SPECIAL MEETING … St. Joseph Township Cemetery trustees attending the June 29 joint meeting with Edgerton Village Council are Richard Moffett, left and Hugh Perry, right. (PHOTO BY DANIEL COOLEY, STAFF)
By: Daniel Cooley
The Village of Edgerton’s Village Council Special Meeting on June 29 began with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer from Mayor Robert Day, followed by roll call.
All six council members, Chuck Wallace, Tom Karnes, Sharon Blinzler, Jason Gruver, Leslie VanAusdale and Pam Wampler, were in attendance.
In the first order of business, village council approved Ordinance 1106. According to the agenda, this ordinance amended “Rider ‘A’ to Ordinance no. 1066, repealing Rider ‘A’ to Ordinance 1066.”
Next, council approved the second reading of Ordinance 1105. Here, the ordinance amends Chapter 376 of the codified ordinance of Edgerton, involves low-speed, under-speed and utility vehicles.
The first reading of Ordinance 1105 took place on June 21 and the final reading and final approval will take place at the July 5 meeting.
Village council then approved the second reading of Resolution 2022-13. This resolution involved accepting the rates and amounts as set forth by the budget commission, authorizing a tax levy and then certifying it and sending it to the county auditor.
Next, council approved the second reading of Resolution 2022-014. This involves a solar project with Municipal Power. According to the agenda This “authorizes the execution of the 2022 solar energy schedule with American Municipal Power, Inc.” Council then moved into executive session at 4:20 p.m.
The council meeting resumed at 5 p.m., with a special joint meeting with the St. Joseph Cemetery trustees. The special joint meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a prayer from Mayor Day.
That was followed by roll call. All six council members, Gruver, Wallace, Blinzler, Karnes, VanAusdale and Wampler, along with St. Joseph trustees Hugh Perry and Richard Moffett, were in attendance.
First, Law Director Chris Walker explained that the board of trustees does not have the authority to put a tax levy on the ballot. But a passing of the below Resolution 2022-016 by the Edgerton Village Council would enable them to put the tax levy on the ballot.
Council then passed the first reading of Resolution 2022-016. This allows for a joint resolution between the St. Joseph Township trustees and the Village of Edgerton Council to go ahead with submitting to the electors a one mill renewal levy for five years, starting in tax year 2023, with the first collection in 2024.
The second reading of Resolution 2022-016 will be voted on at a joint meeting on Tuesday, July 5 at 6:45 p.m. The final reading will be voted on at a joint meeting on Tuesday, July 19, at 6:45 p.m.
The next regular Edgerton Village Council meetings will take place on July 5th at 7 p.m. and on July 19, at 7 p.m.
Council and trustees Perry and Moffett then voted to adjourn the meeting.
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