City of Dallas City Council met Oct. 28.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
The Dallas City City Council held its regular meeting on August 28, 2019, at 5 p.m. Mayor Kevin Six called the meeting to order with the following commissioners present: Lila Gittings, Harold Northup Jr., and Greg Olson.
Others attending the meeting were Matt Miller, Doug Erickson, Chris Classen, and Gary Smith.
A motion was made by Olson, and 2nd by Gittings to accept the minutes of the August 14, 2019, meeting. Gittings, Northup, and Olson AYE.
Chris Classen reported that he has been working on flushing hydrants. He has gotten about half of them done. Also discussed the fire department using the hydrants. It was decided to make it a policy that whenever someone from the fire department can't get a hydrant to work during a non-emergency situation, they are to contact the city and not attempt to fix the hydrant themselves.
Mr. Classen also reported that the two lift stations on East First Street were vacuumed out this week. He will also be putting in a rebuilt pump in the lift station by the pond on East First Street this week.
Discussed properties in town that need to be mowed. Also discussed the city cemetery being mowed when it did not need to be due to the dry weather.
Water shut offs for non-payment of bills were done this week.
Mayor Six had a meeting with a representative from the Brownfield Network. It appears that they might be willing to help with the demolition of some of the vacated buildings in town.
Doug Erickson reported on the sewer project. He gave the council some project statistics and an update regarding the grouting being done on the sewer. He also reported that the substantial completion date was August 22, 2019.
Discussed making a Change Order to the sewer project for roadway improvements, additional grouting, and adding additional days to the contract's substantial completion date. A motion was made by Gittings, and 2nd by Northup to approve Change Order #4 in the amount of $43,071.07 for the cost of additional roadway improvements and additional grouting, and adding an additional 112 calendar days to the contract's substantial completion date. Gittings, Northup, and Olson AYE.
Police Chief Gary Smith reported that he has submitted grant applications for a new police vehicle and 3 AED units. He has also gotten an estimate of $4,000 for 3 new garage doors and door openers from Overhead Doors for the garage at the police station/city hall. Mayor Six has spoken to someone who feels that he could install garage door openers without installing new garage doors. It was decided to wait until this person has a chance to look at the doors and get the city an estimate.
Discussed DVR and security cameras. PerMar has estimated the cost for a new 8 channel DVR, 2 new additional cameras, and the realignment of the current cameras to be $1,695. This will be discussed more at the next meeting.
Mayor Six reported that the hotel rate for the Illinois Municipal League Conference in Chicago next month is actually $260 per night instead of the $90 per night that was previously reported. It was decided to still send Mayor Six to this conference and pay the $260 per night for his hotel room.
Discussed parking on Oak Street. It was decided to leave things as they currently are, with the exception of making the two parking spots in front of the City Clerk's Office at 261 Oak Street “15 Minute Parking” spots.
Discussed hiring Harold Northup III to install the remaining digital read water meters and purchasing any additional meters that are needed to complete this job. A motion was made by Olson, and 2nd by Gittings to hire Harold Northup III to install the remaining digital read water meters at the rate of $15 per hour. Gittings, Olson, and Six AYE. Northup ABSTAIN.
Discussed the ditch along Leinbaugh Street. It was decided to have the engineer take a look at this.
Discussed contacting McDonough Telephone Cooperative about seeing if they would be interested in offering their services to the residents of Dallas City. It was decided to contact them and see if they would be willing to send a representative to a council meeting in the near future.
A motion was made by Olson, and 2nd by Gittings to adjourn the meeting. Gittings, Northup, and Olson AYE.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:17 p.m.