Minutes for November 13, 2013

MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON NOVEMBER 13, 2013 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 10-09-13 council meeting & 10-09-13 executive closed meeting.

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

 

Motion by Hawker, 2nd by Crutchfield to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented.

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

 

Motion by Doran, 2nd by Cross to approve October 2013 bills payable in November 2013 in the amount of $128,482.19

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

 

Motion by Crutchfield, 2nd by Cross to approve Ordinance # 2013-11-1 titled; “An ordinance authorizing the issuance of waterworks and sewerage refunding revenue bonds, series 2013, of the City of Martinsville, Clark County, Illinois providing the details of such bonds and for payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds, and related matters.

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

 

Kristy Dawson from Coles County Regional Planning gave information on a housing rehabilitation grant they are working on that includes Martinsville.  It is a one year program totaling $650,000 total which would be $40,000 per home and 4 per city.  They have some applications turned in and can always use more.  This can be used for gutters, windows, siding and things energy efficient.

Motion by Hawker, 2nd by Davidson to approve Resolution R2013-11-1 titles; “a resolution of authorization and support for a single family owner occupied rehabilitation program.”

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

 

Motion by Hawker, 2nd by Clement to donate $500.00 to Santa’s Helper’s

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

 

Following a presentation from the Martinsville Fire Department women’s auxiliary with information concerning the Christmas light parade scheduled for December 14 @ 6PM, with requests for street closings and no parking on Cumberland street and help with intersection blockage

Motion by Davidson, 2nd by Cross to close Cumberland Street from Mill St to Union St from the hours of 5 PM until after the parade on December14, 2013.

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

 

Motion by Hawker, 2nd by Cross to hire Chad Bowman  effective December 1, 2013 who will then become Chief of Police upon retirement of the current chief.

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

 

Consideration of possible vehicle purchase has been tabled until a further date.

 

Motion by Hawker, 2nd by Crutchfield to approve bonus for Christmas of $300 for full time and $150 for part time employees of the City of Martinsville.

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

 

 

Wes Romines informed council that the new playground equipment has arrived but he is unsure if the City is capable of the installation.  There needs to be some major ground leveling and it might be a good idea to find someone to do that.  We will need to find out what it would cost for the company to install the playground for us and get back with council.

 

The City council has been invited to the Natural Gas Emergency Responder dinner on November 25, 2013 @ Richard’s Farm starting @ 6PM.  Please let Marlene know if you plan to attend by November 20th.

 

The council will need to vote on the purchase of 10 trees at the December meeting to be planted throughout the town.

 

Motion by Davidson, 2nd by Doran to adjourn the city council meeting @ 8:00PM.

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

 

 

Marlene Wilhoit