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Arcola City Council met November 4

By East Central Reporter Reports | Dec 3, 2019

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Arcola City Council met Nov. 4.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Mayor Ferguson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present were Alderpersons Huckstep, Smith, Hensley, Ferguson and Budd. Alderman Foran was not present. City Administrator Wagoner, Treasurer Anderson and Attorney Bequette were also present.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Alderwoman Huckstep led the council and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

PUBLIC COMMENT There was none.

APPROVAL OF OCTOBER 21, 2019 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES Alderman Budd moved to approve the October 21, 2019 council meeting minutes as presented and was seconded by Alderman Hensley. Roll call vote, Huckstep, aye; Smith, aye; Hensley aye; Ferguson, abstain; Budd, aye. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF OCTOBER 19, 2019 THROUGH NOVEMBER 01, 2019 BILLS

Alderwoman Huckstep moved to approve the October 19, 2019 – November 01, 2019 bills as presented and was seconded by Alderman Hensley. Roll call vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF THE TREASURER’S REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2019 Alderman Smith moved to approve the Treasurer’s report for October 2019 as presented and was seconded by Alderwoman Ferguson. Roll call vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER ZONING OFFICER’S REPORT The Zoning Officer reported 4 permits issued in the month of October with valuation of $146,400 and fees in amount of $291.20 collected. Also 3 Variance/Special Use Applications were received with fees totaling $135 collected. Alderman Smith moved to approve the October Zoning Officer’s report as presented and was seconded by Alderman Budd. Roll call vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION The Planning Commission met October 28th reviewed and recommended the council approve a request from Ronald and Dana Bryant to rezone parcel located at 622 S. Chestnut from R-4 Multi-Family Residential to I Industrial. Alderwoman Huckstep moved to accept the recommendation of the Planning Commission and was seconded by Alderman Hensley. Roll call vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

The Planning Commission also reviewed and recommended the council approve a request from Ronald and Dana Bryant for Special Use Permit for property located at 622 S. Chestnut for the purpose of constructing a 2MW Solar Farm. Alderman Smith moved to accept the recommendation of the Planning Commission and was seconded by Alderman Budd. Roll call vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

CONSIDER AND APPROVE ORDINANCE NO. 19-S-14, TIF 

REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH GRABER BUILDING – STOREFRONT REBATE Alderwoman Huckstep moved to approve Ordinance No. 19-S-14 and was seconded by Alderman Hensley. Roll call vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

CONSIDER AND APPROVE SALARY INCREASE FOR A J ROLEY Alderman Smith moved to approve salary increase for A. J. Roley in amount of $.25 per hour starting next pay period. Alderwoman Ferguson seconded the motion. Roll call vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Alderwoman Huckstep Reported the Budget & Finance Committee met prior to this meeting and received a presentation of the audit for year ending April 30, 2019 from Gilbert, Metzger & Madigan. Also discussed setting Levy for next fiscal year at $290,000.

Alderman Smith Reported the Police, Ordinance & Enforcement Committee met prior to this meeting and discussed a salary increase for Officer Roley, a request from Officer Bean for temporary waiver of the residency mileage and received an update on police projects from Chief Freezeland.

Alderman Hensley Had nothing at this time.

Alderwoman Ferguson Had nothing at this time.

Alderman Budd Had nothing at this time.

As this concluded the business of the meeting, Alderwoman Huckstep moved to adjourn and was seconded by Alderwoman Ferguson. Roll call vote, all ayes. Motion carried.

Adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

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