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City of Jacksonville City Council met September 9

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Nov 4, 2019

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City of Jacksonville City Council met Sept. 9.

Here is the agenda provided by the council:

Mayor Andy Ezard in the Council Chamber called the Jacksonville City Council Meeting to order at 6:03 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 Brandon Adams, Mike Bartlett, Don Cook, Jeff Hopkins, Lori Large Oldenettel, Aaron Scott, Mike Wankel, Steve Warmowski, Eren Williams; Mayor Andy Ezard; City Attorney Dan Beard; City Clerk Skip Bradshaw. A quorum was declared.

MAYOR’S REPORT:

1. Motion approving appointment of Ward 2 Alderman and Swearing-In Ceremony. Motion was made by Wankel, seconded by Cook, to accept the Mayor’s appointment of Jeff Lonergan as Ward 2 Alderman. By voice vote, motion carried. CC Bradshaw then swore in Jeff Lonergan as Alderman, Ward 2, effective September 9, 2019. Ald. Lonergan took his seat on the Council.

ROLL CALL: The following answered present: Aldermen Brandon Adams, Mike Bartlett, Don Cook, Jeff Hopkins, Jeff Lonergan, Lori Large Oldenettel, Aaron Scott, Mike Wankel, Steve Warmowski, Eren Williams; Mayor Andy Ezard; City Attorney Dan Beard; City Clerk Skip Bradshaw. A quorum was declared.

MINUTES: Motion was made by Hopkins, seconded by Oldenettel, to approve the August 26, 2019 Minutes as presented in advance. By voice vote, motion carried.

PETITIONS: No discussion. 

COMMUNICATIONS: No discussion.

CLAIMS: Motion was made by Cook, seconded by Scott, to pay claims when funds are available. By voice vote, motion carried.

MAYOR’S REPORT:

1. Motion approving appointment of Ward 2 Alderman and Swearing-In Ceremony. This motion was made after the initial Roll Call above.

2. Reappointment of Shawn McCombs to the Public Building Commission, term expires July 1, 2024. Motion was made by Oldenettel, seconded by Scott, to accept the Mayor’s reappointment. By voice vote, motion carried.

3. Resolution approving donation to Jacksonville Promise. Dr. Sheaff approached the Council in 2018 requesting a $10,000 donation to the Jacksonville Promise. The City approved a donation of $1,000 at that time. Dr. Sheaff is again asking for a $10,000 donation. Discussion ensued regarding the amount of the donation. Ald. Cook feels the Council should exercise caution when contemplating donations. It was noted that the donation will be made using gaming revenue. Ald. Warmowski suggested a donation of $2,500. Ald. Adams suggested a donation of $1,000 - $2,000. Dr. Sheaff gave a brief review of the project. Motion was made by Warmowski, seconded by Adams, to donate $2,500 to the Jacksonville Promise. CA Beard read the resolution as proposed.

2019-R-105

Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, that a Resolution APPROVING DONATION TO JACKSONVILLE PROMISE – ($2,500.00), is hereby approved.

Mayor Ezard asked for discussion. Ald. Cook pointed out that the City will not be using tax dollars to fund this donation as the donation will be made from the gaming revenue fund.

ROLL CALL: 9 Yeas; 0 Nays; 1 Abstain (Oldenettel) Motion carried 9-0-1.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT: No discussion.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT:

1. Community Development Department Report – August 31, 2019

2. City Clerk’s Cash Receipts Report – August 31, 2019

3. City Clerk’s General Fund – Budget Report – August 31, 2019

4. City Clerk’s General Fund – Revenue Analysis Report - August 31, 2019

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:

2019-R-106 Resolution AUTHORIZING VARIOUS PAYMENTS FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS - $59,363.97

(Benton & Assoc. Inc. - $5,000; Deere Credit - $23,498.25; Hutchison Engineering - $1,043.50; IRC Inc. - $23,021.86; Moeller Enterprises - $461.73; Ryan Scribner - $930; K E Vas - $408.63; Waters Edge Aquatic Design - $5,000)

2019-R-107 Resolution AUTHORIZING PAYMENTS FROM THE GENERAL FUND FOR SERVICES RENDERED - $4,968.50

(Bellatti, Fay, Bellatti & Beard, LLP - $3,723 (City Attorney); Bellatti, Fay, Bellatti & Beard, LLP - $1,245.50 (Administrative Adjudication – Asst. City Attorney)

PARKS & LAKES: No discussion.

PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS: No discussion. 

PUBLIC PROTECTION:

2019-R-108 Resolution DECLARING FIRE DEPARTMENT VEHICLES AS SURPLUS PROPERTY AND AUTHORIZING THE MANNER OF DISPOSITION – (1999 Pierce Saber Rescue Pumper; 1991 E-One Pumper)

SPECIAL STUDIES: No discussion.

UTILITY: 

2019-R-109 Resolution AUTHORIZING VARIOUS PAYMENTS FROM THE WATERWORKS & SEWERAGE PROJECTS FUND FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS – $54,213.17

(Benton & Associates Inc. - $6,121.95; Benton & Associates Inc. - $4,047.30; Benton & Associates Inc. - $230; Benton & Associates Inc. - $4,995; Petersburg Plumbing - $19,242.39; Petersburg Plumbing - $19,576.53)

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

ROLL CALL: 10 Yeas; 0 Nays Motion carried 10-1.

COMMITTEE REPORTS FINANCE/IT/PERSONNEL: No discussion.

PARKS & LAKES: No discussion.

PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS: No discussion.

PUBLIC PROTECTION: No discussion.

SPECIAL STUDIES: No discussion.

UTILITY: No discussion.

OLD BUSINESS: No discussion.

NEW BUSINESS: Mayor Ezard advised there will be two 9/11 ceremonies on Wednesday, one at Noon and one at 5:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Mayor Ezard thanked everyone involved in preparing the wall memorial downtown honoring those who have lost their lives participating in the War on Terror since September 11, 2001.

ADJOURNMENT: With no further discussion motion was made by Cook, seconded by Hopkins, to adjourn the meeting at 6:31 p.m.

https://www.jacksonvilleil.gov/city_government/city_council/Agendas_Minutes/2019%20Minutes/Council%20Minutes%2009.09.19.pdf

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