City of LeRoy City Council met August 6.
City of LeRoy City Council met August 6.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm at Le Roy City Hall, 207 S. East Street by Mayor Dean. Council members present were Dawn Hanafin, Rick Kline, Brad Poindexter, Glenn Reinhart, Ron Legner, and Greg Steffen. Absent were Kyle Merkle and Hilary Neal.
Staff members present were Chief Williamson, Officer Spencer, Officer Facer, Dean Buhrke, Ed Allen, treasurer Brad Frankovich, Dave Jenkins and Vicki Moreland.
The consent agenda invoices and payroll were separated from the minutes due to absences of council members at the previous meeting.
Motion was made by Greg and seconded by Ron for approval of invoices for July 16, 2018 in the amount of $124,245.90, invoices for August 6, 2018 in the amount of $177,770.40, payroll expenses for the period of July 6, 2018 totaling $41,070.78, payroll expenses for July 20, 2018 totaling $47,776.43 and payroll expenses for August 3, 2018 totaling $43,878.78. Roll call: Dawn Hanafin-abstain, Rick Kline-yes, Brad Poindexter-abstain, Glenn Reinhart-abstain, Ron Legner-yes, Greg Steffen-yes, Steve Dean-yes. Motion carried 4 yeas, 0 nays, 3 abstain.
Motion was made by Dawn and seconded by Brad for approval of the July 2, 2018 meeting minutes. Roll call: Dawn Hanafin-yes, Rick Kline-abstain, Brad Poindexter-yes, Glenn Reinhart-abstain, Ron Legner-yes, Greg Steffen-abstain, Steve Dean-yes. Motion carried 4 yeas, 0 nays, 3 abstain.
Dave reported that bids for the sewer reline project were scheduled to be received and opened August 29. Scott was planning rip-rap around lagoons, and the main creek reshape and silt removal was scheduled within the next 2 weeks, weather permitting. Parts were being replaced in the aerators in the lagoons and two aerators were being replaced. The close out for the LTCP was in the planning stages.
Chief Williamson reported that Officer Wendt’s last day was Friday, July 27, with Josh Albee being hired as her replacement. The new squad car should be ready in the next 10 weeks.
Gary Tipsord, Superintendent of CUSD #2 was present to discuss the hiring of a School Resource Officer. After discussion and input from Gary Tipsord, Kevin Daugherty, representing the school board, Chief Williamson as well as personnel and council a motion was made by Brad and seconded by Dawn for Approval of hiring a School Resource Officer via a cost-share arrangement with Le Roy Public School District #2. Roll call: Dawn Hanafin-yes, Rick Kline-yes, Brad Poindexter-yes, Glenn Reinhart-yes, Ron Legner-yes, Greg Steffen-abstain. Motion carried 5 yeas, 0 nays, 1 abstain.
Ordinance No. 18-08-01-51, An Ordinance Approving A Variation Of Corner Yard Setback Requirements Of The Municipal Code Of The City Of Le Roy, Illinois, 2003 Title 10, Zoning (510 N. West Street) Failed to Pass on a motion made by Dawn and seconded by Brad. Roll call: Dawn Hanafin-no, Rick Kline-no, Brad Poindexter-no, Glenn Reinhart-no, Ron Legner-no, Greg Steffen-no. Motion Failed 0 yeas, 6 nays.
Motion was made by Rick and seconded by Glenn for Approval of the Façade Improvement Grant application request of $2,500 from Daniel Wiley for the Maker Powered, LLC located at 207 E. Center Street. Roll call: Dawn Hanafin-yes, Rick Kline-yes, Brad Poindexter-yes, Glenn Reinhart-yes, Ron Legner-yes, Greg Steffen-yes. Motion carried 6 yeas, 0 nays.
Motion was made by Greg and seconded by Rick for Appoval of the $12,000 Revolving Loan Funding request for Pizzeria Roma located at 200 E. Cedar, owned by Kristina Finefield. After discussion, Motion was then made by Greg and seconded by Rick to Table the motion until the council received more information. Roll call: Dawn Hanafin-yes, Rick Kline-yes, Brad Poindexter-yes, Glenn Reinhart-yes, Ron Legner-yes, Greg Steffen-yes. Motion carried 6 yeas, 0 nays.
In Old and New business Greg asked about the status of the rail-bed bike trail. Dave stated that he had not heard further from them, but had questions himself regarding who will maintain, especially outside of City limits. Greg also asked about the status of the City Administrator replacement search. A 6 month process timeline has been established for the search with a Personnel Committee meeting expected. Greg asked about the status of the gun range. Chief Williamson stated that it was currently in the final stages of completion and the first qualifications would be held the next Tuesday.
Mayor Dean stated that anyone interested in donating school supplies could drop them off at City Hall.
Motion was made by Glenn and seconded by Brad to adjourn the regular council meeting at 8:19 pm.