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City of Macomb Committee of the Whole met January 13

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2020

Meeting 05

City of Macomb Committee of the Whole met Jan. 13.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

The Committee of the Whole of the Macomb City Council met on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall at 232 East Jackson Street, Macomb, IL.

Mayor Inman called the meeting to order followed by roll call.

Roll call was taken and the following were present: Alderman Mike Wayland, Annette Carper, Tom Koch, Gayle Carper, Tammie Leigh Brown-Edwards and Dennis Moon. In addition to the Mayor and Aldermen, others present were; Deputy Clerk Renee Lotz, City Attorney Kristen Petrie and City Administrator Scott Coker. Also, in attendance was Public Works Director Alice Ohrtmann and Water Treatment Plant Manager Kent Cox. Alderman John Vigezzi was absent.

Public Comment. None

The first item on the agenda for discussion was on an ordinance to create a special event liquor license for the St. Paul Home and School Association Trivia Night. City Attorney Kristen Petrie presented the ordinance for first reading. She explained the event was an annual fund-raising event to be held at 322 W. Washington Street, February 8, 2020. 6:00-10:30 p.m.

Principal, Laura Cody was present to thank the Council for allowing them to continue to hold the event. She stated it was a fun, fund-raiser with fellowship and all were welcome to join the fun.

There was no discussion and Mayor Inman stated it would be placed on the agenda for second reading and final action at Monday night meeting.

The second item on the agenda for discussion was on soliciting bids for the Northwest Water Main Phase 2 Community Development Block Grant project. Water Treatment Plant Manager, Kent Cox explained that the grant was announced in 2019 for the second phase of the north west quadrant water main replacement. This would replace cast iron pipes installed in the 1930’s. The funds must be expended by March 31, 2021.

Kent was requesting permission to let bids for the project which includes sections of North Albert, West Orchard, West Pierce and West Murray Streets. The grant amount was for $500,000.00. This grant converted from CDAP to CDBG and there were no matching funds required but; the City was required to pay for Engineering ($56,000) and Administration fees ($30,000), with design fees already paid for in the first phase.

There was no further discussion and Mayor Inman stated it would be placed on the agenda for final action at Monday night meeting.

The third item on the agenda for discussion was on the engineering services agreement with IMEG Corporation for the Northwest Water Main Phase 2 project. WTPM Cox stated that the engineering agreement includes the bidding process along with running the project. The Engineering Service Agreement was in the amount of $56,000.00.

There was no further discussion and Mayor Inman stated it would be placed on the agenda for final action at Monday night meeting.

The fourth item on the agenda was discussion on an ordinance authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source), Series 2020 of the City of Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois, in an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $4,300,000 for the purpose of refinancing certain outstanding obligations and paying for costs related thereto, and providing for the levy of direct annual tax sufficient for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds. This ordinance had first reading last Monday night.

Mayor Inman stated this was a refinancing of the original debt service of $7.5 million in 2012 to begin infrastructure projects. The bonds would be financed at a more favorable rate, the terms do not change.

Mr. John Vizzeti of Bernardi Securities was present to thank Council for now a second opportunity to refinance bonds for the City of Macomb. He stated the terms don’t change, there were 8 years left to pay, and it was favorable to get the interest rate down to 1.8%, saving $70 to $90 thousand dollars over the course of the bonds life, approximately $10,000 per year.

There was no further discussion and Mayor Inman stated it would be placed on the agenda for final action at Monday night meeting.

The fifth item on the agenda for discussion was on the executive minutes to remain closed. Mayor Inman stated the minutes were from the Council, Committee of the Whole and Sub-Committees. There was no discussion.

Alderman Moon moved, seconded by Alderman G. Carper to accept the closed executive minutes and place on the consent agenda, all Aldermen voting “Aye” by voice vote, Mayor Inman declared the motion carried and stated it would be placed on consent agenda at Monday night meeting.

There being no further business to come before the Council, Alderman Moon moved, seconded by Alderman Koch to adjourn the meeting, all Aldermen voting “Aye” by voice, Mayor Inman declared the motion carried and they adjourned the meeting at 5:28 p.m.

https://cityofmacomb.com/01-13-2020-committee-of-the-whole-minutes/

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