Town Hall is located at

16 N. 4th street
P.O. Box 667
Chatsworth, Illinois 60921


(815) 635-3095

Hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Closed on the following Holidays:

New Year's Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, July 12, 2011, Regular Board of Trustee meeting




Official proceedings of the Board of Trustee’s, Town of Chatsworth, held in the Town Council room at 7:30 p.m.


Roll called showed the following present: President Haberkorn, Trustee Runyon, Wiles, Birkenbeil, and Price, Trustee Miller seated at 8:00 pm. Trustee Kubiak absent.



A motion by Trustee Wiles and seconded by Trustee Birkenbeil to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Board of Trustee vote: 4 Yea



Fire Chief Galen Schaffer addressed the Board asking for permission to use the Town Park for a fund raiser for Burn Camp for Kids. They would like to have Water Ball, Car Show, Bean Bag Tournament, water fights for kids and music in the park: To take place on September 10, 2011 same day as the bicycle race.


A motion by Trustee Wiles and seconded by Trustee Runyon to have the Fire Department fund Raiser in the park September 10, 2011. Board of Trustee vote: 4Yea


Attorney Weeks reported the case for 410 East Hickory went to Court on July 8th 2011 and the property will be cleaned up by August 8th 2011. The papers were sent out on the property at 509 East Elm still waiting for them to be returned.


Trustee Price on Seal Coating the Town Hall Building bids are Dohman Painting $1700 and Family Affair Painting $849.84 (with a $420 advance for materials).


 A motion by Trustee Birkenbeil and seconded by Trustee Wiles to accept the bid from Family Affair Painting of $849.84 with a $400 advance for materials. Board of Trustee vote: 4Yea


Trustee Wiles reported there was a noise violation at 205 East Elm and a $50 ticket was issued.



Trustee Miller reported on the water committee meetings. They are looking into a radio read meter system for the water department as our system is becoming obsolete: this project would take approximately 5 years to complete. Also they are looking at water/sewer rate increases to help pay for the new system. At this point they are considering a $10 per billing period for the meter, increasing water and sewer to $3.00 per 1000 gallons for each for a total of $6 per 1000 gallons usage, garbage would stay at $20 per billing period. We are way below on rates compared to other communities and need to consider rate increases even if we do not change the current system at this time. He will send out information to the Board members to review before the next meeting and will continue discussion at the July 26th, 2011 meeting.






Continue: Tuesday July 12, 2011 Regular Board of Trustee Meeting


Zoning Commissioner Bartlett gave his report on the June 7, 2011. They discussed permits for pools, adding a disclaimer to permits for surveyor, sign in sheets for contractors, review prices on permits and hearings, including additional information on permit applications and zoning charges and requesting Zoning Board salary increases. Trustee Runyon asked he give his minutes on the meeting to the Board to be review before discussion on any changes.



A motion by Trustee Birkenbeil and seconded by Trustee Price to pay bills as presented and issue vouchers for same. Board of Trustee vote: 5 Yea


A motion by Trustee Birkenbeil and seconded by Trustee Miller to adjourn.


 Board of Trustee vote: 5 Yea


Norma L. Kerber_____________________________Date:_________________________

Town Clerk

Town of Chatsworth