CITY OF LAWRENCEVILLE, ILLINOIS
JUNE 13, 2019
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 13, 2019 at the hour of 7:00 p.m. The following Aldermen were present on roll call: Fritch, Holcomb, Winkles, Courtney, Volkman, Waldrop and Blacketer. Absent: Stevens.
Mayor Wagner called the meeting to order. Waldrop gave the prayer. All present then recited the Pledge of Allegiance while facing the flag.
Mayor Wagner presented the “Key to the City” to longtime resident Howard “Posie” Lynn, who was recognized for the countless work, time and service behind the scenes to improve the community.
The Council had earlier received copies of the minutes of the regular Council meeting of May 9, 2019. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Courtney made a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of May 9, 2019. Holcomb 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. Blacketer made a motion to approve paying the bills for May. Winkles seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 7-0-1. Yeas: Holcomb, Winkles, Waldrop, Fritch, Courtney, Volkman, Blacketer. Nays: None. Absent: Stevens.
Mayor Wagner reported the City’s accounts to the Council. The City working budget is 8.3% of the budget after 1 month of the 19-20 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 presented the first reading of the Annual Appropriation to the Council. The Annual Appropriation for 2019-2020 will be a 3.5% ($209,000.00) increase over last year, with a projected amount of $6,050,000.00. Mayor Wagner explained this is the most that the City could spend. It does not mean the City has to spend it all, but the City needs to have the amount high if something unexpected arises.
There will be an appropriation public hearing at 6:45 p.m. prior to the Council meeting on July 1 at City Hall.
Mayor Wagner reported that well 14 has been repaired, inspected and back online. The Completed work was done by Brotcke Well & Pump Service from Fenton, Missouri, with the estimated cost of $20,642.00.
The Park and Pool Committee met earlier this month. The discussion was about changing the chemical delivery system at the City Pool. The old lines and barrels will be taken out and new lines installed. The same company that serves the City’s water and sewer plants will be taking care of the chemicals at a lower price. This change is safer for the City’s employees who handle the chemicals and testing. The cost of $1,200.00 will be for a new automatic panel that controls mixing.
The Liquor Commission Committee met earlier this month. The discussion was about approved liquor licenses to Casey’s General Store, Walmart, Mach 1 and Lawrenceville Package Liquor.
Mayor Wagner presented to the Council a fundraiser project with Bill Powell and the Lawrenceville High School athletic department. The fundraiser consists of four packages of advertising options on posters, programs and calendars for both football and basketball seasons, with the proceeds going towards new football uniforms this upcoming school year.
Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Waldrop made a motion to approve to spend $175.00 for advertising in programs for both football and basketball seasons for the high school. Volkman seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 4-3-1. Yeas: Waldrop, Volkman, Holcomb and Winkles. Nays: Blacketer, Courtney and Fritch. Absent: Stevens.
Mayor Wagner read thank you cards from residents for repairing a light in an alley and the Lawrence County I.D.C. for the stipend.
Chief White noted the department will adhere to all City and local ordinances towards illegal private fireworks within the City limits.
Fireworks will be held on July 5 at the new high school. Fireworks will be paid from gambling proceeds.
City Hall will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day.
Waldrop made a motion to adjourn. Blacketer seconded the motion. The motion was approved by voice vote. Time: 7:31 p.m. The next city council meeting is July 11, 2019.
Rodney Nolan, City Clerk