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City of Litchfield

Regular Council Meeting Minutes

June 3, 2014





Mayor Steven Dougherty called the regular meeting to order on June 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call vote were Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Kellenberger and Street.



Public Participation Applicant Comments:

Kurt Zenner spoke in opposition of allowing wave runners on the Lake Yaeger on the weekends.

Martha Jackson thanked Council for their support to the Litchfield Welcome Center and Route 66 Museum as they celebrate their first hugely successful year.



Appointment

Alderman Street made a motion seconded by Alderman Kellenberger to appoint Lisa Brumm to the Tourism Board, term to expire May, 2015 and Lisa Francis to the Tourism Board, term to expire May 2017.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger.

Nay: none

Motion carried.



Consent Agenda

Alderman Hancock made a motion seconded by Alderman Street to accept the following items on the consent agenda.



• Reading of Minutes

• Report of Departments and City Clerk

• Authorization to Transfer Funds and to Pay Bills

• A motion to approve the pay-off of the Fire Department Ladder Truck from the Equipment Replacement Fund for the amount of $222,716.89 and authorize the City Clerk to cut a check.

• A motion to approve pay application #1 in the amount of $103,519.90 to L. Wolf Company for work completed on the Equestrian Campground Shower Building.

• A motion to approve the bid from Cloyd Excavating in the amount of $5,200 for the demolition of condemned house at 1111 North Montgomery.

• A motion to approve the reimbursement of a portion of the Corporate Property Tax for the tax period of 2013 assessed prior to annexation date for Lake Annexations for the ten residences identified

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street, and Kellenberger

Nay: none

Motion carried.



Old Business:



Alderman D. Hollo made a motion seconded by Alderman Sisson to approve an

Ordinance changing the regular meeting dates of the City Council. (2nd Reading)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Street

Nay: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, Ostendorf, Hancock and Kellenberger

Motion Failed.



Alderman Ostendorf made a motion seconded by Alderman Street to approve an

Ordinance amending property annexed into the City of Litchfield, Montgomery County,

Illinois by Ordinance Number 3279 to correct an inconsistency with the legal description

in Ordinance Number 3279. (2nd Reading)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Motion carried.



Alderman Street made a motion seconded by Alderman Ostendorf to approve an

Ordinance designating the west side of Chestnut Street (next to Colt School) between

Buchanan Street and Tyler Avenue as “No Parking or Standing – Loading/Unloading

Zone Only”, with the southernmost 150 feet dedicated to “Bus Loading/Unloading Only”.

(2nd Reading)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Motion carried.



Alderman Hancock made a motion seconded by Alderman Gerl to approve an

Ordinance designating Henrichs Street (next to Russell School) between Adams Street

and Jefferson Street, on both sides, as no parking or standing zones, Monday through

Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on days children are present. (2nd Reading)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Motion carried.



The Mayor asked for a motion to approve an Ordinance to allow the use of jet skis on

Saturdays and Sundays before noon and after 3:00 p.m., without restriction during “off

season” from Labor Day Weekend to Memorial Day Weekend and to maintain the

prohibition of jet ski usage during Memorial Day, Labor Day and 4th of July Holidays.

(1st Reading)

There was not a motion made by Alderman so the motion was dismissed.



Alderman Hancock made a motion seconded by Alderman Gerl to approve an

Ordinance Establishing Prevailing Wage Rates as required by the State of Illinois. (1st

Reading)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Motion carried.



Alderman Street made a motion seconded by Alderman D. Hollo to waive a second

reading to approve an Ordinance Establishing Prevailing Wage Rates as required by

the State of Illinois.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: Alderman Gerl, Ostendorf, Hancock.

Mayor stated Motion carried but after further research it was decided that the

Motion did not pass as a 2/3 majority was required.



Alderman Hancock made a motion seconded by Alderman Street to approve an

Ordinance for the renewal with the accounting firm Kerber, Eck and Braeckel, employee

David Suhrenbrock, as the Budget Officer for the 2014-2015 fiscal year as outlined in

Ordinance Number 2509 “Adoption of a Budget Officer” and authorization for the Mayor

to sign the Engagement Letter. (1st Reading)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Motion carried.



Alderman Ostendorf made a motion seconded by Alderman Gerl to approve an

Ordinance declaring two 2002 Ford Crown Victoria vehicles and a 2003 Chevrolet

Impala as surplus and to authorize their disposal via electronic auction with the

proceeds to be allocated to the Equipment Replacement Fund. (1st Reading)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Motion carried.



Alderman Hancock made a motion seconded by Alderman Kellenberger to approve

changes to Nuisance Ordinance #2989 by adding an Excessive Noise section to the

Ordinance. (1st Reading) Classification/Zoning Map Change from the current zoning of

(A-1) Agricultural to (R-S) Rural Single Family Residence with the conditions that a

variance for the front yard setback be granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals, the

existing abandoned single family residential structure shall not be renovated or

inhabited as a residential dwelling now or in the future, and the single wide mobile

home shall be removed from the property within six months from the date of the

passage and approval of the zoning change/zoning map change from (A-1) Agricultural

to (R-S) Rural Single Family Residence for the property with a street address of 11102

Historic Old Route 66 South, Litchfield, Illinois and a legal description of Lot (2) Two,

Behl Acres, City of Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois. (1st Reading)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Motion carried.



Alderman Street made a motion seconded by Alderman Sisson to approve an

Ordinance for Behl Acres, a Minor Subdivision with a legal description of Lot (1) One,

Lot (2) Two, City of Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois with a 45 day extension for

Council approval. (1st Reading)



The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Motion carried.



Alderman Street made a motion seconded by D. Hollo to approve the Downtown

Façade Grant application submitted by Mrs. Caterina Vitale of Gianni’s Pizza for

the property located at 121 East Union Avenue for an amount not to exceed $923.83

contingent upon the Building Department granting final approval of materials used and

work completed and to authorize the City Clerk to issue the check.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Abstain: Alderman Ostendorf

Motion carried.



Alderman Hancock made a motion seconded by Alderman Gerl to approve a

Redevelopment Agreement with Litchfield National Bank for the property located at the

corner of Illinois Route 16 and Route 66, (former Hardees property), contingent on legal

counsel review.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Abstain: Alderman Ostendorf

Motion carried.





New Business:



Alderman Street made a motion seconded by Alderman D. Hollo to approve an

Ordinance Annexing Territory into the Corporate Limits of the City of Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois. (1st Reading)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Motion carried.



Alderman Gerl made a motion seconded by Alderman Street to approve the purchase of a used mower from Nail Power Equipment for a cost not to exceed $6,300.00.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Motion carried.



Alderman Kellenberger made a motion seconded by Alderman Street to Enter into Executive Session, as allowed under the Illinois Open Meetings Act, as found in Chapter 5 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Section 120, to address these certain and restricted items:



1. Litigation (5ILCS 120/2(C)(11))



2. “The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body…” (5ILCS 120/2(2)(C)(1).



The Mayor directed a roll call vote to enter executive session.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Sisson, D. Hollo, E. Hollo, Ostendorf, Hancock, Street and Kellenberger

Nay: None

Motion carried and executive session was entered into at 6:50 p.m.



Executive session was exited at 6:55 p.m.







New Business

Mayor Dougherty read a letter of resignation from City Clerk Denise M. Lueker. Her

last day will be June 16, 2014.



A special meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a

replacement for the position of City Clerk, Collector of Sewer and Treasurer.



With no further business Alderman Street made a motion seconded by Alderman Gerl

to adjourn the regular meeting of the Litchfield City Council.

The Mayor called for a voice vote, motion carried and the regular meeting adjourned at

7 p.m.



Attest: Approved:







Denise M. Lueker Steven F. Dougherty

City Clerk Mayor