City of Vienna City Council met May 17.
City of Vienna City Council met May 17.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
Elected/Appointed Officials Present:
Jon Simmons, Mayor
Alan Racey, Alderman
Melissa Hill, Alderwoman
Debbie Riddle, Alderwoman
Cheryl Myrick, Alderwoman
Richard Owen, Alderman
Austin Tuey, Alderman
Josh Stratemeyer, City Attorney
Aleatha Wright, City Clerk
Jim Miller, Police Chief
Shane Racey, City Superintendent
Brent Williams, Fire Chief
Margaret Mathis, City Librarian
Phil Morris, Depot
There being a quorum. Mayor Simmons called the meeting of the Vienna City Council to order at 6:30 p.m.
Alderman Myrick made a motion to approve the Omnibus Consent Agenda consisting of the May 3, 2017 City Council Meeting Minutes and the Warrant ($44,849.93), Alderman Hill seconded the motion. Roll call: Hill-yes, Evans- yes, Myrick- yes, Owen-yes, Racey-yes, and Williams- yes. Motion carried.
Mayor Simmons announced the 2017 appointments for the following committees:
Finance: Cheryl Myrick, Alan Racey, Melissa Hill
Parks/Playgrounds: Melissa Hill, Debbie Riddle
Fire/Safety: Austin Tuey, Melissa Hill
Streets/Sidewalks: Richard Owen, Austin Tuey, Debbie Riddle
TIF: Alan Racey, Richard Owen, Cheryl Myrick
City Improvements: Richard Owen, Cheryl Myrick, Debbie Riddle
Health, Lot, and Cemeteries: Richard Owen, Austin Tuey
Southern Five Policy Board: Alan Racey
Floodplain Coordinator: Bud McDannel
Mayor Pro-tem: Richard Owen
City Attorney: Josh Stratemeyer
The Swearing in ceremony took place of the following city positions by Mayor Simmons. City Superintendent- Shane Racey, City Treasurer- Michelle Meyer, Chief of Police- Jim Miller, and Fire Chief-Brent Williams.
Wiley Jenkins and colleagues with SIU Medicine was present to review genetic cancer study results to city council. The study of genomic diversity in rural communities was performed in 2016 in which local residents had participated in.
Keith Moran with Moran Economic Development was present to review the process of creating a Tax Increment 2 Area at the former Gambit property.
Alderman Myrick made a motion to Authorize and Approve Ordinance 17-03, An Ordinance Authorizing the Establishment of a Tax Increment Financing "Interested Parties" Registries and Adopting Registration Rules for These Registries. The motion was seconded by Alderman Hill. Roll call: Hill-yes, Riddle-yes, Myrick- yes, Owen- yes, Racey-yes, and Tuey-yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Racey made a motion to Authorize and Approve Resolution 17-05. A Resolution Declaring Intent to Reimburse Certain Redevelopment Project Costs. The motion was seconded by Alderman Tuey. Roll call: Hill-yes, Riddle-yes, Myrick- yes, Owen- yes, Racey-yes, and Tuey-yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Hill made a motion to Authorize and Approve Resolution 17-06, A Resolution Providing for a Feasibility Study on the Designation of Areas as Redevelopment Project Areas. The motion was seconded by Alderman Myrick. Roll call: Hill-yes, Riddle-yes, Myrick- yes, Owen-yes, Racey-yes, and Tuey-yes. Motion carried.
Presentation of TIF 2 eligibility study by Keith Moran took place.
Alderman Riddle made a motion to Authorize to proceed with TIF 2 Plan. The motion was seconded by Alderman Owen. Roll call: Hill-yes, Riddle-yes, Myrick- yes, Owen-yes, Raceyyes, and Tuey-yes. Motion carried.
Presentation of the TIF 2 Plan by Keith Moran took place.
Alderman Hill made a motion to Authorize and Accept the TIF 2 Plan. Approving to send the TIF 2 Plan to all affected Taxing Districts and placing on file. The motion was seconded by Alderman Racey. Roll call: Hill-yes, Riddle-yes, Myrick- yes, Owen- yes, Racey-yes, and Tuey-yes. Motion carried.
Alderman Hill made a motion to Authorize and Approve TIF Recommendation for Court Street Cafe stating in the motion the city gives a onetime grant of $5,000.00. The motion was seconded by Alderman Myrick. Roll call: Hill-yes, Riddle-yes, Myrick- yes, Owen-yes, Racey-yes, and Tuey-yes. Motion carried.
Herb Hosfeldt, Water Plant Operator was present to review agenda item No. 12 concerning water Supply testing for the city.
Alderman Owen made a motion to Authorize and Approve the EPA and City of Carbondale for the Selected community water supply testing for the fiscal year 2017, cost $6.295.29. Alderman Tuey seconded the motion. Roll call: Hill-yes, Riddle-yes, Myrick- yes, Owen-yes, Racey-yes, and Tuey-yes. Motion carried.
Andy Rainwater, with Clarida and Zielger was present to inform council that Clarida was currently working on the sewer lift station design for property development at Rt 146 East.
City Elected and Appointed Officials-
Mayor Simmons announced the Memorial Day Service to take place Monday, May 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the city library with dedicationof the new war memorial.
Wright discussed demolition of residential dilapidated homes inquiring information from Keith Moran.
City Attorney, Stratemeyer discussed with council the process of loan option to finance the installation of a sewer lift station for property at Rt. 146 East. Stratemeyer also briefly reviewed recent yard ordinance violations.
Supt. Racey discussed the purchasing of a crosswalk sign for highway 146 cross walk, installation of gas odorizer, and briefly discussed rewiring work around the city square.
Police Chief Miller mentioned 4th Street city square exit would be closed due to roof repairs on Banterra bank starting Monday, May22 for approximately two weeks. Miller also mentioned the recently passed ordinance concerning horse manure removal.
Fire Chief Williams said Jason Grant would assist the Fire Dept as lead shooter for the Fourth of July fireworks display to take place Saturday, July 1. Williams also updated council on county actions concerning the purchase of properties on the city Square.
Phil Morris, Depot, said Modern Woodmen had completed project of painting several picnic tables at the city park as a donation to the city.
Alderman Myrick mentioned Legence Bank would be holding their customer appreciation day Friday, June2.
Alderman Racey discussed property on North 1st Street currently operating as a resale shop. Racey mentioned in the past the city had attempted to purchase the property and inquired with council members if there was interest to do so. Racey said the main reason to acquire the property would be to clean it up as it was a constant eyesore in addition the property could be utilized by the city with the location being near the reservoir. It was the general consent of council to contact the owner but no action was taken. Racey also mentioned per Southern Five Planning there may be grants available to assist with the installation of tornado Sirens.
Alderman Hill voiced concern of the dilapidated building on the east side of the city square with council and city attorney. Discussion was had. Hill also discussed the need of bathroom repairs at the city park.
As there was no further business to discuss Alderman Owen made a motion to adjourn. Motion was seconded by Alderman Myrick. Motion carried.
Mayor Simmons declared the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.