Village of Palestine

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About Us


The Village of Palestine is a quiet community with good schools, a beautiful park, and a collection of shops, galleries, and restaurants, along with dedicated, caring employees, making it a great place to visit and live.



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  • 301 South Main Palestine,IL. 62451

 

 "I've said this many times in the past and it still holds merit today, Nobody Loves Palestine any more than I do!!!! Our Palestine is so rich in history even going back to the War of 1812!! Many decedents of the original Palestine settlers still call Palestine home today!! Very few towns in Illinois can say their heritage goes back to the Regency period but we can!! Although our Regency period structures have over the years surrendered to Father Time we still have many fine Victorian era homes still proudly standing yet today!! 

   It's such an honor for me to hold the position of Mayor of Palestine!! I always welcome hearing from our citizens, no matter if it's advice or a complaint my ears are open!!"

                          Mayor Rob Byrley

Village council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, at 5:00pm at the Pioneer Room, in the Village Hall. Meetings are open to the public


   Rob Byrley-Mayor

 Council Members:
Harry Gene Purcell
J.R. Dunlap
Brian Nethery
Mary Michael
Tim McDaniel
Twilla Davis

06:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Room

Village of Palestine
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
January 2, 2020
6:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors


INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICER, JACOB McGINNESS

BOARD ACTION

1. Old business
II.1 Update; Bridge repairs/replacement on South Main St.
II.2 LED Sign update – J.R. Dunlap
II.3 Update on Matteson Building

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1:
III. • DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV: POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY- JANUARY 2020—Twilla Davis
FYI: ORDINANCE NO. 2019-0-06 – RE Sewer Rates 2020
Added the page relating to the correct Security Deposit
FYI: Trustee Volunteers—Opening Pioneer Room/ Community Facility- 2020

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.I •• BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2 •• BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3 •• EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4•• FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams-
You will be notified when the new 2020 OMA/FOIA Portal is open
VI.5•• ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia Schofield
VI.6 •• STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman

VI.7 •• SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman


VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: (as needed)
Motion to convene into Executive Session under Section 1(C) (21)
Semi-Annual Review of minutes as mandated by Section 2.06


VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING




06:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
February 6, 2020
6:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: UPDATE; Bridge repairs/replacement on South Main St.
II.2: LED Sign update – J. R. Dunlap

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Budget Meeting – March 21 or 28

REMINDER: FOIA/OMA CERTIFICATES DUE BY MARCH – FOIA 2020 WEB IS NOW READY
OMA IS STILL UPDATING.

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – FEBRUARY 2020 – Brian Nethery

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; Harry Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: (as needed)

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

06:00 PM
Location: Village Hall Pioneer Room


VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
March 5, 2020
6:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: UPDATE; Bridge repairs/replacement on South Main St.
II.2: LED Sign update – J. R. Dunlap
II.3: Formally approve the Settlement Agreement on properties at
` 206 & 208 S Main St
II.4: REMINDER: Budget Meeting – Sat. March 21

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Michael Fulling – Representing the Main Street Committee - Request for permission for the Second Annual “Tipsy Pig”/Barbeque Festival –
Scheduled for June 13th
II.2: Chief Jeff Besing: Review and approve updated Ordinance to Amend our Village Code for Synthetic Alternative Drugs

REMINDER: FOIA/OMA CERTIFICATES DUE BY MARCH – FOIA 2020 and OMA WEB IS NOW READY

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – FEBRUARY 2020 – Brian Nethery

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; Harry Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: (as needed)

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

06:00 PM

No open meeting due to COVID-19 recommendations

06:00 PM

Due to COVID-19; No open meeting.
VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
May 7, 2020
6:00 PM
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: LED Sign update – J. R. Dunlap
II.2: Discuss and formally approve 2020/2021 Budget
General Fund; Sewer Fund
ll.3: Bridge repair/replacement update

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Discuss and approve the PDA request to have the Eighteenth Annual Wine and Art Festival - October 3 & 4, 2020 – See copy of Letter attached
II.2: Discussion/thoughts – Good Energy Renewal information
II.3: Discussion of request from Tom Woodward, Jr.,/Kathy Gonzalez regarding raising
free-range chickens within the village limits, for the purpose of having their own
eggs and poultry
II.4: Final approval of Phone Poll (April 5) re ditch clean-out and fill

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – MAY 2020 – Tim McDaniel

FYI: SPRING CLEAN-UP DAYS - Republic will have our Spring Clean-Up on May
13 – ONLY ONE-DAY PASS THIS YEAR
FALL CLEAN-UP DAYS – OCTOBER 28 (As of now)

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; Harry Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: (as needed)

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

06:00 PM
06:00 PM
06:00 PM


VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
August 6, 2020
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: LED Sign wrap up– J. R. Dunlap
II.2: Bridge repair/replacement update – Changing Jurisdiction in process


II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: John Boyd – Containment of cats in Palestine
II.2: Chief Besing - Alternative Ordinance Process – Police Department
(See Copies attached for 14 day Notice and 30 day Notice)

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – August 2020 – J. R. Dunlap

FYI: CLEAN-UP DAYS – OCTOBER 28 (As of now)
FYI: Thank you letter from Crawford County Spay & Neuter – Closing Sept. 1, 2020

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

06:00 PM
06:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
November 5, 2020
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - No update - Bridge repair/replacement update – Changing Jurisdiction
II.2: Reminder: Employee Christmas Party – December 11, 2020 – Catered by Blended Eatery
II.3:
II.4:

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Officially approve the Phone Poll for black-top sealant for Municipal Parking Lot
II.2: Approve the Resolution for selling the Former Ramsey Lots – We now have the appraisal
II.3: Discussion of Ervin properties.
II.4:

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – NOVEMBER 2020 – Tim McDaniel

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

06:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
November 5, 2020
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - No update - Bridge repair/replacement update – Changing Jurisdiction
II.2: Reminder: Employee Christmas Party – December 11, 2020 – Catered by Blended Eatery
II.3:
II.4:

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Officially approve the Phone Poll for black-top sealant for Municipal Parking Lot
II.2: Approve the Resolution for selling the Former Ramsey Lots – We now have the appraisal
II.3: Discussion of Ervin properties.
II.4:

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – NOVEMBER 2020 – Tim McDaniel

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Room

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
November 5, 2020
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - No update - Bridge repair/replacement update – Changing Jurisdiction
II.2: Reminder: Employee Christmas Party – December 11, 2020 – Catered by Blended Eatery
II.3:
II.4:

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Officially approve the Phone Poll for black-top sealant for Municipal Parking Lot
II.2: Approve the Resolution for selling the Former Ramsey Lots – We now have the appraisal
II.3: Discussion of Ervin properties.
II.4:

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – NOVEMBER 2020 – Tim McDaniel

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 AM

Location: Pioneer Room

Village of Palestine
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
January 7, 2021
5:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors




BOARD ACTION

1. Old business
II.1 Status Quo - No Update; Bridge repairs/replacement update - Changing Jurisdiction
II.2 Reconsider IRWA Illinois Rural Water Association-State funded Rate study
II.3 Update on Matteson Building

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1:Official Approval of Phone Poll-Dec. 21, 2020 for 2003 Ford DPW truck
II.2 : Official Approval of Phone Poll - Dec. 21, 2020 -Repairs ti 2016 Ford Interceptor
II.3: Larry Surrells Re Contract to purchase
II.4: Discussion of Ervin Property

FYI: Work Day at Matteson Building 1/9/21

III: DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV: Police Report
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY- JANUARY 2021—Twilla Davis


VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.I •• BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2 •• BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3 •• EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4•• FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams-
REMINDER: 2021 OMA/FOIA Certificates are due April 1, 2021

VI.5•• ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia Schofield
VI.6 •• STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7 •• SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman


VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: (as needed)
Motion to convene into Executive Session under Section 2(C) (21)
Annual Review of minutes of meetings lawfully closed under this act.

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING



05:00 AM
Location: Pioneer Room

Location: Pioneer Room

Village of Palestine
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
February 4, 2021
5:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors


BOARD ACTION

1. Old business
II.1 Status Quo - No Update - Bridge repairs/replacement on South Main St. Changing Jurisdictions
II.2
II.3
II.4


II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Angie Hodge - Re Questions moving forward
II.2: Official Approval of DPW Phone Poll January 18, 2021 Re- Purchase of a new Water Tank
II.3: Official Approval of DPW Phone Poll January 26,2021 Re- Repairs to Panel Heaters on Lift Stations

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY- JANUARY 2020—Twilla Davis
FYI: ORDINANCE NO. 2019-0-06 – RE Sewer Rates 2020
Added the page relating to the correct Security Deposit
FYI: Trustee Volunteers—Opening Pioneer Room/ Community Facility- 2020
II.4:
III* DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV* POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police , Jeff Besing
V* Pioneer Room/ Community Facility - February 2021 - Brian Nethery
VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.I •• BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2 •• BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3 •• EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.4•• FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams-
You will be notified when the new 2020 OMA/FOIA
REMINDER: FIOA/OMA CERTIFICATES DUE APRIL 1, 2021
VI.5•• ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia Schofield
VI.6 •• STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman

VI.7 •• SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman


VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:


VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING




05:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Room

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
March 4, 2021
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - No update - Bridge repair/replacement update – Changing Jurisdiction
II.2:
II.3:
II.4:

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Review and Approval of Ordinance 41.25- Unlawful use of an electronic communication device
II.2:
II.3:
II.4:
III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – March 2021 – Brian Nethery
VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
REMINDER: FOIA/OMA CERTIFICATES DUE APRIL 1, 2021
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Room

05:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Room

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
April 1, 2021
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - No update - Bridge repair/replacement update – Changing Jurisdiction
II.2:


II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Discussion and Approval of the purchase of a new 2019 F250 with a snowplow for the DPW
II.2:Review and Approve request from Palestine CUSD #3, Jessica Sisil, Superintendent, the use of the Pavilion on Main Street for the annual 8th grade and High School Graduation Ceremonies, anticipated to be held on May 15, 2021 (with set up to be on May 14)
II.3:Approval of Resolution for Maintenance under the Illinois Highway Code
II.4:Discussion and Approval of building offices in the Pioneer Room for the Palestine Police Department
II.5:Discussion and Approval for replacing back wall to Matteson Bldg
II.6:Discussion and Approval of 2021/2022 General Fund and Sewer Budgets
II.7:Discussion of American Rescue Plan

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY –April 2021 –Mary Michael
FYI: Spring Clean up: April 28, 2021
FYI: Golf Cart and SXS renewal May 1, 10am-1pm
VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
REMINDER: FOIA/OMA CERTIFICATES DUE APRIL 1, 2021
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
May 6, 2021
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors

SWEARING IN OF MAYOR
SWERAING IN OF TRUSTEES

BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - Bridge repair
II.2: Ervin Properties update
II.3. Update on Matteson Main Street Building


II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Discussion and Approval of the Village of Palestine purchasing the DPW work boots
II.2: Discussion and Approval of getting rid of the phone and internet at DPW Barn and getting a hot spot for internet
II.3: Discuss and Approve the PDA request to have the 18th annual Wine and Arts Festival – October 2 & 3, 2021 (see copy of letter attached)
II.4: Discussion and Approval for the Palestine Chamber of Commerce request to have the Labor Day Parade on Monday September 6, 2021 (see copy of letter attached)
II.5: Approval of 2021 Appropriations
II.6: Formal Approval - Approval of the repair/replacement parts for the Elgin Street Sweeper Phone Poll
II.7: Discussion and Approval of increasing the DPW amount to spend on repairs and such from $500 to $1000
II.8: Discussion and Approval of handicap rail on entering sidewalk at AmVets

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – May 2021 – Tim McDaniel

FYI: Handicap Parking Spot at the AmVets

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
June 3, 2021
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors
BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - Bridge repair
II.2:
II.3.


II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Susie Hancock to discuss railroad
II.2: Official Approval of Phone Poll dated May 21, 2021 – RE Discharge Piping Repairs for the #2 Pump at the Influent Lift Station (Lagoon)
II.3: Discuss and Approve Presbyterian Church request to use ½ block for outdoor services
II.4: Approve blocking off the streets for a singing group being hosted by PDA at the Pavilion
The same evening after the Air Show on September 25, 2021

II.5:
II.6:
II.7:
II.8:

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – June 2021 – Twilla Davis



VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
July 1, 2021
→5:00 PM←

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors
BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Status Quo - Bridge repair
II.2:
II.3.


II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Approval of handicap parking spots at the AmVets
II.2: Approval of the 2021 Tax Levy Ordinance
II.3: Discussion of upgrading Main Street Lighting to LED
II.4: Approve of Palestine Chamber's request for Special Use Permit for beer tent at the park

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – July 2021 – J.R. Dunlap

FYI: No Executive Minutes for approval
The Village of Palestine was awarded a $20,000.00 grant from the Mary Heath Foundation, for repairs to the south wall of the Matteson building

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM

05:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
Aug 5, 2021
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Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors
BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Discussion and approval of upgrading Main Street lighting to LED. Mr. Noble Jones, the sales representative, will be here to present the information and answer questions
II.2: Status Quo - Bridge repair
II.3. Update - Main St. Building
II.4 Update Ervin Property

II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Official approval of the phone poll on July 6, 2021, for a special event request from Blended Eatery
II.2: Theresa Blackburn - Requesting to have the pole on the N. side of her building removed.
II.3: Bruce McDaniel - Complaint about neighboring property.
II.4:

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY –August – J.R. Dunlap


VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
September 2, 2021
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Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors
BOARD ACTION

I. OLD BUSINESS
II.1: Bridge repair – Update – Greg Palmer advises that he is waiting for the plan/design of the
bridge repair from the County Engineer, Justin Childress
II.2: Update - Ervin Property


II. NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Discussion and approval of laying new asphalt on the Municipal Building Parking Lot.
II.2: Discussion regarding NOISE POLLUTION Ordinance – Various Ordinances that pertain to noise in the Village
II.3: Discussion regarding a mural in the Village – J. R. Will speak on this
II.4: Discussion regarding abandoned/vacant/unkempt properties in the Village

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark

IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – September 2021 – Gene Purcell

FYI: Copy of SB2356 – Open Meetings Session Amendment
FYI: FALL CLEAN-UP – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 AM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
October 7, 2021
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Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors
BOARD ACTION

OLD BUSINESS:
II.1: Bridge Repair – Update.
II.2: Main Street Bldg. – Update.
II.3: NOISE POLLUTION Ordinance – Update.
II.4: Abandoned/vacant/unkempt properties in the Village – Update.
II.5: Mural in the Village – Update.

NEW BUSINESS:

II.1: Discussion and Approval – Halloween: date and hours for trick or treating in the Village. Halloween.
II.2: Discussion - Campers/R.V.’s in the Village.
II.3: Discussion – Tipsy Pig – June 4, 2022.
II.4: Amanda Harris - Discussion on derby cars in the Village.
11.5:

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark

IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – OCTOBER – MARY MICHAEL

FYI: Copy of SB2356 – Open Meetings Session Amendment
FYI: Spay/Neuter Program – See Letter from Mayor Teresa Fielder.
FYI: FALL CLEAN-UP – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM
Agenda
Location: Village Hall Pioneer Rm

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
November 4, 2021
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Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors
BOARD ACTION

SWEARING IN OF STACEY MYERS AS VILLAGE CLERK

OLD BUSINESS:
II.1: Update - Bridge Repair .
II.2: Update - Abandoned/vacant/unkempt properties in the Village
II.3 Discussion and Approval - Tipsy Pig – June 4, 2022.
II.4:
II.5:

NEW BUSINESS:

II.1: Carol Holbert – Present FY 2020-2021 Audit .
II.2: Discussion and Approval of Spay/Neuter Program
11.3 Discussion and Approval of Amended Ordinance (Noise Pollution Ordinance).
II.4: Discussion & Approval of Republic Services Contract.
NOTE: Republic Services has announced a change in their services. Beginning Monday recycling will no longer be an automatic service thru Republic Services. For residents who want to continue recycling, they need to contact Republic Services to directly enroll. The current recycle services will be automatically closed on Sunday and containers will be removed by the 2nd week of November, unless enrolled in the new service. To enroll in the new recycle service call Republic Services directly at 866-309-1859.

11.5 Discussion – Salt/Sand shed – Repair/Replace.
11.6 Discussion: Christmas Party

III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark

IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – NOVEMBER - TIM McDANIEL

FYI:

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Room

Agenda

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors
BOARD ACTION



OLD BUSINESS:
II.1: Update - Bridge Repair -Repairs postponed until 2022
II.2:


NEW BUSINESS:

II.1:Discussion and Approval of Resolution 2021-01 Authorization for Administering the ILARPA grant funds
II.2: Discussion & Approval of Contract with Pest Solutions, Inc. for termite treatment for the shop and shed.
II.3: Discussion & Approval of New Ordinance to Amend Chapter 12, Nuisances, Section 12.08, Abandoned and Inoperable Vehicles of the Palestine Code
II.4: Garrard Property-Sewer backup damage-Solutions for restoration/repair- insurance claim has been mnade
11.5 Christmas Party Reminder-December 10


III• DPW REPORT: Kathy Clark

IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY – DECEMBER-GENE PURCELL

FYI: VOP received another allocation from ILARPA

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Shirley Adams –
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Room

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors
BOARD ACTION
OLD BUSINESS:
II.1: Update – Main St. Building
NEW BUSINESS:
II.1: Discuss and Approve the Robinson WWTF Contract
II.2: Review proposed upgrade for Sewer infrastructure.
II.3:
II.4:
II.5:
III• DPW REPORT: David Miller
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V• COMMUNITY FACILITY – JANUARY – Twilla Davis
FYI:
VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Stacey Myers
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee
VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: 2(C)(21) Semi-Annual Review of the Closed
Minutes as mandated by Section 2.06.
VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:
VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
February 10, 2022
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Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors
BOARD ACTION

OLD BUSINESS:
II.1 Discuss and Approve Proposed Upgrade for Sewer Infrastructure.
II.2
II.3




NEW BUSINESS:

II.1: Discuss and Approve Contract with Pest Solutions to treat the sand/salt shed. (The contract was approved for the barn at the December Board Meeting.)
II.2: Ron Brock – AmVets are requesting approval for them to put a ramp into the building to be wheel chair accessible.
II.3 Discuss and Approve the estimate from Stevenson’s Home Repair to
build office for the Police Dept. and board up the old garage door
in the Pioneer Room.

II.4: Discuss and Approval Internet service for the DPW shop





III• DPW REPORT:
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• COMMUNITY FACILITY – February – Brian Nethery

FYI: Greg Goodland will bring samples of flooring for the Pioneer Room.


VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Stacey Myers
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: 2(C)(21) Semi-Annual Review of the Closed Minutes as mandated by Section 2.06.

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM
March 3, 2022
Location: * Community Facility 214 S Main

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
March 3, 2022
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NOTICE: MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE COMMUNITY FACILITY BUILDING, 214 S. MAIN ST. PALESTINE, IL.



Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors
BOARD ACTION

OLD BUSINESS:
II.1 Discussion on dilapidated/unkempt properties in Village.
II.2
II.3


NEW BUSINESS:

II.1:
II.2:
II.3

III• DPW REPORT: Kelly Tucker
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• COMMUNITY FACILITY – March – Brian Nethery

FYI:

VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Shirley Adams, Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Stacey Myers, Shirley Adams, Jeff Besing
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
April 7, 2022

→5:00 PM←



Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Minutes
Visitors
BOARD ACTION

OLD BUSINESS:
II.1 Bridge Update – Work tentatively scheduled to begin in June.
II.2
II.3


NEW BUSINESS:

II.1: Discussion and Approval of the FY 2022-2023 General Fund & Sewer Budgets
II.2: Discussion and Approval of the Palestine CUSD#3 Request for PGS/PHS Graduation
(See Copy of Request Schedule attached)
II.3 Approval of PDA request to hold the annual Wabash Valley Wine and Art Festival,
which will be held on October 1 & 2, 2022 (See Copy of Letter of Request attached
for all the particulars)

III• DPW REPORT: Kelly Tucker
IV• POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing

V• COMMUNITY FACILITY – APRIL - MARY MICHAEL

FYI: SPRING CLEAN UP BY REPUBLIC SERVICES – TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH TO ALL PAID
UP CUSTOMERS.


VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
VI.1••BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Stacey Myers - Chairman
VI.2••BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman
VI.3••EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman
VI.4••FOIA OFFICERS: Stacey Myers, Jeff Besing, Shirley Adams
VI.5••ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield
VI.6••STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman
VI.7••SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee

VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSION:

VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:00 PM

VILLAGE OF PALESTINE Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
May5, 2022 +5:00 PM
Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Minutes Visitors BOARD ACTION
II.1:
DISCUSSI
OLD BUSINESS: II.1 Bridge Update - Work tentatively scheduled to begin in June. II.2 NEW BUSINESS:
Discussion and Approval of the FY 2022-2023 Appropriations and Tax Levy II.2: Harper House - Judy Beckes email referencing the condition of the Harper House
(See copy of Beckes' email attached) II.3 Discuss and approve request from Palestine Chamber of Commerce - to use the
Pavilion, with sound system and chairs; the Community (red) Facililty; and the Pioneer Room - during the Labor Day Festivities on Saturday, September 3, and
Sunday, September 4, 2022. (See letter of request attached) II.3 Discuss and approve request from Palestine Chamber of Commerce - to have the
Labor Day Parade, which will allow closing of IL Route 33 at E Harrison St., from 9 AM to 12 PM, on Monday, Labor Day, September 5, 2022, (See letter of request
attached) 11.4 Discussion and approval of the renewal of Wastewater Contract with Taylor Pinkston,
For another year. Jay Wilson to address the board for his concerns
11.5
IV.
DPW REPORT: Kelly Tucker POLICE REPORT: Chief of Police, Jeff Besing
V.
COMMUNITY FACILITY - MAY - TIM MCDANIEL
FYI:
MCC Network Services, LLC has filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission to
expand their Cable Service to include the Village of Palestine - effective May 1, 2022 (See letter attached)
VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS VI.1.BUDGET COMMITTEE and FINANCE COMMITTEE; Stacey Myers - Chairman VI.2 BUILDING REGULATIONS; PERMITS; MAINTENANCE; Gene Purcell, Chairman VI.3. EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE; J. R. Dunlap, Chairman VI.4.FOIA OFFICERS: Stacey Myers, Jeff Besing, Shirley Adams VI.5. ORDINANCE/GRANT COMMITTEE: Patricia J Schofield VI.6. STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND ALLEYS COMMITTEE; Tim McDaniel, Chairman VI.7. SEWER COMMITTEE; Brian Nethery, Chairman
Mayor is Ex-Officio Member of each committee
VII: MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION: VIII: MOTION TO GO BACK INTO GENERAL SESSON: VIV. MOTION TO ADJOURN MEETING

05:30 PM

MINUTES
PALESTINE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
June 2, 2022


Palestine Board of Trustees met on June 2, 2022. Trustees answering roll call were J.R. Dunlap, Tim McDaniel, Mary Michael, Twilla Davis and Gene Purcell. Brian Nethery was absent.

Staff Members present: Stacey Myers, Chief Besing and Kelly Tucker.

Visitors present were Jane Wagner, Brock Read and Brandon Clawson.

Meeting called to order by Mayor Byrley.

The meeting began with all present reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes were taken by the Village Clerk.

The Minutes of May 2022 were accepted as presented.

OLD BUSINESS:
1) Old Business. Bridge Update- Work Tentatively to begin in June 2022.

New Business:
1) Representatives from MMC will address Trustees concerning the upcoming optical work in the Village. Brock Read, Brandon Clawson and attorney Jane Wagner representing Metro Communications spoke with the board about the insulation of the optics in the Village. Concerns had arisen with issues that Robinson had encountered while this was being installed. The concerns were that property, sidewalks, roads and driveways would be damaged and not property fixed by Metro. The Trustees and Mayor Rob were assured that the property would be put back to the original condition and that anything damaged would be fixed. The insulation is to begin mid-June and take about 4 to 8 weeks to complete.

2) Discuss and Approve the PDA’s request to place a small mini barn for storage of waste cans, tables and chairs, which they use for various events. The quote they received is from Wagler Mini Barn Products for an 8’x20’ building with a 5’ roll up door. Chief Besing is suggesting that it could be placed behind the sound building. Mary Michael made a motion to approve the PDA’s request for a mini barn. Twilla Davis seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

3) Official Approval of phone poll for the Vandevanter Engineering to make the necessary repairs to the Bryant and Harrison Lift Stations. Gene Purcell made a motion to approve the phone poll for repairs to the Bryant and Harrison Lift Station. J.R. Dunlap seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

4) Official Approval of the phone poll for the Final Approval of the Annual Motor fuel Tax Resolution. J.R. Dunlap made a motion to approve the phone poll for final approval of the Motor Fuel Tax Resolution. Tim McDaniel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.


5) Discussion and Approval of repair or replacement of the affluent pump at the lagoon. The Trustees discussion was to repair the old pump or to purchase a new pump from Vandevanter. The cost to repair the pump would be about $6,750.04 and the cost of a new pump would be $14,822.77. The new pump would have a warranty and replace the old pump that is about 15 years old. This would leave the old pump for a spare and for possible parts if needed at a later date. Gene Purcell made a motion to purchase a new pump for the lagoon. Tim McDaniel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.


DPW REPORT: Kelly Tucker stated that everything had been running smoothly and didn’t have much to report.

POLICE REPORT: Chief Besing reported that things had been going well.

PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY –June 2022 – Twilla Davis

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Budget and Finance Committee: Stacey Myers, Chairman. Financials were handed out.

Bldg Regulations, Permits, Maintenance: Harry Gene Purcell, Chairman.

Employee Relations Committee: Mary Michael, Chairman. Interviewing for the part time front office position will be starting next week.

FOIA/OMA Officers: Stacey Myers, Chairman. The website is up but still having tech issues at times.

Ordinance/Grant Committee: Pat Schofield. Absent

Streets, Sidewalks, Alleys Committee: Tim McDaniel, Chairman.

Sewer/Lagoon Committee: Brian Nethery, Chairman Absent.

With no further business to discuss Tim McDaniel made a motion to adjourn. Gene Purcell seconded. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:57Pm.


__________________________________ ____________________________
PRESIDENT VILLAGE CLERK











05:30 PM

MINUTES
PALESTINE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
July 7, 2022


Palestine Board of Trustees met on July 7, 2022. Trustees answering roll call were J.R. Dunlap, Tim McDaniel, Mary Michael, Brian Nethery and Gene Purcell. Twilla Davis was absent.

Staff Members present: Stacey Myers, Rita Carmouche, Chief Besing and Kelly Tucker.

Visitors present were Resa Shaner and Lamara Shultz.

Meeting called to order by Mayor Byrley.

The meeting began with all present reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes were taken by the Village Clerk.

The Minutes of June 2022 were accepted as presented.

OLD BUSINESS:
1) Old Business. Bridge Update- Work was tentatively to begin in June 2022 but has not started at this time.

2) Fiber Optic Project. No major issues so far.

New Business:
1) Approval of Palestine Chamber’s Request for a Special Use Permit for the Beer Tent at the Park over Labor Day. Tim McDaniel made a motion to approve the Palestine Chamber’s request for a special use permit for the beer tent at the park for Labor Day. Gene Purcell seconded. Motion carried unanimously.


DPW REPORT: Kelly Tucker stated that everything had been running smoothly and didn’t have much to report.

POLICE REPORT: Chief Besing reported that the 4th of July went well with only one DUI arrest and no “official” firework complaints from dispatch. He stated that The Village of Palestine had received a letter awarding us a $5,485.13 from the Mary Heath Foundation for the security camera systems that will be installed outside Village Hall. Chief Besing attended a training session in May that was sponsored by our risk management agency, it was recommended that law enforcement agencies utilize “Lexipol Solutions” for preparing and maintaining policy and procedural manuals. This program will help keep up on policies, operating procedures and daily training bulletins. It is a web based delivery platform and has a mobile app that can be accessed through smart phones. When the state training board sends out new training mandates, Lexipol’s attorneys will take those mandates and formulate them into policies for the Police department. The cost of the program is $1,886.00 a year. Chief Besing has built this cost into his training budget. It was general concessive to proceed with the Lexipol program.

PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY –July 2022 – J.R. Dunlap

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Budget and Finance Committee: Stacey Myers, Chairman. Financials were handed out.

Bldg Regulations, Permits, Maintenance: Harry Gene Purcell, Chairman. One building permit was issued

Employee Relations Committee: Mary Michael, Chairman.

FOIA/OMA Officers: Stacey Myers, Chairman. The website is up but still having tech issues at times.

Ordinance/Grant Committee:
Streets, Sidewalks, Alleys Committee: Tim McDaniel, Chairman. Waiting on Dave Maxwell to start with the replacement of sidewalks.

Sewer/Lagoon Committee: Brian Nethery, Chairman.

With no further business to discuss, Tim McDaniel made a motion to adjourn. Gene Purcell seconded. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:39pm.


__________________________________ ____________________________
PRESIDENT VILLAGE CLERK








05:30 PM

MINUTES
PALESTINE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
August 4, 2022


Palestine Board of Trustees met on August 4, 2022. Trustees answering roll call were J.R. Dunlap, Tim McDaniel, Mary Michael, Brian Nethery and Gene Purcell. Twilla Davis was absent.

Staff Members present: Stacey Myers, Rita Carmouche and Chief Besing.

Visitors present were Resa Shaner, Kathy Clark, Mark Wiseman, Bret Callaway and John Dappert.

Meeting called to order by Mayor Byrley.

The meeting began with all present reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes were taken by the Village Clerk.

The Minutes of July 2022 were accepted as presented.

OLD BUSINESS:
1) Old Business. Bridge Update- Work was tentatively to begin in June 2022 but has not started at this time, without an update on a new start date.

2) Fiber Optic Project. No major issues so far.

New Business:
1) Official Approval of the Phone Poll, on July 8th, for the Lexipol Solutions Program for preparing and maintain policy and procedural manuals for our Police Department. Gene Purcell made a motion to approve the Lexipol Solutions Program for the Palestine Police Department. Tim McDaniel seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

2) Mark Wiseman and Bret Callaway-Discussion and Approval for Class “D”, Class “A”, Class “A-1”-combo A,B,C and Class “A”-Brew Pub establishments request to be open until 1:00a.m. On Friday and Saturday nights only. Bret Callaway was here in representation of the Saratoga Tavern. He is requesting to be able to stay open until 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The current ordinance needs to be updated and revised. Mary Michael made a motion to approve the request that the above named liquor licenses permission to stay open till 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Gene Purcell seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

DPW REPORT: Kelly Tucker was absent. Stacey, Village Clerk, reported that chip & seal had been started and completed last week without issues.

POLICE REPORT: Chief Besing stated that he didn’t have much to report on that things had been going well. He reported that the grant for the new squad car has been started.

PIONEER ROOM/COMMUNITY FACILITY –July 2022 – J.R. Dunlap

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Budget and Finance Committee: Stacey Myers, Chairman. Financials were handed out and Tax installment had been received. Further, Carol should be here in the next few weeks to do the annual audit.

Bldg Regulations, Permits, Maintenance: Harry Gene Purcell, Chairman. One building permit was issued

Employee Relations Committee: Mary Michael, Chairman.

FOIA/OMA Officers: Stacey Myers, Chairman. The website is up but still having tech issues at times.

Ordinance/Grant Committee:
Streets, Sidewalks, Alleys Committee: Tim McDaniel, Chairman. Waiting on Dave Maxwell to start with the replacement of sidewalks.

Sewer/Lagoon Committee: Brian Nethery, Chairman.

With no further business to discuss, Tim McDaniel made a motion to adjourn. J.R. Dunlap seconded. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:43pm.


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PRESIDENT VILLAGE CLERK







  2022 

August 2022:BD 8-4-22.pdf

July 2022: Bd Meeting 7-7-22.pdf

June 2022:BD 6-2-22.pdf

May 2022:  Bd Meeting 5-5-22.rtf

April 2022:  BD 4-7-22.pdf

March 2022: Bd Minutes 3-3-22.pdf

February 2022: Bd Meeting 2-10-22.pdf

January 2022: BD Meeting 1-6-22 (1).pdf

                     


2021

December 2021: Bd Meeting 12-2-2021.rtf

November 2021: Bd Meeting 11-4-21.pdf

October 2021: Bd Meeting 10-7-21 (1).pdf

September 2021: Bd Meeting 8-5-21 (2).rtf

August 2021: Bd Meeting 8-5-21 (2).rtf

July 2021: Bd Meeting 7-1-21.pdf

June 2021: Bd Meeting 6-3-2021 (3)-2.rtf

May 2021: Bd Meeting 5-6-21.rtf

April 2021: Bd Meeting 4-1-21.rtf

March 2021: Bd Meeting 3-4-21 (1)-1 MARCH.rtf

February 2021: MINUTES FEB 2021.pdf

January 2021: Bd Meeting 1-7-2021 (2).rtf

                         2020

December 2020: Bd Meeting 12-3-20.rtf

November 2020: Bd  Meeting 11-5-20.rtf

October 2020 Minutes: Bd Meeting 10-01-20.rtf

September 2020 MinutesBd Meeting 9-3-20.rtf

August 2020 Minutes: Bd Meeting 8-6-20.rtf

July 2020 Minutes: Bd. Meeting 7-2-20.rtf

June 2020 Minutes: Bd Meeting 6-4-20.rtf

 May 2020 Minutes: Bd Meeting 5-7-20.rtf

April 2020 Minutes:  Bd. Meeting 4-2-20.pdf

March 2020 Minutes:  Bd Meeting 3-5-20-2.rtf

 February 2020 Minutes:  Bd Minutes 2020.rtf

 January 2020 Minutes: Bd Meeting 1-2-20.rtf

   *January 2020 Spec Bd. Meeting 1-27-20-1.rtf

                                    2019

  December 2019 Minutes:  Bd Meeting 12-5-19.rtf

  November 2019 Minutes: Bd Meeting 11-7-19.rtf

  October 2019 Minutes:   Bd Meeting 10-3-19.rtf

  August 2019 Minutes:  Bd Meeting 8-1-19.rtf

  July 2019 Minutes:  Bd,Meeting 7-11-19.pdf

  June 2019 Minutes:  Bd,Meeting 6-6-19.pdf

  May 2019 Minutes:  Bd,Meeting 5-2-19.pdf

  April 2019 Minutes:  Bd,Meeting 4-4-19.pdf

  March 2019 Minutes:  Bd.Meeting 3-7-19.pdf

  January 2019 Minutes:  Bd,Meeting 1-3-19.pdf

Stacey Myers

Village Clerk

Shirley Adams

Sewer Clerk

Rita Carmouche

Utility Clerk

Jeffery Besing

Chief of Police

Text-A-Tip Hotline

Jacob McGinness

Full time patrol officer

Jacob Baxter

Part time patrol officer

Isiah Osborne

Part time patrol officer

Michael Delaney

Part time patrol officer

Text-A-Tip Hotline

Kelly Tucker

Supervisor

Luke McNair

Maintenance

Mark Newlin

Part Time Maintenance

                                                                                                  

                                                                                                       Yard Waste


                       

  •        There will be no collection on  New Year's Day, President's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
  •        Brush collection is typically Monday and Thursday (for fall and winter). Spring and summer we typically run the route on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  •        Yard debris must be out by 6 AM.
  •        We encourage residents to place yard debris behind the curb or gutter to avoid blocking drainage pathways or impeding traffic flow in your neighborhood. Putting any debris in roadways or alleyways is an ordinance violation.
  •        Leaf vac runs from October or November through mid-December, depending on the season.
  •        Bagged leaf pick up is during regular brush route.
  •        We only pick up grass that is bagged or in other containers.
  •        Separate limbs and sticks from leaf piles.
  •        If you live on a private drive, please take materials to the nearest public street.
  •        We do not collect stumps, rocks, stones, metal, lumber, plastics, glass,   fencing or waste materials. PLEASE NO SOD.
  •        Our schedule may vary slightly due to weather conditions and volume of debris. We appreciate your patience.
  •        Yard debris generated by anyone other than the homeowner (including hired contractors) must be removed as part of their service.
  •        The Village brush dump is for Village residents only.



If you suspect a problem with sewer, we urge you to contact a Public Works employee to check a main line for blockage, before consulting a plumber. We will be able to establish if the problem is in a main or private line.




                                 

                         




     Saturday                                           Sunday

11:30 am-6:30pm               12:00pm-5:00pm

              



Republic Rules:  

The following items WILL NOT be picked up during Fall clean-Up

Appliances, Air Conditioners, Hot Water Heaters, Tires, Batteries or Car Parts, Propane Tanks,

Liquid Paint: NO Flammable Material: NO Hazardous materials

Yard Waste




* Our new LED sign is available for personal events rental. Birthday, anniversary, grand openings, open houses Is $5.00,  fundraisers are Free - 24 hour slots. NO advertising. See the ladies in Village Hall, to schedule your event. Hours are 8-4, weekdays. Keep abreast of local announcements there, as well.



              

                                                                                  PERMETHRIN

                                                                                             (mosquito spray)

Frequently Asked Questions about Permethrin: Will Permethrin harm my pets? Because the product is applied at very low concentrations, it is not likely to harm the health of pets, even if they are outside during spraying. As a precaution, pet owners are advised to remove pets, along with their food and water bowls, from outdoor areas during spraying if spraying occurs in their neighborhood.

Will Permethrin harm my livestock? Because the product is applied at very low concentrations, it is not likely to harm the health of livestock when used according to the label. 

Will Permethrin harm my fish pond? The amount of Permethrin that is likely to enter an outdoor pond or any other body of water after spraying is very low. Therefore, it is not likely to harm the fish in your outdoor pond. However, Permethrin can be toxic to fish. As a precaution, cover your fishpond with a tarp before spraying if spraying occurs in your neighborhood. Do not leave tarps on long enough to cause overheating or a decrease in oxygen. Some people may prefer to bring their fish to a tank inside.

Will Permethrin harm my bees? Yes, Permethrin is highly toxic to bees. Spraying will be performed between 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. During this time, the bees should be in their hive. However, it is recommended that beekeepers take steps to protect their colonies on nights when spraying is taking place. Practical methods include moving hives out of the treated area or covering hives with loose fabric, like wetted burlap, to keep the bees in the hive and protect them from drift. Wild bees generally nest in protected locations and should be mostly protected because they are in the nest when sprays are applied at night. Although the full impact of mosquito applications on honey bees and other wild bee pollinators is unknown, wild pollinator populations would not be expected to be harmed for long-term after sprays are discontinued.

Can I swim in my pool after the spraying of Permethrin? Since Permethrin droplets are designed to stay airborne for an extended period, little Permethrin is expected to settle into your pool. If any Permethrin does enter your pool, the water would quickly degrade it. If you choose, you can cover your pool before the spraying occurs. You do not need to take special steps or wait before you can use your pool again.

What happens to Permethrin in the environment? Permethrin breaks down quickly in the environment. The vapor phase reacts with sunlight to degrade the chemical within a few hours. If released to soil, Permethrin is expected to have no mobility. Some will be broken down quickly as a vapor, while the remaining chemical will be absorbed by the soil and biodegraded in less than four weeks. If released into moving water, Permethrin is expected to absorb to suspended solids and sediments. Degradation would occur within a few days.

What are the potential human health effects of Permethrin exposure? Because the product is applied at very low concentrations, it is not likely to harm human health. At levels far higher than those used to control mosquitoes, Permethrin can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing. Very high doses may lead to loss of consciousness. Permethrin may make the skin and eyes redden, itch, or sting. However, the small amount used in spraying is not likely to be irritating. If you come in contact with the spray, wash your skin and clothing with soap and water.Does Permethrin pose a cancer risk?Because mosquito control only presents a short-term exposure to very small amounts of Permethrin, the EPA has concluded that its use to control mosquitoes would not present a cancer risk. Based on studies in laboratory animals, Permethrin could possibly cause cancer in humans. However, the cancer occurred in animals only after being treated with very high levels of Permethrin over very long periods of time.

What can I do to reduce exposure to Permethrin during spraying?The product is applied at very low concentrations, it is not likely to harm the health of adults, children, or pets. To help reduce possible contact with Permethrin during spraying:• Whenever possible, stay indoors during spraying.• If you must go outside during spraying, wear clothing that limits skin contact with the spray.• If you come in contact with the spray, wash your skin and clothing with soap and water.• Wash any fruits and vegetables that were outside during spraying with water before storing, cooking or eating.• Some individuals are sensitive to pesticides. Persons with asthma or other respiratory conditions are encouraged to stay inside during spraying since there is a possibility that spraying could worsen these conditions.• Anyone experiencing adverse reactions to pesticides should seek medical care or call 911.• Talk to your doctor if you have major health concerns.• 

Which mosquito repellents work best?• It is recommended that you use products containing DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-Toluamide). EPA has a search tool on their website that can help you search for a repellent that is right for you. 


**Mosquito spraying will begin approximately the first week of June.***