Milan Council establishes new borders for the Quad Cities Enterprise Zone
Milan Council met Monday, Dec. 19.
The Village Council is comprised of seven members. A Mayor and six Council Members who are elected at large. The length of each term is four years. With overlapping elections terms, only one half of the Village Council is elected every two years. This ensures some carryover in experience and background on the Council at all times. The Village Mayor is elected at-large and separately from the Trustees. The Village Mayor, by statute and ordinance, has additional duties such as holding the position of Liquor Control Commissioner, and serving as official signatory for certain Village expenditures.
Here are the minutes as provided by Milan:
VILLAGE OF MILAN COUNCIL MEETING December 19, 2016 Milan Municipal Building Council Chamber 5:30 P.M.
1. Roll Call
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Consideration of the Minutes of December 5, 2016
4. Consideration of the Treasurer’s Report
5. Consideration of the Semi-Monthly and Miscellaneous Bills
6. Consideration of an Ordinance Authorizing an Application for an Enterprise Zone
7. Consideration of an Ordinance to Set Guidelines for Travel Expense Reimbursement
8. Consideration of Tattoo Establishment License Application for Apocalyptic Ink Studio
9. Committee Reports
10. Citizens Opportunity to Address the Village Board
The regular meeting of the Milan Village Board of Trustees was held December 19, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Milan Municipal Building. Mayor Pro Tem Wilson presided in the absence of Mayor Dawson.
Roll Call showed present, Trustees Jody Taylor, Jerry Wilson, Bruce Stickell, Jim Flannery and Jay Zimmerman. Trustee Harry Stuart was absent.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Attorney Scott led the Pledge of Allegiance.
CONSIDERATION OF THE MINUTES
Copies of the minutes of the regular meeting of December 5, 2016 were given to all Trustees. There being no additions or corrections, Trustee Flannery moved to approve the minutes as presented and Trustee Zimmerman seconded the motion. All Trustees voted "Aye". Motion carried.
CONSIDERATION OF THE TREASURER’S REPORT
Treasurer Sarah Bohnsack was not present but left Board Members a copy of the treasurer’s report which shows activity year to date through November 30, 2016.
Mayor Pro Tem Wilson stated the report shows each fund is doing well with the exception of the Camden Center which shows a net loss year to date of $15,432.
Administrator Seiver stated there have been significant repairs of equipment in the wastewater treatment plant which accounts for most of the expenses on the report.
There being no questions on the report, Trustee Flannery moved to approve the report as presented and Trustee Taylor seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
CONSIDERATION OF THE SEMI-MONTHLY AND MISCELLANEOUS BILLS
Trustee Taylor stated there was only one run of bills this time. Large bills consisted of tree removal, repair of the sludge press roller, Layer Construction was paid for cleaning the levee creek along West 9th Street, recycling costs, payment of the sure trac trailer which was approved at the October 3rd meeting and a praestol Drum for the Sewer Treatment plant.
Administrator Seiver stated the eye and dental reimbursement for Mary Wallen is incorrect. He will have that pulled from the check run.
Trustee Flannery questioned the amount paid for an advertisement for the Home Pages ad for the Camden Centre.
There being no further discussion on the bills, Trustee Taylor moved to pay the December 19th bills in the amount of $58,715.57 and Trustee Zimmerman seconded the motion. Roll Call vote showed Trustees Taylor, Wilson, Stickell, Flannery and Zimmerman voted “Aye”. Motion carried. The bills will be paid from the following accounts: General $ 18,976.36 Garbage 8,334.06 Camden Centre 4,259.29 Police Pension 795.00 Community Center Deposit 1,100.00 Water & Sewer 25,250.86 Total $ 58,715.57
CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AN APPLICATION FOR AN ENTERPRISE ZONE
Administrator Seiver stated Ordinance 1649 establishes new borders for the Quad City Enterprise zone in that it will include the City of Rock Island with the Cities of East Moline, Moline, and Silvis and the Village of Milan and the County of Rock Island. Collectively forming the “Quad City Enterprise Zone”. The enterprise zone will last fifteen years and come up for review after thirteen years at which time an extension of ten years may be granted by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Administrator Seiver stated the Ordinance requires a Resolution authorizing the Village Mayor and Clerk to sign the Intergovernmental Agreement which forms the new Quad City Enterprise Zone”.
Trustee Zimmerman moved to pass Ordinance 1649 and Trustee Flannery seconded the motion. Roll call vote showed Trustees Wilson, Stickell, Flannery, Zimmerman and Taylor voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
Trustee Taylor moved to pass Resolution 16-4 directing the Mayor and Clerk to sign the necessary paperwork for the Intergovernmental Agreement. Trustee Flannery seconded the motion. Roll call vote showed Trustees Stickell, Flannery, Zimmerman, Taylor and Wilson voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE TO SET GUIDELINES FOR TRAVEL EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT
Attorney Scott stated the State of Illinois has mandated each municipality to pass an Ordinance setting regulations on reimbursement for travel. He presented a draft ordinance of what he feels should cover the mandate.
After some discussion, Trustee Zimmerman moved to table the Ordinance until next meeting. Trustee Stickell seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
CONSIDERATION OF TATTOO ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE APPLICATION FOR APOCALYPTIC INK STUDIO
Mayor Pro Tem Wilson stated the consideration of a Tattoo Establishment application from Randall Turnquist is on the table. Mr. Turnquist is in the audience and would like to speak.
Mr. Turnquist stated he has been waiting for a background check to go through Springfield since November. There is some problem with their equipment and they have fallen behind in sending out background checks. He recently received a background check for the City of Moline in March of 2016 and would like the village to accept that until his village one comes back from Springfield.
Mayor Pro Tem Wilson stated each municipality’s ordinance on Tattoo Parlors requires a background check. Mr. Turnquist has been approved by the State of Illinois and Rock Island County Health Department and his building has been inspected and approved by the Milan Building Inspector. Mr. Turnquist has also received approval from OSF Medical Group Monmouth for a physical.
Trustee Flannery moved to approve Mr. Turnquist’s application using the State background check acquired by Moline until his Milan State background check comes in. Trustee Taylor seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
Administrator Seiver stated a meeting will be held by the finance Committee regarding the consolidation of the Police Dispatch. They will also need to discuss the Municipal Economic Advisory Regulatory Requirement Disclosure for Municipal Bonds. The Radio system upgrades will also be discussed. He will let speak with the members of the Finance Committee to see when it will be convenient for them to meet.
CITIZENS OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE VILLAGE BOARD
There were no comments from the audience.
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