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Agenda — City Council Meeting December 11, 2017

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY DECEMBER 11, 2017
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 PAY REQUEST #11 FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF REQUEST FOR DISBURSEMENT #10 FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF LEASE WITH CYPRESS CREEK RENEWABLES

5. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS COMMISSIONER WYANT
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF TRANSFERRING $20,000.00 FROM MFT FOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF STREET CLOSING
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ALLEY CLOSING

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INTERGOVERNMENTAL MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT

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 PROPOSALS FOR RESURFACING EAST MAIN PARKING LOT
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF REPLACING EXHAUST FAN AT TWIN OAKS
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
G. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT PROHIBITION ORDINANCE

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 12/07/17 AT 12:00 P.M./BC

Effective 1/1/18 for Benton City Water Customers

Effective January 1, 2018, new procedures will be instituted with regard to customers who have received disconnect notices. Customers who receive disconnect notices will be required to pay the TOTAL AMOUNT DUE on the disconnect notice to avoid shutoff of water service.

Rescheduled! Benton City Council Meeting

Due to the Christmas holiday, the regular Benton City Council meeting will be rescheduled to Wednesday, December 27th at 6pm at City Hall.

City Council Meeting Minutes — November 13, 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2017 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, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 27, 2017 SPECIAL CALLED BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER STOREY ABSTAINED.

COMMISSIONER STOREY INVITED THAD SNELL OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICE TO SPEAK TO THE AUDIENCE AND CITY COUNCIL. MR. SNELL STATED THAT THE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICE IS OPEN FROM 7 A.M. TO 3 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, BUT THAT THEY ARE AVAILABLE TO WORK 24-7. MR. SNELL ALSO STATED THAT THE CITY DOES HAVE A LEASH LAW AND THAT IT IS BEING ENFORCED. MR. SNELL STATED THAT ALL ANIMALS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE LEASH LAW.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAY REQUEST #10 FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $873833.40. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A CHANGE ORDER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $44,032.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE AMENDING APPENDIX #6 OF CHAPTER 38 – UTILITIES ORDINANCE. SECOND WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF A USED 2009 CASE 580 SUPER M LOADER BACKHOE. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT THE CITY WOULD RECEIVE $35,000.00 ON THE TRADE IN OF THE WATER DEPARTMENT’S CURRENT BACKHOE AND WE WOULD MAKE TWO ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS OF $18,450.13 OVER THE NEXT 3 YEARS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE FOR 30-MINUTE PARKING/TOW AWAY ZONE ON THE WEST SIDE OF SOUTH MAIN STREET FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE TO WEST CHURCH STREET. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOUR-WAY STOP SIGN AT ROBIN LANE, LAKESHORE DRIVE, AND SKIERS RUN AT LAKE BENTON. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE 2018 MFT PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $328,453.35. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001982 TO MAGNET FORENSICS FOR SOFTWARE RENEWALS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,125.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000955 TO NOVACOM FOR ENGINE #805 RADIO INSTALL IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,552.50. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000956 TO ALL STARTS AND STICHES FOR LETTERING ON ENGINE #805 IN THE AMOUNT OF $900.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000957 TO SENTINEL EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS FOR REPAIR OF A THERMAL IMAGER CAMERA IN THE AMOUNT OF $525.80. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001063 TO CONCEPT OF ILLINOIS FOR A BLOCK OF 50 HOURS OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,750.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001064 TO ERWIN BUILDERS FOR REMODEL OF THE KITCHEN AND EAST DOOR AT TWIN OAKS IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,768.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001065 TO ZOBRIO FOR REMOTE YEAR END ASSISTANCE AND PROCESSING IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,900.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE BILLS PAYABLE NOVEMBER 13, 2017 IN THE AMOUNT OF $299.977.03. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL PAYABLE NOVEMBER 3, 2017 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $60,907.57, WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,814.00, AND PAID ON CALL FIRE IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,141.95 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $95,863.52. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A SEWER ADJUSTMENT OF DARRELL ELLIS OF 803 HICKMAN STREET AS IT MEETS THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO DECLINE THE SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR ROSE AND GEORGE SAVKO OF 1203 SOUTH COMMERCIAL AS IT DOES NOT MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER STOREY ABSTAINED.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE CITY OF BENTON. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #17-12 TO INCLUDE TAXABLE ALLOWANCES AS IMRF EARNINGS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER ASKED THE COUNCIL TO REVIEW THE CREDIT CARD AND SAFETY MANUAL POLICIES THAT THEY RECEIVED IN THEIR PACKETS. HE STATED THAT IF THERE WERE NO CHANGES, THESE COULD BE APPROVED AT A FUTURE MEETING.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #17-11 OF SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT OF FUNDS FOR A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE A RESOLUTION TO SELL SURPLUS REAL ESTATE PURSUANT TO 65 ILCS 5/11-76-4.2. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED AN AMENDMENT TO THE AIRPORT BOARD ORDINANCE AND ASKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS AMENDMENT. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #17-17 AMENDING THE AIRPORT BOARD ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED AN IDOT AGREEMENT FOR APPROVAL OF THE PROJECTED FIVE-YEAR AIRPORT LAYOUT PLAN WITH THE ENGINEERING SERVICES OF JIM BROWN. HE ASKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE IDOT AGREEMENT FOR AIRPORT ENGINEERING SERVICES. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 2. COMMISSIONER STOREY AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED AN AMENDMENT TO THE LIQUOR CODE, DEFINING ADDITIONAL HOURS. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #17-18 DEFINING ADDITIONAL HOURS IN THE LIQUOR CODE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS ITEM “E”, DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL LIQUOR LICENSE CLASSIFICATION.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO APPOINT CRAIG MILES TO THE GREATER EGYPT REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF CRAIG MILES TO THE GREATER EGYPT PLANNING COMMISSION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED PUBLIC INFORMATION COORDINATOR RACHEL GARTNER TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON ACTIVITIES THAT WILL BE GOING ON DURING THE 2017 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. MS. GARTNER READ THE LIST TO THE COUNCIL. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS ACTIVITIES. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

UNDER MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER QUESTIONED AS TO WHETHER OR NOT A TERMINATION DATE WAS IN THE IDOT AIRPORT AGREEMENT. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT THE AGREEMENT WAS FOR A PROPOSED A FIVE-YEAR PLAN WITH A 30-DAY TERMINATION CLAUSE. ALSO UNDER MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, DARRELL ELLIS THANKED THE COUNCIL FOR APPROVING HIS SEWER ADJUSTMENT. JULIE PAYNE HUBLER QUESTIONED THE COUNCIL DISCUSSING HIRING AN ENGINEER FOR THE AIRPORT.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

6:43 P.M.

2017 Tax Levy Ordinance

ORDINANCE NO. #17-20

TAX LEVY ORDINANCE

CITY OF BENTON, ILLINOIS

AN ORDINANCE LEVYING FOR ALL CORPORATE PURPOSES FOR THE CITY OF BENTON, ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF FRANKLIN, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON MAY 01, 2017 AND ENDING APRIL 30, 2018.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BENTON, COUNTY OF FRANKLIN, ILLINOIS.

SECTION ONE:

THAT THE AMOUNTS HEREINAFTER SET FORTH, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS MAY BE AUTHORIZED BY LAW, AS MAY BE NEEDED AND SAME IS HEREBY LEVIED FOR SUCH PURPOSES AS: GENERAL CORPORATE, FIRE PROTECTION, POLICE PROTECTION, AUDIT, GENERAL LIABILITY, WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE, MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT, COMMUNITY YOUTH BUILDING, POLICE PENSION AND FIREMEN PENSION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR OF SAID CITY OF BENTON, ILLINOIS, COMMENCING ON THE 1ST DAY OF MAY 2017 AND ENDING THE 30TH DAY OF APRIL 2018.

SECTION TWO:

THAT THE AMOUNTS LEVIED FOR EACH OBJECT AND PURPOSE AS ARE FOLLOWS:

SAID AMOUNTS ARE HEREBY LEVIED:

GENERAL CORPORATE ( C. 65 – ILCS 5/8-3-1 ) 60,000.00

FIRE PROTECTION ( C.65 – ILCS 5/11-7-1 ) 20,000.00

POLICE PROTECTION ( C.65–ILCS 5/11-1-3 ) 20,000.00

TOTAL AMOUNT LEVIED 100,000.00

OTHER FUNDS:

21 AUDIT FUND

EXPENDITURES
431 ACCOUNTING SERVICES
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 10,000.00

SAID AMOUNT IS HEREBY LEVIED 10,000.00

22 INSURANCE FUND

EXPENDITURES
415 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
416 WORKERS COMPENSATION
466 LIABILITY INSURANCE
514 TORT JUDGMENT
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 410,000.00

GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE ( C. 745 ILCS 10/9-107 )
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ( C. 745 ILCS 10/9-107 )
WORKERS COMPENSATION ( C. 745 ILCS 10/9-107 )

SAID AMOUNT IS HEREBY LEVIED 339,940.00

24 SOCIAL SECURITY AND MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT

EXPENDITURES
413 ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT
414 SOCIAL SECURITY
518 MEDICARE
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 309,000.00

ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT ( C. 40 ILCS 5/7-171 )

SAID AMOUNT IS HEREBY LEVIED 54,000.00

SOCIAL SECURITY EXPENSE ( C. 40 ILCS 5/7-171 )

SAID AMOUNT IS HEREBY LEVIED 48,000.00

26 YOUTH CENTER FUND

EXPENDITURES
401 SALARIES
421 MAINTENANCE
442 TELEPHONE
443 PUBLISHING
451 UTILITIES
466 INSURANCE
469 OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES
482 GAS & OIL
484 JANITORIAL SUPPLIES
491 SUPPLIES BUILDING
492 SUPPLIES EQUIPMENT
513 COMMUNITY RELATIONS
519 MISCELLANEOUS
523 EQUIPMENT
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 6,500.00

COMMUNITY YOUTH CENTER BUILDING ( C.65 ILCS 5/11-63-1 )

SAID AMOUNT IS HEREBY LEVIED $0.00

30 AIRPORT FUND

EXPENDITURES
421 MAINTENANCE BUILDING
422 MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT
433 LEGAL
441 POSTAGE
442 TELEPHONE
443 PUBLISHING
461 UTILITIES
469 OTHER CONTRACTUAL SERVICES
482 GAS – OIL
483 OPERATING EXPENSES
491 BUILDING SUPPLIES
514 TAXES
30 AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 30,000.00
AIRPORT FUND ( C. 65 ILCS 5/11-103-16 )

TOTAL AMOUNT HEREBY LEVIED 23,000.00

81 FIREMEN PENSION FUND

EXPENDITURES
431 ACCOUNTING SERVICE
433 LEGAL SERVICES
434 MEDICAL SERVICES
439 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
518 PENSION PAYMENTS
519 MISCELLANEOUS
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 178,000.00

FIREMEN PENSION FUND ( C. 40 ILCS 5/3-125 )

TOTAL AMOUNT IS HEREBY LEVIED 108,472.00

82 POLICE PENSION FUND

431 EXPENDITURES
433 LEGAL SERVICES
435 MEDICAL SERVICES
439 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
518 PENSION PAYMENTS
519 MISCELLANEOUS
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 236,000.00

POLICE PENSION FUND ( C. 40 ILCS 5/4-118 )

TOTAL AMOUNT IS HEREBY LEVIED 254,515.00

TOTAL AMOUNT OF TAX LEVY FOR THE CITY OF BENTON, ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF FRANKLIN FOR 2015 PAYABLE 2016
937,927.00

TAX LEVY SUMMARY

GENERAL CORPORATE 60,000.00

FIRE PROTECTION 20,000.00

POLICE PROTECTION 20,000.00

AUDIT FUND 10,000.00

INSURANCE FUND
GENERAL LIABILITY
WORKERS COMPENSATION
UNEMPLOYMENT
TOTAL INSURANCE FUND 339,940.00

ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT 54,000.00

SOCIAL SECURITY 48,000.00

COMMUNITY YOUTH BUILDING 0.00

MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 23,000.00

FIREMEN PENSION FUND 108,472.00

POLICE PENSION FUND 254,515.00

TOTAL AMOUNT LEVIED FOR 2017 PAYABLE 2018 937,927.00

TOTAL REPRESENTS A 5% INCREASE

SECTION THREE:

THAT THE CITY CLERK OF SAID CITY OF BENTON SHALL MAKE AND FILE WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF SAID COUNTY OF FRANKLIN, A DULY CERTIFIED COPY OF THIS ORDINANCE IS REQUIRED BY SAID CITY OF BENTON AND EXTENDED UPON THE APPROPRIATE TAX BOOKS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR OF SAID CITY OF BENTON BEGINNING MAY 01, 2017 AND ENDING APRIL 30, 2018.

SECTION FOUR:

PARTIAL INVALIDITY: IF ANY SECTION, SUBDIVISION OR SENTENCE OF THIS ORDINANCE IS FOR ANY REASON HELD INVALID OR TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SUCH DECISION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE REMAINING PORTION OF THIS ORDINANCE.

SECTION FIVE:

THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT AFTER ITS ADOPTION, AS PROVIDED BY LAW.

ADOPTED THIS 27th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2017 PURSUANT TO ROLL CALL VOTE
AS FOLLOWS:

Name Aye Nay Abstain Absent Conflict

Commissioner Wyant _√_ ___ ___ ___ ___
Commissioner Baumgarte ___ ___ ___ _√_ ___
Commissioner Storey _√_ ___ ___ ___ ___
Commissioner Miller _√_ ___ ___ ___ ___
Mayor Kondritz _√_ ___ ___ ___ ___

Resolution Authorizing Surplus Real Estate Sale

Below is Resolution 17-13 which authorizes the sale of surplus real estate. The auction for the sale of the surplus real estate will take place at Benton City Hall (1403 South Main Street, Benton, Illinois) at 6pm on January 2, 2018. The City will employ the services of G. David Green Auctioneer to facilitate the sale. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The completion of the sale will pend on City Council approval. For full details, please read the document below.

 

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Benton City Council Meeting Agenda — November 27, 2017

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2017
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 CHANGE ORDER FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

5. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS COMMISSIONER WYANT
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF THIRTY (30) MINUTE PARKING/TOW AWAY ZONE ON THE WEST SIDE OF SOUTH MAIN STREET FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE TO WEST CHURCH
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF FOUR (4) WAY STOP AT ROBIN LANE, LAKESHORE DRIVE, AND SKIERS RUN
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CHRISTMAS BONUSES

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AMENDING THE NO PARKING ZONE ON EAST MAIN STREET

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 TAX LEVY ORDINANCE
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION TO SELL SURPLUS REAL ESTATE PURSUANT TO 65 ILCS 5/11-76-4.2
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF 2018 CITY HEALTH INSURANCE
G. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF BCHS COOP AGREEMENT
H. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CHANGING MEETING DATE FOR THE SECOND MEETING IN DECEMBER
I. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF IPRF SAFETY GRANT MONEY
J. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL FOR FINANCING DOCUMENTS FOR 2009 CASE 580 SUPER M BACKHOE

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AIRPORT BOARD APPOINTMENTS
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF DRONE TAKE OFFS/LANDINGS AT THE BENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL TO APPOINT COMMITTEE TO REVIEW AVAILABILITY OF ADDITIONAL LOT LEASES AT LAKE BENTON

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 11/22/17 AT 12:00 P.M./BC

Special Called City Council Meeting Minutes — October 27, 2017

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL CALLED BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, 2017 AT 8:30 A.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 WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. COMMISSIONER STOREY WAS ABSENT.

ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT CURRENTLY THE BARS ARE ABLE TO PURCHASE 12 SUNDAY PERMITS PER YEAR FOR $50.00 A TIME. HE STATED THAT MAYOR KONDRITZ WAS APPROACHED BY A TAVERN OWNER WHO INQUIRED IF THE SUNDAY PERMITS COULD BE USED TO STAY OPEN LATE DURING THE WEEK AS WELL. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A MOTION ALLOWING BUSINESSES THAT SELL ALCOHOL TO HAVE 12 PERMITS EITHER OPEN TWO (2) ADDITIONAL HOURS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY OR SUNDAY 11 A.M. TO 10 P.M.. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE THAT MOTION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN IN CONTACT WITH GEORGE HOPKINS AND A REND LAKE COLLEGE LIAISON REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A STORAGE BUILDING ON THE PROPERTY AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT HE AND DAVID GARAVALIA HAD MET WITH THESE TWO GENTLEMEN TO GO OVER THE PROS AND CONS OF CONSTRUCTION OF THIS BUILDING USING THE HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING TRADES CLASS. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT IT WOULD BE HIS RECOMMENDATION TO PURCHASE A BUILDING FROM K&K STORAGE THAT IS 10 FOOT X 14 FOOT IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,600.00. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THIS BUILDING COULD BE DELIVERED ON NOVEMBER 8, 2017. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO PURCHASE THIS BUILDING FROM K&K STORAGE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SENDING COMMISSIONER DENNIS MILLER ALONG WITH MAYOR KONDRITZ AND ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO THE AIRPORT TIP MEETING IN SPRINGFIELD ON OCTOBER 31, 2017. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SCHEDULING A CITY PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR DECEMBER 5, 2017 FROM 1 P.M. TO 5 P.M. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.


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

8:42 A.M.

City Council Meeting Minutes — October 23, 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY OCTOBER 23, 2017 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, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 9, 2017 REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.
COMMISSIONER MILLER AND MAYOR KONDRITZ ABSTAINED .

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH FRANKLIN COUNTY FOR THE FALL FEST REGARDING USE OF COUNTY PROPERTY. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #17-15 FOR NO PARKING NORTH SIDE OF EAST MAIN STREET FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE TO NORTH COMMERCIAL STREET. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE REMOVAL OF A TREE ON SOUTH DUQUOIN STREET AND WEST WEBSTER. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO DONATE A 2008 FORD CROWN VICTORIA TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY. COMMISSIONER STOREY ALSO READ A LETTER FROM RYAN BUCKINGHAM AT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY EMA REGARDING THIS DONATION. SECOND TO THE MOTION MADE BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FROM THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $62,898.68, FROM THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,001.81, AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00, AND PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTERS FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL TO BE PAID ON OCTOBER 20, 2017 OF $98,952.44. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR NICOLE HUGHES OF 1106 SOUTH LICKLITER, TINA IPPEL OF 1209 EAST ANNA STREET, BREANNA CARIAS OF 1211 EAST GRAYSON, JAMES DUNCAN OF 409 LICKLITER, LISA PAGE OF 14839WHITE BIRCH COURT, AND CHRIS HAMMONDS OF 103 BLAKE STREET AS THEY MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE CITY OF BENTON WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE FOR TWO (2) WEEKS IF ANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS WOULD LIKE TO INSPECT IT.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RENTAL OF A SMALL AIRPORT HANGER IN THE AMOUNT OF $100.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

UNDER PUBLIC AFFAIRS, MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THERE IS LAND TO BE CLEANED OUT AT TWIN OAKS/CAMP MANITOWA. COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT HE MAY BE ABLE TO GET A CAT DONATED TO DO THE CLEANUP WORK.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT ITEM (B) DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AIRPORT WILD LIFE FENCE PROJECT, WILL BE DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT ITEM (C) DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RFQ PROCESS FOR NEW ENGINEERING SERVICES, WILL BE DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #17-16 AMENDING THE LIQUOR CODE, CLASS A LICENSE. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE THAT MOTION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT BONZFIRE GRILL HAS APPLIED FOR A LIQUOR LICENSE AND HE WOULD LIKE TO APPROVE THIS. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A CLASS E LIQUOR LICENSE FOR BONZFIRE GRILL. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT CHARLIE PAUL HAD APPLIED FOR A CLASS A LIQUOR LICENSE FOR GOOD TIMES. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A CLASS A LIQUOR LICENSE FOR GOOD TIMES. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

UNDER MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT THE LEASH LAW IN TOWN NEEDS TO BE ENFORCED BETTER.

UNDER OLD BUSINESS, MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT FRANKLIN COUNTY HAS OFFERED TO DONATE GUARD RAIL FOR THE SPILLWAY AT LAKE BENTON. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS DONATION OF GUARD RAIL FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE HAD SPOKEN WITH JAKE BETTS FROM JOE’S PIZZA. HE STATED THAT MR. BETTS HAS BEEN CLEANING THE MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT UP ON SUNDAY MORNINGS.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, DOUG HAGER SPOKE ON SEMI-TRUCK PARKING IN THE CITY OF BENTON. MR. HAGER ASKED THE CITY TO PROVIDE A SPOT FOR TRUCK DRIVERS TO PARK ON WEEKENDS AND POSSIBLY CHARGE A PERMIT FEE FOR THIS.

ALSO IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER STATED THAT HE DID NOT THINK THE COUNCIL WAS FOLLOWING THE RULES OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT BY GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS THE AIRPORT OR TO DISCUSS WHO WILL BE ATTENDING THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICS TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IN SPRINGFIELD.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ITEM (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. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

6:40 P.M.

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

7:05

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE RFQ PROCESS FOR A NEW AIRPORT ENGINEERING SERVICE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE AIRPORT WILDLIFE FENCE PROJECT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.


COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

7:10 P.M.

City Council Agenda — November 13, 2017

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2017
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 PAY REQUEST FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF APPENDIX #6 IN CHAPTER 38 – UTILITIES ORDINANCE
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF BACKHOE

5. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS COMMISSIONER WYANT
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ORDINANCE FOR 30 MINUTE PARKING/TOW AWAY ZONE WEST SIDE OF SOUTH MAIN STREET FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE TO WEST CHURCH STREET
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF FOUR WAY STOP AT ROBIN LANE, LAKE SHORE DRIVE, AND SKIERS RUN
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF 2018 MFT PROGRAM

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION OF FRANKLIN COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF BENTON

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 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE CITY OF BENTON
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION TO INCLUDE TAXABLE ALLOWANCES AS IMRF EARNINGS
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CITY OF BENTON POLICIES
G. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT OF FUNDS FOR A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
H. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION TO SELL SURPLUS REAL ESTATE PURSUANT TO 65 ILCS 5-11-76 – 4.2

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO AIRPORT BOARD ORDINANCE
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF IDOT AGREEMENT FOR AIRPORT ENGINEERING SERVICES
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO LIQUOR CODE, DEFINING ADDITIONAL HOURS
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL LIQUOR LICENSE CLASSIFICATION
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF APPOINTING CRAIG MILES TO THE GREATER EGYPT REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
G. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS ACTIVITIES

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 11/09/17 AT 3:00 P.M./BC