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City of Dixon City Council met May 6

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 17, 2019


City of Dixon City Council met May 6.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Arellano at 5:30pm.

ROLL CALL

Councilman Marshall, Venier, and Mayor Arellano answered Roll Call. Absent: Councilman Considine. The Pledge of Allegiance was cited, invocation was given by Reverend Paulette Farrar.

OATH OF OFFICE

City Clerk Keesha Blumhoff gave the Mayoral Oath of Office to Liandro Arellano, Jr. Mayor Liandro Arellano, Jr. gave the Councilman Oath of Office to Mike L. Venier,

Mayor Liandro Arellano, Jr. gave the Councilman Oath of Office to Mary A. Oros. A small break was taken for pictures.

WORK SESSION 

None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Councilman Oros moved that the minutes of the Regular Session Council Meeting and Executive Session Council Meeting of Monday, April 15, 2019 and the minutes of the Special Council Meetings of Thursday, April 11, 2019 and Monday, April 29, 2019; be accepted and placed on file. Seconded by Councilman Venier. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

APPROVAL OF TOTAL LABOR AND OUTSIDE CLAIMS

Councilman Marshall moved that the total labor and outside claims in the amount of $811,226.66 & $150,110.10 be approved and ordered paid. Seconded by Councilman Venier. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

YEAR-TO-DATE FINANCIALS

Councilman Venier moved that the year-to-date Financial Summary through March 2019 be accepted. Seconded by Councilman Marshall. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS 

None

CITY MANAGER REPORT

City Manager Langloss spoke about the Municipal Court research, there should be something brought before the Council soon. For the grant, for Safe Passage, there needs to be a change of our contract with Sinnissippi, which is to be voted on later in the meeting. The Splash Pad – have raised approximately $81,000, more pledges are coming in. He gave an update on the progress of the project. He spoke about the possibility of creating a Deputy Treasurer, no additional compensation, position. The Treasurer is the only one who can sign certain legal documents, and with the leave of absence of our Treasurer there may be a signature needed during her absence.

COUNCIL REPORTS

Mayor Arellano – Proclaimed May 2019 Electrical Safety Month. He has had conversations with citizens regarding the water cost with the new meters. Need to review the actual percentage increase over all users once all meters are in place. He spoke about the marijuana dispensaries and the legal options for the City. He has submitted the I-88 signage applications, there are six guaranteed spots and seven applications were submitted. Councilman Venier is serving on the DCCMS search committee for their new director. CEO training program will be at Northland Mall tomorrow. The Northern Illinois Mayor meeting will be June 13 if any councilmember would like to attend, he would like to host one of the meetings this year.

Councilman Considine – Absent

Councilman Marshall – Welcome Mary Oros, he is looking forward to working with her. Thanked Kevin Marx for his years of service.

Councilman Oros – She congratulated DCCMS on a successful gala event this past weekend, it was well attended. She thanked all who worked, businesses who helped, and community members who attended. She is excited to be here.

Councilman Venier – Welcomed Mary Oros, looking forward to the years ahead. Excited to be a part of the search for the next director, a new vibrant member to the Dixon Chamber of Commerce Main Street.

BOARD & COMMISSIONS REPORTS

Mayor Arellano stated that the Building Report, Veteran’s Park Meeting Minutes Meeting Minutes are on file.

VISITOR/PUBLIC COMMENT

Mark Maronde addressed the Council asking what the status of his request is. Mayor Arellano stated he has talked with the Building Department but still needs to have more conversations with the Council, but he has not seen any who are wanting the change. Mr. Maronde thanked the Council for their time.

**Moved up in the Meeting**

AWARDING BID FOR DEPOT AVENUE STREET IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (Martin & Company Excavating)

Councilman Marshall moved to award the bid for the Depot Avenue Street Improvements Project to Martin & Company Excavating for their low-bid amount of $977,540.09. Seconded by Councilman Venier. City Manager Langloss explained the request. Discussion ensued. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

**Moved up in the Meeting**

ENGINEERING AGREEMENT WITH FEHR GRAHAM (Construction phase of Depot Avenue Street Improvement Project)

Councilman Oros moved to approve the engineering agreement with Fehr Graham Engineering & Environmental for the construction phase services related to the Depot Avenue Street Improvement Project. Seconded by Councilman Marshall. City Manager Langloss explained the request. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

REFER PETITION OF AMENDMENT OF ZONING TO THE PLAN COMMISSION (Autodoc Inc.)

Councilman Venier moved to refer the petition for a zoning change from Autodoc to the Plan Commission. Seconded by Councilman Marshall. Attorney LeSage noted that at this point the Council doesn’t weigh in any opinions on the request. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

**Moved up in the Meeting**

REFER PETITION OF VARIANCE TO THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS (Set back variance for PADS Shelter)

Councilman Marshall moved to refer the petition for set-back variance to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Seconded by Councilman Oros. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

**Moved up in the Meeting**

APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT DIXON PARK DISTRICT

Councilman Oros moved to approve the intergovernmental agreement between the City and the Dixon Park District. Seconded by Councilman Venier. City Manager Langloss explained the request and the agreement. Discussion ensued. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

ORD# 3138 – ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LIQUOR CODE DIXON CITY MARKET

Attorney LeSage and Mayor Arellano explained the ordinance. Discussion ensued. Councilman Venier moved to approve the ordinance amending the Liquor Code in connection with the Dixon City Market pursuant to the request of Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Inc. Seconded by Councilman Marshall. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

ORD# 3139 – ORDINANE AMENDING THE LIQUOR CODE ROSBROOK STREET FAIR

Councilman Oros moved to approve the ordinance amending the Liquor Code in connection with the Rosbrook Street Fair pursuant to the request from Rosbrook. Seconded by Councilman Venier. Mayor explained the request, discussion ensued. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

NOTE

Mayor noted that there is still one outstanding liquor license holder. When adjusting the liquor code he would like to add timelines with fees.

ORD# 3140 – AMENDING THE DIXON CITY CODE TITLE 3, CHAPTER 4, SECTION 3-4-3 (Repairing Injury to Streets and Public Ways) and TITLE 3, CHAPTER 14C, SECTION 3-14C-19 (Cleanup and Restoration)

Code Enforcement Officer Joe Bay explained the request for the ordinance. Discussion ensued. Councilman Venier moved to approve the ordinance relating to repair and restoration of City sidewalks following damage caused by others when performing work in City right of way. Seconded by Councilman Marshall. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

RES# 2671-19 – AUTHORIZE APPLICATION OF SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS

Councilman Marshall moved to authorize the application of settlement proceeds in the amount up to $1,500,000.00 to donate to the City of Dixon Fire Pension Liability. Seconded by Councilman Oros. Discussion ensued. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

APPROVAL TO AMEND CONTRACT WITH SINNISSIPPI CENTERS FOR SAFE PASSAGE COORDINANTOR

Councilman Oros moved to authorize the City Manager to sign the amended contract with Sinnissippi Centers for a Safe Passage Coordinator. Seconded by Councilman Marshall. Mayor Arellano explained the request. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH DIXON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAIN STREET INC.

Mayor explained the request, and discussion ensued. Councilman Venier moved to authorize the City Manager to sign the contract with Dixon Chamber of Commerce Main Street Inc. Seconded by Councilman Marshall. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

APPROVAL OF ROAD CLOSURES FOR DIXON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAIN STEET INC. 2019 DOWNTOWN AND RIVERFRONT EVENTS.

Councilman Marshall moved to approve the requested road closures from Dixon Chamber of Commerce Main Street Inc. for their 2019 events. Seconded by Councilman Oros. Discussion ensued. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

APPROVAL OF ROAD CLOSURES FOR ROSBROOK STREET FAIR (100 block of South Peoria Ave)

Councilman Oros moved to approve the closure of the 100 block of South Peoria Avenue from noon to 1:00pm on June 8, 2019. Seconded by Councilman Venier. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

APPROVAL OF ROAD CLOSURES FOR THE PETUNIA FESTIVAL

Discussion ensued. Councilman Oros moved to approve the requested road closures requested for the Petunia Festival 2019. Seconded by Councilman Marshall. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

APPROVAL OF AWARDING BID FOR THE ANN AVENUE WATER MAIN MATERIALS BID (Core & Main LP)

Councilman Marshall moved to award the Ann Avenue water main materials bid to Core & Main LP in the amount of $73,400.20. Seconded by Councilman Oros. City Manager Langloss explained the request, discussion ensued. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

ADJOURMENT

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Councilman Oros moved that the Regular Council Meeting of Monday, May 6, 2019, be adjourned to meet in Regular Session on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Seconded by Councilman Venier. Voting Yea: Councilman Marshall, Oros, Venier, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

The meeting adjourned at 6:54pm.

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