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Agenda — City Council Meeting 02/26/18

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY FEBRUARY 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 REQUEST FOR LOAN DISBURSEMENT #13
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF LAKE LOT LEASE TRANSFER

5. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS COMMISSIONER WYANT
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ACCEPTANCE OF BID FOR CONCRETE ON EAST MAIN MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ACCEPTANCE OF BID FOR LABOR/FINISHING CONCRETE ON EAST MAIN MUNICIPAL LOT

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ADDING A PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTER

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 RESTRICTING FUNDS FROM SALE OF SURPLUS REAL ESTATE

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PRESENTATION FROM J&J VENTURES
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ATTENDANCE TO THE ITIA SPRING CONFERENCE
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AMENDING ORDINANCE CHAPTER 21-2-6 (B)
G. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF TREES FOREVER GRANT

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 02/22/18 AT 3:00 P.M./BC

Council Meeting Minutes — January 22, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY JANUARY 22, 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, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 8, 2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAY REQUEST #12 FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $814,566.60. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. 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 REQUEST FOR LOAN DISBURSEMENT FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,499,328.90. 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 TERMINATE NEGOTIATIONS WITH CYPRESS CREEK RENEWABLES. 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 CENTER LINES (STRIPS) BEING PAINTED ON CERTAIN STREETS IN THE CITY OF BENTON FOR THE AMOUNT OF $1,854.38. THOSE STREETS ARE TO INCLUDE MCLEANSBORO FROM BAILEY LANE TO WASTENA, WEBSTER FROM SOUTH MAIN TO MCLEANSBORO, WEBSTER FROM JOPLIN TO NORTH MAIN, HUDELSON FROM SOUTH MAIN TO SOUTH DUQUOIN, NORTH DUQUOIN FROM WEST MAIN TO 57 (STOPPING NORTH OF THE BRIDGE), WASHINGTON FROM NORTH MAIN TO NORTH DUQUOIN, AND ILLINOIS AVENUE FROM NORTH MAIN TO INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD. COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT THIS PROJECT WOULD BE PAID FROM THE ROAD AND BRIDGE FUND. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT READ ESTIMATES HE HAD OBTAINED FOR THE FINISHING OF THE CITY OWNED PARKING LOT ON EAST MAIN STREET. THE LOT MEASURES 113 FEET BY 123 FEET. COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT 25 YARDS OF CONCRETE 6 INCHES THICK WOULD BE NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT. AN ESTIMATE WAS OBTAINED FROM ODUM CONCRETE FOR $105.00 PER YARD WITH FIBER FOR A TOTAL OF $27,030.00 AND AN ESTIMATE WAS OBTAINED FROM QUAD COUNTY REDIMEX FOR $91.00 PER YARD WITH FIBER FOR A TOTAL OF $25,000.00. SRW, INC GAVE AN ESTIMATE TO POUR, SAW, AND FINISH THE CONCRETE FOR $14,125.00. COMMISSIONER WYANT ALSO STATED THAT ET SIMMONDS SUBMITTED AN ESTIMATE FOR ASPHALT IN THE AMOUNT OF $32,832.80.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO TABLE DISCUSSION OF FINISHING THE PARKING LOT ON EAST MAIN UNTIL THE COUNCIL HAD TIME TO RESEARCH THE ESTIMATES THAT WERE SUBMITTED. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT HE HAD NOTHING TO DISCUSS AT THIS TIME.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001090 TO BANK OF AMERICA MERCHANT SERVICES FOR A TERMINAL UPGRADE AT THE BENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT IN THE AMOUNT OF $599.00. 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 PAYROLL DATED 01/12/2018 FOR GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $64,518.62 AND WATER AND SEWER FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,111.86 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $92,630.48. 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 GERALD PYRON OF 412 WEST SMITH STREET, ROBERT MCQUILLEN OF 110 SOUTH MCLEANSBORO STREET, MEGAN HARGETT OF 1201 SOUTH LICKLITER STREET, HAROLD COMBS OF 1203 EAST RUTH STREET, AND JANET BENNETT OF 103 SOUTH TENTH STREET AS THEY MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO TABLE DISCUSSION OF THE RECYCLING PROGRAM UNTIL A FURTHER DATE. 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 ALLOW ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO ATTEND THE 2018 IML HOME RULE COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND ANY OTHER MEETINGS THAT THE COUNCIL MAY SEE FIT. 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 #18-01 RESTRICTING PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF 500 WEST MAIN IN THE AMOUNT OF $164,745.00. 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 ALLOW ZONING ADMINISTRATOR DAVID GARAVALIA TO DISPOSE OF THE OLD ALUMINUM CITY HALL SIGN. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE HAD MET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF SENATORS DUCKWORTH AND DURBIN AND WOULD BE MEETING WITH MIKE BOST TO DISCUSS INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE CITY OF BENTON.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT FOR PART TIME AIRPORT EMPLOYEE CHARLES CASEY. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS CONTRACT. COMMISSIONER WYANT SECONDED THIS MOTION. COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS THIS IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 1. COMMISSIONER MILLER. NAYS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. THE COMMISSIONERS AGREED TO ADDRESS THE EMPLOYMENT ISSUE AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED RESOLUTION #18-01 SUPPORTING THE ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-02 SUPPORTING THE ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO REAPPOINT THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE TO THE BENTON ZONING AND PLANNING COMMISSION: GARRETT COLLIER FOR A 2 YEAR TERM, KYLE NEAL FOR A 1 YEAR TERM, ADENA BOWLIN FOR A 2 YEAR TERM, AND VICTOR SHOCKLEY FOR A 1 YEAR TERM. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THESE APPOINTMENTS. 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 RACHEL GARTNER HAS REQUESTED APPROVAL OF THE DATES FOR FALL FEST AND FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS WITH FALL FEST TAKING PLACE ON OCTOBER 27, 2018 AND FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS TAKING PLACE ON DECEMBER 1, 2018. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE DATES FOR FALL FEST AND FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2018. 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 WOULD LIKE TO AMEND ORDINANCE 21-2-6 (B) INCREASING THE NUMBER OF PACKAGE LIQUOR LICENSES FROM SIX (6) TO NINE (9). COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PACKAGE LIQUOR LICENSES FROM SIX (6) TO NINE (9). SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 2. COMMISSIONER WYANT AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

UNDER NEW BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER STOREY ASKED WHAT THE CITY’S PLAN FOR MOWING DURING THE 2018 MOWING SEASON WOULD BE. THE COUNCIL AGREED THEY WOULD DISCUSS THIS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER ASKED IF THE CITY CARRIED LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR VOLUNTEERS WHO MAY BE OPERATING MACHINERY. ROCKY MORRIS ASKED IF THE FUNDS BEING RESTRICTED FROM THE SALE OF 500 WEST MAIN COULD BE USED TO HIRE A NEW POLICE OFFICER.

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 STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

7:10 P.M.

COMMISSIONER WYANT 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.

7:25 P.M.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT OF PART-TIME AIRPORT EMPLOYEE CHARLES CASEY FOR 15 MONTHS AT A PAY OF $1,100.00 PER MONTH. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER STOREY.

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.

7:30 P.M.

Benton City Council Meeting Minutes — January 8, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY JANUARY 8, 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, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.

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

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT HE WANTED TO PUBLICLY THANK THE WATER DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR HARD WORK REPAIRING THE NUMEROUS LEAKS AROUND THE CITY. THE MAYOR ECHOED HIS THANKS.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-01 FOR A THREE-WAY STOP AT NORTH COMMERCIAL STREET AND BURKETT STREET. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001984 FOR FOUR TABLET MOUNTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $584.76. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE BILLS PAYABLE JANUARY 8, 2018 IN THE AMOUNT OF $192,527.20. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR MEADOWBROOK APARTMENTS OF 1417 NORTH LINCOLN DRIVE AND JOSEPH TENNANT OF 203 KIRSCH STREET AS THEY MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE BID OF $176,000.00 MADE BY S.A. DEWITT, ALSO KNOWN AS SONIC, FOR THE SALE OF SURPLUS REAL ESTATE AT 500 WEST MAIN IN BENTON, ILLINOIS. THIS BID WAS RECEIVED AT THE JANUARY 2, 2018 AUCTION HELD AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS. 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 INSTRUCT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH PREPARE A RESOLUTION RESTRICTING PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF SURPLUS REAL ESTATE AT 500 WEST MAIN STREET IN BENTON, ILLINOIS. 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 INSTRUCT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING USAGE FEES AT TWIN OAKS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

UNDER UPDATES, MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT AMEREN IS IN THE PROCESS OF CHANGING STREET LAMPS FROM HALOGEN TO LED LIGHTS.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE CITY ENGINEER PREPARE AND APPROVE A LAKE HAMILTON SUBDIVISION PHASE II PLAT. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO ALLOW THE CITY ENGINEER TO PREPARE AND APPROVE A LAKE HAMILTON SUBDIVISION PHASE II PLAT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

CITY CLERK BROOK CRAIG STATED THAT MR. TRAVIS AKIN OF AZAVAR MARKETING HAD A SCHEDULING CONFLICT AND WOULD BE UNABLE TO ATTEND THIS COUNCIL MEETING. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO TABLE ITEM (C) PRESENTATION FROM AZAVAR MARKETING. 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.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, WILLIAM MCPHERSON WITH THE BENTON GAZETTE ASKED IF S.A. DEWITT INTENDED ON PUTTING A SONIC RESTAURANT ON THE PROPERTY AT 500 WEST MAIN HERE IN BENTON, ILLINOIS. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT TO THE BEST OF HIS KNOWLEDGE THAT IS THE PLAN.

COMMISSIONER STOREY 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.

6:12 P.M.

Agenda — February 12, 2018

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY FEBRUARY 12, 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 CHANGE ORDER FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

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 PRESENTATION FROM J&J VENTURES
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR A DOG GROOMING HOME BUSINESS
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF SELLING SURPLUS REAL ESTATE
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL TO RESEARCH REPLACING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS/DECORATIONS
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AMENDING ORDINANCE CHAPTER 21-2-6 (B)
G. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF HOUSING REHABILITATION GRANT

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 02/08/18 AT 2:00 P.M./BC

1/26/18 LIFTED – Boil Water Order

UPDATE: The boil water order that had been issued for Licata Road from Petroff to Sugar Creek Road has been LIFTED.

City Council Meeting Minutes — December 27, 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY DECEMBER 27, 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 STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. COMMISSIONER
MILLER WAS ABSENT.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 11, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO AUTHORIZE CRAIG MILES TO PROCEED WITH OBTAINING INFORMATION FOR A NEW METERING SYSTEM. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER STOREY, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO PURCHASE THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1303 NORTH MAIN STREET FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY TAX TRUSTEE IN THE AMOUNT OF $600.00 PLUS $46.00 FOR THE RECORDING FEE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO TABLE ITEM 5 (B) THE PROPOSAL TO REMOVE TREES ON UNDEVELOPED STREETS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO HAVE AN ORDINANCE PREPARED FOR A THREE-WAY STOP AT NORTH COMMERCIAL STREET AND BURKETT STREET. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A PURCHASE ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,236.42 FOR INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR A NEW PATROL CAR. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR DECEMBER 15, 2017 IN THE AMOUNT OF $105,888.47. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR DECEMBER 29, 2017 IN THE AMOUNT OF $82,898.68. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER STOREY, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO ALLOW THE VIDEO THAT JONATHON WALTERS AND CRAIG MILES MADE REGARDING THE WATER DEPT. TO BE PUT ON THE CITY’S SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A SAFETY GRANT TO PURCHASE A WATER PUMP AND A CAGE FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO TABLE THE MOVING OF THE “CITY OF BENTON” SIGN FROM THE OLD CITY HALL. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #17-21 PROHIBITING SEXUAL HARASSMENT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RELEASING A PORTION OF THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 CLOSED SESSION MINUTES TO THE PUBLIC. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MEETING DATES FOR 2018. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

UNDER MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS, MAYOR KONDRITZ REMINDED THE COUNCIL AND THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE THAT AN AUCTION CONCERNING SURPLUS REAL ESTATE WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 2, 2018 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON CITY COUNCIL ROOM AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, JOHN KASKEY STATED HE WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE USE OF SOME LOTS ON SOUTH MCLEANSBORO STREET. MR. KASKEY WAS ADVISED TO CONTACT ZONING ADMINISTRATOR DAVID GARAVALIA.

TRAVIS AKIN OF AZAVAR GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF BENTON CONERNING THE COLLECTION OF DEBTS. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT MR. AKIN WOULD NEED TO HAVE HIS REQUEST PLACED ON THE AGENDA AT THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING.

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

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City Council Meeting Minutes — December 11, 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY DECEMBER 11, 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 MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING HELD NOVEMBER 27, 2017. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE ABSTAINED.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 27, 2017 REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE ABSTAINED.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT WATER AND SEWER SUPERINTENDENT CRAIG MILES HAS DRAFTED A TEN-YEAR PLAN FOR THE COMMISSIONERS TO VIEW.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAY REQUEST #11 FOR THE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,499,328.90. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. 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 REQUEST FOR DISBURSEMENT #10 FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $873,833.40. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO TABLE ITEM (D) DISCUSSION AND/R APPROVAL OF LEASE WITH CYPRESS CREEK RENEWABLES. 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 TRANSFER OF $20,000.00 FROM MFT FOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL. 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 CLOSING OF EAST 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 CLOSE THE 20 FOOT ALLEY ON SEYMOUR STREET. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER STOREY.

COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT THE 2018 MFT PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE STATE.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT INTERGOVERNMENTAL MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT. 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 MONTHLY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $326,876.88. 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 THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $62,215.86 AND THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,758.13 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $90,973.99. 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 SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR DEBBIE RASER OF 107 LEWIS DRIVE, KERN KIRK OF 1103 EAST MAIN, AND JENNY HEBBELER OF 9908 NORTH MCLEANSBOR 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 MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR RESURFACING THE EAST MAIN PARKING LOT FOR CONCRETE AND BLACKTOP. 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 REPLACEMENT OF AN EXHAUST FAN AT TWIN OAKS FROM REED HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,100.00. 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 THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY AND TO DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE A SEXUAL HARASSMENT PROHIBITION ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

CITY ATTORNEY HAD NO UPDATES.

MAYOR KONDRITZ HAD NO UPDATES.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, WILLIAM MCPHERSON AND JAKE BETTS BOTH QUESTIONED PARKING ISSUES ON EAST MAIN STREET. MARY MCKENDREE VOICED HER DISAGREEMENT WITH THE CLOSING OF THE ALLEY ON SEYMOUR STREET. JULIE PAYNE HUBLER QUESTIONED PROGRESS WITH RESEARCHING A NEW WATER METERING SYSTEM.

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.

6:45 P.M.

Agenda — January 8, 2018

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8, 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. ORDINANCE FOR A THREE-WAY STOP ON NORTH COMMERCIAL AND BURKETT STREET

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 SALE OF SURPLUS REAL ESTATE
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESTRICTING PROCEES FROM SALE OF SURPLUS REAL ESTATE
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING USAGE FEES AT TWIN OAKS

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF HAVING CITY ENGINEER PREPARE AND APPROVE LAKE HAMILTON SUBDIVISION PHASE II PLAT
C. PRESENTATION FROM AZAVAR MARKETING

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 01/04/17 AT 2:00 P.M./BC

Agenda City Council Meeting — December 27, 2017

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 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 NEW WATER METERING SYSTEM
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL TO PURCHASE REAL ESTATE AT 1303 NORTH MAIN FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY TAX TRUSTEE

5. STREETS & IMPROVEMENTS COMMISSIONER WYANT
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PROPOSAL TO REMOVE TREES ON UNDEVELOPED STREETS
C. ORDINANCE FOR A THREE-WAY STOP ON NORTH COMMERCIAL AND BURKETT STREET

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 VIDEOS PREPARED BY JONATHON WALTERS
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF SAFETY GRANT PURCHASES
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RELOCATING “CITY OF BENTON” SIGN TO SOUTH SIDE OF BUILDING AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN
G. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF SEXUAL HARRASSMENT PROHIBITION ORDINANCE

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL TO RELEASE A PORTION OF THE 10/23/2017 CLOSED SESSION MINUTES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF 2018 MEETING DATES

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.

Public Hearing Minutes — November 27, 2017

MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR VACATING AN ALLEY IN BLAKE, HART, AND WILLIAMS FIRST ADDITION AND VACATING EAST STREET WAS HELD MONDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2017 AT 5:45 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 .

MARVIN SULLIVAN STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE EAST STREET CLOSED. THERE WERE NO OPPOSING COMMENTS REGARDING CLOSURE OF THE STREET.

MARY MCKENDREE STATED SHE WAS OPPOSED TO CLOSING THE ALLEY AS SHE BELIEVES THIS WOULD CUT OFF ACCESS TO HER BACK YARD. JEREMY SHEFFER STATED HE WAS IN FAVOR OF CLOSING THE ALLEY. HE STATED THAT HE HAS ALWAYS USED THIS ALLEY AS A DRIVEWAY AND THAT WITHOUT IT, THERE WOULD NOT BE A GOOD ENTRANCE INTO HIS HOME.

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

6:00 P.M.