Village of Mazon Board Minutes
Meeting held at 520 Depot St. Mazon, Illinois
June 13, 2022
The June 13, 2022 meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.
Present were:, Jeff Marques, Kim Marques, Maleah White, Dalton Misener, Dave Hammen, Jim Matteson, K. Webster, Diane Punke, Jim Hintze, Brody Jones, and Tyler Baseley
Guest Present: Ed Emrich and Jeremy Snyder
The May 23 , 2022 minutes were presented for review. D. Punke made a motion to approve May 23 , 2022 minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by D. Misener. Roll was taken; D. Misener-Yes, D. Hammen-Yes, J. Matteson-Yes, K. Webster-Yes, D. Punke-Yes, J. Hintze-Yes. Motion carried.
The Bills for June 13 , 2022 were presented for review. D. Hammen made a motion to approve and pay the bills as presented. The motion was seconded by J. Matteson. Roll was taken; D. Misener-Yes, D. Hammen-Yes J. Matteson-Yes, K. Webster-Yes, D. Punke-Yes, J. Hintze-Yes. Motion carried.
M. White reported CD#733615 was due for renewal on June 18, 2022 for General fund equipment. The. M. White will get rates this week.
As of last Friday, the park donations total is $5,630.00.
The May Treasurer report was presented for review.
K. Marques reported the IMRF Compliance Audit report showed two issues. One that since 2007 the Clerk pay has been reported to IMRF and contributions for IMRF were paid by the Clerk and the Village. The Village has a resolution with IMRF that was put in place when the Village started participation with IMRF that Elected Officials pay should not be reported to IMRF. This issue has been corrected and all contributions were credited to the Village IMRF account. IMRF has advised that the Village will need to refund the Clerk her contributions since 2007. The refund has been included on the current bill list.
The second issue is that when an employee participates in a third-party program for life or disability insurance their wages paid to the third party should not be reported to IMRF. IMRF has advised that the Village should have resolution to include compensation paid under an internal revenue code section 125 plan as IMRF Earnings and should be back dated to 2017. Therefore, a resolution will be presented to night. The two-issue resulted in over reporting and have now been corrected. Everything else in the Audit is in order.
The ordinance violation letters sent out after the last meeting were reviewed. All issues are now in compliance.
The Board discussed the funding of park equipment and other ways to raise funds. K. Webster suggested checking with hope helps.
The Board discussed ordinance violations and directed K. Marques to send a letter to 514 Center St. to repair their fence that has fallen down and cut the weeds in the back yard. They also discussed the issue of them not removing their trash cans from the Village right of way.
The Board also discussed issues with the property at 419 East St. The green house buildings are collapsing and need to be repaired or removed. The Board agreed that this would fall under the nuisance Ordinance and the letter is to be signed by the Village Board.
J. Hintze asked if the rat problem at the elevator has been resolved. It was reported that there have been no sightings reported this year.
J. Marques said the US Box located at the church parking lot has become a dumping ground. There are piles sitting outside of the box that have been there for a few weeks. The Board agreed that it needs to be cleaned up and several said they would dispose of the trash.
J. Hintze said the he was contacted by Mr. and Mrs. Brockman along Grand Ridge Rd. regarding the Village employees cutting their trees hanging over the sidewalk. He said they are not property cut and should be cut at the trunk and sealed with a sealer. The Board agreed that the homeowners should maintain their trees if they do not want the Village to cut them.
No one was present for the zoning issue on Depot St. so the issue was tabled.
Ed Emrich asked what is going on about the Zoning Chairman. J. Marques explained that Lisa Stuart contacted him and said she was going to resign. Then she contacted him again and said she was not sure if she would resign. The Board has not received a letter of resignation to date.
J. Marques reported that Com Ed will be raising their rates.
J. Marques presented information about joining The Grundy County Historical Society the cost would be $25.00 per year. The Board agreed to join the Historical Society.
J. Marques met with Senator Resin and has the opportunity to talk with her on EPA issues. He asked the Board if they would like him to present issues to Senator Resin. The Board agreed that he should present issues to Senator Resin.
The liquor committee will meet at 6:00pm on June 27.
The Finance committee will meet at 6:15pm on July 11 for rate review.
Jamie Wilson was hired for summer help at $15.00 per hour.
A resolution to include compensation paid under an Internal revenue Code Section 125 Plan as IMRF earnings. K. Webster made a motion to sign resolution to include compensation paid under an Internal revenue Code Section 125 Plan as IMRF earnings. The motion was seconded by D. Punke. Roll was taken; D. Misener-Yes, D. Hammen-Yes J. Matteson-Yes, K. Webster-Yes, D. Punke-Yes, J. Hintze-Yes. Motion carried.
Jeremy Snyder from the Mazon Fire Department was present to request a liquor license and the closing of a portion of Depot St. and Park St. for their annual Fun Days on July 16. They will have water fights, a DJ, Craft vendors, and a beer tent. The beer tent will be by invitation. He asked that Tyler Baseley be present along with the two other uniformed officers.
T. Stiles was not present at the meeting. He submitted an updated status sheet.
T. Baseley gave his report.
B. Jones reported the CCR is complete and has been posted on our web site along with the link being listed on the water bills.
Spraying at the park and uptown was completed today. Signs were posted at the park. Primrose Park ponds will be sprayed tomorrow.
The high service pump is down and the second one is only putting out 100 per minute. We are working on repairs and replacement.
Brody has created a tree list. There are 3-4 that need to be cut down and 2 that need to be trimmed. J. Marques suggested asking precision tree to bid the job. It was also suggested to have Millers tree service, Shelton tree service, and Mike Hanolin to bid the job.
D. Hammen asked if the hedges at the corner of Grand ridge and Center St. could be cut.
B. Jones said we are still waiting on Jeff Cromwell to start the work out at the pumphouse.
J. Hintze made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 pm. The motion was seconded by K. Webster. Roll was taken; D. Misener-Yes, D. Hammen-Yes, J. Matteson-Yes, K. Webster-Yes, D. Punke-Yes, J. Hintze-Yes. Motion carried.