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Monday, November 11, 2019

Jacksonville City Council met March 25

By Corazon L. Gonzales | May 3, 2019

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Jacksonville City Council met March 25. 

Here is the minutes as provided by the council:

Mayor Andy Ezard in the Council Chamber called the Jacksonville City Council Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was publicly announced by posting and by written notice to the local newspaper and radio stations.


ROLL CALL: The following answered present: Aldermen Mike Bartlett, Don Cook, Karen Mudd, Lori Large Oldenettel, Mike Wankel, Tony Williams; Mayor Andy Ezard; City Attorney Dan Beard; City Clerk Skip Bradshaw. Absent from the meeting were Aldermen Jeff Hopkins, Aaron Scott, Bill Scott, Steve Warmowski. A quorum was declared.

MINUTES: Motion was made by Williams, seconded by Wankel, to approve the March 11, 2019 Minutes as presented in advance. By voice vote, motion carried.

PETITIONS: No discussion.

COMMUNICATIONS: CC Bradshaw advised there was one communication to discuss. **This request was approved.

       Clint Weir, Campus Pastor at The Crossing, Jacksonville, is requesting permission to hold an Easter Egg hunt at Community Park on Saturday, April 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This request has been approved by Park Caretaker Adam Fletcher.

Park Caretaker Adam Fletcher is working with Doug Kircher on dates and times to set up tents for church services in Community Park throughout the summer. More information will be forthcoming at the next Council meeting.

CLAIMS: No discussion.

MAYOR’S REPORT:

1. Fire Department Ceremony – Swearing In/Presentation of Badge. Fire Chief Doug Sills extended his department’s thanks to the Council for their support, then gave an update on recent accomplishments of the following firemen and a badge pinning ceremony ensued:

       Nicholas Clement

       Chase Davis

       Eric Fair

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT:

1. Second reading of an ordinance amending the Jacksonville Municipal Code, Chapter 3 Alcoholic Beverages, Article II Retail Sale, Division 2 Licenses Section 3-64 Location, change of location, limitations on number issued – decrease Class D, DD, E, EE and BH licenses by one, total 16. (El Rancherito of Jacksonville Inc. Non-Renewal). Motion was made by Cook, seconded by Williams, to accept the second reading of the ordinance. CA Beard read the ordinance as proposed.

2019-O-004      Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, that an Ordinance AMENDING THE JACKSONVILLE MUNICIPAL CODE, CHAPTER 3 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, ARTICLE II RETAIL SALE, DIVISION 2 LICENSES, SECTION 3-64 LOCATION; CHANGE OF LOCATION; LIMITATIONS ON NUMBER ISSUED – (Decrease Class D, DD, E, EE and BH licenses by one, total 16), is hereby approved.

Mayor Ezard asked for discussion. Ald. Oldenettel asked if there was a reason as to why El Rancherito would not be renewing their license. Mayor Ezard explained that no reason has been given and that El Rancherito has not paid to renew for 2019.

ROLL CALL: 6 Yeas; 0 Nays; 4Absent (Hopkins, A. Scott, B. Scott, Warmowski)

Motion carried 6-0-4.

2. First reading of an ordinance amending the Jacksonville Municipal Code, Chapter 3 Alcoholic Beverages, Article II Retail Sale, Division 2 Licenses, Section 3-64; Location, change of location, limitations on number issued – increase Class A, AA, B, BB, C, CC, Club and Bowling Alley licenses by one, total 44. (Rohn Investments Inc. dba K’s Creek Golf Club, transfer Class GC license to Class CC license). Motion was made by Wankel, seconded by Williams, to accept the first reading of the ordinance. CA Beard read the ordinance as proposed.

2019-O-005      Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, that an Ordinance AMENDING THE JACKSONVILLE MUNICIPAL CODE, CHAPTER 3 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, ARTICLE II RETAIL SALE, DIVISION 2 LICENSES, SECTION 3-64 LOCATION; CHANGE OF LOCATION; LIMITATIONS ON NUMBER ISSUED – (Increase Class A, AA, B, BB, C, CC, Club and Bowling Alley licenses by one, total 44), is hereby approved.

Mayor Ezard asked for discussion. Ald. Williams asked if there are any other potential businesses that may also wish to have the ability to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off-premises. CA Beard explained that that is definitely a possibility. He also clarified that he does not believe it is Mr. Rohn’s intent to sell anything other than wine for consumption off-premises. It was noted that there is going to be a brewery coming to town that will most likely wish to sell for off-premises consumption as well.

ROLL CALL: 6 Yeas; 0 Nays; 4Absent (Hopkins, A. Scott, B. Scott, Warmowski)

Motion carried 6-0-4.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT:

1. Resolution approving letter of engagement with Kerber, Eck & Braeckel. Motion was made by Cook, seconded by Oldenettel, to accept the resolution. CA Beard read the resolution as proposed.

2019-R-043      Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, that a Resolution APPROVING LETTER OF ENGAGEMENT WITH KERBER, ECK AND BRAECKEL FOR PAYROLL PREPARATION FOR THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE (Term: April 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019), is hereby approved.

Mayor Ezard asked for discussion. CC Bradshaw noted that this contract will be extended dependent upon how things progress throughout this year.

ROLL CALL: 6 Yeas; 0 Nays; 4Absent (Hopkins, A. Scott, B. Scott, Warmowski)

Motion carried 6-0-4.

PUBLIC COMMENT: No discussion.

                                               CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA: (Items addressed under the Consent Agenda are routine or are brought forward at the direction of the Council and are enacted with one motion. If discussions were desired, that item would be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately under the Committee Reports.)

FINANCE/IT/PERSONNEL:

1. City Treasurer’s Report – February 28, 2019. City Treasurer Ron Smiljanich’s report for February 28, 2019, in which totals for cash receipts, cash disbursements, investments, and balances for all City bank and investment accounts were given.

PARKS & LAKES:

2019-R-044      Resolution AUTHORIZING WAIVER OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS; AND ACCEPTANCE OF PROPOSAL FROM HENRY’S SERVICE CENTER FOR THE PURCHASE OF A MAHINDRA SIDE BY SIDE FOR USE AT THE JACKSONVILLE PARKS & LAKES DEPARTMENT - $13,900

PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS: No discussion.

PUBLIC PROTECTION: No discussion.

SPECIAL STUDIES: No discussion.

UTILITY:

2019-R-045      Resolution AUTHORIZING VARIOUS PAYMENTS FROM THE WATERWORKS & SEWERAGE PROJECTS FUND FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS – $6,892.16

                         (Benton & Associates Inc. - $6,892.16)

2019-R-046      Resolution APPROVING WRITE OFFS OF DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS - $9,128.31

2019- R-047      Resolution AUTHORIZING WAIVER OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS AND BIDS THEREFOR AND ACCEPTING PROPOSAL OF INSITUFORM TECHNOLOGIES USA, LLC RE: PASSAVANT DRIVE/WALNUT STREET SANITARY SEWER LINING PROJECT - $48,302.56

Motion was made by Wankel, seconded by Bartlett, to accept the Consent Agenda. Mayor Ezard asked if there were any items to be pulled from the Consent Agenda for further discussion and there were none.

ROLL CALL: 6 Yeas; 0 Nays; 4Absent (Hopkins, A. Scott, B. Scott, Warmowski)

Motion carried 6-0-4.

                                          COMMITTEE REPORTS

FINANCE/IT/PERSONNEL: No discussion.

PARKS & LAKES: No discussion.

PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS:

1. Resolution approving Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan and Project Grant Agreement between the City of Jacksonville, Illinois and Amvets Club (210 East Court Street). Motion was made by Oldenettel, seconded by Mudd, to accept the resolution. CA Beard read the resolution as proposed.

2019-R-048      Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, that a Resolution APPROVING TAX INCREMENT FINANCING REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND PROJECT GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS AND THE AMVETS CLUB (210 EAST COURT STREET – Not to exceed $37,650 (50%)), is hereby approved.

Mayor Ezard asked for discussion and there was none.

ROLL CALL: 6 Yeas; 0 Nays; 4Absent (Hopkins, A. Scott, B. Scott, Warmowski)

Motion carried 6-0-4.

PUBLIC PROTECTION: No discussion.

SPECIAL STUDIES: No discussion.

UTILITY: No discussion.

OLD BUSINESS: No discussion.

NEW BUSINESS: Police Chief Adam Mefford advised that there is a “Guns N Hoses” flag football charity event to be held at Illinois College on Saturday, March 30th at 12:30 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Alderman candidate Ben Cox talked about the economic development situation in Jacksonville and how private citizens are doing their part to bring businesses to Jacksonville. A petition has been signed via Facebook by approximately 2,200 residents showing their support of bringing businesses like Target, Hy-Vee and private corporations to Jacksonville.

ADJOURNMENT: With no further discussion motion was made by Williams, seconded by Wankel, to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m.

https://www.jacksonvilleil.gov/city_government/city_council/Agendas_Minutes/2019%20Minutes/Council%20Minutes%2003.25.19.pdf

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