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COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES - MARCH 5, 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 March 2007 00:00

CITY OF MONMOUTH

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

 

MARCH 5, 2007

I. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

 

Mayor Rod Davies called the meeting to order in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 East Broadway, Monmouth, Illinois at 7:00 p.m. and led the audience in the Pledge to the Flag.

 

II. ROLL CALL

 

Present: Aldermen Dan Burgland, Dave Rutledge, Dave Giles, Dave Smith, Bob Wells, Dan Heatherly, Rod Themanson, and Alderwoman Vicki McNamara Also Present: Mayor Rod Davies, City Administrator Shannon Thompson, City Clerk Susan S. Trevor, City Attorney Marcum Spears, Fire Chief Jim Conard, Police Chief Brad Zeigler, EMC Public Works Director Andy Jackson, Cemetery/Zoning Administrator Chuck Talley, and members of the Press.

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

It was moved by Alderman Themanson and seconded by Alderman Rutledge to approve the minutes of the February 20, 2007 meeting as presented. AYE: Aldermen Burgland, Ruteldge, Giles, Smith, Wells, Heatherly, and Themanson PASS: Alderwoman McNamara NAY: none MOTION CARRIED.

 

IV. PRESENTATION TO THE COUNCIL

 

A. Old Business

 

There was none to consider.

 

B. New Business

 

There was none to consider.

 

V. COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

A. Public Works – Chairman Rod Themanson

 

Chairman Themanson asked Andy Jackson, EMC Public Works Director, to give a report on the handling of the ice storm events and the resulting damage. Mr. Jackson said that the department worked 300 hours of overtime. To date 600 cubic yards of limbs have been picked up from the boulevard. The EPA waived the burn ban in order for the City to be able to burn the massive amount of limbs and trees that have been picked up and taken to the landfill. The City will continue to pick up branches and limbs that have been placed on the boulevard and will do so until the end of March. The fuel costs are still unknown at this point. The labor costs associated with the ice storm amounted to $9,000. The telemetry for the water system had to be re-booted on Sunday by an engineer from the Quad Cities and that cost was billed at double time rate; however, EMC absorbed the labor and associated costs.

 

B. Public Safety – Chairman Dan Burgland

 

1. Use of Airport Soccer Field by Y.M.C.A. Youth Soccer League

 

It was moved by Alderman Heatherly and seconded by Alderman Wells to accept the recommendation of the committee and allow the Y.M.C.A. Youth Soccer League to use the airport soccer field for practices on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning March 1 st and continuing through May 31 st. AYE: Aldermen Rutledge, Giles, Smith, Wells, Heatherly, Themanson, Burgland, and Alderwoman McNamara NAY: none MOTION CARRIED. Chairman Burgland also called the public's attention to the fact that removal of the contaminated soil on the site of the proposed new Public Safety building has begun.

C. Community Development – Chairman Dave Smith

 

1. Approval of February 20 th Minutes

 

It was moved by Alderman Rutledge and seconded by Alderman Wells to approve the minutes of the February 20 th meeting as presented. MOTION CARRIED by unanimous voice vote. Chairman Smith inquired as to the status of the Comprehensive Plan for the City and was told that the final draft should be here this week. It will be on the agenda for the April 2 nd meeting after a Public Hearing held immediately prior to the Council meeting according to Administrator Thompson.

 

D. Finance/Audit – Chairman Dave Giles

 

1. Approval of Bills

 

It was moved by Alderman Burgland and seconded by Alderman Themanson to accept the recommendation of the committee to approve the bills as presented. AYE: Aldermen Smith, Wells, Heatherly, Themanson, Burgland, Rutledge, Giles, and Alderwoman McNamara NAY: none MOTION CARRIED.

 

VI. ORDINANCES

 

A. 1 st Reading

 

1. 07-003 – Granting Variance – 513 North B Street

 

It was moved by Alderman Heatherly and seconded by Alderman Rutledge to accept the recommendation of the Zoning Board of Appeals to allow the variance for a garage at 513 North B Street and approve Ordinance 07-003. AYE: Aldermen Wells, Heatherly, Themanson, Burgland, Rutledge, Giles, Smith, and Alderwoman McNamara NAY: none MOTION CARRIED.

 

B. 1. 07-004 – Authorization of Sale of Municipal Personal Property

 

It was moved by Alderman Wells and seconded by Alderman Themanson to approve Ordinance 07-004, which declares three 1995 pickup trucks used by the water department as surplus property; thus allowing the vehicles to be sold at auction. AYE: Alderwoman McNamara, Aldermen Heatherly, Themanson, Burgland, Rutledge, Giles, Smith, and Wells NAY: none MOTION CARRIED.

 

VII. OTHER BUSINESS

 

There was none to be brought before the Council.

 

VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Alderman Themanson and seconded by Alderman Burgland to go into Executive Session at 7:15 p.m. to consider personnel and the possible purchase/sale of property. AYE: Aldermen Heatherly, Themanson, Burgland, Rutledge, Giles, Smith, Wells, and Alderwoman McNamara NAY: none MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

IX. RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

 

It was moved by Alderman Heatherly and seconded by Alderman Wells to return to Regular Session at 7:55 p.m. AYE: Aldermen Themanson, Burgland, Rutledge, Giles, Smith, Wells, Heatherly, and Alderwoman McNamara NAY: none MOTION CARRIED.

 

X. ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Alderman Heatherly and seconded by Alderman Themanson to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m. MOTION CARRIED by unanimous voice vote.