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July 5, 2011
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City of Litchfield
City Council
Minutes of Regular Meeting
July 5, 2011
Mayor Thomas F. Jones called the Regular Meeting to order on July 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call vote were Marilyn Sisson, Dwayne Gerl, Harold Ellinger, Dave Hollo, Tim Hancock, Gary Law, Gene Cailey and Woodrow Street.
Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to accept the following items on the consent agenda:
1. A motion to amend Ordinance #3174, by inserting the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code as the energy code for commercial and residential buildings. (2nd Reading)
2. A motion to amend Zoning Ordinance Number 2831, Section 150.002, Paragraph
A to read: Corporate limits and contiguous areas. This Chapter shall be applicable within he corporate limits of Litchfield and within the unincorporated contiguous territory not more than 1 miles beyond the corporate limits. (2nd Reading)
3. A motion to authorize the City Clerk to release the April 5, April 13 and April 28, 2011 and December 8, 2010 Executive Session Minutes.
4. A motion to purchase the annual technical support agreement with Physio-Control for the ALS monitors and have the City Administrator sign the agreement, for an amount not to exceed $3,540 and for the City Clerk to issue a check.
5. A Motion to approve a contract with LK Real Estate consulting Services, Inc. for assistance with Lake Lou Yaeger annexation matters and other land use planning and zoning issues related not to exceed $10,000.
6. A motion to approve a contract with Montgomery County for dispatching services, for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 and to authorize the Mayor, City Administrator and Police chief to sign said contract.
7. A motion to approve an ordinance declaring (1) 1973 Chrysler Newport and (2) 2004 Intrepid vehicles as surplus, and to authorize their disposal through trade-in or electronic auction and the proceeds of their disposal to go towards the purchase of new patrol cars and associated equipment. (1st Reading)
8. A motion to approve the purchase of a light duty vehicle lift from Automotive Equipment for a cost not to exceed $6,450.
9. A motion to authorize Crawford, Murphy & Tilly to advertise for construction bids of Litchfield Lake Dam Upstream Slope Protection Replacement.



The Mayor directed the City Clerk to call a roll call vote on the consent agenda.
Aye: Alderman Sisson, Gerl, Ellinger, Hollo, Hancock, Law, Cailey and Street
Nay: None
Motion Carried
Old Business
Alderman Ellinger made a motion seconded by Alderman Law that the 1st and 2nd reading of an Ordinance shall not be allowed at the same City Council meeting and that the City Council can act on the 2nd reading of that same meeting by a 2/3 majority vote. The City Attorney will prepare the Resolution.
The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried.
Alderman Ellinger made a motion seconded by Alderman Cailey to approve an easement agreement with the Montgomery County Water Company upon approval by the City Attorney.
The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried.
Alderman Ellinger made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to authorize the Lake Department to purchase a new or certified pre-owned V-bottomed inboard outboard patrol boat not to exceed $19,900.00. Alderman Hancock asked if this was the motion from last months council meeting. City Attorney Hantla advised this was a totally different motion, we were not bringing back the old motion.
The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried.
Alderman Ellinger made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to authorize the Fire Department to purchase a new or certified pre-owned emergency reponse pontoon boat not to exceed $19,900.00. Alderman Ellinger questioned the purchase since we already have a rescue boat. City Administrator Ritchie advised the boat we have is 400 pounds shy of load capacity for the dive team and equipment. Alderman Hancock asked where the boat will be kept and was advised by the Mayor the boat will be kept at the lake. Captain Mateasa addressed the Council in support of the purchase.
The Mayor directed a voice vote but results were questionable so the Mayor directed a roll call vote
Aye: Alderman Hollo, Law, Cailey and Street
Nay: Alderman Sisson, Gerl, Ellinger and Hancock
The Mayor was called upon to vote due to the tie. The Mayor voted aye, motion carried.
Alderman Ellinger made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to authorize the Fire Department to purchase the Lake Department's current patrol boat engine for $4,500.
The Mayor directed a voice vote but the results were questionable so the Mayor directed a roll call vote.
Aye: Alderman Hollo, Law, Cailey, and Street
Nay: Alderman Sisson, Gerl, Ellinger, and Hancock
The Mayor was called upon to vote due to the tie. The Mayor voted aye, motion carried.
Alderman Gerl made a motion seconded by Alderman Cailey to approve an Ordinance requiring all trash haulers to be licensed by the City of Litchfield.
The Mayor directed a roll call vote.
Aye: Alderman, Hollo, Cailey and Street
Nay: Alderman Sisson, Gerl, Ellinger, Hancock and Law
Motion defeated.
Alderman Gerl made a motion to approve an Ordinace requiring all trash haulers to meet certain vehicle and hauling standards, as part of their licensing process. City Attorney Hantla explained this should not have a reading nor vote since the above item in Old Business (6) did not pass.
Alderman Gerl made a motion to approve an Ordinance requiring all City water customers to have commercial trash service, of their own choosing, and to provide proof upon the request of the City. This motion died for lack of a second.
Alderman Gerl made a motion to approve an Ordinance requiring all rental property owners (landlords) to contract for commercial trash service as part of their rental agreement. This motion died for lack of a second.
Alderman Gerl made a motion to approve an ordinance requiring all residences to use hauler-provided containers for trash pick-up. This motion died for lack of a second.
New Business
Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Gerl to purchase additional memory, network storage server, off site backup storage and associated software for the new city's server from WTI systems for a cost not to exceed $10,980.74. (this was deferred from last year to this year because of cost). Alderman Hancock asked for the details and need of this expense and City Administator Ritchie discussed the material to be provided.
The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried.
Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Ellinger to authorize the City clerk to process a check for $2,100, made payable to AECOM, for the application and processing fee for the upcoming underground storm sewer pipe application in the northwest section of the City (Armory and School Drainage) on Norfolk Southern railroad property.
The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried.
The Mayor asked for a motion 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:
"Collective negotiatng matters between the public body and its employees concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees." (5ILCS 120/2(c)(2)).
Alderman Cailey made the motion seconded by Alderman Law to enter into Executive Session. The Mayor directed a roll call.
Aye: Alderman Sisson, Gerl, Ellinger, Hollo, Hancock, Law, Cailey and Street
Nay: None
Motion Carried
After coming out of executive session, Alderman Ellinger made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to adjourn the regular meeting.
The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried and the regular meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
Attest: Approved:


Denise M. Lueker Thomas F. Jones
City Clerk Mayor

 

 



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