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City of Quincy City Council met December 9

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City of Quincy City Council met Dec. 9.

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. McKiernan, Entrup, Bergman, Bauer, Finney, Ernst, Farha, Sassen, Rein, Mast, Reis, Awerkamp, Uzelac, Holtschlag. 14.

The minutes of the regular meeting of the City Council held December 2, 2019, and the Town Business minutes of November 12, 2019, were approved as printed on a motion of Ald. Ernst. Motion carried.

Legal Counsel: Corporation Counsel Lonnie Dunn.

Ald. Ernst moved the City Council sit as a Town Board. Motion carried.

TOWN BUSINESS

The City Clerk and Ex-Officio Town Clerk presented and read the following:

Registered Requests to Speak

No one registered to speak.

Report Of The Quincy Township Supervisor For General Assistance

For The Month Of November, 2019.

DISBURSEMENTS

Relief Orders were issued to 11 cases containing 19 individuals at an average grant per case of $362.91

CASH ACCOUNT

Balance November 1, 2019

GA Checking $ 1,147.20

GA Money Market 159,215.40

County Tax Distribution 23.46

SSI Reimbursement 650.00

Interest 92.33

Total $ 161,128.39

Obligations paid during

the month $ (4,134.01)

Balance November 30, 2019 $ 156,994.38

Cindy Brink

Supervisor of Quincy Township

We the undersigned auditing committee to which were referred the above bills respectfully report it has examined same and recommend their payment.

Dave Bauer

Ben Uzelac

Ald. Bauer, seconded by Ald. Uzelac, moved the report be received and vouchers be issued for the payment of disbursements and administrative bills for the various amounts, and on the roll call each of the 14 Aldermen voted yea.

Motion carried.

Report of the Town of Quincy Auditing Committee

Bill Payments for All Vendors

December, 2019

Vendor Amount

Adams 385.02

Alarm Systems 47.50

Ameren Illinois 325.00

Bennett Middendorf (Audit) 3,000.00

City of Quincy Self Insurance 48.72

Digital Copy Systems 34.20

Gerald Timmerwilke 221.48

Illinois School Supply 206.98

Marco 25.00

O’Donnells 53.00

Pictometry (Cama System Assessor) 67,500.00

Quincy Herald Whig 50.85

Quincy Herald Whig 159.55

Total $72,057.30

Committee:

Dave Bauer

Ben Uzelac

Ald. Bauer, seconded by Ald. Uzelac, moved the reports be received and vouchers be issued for the various amounts and on the roll call each of the 14 Aldermen voted yea, with absent. Motion carried.

The meeting resumed its sitting as a City Council on motion of Ald. Uzelac.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the City of Quincy adopted the Quincy Next Strategic Plan in March 2018; and

WHEREAS, the Strategic Plan recognizes the importance of Quincy Riverfront as a place for recreation, tourism, com- merce and residential living; and

WHEREAS, the Strategic Plan calls for conducting a Master Plan to formulate an comprehensive strategy, explore funding mechanism and identifying short, mid and long-term projects that can transform the riverfront into an area of daily activity and attraction; and

WHEREAS, the goal of the Riverfront Master Plan is build public consensus and vision for Quincy’s riverfront from Broadway to Edgewater Park and 3rd Street to the River including addressing the challenging incline that separates the river from the Downtown; and

WHEREAS, to facilitate the development of the Riverfront Master Plan and to be consistent with the Quincy Next Stra- tegic Plan partnership with area agencies an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Quincy, Adams County and Quincy Park District has been prepared; and

WHEREAS, city funding for the Riverfront Master Plan is $150,000 and is available in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 TIF fiscal year budgets;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, commits $150,000 in TIF funds to the Riverfront Master Plan, and

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, the Mayor and the City Clerk of the City of Quincy hereby be authorized to execute and attest, respectively, the “Intergovernmental Agreement for the Development of Quincy’s Riverfront Master Plan a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated by reference as “Resolution Exhibit No.1”.

This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, as provided by law. PASSED and APPROVED this 10th day of December, 2019.

SIGNED: Kyle A. Moore, Mayor

ATTEST: Jenny Hayden, City Clerk

Ald. Uzelac moved for the adoption of the resolution, seconded by Ald. Holtschlag, and on the roll call the following vote resulted: Yeas: Ald. Uzelac, Holtschlag, McKiernan, Entrup, Finney, Mast, Awerkamp. 7. Nays: Ald. Bergman, Bauer, Ernst, Farha, Sassen, Rein, Reis. 7. The Mayor cast a vote of yea. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the City of Quincy strives to invest in the improvement of its infrastructure to provide its residents not only with a safe and secure community in which to work and reside, but also a sense of pride in its community; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Quincy is implementing a Capital Infrastructure Improvement Plan that will invest approxi- mately $33 million towards critical improvements to aging streets, sidewalks and utility infrastructure throughout the City of Quincy, and,

WHEREAS, the Department of Utilities and Engineering has completed a list of proposed road improvement projects that will repair the poorest rated and most deteriorated roads in Quincy’s seven (7) wards and community projects that will benefit all Quincy residents and its visitors; now,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Director of Utilities and Engineering recommends to the Mayor and Quincy City Council that the proposed 2019 Capital Infrastructure Improvement Project List be approved and that the City proceed with the planning, design and bidding of the proposed projects. Said proposed 2019 Capital Infrastructure Plan Project List is attached hereto.

Jeffrey Conte, P.E.

Director of Utilities and Engineering

Ald. Bauer moved for the adoption of the resolution, seconded by Ald. Reis, and on the roll call each of the 14

Aldermen voted yea. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Yard Pump at the Waste Water Treatment Plant recently failed and required immediate repair; and,

WHEREAS, Richards Electric of Quincy, Illinois, was qualified and available to make the emergency repair under Section 44.056 of the Municipal Code of the City of Quincy; and,

WHEREAS, the repair work has been completed in a satisfactory manner and an invoice in the amount of $7,794.99 to cover all the costs associated with the repair has been received; and,

WHEREAS, funds for this type of repair work are available in the 2019/2020 Sewer Fund fiscal year budget; now,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Director of Utilities and Engineering and the Utilities Committee recom- mend to the Mayor and City Council that normal bidding requirements be waived and the invoice from Richards Electric of Quincy, Illinois, in the amount of $7,794.99 be approved for payment.

Jeffrey Conte, P.E.

Director of Utilities and Engineering

Ald. Bauer moved for the adoption of the resolution, seconded by Ald. Mast, and on the roll call each of the 14

Aldermen voted yea. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Department of Utilities and Engineering recently advertised for bids for the 2019 Sidewalk and Concrete Repair Project which consists of the repair and replacement of sidewalks, driveways and curbs and other miscel- laneous work at one hundred fifty-four (154) locations throughout the City of Quincy; and,

WHEREAS, the following bids were received:

Laverdiere Construction Macomb, Illinois $1,335,919.00

D & L Excavating Liberty, Illinois $1,148,370.00

Rees Construction Company Quincy, Illinois $1,094,757.00

Engineer’s Estimate $1,101,472.00

WHEREAS, the bids have been reviewed by the Director of Utilities and Engineering and found to be acceptable;

and,

WHEREAS, funding for these services will be made available through the 2019B GO Street Project Fund; and, 

WHEREAS, to allow for the uninterrupted progression of this project in the event that changes or modifications are required, an additional 10% over the amount of the bid shall be included in the encumbrance for this project; now, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Director of Utilities and Engineering, and the Central Services Committee recommend to the Mayor and Quincy City Council that the bid from Rees Construction Company of Quincy, Illinois, in the amount of $1,094,757.00 be accepted and that the Mayor be authorized to sign the necessary contract documents. 

Jeffrey Conte, P.E.

Director of Utilities and Engineering

Ald. Holtschlag moved for the adoption of the resolution, seconded by Ald. Entrup, and on the roll call each of the 14 Aldermen voted yea. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the City of Quincy utilizes a SCADA system to monitor operations at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, lift stations and combined sewer overflow (CSOs); and,

WHEREAS, the system recently required upgrades to allow for the automation of the plant’s chlorine disinfection system; and,

WHEREAS, Richards Electric Motor Company of Quincy, Illinois, designed and installed the SCADA system that is used by the City and was available and qualified to make the necessary system upgrades; and,

WHEREAS, this work has now been completed in a satisfactory manner and an invoice in the amount of $36,568.51 has been received for this service; and,

WHEREAS, funding for this service is available in the 2019/2020 Sewer Fund fiscal year budget; now,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Director of Utilities and Engineering and the Utilities Committee recom- mend to the Mayor and Quincy City Council that the invoice from Richards Electric of Quincy in the amount of $36,568.51 be approved for payment.

Jeffrey Conte, P.E.

Director of Utilities and Engineering

Ald. Bauer moved for the adoption of the resolution, seconded by Ald. Mast, and on the roll call each of the 14 Aldermen voted yea. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Department of Utilities and Engineering recently requested bids for the rehabilitation of the South Quincy Lift Station that serves the City’s industrial customers in the South Quincy Drainage District; and,

WHEREAS, the following bids were received:

L. Keeley Construction St. Louis, Missouri $1,751,210.00

D & L Excavating Quincy Illinois $1,750,000.00

Laverdiere Construction Macomb, Illinois $1,595,000.00

Keokuk Contractors Keokuk, Iowa $1,498,000.00

Waterkotte Construction Quincy, Illinois $1,382,000.00

WHEREAS, the Director of Utilities and Engineering has reviewed these bids and finds the low bid of Waterkotte

Construction of Quincy to be acceptable; and,

WHEREAS, funding for this project will be appropriated in the 2020/2021 Sewer Fund fiscal year budget; and, 

WHEREAS, to allow for the uninterrupted progression of this project in the event that changes or modifications are required, an additional 10 percent over the amount of the low bid shall be included in the encumbrance for this project; now,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Director of Utilities and Engineering and the Utilities Committee recom- mend to the Mayor and Quincy City Council that the low bid from Waterkotte Construction of Quincy in the amount of $1,382,000.00 be accepted.

Jeffrey Conte, P.E.

Director of Utilities & Engineering

Ald. Bauer moved for the adoption of the resolution, seconded by Ald. Holtschlag, and on the roll call each of the 14 Aldermen voted yea. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the City of Quincy is implementing a Capital Infrastructure Improvement Plan that will invest approxi- mately $33 million towards critical improvements to aging streets, sidewalks and utility infrastructure throughout the City of Quincy, and,

WHEREAS, improvements to water and sewer infrastructure that will include the replacement of watermains, water service lines and sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure at the proposed locations is estimated to cost an amount not to exceed $10 million; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Quincy recently requested proposals for the financing of the improvement and repair of water and sewer infrastructure associated with the Capital Improvement Plan; and,

WHEREAS, two (2) proposals were received and the Director of Utilities and Engineering has reviewed these propos- als and finds them to be acceptable; and,

WHEREAS, the proposal from Mercantile Bank of Quincy offers the City a tax exempt interest rate of 1.92% on a loan not exceeding $10 million for a term of ten (10) years; and,

WHEREAS, repayment of the loan through monthly interest and principal payments will be funded by the Water and Sewer Funds; now,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Director of Utilities and Engineering and the Utilities Committee recom- mend to the Mayor and Quincy City Council that the City enter into an agreement with Mercantile Bank of Quincy for the financing of the Water and Sewer infrastructure improvements and that the Mayor be authorized to execute the necessary loan documents on behalf of the City of Quincy.

PASSED and APPROVED this 10th day of December, 2019.

SIGNED: Kyle A. Moore, Mayor

ATTEST: Jenny Hayden, City Clerk

Ald. Bauer moved for the adoption of the resolution, seconded by Ald. Mast, and on the roll call each of the 14 Aldermen voted yea. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE

Adoption of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Amending The City Code, Section 45 Regarding Hotel/Motel Transient Occupancy Rental Units And Related Matters.

Ald. Farha moved for the adoption of the ordinance, seconded by Ald. Holtschlag, and on the roll call each of the 14 Aldermen voted yea.

The Chair, Mayor Kyle A. Moore, declared the motion carried and the ordinance adopted.

ORDINANCE

Adoption of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Amending Title X (Rules Of Construction General Penalty) Of Chapter 10.99 (General Penalty) Of The Municipal Code Of The City Of Quincy Of 2015. (New possession of cannabis fines.)

Ald. Holtschlag moved for the adoption of the ordinance, seconded by Ald. Entrup, and on the roll call the following vote resulted: Yeas: Ald. Sassen, Rein, Mast, Reis, Awerkamp, Uzelac, Holtschlag, McKiernan, Entrup, Bergman, Bauer, Finney, Ernst. 13. Nay: Ald. Farha. 1.

The Chair, Mayor Kyle A. Moore, declared the motion carried and the ordinance adopted.

ORDINANCE

Adoption of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Amending Title XIII (General Offenses) Of Chapter 136 (Drugs And Alcohol) Of The Municipal Code Of The City Of Quincy Of 2015. (New cannabis ordinance.)

Ald. Holtschlag moved for the adoption of the ordinance, seconded by Ald. Uzelac, and on the roll call the following vote resulted: Yeas: Ald. Bauer, Finney, Ernst, Sassen, Rein, Mast, Reis, Awerkamp, Uzelac, Holtschlag, McKiernan, Entrup, Bergman. 13. Nay: Ald. Farha. 1.

The Chair, Mayor Kyle A. Moore, declared the motion carried and the ordinance adopted.

ORDINANCE

Adoption of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Amending Title XIII (General Offenses) Of Chapter 136 (Drugs And Alcohol) Of The Municipal Code Of The City Of Quincy Of 2015. (New possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.) Ald. Holtschlag moved for the adoption of the ordinance, seconded by Ald. Entrup, and on the roll call the following vote resulted: Yeas: Ald. Bergman, Bauer, Finney, Ernst, Sassen, Rein, Mast, Reis, Awerkamp, Uzelac, Holtschlag,

McKiernan, Entrup. 13. Nay: Ald. Farha. 1.

The Chair, Mayor Kyle A. Moore, declared the motion carried and the ordinance adopted.

ORDINANCE

Second presentation of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Levying Taxes For Special Service Area Known As The Historic Quincy Business District In The City Of Quincy, County Of Adams, State Of Illinois, For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2020 And Ending April 30, 2021.

ORDINANCE

Second presentation of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Levying Taxes For The City Of Quincy, In The County Of Adams, And State Of Illinois, For The Fiscal Year Beginning May 1, 2019 And Ending April 30, 2020.

ORDINANCE

Second presentation of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Providing For The Abatement Of The Tax Heretofore Levied For The Year 2019 Of The City Of Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

ORDINANCE

Second presentation of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 51 (Plumbing and Sewers) Of The Municipal Code Of The City Of Quincy. (Changing to monthly billing.)

ORDINANCE

Second presentation of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance To Establish An Economic Growth Fund.

ORDINANCE

First presentation of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Amending The 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget (2019 B Street Project Funds, $19,001.95)

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

ORDINANCE

First presentation of an ordinance entitled: An Ordinance Amending The District Map Which Is Made A Part Of Section 162.002 Of The Municipal Code Of The City Of Quincy of 2015. (Change R1C District to D5 District, 636 York.)

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

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE

Mike Farha Anthony E. Sassen Jack Holtschlag Richie Reis

Finance Committee

Ald. Farha, seconded by Ald. Reis, moved the reports be received and vouchers be issued for the various amounts and on the roll call each of the 14 Aldermen voted yea. Motion carried.

MOTIONS

Ald. Ernst moved to have the missing sign in Drakewood Subdivision replaced at the corner of Drake Drive and Parkwood Drive. Motion carried.

Ald. Uzelac referred to the Street Light/Right-Of-Way Committee the streetlight that is out at 6th and State. Motion carried.

The City Council adjourned at 7:25 p.m. on a motion of Ald. Ernst. Motion carried.

https://www.quincyil.gov/home/showdocument?id=2374

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