The Medina Township Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Purpose: Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting
Present: Shawn Garner, Supervisor
Mike Molohon, Trustee
Cam Parr, Trustee
Cindy Greene, Trustee
Frank Gerke, Trustee
Mary Sundermeyer, Clerk
Other Officials and Township Staff Present:
Frank Sturm II, Road Commissioner
Mark Brabant, Assessor
Deputy Ben Davison, Community Police
Others In Attendance: 4 Residents
Call To Order: Supervisor Shawn Garner called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm
Approval of Minutes: Clerk Mary Sundermeyer presented the minutes from the regular board meeting held on November 9, 2022. Mike Molohon made a motion to approve the minutes. Cindy Greene seconded. The minutes were approved by a unanimous voice vote with Cam Parr abstaining as he was not present at the November meetings.
Mary presented the minutes from the Road District Levy meeting from November 9, 2022. Shawn made a motion to accept the minutes. Cindy seconded. The minutes were approved by unanimous voice vote with Cam Parr abstaining as he was not present at the November meetings.
Mary presented the minutes from the Township Levy meeting held on November 9, 2022. Frank Gerke made a motion to approve the minutes. Mike seconded. The minutes were approved by unanimous voice vote with Cam Parr abstaining as he was not present at the November meetings.
Community Policing Report:
Deputy Ben Davison gave the report for November. There were 54 reports made involving 21 reports of 14 original crimes. The tax company who bought the abandoned house on Medina St. will start evection proceedings once they receive the deed to the property on January 1. The Deputy has heard reports of people passing school buses when the stop arm is down and is planning to follow the bus through Lake of the Woods and Cedar Hills subdivisions to mitigate this unsafe behavior.
Residents complained of the burning going on on Fairview St. They reported that toxic items such as paint and plastics are being burned and the fumes are so noxious that the neighbors cannot open their windows in good weather. The same property is junky and has 4 trailers parked on the lot. Deputy Davison said to call the police or Fire Departments every time this happens. He is working on a solution to these problems stemming from the same group of people.
Old Business: None
The Peoria Sheriff’s Contract was discussed. The county is asking us to pay 90% of the costs. We are looking at a one-year contract with 8 hours per day instead of 12 hours per day. We deferred this vote until the January Board meeting.
Add Hunter Hydro-Vac to Appendix A (the list of vendors who are paid automatically). Shawn made the motion to add this company to Appendix A. Cam Parr seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Shawn presented the options for new office furniture for the township office. A 14 foot table and 8 chairs was selected. Shawn made a motion to purchase the selected furniture from Widmer Interiors. Mike seconded. A roll call vote was taken: Shawn – Aye; Mike – Aye; Cam – Aye; Cindy – Aye; Frank – Aye. The motion carries.
Supervisor Shawn Garner:
- Investment Report: the report ending on December 14, 2022 was previously presented to the board.
- There are no are no pending General Assistance cases.
- There are no cases before the Plan Commission.
Road Commissioner: Frank Sturm:
- Completed leaf pick-up for 2022.
- They are getting the trucks ready for snow removal.
- All of the salt from the 2021-2022 State contract has been delivered. There is about 800 tons in the dome plus another 400 tons on the asphalt pad with tarps and another 500 tons on order with the State contract.
- The County Board approved the speed limit change to 35mph for Ivy Lake Rd.
- The advertisement for the new road department employee has been placed in the newspaper. So far, we have 3 applicants.
- We need to pay the Midwest Trucking invoice.
Assessor: Mark Brabant
The house at 1616 Hendryx was demoed. Mark is working with a new person in the County Assessor’s office, Kristie Bigliazzi.
Plan Commission: Jim Manning – No report
Trustees: No reports
Township/Road District Bills:
All bills of the Town and Road District were reviewed and approved for payment. Cindy made a motion to pay all of the bills. Mike seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote.
Mike Molohon made a motion to adjourn and Cam Parr seconded it. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 6:49 pm.
Respectfully submitted this 14th day of December, 2022
Mary Sundermeyer, Clerk