Jerseyville council approves real estate sale
The Jerseyville City Council met Aug. 16 to approve a resolution to sell surplus real estate.
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 meeting's minutes, as provided by the city of Jerseyville:
AUGUST 16, 2016
The Jerseyville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Jerseyville City Hall.
Roll call: Present were Commissioners Steve Pohlman, Gary Goetten, Kevin Stork, 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. Goetten to approve the minutes of the last regular meeting on August 2, 2016. Roll call vote showed all ayes; no nays, motion carried.
A motion was made by Comm. Stork, seconded by Perdun, to approve the bills as presented which totaled $583,580.18. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
A certificate was presented to the Mayor and Council from the Marine Corp League in appreciation for their help & approval of the annual fundraiser they hold for the Wounded Marines.
A motion was made by Comm. Perdun, seconded by Comm. Pohlman, to approve the attendance of Jeff Soer, Director of Building & Zoning, at the ICC Conference in Kansas City on 10/16 thru 10/19/16. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
A motion was made by Comm. Goetten, seconded by Comm. Stork, to approve the K of C Fundraiser, their annual Tootsie Roll Drive, on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the intersection of State Hwy #16 & #67. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
A motion was made by Comm. Perdun, seconded by Comm. Goetten, to approve a tourism grant requested by the PAC for the JCHS annual Craft Show on October 15 & 16 in the amount of $1000. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
A motion was made by Comm. Stork, seconded by Comm. Pohlman, to approve the purchase of Lots Six (6), Seven (7) and the south twenty-five feet of Lot Eight (8) in the original Town, now City of Jerseyville, IL and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign all necessary documents, including a promissory note and mortgage and any other closing documents required in relation to this transaction. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried. The land would be purchased from the Jerseyville Banking Center, priced at $50,000, paid over the next 5 years at 2% interest. It is located on the corner of E. Exchange & Washington St., across from the Post Office, but does not include the portion of the lot(s) where the ATM machine is located. The Banking Center is donating to the City an adjacent lot, which fronts on State Street between the Amoco Food Shop and the lot on the corner of Exchange & State St.
A motion was made by Comm. Goetten, seconded by Comm. Stork, to approve a Resolution to sell surplus real estate in part of the south half of lot Two (2) in Block Eighteen (18) in the Original Town, now City of Jerseyville, pursuant to the appraisal method provisions of 65 ILCS 5/11-76-4.1. The location is a lot south of the property at 205 S State. The property to be sold was appraised for $1700 and the cost of the lot would include all related costs i.e. the cost of the appraisal, survey, title fees, & publication fees. It is contingent upon the zoning classification being changed to B-3 with a Special Use for the sale of alcohol at retail. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
A motion was made by Comm. Pohlman, seconded by Comm. Goetten, to approve the purchase of 1.25 acres of real estate adjacent to Oak Grove Cemetery for cemetery and burial purposes. The property would be purchased from the Jersey State Bank, priced at $10,000. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
A motion was made by Comm. Pohlman, seconded by Comm. Goetten, to approve amending the Jerseyville City Code, Title 5, Chapter 6, Oak Grove Cemetery, New Cemeteries, Section 5-6-1 to add additional real estate to oak grove cemetery for cemetery and burial purposes. This ordinance will add the 1.25 acres of land approved for purchase at this meeting and a piece of land purchased in 2005 of 9 acres. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried. Ord#1674.
Comm. Stork said he was asked to remind those in attendance that pedestrians have the right of way when crossing the street in a crosswalk and sometimes the traffic seems to forget to yield to that right-of-way, which is the law. Bob Kincade announced that a survey had been mailed out to all the active customers on the Water & Sewer system as requested by the Illinois EPA. He asked
MARINE CORP LEAGUE CERTIFICATE PRESENTED TO THE COUNCIL
SOER TO ATTEND ICC CONFERENCE
KC’S ANNUAL TOOTSIE ROLL DRIVE SEPT 17 8-NOON
TOURISM GRANT APPROVED FOR JCHS CRAFT FAIR
PURCHASE OF PROPERTY-CORNER OF EXCHANGE & WASHINGTON
RESOLUTION TO SELL SURPLUS REAL ESTATE BY THE APPRAISAL METHOD.
CITY PURCHASES 1.25 ACRES NEXT TO THE OAK GROVE CEMETERY
ORD #1674 ADDING ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE TO OAK GROVE CEMETERY
DUSCUSSION ON PEDESTRIAN RIGHT-OF-WAY
SURVEY SENT OUT TO THE W&S CUSTOMERS
that everyone fill out the survey, mail it, bring it in, or respond on the internet homepage at jerseyville-il.us. Angela Sullivan announced that when school started the pool will only be open on the weekends and the last day is Monday, Sept 5th 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Heidi Miller spoke to the Council, saying that Magnum Press was leaving one of his properties at 1206 Beatty Mound Road. He wondered if the City was interested in purchasing the machine shop. The Council thanked Mr. Miller for the information. With no further business to discuss, a motion was made by Comm. Perdun, seconded by Comm. Stork, to adjourn the meeting at 6:24 p.m. Roll call vote showed all ayes, no nays, motion carried.
POOL OPEN ON WEEKENDS NOW LAST DAY IS 9/5/16
HEIDI MILLER OFFERS TO SELL PROPERTY TO CITY