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City of Monmouth City Council met October 7

By Michael Abella | Nov 9, 2019

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City of Monmouth City Council met Oct. 7.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

I. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Rod Davies called the meeting to order in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 East Broadway at 6:00 p.m. and led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

II. ROLL CALL

City Clerk Susan S. Trevor called the roll and those answering Present were: Alderman

Justin Thomas, Alderwoman Twomey, Aldermen Daw, Wells, Pinedo, Heatherly and Alderwoman Mary Kelly Absent: Alderman Tony Cook Also Present: Mayor Rod Davies, City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher, City Clerk Susan S. Trevor, City Attorney Marcum Spears, MFD Chief Casey Rexroat, MPD Chief Joe Switzer, Woodard and Curran Director Andy Jackson, IT Director Ken Helms and Building and Zoning Director Joe Clark.

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Approval of the September 16, 2019 Council Meeting Minutes

It was moved by Alderman Wells and seconded by Alderwoman Kelly to approve the September 16, 2019 Council Meeting Minutes. 

AYE: Alderwoman Twomey, Aldermen Daw, Wells, Pinedo, Heatherly and Alderwoman Kelly 

PASS: Alderman Thomas 

ABSENT: Alderman Cook 

NAY: none 

MOTION CARRIED.

IV. PRESENTATION TO THE COUNCIL

A. Presentations or Citizen Inquiries (all inquiries are limited to 3 minutes per City Ordinance)

There were none to be heard.

B. Consent Agenda

1. Approval of Bills

It was moved by Alderman Heatherly and seconded by Alderman Daw to approve the payment of the bills as presented. 

AYE: Alderman Thomas, Alderwoman Twomey, Aldermen Daw, Wells, Pinedo, Heatherly and Alderwoman Kelly 

NAY: none 

ABSENT: Alderman Cook 

MOTION CARRIED.

V. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

A. WIAR 5K Run/Walk Request – Robin Avery

Mrs. Avery presented a request on behalf of WIAR to hold a 5K Run/Walk event on October 27th at 10:00 a.m. The route map and insurance are on file in the City Clerk’s office. It was moved by Alderman Heathery and seconded by Alderman Pinedo to approve the request by WIAR to hold a 5K Run/Walk on October 27th at 10:00 a.m. 

AYE: Alderwoman Twomey, Aldermen Daw, Wells, Pinedo, Heatherly, Alderwoman Kelly and Alderman Thomas 

NAY: none 

ABSENT: Alderman Cook

B. Building and Zoning September Report – Director Clark

✓ Department is continuing work on rental inspections, ordinance violations and permits for new construction.

✓ Midwest Pet Foods is continuing preparing the infrastructure for the construction of their new cold storage building.

✓ Parkins Trucking is pouring approaches from Route 67 to their new building.

✓ Y.M.C.A. is continuing to pour concrete for the new Municipal pool and the bathhouse.

✓ The City thanked Midwest Bank for their partnership with the City in fixing the issues with the building located at 226 S. Main Street.

✓ The City hired Gene Dakin, a retired plumber from Peoria, IL. to conduct its plumbing inspections. The $75 fee for the inspections does not cover his costs; therefore, the fee has been raised to $100.

C. Community Engagement September Report – IT Director Helms

There will a Halloween Open House for children and their parents at the North Fire Station on Thursday, October 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Candy will be handed out along with allowing the children to interact with the firefighters and see the fire equipment and trucks. Sponsors along with the City included OSF, GHAS and Eagleview Clinic in Henderson County.

There have been many upgrades to our Dispatch Center that have been made possible through grants. An open house will be held in the future.

There also have been new tables installed in the Dispatch Center for the dispatchers that make their job much easier.

D. SBA Lease Buyout and Easement Agreement

IT Director Helms explained that SBA has been leasing the monopole tower on City owned property by the South water tower. The company originally offered to the City an amount of $290,000 with an easement agreement. During the due diligence period Sprint merged with T-Mobile, which will affect SBA’s income; therefore, they reduced their original offer of $290,000 to $205,000 with a revenue sharing agreement attached to it. The revenue sharing would come from anyone who is leasing space on the City’s water tower. Director Helms recommended accepting the $205,000 with the revenue sharing agreement offer from SBA. During the ensuing discussion, it was requested that the matter be tabled for further study.

E. Woodard and Curran August Report

➢ The CSO Phase 2 project is being put out for bid this week with a bid opening during the 1st week of November.

➢ An inspection for the WWTP by the EPA was done.

➢ The mud jacking in the 200 block of East Broadway is complete.

➢ The intersection of West 6th and South B is also complete.

➢ MFT road work is finished on North F and G along with South 3rd Street

➢ The remainder MFT road work on West 6th and North and South 11th Streets should be finished in the next two weeks.

➢ The City will be meeting soon with Smithfield to discuss the financing on the updates for the North treatment plant.

F. Placement of Stop Signs

1. South 11th and East 3rd Avenue

Chief Switzer explained that currently there are only crosswalk pedestrian signs at South 11th and East 3rd by Lincoln School. The concern is that there is nothing slowing down the traffic coming from East Broadway and South 11th. Replacement of the crosswalk signal that was at this intersection is too costly; therefore, after studying the situation and talking with the principal of Lincoln, Chief Switzer is recommending the placement of stop signs facing North and South on South 11th as there are already stop signs on East 3rd Avenue. This would make that intersection a 4-Way stop. It was moved by Alderman Wells and seconded by Alderwoman Kelly to have City Attorney Spears draw up an ordinance creating a 4 way stop at the intersection of South 11th Street and East 3rd Avenue. 

AYE: Aldermen Daw, Wells, Pinedo, Heatherly, Alderwoman Kelly, Alderman Thomas and Alderwoman Twomey 

NAY: none 

ABSENT: Alderman Cook 

MOTION CARRIED.

2. West 8th Avenue and South D Street

The Mayor explained that he had received a request from a citizen to place a stop sign on West 8th Avenue as traffic speeds through this intersection and there are many children in this area. After discussion, it was determined that as West 8th is supposed to be a through street and there have not been a significant number of accidents at this intersection that a stop sign would not be placed on West 8th.

G. Mayoral Appointment to Fire Pension Board

Mayor Davies proposed the name of Ryan Painter to be appointed to the Fire Pension Board It was moved by Alderman Heatherly and seconded by Alderwoman Kelly to approve the appointment of Ryan Painter to the Fire Pension Board. 

AYE: Aldermen Wells, Pinedo, Heatherly, Alderwoman Kelly, Alderwoman Twomey and Alderman Daw. NAY: none 

PASS: Alderman Thomas 

ABSENT: Alderman Cook 

MOTION CARRIED. 

VI. ORDINANCES

A. 1st Reading

1. 19-028, Regulating Video Gaming within the City of Monmouth

Administrator Steinbrecher explained that the ordinance the Administration is recommending is to limit the number of machines within each establishment to no more than 5; establish a $50 per terminal fee for the year and $125 fee for each machine within an establishment. The ordinance does not apply to truck stops. After much discussion, it was decided to table consideration of the ordinance to a later date.

2. 19-029, Amending Chapter 115, Section 115.25, Limitation on Number

This amendment to Chapter 115 will eliminate the two vacancies in Class I, which would allow for 12 current licenses and the one vacancy in Class 3, which would allow for 4 current licenses. It was moved by Alderman Heatherly and seconded by Alderman Daw to approve the above stated amendment to Chapter 115. 

AYE: Aldermen Pinedo, Heatherly, Alderwoman Kelly, Alderman Thomas, Alderwoman Twomey, Aldermen Daw and Wells

NAY: none 

ABSENT: Alderman Cook

3. 19-030, Amending Schedule I of Chapter 76, Stop Sign, North 3rd St. and East Franklin Avenue

It was moved by Alderman Daw and seconded by Alderwoman Twomey to approve the placement of stop sign at the intersection of North 3rd Street and East Franklin Avenue going East-West. 

AYE: Alderman Heatherly, Alderwoman Kelly, Alderman Thomas, Alderwoman Twomey, Aldermen Daw, Wells and PInedo 

NAY: none 

ABSENT: Alderman Cook 

MOTION CARRIED.,

VII. OTHER BUSINESS

There was none to consider.

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

It was moved by Alderman Heatherly and seconded by Alderwoman Twomey to adjourn the October 7, 2019 meeting at 7:00 p.m. 

MOTION CARRIED by unanimous voice vote with the exception of Alderman Cook, who was absent.

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