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City of Flora City Council met July 1

By East Central Reporter Reports | Oct 7, 2019


City of Flora City Council met July 1.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

At 4:30 p.m., Mayor Mike Stanford called the Flora City Council Meeting to order and City Clerk Becky Burgess called roll. Present were Mayor Mike Stanford, Commissioner Rick Slaughter, Commissioner Mike Genthe and Commissioner Phil Wiley.

Others in attendance were City Attorney Bob Coble, Chief of Police Guye Durre, Economic Development Director Luke Eastin, Director of Public Works & Building/Zoning Official Chad Bayles, Fire Chief Bruce Dickey, City Treasurer Dee McGehee, City Clerk Becky Burgess, Media Representatives Mary Anne Maxwell and Randy Poole, and guests. Superintendent of Public Works Toby Rinehart was absent due to vacation.

Mayor Mike Stanford led the Pledge of Allegiance and Commissioner Phil Wiley offered the Invocation.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

A MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA FOR THE JULY 1, 2019 FLORA CITY COUNCIL MEETING WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER WILEY; SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER GENTHE.

• Vote: Yes - Stanford, Slaughter, Genthe, Wiley

No - None 

Absent – None; Abstain - None

CONSENT AGENDA

The following items were listed under the Consent Agenda.

• APPROVE MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING OF JUNE 17, 2019

• APPROVE SCHEDULE OF BILLS FOR PERIOD ENDING JUNE 13, 2019

APPROVE SCHEDULE OF BILLS FOR PERIOD ENDING JUNE 27, 2019 APPROVE TREASURER'S REPORT FOR MAY 2019 APPROVE REQUEST FROM ANITA MASON, SOUTH EASTERN ILLINOIS RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION, TO USE CHARLEY BROWN PARK ON MAY 30, 2020 FOR A CLAY COUNTY 4-H BENEFIT RABBIT SHOW

A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER; SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER WILEY,

• Vote: Yes - Stanford, Slaughter, Genthe, Wiley

No - None 

Absent - None; Abstain - None

REGULAR BUSINESS

Mayor Mike Stanford welcomed Luke Eastin, new Economic Development Director that replaced Dan Sulsberger. Mayor Stanford sought approval to reappoint Robert Powless to the Airport Authority and approval to purchase the only known Ford USA car left.

A MOTION TO RATIFY THE MAYORAL REAPPOINTMENT OF ROBERT POWLESS AS COMMISSIONER OF THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF FLORA FOR A 5 YEAR TERM WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER GENTHE; SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER WILEY.

• Vote: Yes - Stanford, Slaughter, Genthe, Wiley

No - None 

Absent - None; Abstain - None

A MOTION TO PURCHASE THE LAST KNOWN FORD USA CAR IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,000.00 (TOURISM FUNDS) FROM RANDY HARGIS WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER; SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER GENTHE.

• Vote: Yes - Stanford, Slaughter, Genthe, Wiley

No - None 

Absent - None; Abstain - None

Mayor Stanford mentioned that due to all the recent rain, parking for the July 4th activities will be available at the Oil Belt Church Camp with overflow at the fairgrounds.

Commissioner Mike Genthe presented an IDOT resolution.

A MOTION TO PASS A RESOLUTION FOR MAINTENANCE UNDER THE ILLINOIS HIGHWAY CODE (IDOT) FOR THE 2019 OIL & CHIP PROGRAM WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER WILEY; SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER.

• Vote: Yes – Stanford, Slaughter, Genthe, Wiley

No - None 

Absent - None; Abstain - None

Chief of Police Guye Durre recommended the hiring of a new Telecommunicator. A MOTION TO HIRE CICELY REESE AS A TELECOMMUNICATOR, EFFECTIVE JULY 3, 2019 AT A STARTING RATE OF $16.04 PER HOUR PER UNION CONTRACT, WAS BY COMMISSIONER WILEY; SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER GENTHE.

• Vote: Yes - Stanford, Slaughter, Genthe, Wiley

No - None 

Absent - None; Abstain - None

Economic Development Director Luke Eastin stated he is glad to be here and looking forward to getting down to business and thanked everyone for their support.

In the absence of Superintendent of Public Works Toby Rinehart, Mayor Stanford presented items for him.

A MOTION TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER #1 FOR A DECREASE OF $16.20 FOR THE MAPLE STREET AND WORTHEY STREET WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT (WAYNE LAPINGTON TRUCKING & EXCAVATING) WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER GENTHE; SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER WILEY.

• Vote: Yes - Stanford, Slaughter, Genthe, Wiley

No - None 

Absent - None; Abstain - None

A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT NO. 3 IN THE AMOUNT OF $19,078.02 TO WAYNE LAPINGTON TRUCKING & EXCAVATING FOR THE MAPLE STREET AND WORTHEY STREET WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER; SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER WILEY.

• Vote: Yes - Stanford, Slaughter, Genthe, Wiley

No – None 

Absent - None; Abstain - None

City Treasurer Dee McGehee presented three items for Council consideration.

A MOTION TO APPROVE THE FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019 POLICE PENSION FUND ANNUAL REPORT WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER GENTHE; SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER WILEY.

• Vote: Yes - Stanford, Slaughter, Genthe, Wiley

No - None 

Absent - None; Abstain - None

A MOTION TO APPROVE THE 2019-2020 HEALTH INSURANCE RATES WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER WILEY; SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER.

• Vote: Yes - Stanford, Slaughter, Genthe, Wiley

No - None 

Absent - None; Abstain - None

A MOTION TO PASS ORDINANCE NO. 19-3048, AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A TPA AGREEMENT WITH MUTUAL MEDICAL PLANS, INC. FOR THE PERIOD OF JUNE 1, 2019 THRU MAY 31, 2023, WAS MADE BY COMMISSIONER GENTHE; SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER.

• Vote: Yes - Stanford, Slaughter, Genthe, Wiley

No - None 

Absent - None; Abstain - None

McGehee announced that the auditors will be here next week to audit the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year.

There were no other comments from City Attorney Bob Coble or the remainder of Administrative Staff.

ADJOURN

At approximately 4:41 p.m., with no further business to discuss, Mayor Stanford requested a motion to adjourn.

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