City of Trenton City Council met March 11
City of Trenton City Council met March 11.
Here is the minutes as provided by the council:
CALL MEETING TO ORDER
The Regular Meeting of the City Council was called to order by Mayor Kyle Jones at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019.
Hooker, Mohme, Sims, Wagoner, Weh, Woods All present.
Also present were City Clerk Karen Buzzard, City Administrator Doug Brimm, Superintendent of Public Works Kurt Wehrle, Chief Chris Joellenbeck, Officer Kuhl, Randy Arcega, Jim Deien and Mike Conley of the Trenton Sun.
Mike Conley announced that he is trying to schedule the final inspections for Press Coffee and hopes to open on March 25, 2019. He has invited the Council to an opening celebration after the Council meeting on the 25th.
COMMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – MAYOR
COMMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS- ALDERMEN
Alderman Hooker wanted to make the police aware of people blowing through the intersection of Main and Indiana. He is concerned about the children that cross there headed to the library.
Alderman Woods asked if anyone had applied for the position of Concession stand coordinator. No one has. Alderman Hooker called a meeting of the Community Coordination Committee for Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this further.
COMMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS – CITY STAFF
Chief Joellenbeck informed the Council that CSX railroad will be moving a locomotive from West to East on Wednesday around mid-day. On Friday they will be moving over 200 cars at 10 miles/hour back to the West. This will cause long delays at all of the crossings through the County. Any updates will be pushed out on the City’s Facebook page.
Superintendent Wehrle said that a state bid letting was held last Friday by IDOT for the paving of IL Rte. 160. Kilian Corp. was the low bidder. Superintendent Wehrle will be attending a pre project meeting. It is anticipated that this project will begin next month.
Mr. Brimm informed the Council that Mr. Arcega and his wife will be opening a Filipino restaurant in the former Subway location. They will be making improvements to the site and inquired about TIF assistance. Mr. Brimm has talked with the building owner as that is who the redevelopment agreement would be with and he is fine with everything. Mr. Arcega explained to the Council his plans. Once Mr. Arcega has secured bids Mr. Brimm will prepare a redevelopment agreement for Council approval.
Alderman Wagoner made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Second Alderman Weh, all yes. Motion carried. The Consent Agenda included the Minutes of the February 25, 2019 Regular Council meeting, Payrolls for the month of February 2019, Bills for the month of February 2019, and Treasurer’s report for January 2019.
Alderman Hooker made a motion to Approve Ordinance #1737 Adopting a Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Trenton Police Department. Second Alderman Woods, all yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Hooker made a motion to Approve Ordinance #1738 Amending Chapter 30 of the City of Trenton Code of Ordinances. Second Alderman Woods, all yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Sims made a motion to Waive Bidding Requirements for Purchase of 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV. Second Alderman Hooker, all yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Hooker made a motion to Purchase a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV from Deien Chevrolet in the Amount of $35,453.00. Second Alderman Weh, all yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Weh made a motion to Purchase Extended Warranty for 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe from Deien Chevrolet in the Amount of $1,918.00. Second Alderman Sims, all yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Hooker made a motion to Approve Installation of Camera, Radar and other Equipment for 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe by Global Technical Systems Inc. in the Amount of $10,875.00. Second Alderman Woods, all yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Weh made a motion to Purchase Stalker DSR-2 Radar from Applies Concepts Inc. in the Amount of $1,426.00. Second Alderman Hooker, all yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Sims made a motion to Purchase 7 Kenwood NX-5200-K2 Portable Radios and Accessories from Global Technical Systems Inc. in the Amount of $7,505.00. Second Alderman Hooker, all yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Hooker made a motion to Purchase 2 Flink HD8 Series Tailgate Spreaders from US Municipal in the Amount of $9,790.00. Second Alderman Weh, all yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Hooker made a motion to Authorize an Expenditure Not to Exceed $10,000.00 for Heavy Equipment Trailer. Second Alderman Wagoner, all yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Woods made a motion to Purchase Fittings for Northgate Water Main Extension from Midwest Municipal Supply in the Amount of $7,001.64. Second Alderman Hooker, all yes. Motion carried.
Mr. Brimm said that not on the agenda tonight is the purchase of a public works vehicle. The state bid Ford pickup truck has expired. Deien Chevrolet informed us that Chevrolet has suspended production of the Chevy 1500 to retool the plants for the next model year. It will likely be September before they can accept orders and delivery can be anticipated in December of this year. Mr. Brimm would like to suggest moving the money that would be spent on this vehicle into the Equipment Fund so that it is there when either state bid opens again or Deien is able to order vehicles. Superintendent Wehrle would like to put on surplus the 2004 Impala. Mr. Brimm will prepare that ordinance for the next meeting.
Alderman Hooker made a motion to Approve Hiring Paul Josias as Recreation Coordinator for the 2019 Recreation Season at a salary of $5,000.00. Second Alderman Woods, all yes. Motion carried. Mr. Josias will serve as baseball/softball coordinator and soccer coordinator. He has held both positions in the past and this should provide continuity for the programs moving forward.
Alderman Woods asked whether any progress had been made regarding moving water meters outside in the business district. Last meeting there was discussion about the use of TIF funds for some of that work and Attorney Heiligenstein was going to look into that further. Mr. Brimm said that some interior plumbing is necessary to move these meters and Attorney Heiligenstein is looking into whether TIF monies can be used for that. Additionally, would the City get bids and hire one contractor to do that work at each location or would reimbursements be made to each business owner. Some businesses have already hired plumbers and completed this work. We will discuss this further at the next meeting with Attorney Heiligenstein present.
Alderman Mohme asked about the status of the downtown revitalization project. Mr. Brimm said that engineering work is currently underway and that when a preliminary plan is put together that will be brought to the Council for additional input. There was a lengthy discussion about the parking along Broadway and where utilities run. Included in the discussion was who would do the work; the public works department or an outside contractor. This will be a big capital project and TIF, Capital Improvement and Infrastructure Funds may be used.
Mayor Jones informed the Council that the Joint Review Boards met for the potential North and South TIFs. A public hearing for each is scheduled for April 8, 2019 and it is likely that both TIFs and both business districts will be approved. This will free up administration staff to focus on the downtown project and the rewrite of the zoning code.
Superintendent Wehrle informed the Council that last week two of our meters at the Oakland Apartments burst. Due to the fact that the location of the shut-off valve for the apartments only is not known, water had to be shut off to not only the apartments but the doctor’s office and Willow Walk Child Care Center while repairs were made. Once water was restored these same locations were under a boil order for a couple of days. Superintendent Wehrle expressed his frustration that there are no plans that indicate where these shut off valves are. He has already called in a JULIE locate and plans to dig up the line from the apartment building until he finds the shut off. This problem exists in several places throughout the City.
Alderman Mohme asked whether there was still interest from a company wanting to locate in our new TIF districts. Mayor Jones said that as of his last conversation there was interest. It may come down to the price the land owners want for their land.
Alderman Hooker made a motion to adjourn. Second Alderman Woods. All yes, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.
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