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City of Savanna City Council met February 25

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 26, 2020

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City of Savanna City Council met Feb. 25.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

CALL TO ORDER:

Mayor Chris Lain called the meeting to order on the said date at 7:31 P.M. Notice of the meeting was delivered to all Council members and posted at 333 Chicago Avenue, Savanna, Illinois in accordance with the State of Illinois Open Meetings Act.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

Mayor Chris Lain led the Council in the pledge of allegiance.

ROLL CALL / ESTABLISH QUORUM:

Mayor Chris Lain declared the establishment of a quorum with members in attendance Mayor Chris Lain, Jim Friedenbach, Jocelyn Boyd, Jeff Griswold, Nick Law, Deb Long, Sara Purdom, Pat Sanchez, and Roger Husband. Non-members in attendance were News Media: Mike Nester, Mike Miller, and Colton Ostrum, Comptroller/Treasurer Brittany Hatteberg, Fire Chief Shawn Picolotti, Police Chief Jeff Doran, Superintendent of Public Works John Lindeman, Samantha Ritchie, Jeremy Hughes, and City Clerk Rhonda Weiss.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

After review, Roger Husband motioned to approve the agenda, seconded by Nick Law. All voting in favor, none opposed. Motion passed.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Consideration of the Minutes of the February 11, 2020 Regular Meeting: Roger Husband asked to strike the list of Superintendent of Public Works John Lindeman’s capital expense items from the minutes. Roger Husband motioned to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes from February 11, 2020, with the change, seconded by Nick Law. All voting in favor, none opposed. Motion passed.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Finance Committee, 02/25/20: Pat Sanchez updated the Council on the meeting held earlier. The Finance Committee is currently reviewing Department Head Requests for the 2020/2021 Budget Year. Roger Husband motioned to approve the Finance Committee Report, seconded by Deb Long. All voting in favor, none opposed. Motion passed.

Building & Public Property/Health & Safety Committee, 02/25/20: Roger Husband reported on the meeting held earlier. The Committee is currently reviewing the ordinance for Rental Housing Inspection Regulations. Pat Sanchez motioned to approve the report, seconded by Jeff Griswold. All voting in favor, none opposed. Motion passed.

COMMUNICATIONS:

None for review.

APPOINTMENTS:

None for review.

WARRANT #10A:

Additional Invoices Totaling $171,645.00: Comptroller/Treasurer Brittany Hatteberg explained this is part of Pay Applications #6 and #7 roadway costs. They were previously approved disbursement of funds from EDA money which was recently received to pay Fischer Excavating for their work on the Wacker Road Project. Comptroller/Treasurer Brittany Hatteberg also stated part of Pay Application #6 would be paid for by the loan the city took out from Tax Exempt Leasing Corporation. Pat Sanchez motioned to approve Warrant #10A Additional Invoices Totaling $171,645.00, seconded by Sara Purdom. Roll Call Vote Aye: Jocelyn Boyd, Jeff Griswold, Pat Sanchez, Nick Law, Deb Long, Roger Husband, Jim Friedenbach, and Sara Purdom. Nay: None. Motion passed.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Wacker Road Project Update and Associated Action Items: Nothing to report, project shut down for the winter.

Letter Requesting TIF Funds, Samantha Ritchie: Mayor Chris Lain obtained further information regarding the consideration of the project, and it is acceptable for consideration. Nick Law motioned to approve the letter requesting TIF Funds from Samantha Ritchie dba River Valley Designs, seconded by Roger Husband. Roll Call Vote Aye: Pat Sanchez, Nick Law, Deb Long, Roger Husband, Jim Friedenbach, Sara Purdom, Jocelyn Boyd, and Jeff Griswold. Nay: none. Motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS:

None for review.

CITIZENS, COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Roger Husband thanked Police Chief Jeff Doran for checking into the snow removal as there had been several sidewalks on Wacker Road that were not shoveled in the last storm.

Sara Purdom thanked Police Chief Jeff Doran for the hard work in town since taking over.

Jim Friedenbach thanked the Public Works Department for keeping Clay & Fourth Streets plowed and salted during the last storm.

Superintendent of Public Works John Lindeman wanted to point out the misunderstanding regarding prior billing software purchased for the new water meters was not under his direction but at the direction of another department head and a previous mayor.

ADJOURNMENT:

With nothing further, Mayor Chris Lain made a motion to adjourn at 7:46 P.M.

https://www.savanna-il.us/meetingagendas/20200225council.pdf

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