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City of Jacksonville City Council met February 24

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 21, 2020

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City of Jacksonville City Council met Feb. 24.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Mayor Andy Ezard in the Council Chamber called the Jacksonville City Council Meeting to order at 6:27 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, Jeff Hopkins, Jeff Lonergan, Lori Large Oldenettel, Aaron Scott, Mike Wankel, Steve Warmowski; Mayor Andy Ezard; City Attorney Dan Beard; City Clerk Skip Bradshaw. Absent from the meeting were Aldermen Don Cook, Eren Williams. A quorum was declared.

MINUTES: Motion was made by Bartlett, seconded by Hopkins, to approve the February 10, 2020 Minutes as presented in advance. By voice vote, motion carried.

PETITIONS: No discussion.

COMMUNICATIONS: CC Bradshaw advised he has two communications to discuss. Both requests were approved.

 Breck VanBebber is requesting permission to reserve DH #5 & #6 at Nichols Park on Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to host the city’s annual 4th of July 5K run. Mr. VanBebber has hosted this race at Nichols Park for the past several years with no issues.

 Breck VanBebber is requesting permission to use Community Park on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to host the Dan Moy/Jacksonville Cross Country Invitational.

CLAIMS: No discussion.

MAYOR’S REPORT:

1. Appointment of Kris Cox and Marcy Patterson to the Municipal Ambulance Commission. Motion was made by Scott, seconded by Oldenettel, to accept the Mayor’s appointments. By voice vote, motion carried.

2. Appointment of Jaime Filio-Cruz to the Commission on Disabilities & Human Relations, term expires October 30, 2022. Motion was made by Oldenettel, seconded by Scott, to accept the Mayor’s appointment. By voice vote, motion carried.

3. Resolution authorizing waiver of advertisement for bids and accepting proposal from Central States Fireworks for the Fourth of July fireworks display. Motion was made by Wankel, seconded by Lonergan, to accept the resolution. CA Beard read the resolution as proposed.

2020-R-020

Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, that a Resolution AUTHORIZING WAIVER OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS AND ACCEPTING PROPOSAL AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS, AND CENTRAL STATES FIREWORKS – (Term: Fireworks Display for July 4, 2020, 2021 & 2022), is hereby approved.

Mayor Ezard asked for discussion and there was none.

ROLL CALL: 8 Yeas; 0 Nays; 2 Absent (Cook, Williams)

Motion carried 8-0-2.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT: No discussion. 

CITY CLERK’S REPORT: No discussion.

CONSENT AGENDA

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:

1. City Treasurer’s Report – January 31, 2020. City Treasurer Ron Smiljanich’s report for January 31, 2020, in which totals for cash receipts, cash disbursements, investments, and balances for all City bank and investment accounts were given.

PARKS & LAKES: No discussion.

PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS: No discussion. 

PUBLIC PROTECTION:

2020-R-021 Resolution AUTHORIZING WAIVER OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS AND ACCEPTING PROPOSAL FROM DINGES FIRE COMPANY FOR THE PURCHASE OF 28 SETS OF LION TURNOUT GEAR FOR USE BY THE JACKSONVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT - $70,000

SPECIAL STUDIES: No discussion.

UTILITY:

2020-R-022 Resolution AUTHORIZING VARIOUS PAYMENTS FROM THE WATERWORKS & SEWERAGE PROJECTS FUND FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS – $6,600

(L. W. Rouland Trucking Service Inc. - $6,600)

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

ROLL CALL: 8 Yeas; 0 Nays; 2 Absent (Cook, Williams) Motion carried 8-0-2.

COMMITTEE REPORTS FINANCE/IT/PERSONNEL: No discussion.

PARKS & LAKES: No discussion.

PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS:

1. First reading of an ordinance amending the Jacksonville Zoning Map for property located at 1691-1693 West Morton Avenue from B-3 to B-4 with Special Use. Motion was made by Scott, seconded by Adams, to accept the ordinance. CA Beard read the ordinance as proposed.

2020-O-002 Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, that an Ordinance AMENDING THE JACKSONVILLE ZONING MAP FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1691-1693 WEST MORTON AVENUE FROM B-3 (Limited Business District) to B-4 (General Business District) WITH SPECIAL USE – (Automotive shop), is hereby approved.

Mayor Ezard asked for discussion and there was none.

ROLL CALL: 8 Yeas; 0 Nays; 2 Absent (Cook, Williams) Motion carried 8-0-2.

PUBLIC PROTECTION: No discussion. 

SPECIAL STUDIES: No discussion.

 UTILITY: No discussion.

OLD BUSINESS: No discussion.

NEW BUSINESS: Ald. Adams advised that Passavant Area Hospital and the Morgan County Housing Authority, along with other entities, have been discussing how they can improve the lives of those in our community and two thoughts came to the forefront – transportation and nutrition. He is in support of a farmers market to supply fresh produce to the community, and incorporating an incentive program for those entities that provide food and meals for the underprivileged. His hope is that the City would be willing to work these individuals on their endeavors. Brief discussion ensued regarding transportation services currently being provided in Jacksonville and how they could be improved.

PUBLIC COMMENT: No discussion.

ADJOURNMENT: With no further discussion motion was made by Hopkins, seconded by Lonergan, to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 p.m.

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