MINUTES
KENESAW BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
January 13, 2015 AT 7:30 P.M.

The Village of Kenesaw Board of Trustees held a regular board meeting on January 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Kenesaw Village Office, as was advertised. Board Members present: Ronda Ehly, Sarah Kroos, JR Pulver and Dale Long. Absent: Ashley Augustin. Also present: Henry Wilson and Judy Mignery. Clerk: Rebekah Long. Maintenance: Jeff Edmondson and Glen Kuehn.

1. Call to Order: Chairman Kroos called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.
2. Location of the OMAL: Chairman Kroos gave notice of the location of the Open Meetings Act Literature to be on the south wall of the meeting room.
3. Review/Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting December 11, 2014: Moved by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Long to approve the minutes of the December 11, 2014 meeting as presented. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-abstains. No opposed. Motion carried.
4. Review/Approve Expenditures of December 2014: Moved by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Augustin to approve the December 2014 Expenditures as presented. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
5. Review/Approve Treasurer’s Report for December 2014: Moved by Trustee Augustin, second by Trustee Ehly to approve the December 2014 Treasurer’s Report as presented. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
6. Comments from the Public: None.
7. Appoint Health and Sanitation Committee: (tabled during December 9, 2014 meeting) Moved by Trustee Pulver to re-appoint Liz Schroeder and Brett Ehly as community representatives and Sarah Kroos as Village Board representative to the Health and Sanitation Committee for 2015. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
8. Review/Approve: Ordinance 516-2015 – A Declaration as to Creation and Dedication of an Alley: (see minutes from September 9, 2014, October 14, 2014 and December 9, 2014) The Board reviewed the addition to the Ordinance that had been presented at the December 9, 2014 meeting. The addition states that should the alley ever be vacated the ground would revert back to being the property of the owner(s) to the north side of the alley. Moved by Trustee Pulver to approve Ordinance 516-2015 – A Declaration as to the Creation and Dedication of an Alley on the first and only reading by title only. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
9. Discuss/Approve Advertising for bids on Armor Coat Project: Clerk Rebekah Long requested permission from the Board of Trustees to begin advertising for bids for the Armor Coat project as soon as Maintenance & Utilities Superintendent completes the spec sheets. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
10. Discuss the Yearly Water/Wastewater Report: Jeff Edmondson reviewed the presented statistics for water pumped in 2014. The reports indicate the amount pumped decreased from 87,499,000g in 2013 to 75,631,090g in 2014. The report also included well and pump test results from Sargent Irrigation. Jeff also indicated the nitrate levels in the East well have decreased.
11. Unfinished Business: a) Trustee Pulver requested information about the Drainage Project change order the Board moved on at the December 9, 2014 meeting. Rebekah indicated the change order had been sign by Mr. Stromer as presented and had been presented to Chairman Kroos for her signature. Jeff Edmondson relayed to the Board that Mr. Stromer is fairly certain he’ll end up finding the unmarked gas line and that Hersh Digging has stated the cost to do the trenching to relocate it will be an estimated $7,500.
b) Rebekah Long reported that Brent Bockstadter had been in the office to ask if there had been any further discussion about his alley request. After some discussion the Board concluded that the placement of an alley at that location at this time wouldn’t serve enough purpose to warrant the expense for placement and upkeep.
12. Adjournment: Motion by Trustee Ehly, second by Trustee Pulver at 7:49p.m. No opposed. Motion carried. Next meeting is scheduled for February 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

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Chairman

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Clerk/Treasurer

I, Rebekah R. Long, Clerk for the Village of Kenesaw, hereby certify that the preceding minutes are a true and correct copy of the proceedings had and done by the Chairman and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Kenesaw on January 13, 2015. These minutes were posted in three public locations in the Village of Kenesaw and the shortened version was published in the Hastings Tribune.

Clerk/Treasurer