City of Lockport City Council met Dec. 4.
Here is the agenda provided by the council:
A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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
Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes from November 20, 2019
Suggested Action: Approve the Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes as presented.
Regular City Council Meeting Minutes from November 20, 2019
Suggested Action: Approve the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes as presented.
Payroll Period Ending November 17, 2019
Suggested Action: Approve the payroll period as presented.
Bills through November 26, 2019
Suggested Action: Approve the various bills as presented.
Abatement of Julco LLC Property Taxes
Suggested Action: Approve the 2019 Tax Abatement for Julco LLC per the Economic Incentive Agreement
Abatement of Magenta LLC Property Taxes
Suggested Action: Approve the 2019 Tax Abatement for Magenta LLC per the Redevelopment Agreement with Magenta Plastics
Amendment to an Easement Agreement with Chevron
Suggested Action: Approve Resolution No. 19-134: Authorizing the Amendment of an Easement Agreement with Chevron.
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
2019 Property Tax Levy
Suggested Action: Approve Ordinance No. 19-038: Levying and Assessing of Taxes for the City of Lockport, Will County, Illinois for the fiscal year of said City commencing January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2020
Budget for the Year Ending December 31, 2020
Suggested Action: Approve Ordinance No. 19-037: Adopting the Budget of the City of Lockport for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2020.
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