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City of Litchfield City Council met December 5

By Michael Abella | Jan 15, 2020

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City of Litchfield City Council met Dec. 5.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

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, Mark Brown, Dave Hollo, Kassidy Paine, Tim Wright, Woody Street and Ray Kellenberger. The Mayor declared that a quorum was present.

Recognition:

The Mayor recognized the following employees for their years of service to the City: Sarah Waggoner for 5 years, Jeremiah Beckham 15 years, Curt Evans15 years, Thomas Dewitt 20 years and Gary Vega 35 years.

Appointment:

The Mayor recognized Litchfield Police Dept Sargent Jason Black for his promotion to Lieutenant. The Mayor then swore in Lieutenant Black.

Other Business:

Alderman Brown made a motion, seconded by Alderman Wright to accept the minutes of the November 21, 2019 meeting. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Motion carried.

Alderman Kellenberger made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson 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: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Motion carried.

New Business:

Finance: Paul Osborne of Kerber, Eck and Braeckel read the FYE 2019 Audit Management Letter followed by Jereme Zook' s presentation of the FYE audit. Alderman Gerl made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to accept the City of Litchfield Annual Audit for the year ending April 30, 2019.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

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

Administration: Alderman Street made a motion, seconded by Alderman Brown to approve an Ordinance ascertaining the total amount budgeted for all corporate purposes legally made and to be collected from the tax levy of the fiscal year, beginning on the 1 st day of May, 2019, ending on the 30th day ofApril, 2020 and levying a tax for the same on all property subject to taxation within the City of Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois, as the same is assessed and equalized for state and county purposes for the current year. (Jereme Zook, of KEB, to report on the 2019 proposed real estate tax levy) The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Motion carried.

Fire and Ambulance: Alderman Street made a motion, seconded by Alderman Hollo to approve an Agreement with Andres Medical Billing Ltd. as an outside billing service to collect monies for all ambulance services rendered by the Litchfield Fire Department beginning January 1, 2020 and authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Motion carried.

Lake: Alderman Hollo made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Sisson to approve the purchase of HDPE (Solid Plastic) partitions for the LLYRA Comfort Stations from Sustainable Supply for 9,650 and to authorize the City Clerk to issue payment upon satisfactory delivery. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Motion carried.

Economic Development: Alderman Kellenberger made a motion, seconded by Alderman Gerl to renew membership with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation( MCEDC) for$ 6,939 for a one- year period and to authorize the City Clerk to cut a check. The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Motion carried.

Tourism: Alderwoman Sisson made a motion, seconded by Alderman Gerl to approve the renovation of the current Lake Lou Yaeger sign in the amount not to exceed $2,590.00. The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

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

Administration: Alderman Street made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Paine to approve the cyber security insurance policy renewal with U.S. Risk, LLC for an amount not to exceed $5, 512.00 and authorize the mayor to sign the documents and the clerk to issue payment. The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

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

Executive Session:

Alderman Gerl made a motion, seconded by Alderman Brown 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:

1. " The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body." ( 5ILCS 120/2(2)( C)( 1).

2. " 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))

3. " The setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body." ( 51LCS 120/ 2( 2)( 6)

4. " 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)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote. Aye: Gerl, Sisson, Hollo, Brown, Paine, Wright, Street, Kellenberger. Nay: None. Motion carried.

Executive Session was entered at 6:45 p.m.

Alderman Gerl made a motion, seconded by Alderman Brown to return to open session at 7:09 p.m. The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

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

New Business:

Alderman Kellenberger made a motion, seconded by Alderman Street to approve a settlement agreement, upon approval of form by the City' s attorney, with Steven Dugan for claims related to Alply Insulated panels in which Dugan will pay the City$ 285, 000. The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

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

Having no further business, Alderman Gerl made a motion, seconded by Alderwoman Paine 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: 11 p.m.

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