City of Litchfield Council met Nov. 21.
Here is the agenda provided by the council:
Call Meeting to Order
Pledge to Flag
Recognition of Visitors and Special Guests:
Public Participation Applicant Comments
1. A motion to accept the minutes from the November 7, 2019 meeting.
2. ** to be passed only at the first monthly City Council meeting. A motion to direct the City Clerk to transfer funds from the city sales tax to the City’s general fund to issue checks and authorize to pay the bills.
1. Finance – Dwayne Gerl - Audit presentation by Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, with motion to accept the City of Litchfield Annual Audit for the year ending April 30, 2019.
2. Sewer – Dwayne Gerl – A motion to approve the application and certificate for payment to Korte Luitjohan, for application number 1 for 55,000 square feet of fabric (liner) that was delivered to the City of Litchfield Wastewater Treatment Facility, for the North and East slopes of the first flush lagoon. The amount is not to exceed $48,034.21 and to authorize the City Clerk to issue a check.
3. Administration – Woodrow – A motion to approve the Insurance Renewals for December 1, 2019 to December 1, 2020 from ICRMT for commercial general liability, fleet, umbrella, various professional liabilities and workers compensation coverages and inland marine overview that renews January 1, 2020, as presented by Eric Braasch, Scheller Insurance, and authorize the Mayor to sign the renewals and the City Clerk to cut a check. (Eric Braasch to provide amounts at the Thursday evening meeting.
4. Fire – Woodrow Street – A motion to approve the purchase of a 40’ Open Bay “Live Burn” container from Fire Training Structures, LLC at a cost of $50,000 to include set up fees and authorize the Mayor to sign the quote and allow the City Clerk to issue a check upon satisfactory completion.
5. Tourism – Marilyn Sisson – A motion to approve the expenditures and the hiring of temporary employees for the Litchfield Pickers Markets in the amount not to exceed $31,000 and authorize the Mayor to sign any contracts associated with the event.
6. Tourism – Marilyn Sisson – A motion to approve expenditures not to exceed $6,500 to host Live in Library Park, a free weekly music night in Library Park for the duration of nine weeks and authorize the Mayor to sign any contracts associated with the event.
7. Lake – Dave Hollo – A motion to approve an ordinance setting the 2020 Lake Lou Yaeger fees.
8. Lake – Dave Hollo – A motion to approve the additional services by CMT for the Eagle Ridge Subdivision at Lake Lou Yaeger in the amount of $45,000.
9. Lake – Dave Hollo – A motion to contract with RCS Construction Inc., to complete the repairs as described in the RFP prepared by Crawford, Murphy & Tilly for the quoted amount of $51,670 and to approve the City Clerk to issue payment for the repairs after Crawford, Murphy & Tilly indicate the repairs are satisfactory.
10. Streets – Kassidy Paine – A motion to approve the purchase and installation of two (2) 100,000 BTU heaters complete with necessary gas line, electrical and flue modifications and new thermostats for the back-shop room at the Street Department from Neuhaus Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., at a cost not to exceed $4,340 and authorize the City Clerk to issue a check upon satisfactory completion.
11. Police – Tim Wright – A motion to approve an ordinance declaring surplus a 1998 Chevrolet Cheyenne bearing Illinois vehicle identification number 1GCEC19M7WE237072 and to dispose of this vehicle via auction or salvage by Aumann Auctions.
12. Economic Development – Ray Kellenberger – A motion to accept Pay Request #6 from Gelly Excavating and Construction Inc., in the amount of $749,145.57 and authorize the City Clerk to issue a check.
13. Economic Development – Ray Kellenberger – A motion to accept a second pay request from PSI Engineering and Testing for the testing of soils for Litchfield I-55 Commerce Park for the amount of $4,635.75 and authorize the City Clerk to issue a check.
A Motion to Enter into Executive Session, as allowed under the Illinois Open Meetings Act, as found in Chapter 5 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Section 120, to address these certain and restricted items:
“The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.” (5ILCS 120/2(2)(C)(1).
“Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.” (5ILCS 120/2(C)(2))
“The purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body, including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired.” (5ILCS 120/2(C)(5))
“The setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body.” (5ILCS 120/2(2)(6)
“Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.” (5ILCS 120/2(2)(C)(11)
1. Possible business to follow.