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City of Casey City Council met June 17

By East Central Reporter Reports | Aug 14, 2019

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City of Casey City Council met June 17.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

The Regular Meeting of the City Council was held Monday June 17th, 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 Todd

Alderman Washburn

Absent: Alderman Ruffner

Alderman Williams – Entered meeting at 6:08 p.m.

A quorum was declared.

Public Forum:

Marsha Lee with CIA was present and introduced 3 Jr. High Students. Every year the Jr. High has a fundraiser for equipment at the park playground. This year they raised about $2,200.00. CIA is going to donate the difference for a total donation of $6,000.00 to pay for a spinner unit and rubber mulch to be placed at the playground. Jr. High Students Grant Cochonour, Brady Rhoades and Owen Richardson presented the check to Mayor Groothuis.

Alderman Washburn motioned approval to accept the donation of $6,000.00 from CIA for playground equipment, seconded by Alderman Richardson. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Mumford, Richardson, Todd, and Washburn

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Ruffner and Williams

Motion declared carried

Donald Lovell was present and talked about an issue with the park restrooms being locked for his family’s reunion this past weekend.

Community Affairs: None

Meeting Minutes:

Mayor Groothuis looked for approval of the minutes of the June 3rd, 2019 City Council Meeting. Alderman Mumford motioned approval of the minutes of the June 3rd, 2019 City Council Meeting, seconded by Alderman Todd. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Mumford, Richardson, Todd, and Washburn

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Ruffner and Williams

Motion declared carried

Mayor Groothuis looked for approval of the minutes of the June 3rd, 2019 Public Hearing. Alderman Washburn motioned approval of the minutes of the June 3rd, 2019 Public Hearing, seconded by Alderman Mumford. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 4 – Mumford, Richardson, Todd, and Washburn

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 2 – Ruffner and Williams

Motion declared carried

Alderman Williams joined the meeting at 6:08 p.m.

Officers Reports:

Clerk Mumford looked for approval of the June 17th, 2019 Bills Payable in the amount of $188,932.79.

Alderman Washburn motioned approval of the June 17th, 2019 Bills Payable in the amount of $188,932.79, seconded by Alderman Richardson. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 5 – Mumford, Richardson, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 1 – Ruffner

Motion declared carried

Treasurer Lorton presented the following Statements of Cash and Investment for approval.

- January 2019: $12,438,722.95

- February 2019: $12,531,073.55

- March 2019: $12,729,570.58

- April 2019: $12,540,500.96

Alderman Todd motioned approval of the following Statements of Cash and Investment: January 2019, February 2019, March 2019 and April 2019, seconded by Alderman Williams. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 5 – Mumford, Richardson, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 1 – Ruffner

Motion declared carried

Attorney Shoaff presented Resolution #061719A: A Resolution Authorizing The Sale of Certain Real Property for the City of Casey, Clark County, State of Illinois for approval. This resolution would authorize the sale of the property on S Central to Jerry Self. Pin #03-11-19-16-402-045.

Alderman Washburn motioned approval of Resolution #061719A, seconded by Alderman Richardson. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 5 – Mumford, Richardson, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 1 – Ruffner

Motion declared carried

Attorney Shoaff also gave an update on recent City Ordinance Tickets. Attorney Shoaff requested Executive Session for the discussion of Personnel.

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

Ayes: 5 – Mumford, Richardson, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 1 – Ruffner

Motion declared carried

Executive Session started at 6:17 p.m.

Alderman Todd motioned approval to resume regular meeting, seconded by Alderman Mumford.

Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 5 – Mumford, Richardson, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 1 – Ruffner

Motion declared carried

Regular Meeting resumed at 7:06 p.m.

Superintendent Biggs recommended we move Keygen Decker off of probation status to full time status.

Alderman Williams motioned approval to move Keygen Decker to full time status, seconded by Alderman Richardson. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 5 – Mumford, Richardson, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 1 – Ruffner

Motion declared carried

Superintendent Biggs reported that the City Wide Clean up has finished as of last Saturday, and we didn’t go through as many dumpsters as we have in the past. IDOT failed to include 3 handicap accessible ramps that need to be redone. If we would like them to redo them with this Route 49 project we will have to approve it, at an additional cost of $30,500.00.

Alderman Williams motioned approval of an additional cost of $30,500 for curb work relating to the Route 49 resurfacing project, seconded by Alderman Todd. Upon roll call the vote was:

Ayes: 5 – Mumford, Richardson, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 1 – Ruffner

Motion declared carried

Economic Development Director Maulding reported that we recently meet with a representative from IHDA and they would like to help us redo our comprehensive plan. She put a plan in front of each Alderman and would like for them to go through it, makes some notes and we can meeting to discuss how we would like to use IHDA to help us update this. The Volkswagon car show is this weekend as well.

Intern Jared Galvin reported that he has some events planned for July down at the Park and will have more information on those at our next meeting.

EMA Director Brewer reported that he is trying out a new software program that could help out his department. He will go to the Finance Committee with the cost associated with this new program.

New Business:

Alderman Richardson reported on the Park Committee Meeting that was held on 6/6/2019.

Alderman Mumford reported on the Downtown Improvement and Economic Development Committee meeting that was held on 6/12/2019.

Unfinished Business:

Alderman Williams reported on the Finance Committee meetings held on 6/4/2019 and 6/11/2019.

Alderman Reports:

Alderman Mumford reported that she would like for the Council to look at the roll call vote and if the voting order can be changed.

Alderman Todd questioned about the park bathrooms and if they were being locked and unlocked.

Mayor Reports:

Mayor Groothuis wanted to reiterate that he would like for all Council Members to review the Comprehensive Plan.

There was no further Business of the City Council for the June 17th, 2019 Council Meeting.

Adjournment:

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

Ayes: 5 – Mumford, Richardson, Todd, Washburn and Williams

Nays: 0 – None

Absent: 1 – Ruffner

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/061719%20Minutes.pdf

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