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City of Waterloo City Council met July 1

By South West Illinois News Reports | Oct 7, 2019

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City of Waterloo City Council met July 1.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

1. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Smith at 7:30 p.m.

2. The following Aldermen were present: Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row and Heller.

3. Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Tom Smith.

4. Correction or Withdrawal of Agenda Items by Sponsor. None.

5. Approval of Minutes as Written or Amended.

Motion made by Alderman Darter and seconded by Alderman Hopkins to approve the June 17, 2019, 7:15 p.m., City Council Minutes. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins and Trantham voting yea.

6. Petitions by Citizens on Non-Agenda Items.

Gerry Siekerka, 135 Links Lane, addressed the council regarding two issues he has with the Mystic Oak Golf Course adjacent to the back of his home: 1) spraying of Arbor Trees at his rear property line; and, 2) golfers relieving themselves in his yard. He will be meeting for a discussion with one of the Mystic Oak owners tomorrow and invited council members to join him. Alderman Notheisen advised Mr. Siekerka that more than one council member could not attend the meeting as it would violate the Open Meetings Act for elected officials.

7. Reports and Communications from the Mayor and other City Officers.

A. Report of Collector. None.

B. Report of Treasurer. None. Treasurer Papenberg was absent.

C. Report of Subdivision and Zoning Administrator.

This month the Planning Commission will consider a Zoning Map Amendment from Laurie Homes regarding property in the North Winds Subdivision.

D. Report of Director of Public Works. No report. Director Birk was absent.

E. Report of Deputy Chief of Police. None.

F. Report of City Attorney. None.

G. Report and Communication by Mayor.

1. Commendation to the Gibault Boys Baseball Team – Commendation was presented and pictures taken.

8. Report of Standing Committees. None.

9. Report of Special Committees. None.

10. Presentation of Communications, Petitions, Resolutions, Orders and Ordinances by Aldermen

A. Consideration and Action on Resolution No. 19-10 Approving an Annual TRANE Maintenance Contract in the amount of $9,979.00.

Motion made by Alderman Buettner and seconded by Alderman Row to approve Resolution No. 19-10 approving an Annual TRANE Maintenance Contract in the amount of $9,979.00. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham and Darter voting yea.

B. Consideration and Action on Resolution No. 19-11 Authorizing the Execution of an Annual Agreement between the City of Waterloo, IL and MEGSI.

Motion made by Alderman Notheisen and seconded by Alderman Hopkins to approve Resolution No. 19-11 authorizing the execution of an Annual Agreement between the City of Waterloo, IL and MEGSI. Deputy Chief Prosise advised council that MEGSI is an anacronym for Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southern Illinois and they are a joint force tasked with drug investigations. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row and Darter voting yea.

C. Consideration and Action on Resolution No. 19-12 Authorizing the Execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Waterloo Police Department and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General regarding the Illinois Internet Child Exploitation Task Force.

Motion made by Alderman Hopkins and seconded by Alderman Darter to approve Resolution No. 19-12 authorizing the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Waterloo Police Department and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General regarding the Illinois Internet Child Exploitation Task Force. Mayor Smith advised council that Officer Meister needs the Memorandum of Understanding to officially handle our cases. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen and Thomas voting yea.

D. Consideration and Action on Ordinance No. 1785 Approving the Sale of Miscellaneous Equipment owned by the City of Waterloo, Illinois.

Motion made by Alderman Heller and seconded by Alderman Row to approve Ordinance No. 1785 approving the sale of miscellaneous equipment owned by the City of Waterloo, Illinois. It was noted there were quite a number of bids on the lawn mower. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner and Row voting yea.

E. Consideration and Action on Ordinance No. 1786 Authorizing the Purchase of Real Property (9.17) acres, for Placement of New Water Plant.

Motion made by Alderman Darter and seconded by Alderman Notheisen to approve Ordinance No. 1786 authorizing the purchase of real property (9.17) acres, for placement of the new Water Plant. Alderman Thomas asked if the city was required to wait until August 26th. Mayor Smith stated he would talk with Ron Kaiping to see if it could be done earlier. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins and Trantham voting yea.

F. Consideration and Action on Resolution No. 19-13 Authorizing a Letter of Support for the Monroe County Highway Department Application for Federal BUILD Grant Funds for Improvements to Bluff Road.

Motion made by Alderman Hopkins and seconded by Alderman Buettner to approve Resolution No. 19-13 authorizing a Letter of Support for the Monroe County Highway Department application for Federal BUILD grant funds for improvements to Bluff Road. Mayor Smith advised the section of Bluff Road to be improved was more than one mile in length. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen and Thomas voting yea.

11. Unfinished Business. None.

12. Miscellaneous Business.

A. Consideration and Action on Warrant No. 579.

Motion made by Alderman Darter and seconded by Alderman Notheisen to approve Warrant No. 579. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins and Row voting yea.

B. Consideration and Action on a Special Event Permit Application from the Optimist Club of Waterloo for their 17th Annual 5K Run / Fun Walk to be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and to include the closure of Rogers Street between First Street and Country Club Lane.

Motion made by Alderman Heller and seconded by Alderman Darter to approve a Special Event Permit Application from the Optimist Club of Waterloo for their 17th Annual 5K Run / Fun Walk to be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and to include the closure of Rogers Street between First Street and Country Club Lane. Deputy Chief Prosise stated the Waterloo Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department were okay with the event. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner and Row voting yea.

C. Consideration and Action on a Solicitation Request from the Waterloo Knights of Columbus to Conduct their Annual Tootsie Roll Fund Drive for Intellectual Disabilities on Friday and Saturday, September 20th and 21st, 2019 at the Intersections of Main / Mill and Rogers / Hamacher.

Motion made by Alderman Row and seconded by Alderman Thomas to approve a Solicitation Request from the Waterloo Knights of Columbus to conduct their Annual Tootsie Roll Fund Drive for Intellectual Disabilities on Friday and Saturday, September 20th and 21st, 2019 at the intersections of Main / Mill and Rogers / Hamacher. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter and Buettner voting yea.

D. Consideration and Action on Request from Human Support Services for Waiver of the Building Permit Fee ($512.40) and the Building Inspection Fee ($350.00) for an addition to be built at See More Inn, 4505 HH Road, in the total amount of $862.40. Motion made by Alderman Darter and seconded by Alderman Buettner to approve a request from Human Support Services for waiver of the building permit fee ($512.40) and the building inspection fee ($350.00) for an addition to be built at See More Inn, 4505 HH Road, in the total amount of $862.40. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins and Trantham voting yea.

E. Consideration and Action on Approval of Preliminary Plat for Natalie Estates.

Motion made by Alderman Heller and seconded by Alderman Notheisen to approve the Preliminary Plat for Natalie Estates. Zoning Administrator, Jim Nagel stated the Planning Committee had recommended sidewalks for the subdivision and they were added by the developer. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner and Row voting yea.

F. Consideration and Action on Approval of Exterior Building Materials for R.P. Lumber at 942 South Market Street as allowed per the City of Waterloo, Illinois Revised Code of Ordinances, Chapter 6 Building Code, Section 6-1-2(l)(C).

Motion made by Alderman Trantham and seconded by Alderman Hopkins to approve the exterior building materials for R.P. Lumber at 942 South Market Street as allowed per the City of Waterloo, Illinois Revised Code of Ordinances, Chapter 6 Building Code, Section 6-1-2(l)(C). Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas and Hopkins voting yea.

G. Consideration and Action on terminating EAP Services with New Behavioral Directions Health and beginning EAP Services through Gateway Regional Medical Center effective July 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020.

Motion made by Alderman Thomas and seconded by Alderman Hopkins to approve terminating EAP Services with New Behavioral Directions Health and beginning EAP Services through Gateway Regional Medical Center effective July 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller and Notheisen voting yea.

H. Consideration and Action on Executive Session for the Discussion of Personnel as per 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).

Motion made by Alderman Notheisen and seconded by Alderman Darter to approve Executive Session for the Discussion of Personnel as per 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1). Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row and Heller voting yea. Meeting recessed at 7:54 p.m.

Motion to reconvene made by Alderman Heller and seconded by Alderman Darter. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner and Row voting yea. Meeting reconvened at 8:00 p.m.

13. Discussion of Matters by Council Members Arising After Agenda Deadline.

Alderman Notheisen stated that ten members of the Garden Club reviewed seven gorgeous yards for the Yard of Distinction and will be presenting the awards at the next City Council Meeting on July 15th. Alderman Notheisen additionally reminded everyone that Council will be handing out ice cream at the Band Concert tomorrow evening, July 2nd.

Alderman Hopkins stated that some people still think the swimming pool is a city function. Mayor Smith advised the city has done all it can to notify the public that a pool would be in the Park District. Alderman Darter stated the Park District was not interested. Alderman Notheisen asked about a Splash Park and Mayor Smith replied that Council will discuss a financial donation.

Alderman Buettner wished everyone a good Fourth of July.

Alderman Heller advised our two exchange students arrived in Germany on June 28th and will be returning on July 26th; which is coincidentally the same date the two exchange students from Germany will be arriving in Waterloo.

Mayor Smith stated next Tuesday, News Channel Two will be in town looking to put up a weather camera.

14. Motion to Adjourn made by Alderman Buettner and seconded by Alderman Notheisen. Motion passed with a unanimous voice vote. Mayor Smith adjourned the meeting at 8:05 p.m.

http://www.waterloo.il.us/wp-content/uploads/CC-07-01-19-Minutes.pdf

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