City of Springfield City Council met October 3.
City of Springfield City Council met October 3.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
City Clerk Frank Lesko called the Pre Council Session of the Springfield City Council to Order at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday October 3, 2017 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Center West.
Clerk Lesko read the ordinances on First Reading and assigned to the Committee of the Whole.
2017-444 An Ordinance Authorizing The Purchase Of Two Police Pursuit Vehicles In The Amount Of $57,546.00 Plus $10,384.00 To Equip Said Vehicles For A Total Amount Not To Exceed $67,930.00 Under State Contract PSD 4018432 From Landmark Ford Inc. For The Springfield Police Department
2017-445 An Ordinance Authorizing The Execution Of An Intergovernmental Agreement With The Board Of Trustees O the University Of Illinois On Behalf Of Its University Of Illinois At Springfield Police Department, And The City Of Springfield, Springfield Police Department To Provide Law Enforcement Services To One Another On An As-Needed Basis
2017-446 An Ordinance Regarding The Variance Request Of Section 153.156(A) Pertaining To Right-Of Way Width For Kuhn Farm Addition Minor Subdivision For The Office Of Public Works
2017-447 An Ordinance Regarding The Variance Request Of Section 153.158(B)(2) Pertaining Lot Arrangement At Corgan Minor Subdivision For The Office Of Public Works
2017-448 An Ordinance Adopting The 2017 Arterial Roadway Network Plan Pursuant To Section 153.107 Of The 1988 City Of Springfield Code Of Ordinances, As Amended, For The Office Of Public Works
2017-449 An Ordinance Authorizing The City Of Springfield To Issue A Quit Claim Deed For The Sale Of Rights-Of-Way And Easements For Various Properties Obtained By The City As A Result Of The Capital City Railroad Relocation Authority Act To Union Pacific Railroad For 100% Of The Assessed Valuation For The Office Of Public Works And The Office Of Public Utilities
2017-450 An Ordinance Authorizing Purchase Of A 2015 Tymco 500x Regenerative Street Sweeper From Ej Equipment Inc. For An Amount Not To Exceed $190,000.00 For The Office Of Public Works
2017-451 An Ordinance Authorizing Extension Of Contract #Pw17- 16 With Lake Area Disposal And Waste Management Of Illinois Inc. For 2017 Fall Leaf Collection Services In An Amount Not To Exceed $262,300.00 For The Office Of Public Works
2017-452 An Ordinance Authorizing Execution Of An Agreement With Springfield Township For Annexation Of Property Located At 3298 Terminal Avenue
2017-453 An Ordinance Annexing Certain Described Real Property Located At 2322 East Lake Shore Drive
2017-454 An Ordinance Annexing Certain Described Real Property Located At 38 Hazel Dell Lane
2017-455 An Ordinance Authorizing A Five-Year Renewal Of An Agreement With Sirsidynix To Provide Integrated Services To Lincoln Library In An Amount Not To Exceed $254,157.00 From March 1, 2018, Through February 28, 2023
2017-456 A Resolution Estimating Real Property Taxes To Be Levied Against Fiscal Year 2018 And Finance Expenditures For Fiscal Year 2019
2017-457 An Ordinance Authorizing Additional Payment Of $10,399.24 For A Total Amount Not To Exceed $68,399.24 To PGAV Planners For Determination Of The Feasibility Of Implementing The Peoria Road / Route 66 Tax Increment Financing District For The Office Of Planning And Economic Development
2017-458 An Ordinance Authorizing The Creation Of An Exterior Rehabilitation Program Utilizing Far East Tax Increment Finance Funds In An Amount Not To Exceed $100,000.00 For The Office Of Planning And Economic Development
2017-459 An Ordinance Authorizing The Creation Of A First Responder Home Purchase And New Construction Grant Program In The Far East Tax Increment Financing District Utilizing Far East Tax Increment Finance Funds In An Amount Not To Exceed $100,000.00 For The Office Of Planning And Economic Development
General City Business:
2017-460 An Ordinance To Decrease The Number Of Class “A” Liquor Licenses By One Due To Closure Of Business By 2266 S. 6th, LLC D/B/A The Neighbors Located At 2266 S. 6th Street
2017-461 An Ordinance Authorizing Change Order No. 2 And Additional Funding In An Amount Not To Exceed $488,032.00 Under Contract No. Ue17-02-96 With Apache Industrial United Inc. For Dallman Power Plant Unit 31/32 Selective Catalytic Reduction (“SCR”) And Scrubber Ductwork Systems Repairs For A Total Amount Payable Of $986,486.00 For The Office Of Public Utilities
2017-462 An Ordinance Accepting The Bid And Authorizing The Execution Of Contract Uw18-08-36 – Wood Chipping And Disposal At Lake Services Maintenance Division With Rex D. Evans Aka Evans Cartage Trucking In An Amount Not To Exceed $85,000.00 For The Office Of Public Utilities
2017-463 An Ordinance Accepting Bids And Authorizing The Execution Of Contract Ue18-07-33 – Unit 31 & 32 Restudding & Refractory With G.R.P. Mechanical Company Inc. In The Amount Of $2,246,353.87, For The Office Of Public Utilities
2017-464 An Ordinance Accepting Bids And Authorizing The Execution Of Contract Ue18-08-37 – Electric Construction Contract Services For Electric Transmission And Distribution Division For Planned Repairs With Egizii Electric Inc. A Division Of EEI Holding Corporation And L.E. Myers Co. And For Repairs Caused By Natural Disasters With Egizii Electric Inc., The L.E. Myers Co. And Par Electrical Contractors Inc. In An Amount Not To Exceed $250,000.00 For The Electric Division For Office Of Public Utilities
2017-465 An Ordinance Authorizing Payment To CDW Government LLC For Software Assurance Renewal For Microsoft Server And Database Software For A One-Year Term In An Amount Not To Exceed $79,642.77 For The Office Of Public Utilities
2017-466 An Ordinance Approving A Proposal With Ibiden Ceram Environmental Inc. In The Amount Of $436,000.00 For The Purchase Of 56 New Universal Catalyst Modules For Dallman Power Plant Unit Nos. 31, 32, And 33 For The Office Of Public Utilities
2017-467 An Ordinance Authorizing A Supplemental Appropriation In The Amount Of $115,750.00, For The Former Days Inn Demolition Site For The Office Of Public Utilities
The following ordinances are on tonight’s consent agenda. 2017-267; 2017-423; 2017-424; 2017-425; 2017-426; 2017-427; 2017-428; 2017-429; 2017-430; 2017-431; 2017-432; 2017-437; 2017-438; 2017-439; 2017-440; 2017-441; 2017-442; 2017-443
The Pre-Council session concluded at 5:07 pm.
City Council Regular Agenda:
Mayor Langfelder called the October 3, 2017 meeting of the Springfield City Council to order at 5:30 pm. He invited everyone to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Clerk Lesko took the roll call of members.
Present: Alderman Redpath , Alderman Senor , Alderman Turner , Alderman Fulgenzi , Alderman Proctor , Alderman DiCenso , Alderman McMenamin , Alderman Theilen , Alderman Donelan , Alderman Hanauer , and Mayor Langfelder
Clerk Lesko announced there was a quorum for a meeting.
Mayor Langfelder asked for a moment of silence for the people of Las Vegas.
Next, Chad Lucas an auditor with Sikich LLP gave some highlights of the audit that was performed for fiscal year 17. The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is over and above the basic requirements of audited financial statements. The report that is submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association for the certificate of achievement and excellence in financial reporting is above the requirements that are needed. The audit opinion this is an unmodified opinion which means that everything is fairly presented on audit procedures.
The government wide statements said that there was a change in net position which was a decline of approximately 40 million dollars. The business part had an increase of 3.3 million dollars. This includes the debt and net pension liability related to the pension plans as well as capital assets that are being depreciated.
The fund financial statements, which are the individual funds, show a decline of approximately 2.5 million dollarsin the general fund which is a combination of the corporate fund and the library sub-fund. In total, the governmental funds had a decline of approximately 20 million dollars, and most of that is the capital improvement fund which is to spend down the fund for street projects.
Alderman Senor wanted to know if there was anything that sticks out as needing to be addressed. Mr. Lucas said that post employment benefits, the actuary liabilities; require what the city is to contribute annually. If the city doesn’t make the payments related to the annual required contributions, then that amount becomes a liability to the financial statements.
Next, Mayor Langfelder asked for a motion to dispense with a reading of the minutes of the September 19, 2017 City Council meeting and approve the minutes. Alderman Donelan made the motion and Aldermen DiCenso and Hanauer seconded. The motion passed on a voice vote of 10- 0.
Next, Mayor Langfelder asked for a motion to incorporate the Pre-Council first reading of ordinances into the record of the Council meeting. Alderman Hanauer made the motion with Aldermen Senor and Proctor seconding. The motion passed on a voice vote of 10-0.
Next, Mayor Langfelder asked to incorporate the pre-council reading of the consent agenda into the record. Alderman McMenamin made the motion. Alderman Proctor seconded the motion. The motion passed on a voice vote of 10-0.
Next, Mayor Langfelder asked for a motion to place the amended consent agenda on final passage. Alderman McMenamin made the motion to place the consent agenda on final passage. Aldermen Proctor and DiCenso seconded the motion. The motion passed 10-0 voting yes: Alderman Redpath , Alderman Senor , Alderman Turner , Alderman Fulgenzi , Alderman Proctor , Alderman DiCenso , Alderman Theilen , Alderman McMenamin , Alderman Donelan , and Alderman Hanauer
Next, agenda item 2017-433 an ordinance authorizing execution of an agreement with Wess Partnership L.P. and Cedarhurst of Springfield Real Estate, LLC for annexation of property with no assigned address located at Rachel Lane and Old Jacksonville Road. Mayor Langfelder entertained a motion to recess the regular session of the City Council to a hold public hearing regarding the annexation. Alderman Hanauer made the motion. Alderman Theilen seconded the motion. The motion passed on a voice vote of 10-0. No one came forward to address the annexation. Alderman Hanauer made a motion to adjourn the public hearing and reconvene the regular City Council meeting. Alderman Proctor seconded the motion. The motion passed on a voice vote of 10-0. Alderman Hanauer made a motion to place the agenda item on final passage. Aldermen Turner and Donelan seconded the motion. The motion passed 11-0 voting yes: Alderman Redpath , Alderman Senor , Alderman Turner , Alderman Fulgenzi , Alderman Proctor , Alderman DiCenso , Alderman Theilen , Alderman McMenamin , Alderman Donelan , Alderman Hanauer and Mayor Langfelder
Next, agenda item 2017-434 an ordinance annexing certain described real property with no assigned address located at Rachel Lane and Old Jacksonville Road. Alderman Turner made a motion to place the agenda item on final passage. Alderman Theilen seconded the motion. The motion passed 10-0 voting yes: Alderman Redpath , Alderman Senor , Alderman Turner , Alderman Fulgenzi , Alderman Proctor , Alderman DiCenso , Alderman Theilen , Alderman McMenamin , Alderman Donelan , and Alderman Hanauer
Next, Mayor Langfelder asked for an omnibus vote to suspend the rules and place on first reading agenda item numbers 2017-468, 2017-469 and 2017-470. Alderman Theilen made the motion, with Alderman Hanauer seconding the motion. The motion passed on a voice vote of 10- 0.
Agenda item 2017-468 an ordinance to increase the number of class “D” liquor licenses by one for Kall Restaurants, LLC D/B/A Loukinens on 4th located at 517 S. 4th Street.
Agenda item 2017-469 an ordinance authoring execution of a professional service agreement with HIP Advertising for an advertising campaign from mid October 2017 through February 2018 for an amount not to exceed $161,559.45 for the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Agenda item 2017-470 an ordinance amending Chapter 37, by adding section 37.34 of the 1988 City of Springfield, Illinois, Code of Ordinances, as amended, pertaining to reimbursement of tax increment finance funds.
Alderman Donelan made a motion to place all of the above agenda items on first reading. There were multiple seconds. The motion passed on voice vote of 10-0 with Alderman Fulgenzi voting present on agenda item 2017-468.
Next, Alderman Proctor wanted to know what the status is on the mowing of the railroad right-a- ways once last time before the end of the season. Director Mahoney said that there will be one more mow with the current contractor. They are working on an agreement for next year that the city would manage and mow the right-a-way and then Union Pacific would pay the city for the service. There are areas this year that were not mowed and the city will be sending them an invoice.
Next, Mayor Langfelder said that the Ward 10 ward meeting will be on Wednesday night at 5:30 PM at Hope Church. Thursday is Ward 5 meeting at 5:30 PM at the Old State Capitol. Monday, October 9th will be Ward 1 at the Elks Club at 5:30 pm.
Next, Mayor Langfelder and the Aldermen wished Alderman Proctor a Happy Birthday.
Next, Mateo Sidoli spoke about the narrowness of Yale Boulevard and that there is no room for parking on both sides of the street. Also people are getting parking tickets for parking in the street.
Next, Andre Jordan and Howard Peters gave a report of a survey commissioned by AARP for people over 50 years and older. Some of the topics that the survey asked were about transportation, housing, outdoor spaces and other topics.
Mr. Jordan gave some of the highlights for living in Springfield as an older individual. The highest community features are health care. People feel that the health care in Springfield is excellent to good in areas of helpful hospital and clinic staff. There is a variety of health care and professional specialists. Also, the hospitals and clinics are well maintained which was high on the survey.
Some of the bottom features are job training for older adults. Another place that needs improvement is the need for separate pathways for bicycles and pedestrians. There is also a need for flexible job opportunities for older seniors.
Springfield residents age 50 and older have lived in their home for an average of 19 years and have lived in the community even longer, an average of 33 years. 57 percent expect to stay in their homes or community as they get older.
The annotated survey, methodology report, and infographic can be accessed at: www.aarp.org/AgeFriendlyCommunities
Next, Douglas Holt from Searchlight, which is a service group that helps the homeless community, wanted to make sure that projects to help the homeless are done in a timely matter.
Next, Jim Kent from the North Grand Avenue Neighborhood Improvement Association spoke about their upcoming fundraiser that will be on October 9th from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Shop N Save parking lot for a food truck fundraiser.
Next, Alice Remmey of 1212 South Livingston wanted to thank city officials that helped with the trimming of trees. She also wanted to thank the police department for responding in a timely manner and handling the situation with class and dignity. She also mentions that the garbage haulers haven’t improved. She doesn’t think they are picking up all the garbage in the bins.
Next, Mayor Langfelder entertained a motion for adjournment. The motion was made by Alderman Proctor and seconded by Alderman Donelan. The motion passed on a voice vote of 10-0. The October 3, 2017 Council Meeting adjourned at 6:17 pm