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Jerseyville City Council hosts property annexation hearing

Local Government

By Wadi Reformado | Feb 17, 2017

The Jerseyville City Council met Dec. 20 to host a public hearing on potential annexation of property.

Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the council:

DECEMBER 20, 2016

The Jerseyville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in

the Jerseyville City Hall.

Roll call: Present were Commissioners Steve Pohlman, Gary Goetten, Kevin Stork, and Mayor Bill

Russell. Comm. Richard Perdun was absent. 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. Pohlman to approve the minutes of

the last regular meeting on November 22, 2016, Roll call vote showed all present voted aye, no

nays, motion carried.

A motion was made by Comm. Stork, seconded by Comm. Goetten, to approve the bills as

presented which totaled $382,001.52. Roll call vote showed all present voted aye, no nays, motion

carried.

A Public Hearing concerning the annexation of 15.41 acres of land petitioned by Christ Brothers

Properties, LLC, was held in conjunction with the Council meeting. The property is currently owned

by David & Stacy Loellke and located adjacent to the Industrial Park off of East County Road, 265

feet east of Industrial Drive. The annexation and rezoning petition, submitted by Christ Brothers,

requests that the property be annexed into the City as M-3 for the recycling of concrete and

asphalt. No objections from adjacent or adjoining property owners had been received by the City

Clerk. A motion was made by Comm. Stork, seconded by Comm. Goetten to approve the

annexation and rezoning. Roll call vote showed Pohlman, aye; Goetten, aye; Stork, aye; Perdun,

absent; Mayor Russell, aye; motion passed. ORD #1683.

A motion was made by Comm. Goetten, seconded by Comm. Stork, to approve an Ordinance

directing the County Clerk of Jersey County, Illinois, to abate and not extend for collection the 2016

ad valorem real estate taxes scheduled for collection for the not to exceed $18,500,000.00 General

Obligation Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source) of the City of Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, issued

pursuant to Ordinance No. 1575 and a Bond Order of the City abating the Real Estate Taxes. ORD

#1684.

A motion was made Comm. Stork, seconded by Comm. Pohlman, to approve an Ordinance of the

2017 Tax Levy for the City of Jerseyville. Comm. Stork reminded the Council that this Tax Levy was

a 4.8% increase over last year’s Levy of the City’s portion of the Tax bill. Roll call vote showed all

present voted aye, no nays, motion carried. ORD #1685.

Attorney Strang asked that the discussion of the Ordinance regarding signs be discussed after

closed session.

A motion was made by Comm. Goetten, seconded by Comm. Stork, to approve the Ordinance with

the new fees for burial and lot sales. Comm. Goetten explained that with this raise, our fees will be

comparable to those of surrounding communities. Roll call vote showed all present voted aye, no

nays, motion carried. ORD #1686.

A motion was made by Comm. Stork, seconded by Comm. Goetten, to approve the extension of the

cash farm lease with Parker Farms Inc. (the tenant) for 3 additional crop years beginning with the

year 2017 and including 2018 and 2019, commencing on1/1/17 and terminating on 12/31/19 for an

annual cash rent of $21,000 and paid in two equal installments on Jan 31st and November 1st of

each year. The property as listed in the first agreement from June, 2017, is 75 acres and described

in the attached Exhibit A. Roll call vote showed all present voted aye, no nays, motion carried.

A motion was made by Comm. Pohlman, seconded by Comm. Stork, to postpone and revisit the

West County Road & State Hwy #109 project in 1 year. Roll call vote showed all present voted aye,

no nays, motion carried.

Mayor Russell wished everyone a Happy Holiday season. He also wanted to assure the residents of

Jerseyville that the undesirable element in Jerseyville responsible for the recent abuse, thefts, and

beatings will not be tolerated by the City who is doing everything possible to eliminate the

problems. Dir. Sullivan announced that the newest project for the Parks Dept is the placement of

“Doggie Stations” in the City parks. Comm. Stork reminded the Council of the request for one in

Rotary Park. Eng. Kincade asked that residents put shut off valves inside when possible due to the

ORD #1683

ANNEXATION & REZONING 15.41

ACRES OFF E. COUNTY RD

ORD #1684

ABATING REAL ESTATE TAXES FOR

THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

ORD #1685

APPROVING THE 2017 TAX LEVY

ORD #1686

APPROVING CEMETERY FEES

COUNCIL APPROVES THE EXTENSION

OF A FARM LEASE W/PARKER farms

COUNCIL POSTPONES THE EAST

COUNTY RD/HWY #109 PROJECT

MAYOR RUSSELL REASSURES CITY

RESIDENTS.

DOGGIE STATIONS IN THE PARKS

cold weather. A motion was made by Comm. Pohlman, seconded by Comm. Stork to go into closed

session to discuss closed meeting minutes and litigation. Roll call vote showed all present voted

aye, no nays, motion carried.

Open session resumed and a motion was made by Comm. Stork, seconded by Comm. Pohlman to

hold and not release any of the closed session minutes at this time. Roll call vote showed all

present voted aye, no nays, motion carried.

A motion was made by Comm. Pohlman, seconded by Comm. Stork to approve an Ordinance

regarding signs and billboards. Roll call vote showed all present voted aye, no nays, motion carried.

ORD #1687

A motion was made by Comm. Stork, seconded by Comm. Pohlman, to adjourn the meeting. Roll

call vote showed all present voted aye, no nays, motion carried.

MOTION TO GO INTO CLOSED

SESSION

OPEN SESSION RESUMED

NO CLOSED MEETING MINUTES TO

BE RELEASED

ORD# 1687

APPROVING NEW SIGN REGS

ADJOURNMENT

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