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CITY OF LAWRENCEVILLE, ILLINOIS

MARCH 14, 2019

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, March 14, 2019 at the hour of 7:00 p.m. The following Aldermen were present on roll call: Fritch, Holcomb, Howder, Courtney, Volkman, Waldrop, Blacketer and Stevens. 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 February 14, 2019. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Courtney made a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of February 14, 2019. 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 February. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Blacketer made a motion to approve paying the bills for February. Holcomb seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 8-0. Yeas: Holcomb, Howder, Waldrop, Fritch, Courtney, Volkman, Blacketer and Stevens. Nays: None. Absent: None.

 

Mayor Wagner reported the City’s accounts to the Council. The City’s working budget is inline after 10

months of the 18-19 fiscal year. Mayor Wagner praised all City employees for their hard work and dedication to the City.

 

Mayor Wagner presented the City’s operational budget report for fiscal year 2019-2020, a budget increase of 3% overall. All department heads received and agreed with the budget. All Alderpersons have any suggestions let the mayor know at next meeting

 

The Council tabled a discussion until the next meeting on a proposed 10-year tax abatement plan, following a recommendation from County Board Chairman Bill Gray.

 

Mayor Wagner noted that the United States Veterans Administration is requesting a stipend to purchase a special kayak, which can be used by disabled veterans. Waldrop made a motion for a $1500.00 stipend to Veterans Administration. Stevens seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 8-0. Yeas: Holcomb, Courtney, Fritch, Stevens, Blacketer, Waldrop, Howder and Volkman. Nays: none. Absent: None.

 

Mayor Wagner reported that the Liquor Commission met and approved the request from Elizabeth Adkins, owner of Bosso’s Grill for a Class “D” restaurant Liquor License. Mayor Wagner asked for questions or comments. Courtney made a motion to approve a Class “D” Liquor License to Elizabeth Adkins. Holcomb seconded the motion. Motion passed on a roll call vote 8-0. Yeas: Holcomb, Courtney, Fritch, Volkman, Waldrop, Howder, Blacketer and Stevens. Nays: None. Absent: None.

 

Mayor Wagner informed the Council a minor problem with well 14. Well 14 is use for blending, to get the right chemical balance in the City’s water. The problem could be a bearing is out, the work will be done by Brotcke Well & Pump Service from Fenton, Missouri.

 

Mayor Wagner notified the Council the City is pursuing a $500,000 federal grant. The federal grant would pay for the installation of a water line on 10th Street. Residents on 10th Street presently receive water from 9th and 11th Streets.

 

Mayor Wagner ask all Alderpersons to let him know what streets or alleys in their wards should be considered for repair by next meeting.

 

Mayor reported that a “Spring Cleanup Day” for the City would take place April 29 through May 10. The City employees would make “two passes” through the city and would be handling the cleanup this year.

 

A classic car show will be April 13th on the City square from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The public is invited and all proceeds will benefit the Lawrence County Fish & Loaves.

 

Courtney made a motion to adjourn to an Executive Session to discuss legislation issues. Holcomb seconded the motion. Motion passed on a voice vote. Time: 7:44 p.m.

 

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Mayor Wagner called the regular session back to order at 8:43p.m. The following Aldermen were present on roll call: Blacketer, Fritch, Volkman, Stevens, Waldrop, Courtney, Howder and Holcomb.

 

The Liquor Committee will meet on February 27th at 9:30 a.m.

 

The Legislative Committee will meet on February 27st at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Blacketer made a motion to adjourn. Holcomb seconded the motion. The motion was approved by voice vote. Time: 8:44 p.m. The next city council meeting is April 11, 2019.

 

 

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Rodney Nolan, City Clerk