The Medina Township Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Purpose:  Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting

Present:  Shawn Garner, Supervisor

Frank Gerke, Trustee

Mike Molohon, Trustee

Cindy Greene, Trustee

Mary Sundermeyer, Clerk

Absent:  Cam Parr, Trustee

Other Officials and Township Staff Present:  

Frank Sturm II, Road Commissioner

Mark Brabant, Assessor

Lt. Butterfield, Community Police

Others In Attendance:  0 Residents

Call To Order:  Supervisor Garner called the meeting to order at 6:00pm

Approval of Minutes:  Clerk Sundermeyer sent the minutes to the Trustees prior to the meeting. Hearing no corrections or additions, Frank Gerke made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Cindy Greene seconded. The motion passed by a unanimous voice vote.

Community Policing Report:  Lt. Butterfield

Deputy Ben Davison has been out with Covid so Lt. Butterfield gave the report for December. There were 72 reports made. Things have been quiet for the Township and for the entire county due to Covid and cold weather.

Public Input:  No requests were given to the Clerk for public input.

Old Business: 


New Business:

Clerk Sundermeyer administered the Oath of Office to Mark Brabant, Assessor.

Supervisor Garner presented a bid for equipment purchase for maintaining the ball fields.  Discussion followed. Supervisor Garner made a motion to purchase equipment from Precision Ag Visions in the amount of $25,045.00. Mike Molohon seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken:  Frank Gerke – aye, Shawn Garner – aye, Mike Molohon – aye, Cindy Greene – aye. The motion passes unanimously.

Department Correspondence:

Supervisor Garner:  

  1. The investment report ending on January 12, 2022 was previously presented to the board.
  2. Aggregate has been ordered for Field #4.
  3. A draft of Capital Fund and Park Capital Fund have been provided to the board and will be presented at the February meeting for consideration and a vote.
  4. Supervisor Garner has found a candidate for the opening on the Plan Commission.  Jill Tanner, who resides in Colony Point, was previously a paralegal. Her appointment will be considered at the February Board meeting.
  5. The Assessor has presented his budget for fiscal year 2022-2023 pursuant to 35 ILCS 200/2-30.  The budget request remains the same as last year (2021-2022) at $21,650.

Road Commissioner:  Frank Sturm: 

  1. He is still working with Frontier to get a credit for the time there was no phone service. They are still trying to resolve the issue of the fax line making calls to 411, which then get routed to 911. The Sheriff’s Department is tired of responding to these calls. Also, there is no fax machine. Frontier came out recently to disconnect that line, as it was not being used.
  2. The 2018 truck is finally at Koening’s. No estimate on when it will be done. There are many back ups in the industry.
  3. Leaf disposal is going to be an issue next year as Good Forest is full and may not be able to take our collected leaves. Frank plans to reach out via our website to see if anyone knows of another disposal site.
  4. He received a signed copy of the License Agreement with Oberlander for the streetlights on their entrance road.
  5. Maurer Stutz is working on plans for Woodcrest near Lake of the Woods Plaza. Hunter did a televised inspection of the sewers. It turns out there is a brick manhole located under the building that used to house St Francis Church. There is no access to the manhole inside the building. This will need to be addressed.

Assessor:  Mark Brabant 

(See above)

Plan Commission:  Jim Manning 

There were no matters on the Peoria County zoning docket.

Trustees:  no reports

Township/Road District Bills:  

All bills of the Town and Road District were reviewed and approved for payment. Mike Molohon made a motion to pay the bills. Cindy Greene seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote.


Mike Molohon made the motion to adjourn and Cindy Greene seconded it. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted this 12 day of January, 2022

Mary Sundermeyer, Clerk