Village of Milan Council met June 3.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
Roll call vote showed present, Trustees Jim Flannery, Jay Zimmerman, Harry Stuart, Karen Wilson, Jerry Wilson and Bruce Stickell. In the absence of Mayor Dawson, Harry Stuart acted as Mayor Pro-Tem.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Attorney Scott led the Pledge of Allegiance.
CONSIDERATION OF THE MINUTES OF MAY 20, 2019
All Board Members received a copy of the May 20, 2019 Village Board meeting minutes. There being no additions or corrections, Trustee Flannery moved to approve them as presented. Trustee Jerry Wilson seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”.
CONSIDERATION OF THE ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Administrator Seiver stated the Integrated P25 Emergency Radio Tower System serving Rock Island and Scott Counties has been approved by Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGA) on the project. RACOM has been contracted for purchase, installation and operation of the Illinois system and Scott County is holding a corresponding contract for the Iowa portion. Both counties contracted with TrueNorth for consulting on technology, design and installation. Also, the counties have an additional IGA covering the joint use and management of the combined radio system.
Mr. Seiver stated today he received the following four bills he would like to add to tonight’s bill approval register. They are as follows; the village’s portion of an invoice for the purchase and buildout of the P25 System in the amount of $34,092.01 plus an administration free of $87.25 charged by R.I. County Treasurer’s Office; the third quarterly requistion billing for QComm’s expenses in the amount of $99,649.40 due June 14th and $2,278.51 for payroll reimbursement to QComm for Milan’s impact agreement with former Milan Dispatchers.
There being no questions of Mr. Seiver, Trustee Flannery moved to approve his report and Trustee Zimmerman seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
CONSIDERATION OF THE INSPECTORS’REPORTS
Inspector Moller stated May was a good month for permits. Permits for three new homes were issued, but one backed out. A refund of 80% of the permit was issued. A permit for Auto Zone was issued after the Planning Commission approved the site plan. They will be going out for bid next week on the building and breaking ground in the next two to three weeks. They mentioned they will be using local contractors.
Trustee Karen Wilson stated she felt the building is being built in a high potential accident area for pedestrians.
Economic Development Director, Mark Hunt, stated he and reps from Auto Zone discussed putting a sidewalk in along 10th Avenue in front of the store and they agreed to pay for it. He also discussed with Hy-Vee the possibility of them finishing the sidewalk to the corner of 10th Ave and RT67. This will make pedestrian travel much safer and improve the looks of the area.
Mayor Pro-Tem Stuart asked about what construction taking place on the old Larson Funeral Home. Mr. Moller stated the owner is doing a good job repairing the outside of the structure and remodeling it into four nice size apartments.
Trustee Flannery asked about the old Comfort Harbor building. Mr. Moller stated the owner wanted to turn it into sleeping rooms, but extensive work to the electrical, heating and plumbing would be needed to do that. No work is being done at this time.
There being no further questions of Mr. Moller, Trustee Stickell moved to approve the Inspectors’ Reports as presented and Trustee Karen Wilson seconded the motion. All Trustee voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
CONSIDERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT HEADS’ REPORTS
Water and Sewer Superintendent Farrell stated it has been a busy month with all the rain. The treatment plant has handled the water well considering we have had 10.9 inches of rain this month. He stated the west final clarifier 10 foot underground skirting is failing at the waterline. This was the original skirting. He has ordered a replacement skirting costing $21,904. He stated he got two bids for a new influent pump for the wastewater treatment plant. Zimmer quoted $14,320 and $24,000 for a different style. Council asked him to get another quote before purchasing the new pump.
Police Chief Shawn Johnson did not attend but left his report with the Council.
There were no comments on the report.
Public Works Superintendent Dave Pannell stated he and his staff have been busy with flood pumps and mowing when possible. All ditches are full of water.
Mayor Pro-Tem Stuart asked if the bowl will be dried out enough for parking for the 4th of July celebration. Mr. Pannell stated it just depends, if it keeps raining like this no.
Camden Center Director Jeanne Beuseling left her report with the Council. There were no questions.
There being no questions of the Department Heads, Trustee Stickell moved to approve the Department Heads Reports as presented. Trustee Flannery seconded the motion. All Trustee voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
CONSIDERATION OF THE SEMI-MONTHLY AND MISCELLANEOUS BILLS
Trustee Zimmerman stated there are two sets of bills for consideration tonight. The two semi-monthly bills payable registers are bills from last fiscal year April 30 back and current year May 1 forward. These two sets of payables are in the amount of $178,672.41. Administrator Seiver has asked that four bills be added for approval to pay for QComm911 quarterly billing, the P-25 radio tower system per IGA, Rock Island County Treasurer Admin fee and payroll according to the impact agreement with former Milan Dispatchers. These bills totaled $136,107.17 bring the total bills to $314,779.58.
There being no discussion on the bills, Trustee Zimmerman moved to approve the June payables in the amount of $314,779.58. Trustee Karen Wilson seconded the motion. Roll call vote showed Trustees Zimmerman, Stuart, Karen Wilson, Jerry Wilson, Stickell and Flannery voted “Aye”. Motion carried. The bills will be paid from the following accounts.
General Fund $276,017.95
Garbage Fund 1,116.36
Camden Center 2,391.20
Camden Center Deposit 1,000.00
Water/Sewer Fund 34,254.07
CONSIDERATION OF A RESTAURANT LICENSE FOR LULI’S RESTAURANT AND BAR
Mayor Dawson read a Restaurant License application for Luli’s Restaurant and Bar. There being no problems with the application, Trustee Flannery moved to approve the license and Trustee Stickell seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”.
CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1699 REGARDING THE PREVAILING WAGE ACT
Attorney Scott presented the annual Prevailing Wage Act Ordinance. He stated some State changes have been made regarding the pay scale procedures, but when the village conducts projects subject to the prevailing wage, the engineers take care of the wages requirements. The village’s obligations have not changed.
Trustee Flannery moved to pass Ordinance No. 1699 as presented and Trustee Zimmerman seconded the motion. Roll call vote showed Trustees Stuart, Karen Wilson, Jerry Wilson, Stickell, Flannery and Zimmerman voted “Aye”. Motion carried.
Trustee Flannery stated the Spray Ground officially opened June 1st but due to rain it hasn’t had much business.
Trustee Karen Wilson asked Mr. Hunt if he has heard when the Save More in Milan will open. She heard that the owners are trying to get the Rock Island store open right now.
Mr. Hunt stated he is talking with the owner on financing at this time.
CITIZENS OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE VILLAGE BOARD
Ms. Betty Boltz asked when the sales tax increase which passed at the April election will take effect.
Mr. Hunt stated the State was saying not until January 1, 2020, but changed it to July 1, 2019.
Trustee Flannery stated the State income tax scale will go up by 19 cents per dollar and the gasoline tax will go up 38 cents per gallon on July 1, 2019.
Mayor Pro Tem Stuart asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting as there was no more business to come before the Board.
Trustee Stickell moved to adjourn the meeting and Trustee Jerry Wilson seconded the motion. All Trustees voted “Aye”. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.