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City of Martinsville City Council met May 22

By East Central Reporter Reports | Aug 5, 2019

Meeting 04

City of Martinsville City Council met May 22.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Roll call was answered by the following council members and elected officials: Chris Davidson, Chris Perry, Melinda Lovell, John Skinner and Preston Rukes with Troy Propst absent. Also in attendance was Mayor Herman Davidson and Clerk Marlene Wilhoit. Employees and citizens in attendance are attached to the back of the minutes.

*Motion by M Lovell 2nd by C Davidson to approve minutes from 5-8-19 council meeting and 5-15-19 economic development committee meeting.

Upon roll call vote all alderman present voted for the motion, (5)

*Motion by J Skinner 2nd by P Rukes to approve Treasurer’s report as presented. Upon roll call vote all alderman present voted for the motion, (5)

*Motion by C Davidson 2nd by M Lovell to approve Resolution R2015-5-1 titled; “Resolution Concerning Alcohol Misuse Plan”

Upon roll call vote all alderman present voted for the motion, (5)

*Motion by J Skinner 2nd by P Rukes to approve Resolution R2015-5-2 titled; “Resolution Concerning Anti-Drug Plan”

Upon roll call vote all alderman present voted for the motion, (5)

*Motion by C Davidson 2nd by P Rukes to approve Resolution R2015-5-3 titled; “Resolution for Maintenance under the Illinois Highway Code for FY 2019 Motor Fuel Tax” in the amount of $41,500.

Upon roll call vote all alderman present voted for the motion, (5)

*Bids on the 2007 Cub Cadet Tractor were opened at this time. Two bids were received; Mike Davison @ $465 and Elizabeth Thornburg @ $100.00. The council will accept the highest bid and an ordinance will be prepared for approval of council.

CDA Office Technologies prepared a quote for 2 Panasonic toughbooks, 2 docking stations, 2 security software and 2 configuration services for the price of $6874.00 with $3000.00 coming from the Police Department DUI fund. *Motion by J Skinner 2nd by C Perry to approve the quote bid not to exceed a grand total of $7000.00

Upon roll call vote all alderman present voted for the motion, (5)

The Economic Development Committee Council discussed interest in zoning with both pro’s and con’s from entire audience coming to the conclusion that they will do more homework and get back to council.

Christina Smith approached council about the possibility of putting a dog park somewhere in town. She would be willing to work on a grant and fund raising for this dog park. There were several questions and concerns. The parks committee will meet with her and bring this back before council at a later date.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Rob Reynolds spoke again zoning for Martinsville stating that he shouldn’t be told what he can or can’t build on his own property that he pays taxes on.

Melinda Lovell commented that they had a very informative committee meeting and lots of homework and advised council to read their minutes from the committee meeting.

John Skinner praised the Police Department for handling the situation at the Schools last week Preston Rukes asks that 3 allies in his neighborhood have pot holes fixed.

Council needs to decide if they want a metal or shingled roof on the gas department building and will wait until the old water tower is removed before this work is considered.

The Mayor asked if council wants to consider bidding the garbage contract in the near future. The current lease term for Republic expires on August 1, 2019

With no other public comments:

**Motion by J Skinner 2nd by M Lovell to adjourn the meeting @ 8:50PM.

Upon roll call all council members present voted for the motion. (5)

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