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City of Waterloo City Council met October 21

By South West Illinois News Reports | Nov 26, 2019

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City of Waterloo City Council met Oct. 21.

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.

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

5. Approval of Minutes as Written or Amended.

A. City Council Meeting Minutes from 10-07-19. Motion made by Alderman Darter and seconded by Alderman Heller to approve the October 07, 2019, 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting Minutes. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins and Trantham voting yea.

B. Public Hearing Minutes from 10-15-19. Motion to table until next City Council Meeting made by Alderman Buettner and seconded by Alderman Darter. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham and Darter voting yea.

6. Petitions by Citizens on Non-Agenda Items.

Mrs. Lynn Wurm of S. Main in Waterloo addressed the Council regarding installation of solar panels in their home and the high cost of liability insurance. Zoning Administrator, Jim Nagel requested a meeting with Mr. & Mrs. Wurm on Wednesday to explain the City ordinance and liability wherein they agreed to meet with him.

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

A. Report of Collector.

The report is in the packet. Motion to accept the report made by Alderman Notheisen and seconded by Alderman Row. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row and Heller voting yea.

B. Report of Treasurer. Brad Papenberg was absent.

1. Monthly Treasurer’s Report. The report is in the packet. Motion to accept the report made by Alderman Darter and seconded by Alderman Heller. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins and Trantham voting yea.

2. Annual Treasurer’s Report. The report is in the packet. Motion to accept the report made by Alderman Notheisen and seconded by Alderman Row. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row and Heller voting yea.

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

D. Report of Building Inspector/Code Administrator. Report is in the packet.

E. Report of Director of Public Works. No report.

F. Report of Chief of Police.

Chief of Police, Jeff Prosise reported the Drug Take Back Program will be October 26th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Take Back Program stations will be at Schnucks, Walmart and the Waterloo Police Department.

G. Report of City Attorney. No report.

H. Report and Communication by Mayor.

1. IMEA Electric Efficiency Program Check Presentation to first National Bank of Waterloo, in the amount of $6,643.17, for property located at 228 South Main Street.

2. Downtown Beautification Check Presentation to Groves Investment Co., in the amount of $10,000.00 for property located at 109-111 North Main Street.

8. Report of Standing Committees.

Alderman Heller reported the annual Sister City meeting on October 8, 2019, 6 p.m., at City Hall was well attended.

9. Report of Special Committees. No report.

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

A. Consideration and Action on Resolution No. 19-19 Approving MFT Funds in the amount of $37,822.05 for the period of January 01, 2020 through April 30, 2020. Motion made by Alderman Darter and seconded by Alderman Hopkins to approve Resolution No. 19-19 approving MFT Funds in the amount of $37,822.05 for the period of January 01, 2020 through April 30, 2020. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins and Trantham voting yea.

B. Consideration and Action on Resolution No. 19-20 Approving MFT Funds in the amount of $373,385.18 for the period of May 01, 2020 through April 30, 2021.

Motion made by Alderman Notheisen and seconded by Alderman Thomas to approve Resolution No. 19-20 approving MFT Funds in the amount of $373,385.18 for the period of May 01, 2020 through April 30, 2021. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row and Heller voting yea.

11. Unfinished Business. None

12. Miscellaneous Business.

A. Consideration and Action on Full-Page Ad to be placed in the 2020 Visitor’s Guide in the amount of $2,750.00 (discounted 50%) to be paid out of the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund. Motion made by Alderman Thomas and seconded by Alderman Heller to approve a full-page ad to be placed in the 2020 Visitor’s Guide in the amount of $2,750.00 (discounted 50%) to be paid out of the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row, Heller and Notheisen voting yea.

B. Consideration and Action on Travel Approval in the amount of $60.00 for Mayor Smith’s attendance at the Illinois Sate Genealogical Society Awards Ceremony in Naperville, IL.

Motion made by Alderman Notheisen and seconded by Alderman Darter for travel approval in the amount of $60.00 for Mayor Smith’s attendance at the Illinois State Genealogical Society Awards Ceremony in Naperville, IL. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner, Row and Heller voting yea.

C. Consideration and Action on Signing of Letter of Support to Establish Cahokia Mounds as a National Historical Park.

Motion made by Alderman Heller and seconded by Alderman Darter to approve signing of Letter of Support to establish Cahokia Mounds as a National Historical Park. Motion passed unanimously with Aldermen Heller, Notheisen, Thomas, Hopkins, Trantham, Darter, Buettner and Row voting yea.

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

Chief of Police Jeff Prosise stated the Drug Take Back program is sanctioned by the Monroe County Drug Collation.

Alderman Notheisen reported the PumpkinFest had a good crowd with great vendors.

Alderman Hopkins described the Stratton Chiropractic building as looking very nice with a beautiful plan.

Alderman Hopkins thanked everyone who contributed to the Hopkins funeral funds and noted contributions exceeded expectations. A special thanks to the Waterloo Republic Times and the Monroe County Independent.

Alderman Darter reported the Pumpkin Train went all day long at the PumpkinFest and hopefully next year more cars and helpers can be added. He stated, “It was a great experience.”

Mayor Smith thanked everyone who helped make the PumpkinFest the greatest success ever. Mayor Smith and Shawn Kennedy attended the funeral of Sgt. Ellis today. The Mayor thanked the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts for all their efforts in displaying the American flags on Rogers Street and Covington Drive.

14. Motion to Adjourn made by Buettner and seconded by Alderman Notheisen. Motion passed with unanimous voice vote. Mayor Smith adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.

http://www.waterloo.il.us/wp-content/uploads/CC-10-21-19-Minutes.pdf

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