MINUTES
KENESAW BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
December 8, 2015 at 7:30 P.M.

The Village of Kenesaw Board of Trustees held a regular board meeting on December 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kenesaw Senior Center, as was advertised. Board Members present: Sarah Kroos, JR Pulver, Ronda Ehly, Ashley Augustin and Dale Long. Absent: None. Clerk: Rebekah Long. Utilities and Maintenance: Jeff Edmondson and Glen Kuehn.

1. Call to Order: Chairman Kroos called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.
2. Location of the OMAL: Chairman Kroos gave notice of the location of the Open Meetings Act Literature to be on the north wall of the room.
3. Review/Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting November 10, 2015: Moved by Trustee Augustin, second by Trustee Ehly to approve the minutes of the November 10, 2015 meeting. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
4. Review/Approve Expenditures of November 2015: Moved by Trustee Ehly, second by Trustee Augustin to approve the November 2015 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 November 2015: Moved by Trustee Ehly, second by Trustee Long to approve the November 2015 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. Adjourn Sine Die: Chairman Kroos adjourned at 7:34.
7. Board re-organization: It was moved by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Augustin to reappoint Trustee Sarah Kroos as the Chairman of the Board for 2015-2016. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried. It was moved by Trustee Ehly, second by Trustee Long to reappoint Trustee JR Pulver as the Vice-Chairman for 2015-2016. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-abstains, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
8. Call the Meeting to Order: Chairman Kroos called the meeting to order at 7:35.
9. Appointment for Safety Committee 2015-2016: Motion by Trustee Ehly, second by Trustee Augustin to appoint Trustee Kroos, Trustee Long, Jeff Edmondson and Rebekah Long to the Safety Committee for 2015-2016. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
10. Appointment for Standing Committees 2015-2016: Motion by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Long to reappoint the same members as 2014-2015. (Streets/Drainways-Trustee Pulver, Structures & Content/Fire Department-Trustee Long, Water/Wastewater-Trustee Augustin, Human Resources-Trustee Ehly) Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
11. Comments from the Public: None.

12. Appoint City Street Superintendent: Motion by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Long to appoint Jeff Palik of Olsson & Associates as City Street Superintendent for 2016. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
13. Appoint City Attorney: Motion by Trustee Augustin, second by Trustee Pulver to appoint Shon Lieske as City Attorney for 2016. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-absent, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-absent. No opposed. Motion carried.
14. Appoint Health & Sanitation Committee: Motion by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Augustin to appoint Brett Ehly, Liz Schroeder, Chairman Kroos and Clerk Rebekah Long to the Health and Sanitation Committee for 2015-2016. Motion by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Ehly to appoint Henry Wilson as Adams County Planning & Zoning Representative for 2016. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-Abstains, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
15. Appoint Adams County Planning & Zoning Representative for Kenesaw: Motion by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Ehly to appoint Henry Wilson as Adams County Planning & Zoning Representative for 2016. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
16. Appoint Clerk/Treasurer: Motion by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Augustin to appoint Rebekah Long as Clerk/Treasurer for 2016. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-abstains, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
17. Appoint Utility Superintendent: Motion by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Augustin to appoint Jeff Edmondson as Utility Superintendent for 2016. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
18. Appoint Assistant Utility Superintendent: Motion by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Ehly to appoint Glen Kuehn as Assistant Utility Superintendent for 2016. Motion by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Ehly to appoint Henry Wilson as Adams County Planning & Zoning Representative for 2016. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-yea, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
19. Discuss Sale of the Old Loader: After discussion, it was decided to have Clerk Long continue looking into the sale of Village property and, if it is acceptable to pursue the sale, to advertise the sale with a requirement to have sealed bids in the Clerk’s office by 5:00pm January 12, 2015. Bids to be opened at the Regular Board Meeting.
20. Discuss Scheduling Date for Workshop Meeting: After discussion, motion by Trustee Pulver, second by Trustee Ehly to meet on January 7, 2016 at 7:30 to discuss information regarding the floodplain maps.
21. Discuss Employee Year-End Gratuity: After discussion, motion by Trustee Ehly, second by Trustee Pulver, to purchase $50 Visa gift cards for the 3 full-time employees. Roll call: Trustee Pulver-yea, Trustee Ehly-yea, Trustee Kroos-yea, Trustee Long-abstains, Trustee Augustin-yea. No opposed. Motion carried.
22. Unfinished Business:
a. Chairman Kroos informed the Board that Christian Kroos would like to address the need for changes in policies for lifeguards after the first of the year. Trustee Ehly is to give the Clerk information on disciplinary review forms. Chairman Kroos and Clerk Long to look into creating season-end bonus criteria
23. Adjournment: Motion by Trustee Augustin, second by Trustee Ehly to adjourn at 8:34 p.m. No opposed. Motion carried. Next regular meeting is scheduled for January 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Village of Kenesaw Community Room.

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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 December 8, 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