Motion made by Eric Schuler, seconded by Tim Cochran, to approve the Dutta Enterprises, LLC Access Agreement. Upon roll call vote: Tony Rushing – Yes; Paulette Johnson – Yes; Larry White: No; Tim Cochran – Yes; Eric Schuler – Yes. Motion carried. Agreement incorporated by reference.
Motion made by Paulette Johnson, seconded by Larry White, to schedule Saturday, August 20, with a rain date of August 27, and Saturday, September 10, with a rain date of September 17, for the De Soto Township Fire Department to collect donations for Muscular Dystrophy at the four-way intersection. Motion carried.
Trustee Paulette Johnson reported that she and Tony Rushing had started looking at properties on the east side of town to identify locations in violation of the nuisance/weed ordinance. However, Trustee Johnson felt she needed specification as to what she is looking for. Board members agreed this group’s task would be to identify areas that are out of control. The police department will take care of the ordinary nuisance/weed violations. The board members that are looking at properties are to have information by the next board meeting.
Trustee Johnson reported that she had sent a letter that addressed the trees to the owner of the property at 115 S. Ash Street. The owner will have 30 days after receipt of the letter to get the trees cut so that they do not impose a hazard on adjoining properties.
De Soto Daze is scheduled for September 30-October 2.
The Board told Director of Public Works David Griffin to ask Mr. Leroy Miles to pay the additional cost to oil and chip the right-of-way next to the sidewalk by his motor home business.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.
Motion made by Tony Rushing, seconded by Tim Cochran, to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 PM.
Paula J. Parks