Annual Meeting Minutes

26th  Annual Meeting Minutes – March 1, 2022

Board Announced 7% water usage increase to existing water rates will take effect on the April 1, 2022 billing for March 2022 usage. 

Bob Schrumpf announced that drawings would be conducted at the end of the meeting for six (6) bill credits and two(2) AppleBee’s Dinner/AMC Movie Theater gift cards and Cardinal’s merchandise.Attorney Jeffrey Mollet reported that the 1% quorum had been met with 65 contract holders in attendance.Bob Schrumpf, President, called the 26th Annual Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The meeting opened with Randy Haukap leading the Pledge of Allegiance.Bob Schrumpf then introduced members of the Board, Engineer, Legal Counsel, Contractor, and employees.Bob then turned the meeting over to Mike VonderHaar, Secretary of the Board, who provided proof of the Annual Meeting Notice and pointed out that the 2021 Annual Meeting minutes were included on the agenda. Don Grimm made motion to accept the minutes. Ken Haller 2nd. Motion carried.Mike VonderHaar gave an update on the Bond/Madison’s Rounding up for your Community Program. The Program was implemented in February 2020. Currently having approximately 286 contributors for a total collected in the past year of around $1500.00. The collected money was placed in special savings account. The committee met during the year and reviewed submitted applications. The following were approved recipients: The Simple Room, Bond County Senior Center, Pokey United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Pocahontas Little League, New Douglas Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sorento Food Pantry and Pleasant Mound Community Center. The board approved to make a $150.00 donation to each of the above-mentioned community organizations abiding by Bond/Madison’s Rounding up for your Community policy guidelines. Members were encouraged to donate to the Rounding Up for your Community Program by calling the office.Mr. Eyman submitted the Treasurer’s Report directing the membership to review the Cashflow and Balance sheet printed on the agenda. Any questions could be answered at the meeting, or the office could be contacted later. With the financial reports being in good order, Don Grimm made motion to approve them. Udell Cook 2nd. Motion carried.Bob Massa of Juneau and Associates took the floor and reported the status of the EPA funding for the “Project” of water main looping, chlorinating and water system improvements. To provide better water quality in timely manner to members, BMWC used depreciation savings monies to purchase and install five (5) IXOM Mixers. New telemetry (radio control) system proposals are being reviewed. Amended contract to remove the mixers and add telemetry updates will need to be resubmitted to the IEPA.Attorney Jeffrey Mollet presented the slate of nominees and explained voting procedure. Incumbents Tom Eyman of Bond County and Robert Schrumpf of Madison County are each running for a three-year term. Rich Accornero has been nominated by the Village of Pocahontas for a 3-year term representing the bulk users-Only bulk users will vote. All Bond County and Madison County candidates are running unopposed. Mr. Mollet asked for a motion to accept the slate as presented. Scott Gaffner made motion to accept. Ken Haller 2nd motion. Motion carried.Rich Accornero was presented as unopposed nominee for bulk water representative. Mr. Mollet asked bulk representatives to accept the nomination of Rich Accornero. Mr. Mollet asked for a motion to accept the slate as presented. Don Grimm so moved. Darren Apken 2nd. Motion carried.President Bob Schrumpf asked if there was any unfinished business. None stated. The President then asked if there was any new business for discussion. Marty Landmann, Manager/Operator, took the floor to inform the membership that regretfully BMWC will be forced to raise water rates. A 7% water usage increase to existing water rates will take effect on the April 1, 2022 billing for March 2022 water usage. The monthly minimum fee will remain at $ 28.00. Increase is due to rising costs in water provided by Illinois American Water (IAWC), EPA testing, materials, and all items necessary to operate the system. Last price increase was in 2017. In conclusion, Landmann advised that on February 10, 2022, IAWC filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission for an increase of approximately 23% for their base rates. The review process for such requests is 11 months. If the ICC grants this request, BMWC will need to re-evaluate rates.Gary Kreutzberg made motion to adjourn meeting. Rich Schrumpf 2nd motion. Meeting Adjourned.Each member submitting signed invitation card at the registration desk will receive a BMWC $ 10.00 bill credit. BMWC $50.00 bill credit winners were: Scott Doll of Pocahontas. Timothy Lindley, Zimmerman & Zbinden, William Johnston, Meranda Beaumont and Clarence Zimmerman, all of Greenville. Apple Bee’s Dinner/AMC Movie Theater gift cards winners were Rob Lewis and Seth & Beth Joy, all of Edwardsville. Multiple members won Cardinal’s merchandise, courtesy of Jared Haukap and the St Louis Cardinals.

25th Annual Meeting Minutes – March 2, 2021

Bob Schrumpf announced that drawings would be conducted at the end of the meeting for (10) bill credits and (2) Apple Bee’s Dinner/AMC Movie Theater gift cards. Attorney Jeffrey Mollet reported that the 1% quorum had been met with 53 contract holders in attendance. Bob Schrumpf, President, called the 25th Annual Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The meeting opened with Randy Haukap leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Bob Schrumpf then introduced members of the Board, Engineer, Legal Counsel, Contractor and employees. Sandy Kuhn, Manager/Operator since May of 1998 was recognized for her outstanding leadership, innovation and guidance for the past 22 plus years. Tom Eyman presented Sandy with a plaque in honor of her retirement. Bob then turned the meeting over to Mike VonderHaar, Secretary of the Board, who provided proof of the Annual Meeting Notice and pointed out that the 2020 Annual Meeting minutes were included on the agenda. Denny Willman made motion to accept the minutes. Clarence Zimmerman 2nd.  Motion carried. Mike VonderHaar gave an update on the Bond/Madison’s Rounding up for your Community Program. The Program was implemented in February 2020. Currently having approximately 220 contributors for a total collected in the past year of around $ 1500.00. The collected money was placed in special savings account. The committee met in February 2021 and reviewed submitted applications from the Simple Room & the Bond County Senior Center, both of Greenville. The board approved to make a $ 150.00 donation to each of the above-mentioned community organizations abiding by Bond/Madison’s Rounding up for your Community policy guidelines. Mr. Eyman submitted the Treasurer’s Report directing the membership to review the Cashflow and Balance sheet printed on the agenda. Any questions could be answered at the meeting or the office could be contacted later. With the financial reports being in good order, Stanley Frey made motion to approve them. Ken Haller 2nd.  Motion carried. Bob Massa of Juneau and Associates took the floor and presented information on a future “Project” for water main looping, chlorinating, water tank improvement and any other water system improvements that may be needed.  Jeff Mollet advised that David Frueh sent his regrets on being unable to attend and his desire to continue to represent the membership as a director.  Attorney Jeffrey Mollet then presented the slate of nominees and explained voting procedure. Incumbents Mike VonderHaar of Bond County and David Frueh of Madison County are each running for a three-year term. Darren Apken has been nominated by the Village of Marine for a 3-year term representing the bulk users-Only bulk users will vote.  All Bond County and Madison County candidates are running unopposed.  Mr. Mollet asked for a motion to accept the slate as presented. Denny Willman made motion to accept. Scott Gaffner 2nd motion. Motion carried. Mr. Mollet asked for a motion from the floor for a vote by acclamation for these Bond and Madison candidates. Scott Gaffner made motion to accept. Denny Willman 2nd motion. Motion carried. Darren Apken was presented as unopposed nominee for bulk water representative. Mr. Mollet asked bulk representatives to accept the nomination of Darren Apken and requested a vote by acclamation. Rich Accornero so moved. Larry Bloemker 2nd. Motion carried. President Bob Schrumpf asked if there was any unfinished business. None stated. The President then asked if there was any new business for discussion.  Jeff Mollet advised under new business, I have a Resolution to obtain a loan and/or grant “not to exceed” 2.5 million dollars for system upgrades and improvements. Stanley Frey made motion to accept the resolution. Denny Willman 2nd. Motion carried. Scott Gaffner made motion to adjourn meeting. Gary Kreutzberg 2nd motion.  Meeting Adjourned. BMWC Bill credit winners were Marty Wilfong, Kelly Haller, Linda Heimsath, Dennis Frey, all of Pocahontas.  John Wait, Sharon Zimmerman, all of Greenville. Stanley Frey, Richard Schrumpf, all of Highland. Jeffrey Kleiboeker of Alhambra. Apple Bee’s Dinner/AMC Movie Theater gift cards winners were Tina Tompkins of Smithboro and Linda Heimsath of Pocahontas.

 
 
 
 
Board Announced Lower Monthly Minimum Fee at the 2020
24th Annual Meeting Minutes – March 3, 2020
Bob Schrumpf announced that drawings would be conducted throughout the meeting for bill credits with Cardinals merchandise and grand prize being Cardinal baseball tickets with Applebee’s gift cards. Scott Doll of Pocahontas won the first prize drawing of a $50 bill credit courtesy of Bond Madison Water Company.Attorney Jeffrey Mollet reported that the 1% quorum had been met with 36 contract holders in attendance.
Bob Schrumpf, President, called the 24th Annual Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence honoring the victims of the tornado in Nashville, TN. The second drawing of the evening of a $50 bill credit from BMWC was won by Ward Sussenbach of Greenville.Bob Schrumpf then introduced members of the Board, Engineer, Legal Counsel, Contractor and employees, remarking that tonight was Sandy’s 22nd anniversary of her employment at the Water Company.The third drawing of the evening of a $50 bill credit from BMWC was won by Jeff Tischauser of Greenville. Bob then turned the meeting over to Mike VonderHaar, Secretary of the Board, who provided proof of the Annual Meeting Notice and pointed out that the 2019 Annual Meeting minutes were included on the agenda. Doyle Quick made motion to accept the minutes. Denny Willman 2nd. Motion carried.
The fourth drawing of a $50 bill credit from BMWC was won by Bill Willman of Greenville.Brent Whittaker gave an update on the Payment Rounding Program. Program was implemented on February 2020 billing with 186 contributors for a total collected of $79.17. These monies will be placed in special savings account. The committee will review applications and make recommendations to the Board to distribute funds to not-for-profit and charitable organizations in the Bond Madison Water Company’s general service territory.The fifth prize drawing was held with Clarence Zimmerman of Greenville winning a $50 bill credit courtesy of Bond Madison Water Company.Mr. Eyman then submitted the Treasurer’s Report directing the membership to review the Cashflow and Balance sheet printed on the agenda. Any questions could be answered at the meeting or the office could be contacted later. With the financial reports being in good order, Denny Willman made motion to approve them. Denny Kirkham 2nd. Motion carried.
The sixth prize drawing was held with Richard Schrumpf of Highland winning a $50 bill credit courtesy of BMWC.President Bob Schrumpf announced that due to refinancing two of the Rural Development loans at a lower interest rate, monthly debt was reduced and the minimum payment lowered from $30 to $28 a month. This began with the March 1 billing.Bob Massa of Juneau and Associates took the floor and reported the Maple Grove Road Booster Station and Main tie ins have all been put into operation with just fencing, dirt work and rock to be completed. This project received 75% loan forgiveness saving the company just under $900,000 on 1.2-Million-dollar financing.
The seventh prize drawing was held with Kelly Haller of Pocahontas winning a $50 bill credit courtesy of BMWC.Bob Schrumpf read a letter from Randy Haukap expressing his regrets on being unable to attend and his desire to continue to represent the membership as a director. Attorney Jeffrey Mollet then presented the slate of nominees and explained voting procedure. Incumbents Brent Whittaker of Bond County and Randy Haukap of Madison County are each running for a three-year term. Lawrence Schwarz has been nominated by the Village of Grantfork for a 3-year term representing the bulk users-Only bulk users will vote. All Bond County and Madison County candidates are running unopposed. Mr. Mollet asked for a motion to accept the slate as presented and asked for a vote by acclamation for Bond and Madison candidates. Clarence Zimmerman made motion to accept. Kenny Haller 2nd motion. Motion carried.
Lawrence Schwarz was presented as unopposed nominee for bulk water representative. Mr. Mollet asked bulk representatives to accept the nomination of Lawrence Schwarz and requested a vote by acclamation. Rich Accornero so moved. Darren Apken 2nd. Motion carried.The eighth prize drawing was held with Vic Willeford winning a $50 bill credit courtesy of BMWC.President Bob Schrumpf asked if there was any unfinished business. None stated. The President then asked if there was any new business for discussion. None stated.The final drawing of the evening for Cardinal tickets courtesy of Jared Haukap and the St. Louis Cardinals and an Applebee’s gift card courtesy of Juneau and Associates was won by Marty Wilfong of Pocahontas.Stan Frey made motion to adjourn meeting. Bernice Lurkins 2nd motion. Meeting Adjourned.

23rd Annual Meeting Minutes – March 5, 2019

Don Grimm announced that drawings would be conducted throughout the meeting for bill credits or Cardinal baseball tickets with Applebee’s gift cards. Gary Kreutzberg of Highland won the first prize drawing of a $50 bill credit courtesy of Bond Madison Water Company. Attorney Jeffrey Mollet reported that the 1% quorum had been met with 33 contract holders in attendance.Don Grimm, President, called the 23rd Annual Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Vice-President, Bob Schrumpf.The second drawing of the evening of a $50 bill credit from Bond Madison Water Company was won by Kelly Haller of Pocahontas.Don Grimm then introduced members of the Board, Engineer, Legal Counsel, Contractor and employees. He then turned the meeting over to Mike VonderHaar, Secretary of the Board, who provided proof of the Annual Meeting Notice and pointed out that the 2018 Annual Meeting minutes were included on the agenda. Kelly Haller made motion to accept the minutes. Lou Simpson 2nd.  Motion carried.The third drawing for Cardinal tickets courtesy of Midwest Municipal Supply and an Applebee’s gift card courtesy of Juneau and Associates was won by Sherry Chase of Marine.Tom Eyman, Treasurer presented Don Grimm with a plaque commemorating nineteen years serving on the board (ten of those years serving as President) his 19 years as a director. Tom discussed projects that were spearheaded by Don during his tenure including ten years as President of the Board.Mr. Eyman then submitted the Treasurer’s Report directing the membership to review the Cashflow and Balance sheet printed on the agenda. Any questions could be answered at the meeting or the office could be contacted later. With the financial reports being in good order, Bernice Lurkins made motion to approve them. Kelly Haller 2nd.  Motion carried.The fourth prize drawing was held with Max Kaegy of Greenville winning a $50 bill credit courtesy of Bond Madison Water Company.Bob Massa of Juneau and Associates took the floor and reported on the projects BMWC has undertaken to keep the system up to date. Bob Massa, Mr. Mollet, the Board and Sandy then took questions from the floor. Bob Schrumpf commended Sandy Kuhn on her persistence and success in obtaining 75% loan forgiveness from IEPA on the 1.2-million-dollar pump station and loop extension project.The fifth prize drawing was held with Stan Frey of Highland winning a $50 bill credit courtesy of Bond Madison Water Company.Attorney Jeffrey Mollet then presented the slate of nominees and explained voting procedure. Incumbents Tom Eyman, of Bond County and Bob Schrumpf of Madison County are each running for a three-year term. Rich Accornero has been nominated by the Village of Pocahontas for a 3-year term representing the bulk users-Only bulk users will vote.  All Bond County and Madison County candidates are running unopposed.  Mr. Mollet asked for a motion to accept the slate as presented. Lou Simpson made motion to accept. Max Kaegy 2nd motion. Motion carried. Mr. Mollet asked for a vote by acclamation for Bond and Madison County Directors. Jeff Tischhauser so moved.  Stan Frey 2nd motion.  Motion carried. Rich Accornero was presented as unopposed nominee for bulk water representative. Sue Kovach representing Pocahontas moved to accept the nomination of Rich Accornero, Darren Apken of Marine 2nd motion. Motion carried. Mr. Mollet asked for a vote by acclamation by Bulk Users. Don Grimm of Hamel so moved, Darren Apken of Marine 2nd motion.President Don Grimm asked if there was any unfinished business. None stated. The President then asked if there was any new business for discussion.  None stated.The final drawing of the evening for Cardinal tickets courtesy of Jared Haukap and the St. Louis Cardinals and an Applebee’s gift card courtesy of Juneau and Associates was won by Brian Touchette of Greenville. Winners of Cardinal memorabilia donated by Jared Haukap were then drawn from the remaining ticket holders.Stan Gifforn made motion to adjourn meeting. Stan Frey 2nd motion.  Meeting Adjourned.

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