City of Virginia
Minutes of Regular Meeting
Monday April 10th 2017
Mayor Steve Sudbrink opened the regular meeting at 7:30p.m. Roll was called Anderson, Bowman, Clark, and Cox answered present, Devlin and Behrends was absent. A motion was made by Alderman Cox to approve the agenda for the month and seconded by Alderman Clark. Motion carried unanimously. The minutes of the March meeting were presented. Alderman Clark made a motion that the meeting minutes be approved and Alderman Anderson seconded. Motion carried unanimously. The monthly treasurer’s report was in the council’s monthly packet. Treasurer Barrett gave an overview of report. Two water payments were made to the EPA totaling $293,168.95. To be able to make the payment the city had to transfer $25, 423.61 from VRWS checking to savings. The video game revenue for the month of March was $2,939,41, the year to date total is $29,195.97 and the sales tax figures the month of March were $12,261.04 with year to date total $110,031.54. There was no transfer of funds this month. Monthly bills were presented. Alderman Anderson made a motion and Alderman Bowman seconded that the bills be paid as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Guests: Ott Wulf, Ashley Cox, Mrs. Boris and Carolyn Defenbaugh were in attendance; Dustin Fritche were there for Extension Unit feedback forms and to update the council on project planning.
Public Works(McClure): Maintenance on mowers and weed eaters, did weed eating at cemetery, cleaned storm sewers, put in radio reads. The May bill will show website for EPA information on water. There are 87 vacant houses in town.
Police Chief(Boris):161 calls for service, 2 criminal arrests and 2 traffic citations.
Fire Chief(Reynolds): 3 calls last month, one natural gas, two roll over rescue calls- one on Shall Rd. and one on Rte 78.
Zoning(Merriman): No Report
Park(Cox): Awning has been installed. Looking for new ice vendor the current vendor is not going to deliver anymore. Pool price increased from $3.00 to $4.00 and ball sign done and needs picked up.
Library(Clark): No report will meet April 18th.
Economic Development(Anderson): no report
Cemetery(Behrends): budget and agreement in packet to discuss
Attorney’s Report: 2nd reading of tower lease; resolution on vacant lot; Tax increment finance ordinance. Court for ordinance violations resulted in 3 guilty, at time of meeting 1 had paid and two were setting up payments with city hall. Next court date is set for June 6th. Date set for ordinance violations will be even months on Fridays.
Cox: Law firm doing good job. Had question about rock behind school.
Behrends: No Report
Clark: Thanked everyone for helping out at ladies night out.
Bowman: No Report
Devlin: No Report
Mayor’s Comments: This month is the water plants 6th birthday April 1st 2011. The Mayor issued an executive order for the City of Virginia making April 29th 2017 Virginia Lodge #544 Day. They have been around for 150 years.
Unfinished Business: 2nd reading of Fiscal year 17/18 city budget. A motion was made by Alderman Cox to approve and seconded by Alderman Clark. Motion carried unanimously.
New Business: First up under new business was the FY 17/18 appropriations ordinance. This follows the city budget and had an increase over last year. A motion was made by Alderman Clark to approve this ordinance and seconded by Alderman Bowman. Motion carried unanimously. Next up was resolution to accept gift of donated property. Motion was made by Alderman Anderson to approve this resolution and seconded by Alderman Clark. Motion carried unanimously. The next item on the agenda was the Supplemental appropriations ordinance 16/17. Motion was made by Alderman Clark and seconded by Alderman Bowman to approve this ordinance. Motion carried unanimously. A motion was made by Alderman Clark to waive the two reading rule on TIF ordinance for Parlier’s and seconded by Alderman Anderson. Motion carried unanimously. A motion was then mad by Alderman Clark to approve the TIF ordinance for Parlier’s and seconded by Alderman Bowman. Motion carried unanimously. The Mayor then asked for public comment- there were none.
With nothing further to discuss at this time a motion was made by Alderman Cox and seconded by Alderman Bowman to adjourn at 7:58p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
Steve Sudbrink, Mayor
Anne Plunkett, City Clerk