City of Mc Leansboro City Council met August 14
City of Mc Leansboro City Council met August 14.
Here is the minutes as provided by the council:
Mayor Deitz called the regular meeting of the McLeansboro City Council to order. Roll call: Mark Beck, Jim Mason, Tom Maulding, Mike Stanart, Richard Lasswell Don Cox-- present.
Attorneys David Garavalia and Tom Malkovich were in attendance.
Mr. Cox made the MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF July 10, 2018, second Mr. Lasswell. Roll call: Cox, Lasswell, Maulding, Beck, Mason, Stanart. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.
Mr. Stanart made the MOTION TO ACCEPT THE COLLECTOR’S AND TREASURER’S REPORTS AS PRESENTED, second Mr. Cox. Roll call: Stanart, Cox, Lasswell, Mason, Beck, Maulding. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.
Mr. Lasswell made the MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TRANSFERS, second Mr. Beck. Roll call: Lasswell, Beck, Cox, Stanart, Mason, Maulding. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.
There were eighteen (18) members of the public present. During Public Comments Bob Drake, Chairman of the Hamilton County Rural Water District, and Dale Biggerstaff, General Manager, requested the Council to consider the construction of a line and gate connecting the City with the HCRWD system during construction of the City’s new water tower. Both men felt that a mutual aid interconnection would be beneficial in the event of a natural disaster affecting towers and/or lines in either system. Biggerstaff stated that HCRWD had a mutual aid interconnection with the Western Wayne Water District which was connected to two different water sources not part of the Rend Lake Water District. Mitch Garret, owner of Shawnee Survey and Engineering, advised the Council that an interconnection between the two systems was possible within the scope of the project. Assistant Fire Chief Jim Morris added that having the redundancy of an interconnection with HCRWD would also lower and improve the City’s ISO rating for fire insurance. Rodney Campbell requested a forty by fifty (40 x 50) feet wide parking area be developed on the east-side of Marshall Avenue for fire department parking. John Warner spoke in support of the Izaak Walton Cabin Project and the need to protect the community’s architectural and cultural heritage.
Doug Pollex, Shawnee’s McLeansboro Project Manager, announced the water tower application for funding, and the environmental review has been submitted to the USDA, as will the Preliminary Engineering Report, which is almost completed. The Public Planning Grant has been submitted to the USDA for review and recipients should be announced soon. Pollex also announced that the sanitary sewer aspect of the project will require a new study to determine inflow and lift station design. There was no report on progress with funding for the repairs to McCoy Memorial Library.
Jeff Fetcho, Superintendent of Hamilton County Unit 10 Schools, and Dennis Lynch, School Board President, informed the Council that Unit 10 schools had hired JD Murphy as a resource officer for the 2018-19 School Term. Although the position will be fully funded by the school district, they are looking for partnerships with the County and City to defray some of the expenses.
Adam Little d/b/a Deep South requested a special use permit for the sale of liquor on September 22, 2018 from Noon until 12:00 A.M. Mr. Stanart made the MOTION TO AMEND CHAPTER 21 OF MCLEANSBORO CITY CODE TO CREATE A SPECIAL USE PERMIT AVAILABLE TO HOLDERS OF LICENSES C, C-2, E AND E-1WHICH WILL PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND CONSUMPTION OF BEER AND WINE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY FOR NO MORE THAN SIX APPROVED EVENTS PER YEAR, AND AT THE COST OF TWO HUNDRED ($200.00) DOLLARS PER EVENT, second Mr. Maudling. Roll call: Stanart, Maulding – (2) Aye. Mason, Lasswell, Beck, Cox – (4) Nay. Motion failed.
Mr. Mason made the MOTION TO TABLE ACTION ON REPAIRS AND PARKING ACCOMMONDATIONS AT GREG JAMES MEMORIAL PARK, second Mr. Cox. Roll call: Mason, Cox, Lasswell, Beck, Stanart, Maulding. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.
Mr. Maulding made the MOTION TO APPROVE THE REQUEST BY LOGAN SMITH FOR A GAS TAP AT A SITE OF NEW CONSTRUCTION LOCATED OFF STATE RT. 14 ON PARCEL 07-11-400-003, second Mr. Beck. Roll call: Maulding, Beck, Mason, Lasswell, Stanart, Cox. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.
Mr. Lasswell made the MOTION TO APPOINT JANICE CROW TO THE MCCOY MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR A THREE YEAR TERM TO END JUNE 31, 2021, second Mr. Mason. Roll call: Lasswell, Mason, Beck, Stanart, Cox, Maulding. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.
Mr. Lasswell made the MOTION TO TABLE ACTION ON THE REPORT FROM THE IZAAK WALTON CABIN COMMITTEE, second Mr. Beck. Roll call: Lasswell, Beck, Mason, Stanart, Cox, Maulding. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.
Mr. Mason made the MOTION TO APPROVE THE RENEWAL OF THE IT SERVICE CONTRACT 2018-2019 WITH WILSON COMPUTERS FOR THE AMOUNT OF THIRTEEN THOUSAND ($13,000) DOLLARS, second Mr. Cox. Roll call: Mason, Cox, Lasswell, Beck, Stanart, Maulding. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.
Mr. Beck made the MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 18-008 FOR THE PLACEMENT OF A LIGHT POLE ON RANDOLPH STREET – ILLINOIS STATE ROUTE 14, second Maulding. Roll call: Beck, Maulding, Mason, Lasswell, Stanart, Cox. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.
At 8:08 P.M. there being no other business to discuss, Mr. Mason made the MOTION TO ADJOURN, second Mr. Cox. A voice vote was taken. Motion passed.