DeSoto Board of Trustees approves payment for risk management insurance
DeSoto Board of Trustees met Monday, Nov. 7.
Here are the minutes as provided by DeSoto:
STATE OF ILLINOIS
COUNTY OF JACKSON
VILLAGE OF DESOTO
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
November 7, 2016
President John Evans called the first 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: John Evans, Brian Gleason, Paulette Johnson Tony Rushing, Tim Cochran, Eric Schuler
Absent: 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 Tony Rushing, seconded by Eric Schuler, to approve the October expense report. Motion carried.
Motion made by Tim Cochran, seconded by Brian Gleason, to pay the list of bills. Upon roll call vote: Tony Rushing – Yes; Brian Gleason – Yes; Paulette Johnson – Yes; Tim Cochran – Yes; Eric Schuler – Yes. Motion carried.
Mark Kelly of Kelly Insurance Agency presented information on the employee’s health insurance renewal costs and options for other insurance plans. The current Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue PPO Gold plan (G511PPO) would increase from $4,073.23 to $4,730.70 per month, which is about a 16% increase. Mr. Kelly recommended the Blue Choice Preferred Network plan (G511BCE). This plan would have the same benefits as the Gold PPO plan. However, the Illinois preferred provider network is smaller than those preferred providers in the Gold PPO plan. Providers in the states outside of Illinois would be the same. The monthly cost for the Blue Choice Preferred Network plan would be $3,987.95, which is $85.28 less per month than what the Village is currently paying. The Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, November 9 to take action on the employee’s health insurance.
Trustee Brian Gleason thanked Trustee Paulette Johnson for her work on coordinating the slow pitch softball league. Mrs. Johnson explained that she could not accomplish the task without the help of her husband, John.
Trustee Johnson said the Park Halloween Party and Hayride went well. She thanked all of the volunteers, including the De Soto Grade School Beta Club. She also noted that dancers from Daniel Baine’s Rhythm Effects performed Thriller. They set everything up themselves and provided treats for everyone at their own expense.
Motion made by Eric Schuler, seconded by Tony Rushing, to table discussion on Ordinance No. 2016-8 Addressing the Payment of Cable Television Franchise Fees in the Village of De Soto until the next meeting. Motion carried.
Motion made by Eric Schuler, seconded by Tony Rushing, to pay the Illinois Municipal League $49,191.12 for risk management insurance for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Upon roll call vote: Tony Rushing – Yes; Brian Gleason – Yes; Paulette Johnson – Yes; Tim Cochran – Yes; Eric Schuler – Yes. Motion carried.
Director of Public Works David Griffin reported that he and Trustee Tim Cochran had looked at sidewalks needing repair. Mr. Griffin will contact Bill Centers to see if the Village can use Motor Fuel Tax funds for the sidewalk repair. He will get an estimate of the cost to repair the sidewalks they identify.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.
Motion made by Tony Rushing, seconded by Eric Schuler, to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 PM. Motion carried.
Paula J. Parks