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City of Casey City Council met July 1

By East Central Reporter Reports | Aug 14, 2019

Meeting 01

City of Casey City Council met July 1.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

The Regular Meeting of the City Council was held Monday July 1st, 2019; beginning at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Nik Groothuis was present and called the Meeting to Order and led the Pledge of Allegiance:

Roll Call:

Present: Alderman Mumford

Alderman Richardson

Alderman Ruffner

Alderman Todd

Alderman Washburn

Alderman Williams

Absent: None

A quorum was declared.

Public Forum:

None

Community Affairs:

Mr. Zellers with the 4H Moriah Go-Getters club was present and a group of his members gave a presentation to the Council on park benches. They have done a fundraiser where they have collected pop lids and turned them into benches. With the help from CIA, the Martinsville Fair board and Martinsville food pantry they have raised enough to present 2 park benches to the City that they would like to put at the park playground.

Alderman Washburn motioned approval to accept the donation of 2 park benches, seconded by Alderman Williams. Upon roll call the vote was: Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried Meeting Minutes:

Mayor Groothuis looked for approval of the minutes of the June 17th, 2019 City Council Meeting.

Alderman Washburn motioned approval of the minutes of the June 17th, 2019 City Council Meeting, seconded by Alderman Todd. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried

Officers Reports:

Clerk Mumford looked for approval of the June 2019 Bills Paid in the amount of $609,016.07. Alderman Washburn motioned approval of the June 2019 Bills paid in the amount of $609,016.07, seconded by Alderman Mumford. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried

Clerk Mumford looked for approval to pay from the Waterline Construction Account to the City of Casey Water Fund in the amount of $63,804.22. This is to reimburse the City for Interest paid during the construction process of the Waterline to Marshall Project.

Alderman Washburn motioned approval to pay from the Waterline Construction Account to the City of Casey Water Fund in the amount of $63,804.22, seconded by Alderman Ruffner. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams 

Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried

Treasurer Lorton presented the June 2019 Treasurer’s Collection Deposit Report in the amount of $540,879.05 for approval.

Alderman Williams motioned approval of the June 2019 Treasurer’s Collection Deposit Report, seconded by Alderman Richardson. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams 

Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried

Treasurer Lorton presented the May 2019 Statement of Cash and Investments in the amount of $12,692,507.18 for approval.

Alderman Todd motioned approval of the May 2019 Statement of Cash and Investment, seconded by Alderman Washburn. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams 

Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried

Treasurer Lorton looked for approval to make a Transfer of funds from the Utility Tax to the Waterline Construction account a permanent Transfer. The date the transfer was made was on April 30, 2018 in the amount of $131,613.12.

Alderman Ruffner motioned approval of a Permanent Transfer of $131,613.12 from Utility Tax to the Waterline Construction account, seconded by Alderman Williams. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams 

Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried

Attorney Shoaff brought up a question on the cannabis ordinance and the recent change in the State of Illinois law regarding this topic. She will have the topic on our next Agenda where we can discuss how to handle it locally. She also talked about the nuisance tickets and they are progressing. Attorney Shoaff also brought up a local business who was giving out Alcohol at an event lately. They don’t have a liquor license and per State of Illinois law they aren’t supposed to give out alcohol. This is another issue she would like the council to think about and we will bring up at another meeting.

Attorney Shoaff requested Executive Session for the discussion of Personnel.

Alderman Washburn motioned approval to go into Executive Session for discussion on Personnel, seconded by Alderman Ruffner. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried

Executive Session started at 6:15 p.m.

Alderman Washburn motioned approval to resume regular meeting, seconded by Alderman Mumford. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried

Regular Meeting resumed at 7:02 p.m.

Superintendent Biggs looked for approval to pay from the Sewer Construction Account for a 2019 Ram 1500 4x4 Truck for use by the Sewer Department from J & K Mitchell in the amount of $24,265.

Alderman Ruffner motioned approval to pay from the Sewer Construction account for a new 2019 Ram 1500 4x4 Truck from J&K Mitchell in the amount of $24,265, seconded by Alderman Williams. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None Motion declared carried

Superintendent Biggs also presented Resolution #070119A: A Funding Resolution for Route 49 Extra work. This was approved at the last meeting, we just need an official resolution supporting this extra work.

Alderman Todd motioned approval of Resolution #070119A, seconded by Alderman Washburn. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams 

Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried

Superintendent Biggs reported that the Sunken Garden project work was completed. The City is going to have Patchett flying service spray for mosquitoes before the 4th of July. He thanked the utility workers for the work after last nights storm.

Economic Development Director Maulding presented Resolution #070119B: A Resolution accepting the Abandoned Housing Grant in the amount of $20,000.

Alderman Washburn motioned approval of Resolution #070119B, seconded by Alderman Richardson. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams 

Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried

Director Maulding also reported that the City was granted an Extension for a drainage grant for the West part of town. This extension will give us until June 30th, 2020 to get this project done. The total Grant awarded is in the amount of $75,000.00. She also reminded the Council to review the Comprehensive plan and we need to come up with a list of ideas so we can meet with IHDA to complete this revitalization study.

Mayor Groothuis set a Committee of the Whole meeting for discussion of this project for Monday July 22nd, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Intern Jared Galvin reported on what he has been working on.

EMA Director Brewer was absent, but he let Clerk Mumford know that they are ready for the 4th of July and they are going to close 8th street off a little farther to the North because of a bigger show this year.

New Business: None

Unfinished Business:

Alderman Williams reported on the Finance Committee meetings held on 6/18/19, 6/25/19 and 6/27/19. They are ready to put FY20 Appropriations on Public Display where they will be for at least 10 days. Then the Council can have a public hearing and then approve at the next meeting. Alderman Mumford motioned approval to put FY20 Appropriations on Public Display, seconded by Alderman Ruffner. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None Motion declared carried

Alderman Williams has also talked with Bob Daughtery with the Airports Boosters club and they talked about procedures and upcoming projects.

Alderman Reports:

Alderman Mumford thanked all the utility workers for the work they did with the last storm. Alderman Carlen also thanked all the utility workers.

Alderman Ruffner thanked all the utility workers for the hard work with this last storm.

Mayor Reports:

Mayor Groothuis presented a letter from a citizen which thanked the City for all they do. He also brought up that the Emergency Sirens do work and they only get set off if there is an official Tornado Warning from the National Weather Service.

There was no further Business of the City Council for the July 1st, 2019 Council Meeting.

Adjournment:

Alderman Washburn motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Ruffner. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 6 – Mumford, Richardson, Ruffner, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Motion declared carried

Adjournment of the City Council was at 7:40 p.m.

http://www.cityofcaseyil.org/sites/casey.sdsaccess.net/files/Agenda%20Minutes/070119%20Minutes.pdf

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