Millington Board of Trustees authorizes citation for citizen in violation the town's chicken ordinance
Millington Board of Trustees met Monday, Nov. 14.
Here are the minutes as provided by Millington:
VILLAGE OF MILLINGTON BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Monday, November 14, 2016
Call to Order: Mayor Doug Holley called the regularly scheduled meeting of the board of trustees to order at 7:00 PM.
Roll Call/Establishment of Quorum: Present: President Doug Holley. Also present were Trustees Terry Lobdell, Pat Aloisio, Brad Pekoc, Jordan Thibault, Travis King and Kevin Jensen. Sandy White, treasurer present. Lenee Kissel, Clerk present. Ron Rithaler/Building Inspector present. Greg Jones, Attorney, present.
President’s Comments: Doug reported we got about 24 1/2 ton of salt for a total of 38 1/2. December 3rd is the fire truck parade. Fran Klaus reported that the tree limb has been taken down. He also got some drainage issues worked out. Railroad crossings have been repaired and they also picked up the extra railroad ties. However, Brad stated there are some by his property. Doug also asked if we can do the pledge of allegiance before starting our meetings and all were in agreement. We will start the first of the year.
Trustee’s Comments: Jordan asked if we could donate $100 to the parade. Kevin made a motion to donate $100 to the parade, Pat seconded, motion carried unanimously. This will be ratified at the next meeting. Pat asked if we should put lights down at the River’s Edge Park to address the issue of drugs that was brought up by a resident at a previous meeting. There are currently no poles to put lights on. The Board will look into it. Terry talked to Guy C. about the Belle Rive wash out issue and it will be looked at. He heard from Northville who is currently working with their own attorney to make changes. They will get back to us after those changes are made. Terry also reported that the sidewalk has been replaced on Sycamore Street. He also stated that we need to make sure to put co-op posts back on the agenda as well as tree removal. Terry will tell Doug when he hears from Northville.
Citizen’s Comments: Clerk clarified signature requirements for petitions to run for election. It was stated that 15 signatures would meet the requirement of 5-8%.
Carol Andresen spoke regarding 102 Colfax and the fact that they have rebuilt 100% of the house even though 50% was allowed. She doesn’t believe a variance should go through since the resident doing the work hasn’t followed permit procedures. It was reported that the resident has a stop work order on the house and the Board said they are investigating this.
Another resident asked if Comcast Internet is coming and the Board stated they hadn’t heard anything. Same resident also stated he would like a pavilion and would like to see the shore line cleared and he’d be willing to help. Carol A. also asked if we could change the hours of the post office. Scott Smith let her know that we tried to change them and were unsuccessful.
Gary L. stated that he is recording this session of the meeting. Asked why he isn’t on the agenda. Greg Jones told him that he would be followed up with after the meeting in the form of a letter. Asked repeatedly why he isn’t on the agenda. Also wanted to know why Jeff Pasakarnis is the entire zoning department and stated multiple complaints about Jeff. Stated that he is being discriminated against. Wanted to know why he is being treated differently than every other zoning violation. Kevin asked what Gary would like to have done. He stated in detail what he would like to have done. Gary told Ron he has to enforce zoning violations by law. Brad tried to address his concerns over this issue. Gary asked again why we have a single zoning administrator.
Resident Kyle Kumperda at 506 Fowler asked why the Board didn’t look into the Colfax issue before he bought the house and it was explained to him that the title company was responsible for this.
Kevin Jensen suggested that Mr. Kumperda file a claim with his title company.
Gary asked what the letter he is getting would include and Doug told him that his concerns would be addressed.
Minutes for October Meetings: Jordan made a motion to accept the minutes from the October meeting. Terry seconded, motion carried unanimously. Brad made a motion to accept (but not release) the Executive Session minutes from the October meeting. Kevin seconded, motion carried unanimously.
Treasurer’s Report: Read by Sandy. Net income for the month of October was $-.6,366.04 YTD net income $-16,746.13. Checking has $82,465.01. Savings has $35,805.83. Playground fund has $14,566.32. Motor fuel has $43,816.36. Pat made a motion to accept the October treasurer’s report. Kevin seconded, motion carried unanimously.
Bills to Pay:
Lenee Kissel 110.75 Ron Rithaler 88.60 S. White 155.06 Doug Holley 45.74 Pat Aloisio 194.92 Ancel Glink 2,327.50 MCI 33.32 Illinois Department of Revenue 42.94 Newark BP 87.82 Department of Treasury 163.96 AT&T Internet 49.00 AT&T 313.90 Waste Management 51.25 R. Rithaler 249.92 Morton Salt Inc. 1,616.22 Lenee Kissel 4.66 Ameren IP 786.09 Total From General Checking 6,321.65
Jordan made a motion to pay the bills. Pat seconded, motion carried unanimously.
Police Report: Deputy Novak – Doug first said that the average speed at the sign was 33mph but there were readings as high as 60. There is going to be some investigation to see during which time frames this is actually happening to try to catch those drivers. Deputy encouraged residents to report any suspicious activity. Spoke of a few arrests. Discussed an inmates work program. Also stated they are looking for information on graffiti at the Harris Forest Preserve.
Building Report: Ron stated there are 5 active permits. Issued a stop work order on 506 Fowler Street but now has a permit. Bev asked about chickens. Told that was coming later in the meeting.
• Amendment of Travel Reimbursement Ordinance-explained by Greg. Tabled as not in the packet. Clerk will send to the Mayor.
• Preliminary Tax Levy-Greg explained. Board will review and vote on at the next meeting.
• Meeting Dates for 2017-Terry voted to accept meeting dates with change to January date. Brad seconded, motion carried unanimously.
• 102 S. Colfax/Clarification on Outstanding Zoning Issues/Variance-Frank Cesarone asked for permit to be extended 3 months. Also asking for a variance so that the homeowner can finish the project within the framing and foundation that he has. Greg told him the board can discuss this but cannot act on it. Terry stated that he either needs to become compliant or file for a variance. Terry stated that the Board should get more detailed information on what it would take to become compliant because it may be difficult to get a variance to go through since neighbors have expressed an issue with it. Resident will have to include in their variance application a complete and thorough explanation as to why it would be a hardship to comply. Ron stated he would like to see a floor plan. Doug asked about extending the permit. Terry stated that a 6-month extension could be extended to work on the existing structure. Terry made a motion to extend the permit 6 months, Kevin seconded, motion carried unanimously.
• 100 Belle Rive Drive/Ordinance Violation-Terry asked if they have been sent a violation. Ron was asked if he has sent an official letter. Kevin made a motion to issue a citation to the resident in violation of the chicken ordinance. Jordan seconded, motion carried unanimously. Ron will send a certified letter.
• Executive Session/Discuss Probable or Imminent Litigation Pursuant to 5 I.L.CS120/2 (C) (11) - Pat made a motion to adjourn to go into executive session to discuss probable or imminent litigation pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2 (C) (11). Terry seconded, motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned to executive session at 8:11 pm.
• Regular meeting reconvened at 8:54 with all members present except Sandy White.
No further business discussed. Terry made a motion to adjourn, Jordan seconded. Motion carried unanimously. Adjourned at 8:54pm.
Lenee Kissel, Village Clerk