Village of McCullom Lake Board met March 13.
Village of McCullom Lake Board met March 13.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
President Shepit called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.
Roll Call: By the Village Clerk, Sherri L. Messina
Present: President Shepit, Trustees Bogacz, Fritz, Given, Matthesius, Mazurek, Walter.
Absent: Attorney Shaw
Minutes: Trustee Walter made a motion to approve the minutes; seconded by Trustee Matthesius. Voice vote: Bogacz, Fritz, Given, Matthesius, Mazurek, Walter=ayes. All in favor, motion carried.
Executive Session Minutes: Trustee Matthesius made a motion to approve the Executive session minutes with minor corrections; seconded by Trustee Given. Voice Vote: Bogacz, Fritz, Given, Matthesius, Mazurek, Walter=ayes. All in favor, motion carried.
Bills: Trustee Bogacz made a motion to pay the bills; seconded by Trustee Matthesius. Voice vote: Bogacz, Fritz, Given, Matthesius, Mazurek, Walter=ayes. All in favor, motion carried.
Finance: The new Treasurer has started her name is Pat and is in training with Jeanne.
Police: All board members received a copy of the monthly Police report. The State’s Attorney’s Office is going out and inventorying every Police Agency’s DUI history. What we have is an excellent rating right now for our DUI prosecutions while some agencies fell below that. Chief Beatty gave a copy of the report to Attorney Shaw.
Communications: President Shepit received a letter from Tri-County Access/Illinois Tollway. A contract was approved to complete an Environmental Impact Statement which will examine all options for alleviating congestion in Cook, Lake and McHenry County so the Northern extension of IL 53 is being
looked at again and related improvements along the IL 120 corridor, other construction options to no construction. Meetings will be held between March 2018 and Fall 2020.
Past due sewer bills – We have two homes that are not paying/or are never going to pay and the bills are over $5000.00. President Shepit will be talking to Attorney Shaw to see how we should proceed with these. From December 29th to February the total owed to the Village on sewer accounts went down by $2000.00 which is a plus.
Trustee Bogacz received a copy of an email from Cindy which she received in regards to the Emergency Preparedness and that there’s a possibility of grants being available for this. The time frame for the meeting was not good for us but we can work on meeting with this guy and talk about future grant programs. We have not discussed as a board what we are going to do with assisting with this program yet. The program is being presented by Planning and Development so we should have someone give this gentleman a call and see what this program is all about and what it entails.
Audience: Chief Beatty the Police department had their yearly qualified gun range day per the code. The Police department was invited to attend an active shooter training at the end of the month and have all officers trained in the active shooter responses and they will be doing two days with the Sheriff’s office in Algonquin. The new squad car he was hoping would be in today but it is not so it might be in tomorrow or Thursday. Another program that is coming up is McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is going with a new dispatch aid called Frontline. It’s going to be more of a community based program where you can go online and register your house and register yourself if you are going to be out of town and when the officer checks it you will get an email saying the officer has checked on your house. If there is a problem area where someone continues to blow a stop sign they can make a dedicated patrol and if someone calls to say that it wasn’t being patrolled they can pull up the call history and see that they were on patrol. There’s a section to put pictures of children in there in case the child was lost or the elderly and mentally disabled and a spot for citizen complaints somewhere along those lines. It’s a quicker access for the Police department. The Sheriff’s Office is fronting up the money to get the process started and the Village’s portion of it will be $600.00 per year. When we are done with the current contract with dispatch that $600.00 fee will automatically go into the dispatch fees. The start date for this is either June or July.
On March 6th of last week anyone who was in the Village got to hear the tornado siren go off which was a state wide test. Chief Beatty talked to the Fire Chief and if there are any problems or concerns to feel free to contact him and he will look into it.
Old Business: Approve Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement – Trustee Bogacz made a motion to table this until the next board meeting; seconded by Trustee Walter. Voice vote: Bogacz, Fritz, Given, Matthesius, Mazurek, Walter=ayes. All in favor, motion carried.
Discussion: The Garden Center is no longer there but there is a new landscape business there along with the gun shop. The landscape company feels they don’t need a business license because they stated they are not home based out of here but they are running a business out of there and have their vehicles housed here so President Shepit is going to take this matter up with Attorney Shaw because they will need a business license and village stickers for their vehicles.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be March 25th at 1:00 p.m. The annual Steak Fry will be held on May 5th.
Trustee Bogacz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 p.m.; seconded by Trustee Mazurek. Voice vote: Bogacz, Fritz, Given, Matthesius, Mazurek, Walter=ayes. All in favor, motion carried.
The next board meeting will be March 27, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Village Hall.