City of Edwardsville Administrative and Community Services Committee met November 2.
City of Edwardsville Administrative and Community Services Committee met Nov. 2.
Here is the minutes provided by the Committee:
PRESENT: Art Risavy, John Derr, Will Krause, Cindy Derr, SJ Morrison, Leo Sulentic, Cheryl Porter, Angela Bradley, Eric Williams, Rachel Tompkins, Jeff Berkbigler, Melinda Pauk, Bob Pfeiffer, Jeff Pauk, Chris Byrne, Emily Joellenbeck, Jamie Henderson, Cody King, Eric Arth
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
1. Approval of minutes for October 12, 2017 ACS Meeting - Motion to approve (Krause), seconded (Morrison) and voted all ayes.
2. Correspondence & Announcements: None
3. Council Matters
A.) FILED FOR SECOND READING:
1.)An Ordinance Amending Chapter 114, Article II, Division 3 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Edwardsville (Designation of Stop Intersections) - This item establishes the intersection of Third Avenue and Longfellow as a four Way Stop - This was after the reconstruction of Third Avenue. The design engineer reviewed the intersection site distance and has recommended that it be made a four Way Stop. Motion to approve (Morrison), seconded (Krause) and voted all ayes to forward to Council.
2.) An Ordinance Amending Chapter 118, Article II, of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Edwardsville (Sewer) - This revision of the Sewer ordinance reflects a change in sewer usage for new Customers and residents that move within the City - This will establish a monthly charge of 7,700 gallons per bill until such time the customer can establish a history that would fall within the guidelines of winter averaging for new construction single family homes or duplexes. Motion to approve (Krause), Seconded (Morrison) and voted all ayes to forward to Council.
B.) NEW ITEMS:
1.) An Ordinance Amending Chapter 22, Article VII (Tobacco Products and Accessories) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Edwardsville-Would regulate the use of electronic Smoking devices in the same manner as tobacco products - This is being addressed because they are Seeing more electronic cigarette and Vaping activity. Most tobacco licensees also have these. There are a few establishments that are Soley electronic cigarette or vaping shops that are not licensed or Controlled by the City. These products are being used as a nicotine delivery device. This has become an issue in the Schools. Motion to approve (Morrison), seconded (Krause) and voted all ayes to forward to Council.
2.) Supplemental Agreement with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly in the amount of $13,000.00 for Phase || Cultural Resources Investigation at the proposed Plummer Family Park - Two old farmsteads were found on the property. At one of the sites, they found 26 fragments of brick or glass shards. They believe this farmstead was vacated sometime between 1861 and 1873. Anything they would find would need to be Curated to the State. Motion to approve (Krause), Seconded (Morrison) and voted all ayes to forward to Council.
3.) Items forwarded from October 16, 2017 poll of RASE Board for approval:
o Trinity Lutheran Ugly CHRISTmas Sweater 5k: 12/09/17 - Motion to approve (Morrison), Seconded (Krause) and Voted all ayes to forward to Council.
C.) ITEMS HELD IN COMMITTEE:
1.) Edwardsville Cool Cities Climate Action Plan (discussed as new business and held at ACS 8/10/17) - Motion to continue to hold in Committee (Krause), seconded (Morrison) and voted all ayes.
2.) An Ordinance Amending Chapter 14 Animals - Domesticated Chickens - The amendment to the animal ordinance would allow licensing for keeping domesticated chickens - Alderman Morrison Stated the feedback he has received on this has been positive for the most part. He did receive two concerns, however. Alderman Risavy met with homeowner's association presidents in his Ward who are against this. Citizens who are in favor had a lengthy discussion about this. Committee discussed items that are in the draft ordinance. Alderman Krause Stated if someone gets their license revoked, he is proposing the individual would have 72 hours to remove the hens and you don't get another license for 3 years. With regard to application fees, they would be renewed annually, with the first time fee being $50 and the fee being $25 every year thereafter. What's currently being presented with the care of chickens in regard to manure is that it would be removed or tilled into the Soil. He is suggesting the manure would have to be Collected in a Sealed Container before it is being removed. If the manure is going to be kept, it should be composted with other materials such as Weeds, bedding, and leaves in a rodent proof, commercially purchased composter. If the ordinance is removed sometime down the road, it can't be brought back when the hen dies or is removed. As far as the process goes, he is suggesting going to Public Works and applying for a building permit as you would for any accessory structure and include a site plan. He would also like to see a rodent plan filed and a maintenance plan in place. In addition, the resident would have to be able to show proof that they've watched a video or taken a class indicating that they know what this all involves. Once occupancy is received, the resident would go to the Clerk's office to obtain the chicken license. Alderman Morrison Stated he liked the proposed changes. Motion to table (Krause), Seconded (Morrison) and voted all ayes.
D.) ITEMS RETURNED TO COMMITTEE: None
4. Boards and Commissions:
A.) Plan Commission
B.) Zoning Board of Appeals
C.) Human Relations Commission
D.) Historic Preservation Commission
E.) Recreation, Arts and Special Events Board
G.) Library Board
H.) Band Board
|.) Cool Cities
5. Old Business:
6. New Business: Discussion of Draft Green Space Ordinance - Alderman Risavy was initially asked to start the discussion into what the requirements are for active and passive green space. The current ordinance was passed in October 2000. It was amended in February 2014, with minor changes. It has been advertised for a public hearing on November 20, 2017. Alderman Risavy would like to compare the proposal to other communities of similar size and median income. Committee and Staff discussed what Would be considered active and passive green space. This item will come back to ACS once Ordinance Committee and Plan Commission have had the chance to look at it.
7. Next ACS Meeting: Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm at City Hall
8. Adjournment - Motion to adjourn (Morrison), seconded (Krause) and voted all ayes.