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4/28/18 Blue Ridge Tractor Open House

 

Blue Ridge Tractor will host an “open house” this Saturday, April 28th from 10am to 3pm. A special presentation and introductions will be held at noon and the public is invited. There will be door prizes awarded throughout the day. Jake and Alex Gibbs, general managers, will give tours of their new facility and the product lines they offer.

 

Agenda — City Council Meeting April 24, 2018

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY APRIL 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 APPLICATION #15 FOR PAYMENT ON WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF LOAN DISBURSEMENT

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

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

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF A.B.A.T.E. PROCLAMATION
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH INFINITY INC.
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF LAKE HAMILTON SUBDIVISION, PHASE 1, PLAT OF SUBDIVISION
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ZONING APPROVALS

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 04/19/18 AT 3:00 P.M./BC

Council Meeting Minutes — March 26, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY MARCH 26, 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 MARCH 12, 2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING. 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 WOULD LIKE TO GO OUT OF ORDER OF THE AGENDA AND ALLOW JIM BROWN TO UPDATE THE COUNCIL REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW TERMINAL AT THE BENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. MR. BROWN STATED THAT THIS WAS A 90/10 PROJECT WITH THE AIRPORT’S PORTION BEING 10%. MR. BROWN ALSO STATED THAT THE GRANT THAT WILL BE USED TO CONSTRUCT THIS TERMINAL STATES THAT 82% OF THE AREA IN THE TERMINAL MUST BE A PUBLIC USE AREA. MR. BROWN STATED THAT THIS IS A 30 WEEK PROJECT AND THAT THE AIRPORT WILL HAVE TO PAY ALL BILLS AS THEY COME IN AND REIMBURSEMENT WILL BE MADE TO THE AIRPORT FOR THE 90% AFTER COPIES OF THE CANCELED CHECKS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED.

IN THE ABSENCE OF COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001067 TO CONCEPTE OF ILLINOIS FOR A NEW COMPUTER AND MONITOR AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,302.95. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER STOREY.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE APPLICATION #14 FOR PAYMENT ON THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AND LOAN DISBURSEMENT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT HE HAD NO ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AT THIS TIME.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000964 FROM LEO M ELLEBRACHT COMPANY FOR REPLACEMENT OF THREE SETS OF BUNKER GEAR IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,105.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. 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 #000965 FROM ALEXIS IRE EQUIPMENT FOR TNT DUAL BATTERY ELECTRIC SPREADER FOR REPLACEMENT OF 19-YEAR-OLD EXTRICATION CUTTER IN THE AMOUNT OF $9,195.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO TABLE THE DISCUSSION OF CLOSING THE MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT BY THE OLD JAIL. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-04 REGARDING ROAD CLOSURE OF THE REND LAKE WATER FESTIVAL PARADE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER.
VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL DATED MARCH 23, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $55,697.91, WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT OF $27,011.86, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $83,809.77. 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 JOHN STEPHENS OF 902 FOREST STREET, RANDELL BANKS 408 BAILEY LANE, AND BERNARD JOHNSON OF 1407 NORTH MAIN AS THEY MEET ALL 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 AUTHORIZE WATER AND SEWER SUPERINTENDENT CRAIG MILES AND PUBLIC INFORMATION COORDINATOR RACHEL GARTNER TO RESEARCH PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS FOR THE CITY OF BENTON. 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 THE CITY OF BENTON DRUG POLICY. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THE 2018-2019 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE FOR INSPECTION FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS.

COMMISSIONER MILLER PRESENTED A PROPOSAL FOR REPLACING THE CHRISTMAS WREATHS IN TOWN. THE PROPOSAL STATED THAT 50, 3 FOOT SNOWFLAKE LIGHTS WOULD BE PURCHASED FOR A TOTAL OF $13,984.00. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THIS REFLECTS A 35% DISCOUNT ON THE REGULAR PRICE OF THESE DECORATIONS. AFTER A DISCUSSION REGARDING POSSIBLE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES AND DONATIONS TO HELP WITH THE COSTS, COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO PURCHASE THE NEW CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MOVING FORWARD WITH A COMPETITIVE FREIGHT PROGRAM GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,000,000.00. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THIS IS A MATCHING GRANT AND THAT IF THE CITY WERE TO BE AWARDED THE GRANT THE CITY’S PORTION WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY $600,000.00. THIS GRANT WILL BE ADMINISTERED THROUGH HMG. 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 NUISANCE HEARING FOR MR. DAVID BRUCE REGARDING A PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE 300 BLOCK OF WILSON STREET WAS HELD ON MARCH 14, 2018 AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE BENTON CITY HALL IN THE COUNCIL ROOM. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT A MOTION NEEDED TO BE MADE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE HEARING. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE NUISANCE HEARING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THE COUNCIL NEEDED TO CONTINUE THE MEETING TO THURSDAY AT 8:30 A.M. TO HEAR AN APPEAL ON A NUISANCE VIOLATION REGARDING THE PROPERTY IN THE 300 BLOCK OF WILSON STREET AND THEREFORE WOULD LIKE TO TABLE ITEM (B) APPEAR HEARING ON NUISANCE VIOLATION. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE THIS MOTION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT APPROVAL TO AUTHORIZE BROWN AND ROBERTS ENGINEERING TO PROCEED WITH THE BENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT TERMINAL PROJECT. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION AUTHORIZING BROWN AND ROBERTS ENGINEERING TO PROCEED WITH THE BENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT TERMINAL PROJECT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

UNDER MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER STOREY ASKED POLICE CHIEF KYLE MELVIN TO UPDATE THE COUNCIL ON RANGER, THE K9. CHIEF MELVIN STATED THAT RANGER IS CONTINUING TO BE AN ASSET TO THE CITY OF BENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. CHIEF MELVIN STATED THAT IN MARCH ALONE, RANGER HAD 16 VEHICLE ALERTS THAT RESULTED IN THE SEIZURE OF EITHER DRUGS OR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WANTED TO THANK CHIEF MELVIN FOR THE WORK HIS DEPARTMENT DOES. MAYOR KONDRITZ ALSO STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND CHIEF SHANE COCKRUM FOR THE RECENT JOB HE DID HELPING DIFFUSE A SITUATION IN TOWN.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, JULIE PAYNE HUBLER ASKED CHIEF MELVIN IF THE GOAL WITH HIRING A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER WAS TO HAVE TWO FULL TIME OFFICERS, ONE AT EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT. CHIEF MELVIN STATED THAT WAS THE GOAL.


COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO CONTINUE THE MEETING TO THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

6:35 P.M.

4/23/18 – 4/27/18 Curb-Side Clean-Up!

Republic Services will be holding their bi-annual “Curb-side Clean-up” Monday, April 23rd through Thursday, April 26th. A “Curb-side Clean-up” means, Republic will pick-up your bulk items without scheduling an appointment. There are rules for the pick-up, so please check the guideline provided to make sure you’re following instructions to ensure your items get picked-up. Your pick-up will occur on your regular trash day. The clean-up does include people whose trash is picked up on Fridays.

 

Agenda — City Council Meeting April 9, 2018

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY APRIL 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

5. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS COMMISSIONER WYANT
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ROCK BID

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 FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019 BUDGET
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION FOR MAY 9, 2018
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF APPRAISALS ON LAKE HAMILTON VACANT LOTS

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO POOLING AGREEMENT AND BYLAWS WITH ILLINOIS PUBLIC RISK FUND

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 04/05/18 AT 3:00 P.M./BC

Council Meeting Minutes — March 12, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY MARCH 12, 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 FEBRUARY 26, 2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING. 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 THE MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON FEBRUARY 26, 2018. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO GO OUT OF ORDER OF THE AGENDA AND ALLOW STEVEN BROWNING TO DO HIS PRESENTATION FOR A WEB OPPORTUNITY. MR. BROWNING HANDED OUT PACKETS TO THE COUNCIL REGARDING AN ONLINE CAR SHOW. MR. BROWNING STATED THAT THIS WAS A WAY CITIZENS COULD ATTEND CAR SHOWS WITHOUT HAVING TO TRAVEL OUT OF THE AREA. MR. BROWNING STATED THAT THERE WERE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IF THE CITY WAS INTERESTED.

IN THE ABSENCE OF COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE APPLYING FOR SOLAR ENERGY PERMITS/LICENSES AT A COST OF $2,000.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER STOREY.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE EASEMENT FROM THE CITY OF BENTON TO SUGAR CAMP MINING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT HE HAD NO ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AT THIS TIME.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000961 FROM ANDERSON OVERHEAD DOOR IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,150.00 FOR A GARAGE DOOR OPENER AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 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 ENTERING INTO AN IINTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH WEST CITY CONCERNING GOLF CART/UTV PERMITTING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-2 CONCERNING ROAD CLOSURE FOR FARM CITY DAY’S CELEBRATION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-3 FOR ROAD CLOSURE FOR FARM CITY DAY’S PARADE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001091 TO ERWIN BUILDERS TO REPLACE THE FLOORING IN THE ENTRY AND HALLWAY AT CITY HALL IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,934.00. 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 THE PAYMENT OF BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $$178,922.66. 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 DATED MARCH 3, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $58,358.87, WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT OF $27,775.10, AND PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTERS IN THE AMOUNT OF 4,070.09 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $90,204.06. 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 LOYD JOHNSTON OF 708 NORTH NINTH STREET, DENNIS SMITH OF 802 NORTH MAIN STREET, KERN KIRK OF 1001 E MAIN, MARVIN GATES OF 707 NORTH MADISON, SIL TAX SERVICES OF 311 ½ NORTH MAIN, PATTI EMERICK OF 408 NORTH STOTLAR, VICTOR SAUERHAGE OF 500 NORTH BROWN, KASEY AND JOSHUA KONEKER OF 110 NORTH COMMERCIAL, DEBRA GERGELY OF 109 SOUTH NINTH, AND GLORIA HANNER OF 805 SOUTH EADS AS THEY MEET ALL 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 PUT THE ADJUSTMENT OF BERNARDO HERNANDEZ ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER INVESTIGATION CAN BE DONE. A DETERMINATION WILL BE MADE AT THAT TIME.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION AUTHORIZING COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC PROPERTY AND STREETS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ENGINEERING COSTS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AS MONEY BECOMES AVAILABLE. 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 APPROVING AUTHORIZATION OF ENGINEERING FIRM OF JOHN H. CRAWFORD AND ASSOCIATES TO MOVE FORWARD WITH INSPECTION REGARDING LAKE HAMILTON AND BENTON LAKE DAMS. 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 FOR PUBLIC PROPERTY/WATER AND SEWER COMMISSIONER RONNIE BAUMGARTE TO REVIEW CURRENT IN TOWN AND OUT OF TOWN WATER RATES. 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 MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ILLINOIS EPAY SYSTEM. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THERE WAS A DRAFT COPY OF THE BENTON DRUG POLICY IN EVERY COMMISSIONER’S PACKET AND HE WOULD LIKE THEM TO LOOK OVER IT AND RETURN TO HIM WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

CITY ATTORNEY THOMAS MALKOVICH STATED THAT THE CLOSING ON THE WEBSTER SCHOOL/LOGAN SCHOOL PROPERTY SHOULD BE DONE BY THE END OF MARCH.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THE CITY HAS BEEN CONDUCTING DRUG TESTING AND HE WOULD LIKE TO REPORT THAT ALL EMPLOYEES PASSED THE TESTING.

MAYOR KONDRITZ READ THE BENTON ZONING AND PLANNING COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THIS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. 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 ASKED HOW THE EPAY SYSTEM OF ACCEPTING CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS IN THE WATER DEPARTMENT WOULD WORK. MELVIN DIXON STATED THAT AN INSPECTION OF THE DAMS AT LAKE BENTON AND LAKE HAMILTON HAD BEEN DONE APPROXIMATELY 30 YEARS AGO WHEN KENNY LAMPLEY WAS WITH THE CITY.

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

6:35 P.M.

Public Notice – Police Testing

Please reference the attached document for more information on the police testing public notice. Thank you!

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Council Meeting Agenda — March 26, 2018

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY MARCH 26, 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 APPLICATION #14 FOR PAYMENT ON WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF LOAN DISBURSEMENT

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 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT OF SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER(S)
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CLOSING MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT BY THE OLD JAIL
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION REGARDING ROAD CLOSURE FOR THE REND LAKE WATER FESTIVAL PARADE

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 AUTHORIZING WATER AND SEWER SUPERINTENDANT CRAIG MILES AND PUBLIC INFORMATION COORDINATOR RACHEL GARTNER TO RESEARCH PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR THE CITY OF BENTON
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CITY OF BENTON DRUG POLICY
F. DISCUSSION OF 2018-2019 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET
G. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PURCHASING NEW CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS FOR THE LIGHT POLES
H. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF COMPETITIVE FREIGHT PROGRAM GRANT

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. APPEAL HEARING ON NUISANCE VIOLATION
C. PRESENTATION FROM BROWN AND ROBERTS ENGINEERING REGARDING BENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT TERMINAL
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AUTHORIZING BROWN AND ROBERTS ENGINEERING TO PROCEED WITH BENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT TERMINAL PROJECT

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 03/22/18 AT 3:00 P.M./BC

Public Hearing — February 26, 2018

MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE CITY’S ACCEPTANCE OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ACCEPTANCE OF CREDIT CARDS ACT WAS HELD MONDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2018 AT 5:30 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

MAYOR KONDRITZ CALLED THE PUBLIC HEARING TO ORDER. THOSE PRESENT WERE COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ .

NO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

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

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Council Meeting Minutes — February 26, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY FEBRUARY 26, 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 FEBRUARY 12, 2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER MILLER ABSTAINED.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE CONTINUED MEETING OF FEBRUARY 22, 2018. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER MILLER ABSTAINED.

IN THE ABSENCE OF COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE REQUEST FOR LOAN DISBURSEMENT #13 IN THE AMOUNT OF $432,019.80. COMMISSIONER STOREY SECONDED. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE LAKE LOT TRANSFER FROM GERALD AND JULIE MUMBOWER TO JULIE RITCHEY (MUMBOWER) FOR ½ OF LOT #5 AND ALL OF LOT #6. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE BID FOR CONCRETE ON EAST MAIN STREET MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT FROM QUAD COUNTY AT $91.00 A YARD TO BE PAID FROM TIFF FUNDS FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT DUE OF $26,149.76. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE BID FROM SRW INC TO POUR AND FINISH THE CONCRETE ON THE EAST MAIN STREET MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT IN THE AMOUNT OF $14,125.00 TO BE PAID FROM TIFF FUNDS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. 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 #000960 FROM FAST TRUCK AND TRAILER FOR REPAIR ON ENGINE 801 IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,177.63. 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 THE ADDITION OF DAKOTAH MICHAEL LAMPLEY TO THE PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTER ROSTER. 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 PURCHASE ORDER #001058 FOR AN INTEL CORE 15-7500 COMPUTER FOR THE MAYOR’S OFFICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,050.00. 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 DATED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $56,211.61, WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT OF $26,661.88, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $83,973.49. 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 GATEHOUSE MEDIA OF 111 EAST CHURCH, LISA AND STEVE HOLLAND 202 NORTH NINTH, ROBERT WINKLER OF 205 WEST SIXTH, CARRIE CLOVER OF 403 LICKLITER STREET, DONALD PRUSACZYK OF 1106 SOUTH LICKLITER, OLETHA TAFT OF 1102 EAST RUTH, JEANITA SPILLMAN OF 11059 MOSES DRIVE, SUE KERLEY OF 614 EAST WEBSTER, AND LYNN SHOTTS OF 217 NORTH MAPLE STREET AS THEY MEET ALL 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 DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO DRAFT A RESOLUTION RESTRICTING FUNDS FROM THE SALE OF THE LOGAN SCHOOL/WEBSTER SCHOOL PROPERTY. 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 WANTED TO COMMEND THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOR THEIR RESPONSE TO THE RECENT CITY CRISIS ON DUQUOIN STREET.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM J&J VENTURES WAS NOT IN ATTENDANCE. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO TABLE ITEM (B) DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PRESENTATION FROM J&J VENTURES. SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO SEND DAVID GARAVALIA TO THE ITIA SPRING CONFERENCE IN MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS ON APRIL 4-6, 2018. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO SEND DAVID GARAVALIA TO THE ITIA CONFERENCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO AMEND ORDINANCE 21-2-6 CHANGING THE NUMBER OF PACKAGE LIQUOR LICENSE HOLDERS FROM SIX (6) TO NINE (9). COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE AMENDMENT OF 21-2-6. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER WYANT.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THE CITY OF BENTON HAS RECEIVED A GRANT FROM TREES FOREVER IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,000.00 FOR TREES TO BE PLANTED AT LAKE HAMILTON BY THE BOY SCOUTS. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS GRANT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

UNDER NEW BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO START RESEARCHING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE GENERATOR AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, MARK STERNIMAN VOICED CONCERNS OVER THE STORAGE CONTAINERS PLACED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ON GRAND STREET. COMMISSIONER STOREY TOLD MR. STERNIMAN THAT HE WOULD LOOK INTO HIS CONCERNS.

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

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