City of Lockport City Council met Aug. 21.
Here is the agenda provided by the council:
A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
B. ROLL CALL
D. AGENDA PARTICIPATION
(Any person who wishes to speak on a topic that is on the Agenda of the Meeting shall fill out a Speaker Card before the start of the Meeting, either at the City Clerk’s Office, or may give to the City Clerk before the start of the Meeting itself, stating name, and topic on the Agenda to be discussed. Speaker Cards are required for each of the items the Speaker wishes to address. The purpose of the Cards is to obtain the spelling of name of the Speaker, contact information, and provide for efficient meeting administration. All Speakers shall comply with these rules, which shall be posted at the Speaker Sign-In desk and rulings of the City Clerk. Speakers shall be called by name to approach the podium by the City Clerk. A time limit of five (5) minutes shall be imposed on each Speaker.)
Illinois Municipalities may adopt a group of assorted Ordinances, Resolutions, Motions, and orders by a single Roll Call Vote called an Omnibus Vote or approval by Consent Agenda. The Omnibus Vote/Consent Agenda Vote shall be taken following the unanimous consent by the City Council as to the items to be included in the vote. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council Member or Citizen so requests. In that event, the item will be removed from the Omnibus Vote/Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the Agenda
E. CONSENT AGENDA
CL-1. Regular City Council Meeting Minutes from August 7, 2019
Suggested Action: Approve the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes as presented.
CL-2. Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes from August 7, 2019
Suggested Action: Approve the Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes as presented.
FN-1. Payroll Period Ending August 11, 2019
Suggested Action: Approve the payroll period as presented.
FN-2. Bills through August 13, 2019
Suggested Action: Approve the various bills as presented.
CA-1. Bicycle Rental Station License Agreement with Canal Corridor Association Through its Contractor Zagster
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-096 authorizing the City Administrator to enter into a License Agreement with the Canal Corridor Association its Contractor Zagster for a Bicycle Rental Station.
AT-1. Semi-Annual Review and Approval of Executive Session Meeting Minutes
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-093 finding the need of confidentiality still exists for Executive Sessions meetings listed in Schedule “A", authorizing the release of Executive Session Meeting Minutes as listed in Schedule “B” for public review, inspection or copying and authorizing the destruction of the verbatim recording of such meetings after 30 days from the approval of the Resolution, and approving any and all Executive Session meeting minutes not yet approved up to the date of the approval of the Resolution.
PD-1. Request to Declare Items as Surplus Property
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-087 declaring certain property surplus and authorizing the Chief of Police to dispose of those items.
PW-1. 2019 Parkway Tree Planting
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-094 authorizing the City Administrator and
Staff to purchase assorted parkway trees from The Fields in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00. This contract price is renewable for three years.
PW-2. Release of Letter of Credit for Arby's Restaurant
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-092 authorizing the release of Arby's Restaurant Letter of Credit No. SBY-19-30836 in the amount of $127,226.38. The release of the Letter of Credit will be contingent on the receipt of the 10% Maintenance Bond.
PW-3. Release of Letter of Credit for Lockport Plaza
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-089 releasing the Lockport Plaza Letter of Credit No. 95 in the amount of $111,694.60.
PW-4. Purchase and Installation of a City of Lockport Gateway Sign with Associated Landscaping and Lighting Along Archer Avenue
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-090 authorizing the purchase of a City of Lockport Gateway Sign with associated landscaping and lighting for a total not to exceed $60,000
PW-5. Purchase a New ODB Xtreme VAC 30 Yard Leaf Collector
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-095 authorizing the purchase of a new ODB Xtreme VAC 30 Yard Leaf Collector in an amount not to exceed $84,565. This item has been budgeted for in Capital-Public Works.
PW-6. Purchase of a 2019 Ford F-150 XL 4x4 Pick-up Truck
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-091 authorizing the purchase of a 2019 Ford F-150 XL 4x4 Pick-up Truck from Roesch Ford through the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative in the total amount not to exceed $27,535.
F. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES (IF NOT APPROVED AS A CONSENT AGENDA ITEM)
G. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL (IF NOT APPROVED AS A CONSENT AGENDA ITEM)
H. REGULAR BUSINESS ACTION ITEMS
CA-1. Agreement with BE SURE INC. for Law Enforcement Consultant Services in Lockport Schools and Throughout the Community via Lockport Police Department
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-097 approving the professional services agreement with Be Sure Consulting Inc.
PW-1. 2019 Storm Water Program Award
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-100 authorizing the mayor and staff to execute the contract from H. Linden & Sons Sewer & Water for the 2019 storm water project in the amount of $106,418.00.
I. PUBLIC HEARING
J. PERMANENT COMMITTEES
K. OPEN FLOOR FOR COMMENTS
(Comments will be heard on items that do not appear on the Agenda. The Public Comment portion of the Agenda shall be subject to a twenty (20) minute limitation. A time limit of five (5) minutes shall be imposed on each Speaker.
The purpose of having Public Comments as an Agenda item is to allow any person to make his/her views known to the City Council upon any subject of general or public interest.
Each person wishing to speak during the Public Comment portion of the Agenda must fill out a Public Comment Speaker Card stating name, and the topic about which he/she wishes to speak as well as a sign-in sheet, and give to the City Clerk at the Meeting itself.
The purpose of the Cards is to obtain the spelling of the name of the Speaker, and provide for efficient meeting administration.
The order of speaking shall be based upon the order of sign-in with first person signing-in speaking first and so forth. If the twenty (20) minutes has elapsed before all Speakers who have signed up are allowed to speak, the City Council may elect to continue the time period.
However, if the City Council elects not to extend the time period those Speakers who signed up but did not speak may if they so choose to be placed on the next Agenda under the Public Comments Section and shall be placed at the top of the Sign-In Sheet in the same order they were in from the previous Sign-In Sheet.
All Speakers shall comply with these rules which shall be posted at the Speaker Sign-In desk and rulings of the City Clerk.)
L. EXECUTIVE SESSION: OPEN MEETINGS EXEMPTIONS
2(c)(1) Appointments, Employment, Compensation, Discipline, Performance or Dismissal of specific Employees.
2(c)(2): Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.
2(c)(3) Selection of a person to fill a Public Office, including a vacancy in a Public Office.
2(c)(5) Purchase or Lease of real property, including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired.
2(c)(6) The setting of a price for Sale or Lease of property owned by the public body.
2(c)(11) Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.
2(c)(21) Discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed under this Act, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2.06