City of Macon City Council met June 10.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
Mayor Frank Dunmire called the Macon City Council meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Clerk Pam Windell, Treasurer Lori Huggins, Attorney Scott Garwood, Council Members Doug Huggins, Kimberly Claussen, Chad Rappe, Brandon Windell, Doug McGuire, and Caleb Beasley. Also, present were Charlie Dunmire, Cody Holsapple, Sue Cole, Greg Smith, Larry Belskamper, John Kendall, Nick Wright, and Matt Foster.
The minutes from the May 13th meeting were corrected and approved.
Mayor Dunmire informed the Council that the zoning board committee members are appointed every five years. This has not been the practice of the City of Macon. The Mayor has two people interested in serving on the zoning board. The present members can be reappointed to the zoning board. The appointments are made by the Mayor and have to be approved by the Council. No action was taken at this meeting.
Mayor Dunmire reminded the Council that the Sesquicentennial Celebration is June 30th from 2 – 5 p.m. at the park on Front Street.
Alderman Huggins informed the Council that at the Street committee meeting it was discussed to have a drainage study done on North Woodcock. The cost of the study will be $11,000.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Huggins to authorize Matt Foster of Chastain & Associates to proceed with the drainage study not to exceed $11,000. Motion carried.
Street Supt. Holsapple informed the Council that he had received bids for a sidewalk on Dunn Street and Ruby Street. He has received one quote of $40,000 for the two proposed sidewalks. The Mayor requested that Cody get at least one more quote.
Clerk Windell informed the Council that she had sent out sixteen letters to residents who have had their disposal service suspended for non-payment. The Clerk also informed the Council that the City’s annual audit would be done on June 25th.
Alderwoman Claussen presented the profit and loss reports.
Alderman Huggins reported that the mulch had been ordered for the new park. Charlie and Cody are moving one more piece of playground equipment.
Cody presented two quotes for a new bed for the dump truck. The quotes are $11,000. The new bed is in the budget. Cody will order the new bed this week.
Alderman Huggins informed the Council that he had contacted the company that own the railroad cars that are on the tracks in Macon. He was told they are used for storage and will not be moved.
Water Supt. Dunmire reported that Mark Bigham with Chastain and Associates is working on the water projects. The plans have to be submitted by August to be reviewed by the IEPA.
Charlie presented a quote of $8,796.38 for a shore box that will be used when they are digging to repair water mains.
A motion was made by Alderman Windell, seconded by Alderwoman Claussen to purchase the shore box in the amount of $8,796.38. Motion carried.
Alderman Beasley reported that he will be issuing a building permit to Adeona Simpson for a storage shed on her rental property. He also reported that there will be a zoning hearing to rezone property on the North end of Macon. The property is now zoned highway Business (B-2) and the request is to rezone it to Industrial district (I-1).
Alderman Chad Rappe informed the Council that Bendsen Signs would no longer be providing signage service to the City of Macon. He has been in contact with Ace Signs in Springfield and they will be the City’s signage provider going forward.
Attorney Garwood presented Ordinance No. 20190610-1, an Ordinance for the combined annual budget and appropriation ordinance of the City of Macon for the fiscal year 2019 – 2020.
A motion was made Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Windell to approve Ordinance No. 20190610-1. Motion carried.
Attorney Garwood informed the Council that it is no longer necessary to pass a prevailing wage ordinance. He reported that he is moving forward on the property on 246 West Glenn St. The owner of the property on Sherman street is making progress on the issues that were cited by the City. Attorney Garwood informed the Council he would not be at July’s city council meeting.
Treasurer Huggins presented the Treasurer’s report.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Beasley to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Rappe to pay the bills as presented. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Alderwoman Claussen, seconded by Alderman Rappe to adjourn. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.