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City of Bushnell Council met September 16

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 9, 2019

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City of Bushnell Council met Sept. 16.

Here is the agenda provided by the council:

Mayor Wilt called the meeting to order.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was given.

Roll Call

Ald. Donna Coates - P    Ald. Greg Yocum – A     Mayor Robin Wilt – P               Public Works Director Justin Griffith -P

Ald. Chuck Howell – P    Ald. Stacey Allen – P     City Clerk Teresa Ebbert - P    Police Chief Joe Fosdyck - P

Ald. Mike Howell –P        Ald. Bruce Lorton –P    Treasurer Dan Cortelyou - P     Street Superintendent David Raymond –P

Ald. David Norton –P       Ald. Brent Glisan – P    City Attorney Nicole Humbert – P

Treasurer

*Treasurer Dan Cortelyou stated that we had a CD @ UCB bank that has Jene Statler & Jack

Promissons’ name on it. The bank needs the council approval to take those names off.

Ald. Glisan made a motion to remove Jene Statler & Jack Promisson from the CD. Ald. Lorton seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. C Howell “aye”       Ald. Lorton “aye”

Ald. M Howell “aye”      Ald. Glisan “aye”

Ald. Norton “aye”          Ald. Coates “aye”

Ald. Allen “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Ald. Lorton made a motion to approve the consent agenda, which included the following items:

1. Approval of Minutes from September 3, 2019

2. Accept August Financial report

Ald. C Howell seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. Coates “aye”         Ald. Allen “aye”

Ald. C Howell “aye”      Ald. Lorton “aye”

Ald. M Howell “aye”      Ald. Glisan “aye”

Ald. Norton “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Attorney’s Report/Ordinances & Resolutions

*Attorney Chuck Legler filled in for Nicole Humbert

*Legler presented the contract for the school resource officer. The council decided That there were a few things that needed reworded. The language will be changed And the council will vote on it at the next meeting.

*Legler stated that they had drafted up a new ordinance for Taxation of Cannabis Retailers

Ald. Lorton made a motion to waive the second reading of the ordinance No. 2019-2. Ald. C Howell seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. M Howell “aye”      Ald. Glisan “aye”

Ald. Norton “aye”          Ald. Coates “aye”

Ald. Allen “aye”             Ald. C Howell “aye”

Ald. Lorton “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Ald. Lorton made a motion to approve the Ordinance No. 2019-2. Ald. Allen seconded the motion. A Roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. Norton “aye”      Ald. Coates “aye”

Ald. Allen “aye”         Ald. C Howell “aye”

Ald. Lorton “aye”       Ald. M Howell “aye”

Ald. Glisan “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

*Legler stated that they had drafted up a new ordinance stating that there would be no parking on the west side of the 900 block of Rile Street, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., during school days.

Ald.Glisan made a motion to waive the second reading on Ordinance No. 2019-3. Ald. Lorton seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows.

Ald. Allen “aye”         Ald. C Howell “aye”

Ald. Lorton “aye”      Ald. M Howell “aye”

Ald. Glisan “aye”       Ald. Norton “aye”

Ald. Coates “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Ald. Lorton made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2019-3. Ald. M Howell seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. Allen “aye”         Ald. C Howell “aye”

Ald. Lorton “aye”      Ald. M Howell “aye”

Ald. Glisan “aye”      Ald. Norton “aye”

Ald. Coates “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Ad Hoc (Mayor’s Report)

1. Mayor Wilt stated that she and Justin Griffith met with the census committee, and they are going to form a count committee to help with the census.

2. Mayor Wilt stated that she is going to start citizens of the month spotlight.

3. Mayor Wilt stated that Greg Yocum had surgery this morning and was doing well and would be out until Wednesday.

Personnel/Finance/Budget

*Ald. Norton stated that he had been in contact with labor law attorney’s Davis & Campbell, for some guidance with the union contracts. Stating there was no charge For their conversations but we should go ahead and hire them for future guidance.

Ald. Norton made a motion to hire Davis & Campbell Law firm. Ald. M Howell seconded the motion.

A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows.

Ald. Lorton “aye”       Ald. M Howell “aye”

Ald. Glisan “aye”       Ald. Norton “aye”

Ald. Coates “aye”      Ald. Allen “aye”

Ald. C Howell “aye”

Public Works-Street/Sewer/Alley

*Ald. C Howell stated that they wanted to sell or trade the zipper asphalt machine.

Ald. C Howell made a motion to put the zipper asphalt machine up for sale or trade. Ald. Norton seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. Glisan “aye”           Ald. Norton “aye”

Ald. Coates “aye”         Ald. Allen “aye”

Ald. C Howell “aye”      Ald. Lorton “aye”

Ald. M Howell “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

*Greg Fulkerson stated that they would be putting the new well back in service tomorrow.

Police/Liquor/ESDA

*Next meeting October 14, 2019 @ 4:00 at the Complex.

Real Estate/Parks/Recreation

*Ald. Coates stated that she had met with Nancy Heron on finding some grants.

*Next meeting Sept. 23, 2019 at 3:00.

Contracts

*Ald. Glisan stated they are working on the garbage contract. Then they will work on uniforms.

Ald. Norton made a motion at 5:58 to enter into executive session to discuss section a)Appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of an employee of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, pursuant to Sec. 2(c)(1) of the Open Meetings Act. b) Collective Bargaining matters between the public body and its employees or representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees, pursuant to Sec.(c)(2) of the Open Meetings Act. Ald. Coates seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. Coates “aye”          Ald. Allen “aye”

Ald. C Howell “aye”       Ald. Lorton “aye”

Ald. M Howell “aye”      Ald. Glisan “aye”

Ald. Norton “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

A motion was made by Ald. Norton and seconded by Ald. Lorton to return to regular session at 6:13. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. C Howell “aye”      Ald. Lorton “aye”

Ald. M Howell “aye”      Ald. Glisan “aye”

Ald. Norton “aye”          Ald. Coates “aye”

Ald. Allen “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Ald. Norton made a motion to pass the contract for employee compensation for non-bargaining unit stating:

1. HI: Continue Premiums Cost Share @ 90/10%

2. IMRF: Continue Current Support

3. Full-Time Hourly Employees (non-bargaining unit) to receive an increase of $0.60/per hr.

4. Supervisors: To receive an increase of $1250.00/yr.

5. Crossing Guards: Increase to $12.35/hr.

6. ESDA Coordinator: No change, to remain @ $3,250/yr.

7. ACO: No change, to remain @ $440.00/mo.

8. Web-Page Analyst: No change to remain @ $1,000/yr.

9. Part-time Police: To receive an increase of $.060/hr.

All increases are Retro back to May 1, 2019

Ald. Lorton seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. M Howell “aye”      Ald. Glisan “aye”

Ald. Norton “aye”          Ald. Coates “aye”

Ald. Allen “aye”             Ald. C Howell “aye”

Ald. Lorton “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Ald. Allen made a motion to adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 6:17 p.m.

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