Chuck White, President, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance with the following trustees present: Arrasmith, McCloud, Finn, and Roberts. Village Clerk Moore, Supervisor Bennett, and Attorney Hendren were also present. Wes Meyers and Pat Moone from Farnsworth Engineering were present for Casey's.
Attorney Hendren presented a summary of why this special meeting of the Board of Trustees was called. Casey's Retail Store at 502 West Main Street septic system has failed so this is an emergency. Otherwise, going through the required annexation, rezoning, and subdivision processes would take about 60 days, and Casey's cannot wait that long. They are going to buy property to the north of the store for the enhanced septic system and need to have the subdivision ordinance of the Village waived. If not, it would delay the rest of the process. A resolution is needed in order to waive the ordinance. Casey's will pay for all special meeting fee, attorney fees, engineering fees, and any other costs associated with the waiver and following matters. Supervisor Bennett said that he had a map from Joe Pisula, the Village engineer, and had met with the engineer and contractor for Casey's.
A discussion followed of the plat and the changes needed. Bullets 9 and 10, page 4 of the proposed resolution were discussed. The payment of $5,000 by Casey's is like a security deposit. If the costs exceed that amount, Casey's will pay them. Mr. Meyers pointed out that Casey's needed a resolution in order to be able to record the deed to the property being purchased because of the Village's subdivision ordinance.
Trustee Finn moved that the Village pass Resolution 2014-R-3, Resolution Waiving the Applicability of the Sidney Subdivision Ordinance for a Conveyance of 0.48 Acres at 502 West Main Street, Sidney, Illinois, to Casey's Retail Company as presented and corrected by Attorney Hendren. Trustee Roberts seconded the motion; the motion carried with all ayes on a roll call vote.
At the February 2, 2015, there will be a public hearing before the Board of Trustees meeting at 7:00 p.m. The subdivision plat, the annexation, and the C-Community Business District zoning will be presented at the hearing for public discussion and possible Trustees' approval.
Trustee Arrasmith moved the meeting be adjourned. Trustee McCloud seconded the motion; the motion was approved with all ayes on a roll call vote. Meeting was adjourned at 7:28 p.m.