Tampico Honors Church11:02 AM December 06, 2018
Tampico Mayor Kris Hill and fellow council members met with heavy hearts on Tuesday and began their meeting with a brief tribute and respects to Commissioner Tim Church on his passing. Mayor Hill said," Church was a person we should all strive to be. He serviced his community and family well. Tim did more in his short life than most do in a long life, Tim will be missed." The group also expressed their condolences to Police Chief Terry Strike on the passing of his father.
Jim Coleman was appointed to the council to fill the remainder of Church's term. The Mayor thanked him and spoke about how Jim and Tim were great friends and how nice it was that he stepped up to take over where Tim left off.
- Encouraged residents to sign up with Sauk Valley Text Alert to receive important information involving the Village, such as weather advisories or boil orders. The service is free and Village Hall can help with the sign-up.
- Spoke about the Whiteside / Carroll Enterprise Zone. Zone administrators made known that there are 400 to 500 jobs available in the area. The next meetings of the WCEZ are December 18th, 1:00pm -2:00pm at the Whiteside County Law Enforcement Center and December 19th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm at the Carroll County Courthouse. She added the group's mission is to better communities and their businesses.
- Mentioned that bids were put out for Garbage and Recycling. Hope to have those back soon,and talked about currently doing away with Recycling until a new solution is made for the current situation.
- Status Update on the Water Main Replacement Project. The Mayor said it's not out for bid yet, but it should be shortly. And then the ball should really get rolling.
- Mentioned that the excess snow was moved out to the ball diamonds after the last snow fall and the new location seemed to be working well.
Village Clerk Kathy Leathers Report
- Spoke about the opportunity for the Village to start excepting debit and credit card payments with the use of CourtMoney. Information was given to the Council to look over and it will be discussed further at the next meeting. CourtMoney serves hundreds of government agencies from all over the United States. They are a service provider of credit card and debit card transactions, at no cost to the government agency. They offer client services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.CourtMoney makes it simple to make credit and debit card payments, making it convenient for your customers to make payments for tickets, citations, utilities, and more.
- The insurance premium with Illinois Risk Management Association is due at the end of the month, so that also will be taken care of at the next meeting.
- A transfer of funds from Water/Sewer to the General Fund is needed. The transfer will be discussed further and voted on at the next meeting.
- Bids had been let for employee health insurance. Renewal rates will be in to review in the next few weeks. Hopefully there will be more information to review at the next meeting.
The concession stand at the ball diamonds was cleaned up and closed up for the winter. The Recreation Board is looking to have a Kickoff Kickball Tournament at the end of January. More information will be coming soon.
It was announced Mediacom will be raising their rates January 1, 2019. The increase will be around $7.00 a month.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday December 18, 2018 at 7:00pm.