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City of Red Bud City Council met November 4

By South West Illinois News Reports | Jan 13, 2020

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City of Red Bud City Council met Nov. 4.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Members Present:Mayor Tim Lowry, Curt Guebert, Mike Rheinecker, Bill Hanebutt, Jeremy DeMond, David Friess, Kyle Donjon, Susan Harbaugh

Members Absent:Clem Esker

Others Present: City Attorney Paul Ray, City Superintendent Josh Eckart, Code Administrator Jeff Mueller, Police Chief John Brittingham, Admin. Assist. Pam Poetker, City Clerk Joanne Cowell

I.Call to Order at 6:00 P.M. by Mayor Lowry

II.Pledge of Allegiance

III.Roll Call by City Clerk Joanne Cowell

IV.Approval of Financial Statements

Motion made by Council Member Harbaugh, seconded by Council Member Rheinecker to approve the Financial Statements as presented and file for audit. The vote was as follows: Guebert, aye; Rheinecker, aye; Hanebutt, aye; DeMond, aye; Friess, aye; Donjon, aye; Harbaugh, aye. Motion carried.

V.Line Item Transfers

None

VI.Approval of Estimated and Listed Bills

Motion made by Council Member Harbaugh, seconded by Council Member Friess, to approve the estimated and listed bills. The vote was as follows: Rheinecker, aye; Hanebutt, aye; DeMond, aye; Friess, aye; Donjon, aye; Harbaugh, aye; Guebert, aye. Motion carried.

VII.Consideration of any Additional Bills

There were none.

VIII.Correspondence and Public Guest Comments

There were none.

IX.Consent Agenda—Items Originated at Committee Level

Please note: Items with ** were removed from the consent agenda.

Consent Agenda – Items Originated at Committee Level as Indicated in ( )

A.City Council Meeting Minutes from October 7, 2019

Approval of minutes from October 7, 2019 council meeting

Motion made by Council Member Donjon, seconded by Council Member Guebert, to approve under the omnibus designation, the consent agenda items A through E. The vote was as follows: Hanebutt, aye; DeMond, aye; Friess, aye; Donjon, aye; Harbaugh, aye; Guebert, aye; Rheinecker, aye. Motion carried.

B.Request from NHS for Krispy Kreme Sales on November 9, 2019 (Cultural)

Authorization of approval of request from RBHS National Honor Society to sell Krispy Kreme donuts at the 4-way on Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 7-11 A.M.

Motion made by Council Member Donjon, seconded by Council Member Guebert, to approve under the omnibus designation, the consent agenda items A through E. The vote was as follows: Hanebutt, aye; DeMond, aye; Friess, aye; Donjon, aye; Harbaugh, aye; Guebert, aye; Rheinecker, aye. Motion carried.

C.Holiday Lighting Coupon (Public Works)

Authorization of approval of the $10 holiday coupon for residential customers participating in holiday outdoor lighting

Motion made by Council Member Donjon, seconded by Council Member Guebert, to approve under the omnibus designation, the consent agenda items A through E. The vote was as follows: Hanebutt, aye; DeMond, aye; Friess, aye; Donjon, aye; Harbaugh, aye; Guebert, aye; Rheinecker, aye. Motion carried.

D.Sewer Credit – 541 Catherine Drive (Public Works)

Authorization of approval of the request from Doug Althoff to credit the sewer bill at 541 Catherine Drive in the amount of $86.52, for a water leak that did not enter the sewer system

Motion made by Council Member Donjon, seconded by Council Member Guebert, to approve under the omnibus designation, the consent agenda items A through E. The vote was as follows: Hanebutt, aye; DeMond, aye; Friess, aye; Donjon, aye; Harbaugh, aye; Guebert, aye; Rheinecker, aye. Motion carried.

E.Meter Reading Position (Public Works)

Approval of authorization to hire June Kezely as part-time meter reader at the rate of $12.35/hour, contingent on physical and drug test

Motion made by Council Member Donjon, seconded by Council Member Guebert, to approve under the omnibus designation, the consent agenda items A through E. The vote was as follows: Hanebutt, aye; DeMond, aye; Friess, aye; Donjon, aye; Harbaugh, aye; Guebert, aye; Rheinecker, aye. Motion carried.

X.Reports of Standing Committee, Departments and Other Committees, Boards & Commissions

A.Finance Committee - Meeting October 21, 2019

1.Maturing CDs

None

B.Personnel Committee - Meeting October 21, 2019

Nothing to report

C.Public Health & Safety Committee - Meeting October 21, 2019

Nothing to report

D.Public Works Committee - Meeting October 21, 2019

1.CenterPoint Energy 2019/2020 Gas Sales Exhibits

Motion made by Council Member Guebert, seconded by Council Member Rheinecker, to authorize approval of the CenterPoint Energy 2019-2020 Gas Sales Exhibits as presented. The vote was as follows: DeMond, aye; Friess, aye: Donjon, aye; Harbaugh, aye; Guebert, aye; Rheinecker, aye; Hanebutt, aye. Motion carried.

2.MRT Rate Case Settlement – Potential Executive Session

The proposed MRT Rate Case Settlement was promised to Attorney Ray on Friday, but he has not received it yet, therefore, it will be moved to the November committee meetings.

E.Zoning Committee - Meeting October 21, 2019

Nothing to report

F.Cultural Committee - Meeting October 21, 2019

1.Holiday Lighted Parade Letter of Request and Parade Route Resolution

Motion made by Council Member Donjon, seconded by Council Member Guebert, to authorize approval of the request as listed, from the Red Bud Chamber of Commerce for the lighted parade on Friday, November 29, 2019. The vote was as follows: Friess, aye; Donjon, aye; Harbaugh, aye Guebert, aye; Rheinecker, aye; Hanebutt, aye; DeMond, aye. Motion carried.

G.Executive Session Minutes Review Committee – No Meeting

Nothing to report

H.Planning Commission - Meeting October 22, 2019

Nothing to report

I Economic Development Commission – No Meeting

Nothing to report

J.Recreational Facilities Committee – Meeting October 21, 2019

1.IDNR Grant Opportunity – Sports Complex Bathrooms

Council Member Friess proposed the possibility of a grant to upgrade the sports complex bathrooms. This is moved to the November committee agenda to gather more information and for further discussion.

Eckart also commented that the RBAA has been discussing updating the sports complex concession building and he directed them to work with the Parks and Recreation Committee and add it to the five-year plan.

K.Parks and Recreation Committee – Meeting October 2, 2019

Informational only

XI.Old Business

None

XII.New Business

A.Review of November Calendar

The November 18th committee meetings will commence at 6:00 P.M.

B.Other Comments

Superintendent Eckart said that he had notified the residents that work has begun on the Vices new water service and asked that people avoid the area.

Mary Koester from North County News, asked when the decision was made to change the starting time of tonight’s meeting from 7:00 to 6:00 P.M. Ms. Koester said she had contacted the Illinois Prosecuting Attorney and both felt that this was a potential violation of the Open Meetings Act, because there was not adequate notice given of the change.

C.Adjournment

Motion made at 6:11 P.M. by Council Member Hanebutt, seconded by Council Member DeMond, to adjourn the meeting. The vote was as follows: all ayes. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Joanne G. Cowell, City Clerk

Red Bud, Illinois

https://www.cityofredbud.org/meeting-information.html

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