Winfield Village Board of Trustees amends village's banner policy
Winfield Village Board of Trustees met Thursday, Feb. 2.
Village of Winfield Village Board is located at 27 Jewell Road, Winfield, IL.
Here are the minutes as provided by Winfield:
VILLAGE OF WINFIELD
MINUTES OF A VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Elected Officials Present:
President Spande. Clerk Mareachen, Trustee Bajor, Trustee Hogan, Trustee McCurdy, Trustee Mustes, Trustee Sorgatz
Elected Officials Excused: Trustee Greer,
Curt Barrett, Village Manager David Schar, Police Chief
Kathie Elliott, Village Attorney Dan Watson, Engineer Rempe-Sharpe
Lynn McCammon, Finance Director, Tye Loomis, Public Works Director
Peter Krumins, Development Coordinator
Village President Erik Spande discussed that Winfield was notified that it had been rated the #175th safest community in the United States. He further presented the results of the Special Census conducted during 2016 in certain development areas of the Village, resulting in a net gain of 750 new residents, bringing the Village population to nearly 10,000.
Henry Pittner, a resident and Plan Commission nominee, introduced himself to the Board as a current practicing architect.
A. Motion approving minutes from the Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings held
January 19, 2017.
B. Motion approving payment of bills for February 2, 2017.
C. Motion approving the renewal of the Village contract with RedSpeed Illinois, LLC for two additional and consecutive three-year terms.
The Village originally entered into contact with RedSpeed Illinois, LLC in 2010 under a six-year agreement to monitor and enforce red light traffic violations on the east bound lanes at the Roosevelt Road and Winfield Road intersection. Pursuant to Section 3 of the contract, the Village can extend the agreement with RedSpeed Illinois, LLC for two additional and consecutive three-year terms.
D. Motion approving the following appointments recommended by the Village President:
Public Works Committee
Trustee Hogan made the motion and Trustee Mustes seconded the motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. All the Trustees voted in favor and the motion passed.
Non-Consent Agenda (7-9)
Trustee Hogan made the motion and Trustee McCurdy seconded the motion to approve a Village Banner Policy as amended*. All the Trustees voted in favor and the motion passed.
Village Attorney Kathie Elliott presented information on a proposed Village Banner Policy. This policy provides guidance on the use and display of banners provided by other local units of government or not-for-profit organizations on Village owned streetlights for community events, anniversaries, or achievements. A proposed policy recommended by the Economic Development and Communication Commission was reviewed at the January 19, 2017 Committee of the Whole, with direction to move forward with certain amendments for a vote. The Trustees discussed the approval details for the banners. They further discussed the Village installation fees for the banners as to cover the Village’s cost of the banners. The Board discussed the installer of the banners. It was further discussed that review of new banners would be done at the Committee level and then submitted to the Board for approval, and repeat banners would be approved administratively.
*AMMENDMENTS TO MOTION
Trustee Mustes made the motion and Trustee Sorgatz seconded the motion to approve the friendly amendments including the installation of the banners, the fees, the approval process, the adjustments to have dimensions and graphics of banners, and the Village Manager’s ability to approve repeat banners. All the Trustees voted in favor and the motion passed.
Trustee Sorgatz made the motion and Trustee McCurdy seconded the motion to approve the purchase of a John Deere tractor through the Rock Island County Grounds Care Equipment contract and declare the Village’s current tractor equipment #679 as surplus property authorized for trade-in, for a total purchase amount of $34,989.96. All the Trustees voted in favor and the motion passed.
Public Works Superintendent Tye Loomis presented information on the budgeted replacement of one of the Village’s current tractors, which has reached the end of its useful life. As a municipality, the Village is able to utilize the competitively bid contract issued by Rock Island County. The Public Works Committee reviewed this item at their January 25, 2017 meeting, unanimously recommending the contract move forward to the Village Board for a vote.
Trustee Hogan made the motion and Trustee Mustes seconded the motion to approve a power sale agreement for provision of electricity to the Village of Winfield. All the Trustees voted in favor and the motion passed.
Village Manager Curt Barrett presented information on a proposed contract for electricity that is competitively purchased on the marketplace by electricity broker Energy Choices of Highland Park, IL. Preliminary quotes indicate available savings of approximately $3,000 per year to the Village, which uses over $100,000 of electricity annually on street lights and to power the water/sewer system. Final market quotes were secured the day of the Board meeting for consideration that night.
The Board unanimously agreed to a 3-year contract.
Trustee Comments & Reports of Committees and independent communications with developers
Other Village Officials’ Reports and Comments
Village Manager Barrett recognized the newest volunteers just appointed by the Board, noting further vacancies exist and the Village continues seeking new talent to help on committees.
Trustee Mustes made the motion to adjourn and Trustee Hogan seconded the motion to adjourn to the Committee of the Whole at 7:45 PM. All the Trustees voted in favor and the motion passed.
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27 Jewell Rd
Winfield, IL - 60190