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City of Galena City Council met June 10

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City of Galena City Council met June 10.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

19C-0234 – CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Renner called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Chambers at 101 Green Street on 10 June 2019.

19C-0235 – ROLL CALL

Upon roll call, the following members were present: Allendorf, Bernstein, Hahn, Kieffer, McCoy, Westemeier, Renner

19C-0236 – ESTABLISHMENT OF QUORUM

Mayor Renner announced a quorum of Board members present to conduct City business.

19C-0237 – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge was recited.

19C-0238 - REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE

No reports.

19C-0239 – CITIZENS COMMENTS

Beth Baranski, 1015 S. Bench Street – Baranski noted last year the Galena Foundation nominated Turner Hall for the Landmarks Illinois Driehaus Award. They didn’t receive the award; however, in their letter, the committee encouraged them to apply again next year. In talking with them, they requested more photos of people using the hall and a better understanding of the relationship between the Galena Foundation and the City of Galena. Baranski asked for the city’s blessing to resubmit the application.

CONSENT AGENDA CA19-11

19C-0240 – APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 27, 2019

19C-0241 – APPROVAL OF BUDGET AMENDMENT BA19-04 FOR YEAR-END BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS

19C-0242 – APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT FOR A PRE-ENGINEERING TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY OF WEST STREET BY NORTHWEST SURVEYING SERVICES

19C-0243 – APPROVAL OF A REQUEST BY THE KIWANIS CLUB OF GALENA FOR THE 2020 GALENA SPRING RIVER TRAIL RUN ON MAY 16, 2020

19C-0244 – APPROVAL OF THE PURCHASE OF A NEW PICKUP TRUCK AND TRUCK BODY FOR THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENTS FROM FINNIN FORD AND GRANT COUNTY TRUCK FOR $27,866.78 AND $9,570.00

19C-0245 – APPROVAL OF A REQUEST BY VISITGALENA.ORG FOR THE #AMAZING FOR ALL BRIDGE CAMPAIGN, JUNE 14-JUNE 30, 2019

Motion: Kieffer moved, seconded by Bernstein, to approve Consent Agenda, CA19-11 as presented.

Discussion: None.

Roll Call: AYES: Bernstein, Hahn, Kieffer, McCoy, Westemeier, Allendorf, Renner

NAYS: None

The motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

19C-0224 – SECOND READING AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 111 “ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO CREATE A LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALON/DAY SPA BUSINESSES

Motion: Hahn moved, seconded by McCoy, to approve the second reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter 111 “Alcoholic Beverages” of the Code of Ordinances to create a liquor license for salon/day spa businesses amended to include language to prohibit the use of alcohol when receiving a massage.

Discussion: Westemeier stated while he doesn’t have a problem with the license, he would like to have language added which prohibits the use of alcohol before a massage. He has received information that alcohol and massages don’t mix.

Amended

Motion: Westemeier moved, seconded by Hahn, to amend the motion to include language

prohibiting the use of alcohol with a massage.

Amended

Motion

Roll Call: AYES: McCoy, Westemeier, Allendorf, Hahn, Renner

NAYS: Kieffer, Bernstein

The motion carried.

Main

Motion

Roll Call: AYES: Hahn, McCoy, Westemeier, Allendorf

NAYS: Kieffer, Bernstein

The motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

19C-0246 – FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 111 “ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE CLASS A LICENSES

Motion: Hahn moved, seconded by McCoy, to approve the first reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter 111 “Alcoholic Beverages” of the Code of Ordinances to increase the number of available Class A licenses.

Discussion: None.

Roll Call: AYES: McCoy, Westemeier, Allendorf, Bernstein, Hahn, Kieffer, Renner

NAYS: None

The motion carried.

19C-0247 - PRESENTATION OF VISITGALENA.ORG ANNUAL BUDGET

Rose Noble presented the proposed budget for VisitGalena.org and gave a marketing update.

19C-0248 – DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON A REQUEST BY THE GALENA FOUNDATION TO NOMINATE TURNER HALL FOR THE LANDMARKS ILLOINOIS DRIEHAUS AWARD

Motion: Westemeier moved, seconded by Allendorf, to approve the request by the Galena Foundation to nominate Turner Hall for the Landmarks Illinois Driehaus Award.

Discussion: Council thanked them and wished them luck.

Roll Call: AYES: Westemeier, Allendorf, Bernstein, Hahn, Kieffer, McCoy, Renner

NAYS: None

The motion carried.

19C-0249 – DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE ILOLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR THE MARKET HOUSE RESTROOMS

Motion: Allendorf moved, seconded by Hahn, to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the Market House Restrooms, 19C-0249.

Discussion: A draft copy will be sent to the state.

Roll Call: AYES: Allendorf, Bernstein, Hahn, Kieffer, McCoy, Westemeier, Renner

NAYS: None

The motion carried.

19C-0250 - DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT SPECIAL ACCOUNT WARRANTS

The following bills were presented:

Louie’s Trenching Service $23,907.60

Louie’s Trenching Service $54,693.54

Motion: Kieffer moved, seconded by Westemeier, to approve Downtown Sidewalk Reconstruction Project Special Account Warrants.

Discussion: None.

Roll Call: AYES: Bernstein, Kieffer, McCoy, Westemeier, Allendorf, Renner

NAYS: None

ABSTAIN: Hahn

The motion carried.

19C-0251 – WARRANTS

Motion: Bernstein moved, seconded by Allendorf, to approve the Warrants as presented, 19C0250.

Discussion: None.

Roll Call: AYES: Kieffer, McCoy, Westemeier, Allendorf, Bernstein, Renner

NAYS: None

ABSTAIN: Hahn

The motion carried.

19C-0252 – ALDERPERSONS’ COMMENTS

Hill Street – Bernstein advised there is a large section of street in front of 614 Hill Street where there is no pavement. She requested to have Public Works look at it.

Thank you – On behalf of the citizens of Ward 1, McCoy thanked the city for starting the West Street project.

Road Funding – Hahn stated with everything going on in the state with the new budget, he feels we need to be the squeaky wheel to get more stuff done up here.

19C-0253 – CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

Projects – Moran advised he has taken the initial steps to resubmit a couple of projects. The downtown sidewalks and another year and a half of street improvement projects. Both projects are approximately 500,000.

Vacation Rentals – The vacation rental issue will be on the next agenda.

Parking – Parking will be on the next agenda.

Glass Recycling – Glass recycling is still on the table. We are currently waiting for Dubuque to continue with their process with the hopes we can join them in working with the Dubuque County Landfill on recycling our glass.

19C-0254 – MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Renner thanked all for their work on the various projects we have going on.

19C-0255 - ADJOURNMENT

Motion: Kieffer moved, seconded by Hahn to adjourn.

Discussion: None.

Roll Call: AYES: Kieffer, McCoy, Westemeier, Allendorf, Bernstein, Hahn, Renner

NAYS: None

The motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:06 p.m.

http://www.cityofgalena.org/documents/filelibrary/side_tabs/agendas__minutes/city_council_minutes/2019/cc061019_884A9AAF4886E.pdf

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