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City of Mcleansboro City Council met December 10

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2020

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City of Mcleansboro City Council met Dec. 10.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Deitz called the regular meeting of the McLeansboro City Council to order. Roll call: Jim Mason, Tom Maulding, Don Cox, Billy Glenn, Richard Lasswell, and Dale Biggerstaff, present.

Attorneys David Garavalia and Tom Malkovich were in attendance.

Mr. Cox made the MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF November 12, 2019, second Mr. Lasswell. Roll call: Cox, Lasswell, Mason, Maulding, Glenn, Biggerstaff. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

Mr. Maulding made the MOTION TO APPROVE THE COLLECTOR’S AND TREASURER’S REPORTS FOR THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER, second Mr. Cox. Roll call: Maulding, Cox, Mason, Lasswell, Biggerstaff, Glenn. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

Mr. Mason made the MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND TRANSFERS, second Mr. Lasswell. Roll call: Mason, Lasswell, Glenn, Cox, Maulding, Biggerstaff. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

During Aldermen’s Comments Mr. Biggerstaff reported on PARC Grants which may be available for park projects, asked that the purchase of a brush cutter for the track-hoe be considered at the January meeting of the City Council, and wondered whether Wayne-White Electric Co-Operative had been considered as a back-up provider of electricity to the City. Alderman Glenn addressed the recent sewer survey and asked that the Water Superintendent be authorized to commence with emergency repairs as identified in the survey.

Zoning Administrator Pat Stevens notified the Council of plans to demolish a burned house belonging to Tina Brown located at 304 South Marshall. She also announced that Leon Russell plans to put in 19 apartments at the location of the former TRADE Industries building located on East Randolph Street. Stevens asked Police Chief Taylor to report on the progress of the clean- up on the property belonging to Danny Bishop. Taylor noted that Bishop is working, and showing progress, on meeting compliance with the issues raised at the November 12th Council Meeting.

There were 4 members of the public present. Rodney Campbell expressed concerns about the monthly newsletter becoming quarterly. Mark McKinney and John Stanisz , Huck’s Inc., presented a Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollar check to Mayor Deitz for police department drug educational programs. Both men were asked to explain the gas price differences between the local store and Carmi, etc. Stanisz explained the business model currently being used by Huck’s, and he and McKinney emphasized they would monitor the prices more closely.

Alene Carr, Southeastern Illinois Regional Planning, presented an overview for a proposed grant to bring sidewalks into ADA compliance at Randolph and Pearl Streets. Mr. Biggerstaff made the MOTION TO AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FOR SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF MCLEANSBORO AND THE SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (GRANT # 19-203056), second Mr. Glenn. Roll call: Biggerstaff, Glenn, Mason, Lasswell, Cox, Maulding. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

Mr. Mason made the MOTION TO AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT WITH SHAWNEE ENGINEERING FOR ENGINEERING SIDEWALKS PERTAINING TO GRANT # 19-203056, second Mr. Cox. Roll call: Mason, Cox, Lasswell, Maulding, Biggerstaff, Glenn. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

Mr. Maulding made the MOTION TO TABLE ACTION ON THE DEMOLITION OF A BURNED OUT HOUSE LOCATED AT 304 SOUTH MARSHALL AVE., OWNED BY TINA BROWN, second Mr. Glenn. Roll call: Maulding, Glenn, Mason, Lasswell, Cox, Biggerstaff. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

Mr. Biggerstaff made the MOTION TO ALLOW COMPLETION OF THE ARCHITECT’S RENDERINGS FOR THE RENOVATION OF CITY HALL SO THAT CONSTRUCTION COSTS CAN BE ANALIZED PRIOR TO FURTHER COMMITMENT FOR RENOVATION OF THE BUILDING, second Mr. Mason. Roll call: Biggerstaff, Mason, Lasswell, Cox, Maulding, Glenn. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

Chief of Police John N. Taylor addressed the Council and asked that proposed police policies he had presented in November continue to be reviewed by the Council, and to be acted on at the January meeting. Mr. Biggerstaff made the MOTION TO TABLE ACTION ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO MCLEANSBORO POLICE POLICIES AND GUIDELINES UNTIL THE JANUARY 15 CITY COUNCIL MEETING, second Mr. Lasswell. Roll call: Biggerstaff, Lasswell, Mason, Cox, Maulding, Glenn. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

Mr. Biggerstaff made the MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 19-1055, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF MCLEANSBORO BY THE ADDITION OF CHAPTER 7, ARTICLE VII 7-7-1 ET SEQ. PROHIBITING CANNABIS BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE CITY OF MCLEANSBORO, second Mr. Cox. Roll call: Biggerstaff, Cox, Mason, Lasswell, Maulding, Ayes – 5. Glenn, Nay – 1. Motion passed.

Mr. Glenn made the MOTION TO APPROVE THE 2020 REGULAR MEETING DATES FOR THE MCLEANSBORO CITY COUNCIL AS: JANUARY 15, FEBRUARY 12, MARCH 11, APRIL 14, MAY 12, JUNE 9, JULY 14, AUGUST 11, SEPTEMBER 8, OCTOBER 13, NOVEMBER 10, AND DECEMBER 8, 2020, second Mr. Cox. Roll call: Glenn, Cox, Mason, Lasswell, Maulding, Biggerstaff. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

Mr. Biggerstaff made the MOTION AUTHORIZE THE ANNUAL RELEASE OF ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ($1,68O) DOLLARS, AND A ONE-TIME SET-UP FEE OF SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY ($720.00) DOLLARS, FOR THE PURCHASE OF SOFTWARE UPGRADES FOR THE MCLEANSBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT, second Mr. Lasswell. Roll call: Biggerstaff, Lasswell, Mason, Cox, Maulding, Glenn. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

Following discussion on the current method of compensating volunteer firefighters, a consensus was reached that the current reimbursements, or clothing allowances as it is now known, did not provide incentives for attending training meetings, gaining certifications, or attending fires. Mr. Mason made the MOTION TO ESTABLISH A NEW FORMULA FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS BASED ON A COMPENSATION RATE OF TEN ($10.00) DOLLARS AN HOUR FOR UNCERTIFIED PERSONNELL, AND FOURTEEN ($14.00) DOLLARS AN HOUR FOR CERTIFIED PERSONNELL TO BECOME EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020, second Mr. Cox. Roll call: Mason, Cox, Lasswell, Maudling, Biggerstaff, Glenn. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

Street Superintendent Windell Bowman presented two bids for a snow plow blade. Mr. Glenn made the MOTION TO PURCHASE A SNOW PLOW BLADE FROM MEYER TRUCK EQUIPMENT, 5716 E. MORGAN AVE., EVANSVILLE, INDIANA IN THE AMOUNT OF SIX THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED ($6,900.00) DOLLARS, second Mr. Lasswell. Roll call: Glenn, Lasswell, Mason, Cox, Maulding, Biggerstaff. Ayes – 6. Nay – 0. Motion passed.

Having completed City Business, at 7:52 P.M. Mr. Biggerstaff made MOTION TO ADJOURN, second Mr. Glenn. A voice vote was taken without dissent.

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