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Harrisburg City Council met November 7

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 4, 2019

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Harrisburg City Council met Nov. 7.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

The Harrisburg City Council met on November 07, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Room of City Hall in Harrisburg, IL.

Mayor John McPeek called the November 07, 2019 meeting to order. Mayor John McPeek presided over the meeting with Commissioners Raymond Gunning, Roger Angelly, Rupert Johnson and Ron Morse present and answering roll call.

Pastor Dan Masters of the Harrisburg First Church of God led the group in pray and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Raymond Gunning made the motion to approve the consent agenda.

Regular Meeting Minutes October 17, 2019

Check Register and Warrant Report for October 2019

Wix.com – Website Domain Fee on City Credit Card – Invoice #344226641 - $298.00

Wix.com – Website Domain Fee on City Credit Card – Invoice #343725691 - $14.95

Brown and Roberts Inc. – Job No. #2019-035 – 2014 Watermain Rehab Phase I - $19,511.14

Bryant Construction – 19-035-06 – 2014 Watermain Rehab Phase I - $222,632.87

Siegel’s Uniforms – Invoice 421079 – K. Chambers Clothing - Council Contingency - $79.49

Siegel’s Uniforms – Invoice 425085 – K. Chambers Clothing – Council Contingency – $61.94

Request to Relinquish Lot at Harrisburg Lake – Sonja Davis – 1st Addition, Block 2, Lot 7

Petition to Lease a Lot at Harrisburg Lake – Steven Repp – 1st Addition, Block 2, Lot 7

Seconded by Commissioner Roger Angelly. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Mayor John McPeek stated there was a Public Hearing which was held by Eric Fodor from Southeastern Illinois Regional Planning prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. Commissioner Roger Angelly made the motion to pass Resolution 19- 1107 for Southeastern Illinois Regional Planning in support of pump station optimize sewage treatment. Seconded by Commissioner Ron Morse. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Mayor John McPeek asked Attorney Kolby Smithpeters to give a brief overview on the Municipal Cannabis Retailers Occupation Tax Ordinance. Attorney Smithpeters stated this would add a 3% tax on gross sales of cannabis within the city limits.

Commissioner Roger Angelly made the motion to pass Ordinance 1794 for the Municipal Cannabis Retailers Occupation Tax Ordinance. Seconded by Mayor John McPeek. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes except Commissioner Raymond Gunning voting no. Motion carrier.

Commissioner Roger Angelly stated he appreciated Mayor John McPeek for holding a town meeting. He felt that is was very informational for a lot of people. He knows this is an emotional decision for everyone involved. He stated the one thing he listened to during the town hall meeting was that everyone is in favor of medical marijuana. Not everyone can get medical marijuana because their doctor will not prescribe it because of their medical license. Selling recreational marijuana at the same place as medical marijuana will allow those without a cannabis card to purchase it which is what sways him in favor of selling it. Commissioner Roger Angelly also stated he is only in favor of one place selling it at this time. This will allow the City of Harrisburg to maintain some control. This will be revisited every year until we know how this will work and we can control it a little better. He understands this is not the answer for everyone, but it is a revenue source for the City of Harrisburg. We will revisit this in a year to see if the money is there, if we are having problems, if we need to tweak the ordinance or if we need to do away with it all together.

Commissioner Roger Angelly made the motion to pass Resolution 19-1107A allowing and issuing adult use cannabis dispensing organization license pursuant to the cannabis regulation and tax act. Seconded by Mayor John McPeek. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes except Commissioner Raymond Gunning voting no. Motion carried.

Mayor John McPeek opened sealed bids for the sale of property. Logan Boon submitted a sealed bid for 322 West Elm Street for $100.00. Commissioner Roger Angelly made the motion to accept the sealed bid from Logan Boon for 322 West Elm Street for $100.00. Seconded by Commissioner Raymond Gunning. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Mayor John McPeek opened the sealed bid from Logan Boon for 212 East Ford Street for $200.00. Commissioner Ron Morse made the motion to accept the sealed bid from Logan Boon for 212 East Ford Street for $200.00. Seconded by Commissioner Roger Angelly. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Mayor John McPeek presented the 2020 City Council meeting dates. A list of those dates will be posted in the City Clerk’s Office, in the SI Dollar Saver and on the city website. Commissioner Roger Angelly made the motion to approve the 2020 city council meeting dates. Seconded by Commissioner Raymond Gunning. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Jim Brown from Brown and Roberts presented a change order for the 2014 Water main Rehab Phase I project. Jim Brown stated that change orders are executed as we go for quantities on the current project. IEPA will not process the pay estimates unless the quantity is brought up to date. Typically what has been done in the past with other funding agencies is to present one final change order and adjust the quantities then, but this is a net adjustment of -38.80 for the project of change order #3. Commissioner Roger Angelly made the motion to approve change order #3 for -38.80 of the 2014 Water main Rehab Phase I project. Seconded by Commissioner Raymond Gunning. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Jim Brown with Brown and Roberts discussed IDOT requiring inspections for bridges on the transportation systems. It is every two years for bridges and every four years for culverts. There are three due in December. Commissioner Rupert Johnson made the motion to authorize Brown and Roberts to do the inspection and report to IDOT. Seconded by Commissioner Raymond Gunning. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Rick Colyer from the Saline County Ambulance Service approached Council. He has had the Saline County Ambulance Service in Harrisburg for the last 32 years. They started in 1987. He has been through the good, bad and the ugly. Many services have come and gone, but they have stayed for 32 years. He understands that during the last meeting, there are going to be some changes to the 911 call system being delivered. He would like to schedule a meeting to discuss the changes. There will be a meeting with Mayor John McPeek, Commissioner Raymond Gunning and Fire Chief John Gunning. Rick Colyer said he would get the meeting scheduled.

Mayor John McPeek stated personnel will be discussed in Executive Session with Fire Chief John Gunning to be present.

Mayor John McPeek made the motion to go into Executive Session for personnel. Seconded by Commissioner Raymond Gunning. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Adjourn: 6:20 p.m. Reconvene: 6:30 p.m.

Mayor John McPeek made the motion to return to open session. Seconded by Commissioner Raymond Gunning. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Mayor John McPeek presided over the meeting with Commissioner Raymond Gunning, Roger Angelly, Rupert Johnson, and Ron Morse present and answering roll call.

Mayor John McPeek stated there was nothing to act on in personnel.

Commissioner Ron Morse made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Commissioner Roger Angelly. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Adjourn: 6:33 p.m.

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