City of Hoopeston Council met October 3
City of Hoopeston Council met October 3.
Here is the minutes as provided by the council:
I. Call to order
Following the Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Crusinberry called to order the regular council meeting of the City of Hoopeston at 7:00 P.M. on October 3, 2017 at City Hall.
II. Roll call
Clerk Lane conducted a roll call. The following seven council members were present: Anderson, Ankenbrand, Florek, Goodwine, Hamilton, McElhaney and Yaden. Alderman Houmes was absent. Attorney Mockbee was present.
III. Approval of Agenda
Alderwoman Florek moved to approve the agenda seconded by Hamilton. Agenda was approved 7-0.
IV. Approval of minutes from last meeting
Clerk Lane read the minutes from the last meeting. A correction was noted that officials need to complete the Open Meetings Act training. Alderman Anderson moved to approve minutes as corrected seconded by Yaden. The minutes were approved as corrected 7-0.
VI. Payment of Bills
Alderman Ankenbrand moved to approve payment of bills seconded by Florek. Roll call vote was taken and bills were approved for payment 7-0.
VII. Reports of Officers
a) Alderman Ankenbrand had nothing to report.
b) Alderwoman Florek announced a water committee meeting for Wednesday October 11 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall.
c) Alderman Goodwine made the motion to waive the bids for the City Hall roof. McElhaney seconded the motion. Roll call vote taken and the motion passed 7-0. Next Goodwine moved to award the roofing repair contract to Advanced Commercial Roofing of Champaign. Proposals were also received from Sentry Roofing Inc. which were considerably higher than Advanced Roofing. McElhaney seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken and the proposal for roof repairs from Advanced Commercial Roofing in the amount of $88,050 was accepted.
Goodwine made the motion to adopt Ordinance 2018-9 Authorizing the sale of the Essex property and the development agreement for the property. Yaden seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken and Ordinance 2018-9 was approved 7-0.
d) Alderman Hamilton had nothing to report.
e) Alderman Yaden had nothing to report.
f) Alderman Houmes was absent.
g) Alderman Anderson made the motion to approve payment from MFT for the completed road work totaling $81,443.03 which was $4384.98 less than the estimate. Goodwine seconded the motion. Roll call vote taken and the payment was approved 7-0. Anderson also reported that tree work is being done and the bucket truck and stump grinder are also being used by the cemetery department.
h) Alderman McElhaney had nothing to report.
VIII. Petitions to Council
IX. Communications to Council
A letter from Jeff Keith regarding security lighting was acknowledged. Clerk Lane turned the information over to the Street and Alley Chairman for follow-up.
X. Unfinished Business
XI. New Business
XII. Mayor Comments
Mayor Crusinberry informed council that he had been in contact with Teasdale Foods regarding the closed railroad crossing on Lincoln Street. He learned that the company would like the city to abandon the crossing to allow for building across the roadway.
XIII. Public Comment
Stan Steiner asked if the sale of the Route 1 property purchased by Hoopeston Retirement Village had been advertised. The answer was yes. Acting Chief DeWitt introduced Officer Clayton Cahoe to council members.
XIV. Executive Session
Ankenbrand moved to adjourn seconded by Yaden. Council adjourned at 7:30 p.m.