Village of Milan Council met October 2.
Village of Milan Council met October 2.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
Roll call vote showed the following Trustees present: Jody Taylor, Jerry Wilson, Bruce Stickell, Jim Flannery, Jay Zimmerman and Harry Stuart. No Trustees were absent.
Pledge Of Allegiance:
Attorney Lincoln Scott led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Consideration Of The Minutes Of September 18, 2017:
All Board Members received a copy of the September 18th Village Board Meeting Minutes. There being no additions or corrections, Trustee Flannery moved to approve the minutes as presented and Trustee Wilson seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
Consideration To Move Agenda Items #9, 10,11:
Mayor Dawson asked to move agenda items 9, 10 and 11 up as family members of Officer Bush and Downing are in the audience to attend their promotion ceremonies. Also Mrs. Hauman from the group “In From the Cold” is here to receive a proclamation for the group. Trustee Zimmerman made a motion to move the agenda items up to the current point of the meeting. Trustee Stuart seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
Promotion Of Officer Richard Downing Jr. To Police Sergeant:
Mayor Dawson introduced Officer Richard Downing. He stated the Officer has been with the Milan Police Department for the past five years. Mayor Dawson then asked Officer Downing to recite his oath and he then presented him with a certificate promoting him to the rank of Sergeant. Chief Johnson then presented him with his Sergeant Badge.
Reading Of The Oath Of Office For Milan Police Officer Ethan Busch:
Mayor Dawson introduced Officer Ethan Busch. Officer Busch had been sworn into office on September 26th and began work on September 27th. This is a ceremonial swearing in. Officer Bush read his oath of office and Mayor Dawson and the Board and audience congratulated him.
Proclamation In From The Cold:
Mayor Dawson read a Proclamation in support of In From the Cold organization and declared November 1, 2017 as In From the Cold Day in the Quad Cities. Ms. Pam Hauman received the Proclamation and thanked Mayor Dawson as one of the Mayors that help with their fundraiser each fall the “Mayor’s Hunger Luncheon”. She stated their organization help the homeless to have food and a safe place to sleep. The organization was organized in 1992 and has raised over $330,000 for the homeless in the Quad Cities.
Consideration Of The Administrator’s Report:
Mayor Dawson stated Administrator Seiver is on vacation and will return tomorrow if there are any questions for him.
Consideration Of The Inspectors’ Reports:
Trustee Stickell stated most of the permits this month are for average maintenance work.
Inspector Moller stated he talked with some of the Habitat for Humanity personnel and they were saying they have three families that they wanted to build houses for if they could find lots.
Public Works Superintendent Dave Pannell stated there is an empty lot on East 24th Street the village has been mowing. Mr. Moller will look into the status of that lot.
The Council’s consensus was they would be willing to donate a lot for another home if one is available.
There being no further discussion, Trustee Stickell moved to approve the Inspectors’ Reports as presented. Trustee Wilson seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
Consideration Of The Department Heads Reports:
Police: Chief Johnson left the meeting to greet the families to a reception for newly hired officer Ethan Bush and promotion of Richard Downing to Sergeant. He has turned his report in to each Board Member.
Public Works: Superintendent Pannell stated they are still spraying mosquitoes. The mowing has slowed down quite a bit.
Water/Sewer: Superintendent Farrell stated the new generator is set at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The bid opening for the work on the Stream Bank Erosion Mitigation Project will be discussed later in the meeting. Fall hydrant flushing is complete with little problems.
Camden Centre: Camden Centre Director Jeanne Beuseling stated the transfer of her to Director from Pam Skelton who retired September 26th has gone smoothly. She attended a bridal fair at the I-Wireless Center where she met a prospective renter for the Camden Centre for a wedding.
Trustee Stickell moved to approve the Department Heads Reports as presented. Trustee Flannery seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”. Motion carried
Consideration Of The Semi-Monthly And Miscellaneous Bills:
Trustee Taylor moved to pay the miscellaneous bills in the amount of $15,995.65 and the semi-monthly bills in the amount of $110,610.65. Trustee Zimmerman seconded the motion. Roll call vote showed Trustees Wilson, Stickell, Flannery, Zimmerman, Stuart and Taylor voted “Aye”. Motion carried. The bills will be paid from the following funds:
General $ 31,378.66
Motor Fuel Tax 6,995.36
Camden Centre 4,349.66
Special Tax II 35.21
Insurance Reserve 15,844.28
Water & Sewer 67,466.62
Consideration To Approve A Bid Award For Stream Bank Erosion Mitigation:
Mayor Dawson stated the bids were opened September 28th for the Stream Bank Erosion Mitigation project. There were four bids received with the high bid of $135,370 and the low bid of $92,473.50. The engineers estimate was $81,100. Engineer’s Missman Inc. recommends the Board accept the low bid from Brandt Construction in the amount of $92,473.50.
Mayor Dawson asked if there were any comment from the Board and there being no asked for a motion on the bids.
Trustee Wilson moved to accept the low bid from Brandt Construction in the amount of $92,473.50. Trustee Zimmerman seconded the motion. Roll call vote showed Trustees Stickell, Flannery, Zimmerman, Stuart, Taylor and Wilson voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
Consideration To Set Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Hours:
Mayor Dawson stated in keeping with the other cities surrounding Milan he would like to set Halloween Hours from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 31, 2017. All Trustees agreed.
Mayor Dawson also stated the annual Trunk or Treat will be held at Camden Park on October 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is an event sponsored by MIP.
Trustee Taylor stated representatives of AFSCME will meet with the Village on October 4th at 2:30 p.m. to discuss the Union Contract.
Citizens Opportunity To Address The Village Board:
Ms. Betty Boltz stated the MIP Craft Fair held at Erickson’s on Sunday October 1st, had about 1,600 people attend. Sales were good.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Mayor Dawson asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Wilson so moved and Trustee Zimmerman seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m.