Agenda for Monday September 9, 2019
Call to Order 7pm
Approve Minutes From August 12th Board Meeting
Fire Department Report
Park & Rec Report
Botsch & Assoc May 2018 April 2019 Audit Report
Albert Pierce Commemorative Plaque (other names)
Water Tower Discussion Cont:
(IRWA revolving loan program)
(IEPA Drinking Water Project Loans)
(Grant Writer Search)
80/20 Grants of $350,000------ 20% = 70,000 Cost to Omaha if applicable
Formation of Water Tower Committee in October Meeting ( Trustees and Omaha Citizens)
Identify needed improvements and address blight conditions in Omaha ( Create project list)
Formation of TIF Program Committee in October Meeting ( Trustees and Omaha Citizens)
Cost of maintaining Reservoir and lack of revenue to offset cost
$3,600 to $5k in maintenance cost over 5 months vs $500.00 income in 2019
$3,600 to $5k in maintenance cost over 5 months vs $1,295.00 income in 2018
Minimum shortfall over 2 year period = $5,405.00
Advertising/signage/updating building Int/roads
Formation of Reservoir Committee in October meeting ( Trustees and Omaha Citizens)
Senator Fowler informs Omaha of grant awarded for storm drain project
Washington & 1st to Creek project discussion
Omaha will need to meet with landowners to complete the project as currently defined
Fire Hydrant Installation at Washington & Cherry St to begin
Flush Hydrant cost estimate to come
Flow testing and coding of all City hydrants
Omaha Maintenance Personnel
Motion/vote: Offer Mr. Fromm 8 months of employment per year to assist Andy Prichett April to November
Theft of Services
Motion/vote: Omaha to decide legal response to Illegal tap into Omaha Water line
Loss of local Business (Heritage) (others)
Sale of damaged reservoir carport
Motion/vote: Accept sealed bids to purchase damaged carport
One Stop Petition
2006 Referenda (Advisory) (non Binding)
Current petition signatures total is 131 equaling 68% to 78% of in town residents in favor of in the Village of Omaha that would allow liquor sales and video gaming at One Stop.
Omaha has 166 registered voters.
Omaha has an estimated population of 192 residents of voting age.
During prohibition in 1925 Omaha signed into law ordinance #13 prohibiting gambling in Omaha.
During prohibition in 1925 Omaha signed into law ordinance #15 prohibiting alcohol sales in Omaha.
Illinois ratified the 21st Amendment on July 10, 1933; and on December 5, Congress officially adopted the amendment, ending Prohibition.
The Video Illinois Gaming Act was enacted in July 2009, authorizing the placement of up to Live Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) in licensed Retail Establishments, Truck Stops, Veteran and Fraternal Establishments. The VGTs are all connected to and monitored by a Central Communication System.
Motion/vote For Following Question:
Based on the results of this petition should Omaha create an Ordinance (s) in the Village of Omaha that would allow liquor sales and video gaming and over turn the above mentioned ordinances.
Motion/vote For following question if applicable:
Authorize legal council to draft resolutions repealing the 1925 Ordinances.
Authorize legal council to begin drafting an liquor gaming license/ordinance (s) for council review.