City Council Meeting Summary 10.01.2018


City Council Meeting Summary 10.01.2018
Next City Council Meeting – October 15th, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Official Minutes available at

1– Presentations Or Citizen Inquiries
No presentations were made to Council tonight.

2- Building and Zoning Monthly Report – Director Helms
• City-wide cleanup starts next week.
• The YMCA has started replacing their main facilities roof.
• Fareway grocery has started digging and pouring their footings at their new site on North 6th Street. Rich, the interim building inspector from Galesburg has been making regular visits to the location for inspections.

Clean-Up Week October 8-12th on your scheduled pickup day
• No paint-Paint is accepted at the transfer station for free
• No tires-These must be disposed of through local tire dealers
• No electronics-Electronics are accepted for free at the transfer station
• No concrete-Must be disposed at the transfer station for a fee
• Items need to be 50 lbs. or less and manageable by two workers
• Items must be less than 8 feet in length due to equipment limitations
• Boards and carpet need to be tied or taped in manageable weight/lengths. Drywall needs to be in bags
• Small items and clothing need to be contained in bags or cans
• Appliance doors and toilet tanks should be removed for safety.
Please have all you items on the boulevard before your regular pickup day. Items put out after the regular pickup day will not be picked up.

3- Woodard And Curran Monthly Report – Director Jackson
• Brockte Well and Pump replaced the motor, adapter, and added a check valve on the column piping on Well #9. On account of the addition of Well #10 last year, this maintenance was able to be performed without noticeable system impact.
• The wastewater treatment facility continued to operate without any major incidents or issues.
• Contractors have started the removal north main street rail crossing and the work should be completed in 7-10 days.

Water Treatment Facility production 88 million gallons
Waste Treatment Facility treatment 101 million gallons
Inflow and Infiltration (rain, groundwater, etc) 13 million gallons

4- Approval of bid for Strom Center roof
City staff solicited bids for the replacing of Strom Center’s roof. Strom Center is a city-owned building. The roof has been experiencing severe leaks and has begun to cause extensive damage to the inside of the structure. The City received two bids, one from Riddell Roofing ($42,540.00) and one from Dower’s Roofing ($62,252.00). City staff is recommending the bid be awarded to Riddell Roofing.
This project has been solicited for a grant through the Governor’s office. If the grant is denied then the recommended funding mechanism for this repair would be through the utilization of highly restrictive T.I.F. funds since this building resides in Monmouth’s downtown district.
5- Italian Village request for Liquor License
Doug Tatman and Andy Doyle with the I.V. are requesting a liquor license. A license would allow them to serve beer and wine during evening hours and also allow for the placement of electronic gambling machines. The Italian Village feels that this would help to bring a more diverse clientele and would help to facilitate a change in ownership from Mr. Doyle to Mr. Tatman.
A motion was made to allow the City Attorney to draft an ordinance amendment increasing the number of available liquor licenses. If the ordinance is passed this would allow the liquor commissioner to assign the available license to the I.V. if regulatory conditions are met. The motion was approved.
6- Executive Session
An executive session was held per 5ILCS 120/2 to consider the possible lease or sale of real estate and also to discuss on-going litigation on another issue.

No action was taken upon return to normal session.

7- Other business
No other business was discussed.

***Report Courtesy of the City of Monmouth***

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