City of Morrison Council met September 10.
City of Morrison Council met September 10.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
The Morrison City Council met in Regular Session on September 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Whiteside County Board Room, 400 North Cherry Street, Morrison, IL. Mayor Everett Pannier called the meeting to order. City Clerk Melanie Schroeder recorded the minutes.
Aldermen present on roll call were: Dave Helms, Arlyn Deets, Dale Eizenga, Ken Mahaffey, Harvey Zuidema, Mick Welding, Josh West and Vern Tervelt.
Other City Officials present included: City Administrator Barry Dykhuizen, City Engineer Jason Stoll, City Attorney Tim Zollinger and Chief of Police Brian Melton.
Mayor Pannier asked for a brief silence in remembrance of City Treasurer Evan Haag, who passed away recently.
CA Dykhuizen reported the following:
1) He recognized the Morrison Lion’s Club for a successful Community Recycle day.
2) Fall sports are in full swing at the Sports Complex.
3) The Harvest Hammer and Paint the Town events are on Saturday.
Alderman Deets moved to approve the Consent Agenda, which consisted of the following: August 27, 2018 Regular Session Minutes; Bills Payable; Request for Parade Permit – MHS Student Council; Appoint Anne Mills to Library Board to Fill Sarah Thorndike Vacancy, seconded by Alderman Eizenga. On a roll call vote of 8 ayes (Mahaffey, Zuidema, Welding, West, Tervelt, Helms, Deets, Eizenga) and 0 nays, the motion carried.
Items for Consideration & Possible Action:
1) Alderman Tervelt moved to prohibit parking on Main and Market Streets in the Central Business District between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. after 2” of snow has fallen, seconded by Alderman Helms. On a roll call of 8 ayes (Zuidema, Welding, West, Tervelt, Helms, Deets, Eizenga, Mahaffey) and 0 nays, the motion carried.
2) Alderman Mahaffey moved to approve Resolution #18-12 – Referring Hospital Zoning to the Planning & Zoning Commission, seconded by Alderman Eizenga. On a roll call vote of 7 ayes (Tervelt, Helms, Deets, Eizenga, Mahaffey, Zuidema, West) and 1 abstention (Welding), the motion carried.
3) Alderman Eizenga moved to approve the Wastewater Treatment Plant Application for Payment #24 (Final), Request for Loan Disbursement #25, and Change Order #9, seconded by Alderman Deets. On a roll call vote of 8 ayes (Deets, Eizenga, Mahaffey, Zuidema, Welding, West, Tervelt, Helms) and 0 nays, the motion carried.
4) Alderman Mahaffey moved to approve the Well #5 Pump Repair, seconded by Alderman Eizenga. On a roll call vote of 8 ayes (Eizenga, Mahaffey, Zuidema, Welding, West, Tervelt, Helms, Deets) and 0 nays, the motion carried.
5) Alderman Helms moved to approve Ordinance #18-21 – Historic Preservation Commission – Building Improvement Program Reimbursement Costs, seconded by Alderman Tervelt. On a roll call vote of 8 ayes (Welding, West, Tervelt, Helms, Deets, Eizenga, Mahaffey, Zuidema) and 0 nays, the motion carried.
Other Items for Consideration, Discussion & Information:
1) CA Dykhuizen stated it’s time to update the current Property Maintenance Ordinance to the 2018 version. A draft ordinance was in the packet for council review.
2) CA Dykhuizen discussed options of restructuring the staffing for the Sports Complex maintenance and programs. Aldermen with ideas on how to restructure should visit with him.
3) A draft School Resource Officer Agreement was in the packet. Chief Melton requested that Aldermen contact him with feedback regarding the agreement. He hopes the Agreement can be approved in October.
1) Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1) and 5ILCS 120/2(c)(11), Alderman Mahaffey moved to enter Executive Session to discuss employment, compensation, performance of specific employee(s) and to discuss potential litigation against, affecting or on behalf of the Public Body, seconded by Alderman Zuidema. On a roll call vote of 8 ayes (West, Tervelt, Helms, Deets, Eizenga, Mahaffey, Zuidema, Welding) and 0 nays, the motion carried. Executive Session began at 8:02 p.m.
2) Regular session resumed at 9:08 p.m. There was no action as a result of Executive Session.
There will be a special council meeting on 9/19 at 8 a.m. at the Super Wash Conference Room to hear a review of the Main Street project.
On October 6th, a group of volunteers will gather at the GE building to construct bleachers.
Mayor Pannier has been contacted by GE representatives, who are asking the City to take over all utility costs.
Being no further business, Alderman Eizenga moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Alderman Zuidema. On a voice vote, the motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:13 p.m.