August 27, 2014

Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes August 27, 2014

The regular meeting of the Village of Divernon Board of Trustees was held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the Divernon Village Hall. Village President Randy Rhodes called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. After the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all in attendance, Clerk Rod Molnar called roll: Randy Rhodes “Here”, Melissa Layton “Here”, Pam Cronister “Here”, Jim Copelin “Here”, Larry Baer “Here”, Derek Hedges “Here”. Dianne Brenning, Superintendent Larry Rhodes and Police Chief Barkley Harris were absent.

A motion was made by Baer to approve the minutes of August 13, 2014. Hedges seconded and the motion passed 4-0. Layton voting present.

Baer presented the Village bills with a motion that they be approved. After Cronister seconded the motion, it was approved 5-0.

Lee Ann Proctor representing Illini Bank was present to request a one day special event liquor license for the bank’s annual customer appreciation day. It will be held on September 16, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A motion was made by Cronister and seconded by Layton to approve the application and waive the application fee. The motion passed 5-0

Committee Reports:

Streets, Alleys, and Utilities:

Cronister reported on a number of items. Per Mike McEvers of Benton and Associates, the Safe Routes for Schools project is 30% complete. The contractor expects to be done by the first of October. The Safe Routes contractor has not yet given a bid on the project near the senior citizens center or the train depot. The walk has been replaced along John Powell’s residence, but the specifics as how it will be paid for have not been worked out. There has been some vandalism on some of the new walks that will have to be replaced.



A motion was made by Baer and seconded by Layton to approve the annual treasurer’s report. The motion was approved 5-0. Treasurer Christine Nichols reported that the auditing firm would present the annual audit at the next Village Board meeting.


Baer reported that R.W. Troxell and Forsyth Insurance will each make presentations concerning employee health insurance. He will have one of them at the last meeting in September and the other at the first meeting in October.

Health and Safety:

Copelin gave an update on the requirements of the Sangamon County Hazard Mitigation Committee.

Minutes August 27, 2014

Community Development:

Layton reported that liens had been placed on the properties where the abandoned houses had been demolished on State Street. A request was made for a street light on Amanda Lane. Mayor Rhodes said that some street lights need to be replaced around the Village garage.

Building Grounds and Lights:

Hedges reported that an invoice was received from Banyon Inc. for the annual renewal of the accounting and billing software. This will not be renewed. An invoice was received from Summit Inc. for the new software, but Hedges will confirm with them before it is paid.

Old Business:

Walker Sandblasting of Girard Illinois will be giving an estimate on the damage to the water tower caused by kids throwing rocks at it.

New Business:

A motion was made by Layton and seconded by Copelin to approve a request for a liquor license for Circle K. Inc. The motion was approved 5-0. They are taking over the operation of the Auburn Travel Center on Route 104. IDOT will be holding a funding workshop on September 10, 2014.

Motion by Layton to adjourn at 7:04 p.m.

Randy Rhodes Rodney Molnar

Village President Village Clerk

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