City of Aledo Council met September 18.
City of Aledo Council met September 18.
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 September 18, 2017. Mayor Pro-Tem Chausse called the meeting to order at 6:42 p.m. The roll was called, whereupon the following answered present:
Aldermen Ila Bertrand, Michael Chausse, Barry Cooper, Jay Doherty, Jim Holmes, Chris Kopp, and Randy Slater. Mayor Christopher Hagloch and Terry Bewley were excused.
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, The 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: Dana Murphy, Executive Director, Aledo Main Street, presented information regarding the upcoming Oktoberfest event to be held on September 30th, 2017. The event to be held in Aledo Central Park from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Activities include: downtown shopping with in-store specials from 10 – 3:00 p.m.; band shell entertainment from 2 – 8:00 p.m.; a car cruise from 4 – 8:00 p.m.; food supplied by Mercer Market from 4 – 8:00 p.m.; family activities in park, bounce house, face painting; and beer garden to celebrate Oktoberfest from 2 – 8:00 p.m.
Communication & Correspondence: No Report.
Requests & Petitions: Special Event / Street Closure – 2017 Mercer County High School Homecoming Parade to be held Thursday, October 05, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in downtown Aledo.
Public Works Activity Report:
• Streets: the striping of Monument Park and the Fire Station parking lot is completed. The repairs to the bumps at the stoplights are in progress. Completion of work orders continue.
• Water: Julie’s; The repair to the S. College Avenue sanitary was completed; the void has been filled with the replacement of the curb and gutter; the VFD’s for the well sites have been delivered by Briton; Puckett Concrete poured the new pads for the equipment on 9/11; installation of VFD’s will happen in the next two (2) weeks.
• Gas: Julie’s; The new gas main on SE 11th was installed; read meters; attended annual GUA meeting on 9/12; the border station electrical upgrade is nearing completion; and new gas worker began on 9/11.
• Cemetery: Two (2) funerals occurred.
• DPW: multi-use path continues to progress; lay-out of concrete pads for new VFD’s at well sites completed; CIP budget continues; and building inspections and property maintenance code violations continue.
Aledo Police Department Activity Report: Chief Sullivan reminded the Council that the Brookstone Open Golf Tournament to be held on 9/23 at Hawthorne Ridge Golf Club. All the proceeds go toward the Shop with a Hero program.
Chief reported the 911 Memorial Ride and Ceremony at the Aledo memorial site went smoothly. First responders and veterans from throughout the County participated. The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts were part of the flag ceremony to honor the men and women who gave their lives on September 11, 2001.
Chief reported the State of Illinois has mandated all police and fire departments train all of their officers in the handling and use of opioid antagonists (Naxolone). All departments must acquire Naxolone and it must be deployed in the squad cars. The training will be provided to all Aledo officers on November 01, 2017.
Administration Report: Administrator Knackstedt updated the Council on weekly meetings with City Staff. Other highlights include: EDC Sipes, Administrator Knackstedt, and AMS Director Murphy continue to discuss plans for Oktoberfest. Administrator also participated in a conference call with ClearGOV; a conference call with Ameren Illinois to discuss billing issues and downtown street lighting; met with Hutchison Engineering to discuss the next phase of the multi-use path on the NE quadrant for F/Y 18; and a conference call to discuss potential bonding with Benardi Securities.
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: No Report.
Committee Report: No Report.
Regular Council Session:
Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag,
Approval of Minutes:
Motion was made by Alderman Bertrand and seconded by Alderman Holmes to approve the meeting minutes of September 05, 2017 as presented. A Roll call vote was recorded as follows:
Yes: Bertrand, Holmes, and Kopp. No: None. Abstain: Chausse, Cooper, Doherty, and Slater. Motion carried. 3 yeas, 0 nays, 4 abstentions.
Finance: Invoice List:
Motion was made by Alderman Bertrand 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: Chausse, Cooper, Doherty, Holmes, Slater, and Bertrand. No: None. Abstain: Kopp. Motion carried. 6 yeas, 0 nays, 1 abstention.
Ordinance No. 30, Series Of 2017; Providing For Annexation Of Property Owned By David S. And Jacqueline M. Mcknight: (First Reading):
For property commonly known as 1207 NE 3rd Avenue, Aledo, Illinois (PIN: 10-10-17- 200-047), be and the same is hereby annexed to and made a part of the City of Aledo in the County of Mercer and State of Illinois.
The second reading to be held on Monday, October 02, 2017 at 6:30 o’clock p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
Motion Approving The Engineering, Architectural, Surveying Services Agreement For The Demolition Of The Former Roosevelt Military Academy Buildings In The Amount Of $5,100:
Motion was made by Alderman Doherty and seconded by Alderman Chausse to approve the engineer/architect/survey (E/A/S) (Klingner & Associates, P.C.) 49 N. Prairie Street, Galesburg, IL., 61401, for building evaluation of the Roosevelt Military Academy in an amount of Five Thousand One Hundred Dollars ($5,100.00). A Roll call vote was recorded as follows:
Yes: Cooper, Doherty, Holmes, Kopp, Slater, Bertrand, and Chausse. No: None. Motion carried. 7 yeas, 0 nays.
(Clerks note: City Attorney Walton to review a modification of judgement regarding the current property owner.)
Special Event / Street Closure – 2017 Mercer County High School Homecoming Parade To Be Held Thursday, October 05, 2017:
Motion was made by Alderman Kopp and seconded by Alderman Cooper to approve the item as presented. A Unanimous voice vote followed in agreement. One (1) abstention was voiced by Ald. Chausse.
Standing Committee Reports: A Joint Finance / Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Committee meeting to be held on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:15 o’clock p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
Old Business: No Report.
New Business: ALD. Bertrand inquired on the current cemetery rates and last date of approval. City Clerk Dale reported the rates were last completed in 2008, with a review in 2010 – 2011 time frame by the Cemetery & Cable T.V. Committee. Ald. Slater noted the request, as the chair of the Cemetery & Cable T.V. Committee.
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 6:52 p.m.