Minutes for August 13, 2014

MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 13, 2014 IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF MARTINSVILLE, ILLINOIS.

 

Roll call was answered by the following council members and elected officials: Chris Davidson,       Joe Hawker, Bill Cross, Fred Clement, Gordon Crutchfield and David Doran.  Also in attendance were Mayor Phillip Reeds, Clerk Marlene Wilhoit and Treasurer Melinda Short.  Employees and citizens in attendance are attached to the back of the minutes.

 

**Motion by Hawker, 2nd by Cross to approve minutes from 07-16-14 council meeting, the 07-30-14 special meeting and the 07-30-14 committee meeting.

Upon roll call vote all council members present voted for the motion. (6)

 

**Motion by Doran, 2nd by Crutchfield to approve Treasurer’s report as presented.

Upon roll call vote all council members present voted for the motion. (6)

 

**Motion by Doran, 2nd by Davidson to approve July 2014 bills payable in August 2014 in the amount of $68,588.48.

Upon roll call vote all council members present voted for the motion. (6)

 

**Motion by Hawker, 2nd by Crutchfield to approve Resolution R2014-8-1 titled: “Resolution for participation in State of Illinois Federal Surplus Property Program.”

Upon roll call vote all council members present voted for the motion. (6)

 

**Motion by Crutchfield, 2nd by Hawker to donate $100 to the Chamber of Commerce for the Harvest Festival.

Upon roll call vote all council members present voted for the motion. (6)

 

**Motion by Cross, 2nd by Davidson to extend contract with Julie Bounds for Economic Development Consulting Services for another 6 months.

Upon roll call vote all council members present voted for the motion. (6)

 

**Motion by Clement, 2nd by Doran to join East Central Illinois Development Council (ECDIC) at a cost of $250 per year.

Upon roll call vote all council members present voted for the motion. (6)

 

**re-naming field at city ball park is tabled until someone from the summer recreation committee address’s council as to their wishes.

 

**Motion by Davidson, 2nd by Doran to approve Ordinance No. 2014-8-1 titled; “An ordinance setting and establishing the rates of payment for various employees of the City of Martinsville, Illinois.”

Upon roll call vote all council members present voted for the motion. (6)

 

The power test for a new police officer is September 9, 2014, providing this test is passed then the City will hire Tim Wilson, Jr with a starting date of September 22, 2014 at the rate of $26,000.00 for one full year.  He will need a back ground check and a pre-employment drug test also.

**Motion by Doran, 2nd by Crutchfield to approve hiring Tim Wilson, Jr at the rate of $26,000 per year, on condition he pass the State of Illinois power test on September 9 and completes a background check plus pre-employment drug test.

Upon roll call vote all council members present voted for the motion. (6)

 

**Motion by Doran, 2nd by Davidson to approve the agreement for telephone and radio dispatching between the Clark County, Illinois E.T.S.B. and the City of Martinsville.

Upon roll call vote all council members present voted for the motion. (6)

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Chief Bowman passed out his July monthly report and presented the 2006 Chevy Impala that the city received free from the State of Illinois.

 

Motion by Cross, 2nd by Clement to adjourn the city council meeting @ 7:20 PM.

Upon roll call vote all council members present voted for the motion. (6)

Marlene Wilhoit