Jerseyville City Council purchases Dodge Caravan
The city of Jerseyville City Council met Sept. 13 to purchase a Dodge Caravan.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the council:
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
The Jerseyville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 13, 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. Mayor Bill Russell was absent. Also present was Attorney Todd Parish.
Comm. Pohlman led the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
A motion was made by Comm. Pohlman and seconded by Comm. Goetten to approve the minutes
of the last regular meeting on August 30, Roll call vote showed all present voted aye; no nays,
A motion was made by Comm. Perdun, seconded by Pohlman, to approve the bills as presented
which totaled $560,561.44. Roll call vote showed all present voted aye, no nays, motion carried.
A motion was made by Comm. Goetten, seconded by Comm. Perdun, to approve the request of the
Lions Club to hold a fundraiser on September 30th, at the intersection of East County Rd & State
Hwy 109 during the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to offer basic eye glass financial assistance in
Jersey County to those in need. Roll call vote showed all present voted aye, no nays, motion
A motion was made by Comm. Goetten, seconded by Comm. Pohlman, to approve the purchase of
a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan for the Parks & Recreation Department. Director Sullivan will use the
van and her current vehicle, a 2008 Ford truck, will used by the staff as needed. The 1997 Chevy
truck that is currently used as the “trash truck” will be retired. The purchase price of the van is
$10,500 and with the stow-n-go seats will be a better vehicle for her work-purposes of distribution
of literature, event preparation, travel, meeting attendance, etc. Roll call vote showed all present
voted aye, no nays, motion carried.
A motion was made by Comm. Perdun, seconded by Comm. Goetten, to approve the closure of
streets for the Annual Downtown Country Christmas on November 26, 2016, 5-9 p.m. West Pearl
from Washington to Lafayette, Washington from Arch to Exchange, and West Exchange from State
to Washington St. Roll call vote showed all present voted aye, no nays, motion carried. A
presentation was given by Molly Rawling of the JCBA outlining all the activities planned for the
celebration which will be free to the public.
A motion was made by Comm. Pohlman, seconded by Comm. Perdun, to approve a tourism grant in
the amount of $2000 to help support the Jersey County Country Christmas Festival. Roll call vote
showed all present voted aye, no nays, motion carried. Molly also announced 2 fundraisers to help
defray the cost of the celebration. The JCBA will be selling 8” metal stars to be hung on the City
Christmas tree displayed this year on the City lot in the 200 block of N. State St. The stars will sell
for $10 apiece and can be inscribed with a name. The order forms are available at the JCBA office
or any JCBA member location. Real (cut) Christmas trees will also be on sale at that same lot for a
Comm. Stork announced that the City would be involved in a month to month contract with an IT
firm to upgrade the electronic equipment at City Hall. Jared Hayes asked why it was necessary to
have 2 dog tags for animals in the City. Comm. Perdun explained that the rabies tags are
administered by the County for the State of Illinois and the $6.00 City tag is a form of registration
with contact information if an animal is lost.
With no further business to discuss, a motion was made by Comm. Goetten, seconded by Comm.
Pohlman, to adjourn the meeting Roll call vote showed all present voted aye, no nays, motion
LION’S CLUB FUNDRAISER 9/30/16
RT 109 & COUNTY RD
CITY PURCHASES A VAN FOR THE
PARKS & RECREATION DEPT
STREET CLOSURE APPROVED FOR
THE DOWNTOWN COUNTRY
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION 11/26/16
TOURISM GRANT APPROVED FOR
JCBA’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
IT IMPROVEMENTS AT CITY HALL
CITY DOG TAGS ARE FOR
REGISTRATION & COUNTY TAGS ARE