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City of Quincy City Council met April 15

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 17, 2019

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City of Quincy City Council met April 15.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

The regular meeting of the City Council was held this day at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Kyle A. Moore presiding.

The following members were present:

Ald. Goehl, Bergman, Bauer, Ernst, Havermale, Farha, Sassen, Rein, Lepper, VanCamp, Reis, Heinecke, Holtschlag. 13.

Absent: Ald. Entrup. 1.

Ald. Sassen moved Alderman Entrup be excused from this meeting. Motion carried.

The minutes of the regular meeting of the City Council held April 9, 2019, were approved on a motion of Ald. Havermale. Motion carried.

Legal Counsel: Assistant Corporation Counsel Bruce Alford.

PETITION

By the District requesting permission to close Maine St., 4th to 6th, on June 28th from 12 noon to June 30th 6:00 p.m. for the Quincy Art Festival, Food Court, Blues in the District and District Street Concert. A stage will be set up for live music at 5th & Maine St. with the stage facing east. There will be barriers for crowd control, 3 off-duty security officers for security and will have volunteers for cleanup. Barricades needed. They are also requesting to waive Section 111.096 (Consumption and possession of liquor on public street, public alley, public sidewalk or public parking lot) on 6/28 from 5 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; 6/29 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 6/30 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Section 132.01 (Peace Disturbance) from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the above designated areas with proper permits being obtained. They are requesting to close the parking stalls on the north side of Washington Park and half on the East and South sides of the Park Friday, June 28th from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and again on June 29th from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for artists to unload and restock their booths. Signs removed by 10:00 a.m. to make room for Q-FEST attendees.

Ald. Holtschlag moved the prayer of the petition be granted and the proper authorities notified. Motion carried.

SALES TAX REPORT

The report of the Illinois Department of Revenue showing sales tax collected for the month of January, 2019, in the amount of $668,507.79 was ordered received and filed on a motion of Ald. Farha. Motion carried.

HOME RULE SALES TAX REPORT

The report of the city’s 1-1/2% home rule sales tax collected for the month of January, 2019, in the amount of $613,987.14 was ordered received and filed on a motion of Ald. Farha. Motion carried.

NOTICES OF PREHEARING CONFERENCES

Notice of prehearing by the Illinois Commerce Commission on its own motion vs. Ameren Illinois Co. d/b/a Ameren Illinois (Zone I) reconciliation of revenues collected under coal tar riders with prudent costs associated with coal tar cleanup expenditures in the office of the Commission, Springfield, IL, on April 17th at 10:00 a.m.

Ald. Havermale moved the notice be referred to the Legal Department. Motion carried.

Notice of prehearing by the Illinois Commerce Commission on its own motion vs. Ameren Illinois Co. d/b/a Ameren Illinois (Zone II) reconciliation of revenues collected under coal tar riders with prudent costs associated with coal tar cleanup expenditures in the office of the Commission, Springfield, IL, on April 17th at 10:30 a.m.

Ald. Havermale moved the notice be referred to the Legal Department. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, there has been presented to and there is now before the meeting of the City Council of the City of Quincy, Adams County, Illinois (the “City”) at which this Resolution is adopted, the form of an “Intergovernmental Agreement for the Reconstructing City Municipal Parking Lot D” (the “Agreement”), to be entered into by and between the City and the County of Adams, State of Illinois (collectively, the “Parties”).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, as follows:

Section 1. That the form of the Agreement by and between the Parties, in substantially the form thereof which has been presented to and is now before the meeting of the Corporate Authorities at which this Resolution is adopted, be and the same is hereby authorized and approved.

Section 2. That for and on behalf of the City, the Mayor is hereby authorized to execute and deliver the Agreement and the City Clerk is hereby authorized to attest to the same.

This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, as provided by law. 

PASSED and APPROVED this 16th day of April, 2019.

Kyle Moore, Mayor

Jenny Hayden, City Clerk

Ald. Havermale moved for the adoption of the resolution, seconded by Ald. Ernst, and on the roll call the following vote resulted: Yeas: Ald. Farha, Sassen, Lepper, VanCamp, Reis, Heinecke, Holtschlag, Goehl, Bergman, Bauer, Ernst, Havermale. 12. Nay: Ald. Rein. 1. Absent: Ald. Entrup. 1. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, on August 6, 2018, the Quincy City Council awarded a contract to Prairie State Plumbing and Heating for the rehabilitation of the Chestnut Street pumping station and improvements to the Water Treatment Plant pumping system; and,

WHEREAS, during construction of the project the following occurred:

- A 20” discharge valve seized in the closed position during construction requiring the valve to be cut out and replaced; 

- One (1) of two (2) 20” valves inside the pump station failed and required a 12” line stop to remove the discharge header;

- A leaded joint on a 20” pipe beneath the pump station floor had deteriorated and required removal and replacement of a section of 20” cast iron pipe;

WHEREAS, the work has been completed in a satisfactory manner and a change order has been submitted in the amount of $170,000.00 over the approved project cost; and,

WHEREAS, the additional work will be funded through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s low interest loan program; now,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Director of Utilities and Engineering and the Utilities Committee recommend to the Mayor and Quincy City Council that the project change order in the amount of $170,000.00 be approved and payment be made to Prairie State Plumbing & Heating Inc., of Athens, Illinois.

Jeffrey Conte, P.E.

Director of Utilities & Engineering

Ald. Bauer moved for the adoption of the resolution, seconded by Ald. Havermale, and on the roll call each of the 13 Aldermen voted yea, with 1 absent. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE

Second presentation of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Adopting The Annual Operating Budget For The City Of Quincy, Illinois, For The Fiscal Year Ending April 30, 2020.

Request to Speak

Written request to speak under suspended rules by Jeff Kerkhoff, on the 2020 budget.

Rules Suspended

Ald. VanCamp moved the rules be suspended at this time to hear from the above individual. Motion carried.

Jeff Kerkhoff did an analysis on the 2020 fiscal year budget with the fiscal year 1975. He suggested the Council not only look at pension costs but other expenses involved in running the city. If it isn’t paying off, maybe the city should get out of it. He had a handout for the City Council.

Ald. Rein moved the rules be resumed. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE

Second presentation of an ordinance entitled: A Special Ordinance Authorizing The Ceding Of Private Activity Bonding Authority. (Reallocate to the Western Illinois Economic Development Authority its 2019 private activity volume bonding cap in the amount of $4,231,815 to be used to support projects that will provide job opportunities and new investments.)

ORDINANCE

Second presentation of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 52 (Water) Of The Municipal Code Of The City Of Quincy. (monthly billing)

ORDINANCE

First presentation of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Amending Article II (Hotel Operators Tax) Of Chapter 45 Of The Municipal Code Of The City Of Quincy. (includes homestays, private rooms, vacation rental)

Ald. Sassen moved the ordinance be read by its title, seconded by Ald. VanCamp. Motion carried. The City Clerk read the ordinance by its title.

ORDINANCE

First presentation of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 40 Boards And Commissions Of The Municipal Code Of The City Of Quincy. (adds Quincy Public Arts Commission)

Ald. Farha moved the ordinance be read by its title, seconded by Ald. Reis. Motion carried. The City Clerk read the ordinance by its title.

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE

Ald. Farha, seconded by Ald. Sassen, moved the reports be received and vouchers be issued for the various amounts and on the roll call each of the 13 Aldermen voted yea, with 1 absent. Motion carried.

MOTIONS

Ald. Ernst moved to allow a dumpster on city right-of-way at 3303 Lindell Street starting Tuesday, April 16th, for two weeks. Motion carried.

Ald. Lepper referred to the Traffic Commission a request for 3-Way “Stop” signs on New Castle intersecting with South 38th. Motion carried.

Ald. Lepper moved to allow a block party on May 3rd from 4:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. blocking Woodlawn Trail and Quail Creek at Harrison. Motion carried.

Ald. VanCamp moved to allow a dumpster on city right-of-way at 609 S. 15th starting Tuesday, April 16th, for one week. Motion carried.

The City Council adjourned at 7:21 p.m. on a motion of Ald. Havermale. Motion carried.

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