Minutes for February 12, 2014

MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 12, 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 Clement to approve minutes from 01-08-14 council meeting.

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

 

Motion by Doran, 2nd by Cross 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 January 2014 bills payable in February 2014 in the amount of $175,715.38.

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

 

Motion by Crutchfield, 2nd by Doran to accept the letter of termination from Herman Davidson effective February 28, 2014, due to retirement.

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

 

Motion by Hawker, 2nd by Cross to approve payment of unpaid invoices 5343,5416,5395,5378,5349 in the amount of $12,787.62 from Coles County Regional Planning for the “IKE” comprehensive plan grant.

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

 

Motion by Hawker, 2nd by Clement to approved the purchase of a 2014 state bid Ford Interceptor police vehicle in the amount of $31,749.00 from Morrow Brother’s in Greenfield, IL

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

 

Jason Kupferer addressed council with information about his proposed restaurant/quick stop business he plans to open at 38 W Cumberland Street.  He asked for two things, one being bistro tables under his awning outside and 1 or 2 spots of timed parking for in/out customers.  Council will have to look into ADA regulations on the tables and consider the parking option and get back with Mr. Kupferer.

 

Max Cruse advised council that the City of Marshall will be requesting a special meeting with us on February 20, 2014 @ 7 PM.  They need to add additional territory into the county enterprise zone and all participants need to be in agreement.  He suggested that if we have any additional land we need added that now is the time to do it.

 

Julie Bounds who has been working under Martinsville on the Move for economic development submitted a proposal to the city for economic development services.  The proposal is for a six month period from March through August 2014 @ a rate of $20.00 per hour not to exceed $1200.00 per month and not exceed $150 per month for ordinary and reasonable expenses incurred in performing such services, including mileage for necessary travel.

Motion by Doran, 2nd by Davidson to agree to retain Julie Bonds for economic development services for a period of 6 months at the rates mentioned above.

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

 

Motion by Hawker, 2nd by Crutchfield to adjourn the city council meeting @ 7:40 PM.

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

Marlene Wilhoit