City of Greenville City Council met Nov. 12.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
Call to Order:
The regular meeting of the Greenville City Council was called to order on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Pro Tem Mike Heath.
Present: Councilman Bill Carpenter, Councilman Mike Heath, Councilman Kyle Littlefield, and Councilwoman Lisa Stephens.
Absent: Mayor Alan Gaffner.
Also Present: City Attorney Schaufelberger, City Manager Dave Willey and City Clerk Sue Ann Nelson.
The pledge of allegiance to the United States flag was recited.
Citizen Input: With no comments, citizen input was closed.
• Approval of minutes of the October 8, 2019 Regular Council Meeting, October 30, 2019 Special Meeting, and November 4, 2019 Special Meeting;
• Financial Statements for October 2019;
• Approval of Accounts Payable totaling $700,131.01;
• Approval of Committee Meeting Minutes of the October 4, 2019 Cemetery Board Meeting, and November 4, 2019 Band Board Meeting;
• Approval of Administrative Reports of the Police Department, Public Works, Sewer and Water Departments, Building Permits, and Code Enforcement Report;
• Record Items – None.
Resolution 2019-4 2020 Motor Fuel Tax:
Annually the City must approve and submit to IDOT an Estimate of Maintenance Costs proposed for the upcoming year. Due to additional state reporting at the end of each fiscal year, the MFT resolution is for the period January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, to adjust to a fiscal year thereafter. This must be submitted to IDOT by December 1st, and IDOT approval is required before any funds can be expended starting January 2020. The MFT Maintenance Cost Estimate is $377,393 for MFT permissible uses for the period January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.
Ordinance 3205 – Authorizing the Sale of Surplus Property:
Declare wastewater generator and fuel tank as surplus property and authorize the sale by the City of Greenville.
Water Plant Compressor Pump: Compressor pump at the water plant became inoperable and the City Manager exercised emergency spending authority to order new Quincy Compressor pump from BiState Compressor for $4,900.
Wastewater Plant Flygt Pump: When Flygt pump at the RAS lift station became inoperable, the cost to repair or replace the twelve year old pump was reviewed. The City Manager exercised emergency spending authority to order a new Flygt pump from Vandevanter Engineering for $10,836.
GIS Day Proclamation: Proclaim November 13, 2019 as GIS Day in recognition of the important role geographic information systems play in our daily lives and specifically within the functions of the City of Greenville.
Approval of Consent Agenda:
Motion by Stephens, seconded by Littlefield, to approve the consent agenda as presented.
Ayes: Stephens, Littlefield Carpenter, Heath
Tax Levy Truth in Taxation Determination:
In preparation for the annual tax levy in December, discussion was held to determine if there is a desire to hold a truth in taxation hearing if there is the potential to exceed a 5% increase in the aggregate levy. It was the consensus not to exceed a 5% increase in the tax levy, and a truth in taxation hearing will not be required.
Proposals for Demolition of 812 Ward Street:
Following proper public and certified notices being provide for the condemned property at 812 Ward Street, and with no response; the City of Greenville will proceed to demolish the structure as a public nuisance. Two bids were received for the demolition of the property, with the low bid from EarthworX Contracting for $5,300. Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stephens, to approve bid from EarthworX to demo, remove debris, grade and seed property at 812 Ward Street for $5,300.
Ayes: Carpenter, Stephens, Heath, Littlefield
Nays: None Absent: Gaffner
Ordinance 3206 – Authorizing a Sales Tax Referendum Question on the March 2020 Ballot:
Currently the City of Greenville imposes a 1⁄2% non-home rule sales tax which was implemented in 2004. With the increased cost of street work and the desire to continue to improve street infrastructure, an ordinance for a binding referendum to increase the non-home rule sales tax from 1⁄2% to 1% is proposed. Motion by Stephens, seconded by Littlefield, to adopt an Ordinance authorizing a binding referendum question “Shall the City of Greenville impose an increase to the current 1⁄2% sales tax to a 1% sales tax pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/8-11.1.1 et seq., of the Illinois Municipal Code for Public Infrastructure?” (see ordinance on file for full text).
Ayes: Stephens, Littlefield, Carpenter, Heath
Ordinance 3207: Add Class D Restaurant Liquor License :
In accordance with the Liquor Control Ordinance, the council must increase the number of retail liquor licenses by one before a liquor license request can be approved. Ordinance increases the number of Class D, Restaurant liquor licenses from three to four. Application has been submitted for a restaurant liquor license that cannot be approved without increasing the number of special event liquor licenses. Motion made by Littlefield, seconded by Carpenter, to approve ordinance to increase the Class D, restaurant liquor licenses from three to four (see ordinance on file for full text).
Ayes: Littlefield, Carpenter, Heath, Stephens
Request for Class D Restaurant Liquor License:
Request received and verified from Creekside Community Brew Coffeehouse for a restaurant liquor license. Owners Don and Jan Stover are wanting to offer dinner service and want to serve alcohol to expand their business. Motion by Stephens, seconded by Littlefield, to approve Class D restaurant liquor license to Creekside Community Brew Coffeehouse.
Ayes: Stephens, Littlefield Carpenter, Heath
Legalization of Recreational Cannabis Update:
Following the November 4th special meeting, City Manager Willey provided an update that part of the Greenville city limits has been identified as a disproportionately impacted area determined based on number of cannabis-related arrest and poverty levels. This designation will get preference under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act social equity provision relating to application period, fees, loans and grants, to participate in cannabis established businesses. In light of these factors not previously discussed, Mayor Gaffner wanted to hold another special meeting. Once a date is determined, notification will be provided for the public to attend.
Appointments to Boards and Commissions:
Old Business: None.
New Business: None.
Adjournment: At 7:32 p.m., moved by Stephens, seconded by Carpenter, to adjourn the regular council meeting.
Ayes: Stephens, Carpenter, Heath, Littlefield