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City Council Meeting Minutes — September 24, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 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 THE MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 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 BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE REQUEST FOR PAYMENT TO JOHN H. CRAWFORD FOR A WATER MAIN PERMIT ON PARRISH STREET AND IOWA STREET IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,040.50. 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 REQUEST FOR PAYMENT TO JOHN H. CRAWFORD FOR A WATER MAIN PERMIT ON RT. 37 NORTH FROM ILLINOIS AVENUE TO THE FORESTRY IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,785.50. 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 REQUEST FOR PAYMENT TO JOHN H. CRAWFORD FOR A WATER MAIN PERMIT ON PARK STREET TO K&M LIQUOR IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,738.50. 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 LAKE LOT LEASE TRANSFER OF LOT #151 FROM THE DURHAM FAMILY TO ROBIN AND BEN SMITH AND JOHN JONNASSEN. 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 #18-15 FOR NO PARKING/TOW AWAY ZONE ON FRANKLIN STREET FROM BAILEY LANE TO PARK STREET. 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 APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-16 PLACING STOP SIGNS AT THE INTERSECTION OF MUNDELL DRIVE/CARDINAL DRIVE AND SKIERS RUN. 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 RESOLUTION #18-11 FOR A ROAD CLOSURE OF THE BENTON PUBLIC SQUARE DURING THE BENTON/WEST CITY CHAMBER CAR SHOW THAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 6, 2018 DUE TO RAINOUT OF THE PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED EVENT FROM 4 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO ENTER INTO AN INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT WITH THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS DRUG TASK FORCE. 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 AN INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT WITH BENTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #47 (BENTON GRADE SCHOOL) FOR A PART TIME STUDENT RESOURCE OFFICER. 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 AN INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT WITH BENTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #103 (BENTON CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL) FOR A FULL TIME STUDENT RESOURCE OFFICER. 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 #001145 TO CHANGING SEASONS ACE HARDWARE FOR SUPPLIES TO BUILD POWER BOXES FOR THE LIGHT POLES IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,481.85. 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 #001146 TO MODERN POSTCARD FOR 500 GEORGE HARRISON MURAL POSTCARDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $179.06. 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 PAYABLE SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $64,807.40, WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,457.19, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $93,364.59. 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 FOR ROY PARKER OF 1300 E WEBSTER 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 DENY A SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR JOHN DAUGHERTY OF 1202 E GRAYSON STREET AS IT DOES NOT 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.

MAYOR KONDRITZ GAVE AN UPDATE ON THE FENTANYL/HEROIN OPIOID CRISIS. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN OUR COMMUNITY.

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-17 FOR THE I-57 ENTERPRISE ZONE. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-17 FOR THE I-57 ENTERPRISE ZONE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED FOR A MOTION APPROVING RESOLUTION #18-13 IN SUPPORT OF A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-13 IN SUPPORT FOR A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT. 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.

NO MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE

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.

6:30 P.M.

City Council Agenda– October 8, 2018

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY OCTOBER 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. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF MFT COMPLIANCE REVIEW REPORT

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 AIRPORT BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF FREIGHT GRANT FUNDING

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF IDOT DBE CERTIFICATION PROCESS

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 10/04/18 AT 3:00 P.M./BC

RFQ – I-57/ILL 14 Benton Interchange Modifications

Please see the pdf document below to review the City’s request for qualifications for consulting engineering services pertaining to the I-57/ILL 14 Benton Interchange Modifications.

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Prefiling Notice

Benton Water & Sewer Dept. Surcharge Announcement

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City Council Meeting Minutes — August 27, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY AUGUST 27, 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 THE MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 13, 2018 REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE ABSTAINED.

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED THAT WE GO OUT OF ORDER OF THE AGENDA AND ALLOW FREDA BROADWAY WITH THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL. MS. BROADWAY STATED THAT THE LEGION WILL BE CELEBRATING 100 YEARS IN NOVEMBER OF 2018. SHE STATED THAT THERE WILL BE FOOD AND BEVERAGE TO CELEBRATE AT THE POST AFTER THE VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM HELD ON NOVEMBER 11, 2018. SHE ALSO STATED THAT THERE WOULD BE GUEST SPEAKERS AT THE POST THAT DAY. MS. BROADWAY STATED THAT SHE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE THE CITY COUNCIL TO BE A PART OF THE FESTIVITIES.

MAYOR KONDRITZ THEN INVITED THE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DRUG TASK FORCE TO SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL. BRANDON GRZECHOWIAK, JONATHON EDWARDS, AND NICK DILL WITH THE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DRUG TASK FORCE ADDRESSED THE COUNCIL. THEY STATED THAT THEY UNDERSTOOD IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR EACH MUNICIPALITY TO LEND AN OFFICER TO THEIR CAUSE. THEY STATED THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO GET A DONATION OF APPROXIMATELY $1.00 PER CAPITA FROM EACH MUNICIPALITY IN ORDER TO FILL THE POSITION NEEDED ON THE TASK FORCE. THIS WOULD MEAN A $7,000.00 YEARLY DONATION FROM THE CITY OF BENTON. THE COUNCIL TOLD THE TASK FORCE THEY WOULD CONSIDER THE PROPOSAL.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE METER BID PROPOSAL AND NEW BILLING SOFTWARE FOR THE CITY OF BENTON. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER STOREY ABSTAINED.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO AMEND AN ORDINANCE IN CHAPTER 24, SCHEDULE E TO ADD TO PARKING ON THE EAST SIDE OF SOUTH WARD FROM EAST WEBSTER TO EAST MAIN, ORDINANCE #18-10. 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 AMEND AN ORDINANCE IN CHAPTER 24, SCHEDULE E, SECTION III, MAKING THE INTERSECTION AT GARDNER STREET AND NORTH EIGHTH STREET A FOUR WAY STOP, ORDINANCE #18-11. 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 AMEND THE SPEED LIMIT ON SHERIDAN DRIVE FROM CARLTON TO NORTH OF THE DEAD END ON SHERIDAN DRIVE TO 20 MPH. 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 APPROVE NO PARKING DURING SCHOOL HOURS (7 A.M. TO 4 P.M.) ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MCKENZIE FROM KENNETH TO SOUTH MCLEANSBORO 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 PASS A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MFT PROGRAM SECTION 16-00065-00RS. 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 RESOLUTION #18-08 FOR A ROAD CLOSURE DURING THE BENTON CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING PARADE. 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 PAYABLE AUGUST 24, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $64,934.54, WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,052.55, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $93,087.09. 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 GINGER RENO OF 405 NORTH MAIN 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 A SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR A POOL FOR A POOL FOR DAVID LUNDELL OF 716 GRAND STREET AS IT MEETS 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 DECLINE THE SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR STEPHEN DETHROW OF 804 FAIRLAND STREET AS IT DOES NOT MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. 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 RESTRICTING OF OUT OF TOWN SURCHARGE ON WATER BILLS TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE OUT OF THE CITY LIMITS. 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 RESTRICTING OUT OF TOWN SURCHARGE ON WATER BILLS TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE OUT OF THE CITY LIMITS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR GINGER RENO OF 405 NORTH MAIN 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.

UNDER UPDATES, MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT LOGAN STOWERS, A LOCAL 8-YEAR-OLD, HAD BEEN PICKING UP TRASH AROUND THE CITY. MAYOR KONDRITZ READ A LETTER THAT HE HAD SENT TO LOGAN STOWERS. MAY OR KONDRITZ PUBLICALLY THANKS LOGAN FOR HELPING TO IMPROVE BENTON.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT WHEN THE ORDINANCE FOR SPECIAL USE PERMITS REGARDING LIQUOR WAS UPDATES, THE CLASS H LICENSE (FOR THE CIVIC CENTER) WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS AMENDMENT. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO AMEND CHAPTER 21 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ALLOW CLASS H LICENSE TO PURCHASE UP TO 12 SUNDAY PERMITS FOR LIQUOR. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR GINGER RENO OF 405 NORTH MAIN STREET AS IT MEETS THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. COMMISSIONER MILLER ABSTAINED.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS THE BIDDING OUT OF THE SIDEWALK CONCRETE PROJECT ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF EAST MAIN STREET FROM FRISCO STREET TO MCKENZIE STREET. COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT HIS GUYS WOULD BE WORKING ON THIS AND THEY HAVE HOPES TO HAVE IT FINISHED BY THANKSGIVING. NO OTHER ACTION WAS TAKEN ON THIS MATTER AT THIS TIME.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

UNDER OLD BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER STOREY ASKED IF ANYONE HAD GIVEN ANY MORE THOUGHTS TO RECYCLING. DISCUSSION WAS HELD REGARDING POSSIBLE LOCATIONS THAT MAY WORK, BUT NO DECISION WAS MADE.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

UNDER MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER QUESTIONED WHAT THE OUT OF TOWN SURCHARGE WOULD BE USED FOR AND IF THIS WAS THE SAME SURCHARGE AS THE $2.00 SURCHARGE THAT WAS TO BE USED FOR THE SEWER PLANT. THE COUNCIL TOLD MR. CARTER THAT THEY WERE TWO DIFFERENCE SURCHARGES AND ONE WAS FOR OUT OF TOWN INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT/REPAIR AND THE OTHER WAS FOR DEBT RETIREMENT ON THE NEW WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT.

MR. CARTER ALSO STATED DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS THAT IF THE COUNCIL WOULD AGREE TO NOT USE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BUDGET FOR THE FUNDS THE DRUG TASK FORCE ASKED TO BE DONATED, HE WOULD DONATE $1,000.00. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT HE COULD NOT GUARANTEE THAT AT THIS TIME AS HE HAD NOT BEEN GIVEN AMPLE TIME TO LOOK THROUGH THE BUDGET.

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.

7:00 P.M.

City Council Meeting Agenda — September 10, 2018

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 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 20 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON SHERIDAN FROM CARLTON NORTH TO THE DEAD END ON SHERIDAN
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF NO PARKING DURING SCHOOL HOURS 7 A.M. TO 4 P.M. ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MCKENZIE FROM KENNETH TO SOUTH MCLEANSBORO STREET
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF NO PARKING/TOW AWAY SIGNS ADJACENT TO BENTON MEDICAL CENTER
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF STOP SIGNS AT THE INTERSECTION OF MUNDELL DRIVE/SKIERS RUN

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION CLOSING THE PUBLIC SQUARE FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF DRUG TASK FORCE FUNDING

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 TRICK OR TREATING HOURS
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESTRICTING FUNDS FOR OUT OF TOWN SURCHARGE ON WATER BILLS TO PAY FOR OUT OF TOWN INFRASTRUCTURE/IMPROVEMENTS

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 09/06/18 AT2:00 P.M./BC

Council Meeting Minutes — August 13, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED COUNCIL MEETING OF THE BENTON CITY COUNCIL HELD MONDAY AUGUST 13, 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 AND ROLL WAS TAKEN. THOSE PRESENT WERE COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE WAS ABSENT.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO WAIVE READING AND ACCEPT THE MINUTES OF JULY 23, 2018 AS PRESENTED. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

IN THE ABSENCE OF COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAY REQUEST TO HMG ENGINEERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $705,193.78. 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 LAKE LOT LEASE TRANSFER OF LOT #49 FROM ROGER AND BERNADETTE EDWARDS TO ANGELA AND ROBERT CHAPMAN. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 24, SCHEDULE E, TO ADD NO PARKING ON THE EAST SIDE OF SOUTH WARD FROM EAST WEBSTER TO EAST MAIN. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO DIRECTING ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 24, SCHEDULE E, SECTION III, MAKING THE INTERSECTION AT GARDNER STREET AND NORTH EIGHTH STREET A FOUR-WAY STOP. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. 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 BY JEFF WIGGS EXCAVATING TO PLACE CONCRETE BARRIERS IN A DIETCH ON BOND STREET IN THE AMOUNT OF $13,250.00 TO BE PAID FROM THE ROAD AND BRIDGE FUND. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-09 CLOSING AN ALLEY IN THE MCFALL’S AND THE DIMOND ADDITIONS OF THE CITY OF BENTON. 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 PURCHASE ORDER #001122 TO ANDERSON OVERHEAD DOOR FOR REPAIR OF A GARAGE DOOR AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH BROKEN SPRINGS AND A BUSTED BELT IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,056.75. 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 AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT CONCERNING GOLF CART USAGE BETWEEN BENTON AND WEST CITY. 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 PURCHASE OF A 20 FOOT BY 30 FOOT AMERICAN FLAG FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 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 THE REMOVAL OF DANNY STOWERS AND THE ADDITION OF KYLE WILKERSON TO THE PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTER ROSTER. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY SPOKE IN SUPPORT OF THE PRACTICE OF LATERAL HIRING IN THE BENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. POLICE CHIEF KYLE MELVIN SPOKE AGAINST THE PROCEDURE AND STATED THAT HE PREFERRED THE POLICE AND FIRE MERIT BOARD PROCEDURE. COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT HE DISAGREED WITH CHIEF MELVIN. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO ALLOW THE PRACTICE OF LATERAL HIRING IN THE BENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. AFTER A SHORT PAUSE, MOTION DIED FOR LACK OF SECOND.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MONTHLY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $311,299.92. 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 FOR THE DATE OF 08/10/18 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,970.94 AND FOR THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,441.53 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $92,412.47. 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 LINDA STARK OF 202 SOUTH MCLEANSBORO STREET, JESSE YOUNG OF 430 WEST WEBSTER STREET, AND FRANK BARNFIELD OF 114 WEST CHURCH STREET AS THEY MEET 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 APPROVE POOL ADJUSTMENTS FOR SANDRA HAYS OF 309 WEST PARK STREET, MARTIN LEFFLER OF 210 WEST BOLING STREET, JOYCE NEIBEL OF 304 EAST JOPLIN STREET, KELLY BERKEMEIER OF 513NORTH TENTH STREET, NANCY LAMBERT OF 634 NORTH BUCHANAN, RICK SEDDON OF 600 SOUTH MCLEANSBORO STREET, JUSTIN FORBY OF 1005 SOUTH MCLEANSBORO STREET, AND SUE DIRKS OF 401 EAST BOND STREET AS THEY MEET 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 DENY SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR POOLS ON CRYSTAL BRUEGGE OF 500 EAST SMITH STREET AND ANGELA ABBOTT OF 408 NORTH GRAND STREET AS THEY DO NOT MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THE CITY HALL WOULD NOT BE DOING A FLU SHOT CLINIC THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF LACK OF PARTICIPATION THE LAST FEW YEARS.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PARTICIPATING IN THE COOP PROGRAM FOR A STUDENT WORKER THROUGH THE BENTON CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THIS WOULD BE OUR SECOND YEAR IN THE PROGRAM. COMMISSIONER MILLER ALSO STATED THAT THE STUDENT WILL BE PAID MINIMUM WAGE. 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 PAYING DUES OF $375.00 TO THE ILLINOIS FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSIONERS ASSOCIATION FOR THE MERIT BOARD. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER STOREY.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THE EAST MAIN PARKING LOT BORE SAMPLES HAVE COME BACK AND THAT WORK WILL BEGIN SOON. MAYOR KONDRITZ ALSO DISCUSSED THE USE OF STRAWS IN THE UNITED STATES AND GAVE RECYCLING TIPS AND SUGGESTION TO THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE. MAYOR KONDRITZ ALSO STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO RELOCATE THE RECYCLING BINS AND RESTART THE PROGRAM IN THE CITY OF BENTON.

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO ADDRESS ITEM (B), DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AMENDING CHAPTER 21 OF THE REVISED CONDE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING SUNDAY PERMITS. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT THE COUNCIL HAS GIVEN CLUBS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE AND BE OPEN EVERY SUNDAY FOR ALCOHOL SALES. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH ALSO STATED THAT CLASS A LICENSE HOLDERS ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE 12 SUNDAY PERMITS A YEAR. COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT HE WOULD MAKE A MOTION DIRECTING ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 21 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES ALLOWING THE CIVIC CENTER TO HAVE 12 SUNDAY PERMITS AVAILABLE A YEAR. SECOND BY COMMISSIONR STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER MILLER ABSTAINED.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

UNDER NEW BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER MILER STATED THAT THE MARKETING FOR LAKE HAMILTON SUBDIVISION PHASE 1 PLOTS HAS BEEN STARTED. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED A SOCIAL MEDIA COMMERCIAL HAS BEEN LAUNCHED AND WITH A COST OF $30.00 THE POST WAS SEEN 6,360 TIMES IN A 5 DAY PERIOD.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TONY LANG STATED THAT A LOT OF COMMUNITIES REQUIRE CITIZENS TO RECYCLE AT THE CURB AND SUGGESTED THE COUNCIL SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS. JULIE PAYNE-HUBLER ASKED IF THE CITY IS STILL IN TALKS WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL REGARDING A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AND POLICE CHIEF KYLE MELVIN STATED THAT THEY WERE IN TALKS AT THIS TIME. CHIEF MELVIN ALSO STATED THAT THE SCHOOLS CURRENTLY ARE SHARING A PART-TIME POLICE OFFICER. ROCKY MORRIS ASKED WHO MONITORS THE MERIT BOARD AND ASKED WHEN A REPORT HAD BEEN DONE REGARDING THE TESTING THAT IS ADMINISTERED BY THE MERIT BOARD. CHIEF MELVIN STATED THAT THE TESTING ADMINISTERED BY THE MERIT BOARD IS DONE THROUGH A COMPANY CONTRACTED BY THE MERIT BOARD AND USED AMONG MANY BOARDS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.

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

7:05 P.M.

City Council Meeting Minutes — July 23, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED COUNCIL MEETING OF THE BENTON CITY COUNCIL HELD MONDAY JULY 23, 2018 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 500 WEST MAIN STREET BENTON, ILLINOIS.

MAYOR KONDRITZ CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AND ROLL WAS TAKEN. THOSE PRESENT WERE COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE WAS ABSENT.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO WAIVE READING AND ACCEPT THE MINUTES OF JULY 9, 2018 AS PRESENTED. 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 WAIVE THE READING AND ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE SPECIAL CALLED JULY 12, 2018 MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER STOREY ABSTAINED.

IN THE ABSENCE OF COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-08 AMENDING OUT OF TOWN WATER RATES, RAISING THE RATES $3.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PAY REQUEST FROM JOHN H. CRAWFORD FOR DESIGN ENGINEERING ON WATER MAIN REPLACEMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $58,693.50. 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 TABLE ACCEPTING BIDS FOR DEMOLITION AND HAUL OFF OF THE OLD SEWER PLANT AT LAKE HAMILTON. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001376 TO DIAMOND EQUIPMENT FOR A 36 INCH DIGGING BUCKET IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,125.00. COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT THIS WOULD BE PAID OUT OF THE $0.02 GAS TAX FUND. 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 #001987 TO ELITE K-9 FOR A BITE SUIT FOR TRAINING IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,217.82. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001121 TO NOVACOM FOR BATTERY BACKUP FOR THE RADIO REPEATER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,309.00. 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 #000968 TO HALES AUTOMOTIVE FOR REPAIR OF AN AIR LEAK IN THE WHEEL SEALS WITH AIR VALVE REPLACEMENT FOR ENGINE #801 IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,087.66. 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 #18-06 APPROVE ROAD CLOSURE FOR THE BENTON WEST CITY CHAMBER CAR SHOW TO TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 FROM 4:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. 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 FOR JULY 27, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $66,272.10, FOR THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,224.71, FOR THE AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100, AND FOR THE PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,954.05 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $101,550.86. 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 DENY A POOL ADJUSTMENT FOR CHRIS ELY AND ROGER AKIN AS THEY DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS 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 APPROVE POOL ADJUSTMENTS FOR LOYD TITTLE OF 712 GRAND STREET, SANDY BLACKMAN OF 229 NORTH MCLEANSBORO, BARB MAUE OF 404 NORTH STOTLAR, MICHELLE NOVAK OF 508 EAST SMITH, CASSIE COCKE OF 505 MITCHELL STREET, AND MARY LEWIS OF 906 SOUTH MAIN STREET. 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 A SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR BILL WHITTINGTON OF 205 NORTH MADISON AS IT MEETS THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. 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 SPENDING UP TO $2,000.00 TO MARKET/ADVERTISE THE SALE OF LAKE HAMILTON ESTATES, PHASE 1 SUBDIVISION LOTS. 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 ESTABLISHING OCTOBER 22, 2018 AS THE DATE TO ACCEPT SEALED BIDS FOR THE SALE OF LAKE HAMILTON ESTATES, PHASE 1 SUBDIVISION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED HE WOULD LIKE A MOTION APPROVING THE RESOLUTION FOR THE 1-57 ENTERPRISE ZONE. COMMISSIONER MILER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-07 FOR THE I-57 ENTERPRISE ZONE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

UNDER MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS, MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED WATER AND SEWER SUPERINTENDENT CRAIG MILES TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. MR. MILES STATED THAT COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE HAS SPEND NUMEROUS WEEKS IN THE HOSPITAL, BUT IS ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER QUESTIONED AS TO WHY THE CITY WAS NOT USING LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENTS TO SELL THE PROPERTY AT LAKE HAMILTON.

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

6:25 P.M.

8/28/18 Fall Festival Committee Meeting

Please join us as we continue to plan for the 2018 Fall Festival. The planning committee will meet on Tuesday, August 28th at 6 p.m. at the City Hall. Everyone is welcome!