August 28, 2107 min

Regular Meeting City Council

City Council Chambers

Mason City, IL 62664

August 28th, 2017 7:00 P.M.

 

Call to order by Mayor Bruce Lowe.

 

Council members physically present were Aldermen Scott Francis, Gerald Mahin, Dan Mason, and Mike Kirby. Aldermen Dodson and Miller were absent. Also present were Treasurer Michael R. Griffin, City Clerk Michele Whitehead, Superintendent Wayne Dixon, and Chief Adam Anderson, Russ Harris, Danny Fletcher, and Larry Crossett.

 

The Chairman declared quorum present.

 

Minutes of the August 14th, 2017 regular Council meeting were approved.

 

Danny Fletcher and Russ Harris addressed the Council regarding the sewer charge for the Memorial Pool water bill. They asked if there was any way there could be a discount or no charge for the sewer portion of the water bill. This would help the park district’s financial situation and help to keep cost down for admittance to the pool. The Council will take the matter under consideration and address it again at a future Council meeting.

 

Mayor Lowe read a request from Coach’s Bar to have a street dance/band during the Fall Festival. The dance would be fenced off in front of the Bar. Permission was granted.

 

Alderman Francis reported the new Police vehicle had arrived and it will be marked within the next few weeks.

 

Chief Anderson informed the Council there will be a rapid deployment training held in Mason City sometime in March 2018. Several local, county, and state agencies will be involved in the training.

 

After review of a CMT bill held out for payment at the August 14th meeting, the Council voted to proceed with payment of the bill.

 

PASSAGE OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

R17-47 Alderman Kirby moved, seconded by Alderman Mason to allow Coach’s to hold a street dance during the Fall Festival. Saturday September 16th, 2017.

Roll Call:

Ayes: Alderman Francis, Mahin, Mason, Kirby. (4)

Nays: None

Absent: Dodson, Miller (2)

Chairman declared motion carried.

 

R17-48 Alderman Mason, seconded by Alderman Kirby to issue the payment to CMT that was withheld at the August 14, 2017 Council meeting.

Roll Call:

Ayes: Alderman Francis, Mahin, Mason, Kirby. (4)

Nays: None

Absent: Alderman Dodson, Miller (2)

Chairman declared motion carried.

 

BIDS, PETITIONS, & COMMUNICATIONS

 

Alderman Mason moved, seconded by Alderman Francis to recess into Executive Session at 7:18 to discuss 5ILCS (1) (6) Personnel, Property.

Roll Call:

Ayes: Alderman Francis, Mahin, Mason, Kirby. (4).

Nays: None

Absent: Alderman Dodson, Miller (2).

Chairman declared motion carried.

 

Alderman Mason moved, seconded by Alderman Francis to recess back into to the regular council meeting at 7:27 P.M.

Roll Call:

Ayes: Alderman Francis, Mahin, Mason, Kirby. (4).

Nays: None

Absent: Aldermen Dodson, Miller (2)

Chairman declared motion carried.

 

There being no further business, Alderman Mason, seconded by Alderman Mahin that the regular meeting adjourn at 7:28 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

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Michele L. Whitehead, City Clerk                                                       Bruce A. Lowe, Mayor