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City of Lockport City Council met October 2

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 8, 2019

Meeting 05

City of Lockport City Council met Oct. 2.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Mayor Steve Streit called the Meeting to order at 8:23 p.m.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT: Mayor, Steven Streit

Alderwoman, Renee Saban

Alderman, Larry Schreiber

Alderwoman, Christina Bergbower (late, arrived 9:00)

Alderman, JR Gillogly

Alderman, Mark R. Lobes

Alderman, Darren Deskin

Alderwoman, Joanne Bartelsen

Alderwoman, Catherine Perretta

City Clerk, Kathy Gentile

ALSO PRESENT: City Administrator, Ben Benson

City Attorney, Sonni Choi Williams

Chief of Police, Terry Lemming

PRESS PRESENT: Cathy Wilker, LCTV

Brian Bierovic, LCTV

Sarwat Ahman, Free Lance Reporter, Joliet Herald News

Jessie Malloy, Lockport Legend

CONSENT AGENDA:

Request to pull Item FN-2 off the Consent Agenda, to be voted on as a separate Action Item.

MOTION BY BARTELSEN, SECONDED BY SABAN, TO REVIEW CONSENT AGENDA. VOICE VOTE ON THE MOTION.

MOTION CARRIED.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

1. CL-1. Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes from September 18, 2019 Suggested Action: Approve the Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes as presented.

2. CL-2. Regular City Council Meeting Minutes from September 18, 2019 Suggested Action: Approve the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes as presented.

3. FN-1. Payroll Period Ending September 22, 2019 Suggested Action: Approve the payroll period as presented.

4. AT-1. Amendment to Chapter 111 Regarding Revision to Class H-1 Liquor License for Specialty or Pharmacy Store Suggested Action: Approve Ordinance No. 19-036: An amendment to Chapter 111 of the Lockport Code of Ordinances regarding Class H-1 for Specialty or Pharmacy Store.

MOTION BY SABAN, SECONDED BY BARTELSEN, TO APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. ROLL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, SCHREIBER, BERGBOWER, GILLOGLY, DESKIN, LOBES, BARTELSEN, PERRETTA 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – NONE

ABSTAIN – NONE

8 AYES, 0 NAY, 0 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

MOTION TO APPROVE FN-2. BILLS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 SUGGESTED ACTION: APPROVE THE VARIOUS BILLS AS PRESENTED. MADE BY BARTELSEN, SECONDED BY PERRETTA, TO APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. ROLL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, SCHREIBER, BERGBOWER, DESKIN, LOBES, BARTELSEN, PERRETTA 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – NONE

ABSTAIN – GILLOGLY

7 AYES, 0 NAY, 0 ABSENT, 1 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED REGULAR BUSINESS ACTION ITEMS

CA-1. Amendment to the Professional Service Agreement with Hitchcock Design to Increase the Scope of the Feasibility Study for a Makers Park at the Chevron Star Business Park to Include a portion of the Downtown along the I&M Canal

City Administrator, Ben Benson, presented the staff report regarding the professional services agreement. Presented to Council to confirm the expense dollars.

MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION NO. 19-115 WHICH AMENDS AN AGREEMENT WITH HITCHCOCK DESIGN GROUP FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY, INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF THE CITY'S PORTION, NOT TO EXCEED $53,950 WHICH IS AN INCREASE OF $14,150 FROM PREVIOUS PO COMMITMENT, BUT AN INCREASE OF ONLY $150 NET AS THE CITY STAFF ORIGINALLY REQUESTED SINCE THERE IS AN INCREASE IN OFFSET OF THE NEW TOTAL AMOUNT BY ADDITIONAL FUNDING SUPPORTERS ON THE PROJECT. MOTION BY BARTELSEN, SECONDED BY SCHREIBER. ROLL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, SCHREIBER, BERGBOWER, GILLOGLY, DESKIN, LOBES, BARTELSEN, PERRETTA 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – NONE

ABSTAIN – NONE

8 AYES, 0 NAY, 0 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

AT-1. Proposed Amendment to Chapter 110 of the City Code Creating Video Gaming Terminal Licensing and Regulations as Presented at the September 18, 2019 COTW Meeting

City Attorney, Sonni Choi Williams, presented the update on the proposed amendment.

Discussion among the Council ensued regarding how to apply the funds. To alter how the funds are applied, the Council could choose to amend the resolution to the ordinance that describes how funds would be allocated. That would be a separate discussion among the Council.

MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE NO. 19-031, AMENDING CHAPTER 110 OF THE LOCKPORT CODE OF ORDINANCES PERTAINING TO BUSINESS LICENSES: VIDEO GAMING TERMINALS. MOTION BY DESKIN, SECONDED BY SABAN.

AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION APPROVE ORDINANCE NO. 19-031: AMENDING CHAPTER 110 OF THE LOCKPORT CODE OF ORDINANCES PERTAINING TO BUSINESS LICENSES: VIDEO GAMING TERMINALS,

WITH SPECIFIC CHANGES TO PAGE 6, PART D OF SECTION 110.25 TO LIMIT VIDEO GAMING TO A-1, B-2 OR C-2. CLASSES. MOTION BY DESKIN, SECONDED BY GILLOGLY.

ROLL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, BERGBOWER, GILLOGLY, DESKIN 

NAYS - SCHREIBER, LOBES, BARTELSEN, PERRETTA 

ABSENT – NONE

ABSTAIN – SABAN

3 AYES, 4 NAY, 0 ABSENT, 1 ABSTAIN – MOTION FAILED

MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE NO. 19-031 AS PRESENTED IN THE SEPTEMBER 18 COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, AMENDING CHAPTER 110 OF THE LOCKPORT CODE OF ORDINANCES PERTAINING TO BUSINESS LICENSES: VIDEO GAMING TERMINALS. MOTION BY DESKIN, SECONDED BY SABAN.

AYES - SABAN, SCHREIBER, BERGBOWER, GILLOGLY, DESKIN, LOBES, BARTELSEN, PERRETTA 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – NONE

ABSTAIN – NONE

8 AYES, 0 NAY, 0 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED PUBLIC COMMENTS

 Robert Dobczyk - Buffalo box leak issues and property drainage issues

o The City paid $2,500 plus $600 for third-party leak detection on a Lockport Heights water main.

o Lockport Heights has installed water mains under sidewalks and driveways.

o The issue may be more of a civil issue between neighbors.

o The recent intense rain storm has caused standing rain on the driveway.

o The City will follow-up and review if there is any issue that the City can help with

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION BY BARTELSEN, SECONDED BY BERGBOWER, TO ADJOURN THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, AT 8:56 PM. VOICE VOTE ON THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

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