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City of Lockport City Council met October 16

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 21, 2019

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City of Lockport City Council met Oct. 16.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

REGULAR MEETING of the City Council of the City of Lockport, Illinois was held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in the Board Room, 3rd Floor, of the Central Square Building, 222 E. Ninth Street, Lockport, Illinois. Mayor Steve Streit called the Meeting to order at 7:46 p.m.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT: Mayor, Steven Streit

Alderwoman, Renee Saban

Alderman, Larry Schreiber

Alderwoman, Christina Bergbower

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

Finance Director, Lisa Heglund

Director of Public Works, Brent Cann

Amanda Pazdan, Administration & Communications Manager

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 SABAN, SECONDED BY SCHREIBER, 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 October 2, 2019 Suggested Action: Approve the Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes as presented.

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

3. FN-1. Payroll Period Ending October 6, 2019 Suggested Action: Approve the payroll period as presented.

4. PW-1. Release of Letter of Credit for Styleline Cabinets in Prime Business Park Suggested Action:

Approve Resolution No. 19-113: To reduce the Merutz, LLC Letter of Credit No. 101032823-201 in the amount of $46,500.50

5. PW-2. IL-7 Channelization Phase II Design Engineering Services Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-114: Authorizing the Mayor and City Staff to execute the Task Order from Christopher Burke Engineering for Phase II Design Engineering Services of the IL 7 Channelization Project in the amount of $357,585.82.

MOTION BY BARTELSEN, SECONDED BY GILLOGLY, 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 OCTOBER 8, 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. 2019 Update to the 2003 Lockport Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan

City Administrator, Ben Benson, summarized the details of the updated master plan. Lori Vierow presented the additional maps, graphics and plans. Revisions include changes to the integration of the proposed trail network, and a new access point by Messenger Woods, and a pedestrian trail options over the canal. Will County is currently holding bike plan meetings; great option to hear what other nearby, adjacent communities are considering or planning and coordinate with them.

MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION NO. 19-117: APPROVING THE BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN SYSTEM MASTER PLAN AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO BEGIN ITS IMPLEMENTATION. MOTION BY DESKIN, SECONDED BY LOBES.

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

NAYS - PERRETTA

ABSENT – NONE

ABSTAIN – NONE

7 AYES, 1 NAY, 0 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED 

AT-1. Temporary Food Truck Pilot Program

City Attorney, Sonni Choi Williams, presented modifications to the requirements for the pilot program. Changes include specific details related to restriction on standards related to rust on the vehicle, and other concerns. At the end of April, 2020, the City can determine how to proceed after the pilot period expires.

Discussion among the Council ensued. Specific location for the food truck pilot is yet-to-be defined. The City controls the location and is managed on a permit-by-permit basis.

MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION NO. 19-116: AUTHORIZING THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE REQUIREMENT THAT FOOD DISPENSING VEHICLES HAVE TO HAVE A PLACE OF BUSINESS OPERATED IN THE CITY FOR A PILOT PROGRAM ON FOOD TRUCKS. MOTION BY GILLOGLY, SECONDED BY BERGBOWER.

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-2. Ordinance Prohibiting Adult Use Cannabis Business Establishments

City Attorney, Sonni Choi Williams, presented the summary of the proposed ordinance 19-041 that is modeled and templated from the IML opt-out ordinance. This creates a new chapter that would prohibit all adult-use businesses as defined under the cannabis act. The only provision not included is related to restricting the on- site consumption of cannabis. The IML template act does restrict use to take place within a residential home. The proposed ordinance prohibits and declares as a nuisance adult use cannabis business establishment including craft grower, cultivation center, dispensary, infuser, processor, and transporter. The ordinance does not prohibit, impede or impact medical cannabis cultivation centers or medical cannabis dispensary organizations from locating and operating within the City within the requirements of the City’s Zoning Code.

Discussion among the council ensued. Councilwoman Bergbower recommended providing outreach programs, and education programs for residents. Councilman Deskin raised concerns about the scope of what the ordinance would cover, and which type of businesses would be restricted. Chief Lemming is on the Drug Coalition and has access to information about the use of marijuana that he will share with Council. The City of Lockport does allow medical marijuana, but no business has come forward to leverage that option.

VIDEO IS HEREIN INCORPORATED INTO THE OFFICIAL MINUTES

MOTION TO APPROVE ORDINANCE NO. 19-041: AMENDING THE CITY OF LOCKPORT CODE OF ORDINANCES, TITLE XI (BUSINESS REGULATIONS) BY THE ADDITION OF CHAPTER 121 PROHIBITING CANNABIS BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS OTHER THAN MEDICAL CANNABIS CULTIVATION CENTERS AND MEDICAL CANNABIS DISPENSING ORGANIZATIONS. MOTION BY PERRETTA, SECONDED BY LOBES.

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

NAYS - DESKIN

ABSENT – NONE

ABSTAIN – NONE

7 AYES, 1 NAY, 0 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION BY BARTELSEN, SECONDED BY SCHREIBER, TO ADJOURN THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, AT 8:24 PM. VOICE VOTE ON THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

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