City Council Meeting Summary 12.02.2019


Next City Council Meeting – December 16th, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Official Minutes available at

1– Presentations Or Citizen Inquiries

No citizens addressed City Council this evening.

2- Building and Zoning Report – Director Clark

• Asbestos abatement has been completed at 830 North Main Street. Zoning will be collecting sealed bids for demolition of the structure. Envelopes will be opened on December 16th at 1:00 PM. 

• The YMCA swimming pool has one more area to pour concrete, and the water slide has been completed. Work continues on the bathhouse structure.

• O.S.F.’s Sterile Processing Department has all plumbing and electrical installed and is awaiting a final checklist for competition.

• Midwest Pet Foods’ dock area and infrastructure have been completed. Contractors are currently working on walls for their new cold storage facility.

• Complete Auto Parts new building is coming together with the building’s bay doors and infloor heat being installed.

• Invitations to bid for the demolition of the municipal airport hangar have been collected. The City is currently awaiting final reports on the structure before the area can be cleared in preparation for new construction.

3- Woodard and Curran Report – Director Jackson

• Laverdiere Construction completed the boring and installation of a new 12-inch water main under Highway 34 near the North Main Street intersection. The existing main suffered a failure underneath the pavement base and had to be replaced.

 • Crews located the 8-inch trans-site main at the intersection of Harlem and North Main. A new shutoff valve was installed at the intersection. This particular water main had a failure in front of Dollar General earlier in November.

 • A pre-construction meeting for the EPA-mandated CSO Phase 2 project was held.

 • The City received a construction permit to replace a section of water main on East Euclid Avenue. The section being replaced will be from North 1st Street to North 6th Street. The project is being funded through a C.D.B.G. grant.

 • Leaf pickup continues.

4- Approval of Façade Grant – J.B.’s Woodshed, 110 E. 1st Avenue

This item has been removed from tonight’s agenda and will return after it has been presented to the façade committee.

5- Approval of Façade Grant – United Way, 87 Public Square

This item has been removed from tonight’s agenda and will return after it has been presented to the façade committee.

6- Video Gaming Discussion

This item is part of an on – going discussion regarding new legislation that the State Of Illinois has introduced. The new legislation grants home – rule communities the ability to limit the amount of video gaming machines per establishment and to impose a fee per machine.

City staff has reviewed ordinances from various communities throughout the state and the language being used to regulate gaming machines. Administrator Steinbrecher spoke to City Council regarding the City Of Moline’s gaming ordinance and how it may be applied to Monmouth.  The proposed ordinance would include an annual $50.00 per machine fee that would be paid by the local establishment. The video gaming vendor/owner would also be subject to an annual $250 per machine fee. The new state legislation also allows the City to restrict the total number of machines per establishment. Legislation has previously limited the number of machines per location to 5. Under the new legislation the City now has the ability to expand the number of machines per establishment to 6. 

No direct action was taken on this item and it will return to City Council when a draft ordinance is ready for Council consideration.

6- Resolutions and Ordinances

A. 19-010, Joint Animal Control Contract

The City and the County have, for several years, jointly operated an animal control shelter. This building is located on City land off 11th street. This shelter is not to be confused with the nonprofit group known as Western Illinois Animal Rescue which is located off West Harlem Avenue. Annually, this contract is voted upon for renewal. 

• The City and County split expenses for the shelter 50% 

• The shelter is to be used for stray/abandoned cats or dogs or animals in violation of ordinances. 

A motion for approval was made and was approved.

7- Executive Session

No Executive Session was held.

8- Other business

No other business was discussed.

***Report compiled by Ken Helms, City Of Monmouth***

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