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City of Litchfield

Regular Meeting Minutes

December 6, 2011





Mayor Thomas F. Jones called the Regular Meeting to order on December 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present on roll call were Dwayne Gerl, Harold Ellinger, Dave Hollo, Tim Hancock, Gary Law, Gene Cailey and Woodrow Street. Absent was Alderman Marilyn Sisson.



Mayor Jones recognized Mike Kearney, Ameren Representative. Mr Kearney presented Partners in Development Award to the Mayor and Economic Development Director, Tonya Flannery.



New Business:



Tom Franzen addressed the Council regarding the Citys Insurance Renewal of inland marine, electronic data processing, commercial crime and machinery coverage. A review of the WC coverage for Firefighters/EMT and ultimate reclassification resulted in a savings of $9,400 on rating for WC. Cincinnati Insurance is offering a 3 year rate guarantee on the Citys renewal of the Property/Liability/and Inland Marine. The final rate will be out in January 2012 but predict costs to be up only 1%. The only decision the City needs to make is if we should have a $1000 or $2500 deductible per occurrence.

Mayor Jones asked for a motion to approve the renewal with Scheller Insurance of Property and Liability, inland marine, electronic data processing, commercial crime and machinery coverage.

Alderman Law made a motion seconded by Alderman Hancock to approve the renewal with Scheller Insurance of Property and Liability, inland marine, electronic data processing, commercial crime and machinery coverage and allow the Mayor, City Administration and Tom Franzen of Scheller Insurance to decide whether the deductible should be $1000 or $2500 per occurrence.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

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

Nay: None

Absent:Alderman Sisson.

Motion carried.



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law motion to approve a

contract with Moran Economic Development, LLC for TIF administrative services for an

amount not to exceed $3,800.

The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried.



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Gerl to adopt an Ordinance

amending sections of Chapter 33 of the City Code of Ordinances (Planning Commission),

sections of Chapter 150 of the City Code of Ordinances (Zoning Ordinance) and sections

of Chapter 153 of the City Code of Ordinances (Sign Ordinance) as per the attached

recommendations from Cunningham, Vogel & Rost. (1st Reading)

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

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

Nay: None

Absent:Alderman Sisson

Motion Carried.



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to approve funds for the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway Experience Hub Program in an amount not to exceed $10,000 and authorization to sign agreement. Alderman Ellinger asked the location of the sign and Tourism Coordinator Burke advised they have not decided on a location at this time.

The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried.



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to approve the financing for

the purchase of a 2012 Street Sweeper from Litchfield National Bank for $30,307.37

annually over four years beginning with the first payment due no later than April, 2012

after the loan agreement is signed. The initial cost of this sweeper is $114,153. This

Sweeper will be purchased from EJ Equipment in Pontoon Beach. Street Superindent Art

LeVoy advised they were trading in the old sweeper.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

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

Nay: None

Absent:Alderman Sisson

Motion Carried



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to approve payment application #6 in the amount of $93,793.37 to Curry Construction for work completed at the Water Treatment Plant. CMT engineer, Ted LaBelle advised this payment is for installation of a motor and stored material.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

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

Nay: None

Absent:Alderman Sisson

Motion carried.



Mayor Jones asked for a motion to approve the minutes. Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to approve the minutes from the November Council Meeting.

The Mayor directed a voice vote.

Motion Carried.



Alderman Gerl made a motion seconded by Alderman Hancock to transfer the funds and to pay bills.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

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

Nay: None

Absent:Alderman Sisson.



The Department head oral reports were then given to Council.

Ray Weller-Water

Jim Cadwell-Lake

Dave Kitzmiller-EMC/Sewer

Marshall Wright-Building

Art LeVoy-Street

BJ Wilkinson-Police

Denise Lueker-City Clerk/Water Dept.

Tonya Flannery-Economic Dev/Tourism



With no further business, Alderman Ellinger made a motion seconded by Alderman Gerl to adjourn the meeting. The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried. The Regular meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.



Attest: Approved:











Denise M. Lueker Thomas F. Jones

City Clerk Mayor



 

 



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