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City of Sullivan City Council met January 13

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2020

Meeting 06

City of Sullivan City Council met Jan. 13.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

1 The City Council ofthe City of Sullivan, Illinois, met in regular session on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 6 00 p.m. at the Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library, 2 West Water Street, Sullivan. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Richard Glazebrook. A roll call was taken.

Commissioner Abbey Sherwood present 

Commissioner Mike Fowler present

Commissioner Chuck Woodworth present

Mayor Richard Glazebrook present

Commissioner Peggy Hargis present

2 Lee Beckman reported that the City will not receive the grant for the water plant project. After collecting documentation to show deficiencies through town, the application can be resubmitted. The ITEP Grant application is due in June. He met with Commissioner Woodworth and Mark Allsop regarding modifications to the water treatment plant. They plan to begin meeting monthly to discuss the project that will be bid out in January 2021. Bids for the Jefferson Street project will be opened on February 17, 2020 at 2 00 p.m.

3 Mayor.Glazebrook asked if there were any comments from the public. Nancy Drury asked the status on the estimates for resurfacing the floor at the Civic Center Dan Flannell replied that a vendor had provided a rough idea of the overall expense which came in at a rather large amount. Rick Kenny reported that there was more flooding in the Eastview Subdivision this weekend and that water was in a garage. He stated that this is a problem that needs to be fixed. Mayor Glazebrook responded that there was flooding everywhere and some drains are plugged up with leaves and debris. Commissioner Hargis shared that the street department was out this weekend working on many projects and trying to clean out drains. She also shared that the City reached out to IDOT about the resurfacing project on 121 A response was received from IDOT proposing to remove the end sections ofthe grates located east ofthe Eastview Subdivision as an effort to alleviate the issue with debris.

4 Mayor Glazebrook read the items on the consent agenda.

Approval of minutes of the previous regular meetings held December 23, 2019

Approval of claims except those in the TIF IV funds

A motion was made by Commissioner Fowler and seconded by Commissioner Sherwood that the consent agenda be approved. Upon a roll call being taken, the results were as follows

Commissioner Mike Fowler yea

Commissioner Abbey Sherwood yea 

Commissioner Chuck Woodworth yea

Commissioner Peggy Hargis yea 

Mayor Richard Glazebrook yea

and the motion was declared carried by omnibus vote.

5 A motion was made by Commissioner Woodworth and seconded by Commissioner Sherwood to approve the claims for TIF IV Upon a roll call being taken, the results were as follows.

Commissioner Chuck Woodworth yea 

Commissioner Abbey Sherwood yea 

Commissioner Mike Fowler abstain 

Commissioner Peggy Hargis yea 

Mayor Richard Glazebrook yea

and the motion was declared carried.

6 Commissioner Sherwood reported that the Christmas lights have been taken down at the park and they and are looking at replacing the traditional bulbs with LED bulbs. Due to recent rain, the Civic Center has been working to keep they gym floor dry by running fans and mopping up water Commissioner Sherwood confirmed that plans are being finalized for the Civic Center Director position.

7 Commissioner Fowler met with the line crew about an increase in wages and the power plant employees have requested that a wage study be completed for their positions. He is proposing a five percent raise m wages for the line crew and power plant personnel. Commissioner Fowler reported that a change has been made in the shift schedule for an employee at the plant, the line crew is looking to hire a few more linemen and they are looking at installing a backup generator for the servers at the shop The new bucket truck has arrived, the current truck will be kept to use for tree trimming.

8 Commissioner Woodworth met with Lee Beckman to discuss plans for the new water treatment plant. He reported that there was a large water main leak Saturday night that required repair He explained that instances such as this are why the plant needs monitoring after 5 00 p.m.

9 Commissioner Hargis reported that if the weather cooperates the corey Avenue project will be completed this week. She thanked the other departments for their help on the project.

10 Mayor Glazebrook checked on the Civic Center on Sunday and reported that fans were working to help dry the gym floor He announced that Herb Bricker submitted his resignation from the Cemetery and the Park and expressed thanks for the work that Herb has done for the City Mayor Glazebrook shared a presentation that was submitted by Kathleen Preissing at the Jefferson Barracks, designating Sullivan as a POW-MIA City He then read a thank you letter from The Chamber of Economic Development.

11 A motion was made by Commissioner Sherwood and seconded by Commissioner Hargis to impose a 12 month moratorium in regards to the spending of the Titus proceeds after the funds are received. Upon a roll call being taken, the results were as follows

Commissioner Abbey Sherwood yea 

Commissioner Peggy Hargis yea 

Commissioner Mike Fowler nay 

Commissioner Chuck Woodworth yea

Mayor Richard Glazebrook yea

and the motion was declared carried.

12. Mayor Glazebrook asked that receipt ofthe Titus funds be tabled until more information is received from Busey Bank. Commissioner Hargis stated that there are some concerns with the Real Estate Commission and there will be updates on that forthcoming.

13. A motion was made by Commissioner Sherwood and seconded by Commissioner Hargis to adjourn into closed session at 6.26 p.m. to discuss the setting of a price for the sale of property owned by the City of Sullivan ( 5ILCS 120/ 2 ( c)( 21)) Upon a roll call being taken, the results were as follows:

Commissioner Abbey Sherwood yea 

Commissioner Peggy Hargis yea 

Commissioner Mike Fowler yea

Commissioner Chuck Woodworth yea

Mayor Richard Glazebrook yea

and the motion was declared carried.

14 Mayor Glazebrook reconvened the meeting at 6.46 p.m.

15 A motion was made by Commissioner Woodworth and seconded by Commissioner Hargis to adjourn the meeting. Upon roll call being taken, the results were as follows. 

Commissioner Chuck Woodworth yea

Commissioner Peggy Hargis yea 

Commissioner Abbey Sherwood yea 

Commissioner Mike Fowler yea

Mayor Richard Glazebrook yea

and the motion was declared carried and the meeting was adjourned at 6.46 p.m.

http://cms6.revize.com/revize/sullivanil/document_center/Minutes/1_13_2020.pdf

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