Chouteau Township

906 Thorngate Road, , Granite City, Illinois 62040
6189310360 | | 6189311110

Agenda/Meeting Minutes

CHOUTEAU TOWNSHIP AGENDA

BOARD MEETING                      

REGULAR AUDITING MEETING  

Monday: June 13, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.                

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL/ANNOUNCEMENTS                 

READING OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING/COPIES OF THE UNAPPROVED MINUTES

GIVEN TO OR MAILED TO EACH OF THE BOARD MEMBERS (approval by motion Including additions, deletions corrections, etc.)

READING OF CORRESPONDENCE (copies in officials’ folder):

  1.     

OLD BUSINESS

  Supervisor: 

  Highway Commissioner:

  Clerk:


NEW BUSINESS (copies in officials’ folders)

   Supervisor: 

   Highway Commissioner: 

   Clerk: 

INQUIRES/PROPOSALS FORM THE AUDIENCE, if any (48 business hours before the meeting, persons shall notify the clerk if wanting to address the Board of present correspondence/information)

(3-minute limit unless otherwise permitted by Board R2011-05-23a)

MOTION AND APPROVAL TO PAY THE BILLS OF THE TOWN FUND AND AUDIT THE ROAD COMMISSIONER BILLS

NOTICE OF NEXT MEETING DATE, TIME AND PLACE/SPECIAL MEETING: June 27, 2022 @ 6pm

MOTION TO RECESS THE MEETING/ADJOURN


MINUTES: May 9, 2022 - Regular Meeting

Present at the meeting was Supervisor Lee, Clerk Disselhorst, Trustees Merz, Mueller, Ahlers and Rea. There was a quorum present.  Electors Deputy Clerk Annette Caldwell, Lois Kramer, Teresa Franko, Rosemary McBride, Larry Jacobs, Joe Lee, Robert Moore, MCBM-Eric Foster was present.              

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Trustee Rea made the motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Merz.  ROLL CALL VOTE –Lee, Rea, Mueller, Ahlers- Yes and Merz-aye.   Vote was 4-YES 1- aye and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

READING OF CORRESPONDANCE: Nothing to report

OLD BUSINESS:

Nothing to Report

NEW BUSINESS:

Madison County Zoning Public Hearing Notice: Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 5pm

Z22-0034 1930 Roberta Avenue, Granite City, IL Requesting a placing of a Mobile Home

Supervisor Lee:  P.I.N Stickers Flyers are in lobby. 

Highway Commissioner Scholebo: Not Present

Clerk Disselhorst: Nothing

Trustee Rea: Nothing

Trustee Mueller: Nothing

Trustee Merz: Metro East Levee System Accreditation Celebration on April 27th it was announced:

  • Levees certified by FEMA @ 100 Year Level
  • No Forced purchases of flood insurance
  • Several projects left to complete to reach 500-year Certification (Columbia-Alton)
  • Personal email sent to Golinghorst regarding drainage issues

Public Informational Meeting SWIC-Granite City Campus, IL May 4, 2022

  • IDOT’s I-270 over the Mississippi River Bridge Replacement/MO DOT’s Riverview Drive & I-270 Interchange Modification Flyers are in the lobby and will be on our website for information.
  • The sound barrier walls will be voted on by individual neighborhood
  • MO DOT will also have road detours and construction

TOI has announced in the May 2022 issue the tax relief bill contains the following provisions:

  • A six-month suspension of the states scheduled 2-3 cent Motor Fuel Tax increase.
  • A one-year suspension of the 1% sales tax on groceries.
  • A one-time property tax rebate (up to $300 for specified taxpayers) and a one-time income rebate of $50.00 for single filers, $100 for joint filers, with an added $100 for each dependent (up to three) for select taxpayers based on their adjusted gross income.
  • A “back- to- school” sales tax holiday on school supplies (August 5, 2022, through August 14, 2022)

Trustee Ahlers: Nothing

Open to the Floor:  

MCBM-Eric Foster announced a meeting that will take place to discuss the East Chain of Rocks sidewalk and drainage area. The Lakeshore Estates owners have planned evictions and removal of trailers off the property to start taking place. He also commented on the drainage issues that Trustee Merz had stated above.

Larry Jacobs stated he wanted to speak with Highway Commissioner Scholebo regarding the Franko Lane water way road top issue it has been two years, and nothing is being done but some cold patch that is not going to fix the major issue- Unfortunately Highway commissioner Scholebo was not able to attend the meeting and this message will be forwarded to him for a answer.   Larry also asked about the house that burned on Franko Lane a few weeks ago; about it being unsafe- Supervisor Lee advised him that unfortunately till the investigation is complete that no one can do anything with the property.  The property has been purchased by a tax holding company that also can not do anything with the property for 3 years.  If the investigation has been completed the Street Department will come and see what they can do to clean up as much as they are legally able. 


Trustees Mueller made the motion to pay the bills of the township and road/bridge, seconded by Merz. ROLL CALL VOTE.  Lee-yes, Merz-aye, Rea-yes, Mueller-yes, Ahlers-yes. Vote was 4 yes 1-aye and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

With no further business before the Board, Trustee REA made the motion to adjourn at 6:33 pm seconded by Mueller.  Vote was 4-yes, 1-aye and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

MINUTES: April 25, 2022 - Regular Meeting

Present at the meeting was Supervisor Lee, Clerk Disselhorst, Trustees Merz and Rea. There was a quorum present. Deputy Clerk Annette Caldwell,Electors Lois Kramer, Donna Wolfe, Rosemary McBride, Larry Jacobs, Craig Cammann, and Robert Nicholas were present.              

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Trustee Rea made the motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Merz.  ROLL CALL VOTE: Lee-yes, Rea-yes, and Merz-aye.   Vote was 2-YES 1-aye and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

READING OF CORRESPONDANCE:

Circuit Court Fines Madison Court - March $0.00 for Chouteau

OLD BUSINESS:

Nothing to Report

NEW BUSINESS:

Eddie Lee Presented for approval Bids for building landscape & mulching of playground

Bid # 1 Altered Grounds Outdoor Services $14,200.00

Bid # 2 A Home Landscaping Company $ 12,665.00

A Home Landscaping for $12,665.00 was brought to motion by Merz to accept the bid for building landscape, seconded by Rea. Roll Call VOTE: Lee-Yes, Rea-Yes, Merz-aye. Vote was 2-Yes 1-aye and 0 No. Motion Carried.

Bid/Proposal for Mulching of Playground:

Bid # 1 Altered Grounds Outdoor Services $4,870.00

Bid # 2 A Home Landscaping Company $ 4,800.00

A Home Landscaping for & $4,800.00 was brought to motion by Rea to accept the bid for mulching of playground, seconded by Merz. Roll Call VOTE: Lee-Yes, Rea-Yes, Merz-aye. Vote was 2-Yes 1-aye and 0 No. Motion Carried.

Supervisor Lee:  

Recycling, I 270 Project, Electronic Waste flyers are in lobby for information.  Shredding event May 21st 10 till 12.  Still looking into dates for street clean ups.

Highway Commissioner Scholebo: Not present

Clerk Disselhorst: Nothing

Trustee Rea: Nothing

Trustee Mueller: Not present

Trustee Merz: Nothing

Trustee Ahlers: Not present

Open to the Floor:  

Concerns regarding the roadway on Franko Lane: culvert for water way; was cold patched - is this a temporary fix? It is a temporary fix until Street Department can get a plan for fixing.

The house fire on Franko Lane - what is going on with the house now? That is up to the fire investigation/insurance/family, if it is a safety concern it will be addressed.

During the fire on Franko Lane a fire truck backed over a culvert can someone come look at it. Yes, we will have it looked at.

House construction on Old Alton Rd with all the trash being dumped and burned needs to be reported to Madison County. 

Grass Lands on Chain of Rocks Rd. by trailer parks need to be cut. The managers of the property will be notified.

Trustee Merz made the motion to pay the bills of the township and road/bridge, seconded by Rea. ROLL CALL VOTE:  Lee-yes, Merz-yes, Rea-yes. Vote was 3 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

With no further business before the Board, Trustee Rea made the motion to adjourn at 6:28 pm, seconded by Merz Vote was 3 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

MINUTES: APRIL 12, 2022 - ANUUAL MEETING

Present at the meeting were Board Members Eddie Lee, Dawn Disselhorst, Max Merz III, Todd Alhers. Electors Annette Caldwell, Rosemary & Dave McBride, and Lois Kramer.

Eddie Lee called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Approval of the Previous Annual Town Meeting Minutes. Vote 3 yes and 0 no.

Eddie Lee called for nominations for Moderator of the proceedings.  Eddie Lee made the motion to nominate Rosemary McBride.  Eddie Lee called for nominations three more times.  Being none was elected by acclamation.

Max Merz called for the salary to be paid to the Moderator.  Merz made the motion to pay the salary of $50.00 as in the past, seconded by Alhers.   VOTE was 3 yes and 0-no.  MOTION CARRIED.

Moderator called for the Supervisors Financial Report and the Highway Commissioners report to be read:        

Supervisors Financial Report:

Town Fund                    $1,005,208.03                                                                    General Assistance              538,953.59                                                                    Illinois Municipal Retirement   115,960.61                                                                      Social Security                 140,912.48

Highway Commissioners Annual Report

General Road & Bridge          $449,721.55                                                                      Permanent Road & Bridge         620,074.24                                                                          Illinois Municipal Retirement    48,302.26                                                                           Social Security                  62,004.28                                                                          Building & Equipment             71,367.80                                                        

Moderator informed the Board that the 2023 Annual Town Meeting will be on April 11, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Chouteau Township Community Hall.   

Moderator called for any questions or comments from the floor.  No comments.

Moderator made the motion to adjourn at 6:09pm. Vote 3 yes and 0 no. 

MINUTES: APRIL 11, 2022 - Regular Meeting

Present at the meeting was Supervisor Lee, Clerk Disselhorst, Trustees Merz and Ahlers. There was a quorum present.  Electors Deputy Clerk Annette Caldwell, Lois Kramer, Teresa Franko, Robert Moore, Donna Wolfe, Rosemary McBride, Eric Foster, David Disselhorst, Larry & Pat Jacobs, Linda Naney was present.              

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Trustee Merz made the motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Ahlers.  ROLL CALL VOTE –Lee-yes, Ahlers-yes, and Merz-yes.   Vote was 3 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

READING OF CORRESPONDANCE:

Partial Real Estate Payment-Town Fund $9,260.04, and Road/Bridge Fund $8,806.90

Town Monthly Balance Reports for March and road/Bridge Monthly Balance Reports for March

OLD BUSINESS:

Nothing to Report

NEW BUSINESS:

Shredding event May 21st 10:00 till 12:00pm

Annual Town Meeting April 12th 6pm

Spring Clean Up April 11th -14th Must call for pick up 

Supervisor Lee:  Recycling, I 270 Project, Electronic Waste flyers are in lobby for information.  The Neighborhood Watch meeting went very well we thanked the Madison County Sheriff’s office for the two that came in for questions/answers. Looking into Littering signs to post in our area. 

Highway Commissioner Scholebo: Nothing

Clerk Disselhorst: Presented the Tentative General Town Funds, General Road/Bridge Funds budget

Posted at the Township main office for review.

Trustee Rea: Not present

Trustee Mueller: Not present

Trustee Merz: April 27th New’s Conference will be held with information on anyone living in the Metro East/Jefferson Barracks Flood region will be FEMA certified for flooding insurance for more information see Trustee Merz.

Trustee Ahlers: Nothing 

Open to the Floor:  

 Concern regarding the roadway on Franko Lane culvert are over water way, photos were shown of area of roadway.  There was information on the county ditch that will have funding for improvement.

The information on the I 270 projects will be at the meeting for information and maps of what is in the workings for this area.  The littering in the area is being addressed we will have a clean update to be announced later.  Discussion on all the trailer parks what is going on with them and what is being done by the new owners to fix the issues.

Trustees Merz made the motion to pay the bills of the township and road/bridge, seconded by Ahlers. ROLL CALL VOTE.  Lee-yes, Merz-yes, Ahlers-yes. Vote was 3 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

With no further business before the Board, Trustee Merz made the motion to adjourn at 6:35 seconded by Ahlers Vote was 3 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

MINUTES: MARCH 28, 2022 - Regular Meeting

Present at the meeting was Supervisor Lee, Clerk Disselhorst, Trustees Merz, Rea and Ahlers. There was a quorum present. Deputy Clerk Annette Caldwell and Electors Lois Kramer, Teresa Franko, Ruth Gaeffie, Robert Moore, Kellie Shipp, Ginger Mizna, Donna Wolfe, Nora & Chuck Cobb, and Stacy Smith were present.              

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Trustee Rea made the motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Merz.  ROLL CALL VOTE –Lee-yes, Ahlers-yes, Rea-yes, and Merz-yes.   Vote was 4 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

READING OF CORRESPONDANCE:

Partial Real Estate Payment-Town Fund $1,573.87, and Road/Bridge Fund $1,501.39.

OLD BUSINESS:

Nothing to Report

NEW BUSINESS:

I-270 Public Meeting Notice- The Public Meeting will be Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, 4pm to 7pm @ Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) – Granite City Campus 950 Maryville Rd. Granite City, IL 

Supervisor Lee:  Presented maps of the new construction to be done at 111/ I-270

Highway Commissioner Scholebo: Nothing

Clerk Disselhorst: Nothing

Trustee Rea: Nothing

Trustee Mueller: Nothing

Trustee Merz: Nothing

Trustee Ahlers: Nothing


Open to the Floor:  

  1. Concern regarding the continued issues with houses on Maryville Road area not being handled by Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Was advised that calls must continue to go to the non-emergency number and file complaints on all issues in the area.
  2. The area of the trailer parks (both sides) on West Chain of Rocks Road still having an uncontrolled trash around them. Was advised we have contacted Madison County and the next step is that the State’s Attorney will need to be called again.
  3. Concern of all the trash up and down the road/highways was inquiring about a clean-up; this is something that will have to be scheduled with Illinois Department of Highway.
  4. Informed every one of the Neighborhood Watch meetings for next month is April 6th and it would be great if they could come for that meeting as well.
  5. Advised all that if they need a safe place to meet up with Madison County Sheriff’s officer, please use the substation at the Mitchell Fire Department #2 on Maryville Road. 

Trustees Ahlers made the motion to pay the bills of the township and road/bridge, seconded by Merz. ROLL CALL VOTE.  Lee-yes, Rea-yes, Merz-yes, Ahlers-yes. Vote was 4 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

With no further business before the Board, Trustee Rea made the motion to adjourn at 6:38 pm seconded by Merz Vote was 4 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

MINUTES: MARCH 14, 2022 - Regular Meeting

Present at the meeting was Supervisor Lee, Clerk Disselhorst, Trustees Merz, Ahlers & Rea. There was a quorum present.  Electors Deputy Clerk Annette Caldwell, Lois Kramer, Teresa Franko, JoAnn Stamper, Rosemary McBride, Nora Cobb, Chuck Cobb, Stacy Smith, Robert Moore, & Tom Colbert were present.              

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Trustee Rea made the motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting, seconded by Merz.  ROLL CALL VOTE –Lee-yes, Rea-yes, and Merz-yes.   Vote was 3 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED. (Trustee Ahlers showed up after vote was complete.

READING OF CORRESPONDANCE:

Partial Real Estate Payment-Town Fund $109.53, and Road/Bridge Fund $123.21. Circuit Court Fines for February- Chouteau Township Nothing.  Town Monthly Balance Reports for February and Road/Bridge Monthly Balance Reports for February. Treasurer’s PRE Payment-Town Fund $25,693.41, and Road/Bridge $32,688.56. UMB Bank Payment TIF Town Fund $ 2,762.11 and Road/Bridge Fund $3,137.45

OLD BUSINESS:

Nothing to Report

NEW BUSINESS:

Supervisor Lee presented Notice of Madison County Zoning Board of Appeals for Travis Isreal, Owner of record Shelley Isreal, requesting a special use permit and a Variance located at 5623 Old Alton Rd, Granite City, IL. This meeting will take place Tuesday, March 22,2022 at 5:00pm.  An objection letter will be sent.

Supervisor Lee:   Nothing

Highway Commissioner Scholebo: Nothing

Clerk Disselhorst: Nothing

Trustee Rea: Nothing

Trustee Mueller: Nothing

Trustee Merz: Information on the Flood Insurance Rate increase of $10.00 per month.

Trustee Ahlers: Nothing 

Open to the Floor:   Property on Maryville Road having animals living in containers on property, will be reported to Madison County.  Cameras on Maryville Rd/Chain of Rocks have been requested to watch the areas of Maryville Road to Old Alton Rd for excessive traffic to a house at all hours of the day this house also has reports of a person living in an addition on the garage on the property.  The issues with the area on Maryville Rd will be brought up at the next neighborhood watch meeting.  The trailer parks have been reported for the issues there has been 16 eviction notices sent out, but the issues are not being taken care of.  The highway 111 project is set to start in the Fall.  The burned house on Old Alton Rd has been issued by Madison County a permit for repairs to be done.  The house belonging to the Bushes’, was broken into during the daylight time.  The Days Inn in Pontoon Beach was burglarized in the daylight time and the subjects were caught by the Pontoon Police Department.  A report needs to be filed to county regarding the new construction site on Old Alton Rd; the job site is a mess with no work being done on it.  The House on Old Alton Rd with all the Sheds/camper has been reported to Madison County. 

Trustees Rea made the motion to pay the bills of the township and road/bridge, seconded by Merz. ROLL CALL VOTE.  Lee-yes, Rea-yes, Merz-yes, Ahlers-yes. Vote was 4 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

With no further business before the Board, Trustee Merz made the motion to adjourn at 6:20 pm seconded by Rea Vote was 4 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

ne has any medical equipment that they would like to donate to the township for others to use, please contact us.  The old Bubble Master building on Old Alton Rd is being taken to court b the Madison County Fire Association to take back possession. 

Highway Commissioner Scholebo: Nothing

Clerk Disselhorst: PEP Grant has been submitted for approval.

Trustee Rea: Nothing

Trustee Mueller: Nothing

Trustee Merz: Nothing

Trustee Ahlers: Nothing

Open to the Floor:  

Reflective Signs at the end of Old Alton Rd & New Poag Rd have been place on either side of the Old Alton Road entrance.  Trailer Parks on W. Chain of Rocks Rd have been brought to the States Attorney’s attention, a meeting will be held.  

Trustee Rea made the motion to pay the bills of the township and road/bridge, seconded by Merz. ROLL CALL VOTE.  Lee-yes, Rea-yes, Merz-yes. Vote was 3 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

With no further business before the Board, Trustee Rea made the motion to adjourn at 6:28 pm seconded by Merz.  Vote was 3 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.