City of Gibson City Council met September 25
City of Gibson City Council met September 25.
Here is the minutes as provided by the council:
Call to order by Mayor Daniel E. Dickey at 7:02 pm
Roll Call: Ward #1 Susan Tongate, absent; Brandon Roderick, present
Ward #2 Randy Wyant, present; Nelda Jordan, present
Ward #3 Doug Parsons, present; Scott Davis, present
Ward #4 Dennis Pardick, present; Laura Miller, present
Others present: City Attorney Marc Miller, City Treasurer Scott Shull, Admin. Assistant Peg Stalter, City Superintendent Randy Stauffer, Police Lt. Tony Row, Deb McCullough (WGCY), Jean Noellsch (Ford County Record), Gary Lutterbie, Harry Groom and Chuck Aubry (Railside)
.Pledge of Allegiance: led by Alderman Brandon Roderick.
Approval of Council Minutes: Alderman Dennis Pardick motioned to approve the minutes of September 11, 2017; seconded by Alderman Brandon Roderick. MC 7-0. Alderman SusieTongate was absent.
Mayor Dickey recognized visitors: 1.) Chuck Aubry spoke about the Grant request that Railside has submitted, 2.) Randy Stauffer reported that a new resident at 412 E 3rd street has requested removal of a sycamore tree at the property. The resident is getting bids for the removal and the city needs a certificate of insurance from the contractor. Mr. Stauffer said that the city doesn’t cut down ‘good’ trees and is not sure if the resident will continue with her request, even if the city approves the removal.
Treasurer’s Report: City Treasurer Scott Shull gave the Financial Report as of August 31, 2017.
Administrative Report: Admin Assistant Peg Stalter offered no report.
Ordinance Committee – Alderman Nelda Jordan offered no report.
Street and Alley –Alderman Doug Parsons offered no report, but called a committee meeting for Tuesday, Oct 3rd following the Water and Sewer Meeting to discuss 1.) Chamber of Commerce request to put up the Annual Christmas Tree, 2.) Request for no Parking Signs, 3.)Request for Easement Repair 7th Street and Sangamon Ave., 4.)Update downtown project, 5.)Tree Removal, and 6.)Trees and bushes in alleys.
Police/Health, Light and Nuisance – Alderman Brandon Roderick offered no report, but asked Lt. Tony Row to report on the recent vandalism at the North Park women’s restroom. Lt. Row reported the wallboard was damaged when a brick was thrown at it. The suspected offenders are minors who were quickly caught with the aid of exterior camera footage. No criminal charges were brought because the parents are having them reimburse the cost of repairs from the youth’s savings and each offender will volunteer 3 times to assist with food pantry distributions. The cost of repairs was estimated to be less that $200.00.
Finance Committee –Alderman Scott Davis offered no report.
Personnel Committee – Alderman Dennis Pardick offered no report.
Water and Sewer – Alderman Randy Wyant called a committee meeting for Tuesday, Oct 3rd following the Street and Alley meeting at 7 pm. to discuss the Falcon Logo on the Water Tower.
Parks / Buildings / Technology – No report.
Economic/Industrial Development – Alderman Laura Miller offered no report.
A.)Consideration of Plaque in memory of Bob Crossman. Alderman Laura Miller motioned to approve $138.00 for the approved of a 12” x 12” x 2” stone in memory of Bob Crossman and the city will help with the needed concrete; second by Alderman Doug Parsons. MC 7-0.
B.) Consideration of IML Intergovernmental Cooperation Contract (Ordinance). City Attorney Marc Miller recommended to hold this discussion to the next meeting. Council agreed.
Approval of Bills:
A.)TIF #2 bill –Twelve checks (12) TIF #2 bills totaling $ 1,384,275.69. Alderman Scott Davis motioned to approve payment of the 12 TIF2 checks; second by Alderman Nelda Jordan. MC 7-0.
B.)TIF #3 checks – One (1) check totaling $ 4,181.67. Alderman Doug Parsons motioned to approve payment of the 1 TIF #3 check; second by Alderman Dennis Pardick. MC 5-0. Alderman Scott Davis and Laura Miller abstained, stating they own property in the TIF.
C.)General Fund Bills totaling $118,472.17. Alderman Nelda Jordan motioned to approve payment of the general bills; second by Alderman Brandon Roderick. MC 7-0.
A.) Discussion, Consideration and Approval of Railside Area Golf Course LLC Grant application. Chuck Aubrey and Harry Groom were present to discuss the application, with monies to go for the scraping, priming and painting of the facility, repair of the outside of the clubhouse and paint and restore the building known as the main clubhouse at an estimated cost of $4,700.00. Alderman Scott Davis motioned to approve Railside Area Golf Course LLC a grant not to exceed $2,350.00 for the above stated purpose; second by Alderman Dennis Pardick. MC 7-0.
B.) Discussion, Consideration and Approval of cost to install a Check Valve at 215 West 8th street. City Superintendent Randy Stauffer reported a sewer backup at 214 W 8th Street and the residents want a check valve installed. Alderman Randy Wyant motioned to approve repairs not to exceed $2500.00 at 215 W 8th Street; second by Alderman Dennis Pardick. MC 7-0.
C.) Ratificat1on of Mayoral Approval of 2 Garbage Hauler Permits. Alderman Dennis Pardick motioned to ratify the Mayor’s approval of Garbage Hauler Permits to Area Disposal and Central IL Disposal. MC 7-0. City Clerk Carla Moxley asked that the Ordinance Committee look at the Garbage Haulers Ordinance and Permit, concerning the $10.00 inspection fee per truck that is currently charged and stated that the inspections are not being done by the Police Department as stated in the Ordinance.
D.) Discussion, Consideration and Approval of Water Tower Painting Change Orders. City Superintendent Randy Stauffer explained that there is a clean out hole in the bottom of tank for clean out and asked that a valve be installed so the city can periodically open this valve to drain sediment from the tower without having to contract a company to enter into the tower to do this. He also reported that a ladder be mounted for safety climb and the color of the tower will be white stem, dark red on the bottom of the bowl and white. Alderman Nelda Jordan motioned to approve $5,300.00 for the ladder mount safety climb and installment of a mud valve to be paid out of the water tower maintenance budget; second by Alderman Doug Parsons. MC 7-0.
E.) Discussion, Consideration and Approval of Resolution (2017-R-03) authorizing a Lighted Holiday Parade. Attorney Marc Miller stated that there is a state increased insurance that should be included in the resolution. Alderman Brandon Roderick motioned to approve Resolution 2017-R-03 as presented; second by Alderman Dennis Pardick. MC 7-0.
.Adjourn: Alderman Brandon Roderick motioned to adjourn; seconded by Alderman Scott Davis Council was poled with 7 ayes/ 0 objections.