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City of Oregon City Council met June 11

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 11, 2019

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City of Oregon City Council met June 11.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Present: Mayor Ken Williams

Commissioner Melanie Cozzi

Commissioner Tim Krug

Commissioner Terry Schuster

Commissioner Kurt Wilson

City Clerk/Treasurer Charlene Ruthe

City Attorney Paul Chadwick

Chief Darin DeHaan

Commissioner Terry Schuster started the pledge of allegiance.

Public Comment

Mayor Ken Williams had pictures on the screen of the Street Department employees handing out ice cream that was donated by Jay’s Drive-In at the first Concert in Park. The City sponsored the band “Top Hat” Commissioner Terry Schuster thanked them for volunteering. Also had picture of the Oregon Together volunteers putting flowers around the Welcome to Oregon signs.

Chief Darin DeHaan introduced Shane Mowry he is going to be the new Code Enforcement person. He will be checking on city code violations and parking enforcement in the downtown area.

Patricia Stroh, 1009 S 3rd Street, is concerned about the city allowing chickens. Won’t they draw other animals.

Lee Hadick, 605 S 3rd Street, is also concerned by allowing chickens. We live in a small town, small lots, will be noisy, and will lower home values. Don’t belong here.

Commissioner Kurt Wilson moved to approve the May 28, 2019 minutes, Seconded by Commissioner Terry Schuster.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Terry Schuster moved to approve the payroll in the amount of $47,055.18 and current warrants as listed:

42 Tech Solutions Inc., $39.99

Becker Storage Welding & Equipment, $345.00

Byron Bank, $239.05

Central Bank Illinois, $2,909.12

Cintas, $42.03

City of Oregon, $89.51

Comcast, $288.56

Comcast, $69.95

ComEd, $4,459.19

Constellation New Energy Inc., $9,465.02

Darin DeHaan, $45.00

Dynamic Horizons Computer Service, $187.50

Dynamic Horizons Computer Service, $127.50

Ehmen, $25.00

Envision Healthcare Inc., $326.00

Fidelity Security Life Insurance, $174.74

Fischer’s, $1,819.26

Frontier, $392.93

Hawkins Inc., $891.11

Health Care Service Corp., $15,829.32

James Taylor, $322.74

Moring Disposal, $410.00

MCS Advertising, $75.00

Moring Disposal, $63.00

NAPA, $195.24

NICOR, $296.49

Nikolas Manthei, $50.61

Oregon Autobody, $914.00

Oregon Auto Body, $1,040.97

PDC Laboratories Inc., $172.50

Polland Water, $110.58

Sigma-Aldrich, $501.13

Stillman BancCorp, $1,753.75

Terry Schuster, $320.20

Utility, LLC, $2,500.00

Visa, $75.55

Willett Hofmann & Assoc, $15,417.46

Seconded by Commissioner Melanie Cozzi.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Mayor Ken Williams moved to approve Ordinance No. 2019-105, Second Amendment to Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Redevelopment Project Area, Seconded by Commissioner Terry Schuster.

Discussion: Because of a conflict of interest will need to take Commissioner Tim Krug’s property 103W Washington Street, out of the TIF District.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays. Abstain: Krug,

Mayor Ken Williams moved to approve Ordinance No. 2019-106 Enterprise Zone Amendment, Seconded by Commissioner Kurt Wilson.

Discussion: Mayor Ken Williams said, since the City is a member of the Ogle/Lee Enterprise Zone, the City will get a chance to vote on anything in the two-county area that is in the Enterprise Zone if it expands or new development is added to the zone. Andy Shaw, of Blackhawk Hills Regional Council, announced that the amendment is because a new Truck Stop is being built by the interstate in Rochelle. It will be on twelve acres and employ seventy people.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Mayor Ken Williams moved to approve the request for Water and Sewer Hook ups for new homes, Seconded by Commissioner Kurt Wilson.

Discussion: Mayor Ken Williams would like to lower the water and sewer hook ($250.00 each) on charges for the next ten new homes being built or a time frame of one year, which ever comes first. More homes bring more people, which means more money for the city and taxing districts.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Kurt Wilson moved to approve the Plan Commission recommendation for the Micro Blading Ordinance, Seconded by Commissioner Tim Krug.

Discussion: The salon would be inspected by Health Department, requires a State of Illinois License, and have a physician and parent on site when a child under the age of 18 would have the process done. Commissioner Cozzi asked is it necessary to have a physician available when under 18?

The motion was amended by Commissioner Melanie Cozzi to state that a physician would not need to be on site for anyone under the age of 18, Seconded by Commissioner Kurt Wilson.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Wilson, Williams. Nays: Schuster.

Commissioner Kurt Wilson moved to approve the Plan Commission recommendation to allow Chickens in the City Limits Ordinance No. 2019-104, Seconded by Commissioner Melanie Cozzi.

Discussion: Commissioner Krug would like to table for more information so he can do some more research. Concerned about noise, smell, distance from other residents, and cleanliness.

Commissioner Tim Krug moved to table the Chickens Ordinance for more research, Seconded by Mayor Ken Williams.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Williams. Nays: Wilson.

Commissioner Tim Krug moved to approve Resolution No. 2019-2 Sprint Triathlon, Seconded by Commissioner Kurt Wilson.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Kurt Wilson asked when the fee and fine schedule would be approved? Mayor Ken Williams and Finance Commissioner Terry Schuster will be bringing this information to a future Council meeting.

Commissioner Terry Schuster thanked the Street Department employees for stepping up and handing out the ice creams cups at the Concert in Park, that were donated by Jay’s Drive-In. He also thanked Jay’s Drive-In for donating the ice cream cups. He will also be bringing copies of the budget to review at the next meeting. The reserves are down from last year, with the bad winter more fuel cost, overtime, and contractual work. Also had two employees retire last year.

Attorney Paul Chadwick announced that Paul Shaffner will be going in front of the Judge this Friday on the condition of his property at 601 S 2nd Street. Commissioner Krug asked if he was offered help? What can we do to help? Would have to get volunteers to help and who would pay for it? Does he have the funds to pay? The Attorney, Chief, and Building Inspector have spent several hours on this situation.

Commissioner Tim Krug handed out pictures of the Street Department Buildings. The buildings are in pour condition and the employees must work outside on the vehicles because they won’t fit in the building. With the vehicles sitting outside it is also casing the equipment to rust faster. Commissioner Krug will be getting bids to take the buildings down.

Commissioner Terry Schuster reported the school would consider a program to replace the ash trees in the community that needed to be taken down.

Commissioner Kurt Wilson moved to go into Executive Session to discuss the Fraternal of Police (FOP) Contract for the Police Department, Seconded by Commissioner Tim Krug.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Kurt Wilson moved to reconvene to regular session, Seconded by Commissioner Tim Krug.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Mayor Ken Williams moved to approve the FOP Contract with the changes that the annual raises will be 2.5% for the next four weeks (Year 2023 had 2.55%), and the graduated retiree bonus does not constitute IMRF earnings, Seconded by Commissioner Tim Krug.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Terry Schuster moved to adjourn the meeting, Seconded by Commissioner Kurt Wilson.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Adjourn: 6:41P.M.

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