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AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY JULY 23, 2018
6:00 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

4. PUBLIC PROPERTY REPORT COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ORDINANCE AMENDING OUT OF TOWN WATER RATES
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PAY REQUEST FROM JOHN H. CRAWFORD
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PAY REQUEST FROM HMG ENGINEERS
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ACCEPTING BID FOR DEMOLITION AND HAUL OFF OF OLD SEWER PLANT AT LAKE HAMILTON

5. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS COMMISSIONER WYANT
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION FOR BENTON/WEST CITY CHAMBER CAR SHOW

7. ACCOUNTS & FINANCE REPORT COMMISSIONER MILLER
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS & MONTHLY BILLS
B. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL
C. APPROVAL OF SEWER ADJUSTMENTS
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF SPENDING UP TO $2,000.00 TO MARKET/ADVERTISE
THE SALE OF LAKE HAMILTON ESTATES, PHASE 1 SUBDIVISION LOTS.
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ESTABLISHING A DATE TO ACCEPT SEALED BIDS FOR
THE SALE OF LAKE HAMILTON ESTATES, PHASE 1 SUBDIVISION

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION FOR THE 1-57 ENTERPRISE ZONE

10. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

11. OLD BUSINESS

12. NEW BUSINESS

13. MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACQUISITION AND/OR SALE OF REAL ESTATE
B. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE AND/OR PENDING LITIGATIONS
C. 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 07/19/18 AT12:00 P.M./BC

Mosquito Abatement Tips

Getting bit?! We’re in the middle of mosquito season, and those pesky buggers are prolific! The City’s mosquito abatement program is in full swing, but there are things we can do at home to help cut down on their breeding grounds. Check out this list of DIY items to help in your own back yard.

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Minutes of the Special Called Meeting — July 2, 2018

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL CALLED BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY JULY 2, 2018 AT
8:30 A.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

COMMISSIONER MILLER CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER. THOSE PRESENT WERE COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, AND COMMISSIONER WYANT. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE AND MAYOR KONDRITZ WERE ABSENT.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPOINT TODD THOMAS TO THE REND LAKE CONSERVANCY DISTRICT BOARD. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, AND COMMISSIONER WYANT. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PHASE 1 OF THE IDOT DIVISION OF AERONAUTICS STANDARD AGREEMENT FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH BROWN AND ROBERTS, INC. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, AND COMMISSIONER WYANT. NAYS: 0.

UNDER PUBLIC COMMENTS, ROCKY MORRIS AND TOM CARTER SPOKE. THEY STATED THAT THEY BELIEVED THE COUNCIL NEEDED TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS A CLAUSE TO GET OUT OF THE AGREEMENT WITH BROWN AND ROBERTS.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, AND COMMISSIONER WYANT NAYS: 0.

8:40 A.M.

City Council Meeting Minutes — June 25, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY JUNE 25, 2018 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

MAYOR KONDRITZ CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER. THOSE PRESENT WERE COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE WAS ABSENT.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE JUNE 11, 2018 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

IN THE ABSENCE OF COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-04 AMENDING SEWER SURCHARGE LANGUAGE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSAL FOR THE MILLING AND FINISHING OF CERTAIN STREETS; MILLING OF LAWRENCE AND MADISON STREET IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,758.00 AND TREATING EAST WEBSTER STREET WITH ONE COAT OF HFP EMULCER AND WEST BOTTOM BOILER SLAG IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,438.00. COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THIS WAS TO BE PAID OUT OF THE ROAD AND BRIDGE FUND. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MONTHLY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $72,087.71. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR JUNE 15, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $68,700.67, WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,839.63, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $98,640.30. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR JUNE 29, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $60,810.97, WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,679.71, AND AUXILIARY POLICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,529.13 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $89,019.81. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR KESHIA ROBERTS OF 1110 EAST RUTH AND AMANDA MILLER OF 532 BURKETT STREET AS THEY MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR SWIMMING POOLS FOR KYLE BACON, MARY WYANT, RYAN DIXON, ANGIE TONN, WILLIAM WYSONG, TIFFANY REIDELBERGER, RICHARD PENDERGAST, JACK MONROE, BILL KENDRICK, JASON MATTHIAS, JAMIE CORNELISON, AND THE BENTON KOA AS THEY MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE INCREASING THE COST OF SPECIAL USE PERMITS FOR ALCOHOL AT TWIN OAKS FROM $25.00 TO $50.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-05 ASCERTAINING THE PREVAILING RATE OF WAGES FOR LABORERS, WORKMEN, AND MECHANICS EMPLOYED ON PUBLIC WORKS OF SAID CITY OF BENTON. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-05 APPROVING THE SALE OF SURPLUS CITY OWNED REAL ESTATE AT LAKE HAMILTON. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT A MOTION NEEDED TO BE MADE ADDRESSING PAYMENT OF CABLE FRANCHISE FEES FROM NEWWAVE COMMUNICATIONS. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-06 ADDRESSING PAYMENT OF CABLE FRANCHISE FEES FROM NEWWAVE COMMUNICATIONS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT A MOTION NEEDED TO BE MADE APPROVING AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF AND APPLICATION FOR SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-07 PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF AND APPLICATION FOR SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE HAD ATTENDED THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH WAS GOING TO EXPLAIN THE AMENDMENT OF THE LIQUOR CODE, SECTION 21-2-6, LICENSE CLASSIFICATION, FEES, AND LIMITATION. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT THIS AMENDMENT WOULD ADD A CLASSIFICATION FOR VIDEO GAMING PARLORS AND WOULD REQUIRE 51% REVENUE FROM VIDEO GAMING. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT IF THIS CLASSIFICATION WAS APPROVED, THE COUNCIL WOULD NEED TO DECIDE ON AN ANNUAL LICENSE FEE AND THE NUMBER OF LICENSE THAT WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO TABLE THIS ITEM UNTIL IT CAN BE DISCUSSED FURTHER. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 2. COMMISSIONER MILLER AND COMMISSIONER WYANT. NAYS: 2. COMMISSIONER STOREY AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. MOTION DID NOT PASS.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH DRAFTING AN ORDINANCE ADDRESSING VIDEO GAMING PARLORS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER MILLER.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE FOR THE 1-57/ROUTE 14 IDOT PROJECT AS THE ENGINEERING FOR PHASE 1 OF THE GRANT HAS BEEN AWARDED TO THE CITY OF BENTON. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE THE COMMITTEE TO CONSIST OF COMMISSIONER DENNIS MILLER, ZONING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DAVID GARAVALIA, AND HIMSELF. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH WILL ATTEND THE MEETINGS AS WELL IF HE IS NEEDED. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF THIS COMMITTEE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ INVITED STEVEN BROWNING TO ADDRESS COUNCIL . MR. BROWNING STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE THE COUNCIL’S APPROVAL TO HAVE A LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE ON INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD ON DECEMBER 8, 2018 AT 6 P.M. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS PROPOSAL. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED A PROPOSAL FOR DEMOLITION OF A CITY OWNED HOUSE AT 1202 NORTH MAIN. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS PROPOSAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,125.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, JULIE PAYNE-HUBLER QUESTIONED THE WORDING ON THE SEWER SURCHARGE AMENDMENT. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT THE SEWER SURCHARGE WORDING WAS CHANGED ALLOWING THE FUND TO BE USED TO PAY THE DEBT ON THE NEW WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT. GALE FRANKLIN ADDRESSED THE COUNCIL REGARDING WHAT HE BELIEVES TO BE HOMES WHERE DRUG ACTIVITY IS TAKING PLACE. COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT HE WOULD REPORT THIS COMPLAINT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.


COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

6:45 P.M.

Agenda — City Council Meeting 07/09/18

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY JULY 9, 2018
6:00 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

4. PUBLIC PROPERTY REPORT COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF LAKE LOT LEASE TRANSFER
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ORDINANCE AMENDING OUT OF TOWN WATER RATES
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ACCEPTING BID PROPOSALS FOR NEW METERING
SYSTEM

5. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS COMMISSIONER WYANT
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ACCEPTING PROPOSAL FOR MFT OIL AND CHIP PROGRAM FOR 2018

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS

7. ACCOUNTS & FINANCE REPORT COMMISSIONER MILLER
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS & MONTHLY BILLS
B. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL
C. APPROVAL OF SEWER ADJUSTMENTS
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF EARNFARE EMPLOYER AGREEMENT WITH BENTON
TOWNSHIP
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF MARKETING PROPOSAL FOR LAKE HAMILTON
ESTATES, PHASE 1
SUBDIVISION

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES

10. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

11. OLD BUSINESS

12. NEW BUSINESS

13. MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACQUISITION AND/OR SALE OF REAL ESTATE
B. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE AND/OR PENDING LITIGATIONS
C. 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 07/05/18 AT 3:00 P.M./BC

City Council Meeting Minutes — June 11, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY JUNE 11, 2018 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

MAYOR KONDRITZ CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER. THOSE PRESENT WERE COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE WAS ABSENT.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE MAY 29, 2018 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE LAKE LOT TRANSFER #156 FROM BETTY JONES TO RANDY KIRKPATRICK. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000966 TO LEO M. ELLEBRACHT COMPANY FOR 3 SETS OF FIRE BUNKER GEAR IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,105.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000967 TO EMERGENCY REPORTING FOR REQUIRED NFIRS FIRE REPORTING FOR 2018 IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,420.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MONTHLY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1333,878.60. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR APRIL 20, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $59,282.46 AND WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,501.3 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $84,783.84. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR THE BENTON COMMUNITY PARK DISTRICT ON SOUTH DUQUOIN STREET AND DIANA DILLARD OF 1011 ELECTION CIRCLE AS THEY MEET ALL THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR SWIMMING POOLS FOR JAMES BATTS OF 707 SOUTH LICKLITER STREET, CALVIN CAVINS OF 700 SOUTH WILSON STREET, ALICE WRIGHT OF 405 N BUCHANAN STREET, DAVID HURLEY OF 306 EAST BOND STREET, AMY CALCATERRA OF 707 OLD ORCHARD DRIVE, TRENTON WILLIAMS OF 1207 WHISPER WAY, JOHN HOPKINS OF 412 SOUTH AIKEN STREET, ELIZABETH PAYNE OF 607 WEST SIXTH STREET, RONALD OZBOURN OF 715 SHERIDAN DRIVE, JAMES MARTIN OF 1002 NORTH FAIRLAND STREET, ROBIN FOSTER OF 210 NORTH COLLEGE STREET, AND GARY AIKEN OF 409 SOUTH WARD STREET AS THEY MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO RETAIN JOHN H. CRAWFORD AND ASSOCIATES ENGINEERING TO ASSIST THE STREET DEPARTMENT IN PREPARING A PLAN FOR COMPLETION OF THE EAST MAIN STREET MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LANGUAGE IN THE SEWER SURCHARGE SECTIONS OF 38-4-29 AND 38-4-30. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION ALLOWING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A NEW HUD AMENDMENT TO THE HERITAGE WOODS/CITY OF BENTON AGREEMENT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS AND OTHER AUTHORIZED INDIVIDUALS TO ATTEND THE 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE PREPARING THE SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES DEPLOYMENT ORDINANCE. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE THE SMALL WIRELESS FACILITY ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE PREPARING THE CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE FEE ORDINANCE. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE THE CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE FEE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER QUESTIONED HOW MUCH MONEY WAS SPENT ON SCHOOLING FOR SHANNON TIOGO TO WORK IN THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AS WELL AS HOW LONG HE WILL BE ALLOWED TO HAVE BEFORE PASSING HIS LICENSING TEST. MR. CARTER ALSO QUESTIONED IF A PURCHASE ORDER WAS DONE FOR THE ERCT SCHOOL THAT MR. TIOGO WAS SENT TO.

MARY POLLUCK STATED A COMPLAINT ABOUT HANDICAPPED PARKING SPOTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE DURING THE FARM CITY DAY’S CELEBRATION.

KEN AND CARMEN BURZYNSKI STATED THAT THERE WERE FIVE MERCHANTS WHO TOOK BARRICADES DOWN THAT WERE BLOCKING BUSINESSES ON THE SQUARE DURING FARM CITY DAYS. THEY ALSO QUESTIONED WHY BARRICADES WERE PLACED IN FRONT OF BUSINESSES AT 6:30 A.M. FOR A 4 P.M. PARADE.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

6:45 P.M.

Meeting Agenda – Special City Council Meeting July 2, 2018

The City of Benton will hold a special meeting called BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING on Monday 07/02/2018 at 8:30AM in the Benton Municipal Building located at 1403 South Main Street – Benton, Illinois.

The following items are on the agenda for consideration and possible actions concerning:

  • Discussion and/or approval of appointment to the Rend Lake Conservancy District Board
  • Discussion and/or approval of IDOT Division of Aeronautics Standard Agreement for consultant services agreement with Brown and Roberts, Inc.

Meeting Agenda — June 25, 2018

REVISED AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY JUNE 25, 2018
6:00 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

4. PUBLIC PROPERTY REPORT COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ORDINANCE AMENDING SEWER SURCHARGE LANGUAGE

5. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS COMMISSIONER WYANT
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PROPOSAL FOR THE MILLING AND FINISHING OF CERTAIN STREETS

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS

7. ACCOUNTS & FINANCE REPORT COMMISSIONER MILLER
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS & MONTHLY BILLS
B. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL
C. APPROVAL OF SEWER ADJUSTMENTS
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF INCREASING SPECIAL USE PERMITS FOR ALCOHOL AT TWIN OAKS TO $50.00 PER DAY
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESCINDING MOTION TO RETURN THE RESERVATION BOOKING OF TWIN OAKS BACK TO CITY HALL
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PREVAILING WAGE ORDINANCE
G. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION TO SELL SURPLUS CITY OWNED REAL ESTATE AT LAKE HAMILTON

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AMENDING LIQUOR CODE, SECTION 21-2-6, LICENSE CLASSIFICATION, FEES, LIMITATION
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AN ORDINANCE ADDRESSING PAYMENT OF CABLE FRANCHISE FEES
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF AND APPLICATION FOR SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF APPOINTING A COMMITTEE FOR THE I-57/ROUTE 14 IDOT PROJECT
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE PRESENTATION
G. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PROPOSAL FOR DEMOLITION OF CITY OWNED HOUSE AT 1303 NORTH MAIN

10. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

11. OLD BUSINESS

12. NEW BUSINESS

13. MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACQUISITION AND/OR SALE OF REAL ESTATE
B. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE AND/OR PENDING LITIGATIONS
C. 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 06/21/18 AT 3:00 P.M./BC

Council Meeting Minutes — May 29, 2018

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6/5/18 Boil Water Order Lifted

The boil water order for North Main has been lifted by the Benton Water & Sewer Superintendent.