Village of Diamond Village Board met February 12
Village of Diamond Village Board met February 12.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
Proceedings, transactions and resolution made and order of said record of said Board in the Village of Diamond, IL on the 12th Day of February 2019.
The scheduled meeting of the Diamond Village Board was held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. with Mayor Teresa Kernc presiding. Upon roll call Commissioners present were Mark Adair, Denise Brown Jeff Kasher and Dave Warner.
Approval of Minutes
MOTION was made by Commissioner Warner, SECOND by Commissioner Kasher to approve the 01/22/2018 regular meeting minutes with correction and place on file. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Approval of Bill List
MOTION was made by Commissioner Kasher, SECOND by Commissioner Brown to approve the January 22, 2019 bill lists. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Discuss and Approve Proposed Site Plan from Chamlin & Associates not to exceed $6,000.00
This item was passed
Approve Ordinance #2019-03; Amending an Ordinance Establishing and Designating an Enterprise Zone Within the Village of Diamond (Additional Territory)
Mayor Kernc stated this ordinance is from the public hearing which had taken place earlier today. Village Attorney John Gallo stated the village has an ordinance for the Enterprise Zone and this amends that ordinance to include the additional areas required to reach the plant. Gallo explained this is the first step needed. Ordinances will be required by Grundy and Will Counties in the upcoming month. Once those are approved, it will go to the state for review and approval. MOTION was made by Commissioner Adair, SECOND by Commissioner Warner to approve Ordinance #2019- 03; Amending an Ordinance Establishing and Designating an Enterprise Zone Within the Village of Diamond (Additional Territory). All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Approve Ordinance #2019-04; Amending an Ordinance Establishing and Designating an Enterprise Zone within the Village of Diamond (Additional Units of Local Government)
Mayor Kernc stated this ordinance must amend the current ordinance to include the additional local governments into the Enterprise Zone. MOTION was made by Commissioner Adair, SECOND by Commissioner Kasher to approve Ordinance #2019-04; Amending an Ordinance Establishing and Designating an Enterprise Zone within the Village of Diamond (Additional Units of Local Government). All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Discuss and Approve Resolution #2019-04; A Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Village of Diamond Adopting a Complete Street Policy
Mayor Kernc stated this Complete Street Policy goes along with the Village’s plan when more subdivisions are built, and as the village grows, to include shared use paths and safe routes to school. This policy would encompass those items as well as the plan for the village as it develops. Village Attorney John Gallo stated this should be incorporated into the subdivision ordinance which Village Engineer Mike Perry is working on. Mayor Kernc stated this will also be included into the Comprehensive Plan when it is updated. MOTION was made by Commissioner Kasher, SECOND by Commissioner Adair to approve Resolution #2019-04; A Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Village of Diamond Adopting a Complete Street Policy. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Approve Ordinance #2019-05; Designating Wendy Herbert as Village Treasurer & Enterprise Zone Administrator
MOTION was made by Commissioner Kasher, SECOND by Commissioner Warner to Approve Ordinance #2019-05; Designating Wendy Herbert as Village Treasurer & Enterprise Zone Administrator. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Approve Resolution #2019-05; Appoint Wendy Herbert as IMRF Authorized Agent
MOTION was made by Commissioner Warner, SECOND by Commissioner Adair to approve Resolution #2019-.05; Appointing Wendy Herbert as IMRF Authorized Agent. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Approve Ordinance #2019-06; Amendment Regulating Open Burning
Village Attorney John Gallo stated the ordinance already prohibited the burning of grass clippings. The current ordinance did allow open burning of landscape waste, which included many landscape items. Therefore, this amendment to the ordinance is allowing only the burning of leaves, tree trimmings and branches. Burning will now only be allowed from October 1 to November 30. There is an additional change which does not allow open burning of leaves, tree trimmings, and branches within 48 hours after any rainfall of more than one-half inch precipitation. Mayor Kernc stated this is a compromise for all who attended the board meeting when this subject was addressed. She feels good about this amendment. MOTION was made by Commissioner Kasher, SECOND by Commissioner Adair to Approve Ordinance #2019-06; Amendment Regulating Open Burning. All Ayes; Motion Carried.
Grundy County Animal Control 2017-18 Activity Report
Mayor Kernc presented the report. Kernc stated based on this report, this projects the contract amount for the 2020 year, providing the County Board does not raise any fees.
MFT IDOT Compliance Review Report
Mayor Kernc presented the report.
Grundy and Will County Sheriff’s Monthly Update
Mayor Kernc presented the Will County Sheriff’s Update.
Village Attorney John Gallo stated there was a question at a previous meeting regarding golf carts allowed to be driven on the streets of Diamond. Gallo stated there are state regulations of which a golf cart must meet in order to be driven within the state however, even with those regulations, golf carts cannot be driven within the Village of Diamond. Diamond’s ordinance does not allow for golf carts on the roads.
Village Engineer Mike Perry stated North Central is updating all grant rules based on the last census data income. They have broken the information within some towns and he has asked if there are any areas within Diamond which would qualify based on low to moderate income by their maps without income surveys. Perry stated Diamond qualified, and it could overlap with some water main projects Diamond plans on doing, it would a very good program if Diamond can qualify.
Public Works Director Austin Vining stated the VFD has been installed, is online and working properly. He also stated the bucket truck repair has been completed.
Village Clerk Lori Holmes stated the changing of online payment services is underway. It could take up to 6 weeks for completion. Holmes stated she and Mayor Kernc met with Pastor Adams and members of the Christian Life Assembly Church to discuss and arrange plans for the summer kick off celebration. The date is Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11:00am-3:00 pm at the Village Hall. Holmes stated Jim Nesci’s Cold Blooded Creatures is scheduled to perform at 1:00 pm with his reptile educational program. There will be bouncy houses, foam machine, climbing wall, Humvee, fire truck, police vehicle and food for sale. This event is still in the planning stages and additional activities will be added. This will be a family friendly event.
Commissioner Kasher stated he was contacted by Public Works Director Austin Vining that the snow plow truck frame was cracked. Kasher contacted someone who owns a welding shop to inspect and repair the truck. Kasher spoke with Vining regarding the maintenance workers and their regards to the equipment which they use. Kasher wants to reinforce the need to take care of the equipment we have. The maintenance workers should treat all equipment and vehicles like they are their own.
Mayor Kernc presented information from Twin Supplies. They are the company which the village received a grant which allowed for the LED streetlight heads installed in the residential areas of town. Kernc stated the current streetlight heads on IL Route 113 move in the wind therefore, causing wiring issues and bolts loosening from the poles. Kernc stated the village has the opportunity for Twin Supplies to provide the labor and replace all the lights along IL Route 113 with LED heads. Kernc stated the heads are very light weight and guaranteed for 15 years. Installation of LED bulbs should also save on energy consumption therefore, a cost savings in the electric bills. Kernc stated she would also like to take the sidewalk lights off the poles since the LED lights will shine brightly enough to illuminate the sidewalks as well. Kernc asked the Commissioners to look at the streetlight on Will Road and Girot Lane so they can see an example of what one looks like.
Kernc presented information from a Homeland Security Meeting called Stop the Bleed. The Morris Hospital is currently involved in this with the high schools. Morris Hospital provides a “stop the bleed” kit to each classroom. These kits are provided in case of a shooting etc. to help save a life. Morris Hospital also provides free training for the teachers and staff. Unfortunately, the hospital has only enough kits and funds to provide the high school with these kits. ComEd has teamed up with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus with a grant that is available up to $10,000.00. Kernc contacted the Mayor Caucus to see if this grant would be applicable for Stop the Bleed kits and they stated it was. The Village would have to pay the $10,000.00 upfront, then be reimbursed 50% of the cost. The $10,000.00 would allow the purchase of 166 Stop the Bleed kits. Kernc reached out to Dr. Bugg to see if this is something he would be interested in and he stated he would be very interested in receiving these kits for the other school buildings. Kernc stated although it would cost the village $5,000.00, she feels this would be well worth the cost and worthwhile for the safety of the children within our schools. Kernc stated she would like to get several kits for the village hall, village buildings and vehicles as well as the training for staff members. Kernc added you never know when a kit would come into play to assist with any type of accident which could save a life. These items will be placed on the next agenda for additional discussion and approval.
MOTION was made by to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 P.M. by Commissioner Warner, SECOND by Commissioner Adair. All Ayes; Motion Carried.