City of Herrin City Council, July 25, 2016 Minutes
City of Herrin City Council met Monday, July 25.
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF HERRIN COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERRIN, ILLINOIS HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF CITY HALL ON JULY 25, 2016 AT 6:00 P.M.
Mayor Steve Frattini called the meeting to order and led us in prayer. Mackenzie Taylor led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Shelly Huggins, City Clerk called the roll and the following were present:
MINUTES OF JULY 11 2016 MEETING
STEVE FRATTINH Mayor SHELLY HUGGINS City Clerk CARL GOODWIN absent Treasurer JOHN BREWSTER City Attorney SHEILA AHLGREN Alderman Ward I DAVID SHOEMAKE Alderman Ward I DEON McGUIRE Alderman Ward II PAUL YORK Alderman Ward II STEVE MILLER Alderman Ward III SCOTT KINLEY Alderman Ward III BILL SIZEMORE Alderman Ward IV MARILYN RUPPEL Alderman Ward IV
Motion made by Alderman Shoemake, seconded by Alderman York to approve the minutes - of the July 11, 2016 Council Meeting. Alderman Shoemake, McGuire, York, Miller, Kinley, Sizemore, Ruppel and Ahlgren voted "Yea". None voted “Nay”.
Treasurer Carl Goodwin was absent from the meeting.
BUDGET OFFICE Carrie Cravens, Budget Director stated we have received our first split from the real estate taxes.
Codes Administrator Robert Craig stated another house has come down on S. 20" St. The owner is in the process of cleaning up. We have collected more mowing invoices. The karate building has had repairs made and is now fit for use.
PUBLIC WORKS Bill Sizemore, Chairman of the Public Works had nothing to report.
Tom Somers, Public Works Director stated J. M. Jones will be staring on sewer project at 17" & Walnut.
Marilyn Ruppel, Chairman of the Public Improvement Committee had nothing to report.
PUBLIC SAFETY Quinn Laird, Police Chief stated that he has been in contact with superintendent of schools regarding the
CIVIC CENTER LLAISON
AGREEMENT WILLIAM E. WILSON 404 N. 24th ST.
OPEN BIDS 111 & 113 E. CHERRY ST.
AWARD BID 111 & 113 E. CHERRY ST.
DEMOLITION AGREEMENT 111 & 113 E. CHERRY ST. IL CARRICO THREE LLC
2016 REZONE FROM R-2 TO
public information officer to conduct classes at the high school and junior high regarding how to interact with officers. There will be another drug take back day in October.
No one was in attendance from the fire department. David Shoemake, Chairman of the Public Safety Committee had nothing to report.
Motion was made by Alderman York, seconded by Alderman Shoemake to authorize bills to be paid before the Council. Alderman McGuire, York, Miller, Kinley, Sizemore, Ruppel, Ahlgren and Shoemake voted “Yea”. None voted “Nay”.
Deon McGuire, Chairman of the Insurance Committee had nothing to report.
Marilyn Ruppel, Liaison for the Herrin City Library stated that the Howard Rushing interns have been learning to research in the history room. Maria Hammonds did the Herrin Hospital History recently. There will be a weddings display soon.
Scott Kinley, Liaison for the Herrin Civic Center stated their last meeting was on July 18. The lighting project is complete. Rental inquiries are increasing. SIH Pink Out will be September 24. Chamber Luncheon August 23. Director Richard Melvin’s contract has been continued for 18 months. Mayor and Carl will be going over financials with him soon.
Motion made by Alderman Miller, seconded by Alderman Ruppel to approve agreement with William E. Wilson for 404 N. 24* St. This is a demolition lien settlement agreement. He will pay the city back for costs. He resides now in Florida. Alderman York, Miller, Kinley, Sizemore, Ruppel, Ahlgren, Shoemake, and McGuire voted “Yea”. None voted “Nay”.
Bids opened for 111 & 113 E. Cherry Street. There was on bid received for $38,500 from IL Carrico Three, LLC. These are the owners of Rents one and this bid covers the cost of demolition of buildings. They will also tear down a third building.
Motion made by Alderman Kinley, seconded by Alderman Miller to accept bid of $38,500 from IL Carrico Three, LLC for 111 & 113 E. Cherry St. Alderman Miller, Kinley, Sizemore, Ruppel, Ahlgren, Shoemake, McGuire and York voted “Yea”. None voted “Nay”.
Motion made by Alderman McGuire, seconded by Alderman York to approve demolition agreement for 111 & 113 E. Cherry Street with IL Carrico Three, LLC. Alderman Kinley, Sizemore, Ruppel, Ahlgren, Shoemake, McGuire, York and Miller voted “Yea". None voted “Nay”.
Motion made by Alderman York, seconded by Alderman Miller to pass Ordinance 21-2016 Rezone 1801 W. Oak Street from R-2 to B-2 for wedding venue. Zoning Board of Appeals met on July 18 and recommend to approve rezone. Single family residence being renovated for office and pole barn building
B-2 1801 W. to be used for weddings, etc. They have not requested a liquor license. Liquor would have to be provided
OAK ST. by a current license holder. Alderman Shoemake asked about parking. This will not be an issue as this Property is 35 acres. Alderman Sizemore, Ruppel, Ahlgren, Shoemake, McGuire, York, Miller and Kinley Voted “Yea”. None voted “Nay”.
ORDINANCE 22- Motion made by Alderman York, seconded by Alderman Shoemake to pass Ordinance 22-2016 Amending 2016 AMENDING Chapter 15, Article II, Section 1, Subsection “F” of the Herrin Revised Code of Ordinances: Department CHAPTER 15, Director Longevity. This is a housekeeping issue where some department directors were included and some ARTICLE II, weren’t. This will include all department directors. Alderman Miller asked about the cost. This will SECTION 1. be approximately $300 additional per month for those that weren’t listed previously. Alderman Ruppel, SUBSECTION F Ahlgren, Shoemake, McGuire, York, Miller, Kinley and Sizemore voted “Yea”. None voted “Nay”. DEPARTMENT
RECOMMEND- Stop signs at 14* & Olive and 7" & Monroe are not recommended at this time. Public Works Director Tom ATIONS STOP stated that there is criteria that has to be met to add new stop signs and these intersections to not meet them. SIGNS
ORDINANCE 23- Motion made by Alderman Shoemake, seconded by Alderman Miller to pass Ordinance 23-2016 Amending 2016 AMENDING Chapter 24, Schedule “A” of the Herrin Revised Code to add One-Way stop on Hill Street at N. 14* St. CHAPTER 24, Alderman Ahlgren, Shoemake, McGuire, York, Miller, Kinley, Sizemore and Ruppel voted “Yea”. None SCHEDULE “A” voted “Nay”.
HILL ST. A.T
N. 14th ST.
MFT ACCEPT- Motion made by Alderman Miller, seconded by Alderman Ahglren to approve MFT Acceptance of Proposal ANCE OF to Furnish Materials & Approval of Award. Various Routes. Section 16-00000-00-GM. Oil and Chip PROPOSAL TO Program to start next Tuesday in Ward I. Alderman Shoemake, McGuire, York, Miller, Kinley, Sizemore, FURNISH MAT- Ruppel and Ahlgren voted “Yea”. None voted “Nay”.
LALS & AWARD
MFTSUPPLE- Motion made by Alderman Ruppel, seconded by Alderman Kinley to approve MFT Supplemental No. 2 MENTAL NO. 2 Resolution & Municipal Estimate of Costs, Railroad Crossing Repairs on W. Monroe St. Section 16-00000RESOLUTION & 00-GM. Alderman McGuire, York, Miller, Kinley, Sizemore, Ruppel, Ahlgren and Shoemake voted “Yea”. MUNICIPAL None voted “Nay”.
MAYOR Mayor asked Public Improvement Committee to meet to discuss Friends of Cemetery, Friends of Animal
Control and K-9 Funds. He asked Public Safety Committee to discuss golf cart ordinance, admin. fees for Violations and K-9 donation fund. Also to be discussed is vacating of a portion of West Walnut St.
Four candidates for the rank of Eagle Scout have received their ranks recently. Isaac Shaw who constructed the flagpoles at the civic center, Austin Kerley who repaired the fence at the Stotlar Cemetery, Reagan Johnson who constructed the flagpole and landscaping at the Bocce Courts and Josh Green who constructed the flagpole and landscaping at the Stotlar Cemetery.
Friends of the Cemetery is moving along. A committee has formed for the K-9 and Equipment Fund. They have met and fundraising events are in the works.
COUNCIL Alderman Ruppel stated there will be a public improvement meeting August 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Alderman Shoemake stated that there will be a public safety meeting August 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Alderman Ahlgren stated she has spoken with Robert Craig, Codes Administrator regarding vehicles parked In the 800 block of E. Bryan St. Several area residents utilize the alley and cannot see to get out onto Bryan St. Neighbors are unable to mow the ditch. She is asking for “no parking” in this block. Also there is a Need for a street light at the corner of N. 7* and Carroll St.
Alderman Miller asked about the letter that has been sent to Matt Choate. Public Works Director Tom Somers stated that Mr. Choate did not respond to the letter. We need to do something to get the old pipe And concrete removed from the area.
Alderman Kinley stated that McVicker Drive is very dark and doesn’t have any street lights.
Alderman Sizemore asked about the stop signs that Mr. Somers did not recommend. He stated that they Don’t satisfy the warrants specified in the manual of traffic devices.
PUBLIC Mr. Ridgway stated that when the council visits the golf cart idea that they also include side by side utility
Helen Russell asked the plan for Cherry Street. Buildings will be demolished and improvements made. She also asked about the wall by the Elks. It is to be patched or a new wall erected with possibly a mural on it. The Chamber is currently working on a mural program similar to the City’s façade program. It will begin at the Chamber office with a mural depicting Herrinfesta being painted.
ADJOURN Motion made by Alderman Sizemore, seconded by Alderman Ruppel to adjourn. Alderman York, Kinley,
Miller, Sizemore, Ruppel, Ahlgren, Shoemake and McGuire voted “Yea”. None voted “Nay”.
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