City of Hoopeston Council met February 20.
City of Hoopeston Council met March 20.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
I. Call to order
Clerk Lane called to order the regular council meeting of the City of Hoopeston at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at City Hall.
II. Roll call
Clerk Lane conducted a roll call. The following seven council members were present: Anderson, Ankenbrand, Florek, Goodwine, Hamilton, Houmes and McElhaney.
Aldermen Yaden and Mayor Crusinberry were absent. Attorney Mockbee was present.
Clerk Lane asked for a nomination for Mayor Pro Tem which was made by Hamilton to nominate Goodwine and seconded by Houmes. Motion was approved 7-0 for Goodwine to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in Mayor Crusinberry’s absence.
III. Approval of Agenda
Alderman Houmes moved to approve the agenda seconded by Ankenbrand. Agenda was approved 7-0.
IV. Minutes from Prior Meeting
Clerk Lane read the minutes from the last meeting. Alderman Houmes moved to approve minutes seconded by Hamilton. The minutes were approved as read 7-0.
VI. Payment of Bills
Alderman Houmes moved to approve payment of bills seconded by Florek. Roll call vote was taken and bills were approved for payment 6-0.
VII. Reports of Officers
a) Alderman Ankenbrand announced that the Firemen’s Cash Bash ticket will be available to prior ticket holders March 3 and available to others after then.
b) Alderwoman Florek had nothing to report.
c) Alderman Goodwine postponed action on the Cable Service Provider Fee Ordinance.
d) Alderman Hamilton had nothing to report.
e) Alderman Houmes had nothing to report.
f) Alderman Anderson postponed action on an MFT resolution to get more information.
g) Alderman McElhaney reported on the dangerous building owned by Ray Williams. McElhaney’s estimates for tuck-pointing the building are $7000-$9000 and demolition would run $25,000 to $30,000. Mr. Williams has been fined and has an abatement order as well as a lien on the property.
Surrounding businesses are being affected by the closure of the sidewalk in front of the building due to falling bricks. New businesses are put on hold due to the condition of the building. Attorney Mockbee will send email to council members following Mr. Williams next court date March 1, 2018.
X. Unfinished Business
XI. New Business
XII. Mayor Comments
XIII. Public Comment
Alderman Ankenbrand moved to adjourn seconded by Houmes. Council was adjourned at 7:22 p.m.