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Council Meeting Minutes — December 26, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26, 2018 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

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

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 10, 2018
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

IN THE ABSENCE OF COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001761 TO BISTATE COMPRESSOR FOR 3 OIL FILTERS, 2 SEPARATORS, AND 1 AIR FILTER FOR THE SEWER PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $824.12. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED HE HAD NO BUSINESS FOR STREETS AND IMPROVEMENTS AT THIS MEETING.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001128 TO EMERGENCY SERVICES MARKETING GROUP FOR THE DISPATCH SOFTWARE RENEWAL FEE IN THE AMOUNT OF $735.00. 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 #001129 TO LEO M. ELLEBRACHT FOR 1 SET OF TURNOUT PANTS AND COAT TO REPLACE AN EXPIRED SET IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,316.00. 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 #001132 TO MID-AMERICAN FIRE AND SAFETY FOR HAZ-MAT REPLACEMENT SUPPLIES IN THE AMOUNT OF $705.20. COMMISSIONER STOREY NOTED THAT THIS WILL BE REIMBURSED TO THE CITY. 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 #001133 TO S&S MUFFLER AND TIRE FOR EMERGENCY REPLACEMENT OF REAR TIRES IN THE AMOUNT OF $632.52. 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 ADD WARREN ALLEN SMOTHERS 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 MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $71,219.92, WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,788.44, AND PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,191.50 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $105,199.50 TO BE PAID ON DECEMBER 14, 2018. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $64,342.16, WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,730.51, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $92,172.67 TO BE PAID ON DECEMBER 28, 2018. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR SUE DIRKS OF 401 EAST BOND STREET AS IT MEETS THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR FEDERAL PARTICIPATION WITH CHASTAIN FOR THE I-57 INTERCHANGE PROJECT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE FEDERAL AID AGREEMENT FOR PROJECT 18-00066-00-ES FOR THE I-57 INTERCHANGE PROJECT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER PRESENTED QUOTES FOR REPLACING THE DECORATIVE LIGHTS ON THE BENTON SQUARE, CAPITAL PARK, AND THE BENTON FIRE STATION. THE LIGHTS WILL BE LED AND RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS FOR THE CITY. TO REPLACE THE LIGHTS ON THE SQUARE, THE COST WILL BE $4,855.00; TO REPLACE THE LIGHTS AT CAPITAL PARK, THE COST WILL BE $750.00; AND TO REPLACE THE LIGHTS AT THE BENTON FIRE STATION, THE COST WILL BE $2,670.00. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE REPLACEMENT OF LIGHTS ON THE BENTON SQUARE AT A COST OF $4,855.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ REQUESTED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE RESIGNATION OF CHARLES CASEY. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE RESIGNATION OF CHARLES CASEY FROM THE BENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ REQUESTED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF MATTHEW HARRISON TO THE BENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPOINT MATTHEW HARRISON TO THE BENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD VACANCY CREATED BY THE RESIGNATION OF CHARLES CASEY. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE BID PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY A/P EXCAVATING FOR THE DEMOLITION OF A HOUSE AT 511 NORTH GRAND. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING THE ENGINEERING AGREEMENT AND A FRONTAGE ROAD FOR THE I-57 INTERCHANGE.

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.

6:14 P.M.

City Council Meeting Agenda — January 14, 2019

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY JANUARY 14, 2019
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 ACCEPTING $1,100.00 QUOTE FOR TRIMMING TREES ON GRAND STREET
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF MFT TRANSFER FOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR DISPATCH SERVICES

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 HOTEL TAX

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF PLANNING AND SPECIAL SERVICES INVOICE FOR THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF APPROVING ENGINEERING AGREEMENT FOR PLANNING AND SPECIAL SERVICES OF THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT DESIGN PHASE H96-4656
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL TO AMEND AIRPORT FY 2020 PROGRAM
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF FARM CITY DAYS 2019

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 01/10/19 AT 3:00 P.M./BC

City Council Meeting Minutes — December 10, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY DECEMBER 10, 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 NOVEMBER 26, 2018 PUBLIC HEARING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 26, 2018 REGULAR 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 ORDINANCE #18-23 APPROVING WATER RATES TO BE CHARGED PER GALLON AFTER THE MINIMUM CHARGE OF 2,000 GALLONS. 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 ORDINANCE #18-24 APPROVING SEWER RATES TO BE CHARGED PER GALLON AFTER THE MINIMUM CHARGE OF 2,000 GALLONS. 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 ORDINANCE #18-25 APPROVING MULTI-USER SEWER RATES TO BE CHARGED PER GALLON AFTER THE MINIMUM CHARGE OF 2,000 GALLONS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

NO BUSINESS FOR STREETS AND IMPROVEMENTS.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001127 TO FAST TRUCK AND TRAILER FOR EMERGENCY REPAIR OF ENGINE #801 IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,799.43. 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 THE SWEARING IN OF PROBATIONARY FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER MORGAN CORN. 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 PAYMENT OF MONTHLY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $323,153.92. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. 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 $$61,122.81 AND WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,055.76 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $87,178.57 TO BE PAID ON NOVEMBER 30, 2018. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. 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 POP’S BBQ OF 322 NORTH MAIN STREET, TOM TEDESCHI OF 215 SOUTH MAIN STREET, THELMA NORRIS OF 508 EAST TAYLOR STREET, AND RONALD LEE KRUG SR. OF 810 HIGHLAND STREET AS THEY ALL MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO DENY THE SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR GRACE AWAKENING CHURCH OF 313 NORTH MCLEANSBORO STREET AS IT DOES NOT MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-18 ESTABLISHINGHOW THE CITY WILL OBTAIN FUNDS FOR THE CITY’S 20% PORTION OF THE FREIGHT GRANT. THE CITY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR $600,000.00 OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THE CITY WILL USE $200,000.00 FROM CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, $100,000.00 FROM RESERVE FUNDS, $70,000.00 FROM HOME RULE ($5,000.00/MONTH FOR 14 MONTHS), AND $30,000.00 FROM GENERAL FUND ($5,000.00/MONTH FOR 6 MONTHS). 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 ATTENDANCE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY AT THE IML HOME RULE ATTORNEY COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2019. 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 ENTERING INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR CLERICAL SERVICES WITH SICCM AT NO COST TO THE CITY PENDING A QUALIFIED CANDIDATE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ REQUESTED TABLING ITEMS B) AND C) UNDER PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT ON THE AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ACCEPTANCE OF AIRPORT BOARD MEMBER RESIGNATION AND APPOINTMENT OF NEW AIRPORT BOARD MEMBER. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO TABLE THESE ITEMS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. 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, TOM CARTER STATED HE HAD SEEN THE NEW WATER METERS BEING INSTALLED AND STATED HE FELT THEY WERE EASY TO READ AND A POSITIVE MOVE FOR THE CITIZENS. WILLIAM MCPHERSON ASKED THE COUNCIL IF THEY HAD EVER HAD A FEMALE POLICE OFFICER BEFORE. CHIEF KYLE MELVIN STATED THERE HAVE BEEN FOUR POLICEWOMEN IN THE CITY OF BENTON OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS. IAN PERKINS STATED THAT HE WAS HUMBLED TO LIVE IN A COMMUNITY LIKE BENTON AND WAS PLEASED TO SEE WHERE THE FUTURE MAY TAKE US.

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.

6:22 P.M.

Benton City Council Agenda — December 26, 2018

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 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

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

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ADDITION OF WARREN ALLEN SMOTHERS TO THE PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTER ROSTER

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 PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR FEDERAL PARTICIPATION
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF FEDERAL-AID AGREEMENT FOR PROJECT 18-00066-00-ES
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF QUOTE FOR LED LIGHTING ON THE BENTON SQUARE

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ACCEPTANCE OF AIRPORT BOARD MEMBER RESIGNATION
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF APPOINTMENT OF NEW AIRPORT BOARD MEMBER
D. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF BID PROPOSAL FOR DEMOLITION OF 511 NORTH GRAND STREET

10. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

11. OLD BUSINESS

12. NEW BUSINESS

13. MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACQUISITION AND/OR SALE OF REAL ESTATE
B. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE AND/OR PENDING LITIGATIONS
C. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT, COMPENSATION,
DISCIPLINE, PERFORMANCE, OR DISMISSAL OF SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES OF THE
PUBLIC BODY OR LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY, INCLUDING HEARING
TESTIMONY ON A COMPLAINT LODGED AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC
BODY OR AGAINST LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY TO DETERMINE ITS VALIDITY.

ADJOURNMENT POSTED 12/20/18 AT 3:00 P.M./BC

City Council Meeting Minutes — November 26, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2018 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

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

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 12, 2018 REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

NO BUSINESS FOR PUBLIC PROPERTIES.

NO BUSINESS FOR STREETS AND IMPROVEMENT.

ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT COMMISSIONER STOREY LEFT INFORMATION REGARDING THE EMERGENCY HIRING OF A FULL-TIME PROBATIONARY POLICE OFFICER. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT THE POLICE AND FIRE MERIT BOARD HAS COMPLETED SCREENING ON MORGAN CORN AND THEY RECOMMENDING HER FOR HIRING. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO HIRE MORGAN CORN AS AN EMERGENCY FULL TIME PROBATIONARY POLICE OFFICER TO START ON DECEMBER 12, 2018. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-19 AMENDING THE PREVAILING WAGE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-20 AMENDING THE TAX LEVY. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-16 UNRESTRICTING DESIGNATED FUNDS FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $900,000.00.
SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-17 RESTRICTING DESIGNATED FUNDS FOR PAYMENT OF A NEW WATER METER SYSTEM IN THE AMOUNT OF $900,000.00.
SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER PRESENTED A PLAN TO GATHER FUNDS FOR THE CITY PORTION OF THE FREIGHT GRANT. THE CITY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR $6000,000.00 OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT. COMMISSIONER MILLER PROPOSED USING $2000,000.00 FROM CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, $100,000.00 FROM RESERVE FUNDS, $70,000.00 FROM HOME RULE ($5,000.00/MONTH FOR 14 MONTHS), AND $30,000.00 FROM GENERAL FUND ($5,000.00/MONTH FOR 6 MONTHS). COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THIS PLAN WOULD SET ASIDE $400,000.00 BY DECEMBER 31, 2019. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS PLAN FOR FREIGHT GRANT FUNDING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO TABLE FREIGHT GRANT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO TABLE BID SPECIFICATIONS FOR A NEW 50 KW GENERATOR AT CITY HALL. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO APPOINT RACHEL GARTNER AS THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OFFICER. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPOINT RACHEL GARTNER AS THE CITY OF BENTON FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OFFICER. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THE CITY HAD RECEIVED TO APPLICATIONS FOR ANNEXATION. ONE APPLICATION WAS FOR 9899 STUYVESANT STREET AND THE OTHER APPLICATION WAS FOR 1503 NORTH MAIN. PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD 11/26/18 AT 5:45 P.M. THERE WERE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS AT THE PUBLIC HEARING. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ANNEXATION OF 1503 NORTH MAIN STREET AND 9899 NORTH STUYVESANT STREET. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

UNDER OLD BUSINESS, ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT THE MINUTES OF JULY 9, 2018 NEEDED TO BE AMENDED DUE TO COURT CASE 2018LM33. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO AMEND COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 9, 2018. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

IN NEW BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THE FARMER WHO FARMS THE AIRPORT PROPERTY HAD SENT A CHECK FOR THIS YEAR’S CROP IN THE AMOUNT OF $23,516.07.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER ASKED WHEN THE RATES PER GALLON WOULD BE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC. CITY CLERK BROOK CRAIG STATED THAT AFTER THE ORDINANCE IS PASSED, THOSE RATES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING.


COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

6:15 P.M.

Notice of Simultaneous Filing Lottery

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City Council Meeting Minutes — November 12, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2018 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

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

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 22, 2018 REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER STOREY ABSTAINED.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL CALLED CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON OCTOBER 29, 2018. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE ABSTAINED.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE AMENDING THE WATER RATE ORDINANCE TO CHARGE BY THE GALLON. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT CURRENTLY THE WATER DEPARTMENT BILLS PER 1,000 GALLONS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE AMENDING THE SEWER RATE ORDINANCE TO CHARGE BY THE GALLON. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT CURRENTLY THE WATER DEPARTMENT BILLS PER 1,000 GALLONS. 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 ACCEPT THE 2019 MFT PROGRAM. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001125 TO ANDERSON OVERHEAD DOOR FOR REPAIR OF BROKEN DOOR SPRINGS AND FOR INSTALLATION OF NEW DOOR SPRINGS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,031.65. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001123 TO FAST TRUCK AND TRAILER FOR REPAIR OF A HYDRAULIC CYLINDER IN ENGINE #803 IN THE AMOUNT OF $562.34. 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 #001124 TO FIRE APPARATUS SUPPLY FOR ANNUAL PUMP TESTING AS REQUIRED ON ENGINES #801 AND #803, AND TRUCK #805. 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 #001126 TO THE FIRST RESPONDER TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATED RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EXERCISES IN THE AMOUNT OF $500.00. COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT THIS WILL BE SPLIT BETWEEN THE FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS AT A COST OF $250.00 EACH. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001990 TO MAGNET FORENSICS FOR INTERNET EVIDENCE FINDER FOR COMPUTER FORENSICS LICENSING IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,125.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MONTHLY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,3971.40. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR NOVEMBER 2, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $58,547.33 AND WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,479.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL IN THE AMOUNT OF $85,026.33. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $63,563.11, WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,651.46, PAID ON CALL POLICE OFFICERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $22,559.76, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $93,874.33. 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 SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR TARA MONTGOMERY OF 305 WEST FIFTH STREET AND JIMMIE HAYS OF 731 OLD ORCHARD DRIVE 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 MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR POOL FILLS FOR DWAYNE KIRKMAN OF 1315 WHISPER WAY AND KYLE NEAL OF 1306 SOUTH POPE STREET AS THEY 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 STATED THAT THE CITY HAD BEEN APPROVED FOR A SAFETY GRANT THROUGH IPRF FOR AN AMOUNT OVER $15,000.00. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT A GRANT COMMITTEE WILL BE BRINGING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL ON HOW TO BEST SPEND THESE FUNDS.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE AMENDING THE ORDINANCE PROHIBITING SEXUAL HARASSMENT, ORDINANCE #18-17. 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 RESOLUTION #18-14 ADOPTING BENEFITS OF A CAFETERIA PLAN. 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 TABLE DISCUSSION ON A CITY HALL GENERATOR. 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 LIGHTING OF THE GEORGE HARRISON MURAL. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THIS PROJECT WILL BE AROUND $4,000.00 AND HE STATED THAT GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED TO PAY FOR THIS PROJECT. 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 TABLE APPROVAL OF FREIGHT GRANT FINANCING. 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 HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE/RENEWAL EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THE INSURANCE RATES DROPPED $2.95 PER EMPLOYEE. 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 LEGAL COUNSEL TO PREPARE A RESOLUTION TO UNRESTRICT DESIGNATED FUNDS FROM THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT RESTRICTED FUND. 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 DIRECT LEGAL COUNSEL TO PREPARE A RESOLUTION TO RESTRICT FUNDS DESIGNATED SPECIFICALLY FOR NEW METERING SYSTEM. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION FOR JOHN D. AIKEN DAY PRESENTED TO MR. AIKEN ON THE DAY OF HIS RETIREMENT. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PROCLAMATION FOR JOHN D. AIKEN DAY. 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 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS IS SCHEDULED TO BE ON DECEMBER 1, 2018 FROM 4 P.M. TO 8 P.M. ON THE BENTON PUBLIC SQUARE. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE TIMES FOR THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. 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 COUNCIL MEETING REGULARLY SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 24, 2018 SHOULD BE RESCHEDULED TO DECEMBER 26, 2018. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO RESCHEDULE THE REGULAR DECEMBER 24, 2018 COUNCIL MEETING TO WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26, 2018 AT 6:00 P.M. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT DAVID GARAVALIA HAD BEEN WORKING ON AN IJRL TIF AGREEMENT WITH BLUE RIDGE TRACTORS FOR 75% REIMBURSEMENT PAID AT 100% FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS AND 50% FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE IJRL TIF REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH BLUE RIDGE TRACTOR. 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 APPROVE THE RESOLUTION ENTERING THE CITY OF BENTON INTO AN I-57 ENTERPRISE ZONE. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #18-15. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.
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MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO APPROVE AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AN ENTERPRISE ZONE WITHIN THE CITY OF BENTON. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-18 ESTABLISHING AN ENTERPRISE ZONE WITHIN THE CITY OF BENTON. 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 THE ZONING BOARD HAD RECOMMENDED A SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR SALE OF 1971 TORNADO MANUFACTURED HOME LOCATED AT 215 ELECTION STREET FROM MARSHA KAY KERN TO ASIA BAILEY. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS SPECIAL USE PERMIT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. 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, JANICE HICKS PRESENTED TO THE COUNCIL REGARDING THE FLOODING OF HER BASEMENT DURING HEAVY RAINS. TOM CARTER ASKED IF THE CITY WOULD STILL HAVE A MINIMUM USAGE BILL WHEN THEY BEGIN CHARGING PER GALLON.

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

6:45 P.M.

Council Meeting Minutes — October 22, 2018

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

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO WAIVE READING AND APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 8, 2018 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO WAIVE READING AND APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 11, 2018 CONTINUED CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE ABSTAINED.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE ASKED ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO OPEN THE SEALED BIDS RECEIVED BY THE CITY OF BENTON FOR THE LAKE HAMILTON LOTS. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH OPENED THE FIRST BID WHICH WAS FOR LOT #1 FROM DANIEL L. BISHOP IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,102.00. SECOND BID WAS OPENED WHICH WAS FOR LOT #3 FROM JENNIFER AND JEFF KEENER IN THE AMOUNT OF $24,000.00. THE KEENER’S ALSO SUBMITTED A SECOND BID ONLY TO BE CONSIDERED IF THE FIRST BID WAS NOT ACCEPTED AND THIS BID WAS FOR LOT #1 IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,000.00.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE BID PLACED ON LOT #1 FROM DANIEL L. BISHOP IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,102.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE BID FOR LOT #3 FROM JENNIFER AND JEFF KEENER IN THE AMOUNT OF $24,000.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT THE 2018 OIL AND CHIP PROGRAM FOR THE CITY OF BENTON HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FROM THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $92,168.71, WATER AND SEWER FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,942.20, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL DATED OCTOBER 19, 2018 IN THE AMOUNT OF $90,210.91. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE SEWER ADJUSTMENT SUBMITTED BY BILL YOUNG OF 207 SOUTH PINE STREET AS IT MEETS THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO DENY THE SEWER ADJUSTMENT FROM THE 1ST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF 302 SOUTH MAIN STREET AS IT DOES NOT MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THE AGENDA FOR THE STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP WAS IN EACH OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS’ FOLDERS. THE STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 77, 2018 AT 8:30 A.M.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO PASS A PROCLAMATION IN HONOR OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICAN LEGION. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THIS PROCLAMATION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, MR. TOM CARTER ASKED IF THE CITY HAD RECEIVED A COPY OF THE LAST FISCAL YEAR’S AUDIT YET AND COMMISSIONER MILLER TOLD HIM THE CITY IS EXPECTING DELIVERY OF THE AUDIT SOON. WILLIAM MCPHERSON ASKED IF THE CITY WOULD BE LEAVING BARRICADES ON EAST MAIN. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT THE BARRICADES WILL BE UP UNTIL HALLOWEEN. MELVIN DIXON QUESTIONED THE PRESENCE OF A RESOLUTION NOT ALLOWING THE SALE OF TRAILERS IN THE CITY LIMITS. ZONING ADMINISTRATOR DAVID GARAVALIA STATED HE WOULD LOOK INTO THIS.

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

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City Council Meeting Agenda — November 26, 2018

AGENDA
BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY NOVEMBER 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

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

6. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REPORT COMMISSIONER STOREY
A. APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDERS
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF HIRING A FULL-TIME PROBATIONARY POLICE OFFICER

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 AMENDING PREVAILING WAGE ORDINANCE
E. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF 2019 TAX LEVY
F. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION FOR UNRESTRICTING DESIGNATED FUNDS FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
G. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION RESTRICTING DESIGNATED FUNDS FOR A NEW METERING SYSTEM
H. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF FREIGHT GRANT FINANCING
I. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF FREIGHT GRANT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
I. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF BID SPECIFICATIONS FOR A NEW 50 KW GENERATOR AT CITY HALL

8. CITY ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH
A. UPDATES

9. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT MAYOR KONDRITZ
A. UPDATES
B. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF MAKING RACHEL GARTNER FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OFFICER
C. DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ANNEXATION AGREEMENTS

10. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

11. OLD BUSINESS

12. NEW BUSINESS

13. MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACQUISITION AND/OR SALE OF REAL ESTATE
B. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE AND/OR PENDING LITIGATIONS
C. DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT, COMPENSATION,
DISCIPLINE, PERFORMANCE, OR DISMISSAL OF SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES OF THE
PUBLIC BODY OR LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY, INCLUDING HEARING
TESTIMONY ON A COMPLAINT LODGED AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC
BODY OR AGAINST LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY TO DETERMINE ITS VALIDITY.

ADJOURNMENT POSTED 11/21/18 AT 2:15 P.M./BC

11/26/18 Special Meeting – Board of Fire & Police Commissioners

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Benton, Illinois will hold a special meeting on Monday, November 26, 2018, at the Benton City Hall, 1403 South Main Street, Benton, Illinois 62812.  The meeting will begin at 9 a.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to review and take possible action on hiring of a full time probationary police officer. 

John D Aiken, President
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
City of Benton, Illinois