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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Jacksonville City Council met April 22

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | May 26, 2019

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Jacksonville City Council met April 22.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Mayor Andy Ezard in the Council Chamber called the Jacksonville City Council Meeting to order at 6:58 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, Lori Large Oldenettel, Aaron Scott, Bill Scott, Mike Wankel, Steve Warmowski, Tony Williams; Mayor Andy Ezard; City Attorney Dan Beard; City Clerk Skip Bradshaw. Absent from the meeting were Aldermen Jeff Hopkins and Karen Mudd. A quorum was declared.

MINUTES: Motion was made by Williams, seconded by Wankel, to approve the April 8, 2019 Minutes as presented in advance. By voice vote, motion carried.

PETITIONS: No discussion.

COMMUNICATIONS: CC Bradshaw advised there were two communications to discuss. **Both requests were approved.

 Breck Van Bebber is seeking permission to reserve Dining Hall #5 & #6 at Nichols Park on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to host the city’s annual 4th of July 5k run.

 Larry Speakman with Grace United Methodist Church is requesting permission to use Community Park on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. near the ferris wheel area for a pork chop luncheon and fundraiser. Park Caretaker Adam Fletcher offered no objections.

CLAIMS: No discussion.

MAYOR’S REPORT:

1. Appointment of Kevin Heitz to the Jacksonville Firemen’s Pension Fund Board, term expires May 10, 2022. Motion was made by Wankel, seconded by Williams, to accept the Mayor’s appointment. By voice vote, motion carried.

2. Reappointment of Brian Nyberg to the Jacksonville Policemen’s Pension Fund Board, term expires May 11, 2021. Motion was made by B. Scott, seconded by Oldenettel, to accept the Mayor’s reappointment. By voice vote, motion carried.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT: No discussion. 

CITY CLERK’S REPORT: No discussion. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: No discussion.

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 – March 31, 2019. City Treasurer Ron Smiljanich’s report for March 31, 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-057 Resolution AMENDING RENTAL HOURS AND FEES FOR THE COMMUNITY PARK CENTER

2019-R-058 Resolution AUTHORIZING WAIVER OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS; AND ACCEPTANCE OF PROPOSAL FROM D. G. HAWKINS PAINTING FOR LINKS GOLF COURSE BUILDING REPAIRS - $8,780.58

2019-R-059 Resolution AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS AND JACKSONVILLE PONY- COLT ASSOCIATION – (Term: November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2039)

PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS:

2019-R-060 Resolution AUTHORIZING WAIVER OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS; AND ACCEPTANCE OF PROPOSAL FROM SAM’S MOWING FOR LAWN SPRAYING - $3,382.50 or $3,145.72 if prepaid in full

PUBLIC PROTECTION: No discussion. 

SPECIAL STUDIES: No discussion. 

UTILITY:

2019-R-061 Resolution AUTHORIZING VARIOUS PAYMENTS FROM THE WATERWORKS & SEWERAGE PROJECTS FUND FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS – $20,000

(University of Illinois - $20,000)

2019-R-062 Resolution AWARDING BIDS FOR SALE OF JACKSONVILLE UTILITY DEPARTMENT AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT SURPLUS VEHICLES – (1970 Chevrolet Water/Flusher (Street) - $1000; 1989 Dodge Ram 150 (Street) $325; 1990 GMC (Street) $325; 1992 GMC Sierra (Street) $325; 1993 Chevrolet 20GMT-400 (Street) $325; 2003 Dodge Dakota (Water) $976; 2005 Ford Ranger (Water) $201.25; 2007 Ford Focus (Water) $801; 1974 GMC 6000 Flusher Truck (Water) $750)

Motion was made by Wankel, seconded by A. Scott, 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: 8 Yeas; 0 Nays; 2Absent (Hopkins, Mudd) Motion carried 8-0-2.

COMMITTEE REPORTS FINANCE/IT/PERSONNEL: No discussion.

PARKS & LAKES:

1. Resolution establishing rules and regulations for golf carts at Lake Jacksonville. Motion was made by Oldenettel, seconded by B. Scott, to accept the resolution. CA Beard read the resolution as proposed.

2019-R-063 Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, that a Resolution ESTABLISHING RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR GOLF CARTS AT LAKE JACKSONVILLE, is hereby approved.

Mayor Ezard asked for discussion. Ald. Warmowski clarified that with regard to the use of golf carts on these trails, his concern is for the safety of the pedestrians walking and biking these trails. These trails are for everyone in the community, not just those camping at the Lake.

ROLL CALL: 8 Yeas; 0 Nays; 2Absent (Hopkins, Mudd) Motion carried 8-0-2.

PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS:

1. Resolution approving Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan and Project Grant Agreement between the City of Jacksonville, Illinois and Ed Killam (19 South Central Park Plaza). Motion was made by B. Scott, seconded by Williams, to accept the resolution. CA Beard read the resolution as proposed.

2019-R-064 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 ED KILLAM (19 SOUTH CENTRAL PARK PLAZA) – (Roof repairs - Not to exceed $11,674.00 (or 50% of total project costs)), is hereby approved.

Mayor Ezard asked for discussion and there was none.

ROLL CALL: 8 Yeas; 0 Nays; 2Absent (Hopkins, Mudd) Motion carried 8-0-2.

PUBLIC PROTECTION: No discussion. 

SPECIAL STUDIES: No discussion.

 UTILITY: No discussion.

OLD BUSINESS: No discussion.

NEW BUSINESS: No discussion.

SWEARING-IN CEREMONY – NEWLY ELECTED CITY COUNCIL ALDERMEN

CC Bradshaw swore in the following newly elected Aldermen effective the first Monday in May, as stated in Resolution No. 2019-R-056.

 Alderman Eren Williams, Ward 1

 Alderman Tony Williams, Ward 2

 Alderman Mike Bartlett, Ward 3

 Alderman Brandon Adams, Ward 3

 Alderman Aaron Scott, Ward 4

 Alderman Don Cook, Ward 5

Each Alderman will take their seat on the Council Monday, May 13, 2019. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: No discussion.

Mayor Ezard invited everyone to say for refreshments to congratulate the new aldermen and to thank Alderman Bill Scott and Supt. Jack Cosner for their service and dedication to the City of Jacksonville and its residents. Ald. B. Scott briefly spoke about his time with the City and said its been a pleasure serving Jacksonville.

ADJOURNMENT: With no further discussion motion was made by B. Scott, seconded by Williams, to adjourn into Executive Session at 7:15 p.m. to discuss Collective Bargaining, Property Acquisition and Pending/Threatened Litigation and Personnel Matters.

https://www.jacksonvilleil.gov/city_government/city_council/Agendas_Minutes/2019%20Minutes/Council%20Minutes%2004.22.19.pdf

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