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BENTON FIREFIGHTER PENSION BOARD — AGENDA

MEETING AGENDA
BENTON FIREFIGHTER PENSION BOARD
BENTON CITY HALL
1403 S. MAIN, BENTON, IL 62812
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 AT 10:00 A.M.
1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS
3. MINUTES – Reading and approval of the minutes of the prior meeting(s)
a) July 14, 2017 – Regular Meeting
b) September 21, 2017 – Special Meeting
4. CORRESPONDENCE
5. Review 40 ILCS 5/1-109.3 and Illinois Department of Insurance Advisory Opinion
letter dated January 13, 2012 regarding mandatory trustee training requirements
and action needed by Board to remove trustees for failure to comply with mandatory
trustee training requirements.
6. DISCUSS STATUS OF STATUTORILY REQUIRED TRUSTEE TRAINING:
A) Richard Dale, seated on Board 10/10/2014 (as retired trustee)
7. OLD BUSINESS
a) Remove Richard Dale from Board due to non-compliance with Illinois Statute
regarding mandatory trustee training requirements.
8. BILLS
9. TREASURER’S REPORT – Lisa Meno
10. INVESTMENT REPORT – John Johnson of Zemenick & Walker
11. NEW BUSINESS
a) Discuss contract renewal with Zemenick & Walker (Expired 10/17/17)
b) Discuss and approve setting of 2018 board meeting dates (currently meet on
2nd Friday of quarterly months); (Suggested dates 1/12; 4/13; 7/13; 10/12/18
at 10:00 a.m.);
c) Review and discuss the IDOI Actuarial Report and tax levy, if available.
12. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
13. APPLICATION FOR BENEFITS
14. NEXT MEETING DATE (Fri., Jan. 18, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.) / ADJOURNMENT

BENTON POLICE PENSION BOARD AGENDA — 10/13/17

MEETING AGENDA
BENTON POLICE PENSION BOARD
BENTON CITY HALL
1403 S. MAIN ST., BENTON, IL 62812
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 AT 8:30 A.M.
1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS
3. MINUTES – Reading and approval of the minutes of the prior meeting(s)
4. CORRESPONDENCE
5. BILLS
6. TREASURER’S REPORT – Lisa Meno
7. INVESTMENT REPORT – John Johnson of Zemenick & Walker
8. OLD BUSINESS
a) Discuss contract renewal with Zemenick & Walker (Expires 11/12/17)
b) Discuss status of IDOI Final Examination Report for Pension Fund.
9. NEW BUSINESS
a) Discuss and approve setting of 2018 board meeting dates (currently meet on
2nd Friday of Quarterly months at 8:30 a.m.; (1/12; 4/13; 7/13; 10/12);
b) Review and discuss the IDOI Actuarial Report and tax levy, if available.
10. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
11. APPLICATION FOR BENEFITS
12. NEXT MEETING DATE (Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m.) / ADJOURNMENT

Council Meeting Minutes — September 25, 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 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 A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED WE WOULD BE GOING OUT OF ORDER OF THE AGENDA. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO HIRE SHANNON TOIGO FOR A FULL TIME EMPLOYEE IN THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

UNDER MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, ROCKY MORRIS QUESTIONED THE REASON PUBLIC COMMENTS HAD BEEN MOVED TO THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING. HE WANTED TO KNOW IF QUESTIONS WERE THOUGHT OF DURING THE MEETING, COULD THEY BE ASKED AT THE END. TOM CARTER STATED THAT THAT WITH THE NEW SEWER EMPLOYEE WAS BEING HIRED HE WOULD OFFER TO HELP THIS EMPLOYEE WITH ELECTRICAL WORK AT THE PLANT.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO PAY THE PAY REQUEST #9 TO RIVER CITY CONSTRUCTION FOR THE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $904,396.68. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. 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 #001981 TO TUSCUMBIA IRON WORKS FOR 2 LAMP POSTS AND GLOBES IN THE AMOUNT OF $1067.46. COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT THE FUNDS FOR THIS WERE DONATED BY A LOCAL RESIDENT. 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 PAYROLL IN THE AMOUNT OF $68,773.49 FROM THE GENERAL FUND, $28,159.44, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $98,032.88. 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 A SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR ROBERT WEIR OF 1401 NORTH MAIN STREET AS HE MEETS THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE, COMMISSIONER MILLER, ATTORNEY MALKOVICH, DAVID GARAVALIA, AND BROOK CRAIG HAD RECENTLY ATTENDED THE ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THE SESSIONS WERE VERY HELPFUL.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THE SEWER PLANT IS COMING ALONG NICELY. HE URGED THE CITIZENS TO DRIVE BY AND SEE THE PROGRESS.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE HAD RECEIVED A LETTER FROM FREDA BROADWAY REGARDING THE VETERAN’S CEMETERY ON FIRST STREET. HE STATED THAT MRS. BROADWAY WILL BE CLEANING UP THE CEMETERY AND MAKING IT PRESENTABLE AGAIN.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT ITEMS (B) AND (C) WILL BE DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED TO HAVE A MOTION MADE TO AMEND THE LIQUOR CODE INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF CLASS (A) LIQUOR LICENSES FROM SEVEN (7) TO NINE (9). COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO AMEND THE LIQUOR CODE INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF CLASS (A) LIQUOR LICENSES FROM SEVEN (7) TO NINE (9). SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO ALLOW RESTAURANTS TO SELL LIQUOR ON SUNDAY FROM 11 A .M. TO 10 P.M. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO ALLOW (E) AND (E1) LIQUOR LICENSE TO SELL ALCOHOL ON SUNDAYS FROM 11 A.M. TO 10 P.M. AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES, THE MOTION DIED FOR LACK OF SECOND.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS. 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 ITEM (F) IS FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

UNDER OLD BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT A FEW WEEKS AGO THE CITY OPENED BIDS FOR DEMOLITION OF FOUR (4) HOUSES AND THAT THE BID WAS AWARDED TO FREEMAN ENVIRONMENTAL. COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT FREEMAN ENVIRONMENTAL WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO AWARD THE BID TO THE NEXT LOWEST BIDDER, AP EXCAVATING, IN THE AMOUNT OF $12,120.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT THE CITY HAS BEEN AWARDED 45% FORGIVENESS ON THE LOAN TAKEN OUT FOR THE NEW WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT THE NEW PLANT WILL COST MORE TO OPERATE AND THAT IS WHY SEWER RATES CANNOT BE LOWERED AND IN FACT MAY HAVE TO BE INCREASED IN THE FUTURE.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ITEM (B) DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE AND/OR PENDING LITIGATION AND 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 BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

6:50 P.M.

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

7:40 P.M.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO AMEND THE AIRPORT ORDINANCE TO A THREE (3) PERSON ADVISORY COMMITTEE. 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 TABLE ITEM (C) UNDER PUBLIC AFFAIRS, DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AIRPORT WILDLIFE FENCE PROJECT, UNTIL FURTHER RESEARCH AND STATUS OF THE GRANT CAN BE OBTAINED. 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 NOT FILL THE POSITION OF PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR AT THIS TIME. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 2. COMMISSIONER MILLER AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.


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.

7:45 P.M.

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Agenda — October 9, 2017

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY OCTOBER 9, 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 AIRPORT SEWER EXTENSION BID ACCEPTANCE
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CYPRESS CREEK SOLAR AGREEMENT

5. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS COMMISSIONER WYANT
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF NO PARKING NORTH SIDE OF EAST MAIN STREET TO NORTH COMMERCIAL STREET

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF SETTING TRICK OR TREAT HOURS

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 AIRPORT WILD LIFE FENCE PROJECT
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ATTENDING ANNUAL AIRPORT TIP MEETING
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RFQ PROCESS FOR AIRPORT ENGINEERING SERVICES
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF SPECIAL USE PERMIT RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION
G. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO LIQUOR CODE, CLASS A LICENSE
H. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CLASS E LIQUOR LICENSE FOR BONZFIRE GRILL
I. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF CLASS A LIQUOR LICENSE FOR GOOD TIMES

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 10/05/17 AT 3:00 P.M./BC

Council Meeting Agenda — September 25, 2017

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
6:00 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

4. MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE

5. 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 HIRING FULL TIME EMPLOYEE FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

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

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

8. ACCOUNTS & FINANCE REPORT COMMISSIONER MILLER
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS & MONTHLY BILLS
B. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL
C. APPROVAL OF SEWER ADJUSTMENTS

9. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

10. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AMENDING MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ORDINANCE
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AIPORT WILD LIFE FENCE PROJECT
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO MUNICIPAL LIQUOR CODE
E. APPROVAL OF PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

11. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

12. OLD BUSINESS

13. NEW BUSINESS

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 09/19/17 AT 4:00 P.M./BC

Sept 18-19th Road Closure

Road Closure:

North Benton Road will be closed for repairs on Monday, September 18-19th from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. between Benton Camp Road “Camp Manitowa” and Forest Lane. The closure will be approximately 1/4 mile south of Camp Manitowa.

People living south of Camp Manitowa should enter from Bowling Alley Road.

City Council Meeting Minutes — August 28, 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY AUGUST 28, 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 AUGUST 14, 2017 REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER WYANT ABSTAINED.

UNDER MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, CHRISTOPHER JAKE BETTS OF JOE’S PIZZA AND CARLOS HERNANDEZ OF LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT SPOKE TO THE COUNCIL REGARDING ALCOHOL SALES ON SUNDAYS IN THE CITY OF BENTON, ILLINOIS. BOTH GENTLEMEN STATED THAT THEY FEEL THE CITY OF BENTON IS LOSING REVENUE DUE TO THE FACT OF NOT ALLOWING ALCOHOL SALES IN THE CITY OF BENTON ON SUNDAYS. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH HAD PREVIOUSLY INDICATED THAT ALCOHOL COULD BE SOLD AT THESE LOCATIONS 12 TIMES PER YEAR WITH A SPECIAL PERMIT THROUGH ORDINANCE. BOTH GENTLEMAN URGED THE COUNCILMEN TO THINK ABOUT ALLOWING ALCOHOL SALES EVERY SUNDAY IN THE CITY OF BENTON.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO ALLOW BILLING CLERK MELISSA HUNGATE AND WATER AND SEWER SUPERINTENDENT CRAIG MILES TO RESEARCH OPTIONS FOR A POSSIBLE NEW WATER METERING SYSTEM. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT THE LAST ROUND OF OIL AND CHIP HAS BEEN DONE.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #002141 TO ELITE K-9 INC. FOR A K9 BALLISTIC AND STAB PROOF VEST IN THE AMOUNT OF $999.95. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #002144 TO RAY O’HERRON FOR ACCESSORIES FOR THE NEW POLICE VEHICLES IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,489.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER MILLER, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #002143 TO THIN LINE PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR LIGHTS AND SIRENS FOR THE NEW POLICE VEHICLES IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,594.80. 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 #002142 TO DUNAGAN’S COLLISION FOR TWO STRIPE PACKAGES FOR THE NEW POLICE VEHICLES IN THE AMOUNT OF $600.00. 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 PAYROLL FOR AUGUST 25, 2017 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $64,175.43, WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,738.26, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $94,013.69. 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 SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR JOANNE BRAMMIER OF 908 SOUTH POPE, CITY LIMITS BAR OF 1307 EAST MAIN, AND KEVIN JOHNSON OF 305 NORTH COMMERCIAL STREET AS THEY MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. 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 A POOL ADJUSTMENT FOR RUSSELL BRYANT OF 706 WEST WASHINGTON 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 APPROVE ORDINANCE #17-09 AMENDING THE 2017 PREVAILING WAGE ORDINANCE. 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 THE HIRING OF A STUDENT WORKER THROUGH THE BENTON HIGH SCHOOL CAREER PREP PROGRAM. 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 THE CONTRACT WITH REPUBLIC SERVICES FOR RECYCLING. 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 THE BENTON WEST CITY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CAR SHOW WAS COMING UP. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THE GEORGE HARRISON MURAL INSTALLATION HAD BEEN COMPLETED AND HE WAS VERY PROUD OF IT. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE THE COUNCIL TO THINK ABOUT CHANGING THE NAME OF “AIRPORT LANE” TO “ “RANGER ROAD”. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT DURING HIS TERM AS MAYOR HE HAS TACKLED WEEDS AND TIRES, AND THAT NOW HE WILL BE TACKLING ABANDONED CARS.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

UNDER OLD BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT JOHN CERNEY’S EXPENSES TO BE REIMBURSED BY THE CITY OF BENTON CAME TO $1,615.71. MR. CERNEY BUILT AND INSTALLED THE GEORGE HARRISON MURAL.

UNDER NEW BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT THE BATS BOARD WOULD LIKE TO DO SOME CLEARING OUT OF TREE LINES IN THE PARK. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION AUTHORIZING LEGAL COUNSEL TO WRITE A LETTER GIVING THE CITY OF BENTON’S SUPPORT FOR THIS PROJECT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. 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 STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

7:05 P.M.

Council Meeting Agenda — September 11, 2017

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
6:00 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

4. MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE

5. PUBLIC PROPERTY REPORT COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT WITH FUTIVA

6. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS COMMISSIONER WYANT
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION FOR ROAD CLOSURE FOR FALL FESTIVAL

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

8. 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 SELLING SURPLUS CITY OWNED REAL ESTATE

9. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

10. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PROCLAMATION FOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEK

11. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

12. OLD BUSINESS

13. NEW BUSINESS

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 09/07/17 AT 4:00 P.M./BC