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CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES — MARCH 8, 2021

MINUTES OF THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY MARCH 8, 2021 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET BENTON, ILLINOIS.  PURSUANT TO THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 ISSUED MARCH 16, 2020, THIS MEETING WAS HELD BY TELEPHONE CONFERENCE AND COMPUTER ATTENDANCE AS WELL AS IN PERSON.

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ WERE PRESENT FOR ROLL CALL. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO WAIVE READING AND APPROVE THE MINUTES OF

THE FEBRUARY 22, 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AS PRESENTED.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED MEMBERS OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL.  IT WAS STATED THAT TO IMPROVE THE RELIABILITY OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICING THE SOUTH MARCUM AND SPILLWAY RECREATIONS AREAS, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH THE CITY OF BENTON TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A UTILITY CONTRACT WITH THE CITY TO PROVIDE WATER AND SEWER SERVICES TO THESE AREAS.  IT WAS ALSO STATED THAT THIS MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL PROJECT WOULD BE FUNDED BY THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC BENEFITS FOR THE CITY OF BENTON AND THE REGION.  THE COUNCIL WAS GIVEN A HANDOUT WITH A POSSIBLE TIME FRAME FOR THE PROJECT BEGINNING IN 2021 AND GOING THROUGH 2022 AS WELL AS A MAP WITH A PROPOSAL ON WHERE THE WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES WOULD BE PLACED. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS STATED THAT HE WANTED TO THANK THE WATER DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES ALONG WITH THE STREET DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES FOR THE WORK THEY COMPLETED FIXING THE ROADWAY COMING OFF OF THE PUBLIC SQUARE ONTO SOUTH MAIN. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #00626 TO BEN’S LAWN SERVICE FOR A TURF TIGER 61” CUT 37 HP BRIGGS MOWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,486.00 FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO ENTER INTO AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH IDOT DIVISION OF AERONAUTICS FOR PAVEMENT MARKING – RE-MARK OF THE RUNWAY 18-36 ALONG WITH PAYING THE BENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT’S SHARE OF $6,176.54.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE TRANSFER OF LAKE LOTS 62 AND 63 FROM STEVE AND SIBYL SWINNEY TO THE SIBYL ANN SWINNEY TRUST.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH STATED HE HAD NO BUSINESS FOR THIS COUNCIL MEETING, BUT WOULD LIKE TO ECHO THE THOUGHTS OF COMMISSIONER PERKINS FOR THE SOUTH MAIN REPAIR AND ALSO STATED THAT EAST MAIN REPAIR WILL BEGIN SOON.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH ALSO STATED THAT THE RAILROAD HAS BEGUN WORKING ON THE CROSSINGS GOING THROUGH TOWN.   

 

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #00040 TO FIRE APPARATUS AND SUPPLY TEAM FOR REPAIRS TO ENGINE #805 IN THE AMOUNT OF $654.64.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER PERKINS.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #00039 TO THE FIRE STORE FOR A PAIR OF STRUCTURAL FIRE BOOTS THAT ARE NFPA COMPLIANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $449.50.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO ADD JARED C. EMBERTON TO THE BENTON PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTER ROSTER.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER PERKINS.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $213,345.58.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL DATED 03/05/2021 FOR THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $45,533.92 AND ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $55,113.98 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $100,667.90.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0.

 

ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED HE HAD NO UPDATES THIS EVENING. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE THE COUNCIL TO KNOW THAT ALL OFFICES WILL BE LOCKED AT CITY HALL FROM NOW ON WHENEVER A PERSON IS NOT IN THEIR OFFICE.  COMMISSIONER STOREY ASKED IF THERE WAS A REASON FOR THIS AND MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS THAT SHOULD BE KEPT LOCKED UP IN CASE SOMEONE WHERE TO ACCESS THE BUILDING. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE HAD NO PURCHASE ORDERS THIS EVENING. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ALLEY VACATION AT 1108 EAST ANNA.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE VACATING THE ALLEY AT 1108 EAST ANNA STREET5.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

IN MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH STATED THAT WE RECEIVED ONE MOSQUITO ABATEMENT BID AND A SPECIAL MEETING WOULD BE HELD ON FRIDAY TO OPEN THIS BID. 

 

NO OLD BUSINESS. 

 

NO NEW BUSINESS. 

 

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER STATED THAT HE WAS PLEASED TO SEE THAT REED’S HEATING AND AIR RECEIVED THE CITY’S BUSINESS FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THAT HE WAS ALSO GLAD TO SEE THAT AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE.  MR. CARTER ASKED THE COUNCIL IF THERE WAS ANY TRUTH TO THE CITY DOING FIVE (5) YEAR BUYOUTS FOR EMPLOYEES CLOSE TO RETIREMENT.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STATED THAT THIS OPTION IS BEING EXPLORED, BUT NOTHING HAS BEEN DECIDED UPON AT THIS TIME.  MR. CARTER STATED THAT HE HAS EXAMINED THE NEW WATER, SEWER, AND STREET CONTRACT AND THAT HE FEELS THE SALARY FOR A CLASS 1 OPERATOR IN THE SEWER DEPARTMENT HAS TOO LOW OF A SALARY AND WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FIND ANYONE TO TAKE THAT POSITION IF IT WERE TO OPEN UP.  MR. CARTER ASKED COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH IF HE COULD DRIVE THROUGH HIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND LOOK INTO PLACING A PIPE ACROSS THE ALLEY.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH STATED THAT HE WOULD HAVE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR CRAIG MILES LOOK INTO THIS.  MR. CARTER ALSO STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW THE CITY PLANS TO BILL THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICE.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS STATED IT WOULD BE METERED LIKE ANY OTHER CUSTOMER. 

 

  1. HAYS OF 207 WEST PARRISH SPOKE TO THE COUNCIL REGARDING A LEAK AT HIS WATER METER. MR. HAYS STATES THAT HE DOES NOT BELIEVE HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FULL BILL HE WAS CHARGED DUE TO THE LEAK. COMMISSIONER PERKINS TOOK MR. HAYS’ INFORMATION AND TOLD HIM WE WOULD LOOK INTO THIS AND GET BACK TO HIM. 

 

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

6:55 P.M.

City Council Meeting Agenda — 12/28/2020

AGENDA

 BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY DECEMBER 28, 2020

6:00 P.M.

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER

 

  1. ROLL CALL

 

  1. READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

  1. PUBLIC PROPERTY REPORT             COMMISSIONER PERKINS
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
  3. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PAY ESTIMATE FOR THE AIRPORT TERMINAL

PROJECT

  1. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL FOR ENGINEERING FOR THE AIRPORT
  2. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL REPLACING RUNWAY AND TAXIWAY LIGHTS AND CABLES, REPLACE WIND CONE, AND REPLACE REILS ON RUNWAY 18-36

 

  1. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS                         COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
  3. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF MFT EQUIPMENT RENTAL

 

  1. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT                           COMMISSIONER STOREY
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS 
  3. DISCUSSION OF CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
  4. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF FIRE DEPARTMENT INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT

 

  1. ACCOUNTS & FINANCE REPORT            COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS & MONTHLY BILLS
  3. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL

 

  1. CITY ATTORNEY                                     TOM MALKOVICH
  2. UPDATES   

 

  1. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT                            MAYOR KONDRITZ
  2. UPDATES
  3. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
  4. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CONTINUING UNION NEGOTIATIONS

 

  1. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE

 

 

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  2.    DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACQUISITION AND/OR SALE OF REAL ESTATE                                                   
  3. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE AND/OR PENDING LITIGATIONS
  4. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT, COMPENSATION,

DISCIPLINE, PERFORMANCE, OR DISMISSAL OF SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES OF THE

PUBLIC BODY OR LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY, INCLUDING HEARING

TESTIMONY ON A COMPLAINT LODGED AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC

BODY OR AGAINST LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY TO DETERMINE

ITS VALIDITY.

 

ADJOURNMENT                                                                          POSTED 12/23/20 AT 5:00 P.M./BC               

 

 

Topic: Benton City Council Meeting

 

Time: Dec 28, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

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City Council Meeting Agenda — November 11, 2020

AGENDA

 BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2020

6:00 P.M.

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER

 

  1. ROLL CALL

 

  1. READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

  1. PUBLIC PROPERTY REPORT             COMMISSIONER PERKINS
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS  
  3. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF LAKE LOT LEASE TRANSFER
  4. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF UNRESTRICTING $200,000.00 OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT FUNDS
  5. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PAY ESTIMATE FROM WIGGS ON WATERMAIN RELOCATION PROJECT ON NORTH MAIN
  6. AIRPORT MANAGER UPDATE AND MINUTE SUBMISSION
  1. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS                         COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
  3. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ROAD CLOSURE FOR THE 2020 SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE
  4. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF DONATION OF BARRICADES TO THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE ELKS
  5. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF SIDEWALK INSPECTION PARTIAL PAYMENT
  6. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PAY ESTIMATE FOR SIDEWALK PROJECT
  7. UPDATE FROM CHASTAIN AND ASSOCIATES ON I-57 INTERCHANGE PROJECT

 

  1. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT                           COMMISSIONER STOREY
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS 
  3. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RAISING THE PURCHASE ORDER AMOUNT TO $500.00
  4. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF FOREIGN FIRE BOARD CONSTRUCTION OF AN OUT BUILDING AT THE FIRE STATION
  5. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF MOVING FIRE DEPARTMENT BOAT TO SURPLUS AND PREPARING FOR SEALED BID

 

  1. ACCOUNTS & FINANCE REPORT             COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS & MONTHLY BILLS
  3. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL

 

  1. CITY ATTORNEY                                     TOM MALKOVICH
  2. UPDATES

 

  1. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT                            MAYOR KONDRITZ
  2. UPDATES
  3. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
  4. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ORDINANCE PROHIBITING ATV USAGE ON CITY OWNED PROPERTIES
  5. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE BARGAINING UNITS
  6. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CITY OF BENTON TIF APPLICATION BY FRANKLIN COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY REGARDING THE HISTORIC JAIL MUSUEM
  7. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CITY OF BENTON TIF APPLICATION BY THE CITY OF BENTON FOR THE 1910’S FRANKLIN COUNTY GARAGE MUSEUM
  8. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF REZONING 123-127 NORTH FRISCO STREET FROM R-2 TO I-1

 

  1. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE

 

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  2.   DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACQUISITION AND/OR SALE OF REAL ESTATE                                                  
  3. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE AND/OR PENDING LITIGATIONS
  4. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT, COMPENSATION,

DISCIPLINE, PERFORMANCE, OR DISMISSAL OF SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES OF THE

PUBLIC BODY OR LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY, INCLUDING HEARING

TESTIMONY ON A COMPLAINT LODGED AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC

BODY OR AGAINST LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY TO DETERMINE

ITS VALIDITY.

 

ADJOURNMENT                                                                          POSTED 11/05/20 AT 4:00 P.M./BC               

 

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING — OCTOBER 12, 2020

MINUTES OF THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY OCTOBER 12, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M.   PURSUANT TO THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 ISSUED MARCH 16, 2020, THIS MEETING WAS HELD BY TELEPHONE CONFERENCE AND COMPUTER ATTENDANCE AS WELL AS IN PERSON.

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ WERE PRESENT FOR ROLL CALL. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 28, 2020.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED RICK LINTON TO SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL. MR. LINTON BROUGHT HIS WIFE, BARB LINTON, AND KATHY CRAWFORD WITH HIM TO THE MEETING.  MR. LINTON SPOKE TO THE COUNCIL ABOUT THE NATIONAL ARCHERY TOURNAMENT SET TO TAKE PLACE AT REND LAKE JUNE 17-20, 2021.  MR. LINTON ASKED THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER A SPONSORSHIP OF $3,000.00 FOR THIS EVENT. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS STATED THAT THE HIGHWAY 37 NORTH WATER LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT IS ALMOST COMPLETE. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO TABLE ITEM (B) DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PAY ESTIMATE #1 FOR WIGGS EXCAVATING FOR ROUTE 37 WATERMAIN RELOCATION.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0.  

 

COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAY ESTIMATE #1 FOR SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT TO B.C. CONTRACTING IN THE AMOUNT OF $58,706.21.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH STATED THAT A PROJECT STATUS REPORT ON THE I-57 INTERCHANGE WAS INCLUDED IN THE COUNCIL MEMBERS’ PACKET.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH STATED THAT THE SIDEWALK PROJECT IS ONGOING AND THEY WILL BEGIN ON EAST MAIN NEXT. 

 

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #00043 TO THIN LINE PUBLIC SAFETY, NOVACOM, AND DUNAGAN’S COLLISION CENTER FOR EQUIPMENT FOR PATROL CAR, DEPARTMENT STRIPING, AND INSTALLATION ON THE RECENTLY PURCHASED FORD POLICE INTERCEPTOR IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,700.00.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #00030 TO HASTINGS AIR-ENERGY CONTROL FOR PYLMOVENT VEHICLE EXHAUST REMOVAL SYSTEM FOR 6 VEHICLE CONNECTIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $47,375.00.  COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT $45,142.85 OF THIS EXPENSE WOULD BE COVERED BY FEMA FUNDS AND THE CITY WOULD ONLY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR $2,232.15.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER PERKINS.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #00031 TO DAVE SCHMIDT FOR REPAIR OF FIRE ENGINE 803 IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,098.98.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #00636 TO LAWLER BROWN LAW FIRM FOR CHAIRS FOR THE AIRPORT TERMINAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,400.00.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #00635 TO CHASTAIN AND ASSOCIATES FOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,500.00.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MONTHLY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $305,761.82.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL DATED 10/02/2020 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,247.46 AND FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,862.77 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $92,862.77.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ROOF BID FOR CITY HALL THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED FROM ANDREWS ROOFING IN BENTON FOR THE AMOUNT OF $32,478.00.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE A PROPOSAL FOR DEMOLITION OF 114 WEST ADAMS STREET FROM CHRIS MENCKOWSKI IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,000.00.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE THIS MOTION.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  4. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. COMMISSIONER PERKINS ABSTAINED.  

 

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

 

UNDER OLD BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA REMINDED EVERYONE TO FILL OUT THEIR CENSUS. 

 

IN NEW BUSINESS COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT THE POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSION HAD CONDUCTED POLICE TESTING.  COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT TWO PEOPLE WERE TESTED AND ONE PASSED. 

 

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER ASKED IF THE NEW ROOF AT CITY HALL WILL ALSO BE A FLAT ROOF.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA SAID THAT THE ROOF WOULD REMAIN FLAT.  MR. CARTER ASKED COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA WHAT KIND OF SHAPE THE GENERAL FUND IS IN THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA TOLD MR. CARTER SHE WOULD GET THAT INFORMATION AND GET BACK WITH HIM ON THE ANSWER.  MR. CARTER STATED THAT HE BELIEVED THE COUNCIL SHOULD LOOK INTO A UV SYSTEM FOR THE FURNACES AT CITY HALL TO CLEAN THE AIR AS IT GOES THROUGH THE FURNACE.  RICK HAYES ASKED THE COUNCIL IF ANY FUNDS HAD BEEN RECEIVED BY THE CITY OF BENTON THROUGH THE CURES ACT.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STATED THAT AT THIS TIME THE CITY OF BENTON HAD NOT RECEIVED ANY FUNDS FROM THE CURES ACT. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

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