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News Title November 28, 2011

Litchfield City Council

Minutes of Adjourned Meeting

November 28, 2011



Mayor Thomas F. Jones called the Adjourned Meeting to order on November 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call were Dwayne Gerl, Harold Ellinger, Jr., Dave Hollo, Tim Hancock, Gary Law, Woodrow Street and Gene Cailey. Alderman Marilyn Sisson was absent.



Old Business



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to approve an Ordinance ascertaining the total amount budgeted for all corporate purposes legally made and to be collected from the Tax Levy of the Fiscal Year, beginning on the first day of May , 2011, ending on the 30th day of April, 2012, and levying a tax for the same on all property subject to taxation within the City of Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois, as the same is assessed and equalized for State and County purposes for the current year. (2nd Reading)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

Ayes: Alderman Gerl, Ellinger, Hollo, Hancock, Law, Cailey and Street.

Nay: None

Absent: Alderman Sisson

Motion Carried.



New Business



Alderman Law seconded by Alderman Cailey made a motion to approve the 2012 meeting dates and change time of City Council meetings from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Alderman Ellinger asked why the change and was advised it was more convenient for City workers. Also we anticipate some lengthy meetings in the upcoming year.

The Mayor directed a voice vote, Motion carried.



Alderman Gerl made a motion seconded by Alderman Cailey to approve the following City assistance for Company A to locate into Litchfield Industrial Park: CDAP RLF Loan not to exceed $150,000 and Long Term General Assistance Loan Development Agreement not to exceed $350,000. Economic Development Director Tonya Flannery explained the situation and went through documentation. Alply Insulated Panels is requesting a CDAP loan in the amount of $150,000, 10 year term @3.25 interest rate. They will make the commitment 10 jobs for 20 years. The Long Term Loan is for $350,000, 20 years at 3% interest. The commitment is 20 Full time jobs for 20 years. Personal Guarantees were provided by owners, Steven Dugan, Doug Draper, Robert Harbison, Christopher Peters and Leighanne Reedy. Attorney Dean Krone, representing the City was available for questions. None were directed to Attorney Krone. Paul Osborne, Chairman of Economic Development Commitee advised the committee reviewed and recommend this agreement. Kent Redfern, President of Bank & Trust advised he and a group have reviewed the financial Statement of Alply. The Company has a record of success.

Alderman Ellinger asked if we could table the motion as he had just received the information that night. Alderman Cailey recommended we put our faith in the EDC research and recommends we move forward with the project. Tonya Flannery introduced the owners of Alply. No questions were directed to the owners.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote:

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Hollo, Hancock, Law, Cailey, Street

Nay: None

Absent: Alderman Sisson

Abstain: Alderman Ellinger

Motion Carried.



Alderman Hancock made a motion seconded by Alderman Cailey to approve a Resolution to seek a waiver from repaying the State for the Sallee Extension Project. The unexpended funds in the amount of approximately $574,000 as provided by Representative John Shimkus through a Member Initiative-Section 330 (100% Federal) funding will be applied to providing an automated railroad switch at Ferdon Street. City Administrator Ritchie explained the project and it was brought to Council as the State requests a Resolution.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote:

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Ellinger, Hollo, Hancock, Law, Cailey, Street

Nay: None

Absent: Alderman Sisson

Motion Carried.



With no further business, Alderman Ellinger made a motion seconded by Alderman Hancock to adjourn the adjourned meeting. The Mayor called for a voice vote, motion carried.



The Adjourned meeting was adjourned at 6 p.m.



Attest: Approved:











Denise M. Lueker Thomas F. Jones

City Clerk Mayor