The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
February 4, 2009 Regular Meeting
During the Biggsville Board Meeting this month, Dale Allenbaugh reported that no one took out election papers for the village president and one trustee position. This will mean that a trustee will be appointed as president pro-tem for two years.
The Biggsville board met February 4, 2009 in regular session with President Dale Allenbaugh presiding and the following present:
Trustees-Brian Cochran, Marilyn Evans, Gloria Minard, Bob Onion, and Brian Sterett and Clerk Frank Jones and Maintenance Man Jeff Lant were present.
Absent were-Trustee-Jennifer Hopkins and Treasurer-Gloria Jones.
There was one visitors-Jan Monville.
After President Dale Allenbaugh opened the meeting by leading in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, and usual business was conducted, the board heard from guest Jan Monville, the local Vista representative.
Moville explained what is happening in 2009 with the Economic Development in Henderson County.
An Abraham Lincoln celebration is in the planning. Also, a county survey on what the needs in Henderson County are.
President Dale Allenbaugh stated he has heard no word on the Rural Development funding for the water project.
During the treasurer's report, Marilyn Evans explained the options for the village CD's that are due in February. Evans said if the village would combine CD's the interest rate would be .25% higher.
Brian Cochran moved the village combine the water and general account and sewer reserve and depreciation CD's as suggested, seconded by Gloria Minard. Roll was called and all present voted yes.
Treasurer Gloria Jones will make the combination when the CD's are due.
Dale Allenbaugh explained the C & D Electric bill to hook up the sewer to the generator when needed.
Bills were read by Clerk Frank Jones. Marilyn Evans moved the bills be paid as read and seconded by Gloria Minard that orders be drawn on the treasurer for the same. Roll was called and all presented vote yes.
Bob Onion reported on Henderson County Health Hazardous Litigation meeting. Brian Cochran stated all volunteer hours for FEMA need to be recorded for future FEMA Funding.
Parks- Bob Onion reported the committee suggested moving the warming center to the Biggsville Presbyterian Church. The conditions there are more convenient for an emergency.
Lights- Dale Allenbaugh thanked those who helped Jeff Lant take down the Christmas lights. Brian Cochran suggested the village hire a lift bucket in the future for safety reasons.
Public Relations- Dale Allenbaugh said Jeff Lant has moved a lot of snow from Main Street.
Streets- Dale Allenbaugh will submit the MFT budget for 2009.
Water- Brian Cochran said his water has been discolored. Cochran has a filter that was cleaned on a Sunday and by Tuesday it was almost plugged. The sediment in the filter appeared to be mud.
Jeff Lant said the village changed the type of sodium used at the water tower but didn't think this would cause that.
Sewer- The generator has been hooked up.
Maintenance- Dale Allenbaugh reported he has located a furnace for the maintenance shed. There is a 60,000 BTU and 137,000 BTU available.
Brian Cochran moved the village investigate this further and estimate how much insulation would be needed, seconded by Marilyn Evans. In a roll call vote, all voted yes.
Jeff Lant will check with NICOR on the gas line installation.
Dale Allenbaugh reported on an e-mail he received from Patricia Hunt the bookkeeper for REC Recycling.
The e-mail said if conditions don't improve it would be very hard to continue picking up the recycling.
Jan Monville expressed concern if the village placed a maintenance building on the old basketball court. This would make very tight quarters for the ambulance getting in and out.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at the Biggsville Community Center.
Frank H. Jones