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11/1/17 Zoning & Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Please reference the document posted below for details on the November 2017 Zoning and Planning Commission Meeting.

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City Council Meeting Minutes — November 13, 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2017 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

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

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 23, 2017 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 MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 27, 2017 SPECIAL CALLED 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 STOREY INVITED THAD SNELL OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICE TO SPEAK TO THE AUDIENCE AND CITY COUNCIL. MR. SNELL STATED THAT THE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICE IS OPEN FROM 7 A.M. TO 3 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, BUT THAT THEY ARE AVAILABLE TO WORK 24-7. MR. SNELL ALSO STATED THAT THE CITY DOES HAVE A LEASH LAW AND THAT IT IS BEING ENFORCED. MR. SNELL STATED THAT ALL ANIMALS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE LEASH LAW.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAY REQUEST #10 FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $873833.40. 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 A CHANGE ORDER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $44,032.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE AMENDING APPENDIX #6 OF CHAPTER 38 – UTILITIES ORDINANCE. SECOND WAS MADE 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 THE PURCHASE OF A USED 2009 CASE 580 SUPER M LOADER BACKHOE. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT THE CITY WOULD RECEIVE $35,000.00 ON THE TRADE IN OF THE WATER DEPARTMENT’S CURRENT BACKHOE AND WE WOULD MAKE TWO ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS OF $18,450.13 OVER THE NEXT 3 YEARS. 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 DIRECT ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE FOR 30-MINUTE PARKING/TOW AWAY ZONE ON THE WEST SIDE OF SOUTH MAIN STREET FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE TO WEST CHURCH 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 DIRECT ATTORNEY TOM MALKOVICH TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOUR-WAY STOP SIGN AT ROBIN LANE, LAKESHORE DRIVE, AND SKIERS RUN AT LAKE BENTON. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE 2018 MFT PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $328,453.35. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. 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 #001982 TO MAGNET FORENSICS FOR SOFTWARE RENEWALS 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 STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000955 TO NOVACOM FOR ENGINE #805 RADIO INSTALL IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,552.50. 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 #000956 TO ALL STARTS AND STICHES FOR LETTERING ON ENGINE #805 IN THE AMOUNT OF $900.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000957 TO SENTINEL EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS FOR REPAIR OF A THERMAL IMAGER CAMERA IN THE AMOUNT OF $525.80. 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 #001063 TO CONCEPT OF ILLINOIS FOR A BLOCK OF 50 HOURS OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,750.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001064 TO ERWIN BUILDERS FOR REMODEL OF THE KITCHEN AND EAST DOOR AT TWIN OAKS IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,768.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001065 TO ZOBRIO FOR REMOTE YEAR END ASSISTANCE AND PROCESSING IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,900.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE BILLS PAYABLE NOVEMBER 13, 2017 IN THE AMOUNT OF $299.977.03. 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 PAYABLE NOVEMBER 3, 2017 FOR THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $60,907.57, WATER AND SEWER IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,814.00, AND PAID ON CALL FIRE IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,141.95 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $95,863.52. 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 OF DARRELL ELLIS OF 803 HICKMAN 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 DECLINE THE SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR ROSE AND GEORGE SAVKO OF 1203 SOUTH COMMERCIAL AS IT DOES NOT MEET 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 STOREY ABSTAINED.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE CITY OF BENTON. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #17-12 TO INCLUDE TAXABLE ALLOWANCES AS IMRF EARNINGS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER ASKED THE COUNCIL TO REVIEW THE CREDIT CARD AND SAFETY MANUAL POLICIES THAT THEY RECEIVED IN THEIR PACKETS. HE STATED THAT IF THERE WERE NO CHANGES, THESE COULD BE APPROVED AT A FUTURE MEETING.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #17-11 OF SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT OF FUNDS FOR A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT. 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 TO SELL SURPLUS REAL ESTATE PURSUANT TO 65 ILCS 5/11-76-4.2. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED AN AMENDMENT TO THE AIRPORT BOARD ORDINANCE AND ASKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS AMENDMENT. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #17-17 AMENDING THE AIRPORT BOARD ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED AN IDOT AGREEMENT FOR APPROVAL OF THE PROJECTED FIVE-YEAR AIRPORT LAYOUT PLAN WITH THE ENGINEERING SERVICES OF JIM BROWN. HE ASKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE IDOT AGREEMENT FOR AIRPORT ENGINEERING SERVICES. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 2. COMMISSIONER STOREY AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED AN AMENDMENT TO THE LIQUOR CODE, DEFINING ADDITIONAL HOURS. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #17-18 DEFINING ADDITIONAL HOURS IN THE LIQUOR CODE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS ITEM “E”, DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL LIQUOR LICENSE CLASSIFICATION.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO APPOINT CRAIG MILES TO THE GREATER EGYPT REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF CRAIG MILES TO THE GREATER EGYPT PLANNING COMMISSION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ ASKED PUBLIC INFORMATION COORDINATOR RACHEL GARTNER TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON ACTIVITIES THAT WILL BE GOING ON DURING THE 2017 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. MS. GARTNER READ THE LIST TO THE COUNCIL. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS ACTIVITIES. 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.

UNDER MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER QUESTIONED AS TO WHETHER OR NOT A TERMINATION DATE WAS IN THE IDOT AIRPORT AGREEMENT. ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT THE AGREEMENT WAS FOR A PROPOSED A FIVE-YEAR PLAN WITH A 30-DAY TERMINATION CLAUSE. ALSO UNDER MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, DARRELL ELLIS THANKED THE COUNCIL FOR APPROVING HIS SEWER ADJUSTMENT. JULIE PAYNE HUBLER QUESTIONED THE COUNCIL DISCUSSING HIRING AN ENGINEER FOR THE AIRPORT.

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.

6:43 P.M.

Special Called City Council Meeting Minutes — October 27, 2017

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL CALLED BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, 2017 AT 8:30 A.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, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. COMMISSIONER STOREY WAS ABSENT.

ATTORNEY MALKOVICH STATED THAT CURRENTLY THE BARS ARE ABLE TO PURCHASE 12 SUNDAY PERMITS PER YEAR FOR $50.00 A TIME. HE STATED THAT MAYOR KONDRITZ WAS APPROACHED BY A TAVERN OWNER WHO INQUIRED IF THE SUNDAY PERMITS COULD BE USED TO STAY OPEN LATE DURING THE WEEK AS WELL. MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A MOTION ALLOWING BUSINESSES THAT SELL ALCOHOL TO HAVE 12 PERMITS EITHER OPEN TWO (2) ADDITIONAL HOURS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY OR SUNDAY 11 A.M. TO 10 P.M.. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE THAT MOTION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN IN CONTACT WITH GEORGE HOPKINS AND A REND LAKE COLLEGE LIAISON REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A STORAGE BUILDING ON THE PROPERTY AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT HE AND DAVID GARAVALIA HAD MET WITH THESE TWO GENTLEMEN TO GO OVER THE PROS AND CONS OF CONSTRUCTION OF THIS BUILDING USING THE HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING TRADES CLASS. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT IT WOULD BE HIS RECOMMENDATION TO PURCHASE A BUILDING FROM K&K STORAGE THAT IS 10 FOOT X 14 FOOT IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,600.00. COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THIS BUILDING COULD BE DELIVERED ON NOVEMBER 8, 2017. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO PURCHASE THIS BUILDING FROM K&K STORAGE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SENDING COMMISSIONER DENNIS MILLER ALONG WITH MAYOR KONDRITZ AND ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO THE AIRPORT TIP MEETING IN SPRINGFIELD ON OCTOBER 31, 2017. 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 APPROVE SCHEDULING A CITY PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR DECEMBER 5, 2017 FROM 1 P.M. TO 5 P.M. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.


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

8:42 A.M.

City Council Meeting Minutes — October 23, 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY OCTOBER 23, 2017 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON, ILLINOIS.

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

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 9, 2017 REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.
COMMISSIONER MILLER AND MAYOR KONDRITZ ABSTAINED .

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH FRANKLIN COUNTY FOR THE FALL FEST REGARDING USE OF COUNTY PROPERTY. 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 #17-15 FOR NO PARKING NORTH SIDE OF EAST MAIN STREET FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE TO NORTH COMMERCIAL STREET. 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 REMOVAL OF A TREE ON SOUTH DUQUOIN STREET AND WEST WEBSTER. 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 DONATE A 2008 FORD CROWN VICTORIA TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY. COMMISSIONER STOREY ALSO READ A LETTER FROM RYAN BUCKINGHAM AT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY EMA REGARDING THIS DONATION. SECOND TO THE MOTION MADE 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 FROM THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $62,898.68, FROM THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,001.81, AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00, AND PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTERS FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL TO BE PAID ON OCTOBER 20, 2017 OF $98,952.44. 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 NICOLE HUGHES OF 1106 SOUTH LICKLITER, TINA IPPEL OF 1209 EAST ANNA STREET, BREANNA CARIAS OF 1211 EAST GRAYSON, JAMES DUNCAN OF 409 LICKLITER, LISA PAGE OF 14839WHITE BIRCH COURT, AND CHRIS HAMMONDS OF 103 BLAKE STREET AS THEY MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER STATED THAT THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE CITY OF BENTON WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE FOR TWO (2) WEEKS IF ANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS WOULD LIKE TO INSPECT IT.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RENTAL OF A SMALL AIRPORT HANGER IN THE AMOUNT OF $100.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

UNDER PUBLIC AFFAIRS, MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT THERE IS LAND TO BE CLEANED OUT AT TWIN OAKS/CAMP MANITOWA. COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT HE MAY BE ABLE TO GET A CAT DONATED TO DO THE CLEANUP WORK.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT ITEM (B) DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AIRPORT WILD LIFE FENCE PROJECT, WILL BE DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT ITEM (C) DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF RFQ PROCESS FOR NEW ENGINEERING SERVICES, WILL BE DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE WOULD LIKE A MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE #17-16 AMENDING THE LIQUOR CODE, CLASS A LICENSE. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE THAT MOTION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT BONZFIRE GRILL HAS APPLIED FOR A LIQUOR LICENSE AND HE WOULD LIKE TO APPROVE THIS. COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A CLASS E LIQUOR LICENSE FOR BONZFIRE GRILL. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT CHARLIE PAUL HAD APPLIED FOR A CLASS A LIQUOR LICENSE FOR GOOD TIMES. COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A CLASS A LIQUOR LICENSE FOR GOOD TIMES. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 1. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE.

UNDER MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT THE LEASH LAW IN TOWN NEEDS TO BE ENFORCED BETTER.

UNDER OLD BUSINESS, MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT FRANKLIN COUNTY HAS OFFERED TO DONATE GUARD RAIL FOR THE SPILLWAY AT LAKE BENTON. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS DONATION OF GUARD RAIL FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT HE HAD SPOKEN WITH JAKE BETTS FROM JOE’S PIZZA. HE STATED THAT MR. BETTS HAS BEEN CLEANING THE MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT UP ON SUNDAY MORNINGS.

IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, DOUG HAGER SPOKE ON SEMI-TRUCK PARKING IN THE CITY OF BENTON. MR. HAGER ASKED THE CITY TO PROVIDE A SPOT FOR TRUCK DRIVERS TO PARK ON WEEKENDS AND POSSIBLY CHARGE A PERMIT FEE FOR THIS.

ALSO IN MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER STATED THAT HE DID NOT THINK THE COUNCIL WAS FOLLOWING THE RULES OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT BY GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS THE AIRPORT OR TO DISCUSS WHO WILL BE ATTENDING THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICS TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IN SPRINGFIELD.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ITEM (C) DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT, COMPENSATION, DISCIPLINE, PERFORMANCE, OR DISMISSAL OF SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES OF THE PUBLIC BODY OR LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY, INCLUDING HEARING TESTIMONY ON A COMPLAINT LODGED AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC BODY OR AGAINST LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY TO DETERMINE ITS VALIDITY. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

6:40 P.M.

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

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COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE RFQ PROCESS FOR A NEW AIRPORT ENGINEERING SERVICE. 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 APPROVE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE AIRPORT WILDLIFE FENCE PROJECT. 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 ADJOURN. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER MILLER. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

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Benton Zoning and Planning Commission Minutes , Regular Business Meeting — 10-4-17

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Benton Zoning and Planning Commission Minutes, Public Meeting — 10-04-17

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City Council Meeting Minutes — October 9, 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY OCTOBER 9, 2017 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON,
ILLINOIS.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION FOR COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE TO RUN THE MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

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

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001111 TO ERWIN BUILDERS FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE BACK DOOR AND REPLACEMENT OF GLASS IN THE ELEVATOR ACCESS DOOR AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,639.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO PAY THE PAY REQUEST #9 TO RIVER CITY CONSTRUCTION FOR THE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $737,707.77. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW BID ON THE AIRPORT SEWER EXTENSION OF $86,390.00 FROM WIGGS EXCAVATING. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT ONLY ONE OTHER BID WAS RECEIVED AND IT WAS FROM SKUTA CONSTRUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF $$122,912.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CYPRESS CREEK SOLAR AGREEMENT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO DIRECT ATTORNEY MALKOVICH TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE FOR NO PARKING ON THE NORTH SIDE OF EAST MAIN STREET FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE TO NORTH COMMERCIAL STREET. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000952 TO NOVACOM FOR THE FREQUENCY LICENSE TO OPERATE IN THE AMOUNT OF $675.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #000954 TO SENTINEL EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS TO REPAIR AN AIR COMPRESSOR MOTOR AND ANNUAL MAINTENANCES IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,243.65. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO SET TRICK OR TREAT HOURS FOR OCTOBER 28, 2017 FROM 4 P.M. TO 8 P.M. THIS WILL RUN CONCURRENT WITH THE FALL FESTIVAL TO BE HELD ON THE PUBLIC SQUARE. SECOND BY C COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE MONTHLY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $245,546.02. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL DATED OCTOBER 6, 2017 FOR GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $58,532.84 AND WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,679.49 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL IN THE AMOUNT OF $85,212.33. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR ELIZABETH CARNEY OF 1110 VALE STREET AS IT MEETS THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO DENY SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR DARRELL ELLIS OF 803 NORTH HICKMAN AND L.P. FRANKLIN PROPERTIES OF 406 SOUTH JONES STREET AS THEY DO NOT MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT UNDER PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT, ITEMS (B), (C), AND (D) WOULD BE DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES OF 10/04/17. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF 10/04/17. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE SPECIAL USE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY BOBBIE ARNOLD FOR A 2014 FLEETWOOD MANUFACTURED HOME AT 403 SOUTH WARD STREET. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE SPECIAL USE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY MYRA JUNE HOGAN FOR A 2018 MODULAR HOME AT 1203 EAST BOND STREET. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO TABLE ITEMS (G), (H), AND (I) UNTIL THE LIQUOR COMMISSIONER CAN BE IN ATTENDANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

UNDER MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, TOM CARTER QUESTIONED ACCEPTING RFQ’S FOR AN AIRPORT ENGINEER. JULIE PAYNE-HUBLER ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CYPRESS CREEK SOLAR AGREEMENT. TRICIA NEAL BROUGHT IN PICTURES AND STATED HER DISCONTENTMENT WITH THE CURRENT RECYCLING PROGRAM LOCATION.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ITEM (C) DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT, COMPENSATION, DISCIPLINE, PERFORMANCE, OR DISMISSAL OF SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES OF THE PUBLIC BODY OR LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY INCLUDING HEARING TESTIMONY ON A COMPLAINT LODGED AGAIN AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC BODY OR AGAINST LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY TO DETERMINE ITS VALIDITY. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

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COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

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COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO TABLE ITEMS (B) AND (D) UNDER PUBLIC AFFAIRS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO ALLOW TOM MALKOVICH AND FRED KONDRITZ TO ATTEND THE AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM MEETING IN SPRINGFIELD ON OCTOBER 31, 2017. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

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

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Council Meeting Minutes — September 25, 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON,
ILLINOIS.

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

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

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

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

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO PAY THE PAY REQUEST #9 TO RIVER CITY CONSTRUCTION FOR THE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $904,396.68. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001981 TO TUSCUMBIA IRON WORKS FOR 2 LAMP POSTS AND GLOBES IN THE AMOUNT OF $1067.46. COMMISSIONER STOREY STATED THAT THE FUNDS FOR THIS WERE DONATED BY A LOCAL RESIDENT. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL IN THE AMOUNT OF $68,773.49 FROM THE GENERAL FUND, $28,159.44, AND AIRPORT CARETAKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100.00 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $98,032.88. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.


COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A SEWER ADJUSTMENT FOR ROBERT WEIR OF 1401 NORTH MAIN STREET AS HE MEETS THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAYOR KONDRITZ PRESENTED THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS. COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

MAYOR KONDRITZ STATED THAT ITEM (F) IS FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

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

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

NO NEW BUSINESS.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ITEM (B) DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE AND/OR PENDING LITIGATION AND ITEM (C) DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT, COMPENSATION, DISCIPLINE, PERFORMANCE, OR DISMISSAL OF SPECIFIC EMPLOYEES OF THE PUBLIC BODY OR LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY, INCLUDING HEARING TESTIMONY ON A COMPLAINT LODGED AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC BODY OR AGAINST LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE PUBLIC BODY TO DETERMINE ITS VALIDITY. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

6:50 P.M.

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

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COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO AMEND THE AIRPORT ORDINANCE TO A THREE (3) PERSON ADVISORY COMMITTEE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO TABLE ITEM (C) UNDER PUBLIC AFFAIRS, DISCUSSION AND/OR APPROVAL OF AIRPORT WILDLIFE FENCE PROJECT, UNTIL FURTHER RESEARCH AND STATUS OF THE GRANT CAN BE OBTAINED. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 5. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE, AND MAYOR KONDRITZ. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO NOT FILL THE POSITION OF PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR AT THIS TIME. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 2. COMMISSIONER MILLER AND MAYOR KONDRITZ.


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

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9/05/17 Benton Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

Below you will find the minutes from the September 5, 2017 regular business meeting of the Benton Zoning and Planning Commission.

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City Council Meeting Minutes — September 11, 2017

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BENTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 AT
6:00 P.M. IN THE BENTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BENTON,
ILLINOIS.

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

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 28, 2017
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER READ A PROCLAMATION PROCLAIMING SEPTEMBER 11 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 AS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEK. THE PROCLAMATION WAS PRESENTED TO CHAMBER REPRESENTATIVE KAREN MULLENS. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS PROCLAMATION. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

UNDER MATTERS FROM THE PUBLIC AUDIENCE, JIMMY HOSICK SPOKE REGARDING THE LIQUOR LICENSE HE PREVIOUSLY HELD WITH THE CITY OF BENTON. MR. HOSICK STATED THAT HE HAD LET HIS LIQUOR LICENSE LAPSE WHEN HE WAS NO LONGER RUNNING HIS BAR. HE ASKED THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER REINSTATING HIS LIQUOR LICENSE SO THAT HE WOULD BE ABLE TO SELL HIS BUILDING.

COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH FUTIVA. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER WYANT STATED THAT THE OIL AND CHIP PROJECT FOR 2017 HAS BEEN FINISHED.

COMMISSIONER WYANT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION #17-10 FOR A ROAD CLOSURE OF THE SQUARE FOR FALL FESTIVAL. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER STOREY MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER #001978 TO RAY O’HERRON FOR A K9 CAGE FOR THE FORD EXPLORER AND A FAN FOR THE K9 COMPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,344.00. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER WYANT. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $286,838.06. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER STOREY. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYROLL FROM THE GENERAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $57,545.20 AND WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,718.31 FOR A TOTAL PAYROLL OF $85,263.51. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE SEWER ADJUSTMENTS FOR JOAN CUMMINS OF 1005 HIGHLAND STREET, AND ALICE BLASZCZYNSKI OF 204 WEST CAPITAL AS THEY MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE ORDINANCE. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 4. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER STOREY, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE A POOL ADJUSTMENT FOR ANDREW ATCHISON OF 403 EAST BOND STREET 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 COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0.

COMMISSIONER MILLER MADE A MOTION TO DENY A SEWER ADJUSTMENT FROM ROBERT WEIR OF 1401 NORTH MAIN STREET AS HE HAS ALREADY RECEIVED ONE POOL ADJUSTMENTS IN 2017. SECOND BY COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. VOTE WAS TAKEN. YEAS: 3. COMMISSIONER MILLER, COMMISSIONER WYANT, AND COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE. NAYS: 0. COMMISSIONER STOREY ABSTAINED.

NO MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

UNDER OLD BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT THE CITY RECEIVED ITS PERMIT FROM THE EPA FOR THE BLUE RIDGE SEWER EXTENSION PROJECT. COMMISSIONER BAUMGARTE STATED THAT BID WILL BE OPENED FOR THIS PROJECT ON OCTOBER 3, 2017.

NO NEW BUSINESS.

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

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