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City of Chester City Council met June 17

By South West Illinois News Reports | Aug 21, 2019

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City of Chester City Council met June 17.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

I.CALL TO ORDER

The City Council of Chester, Illinois, met in regular session on Monday, June 17, 2019, in the Municipal Building, 1330 Swanwick Street. Mayor Tom Page called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

II.ROLL CALL

Present: Alderman Ray Allison                Alderman Robert Platt

              Alderman Russ Rader               Alderman Scott Stumpe

              Alderman Dan Ohlau                 Alderman Daniel Geisen

              Alderman D. Michael Blechle    Alderman Randy Dudenbostel

Absent: None

III.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

IV.READING OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

Alderman Ohlau moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve them as prepared by the city clerk. Alderman Platt seconded the motion. UPON ROLL CALL: Ayes: Aldermen Ohlau, Rader, Stumpe, Allison, Platt, Blechle, Dudenbostel, Geisen. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

V.CORRESPONDENCE

The following correspondence was acknowledged:

•Tax Revenue Report for May provided by City Clerk Berner

•Letter from Popeye Picnic Committee requesting the closure of State Street for the annual picnic

VI.REPORTS

City Clerk:

The city clerk presented an application for raffle licenses for the Mississippi Valley Art Guild. Alderman Ohlau moved to issue the raffle license and waive the fidelity bond required of the raffle managers. Alderman Platt seconded the motion. UPON ROLL CALL: Ayes: Aldermen Stumpe, Dudenbostel, Platt, Rader, Ohlau, Allison, Blechle, Geisen. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

VII.COMMITTEE REPORTS

Cemetery & Finance Committee (Chairman Platt):

The Cemetery and Finance Committee met this evening at 5:30 p.m. to review city bills, and found them to be in order for payment. Chairman Platt moved to approve payment of bills, subject to audit. Alderman Rader seconded the motion. UPON ROLL CALL: Ayes: Aldermen Rader, Dudenbostel, Stumpe, Ohlau, Allison, Platt, Geisen, Blechle. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Streets & Alleys Committee (Chairman Blechle):

Chairman Blechle advised that Red Dot Construction started the sidewalk replacements.

VIII.PUBLIC DISCUSSION

IX.OLD BUSINESS

X.NEW BUSINESS

ORDINANCE #1715 – ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE:

A hearing was held at 5:30 p.m. prior to the council meeting this evening in regard to the proposed Appropriation Ordinance. City Clerk Bethany Berner proposed an increase of $9,000.00 (Capital Outlay – Equipment) in the Water Fund for the purchase of a new back wash panel. Alderman Platt moved to pass the Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2020 with the proposed amendment in the amount of $23,952,511.00. Alderman Rader seconded the motion. UPON ROLL CALL: Ayes: Aldermen Rader, Dudenbostel, Stumpe, Ohlau, Allison, Platt, Geisen, Blechle. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Air Conditioner – Welcome Center:

Alderman Ohlau moved to approve the purchase of a new air conditioner for the Welcome Center from Korando Heating and Cooling Inc for $5,199.00. Alderman Geisen seconded the motion. UPON ROLL CALL: Ayes: Aldermen Rader, Stumpe, Ohlau, Allison, Platt, Geisen, Dudenbostel, Blechle. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE #1716 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 7-11-2 OF CHAPTER 7 AND PARAGRAPH “F” OF SECTION 21-3-19 OF CHAPTER 21 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CHESTER, ILLINOIS, RELATIVE TO GAMBLING LICENSING AND FEES:

Alderman Ohlau moved to allow the twelve registered establishments with video gaming terminals the ability to add a sixth machine. Alderman Blechle seconded the motion. UPON ROLL CALL: Ayes: Aldermen Rader, Dudenbostel, Stumpe, Ohlau, Allison, Platt, Geisen, Blechle. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE #1717 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1-2-5 (A) OF CHAPTER 1 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CHESTER, ILLINOIS, RELATING TO COMMITTEES:

Alderman Blechle moved to approve the addition of Personnel to the Ordinance Committee. Alderman Geisen seconded the motion. UPON ROLL CALL: Ayes: Aldermen Rader, Stumpe, Dudenbostel, Ohlau, Allison, Platt, Geisen, Blechle. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

Natural Gas Futures:

Alderman Ohlau, Chairman of the Gas Department & Public Property Committee, requested permission from the council to possibly purchase natural gas futures. Alderman Geisen moved to allow the Gas Department & Public Property Committee the ability to purchase natural gas futures. Alderman Dudenbostel seconded the motion. UPON ROLL CALL: Ayes: Aldermen Rader, Dudenbostel, Stumpe, Ohlau, Allison, Platt, Geisen, Blechle. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

XI.ADJOURNMENT

At 6:15 p.m., Alderman Platt moved to adjourn the meeting. Alderman Dudenbostel seconded the motion. VOTE: Ayes: Aldermen Ohlau, Dudenbostel, Rader, Stumpe, Allison, Platt, Geisen, Blechle. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.

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