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CITY OF LAWRENCEVILLE, ILLINOIS

JANUARY 9, 2020 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, January 9, 2019 at the hour of 7:00 p.m. The following Aldermen were present on roll call: Fritch, Stevens, Holcomb, Winkles, Courtney, Volkman, Waldrop and Blacketer. Absent: None. 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 December 12, 2019. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Holcomb made a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of December 12, 2019. Blacketer 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 December. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Stevens made a motion to approve paying the bills for December. Courtney seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 8-0. Yeas: Holcomb, Winkles, Waldrop, Fritch, Courtney, Volkman, Stevens and Blacketer. Nays: None. Mayor Wagner reported the City’s accounts to the Council. The City working budget is on pace after 8 months of the 2019-20 fiscal year. Mayor Wagner praised City employees for hard work and dedication to the city. Mayor Wagner read the minutes of the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting to the Council. The variance concerning the lot at 1509 Jefferson Street, which is currently zoned “R1” for residential, to be possibly rezoned to “B3” for highway business. On January 8, the Zoning Board voted 6-0 to approve the variance and recommend to the City Council for approval. Allen Meyer, owner and CEO of Mach Oil Co., addressed the Council. Meyer said construction should be completed late summer or early fall. The current store will be demolished. The replacement will be larger and constructed directly west of the current building. Mayor Wagner presented Ordinance #1547 to the Council. Ordinance #1547 purposed the approval of amending a portion of the zoning map of the City from R-1 to B-3. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Courtney made a motion to approved Ordinance #1547. Winkles seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 8-0. Yeas: Blacketer, Fritch, Courtney, Volkman, Waldrop, Winkles, Holcomb and Stevens. Nays: None. Mayor announced Julie Astrike and Dorothy Alsman were appointed to the City’s Zoning board. The Council tabled a fundraising stipend to a later date, making no motion on another stipend request. The Police Committee will meet January 13 at 1:30 p.m. to consider obtaining a police vehicle. City Hall will be closed on January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Courtney made a motion to adjourn. Waldrop seconded the motion. The motion was approved by voice vote. Time: 7:25 p.m. The next city council meeting is February 13, 2020. __________________________ Rodney Nolan, City Clerk