Alton City Council met August 9.
Alton City Council met August 9.
Here is the agenda provided by the Council:
Mayor – Brant Walker
City Clerk – Mary T. Boulds
City Treasurer – Cameo C. Foster
Ward 1 – Brian Campbell Ward 5 – Charles Brake
Ward 2 – Carolyn MacAfee Ward 6 – Stephanie J. Elliott
Ward 3 – Mike Velloff Ward 7 – David Boulds
Ward 4 – Tammy Smith
1. Call to Order.
2. Roll Call.
3. Pledge to the Flag.
4. Reading of Proclamations.
5. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 26, 2017. (Place on File)
6. Report of Officers: Department of Building and Zoning, re: Monthly Report for July, 2017. (Place on File)
7. Report of Standing Committee:
A. Committee of the Whole Meeting Report for August 7, 2017.
(Place on File) (Campbell)
a. Resolution, re: Finance Committee Bills be allowed and payment be made.
b. Resolution, re: That the Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to execute the attached lease agreement between National Railroad Passenger Corporation (“Amtrak”) and the City of Alton for the purpose of operating rail passenger service at the Alton regional Multi-model Transportation Center.
c. Resolution, re: The City Council of the City of Alton, Illinois desires to update its City Code to more fully comply with statutory requirements of the State of Illinois and that the attached ordinance be considered.
d. Resolution, re: That the Mayor and appropriate City officials are hereby authorized and directed to sign the attached Gordon Moore Park Naming Rights/Sponsorship Agreement with lst MidAmerica Credit Union.
8. First Reading of Ordinances. (Mayor Pro Tem)
a. Ordinance No. 7581. An Ordinance granting a Special Use Permit to allow a grid tied ground mounted 3.84 kilowatt solar photovoltaic array at the property located at 2100 Fernwood Place, Alton, Illinois. (Lay-Over)
9. Second Reading of Ordinances. (Mayor Pro Tem)
a. Ordinance No. 7577. An Ordinance further amending Ordinance No. 7275, related to parking in the vicinity of City Hall. (Adopt – Roll Call)
b. Ordinance No. 7578. An Ordinance establishing no parking on the East Side of Gillis Street between 2429 and 2216 Gillis Street. (Adopt – Roll Call)
10. Reports and/or Resolutions of Special Committees.
a. Community Relations Commission, re: Minutes of May 3, 2017 and Minutes of June 7, 2017. (Place on File)
b. Civil Service Commission, re: Minutes of July 19, 2017 and Minutes of August 2, 2017. (Place on File)
13. Approval of Actions Taken Under Suspension of Rules at Prior Meeting.
a. Ordinance No. 7579. An Ordinance amending Section 7 of Chapter 3 of Title 4 of the City Code pertaining to a Hotel/Motel Tax.
b. Ordinance No. 7580. An Ordinance amending Section 10 of Chapter 3 of Title 4 of the City of Alton providing for a method of collecting taxes for the privilege of using electricity based upon kilowatt-hour usage of individual customers.
c. Resolution, re: By the City Council of the City of Alton Illinois, that the Fire Chief of the City of Alton, together with any other city official required to participate, is hereby authorized and directed to accept the FY 16 Safer grant in the amount $863,202 and to execute any and all appropriate documentation in connection therewith.
14. Public Forum Addressing City Business.
15. Comments or Resolutions from the City Council.
16. Executive Session. (optional)
a. To consider information regarding appointment, employment or dismissal of an employee;
b. Collective negotiation matters; and
c. Litigation presently pending or matters where litigation is probable or imminent;
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