City of Gibson City Council met February 26.
City of Gibson City Council met Feb. 26.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Daniel E. Dickey.
Roll Call:Ward #1Susie Tongate, absent; Brandon Roderick, present
Ward #2Randy Wyant, present; Nelda Jordan, present
Ward #3 Doug Parsons, present; Scott Davis, present
Ward #4Dennis Pardick, present; Laura Miller, present
Jr Alderman Abby Spiller, absent; Mady Schutte, absent
Others present: City Superintendent Randy Stauffer, Ross Brown, Media, Police Sergeant Kaleb Kraft, Daton Getty, Getty Lawncare and landscaping, Jennifer Thomas Harvest Fest, Marc Peterson Harvest Fest, Gary Lutterbie Jordan Fish Pond, Bob Dickey CEO Program and Administrative Assistant Peggy Stalter.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Alderman Scott Davis.
Approval of Council Minutes: Alderman Nelda Jordan motioned to approve the minutes of February 12, 2018; seconded by Alderman Brandon Roderick. MC 7-0.
Mayor Dickey recognized visitors: Wayne Link representing the American Legion Riders a motorcycle club. Mr. Link asked the council if they could accept donations that would go to the Gold Star Riders which would go toward scholarships on April 28, 2018 from 8 am to 1 pm at the corners of 8th street and Sangamon Ave and 8th street and Rt 47. Council approved. Gary Lutterbie, chairman of the fishing committee at the Jordan Pond asked the council’s opinion of getting costs on putting a dog park out by the Pond. The council said yes they would like to see some costs. He also reported that the Gibson Area Hospital donated $1,000 for fish to restock the pond and for the fishing derby expenses. Happy Birthday Police Sergeant Kaleb Kraft.
Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Scott Shull presented the January 2018 monthly treasurer report.
Administrative Report: Administrative Assistant Peggy Stalter - No report.
Ordinance Committee –Alderman Nelda Jordan - No report.
Street and Alley – Alderman Doug Parsons - No report.
Police/Health, Light and Nuisance – Alderman Brandon Roderick - No report.
Finance/Efficiency Committee – Alderman Scott Davis – No report.
Personnel Committee – Alderman Dennis Pardick – No report
Water and Sewer – Alderman Randy Wyant – No report.
Parks and Buildings/Technology –Alderman Susie Tongate – No report
Economic and Industrial Development – Alderman Laura Miller – No report
OLD BUSINESS: None
APPROVAL OF BILLS:
General Bills totaling $87,254.08. Alderman Laura Miller motioned to approve the general bills totaling $87,254.08; seconded by Brandon Roderick. MC 7-0.
Consideration of 2018 Harvest Fest Event. Jennifer Thomas, Harvest Event Chairman presented to the council the plans for the event which is going to take place Friday and Saturday, September 8th and 9th 2018. Ms. Thomas asked that the City consider being an Elite Sponsor for $5,000. Alderman Nelda Jordan asked for a copy of the 2017 financial report. Alderman Scott Davis motioned the City be an Elite sponsor not to exceed $5,000 if the Harvest Fest Committee provides a financial report of the last year’s event with the funds coming from the marketing fund; second by Alderman Doug Parson. MC 7-0.
Consideration of Jordan Industrial Park Sign Lettering. Superintendent Stauffer did not have the needed information. This is tabled and will be discussed under old business next meeting.
Consideration of the City to participate in the CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program. Bob Dickey gave a presentation updating what is happening with the CEO program. He asked the City to consider becoming and investor at $1,000 per year for the next three years. Alderman Scott Davis motioned that the City become an investor for the next three years with the money coming from the marketing fund; second by Alderman Dennis Pardick. MC 7-0.
Consideration to hire Donahue & Associates to complete the CMOM (Capacity, Management, Operations and Maintenance Plan) Engineering Services Agreement. Superintendent Stauffer said this is a report that needs to be completed for IEPA by May 1, 2018. Alderman Scott Davis motioned to hire Donohue & Associates to complete the CMOM plan not to exceed $15,000 50% being taken out of the sewer fund and 50% being taken out of the TIF #2 Fund; seconded by Alderman Brandon Roderick. MC 7-0
ADJOURN: Alderman Brandon Roderick motioned to adjourn; seconded by Alderman Dennis Pardick. Council was poled with 7 ayes/ 0 objections.