City of Byron Council met July 11.
City of Byron Council met July 11.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
1. CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Palmgren called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Led by Mayor Palmgren.
3. ROLL CALL – Alderman present: *Todd Isaacs, Emily Gerdes, Mitzi Fulrath, Dan Reilly, John Rickard, Michael Gyorkos, Christy Hanlin. Seven members present by Roll Call Vote. Quorum established.
* - denotes start of the roll call vote
PRESENT Mayor Tom Palmgren
City Attorney Kim Krahenbuhl
Chief of Police Todd Murray
Econ. Dev. Admn. Larry Hewitt
Public Works Dir Jeff Ludwig
Treasurer Kim Gouker
City Engineer Jason Stoll
Citizens Bill Pirnat, Pam Kultgen
4. REVERENCE PERIOD – Mayor Palmgren led the Council in prayer.
5. APPROVAL/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA –Mayor Palmgren added item c. to the agenda under Old Business to include an Ordinance providing for the Regulation of and Application for Small Wireless Facilities. Motion made by Alderman Rickard to approve, as amended, the July 11, 2018, Agenda, seconded by Alderman Fulrath. Roll call vote: Reilly, AYE; Rickard, AYE; Gyorkos, AYE; Hanlin, AYE; Isaacs, AYE; Gerdes, AYE; Fulrath, AYE. Motion passed: AYE 7, NAY 0.
6. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES – Motion made by Alderman Isaacs to approve, as presented, the June 20, 2018, Minutes, seconded by Alderman Gyorkos. Roll call vote: Reilly, ABSTAIN; Rickard, ABSTAIN; Gyorkos, AYE; Hanlin, ABSTAIN; Isaacs, AYE; Gerdes, AYE; Fulrath, AYE. Motion passed: AYE 4, NAY 0, ABSTAIN 3.
7. PUBLIC COMMENT – None
8. TREASURER’S REPORT – No report.
9. LIST OF BILLS – The tentative bills for the City of Byron were presented to the Council for discussion. Alderman Isaacs asked if the charges from Core & Main were due to meter replacements, and Jeff Ludwig confirmed that they are continuing to change 7-8 meters every week. Alderman Reilly asked about the $10,000 bill from the IL EPA. Jeff Ludwig explained this is for a permit to discharge into the Rock River. Alderman Isaacs asked about the $8,430.00 charge from Utility Service Co., and Jeff confirmed this is the quarterly charge for maintenance on the Tower Road Water Tower. Motion made by Alderman Isaacs to approve the payment of bills, dated July 11, 2018, as presented, in the amount of $248,785.35, seconded by Alderman Rickard. Roll call vote: Reilly, AYE; Rickard, AYE; Gyorkos, AYE; Hanlin, AYE; Isaacs, AYE; Fulrath, AYE; Gerdes, AYE. Motion passed: AYE 7, NAY 0.
10. MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor Palmgren informed the council that Gary Treese has been hired as a part time city employee at a rate of $12.00/hour.
11. CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT – No report.
12. CITY ENGINEER’S PROJECT STATUS – Engineer Stoll reported that the Friday Road chip seal was done today, and manhole work has begun on 3rd St. Alderman Isaacs asked if the Headworks project was complete, but Engineer Stoll explained that they are still trying to work through several punch list items that have not been resolved. The city will not pay any more bills towards the project until these items are addressed.
13. REPORT OF DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Director Hewitt reported that the city has closed on the Adams property behind China King. ByronFest still has several items in the storage units which they will be removing soon, and ComEd has been contacted regarding moving their pole. He anticipates having a demo contractor begin work in 2-3 weeks. Engineer Stoll will present a design for the parking lot to committee for review.
Union Street Bar is being renamed Second Chance Bar and plans to open tomorrow after their final inspection at 11am. Alderman Reilly asked about status of Hairy Cow Brewery, and Director Hewitt reported they are anticipating an end of August opening.
14. COMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Community Services – Alderman Rickard reported that his committee reviewed and is recommending approval of the Ordinance Providing for the Regulation of and Application for Small Wireless Facilities, which is listed under Old Business. His committee is also reviewing and revising the outdoor liquor fencing requirements, as well as a review of accessory structures (containers and portable garages).
b. Emergency Services – Christy updated council on status of fencing situation behind the Swedish American clinic. The North/South fence is complete, and the East/West fence will be erected soon.
c. Administrative – The committee reviewed the budget and appropriations ordinance, which is on the agenda for first read tonight.
15. OLD BUSINESS
a. City Budget & Appropriations Approval – Alderman Isaacs presented and discussed the budget summary and budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year for first read. A copy of the Appropriations Ordinance was included in packets as well, and represents 125% of budget for a total of $8,927,750. Both of these items will be voted on at the next council meeting.
b. Ordinance for Travel, Meals and Lodging Expense Reimbursement – This ordinance was passed at the 6/20/18 meeting.
c. Ordinance Providing for the Regulation of and Application for Small Wireless Facilities – Ordinance has been reviewed and recommended by Committee for approval. The Ordinance establishes regulations, standards and procedures for the siting and collocation of small wireless facilities on rights-of-way within the City’s jurisdiction. Motion by Alderman Rickard to approve Ordinance 2018-3, providing for the regulation of and application for small wireless facilities, second by Alderman Reilly. Roll call vote: Reilly, AYE; Rickard, AYE; Gyorkos, AYE; Hanlin, AYE; Isaacs, AYE; Gerdes, AYE; Fulrath, AYE. Motion passed; AYE 7, NAY 0.
16. NEW BUSINESS - None
17. EXECUTIVE SESSION
a. Section 2(c)11 – Pending, probable or imminent litigation
b. Section 2(c)1 – Personnel
c. Section 2(c)(5)(6) – Purchase/Sale of City Owned Real Property
d. Section 2(c)(21) – Review/Approval of Closed Meeting Minutes
e. Section 2(c)(2) – Collective Bargaining Negotiations
Mayor Palmgren advised there was no need for an Executive Session.
a. Next Regular City Council Meeting – Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm.
Mayor Palmgren adjourned the City Council meeting at 6:50 p.m.