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City of Lockport City Council met November 6

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 30, 2019

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City of Lockport City Council met Nov. 6.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

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

Administration & Communications Manager, Amanda Pazdan

Interim Planner, Ruettiger Tonelli & Assoc., Rod Tonelli

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 LOBES, 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 16, 2019 Suggested Action: Approve the Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes as presented.

2. CL-2. Regular City Council Meeting Minutes from October 16, 2019 Suggested Action: Approve the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes as presented.

3. FN-1. Payroll Period Ending October 20, 2019 Suggested Action: Approve the payroll period as presented.

4. CA-1. Amendment to the Lockport Municipal Code Pertaining to Raffles Suggested Action: Approve Ordinance No. 19-040: Amending Chapter 110 Section 110.41 of the Lockport Municipal Code pertaining to Raffles

5. AT-1. Ordinance Increasing the Fines as Penalty for Code Violations Including Traffic and Parking Offenses Suggested Action: Approve Ordinance No. 19-039: Amending Chapters 38 and 70 of the Lockport Code of Ordinances pertaining to Fine and Penalty

MOTION BY SABAN, 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

Discussion among the Council ensued regarding replacement of parkway trees. Residents need to contact the City to request parkway trees. Trees were removed at the City’s expense; replacement of trees requires residents to request the tree. Many residents to not want to replace parkway trees. The list of parkway tree replacements has been completed; all requests have been fulfilled.

MOTION TO APPROVE FN-2. BILLS THROUGH OCTOBER 29, 2019 SUGGESTED ACTION: APPROVE THE VARIOUS BILLS AS PRESENTED. MADE BY DESKIN, SECONDED BY BARTELSEN, TO APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. ROLL VOTE ON THE MOTION:

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

NAYS - PERRETTA

ABSENT – NONE

ABSTAIN – GILLOGLY

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

REGULAR BUSINESS ACTION ITEMS

CA-1. Change Order Addition for the Partial Demolition of the Sloyan Building Located at 201 W. 6th Street Cost in the Amount Not to Exceed $50,000

Ben Benson, City Administrator, presented staff report.

MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION NO. 19-134: APPROVE CHANGE ORDER #2 ADDITION IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $50,000 TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN GOULD BROTHERS, LLC AND CITY OF LOCKPORT FOR THE PARTIAL DEMOLITION OF THE STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 201 W. 6TH STREET. MOTION BY GILLOGLY, SECONDED BY DESKIN.

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

PD-1. Request to Declare Items as Surplus Property

MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION NO. 19-119: AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS ITEMS. MOTION BY DESKIN, SECONDED BY SCHREIBER.

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

PW-1. Disposal of Street Department Vehicle and Equipment

MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION NO. 19-118: AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSAL OF STREET DEPARTMENT VEHICLE #102 AND STREET DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT #145. MOTION BY GILLOGLY, SECONDED BY BARTELSEN.

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 HEARING

PH-1. Public Hearing for 2020 Budget

MOTION TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING, MADE BY GILLOGLY, SECONDED BY DESKIN. ROLL CALL 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 CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING, MADE BY DESKIN, SECONDED BY SABAN. ROLL CALL 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

NEW BUSINESS

1. Lockport Heights sewer project costs which include plastic pipe. The City Code does not allow or maintain plastic pipe. Discussion of funding an upcharge to bring the sewer materials up to code, for copper pipe. The City engineering department does not have resources available to support plastic pipe installations. Lockport Heights is a separate sanitary district; City of Lockport has an agreement with Lockport Heights that will expire in 2030. With the current agreement, the City of Lockport’s obligation is to maintain the Lockport Heights water/sewer infrastructure. The City Code requires ductal pipe and copper services and requires Lockport Heights to build to the City’s spec.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION BY LOBES, SECONDED BY BARTELSEN, TO ADJOURN THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, AT 10:16 PM. VOICE VOTE ON THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

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