The Board of Trustees met at the Medina Township Office

located at 10628 N. Galena Road, Mossville, Illinois on September 11th, 2019

Purpose:  Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting

Present:  John H. Dawson, Supervisor

Shawn E. Garner, Clerk

Cam Parr, Trustee

Mike Molohon, Trustee

Adam Gudat, Trustee

Richard Clinch, Trustee

Other Officials and Township Staff Present: Frank Sturm, Road Commissioner and Mark Brabant, Assessor

Others In Attendance:  4 residents.  

Call To Order:  Supervisor Dawson followed by pledge of allegiance to the flag called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.


Clerk, Garner, presented the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held August 14th, 2019. Supervisor Dawson moved to approve, as presented, seconded by Trustee Gudat; followed by a unanimous “Aye” voice vote with Trustee Parr abstaining.

Community Policing Report:  

Supervisor Dawson read letter from youth who resides in Massachusetts to Deputy Lauber extending her thanks for his service. Deputy Lauber reported a rash of motor vehicle burglaries throughout the township.  All of the vehicles were left unlocked. There are no suspects at this time. Chillicothe Police and Deputy Lauber will coordinate and perform a bus detail to enforce stop arm violation.  

Public Input:  

Supervisor Dawson recognized resident, Tim Clusky, questioned when minutes would be available and requested agenda be posted on website for benefit of general public.  Supervisor Dawson advised since we do not have staffing that we are not required to post agenda to website. We comply with state statutes by posting agenda to bulletin board at the township 48 hours before the meeting.  The resident asked how far the line near his residence was cleared. Road Commissioner advised the line was cleared 400-500 feet. Road District cleared line, but resident would have to follow-up with Road Commissioner for details on the work performed. 

Supervisor Dawson recognized Terry with MMYBSA inquired about repairing infields. Supervisor Dawson advised that township is researching issue now.

Correspondence & Reports

Supervisor, John Dawson:

  • Investment Report:  The Investment Report ending on September 11th, 2019 was previously presented to board.  
  • Darlene Kumpf, President of Community Needs, extended thanks for donation under community needs grant. 
  • Houholin Fence will perform repairs to backstop before the end of the year.
  • Greenview Nursery is planting tree once they are dormant.
  • Chuck Lauber contacted Supervisor Dawson regarding handicap accessibility of bathrooms at ballfield, and the issue was addressed. 

Road Commissioner, Frank Sturm, II:  

  • The final application of trackless emulsion was applied to Ivy Lake Road.  It looks great. We will see how it holds up to snow plowing this winter.
  • Horowitz Concrete should start the Miscellaneous Concrete project soon. He called today.
  • We should be getting our contract from the state, for rock salt, soon. Rumors are that rock salt is going to be very expensive this year, again.   
  • Our roller has stopped working. It is over 36 years old. We don’t use it all that much, so we will look for a good used machine. A new roller would cost over $30,000, and I can’t justify spending that much. A decent used roller would cost $15,000-$17,000.  Will budget for it next year.
  • We are having some spray patching done. It should be completed soon. Using Midwest Asphalt Repair. 

Assessor, Mark Brabant:

Overall property assessments increased but selected properties decreased.  We are working through the process. We will have to re-assess property values in August.


Plan Commission, Chairperson Manning: 

No cases were before the commission. 



Trustee Molohon advised that street lights at Route 29 are out again.  Cedar Hills Drive entrance on Mayberry Court has high pressure sodium light and asked if it could switched to LED. 

Old Business


New Business

Resident request regarding Medina Trail:  Supervisor Dawson recognized Dr. Roger Zwicky.  He provided for information purposes regarding encroachment on driveway onto Medina Trail.  When he purchased the property, the issue was not disclosed at the time of purchase. He is beginning process to address the issue. He is considering purchasing property to trade for land as well as other options.  Resident is getting property surveyed and will follow-up with Supervisor.  

Discuss, consider and vote on Colony Point Park Water Outlet:  

Consideration of the Colony Point request to provide water to the community park was tabled  when determination was made the Colony Point Neighborhood Association was not a legally chartered entity.  

Pay Township Bills

Township/Road District Bills Audited:  All bills of the Town and the Road District were approved for payment.  Trustee Clinch moved to pay the bills, seconded by Trustee Parr followed by a unanimous “Aye” voice vote.  

Adjournment:  There being no further business to come before the board, Trustee Molohon moved to adjourn, seconded by Trustee Gudat, followed by a unanimous “Aye” voice vote. The meeting adjourned at 7:41 PM.

Respectfully submitted this 11th day of September, 2019.


Shawn E. Garner, Clerk