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City of Bushnell City Council met December 16

By Michael Abella | Jan 15, 2020

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City of Bushnell City Council met Dec. 16.

Here is the minutes 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 -P        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 Chuck Laegeler-A

Mayor Wilt recognized Jim Miles with a certificate of community service for helping clean and take care of the recreation center after he was no longer receiving pay. There was a lapse in coverage of the Maintenance job and Mr. Miles filled it on his own time. Thank you

Treasurer

Ald. Lorton made a motion to waive second reading on the tax levy. Ald. Coates seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. C Howell “aye” Ald. Allen “aye”

Ald. M Howell “aye” Ald. Lorton “aye”

Ald. Norton “aye” Ald. Glisan “aye”

Ald. Yocum “aye” Ald. Coates “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Ald. Lorton made a motion to approve the tax levy. Ald. C Howell seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. M Howell “aye” Ald. Lorton “aye”

Ald. Norton “aye” Ald. Glisan “aye”

Ald. Yocum “aye” Ald. Coates “aye”

Ald. Allen “aye” Ald. C Howell “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Consent Agenda

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

1. Approval of Minutes from December 2, 2019

2. Accept November Financial Report.

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

Ald. Coates “aye” Ald. Yocum “aye”

Ald. C Howell “aye” Ald. Allen “aye”

Ald. M Howell “aye” Ald. Lorton “aye

Ald. Norton “aye” Ald. Glisan “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Ad Hoc (Mayor’s Report)

1. Mayor Wilt stated that she had been contacted by an individual that was interested in Purchasing the land north of the clinic in conjunction with EDC, or part of the land on Route 9.

2. Mayor Wilt also was contacted by a Ron Clark on filming a movie in Bushnell. She will Meet with him on Wednesday along with Superintendent Kathy Dinger.

Personnel/Finance/Budget

*Nothing to report.

Public Works-Street/Sewer/Alley

*Public Works Direction Justin Griffith asked the council for permission to enter into an Intervention group and/or FERC attorney agreement if necessary for the IPEA gas rates.

Griffith stated that it could cost up to $20,000 or nothing at all.

Ald. Glisan made a motion to approve up to $20,000 to enter into an intervention group and/or FERC attorney. Ald. Lorton seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. Norton “aye” Ald. Glisan “aye”

Ald. Yocum “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.

*Griffith handed out packets to review the net metering and interconnect policies.

*Ald. C Howell stated that at the meeting last Thursday they discussed some improvements that need to be made to the Water facility. Test Superintendent Greg Faulkerson went over the repairs that needed done.

Projects Estimated cost

1) New High Service Pump #1 $12,000

2) Endress & Hauser Promag Flowmeter $12,800

3) Upgrade New SLC 505 Main PLC Controller $ 7,990

4) Main Controls for RO Water Facility $ 8,800

The council agreed with general consensus to move forward on the repairs.

*Ald. C Howell stated that they talked about the sidewalk from Ryco to Dollar General.

We do not have an easement on Ryco Property, so Justin Griffith will be working with Ryco to get that done.

*C Howell stated that the alley behind 300 block of East Main needed some holes filled

*They discussed at the meeting about Rental Property’s with overdue Utilities, that was tabled until we have an attorney.

Police/Liquor

Ald. Lorton made a motion to hire Jordan Hawk as a police officer. Ald. Glisan seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. Yocum “aye” Ald. Coates “aye”

Ald. Allen “aye” Ald. C Howell “aye

Ald. Lorton “aye” Ald. M Howell “aye”

Ald. Glisan “aye” Ald. Norton “aye”

Real Estate/Parks/Recreation

*Ald. Coates stated everything went well for the Light Parade, and they have the Santa lined up for next year.

MAEDCO

*Director Kim Pierce informed the council that the students in the CEO program were thriving.

They are putting together plans for an Escape room and will be selling tickets on line.

*Pierce stated that there are a couple people interested in the property of the west side of town.

*Pierce stated that Kitchen Cooked has been sold. The building is not part of the sale and there is some interest in that property.

*Macomb is getting an automated tunnel car wash, which will go up in front of the Hampton Inn.

Engineering

*Eric Moe from IMEG stated they would be opening up the bid for the 2 blocks of Davis Street on January 15 at 10:00 a.m.

Contracts

*Ald. Glisan stated that they have a meeting Wednesday at 3:00 to open up bids on the garbage contracts.

Attorney’s Report/Ordinances & Resolutions

*No report.

Ald. Lorton made a motion at 6:05 to enter into executive session to discuss d) The setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body, pursuant to Sec. 2(c) of the open Meetings Act.

Ald. C 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” Ald. Yocum “aye

Where Upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Ald. Lorton made a motion at 6:22 to return to regular session. Ald. Norton 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. Yocum “aye”

Ald. C Howell “aye” Ald. Allen “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Ald. Glisan made a motion to sell the land that the tower sits on out by the east lagoon to American Tower Corporation for $400,000, to use that money for an additional block of road on Davis street. Ald. Allen seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with the results as follows:

Ald. Glisan “aye” Ald. Norton “aye”

Ald. Coates “aye” Ald. Yocum “aye”

Ald. C Howell “aye” Ald. Allen “aye”

Ald. M Howell “aye” Ald. Lorton “aye”

Where upon Mayor Wilt declared the motion carried.

Ald. Allen made a motion to adjourn.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:25.

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