of January 4, 2007
The Palestine Board of Trustees met in regular session on January 4, 2007, at 6:00 PM. Trustees answering the roll call were Gene Purcell, Greta Dennison, Walter Fritchie Larry Surrells, and Larry Miller. David Branson was absent.
Margaret Littlejohn and Chief Jim Clark were present.
Visitor present was Bob Taylor
The meeting began with all in attendance reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
The minutes of the December meeting were unanimously approved as corrected.
It was announced the Caucus of the Peoples Party will be held on January 22, 2007 at 6;30 PM in compliance with Illinois Law. The meeting will be held in the Pioneer Room of the Palestine Municipal Building. Official notice will be published before January 12, 2007.
A quotation from Global Technical Systems, Inc. to upgrade the new alarm warning system has been received. The bid amount was $33,984.55. A credit of $9,320.14 would be given for exchanged parts. This leaves a net cost of $24,664.41. The bid was taken under advisement.
Larry Miller, chairman of the Building Regulations Committee moved
that in accordance with the State of Illinois Manufactured Housing
Code, the following should be added to the end of Section 1 of Ordinance
The matter of radio communication has been resolved. Police Chief, Jim Clark has taken the equipment to a communication specialist in Effingham. All that was need was minor repairs and a new battery in the radios. Communication is now back to normal.
Chief Clark reported that due to the December holiday season, he had only received one bid for a new police car. More bids are expected this month.
Ameren has proposed a significant rate increase that is being opposed by the Illinois Legislature. Village action will await the results of this finding.
Chairman Floyd Fuller reported that the proposed Village budget will
be worked up in February.
Chairman Larry Miller reported that an unused trailer was being dismantled and would soon be completely removed from the lot in question.
Streets, Sidewalks and Alleys Committee
Chairman Larry Surrells reported that 5838 of sidewalk had been replaced and that the remainder of the scheduled replacement will be completed this month.
Chief of Police, Jim Clark.
Chief Clark could not present his annual report as his computer hard drive had gone down and he could not put his report together.
He did report that some significant drug manufacturers and dealers
had been arrested and are expected to be incarcerated for 10 years.
This has had considerable positive effect on the drug problem.
By consensus the meeting adjourned at 6:32 PM.
Patricia Schofield, President