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City of Lockport City Council met September 19

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 30, 2019

Meeting 02

City of Lockport City Council met Sept. 19.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

ROLL CALL

PRESENT: City Clerk, Kathleen Gentile

Alderwoman, Renee Saban

Alderwoman, Joanne Bartelsen

Alderman, JR Gillogly

Alderwoman, Christina Bergbower

Alderwoman, Catherine Perretta

Alderman, Mark R. Lobes

ABSENT: Alderman, Darren Deskin

Alderman, Jim Petrakos

ALSO PRESENT: City Administrator, Ben Benson

Finance Director, Lisa Heglund

Chief of Police, Terry Lemming

Director of Community & Economic Development, Pamela Hirth

City Attorney, Sonni Choi Williams

Assistant to the City Administrator, Amanda Pazdan

PRESS PRESENT: Cathy Wilker, LCTV

Megan Schuller, Lockport Legend

Sarwat Ahrman, Free Lance Reporter, Joliet Herald News

CONSENT AGENDA:

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

AYES - SABAN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – PETRAKOS, DESKIN

ABSTAIN - NONE

5 AYES, 0 NAY, 2 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

1. September 1, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes: Motion to approve the September 1, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes, as presented.

2. September 1, 2018 Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes: Motion to approve the September 1, 2018 Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes, as presented.

3. Payroll period ending September 9, 2018: Motion to approve the Payroll period ending September 9, 2018, as presented.

4. Various Bills: Motion to approve the Various Bills, as presented.

5. Ordinance No. 18-038: Motion to approve Ordinance No. 18-038/An Ordinance amending Chapter 10 of the Lockport Code of Ordinances specifically Section 10.99 pertaining to General Penalties, adding Interest and Cost of Collection.

6. Vermeer Stump Grinder SC60TX/Resolution No. 18-038: Motion to approve Resolution No. 18-038/A Resolution authorizing the City Administrator and Staff to purchase a new 2018 Vermeer Stump Grinder SC60TX.

MOTION BY SABAN, SECONDED BY PERRETTA TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, PERRETTA, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – PETRAKOS, DESKIN

ABSTAIN –GILLOGLY ABSTAINS FROM #4

5 AYES, 0 NAY, 2 ABSENT, 1 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

Public Comment - Roy Adcock addressed the Council on CC-E.6 Resolution #18-038, related to the stump grinder, expressing concern about the source of the funds and City’s purchase of the equipment. Council confirmed that the equipment would be funded thru the general capital budget.

REGULAR BUSINESS ITEMS

M-1 S. Streit Memo 9/12/18 - Appointment of Mark R. Lobes to fill the unexpired term of Alderman Jason VanderMeer

Mayor Streit informed the Council about Mark Lobes background and experience. He served 9 years on Homer Township fire district board, currently teaches technology and engineering at Andrew High School in Tinley Park.

MOTION TO GIVE ADVICE AND CONSENT APPROVING THE APPOINTMENT OF MARK R. LOBES TO FILL THE VACANCY OF THE 3RD WARD ALDERMAN DUE TO JASON VANDERMEER'S RESIGNATION, MADE BY GILLOGLY, SECONDED BY BARTELSEN. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

AYES - SABAN, BARTELSEN, BERGBOWER, GILLOGLY 

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – PETRAKOS, DESKIN

ABSTAIN - PERRETTA

4 AYES, 0 NAY, 2 ABSENT, 1 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

PW-1 B. Cann Memo 9/19/18 - 2018 Sidewalk Program Award

City Administrator, Ben Benson, presented an update on the sidewalk program. The amount of the program was bid at $137,042.10, which exceeded the budget of $120K in 2018. At the request of Jim Petrakos, Staff researched the surplus funds available from other projects, to confirm the funding availability for the sidewalk project. Staff is seeking approval of the bid amount, to be covered by favorable bids on other projects.

MOTION TO APPROVE THE BID IN THE AMOUNT OF $137,042.10 TO DAVIS CONCRETE, MADE BY GILLOGLY, SECONDED BY SABAN. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

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

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – PETRAKOS, DESKIN

ABSTAIN - NONE

6 AYES, 0 NAY, 2 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

PW-2 B. Cann Memo 9/19/18 - Central Square Resurfacing Award

City Administrator, Ben Benson, presented the update on the Central Square resurfacing project. As a result of a recently completed facility assessment, some ADA changes are required, and recommended to be added to the scope of work to bid. Due to good bids on projects, excess still available to cover this overage. Seeking motion to approve.

MOTION TO AWARD THE PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $108,059.50 TO D CONSTRUCTION, MADE BY BERGBOWER, SECONDED BY GILLOGLY. ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

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

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – PETRAKOS, DESKIN

ABSTAIN - NONE

6 AYES, 0 NAY, 2 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION BY LOBES, SECONDED BY SABAN TO ADJOURN THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, AT 7:52 PM. VOTE ON THE MOTION:

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

NAYS - NONE

ABSENT – PETRAKOS, DESKIN

ABSTAIN - NONE

6 AYES, 0 NAY, 2 ABSENT, 0 ABSTAIN – MOTION CARRIED

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