City of Du Quoin City Council met January 22.
City of Du Quoin City Council met Jan. 22.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
City Attorney Aaron Atkins gave the invocation.
Call to Order:
Mayor Alongi called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. with the following individuals present: Commissioners Michael Ward, Dale Spencer, and Charles Genesio. City staff included City Attorney Aaron Atkins, City Treasurer Stephanie Cravens, and City Clerk Andrew Croessman.
Previous Meeting Minutes:
The Council reviewed the minutes of the regular meeting held on the 8th day of January. Commissioner Ward moved, Commissioner Genesio seconded a motion to approve the minutes. Motion passed; all ayes.
Approval of Bills:
Commissioner Spencer moved, Commissioner Genesio seconded a motion to approve the bill list for January 22, 2018. Motion passed; all ayes.
City Police Chief Les Vancil addressed the Council regarding implementing a tow fee for cars seized due to an arrest. He said that a tow fee is allowed under Illinois law and the amount charged can equate to the cost of two patrol officers and one dispatcher for two hours of work. City Attorney Aaron Atkins agreed and suggested the City should be covering its cost for these occurrences. Mayor Alongi asked what fund the money should go to. It was decided that it was best to deposit it into the restricted DUI fund. Mr. Vancil suggested that the tow fee should be around $200. Commissioner Ward agreed with the concept and the fee amount. No action was taken.
Commissioner Ward thanked the Police Department for all of their efforts in making the Shop with a Cop program a success again.
Commissioner Spencer said that the sidewalk under the City Hall overhang was slick and needed to be addressed in the future.
The City Council adjourned at 6:24 p.m., motion by Commissioner Spencer, seconded by Commissioner Ward; all ayes.