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Benton Zoning & Planning Committee Regular Meeting Minutes

Please see the attached document below for the minutes of the Wednesday, June 6, 2018 regular Benton Zoning & Planning Commission Regular Meeting.

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Minutes of the Special Called Meeting — July 2, 2018

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL CALLED BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY JULY 2, 2018 AT
8:30 A.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

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

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPOINT TODD THOMAS TO THE REND LAKE CONSERVANCY DISTRICT BOARD. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, AND COMMISSIONER WYANT. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PHASE 1 OF THE IDOT DIVISION OF AERONAUTICS STANDARD AGREEMENT FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH BROWN AND ROBERTS, INC. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, AND COMMISSIONER WYANT. NAYS: 0.

UNDER PUBLIC COMMENTS, ROCKY MORRIS AND TOM CARTER SPOKE. THEY STATED THAT THEY BELIEVED THE COUNCIL NEEDED TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS A CLAUSE TO GET OUT OF THE AGREEMENT WITH BROWN AND ROBERTS.

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

8:40 A.M.

City Council Meeting Minutes — June 25, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY JUNE 25, 2018 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

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

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE JUNE 11, 2018 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

IN THE ABSENCE OF COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-04 AMENDING SEWER SURCHARGE LANGUAGE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSAL FOR THE MILLING AND FINISHING OF CERTAIN STREETS; MILLING OF LAWRENCE AND MADISON STREET IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,758.00 AND TREATING EAST WEBSTER STREET WITH ONE COAT OF HFP EMULCER AND WEST BOTTOM BOILER SLAG IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,438.00. COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THIS WAS TO BE PAID OUT OF THE ROAD AND BRIDGE FUND. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MONTHLY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $72,087.71. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR JUNE 15, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $68,700.67, WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,839.63, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $98,640.30. 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 JUNE 29, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $60,810.97, WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,679.71, AND AUXILIARY POLICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,529.13 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $89,019.81. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR KESHIA ROBERTS OF 1110 EAST RUTH AND AMANDA MILLER OF 532 BURKETT STREET AS THEY 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 MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR SWIMMING POOLS FOR KYLE BACON, MARY WYANT, RYAN DIXON, ANGIE TONN, WILLIAM WYSONG, TIFFANY REIDELBERGER, RICHARD PENDERGAST, JACK MONROE, BILL KENDRICK, JASON MATTHIAS, JAMIE CORNELISON, AND THE BENTON KOA 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 INCREASING THE COST OF SPECIAL USE PERMITS FOR ALCOHOL AT TWIN OAKS FROM $25.00 TO $50.00. 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 ORDINANCE #18-05 ASCERTAINING THE PREVAILING RATE OF WAGES FOR LABORERS, WORKMEN, AND MECHANICS EMPLOYED ON PUBLIC WORKS OF SAID CITY OF BENTON. 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 RESOLUTION #18-05 APPROVING THE SALE OF SURPLUS CITY OWNED REAL ESTATE AT LAKE HAMILTON. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT A MOTION NEEDED TO BE MADE ADDRESSING PAYMENT OF CABLE FRANCHISE FEES FROM NEWWAVE COMMUNICATIONS. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-06 ADDRESSING PAYMENT OF CABLE FRANCHISE FEES FROM NEWWAVE COMMUNICATIONS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT A MOTION NEEDED TO BE MADE APPROVING AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF AND APPLICATION FOR SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-07 PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF AND APPLICATION FOR SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE HAD ATTENDED THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH WAS GOING TO EXPLAIN THE AMENDMENT OF THE LIQUOR CODE, SECTION 21-2-6, LICENSE CLASSIFICATION, FEES, AND LIMITATION. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT THIS AMENDMENT WOULD ADD A CLASSIFICATION FOR VIDEO GAMING PARLORS AND WOULD REQUIRE 51% REVENUE FROM VIDEO GAMING. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT IF THIS CLASSIFICATION WAS APPROVED, THE COUNCIL WOULD NEED TO DECIDE ON AN ANNUAL LICENSE FEE AND THE NUMBER OF LICENSE THAT WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO TABLE THIS ITEM UNTIL IT CAN BE DISCUSSED FURTHER. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 2. COMMISSIONER MILLER AND COMMISSIONER WYANT. NAYS: 2. COMMISSIONER STOREY AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. MOTION DID NOT PASS.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH DRAFTING AN ORDINANCE ADDRESSING VIDEO GAMING PARLORS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER MILLER.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE FOR THE 1-57/ROUTE 14 IDOT PROJECT AS THE ENGINEERING FOR PHASE 1 OF THE GRANT HAS BEEN AWARDED TO THE CITY OF BENTON. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE THE COMMITTEE TO CONSIST OF COMMISSIONER DENNIS MILLER, ZONING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DAVID GARAVALIA, AND HIMSELF. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH WILL ATTEND THE MEETINGS AS WELL IF HE IS NEEDED. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF THIS COMMITTEE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ INVITED STEVEN BROWNING TO ADDRESS COUNCIL . MR. BROWNING STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE THE COUNCIL’S APPROVAL TO HAVE A LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE ON INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD ON DECEMBER 8, 2018 AT 6 P.M. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS PROPOSAL. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED A PROPOSAL FOR DEMOLITION OF A CITY OWNED HOUSE AT 1202 NORTH MAIN. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS PROPOSAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,125.00. 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, JULIE PAYNE-HUBLER QUESTIONED THE WORDING ON THE SEWER SURCHARGE AMENDMENT. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT THE SEWER SURCHARGE WORDING WAS CHANGED ALLOWING THE FUND TO BE USED TO PAY THE DEBT ON THE NEW WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT. GALE FRANKLIN ADDRESSED THE COUNCIL REGARDING WHAT HE BELIEVES TO BE HOMES WHERE DRUG ACTIVITY IS TAKING PLACE. COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT HE WOULD REPORT THIS COMPLAINT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.


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

6:45 P.M.

City Council Meeting Minutes — June 11, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY JUNE 11, 2018 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

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

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

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE LAKE LOT TRANSFER #156 FROM BETTY JONES TO RANDY KIRKPATRICK. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000966 TO LEO M. ELLEBRACHT COMPANY FOR 3 SETS OF FIRE BUNKER GEAR IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,105.00. 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 #000967 TO EMERGENCY REPORTING FOR REQUIRED NFIRS FIRE REPORTING FOR 2018 IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,420.00. 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 MONTHLY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1333,878.60. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR APRIL 20, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $59,282.46 AND WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,501.3 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $84,783.84. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR THE BENTON COMMUNITY PARK DISTRICT ON SOUTH DUQUOIN STREET AND DIANA DILLARD OF 1011 ELECTION CIRCLE AS THEY MEET ALL 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 SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR SWIMMING POOLS FOR JAMES BATTS OF 707 SOUTH LICKLITER STREET, CALVIN CAVINS OF 700 SOUTH WILSON STREET, ALICE WRIGHT OF 405 N BUCHANAN STREET, DAVID HURLEY OF 306 EAST BOND STREET, AMY CALCATERRA OF 707 OLD ORCHARD DRIVE, TRENTON WILLIAMS OF 1207 WHISPER WAY, JOHN HOPKINS OF 412 SOUTH AIKEN STREET, ELIZABETH PAYNE OF 607 WEST SIXTH STREET, RONALD OZBOURN OF 715 SHERIDAN DRIVE, JAMES MARTIN OF 1002 NORTH FAIRLAND STREET, ROBIN FOSTER OF 210 NORTH COLLEGE STREET, AND GARY AIKEN OF 409 SOUTH WARD 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 RETAIN JOHN H. CRAWFORD AND ASSOCIATES ENGINEERING TO ASSIST THE STREET DEPARTMENT IN PREPARING A PLAN FOR COMPLETION OF THE EAST MAIN STREET MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LANGUAGE IN THE SEWER SURCHARGE SECTIONS OF 38-4-29 AND 38-4-30. 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 ALLOWING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A NEW HUD AMENDMENT TO THE HERITAGE WOODS/CITY OF BENTON AGREEMENT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. 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 AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS AND OTHER AUTHORIZED INDIVIDUALS TO ATTEND THE 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE PREPARING THE SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES DEPLOYMENT ORDINANCE. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE THE SMALL WIRELESS FACILITY ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE PREPARING THE CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE FEE ORDINANCE. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE THE CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE FEE ORDINANCE. 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 QUESTIONED HOW MUCH MONEY WAS SPENT ON SCHOOLING FOR SHANNON TIOGO TO WORK IN THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AS WELL AS HOW LONG HE WILL BE ALLOWED TO HAVE BEFORE PASSING HIS LICENSING TEST. MR. CARTER ALSO QUESTIONED IF A PURCHASE ORDER WAS DONE FOR THE ERCT SCHOOL THAT MR. TIOGO WAS SENT TO.

MARY POLLUCK STATED A COMPLAINT ABOUT HANDICAPPED PARKING SPOTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE DURING THE FARM CITY DAY’S CELEBRATION.

KEN AND CARMEN BURZYNSKI STATED THAT THERE WERE FIVE MERCHANTS WHO TOOK BARRICADES DOWN THAT WERE BLOCKING BUSINESSES ON THE SQUARE DURING FARM CITY DAYS. THEY ALSO QUESTIONED WHY BARRICADES WERE PLACED IN FRONT OF BUSINESSES AT 6:30 A.M. FOR A 4 P.M. PARADE.

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

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Council Meeting Minutes — May 29, 2018

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4/11/18 Zoning & Planning Commission Recommendations

Please refer to the document below for the Benton Zoning & Planning Commission’s recommendations, stemming from their Regular Business Meeting held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, to City Council.

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4/11/18 Zoning & Planning Commission Regular Business Meeting Minutes

Please refer to the document below for the minutes from the Benton Zoning & Planning Commission’s April 11th Regular Business Meeting.

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4/11/18 Zoning & Planning Commission Public Hearing Minutes

Please refer to the document below for the minutes from the Benton Zoning & Planning Commission’s April 11th Public Hearing.

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Public Hearing– May 14, 2018

MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR CLOSING AN ALLEY IN THE NORTH PARK ADDITION WAS HELD MONDAY MAY 14, 2018 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, COMMNISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ . COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE WAS ABSENT.

THERE WERE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

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.

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Council Meeting Minutes — May 14, 2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY MAY 14, 2018 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

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

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE APRIL 23, 2018 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT WE WOULD BE GOING OUT OF ORDER OF THE AGENDA AND ALLOW EVAN STEWART OF GET M.O.S.T. TO GIVE A PRESENTATION TO THE COUNCIL. MR. STEWART STATED THAT HE HAS BEEN TREATING THE CITY FOR MOSQUITOS FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE WITH A THREE YEAR CONTRACT THAT WOULD INCLUDE A 4% INCREASE STARTING NEXT YEAR. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE DID NOT WANT TO LOCK THE NEXT COUNCIL INTO A CONTRACT AND THEREFORE HE RECOMMENDED ONLY SIGNING A ONE YEAR CONTRACT WITH M.O.S.T. PEST SERVICES. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH GET M.O.S.T. IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,640.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER MILLER ABSTAINED.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH RIGHT AWAY ACQUISITIONS ON WASTENA STREET. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT ALSO STATED THAT AS A MATTER OF INFORMATION THERE WERE FIVE HANDICAP PARKING SPOTS PLACED IN THE NORTH EAST MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #002136 TO EC AMERICA, INC. FOR ENCASE FORENSICS LICENSING FOR ONE YEAR IN THE AMOUNT OF $585.00. 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 MONTHLY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $275,019.78. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FOR APRIL 20, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $62,877.45 AND WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,717.9 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $93,595.38. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR WILLIAM JONES OF 905 NORTH MCLEANSBORO, LINDA CARLISLE OF 10978 OLD HICKORY COURT, KELLY ROLAND OF 608 NORTH FRISCO, AND LUVONTA GRAHAM OF 1208 EAST ESPY AS THEY MEET ALL THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR SWIMMING POOLS FOR MICHELLE EUBANKS OF 809 NORTH NINTH STREET, JOE RIZOR OF 1105 SOUTH POPE STREET, JAY SUDEMEYER OF 512 NORTH EIGHTH STREET, AND DALE IRVIN OF 402 WEST MCFALL STREET AS THEY 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 MADE A MOTION TO HAVE A FEASIBILITY STUDY CONDUCTED BY PGAV IN THE AMOUNT OF $12,500.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT LAKE COVE HOTEL IS CURRENTLY DOING ALL RESERVATIONS FOR THE TWIN OAKS LODGE AND THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO BRING THAT PROCESS BACK INTO CITY HALL. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO RETURN THE RESERVATION BOOKING OF TWIN OAKS LODGE TO THE BENTON CITY HALL. 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 CURRENT RENTAL RATES FOR THE TWIN OAKS LODGE ARE $100.00 TO RENT ON MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS AND $200.00 ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, OR SUNDAY. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO INCREASE RENTAL RATES AT THE TWIN OAKS LODGE TO $150.00 FOR RENTAL ON MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AND TO $300.00 FOR RENTAL ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, OR SUNDAY EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018 UNLESS PREVIOUSLY BOOKED. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THERE HAS BEEN MULTIPLE EPISODES OF ABUSE AT THE CITY PAID RECYCLING DROP. COMMISSIONER WYANT ASKED THE COUNCIL WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO WITH THIS SITUATION. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO DISCONTINUE THE RECYCLING PROGRAM PAID FOR BY 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 MILLER STATED THAT AS A MATTER OF INFORMATION, THE CITY RAN AMBULANCE SERVICE HAS BROUGHT IN REVENUE OF $900.00 AND HAS HAD A COST OF $5,800.00. FIRE CHIEF SHANE COCKRUM STATED THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CURRENTLY HAS APPROXIMATELY 10 BILLS OUT WITH ESTIMATED REVENUE OF $6,000.00 EXPECTED TO BE COLLECTED.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE HAD REVIEWED THE COVENANTS FOR LAKE HAMILTON SUBDIVISION AND WOULD LIKE THE COUNCIL TO APPROVE THESE. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #18-03, LAKE HAMILTON SUBDIVISION COVENANTS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO APPOINT LISA MENO TO THE FIRE PENSION BOARD FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPOINT LISA MENO TO THE FIRE PENSION BOARD FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO APPOINT BROOK CRAIG TO THE POLICE PENSION BOARD FOR A TWO-YEAR TERM. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPOINT BROOK CRAIG TO THE POLICE PENSION BOARD FOR A TWO-YEAR TERM. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

UNDER OLD BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THE WATER DEPARTMENT HAS BEGUN ACCEPTING CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS IN THE WATER DEPARTMENT FOR WATER BILLS, LAKE LOT LEASES, RECONNECT FEES, AND DEPOSITS.

UNDER NEW BUSINESS, MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT MR. “A” (GENE ALEXANDER) WOULD LIKE TO PAINT A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES AT CITY HALL. THE COUNCIL ALL VOICED THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS.

ALSO UNDER NEW BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THE FOURTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH WILL BE MEMORIAL DAY AND HE WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THE MEETING TO TUESDAY. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO MOVE THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED CITY COUNCIL MEETING FROM MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018 TO TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, WILLIAM MCPHERSON ASKED WHO GOVERNS THE MASONIC AND ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THE CEMETERY HAS THEIR OWN BOARD. RAY BATISTA VOICED HIS CONCERNS WITH PEOPLE PLACING GARBAGE AT THE RECYCLING DUMPSTERS. MELVIN DIXON ASKED IF THE COUNCIL COULD TELL HIM AN ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME FOR THE I57 INTERCHANGE TO BE COMPLETED. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THIS WAS SOMETHING TO BE ASKED TO IDOT. JOHN MOHR STATED THAT IN A THREE STREET RADIUS OF HIS HOUSE HE COUNTED 37 LAWNS WITH WEEDS HIGHER THAN HIS KNEES THAT NEEDED TO BE CUT. MARK STERNIMANN ASKED THE COUNCIL AT WHAT TIME DO THEY CONSIDER THE TALL WEEDS TO BE A NUISANCE DUE TO PESTS AND ALSO A FIRE HAZARD.


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

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