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City of Pontiac City Council met August 19

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 11, 2019

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City of Pontiac City Council met Aug. 19.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Acting Mayor Alvey called to order the meeting of the City Council at 6:00 P.M.

The City Clerk was directed to call roll, and the following members of the Council were present: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille.

Swearing In

City Attorney swore in Acting Mayor Alvey. Jake Campbell was then sworn in as Fire Chief. Jake swore in Joe Hassinger as Fire Captain and Andy Vitzhum as Fire Lieutenant.

CONSENT AGENDA

Acting Mayor Alvey stated that there were five items on the consent agenda. He asked if there was a need to have any item removed for later discussion. Hearing none, motion made by Gabor, second by Bradshaw, that the items on the consent agenda, be approved as presented.

A. Motion by Gabor second by Bradshaw to approve the minutes of the August 5, 2019 City Council meeting as written. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille.

B. Motion by Gabor, second by Bradshaw to approve minutes of the August 14, 2019 Committee of the Whole. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille.

C. Motion by Gabor, second by Bradshaw to approve payment of bills totaling $9,686.00 from the TIF I Fund. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille.

D. Motion by Gabor, second by Bradshaw to approve the payment of bills totaling $242,257.80 from all other funds. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille.

F. Motion by Gabor, second by Bradshaw to approve a parade permit by Pontiac Township High School on October 4, 2019; On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille.

REGULAR AGENDA

A. Redevelopmentt Agreement Approval - Precision Planting

Motion by Hicks, second by Causer to approve the Precision Planting Redevelopment Agreement which involves 75.66 acres owned by the City, including lease of said real estate with purchase option, as written.

On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille.

B. Redevelopment Agreement Introduction - Vermillion Plaza

Discussion on the Vermillion Plaza Redevelopment Agreement. Some of the points of the Agreement: the Developer will make improvements to the buildings except the K-Mart building, receive 75% of the sale tax generated by the Special Business District and maintenance of the shared parking area. The City will work on the redevelopment of the K-Mart building, receive 25% of the sales tax proceeds of the special business district and develop a green space on the parking and vacant land.

C. Street Closing Request - Pontiac United Way/DeLongs Restaurant

Motion by Eckhoff, second by Kallas to approve the street closing of Washington Street from Mill Street to Plum Street, on September 21, 2019 from noon to 12:00 P.M. for the United Way End of Summer bash. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille

D. Vehicle Purchase

Motion by Swanson, second by Hicks to approve the purchase of (2) vehicles, one each for the Police Department and Fire Department, at a cost of $43,530.00 each from Morrow Brothers Ford, the State Bid Contract holder. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille

E. Resolution 2019-R-007 - IDOT Permit

Motion by Myers, second by Bradshaw to approve Resolution 2019-R-007, permit for work in the Right of Way of Route 66 as part of the Sewage Treatment Plant project. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille

F. Bid Authorization - Holiday Road/Deerfield Road

Motion by Gabor, second by Wille to authorize staff to go out for bids for work on the Holiday Road/Deerfield Road. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille

G. Agreement - CAT

Motion by Eckhoff, second by Swanson to approve the agreement contract with Caterpillar and the Pontiac Fire Department for assistance in becoming Confined Spaced Operations certified. Caterpillar will pay for the cost of training and acquisition of equipment needed for training and certification. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille

H. Codification/City of Pontiac Fee Schedule

Motion by Eckhoff, second by Causer to approve the codification and fee schedule, shown separately. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille

I. Acceptance Agreement - Waldmire Bus and VW

Motion by Kallas, second by Hicks to authorize acceptance to dedicate to the City, the Waldmire Bus and VW by the family. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille

Mayor Comments

Acting Mayor Alvey thanked all for the support on his new position with the City.

Administrator Comments

A reminder that the next Council meeting will be Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Council Comments

Alderman Kallas asked about the end of the North Street fence by the railroad. Alderman Hicks asked about the possibility of 3hr parking on South Side of Washington Street in the 300 block.

Public Comments

None

Executive Session

Motion by Eckhoff, second by Swanson to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing and considering collective negotiating matters and for the setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the City of Pontiac, as authorized under Section 2(c)2 of the Illinois Open Meeting Act. On a roll call vote, motion carried 10-0. Aye votes recorded: Alvey, Swanson, Eckhoff, Kallas, Hicks, Causer, Bradshaw, Myers, Gabor and Wille

Adjournment

On motion duly made and seconded, the regular meeting of the City Council was adjourned

https://www.pontiac.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_08192019-674

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