City of Silvis City Council met June 18.
Here is the agenda provided by the council:
1) Pledge of Allegiance
2) Roll Call
3) Proclamations: Navy Week
4) Guest Speaker:
5) Public Comment:
7) Approve any items removed from the Consent Agenda
8) Special Non-Consent:
A) Economic Development
Item 1) Ordinance 2019-25 an ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a second amendment to the Weber Auto Group (Retail Strip Center Project) TIF redevelopment agreement
Motion to adopt Ordinance 2019-25 an ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a second amendment to the Weber Auto Group (Retail Strip Center Project) TIF redevelopment.
Item 1) Ordinance 2019-26 Appropriation Transfers
Motion to adopt Ordinance 2019-26 the Appropriations transfer ordinance for fiscal year ending 30 April 2019
9) City Attorney Report:
10) City Administrator's Report:
11) City Engineer’s Report:
12) City Treasurer’s Report:
13) City Clerk's Report:
14) Mayor's Report:
15) Call for adjournment from Regular Meeting
6) CONSENT AGENDA BY OMNIBUS VOTE:
(All items under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine in nature and will be enacted by a single motion and subsequent roll call vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless an Alderman so requests; in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered as the first item after approval of the Consent Agenda
Item 1) Donation to the Silvis Family Fun Run in the amount of $750
B) Approve payroll for 6 June 2019 in the amount of $113,070.47
C) Approve minutes from 4 June 2019 Regular and COW meetings
D) Approve all bills bearing proper signatures.
E) Resolutions: 2019-27 Abandoned Residential Property Relief Program
16) Call Committee of the Whole to Order & Roll Call
17) Comments from the Audience
18) Agenda items for discussion
A) Public Works
Item 1) Relief on a water bill 755 9th Ave
Discuss the relief of a water bill in the amount of $179.28 at 755 9th Ave.
Motion to place relief of a water bill in the amount of $179.28 for property located at 755 9th Ave on the 2 July 2019 agenda for approval.
Item 2) Relief on a water bill 1309 1st Street
Discuss allowing water bill of $376.98 per month for the property located at 1309 1st Street due to a water service break and no water went down sewer.
Motion to place allowing water bill of $376.98 for the property located at 1309 1st Street due to a water service break and no water went down sewer on the 2 July 2019 agenda for approval.
Item 3) Relief on a water bill 1321 33rd Avenue Circle
Discuss the relief of a water bill in the amount of $208.00 at 1321 33rd Ave Circle.
Motion to place relief of a water bill in the amount of $208.00 for property located at 1321 33rd Ave Circle on the 2 July 2019 agenda for approval.
Item 1) Codification of 2018-2019 Ordinances
Discuss codification of supplement #13 for the Silvis Code of Ordinances to include ordinances passed in 2018-2019
Motion to place codification of 2018-2019 ordinances for supplement #13 to the Silvis Code of Ordinances at a cost not to exceed $3,042.06 on the 2 July2019 agenda for approval.
C) Public Service
Item 1) Advertising in the John Deere Classic Daily Pairings guide
Discuss advertising in the John Deere Classic Daily Pairings guide at a cost of $1,531
Motion to place advertising in the John Deere Classic Daily Pairings guide at a cost of $1,531 on the 2 July 2019 agenda for approval.
D) Parks, Building & Grounds
Item 1) PPA with SimpleRay for Police Department
Discuss entering into a power purchase agreement with SimpleRay to provide solar power to the Silvis Police Department.
Motion to place entering into a power purchase agreement with SimpleRay to provide solar power to the Silvis Police Department on the 2 July 2019 agenda for approval.
Item 1) Annual donation to Silvis Main Street for operations
Discuss donation to Silvis Main Street in the amount of $11,000 for general operations.
Motion to place donation to Silvis Main Street in the amount of $11,000 on the 2 July 2019 for Approval.
Item 2) Donation to the 2019 Moonlight Parade in the amount of $4,000
Discuss donation to the 2019 Moonlight Parade in the amount of $4,000
Motion to place the donation to the 2019 Moonlight Parade in the amount of $4,000 on the 2 July 2019 agenda for approval.
19) City Staff Reports
A) Fire Department
B) Inspections Department
C) Police Department
D) Public Works & Parks
20) Comments from the Alderpersons
21) Executive/Closed Session if needed
*** How to convene a Closed Session:
Specific steps must be taken so that convening a Closed Meeting is legally accomplished as outlined in 5ILCS 120/2(a) sets down two conditions for holding a Closed Meeting. The first step is substantive: the meeting must fall into one of the exceptions listed in Section 2(c). These exceptions must be “strictly construed against Closed Meetings” 5 ILCS 120/1 (2). The second step is procedural: the public body must close the meetings “in accordance with Section 2(a)” 5 ILCS 120/2 (a) requires the public body to a roll call vote on whether to close the meeting to the public (the meeting need not be closed, even if it falls into one of the exceptions in Section 2(c). 5 ILCS 120/2(a).
Following is a list of exceptions:
1) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity; However a meeting to consider an increase in compensation to a specific employee of a public body that is subject to the Local Government Wage Increase Transparency Act may not be closed and shall be open to the public and posted and held in accordance with this act.
2) collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees;
3) the selection of a person to fill a public office, including a vacancy in a public office, when the public body is given power to appoint under law or ordinance; or the discipline, performance or removal of the occupant of the public office, when the public body is given the power to remove the occupant under law or ordinance.
4) consider evidence or testimony presented in open hearing, or in closed hearing where specifically authorized by law, to a quasi-adjudicative body (which means an administrative body charged by law or ordinance with the responsibility to conduct hearings, receive evidence or testimony and make determinations based thereon, but does not include local electoral boards when such bodies are considering petition challenges), provided that the body prepares and makes available for public inspection a written decision setting forth its determinative reasoning;
5) purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body is being considered, including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired;
6) the setting of the price for sale or lease of real estate owned by the public body is being considered;
7) consider the sale or purchase of securities, investments or investment contracts;
8) consider security procedures and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the safety of employees, students, staff, the public or public property;
9) Student disciplinary cases
10) The placement of individual students in special education programs and other matters relating to individual students.
11) litigations “when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting”;
12) reserves or settle claims as provided in the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, if otherwise the disposition of a claim or potential claim might be prejudiced, or to review or discuss claims, loss or risk management information, records, data, advice, or communications from or with respect to any insurer of the local public entity or any intergovernmental risk management association or self-insurance pool of which the local government is a member;
13) The conciliation of complaints of discrimination in the sale or rental of housing, when closed meetings are authorized by law or ordinance prescribing fair housing practices and creating a commission or administrative agency for their enforcement;
14) consider informant sources, the hiring or assignment of undercover personnel or equipment, or ongoing, prior or future criminal investigations, when discussed by a public body with criminal investigatory responsibilities;
15) consider professional ethics or performance when considered by an advisory body appointed to advise a licensing or regulatory agency on matters germane to the advisory body’s field of competence;
16) self-evaluation, practices and procedures or professional ethics, when meeting with a representative of a statewide association of which the public body is a member
21) discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed under the Act either for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as required by the Act;
23) discuss the operation by a municipality of a municipal utility or the operation of a municipal power agency or a municipal natural gas agency when the discussion involves (i) contracts relating to the purchase, sale or deliver of electricity or natural gas or (ii) the results or conclusions of load forecast studies