Village of DeSoto Board of Trustees met October 2.
Village of DeSoto Board of Trustees met Oct. 2.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
President John Evans called the first regular 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: Paulette Johnson Brian Gleason
John Evans Heath Rushing
Absent: Tim Cochran Tony Rushing
Motion made by Paulette Johnson, seconded by Brian Gleason, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and to approve them. Motion carried.
Motion made by Heath Rushing, seconded by Brian Gleason, to approve the September expense report. Motion carried.
Motion made by Paulette Johnson, seconded by Heath Rushing, to pay the list of bills. Upon roll call vote: Brian Gleason – Yes; Paulette Johnson – Yes; Heath Rushing – Yes. Motion carried. Motion carried.
Georgia Baine presented information on behalf of her sister Deborah Smith in regard to locating a 2018 single-wide mobile home on the lot at 106 N. Pecan Street. Ms. Smith is having difficulty getting responses from two property owners for approval to move the mobile home on the lot. Per the Village’s Code of Ordinances on manufactured homes, Section 23-2-6, Ms. Smith filed a verbal petition requesting a hearing on the matter. President John Evans scheduled the hearing for the next regular board meeting on October 16, 2017.
President Evans read a letter of resignation from Trustee Tim Cochran. Trustee Cochran will be missed. He was a very good board member.
Motion made by Heath Rushing, seconded by Brian Gleason, to accept Tim Cochran’s resignation from the board. Motion carried.
Motion made by Brian Gleason, seconded by Heath Rushing, to declare a vacancy in the office of trustee. Motion carried.
Trustee Gleason reported that the new squad car has been purchased. Chief Doan is getting it equipped for service. Mr. Gleason said that the 2006 Ford Explorer will be sold later.
Trustee Gleason read of letter of appeal from Derek Bittner about a notice that he had received from the Village regarding his camper. The camper sits in his front yard, and it was alleged that someone was living in it. Mr. Bittner stated that no one was living in the camper. Chief Doan confirmed Mr. Bittner’s statement.
The board members agreed that Mr. Bittner was in compliance and there was no violation. Mr. Bittner will be personally contacted by Chief Doan and notified in writing of the Village’s findings.
Trustee Paulette Johnson reported that De Soto Daze donated $250 to the De Soto Food Pantry at the CWI Customer Appreciation Day.
De Soto Daze went well. Crowds were down, but everyone had a good time.
Trustee Heath Rushing reported that the owner of Flatland Forge and Design had asked for a sewer adjustment on his water bill for 100 N. Ash Street. His toilet stool had been running and his water bill was high. It was a consensus of the board that the request would be denied because the policy is that no sewer adjustments are made when the bill is higher due to a toilet running.
Motion made by Heath Rushing, seconded by Paulette Johnson, to pass Ordinance No. 2017-6 Water Rate Increase. Upon roll call vote: Brian Gleason – Yes; Paulette Johnson – Yes; Heath Rushing – Yes. Motion carried. Ordinance incorporated by reference.
Trustee Rushing reported that Wiggs Excavating Inc. will use Mueller fire hydrants and main water valves. They will start the Phase II Watermain Replacement Project on Wednesday, October 3. Seeding and strawing will probably occur in the spring.
Director of Public Works David Griffin reported that the Village had jetted Ron Bohm’s sewer line with a cutter.
The next board meeting will be held Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7 PM at the Village Hall.
Motion made by Brian Gleason, seconded by Heath Rushing, to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 PM. Motion carried.