Jerseyville City Council approves purchase of emergency vehicle
Jerseyville City Council met Tuesday, Nov. 22.
The Jerseyville City Council makes laws, budgets city money, investigates city agencies and employees as needed, and generally serves as the legislative division of the municipal government. The council meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
Here are the minutes as provided by Jerseyville:
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
The Jerseyville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Jerseyville City Hall.
Roll call: Present were Commissioners Steve Pohlman, Gary Goetten, Kevin Stork, and Richard Perdun and Mayor Bill Russell. Also present was City Attorney Bill Strang.
Comm. Pohlman led the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
A motion was made by Comm. Stork and seconded by Comm. Perdun to approve the minutes of the last regular meeting on November 8, 2016, Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
A motion was made by Comm. Stork, seconded by Comm. Goetten, to approve the bills as presented which totaled $1,010,978.62. Comm. Stork explained that the large amount was due to the $766,000 Bond Payment included in the total. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
LIME SPREADING REPORT
A motion was made by Comm. Pohlman, seconded by Comm. Stork, to approve the Lime Spreading Report for this year as submitted by Bob Kincade. For 2016, the unit cost was down to $24.43 with a total annual expense of $36,816.33, which is still under the cost of when we hired it out. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
EMERGENCY VEHICLE PURCHASED
A motion was made by Comm. Pohlman, seconded by Comm. Perdun, to approve the purchase of Ford F150 emergency vehicle to be used by the Bldg. & Zoning Dept. and the Police Dept., equipped with lights/radio for the state bid. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
ORD# 1679 2017 LIABILITY INS WITH IMLRMA
A motion was made by Comm. Perdun, seconded by Comm. Stork to approve an Ordinance adopting the Min-Max Agreement with the IMLRMA for liability insurance coverage and workman’s comp. Comm. Stork suggested that we go with option 4 which allows us to make 2 payments of $185,560.23; one in December, 2016, and one in May, 2017, or actually April, 2017 (in order to pay it off during the fiscal year). Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried. ORD#1679.
ESTIMATED 2017 TAX LEVY
A motion was made by Comm. Goetten, seconded by Comm. Perdun, to approve the Estimated Amount of the Tax Levy as presented to the Council by Comm. Stork in the total amount of $2,215,900.00. This is an increase over the previous year in the amount of $101,875.00, or a 4.819% increase in the approximate 11% City share of the total Real Estate Tax bill. Comm. Stork noted that the major increases are in Parks & Rec and garbage disposal. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
HOEFERT RE-APT TO JEDC BOARD
A motion was made by Comm. Perdun, seconded by Comm. Stork to approve the reappointment of James Hoefert to JEDC Board for a 3-yr term. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
SANDRA HEFNER & TONY HEITZIG APT TO JEDC BOARD
A motion was made by Comm. Pohlman, seconded by Comm. Stork, to approve the appointment of Sandra Hefner and Tony Heitzig to the JEDC Board, both for a 3-yr term. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
ORD #1680 REZONING OF 300 S WASHINGTON
The Council then considered the rezoning petition of Eric Ivers/ROBOTEX to rezone 300 S. Washington from B-1 to M-1 Manufacturing Limited for the repair and assembly of security robots. The Planning & Zoning Board heard the petition on Nov. 17 and recommended approval of the petition. There were no objections from the adjacent and adjoining property owners. Bob Lucas, general manager of Robotex, appeared before the Council to answer questions & pass out literature about the petition. The research division is based in Palo Alto, CA. The renovations of the building will focus on the interior, opening up some of the existing small office spaces and improving the lighting system. The Aluminum roof needs to be repaired and some changes in the landscaping will take place in the Spring. They plan to employ 10-12 people. At the Planning & Zoning meeting and again with the Council, Bob Lucas assured them that the Company would agree to rezone the property back to the original zoning classification if they moved. A motion was made by Comm. Perdun, seconded by Comm. Stork to approve the petition to rezone 300 S Washington St from B-1 to M-1 with the stipulation that the zoning return to B-1 if the petitioners vacate the property. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried. ORD#1680.
EPA AIR MONITORING SYSTEM
City Attorney Bill Strang presented the updated, revised license agreement with EPA for an Air Monitoring System to be placed out at the Sewer Plant. The location question was resolved in that a Sewer Plant is a normal location EPA has used before. They are self-insured and we would not be responsible or liable for what they are doing at the location. Comm. Goetten asked if this is a mandated issue and Att. Strang explained that it is not and had been located on school property, but they need to be able to use the property so EPA approached us. A motion was made by Comm. Pohlman, seconded by Comm. Stork. Roll call vote showed Pohlman, aye; Goetten, nay; Stork, aye; Perdun, aye and Russell, aye; motion carried.
CEMETERY FEE INCREASE
A motion was made by Comm. Goetten, seconded by Comm. Pohlman to approve a 1 ½ % increase for the fees for Cemetery burials & grave lots and there were no changes in the general regulations at this time. Comm. Stork suggested an automatic increase every 2 year, but the consensus was to bring it back to Council when necessary. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried
NOTE OF THANKS
FIRE DEPT. COMMENDED
Comm. Goetten read a thank you note from Bob & Joy Bray concerning a clean-up of a property in their neighborhood. Comm. Pohlman commended the Fire Dept. on how well they handled a fire, pointing out the training, dedication, and effort our Fire Department puts forth. Mayor Russell wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and reminded all to attend the Downtown Country Christmas celebration planned for 11/26/16. Steve Pegram submitted his “Santa” certificate he received after attending his training session in Midland Michigan.
With no further business to discuss, a motion was made by Comm. Pohlman, seconded by Comm. Stork, to adjourn the meeting at 6:26 p.m. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
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