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City of Dixon City Council met June 3

By Michael Abella | Sep 11, 2019

Meeting 07

City of Dixon City Council met June 3.

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 Oros, Considine, Marshall and Mayor Arellano answered Roll Call. The Pledge of Allegiance was cited, invocation was given by Reverend Bunion Cocar.

PRESENTATION

Representative Tom Demmer presented a Resolution that passed from the House of Representatives commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Dixon Arch. He presented a copy of the Resolution to the Council.

RECOGNITIONS

Were cancelled due to the Boys Baseball Team competing at State. They will be done at the next scheduled meeting.

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Retirement, Promotions & New Hire

Retirement of Deputy Chief Mark Callison - Chief Shipman spoke about Deputy Chief Callison’s career with the Dixon Fire Department. He presented him with a plaque and congratulated him on his retirement. Union President Aaron Brown presented Deputy Chief Callison with an Axe and spoke about his experiences with him. Deputy Chief Callison introduced his family and spoke to the crowd.

Promotion of Captain David Lohse to Deputy Chief – Chief Shipman spoke about Captain Lohse’s career with the Dixon Fire Department. Pinning ceremony was held, and then Mayor Arellano gave the Oath of Office. Deputy Chief Lohse introduced his family and thanked the Council.

Promotion of Lieutenant Jesse Arjes to Captain – Chief Shipman spoke about Lt. Arjes’ career with the Dixon Fire Department. Pinning ceremony was held, and then Mayor Arellano gave the Oath of Office. Captain Arjes introduced his family and thanked everyone.

Promotion of Firefighter Aaron Brown to Lieutenant – Chief Shipman spoke about Firefighter Brown’s career with the Dixon Fire Department. Pinning ceremony was held, and then Mayor Arellano gave the Oath of Office. Lt. Brown introduced his family and thanked the department members.

Firefighter/Paramedic Oath of Office – Brandon Boettcher. Chief Shipman spoke about Firefighter Boettcher’s schooling and experience. Pinning ceremony was held, and then Mayor Arellano gave the Oath of Office. Firefighter Boettcher introduced his family and friends and thanked them for coming.

BRIEF BREAK

A brief break was taken for pictures

WORK SESSION None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Councilman Marshall moved that the minutes of the Regular Session Council Meeting of Monday, May 20, 2019; be accepted and placed on file. Seconded by Councilman Oros. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, Marshall, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

APPROVAL OF TOTAL LABOR AND OUTSIDE CLAIMS

Councilman Oros moved that the total labor and outside claims in the amount of $565,362.48 be approved and ordered paid. Seconded by Councilman Considine. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, Marshall, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS 

None

CITY MANAGER REPORT 

None

COUNCIL REPORTS

Mayor Arellano – spoke about the Bonnell Expo, High School Baseball playing at Augustana, Representative Demmer’s Capital Bill, grants and what is going on in the Capital. Riverfront Commission, is there support for reconstituting. Tim Broos, past Citizen of the Year passed away.

Councilman Considine – commented on the enthusiasm of the Fire Department and their families. We are very fortunate for our City Employees.

Councilman Marshall – Congratulations to all the Fire Department promotions and Deputy Chief Callison’s retirement. Noted he may be leaving the meeting early.

Councilman Oros – Congratulations to the Fireman, gave a huge recognition for what they have done for our community. Condolences to the family and friends of Tim Broos.

Councilman Venier – None.

BOARD & COMMISSIONS REPORTS 

Reports on file: Historic Preservation Meeting Minutes

VISITOR/PUBLIC COMMENT

Louis Cecchetti – complaint about Timber Industries. Shrapnel from the company has been found on the property at the corner of 8th and Monroe, and gone through the roof of the garage. Items have come within feet of where people could have been on the property. Discussion ensued.

ORD# 3143 – AMENDING TITLE 1 OF THE DIXON CITY CODE (Administrative Hearing Procedures)

Councilman Considine moved to approve the ordinance amending Title 1 of the Dixon City Code (Administrative Hearing Procedures). Seconded by Councilman Marshall. Attorney LeSage explained the ordinance. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, Marshall, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

**Moved Up**

APPROVAL OF CONTRACT MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS, INC

Councilman Marshall moved to approve the contract with Municipal Systems Inc. Seconded by Councilman Oros. City Manager Langloss explained the request, discussion ensued. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, Marshall, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

**Moved Up**

APPROVAL OF PAY RAISE FOR FULL-TIME NON-UNION CITY EMPLOYEES FOR FY20

Councilman Oros moved to approve to increase the base wages or base salary, as applicable, of each non-union employee of the City of Dixon by 2.5% for fiscal year 2019-2020. Seconded by Councilman Marshall. It was noted that this does not apply to employees with a contract or part- time employees. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, Marshall, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

*Councilman Marshall exited the meeting at 6:42pm.

RES# 2678-19 – APPOINTMENT TO PLAN COMMISSION ERIC FERGUSON

Councilman Considine moved to approve the appointment of Eric Ferguson to the City of Dixon Plan Commission for a term commencing June 3, 2019 and ending April 30, 2024, or until his successor is duly appointed and qualified. Seconded by Councilman Oros. Mayor Arellano spoke about the appointment. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

RES# 2679-19 – AMEND FY19/20 BUDGET – WATER DEPARTMENT

Councilman Oros moved to amend the FY20 budget with respect to the Depot Avenue Water Main Project. Seconded by Councilman Considine. Asst. City Manager/Public Works Director Heckman explained the resolution, and discussion ensued. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

APPROVAL TO PURCHASE A SKID LOADER FOR WASTE WATER

Councilman Considine moved to approve the purchase of a skid loader from Miller-Bradford for $36,578.00. Seconded by Councilman Oros. Asst. City Manager/Public Works Director Heckman explained the request. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

REFER PETITION TO THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PADS SHELTER

Councilman Oros moved to refer the petition from the Dixon PADS Shelter, for setback variance to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Seconded by Councilman Considine. Voting Yea:

Councilman Oros, Considine, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

REFER PETITION TO THE PLAN COMMISSION COUNTRYSIDE PLAZA PARCEL 1 & 2

Councilman Oros moved to refer the petition for re-plat and rezone of Countryside Plaza to the Plan Commission. Seconded by Councilman Considine. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

APPROVAL TO ACCEPT PROPOSAL FROM DAVENPORT ELECTRIC FOR MAST ARM REPLACEMENT

Councilman Oros moved to accept the proposal from Davenport Electric for mast arm replacement. Seconded by Councilman Considine. Asst. City Manager/Public Works Director Heckman explained the request. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Councilman Considine moved that the Regular Council Meeting of Monday, June 3, 2019, meet in Executive Session to discuss probable or imminent litigation pursuant to Section 2(c)(11) of the Open Meetings Act. Seconded by Councilman Oros. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

RECONVENE MEETING

Councilman Oros moved that the Regular Council Meeting of Monday, June 3, 2019 reconvene into Open Session. Seconded by Councilman Considine. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

CONVERSATION

Discussion ensued regarding the Public Comment. Discussion ensued regarding making future annexation plans.

ADJOURMENT

Councilman Considine moved that the Regular Council Meeting of Monday, June 3, 2019, be adjourned to meet in Regular Session on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Seconded by Councilman Oros. Voting Yea: Councilman Oros, Considine, and Mayor Arellano. Motion Carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:00pm.

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