Champaign City Council met October 17.
Champaign City Council met October 17.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
There being a quorum present, Mayor Feinen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Roll-Call: Present: Clarissa Fourman, Matthew Gladney, William Kyles Vanna Pianfetti, Greg Stock, Alicia Beck Angie Brix, Tom Bruno, Mayor Feinen
Special Recognition: None
CM Stock, seconded by CM Beck, moved to approve the following minutes:
September 19, 2017 Regular Council Meeting
September 19, 2017 Post-Council Study Session
September 26, 2017 Special Study Session
September 27, 2017 Special Study Session
CM Stock, seconded by CM Gladney, moved to approve the minutes. A voice vote was taken on approval of the minutes; all voted yes.
Public Hearings: None
Action On Council Bills
Ordinances And Resolutions:
Passed CB-2017-199, “A Resolution Authorizing The Purchase Of One Custom-Built Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc. Cinder Rescue Squad, Thirty Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Cylinders And A Genesis Extrication Tool Set And Air Lifting Bag Kit, And Declaring One Rescue Squad As Surplus Property (Fire Department – Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc.)”
Truck $668,464/Equipment $43,930
CM Stock, seconded by CM Gladney, moved to adopt the Resolution. After a brief explanation of the Council Bill by Mayor Feinen, Council Members questioned the value of the vehicle and ability to get a better price for parts. A roll-call vote was taken; all voted yes.
Passed CB-2017-200, “A Resolution Approving Contracts With Aaron Fenter D/B/A Fenter Machinery, Gallagher Excavating LLC And ICD Ironhorse Inc. To Demolish Various Properties Located In Bristol Place: 106 And 109 E. Bellefontaine; 202 E. Bellefontaine; 1414 N. Market And 105 E. Roper; 108, 203, And 204 E. Garwood; 1201 And 1206 N. Clock; 114, 116, And 202 E. Roper; 113, 115 And 117 E. Roper And 110 E. Bellefontaine (Neighborhood Services Department – Bristol Place Redevelopment – Phase I)”
Bids Totaling $271,367
CM Stock, seconded by CM Gladney, moved to adopt the Resolution. After a brief explanation of the Council Bill by Mayor Feinen, Council Members questioned why the demos were bid separately, bonding amount (5 or 10%), and whether this would be the last round of properties to be demolished. A roll-call vote was taken; all voted yes.
Passed CB-2017-201, “A Resolution Authorizing The City Manager To Execute An Amended And Restated Development Agreement With New Market Commons, LLC (500 North Walnut Street)”
Development Incentive Not To Exceed $600,000 for Ten Years
CM Stock, seconded by CM Gladney, moved to adopt the Resolution. After a brief explanation of the Council Bill by Mayor Feinen, Council Member technical questions included streetscape improvement requirements or possible City input. Council Members expressed the need to be proactive in relation to streetscape needs, especially with several upcoming downtown projects; and concern with the lack of inclusion of African Americans working on projects, and the need for diversity with development and workers. A roll-call vote was taken; all voted yes.
Passed CB-2017-202, “An Ordinance Annexing Territory Pursuant To Petition (1212 W. Windsor Road)”
CM Stock, seconded by CM Gladney, moved to adopt the Ordinance. After a brief explanation of the Council Bill by Mayor Feinen, Council Members commented on City boundaries in this area, and glad this property is being annexed. A roll-call vote was taken; all voted yes.
Passed CB-2017-203, “A Resolution Accepting A Proposal For The Purchase And Installation Of Fully Automated Entrance And Exit Equipment For The Hill Street Parking Deck (Public Works Department – Heartland Parking Inc., Peoria, Illinois)”
Agreement Amount $244,618.37
CM Stock, seconded by CM Gladney, moved to adopt the Resolution. After a brief explanation of the Council Bill by Mayor Feinen, Mayor Feinen noted a Heartland representative, Mr. Green, was present in the audience. A roll-call vote was taken; all voted yes.
CM Stock, seconded by CM Gladney, moved to consolidate CB-2017-204 and CB-2017- 205. A voice vote was taken on the motion to consolidate; all voted yes.
Passed CB-2017-204, “A Resolution Reappointing Bret Kroencke To The Plan Commission In The City Of Champaign”
Passed CB-2017-205, “A Resolution Appointing Phillip Trautman Jr. To The Plan Commission In The City Of Champaign”
After a brief explanation of the Council Bills by Mayor Feinen, Mayor Feinen thanked the appointees for their service. A roll-call vote was taken; all voted yes.
Dave Monk, 115 N. Market, addressed the Kickapoo Rail Trail, connectivity between Danville-Urbana-Champaign, and condition of rail beds.
Martell Miller, Urbana, addressed the need to find jobs for African Americans and not just continue to provide funds for developers. In addition, he noted the need to address high rent in the community; and expressed hope that the new Bristol development will not have excessive rents, or not include building participation by African Americans.
Paul Hixson, Urbana, Brian Bell, Champaign, and *Londina Harrow, Urbana, provided a brief update regarding UC2B including new private partner build out, upcoming construction, and the community benefit fund.
*Represents phonetic spelling of a citizens’ name.
Mayor Feinen recognized Abdul Alkalimat for his efforts in relation to the community benefit fund.
Council Amd Manager Comments:
CM Kyles noted the importance of the dates mentioned regarding the community benefit fund, November 1st, Stratton Elementary School at 5:30 p.m.; he thanked all involved in the community benefit fund noting the target market was a local Black community; and he expressed the importance to continue to move forward with UC2B and its impact on economic development. He recognized CM Gladney and Mayor Feinen for their efforts in relation to getting the word out about the movie Marshall that speaks to bringing a community together, and impacts a community by allowing everyone to be involved; and he spoke regarding developer incentives, and ensuring all people have opportunities.
CM Beck addressed beginning her office hours, twice per month, in the district area on the first Saturday of each month, and the third Thursday of each month; 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays, and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday.
CM Fourman noted a Study Session will be held to address the pedestrian issues in the Bradley/Prospect area; and she stressed the importance of discussing any concerns in public.
City Manager David noted staff has received the Study Session request in relation to the Bradley pedestrian issue, and is gathering information to present to Council in a Study Session with options to consider.
CM Bruno, seconded by CM Gladney, moved to adopt Voucher No. 7 (vendor payments) in the amount of $1,227,002.37. A voice vote was taken; all voted yes.
CM Bruno, seconded by CM Kyles, moved to approve the payroll dated October 6, 2017 in the amount of $1,888,940.20. A voice vote was taken; all voted yes.
CM Stock, seconded by CM Gladney, moved to adjourn to Post-Council Study Session to discuss CU Fresh Start Gun Violence Deterrence Initiative – Phase 1 Evaluation; followed by adjournment. A voice vote was taken on the motion to adjourn; all voted yes.
Mayor Feinen requested Deputy Mayor Bruno take charge while she briefly left the dais.
The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.