O’FALLON CITY COUNCIL
November 2, 2009
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Gary Graham who led the Council in “The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.”
Philip Goodwin, City Clerk, called the roll: Nila Grogan, present; Gene McCoskey, present; Ed True, present; Dan Polites, present; Rick Reckamp, present; Jerry Mouser, present; John~Drolet, present; Michael Bennett, present; Dennis Renner, present; Ned Drolet, present; Steve Engler, present; Jerry Albrecht, present; David Cozad, present. A quorum was declared present.
Motion by J. Mouser and seconded by J. Albrecht to approve the minutes of
October 19, 2009. All ayes. Motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARING – None scheduled.
RESIDENTS: Marty Eckert, coordinator of the 2010 Hog Rally, introduced Roger Snyder, the site coordinator. HOG stands for Harley Owners Group, and they are 200 strong. The rally is planned for June 3, 4, and 5, 2010. They have met with the Booster Club and are coordinating with them and are using the City Park as the venue. They plan a parade from the Hilton Conference Center (official rally site) to the Park on Saturday, June 5th. There may be a car show in the park. They also plan a Walking Poker Run. They expect 1200 attendees. They average around $300 a person a day. Miller Beer and Ford Motor Company are the official sponsors. They are requesting security from 6 – 11 p.m. They also request port-a-potties and the City sponsor the band. People are expected from five states. If it rains, they will have inside activities planned.
Mayor Graham said that the City owns ¾ of the corner at Greenmount. and we have 1100 rooms in the city.
M. Bennett asked if the proposal was going to go the Community Development committee prior to the event, and J. Mouser said that his committee has looked over the proposal will meet on the other issues.
Roger added that there are seven Harley dealerships in the area. They plan on many activities throughout the surrounding area.
E. True asked if it was a club requirement to wear helmets. Roger said that it is, but Illinois does not have the law.
Clerk’s Report: City Clerk Goodwin read a request from the O’Fallon Woman’s Club to conduct a raffle from November 2, 2009 – November 10, 2009 for Longaberger Baskets.
Motion by R. Reckamp and seconded by N. Grogan to approve the request. All ayes. Motion carried.
City Clerk Goodwin read a request from the O’Fallon Rotary Club to sell alcohol at the Katy Cavins Community Center for the Moye Elementary School auction on November 21, 2009.
Motion by R. Reckamp and seconded by J. Albrecht to approve the request. All ayes. Motion carried.
Mayor Graham said that two gentlemen sent in their resumes for Ward 4 alderman. He asked that the Council ratify the decision to appoint David Snyder as Ward 4 Alderman.
Motion by R. Reckamp and seconded by D. Polites to ratify the appointment.
All ayes. Motion carried.
City Clerk Goodwin swore David Snyder in to the office. D. Snyder’s wife, Margaret, was in attendance.
Mayor Graham introduced the Mayors for the day – Dominic Macaluso and Jack Maher. Their parents paid $1500.00 at the St. Clare School Auction to have them spend the day with him.
RESOLUTIONS: Motion by J. Mouser and seconded by J. Albrecht to approve Item 1 – A resolution authorizing the City of O'Fallon to enter into the First Amendment to the lease between New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC. All ayes. Motion carried.
J. Mouser read Item 2 - a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with Bernardin-Lochmueller & Associates for professional services and IDOT MFT funding documentation for land acquisition services pertaining to the reconstruction of the intersection of Simmons and Porter Roads not to exceed $12,400.
Motion by J. Albrecht and seconded by E. True to approve Item 2.
S. Engler said that money could be better spent elsewhere than on the intersection. He duly notes the safety aspect of the intersection.
ROLL CALL: Grogan, aye; McCoskey, aye; True; aye; Polites, aye; Reckamp, aye; Mouser, aye; Drolet, J., aye; Snyder, abstain; Bennett, aye; Renner, aye; Drolet, N., aye; Engler, no; Albrecht, aye; Cozad, aye. Ayes - 12; Abstain – 1; Nays - 1. Motion carried.
J. Mouser read the resolution then motion was made by J. Albrecht and seconded by E. True to approve Item 3 – A resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a temporary right of entry agreement with CSX Transportation for performing soil borings related to Engineering efforts for the design of a railroad overpass at the Venita Drive Rail Crossing.
N. Drolet objected to the overpass at Obernuefemann to avoid being complicit.
ROLL CALL: Grogan, aye; McCoskey, aye; True; aye; Polites, aye; Reckamp, aye; Mouser, aye; Drolet, J., no; Snyder, abstain; Bennett, aye; Renner, aye; Drolet, N., no; Engler, no; Albrecht, aye; Cozad, aye. Ayes - 10; Abstain – 1; Nays - 3. Motion carried.
1st Readings – No 1st readings listed.
2nd Readings –
Motion by J. Mouser and seconded by S. Engler to approve on 2nd reading an
Ordinance amending the City Zoning Code amending several sections providing regulations for Home Occupations, Trailers, and Planned Uses.
ROLL CALL: Grogan, aye; McCoskey, aye; True; aye; Polites, aye; Reckamp, aye; Mouser, aye; Drolet, J., aye; Snyder, aye; Bennett, aye; Renner, aye; Drolet, N., aye; Engler, present; Albrecht, aye; Cozad, aye. Ayes - 14; Nays - 0. Motion carried.
Community Development: J. Mouser announced that the next scheduled meeting is Monday, November 9th at 5:00 p.m. at the Regency Conference Center. They will be discussing Balke-Brown.
Public Works: R. Reckamp said that the next meeting will be held Monday, November 23rd in the Mayor’s Conference room.
Public Safety: N. Drolet stated that the next meeting will be December 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Finance/Administration: M. Bennett said that the minutes were attached. He asked D. Rich about the insurance that was approved at the meeting, and he answered that it was in the budget.
Motion by M. Bennett and seconded by J. Albrecht to approve Warrant #195 in the amount of $631,399.40.
ROLL CALL: Grogan, aye; McCoskey, aye; True; aye; Polites, aye; Reckamp, aye; Mouser, aye; Drolet, J., aye; Snyder, aye; Bennett, aye; Renner, aye; Drolet, N., aye; Engler, aye; Albrecht, aye; Cozad, aye. Ayes - 14; Nays - 0. Motion carried.
Parks and Environment: D. Renner stated that the meeting is cancelled.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: None scheduled.
Chief Betten said that 1 ½ years ago, his department formed a committee to rewrite their mission statement. The committee went beyond the mission statement and developed a challenge coin to carry with them always. It stands for their pride in the organization and the work that they do. The coin is inscribed with the new mission statement which he read: “The O’Fallon Police Department is dedicated to proactively solving problems and protecting life and property through education, prevention and enforcement. In striving to accomplish this mission service to the community is our commitment; honor and integrity is our mandate”. Chief Betten gave a coin to each alderman. Mayor Graham said that he and the community give thanks for the job that they do.
Motion by R. Reckamp and seconded by E. True to adjourn. All ayes. Motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m.
Philip A. Goodwin
Minutes taken by
Maryanne Fair, Deputy City Clerk
Proper notice having been duly given