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City of Waterloo City Council met September 3

By South West Illinois News Reports | Oct 28, 2019

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City of Waterloo City Council met Sept. 3.

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 by Mayor Tom Smith. After a moment of silence for State Trooper Nick Hopkins, son of Alderman Jim Hopkins, Dan Hayes led the Council in prayer.

4. Correction or Withdrawal of Agenda Items by Sponsor.

Motion made by Aldermen Heller and seconded by Alderman Buettner to revise the agenda by the addition of Item #7G3. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner and Row voting yea.

5. Approval of Minutes as Written or Amended.

Motion made by Alderman Darter and seconded by Alderman Heller to approve the August 18, 2019, 7:30 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. None.

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

A. Report of Collector. No report.

B. Report of Treasurer. No report. Treasurer Papenberg was absent.

C. Report of Subdivision and Zoning Administrator. No report.

D. Report of Director of Public Works.

Tim Birk reported the grassy areas on the city lakes have been sprayed by a licensed aquatic employee from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

E. Report of Chief of Police. No report.

F. Report of City Attorney. No report.

G. Report and Communication by Mayor.

1. Presentation of Downtown Beautification Grant Check in the Amount of $10,000.00 to George Obernagel and Fitzgibbons Contracting for their property located at 114 N Main Street.

2. Presentation of Downtown Beautification Grant Check in the Amount of $7,179.07 to Paul Diehl (Main Street Saloon) for his property located at 220 N. Main Street.

3. Approval of Appointment of Captain Jeffrey Prosise as Chief of Police to be Effective September 07, 2019. The appointment was unanimously approved with Aldermen Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row and Heller voting yea. Chief of Police Jeffrey Prosise was sworn in by City Clerk Barbara Pace.

8. Report of Standing Committees. No report.

Alderman Heller reported the visiting students from Germany were treated to a meal at Papa Vito’s before departing for home.

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

A. Consideration and Action on Ordinance No. 1789 Dissolving the “Waterloo Commons Business District” and Removing the One-Percent Sales Tax Levied Thereunder. Motion made by Alderman Notheisen and seconded by Alderman Heller to approve Ordinance No. 1789 dissolving the “Waterloo Commons Business District” and removing the one-percent sales tax levied thereunder. Discussion. It was explained the 1% sales tax was set up for infrastructure cost for 10 years and will expire 12/31/19. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row and Heller voting yea.

B. Consideration and Action on Resolution No. 19-15 Approving a Special Event Permit for the Waterloo High School Homecoming Parade to be held on Wednesday, October 09, 2019, from 6-7 p.m., and to include the temporary closure of sections of Bellefontaine, Hamacher, Market, Columbia, Main, Fourth and Rogers Streets.

Motion made by Alderman Darter and seconded by Alderman Row to approve Resolution No. 19-15 approving a Special Event Permit for the Waterloo High School Homecoming Parade to be held on Wednesday, October 09, 2019, from 6-7 p.m., and to include the temporary closure of sections of Bellefontaine, Hamacher, Market, Columbia, Main, Fourth and Rogers Streets. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins and Trantham voting yea.

11. Unfinished Business. None.

12. Miscellaneous Business.

A. Consideration and Action on Warrant No. 581.

Motion made by Alderman Darter and seconded by Alderman Buettner to approve Warrant No. 581. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins and Trantham voting yea.

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

Mayor Smith thanked the citizens of Waterloo for their support for the Hopkins family in the death of Nick Hopkins. He thanked them for their support for the City of Waterloo. He reminded everyone to do an act of kindness each day in Nick Hopkin’s name who was an example of kindness.

Alderman Trantham said it was an honor to serve the community in the Hopkin’s name. Alderman Heller stated the Illinois State Police admired the high school students for the way they volunteered and helped with all the honor celebrations throughout the last week. Alderman Hopkins thanked Mayor Smith, the Waterloo Police Department and all the citizens of Waterloo for their outstanding support and stated, “The City of Waterloo is a Class Act.”

Aldermen Notheisen, Thomas, Darter, Buettner, Row and Heller stated they all agreed with Mayor Smith.

14. Motion to Adjourn made by Alderman Hopkins and seconded by Alderman Heller. Motion passed with unanimous voice vote. Mayor Smith adjourned the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

http://www.waterloo.il.us/wp-content/uploads/CC-09-03-19-Minutes.pdf

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