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City of Litchfield City Council met November 7

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 15, 2020

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City of Litchfield City Council met Nov. 7.

Here is the agenda provided by the council:

Mayor Steven Dougherty began the meeting by welcoming members ofBoy Scout Troop 89 who were in attendance to earn a merit badge. After each scout introduced himself, the Mayor called the Regular Meeting to order at 6: 34 p.m. The scouts then lead the Pledge ofAllegiance. Present on roll call were Alderpersons Marilyn Sisson, Dave Hollo, Mark Brown, Kassidy Paine, Tim Wright, Woody Street, and Ray Kellenberger. Absent: Dwayne Gerl. The Mayor declared that a quorum was present.

Appointment:

Alderwoman Sisson made a motion, seconded by Alderman Brown to appoint Maria Clark to the Tourism Advisory Board, Term to Expire May, 2021.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Other Business:

Alderwoman Sisson made a motion, seconded by Alderman Wright to accept the minutes of the October 17, 2019 meeting.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Alderman Street made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Paine 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.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

New Business:

Economic Development:

Alderman Kellenberger made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to accept a pay request from PSI Engineering and Testing for the testing of soils for Litchfield 1- 55 Commerce Park for the amount of$1, 491 and to authorize the City Clerk to issue a check.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried. Alderman Kellenberger made a motion, seconded by Alderman Street to accept payment request 5 from Gelly Excavation and Construction Inc., in the amount of$844,686.26 and to authorize the City Clerk to issue a check.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Building and Grounds:

Alderman Brown made a motion, seconded by Alderman Street to approve contracting Mike Klaves to fill the State Street and Union Avenue planters for the holiday season for an amount not to exceed $3, 520.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Alderman Brown made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to advertise for bid proposals to replace the existing HVAC systems at City Hall with design-build plans and specs provided by Crawford, Murphy& Tilly.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Finance:

Alderman Street made a motion, seconded by Alderman Wright to approve the 2020 regular meeting dates ofthe City Council of the City of Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois and the Holiday schedule.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Fire:

Alderman Street made a motion, seconded by Alderman Hollo to approve an Interagency Agreement for Cooperative 9- 1- 1 services with the Macoupin County Emergency Telephone System Board( ESTB) for the purpose of effective handling and routing of 9- 1- 1 emergency calls and authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Lake:

Alderman Hollo made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to approve Carlinville Truck Equipment Inc., to replace the hydraulic hoist assembly with mounting kit on the 2007 Ford F350 1- ton dump truck bearing VIN 1FDWF37P77EB43825 for a cost of$3, 207.50.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Alderman Hollo made a motion, seconded by Alderman Brown to approve Crawford, Murphy& Tilly Inc., to provide engineering services for the bidding and construction period on a time and expense basis not to exceed$ 3, 000 regarding repairs to the Lake Lou Yaeger Dam spillway structure.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Administration:

Pulled from agenda- A motion to approve a Municipal Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax Ordinance.

Police:

Discussion took place regarding the Montgomery County Animal Control Contract with Municipalities. Mayor Dougherty noted that state statute does not allow for municipalities to be charged for animal control services, and that the County should devise a better system. It was his recommendation that the contract not be approved; Alderman Hollo agreed. No action was taken.

Administration:

Alderman Street made a motion, seconded by Alderman Hollo to approve a permanent and perpetual easement agreement with Mid-America Advertising Inc for the air rights easement.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Fire:

Alderman Street made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to approve an offer for the purchase of a 1997 Navistar E- One Squad bearing VIN/Registration 1HTSDADR7VH445516 and authorize the City Clerk sign over the title.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Executive Session:

Alderman Kellenberger made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to Enter into Executive Session, as allowed under the Illinois Open Meetings Act, as found in Chapter 5 ofthe 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))

Discussion of minutes of meeting lawfully closed under this Act, whether for purposes of approval by the body ofthe minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2. 06. ( 5ILCS 120/2(2)( C)( 21)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Executive Session was entered at 6: 49 p.m.

Alderman Kellenberger made a motion, seconded by Alderman Brown to return to open session at 7: 38 p.m.

New Business:

Alderman Street made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to approve the Executive Session minutes from April 2019 to September 2019.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

Alderman Wright made a motion, seconded by Alderman Street to authorize the Police and Fire Commission to hire a police officer from the active eligibility list.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger.

Nay: None.

Absent: Gerl.

Motion carried.

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

The Mayor called for a voice vote, motion carried, and the regular meeting adjourned at 7: 41 p.m.

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