City of Aledo Council met July 17.
City of Aledo Council met Aug. 17.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
The City Council of the City of Aledo met in Regular Session in the Council Chambers of the City Hall building on July 17, 2017. Mayor Hagloch called the meeting to order at 6:48 P.M. The roll was called, whereupon the following answered present:
Aldermen Ila Bertrand, Terry Bewley, Michael Chausse, Barry Cooper, Jay Doherty, Jim Holmes, Chris Kopp, and Randy Slater. Mayor Christopher Hagloch.
Also present were Erin Knackstedt, City Administrator, Chris Sullivan, Chief of Police, JUSTIN Blaser, Director of Public Works & Utilities, Sandy Bull, City Treasurer, and Jarod Dale, City Clerk.
An attendance sheet has been marked Exhibit “A”, attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. The media was represented by Cala Smoldt, Rock Island Argus, and Jim Taylor, WRMJ.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
The meeting was opened in prayer by Pastor Daren Dietmeier, Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Appearances: No Report.
Communication & Correspondence: No Report.
Requests & Petitions: No Report.
Public Works Activity Report:
• Streets: street repairs made to NW 5th Street at 4 different intersections regarding standing water; street patching; and clean-up of trees after recent storm.
• Water: Julie’s; Water/wastewater worker has signed-up for his beginning water class this fall; repairs at WTP are underway regarding the piping project and Britton Electronics has completed programming and electrical work; samples to be taken to Peoria, Il and once the 2 samples pass the City will start pumping R/O water to Aledo.
• Gas: JULIE’s; read meters; valve maintenance and assisted water division with water leaks; cathodic readings; and 1 shut-off occurred.
• Cemetery: weed eating continues; complaints received regarding appearance at cemetery with a review by DPW and Cemetery Sexton to address the concerns and also a review of time management.
• DPW: the Aledo Bike-path to start construction on July 17th. Completion of work orders and permit inspections continue.
Aledo Police Department Activity Report: Chief Sullivan highlighted the “National Nights Out” event the Police Department will be hosting on Tuesday evening, August 1st, 2017 in Central Park.
City Hall Active Shooter training was held on Monday, July 10, 2017. City staff participated in a series of training scenarios which were designed to teach them how to respond to aggressive or violent subjects and how to survive an active shooter situation in the workplace.
CHIEF reported officer Shay Litwiler submitted his resignation as a part-time officer with the Department in early July. Litwiler has been employed with the City for approximately twelve (12) years. CHIEF thanked Officer Litwiler for his service to Aledo.
Administration Report: Administrator Knackstedt reported on weekly meetings for ED, PW and PD. Administrator and staff attended the A.L.I.C.E. training conducted by the police department. City staff met with Viola Home Telephone Co. to receive an update on the fiber optic project in Aledo. Also, staff met with representatives of MMF2 Inc. to discuss requested improvements to the Industrial Park area. A meeting with representatives of Ameren Illinois was held to review downtown lighting in the business district. Selected light poles to be turned off as a test the next two (2) weeks to verify if there would be sufficient lighting in the downtown area to save on lighting costs.
City Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s Report has been marked exhibit “B”, attached hereto and made a part of these minutes.
Mayor’s Report: Mayor Hagloch highlighted the positive turn-out at the 2017 Mercer County Fair in Aledo.
Committee Report: No Report.
REGULAR COUNCIL SESSION
Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag,
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Motion was made by Alderman Chausse and seconded by Alderman Bertrand to approve the meeting minutes of July 03, 2017 with the following correction:
• Page 5, under action item: An agreement between MCSD #404 and City of Aledo regarding School Resource Officer, correct voting record to reflect an abstention which was made by Chausse. A Roll call vote was recorded as follows:
YES: Bertrand, Bewley, Chausse, Cooper, Doherty, Holmes, Kopp, and Slater. NO: None. Motion carried. 8 yeas, 0 nays.
FINANCE: INVOICE LIST:
Motion was made by Alderman Doherty and seconded by Alderman Holmes that the Invoice Listing, which has been marked Exhibit “C”, attached hereto and made a part of these minutes, be authorized and checks issued. A Roll call vote was recorded as follows:
YES: Bewley, Chausse, Cooper, Doherty, Holmes, Slater, and Bertrand. NO: None. ABSTAIN: Kopp. Motion carried. 7 yeas, 0 nays, 1 abstention.
ORDINANCE NO. 28, SERIES OF 2017; An Ordinance Of The City Of Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois, Granting A Variance From Title 10, Chapter 10 To Allow Construction Of An Addition To A Building With A Front Yard Setback Of Fifteen Feet At 2107 Se 8th Street, Aledo, Illinois: (Second Reading)
Motion was made by Ald. Kopp and seconded by Ald. Bewley to adopt Ordinance No. 28, Series of 2017; An ordinance of the City of Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois, granting a variance from Title 10, Chapter 10 to allow construction of an addition to a building with a front yard setback of fifteen feet at 2107 SE 8th Street, Aledo, Illinois, Petitioner: Bruce A. Meminger. A Roll call vote was recorded as follows:
YES: Chausse, Cooper, Doherty, Holmes, Kopp, Slater, Bertrand, and Bewley. NO: None. Motion carried. 8 yeas, 0 nay.
ORDINANCE NO. 29, SERIES OF 2017; An Ordinance Amending Title 4, Chapter 1 Of The City Code Of The City Of Aledo For The Purpose Of Adopting The 2009 Edition Of The International Property Maintenance Code Prepared By The International Code Council: (First Reading)
The City currently has adopted the 2003 ICC International Property Maintenance Code. City Council provided City staff with direction to update the IPMC to the 2009 ICC International Property Maintenance Code. The updated IPMC will establish minimum regulations governing the conditions and maintenance of property to help prevent blight within the community. The updated code addresses the following:
• The City may, after the responsible party has failed to comply with a notice of violation, perform such work so as to restore the property to a clean, safe and sanitary condition. City to follow all legal requirements for nuisance abatement.
• Inoperable vehicles
• Vacant buildings
• Exterior accumulation and disposal of rubbish/garbage on property.
A second reading to be held on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 6:30 o’clock p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
RESOLUTION NO. 29R, SERIES OF 2017; Appointment Of The Aledo Civic Center Authority Board:
Motion was made by Alderman Chausse and seconded by Alderman Bewley to approve Resolution No. 29R, Series of 2017; Appointment of the Aledo Civic Center Authority Board as presented. A Roll call vote was recorded as follows:
YES: Cooper, Doherty, Holmes, Kopp, Slater, Bertrand, Bewley, and Chausse. NO: None. Motion carried. 8 yeas, 0 nays.
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
To schedule a Police & Ordinance Committee meeting during the August 7th City Council meeting.
City Council requested an update regarding the Blick & Blick Oil, Co. upgrade regarding their fuel island. City staff noted no date regarding an update as been provided. No further discussion followed.
City Council inquired on the term of the agreement between the City and Big River Resources. City staff reported there is two (2) years left before any construction must be started at the project site. No further discussion followed.
There being no further business, motion was made by Alderman Kopp and seconded by Alderman Cooper that the meeting be adjourned. A Unanimous voice vote followed in agreement. Meeting was adjourned at 7:04 P.M.