City of Kewanee City Council met June 11.
City of Kewanee City Council met June 11.
The City Council met in Council Chambers at 6:00 pm with the Mayor calling the meeting to order and the following answering to roll call:
Andy Koehler Council Member
Steve Faber Council Member
Michael Yaklich Council Member
Steve Looney Mayor
Council Member Colomer was absent with regrets.
Council Member Faber made a motion to adjourn
The executive session was adjourned at 6:37 PM on a motion made by Council Member Yaklich and seconded by Council Member Faber. Roll call showed 4 ayes, no nays. The motion passed.
Mayor Looney called the regular Council Meeting to order at 7 PM, stating that the Council was reconvening following a closed session pursuant to Section 2
News media present was as follows:
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The Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Mayor Looney asked for a moment of silence for our troops still fighting overseas.
Mayor Looney explained that the next items were placed on the consent agenda and were considered to be routine in nature to be passed as a whole with one vote of the Council. Mayor Looney requested that any member of the Council or the audience wishing to have an item removed from the consent agenda for individual consideration to make the request and the item would be removed and considered following the approval of the remaining consent items. The consent agenda included minutes from the May 29, 2018 Council Meeting, payroll for the pay period ending June 9, 2018 in the amount of $205,253.00, reports from the Police Department.The consent agenda was approved on a motion made by Council Member Faber and seconded by Council Member Yaklich. Roll call showed 4 ayes, no nays. The motion passed.
Bills submitted for approval totaling $100,359.11 were approved on a motion made by Council Member Yaklich and seconded by Council Member Faber. Council Member Koehler asked about the pound transition. City Manager Bradley reported that the transition was in progress, as the water would be turned
Mayor Looney opened a public hearing at 7:06 regarding setting the 2018-2019 Appropriations.
City Manager Bradley explained that the appropriations would set the legal limit for spending in the fiscal year. However, staff would use the previous passed budget for spending guidance. He further explained that the public hearing was to solicit input from the general public. There being none, the public hearing was closed at 7:08 pm.
Mayor Looney then asked if anyone wished to speak regarding a non-agenda item. Jennifer Russell reported that she was aware of an air conditioner the new animal control facility could have if we wanted it. Ms. Russell was thanked for her assistance. Mike Jones, the realtor for the real estate transaction at 500 East Division Street asked about the current status of the building. After some
Cheryl Osborne from the Henry County Tourism Bureau gave her semi-annual presentation, noting the current activity of the tourism bureau and thanking the City for its support.
Resolution #5115 authorizing an agreement with County Line Service, Inc of
Ordinance# 3931 appropriating funds for the municipal fiscal year from May 1, 2018 through April 30 2019 was approved on a motion made by Council Member Koehler and seconded by Council Member Faber. Roll call showed 4 ayes, no nays. The motion passed.
Ordinance #3932 establishing the prevailing rate of wages for Laborers, Workmen, and Mechanics employed on Public Works for the City of Kewanee was approved on a motion made by Council Member Faber and seconded by Council Member Koehler. Roll call showed 4 ayes, no nays. The motion passed.
Resolution #5116 to authorize the temporary closure of Second & Main Streets, US Route 34 and State Hwy 78 for the annual Hog Days Parade was approved for the same route on a motion made by Council Member Yaklich and seconded by Council Member Faber. Roll call showed 4 ayes, no nays. The motion passed.
Resolution #5117 ratifying and approving an agreement with Ruyle Mechanical Services of Peoria, IL for the wastewater treatment plant was approved on a motion made by Council Member Yaklich and seconded by Council Member Faber. City Manager Bradley explained that the project was on a planned list, but had not been scheduled. A weather event in February caused the project to become an emergency. Bids were solicited with the lowest bidder being awarded the project. There will be some modifications made in the communication process between the contractor and the city. Roll call showed 4 ayes, no nays. The motion passed.
A discussion was held regarding a collapsed sewer line on Tenney Street. City Manager Bradley explained the concerns and location of the collapsed line, noting that parts of the pipe are missing. There was a sinkhole located on Tenney Street. The project was not budgeted for in the CIP, however needed to occur. He requested Council approval to use some of the sewer fund balance to complete the job, as the balance was well over the minimum fund balance required. City Engineer Nobel explained the project in more detail, noting that staff was also looking
Ordinance #3933 amending Section 155.063 B-3 Business and Wholesale District permitted uses was tabled to allow for additional information requested by City Attorney Raver regarding definitions on a motion made by Council Member Koehler and seconded by Council Member Yaklich. Roll call showed 4 ayes, no nays. The motion passed.
Council Member Faber noted that he would be glad to see our pound up and running soon. He also urged motorists to watch for motorcycles.
Council Member Koehler suggested an exit on the North side of the Kewanee High School parking lot. City Manager Bradley reported that he had just been approached by Dr.
Council Member Yaklich stated that he was thrilled to hear the news about the pound. He thanked all of the volunteers and staff for the hours dedicated to the project. He also noted his appreciation of the Kuffels and their flexibility in assisting us.
Mayor Looney thanked all of the volunteers and Mr. Faber for his work at the pound. He noted More on 34 and BBQ Festival activities occurring over the weekend. Council Member Yaklich noted that the Concerts in the Park would begin on the following Thursday
City Clerk Edwards announced that there would be a lot of extra traffic for the Kansas City BBQ Competition and More on 34 over the weekend. Motorists were urged to be respectful by not blocking driveways when stopped at a sale. Motorists were also cautioned to be extra vigilant for pedestrians. Residents and businesses would soon receive, if they had not, a survey from the City of Kewanee regarding cross connections. They were asked to please take the time to complete the survey and return it to Aqua Backflow. The road program would begin the last week of June. Residents were also reminded to break down all cardboard and bundle it into no bigger than 3 ft x 3 ft squares.
There being no further business, Council Member Faber moved to adjourn the meeting and
Council Member Koehler seconded the motion. Roll call showed 4 ayes, no nays. The meeting
adjourned at 8:07 pm.