Chouteau Township

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

Agenda/Meeting Minutes

BOARD MEETING

Monday September 21,2020 @ 6:00 pm

ON AGENDA:

1. 2 PRE Tax-Treasurer's Office -Town Funds

2. 2 PRE Tax-Treasurer's Office -Road Funds

3. Pontoon Beach TIF - Town Fund

4. Pontoon Beach TIF - Road Fund

5. Circuit Court Fines - August 2020

6. Town Balance Report - August

7. Road Balance Report - August

 

MINUTES: August 10, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Present at the meeting was Supervisor Lee and Clark Meyer, Trustees Rea, Mueller, Merz and Werner. There was a quorum present. Office manager Caldwell, Electors Larry Jacobs, David & Rosemary McBride and Kevin Franko present.

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Trustee Mueller made the motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting as presented, seconded by REa. ROLL CALL VOTE:Lee-yes, Rea-yes, Mueller-yes, Merz-yes and Werner-yes. Vote was 5 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

PRE Payments from MC Treasurer's Office to Town Funds for July in the amount of $63,760.39 and $14,535.84 for August in the amount $36,531.01. Road/Bridge Fund for July in the amount of $90,478.13 and $20,470.84, for August $51,449.84.

UMB Bank payment from Pontoon Beach TIF to Town Fund for $848.05 and Road/Bridge for $1,367.23.

July Monthly Balance Report for Town and Road/Bridge Funds.

Trustee Merz said guy was flying a drone around red dots property. Lots of old clunkers still around Merz's neighborhood, residents would like to see them gone. Poor Boy Johns property has been put up for sale.

Questions from the Floor: Drainage Ditch around Franko Lane is blocked again; hopefully IDOT will dig out concrete and redo it completely. Resident Bauer found 3 huge trees and a mattress thrown in Long Lake. MC Representative Foster called ME drainage for them to turn on pumps after the 4 1/2 in rain in the area. 5180 Old Alton Road had what they thought was a water shooting out of the man hole, it was raw sewage. Old Alton drainage is stopped again; it may be clogged on Long Lake side. Where does the water drain from all the new warehouses: drains into county ditch? Guy on Old Alton Road, parks his trucks full of trees and shrubs on his property all the time, township will send a letter.

Supervisor said the office girls are doing Iheap again, although how they do changes weekly.

Trustee Werner made the motion to pay the bills of the Township and Road/Bridge, seconded by Mueller. ROLL CALL VOTE:Lee-yes, Rea-yes, Mueller-yes, Merz-yes and Werner-yes. Vote was 5 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 Mueller. Vote 5 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.

MINUTES:  July 20, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Present at the meeting was Supervisor Lee, Road Commissioner Scholebo and Clerk Meyer, Trustees Rea, Merz and Werner. There was a quorum present. MC Board Rep Foster, Office Manager Caldwell, Electors Barb Merz, Donna Favier, Lois Kramer, Christine Cook, Roger Crites, Jeff Awalt, Jack Oller and Larry Jacobs present. Trustee Werner arrived at 6:12.

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

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

PRE Tax payment from Treasurer's Office to Town Fund in the amount of $12,669.62 and Road/Bridge Fund for $17,847.19.

PPR Tax from Comptroller's Office in the amount of $8,458.60 and Road/Bridge for $10,761.50.

Circuit Court Fines collected for June, nothing for Chouteau.

Town and Road/Bridge monthly balance reports for April, May & June.

Road Commissioner Scholebo said the truck for residence dropping off bulk items is open on Wednesday again. Oil/Chip is scheduled for August 8/9.

Trustee Merz said property at St. Thomas/Chain of Rocks needs to be cut.

Rep. Foster reported that there have been a lot of citations written at Lake Shore Mobile Home Park.  He will keep close tabs to see if anything is done. Covid testing is open; you may want to call MC before going.

Supervisor gave rundown on red dot storage; county has been giving citations to the people that rent storage as a residence. He thanked MC for keeping up with trailer park.

Questions from the floor: Franko Lane is flooding again, neighbors have cleaned ditch out for years, wanted to know if highway department could really clean it out. Supposedly the ditch is in Metro East Drainage District. Commissioner will check into it. What streets are scheduled to be oiled/chipped, starting on St. Thomas Road and go until oil is empty? Is there a set time to spray for mosquitoes? A lot depends on the weather, sprays as often as possible. Can you block alleys, highway dep. will check into blocked alley. Trailer has been dropped off in parking lot across from Paddy Ds. Elector Favier thanked highway dep. for moving strip on Lenox.

Trustee Rea made the motion to pay the bills of the Township, seconded by Werner. ROLL CALL VOTE: Lee-yes, Rea-yes, Merz-yes and Werner-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 6:38 pm seconded by Rea. Vote was 4 yes and 0 no. MOTION CARRIED.