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City of Vienna City Council met April 17

By Michael Abella | Jun 5, 2019


City of Vienna City Council met April 17.

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; Aleatha Wright, City Clerk; Shane Racey, City Supt; Jim Miller, Police Chief; Brent Williams, Fire Chief; Phil Morris, Depot

ELECTED/APPOINTED OFFICIALS ABSENT: Michelle Meyers, Treasurer

GUESTS: Ginger Endrizzi; Susie Bench; Mike Buhler; Annette McBride; Paul McBride; Steven Lay; Kathy Lay; Paul McBride; Justin Koehler; 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 3, 2019 Council Meeting Minutes, Treasurer Report and the Warrant ($53,048.25). Alderman Riddle seconded the motion. Motion Carried, all in favor.

Ryan Farley, Clarida and Zeigler, was present to review the maintenance estimate for the 2019 MFT (motor fuel tax) with city officials.

Alderman Tuey made a motion to Accept Clarida & Ziegler as the City of Vienna's consulting engineer for the 2019 calendar year to perform MFT. The motion was seconded by Alderman Riddle. Motion Carried, all in favor.

Alderman Racey made a motion to Authorize and Approve Resolution 19-02, A Resolution for Maintenance of Street and Highways by the Municipality under the Highway Code for $53,000.00 of MFT Funds. The motion was seconded by Alderman Owen seconded the motion. Motion Carried, all in favor.

Alderman Hill made a motion the Authorize and Approve TIF Agreement between Emily Kerley, Milkmaid Creations, 408 Court Street and the City of Vienna. The motion was seconded by Alderman Myrick. Motion Carried, all in favor.

Alderman Racey made a motion to Authorize and Approve Resolution 19-03, A Resolution Authorizing an agreement with Milkmaid Creations for improvements of Property utilizing tax increment financing located at 408 Court Street in the City of Vienna, IL. The motion was seconded by Alderman Myrick. All in favor, motion carried.

Alderman Myrick made a motion to Authorize and Approve a TIF Agreement between Susan Bench, Courtside Styling (408 Court Street) and the City of Vienna. The motion was seconded by Alderman Hill. Motion Carried, all in favor.

TIF application for Ginger Endrizzi, Vienna Town Square Mall was reviewed by city council. Endrizzi was present to discuss her project. After discussion an amount of $7,500.00 (TIF Funds) was agreed upon by city council. Clerk said the agreement and resolution would be on the May 1st agenda.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Landowners connecting to the City Lake in Bloomfield Township were present to question city officials about a discussion that was had at the previous council meeting to post the city lake prohibiting fishing, hunting and camping. Letters were also submitted to inform landowners. Several of the landowners spoke to the council saying their families were given lifetime fishing rights when the lake was originally constructed in the 1960's. Landowners questioned why this was an issue when they have been fishing the lake for many years. Lengthy discussion was had between council, City Supt, and landowners. It was decided the city would hold off on any action until the city was able to find or landowners were able to produce paperwork stating the fishing rights. Mayor Simmons said the council would revisit the issue at the next scheduled council meeting.

CITY ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Mayor Simmons discussed the dilapidated building on the east side of the city square. Simmons said he hoped the city and county could work together to have it demolished. Discussion was had as there is currently an owner to the building. No action was taken.

Clerk Wright requested consent for the painting of railings in from of Milkmaid Creations and Banterra Bank. Council gave consent.

Fire Chief Williams said both fire and police departments would be involved in the 24 hour walkathon for Child Abuse Prevention month starting at noon on Wednesday, April 24th. Williams also mentioned the fire dept billing ordinance in the works,

Alderman Owen questioned use of the old water plant building at the public works dept. Owen said if the building was no longer being used the city may want to consider demo. Supt Racey said it was not being utilized brief discussion took place.

Alderman Riddle inquired about the repair of sidewalks in front of the Elks Lodge.

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 7:57 p.m.

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