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City of Litchfield City Council met November 21

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 15, 2020

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City of Litchfield City Council met Nov. 21.

Here is the agenda provided by the council:

City of Litchfield 120 E. Ryder, Litchfield, Illinois Regular Council Meeting Minutes November 21, 2019

Mayor Steven Dougherty called the Regular Meeting to order at 6: 30 p.m. the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call were Alderpersons Dwayne Gerl, Marilyn Sisson, Dave Hollo, Kassidy Paine, and Ray Kellenberger. Absent: Mark Brown, Tim Wright, Woody Street. The Mayor declared that a quorum was present.

Other Business:

Alderman Gerl made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to accept the minutes ofthe November 7, 2019 meeting. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street. Motion carried.

New Business:

Finance: Representatives from Kerber, Eck and Braeckel were unable to attend the meeting, so there was no audit presentation.

Sewer: Alderman Gerl made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson 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 ofthe first flush lagoon. The amount is not to exceed $48,034.21 and to authorize the City Clerk to issue a check. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street. Motion carried.

Administration: Alderwoman Paine made a motion, seconded by Alderman Hollo to approve the Insurance Renewals for December 1, 2019 to December 1, 2020 with a$ 5,000 deductible 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, Dimond Brothers Insurance, and authorize the Mayor to sign the renewals and the City Clerk to cut a check. The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street.

Motion carried.

Fire: Alderwoman Paine made a motion, seconded by Alderman Hollo 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. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street.

Motion carried.

Tourism: Alderman Gerl made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Paine 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. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street. Motion carried.

Alderman Gerl made a motion, seconded by Alderman Kellenberger 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 ofnine weeks and authorize the Mayor to sign any contracts associated with the event. Tourism Coordinator Sarah Waggoner announced that HSHS St. Francis Hospital will be partnering on this event with a Farmer' s Market and will be paying half of the expenditures. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger.

Nay: None. t Absent: Brown, Wright, Street. Motion carried.

Lake: Alderman Hollo made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to approve an ordinance setting the 2020 Lake Lou Yaeger fees. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street. Motion carried.

Alderman Hollo made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Paine to approve the additional services by CMT for the Eagle Ridge Subdivision at Lake Lou Yaeger in the amount of$45,000. In response to a question from Alderman Kellenberger, Ted LaBelle of CMT explained the additional costs, citing unforeseen work associated with septic disposal and Corp of Engineers permitting as major contributors to the increased cost. The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: Gerl, Sisson. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street.

Motion carried.

Alderman Hollo made a motion, seconded by Alderman Gerl 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. The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street.

Motion carried.

Streets: Alderwoman Paine made a motion, seconded by Alderman Gerl to approve the purchase and installation oftwo (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. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street. Motion carried.

Police: Alderman Kellenberger made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to approve an ordinance declaring surplus a 1998 Chevrolet Cheyenne bearing Illinois vehicle identification number 1 GCEC19M7WE237072 and to dispose ofthis vehicle via auction or salvage by Aumann Auctions. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street.

Motion carried.

Economic Development: Alderman Kellenberger made a motion, seconded by Alderman Gerl 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. The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street.

Motion carried.

Alderman Kellenberger made a motion, seconded by Alderman Gerl to accept a second pay request from PSI Engineering and Testing for the asphalt testing for Litchfield I-55 Commerce Park for the amount of$4,635.75 and authorize the City Clerk to issue a check. The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Paine, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Absent: Brown, Wright, Street.

Motion carried.

Having no further business, Alderman Gerl made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to adjourn the regular meeting ofthe Litchfield City Council.

The Mayor called for a voice vote, motion carried, and the regular meeting adjourned at 6: 55 p.m.

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