Minutes of the March 8, 2021 Meeting



MARCH 8, 2021


PRESENT:  Mayor Hollis, City Clerk Barbara J. Cantwell, Attorney Michael Evans not present.

Donna Lefler, Art Nutzhorn​​​​​Alderman 1st Ward

Jason Musselman, Connie Jacobson​​​​Alderman 2nd Ward

Ryan Kelly, Rob Finney​​​​​Alderman 3rdWard

CALL TO ORDER:  Mayor Hollis called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

MINUTES TO THE FEBRUARY 82021 MEETING:  Under REPORTS FROM CITY EMPLOYEE/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN 2nd line changed e tape to heat tape.  Page 2 under POLICE added President to Trump. 2nd paragraph changed last sentence to read $19.50 after 1 year of employment instead of 1-year 2022.  Connie Jacobson made a motion to accept the minutes as amended.  Art Nutzhorn 2nd motion passed.

CASH RECEIPT REPORT:  Total Cash Receipt for February 2021 is $64,426.42.  Rob Finney made a motion to accept the Cash Receipt for February 2021.  Donna Lefler 2nd motion passed.

TREASURER REPORT:  Treasurer Report for February 2021 is $1,138,258.76.  Donna Lefler made a motion to accept the Treasurer Report for February 2021.  Ryan Kelly 2nd motion passed.  

REPORTS FROM CITY EMPOLOYEE/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN:  Josh Allen reported there has been several water main break and some service line issues because of the thawing of the ground.  Rob Finney asked if the committees could work on their appropriations and budgets.

APPROVAL OF SUBMITTED CLAIMS:  Rob Finney said the finance committee made six minor changes to the claims.  Under Ag View changed 01-41-512 to 01-41-655.  Under Grainger changed 51-00-528 to 51-00-612, 51-00-929 to 51-00-612, 01-41-928 to 01-41-612.  Under Lexipol changed 01-21-565 to 01-21-530.  Under Menards changed 51-00-929 to 51-00-612.  Rob Finney made a motion to accept the claims as amended.  Donna Lefler 2nd motion passed.


ATTORNEY REPORT:  Mr.  Evans was not present.  Jason Musselman asked about the codifications.

LIFT STATIONS:  Our engineer Justin Reeise was not present.

UPTOWN SIDWALK:  The engineer was not present.

SAW-N-LOGS:  Saw-N-Logs gave a quote for $1,400.00 last month on a tree which was tabled.  The council approved to have it removed for $1,400.00.  Rob Finney made a motion to accept the bid for $1,400.00 to remove the tree on E. Turner St.  Donna Lefler 2nd motion passed.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Kyle Howard was not present.  The Mayor would like the council to review the contract that Kyle gave to the Mayor and it will be discussed at the next council meeting.  

PUBLIC CONCERNS:  The Mayor said he has spoken to Al Curry and he said the police are going to have to start carrying more liability insurance.  He was thinking about maybe seeing if there could be such a thing as a county wide policy.  Ryan asked about the parking signs for downtown and Josh reported that they are in and will be put up.  

The Mayor was contacted by Tom Pearson and he has a family that is going to be displaced and he is asking if they can live in the FBFM office space temporarily so they don’t leave the county. Also, Tom told the Mayor if there was any business that wanted to rent this office that he would be willing to give them 6 mos. free rent.

STARK COUNTY ELEMENTARY PARENTS CLUB:  Nicole Mercer was present and asked for a donation, there will not be an auction this year.  The City gave $500 last year.  Rob Finney made a motion to give $1,000.00 to the Stark County Elementary Parents Club.  Ryan Kelly 2nd motion passed.

MOWING BIDS:  There was 3 bids turned in for mowing the cemetery.

Bock’s Lawn Care for $17,900​​​M & M Lawn Service for $19,600

360 Home and Lawn Care $19,040

Rob Finney made a motion to accept the bid from Bock’s Lawn Care for $17,900.  Jason Musselman 2nd Donna Lefler, Connie Jacobson, Ryan Kelly voted No, Art Nutzhorn, Jason Musselman, Rob Finney voted yes.  The Mayor voted yes to break the tie.  Motion passed.  Bock’s Lawn Care received the contract.


DIAMOND MAP:  Jason gave a video presentation.  This program was found on the Illinois Rural Water website.  This program will get new maps of the city showing where the water and sewer locations.  Jason Musselman made a motion to purchase the Diamond Maps for $324.00 a year.  Art Nutzhorn2nd motion passed.

METERS:  Josh Allen reported they are out of meters.  Donna Lefler made a motion to buy 12 more new water meters for $3,356.04.  Connie Jacobson 2nd motion passed.

TABLET FOR MAPPING:  Jason Musselman asked to table this till next month.

BROTHER PRINTER CONTRACT:  This is an annual maintenance agreement on our printer which is going to expire here in March.  Donna Lefler made a motion to renew the annual maintenance agreement on the Brother Printer for $189.00 a year.  Jason Musselman 2nd motion passed.

JETTER NOZZLE:  This nozzle will cut through tree roots.  The nozzle we have now is a push nozzle, it doesn’t cut through roots.  Josh reported about talking to Aldrich in Wyoming about making a thick steel round ring to put on the manholes to rise the covers.  Jason Musselman made a motion to purchase the nozzle from Coe Equipment for $1,271.50.  Donna Lefler 2ndmotion passed.    

ALLEY BY JULIE’S CAFÉ:  Jim Nowlan was present to talk about creating a garden café on the lot next to Julie’s Market.  He asked about closing off the alley or make it a limited access through the alley on a temporary basis.  No decisions were made.

TIF:  Jason Musselman made a motion to approve FY2021-11 ESCO $1,601.25, BEA $924.25, LEXIPOL ½ POLICE $961.95, SULLIVAN DOOR $10,592.50, REPAY W/S SVGS $2.989.46 A TOTAL OF $17,069.41.  Art Nutzhorn 2nd motion passed.​​​​​​​  Jason Musselman made a motion to approve 4TH QUARTER JACOB & KLEIN $464.60 AND 4TH QUARTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF BLOOMINGTON $3,509.80 FOR A TOTAL $3,974.40.  Ryan Kelly 2nd Donna Lefler voted no, motion passed.


Jason Musselman made a motion to adjourn.  Art Nutzhorn 2ndmotion passed.