City of Springfield City Council met March 5
City of Springfield City Council met March 5.
Here is the minutes as 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, March 5, 2019 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.
2019-117 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A LETTER OFFER FOR EXTENSION, APPROVING A TWELVE-MONTH LEASE EXTENSION AND AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $73,488.00 UNDER PROPOSAL NO. UE14-17 WITH ROLAND MACHINERY COMPANY AND KOMATSU FINANCIAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP FOR A LEASE ON A KOMATSU CRAWLER FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE OF $440,928.00, FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
2019-118 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING BIDS AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF CONTRACT UE19-12-70 – TROUBLE TRUCK FOR T&D WITH DRAKESCRUGGS EQUIPMENT, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $103,303.00 FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
2019-119 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF MEMBERSHIP DUES TO AMERICAN PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $59,443.38 FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
2019-120 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONTRACT SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT 186 FOR ALL FACILITIES FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
2019-121 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN ADDENDUM TO AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT WITH CENTENNIAL PARK SUBDIVISION LLC FOR IMPROVEMENTS ON LENHART ROAD FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS
2019-122 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN ADDENDUM TO AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT WITH SPRING CREST DEVELOPMENT LLC FOR IMPROVEMENTS ON KOKE MILL ROAD FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS
2019-123 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN ADDENDUM TO AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT WITH HOPE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH FOR IMPROVEMENTS ON LENHART AND BUNKER HILL ROADS FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS
2019-124 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH GREENE & BRADFORD, INC., PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 38.35 FOR CONTRACTS UNDER $25,000.00 AND AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL PAYMENT OF $12,500.00 FOR A TOTAL NOT TO EXCEED $32,500.00 FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS 2019-125 AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING RFP PW18-21 WITH HERITAGE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AND AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL $160,000.00 FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $320,000.00 FOR 2019 SPRING AND FALL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS
2019-126 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE LOW BID AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF CONTRACT NUMBER PW 19-01-83 WITH KINNEY CONTRACTORS, INC. FOR THE 2020 CONCRETE PATCHING PROGRAM IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $746,500.00 FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS
2019-127 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BID AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF CONTRACT NUMBER PW 19-01-78 WITH HAROLD O’SHEA BUILDERS FOR THE 2020 BRICK STREET MAINTENANCE PROGRAM IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $580,910.00, FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS
2019-128 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BID AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF CONTRACT NUMBER PW 19-01-77 WITH P.H. BROUGHT ON & SONS, INC. TO FURNISH CONSTRUCTION ON THE 2020 BITUMINOUS OVERLAY PROGRAM FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $6,546,500.00 FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS
2019-129 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING DONATION OF PROPERTY OWNED BY ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL OF THE SISTERS OF THE THIRD ORDER OF ST. FRANCIS LOCATED AT 300 N. 9TH STREET FOR CONSTRUCTION BY THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE OF A MEMORIAL FOR THE 1908 SPRINGFIELD RACE RIOTS
2019-130 A RESOLUTION NOTIFYING THE U.S. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE THAT PROPERTY LOCATED AT 300 N. 9TH STREET ALONG THE TENTH STREET RAIL CORRIDOR WILL BE DONATED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A MEMORIAL REGARDING THE 1908 RACE RIOTS UPON ELIGIBILITY TO BE IN THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM
2019-131 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH DK COLLECTION SPI, LLC, FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 300-320 E. WASHINGTON STREET UTILIZING CENTRAL AREA TAX INCREMENT FINANCE FUNDS THROUGH THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7,600,000.00
2019-132 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING EXTENSION THROUGH FEBRUARY 29, 2020, OF CONTRACT RFP LL16-18 WITH BAKER & TAYLOR, INC. TO PROVIDE LIBRARY MATERIALS AND APPROVING PAYMENT FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000.00 THROUGH FEBRUARY 29, 2020, FOR LINCOLN LIBRARY
2019-133 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF $29,649.00 TO MARK CORDES, A SPRINGFIELD POLICE OFFICER, TO SETTLE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM FOR CASE NUMBER 18-WC-36031
2019-134 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF PROPOSALS AND EXECUTION OF AGREEMENTS FOR SALE OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY CONSISTING OF TWENTY-EIGHT PARCELS FOR A COLLECTIVE AMOUNT OF $18,691.00, FOR THE OFFICE OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT
GENERAL CITY BUSINESS
2019-135 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE APPOINTMENT OF SILAS JOHNSON TO THE SPRINGFIELD PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION 2019-136 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE APPOINTMENT OF ANNIE BROOKS TO THE LINCOLN LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
2019-137 AN ORDINANCE TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CLASS “D” LIQUOR LICENSES BY ONE FOR KING PIN BOWLING, LLC D/B/A KING PIN LANES LOCATED AT 3118 E. SANGAMON
The following ordinances are on tonight’s consent agenda. 2019-084; 2019-092; 2019-093,
2019-094; 2019-095; 2019-096; 2019-097; 2019-098; 2019-099; 2019-100; 2019-101; 2019-102;
2019-105; 2019-106; 2019-107; 2019-108; 2019-109; 2019-110; 2019-111; 2019-112; 2019-113;
2019-114; and 2019-115
The Pre-Council session concluded at 5:12 PM.
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR AGENDA
Mayor Langfelder called the March 5, 2019 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 , Alderwoman Turner , Alderman Fulgenzi , Alderman Proctor , Alderwoman DiCenso , Alderman McMenamin , Alderman Theilen , Alderman Donelan , Alderman Hanauer and Mayor Langfelder
Clerk Lesko announced there was a quorum for a meeting.
Next, Mayor Langfelder asked for a motion to dispense with a reading of the minutes of the February 19, 2019 City Council meeting and approve the minutes. Alderman Donelan made the motion, Alderwomen DiCenso and Alderman Theilen seconded the motion. 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 Donelan made the motion with Alderwoman DiCenso seconding the motion. 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. Alderwoman Turner made the motion. Alderman Senor seconded the motion. The motion to incorporate the pre-council reading into the record passed on a voice vote of 10-0.
Next, Mayor Langfelder asked for a motion to place the consent agenda on final passage. Alderman Redpath made the motion to place the consent agenda on final passage. Alderwoman DiCenso and Alderman Theilen seconded the motion. The motion to approve the consent agenda passed on a vote of 10-0 voting yes: Alderman Redpath , Alderman Senor , Alderwoman Turner , Alderman Fulgenzi , Alderman Proctor , Alderwoman DiCenso , Alderman McMenamin , Alderman Theilen , Alderman Donelan and Alderman Hanauer Alderman Fulgenzi voted present on agenda items 2019-084 and 2019-112
Next, agenda item 2019-116 an ordinance authorizing a donation agreement with National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the State of Illinois to fund temporary operations and management of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site during periods of shutdown for an amount not to exceed $50,000.00 Alderman McMenamin made a motion to place the agenda item on final passage. Alderman Fulgenzi and Alderwoman DiCenso seconded the motion.
Alderman Hanauer went through the agreement and wanted to know if the City would be liable for workers’ compensation or any type of liability while the City is funding to keep the Lincoln site open. He is concerned that the City will be on the hook if something happens. He doesn’t like the Federal Government getting any money.
CC Zerkle said that it is clear in the donation agreement and it makes clear that the Park Service is the one that is responsible for all liabilities. The City is making a donation to keep the services going at the Lincoln site in the event of a government shutdown.
Tim Good, with the National Parks Service, said that the National Parks Service would maintain ownership of the Lincoln Home National Site. Under the agreement, NPS employees would run operations and the NPS would be held liable for anything that happens on the site.
Alderman Redpath wanted to know if the employee’s benefits would be paid for by the federal government or is that part of this grant. Mr. Good said the only way to bring back federal employees during a shutdown situation is if they are paid by salary and benefits. This is a minimal package that will include nine employees. During operations, there are twenty employees.
Alderwoman DiCenso asked that this was to only go into effect in the event of a federal shutdown. Mr. Good said that is correct and that the City would have to ask the NPS if they would like to use the money and NPS would have to agree to use the money from the City.
Scott Dahl said that the peak months are March through August. In April there will be 417 group tours booked this year and there will be 569 in May. Eighteen to twenty-five thousand people will visit in those months. If Lincoln’s home is not open then half and maybe more will not come to Springfield in the event of a federal shutdown.
Al Lowe with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum said that they work well with the Lincoln Home site. Their role in this would be to provide volunteers to make sure that the home is still running.
The motion to approve the agenda item passed on a vote of 10-0 voting yes: Alderman Redpath , Alderman Senor , Alderwoman Turner , Alderman Fulgenzi , Alderman Proctor , Alderwoman DiCenso , Alderman McMenamin , Alderman Theilen , Alderman Donelan and Alderman Hanauer
Next, Mayor Langfelder wanted to recognize Capitol Area Realtor Leadership Academy. Alderman Senor wanted to thank the Illinois Realtors for their involvement in getting the Bicentennial Plaza on Jackson Street between 6th and 4th Street.
Next, Mayor Langfelder said that the Electrical Apprentice program will be having an informational meeting at the IBEW Hall at 3150 Wide Track Drive.
Also, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 12 at 11:30 A.M. for the new location of the Lead Well employer clinic. The location is 5220 South Sixth Street.
Next, Alderman Redpath wanted to know if there is a written contract with the railroad company. Director Mahoney said that there is no contract with the railroad companies about mowing. He said that they have tried and will reach out again. In the past, they have assigned contractors and sent them the bill.
Next, Mayor Langfelder wanted to congratulate the Sacred Heart-Griffin girl’s basketball team for placing fourth in the State tournament.
Next, Alderman Theilen wanted to congratulate Treasurer Buscher on becoming a Grandma.
Next, Alderwoman DiCenso wanted to say thank you to all the City employees who have worked on the selling of the vacate lots.
Next, Mr. Hakeem who owns the property at 929 North Fifth Street, said he would like to thank Alderman Proctor for getting some of the empty lots around his house cleaned up. He is also upset that he lost the bid for the empty lot right behind his property.
Next, Mary Frances spoke about the need to place people on the tree commission and the need to plant more trees rather than cut them down around Springfield.
Alderman Theilen said that the reason the trees are getting cut down is because of the Ash Boar, which is killing trees. There is another issue where there was a disease that kills trees in the downtown area as well.
Next, Mayor Langfelder entertained a motion for adjournment. The motion was made by Alderman Donelan and seconded by Alderman Redpath. The motion passed on a voice vote of 10-0. The March 5, 2019 Council Meeting adjourned at 6:14 PM