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January 10, 2012
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City of Litchfield

Regular Meeting Minutes

January 10, 2012





Mayor Thomas F. Jones called the Regular Meeting to order on January 10, 2012 at 6:00 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.



Public Participation

William Borklund spoke to the Council expressing his view regarding annexation of the Lake property into the City. A copy of Mr. Borklunds statement was handed out to the Council.



Consent Agenda:

Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to approve the following items on the Consent agenda:



Reading of Minutes

Report of Departments and City Clerk

Authorization to Transfer Funds and to Pay Bills



Other Items as Assigned:

A motion 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. (2nd Reading)

A motion to authorize the City Clerk to release the Executive Minutes from the following

Executive Sessions: September 6, 2011 and July 5, 2011.

A motion to approve an Ordinance Changing the Time for the City Council Meetings

from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., as approved at the December City Council Meeting. (1st Reading)

A motion to approve an Addendum to the Redevelopment Agreement with Alply Insulated Panels.

A motion to adopt an Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit to Allow a Residential

Use on the Upper Floor of a Structure Located in a General Commercial (C-2) Zoning

District with a street address of 902 West Union Avenue, Litchfield, Illinois. (1st

Reading)

A motion to approve a contract with HMG Engineers to assist the City with compliance of new NPDES Permit requirements at the Wastewater Treatment Plant for a cost of $28,675 and authorize the Mayor to sign contract.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote.

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

Nay: none

Absent: Alderman Sisson

Motion Carried



New Business:

Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to approve an Ordinance Annexing Territory into the City of Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois. (1st Reading). Alderman Hancock read a statement addressing his concerns and comments regarding the proposed annexation. He has listened to the Lake Homeowners and the people of his Ward (3) and does not agree the Council should proceed with annexation. If this motion does pass, Alderman Hancock asked a committee be formed to address the concerns of the Homeowners in this annexed territory. He feels the annexation would be a burden to the City. Alderman Hancock advised the Mayor and Council that he was not provided with any financial information and the impact this annexation would have on the City.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote:

Aye: Alderman Hollo, Law, Cailey and Street

Nay: Alderman Gerl, Ellinger and Hancock

Absent: Alderman Sisson

Motion carried.



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to approve the Streetscape Phase II Project, IDOT Local Agency Agreement and allow the Mayor to sign. Alderman Hancock asked the Mayor if he attended the Public meeting held in 2011 for Streetscape project. The Mayor advised he was present and all the concerns were handled by the Economic Development committee. Aldeman Hancock asked to table the motion as these changes were not brought back to the Council for their review. Alderman Hancock made a motion seconded by Alderman Ellinger to table the motion to approve the Streetscape Phase II Project, IDOT Local Agency Agreement and allow the Mayor to sign.

The Mayor directed a roll call vote to table the motion.

Aye: Alderman Gerl, Ellinger, Hancock

Nay: Alderman Hollo, Law, Cailey and Street

Absent: Alderman Sisson

Motion to table the orginal motion was denied.

The Mayor then asked for a voice vote on the original motion.

Motion carried.



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Gerl to approve RFP #1 with Curry Construction for $2,864 for stairway relocation at the Water Treatment Plant.

The Mayor called for a voice vote, motion carried.



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to approve RFP #3 with Curry Construction for $4,851 for RF Tank Fill line at the Water Treatment Plant.

The Mayor called for a voice vote, motion carried.



Alderman Cailey seconded by Alderman Gerl made a motion to approve RFP #5 with Curry Construction for $2,484 for Heater Shields at the Water Treatment Plant.

The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Hancock to approve RFP #7 with Curry Construction for $9760 for fittings for RF and Feed Pump minus the re-stocking fee. Ted LaBelle with CMT advised this number will be lower as Curry will be dropping the restocking fee. Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Hancock to amend the orginal motion to read:

to approve RFP #7 with Curry Construction for fittings for RF and Feed Pump not to exceed $8,500.

The Mayor directed a voice vote on the amended motion, motion carried.



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Law to approve pay request number 7 to Curry Construction for $16,172.10 for work completed at the Water Treatment Plant.

The Mayor directed a voice vote, motion carried.



Alderman Cailey made a motion seconded by Alderman Ellinger to approve final

payment to Kamadulski Excavating and Grading Company for $8,075.16 upon receipt of

final waivers of lien for work completed on Phase 2 of the Litchfield Lake Dam

Improvements.

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 Council meeting adjourned at 6:17 p.m.





Attest: Approved:











Denise M. Lueker Thomas F. Jones

 

 



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