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CITY OF LAWRENCEVILLE, ILLINOIS

JUNE 8, 2017

MINUTES

 

The Council of the City of Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois met in regular session in the City Council Chambers of the City Hall Building on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the hour of 7:00 p.m. The following Aldermen were present on roll call: Fritch, Holcomb, Stevens, Waldrop, Howder and Blacketer. Absent: Courtney.

 

Mayor Wagner called the meeting to order. Waldrop gave the prayer. All present then recited the Pledge of Allegiance while facing the flag.

 

The Council had earlier received copies of the minutes of the regular Council meeting of May 11, 2017. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Blacketer made a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of May 11, 2017. Stevens seconded the motion. Motion passed on a voice vote.

 

The Council had earlier received copies of the bills of the City, Sewer and Water Departments for May. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Waldrop made a motion to approve paying the bills for May. Holcomb seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 6-0-1. Yeas: Holcomb, Fritch, Stevens, Waldrop, Howder and Blacketer. Nays: None. Absent: Courtney.

 

Mayor Wagner reported the City’s accounts to the Council. The City working budget, is 8.3% over budget after 1 month of the 17-18 fiscal year due to the work in the Park and the Pool. Mayor Wagner praised all City employees for their hard work and dedication to the city.

 

Mayor Wagner appointed a new Council person, Dwayne Volkman. Mr. Volkman replaces Danny Lynn on the Council. Clerk Nolan proceeded to swear Volkman into office.

 

Mayor Wagner presented Ordinance #1515 to the Council. Ordinance #1515 purposed to approve the Prevailing Wage for 2017. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Waldrop made a motion to approved Ordinance # 1515. Stevens seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 7-0-1. Yeas: Blacketer, Volkman, Waldrop, Fritch, Howder, Holcomb and Stevens. Nays: None. Absent: Courtney.

 

Mayor Wagner presented Ordinance #1516 to the Council. Ordinance #1516 purposed to approve the final subdivision plat for Indian Trail 2 subdivision. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Waldrop made a motion to approved Ordinance # 1516. Fritch seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 7-0-1. Yeas: Blacketer, Volkman, Waldrop, Fritch, Howder, Holcomb and Stevens. Nays: None. Absent: Courtney.

 

Mayor Wagner presented Ordinance #1517 to the Council. Ordinance #1517, a redevelopment agreement between Illinois affordable housing and Indian point apartments limited partnership. The City’s T.I.F #1 shall pay the sum of $200,000.00 for redevelopment project costs on or before December 15, 2017. In the event there are any funds in excess of $200,000.00 in the T.I.F #1 as of December 31, 2017, the City Council could authorize the use of additional funds towards redevelopment project costs.

 

Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Fritch made a motion to approved Ordinance # 1517. Holcomb seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 7-0-1. Yeas: Blacketer, Volkman, Waldrop, Fritch, Howder, Holcomb and Stevens. Nays: None. Absent: Courtney.

 

Mayor Wagner presented the 1st reading of the Annual Appropriation to the Council. The Annual Appropriation for 2017-2018 will be a 2.5% increase over last year, with a projected amount of $5,639,500.00 million dollars. Mayor Wagner explained this is the most that the City can spend. It does not mean the City has to spend it all, but the City needs to have it in there if something comes up that the City had not planned on.

There will be an appropriation public hearing at 6:45 p.m. prior to the Council meeting on July 13.

 

Mayor Wagner reported to the Council the Street Department had permission to look for a new dump truck in the local area; best option was Silverthorne Auto Group in Robinson, IL. The dump truck will be a Dodge, 3/4 ton with manual transmission. The vehicle price will be $47,186.00.

 

Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Blacketer made a motion to purchase a new dump truck for the Street Department for $47,186.00. Fritch seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 7-0-1. Yeas: Blacketer, Fritch, Howder, Volkman, Holcomb, Waldrop and Stevens. Nays: None. Absent: Courtney.

 

Mayor Wagner informed the Council the City is entering in agreement with ESI Consultants, to land a grant for sidewalk repair. The Agreement will be $8,900.00. Mayor Wagner noted that such a grant could bring in as much as $90,000.00.

 

Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Blacketer made a motion to approve agreement with ESI Consultants for $8,900.00. Holcomb seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 7-0-1. Yeas: Blacketer, Fritch, Howder, Holcomb, Volkman, Waldrop and Stevens. Nays: None. Absent: Courtney.

 

Stevens, Chairman of the Park Committee, informed the Council that the park will be adding several projects around the pavilion. Ambraw Asphalt will build a walking path around the pavilion for $2,980.00; the city will pay for the walking path. The Township Park Board and the City both agree to build an open porch to the pavilion. The project costs $9,933.00, The Township Park Board agrees to pay for the doors and the City pays for the porch.

 

Stevens noted there been some suggestions about the possibility of establishing a dog park within the City. If the public has any comments about a dog park in the city, please call City Hall at 618-943-2116.

 

Mayor Wagner read thank you notes to the Council: Lawrence County C.E.O. for using the Civic Center, Senior Citizens Center for purchasing a television and paving the parking lot.

 

The “Art and Wine on the Square” event will be held on June 24th, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.in downtown Lawrenceville.

 

Fireworks will be held on July 2nd, at the new high school. Fireworks will be paid from gambling proceeds.

 

Blacketer made a motion to adjourn. Stevens seconded the motion. The motion was approved by voice vote. Time: 7:45 p.m.

 

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Rodney Nolan, City Clerk