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City of O'Fallon City Council met July 1

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 13, 2019

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City of O'Fallon City Council met July 1.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

1. OPENING

Procedural: 1.1 CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Roach called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Information, Procedural: 1.2 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor of the Day, Makenna Morrison led the Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Procedural: 1.3 ROLL CALL

City Clerk Mouser called the roll.

Members present

Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Kevin Hagarty, Jerry Albrecht and Christopher Monroe were excused.

A quorum was present.

Action, Minutes: 1.4 APPROVAL OF MINUTES - June 17, 2019

Motion by Ross Rosenberg, second by Matthew Gilreath to approve the minutes of June 17, 2019.

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

2. PUBLIC HEARING

Procedural: 2.1 Public Hearing on the proposed Business District Plan and the Designation of the Business District

Mayor Roach opened the hearing at 7:01 p.m. Mayor Roach called for public comment. Jeff Pape with GBT Realty came forward and stated he is available for any questions.

Mayor Roach called again for public comment. Mike Weber with PGAV planners stated he is also available.

Charlie Pitts, resident, stepped forward and said the project is a good thing that will add tax dollars for O'Fallon.

Mayor Roach called one more time for public comment. No one else came forward. Mayor Roach closed the hearing at 7:03 p.m.

3. REPORTS - PUBLIC COMMENTS

Information: 3.1 PUBLIC COMMENTS

Joshua Jenkins of Loyal Penguin Incorporated, an organization that helps veterans, came forward. He spoke about his concerns about the police filing reports at a citizen’s request. He said without a report, he cannot file a complaint. He also voiced his concerns about the Freedom of Information process, as well as the police department policies.

5. REPORTS - MAYOR'S REPORT

Information, Recognitions: 5.1 - Introduction of Mayor of the Day - Makenna Morrison. Mayor Roach stated she is in the 5th grade at Marie Schaefer. She has visited the fire and police department and enjoyed her day so much that she would like to be a police officer.

Mayor Roach introduced a surprise guest – Louie from the St. Louis Blues. Mayor Roach presented Louie a proclamation declaring July 1, 2019 as “Louie and the St. Louis Blues Appreciation Day”.

Procedural: 5.2 - Presentation to Horace Humphries in Recognition of his service

Mayor Roach lauded Horace for the 20 years of service to the city. Horace chaired the Fire and Police Commission for 6 years. Mayor Roach stated that during his leadership, we have had the best staff manning our police department and helped bring diversity to our police force. The members of the Commission also came forward. Chief Van Hook came forward with some members of the police department to present him with a plaque for their appreciation of his leadership. Chief Van Hook added that he will always be a part of the department’s family.

Mr. Humphries said it was an honor and a pleasure. The city has set the bar for the surrounding police departments. He acknowledged Chief Van Hook as the best chief in Illinois, and Chief Van Hook replied that it was because of his leadership in surrounding him with the best police force. Mr. Humphries acknowledged several people including Don Bennett, Gary Graham, the City Council, the Board and his wife, Joyce.

Procedural: 5.3 - Proclamation declaring the month of July as Park and Recreation Month

Mayor Roach acknowledged the excellent staff in the Parks and Rec department. He asked Mary Jeanne to come forward to accept the proclamation. Mayor Roach stated that on July 18th from 5 – 8, the Pool is offering a Free Swim might. Mary Jeanne thanked the Mayor and City Council for their support. She acknowledged her entire staff and the support of the community.

Information: 5.4 Chamber of Commerce Announcement

Mayor Roach stated the Chamber has been ranked #11 in the state, and it is due to the leadership of Debbie Arell-Martinez, Director and Sid LeGrand, President.

Information: 5.5 – Mayor Roach announced the Fireworks Display is on July 7th at the Family Sports Park.

Information: 5.6 – Mayor Roach stated the 8th City-wide Town Hall scheduled for July 10th at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. He said the sale of cannabis and new gambling laws will be discussed and we need public input.

Information: 5.7 Committee of the Whole meeting is July 29th at 6:00 p.m.

Mayor Roach stated we will be discussing the subject matter as stated in the Town Hall discussion.

He added the auditors have sent a questionnaire to the Council for their input.

4. REPORTS - CLERK'S REPORT – Addressed after the Mayor’s report

Action: 4.1 – City Clerk Mouser read a request from the O'Fallon Booster Club to have an alternate date of July 20th for the previously approved May 11th Roadblock that was rained out. The previously approved time was 8 - noon at the intersection of State and Lincoln.

Motion by Matthew Gilreath, second by Mark Morton to approve the request from the O'Fallon Booster Club to have an alternate date of July 20th for the previously approved May 11th roadblock that was rained out. The previously approved time was 8 - noon at the intersection of State and Lincoln.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Nathan Parchman

Abstain: Dan Witt

Final Resolution: Ayes - 10; Abstain - 1. Motion carried.

Information: 4.2 – Clerk Mouser announced that we have launched a Freedom of Information software package that will streamline transparency of our records. The link is on the website under the City Clerk department. Our office tries to respond within 1-3 days.

6. RESOLUTIONS

Action: 6.1 Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an Agreement with Millenia Professional Services of Illinois, Ltd. for engineering services related to the Glen Hollow Drive Culvert Replacement Project in the amount of $37,400.00, excluding potential reimbursables

Motion by Dan Witt, second by Matthew Gilreath authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with Millenia Professional Services of Illinois, Ltd. for engineering services related to the Glen Hollow Drive Culvert Replacement Project in the amount of $37,400.00, excluding potential reimbursables.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

Action: 6.2 Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an Intergovernmental Agreement with Madison County Mass Transit District for the Kyle Road Parking Lot

Motion by Dan Witt, second by Matthew Gilreath to approve a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an Intergovernmental Agreement with Madison County Mass Transit District for the Kyle Road Parking Lot.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

Action: 6.3 Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Collinsville and the City of O'Fallon for Cityworks Permits, Licensing, and Land Software

Motion by Ray Holden, second by Matthew Gilreath authorizing the Mayor to execute an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Collinsville and the City of O'Fallon for Cityworks Permits, Licensing, and Land Software.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

Action: 6.4 Resolution authorizing the Director of Finance to secure a lease/purchase agreement for equipment/vehicles for FY 2019-2020.

Motion by Mark Morton, second by Matthew Gilreath to approve Resolution authorizing the Director of Finance to secure a lease/purchase agreement for equipment/vehicles for FY 2019-2020.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

7. ORDINANCES - 1ST READING

Action: 7.1 An Ordinance amending the code of ordinances of the City of O’Fallon, Chapter 77, Traffic Schedules, Schedule III, Stop/Through Street Intersections regarding First Street and Lincoln Avenue: Chapter 77, Traffic Schedules, Schedule V, One-Way Streets and Alleys, Regarding the removal of East First Street between Lincoln Avenue and Vine Street; Chapter 78, Parking Schedules, Schedule I, No Parking, regarding East First Street.

Motion by Dan Witt, second by Matthew Gilreath to consider on 1st reading, an Ordinance amending the code of ordinances of the City of O’Fallon, Chapter 77, Traffic Schedules, Schedule III, Stop/Through Street Intersections regarding First Street and Lincoln Avenue: Chapter 77, Traffic Schedules, Schedule V, One-Way Streets and Alleys, Regarding the removal of East First Street between Lincoln Avenue and Vine Street; Chapter 78, Parking Schedules, Schedule I, No Parking, regarding East First Street.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

Action: 7.2 Ordinance amending Ord. 623, Zoning, (development known as "Serra Honda"), located at 1263 Central Park Drive

Motion by Ray Holden, second by Matthew Gilreath to consider on 1st reading an Ordinance amending Ord. 623, Zoning, (development known as "Serra Honda"), located at 1263 Central Park Drive.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

Action: 7.3 Ordinance establishing and designating the Central Park / Green Mount Business District and approving the Central Park / Green Mount Business District Plan

Motion by Ray Holden, second by Matthew Gilreath to consider on 1st Reading an Ord. establishing and designating the Central Park / Green Mount Business District and approving the Central Park / Green Mount Business District Plan.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

Action: 7.4 Ordinance Establishing and Imposing Certain Business District Taxes in the Central Park / Green Mount Business District

Motion by Ray Holden, second by Matthew Gilreath to consider on 1st Reading an Ord. establishing and imposing certain Business District taxes in the Central Park / Green Mount Business District.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

Action: 7.5 Ordinance authorizing the execution of the Redevelopment Agreement with O'Fallon Investment Partners, LLC

Mayor Roach announced this item is being placed on hold to review additional information. It will be discussed at the next Community Development meeting.

Action: 7.6 Ordinance amending Ord. 623, Zoning, (development known as "The Shops at Richland Creek"), generally located on the southwest corner of Green Mount Road and Central Park Drive

Motion by Ray Holden, second by Dan Witt to consider on 1st reading an Ordinance amending Ord. 623, Zoning, (development known as "The Shops at Richland Creek") generally located on the southwest corner of Green Mount Road and Central Park Drive subject to the conditions stated in the ordinance.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

8. ORDINANCES - 2ND READING

Action: 8.1 Ord. Amending Chapter 78, Schedules I and II, No Parking/Limited Parking Zones regarding Agnes and Weber Road

Motion by Jessica Lotz, second by Ross Rosenberg to approve on 2nd reading an Ord. Amending Chapter 78, Schedules I and II, No Parking/Limited Parking Zones regarding Agnes and Weber Road.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

9. Additional Comments

Information: 9.1 – No one came forward.

10. REPORTS - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Action: 10.1 Special Event Permit request for the City of O'Fallon's Firework Display at O'Fallon Family Sports Park on Sunday, July 7, 2019

Motion by Ray Holden, second by Matthew Gilreath to approve the Special Event Permit request for the City of O'Fallon's Firework Display at O'Fallon Family Sports Park on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

Information: 10.2 Draft minutes of June 24, 2019

R. Holden said the next meeting is scheduled for the 8th of July but check the website for updates.

11. REPORTS - PUBLIC WORKS

Action: 11.1 Purchase of 10 gearboxes for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Oxidation Ditch from Motor, Pump & Services, LLC, in the amount of $299,500.00

Motion by Dan Witt, second by Matthew Gilreath to approve the purchase of 10 gearboxes for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Oxidation Ditch from Motor, Pump & Services, LLC, in the amount of $299,500.00.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

12. REPORTS - PUBLIC SAFETY

Information: 12.1 Meeting Information

Jessica Lotz said the next meeting is scheduled the 8th of July at 7 p.m. but suggested that the website be checked for updates.

13. REPORTS - PARKS/ENVIRONMENT

Information: 13.1 Meeting Information

G. Randolph said the next meeting is to be determined.

14. REPORTS - FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION

Action: 14.1 Warrant Approval

Motion by Mark Morton, second by Dennis Muyleart to approve Warrant #424 in the amount of $944,271.65.

ROLL CALL - Aye: Ross Rosenberg, Dennis Muyleart, Jessica Lotz, Matthew Gilreath, Mark Morton, Todd Roach, Gwendolyn Randolph, Ray Holden, Tom Vorce, Dan Witt, Nathan Parchman

Final Resolution: All ayes. Motion carried.

Information: 14.2 Draft minutes of June 24, 2019

Mark Morton stated the next meeting is July 22nd at 5:30 p.m. subject to change in the Chambers.

15. EXECUTIVE SESSION – No closed session.

Action: 15.1 POSSIBLE ENTRY INTO CLOSED SESSION

Information: 15.2 CLOSED SESSION - Occasionally, the Council may go into closed session to discuss items covered under 5 ILCS 120/2(b)

Action: 15.3 RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

Action: 15.4 ACTION TAKEN ON EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS

16. Additional Comments

Information: 16.1 – No one came forward.

17. ADJOURNMENT

Action: 17.1 ADJOURN THE MEETING

Motion by M. Gilreath seconded by R. Rosenberg to adjourn.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

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