GLEN CARBON — The village discussed the pandemic’s continued effects on its operations and finances Monday during a finance and administration committee meeting.
Below are three things to know about Monday’s meeting:
• An ordinance to issue the $7.4 million in bonds for improving the village streets that was approved by voters in April. The original ordinance established parameters for a six-month period ending Oct. 14. Due to the cancellation of the April 28 village board meeting, the ending date has been changed to Nov. 12. Chapman & Cutler, the village’s bond counsel, has since changed its position as to the meeting requirements of a quorum when considering bond documents, to allow more flexibility in the current COVID-19 environment. This revision reflects that change
• A motion to issue a request for proposals (RFPs) for banking services. “Due to a number of factors that I will be happy to discuss with the committee and following discussions about the topic with Treasurer Lucy among others, it’s my recommendation that the timing is right for the village to distribute an RFP for Banking Services,” said Borror. The RFPs are due to the village clerk by June 17 at 4:30 p.m., with a recommendation to the finance and administration committee on July 13 and board approval on July 28
• Finally, after some discussion, the committee approved a motion to allow 80 hours of vacation carryover upon department head’s and village administrator’s approvals between April 1 and March 31, 2021. Due to the pandemic, travel is restricted. At one point, Village Administrator Jamie Bowden asked if the committee would mandate that employees take vacation at home. Without the rollover, non-police employees may lose their vacations. Briefly, Maliszewski proposed changing the end date to Sept. 30, 2020, but retracted it. He feared a backlog in vacation time, which would subsequently increase overtime and create workforce issues.