City of Aledo Council met August 21.
City of Aledo Council met August 21.
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 August 21, 2017. Mayor Hagloch called the meeting to order at 6:53 p.m. The roll was called, whereupon the following answered present:
Aldermen ILA Bertrand, Terry Bewley, Michael Chausse, Barry Cooper, Jay Doherty, Jim Holmes, and Chris Kopp. Mayor Christopher Hagloch. Alderman Randy Slater was excused.
Also present were Chris Sullivan, Chief of Police, Justin Blaser, Director of Public Works & Utilities, 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 John Hoscheidt, WRMJ.
Committee of the Whole:
The meeting was opened in prayer by Pastor Kevin Pauley, Community Bible Fellowship Church.
Appearances: No Report.
Communication & Correspondence: No Report.
Requests & Petitions: Naginder Singh, Aledo Mobil Station – 1306 SE 3rd Street, Aledo, Il., request for on-premise consumption liquor license. Chris Greene of Illinois Gold Rush was also present to appear on behalf of Mr. Singh. Objectives noted to expand restaurant inside the station to add additional seating for dine-in customers and expand menu. Also, offer single serve beer and single serve wine to be served and consumed in an area of the station that has restricted entry and barrier walls. Finally, Aledo Mobil would apply for State Gaming License to introduce Video Game Terminals/Slots. The item to be sent to the Ordinance & Police Committee for further review at a later date.
Public Works Activity Report:
• Streets: the new storm sewer pipe has been installed on South College Ave / west of the high school. The landscape waste site pile has been buried and ready for fall season. Clean-up for Antique Days in progress.
• Water: Julie’s; Hydrant repairs are underway. A significant amount of time has been spent on addressing the communication issues at WTP. These issues have not affected water quality; it is strictly an interruption of communication between the wells, plant, and water towers. Issues are due to Frontier service and the SCADA system functioning poorly as well.
• Gas: Julie’s; Mark Miller and USDI have completed all the valve projects for 2017. Dirt work and seeding from the valve projects in progress.
• Cemetery: three (3) funerals; maintenance of grounds continue.
• DPW: bike trail continues to progress nicely, the curb and gutter is nearing completion. Changes in downtown lighting have been completed, Ameren to remove certain lights once the City provides direction on which ones to keep and/or remove. Participated in gas division worker interviews. DPW to contact waste hauler(s) regarding spillage onto streets during waste removal.
Aledo Police Department Activity Report: CHIEF Sullivan reported the department is preparing for the activities of Antique Days. All of the planning for safety and security is completed. Officers have been scheduled to have both an increased presence in the community Saturday and to be on foot downtown interacting with the people attending the event. The SRO program is up and running again for the new school year.
Chief to reposition the radar sign with school starting back-up. CHIEF to coordinate with the Public Works division to assist in the matter.
Administration Report: No Report.
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 provided an update regarding City Administrator Knackstedt leave of absence. Mayor noted Ms. Knackstedt is working on a temporary part-time basis during her leave and plans to have a release to full-duty on 8/23.
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 Bewley to approve the meeting minutes of August 07, 2017 as presented. A Roll call vote was recorded as follows:
Yes: Bertrand, Bewley, Chausse, Cooper, Doherty, Holmes, and Kopp. No: None. Motion carried. 7 yeas, 0 nays.
Finance: Invoice List:
Motion was made by Alderman Kopp and seconded by Alderman Bertrand that the Invoice Listing, less the Blick & Blick Oil, Co. item(s) on page(s) one (1) and two (2), the Essig Motors Inc. item on page two (2), 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, Kopp, and Bertrand. No: None. Motion carried. 7 yeas, 0 nays.
Motion was made by Alderman Bertrand and seconded by Alderman Holmes that the Invoice Listing, the Blick & Blick Oil, Co. item(s) on page(s) one (1) and two (2), the Essig Motors Inc. item on page two (2), 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: Chausse, Cooper, Holmes, Bertrand, and Bewley. No: None. Abstain: Doherty and Kopp. Motion carried. 5 yeas, 0 nays, 2 abstentions.
Resolution No. 32R, Series of 2017; Approving Gas Distribution System Upgrades in the 200 Block of Se 11th Avenue:
Motion was made by Ald. Doherty and seconded by Ald. Kopp to approve Resolution No. 32R, Series of 2017; Approving gas distribution system upgrades in the 200 block of SE 11th Avenue, Aledo, Il; and to accept the USDI proposal, for the installation of 450’ of 2” PE main by directional boring of 4 PE service lines of various lengths, also by directional boring, and the tapping work necessary to retire old lines, for a total cost not to exceed Sixteen Thousand Dollars ($16,000). A Roll call vote was recorded as follows:
Yes: Cooper, Doherty, Holmes, Kopp, Bertrand, Bewley, and Chausse. No: None. Motion carried. 7 yeas, 0 nays.
Resolution No. 33r, Series of 2017; Rescinding Resolution No. 31r, Series of 2017, Approving Floor Drain Repairs in the Public Works Street Division Building:
Subsequent to the passage of the Resolution by City Council and prior to any action on the Resolution or the Project being taken, the Director of Public Works learned that the request for estimates by the Department of Public Works and the bid accepted by the Resolution omitted a critical requirement for proper completion of the work, the cost of which exceeds the funds budgeted for the repair.
Discussion included the clarification if an oil separator would be needed if they are strictly replacing the grates. City staff noted an oil separator would be necessary.
Motion was made by Alderman Bertrand and seconded by Alderman Bewley to approve Resolution No. 33R, Series of 2017; Rescinding Resolution No. 31R, Series of 2017, Approving floor drain repairs in the public works street division building. A Roll call vote was recorded as follows:
Yes: Doherty, Holmes, Kopp, Bertrand, Bewley, and Cooper. No: None. Present: Chausse. Motion carried. 6 yeas, 0 nays, 1 present.
Standing Committee Reports: No Report.
Old Business: No Report.
New Business: No Report.
Motion was made By Alderman Chausse and seconded by Alderman Cooper to adjourn to closed session to discuss:
A. Personnel Section 2(c)(1) Open Meetings Act.
A Roll call vote was recorded as follows:
Yeas: Bertrand, Bewley, Chausse, Cooper, Doherty, Holmes, and Kopp. No: None. Motion carried. 7 yeas, 0 nays. The meeting was recessed to closed session at 7:08 p.m.
Reconvene in Open Session:
Council reconvened in open session at 7:34 p.m. Roll call was taken with the following answering present: Aldermen Bertrand, Bewley, Chausse, Cooper, Doherty, Holmes, and Kopp, Mayor Hagloch, as well as, City Clerk Dale.
Motion Pertaining to Closed Session Discussion: No Report.
Adjournment: There being no further business, motion was made by Alderman Kopp and seconded by Alderman Holmes that the meeting be adjourned. A Unanimous voice vote followed in agreement. Meeting was adjourned at 7:34 p.m.