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City of Pinckneyville City Council met August 12

By South West Illinois News Reports | Sep 12, 2019

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City of Pinckneyville City Council met Aug. 12.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

ROLL CALL

Mayor Robert L. Spencer called the regular meeting of the Pinckneyville City Council to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. Members present: Commissioners Ricky J. Cicardi, Kevin B. Hicks, Sammy D. Peradotta, William B. Stotlar, and Mayor Robert L. Spencer. Mayor Spencer declared a quorum present. Deputy Clerk Terri Lindner amended item #3 under Commissioner Cicardi stating that it should read for the annual Thresherman Show not Perry County Fair. Commissioner Stotlar added that he wanted to enter into executive session for Section (2) (c) (1) Appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of an employee. Mayor Spencer then announced the agenda was set. Administrative staff present: Deputy Clerk Terri Lindner, City Attorney Don Bigham, Interim Police Chief Kenneth Kelley, Economic Development Coordinator Carrie Gilliam, City Treasurer Arthur F. Reese and Fire Chief Jim Gielow. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commissioner Peradotta.

PREVIOUS MINUTES

Motion was made by Commissioner Cicardi to approve the minutes of the July 22, 2019 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hicks. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT

City Treasurer Arthur F. Reese stated that total bank balances were $5,248,763.92. Unrestricted bank balances were $1,414,212.30. Commissioner Stotlar made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cicardi. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Commissioner Cicardi amended the accounts payable stating that he needed to add a donation of $50.00 to the Pinckneyville Community Hospital for the 2019 Fall Haul which is a 5K Run, 5K Walk, and 10K Run on September 14, 2019 at the Perry County Fair Grounds. Commissioner Stotlar made a motion to approve the accounts payable with the amendments. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hicks. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

CORRESPONDENCE

Commissioner Peradotta stated that not all the oiling and chipping was completed due to rain. They have rescheduled completion of the oiling and chipping to be done on August 22, 2019. Commissioner Cicardi recognized that the annual Thresherman Show was happening August 14th through August 18th which is this week. The tractor of the year was Oliver.

RESOLUTION NO. R-2019-32 AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING TERMINATION AGREEMENT WITH UTILITY SERVICE CO. FOR WATER TOWER MAINTENTANCE

Commissioner Cicardi made a motion to approve Resolution No. R-2019-32, a resolution placed on file at the July 22, 2019 regular council meeting to authorize and approve the termination agreement to terminate the water tower maintenance contract with Utility Services Company Inc. for the Mason Street tower. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Peradotta. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

RESOLUTION NO. R-2019-35 AGREEMENT WITH THE PERRY COUNTY AG SOCIETY FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES FOR ELECTRICAL POWER USED DURING THE PERRY COUNTY FAIR

Commissioner Cicardi introduced Resolution No. R-2019-35, a resolution to be placed on file, authorizing the City of Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, to enter into an agreement with the Perry County Agricultural Society Inc., for reimbursement of expenses for electrical power used for the annual Perry County Fair. Commissioner Cicardi stated that in the past Ameren would read the meters at the beginning of the fair and at the completion of the fair and they don’t do that anymore. Commissioner Cicardi negotiated with the Perry County Agricultural Society to pay $1,100 annually to the City for electrical costs. Commissioner Cicardi made a motion to place on file Resolution No. R-2019-35. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Peradotta. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

RESOLUTION NO. R-2019-36 AGREEMENT WITH THE AMERICAN THRESHERMAN ASSOCIATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES FOR ELECTRICAL POWER USED FOR THE ANNUAL THRESHERMAN EVENTS

Commissioner Cicardi introduced Resolution No. R-2019-36, a resolution to be placed on file, authorizing the City of Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, to enter into an agreement with the American Thresherman Association Inc., for reimbursement of expenses for electrical power used for the annual Thresherman events. Commissioner Cicardi stated that in the past Ameren would read the meters at the beginning of the events and at the completion and they don’t do that anymore. Commissioner Cicardi negotiated with the American Thresherman Association to pay $2,800.00 for the summer event and $600.00 for the fall event. Commissioner Cicardi made a motion to place on file Resolution No. R-2019-36. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Stotlar. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

REQUEST TO PURCHASE A VAUGHN CHOPPER PUMP FOR TERMINAL LIFT STATION AT SEWER TREATMENT PLANT #2

Commissioner Cicardi made a motion to purchase a Vaughn Chopper pump for terminal lift station at Sewer Treatment Plant #2. Commissioner Cicardi stated that a chopper pump is necessary due to the fact that what is being flushed from the prison must be processed through a chopper pump. It wouldn’t go through a regular pump. The cost of the pump will be $23,900.00 from Municipal Equipment Company Inc. There are other bids coming in. He stated that rental for a pump is more expensive than purchasing a new pump. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Peradotta. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

REQUEST TO PURCHASE A NEW VOLUTE FOR PUMP AND NEW PUMP CONTROLLER FOR LIFT STATION AT SEWER PLANT #1

Commissioner Cicardi made a motion to purchase a new volute for pump and new pump controller. He stated that the volute is outdated and the cost to repair is not cost effective. He also stated that the new style of controller can be removed and reused elsewhere when the sewer plant is torn down. The total cost of both pieces of equipment is $10,300.00 from Municipal Equipment Company Inc. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Stotlar. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

REQUEST FOR HOMECOMING PARADE

Commissioner Hicks read a request from Ms. Caitlyn Cushman of the Pinckneyville Community High School to hold a homecoming parade on October 4, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. The request stated the route would be the same as in the past years. Ms. Cushman’s representative, Ms. Leah Thies was in attendance and had nothing further to add. Commissioner Hicks made a motion to approve the request. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Peradotta. On roll call: Commissioners Hicks, Peradotta, Stone, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

REQUEST TO CLOSE STREETS

Commissioner Hicks read a request from Mr. Mark Woodside of the Eagles to close Mulberry Street from Walnut to Perry Street on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a BBQ competition. Commissioner Hicks stated this will be the second year for this event and hopefully it won’t rain. During last year’s event it rained all day. Mark Woodside and Randy Whitner of the Eagles were in attendance. Commissioner Peradotta said the street department would provide barricades. Commissioner Hicks made a motion to approve the request. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cicardi. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

REQUEST TO COLLECT ON CITY STREETS FROM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Ashley Bathon from the Chamber of Commerce requested permission to collect on the intersection of Water Street and Walnut Street and the intersection of Water Street and Main Street on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the annual Mardi Gras collection. The Mardi Gras queen contestants will be collecting. Commissioner Hicks made a motion to approve the collection request. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Peradotta. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

RESOLUTION NO. R-2019-34 AUTHORIZING INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN STATE OF ILLINOIS, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-AERONAUTICS AND PINCKNEYVILLE-DUQUOIN AIRPORT BOARD

Commissioner Hicks presented Resolution R-2019-34, a resolution authorizing an intergovernmental agreement between the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Transportation-Aeronautics and Pinckneyville-DuQuoin Airport board. Commissioner Hicks stated that the Airport received notice of a grant award to assist with the cost of a project for improvements at the Pinckneyville-DuQuoin Airport which includes replacement of wind cone, rotating beacon and tower and other improvements. City attorney Don Bigham stated the Pinckneyville-DuQuoin Airport is required to provide funds for a 5% local share of the project cost estimated to be $16,500.00. That would be split between the City of Pinckneyville and City of DuQuoin. The grant totals $329,000.00. Commissioner Hicks made a motion to approve Resolution No. R-2019-34. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Stotlar. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

REQUEST TO PURCHASE A 2012 CATERPILLAR BACKHOE

Tabled.

ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Commissioner Peradotta, seconded by Commissioner Stotlar to move the meeting to Executive Session at 6:21 p.m. for the discussion of Section 2 (c) (1) Appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of an employee and Section 2 (c) (5) Purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

RETURN TO REGULAR MEETING

Motion by Commissioner Cicardi, seconded by Commissioner Peradotta to return to the regular meeting at 6:50 p.m. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

REQUEST APPROVAL FOR $0.75 PER HOUR SALARY INCREASE FOR PART TIME STREET AND UTILITY DEPARTMENT WORKERS

Commissioner Peradotta made a motion to approve a $0.75 per hour raise for four part time street department employees and 2 part time utility department employees. The raise would be effective September 1, 2019. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Stotlar. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Peradotta, Stotlar voted YEA. NAYS: Commissioner Hick and Mayor Spencer. Motion declared carried.

RESIGNATION OF FRED PABST FROM ZONING BOARD

Commissioner Hicks made a motion to accept the resignation of Fred Pabst as a Zoning Board member. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cicardi. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

RESIGNATION OF JAMES SHILLINGER FROM ZONING BOARD

Commissioner Cicardi made a motion to accept the resignation of Jim Shillinger as a Zoning Board member. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Stotlar. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

RESOLUTION NO. R-2019-38 AUTHORIZING TAX INCREMENT FINANCING REDEVELOPMENT WITH PINCKNEYVILLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Mayor Spencer introduced Resolution No. R-2019-38, a resolution to be placed on file, authorizing a tax increment financing (TIF) redevelopment agreement between the City of Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, and Pinckneyville Community Hospital. Pinckneyville Community Hospital CEO Randy Daulby and Board Member John Shotton were present to express their appreciation to the Commissioners and to the City of Pinckneyville for their support in building and operating an outpatient rehabilitation and fitness center. Mr. Daulby explained that they will have a fitness center with additional equipment then what they currently have. They will have an indoor pool that will be 25 X 30 in size. Mr. Daulby stated that they should be getting references for therapy from other medical facilities in the area with the other closest indoor pool being in Mt. Vernon. Estimated completion date is in May 2019. Commissioner Cicardi made a motion to place on file Resolution No. R-2019-38. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Stotlar. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

RESOLUTION NO. R-2019-33 ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FOR SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT

Commissioner Peradotta made a motion to approve Resolution No. R-2019-33 to accept a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for sidewalk improvements in the City of Pinckneyville. Mayor Spencer stated that the grant is for $60,000.00. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Stotlar. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

RESOLUTION NO. R-2019-37 AUTHORIZATION FOR APPLICATION FOR OSLAD GRANT PROGRAM TO COMPLETE SOCCER/SPORTS PARK

Mayor Spencer presented Resolution No. R-2019-37 to authorize the City of Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois to apply for an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant to complete phase two of Soccer/Sports Park. Jesse Maynard from HMG Engineers was present to give details on the project. He explained that this grant was a 50/50 matching grant with the total of the project being $448,000.00. The improvements consist of 18 X 40 concession building, water, sewer, and electricity installation, and restrooms. He also stated that the deadline for application is August 19, 2019. Commissioner Cicardi made a motion to approve Resolution No. R-2019-37. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Stotlar. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Peradotta, Stotlar and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: Commissioner Hicks. Motion declared carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Commissioner Cicardi, seconded by Commissioner Hicks to adjourn the meeting at 7:07 p.m. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

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