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City Council Meeting Agenda — November 23, 2020

AGENDA

 BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY NOVEMBER 23, 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  

 

  1. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS                         COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
  3. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF INVOICE #11 TO CHASTAIN AND ASSOCIATES FOR I-57 INTERCHANGE PROJECT

 

  1. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT                           COMMISSIONER STOREY
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS 
  3. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF REMOVING PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTER
  4. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ADDING PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTERS
  5. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF FIRE DEPARTMENT OUT BUILDING PLANS

 

  1. ACCOUNTS & FINANCE REPORT             COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS & MONTHLY BILLS
  3. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL
  4. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF BULLETPROOF WINDOW IN THE WATER DEPT
  5. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF EMPLOYEE BONUSES
  6. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE RATES

 

  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 11/19/20 AT 4:00 P.M./BC               

 

Note:  Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order in response to COVID-19 issued March 16, 2020, this meeting will be held by telephone conference or computer attendance only. 

 

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Time: Nov 23, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

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City Council Meeting Minutes — October 26, 2020

MINUTES OF THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY OCTOBER 26, 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 ONLY.

 

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 OCTOBER 12, 2020.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED THE COUNCIL IF ANYONE HAD ANY COMMENTS ON THE RESURGENCE MITIGATION ISSUED BY GOVERNOR PRITZKER.  THE COUNCIL HAD NO COMMENT. 

 

THE MAYOR STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE PASS AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE USE OF ATV’S ON CITY OWNED PROPERTIES.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH, CHIEF OF POLICE MIKE ANDREWS, AND DAVID GARAVALIA TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE USE OF ATV’S ON CITY OWNED PROPERTIES.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  4.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH ABSTAINED. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS ITEM (D) DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF POSSIBLE PURCHASE AND DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE ON PARCEL #08-456-009 IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS STATED THAT HE WANTED TO START HIS REPORT WITH SOME SUNSHINE.  COMMISSIONER PERKINS STATED THAT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OF THE YEAR. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAY ESTIMATE #1 TO WIGGS EXCAVATING FOR THE ROUTE 37 WATERMAIN RELOCATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $135,549.42.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH., VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO PAY INVOICE |#4 TO BROWN AND ROBERTS FOR THE AIRPORT TERMINAL PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,448.71.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF A PARTIAL PAY ESTIMATE TO MIDWEST PETROLEUM AND EXCAVATING FOR THE AIRPORT TERMINAL PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $117,837.00.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A CHANGE ORDER FOR THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING ADDING AN EXTENSION OF 60 DAYS TO COMPLETE THE CONTRACT FROM MIDWEST PETROLEUM AND EXCAVATING.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

DISCUSSION WAS HELD REGARDING APPROVAL OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FORD GARAGE MUSEUM AND THE FRANKLIN COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM USING TIF FUNDS.  MOTION TO TABLE THIS ITEM UNTIL FURTHER RESEARCH HAS BEEN DONE WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER PERKINS.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH STATED THAT THERE WAS A PROJECT STATUS REPORT FOR THE I-57 INTERCHANGE IN EACH OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS PACKETS.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH ALSO STATED THAT THE 2020 ROAD PROGRAM HAS BEEN COMPLETED, THE SIDEWALK GRANT PROJECT IS 50% COMPLETED, AND THAT SAMRON SHOULD BEGIN ON THE EAST MAIN PARKING LOT EXTENSION BY THE END OF THE WEEK. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $62,752.22 AND FOR THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,177.55 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $89,929.77.  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 FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 FINANCIAL AUDIT REPORT COMPLETED BY ATLAS.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STARTED A DISCUSSION REGARDING THE CREATION OF A HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE.  DURING DISCUSSION, COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH QUESTIONED AS TO WHETHER THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS NEEDED OR NOT AS THERE IS A REND LAKE TOURISM BOARD AND THE BENTON/WEST CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WHOSE FUNCTIONS ALSO ARE TO BE A SORT OF HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE.  NO ACTION WAS TAKEN ON THIS TOPIC. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STATED THAT SHE WANTED TO THANK CITY CLERK BROOK CRAIG FOR PREPARING A COVID-19 BOOKLET FOR EACH DEPARTMENT HEAD TO AID IN AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN. 

 

ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT A COUNTER PROPOSAL ON BARGAINING UNIT NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE WATER, SEWER, AND STREET DEPARTMENTS HAD BEEN RECEIVED ON THIS DATE.  ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT CITY CLERK BROOK CRAIG WOULD PROVIDE EACH COUNCIL MEMBER WITH A COPY OF THE COUNTER PROPOSAL. 

 

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

 

UNDER OLD BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STATED THAT HALLOWEEN HOURS HAVE BEEN SET FOR OCTOBER 31, 2020 FROM 5 P.M. TO 9 P.M.  SHE ASKED THAT THE CITIZENS RESPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING TRICK OR TREATING. 

 

NO NEW BUSINESS.

 

NO MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE. 

 

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ITEM (A) DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACQUISITION AND/OR SALE OF REAL ESTATE.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

7:00 P.M.

 

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

 

7:10 P.M.

 

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE OF PARCEL #08-18-456-009 FOR TAXES IN THE AMOUNT OF $825.00.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

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. 

 

7:15 P.M.

Tier 2 Mitigations per Gov. Pritzker — Effective November 11, 2020

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Benton Zoning and Planning Commission Public Hearing Minutes

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Benton Zoning and Planning Commission Regular Business Meeting Minutes

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Airport Advisory Board Meeting

Benton Municipal Airport Advisory Board

Thursday, November 5, 2020 – 630PM

Virtual Meeting (Zoom)

Special Meeting

 

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Airport Manager Tenant Request
  3. Public Comments
  4. Adjourn

REGULAR ZONING BOARD AGENDA — NOVEMBER 4, 2020

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PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA — ZONING BOARD NOVEMBER 4, 2020

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City Council Agenda — October 26, 2020

AGENDA

 BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY OCTOBER 26, 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 #1 FOR WIGGS EXCAVATING

FOR RT 37 WATERMAIN RELOCATION

  1. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF INVOICE #4 TO BROWN AND ROBERTS FOR AIRPORT TERMINAL
  2. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF INVOICE #4 TO MIDWEST PETROLEUM AND EXCAVATING FOR AIRPORT TERMINAL
  3. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER FOR AIRPORT TERMINAL CONSTRUCTION
  4. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FORD GARAGE MUSEUM AND FRANKLIN COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM USING TIF FUNDS

 

  1. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS                         COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
  3. PROJECT STATUS REPORT ON I-57 INTERCHANGE

 

  1. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT                           COMMISSIONER STOREY
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS 

 

  1. ACCOUNTS & FINANCE REPORT             COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA
  2. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS & MONTHLY BILLS
  3. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL
  4. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF 2019-2020 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT
  5. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CREATING A HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
  6. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN

 

  1. CITY ATTORNEY                                     TOM MALKOVICH
  2. UPDATES

 

  1. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT                            MAYOR KONDRITZ
  2. UPDATES
  3. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESURGENCE MITIGATION ISSUED BY GOVERNOR PRITZKER
  4. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PROHIBITING ATV USE ON CITY OWNED PROPERTIES
  5. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF POSSIBLE PURCHASE AND DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE ON PARCEL #08-18-456-009

 

  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 10/22/20 AT 4:00 P.M./BC               

 

Note:  Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order in response to COVID-19 issued March 16, 2020, this meeting will be held by telephone conference or computer attendance as well as in person. 

 

Brook Craig is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

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City Council Meeting Minutes — September 28, 2020

MINUTES OF THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 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 14, 2020.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #00633 TO ERWIN BUILDERS FOR REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF GUTTERS AT TWIN OAKS AFTER DAMAGE FROM A RECENT STORM IN THE AMOUNT OF $898.00.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #00621 TO CONCEPTE OF ILLINOIS FOR A LASER JET PRINTER FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,295.00.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A LAKE LOT LEASE TRANSFER FROM BARBARA HITT TO WILLIAM LASH AND ELIZABETH KEES FOR LOTS 85 AND 86.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A PARTIAL PAY ESTIMATE TO MIDWEST PETROLEUM AND EXCAVATING FOR THE AIRPORT TERMINAL PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $117,837.00.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER PERKINS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYING BROWN AND ROBERTS AN ENGINEERING INVOICE FOR THE AIRPORT TERMINAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,448.71.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH DISCUSSED AMENDING THE SPEED LIMIT ON EAST TAYLOR STREET TO 20 MILES PER HOUR.  COMMISSIONER STOREY AND COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STATED THAT THEY BELIEVED THE SPEED LIMIT WAS ALREADY 20 MILES PER HOUR.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE INTO NEW SIGNAGE TO ADDRESS THE SPEEDING ISSUE ON THIS STREET. 

 

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #00042 TO MORROW BROTHERS FORD FOR A 2020 FORD POLICE INTERCEPTOR UTILITY IN THE AMOUNT OF $35,580.00.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER PERKINS.  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 TO #00634 TO DO YOUR PART RECYCLING FOR THE CITY’S YEARLY CONTRIBUTION TO THEIR RECYCLING PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,200.00.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER PERKINS.  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 FOR SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 FROM THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $63,012.85, WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,471.14, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $91,583.99.  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 SET THE TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS FOR OCTOBER 31, 2020 FROM 5 P.M. TO 9 P.M.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED FOR PARENTS TO REMEMBER TO USE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING TRICK-OR-TREATING.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.  YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STATED SHE WOULD LIKE THE COUNCIL TO APPROVE OPENING A LINE OF CREDIT AT THE STATE BANK OF WHITTINGTON FOR THE AIRPORT TERMINAL PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $500,000.00 WITH SIGNEES FOR THIS LINE OF CREDIT BEING THE FINANCE COMMISSIONER, CATHY GARAVALIA, AND CITY TREASURER, LISA MENO.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA THE APR ON THIS LINE OF CREDIT WILL BE 3.5%.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH MADE THIS MOTION.  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 THE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD RECOMMENDATION TO APPOINT MATTHEW HARRISON AIRPORT MANAGER WITH NO PAY AT THIS TIME.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STATED THAT SHE WOULD LIKE TO APPROVE THE AIRPORT BOARD RECOMMENDATION OF MOVING THE FUEL CARD READER UP ON THE PLAN FOR THE AIRPORT.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED MATTHEW HARRISON TO SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL.  MR. HARRISON STATED THAT HE CURRENTLY SITS ON THE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD.  MR. HARRISON IS A PROFESSOR OF AVIATION AT SIU CARBONDALE AND IS 1 OF 125 PEOPLE WHO ARE CERTIFIED TO TEACH MECHANICS ON AIRCRAFT.  MR. HARRISON SAYS HE DOES NOT WANT TO BE COMPENSATED FOR TAKING CARE OF THE AIRPORT AND THAT HE HAS PLANS TO GET OUR AIRPORT NOTICED. 

 

COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STATED THAT SHE HAD BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD TO SPEAK ABOUT THE BENCHES THAT SET AROUND THE COURTHOUSE BEFORE DEMOLITION.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO PLACE THESE BENCHES IN CAPITAL PARK ON LOAN FROM THE COUNTY.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT AT THE LAST CITY COUNCIL MEETING THE COUNCIL APPROVED TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH BENTON CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL FOR A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM.  ATTORNEY MALKOVICH UPDATED THE COUNCIL THAT THIS AGREEMENT WAS ALSO APPROVED BY THE HIGH SCHOOL AND ALL DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN SIGNED. 

 

IN UPDATES FROM THE MAYOR, MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT JOHN CERNEY HAD RECENTLY BEEN TO BENTON TO MAKE REPAIRS TO THE GEORGE HARRISON MURAL HE ERECTED ON AIRPORT PROPERTY.  MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT MR. CERNEY TOOK CARE OF THESE REPAIRS ON HIS OWN REQUIRING NO PAYMENT FROM THE CITY OF BENTON. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE NEEDED A MOTION TO APPROVE AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH IDOT FOR THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE THIS MOTION.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE AMENDING DIVISION XX – SECTION 40-3-95.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE 20-12 AMENDING THIS ORDINANCE TO CHANGE THE WORDING OF THE ORDINANCE FROM “VARIETY OR 10₵” TO “VARIETY OR DISCOUNT RETAILER”.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  5. COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH, COMMISSIONER PERKINS, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  0. 

 

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A MOTION MADE ESTABLISHING AN ENTERPRISE ZONE FEE.  COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE THIS MOTION.  SECOND BY COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA.  VOTE WAS TAKEN.   YEAS:  3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.  NAYS:  2.  COMMISSIONER MESSERSMITH AND COMMISSIONER PERKINS. 

 

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

 

UNDER OLD BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STATED THAT THERE IS A FOOD GIVEAWAY SCHEDULED AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND SHE WILL BE THERE HANDING OUT INFORMATION FOR THE 2020 CENSUS.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA ALSO STATED THAT SHE HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH RODNEY POTTS, THE CITY ENGINEER, TO DISCUSS THE BIDS RECEIVED ON THE CITY HALL ROOF.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STATED THAT THE COUNCIL WILL MAKE A DECISION ON THE BIDS AT THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING. 

 

NO NEW BUSINESS.

 

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, JULIE PAYNE HUBLER STATED THAT THERE IS A LOT OF SPEEDING ON SOUTH DUQUOIN STREET AND WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TO LOOK INTO THIS.  MRS. HUBLER ALSO ASKED WHY THE AIRPORT RECOMMENDATIONS WERE UNDER COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA ON THE AGENDA AND NOT UNDER COMMISSIONER PERKINS.  COMMISSIONER GARAVALIA STATED THAT SINCE THE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE TO DO WITH FINANCES, SHE REQUESTED THAT THE ITEM BE PLACED ON HER AGENDA. 

 

TOM CARTER STATED THAT MR. HARRISON NEEDS TO LOOK INTO RETAIL SALES AT THE AIRPORT AND THE REGULATIONS ASSOCIATED.  MR. CARTER ALSO ASKED MAYOR KONDRITZ HOW THE EMERGENCY PLANS FOR THE CITY EMPLOYEES WERE GOING.  MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT PLANS ARE BEING HANDLED ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNOR’S RULES AT THIS TIME. 

 

COMMISSIONER STOREY 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. 

 

7:15 P.M.