City Council Meeting Minutes


The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Chad Lewis, Don Canada, Mike Hall, John Taylor, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Buford McGuire, Darryl Neill, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLL CALL:
Barfield Present McGuire Present
Canada Present Neill Present
Hall Present Short Present
Lewis Present Taylor Present


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Chad Lewis a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4-24-2017 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea

CITIZENS REPORT:
Danny Miller came before the Council after his property was abated and cleaned by the city. He inquired where his possessions are and voiced his opinion how he felt he and his mother were wronged. He was told to come to City Hall during opening hours and will be shown pictures as to why the yard was abated.

MAYOR’S REPORT:

The Mayor gave recognition for Public Service Week as we honor men and women who serve America as federal, state, county and local government employees.




Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Don Canada to accept recommendation to accept Dave Miller as a member of the Metropolis Public Library Board of Trustees;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea



Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Mike Hall to Adopt a Proclamation for National Nursing Home Week for May 14th-20th, 2017;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Don Canada to accept road closure for Farm Frenzy Day to June 17th on Metropolis Street between 3rd & 4th Street (closure was approved on April 10th for June 24th- date change);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea

CORPORATE COUNSEL:
Corporate Counsel reminded the newly elected Alderman along with newly elected board members they need to take the required FOIA and Open Meetings Act.
COMMITTEE REPORT:

PARKS & RECREATION:
Moved by Alderman John Taylor and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept purchase of Swim Lift from In the Swim in the amount of $2,933.99 for the Metropolis City Pool; (item in budget)
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea

FINANCE:
Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Adopt a Corporate Resolution Accepting A Grant From the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s Abandoned Residential Property Municipal Relief Program;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Don Canada to make a motion to accept approving the request of Kevin/Lisa Ulrich for subordination to Farm Credit Service Debt Restructuring;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


ORDINANCE:

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to Suspend the Rules and place Ordinance Creating the Office of Human Resources Director and providing the qualifications and duties of such office for passage upon approval of the motion;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to Adopt a Ordinance Creating the Office of Human Resources Director and Providing the Qualifications and Duties of Such Office; 2017-16
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to consent to the Mayor’s appointment of Christine Burhnam to fill the office of Human Resources Director starting July 10th, 2017;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


Stanley Shinn asked for his Special Use Permit be granted and allowed to bring a mobile home to his property at 601 Johnson. The area is zoned industrial and the recommendation by the Zoning Board was to say no to the request.



Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to Suspend the Rules and place Ordinance Denying a Special Use Permit in accordance with the recommendations of the Zoning Board of Appeals for passage upon approval of the motion;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Nay
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea



Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to Adopt Ordinance Denying a Special Use Permit; 2017-17
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Nay
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea



Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Chad Lewis to make a motion to Suspend the Rules and place Ordinance Approving a Zoning District Amendment as recommended by the Planning Commission for passage upon approval of the motion;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea






Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Darryl Neill to make a motion to Adopt Ordinance Approving a Zoning District Amendment;
MOTION CARRIED: 2017-18
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea




Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to adjourn; TIME 7:23
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


APPROVED ATTESTED



MAYOR CITY CLERK








The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, John Taylor, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Buford McGuire, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, Chad Lewis, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman Jerry Mizell was absent.
ROLL CALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Absent
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4-10-2017 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

*Mayor McDaniel gave recognition of the outgoing Aldermen David McManus and Jerry Mizell thanking them for the services to the City of Metropolis and wishing them well on their next journey. The swearing in and seating of newly elected officials by County Clerk, Juanita Wedeking-Newberry was the next order of business.

MAYOR’S REPORT:

Reappointment of Committees as presented.

The Mayor reminded everyone of the upcoming Clean Up Weeks, April 24 and May 1st.
Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Mike Hall to accept lowest bid from Mott Excavating for the 16166 Metropolis Bridge in the amount of $54,998.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea

The uptown bathroom will be located on city property behind Super City Antiques and completed by the Annual Superman Celebration. The building will be 14x40 and handicap accessible.

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Buford McGuire to accept the purchase of a building for public restrooms in the amount of $9,900.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Corporate Counsel brought an offer from a New York firm to sell the utility bill in the amount of $161,279.02 from Caesars Entertainment Operating Company at a reduced cost of $109,669.73. He recommended to decline the offer adding we are not in a cash crunch. This bill can be paid up to 5 years from now.

*A reminder of the IMUA, IMEA annual conference and trade show. A lot of information are at these conferences and all would benefit from going.

The IMUA 2017 Electrical Lineman Compensations Survey rates are in explaining the City of Metropolis is right where we want to be. Corporate Counsel went over the graph and then explained our PPA on the electric bill is nothing more than an index rate adjuster.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

PARKS & RECREATION:

Moved by Alderman John Taylor and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept the hiring of the 2017 City Pool staff as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman John Taylor and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept early order City Pool chemical for startup, not to exceed $5,000;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept High Service Pump #2 issues;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept Pay Application No. 7- Final for the influent mechanical fine screen replacement in the amount of $65,000.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept the purchase of hanging basket for Market/Ferry Street in the amount of $4,090.66;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


PLANNING COMMISSION:

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS:

Chad Murray came before the Council sharing the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals held a public hearing on April 11,2017 to hear comments for a Zoning District Amendment and a Special Use Permit. The proper procedures were taken on both hearings. The Planning Commission heard comments to rezone lots 31-35 in Kennedy Subdivision from R-1 residential to C-2 Central business. The Planning Commission voted a unanimous (5-0) YES vote recommending to City Council to approve the zoning district amendment. The Zoning Board hear request for a Special Use Permit to install a manufactured home at 601 Johnson Street. This is not an area with an overlay for this type home and is zoned industrial. The board felt that if this Special Use Permit was granted allowing the installation of such homes would go against the regulations that govern placement of such homes. The Zoning Board of Appeals voted a unanimous (5-0) NO vote recommending to the City Council not to issue the permit.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Don Canada to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Don Canada made a motion to adjourn; TIME 7:50
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McGuire Yea
Canada Yea Neill Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Lewis Yea Taylor Yea


APPROVED ATTESTED

MAYOR CITY CLERK





The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10th, 2017 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Jerry Mizell, Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, John Taylor, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Buford McGuire, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLL CALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present


Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3-26-2017 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



The Mayor addressed the Council asking we move forward to the Police and Fire Committee swearing in the newly appointed Police Officer, Nick Holland. Nick begins his 14-week training April 11th, 2017. His family came to support, congratulate and witness this milestone in his life.


POLICE & FIRE COMMITTEE:


Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to authorize the Police and Fire Commission to fill a vacancy in the Police Department created by the resignation of Becca Minnick;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept previously approved roofing repairs at the Wastewater Treatment Plant with American Roofing (low bid) in the amount of $5,685.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yes
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to ratify low bid from Hach in the amount of $8,527.00 (includes s/h) on an influent and an effluent sampler for the Wastewater Treatment Plant;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept request for partial street closing on Metropolis Street from 3rd to 4th Streets on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9 am through 2:30 pm. The Massac Co. Farm Bureau and the Metropolis City Library will provide the “Farm Frenzy”;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept acknowledgement of Lineman Appreciation Day on April 10th;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


The Mayor reminded everyone that the annual Spring Cleaning is upon us beginning the last week in April and the first week in May. Items will be collected on your normal trash pickup day.

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

A Public Hearing was held before tonight’s Council for the Comcast Franchise Renewal with the City of Metropolis; from that hearing came the following two Resolutions. This Resolution extends through May 12th, 2025.




Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to adopt a Resolution Approving the Renewal of the Cable Communication Franchise with Comcast of the South;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to adopt a Resolution Approving a Franchise Agreement Between the City of Metropolis, Illinois and Comcast of the South;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

DEPARTMENT HEADS:

Chief Masse wanted to remind everyone it is National Telecommunications week and acknowledge our dispatchers.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda;
MOTION CARRIED: Time 7:20
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea




Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to approve extending a conditional offer of employment in the City’s Public Works Department to the person discussed in closed session (Grant McIntosh);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to appoint Public Works Director to the person discussed in closed session; (Stoney Barrett);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell made a motion to adjourn; TIME 8:15
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



APPROVED ATTESTED

MAYOR CITY CLERK





The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Jerry Mizell, Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, John Taylor, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Buford McGuire, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.

ROLL CALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present


Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3-13-2017 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept resignation of Alice Schwegman from the Metropolis Public Library Board of Trustees;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yes
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement (Massac County Courthouse) upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement (Massac County Courthouse); 2017-12
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

The Mayor wanted to commend Art DuCharme’ on his 12 years of service to the City of Metropolis. He has always been courteous and respectful while doing his job. We wish him well on his retirement and will be missed on a daily basis. As we continue to educate ourselves at these conventions/seminars we attend we also learn how other cities operate their departments. They do not have a Superintendent for every department combining that position to oversee several departments. We are following in these footsteps and allowing us to save money.

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

We examine our Economic Development through 1980’s vs 2017 and are thankful our town has been led in the right direction. The larger malls are dead waste and job loss. As we look at the surrounding cities such as Marion, whose mall is for sale and Kentucky Oaks Mall with an anchor stored closed. Retail is struggling across the country. Our community is redeveloping small businesses and doing well. We have seen new business open and existing ones expanding. We are watching our uptown begin to grow as these empty buildings come to life creating jobs and retail choices for our residents. The city is working with them offering grants and Business District incentives.

IMEA has a Light Bulb Program allowing the City of Metropolis to purchase 60 watt LED bulbs @ a $1.50 giving one to each of the residents.

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion approving the purchase of an additional 3000 bulbs at $1.50 per bulb;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
FINANCE COMMITTEE:

IMRF has advised us to increase our employee participation from 600 hours to 1000 hours. This is due to the extra hours accrued by the summer help that was found during the IMRF audit.

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Adopt a Resolution to establish a 1,000-hour standard for employee participation in IMRF;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Nay Taylor Yea


This only affects Section 125 deductions, Aflac participants only. We are not taking away anything or having anyone refigure for tax purposes.

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Adopt a Resolution to include IRS Section 125 deductions a compensation when calculating IMRF earnings;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Nay Taylor Yea


INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second Mike Hall by Alderman to make a motion to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Approving Memorandum of Understanding/Private Development Agreement upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second Mike Hall to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Approving Memorandum of Understanding/Private Development Agreement; 2017-13
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second Mike Hall to make a motion to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Approving a Redevelopment Agreement by and between the City of Metropolis and D.C. Management, LLC and Darren Tockstein and Corey Bowman upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Approving a Redevelopment Agreement by and between the City of Metropolis and D.C. Management, LLC and Darren Tockstein and Corey Bowman; 2017-14
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

WATER, LIGHT AND STREET COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Amending Title II, Administration, Chapter 32, Departments, Boards and Commissions, Sections 32.071 and 32.106 upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Amending Title II, Administration, Chapter 32, Departments, Boards and Commissions, Sections 32.071 and 32.106;
MOTION CARRIED: 2017-15
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept proposal from Solomon for Load Tap Changers to be Serviced in the amount of $19,792.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept water main extension from the 500 block of Filmore to the 500 block of Butler and materials from MCO in the amount of $6,969.50;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea





Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept Change Order No. 2 for the Combined Sewer Separation Project No. 2 to ACIX in the amount of $98,806.29;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Nay
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Nay Taylor Yea

DEPARTMENT HEADS:

Chad Murray shared with the Council the on March 16th of this year the Planning Commission met and reviewed applications for Rezoning property/lots on Kennedy Drive and a request for a Special Use Permit for a mobile home on Johnson Street. The Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct an appeal hearing on April 11th, 2017 at 6:00 pm on these matters and a nonconforming structure in the alley behind 209 West 6th Street.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea






Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to adjourn; TIME 7:44
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



APPROVED ATTESTED

MAYOR CITY CLERK






















The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, Jerry Mizell, John Taylor, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman Buford McGuire, Mayor McDaniel and Corporate Counsel Rick Abell were absent.

ROLL CALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Absent Taylor Present

Mayor William McDaniel and Corporate Counsel Rick Abell are out of town.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus a motion to elect temporary Chairman in the Mayor’s absence to preside over the City Council meeting pursuant to section 3.1-35-35 (b) of the Illinois Municipal Code;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Absent Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 2-13-2017 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Absent Taylor Yea


MAYOR REPORT:
Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to accept extending mowing contract with Ethan Sommer for 2017;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Absent Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to make a motion to accept appointment of Tammy Wells to the Metropolis Public Library Board; (seat vacated by Mr. Ed Bridges)
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Absent Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to make a motion to Adopt Proclamation to proclaim the week of March 12th-18th as Girl Scout Week;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Absent Taylor Yea

Reminder of upcoming Electronic Recycling Event Saturday, March 4th from 8am-3pm.

The hours for Electronic Recycling are Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 8am-3pm. They will collect the items at 300 Front Street adjacent from Baymont & Dorothy Miller Park. This is for city residents only and an ID will be needed.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Amending Title V, Pubic Works, Chapter 53 Water, Section 53.06, Connection, of the Code of Metropolis; 2017-09
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Nay
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Absent Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Regulating the Issuance of Right of Way Permits; 2017-10
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Absent Taylor Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Absent Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Absent Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to adjourn; 7:10
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Absent Taylor Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED

MAYOR CITY CLERK


The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLL CALL: Alderman Jerry Mizell and John Taylor was absent.
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Absent
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Absent

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 1-23-2017 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor gave praises to Herman Fulgham who is retiring after 10 years of service with the City. His work ethics are to be commended and will be missed at the Water Filtration Plant. We wish him well on his retirement.
He also requested we continue the open contract with Ethan Sommers for mowing our parks. The motion will be on the next Council for approval. Ethan’s fees have not increased in 5 years.




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to accept final payment in the amount of $22,365.00 to Freeman Environmental Services, Inc. for the FEMA Demolition Project (project is for the 10% retainage to hold until after final inspection);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to proceed with sinkhole repair at the intersection of 2nd and Girard Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept the purchase of 2 trucks at a cost of $28,900 (1 2-ton and 1 1-ton);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent





Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Authorizing the Sale of Other Personal Property of the City of Metropolis; (1995 Ford F700 & GMC C3500) 2017-05
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept appointment of Mike Moorman to the Police & Fire Commission;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


The hours for Electronic Recycling are Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 8am-3pm. They will collect the items at 300 Front Street adjacent from Baymont & Dorothy Miller Park. This is for city residents only and an ID will be needed.


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept hosting an electronic recycling event on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 with Clean Earth, Inc. from 8 am- 3 pm;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent




Mayor McDaniel, CFO Tricia Suttles and Corporate Counsel Rick Abell negotiated $2 million forgiveness with IEPA. The money, now grant money will allow us to continue projects already in progress and no rate increases for our sewer utilities for the next 3-4 years. The loan amount is $4.4 million instead of the projected $6.4 million.

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Corporate Counsel shared the excitement of potential growth in our city. Over the last 6 months we have been contacted by new and existing business owners wanting to bring new development to Metropolis. This will bring new jobs and growth for our economy. Our uptown area continues to generate interest in the available buildings. The State might be in turmoil and conflict but we are seeing an exciting interest to grow and expand stated Abell. He also wanted to commend our Abatement Officer, Greg Neihoff for all the efforts to begin demolition process on these dilapidated homes and site tickets to clean up the debris in some of our resident’s properties. Attorney Abell went over Abatement and Demolitions properties needing direction how to proceed. A motion to made on several properties owned by Maurice Mitchell and to continue with the others listed and discussed. A timeframe of 30 days was added to insure the cleanup of these properties.

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and Second by Alderman Don Canada to make a motion to proceed negotiating fair settlements within a 30-day period for the properties 907 Ferry Street, 1711, 1713 Metropolis Street and 1811 Ferry Street owned by Maurice Mitchell;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent





CITY TREASUER:

Kristy Koch Stephenson gave updates on the new Bills in the Legislative package. The package of proposed new bills hopes to bring an end to the budget impasse. There are a number of changes to taxes, some could affect us. We will have to watch how this unfolds. There are 13 individual pieces of legislation packaged together, all must pass in order for the framework to succeed.

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Frank Walsh requested the following motion and stated the class Matt needs in order to continue his certification at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept the Wastewater Operator Certification Training and testing for Matt Hold from the Environment Resources Training Center at SIUE Class to be held from May 22nd- 26th, 2017 with travel time from May 21st-26th, 2017. Total costs for travel, lodging, meals and class not to exceed $1,900.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept the Marberry Drive Sanitary Sewer Replacement Proposal in the amount of $34,000 from ACIX;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept entering into an intergovernmental agreement with Massac Co for assistance with the Massac Co. Court House;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept proceeding with bidding for structure 064-3050 on Old Marion Road repairs with design and bid work to be performed by Brown & Roberts Inc.;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Consenting to Assignment of Redevelopment Agreement and Addendum to Redevelopment Agreement;
MOTION CARRIED: 2017-06
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Approving a Private Development Agreement and Related Documents and Authorizing Conveyance of Property; (Max Russell)
MOTION CARRIED: 2017-07
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent
Mayor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Approving a Memorandum of Understanding/Private Development Agreement; (Mike Souders project)
MOTION CARRIED: 2017-08
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent
Mayor Yea

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:

First Readings on the following:

Ordinance Amending Title V, Public Words, Chapter 53 Water, Section 53.06, Connection, of the Code of Metropolis

Ordinance Regulating the Issuance of Right of Way Permits



PARKS & RECREATION:



Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept the purchase of 24 tons of field dry for the Sports Park Baseball/Softball fields, from McKeel Equipment at a cost of $6,470.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


DEPARTMENT HEADS:

Chief Masse wanted to give recognition to Abatement Officer Greg Neihoff for dedication and diligence in this job. He also wanted to give the police officers recognition after the annual report was submitted. They give their time on charitable events, reaching out to others and wanted to thank them for their public service.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent





Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to adjourn; 8:05
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent

APPROVED ATTESTED

MAYOR CITY CLERK











The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, John Taylor, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLL CALL: Alderman Jerry Mizell was absent.
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Absent
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 1-9-2017 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Authorizing the Sale of Other Personal Property of the City of Metropolis; (Old Fork Lift) 2017-03
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to appoint Shane Lloyd to the Police Pension;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Corporate Counsel went over the process of funding the Police & Fire Pensions explaining the payment is based by the Actuary’s findings.

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to proceed with the property 819 Pearl Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept payment application No. 5 for the Influent Mechanical Fine Screen Replacement at the WWTP in the amount of
$134, 608.50;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to adopt an Ordinance Authorizing the Sale of Other Dispositions of Personal Property of the City of Metropolis (old bar screen)
MOTION CARRIED: 2017-04
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


FINANCE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Don Canada to make a motion to approve the extension agreement with Fick, Eggemeyer and Williamson for performance of the audit of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 financial statements in the amount of $40,000 per year;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to approve the City’s contribution in the amount of $363,676 to the Fire Pension recommended by the Actuary;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Nay McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to approve the City’s contribution in the amount of $473,450 to Police Pension recommended by the Actuary;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Nay McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2016;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea





Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to adjourn; 7:50
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK

The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Jerry Mizell, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, John Taylor, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLL CALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12-27-2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

CITIZENS REPORT:

Fick, Eggemeyer & Williamson CPA firm presented the Annual Financial Report for the City of Metropolis ending June 30th, 2016. He went over the report with the Council and complimented the City on its great job of preparedness.


MAYOR REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept Pay Estimate to BWK Services Inc. in the amount of $18,530.00 for underground bore @ Crestview and Metropolis Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


The Mayor announced he only had pricing for one truck and asked that we bring back the second vehicle for a motion when we have more information.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept the purchase of one Diesel Dump Truck for Kankakee Truck Equipment in the amount of $8,100;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

The motion to purchase a forklift from Black Equipment was discussion only.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to purchase new computers & printers for various offices at City Hall, Mapping & Zoning and WWTP in the amount of $40,589.17 from Kemper Technology Consulting;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL:
*No motion was made to adopt an Ordinance Consenting to Assignment. The Ordinance is for the Misty Meadows of Metropolis and the expansion of the building. We will bring back to Council in two weeks for approval. The addition will be 8000 square feet in the rear of the existing building. A new Redevelopment Agreement will be needed since the business has changed hands with TIF rules applying. They have turned in the site plans and have a waiting list for the new addition.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Groundwater as a Potable Water Supply by the Installation of Ruse of Potable Water Supply Wells or any Other Method; 2017-01
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Suspended the Rules and Place an Ordinance Approving a Highway Authority Agreement upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Approving a Highway Authority Agreement; 2017-02
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion on payment # 6 for the Combined Sewer Separation Project No. 2 to ACIS in the amount of $563,327.96;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to take action on purchasing parts for inventory for the 4 influent pumps at the WWTP from Progress Environmental in the amount of $7,770.00 (expense is appropriated in current budget);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to take action on purchasing of materials for water taps in Pheasant Cove subdivision in the amount of $2,931.36 from IMCO Utility Supply (lowest quote);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea




FINANCIAL REPORT:
Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to adjourn; 7:53
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED

MAYOR CITY CLERK






The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, John Taylor, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman Jerry Mizell was absent.
ROLL CALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Absent
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12-12-2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept regularly scheduled meeting of the Metropolis City Council for 2017;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept road closure of Market Street on May 20th from noon till 10 pm from Superman Statue to 9th Street for the purpose of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to adopt a Proclamation stating January 22nd – January 28th 2017 as Metropolis School Choice Week;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept road closure for the purpose of the Myasthenia Gravis Walk beginning at Washington Park, East on 3rd Street to Market Street to Lois Lane Statue from approximately 10 am to 11am on Saturday, October 14th, 2017;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Corporate Counsel informed the Committee about the former Costal Mart located on 1021 West 10th Street. We need to pass a Groundwater Ordinance and Highway Authority Agreement (HAA) addressing remaining petroleum impacts in soil and groundwater above IEPA standards. The Ordinance addresses potential risks associated with using shallow groundwater near the site. The Ordinance is similar to the ordinance used for L&W Mobile Service Station.

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to Suspended the Rules and Place an Ordinance Approving a Memorandum of Understanding and Related Documents for consideration upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Approving a Memorandum of Understanding and Related Documents; 2016-30
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

*First reading of an Ordinance Prohibiting the use of Groundwater as a Potable Water Supply by the Installation or Use of Potable Water Supply Wells or Any Other Method (former Coastal Station);

*IMUA Board Meeting will take place February 27-March 1. Please make plans to attend he told the Alderman. The classes are very informative and geared toward policymakers and utility professionals. We always found it informative and a good time.


FINANCIAL REPORT:


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to adjourn; 7:30
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED

MAYOR CITY CLERK
















The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Jerry Mizell, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, John Taylor, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman David McManus was absent.
ROLL CALL:
Barfield Present McManus Absent
Canada Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Charles Barfield a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11-28-2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

CITIZEN’S REQUEST:

Kelly Cunningham came representing Shawnee Development to give their annual update. Shawnee still has funds available for low income families needing assistance. We offer help with rent, church referrals, weatherization and LIHEAP Winter/Summer assistance program she added. Please help us help these families by telling them about our services.



MAYOR REPORT:

*Update only from the motion to purchase Rain Drop materials for the water features at the Franklin Park Pool Splash Pad.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept contract with Melrose Pyrotechnics, Inc. in the amount of $12,000 for fireworks on Saturday, July 1st, 2017;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman Buford McGuire to make a motion to accept Field Service Quotation from Solomon Corporation in the amount of $6,500;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Corporate Counsel handed out an informational sheet on the changes that were made concerning FLSA. He updated the Council on the changes to FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) that were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016 are now on hold. The Final Rule increased the minimum salary level for executive, administrative and professional employees exempt under the FLSA from $455 per week, or $23,660 annually, to $913 per week, or $47,476 annually, to be paid on a salary basis. The court held that the Department of Labor lacked the statutory authority to increase the salary level for the white collar exemptions.

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept the purchase of parts to repair Marlow Piston Pump from Komline-Sanderson in the amount of $3,730 for the WWTP;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept labor & materials to replace the 3” Babbitt bearings for the Marlow Piston Pumps from M&J Design in the amount of $1,700 for the WWTP;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept the purchase of parts for inventory and repair of Lift Station 45 and Industrial Lift Station from Smith & Loveless in the amount of 1,423.49 for the WWTP;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept Payment #5 for the Combined Sewer Separation Project #2 to ACIX;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept Pay Request for WWTP Mechanical Screen Project in the amount of $75,710.25 to Design-Builder’s Application for Payment;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to accept raising aggregate stop loss for calendar year 2017 health insurance plan in order to keep fixed cost at or below 2016 level;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea







Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to adopt a motion for the rules to be suspended and Ordinance 2016-28 be placed upon its passage (Tax Levy Ordinance for fiscal year 2016-2017); 2016-28
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to adopt a motion to pass Ordinance 2016-28 as presented (Tax Levy Ordinance for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30th, 2017);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

POLICE & FIRE:

The motion is approved contingent upon Corporate Counsel approval of the language and the legalities of the contract.

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to adopt a motion approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept the purchase of turn out gear from Sentinel Emergency Solutions in the amount of $9,400.00 at the Fire Department;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept the purchase of a fire hose from Sentinel Emergency Solutions in the amount of $5,125.20 at the Fire Department;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept the purchase of 4 SCBA in the amount of $28,571.96 at the Fire Department;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept the purchase of a rotary saw in the amount of $1,628.967 from Sentinel Emergency Solution at the Fire Department;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:
Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Don Canada to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Adopting a Medicare Part B Premium/Cost Reimbursement Policy; 2016-29
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Nay
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Charles Short that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda;
MOTION CARRIED: Time 7:34
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Charles Barfield that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to adopt a motion to terminate month to month lease;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to adjourn; 8:11
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED

MAYOR CITY CLERK



















The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Jerry Mizell, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, John Taylor, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLL CALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11-14-2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

Dan Hanson representing Bulldog Systems, LLC came for the following two Resolutions. Dan shared they have a company going to invest in their corporation bringing growth and expertize. They can offer better service on a larger scale by having more equipment and staff. They are excited about this new business venture and look forward serving Metropolis better.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to Adopt a Resolution Consenting to Assignment of Collection Agreement;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Nay
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to Adopt a Resolution Consenting to Assignment of Transfer Station Agreement;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Nay
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

The Mayor gave acknowledgement of resignation from Edward Bridges on the Metropolis Public Library Board. He has served and been a part of the growth of our library almost 40 years. They will meet to discuss a replacement and will bring to Council for a recommendation.

Plans are underway for an electronic recycling event coming in 2017. We have two companies that will service our area and will continue to give updates after the meeting.

The Mayor commented how nice the uptown buildings are looking after our business owners are taking advantage of the improvement grants the City offered. The sidewalks are the next project and will bring back the cost for approval. The downtown area is our next grant project the Mayor added.

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Corporate Counsel explained the FLSA is a federal law that governs, among other things, the payment of minimum wage and overtime compensation. The upcoming changes focus on the definition of exempt employees under the FLSA – those employees who are not entitled to minimum wage or overtime under the FLSA. Many exempt associates work on-site at managed properties and provide property management services. The federal Department of Labor recently revised its regulations and increased the minimum salary threshold for white collar exempt employees from $455 per workweek ($23,660 per year) to $913 per workweek ($47,476 per year). That means that most associates classified as exempt from overtime will have to be paid at least $913 per workweek, without regard to the number of hours worked in a workweek. The new salary baseline goes into effect on December 1, 2016, and will increase automatically every three years beginning in January, 2020. In some states, the minimum salary test may increase even higher than federal, so be sure to check with your association’s attorney if you have any questions. If the employee is not being paid at least $913 per workweek, then they need to be reclassified as non-exempt, record their hours, and be paid time and one-half their regular rate when they work more than 40 hours in any workweek. Increasing the threshold will result in a far greater number of people in the U.S. becoming eligible for overtime. We have two basic options to address employees who currently are classified as exempt from overtime but paid less than $913 per workweek: you can either increase the salary to at least $913 per workweek, or you can reclassify the employee as non-exempt, track his/her hours, and pay overtime when worked. We have asked Johnna Douglas who has a degree in Human Recourses to look over the employees who might fall under this new law.


WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept proceeding with the painting of sidewalks along Market Street (uptown area);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Suspend the rules and place an Ordinance Approving the Cash Farm Lease of Property upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Approving the Cash Farm Lease of Property; 2016-25
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

PARKS & RECREATON:

Moved by Alderman John Taylor and Second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to accept hiring Spear Corporation to replace the filter media in the filter system at the City Pool in the amount of $12,600 and to approve additional costs;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE:



Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to accept proceeding with Max Russell at the Industrial Park;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Don Canada to Adopt an Ordinance Authorizing the Lease of Properties Acquired with FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds; 2016-26
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to Adopt an Ordinance Amending the Sick Leave Benefit Policy of the City of Metropolis;
MOTION CARRIED: 2016-27
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

*First Reading on Ordinance Adopting a Medicare Part B Premium/Cost Reimbursement Policy


FINANCIAL REPORT:


Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to adjourn; 7:38
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK
























The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, John Taylor, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman Jerry Mizell was absent.
ROLL CALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Absent
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Chuck Short a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10-24-2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor commented how nice the uptown buildings are looking after our business owners are taking advantage of the improvement grants the City offered. The sidewalks are the next project and will bring back the cost for approval. The downtown area is our next grant project the Mayor added.




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept Pay Application No 3 for the Metropolis WWTP Influent Mechanical Fine Screen Replacement in the amount of $18,174.37 to Design-Builder’s;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept Application for Payment to Freeman Environmental Services for Demolition of 12 sites (FEMA property) in the amount of $201,290.40;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept proposal to paint (& additional specifications) Happy Hearts building in the amount of $5,200 to John Brown Painting;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea





Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to adopt a motion appointing Don Canada to the Library Board to fill seat left vacant by Bill Carrell;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept bid for work to be completed in the rear easement of Crestview between Metropolis Street and North Avenue in the amount of $15,500 from BKW Services;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to accept granting Clear Wave to Little Tractor;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

He handed out an Ordinance Renewal of Comcast Cable Franchise to review and bring back to the next Council for approval. They have submitted an application for renewal. Upon receipt of application and filing fee we will give notice that the application is made public. A copy will be for viewing at the Metropolis Library and the Chamber of Commerce. We will give notice at City Council for public comment to be accepted. Upon hearing comments consider approval of the application. Following approval, take the proposed agreement and make it public and set a date for a public hearing and publish notice of that hearing. A Resolution will be approved after hearing in City Council after approving the proposed agreement.

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:
An update given by Doug Hawes on the manhole replacement on Marberry Drive; we have all our information and now waiting on cost from the contractor. We will bring back to Council for a motion for approval at a later date.

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept the purchase of an effluent flowmeter with sensors from Heartland Controls in the amount of $1,933.00 for the WWTP;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept the purchase of 4 manhole risers from Schulte Supply in the amount of $1,746.00 for the WWTP;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept the purchase of parts to rebuild the last Marlow Triples Sludge Pump at the WWTP in the amount of $2,389.00 from Liberty Process Eq. Inc.;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept the purchase of a jet nozzle from NozzTeq in the amount of $3,089.15 for the WWTP;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept authorizing a blanket Purchase Order to S&S Industries in the amount of $10,000 at the WWTP;
MOTION CARRIED:

Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:
Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to Adopt an Ordinance Adopting Travel Expense Policy; 2016-22
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to Adopt an Ordinance Adopting the Child Bereavement Leave Policy;
MOTION CARRIED: 2016-23
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

First Reading on Ordinance Authorizing the Lease of Properties Acquired with FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds;

First Reading on Ordinance Amending the Sick Leave Benefit Policy of the City of Metropolis;

MAPPING AND ZONING:

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Establishing an Enterprise Zone, in the City of Metropolis, Illinois, the Village of Joppa, Illinois, the City of Brookport, Illinois and Massac County, Illinois; upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Establishing an Enterprise Zone, in the City of Metropolis, Illinois, the Village of Joppa, Illinois, the City of Brookport, Illinois and Massac County, Illinois; 2016-24
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea







FINANCIAL REPORT:
Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to adjourn; 7:43
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK














The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Jerry Mizell, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, John Taylor, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10-11-2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept revised Payment # 4 for the Combined Sewer Separation Project No. 2 in the amount of $472,605.25;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to Adopt a Resolution for the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3rd with a rain date of Sunday, December 4th @ 1:30;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL:


FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:

Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda;
MOTION CARRIED: Time 7:17
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to authorize Mayor to extend a conditional offer of employment in the Water Treatment Plant;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to authorize Mayor to extend a conditional offer of employment in the Parks and Recreation Department;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to adjourn; 7:36
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea
APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK






The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Jerry Mizell, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman John Taylor and Don Canada were absent.
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Absent Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Absent

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 9-12-2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent

MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor informed the residents of Fall Clean Up Weeks; October 17th and 24th. There are sheets of information in the Mayor’s office and the Clerk’s office stating what they will and will not pick up.





Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept closure of the alley at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Ferry Street between 5th and 6th Streets for their annual trunk or treat on Sunday, October 30th;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Adopt a Proclamation observing the week of October 3rd-7th as Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent

*The Mayor gave updated information on Mass Transit. They are moving forward after several delays and are looking forward to moving into the Industrial Park.

The Clearwave Communications will only service the Department of Human Services (Public Aid) and Illinois Secretary of State Office (Driver’s License Bureau).

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept permit to install fiber optic cable with Clearwave Communications;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and Second by Alderman David McManus to Adopt an Ordinance Ratifying Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Illinois Operating Engineers Local 318 and City of Metropolis; 2016-19
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent

Corporate Counsel commented again how the City of Metropolis was competitive on their electrical rates. Using an Ameren customer’s bill comparing it to a single/married or elderly couple, we are continuing to be a steady rate always in the middle of the charts. We are neither the highest nor the lowest and can be proud of that. Ameren and Liberty Utilities impose a meter and facility charge that we do not have for our residents. We have not increased our rates since 2013-2014 and did not raise rates to cover the tornado July 6, 2016 despite the rumors.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
TOURISM:
Trish Steckenrider came before the Council with the 2016-2017 scheduled withdraws for Hotel/Motel Tax. She conveyed the Annual Fort Massac Encampment is the second weekend in October and is one of our biggest tourism attractions. Last year we had attendance over 200,000 enjoying the festivities. Tourism is also are planning an event around the 2017 eclipse.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to make a motion to accept first transfer of funds from the Hotel/Motel Tax to the CVB;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent
NEW BUSINESS:

Alderman Mike Hall has announced that he is running for Alderman Ward 1 since he earlier stated he was not due to his current employment. He has since accepted earlier retirement and will look forward to another term.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent







Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Absent

APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK










The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Jerry Mizell, John Taylor, Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on July 25th, 2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

CITIZENS REQUEST:

Charlie Eichorn came before the Council sharing concerns about Liberty Utility Gas Company surcharges. He commended the Alderman who voted yes to end the Alderman insurance, a plea he has come to the Council on many times. Charlie has come many times to Council showing concern for the growth of Metropolis and asked the Council for help to hire someone who could bring commerce to the area.


MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor read aloud a Proclamation declaring August 15th 2016 BarkAid Metropolis Day.

CORPORATE COUNSEL:
*First Reading of Ordinance Amending Title III, Administration, Chapter 35, Taxation and Finance, Subchapter: Hotel Operator’s Occupation Tax

The Ordinance will be further discussed in another Ordinance Meeting.

Corporate Counsel brought back up the subject of surcharges from Liberty Utilities that Charlie Eichorn aired in Citizens Request. We as a City have been approached by several small businesses with concerns of the spiked increased and made calls. Represented Brandon Phelps came to City Hall to hear the concerns and complaints and will voice them. We have met with Liberty Utilities as well. They stated they raised them for improvements in their infrastructure but no improvements as of yet have been made and the fees are still being charged. They claimed they sent notice back in 2014 of their increase but the article was so small it was not seen. We will have to go before the Illinois Commerce to make our case to lower fees.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept Payment No. 5 to Visu-Sewer for the Interceptor Manhole Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $78,255.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept Payment No. 2 to ACIX for Phase 2 of the Combined Sewer Separation Project in the amount of $438,722.75;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

*No motion made on vacating First Street between Cherry and Yasoda and will
Bring back to Water, Light and Street Committee meeting at a later date due to the project is still under construction.

*No motion was made approving the issuance of a Home Occupation Permit to Brittney Freeman at her home located at 1610 North Avenue. Ms. Freeman didn’t attend the meeting and there were several questions needing answers.

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to accept the purchase 12 of additional water meters for inventory in the amount of $2,921.82;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept the purchase of a 2006 International Altec Digger Truck from Utility Fleet for the Light Department in the amount of $65,108.30;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept funding the 2016-2017 after School Program in the amount of $23,000.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to proceed with the inspection of Structure 064-3050 on Old Marion Road;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

POLICE AND FIRE COMMITTEES:

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Authorizing the Sale or Other Disposition of Personal Property of the City of Metropolis upon its passage (2006 Ford Crown Victoria);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea




Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to Adopt an Ordinance Authorizing the Sale or Other Disposition of Personal Property of the City of Metropolis upon its passage (2006 Ford Crown Victoria);
MOTION CARRIED: 2016-08
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Authorizing the Sale or Other Disposition of Personal Property of the City of Metropolis upon its passage (2010 Ford Crown Victoria and Blue Chevrolet Malibu);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea




Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to Adopt an Ordinance Authorizing the Sale or Other Disposition of Personal Property of the City of Metropolis upon its passage (2010 Ford Crown Victoria and Blue Chevrolet Malibu);
MOTION CARRIED: 2016-09
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea




NEW BUSINESS:
Alderman Charlie Barfield announced a Tourism meeting to be held in Council Chambers August 9th, 2016 at 11:00 am

MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS:
The Mayor informed the Council we have increased spraying time for mosquitoes. He complimented Darrell Canada for a great job of spraying and added we can’t spray during extreme windy or rainy days. The mosquitoes will always be a problem in pooling water, low lying areas and ditches that hold water.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to approve settlement with former Airport manager in the amount of $8,700;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to adjourn:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK





The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Jerry Mizell, John Taylor, Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on July 11th, 2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

CITIZENS REQUEST:




MAYOR REPORT:

A reading and passage of Proclamation of Declaring Monday, August 15, 2016, as BarkAID Metropolis Day in the City of Metropolis, Illinois.


CORPORATE COUNSEL:












The Mayor acknowledged the retirement of Joe Hobbs from the Library Board. He and his wife have moved and no new appoint has been made. The Mayor added he was a true gentleman and cordial to all.

He updated the Uptown Improvement Program saying we have budgeted $10,000 for growth, development and building improvements. We would like to see an increase up to $25,000 approved for the new budget and extend the uptown district. We hope people will take advantage of this new grant program we are working on to develop uptown. We will have more discussion of this in the Ordinance Meeting held August 3rd.


CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Authorizing the Lease with Options to Purchase of Personal Property upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to make a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Authorizing the Lease with Options to Purchase of Personal Property; 2016-07
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept Payment No. 1 to HMG Constructors for the Influent Screen Replacement at the WWTP in the amount of $153,978.75;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to proceed on Phase 2 at the Water Treatment Plant;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea



Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept Payment No. 4 for the interceptor Manhole Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $133,033.50 to Visu-Sewer;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea







Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept a blanket Purchase Order to Brenntag in the amount of $110,000 from July 2016 through June 2017 for Sodium Hypochlorite and Sodium Bisulfite at the Wastewater Treatment Plant;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept the purchase of two dehumidifiers for the Water Treatment Plant in the amount of $6,856.00 from Sylvane;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accept truck testing for the Light Department in the approximate amount of $3,000-$3,500;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea




FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to hire a new airport manager;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to adjourn:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK








The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Jerry Mizell, John Taylor, Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present
McGuire Present Taylor Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on June 27th, 2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor wanted to thank and give praise to the employees of the City of Metropolis for all the countless hours of dedication and hard work after a tornado touchdown Wednesday July 6th, 2016. The employees and staff worked together as a team making sure the residents of our community were taken care of.

Chad Vance with HMG informed the Council that the price per linear foot would be up to $40.00 for the following motion. He also inquired if we could do the rest of the pricing the same for the reconnect work on the Sewer Separation Project Phase II and was told yes.

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept the change order for up to $40.00 a linear foot Unit Price for Sewer Service Reconnection work for Combined Sewer Separation Project Phase II;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL:
Corporate Counsel gave a brief explanation saying most of the raffles held here are by non-profit organizations that don’t have the extra funding for the raffle fee. We need to lower the fee to $25.00 adding the Clerk along with the Council to wave the fee entirely. They often call a few days before the event not allowing time to bring it to Council for discussion.

He also wanted to comment on our actions as a city during our tornado. Safety is our main priority for our citizens and employees as we begin to access the damage. We make sure we have no one trapped or injured before we begin the cleanup process and restore power to our residents. We lock out our substations to insure safety; if Ameren goes out and comes back on it doesn’t cause any damage to our lines or harm to residents until we restore power. We have an emergency plan implemented for disasters and become better as a team with each new hit. We have quarterly meetings discussing what to do in the event of a disaster with a panel of people from every department in the City.

Corporate Counsel wanted to comment about the Muni Line monthly newsletter in the Council packets having great information to read on the Electric Efficiency Program, Energy Markets and OCEA safety. He also noted the $50 recycle refrigerator program is back.

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Amending Chapter 118, Raffles, of the Code of Metropolis upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to Adopt an Ordinance Amending Chapter 118, Raffles, of the Code of Metropolis;
MOTION CARRIED: 2016-06
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

NEW BUSINESS:

Alderman Charles Barfield wanted to welcome newly appointed John Taylor adding he will be an asset to our Council. The Mayor agreed saying William Carrell will be missed, he was knowledgeable of things pertaining to our city and we know John will bring his expertise to our Council.

Alderman McGuire asked for prayers for our employees in all departments with such stressful times and be thankful our employees despite race or religion all get along. The Mayor added these are stressful times in the world with acting hate crimes we do need continual prayers for our employees and community.

A Thank you was given from the Council to all City of Metropolis employees for the dedication and endless hours of hard work for our residents.


FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall to adjourn: 8:05
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
McGuire Yea Taylor Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK



















The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27th, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman William Carrell, Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman Jerry Mizell was absent.
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Absent
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on June 13th, 2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


MAYOR REPORT:

Chief Masse introduced Ed Wojcicki, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police to give out awards. Chief Masse, Sargent Cody Brown and Officer John McNeely were given awards for their outstanding performance. A Metal of Valor and a Life Savings Metal were read aloud and presented.

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to accept the purchase of ammunition from Ultramax in the amount of $4,130.00 for the Police Department;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to accept quote for demolition of 107 East 7th in the amount of $7,900.00 from Massac Materials Inc.;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman William Carrell made a motion to proceed with the purchase of a lot on the corner of 15th and Metropolis Streets;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL:



Moved by Alderman William Carrell and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Approving Prevailing Wage Rates for the City of Metropolis upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to Adopt an Ordinance Approving Prevailing Wage Rates for the City of Metropolis;
MOTION CARRIED: 2015-05
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


COMMITTEE REPORTS:

NEW BUSINESS:

Alderman William Carrell read a Notice of Retirement letter to the Council effective June 30th, 2016. He expressed his deepest appreciation to his Ward 2 for giving the opportunity to serve them for five terms in office. The Mayor read aloud a Proclamation of Appreciation and thanked him for his many years of service to the City of Metropolis. He also added Terri Johnston has given the City 21 years of dedicated service in the City Clerk’s Office and both will be missed. Mayor McDaniel gave an open invitation to eat cake and ice cream Thursday and wish them a wonderful retirement. The newly appointed Alderman to fill the end of term will be John Taylor and will be sworn in July 1st, 2016 at City Hall.


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and Second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to Consenting to Appointment by Mayor of an Alderman to take Office on July 1, 2016;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to adjourn: 7:42
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED
MAYOR CITY CLERK












The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23RD, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Jerry Mizell, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman William Carrell was absent.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Absent Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Don Canada made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on May 9th, 2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor reminded this is the last week for Spring Clean Up that will be picked up on regular trash day.

Lafarge and City of Metropolis will announce a day for the public to burn their old tires. We are working together to announce this in the form of a fund raiser for Cope to bring can goods in exchange for the disposal of old tires.


Jim Walters is making a career change and phasing out his inventory. Stoney Barrett recommends we purchase these 40 ‘poles in the amount of $200 instead of a retail cost of $400-450.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to accept the purchase of approximately 20 poles from Walters Electric for $200 each;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL:
Corporate Counsel wanted to announce the opening of the Metropolis City Pool on the upcoming Memorial holiday weekend. The time will be from 1-5 on Memorial Day then regular hours of operation will be Monday – Saturday 12-5 and Sundays 1-5. The pool is already booking parties and swimming lessons. We have a pool our city can be proud of; while older our pool has always met 100% ratings from the state thanks to our Parks and Recreation Director, Pris Abell.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Buford McGuire to accept leasing of farm land for one year to Gary Bryant;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Alderman Jerry Mizell asked Chad Murray representing the Zoning Board of Appeals if sent out letters both of the following motions for Special Use Permits and was told yes. We followed all the rules; we sent letters to all residents that are in 250’ of the property providing significant notification of the hearings. We received letters that are made available for view. There were several comments regarding the Special Use Permit for Margret Powell but in the end Corporate Counsel explained we need to support the recommendation of the Zoning Board of Appeals. The hearing was for evidence to be presented for opposition. There was no opposition at the hearing of Margaret Powell only opinions and that is not how we decide our vote. The Zoning Board followed all factors and found no reason she should be denied the permit; our job is to approve the recommendation. The concerns from some were the mausoleum would bring down the property value and were told from a Realtor it would not.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to suspend the rules and place an Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit (2101 Metropolis Street) upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to adopt an Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit (2101 Metropolis Street); 2016-03
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:

First reading on an Ordinance amending compensation of Elected (Aldermen) Officials;

PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT-ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS:

Moved by Alderman Don Canada and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to suspend the rules and place an Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit to Mrs. Margaret Powell upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Nay
Canada Yea McGuire Nay
Carrell Absent Mizell Nay
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Don Canada and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to adopt an Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit Mrs. Margaret Powell; 2016-04
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Nay
Canada Yea McGuire Nay
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Don Canada to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Don Canada to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall to adjourn: 8:42
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED
MAYOR CITY CLERK









The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9th, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, William Carrell, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Jerry Mizell, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on April 25th, 2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to accept the purchase of a New Rhino T512 Bush Hog in the amount of $9,650.00 from Little Tractor;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept the road closure for the Superman Celebration beginning at 5 pm on Wednesday, June 8th and remain closed though 7 pm Sunday, June 12th- the streets included are Market Street from Superman Stature through the alley between 8th and 9th, on 7th Street blocking from parking lot drive of the Fire Station to the backside of Hillebrand’s Automotive on 8th Street, from the backside of the Fire Station area to the drive thru at (old Banterra Bank);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Corporate Counsel commented on the concerns of homes needing Abatement tickets. We can treat these as a nuisance and take immediate action cleaning these properties. Old abandon mobile homes can be torn down and hauled off by us or by the owner, by the owner being the cheaper of the two. Once it is declared abandoned they have up to 90 days to respond or the deed goes to us. We will have to pay the back taxes but will be able to clean up these issues.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to purchase of 2 dehumidifiers for the Water Treatment Plant from Sylvane in the amount of $6,856.00 (free shipping);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to accept proceeding on the task order for the Waste Water Treatment Plant Influent Screen on a Design-Build basis;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to accept the purchase of an Energy Auditor from Anixter in the amount of $1,964.00 for the Light Department;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

DEPARTMENT HEADS:
Chief Masse wanted to make aware The National Peace Officers' Memorial Service week.

OLD BUSINESS:
Alderman McManus commented that Project Hope and the City of Metropolis should work together and help the cat population. We are having more complaints on stray cats than we are stray dogs. There is a program from local groups promoting pet owners to netter and spay your animals the Mayor added.

Corporate Counsel gave a brief update to the Council on the mold case. The case has been dismissed 4 times and is now being appealed in the 5th District. The plaintiff has filed her brief and is still the same argument each time and has always been dismissed. Our case has been filed and will update the Council as information is available.

*There needs to be an Ordinance and Industrial Committee meeting next week and will send out the information in your packets; we have to discuss CDAP loan inquiry and the old Magnolia Manor property.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada to adjourn: 7:28
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED
MAYOR CITY CLERK



The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, William Carrell, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Jerry Mizell, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on April 11th, 2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

CITIZENS REQUEST:

Adron and Leann Henley wanted to say a heartfelt “Thank You” to the Council. We have done a lot of hard work to refurbish and remodel a great building coming under budget. We plan to be open the weekend of the second annual Spring Fling in May. We are happy to be a part of the uptown growth and look forward to watching it grow. The Mayor commented back with a “Thank You” for taking an eye sore we have struggled for years what to do with the building and bringing new growth into Metropolis. Adron invited the Council to come see their results for the loan they were granted.
Dianna Hedgecock came before the Council with concerns on stray dogs and cats. She stated she is new to the Community and needs to know the laws on this issue. The Mayor stated he didn’t feel we have a bad stray dog problem but admitted we need to address the cat issues. Our city Animal Control works swing shift to prevent residents allowing them to run all night. When there are stray dogs people call City Hall and he goes to rescue and or ticket them. She commented with schools soon closing for the summer she feels some of the stray dogs could threaten or attack the children. She works at the P.O. and has numerous episodes where dogs attack the carriers to where pepper spray is necessary. She added our Animal Control officer is wonderful and does a great job she just asked if the same owners could be ticketed since they are ignoring our Ordinances. Corporate Counsel explained to her in order to issue a ticket John Roman, Animal Control Officer, must see the dog attack to issue the owner but if you will sign a complaint we can site the owners. Dianna also inquired about mobile homes, living in campers and portable buildings and the laws on that. She was told you can’t live in a camper or portable building in the city limits and we do have an Ordinance clarifying mobile homes. The Mayor thanked her for coming and invited her to an Ordinance meeting to discuss these issues in detail.


MAYOR REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall make a motion to Adopt a Proclamation for the Southern Illinois Communities for Stronger Economies Together;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

The Mayor gave acknowledgement of Fred W. White’s resignation from the Police Pension Board after serving 25 years.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
GREATER METROPOLIS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU:
Trish Steckenrider came for the following motion. She encouraged the Council to view the tourism websites available and stated they are raising the standards for the New Year. We are branching out the radius and are excited about the last three big events ahead; The Superman Celebration, Archery Tournament and the 4th of July fireworks.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to take action making recommendation to accept final draw for the fiscal year in the amount of $120,608.00 (approximately $80,000.00 for Superman Celebration and approximately $50,000.00 for additional new tournament with the Tournament);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

PARKS AND RECREATION

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and Second by Alderman David McManus to accept the hiring of the 2106 City Pool staff as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAPPING AND ZONING:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Chuck Short to Table a motion to suspend the rules to place an Ordinance for a Special Use Permit on 2101 Metropolis Street upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
WATER, LIGHT & STREET:
Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to accept Payment No.2 for the Interceptor Manhole Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $23,477.00 to Visu-Sewer;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to accept Change Order No. 2 for the Interceptor Manhole Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $9,150 .00 to Visu-Sewer;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to accept the Task Order for the Waste Water Treatment Plant Phosphorous Study as required by the IEPA NPDES permit;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to take action to adopt a Resolution to use Motor fuel Tax funds for the 12th Street Improvement project;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to accept the purchase of a 32 bit computer for the SCADA system at the Water Treatment Plant from Kemper Technology in the amount of $2,004.81;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to accept purchase of 3 firewalls for the computers at the Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Plant and Mapping/Zoning Department from Kemper Technology in the amount of $2,160.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to accept the purchase of 2 lawn mowers for the Street Department in the amount of $8,300 from Little Tractor;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea






Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to take action on the purchase of a bush hog tractor for Public Works from Little Tractor in the amount of $30,200.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to accept the purchase of street lights with E2C2 grant funds in the amount of $9,758.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda; TIME 7:50
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada to adjourn: 8:25
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED
MAYOR CITY CLERK









The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, William Carrell, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Jerry Mizell, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on March 28th, 2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

CITIZENS REQUEST:

Trish Steckenrider, Director of Tourism, updated the Council on the status on the Archery Tournament. We have solved all the issues surrounding the ASA event coming to Metropolis. The insurance is covered and the ASA vender fees will be a flat fee per vender. This is the 20th year of ASA and we are excited about the upcoming events. We have a 3 day scholastic shooting scheduled with 500 kids already enrolled giving us 10 days of tourism events.


MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor informed everyone that Spring Clean-Up Week is May 16th & May 23rd. All items must be boxed or bagged unless bulky items such as furniture. They will pick up on your normal trash day. There are flyers in City Hall explaining what they will and will not pick up.

Greg Neihoff has accepted the part-time position for Abatement Officer working Thursday, Friday and a half day on Saturday.

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus make a motion to accept the hiring of an Abatement Officer for 20 hours a week;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

CORPORATE COUNSEL REPORT:

Chad Murray briefed the Council on the Special Use Permit. There was a Zoning Board Meeting required by law having now submitted a written report to the City Council recommending that the City of Metropolis grant the Special Use Permit. The property was formerly Magnolia Manor nursing home, due to the conditions related to the sale of the property would not be allowed to operate as such under new ownership. The new permit would allow such uses as professional office space, commercial storage units, government offices; personal services such a barber and beauty shops and low traffic and low volume retail. The permit will not allow restaurant, tavern or package sales. The attending members of the public spoke out against the request citing concerns including traffic, safety issues, crime and lack of property maintenance. Luke Grace answered the concerns and explained his intent to rehabilitate the property for use as indoor storage, outdoor recreational vehicle storage, and limited professional or personal services. The permit will be brought back to Council for a final vote.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to take action making recommendation concerning IEPA loan agreement for Sewer Separation Phase 2;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to take action on signing of the Official Notice of Award for Phase 2 Sewer Separation;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to take action on the purchase of the Storm Sewer Pipe needed for the Phase 2 Sewer Separation
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to take action on the Task Order for engineering services for cleaning and televising approximately 4,500 linear foot of 12’ sanitary sewer and replacing approximately 1,400 linear foot of 12’ sanitary sewer and manholes along 12th Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to take action on parts to repair Moyno Pump from Liberty Process Equipment in the amount of $2,389.00 (Reassembly of pump to be performed by Treatment Plant employees);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to take action on parts to repairs on the vactor truck at the Treatment Plant in the amount of $4,923.91 from Coe Electric;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea





Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to take action preventative maintenance services on the vactor truck from Coe Equipment, Inc. in the amount of $4,972.50;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

*The motion to take action on replacing the SCADA computer at the Water Plant in the amount of $2,049.65 will be brought back to Council at a later date.

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to take action on the purchase of 2 new fire hydrants in the amount of $3,176.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus to take action on IEPA Highway Authority Agreement with the City of Metropolis and L&W Mobil Service Station;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE:
Concerns were expressed about the City being involved in the next motion and laid to rest knowing it was strictly timing agreement and will be paid back within the year.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve City participating with the Port District in bridge financing or temporary financing of the Ingram Project upon terms discussed at the Industrial Committee;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve modification of CDAP loan terms with Glenn and Terri Smith – (alternate collateral)
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

DEPARTMENT HEADS:

Chief Masse shared this is National Telecommunications Week and if you see one of our dispatchers tell them they do a great job.

City Clerk, Jan Adams informed the Council that Terri Johnston has put in for her retirement after 21 years of service and we will be replacing that position.


FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Chuck Short to adjourn: 7:50
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED
MAYOR CITY CLERK








The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, William Carrell, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Jerry Mizell, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present


The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on March 14th, 2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

CITIZENS REQUEST:
Keith Davis our Emergency Management, Director 911 and Prepared Awareness contact for the City of Metropolis was given recognition for his outstanding performance with a certificate of appreciation.

Trish Steckenrider, the director of the Greater Metropolis Convention & Visitors Bureau, reported that IDNR has made changes to the policy for events held on IDNR property. The first change requests permittees to provide general commercial liability insurance for personal injury and property damage in the amount of $1,000,000 per event and a $2,000,000 aggregate. The second change makes all profit venders required to pay 10% of gross sales to IDNR and all non-profit to pay 5%. She stated these changes will have a huge impact on our events such as the Archery Tournament, Encampment, Relay for Life when held at Fort Massac State Park, Spinners and Weavers, the car show and Blues and Ques. We are working tirelessly contacting legislators to have these changes reversed. We have the insurance problem solved for our vendors but the percentage of gross profits has not been solved. Friday is our deadline and our fear is we will lose these events and the tourism dollars that go with it.

MAYOR REPORT:

Keith Davis came to give an update on the Emergency Preparedness Plan for Storm Ready. We as a City are ready, we have learned over the years from our own experiences of what to do and not to do and by watching how other cities handled emergences. We are holding quarterly meetings with the Mayor, Police Chief, Fire Department, City Clerk, and all Department Heads to keep awareness and conduct exercises on preparedness. We know when storms are coming and the severity of these storms by staying in close contact with all news and weather channels. The sirens will alert our residents in ample time and we have people in place to make sure routes to our hospitals, schools, nursing homes will be cleared. There will be check points throughout and designated places for food distribution. He added we are in great shape with a plan in place and appreciate all who are working together to make sure we are prepared.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to accept partial alley closing between Pearl & Broadway and 5th & 6th for the purpose of an auction on April 2nd from 7am-4pm;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

*Notes:
The Mayor gave recognition to David Weeks for his outstanding achievements and latest project to earn his Eagle Scout badge. He chose to redo the Welcome to Metropolis sign as you come into town on 45 by Project Hope. He designed the sign and set it with new poles to earn this achievement.

CORPORATE COUNSEL REPORT:

Corporate Counsel shared information with the Council on the Estimated Residential Average Cost per kWh sheet in 2015. We are the 2nd lowest on the chart. Our rates continual stay competitive. These rates were compared to Ameren, Com-Ed and Mount Carmel. The second topic he discussed was the savings of completed and ongoing IMEA Electric Efficiency Projects here in Metropolis. The program is funded through grants and the savings are seen by our customers. The program will have changes going forward with new guidelines but will still allow us to offer savings to our customers.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE:

Alderman Carrell wants to clarify that we need the following motion because the grant money didn’t come through.

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to motion to action to resend prior approval of lighting project for Fields 1 & 2;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea




Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to motion to action using wooden poles and street light heads (LEDs) for lighting on the walking path at the Sports Park;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to motion to take action on extending mowing contract with Ethan Sommer for 2016; (The same bid amount for the past 3 years)
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to motion to take action on advertising/hiring for lifeguards/staff at the Metropolis Swimming Pool from Wednesday, March 30th through Friday, April 15th;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



WATER, LIGHT & STREET:



Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to action on the purchase of flower baskets for Market and Ferry Streets in the amount of $4,090.66 from Massac Nursery;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to take action on the purchase of a mosquito sprayer in the amount of $6,000 from LD Supply;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to action on advertising and accepting applications between March 30th 2016, and April 15th, 2016 for summer employment, with the Mayor being given authority to hire as needed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Alderman Carrell passed out a 2001 Sewer Report reading his concerns about the upcoming 12th Street project. He clearly stated HMG does a great job for the City of Metropolis, this was nothing against them, and the concerns were on the scope of the job.


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman William Carrell to recommend to the full Council to action to Table the motion to proceed with the sewer work on 12th Street to coincide with or preceded 12th Street construction project (in next year’s budget);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Nay McManus Nay
Canada Nay McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Nay
Hall Nay Short Nay

*Alderman Carrell commented if they do not want to table the motion he will cast his vote to agree to proceed.

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to action proceeding with the sewer work on 12th Street to coincide with or preceded 12th Street construction project (in next year’s budget);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Nay
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to action to accept hiring actuary to calculate other post-employment benefits liability in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standings in the amount of $3,530.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


POLICE & FIRE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Charles Short to recommend to the full Council to action the purchase of 4 self-contained breathing apparatus in the amount of $25,560.00 from Sentinel Emergency Solutions; (budgeted item)
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to action to accept the request for Sgt. Joe Basham and Officer Don Helm in the amount of $25,560.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

NEW BUSINESS:
Abatements for lawns, excess trash and debris in yards were discussed. The un-kept yards are at no fault of the City but blamed for it. We need to clean up these properties and issue tickets starting this week. The Police Department will issue the tickets and pay in the Clerk’s office. We also need to consider hiring another part-time Abatement Officer to work 20-25 hours a week. We have spoken to Bulldog to uphold their end of the contract of picking up one large piece left at the trash cans. Together we will clean these yards up.

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to adjourn: 8:29
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK





















The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016 in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, William Carrell, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Jerry Mizell, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present


The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on February 22nd, 2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



MAYOR REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to accept road closure on Market Street from Superman Statue to 8th Street on Saturday, May 7th, from 5am until 4 pm for the second annual Market Street Spring Fling;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to accept Agreement with Melrose Pyrotechnics, Inc. in the amount of $12,000 for the fireworks display to be held on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to accept road closure for the fireworks display to on Saturday July 2nd, between the hours of 3pm-10pm from the south side of Girard Street to the north side of Girard Street between 2nd and Front Streets;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL REPORT:

Corporate Counsel shared updates and changes with the Council. He wanted to clarify the misunderstanding by saying the Water Meter Policy is strictly Voluntary. A water meter will benefit smaller commercial businesses that do not use large amounts of water by offering more affordable rates.

Goodbye Public Duty Rule; January 22nd the Illinois Supreme Court abolished the public duty rule. This decision will have a tremendous impact on local governments who provide services to their communities mostly police and fire departments. The Supreme Court has abolished the common-law standard that a local governmental body and its employees, when providing services like police and fire, do not owe a duty of care to individual members of the public but instead owe a duty only to the public generally. This will likely increase the number of lawsuits filed against public employees despite the immunity provisions of the Tort Immunity Act. This could also increase the cost of our insurance and make us examine what services we can provide.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada to recommend to the full Council to motion to suspend the rules and place an Ordinance Amending Zoning District Boundaries (Metro Holdings) upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Nay
Hall Nay Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada to recommend to the full Council to motion to Adopt Ordinance Amending Zoning District Boundaries (Metro Holdings); 2016-01
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Nay
Hall Nay Short Yea

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:
Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to suspend the rules and place an Ordinance Approving the Sale or Other Disposition of Personal Property of the City of Metropolis upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Mike Hall to recommend to the full Council to Adopt Ordinance Approving the Sale or Other Disposition of Personal Property of the City of Metropolis; 2016-02
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman William Carrell to recommend to the full Council to accept Change Order No. 1 Time Extension Request for the Inceptor Manhole Rehabilitation Project;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman William Carrell to recommend to the full Council to accept Payment No. 1 for the Inceptor Manhole Rehabilitation Project from HMG in the amount of $70,429.00 to Visu-Sewer;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

DEPARTMENT HEADS:

Chief Jason Morris wanted to share with the Council they went down 2 points on ISO Grade creating a money savings for the City of Metropolis.

NEW BUSINESS:
Dave Koch has started the Abatement Officer position working 20 hours a week.

Mike Korte representing the Friends of Fort Massac gave an update on the old Laidlaw building they own. They found asbestos and will run into more expenses than expected but hopes the grant money will still cover the extra costs.


Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus to adjourn: 7:35
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK







The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22ND, 2016, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, William Carrell, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Jerry Mizell, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present


The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on February 8th, 2016 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor gave condolences to the family of Nancy Oliver saying she was an employee of the Library and a pillar of our community; she will be missed and to keep the family in our prayers.



Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to accept road closure on Market Street from Superman to 8th Street on Saturday, May 14th, from noon until around midnight for the purpose of the Relay for Life;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


The Mayor asked for the following motion after informing the Council he had found two dump/snow trucks in good shape one local one located in Kankakee; each truck is under $20,000.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to accept purchase of two dump/snow plow trucks;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL REPORT:

Corporate Counsel shared updates and reminders with the Council. FOIA requests are seeing new changes from the Attorney General’s Office; all Board of Commissioners, elected/appointed officials and Committee/Councils members will need to complete the on line FOIA mandated by the State of Illinois within 30 days of being in office. The Council meetings are to allow citizen requests to speak even if they are not on the agenda with a time limit of 3-5 minutes; in groups we could ask for a spokesman to voice their concerns and or complaints. We already offer citizens request on our agenda.

We are getting more inquires for water meters on commercial accounts. Smaller commercial businesses are being billed as a household account and do not use that amount of water and can offer more affordable rates to them with a water meter. The City needs to do its part in helping keep businesses costs down to keep continual growth in our town. They are radio read meters having a minimum of $19.00 for sewer and $18 for water. The E2C2 Energy Efficiency grants program is still available but ends in April; the Freezer/Refrigerator Recycle program will still continue.

Continual meetings with Comcast have taken place since our franchise agreement with them expired in 2009; we have made a draft for consideration and will keep you updated stated Corporate Counsel. Liberty Utilities franchise agreement will also expire this year and will begin a new agreement. We are also working on the increased surcharge for small businesses that Liberty Utilities has added on their bills.

We are waiting for FEMA to release funds for demolition of the homes damaged in the flood. We have done our part correctly with FEMA and have the contractors in place. Concerns of safety were expressed because the homes are dilapidated.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to fund the Police Pension according to the Actuarial recommended amount of $431,569 in 12 months installments and to pay $351,885 to the fire Pension Fund in 12 months installments;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Abstain

NOTES* Alderman Chuck Short abstained since he was on the Police and Fire Pension board.

POLICE & FIRE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to action on agreement between the city of Metropolis Police department and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force (SIDTF) providing up to thirty (30) gallons of fuel per week to the vehicle by aforesaid agent;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to take action on repairs for the Wastewater Treatment Facility with American Roofing Construction, Inc. in the amount of $11,460.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to take action on low quote received from Brownstown Electric Supply in the amount of $6,200 to replace cable that was stolen used during Superman Celebration, Encampment, ect…;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to take action on a purchase for dosing replacement from Flo-Systems in the amount of $9,870 plus freight;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall to adjourn: 7:45
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK








The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, William Carrell, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman Jerry Mizell was absent.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Absent
Hall Present Short Present


The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on January 25th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

Jim Haley has resigned from the Library Board and Denese Peebles was asked to fill the vacancy, and has accepted that position.




Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to accept Denese Peebles to fill the vacancy to the Metropolis Library Board;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to accept Massac County Relay from 4:00- 10:00 PM on May 14th, 2016 on Market Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL REPORT:

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Mike Hall to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to accept the Committee recommendation on the purchase of lighting for Sports Park Fields 1 and 2 with Musco Lighting in the amount of $32,500;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to accept the purchase of field conditioner for Sports Park ball fields from McKeel Equipment Co., INC in the amount of $6,120;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to take action to increase funding of Monday Night Live by $25.00 per week;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to accept the loan agreement between Curt Jones and Kevin Ulrich giving 30 days to respond;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea



WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to purchase a new computer server for City Hall from Kemper Technology Consulting in the amount of $16,255.75;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

NOTES*
Construction will begin again on I-24 across the Ohio River between Metropolis, IL and Paducah, KY reducing to one lane beginning February 8, 2016.


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to adjourn: 7:15
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK









The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, William Carrell, Jerry Mizell David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on January 11th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor acknowledged the retirement of Officer Dave Koch after 20 years of service with the Metropolis Police Department wishing him well on his retirement. He added Dave has accepted the part-time position of Abatement Officer beginning in February.



Ken Kovac passed out a letter from the Fire and Police Commissioners requesting a vacancy in the Police Department be filled with a full time person. There was clarification that the Council does not approve the hiring of any individual, the Council only needs to be notified of pending vacancy in the department and a request to fill that position. The Council looks a budget/ finance/level of staffing decision. We can approve the request at the time of motion or request it be brought back to a committee for further discussion.

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to appoint Bill Tanner to the Police and Fire Commission- filling the vacancy left from the late Alton Carter;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

The Mayor appointed Bill Tanner to the Police and Fire Commission to fill the vacancy of the late Alton Carter. He was sworn in by City Clerk, Jan Adams.

The City owned property along the riverbank needs to be surveyed in-order to be able to lease it out correctly; this will also help the MMPD with negotiations bringing new businesses to Metropolis. We have a new business going to lease the repair shop Ingram occupied, Fitzgerald Marine & Repair, Inc. who currently works out of KY. Local residents will be hired for employment and they will christen the boat Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the new site.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to authorize the Mayor to procure a survey of the City’s wharfage rights on the Ohio River;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL:
Corporate Counsel informed the Council every year we receive official results on how we stand against other municipalities. The survey that was conducted shows we are the lowest in the first 15. We continue to keep our rate costs down and consistent for our residents.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
The Mayor wanted to clarify that we are not filling any positions that have become vacant due to retirements. The goal is to be able to pay the City’s bills and do a great job for our citizens with who we have employed. We are cross training our employees making each department more efficient. We are changing our operating system at the Water Treatment Plant keeping overtime costs down allowing everyone continued employment.

METROPOLIS FIRE & POLICE COMMISSIONS:

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the notice of pending vacancy in the Police Department and request authority to fill the vacant position through hiring a full time person;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

DEPARTMENT HEADS:
Frank Walsh the water has begun to recede so the manhole project can begin.

UPDATES:
We had a phone conference with the Fish Company and they are one step closer to give a letter of intent. A survey needs to be done to the property they will need for the new business.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall to adjourn: 7:35
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK
















The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, David McManus, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman William Carrell and Jerry Mizell were absent.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Absent Mizell Absent
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on December 28th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor gave acknowledgement and praise to Tish Lewis and others ladies who were responsible for the snowmen families and greenery that were place around town during our holiday season. Their efforts were enjoyed by all.

Fick, Eggemeyer &Williamson presented the City’s audited financial statement for the fiscal year ending in June 30th, 2015. He went over the Annual Financial Report in depth and gave rave reviews to the City’s audit ending June 30, 2015 and to all the preparation that was done prior to them coming.


FINANCIAL REPORT:
Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

NOTES*

The Mayor asked to keep the two absent Alderman in prayers due to health issues.

Due to the high waters the upcoming work to be done at the WWTP will be postponed stated Frank Walsh and will also delay the manhole receptor project till mid-February.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda; TIME 7:25
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

No motion needed for the collection action/work out agreement discussed in closed session.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus to adjourn: 8:15
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK











2015






The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 28th, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Jerry Mizell, William Carrell, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman David McManus was absent.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Absent
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Buford McGuire made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on December 14th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:
Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell made a motion to accept regularly scheduled meetings of the Metropolis City Council for 2016;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

MAPPING & ZONING:

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Approving a Zoning text amendment of Article XXVI: Signs of the City of Metropolis Zoning Code upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion Adopt an Ordinance Approving a Zoning text amendment of Article XXVI: Signs of the City of Metropolis Zoning Code;
MOTION CARRIED: 2015-28
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Don Canada made a motion to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Approving a Plat of Subdivision Lundin Acres upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea





Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Don Canada made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Approving a Plat of Subdivision Lundin Acres; 2015-29
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

GMCVB (Tourism):
Trish Steckenrider representing the Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) came to introduce herself and to ask for the following two motions for Tourism. She noted she worked with the Tourism Board in 2007 and is happy to be back and is excited about the new things to come. The goal is to increase tourism back to the City of Metropolis and Massac County. We have several events already in place and working on new ideas to promote Metropolis.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to approve the presentation of the revised budget request of an additional $82,433.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to approve the draw from the Hotel/Motel Tax in the amount of $120,608.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to adjourn: 7:50
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Absent
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK








The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14th,, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Jerry Mizell, William Carrell, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, David McManus, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on November 23rd, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor gave updates to the Council saying that the MMPD (Metropolis Massac Port District) and Congressman Shimkus had met asking for his assistance in launching new projects in our area. The Congressman had agreed to meet with several companies who would help make this new venture a reality.

Heartland Fish and HMG met at the building site at the Industrial Park staking out the building plans.


CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Metropolis Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3367 and City of Metropolis upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion Adopt an Ordinance Approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Metropolis Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3367 and City of Metropolis; 2015-25
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion Adopt an Ordinance Enacting and Adopting a Supplement to the Code of Ordinance for the City of Metropolis, and Declaring an Emergency; 2015-26
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


COMMITTEE REPORTS:

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Buford McGuire made a motion to approve recommendation to conditionally award contract for Combined Sewer Separation Phase II to ACI X in the amount of
$5,954, 287 subject to IEPA approval;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

The Mayor wanted to commend HMG on their work ethics and insight working the City of Metropolis. They have always kept the City in their best interest saving money where we can and suggesting how we can use in-house labor for added savings.

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell made a motion to approve amendment #2 to Engineering Contract with HMG Engineers to provide Resident Observation services to the Combined Sewer Separation Phase II Project at a cost not to exceed $300,000.00 subject to IEPA approval;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept cost estimates for chemical feed improvements at the Water Treatment plant;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept quote for items to be purchased regarding interceptor manhole rehabilitation in the amount of $7,594.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to accept repairs at the Water Treatment Facility from Helitech in the amount of $1,448.00 (earlier meeting) ;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

The motion came out of the Finance Committee meeting held at 6:30 pm before tonight’s Council.

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman William Carrell made a motion accept health insurance renewal with Mutual Medical for the calendar year 2016 choosing option C in the amount of $62,500;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


MAPPING & ZONING:

Chad Murray informed the Council the Planning Commission had a meeting to accept the regularly schedule meetings of the for the 2016 calendar year. There was also discussion of the sign changes that need to be made to the Zoning Code Book and that they had the initial review of a proposed Zoning Text Amendment for article 26 in the Zoning Code Ordinances. The next order to make these changes is to have a Public Hearing to announce and discuss the changes. He commented the motion on the agenda of a Code Violation has resolved itself and will no longer need discussion. Chad has asked the Council for approval on the following motion for a new business coming to the Industrial Park.


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion for the rules to be suspended and place an Ordinance Approving a plat of subdivision lot 2 of the 2nd addition in the Industrial Park;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea





Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion Adopt an Ordinance Approving a plat of subdivision lot 2 of the 2nd addition in the Industrial Park; 2015-27
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE:
Alderman McManus commented the CDAP loan is from State money used for the following motion to help launch new business. Adron and Leeann Henley have purchased the old Gas Company building to open their business Super City Antiques.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to approve CDAP Revolving Loan to Adron and Leeann Henley in accordance with term sheet;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda; TIME 7:42
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


The motion to declare Real Property as surplus and to seek bids for sale of the same will be brought back for a vote after further discussion.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to adjourn: 8:25
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


APPROVED ATTESTED



MAYOR CITY CLERK

The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23rd, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Jerry Mizell, Mike Hall, Buford McGuire, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, David McManus, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman William Carrell was absent.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Absent Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on November 9th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept renewal of annual software – ESRI for Mapping and Zoning;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

FINANCE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion Adopt a motion for the rules to be suspended and Ordinance 2015-21 to be placed its passage (Tax Levy Ordinance for fiscal year 2015-2016;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell made a motion Adopt Ordinance 2015-21 as presented (Tax Levy Ordinance for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30 , 2016;
2015-21
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

POLICE & FIRE:

There was not a quorum for this meeting; however the Alderman present made the following recommendations to bring before the City Council.

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Don Canada made a motion Suspend the rules and place an Ordinance Authorizing the Sale or Other Disposition of Personal Property of the City of Metropolis upon its passage (2003 Chevrolet Impala)
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion Adopt Ordinance Authorizing the Sale or Other Disposition of Personal Property of the City of Metropolis (2003 Chevrolet Impala) 2015-22
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion accept proceeding with an agreement with the County for the donation of a 2010 Dodge Charger to the Massac Co. ESDA;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to Suspend the rules and place an Ordinance Authorizing Sale of Municipally Owned Real Estate -700 Market Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Authorizing Sale of Municipally Owned Real Estate -700 Market Street; 2015-23
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:


Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to Suspend the Rules and place an Ordinance Amending Title XL, Business Regulations Chapter 110, Alcohol, of the code of Metropolis upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Amending Title XL, Business Regulations Chapter 110, Alcohol; 2015-24
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


First Reading on an Ordinance Amending Title III, Administration, Chapter 30 City Government, of the Code of Metropolis


WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion accept the proposal from Brooks and Associates in the amount of $37,325.00 (Phase 1 at the Water Treatment Plant);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda; TIME 7:27
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to adjourn: 8:12
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Absent Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


APPROVED ATTESTED


MAYOR CITY CLERK










The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9th, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Jerry Mizell, Mike Hall, William Carrell, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, David McManus, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman Buford McGuire was absent.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Absent
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on October 26th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:
Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to accept Resolution urging Illinois state leaders to release non-general fund revenues payable to local governments;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to accept purchase request from the Metropolis Police Department for a pickup truck with a low quote from Ward Chevrolet (formerly Farmers) in the amount of $28,521.00 (item included in 2016 budget);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Nay
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Nay Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL:
The Council was given two legal opinions as requested previously by the Alderman. The first addressed was on the concerns on how Committees are to function. He suggested updating our city code on the identification and function of the various meetings. The next was on seeking bids which arose when we were renegotiating its garbage pick-up contract with Bulldog Systems. We have three statutes in our municipal code concerning the matter. They are reconciled by case law which looks at a case specific to the situation. Bids were not required in Illinois Municipal Code since picking up garbage is considered a service done by a private entity for the good of a community.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion accept the purchase of a 2010 Dodge truck from Rick’s Auto in the amount of $12,803.00 for the Water Plant;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to proceeding with the Phase 1 of the proposed modification for the Water Filtration Plant;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to approve purchasing the necessary materials for the fluoride and sodium hypochlorite feeder conversion at the Water Filtration Plant at the cost not to exceed $20,000;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


FINANCIAL REPORT:
Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda; TIME 7:43
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea








Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to adjourn: 8:40
MOTION CARRIED:

Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



APPROVED ATTESTED



MAYOR CITY CLERK



The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26th, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Buford McGuire, Mike Hall, William Carrell, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, David McManus, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman Jerry Mizell was absent.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Absent
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on October 26th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

No Citizens Request:

MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor reminded everyone the dates for Fall Clean Up Weeks, October 26th and November 2nd provided by Bulldog Trash Services.

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept Resolution for the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 5th with a rain date of Sunday, December 6th @ 1:30;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Absent
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Illinois Congressman Shimkus and Representative Phelps came to City Hall to meet with the citizens of Metropolis. There were several who came and expressed their concerns on several subjects. The local businesses came showing their concerns of the new increase of the PGA rates on the Liberty Utility bills. Representative Phelps will be here November 5th to meet with Honeywell’s plant manager.

Representatives from the Metropolis Planet, local businesses and government representatives began the kick-off to revitalize uptown. Open House is November 8th to begin the holiday season. Owners of the buildings for sale will be there showing as well in hopes of new prospects and growth for uptown.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:


CONDEMNED BUILDING COMMITTEE:

The Mayor gave acknowledgement to John Merriweather for his services with the City of Metropolis and wished him well on his retirement.

INDUSTRRIAL COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to granting the Port District exclusive authority for a period of 180 days to negotiate a lease of wharfage rights on behalf of the City and report back to the City Council;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion accepting the report of HMG concerning the water filtration plant and directing HMG to provide the Council with phased schedule for the recommended actions;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to proceed with first staff scheduling change recommended by HMG;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Abstain
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to approve repairs of clarifier at Disposal Plant as recommended by HMG at a cost not to exceed $31,000;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

The following motion came in approximately $60,000 underbid.

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to approve bid on the Interceptor Manhole Rehabilitation as presented from HMG to Visu-Sewer of Missouri, LLC in the amount of $540,350.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to Suspend the Rules and Place Ordinance Amending and Supplementing Title V, Public Works of the Code of Metropolis upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Nay
Canada Yea McGuire Nay
Carrell Nay Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Mayor Yea

Alderman Carrell felt this should go back to a Committee meeting for further discussion. A motion to table was made and a Committee meeting was scheduled for November 3rd, 2015.

POLICE AND FIRE COMMITTEE:
Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to TABLE a purchase request from the Metropolis Police Department for a pickup truck-low quote was from Ward Chevrolet (formerly Farmers) in the amount of $ 28,521.00 (item included in 2016 budget);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Nay McManus Yea
Canada Nay McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Nay

EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to accept disbursement for the Miss Metropolis Scholarship Program in the budget amount of $3,000.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda; TIME 7:45
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea






Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to adjourn: 8:40
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



APPROVED ATTESTED



MAYOR CITY CLERK















The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Buford McGuire, Mike Hall, William Carrell, Chuck Short, Jerry Mizell, Charles Barfield, David McManus, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on September 28th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

No Citizens Request:

MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor announced the dates for Fall Clean Up Weeks, October 26th and November 2nd provided by Bulldog Trash Services.


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to accept flu shots for all full time City Employees from Southern Seven Health Department on Thursday, October 22nd from 1:00- 3:30 pm for a fee of $28 to be paid by the City in an effort to keep all City employees flu free;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to accept contract between the City and Southern Pride (Happy Hearts);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada made a motion to accept the inventory for the Water Department from IMCO Utility Supply in the amount of $2415.45;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to accept Application for Payment No. 12- Final for the Franklin Park Pool Improvements in the amount of $37,001.04 to Evrard- Strang Construction, Inc.;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


COMMITTEE REPORTS:

POLICE AND FIRE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Buford McGuire made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance creating a fifth Sergeant’s positon in the City Police Department; 2015-19
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to authorize the Board of Fire and Police Commissions to fill the 5th fifth Sergeant’s positon;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Presentation to Rick Griffey as Sergeant:


ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to Suspend the Rules and Place Ordinance Amending and Supplementing Title V, Public Works of the Code of Metropolis upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Nay
Canada Yea McGuire Nay
Carrell Nay Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Mayor Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Amending and Supplementing Title V, Public Works of the Code of Metropolis upon its passage; 2015-20
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Nay
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Nay Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Mayor Yea

PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept authorizing the Mayor to proceed with the repairs on the concession stand roof at the baseball field;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



WATER, LIGHT & STREET COMMITTEE:
Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to accept repair parts for Influent Pumps per quote from Progress Environmental in the amount of $5,925.00 for the Disposal Plant;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

DEPARTMENT HEADS:
Chief Masse noted Dispatcher Dave Bowman still needs to be kept in our prayers.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada to adjourn: 7:55
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



APPROVED ATTESTED



MAYOR CITY CLERK























The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28th, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Buford McGuire, Mike Hall, William Carrell, Chuck Short, Jerry Mizell, Charles Barfield, David McManus, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on September 14th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



No Citizens Request:


MAYOR REPORT:
The Mayor shared with the Council a letter on the professional in our concealed carry class.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to accept closure of Girard Street between 11th and the alley beside the parsonage at 1105 Girard Street for the purpose of 5th annual Block Party on October 3rd, 2015 between the hours of 8am-6pm from the First Church of God;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to accept closure of the alley at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Ferry Street between 5th and 6th Streets for their annual trunk or treat Friday, October 30th, 2015;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to accept the resignation of Jim Haley from the Metropolis Public Library Board of Trustees;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea






Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to accept request quarterly drawdown from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund in the amount of $104,497.11 for the Greater Metropolis Convention & Visitors Bureau (note amount is a request for 33% rather than the 25% due to the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 being almost over );
MOTION CARRIED:

Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Corporate Counsel made aware of an annual IMEA invitation to the Council. He also explained the new laws handed down by the Attorney General’s office concerning the Open Meeting Act and how to go into Executive Session with more specifics.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to seek bids for the sale of property 700 Market Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea




DEPARTMENT HEADS:

Chief Masse noted Dispatcher Dave Bowman still needs to be kept in our prayers.

Kristy Stephenson our Treasurer gave a brief update on the State of Illinois budget.

HMG announce the second phase design packages of the Sewer Separation are ready to go out. The opening of the bids will be November 19th, 2015 and will bring back the information in a Water, Light & Street Committee meeting.

The Metropolis Fire Department hosted a lunch to show appreciation for our state and local law enforcement and was a success.



FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea







Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda; TIME 7:36
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to adjourn:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



APPROVED ATTESTED



MAYOR CITY CLERK












The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14th, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Buford McGuire, Mike Hall, William Carrell, Chuck Short, Charles Barfield, David McManus, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman Jerry Mizell was absent.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Absent
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on August 24th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea



CITIZENS REQUEST:
Charles Eichorn was who was on the agenda canceled.






MAYOR REPORT:

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept request to purchase LEADS On-Line for Metropolis Police Department in the amount of $2,128.00;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept establishing the hours of 5pm to 8 pm on Saturday, October 31st for Trick or Treat;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to accept partial closing on Market Street from 11th Street to the alley on Saturday, October 31st between the hours of 5pm to 8 pm for Immanuel Baptist Church for their annual Trunk or Treat;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea






Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to adopt a Resolution to provide local match and authorize design engineering agreement for improving a segment of 12th Street from Catherine Street to Pullen Road;
MOTION CARRIED:

Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

Corporate Counsel explained this is a Business District project using the 1% sales tax collected. This is our second project using these funds. These funds help improve the businesses within the Business District. Acee’s remolding project will take approximately two weeks to complete using local contractors.


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to Suspend the Rules and Place an Ordinance Approving Redevelopment Agreement between the City of Metropolis and Acee’s Food & Fuel, Inc. upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea






Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Approving Redevelopment Agreement between the City of Metropolis and Acee’s Food & Fuel, Inc.; 2015-16
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea

The area the Ordinance is referring to is where the outdoor concerts are held and the lease expires in October. The prior lease payment was $2500.00 and will increase to $5000.00. The new lease will be for 10 years with 2/ 5 year options giving us wharfage rights.

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to Suspend the Rules and Place an Ordinance Approving Lease of Real Property with Southern Illinois Riverboat Casino Cruises Inc. upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Mayor Yea


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Approving Lease of Real Property with Southern Illinois Riverboat Casino Cruises Inc.; 2015-17
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Mayor Yea

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Hall made a motion to approve release of abatement liens on 107 East 7th Street in return for commitment to tear down;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea
Mayor Yea

Corporate Counsel noted we have heard several residents complain about the Liberty Utilities new facilities surcharge. We as a City are not affiliated with the gas company and their operation. The ICC recently allowed the rate change and is affecting business greatly. We need to as a concerned body of citizens write letters opposing the increase.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
WATER, LIGHT AND STREET:

The following was not a motion from Water, Light & Street Committee meeting it was a motion requested by HMG.

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Don Canada made a motion to accept Authorizing HMG to proceed with bids for the Interceptor Manhole Rehabilitation Project; excluding work to be performed by City Public Works staff;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


DEPARTMENT HEADS:

Chief Masse noted Dispatcher Dave Bowman is out of the hospital but
still needs to be kept in our prayers.

Chad Murray presented the following motion for Massac Memorial Hospital’s Special Use Permit.

PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT, CHAD MURRAY:
Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman William Carrell made a motion to Suspend the Rules and Place an Ordinance granting a special use permit to Massac Memorial Hospital upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance granting a special use permit to Massac Memorial Hospital; 2015-18
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Ken Kovac representing the Fire & Police Commission gave a brief update on the testing for Sergeant. There were 3 who excelled in the tests with Ricky Griffey being the top scorer. He is acting Sergeant now since Officer Garner retired. When we do get the approval to hire since we are shorthanded we will bring the information back to a Police & Fire Committee Meeting for further discussion. We currently have 4 Sergeants, Cody Brown, Joe Basham, Bruce Laird and Carl Manley.



FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda; TIME 7:55
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea




Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus to adjourn: TIME 8:58
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Absent
Hall Yea Short Yea



APPROVED ATTESTED



MAYOR CITY CLERK







The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24th, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Buford McGuire, Mike Hall, William Carrell, Charles Barfield, Jerry Mizell, David McManus, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis. Alderman Chuck Short was absent.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Absent

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman William Carrell made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on August 10th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent

CITIZENS REQUEST:

Butch Adams came before the Council to ask for work/repairs to be done at a few addresses and was assured by the Mayor he would get these to the right departments.
Eugene Hampton read a letter showing his animosity towards one of the motions on Repair Accounts. He also noted he would like to see the semi-trucks be made to turn off their engines on the Harrah’s parking lot at night.


MAYOR REPORT:
Sergeant Carl Manley and Officer Don Helm were recognized by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police given the Life Saving Award for their outstanding act and knowledge of saving a life. Our men in these departments each and every day go beyond the call of duty the Mayor stated. We want to give recognition to these men who saved a man’s life and thank Chief Masse and all his officers for their services, leadership and protection to our citizens.
CORPORATE COUNSEL:
The Council was informed of new rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Labor coming into effect in the fall. The new law allows salary employees to be paid overtime. There will be a three part test to determine whether an employee is or is not considered exempt or nonexempt. Employers must pay nonexempt employees overtime. The three part test consists of a Salary level test, Salary basis text and Duties test. Corporate Counsel stated as new information becomes available he will report.

The State of Illinois has changed their policy and rules on the Enterprise Zone application. We have 90 zones 49 are open; they now state you can’t apply till your permit is up contra to earlier rules on the web site.


COMMITTEE REPORTS:
METROPOLIS AREA TOURISM COMMISSION:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept recommendation to approve the 2015 Grant Application submitted by the Friends of Fort Massac for the Encampment in the amount of $40,000;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:
The following motion was tabled to take back to Committee for further discussion.

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell made a motion to Table an Ordinance abolishing all Repair Account” policies and programs;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Nay McManus Yea
Canada Nay McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:
Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to take action to authorize consulting with the engineers to prepare a plan and cost estimate for replacment of the bar screen at the WWTP;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to take action on quote from Straeffer Pump & Supply, Inc. on repairs on a pump at the WWTP in the amount of $2,606.26;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent


Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to accept quote from Straeffer Pump & Supply, Inc. on repairs on a pump at the WWTP in the amount of $2,265.43;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent

DISCUSSED BY NOT ON AGENDA:
Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and Second by Alderman William Carrell made a motion to ratify expenditure for repairs in the 1700 block of North Avenue for one double line stop in the amount of $4,775.00 from IMCO Utility Supply;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent


INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell made a motion authorizing the Mayor and Corporate Counsel to proceed with proposed Business District Redevelopment project;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent



POLICE &FIRE COMMITTEE:

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and Second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to take accept Mutual Aid Agreement between the City of Metropolis and Massac Co. Fire Protection District;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and Second by Alderman Buford McGuire made a motion to take accept hiring Jordan Nickolas Holland as dispatcher for the Police Department as recommended by the Chief of Police;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent


FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent




Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus to adjourn: TIME 8:27
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Absent


APPROVED ATTESTED



MAYOR CITY CLERK







The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10th, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Chuck Short, Buford McGuire, Mike Hall, William Carrell, Charles Barfield, Jerry Mizell, David McManus, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on July 27th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor gave recognition and appreciation to Emergency Management Director Keith Davis, Chief Jason Morris, Officer John McNeely and Sergeant Cody Brown. Our men in these departments each and every day go beyond the call of duty the Mayor stated. We want to give recognition to these certain men who saved a man’s life. Chief Masse presented each with a certificate.
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Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to adopt a Resolution for the Lions Club Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 7th, 2015;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to adopt a Resolution for the Massac Co. High School for their annual Homecoming Day Parade on Friday, September 25th, 2015;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Mike Hall made a motion to accept the purchase of 75 ton of salt from River Ag in the amount of $70.00 per ton for fall pick up;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea





Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Charles Barfield made a motion to purchase two lots with addresses of 1409,1409 1/2 and 1413 Girard Street from Brad Burklow for the sum of $10,000.00 contingent upon Mr. Burklow’ s removal of the tenants/mobile homes. The City shall obtain good and merchantable title free and clear of all liens and encumbrances and shall pay the usual and customary closing costs paid by purchasers;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


CORPORATE COUNSEL:
Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to Suspend the Rules and Place Ordinance Amending Title VII, Traffic Code, Chapter 71, Traffic Schedules, Schedule 1 One-Way Street upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman William Carrell made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Amending Title VII, Traffic Code, Chapter 71, Traffic Schedules, Schedule 1 One-Way Street; 2015-13
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea




COMMITTEE REPORTS:

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

FIRST READINGS

Ordinance Abolishing All Repair Account Policies and Programs of the City of Metropolis
Ordinance Amending and Supplementing Title V, Public Works of the Code of Metropolis

FINANCE:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman William Carrell made a motion to Suspend the Rules and Place Ordinance to adopt the 2015-2016 Appropriations Ordinance;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Nay
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance 2015-14 (Annual Appropriations Ordinance for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016); 2015-14
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Nay
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT:





Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to Suspend the Rules and Place Ordinance Amending Zoning District Boundaries upon its passage (815 East 12th Street);
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Don Canada made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Amending Zoning District Boundaries (815 East 12th Street); 2015-15
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


FINANCIAL REPORT:

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Barfield to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda; TIME 7:35
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea





Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short to adjourn: TIME 8:48
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
APPROVED ATTESTED
MAYOR CITY CLERK

















The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27th, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Chuck Short, Buford McGuire, Mike Hall, William Carrell, Charles Barfield, Jerry Mizell, David McManus, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on July 13th, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:

The Mayor commented Clint has his first years anniversary with the City of Metropolis and completed several training courses and is asking for a motion for his new lineman pay.



Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept moving Clint Ferguson up to the next Lineman’s pay;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to reappoint Joyce Casper, Rhonda James and Alice Schwegman to the Library Board;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept a blanket Purchase Order in the amount of $10,000 to S&S Industries for polymer for the WWTP;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea





Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept a blanket Purchase Order in the amount of $110,000 to Brenntag for Sodium Hypochlorite and Sodium Bisulfite for the WWTP;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Ye


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Don Canada to adjourn: TIME 7:15
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
APPROVED ATTESTED
MAYOR CITY CLERK





The regular meeting of the City Council, City of Metropolis, Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13th, 2015, in Council Chambers of City Hall at 106 West 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois. Upon roll call the following Alderpersons were present: Alderman Don Canada, Chuck Short, Buford McGuire, Mike Hall, William Carrell, Charles Barfield, Jerry Mizell, David McManus, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell and Mayor McDaniel, City Clerk Jan Adams, and concerned citizens of Metropolis.
ROLLCALL:
Barfield Present McManus Present
Canada Present McGuire Present
Carrell Present Mizell Present
Hall Present Short Present

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with Prayer led by Mayor William McDaniel.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Charles Short made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on June 22nd, 2015 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

MAYOR REPORT:
Moved by Alderman Don Canada and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept Change Order No. 3 for the Franklin Pool Park Improvements in the amount of $895.24;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell made a motion to accept Application for Payment No. 11 for the Franklin Pool Park Improvements in the amount of $109,443.80;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept request for the Annual Coroners Homicide Investigators Conference in the amount of $2,170.00 for two detectives to attend in August;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Chuck Short and second by Alderman Buford McGuire made a motion to accept request for two detectives to attend an additional Homicide Training Conference in the amount of $1,402.00 in October;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept additional road closure for St. Pauls’ Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School at 6th Street between Ferry and Metropolis Streets for July 22nd, 2015 only;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea
Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to accept low bid from American Roofing & Construction in the amount of $6,462.00 for repairs to City Hall due to ceiling collapse on the east side of building;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire made a motion to approve letter of support for Miller-Valentine Project on old Central School property;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire made a motion to accept recommendation to appoint Joe Hobbs to the Metropolis Public Library Board;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea




Moved by Alderman Mike Hall and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to accept for First Missionary Baptist for road closure on Vienna Street Between 7TH and 8TH Streets on August 29th, 2015 for the purpose of a Community Health Fair between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

CORPORATE COUNSEL:

An advertised sealed bid was opened for the sale of 511 East 9th Street awarding Wayne and Betty Faughn in the amount of $500.00.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Buford McGuire made a motion to adopt an Ordinance Authorizing Sale of Municipally Owned Real Estate; 511- East 9th Street 2015-10
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Corporate Counsel also handed out the bi-annual Muni Line put out by IMEA. He commented about several articles in there but noted we are still in a good place as far as our electrical rates go. We are neither the lowest nor the highest but in the middle. He also noted some of our employees were in the newsletter for achieving certificates. We should make the newsletter again with the up and coming OSHA training that is required of us.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

WATER, LIGHT & STREET:
A few of the Alderman expressed their feelings on the following motion saying we should have gone out for bids to help keep cost down for residents.

Moved by Alderman Charles Barfield and second by Alderman Don Canada made a motion to adopt an Ordinance Amending and Extending the Residential Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Collector’s Contract between the City of Metropolis, Illinois and Bulldog Systems Inc.; 2015-11
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Nay
Canada Yea McGuire Nay
Carrell Yea Mizell Nay
Hall Yea Short Yea
Mayor Yea

POLICE & FIRE:

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman Chuck Short made a motion to accept advertising for the positon of dispatcher of dispatcher for the Metropolis Police Department;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Chief Masse presented to the Council an updated list of items to be sold and a motion was made to adopt that ordinance with the newly updated list as presented.

Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to Suspend the Rules and Place an Ordinance Authorizing the Sale or Other Disposition of Personal Property of the City of Metropolis and its updated list upon its passage;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman William Carrell and second by Alderman David McManus made a motion to Adopt an Ordinance Authorizing the Sale or Other Disposition of Personal Property of the City of Metropolis with the new updated list as presented; 2015-12
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


FINANCIAL REPORT:
Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of current Salaries, Payroll and Contract bills;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman David McManus to approve the Finance Report be received and approved and that the orders be drawn on the Treasurer for the different amounts mentioned therein and that the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to make necessary arrangements for payment of miscellaneous bills:
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman David McManus that we go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda; TIME 7:45
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea



Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire and second by Alderman David McManus that we approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Canada Yea McGuire Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea
Hall Yea Short Yea


Moved by Alderman Buford McGuire