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City of Effingham City Council met October 1

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City of Effingham City Council met Oct. 1.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

1. OPENING

1.1 Mayor Calls Meeting to Order

Time: 5:00 PM

1.2 Roll Call

Present: Mayor Schutzbach and Commissioners Gillenwater, Moeller, Micenheimer, and Stephens

1.3 Pledge of Allegiance

2. OMNIBUS VOTE AGENDA

2.1 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes (09/17/2019) - City Clerk Nosbisch 

Resolution: Approve

2.2 Resolution No. 133-2019, A Resolution Authorizing the Execution of an Agreement with Economic Development Resources for the Amending of the Tax Increment Finance Plans - Economic Development Director Hull

Resolution: Adopt

2.3 Resolution No. 134-2019, A Resolution Authorizing the Execution of an Agreement with Economic Development Resources for the Amending of South Central Industrial Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Project Area and Plan - Economic Development Director Hull

Resolution: Adopt

2.4 Omnibus Vote Agenda Approval

Resolution: Adopt

Motion to approve by Commissioner Moeller, second by Commissioner Gillenwater. Final Resolution: Motion to approve to approve Carried. 5-0

Yea: Mayor Schutzbach and Commissioners Stephens, Micenheimer, Gillenwater, and Moeller

3. ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS - ACTION ITEMS

3.1 Resolution No. 130-2019, A Resolution Authorizing Execution of Agreement for a Redevelopment Project in the City of Effingham Central Area Tax Increment Finance District With Effingham County - Economic Development Director Hull

This Resolution authorizes an agreement between the City of Effingham and Effingham County for reimbursement to the County for expenses incurred in the elevator rehabilitation project with funds from the Central Area Tax Increment Finance District.

Motion to approve by Commissioner Stephens, second by Commissioner Micenheimer. Final Resolution: Motion to approve Carried. 5-0

Yea: Mayor Schutzbach and Commissioners Stephens, Micenheimer, Gillenwater, and Moeller

3.2 Resolution No. 132-2019, A Resolution Granting Permission to Effingham Sunrise Rotary to Have a Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 27th, 2019 - Tourism Tech, Long Resolution granting permission to Effingham Sunrise Rotary to Have a Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

This Resolution includes an alternate route due to the incompletion of the Jefferson Avenue.

Motion to approve by Commissioner Gillenwater, second by Commissioner Moeller. 

Final Resolution: Motion to approve Carried. 5-0

Yea: Mayor Schutzbach and Commissioners Stephens, Micenheimer, Gillenwater, and Moeller

4. OTHER ACTION ITEMS

4.1 Bills and RequisitionsResolution: Approve

A. Payroll Check Register dated 08/27/2019 $ 282,904.24

B. Check Register dated 10/01/2019 $ 869,863.61

Motion to approve by Commissioner Stephens, second by Commissioner Micenheimer. 

Final Resolution: Motion to approve Carried. 5-0

Yea: Mayor Schutzbach and Commissioners Stephens, Micenheimer, Gillenwater, and Moeller

5. DISCUSSION

5.1 Jefferson Avenue Water Main - Phase II - Bid Letting - Public Works Director Heuerman

Bids for the Jefferson Avenue Water Main Phase II Project (Merchant to Maple) will be accepted on Tuesday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m.

5.2 Resolution No. 135-2019, a Resolution Granting Permission to Stang Arts to Have a Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade on Sunday, November 3, 2019 - Tourism Tech Long

A resolution granting permission to Stang Arts to have a Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade on Sunday, November 3, 2019. *A new route has been proposed due to increased participation.

5.3 Downtown TIF Rehabilitation Project - Michael Brummer - Economic Development Director Hull

Michael Brummer is requesting assistance for his rehabilitation project of the old State Bank building at 214 W Jefferson Avenue. Loft apartments upstairs, downstairs floor will be retail/office commercial space. Funding is available within the budget. This item will be brought back for approval.

Discussion: 5.4 Resolution No. 136-2019, A Resolution Authorizing Execution of Agreement for Construction Engineering Services with Milano & Grunloh Engineers, LLC - Second Street Reconstruction - Public Works Director Heuerman

This Resolution authorizes execution of an agreement in the total amount of $11,500 for construction engineering services with Milano & Grunloh Engineers, LLC for the Second Street Reconstruction project from Fayette Avenue to National Avenue. Payment for this project will be funded by Central TIF.

5.5 Ord. No. 058-2019, An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 29-2019, Appointment Ordinance

This Ordinance amends the previously passed Appointment Ordinance for the Police Chief after the six months as stated in Ordinance No. 29-2019.

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

6.1 Reports from Commissioners

6.2 Reports from Staff - City Administrator Miller; Deputy City Administrator Lock; Public Works Director Heuerman; Economic Development Director Hull; Fire Chief Tutko; Police Chief McFarland; Tourism Director Thoele; City Treasurer Phillips; City Clerk Nosbisch

Public Works Director Heuerman - Phase 5 of Jefferson Ave should be complete by the end of next week. Heuerman discussed the City’s approved grant application for the safety improvements for a railroad crossing identified in the study. This would be paid for out of this fiscal year’s budget with ninety percent funding from grant and ten percent from City funds. City would be responsible for $30,000 towards the project. No objections move forward with project.

Fire Chief Tutko updated the Council on the construction progress for the Fire station 2.

Police Chief McFarland announced the Police Departments grant approval for a $4,000 bullet proof vest grant.

6.3 Public Participation

Speaker #1 Brandon Blume with Green Thumb Industries is seeking an ordinance to allow adult use sales of cannabis and asked to provide a formal presentation at the next Council meeting.

Mayor Schutzbach said that recreational cannabis will be on the agenda as a discussion item at the next meeting, and at that time all public body members will have an opportunity to address the Council with the guidelines established with City of Effingham speaker’s card.

7. ADJOURNMENT

7.1 Adjournment 

Time: 5:25 PM

Motion to adjourn by Commissioner Gillenwater, second by Commissioner Micenheimer. Final Resolution: Motion to approve Carried. 5-0

Yea: Mayor Schutzbach and Commissioners Micenheimer, Gillenwater, Stephens, and Moeller

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