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City of Pinckneyville City Council met July 8

By South West Illinois News Reports | Sep 12, 2019

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City of Pinckneyville City Council met July 8.

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. Commissioner Hicks requested to change the agenda. He requested to enter into Executive Session for 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. Commissioner Cicardi requested to amend accounts payable. Due to a lightning strike at the east sewer plant an oxygen probe needed replacing. The equipment is being purchased from USA Blue Book and Hach Company for $3,899.63. Mayor Spencer then announced the agenda was set. Administrative staff present: Deputy Clerk Terri Lindner, City Attorney Don Bigham, Interim Police Chief Kenneth Kelley, 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 Hicks to approve the minutes of the June 24, 2019 regular meeting. 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.

TREASURER’S REPORT

City Treasurer Arthur F. Reese Reese reviewed the treasurers report and stated that the total ending bank balance was off due to an account being closed and him not being aware. He stated that the total ending bank balance should be $5,278,392.60 as of June 30, 2019. Unrestricted as of June 30, 2019 was $1,261,766.22. Commissioner Stotlar made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report. 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.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Commissioner Stotlar made a motion to approve the accounts payable with Commissioner Cicardi’s additions. 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 informed the council that the brick wall along County Road bordering the cemetery had been power washed. It had accumulated black mold on it and was looking bad but now is clean and looks great.

Commissioner Cicardi informed the council that Bender Pool had an inspection done and was reported with no violations. He also informed the council that the meter changeout was going well.

ORDINANCE NO. O-2019-18 APPROVING SECOND AMENDMENT TO SOLAR ENERGY POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT

Commissioner Cicardi introduced Ordinance No. O-2019-18, an ordinance to be place on file, approving second amendment to solar energy power purchase agreement for solar power from the generation facility on Amber Lane. Attorney Don Bigham explained that because of changes in laws that were adopted by the State of Illinois, the initial contract had to be amended and these changes does not change any monetary exchange. The changes effected how the company bills for power output and the credit the company gets. Commissioner Cicardi made a motion to place on file Ordinance No. O-2019. 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 FROM RIDE TO RIDE OUT CANCER TO COLLECT ON SQUARE AND 4-WAY

Jada Batson from Ride to Ride Out Cancer requested permission to collect on the intersection of Water Street and Walnut Street and the intersection of Water Street and Main Street on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The collection is to benefit the Ride to Ride Out Cancer Program. 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.

STREET CLOSURES FOR AMERICAN THRESHERMAN

Josh Giacomo from the American Thresherman Association is requesting to close Ballpark Road during the 2019 August American Thresherman Show which is August 12, 2019 through August 19, 2019. Commissioner Hicks made a motion to approve the street closing on Ballpark Road for the 2019 August show. 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 FROM AMERICAN THRESHERMAN FOR OPENING POWER OF PARADE

Josh Giacomo from the American Thresherman Association is requesting permission to have the Power of Parade travel through town. Mr. Giacomo stated that the parade will be Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. and it will start at the fairgrounds and use the same parade route as the Mardi Gras parade. Commissioner Hicks made a motion to approve the collection request. 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 MONETARY DONATION FROM AMERICAN THRESHERMAN FOR ADVERTISING EXPENSES

Josh Giacomo from the American Thresherman Association is requesting a $1,500.00 donation to offset their advertising expenses. Mr. Giacomo explained that they normally spend a couple thousand dollars a year in advertising. Commissioner Hicks stated that these funds would come out of the Hotel/Motel account. Commissioner Hicks made a motion to approve the donation 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.

AMEREN ILLINOIS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM

Commissioner Peradotta requested approval to pay Ameren Illinois for the light bulb upgrade to LED bulbs for the street lights. Total estimated cost of the project will be no more than $37,350.00. Commissioner Peradotta stated that half of the cost would come from the General Fund and half would come from the Street Department fund. Commissioner Peradotta made a motion to pay Ameren IL for the light bulb upgrade. 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.

RE-APPOINTMENT OF MARY ROE TO THE PINCKNEYVILLE BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE

Commissioner Hicks made a motion to re-appoint Mary Roe to the Pinckneyville Board of Fire and Police. This will be for a two-year term. 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.

RE-APPOINTMENT OF FRED PABST TO THE PINCKNEYVILLE BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE

Commissioner Hicks made a motion to re-appoint Fred Pabst to the Pinckneyville Board of Fire and Police. This will be a one-year term. 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.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Commissioner Peradotta, seconded by Commissioner Cicardi to move the meeting to Executive Session at 6:19 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 Peradotta, seconded by Commissioner Stotlar to return to the regular meeting at 6:28 p.m. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

REQUEST TO HIRE A PART TIME POLICE OFFICER

Commissioner Hicks is requesting to hire a part time police officer. He stated that the police department is going to be short handed in the coming months due to injury, vacation time, and military obligations. Commissioner Hicks is requesting to hire Michael D. Akin. Commissioner Hicks made a motion to hire Michal D. Akin as part time police officer. Commissioner Cicardi seconded the motion. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: none. Motion declared carried.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Commissioner Hicks, seconded by Commissioner Stotlar to adjourn the meeting at 6:29 p.m. On roll call: Commissioners Cicardi, Hicks, Peradotta, Stotlar, and Mayor Spencer voted YEA. NAYS: None. Motion declared carried.

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