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City of Colona City Council met August 12

By Rock Island Today Reports | Sep 13, 2019

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City of Colona City Council met Aug. 12.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

CALL TO ORDER: 6:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL:

Mayor Lack, Attorney Wright, Aldermen Feliksiak, Swemline, Shady-Dahl, Jones, Tapscott, Clerk Winegar answered present. Aldermen Hillman, King and Holman were absent; however, Alderman King joined the meeting at 6:31 p.m.

STAFF PRESENT:

C. Lenth - Public Works Director

M. Winters - Office Manager

M. Swemline - Police Chief

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None

MAYOR'S REPORT:

> The Mayor read a letter of resignation from Janelle Nicewanner effective August 8, 2019

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

> Alderman Feliksiak made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 22, 2019, council meeting. Alderman Swemline seconded. Roll call: Aldermen Feliksiak, Swemline, Shady-Dahl, Jones, King, Tapscott voted yes. Aldermen Holman and Hillman were absent. Motion passed with 6 affirmative votes, 2 absent.

CONSENT AGENDA: Alderman Swemline made the motion to approve consent agenda items:

1. Payment of bills for the period July 23-August 12, 2019 

2. Payment of manual bills for the period July 23-August 12, 2019 

3. Payroll for the period July 26-August 10, 2019

4. Treasurer's report for July 2019 

Alderman Tapscott seconded. Roll call: Aldermen Swemline, Shady-Dahl, Jones, King, Tapscott, Feliksiak voted yes. Aldermen Hillman and HoZlman were absent. Motion passed with 6 affirmative votes, 2 absent.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Public Safety Committee: (Alderman King, chair; Alderman Shady-Dahl, Tapscott members; M. Swemline, L. La Mantia, staff). No agenda was posted, so no report to share.

Public Works Committee: (Alderman Swemline, chair, Aldermen Jones, Feliksiak, members, C. Lenth, staff). A copy of these minutes is available at City Hall and on the City's website.

>> Alderman Swemline made a motion to approve paying a contractor $963.00 due to the City incorrectly marking the sewer line at a property recently annexed into the City. Alderman Shady-Dahl seconded. Roll call: Aldermen Shady-Dahl, Jones, King, Tapscott, Feliksiak, Swemline voted yes. Aldermen Hillman and Holman were absent. Motion passed with 6 affirmative votes, 2 absent.

CLERKS REPORT: None

OLD BUSINESS:

► Alderman King made a motion to approve waiving the yard sale fee for the City

wide yard sales September 6-7, 2019. Alderman Tapscott seconded. An oral vote was called with the result of ayes from all present. Motion passed with 6 oral affirmative votes, 2 absent.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Alderman Swemline made a motion to approve raising the cost of a water meter to $300.00. Alderman King seconded. Roll call: Aldermen Jones, King, Tapscott, Feliksiak, Swemline, Shady-Dahl voted yes. Aldermen Hillman and Holman were absent. Motion passed with 6 affirmative votes, 2 absent. 

2. Alderman King made a motion to approve the appointment of Office Manager, Minnie Winters as a FOIA officer. Alderman Tapscott seconded. An oral vote was called for receiving ayes from all present. Motion passed with 6 oral affirmative votes, 2 absent.

CLOSED SESSION: 

Alderman Swemline made a motion to go into closed session per:

1. 5 ILCS 120/2, Chapter 102, Paragraph 42, Section 2, paragraph (c)(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. 2. 5 ILCS 120/2, Chapter 102, Paragraph 42, Section 2, paragraph (c)(6) The setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body.

3. 5 ILCS 120/2, Chapter 102, Paragraph 42, Section 2, paragraph (c)21 Discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed under this Act, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2.06 

Alderman King seconded. Roll call: Aldermen King, Tapscott, Feliksiak, Swemline, Shady-Dahl, Jones voted yes. Aldermen Hillman, Holman were absent. Motion passed with 6 affirmative votes, 2 absent. Council recessed for closed session at 6:53 p.m.

The council returned to open session at 7:17 p.m. directly from the closed session under the same roll call.

Attorney Wright pointed out that the first item discussed in closed session should have been cited under the exception of litigation also which is exception (11) Litigation, 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.

Alderman King made a motion to approve the release of the closed session minutes of January 14, 2019. Alderman Shady-Dahl seconded. Roll call: Aldermen Tapscott, Feliksiak, Swemline, Shady-Dahl, Jones, King voted yes. Aldermen Hillman, Holman were absent. Motion passed with 6 affirmative votes, 2 absent.

ADJOURN: 

Alderman Swemline made a motion to adjourn. Alderman King seconded, A voice vote of all ayes was received. Meeting adjourned at 7:19 p.m.

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