The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Village of Biggsville

Village of Biggsville, Illinois regular meeting minutes on Wednesday, August 6, 2008.

With President Dale Allenbaugh presiding and the following present:

Trustees-Brian Cochran, Marilyn Evans, Jennifer Hopkins, Gloria Minard, Bob Onion, and Brian Sterett. Treasurer-Gloria Jones. Clerk-Frank Jones.

Visitors-Nancy Tripp, Glen Olson, Ed Purchase, Brad and Jennifer Bell (7:30), the President opened the meeting by leading in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

After Roll was called by Clerk Frank Jones, Allenbaugh reported Rural Development has applied for a $132,300 grant for the village and the loan would be for $356,000 with a 2.7566% interest rate for 40 years.

Glen Olson explained to the board he has a potential buyer for his property however, the trailer owned by Nancy Tripp is eleven years old and asked the village to grant a variation for this trailer.

Brian Cochran moved the village grant a variation to Nancy Tripp to allow her to bring her eleven year old trailer into the village contingent on the zoning officer's approval, seconded by Brain Sterett. All present voted yes, and Gloria Jones reported that the sewer hookup has been paid.

Brad Bell reported the water line from the shutoff to his house is leaking and he won't have water until this is repaired.

Dale Allenbaugh reported that a trash dumpster rental from Waste Management would be $59.64 per month with a $75.00 delivery charge. A two month pick up would be $34.04. The price from Jackson is $85.00 per month.

Minutes of the regular meeting were read by Clerk Frank Jones. Gloria Minard moved the minutes stand approved as read and seconded by Marilyn Evans. Roll was called and all present voted yes.

Gloria Jones presented the Treasurer's report. Brian Sterett moved the Treasurer's report be approved as presented and seconded by Marilyn Evans. Roll was called and all present voted yes.

Bills were read by Clerk Frank Jones. Brian Cochran moved the bills be paid as read and seconded by Bob Onion that orders be drawn on the treasury for the same. Roll was called and all present voted yes.


Lights-Marilyn Evans reported that three street lights in the East part of Biggsville had been shot out.

Public Relations-Marilyn Evans reported that Tom Edmonds of REC Recycling has been extra busy with the flood and has been behind in picking up the recycle materials. Edmonds also asked if the area marked, be kept free of recycle materials so if he is short help he can still make a pickup.

Dale Allenbaugh reported on a lot of positive feed back for the effort done on the sidewalk along route 94. The board is interested in other areas within the village that need extra attention. The Community Building floor is a later in the year project for anyone interested to join the team.

The board discussed the rental rate for the Community Building. Brian Cochran moved the Community Building rent be increased from $30.00 to $40.00 effective September 1, 2008, seconded by Jennifer Hopkins. Roll was called and all present voted yes.

Streets-Dale Allenbaugh asked if anyone would be interested in doing the IDOT paperwork on the Internet.

Sewer-Bob Onion reported that he attended the county meeting on mosquito control. Bob has several packets of pellets for village residents to use. Please contact Bob.

Zoning-The board discussed the zoning board ordinance and what is needed to bring the reports in compliance at the county and state levels.

Old Business

The board discussed delinquent water/sewer bills. The home owner is responsible for any bill left unpaid by a renter. Bills will be sent for the unpaid bills.

New Business

The Biggsville picnic will be held on Sunday, August 17th at 1:00 p.m. at Lindo Field. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. Beverages will be provided.

Gloria Minard moved the meeting adjourn at 9:20 p.m. seconded by Marilyn Evans. Roll was called and all present voted yes.

The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Biggsville Community Building.

/s/ Frank H. Jones, Clerk