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COUNCIL MINUTES

CITY OF LAWRENCEVILLE, ILLINOIS

August 9, 2018

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, July 12, 2018 at the hour of 7:00 p.m. The following Aldermen were present on roll call: Fritch, Holcomb, Stevens, Courtney, Waldrop and Blacketer. Absent: Volkman and Howder.

 

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 July 12, 2018. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Blacketer made a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of July 12, 2018. 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 July. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Courtney made a motion to approve paying the bills for July. Holcomb seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 6-0-2. Yeas: Holcomb, Fritch, Waldrop, Stevens, Courtney and Blacketer. Nays: None. Absent: Howder and Volkman.

 

Mayor Wagner announced the passing of long-time businessman and resident of the community Alten Kull.

 

Mayor Wagner reported the City’s accounts to the Council. The City working budget is 19.9% after 3 months into the 2018-19 fiscal year. Mayor Wagner praised all City employees for their hard work and dedication.

 

Curt Benson, Kemper CPA, addressed the Council. Benson presented the 2017-2018 fiscal audits, saying that the City made strides in the right direction and made significant progress over the last couple of years.

 

Benson recommended the Council pass an internal accounting procedure to transfer funds to cover all pool cash deficits as of April 30, 2018. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Waldrop made a motion to transfer funds to cover all pool cash deficits. Courtney seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 6-0-2. Yeas: Holcomb, Fritch, Waldrop, Stevens, Courtney and Blacketer. Nays: None. Absent: Howder and Volkman.

 

Mayor Wagner reported that well #12 production has a build-up of iron that needs to be treated and pump rebuild, the work will be done by Brotcke Well & Pump Service from Fenton, Missouri.

 

Brotcke Well & Pump will disassemble and rebuild stuffing box, prep components, fabricate new motor shaft and top special shaft, rebuild pump and assemble new pump setting. The treatment and disinfection will be performed at the same time as the pump installation. The total for the well #12 project is $18,225.00.

 

Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Fritch made a motion to spend $18,225.00 to repair and treat well #12. Waldrop seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 6-0-2. Yeas: Courtney, Fritch, Holcomb, Blacketer, Waldrop and Stevens. Nays: None. Absent: Volkman and Howder.

 

 

Brotcke Well & Pump Service from Fenton, Missouri sent an agreement to provide a routine maintenance schedule on the City’s wells. The agreement is for 3 years, the testing and treatment services will cover the injection of a chemical to dissolve iron deposits. Pipe leaks will be able to be determined, as well as the function of the well pumps. The total for the maintenance agreement is $28,000.00 annually.

 

Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Fritch made a motion to approve a maintenance agreement with Brotcke Well & Pump with the City. Courtney seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 6-0-2. Yeas: Courtney, Fritch, Holcomb, Blacketer, Waldrop and Stevens. Nays: None. Absent: Volkman and Howder.

 

Mayor Wagner informed the Council that the city had given the Senior Citizens Center a stipend in the past for helping the community. A stipend of $2,500.00 for the Senior Citizens Center was projected in the budget.

 

Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Waldrop made a motion to give the Senior Citizens Center a stipend of $2,500.00. Holcomb seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 6-0-2. Yeas: Holcomb, Fritch, Courtney, Waldrop, Stevens and Blacketer. Nays: None. Absent: Volkman and Howder.

 

Mayor Wagner reported on the Route 50 Four-Lane Coalition and its continuing project. The Route 50 Coalition requested a $1,500.00 stipend.

 

Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Waldrop made motion for a stipend of $1,500.00 to the Route 50 Four-Lane Coalition. Fritch seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 6-0-2. Yeas: Blacketer, Waldrop, Courtney, Stevens, Fritch and Holcomb. Nays: None. Absent: Howder and Volkman.

 

Mayor Wagner read thank you notes to the Council: Lawrence County United Fund, Lawrence County Veterans Monument Committee, St. Francisville Community Improvement Corporation and the Oil Field golf scramble.

 

The last day for City Pool will be on August 19th.

 

Kids Shopping Day on August 11th at the Central Christian Church.

 

Blacketer made a motion to adjourn. Courtney seconded the motion. The motion was approved by voice vote. Time 7:28 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Rodney Nolan, City Clerk