Manhattan Board of Trustees updates environmental programs
The village of Manhattan Board of Trustees met Feb. 7 to update environmental programs.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the board:
VILLAGE OF MANHATTAN
REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF MANHATTAN
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
A Regular Meeting of the Village of Manhattan President and Board of Trustees was held on Tuesday
February 7, 2017. Mayor Doyle opens the meeting at 7:00 P.M. Roll call: Trustee Beemsterboer aye,
Trustee McDonough aye, Trustee Reeves aye, Trustee Biscan aye, Trustee Doyle aye, Trustee Naughton
aye. Also present are Becker, Doyle, Kendall, Nelson, Pintar, Sing, Taylor, Tyk and Wazny.
McDonough motion to approve the Consent Agenda As Follows: The Regular Minutes of the January 17,
2017, Bills List For February 7, 2017 And A Resolution Authorizing The Use Of Manhattan/Monee Road
And U.S. Route 52 On March 5, 2017. Doyle second. Trustee Naughton points out the parade is on
March 4th, 2017. McDonough motion to Amend A Resolution Authorizing The Use Of Manhattan/Monee
Road And U.S. Route 52 On March 4, 2017. Doyle second. Roll call: Beemsterboer aye, McDonough aye,
Reeves aye, Biscan aye, Doyle aye, Naughton aye. (6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 absent). Motion Carried.
Village Administrator Sing informs the Mayor and Board of Trustees that they have before them an
Ordinance Amending the 2016/2017 Fiscal Year Budget. The Attached Ordinance amends the budget
within the General Operating Fund for the 2016/2017 Fiscal Year. If adopted, the amendment will bring
our General Fund Surplus to $11,500.
Reeves motion to Approve An Ordinance Amending The 2016/2017 Fiscal Year Budget.
Naughton second. Roll call: McDonough aye, Reeves aye, Biscan aye, Doyle aye, Naughton aye,
Beemsterboer aye. (6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 absent). Motion Carried.
Village Administrator Sing informs the Mayor and Board of Trustees that they have before them
Approval of State Street Auto Invoices Totaling $57.50. Trustee Doyle is the owner of State Street Auto,
for the Village to continue using State Street Auto; we followed the Illinois Municipal Code which sets
parameters for doing business with elected officials. The Village Executed the final Contract not to
exceed $2,000 annually with State Street Auto and this is the last invoice for the last Fiscal Year. If
approved the total expended under the extended contract is $1,014.40.
Beemsterboer motion to approve the State Street Auto Invoices Totaling $57.50. Biscan second. Roll call:
Reeves aye, Biscan aye; Doyle abstains because of the Personal Interest He Has in State Street Auto,
Naughton aye, Beemsterboer aye, McDonough aye. (5 ayes, 1 abstain, 0 absent). Motion Carried.
Assistant Finance Director Kendall informs the Mayor and Board of Trustees that she has Emailed each
of them an update 2017/2018 Draft Budget, and staff has schedule the Public Hearing for March 7,
Village Engineer Pintar presents an update to the MS4 Program to the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
(NPDES), Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4), and General Statewide Permit (ILR40). The
Phase II Program will begin in March 2003, the permits are updated every 5 years, for the Notice of
Intent we must define program and define minimum control measures. Facility Inspections are required
annually and we must report on control measures. There are 6 Minimum Control Measures, Public
Education and Outreach, Construction Site Runoff, Pollution Prevention and Good House Keeping, Public
Participation Involvement, Post Construction Site Runoff and Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination.
This permit is a Non-funded Mandate by the State of Illinois.
Community Development Director Nelson informs the Mayor and Board of Trustees that June Bain will
be retiring February 17, 2017. The Village posted the vacancy internally and Lisa Zurek, the current
Utility Billing Clerk, applied for a transfer and is being recommended for the Building and Zoning
Assistant position. MS. Zurek is currently the backup for the Building and Zoning Assistant, so she is well
qualified and already has extensive knowledge of the procedures in the Building Department. As this
transfer is a lateral move, Ms. Zurek’s salary will remain the same at $16.29 per hour. If approved, the
start date for the position would be effective March 10, 2017.
McDonough motion to Approve Lisa Zurek To Transfer From Utility Billing Clerk To Building And Zoning
Assistant. Doyle second. Roll call: Biscan aye, Doyle aye, Naughton aye, Beemsterboer aye, McDonough
aye, Reeves aye. (6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 absent). Motion Carried.
Mayor Doyle informs the Board of Trustees that Village Administrator Sing and Chief Wazny will be
forwarding information for them to review on the Dispatching Centers. Mayor Doyle would like to
schedule a Work Session either on February 15 or February 16, 2017, to discuss the options. The Board
then can move on with approving which Dispatching Center will be the best for the residents of the
Village of Manhattan. Mayor Doyle also points out that he is glad that today’s rains were not snow.
Village Clerk Becker informs the Mayor and Board of Trustees that she will not be at the Regular
Meeting held on February 21, 2017, but she will be in attendance for the Work Shop Meeting.
Under New Business Trustee Biscan informs the Mayor and other Board Members that he is concern
with the Train Sirens that go off early in the Morning, he lives in the Foxford Subdivision and has good
windows and the other morning around 1 am he heard the whistle, and he knows this has to be
affecting the residents that live closer in the old section and Brookstone. Trustee Biscan knows that
they have reviewed this before and found that the solution was quite costly, but he would like to
recommend looking at placing a $1,000 fee on new construction to assist with the cost. Mayor Doyle
points out that the funding is not the only problem, how it would affect the traffic flow within those
areas is a bigger problem.
Reeves motion to Enter Into Executive Session For The Consideration To Purchase, Lease Or Acquire
Specific Real Estate Property Or For The Probable Or Imminent And Pending Litigation. McDonough
second. Roll call: Doyle aye, Naughton aye, Beemsterboer aye, McDonough aye, Reeves aye, Biscan aye.
(6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 absent). Motion Carried.
McDonough motion to Re-Open The Regular Meeting. Doyle second. Roll call: McDonough aye, Reeves
aye, Biscan aye, Doyle aye, Naughton aye, Beemsterboer aye. (6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 absent). Motion Carried.
Naughton motion to Adjourn The Regular Meeting at 7:33 P.M. McDonough second. All Members Are
Mattie Becker, Village Clerk