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City of Jacksonville City Council met August 12

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Nov 4, 2019

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City of Jacksonville City Council met Aug. 12.

Here is the agenda provided by the council:

Alderman Don Cook in the Council Chamber called the Jacksonville City Council Meeting to order at 7:03 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, Lori Large Oldenettel, Aaron Scott, Mike Wankel, Steve Warmowski, Eren Williams; City Attorney Dan Beard; City Clerk Skip Bradshaw. Absent from the meeting were Aldermen Jeff Hopkins and Mayor Andy Ezard. A quorum was declared.

Motion was made by Bartlett, seconded by Oldenettel, to elect Alderman Don Cook as Mayor Pro-Tem of this meeting. By voice vote, motion carried.

MINUTES: Motion was made by Scott, seconded by Bartlett, to approve the July 22, 2019 Minutes as presented in advance. By voice vote, motion carried.

PETITIONS: No discussion. 

COMMUNICATIONS: No discussion.

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

MAYOR’S REPORT: No discussion.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT:

1. Resolution authorizing renewal of Lease Agreement with Routt Catholic High School for the Nichols Park Ball Diamond. Motion was made by Scott, seconded by Oldenettel, to accept the resolution. CA Beard read the resolution as proposed.

2019-R-095 Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, that a Resolution AUTHORIZING RENEWAL OF LEASE AGREEMENT WITH ROUTT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE NICHOLS PARK BALL DIAMOND (Term: November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2023 - $1 per year), is hereby approved.

Mayor Pro-Tem Cook asked for discussion and there was none.

ROLL CALL: 8 Yeas; 0 Nays; 1 Absent (Hopkins) Motion carried 8-0-1.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT:

1. Community Development Department Report – July 31, 2019

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

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

4. City Clerk’s General Fund – Revenue Analysis Report - July 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-096 Resolution AUTHORIZING VARIOUS PAYMENTS FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS - $7,680.65

(Belson Outdoors - $2,173.25; Home Depot - $270.20; R P Lumber - $290; Turfwerks - $4,415.72; Moeller Enterprises - $531.48)

2019-R-097 Resolution AUTHORIZING PAYMENTS FROM THE GENERAL FUND FOR SERVICES RENDERED - $2,753.70

(Bellatti, Fay, Bellatti & Beard, LLP - $1,853.75 (City Attorney); Bellatti, Fay, Bellatti & Beard, LLP - $899.95 (Administrative Adjudication – Asst. City Attorney)

PARKS & LAKES:

2019-R-098 Pulled Item

Resolution AUTHORIZING ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES BOAT ACCESS GRANT APPLICATION

2019-R-099 Pulled Item

Resolution AUTHORIZING OSLAD-ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE NICHOLS PARK POOL

PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS:

2019-R-100 Resolution AUTHORIZING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS AND HUTCHISON ENGINEERING, INC. RE: CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ROADWAYS FOR THE EXPANSION OF DIAMOND GROVE CEMETERY

PUBLIC PROTECTION: No discussion. 

SPECIAL STUDIES: No discussion. 

UTILITY:

2019-R-101 Resolution AUTHORIZING VARIOUS PAYMENTS FROM THE WATERWORKS & SEWERAGE PROJECTS FUND FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS – $148,877.55

(City of Jacksonville - $27,000; Benton & Associates Inc. - $6,999.35; Benton & Associates Inc. - $1,398.87; Benton & Associates Inc. - $64,000; Benton & Associates Inc. - $44,134.33; Benton & Associates Inc. - $3,615; Benton & Associates Inc. - $1,740)

Motion was made by Wankel, seconded by Scott, to accept the Consent Agenda. Mayor Pro-Tem Cook asked for discussion or if there were any items to be pulled from the Consent Agenda for further discussion. Ald. Warmowski asked to pull items #1 and #2 under Parks & Lakes for further discussion.

ROLL CALL: 8 Yeas; 0 Nays; 1 Absent (Hopkins) Motion carried 8-0-1.

COMMITTEE REPORTS FINANCE/IT/PERSONNEL: No discussion.

PARKS & LAKES:

1. Resolution approving the application for the IDNR Boat Access Grant. Motion was made by Oldenettel, seconded by Bartlett, to accept the resolution. CA Beard read the resolution as proposed.

2019-R-098 Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, that a Resolution AUTHORIZING ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES BOAT ACCESS GRANT APPLICATION, is hereby approved.

Mayor Pro-Tem Cook asked for discussion. Ald. Warmowski explained that this project will be 100% funded by DNR. Jim Burke with Hutchison Engineering explained that the grant is a $200,000 grant funded at 100%. The engineering estimate for this project is $276,000. The City would be responsible for the extra $76,000 for items such as a ramp, sidewalk, oil and chip paved parking, lighting and an ADA floating dock. The City would front the money, then be reimbursed by the State. General discussion ensued regarding the dock, the potential installation of a kayak/canoe launch pad, and what could be done differently that would help reduce the City’s out of pocket expense. Mr. Burke explained that the City could look into eliminating the paved parking lot, but once the application is submitted, the City is bound to those terms if the grant is approved.

ROLL CALL: 8 Yeas; 0 Nays; 1 Absent (Hopkins) Motion carried 8-0-1.

2. Resolution approving the application for the Oslad – IDNR Grant for the Nichols Park Pool. Motion was made by Oldenettel, seconded by Scott, to accept the resolution. CA Beard read the resolution as proposed.

2019-R-099 Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, that a Resolution AUTHORIZING OSLAD-ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE NICHOLS PARK POOL, is hereby approved.

Mayor Pro-Tem Cook asked for discussion. Ald. Warmowski feels the City should make the final payment to Water’s Edge Aquatics for the pool study done in 2018. CC Bradshaw explained that the City has never received an invoice from Water’s Edge for the remaining balance. If an invoice is received, the City would confirm that the scope of work indicated on the invoice had been done and make payment as agreed upon. This will be referred to Recreational Facilities Director Kelly Hall for follow up.

Ald. Adams suggested incorporating a place at the pool where non-swimmers can congregate while their friends or family are swimming. Ald. Warmowski inquired about a zero depth entry area. Reg Benton, Benton & Associates Inc. explained that a zero depth entry point is a large part of what is being proposed in the Oslad grant. However, the Oslad program does not support improvements at multiple sites, but should be kept to one area. It appears that the State has put funding in place to make this an annual opportunity. The City will have two years to spend the award and can consider other improvements related to aquatic or other parks improvements at some point in the future.

ROLL CALL: 8 Yeas; 0 Nays; 1 Absent (Hopkins) Motion carried 8-0-1.

PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS: No discussion. 

PUBLIC PROTECTION: No discussion. 

SPECIAL STUDIES: No discussion.

UTILITY: No discussion.

OLD BUSINESS: No discussion.

NEW BUSINESS: Ald. Oldenettel thanked everyone for their support of the grant application for the Nichols Park Improvement Project.

ADJOURNMENT: With no further discussion motion was made by Oldenettel, seconded by Adams, to adjourn the meeting at 7:19 p.m.

https://www.jacksonvilleil.gov/city_government/city_council/Agendas_Minutes/2019%20Minutes/Council%20Minutes%2008.12.19.pdf

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