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City of Alton Committee of the Whole met October 21

By Michael Abella | Dec 27, 2019

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City of Alton Committee of the Whole met Oct. 21.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

A Regular Meeting of the Committee of the Whole was held in the City Council Chambers, City Hall Building, Alton, Illinois at approximately 6:00 p.m. on the above date.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Brake.

Roll Call of the members present or absent was as follows:

PRESENT: Brake, Elliott, Boulds, Campbell, MacAfee, Velloff, Smith – 7

ABSENT: None – 0

Also in attendance were Mayor Walker; Comptroller Ontis; City Treasurer Holland; Fire Chief Jemison; Police Chief Simmons; Director of Code Enforcement Buhs; Director of Planning & Development Caffey; Personnel Director Scoggins; Director of Park & Recreation Haynes; Director of Information Technology Swope; City Attorney Caffey; Corporation Counselor Schrempf.

Chairman Brake presented the Discount and Special Bills Paid as listed in the Comptroller’s Report dated October 21, 2019 be approved and a Resolution authorizing same be presented at Wednesday’s Council Meeting. Mr. Boulds made a motion, seconded by Mrs. MacAfee, that said resolution be approved. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Brake, Elliott, Boulds, Campbell, MacAfee, Velloff, Smith – 7 

NAYS: None – 0

Chairman Brake presented the following Laid Over Resolution, re: The Civil Service Commission has recommended modifications to the rules of the Civil Service Commission and that the attached ordinance be considered. Mrs. MacAfee made a motion, seconded by Mr. Campbell, that said laid over resolution be again Laid Over. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Brake, Elliott, Boulds, Campbell, MacAfee, Velloff, Smith – 7

NAYS: None – 0

At this time, Mr. Brake requested that agenda item #5 be moved to the end of the agenda.

Chairman Brake presented the following resolution, re: To commence with demolition proceedings concerning 507 William St. Mr. Campbell made a motion, seconded by Mr. Boulds, that said resolution be approved. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Brake, Elliott, Boulds, Campbell, MacAfee, Velloff, Smith – 7 

NAYS: None – 0

Chairman Brake presented the following resolution, re: Alton Road Runners Club is sponsoring a Road Race in the City of Alton and this Road Race will require the temporary closure of East Bound Lane of McAdams Highway (Illinois Route #100), a State Highway in the

City of Alton on November 30, 2019. Mr. Campbell made a motion, seconded by Mr. Boulds, that said resolution be approved. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Brake, Elliott, Boulds, Campbell, MacAfee, Velloff, Smith – 7 

NAYS: None – 0

Chairman Brake presented the following resolution, re: That Mamie Street be closed on October 30, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. until October 31, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. to facilitate a Halloween block party. Mr. Campbell made a motion, seconded by Ms. Smith, that said resolution be approved. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Brake, Elliott, Boulds, Campbell, MacAfee, Velloff, Smith – 7 

NAYS: None – 0

Chairman Brake presented the following resolution, re: Authorizing the execution of the IMLRMA Minimum/Maximum contribution agreement. Mrs. MacAfee made a motion, seconded by Mr. Boulds, that said resolution be approved. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Brake, Elliott, Boulds, Campbell, MacAfee, Velloff, Smith – 7 

NAYS: None – 0

Chairman Brake presented the following resolution, re: The Civil Service Commission has recommended modifications to the rules of the Civil Service Commission and that the attached ordinance be considered. Mrs. MacAfee made a motion, seconded by Ms. Smith, that said resolution be approved. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Brake, Elliott, Boulds, Campbell, MacAfee, Velloff, Smith – 7 

NAYS: None – 0

Chairman Brake presented the following Laid Over Resolution, re: The public works director retained Justin Kleinschmidt of Sheppard Morgan and Schwaab Inc. to conduct an engineering assessment of the options for a permanent solution to the destabilizing retaining wall on Riverview Drive and Justin Kleinschmidt has prepared a study of various options to be considered by the city for a permanent solutions to the destabilizing retaining wall on Riverview Drive and that the Comptroller, in association with Justin Kleinschmidt, solicit bids to complete the project described as Option No. _______ as outlined in the attached report from Sheppard Morgan and Schwaab Inc. and the Comptroller shall report the bids received along with a recommendation from Justin Kleinschmidt to the City Council for further action. Mr. Brake made a motion, seconded by Mrs. MacAfee, that said resolution be approved.

At this time, Mayor Pro Tem MacAfee presented the following request for the floor from Mary Cordes; Chara & Perris Monrow; George Dean. Mrs. MacAfee made a motion, seconded by Mr. Campbell, that said request be approved. The Chair so ordered.

Ms. Cordes took the floor and spoke, re: Riverview Park/Drive Retaining Wall. Ms. Monrow took the floor and spoke, re: Riverview Wall.

Mr. Dean took the floor and spoke, re: Future of Riverview Drive. Willing to address any questions the aldermen may have concerning the homeowners on the street.

Mr. Campbell made a motion, seconded by Ms. Smith, that the above and foregoing resolution be again Laid Over. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Brake, Elliott, Boulds, Campbell, MacAfee, Velloff, Smith – 7 

NAYS: None - 0

There being no further business to come before the Committee of the Whole at this time, Mr. Boulds made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Elliott, that said meeting adjourn. The motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Brake, Elliott, Boulds, Campbell, MacAfee, Velloff, Smith – 7 

NAYS: None – 0

https://www.cityofaltonil.com/minutes/9/2019-10-21%20Minutes.pdf

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