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Harrisburg City Council met February 27

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 26, 2020

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Harrisburg City Council met Feb. 27.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

The Harrisburg City Council met on February 27, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in the Council Room of City Hall, Harrisburg IL.

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

Commissioner Raymond Gunning led the group in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor John McPeek made the motion to go into Executive Session to discussion Litigation and Personnel. Seconded by Commissioner Ron Morse. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Adjourn: 8:37 a.m. Reconvene: 9:48 a.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 called the meeting to order. Mayor John McPeek presided over the meeting with Commissioners Raymond Gunning, Roger Angelly, Rupert Johnson and Ron Morse answering call.

Mayor John McPeek stated no action was taken in Executive Session for Litigation or Personnel.

Mayor John McPeek made the following statement: The Illinois State Police is investigating a matter regarding a deposit that is unaccounted for. Mayor John McPeek can confirm the only money missing is $1387.24. He is also guaranteeing the citizens of Harrisburg that the City has implemented new protocol for the whole City that will go into effect immediately.

Commissioner Raymond Gunning stated that he is very disappointed in some of the citizens for making comments that we are trying to hide this situation. It is very disrespectful to Council and other citizens of Harrisburg who know that we are trying to do what is right regarding this situation. We are aware of this situation and we have taken action. Commissioner Raymond Gunning stated he was made aware of this situation on February 12, 2020 and he advised the Chief of Police, on the same day, to directly contact the Illinois State Police to investigate. Commissioner Raymond Gunning is not sure where some citizens are getting their information, but he does not appreciate people assuming we are hiding this situation. We are doing exactly what we should be doing. Commissioner Raymond Gunning stated he will continue to do what he should do as the Police Commissioner as well as the other Commissioners.

Commissioner Roger Angelly stated that he wants to make everyone knows the Water and Sewer Department has made sure the deposits were done accordingly as they were supposed to be done and passed on as they were. The deposits that is unaccounted for was passed on to where it was supposed to be. They are receiving a lot of calls that are unjust and they have not done anything. They have done their job.

Commissioner Raymond Gunning made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Commissioner Rupert Johnson. A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes. Motion carried.

Adjourn: 9:53 a.m.

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