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City of Vienna City Council met May 1

By Michael Abella | Jun 5, 2019


City of Vienna City Council met May 1.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

ELECTED/APPOINTED OFFICIALS PRESENT: Jon Simmons, Mayor; Alan Racey, Alderman; Melissa Hill, Alderman; Debbie Riddle, Alderman; Richard Owen, Alderman; Cheryl Myrick, Alderman; Austin Tuey, Alderman; Fred Turner, City Attorney; Aleatha Wright, City Clerk; Michelle Meyers, Treasurer; Shane Racey, City Supt; Jim Miller, Police Chief; Brent Williams, Fire Chief; Phil Morris, Depot

GUESTS: Alex Miller; Ginger Endrizzi; Mike Buhler; Bill Glisson; Carla Glisson; Sabrina Black; Michelle Sanders; Steve Sanders

There being a quorum, Mayor Simmons called the meeting of the Vienna City Council to order at 6:30 p.m.

NEW BUSINESS

Alderman Tuey made a motion to Approve the Omnibus Consent Agenda consisting of the April 17, 2019 Council Meeting Minutes and the Warrant ($12,892.79). Alderman Riddle seconded the motion. Motion Carried, all in favor.

The swearing in of elected officials by Mayor Simmons took place. Alderman Ward I, Melissa Hill, Alderman Ward II, Richard Owen and Alderman Ward III, Cheryl Myrick.

Alex Miller, Boy Scout member, was present to present his Eagle Scout Service Project to city officials requesting permission to construct and place signage on city property to help better direct visitors using the walking/bike trail. Miller requested the city assist with supplying quikrete to set poles. City officials were in consent of the project and for the city to provide the concrete mix.

Alderman Tuey made a motion to Authorize and Approve a TIF Agreement between Ginger Endrizzi, Vienna Antique Square Mall and the City of Vienna. The motion was seconded by Alderman Riddle. The vote was as follows: Hill-yes, Riddle-yes, Myrick-no, Owen-yes, Racey yes, and Tuey-yes. Motion carried.

Alderman Racey made a motion to Authorize and Approve Resolution 19-05, A Resolution Authorizing an agreement with Antique Square Mall for improvements of Property utilizing tax increment financing located at 114 North 4th Street in the City of Vienna, IL. The motion was seconded by Alderman Hill. The vote was as follows: Hill-yes, Riddle-yes, Myrick-no, Owen yes, Racey-yes, and Tuey-yes. Motion carried.

Alderman Hill made a motion to Authorize and Approve Resolution No 19-06, A Resolution requesting temporary closure of streets for Johnson County Youth League Parade, Saturday, June 8th. The motion was seconded by Alderman Tuey. All in favor, Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT None

CITY ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS

City Attorney, Fred Turner addressed the council and landowners in attendance for the issue of the City Lake per April 17th meeting. Turner reviewed the state statutes concerning city property. Turner said he felt the city was at no significant liability risk if landowners were fishing in the city lake. Turner sated the city did not need to post signs and had no duty to warn individuals since the city itself was not inviting nor charging a fee for anyone to use the city lake property for any recreational activities. City officials agreed the game warden would be contacted and no action stated at the previous meetings would be taken.

Mayor Simmons spoke of the current demolition work being done on the city square. Simmons also discussed the upcoming Spring City Cleanup to take place May 6th. Simmons said this would give residents an opportunity to tidy up yards.

Clerk Wright updated council on recent grants. Wright said the city was unfortunately not awarded the safe route for schools grant. Wright said the agreement was received for the OSLAD grant (amphitheater project). Wright also requested consent for the city to continue with Shawnee Professional Services applying for a housing grant for the city with a $4,500.00 fee. Wright said this fee would cover revising all application documents, mailings, surveys, public hearings, and door to door surveys. Council gave consent.

Police Chief Miller informed council new hire Tricia Thomson successfully passed the physical power test and would be leaving for the academy May 19. Miller also mentioned several repairs needed to squad cars.

Fire Chief Williams said city attorney was working on the fire dept billing ordinance. Williams also updated council on the 50/50 grant (up to $10,000.00) the department put in for.

Alderman Hill and Owen discussed picnic tables that replaced at the city park. Brief discussion on park swings was had.

As there was no further business to discus, Alderman Tuey made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Alderman Riddle. Motion Carried, all in favor.

Mayor Simmons declared the meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

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