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October 4, 2011
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Litchfield City Council

Minutes of Regular Meeting

October 4, 2011



Mayor Thomas F. Jones called the Regular Meeting to order October 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call were Marilyn Sisson, Dwayne Gerl, Harold Ellinger, Dave Hollo, Gary Law, Gene Cailey and Woodrow Street. Absent was Tim Hancock.



Alderman Street introduced Dr. Roger Wujek and Shane Foster, RN. Dr. Wujek and Nurse Foster addressed the Council regarding the Ambulance service and transfers from St. Francis. A new system has been implemented and has minimized delays and problems. Council members asked questions regarding the system and procedures.



The Mayor introduced Jerry Schmutz who asked to address Council for an adjustment in regards to his water bill at his residence of 450 Arrowhead. No questions were asked during the Public Participation portion of the meeting.



Alderman Cailey made a motion, seconded by Alderman Gerl to accept the following items on the Consent Agenda:

Consent Agenda

Reading of Minutes

Report of Departments and City Clerk

Authorization to Transfer Funds and to Pay Bills

A motion to approve an Ordinance declaring a 1989 Ford Bronco II, a 1986 Chevrolet Blazer, a 1985 Chevrolet Blazer and a 1993 Hescomobile 10 KW Generator as surplus and authorize its disposal via electronic auction with the proceeds being used to supplement the Police Departments training and equipment budgets. (2nd Reading)

A motion to approve an Ordinance Ascertaining the Total Amount Budgeted for all Corporate Purposes Legally Made and to be Collected from the Tax Levy of this 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 Count y Purposes for the Current Year. (1st Reading)

A motion to allow the City Attorney to begin the condemnation process for two buildings. Address of property located in packet.

A motion to approve an Engineering Contract with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly for the Tyler Avenue Water Main Replacement from State Street to Norfolk Southern Railroad Tracks for a cost not to exceed $25,000.

A motion to approve an Engineer Contract with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly for the Douglas Street Pumping Station Upgrade at a cost not to exceed $20,000.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote to accept the consent agenda:

Ayes: Alderman Sisson, Gerl, Ellinger, Hollo, Law, Cailey and Street

Nay: None

Absent:Alderman Hancock

Motion Carried



Old Business:



Alderman Ellinger made a motion seconded by Alderman Gerl to to approve the Downtown Faade Grant application submitted by the Litchfield Eagles for the property located at 116 West Ryder Street for an amount not to exceed $3,400 contingent upon completed application and the Building Department granting final approval of materials used and work completed.

The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried.



Alderman Ellinger made a motion seconded by Alderman Cailey to purchase two SMRT Power

Kits from Stryker Sales Corporation in the amount of $1,750 and to authorize the City Clerk to

issue a check for that amount.

The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried.



With no further business, Alderman Ellinger made a motion seconded by Alderman Gerl to

adjourn the regular meeting. The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried.

The Regular meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.





Attest: Approved:







Denise M. Lueker Thomas F. Jones

City Clerk Mayor

 

 



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