CITY OF TOULON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
NOVEMBER 8, 2021
PRESENT: Mayor Hollis, City Clerk Barbara J. Cantwell, Attorney Kate Carter
Donna Lefler, Art Nutzhorn 1st Ward Alderman
Jason Musselman, Connie Jacobson (absent) 2nd Ward Alderman
Ryan Kelly (absent), Rob Finney 3rd Ward Alderman
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 OCTOBER 13, 2021 MEETING: There were no amendments to the meeting minutes. Donna Lefler made a motion to accept the minutes. Art Nutzhorn 2nd motion passed. Jason Musselman abstained, Connie Jacobson & Ryan Kelly absent.
CASH RECEIPT REPORT: Total Cash Receipts for October 2021 is $312,346.78. Rob Finney made a motion to accept the Cash Receipt Report for October 2021. Jason Musselman 2nd motion passed. Connie Jacobson & Ryan Kelly absent.
TREASURER REPORT: The Treasurer Report for October 2021 is $1,710,557.89. Rob Finney made a motion to accept the Treasurer Report for October 2021. Art Nutzhorn 2nd motion passed. Connie Jacobson & Ryan Kelly absent.
REPORT FROM CITY EMPLOYEES/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: Jake Streitmatter reported that the city will go a couple more weeks on brush pick-up and will probably be done mowing for the season.
APPROVAL OF SUBMITTED CLAIMS: Rob Finney reported under Farm King Supply changed code from 01-41-928 to 01-41-612, Harvey Bros. changed code from 52-00-652 to 52-00-512, USA Blue Book changed code from 52-00-830 to 52-00-612. Rob Finney made a motion to accept the Submitted Claims as amended. Donna Lefler 2nd motion passed. Connie Jacobson & Ryan Kelly absent.
Donna Lefler mentioned that the payroll report is not correct. Barbara Cantwell will check this out and get back to Donna Lefler. Donna also asked about the $300.00 paid to the Fire Dept. It was the bunker gear donation, also asked about why there were 2 payments to Bocks. It is just how the payments fell when the checks were written. There should be one more payment to Bocks then the contract is done for the season. Troy Calhoun’s payment for $27.81 was a repayment to him because he overpaid on his water account.
ATTORNEY REPORT: Kate Carter reported that the closing documents on 413 E Jefferson are being prepared and sent to Mr. Monnich and then returned for the Mayor’s signature. Kate reported she had 5 ordinance cases in court and 1 was paid, 2 were no shows and sent to collections and 2 were continued out for additional time to pay. The next court date will be December 3rd. The Mayor has been approached by an individual who wants to buy the property at 413 E Jefferson Street.
VEHICLE ORDINANCE #921: Kate Carter updated the ordinance to comply with the updated case laws concerning the seizure of property and seizure of vehicles from private property. This ordinance applies to motor vehicles not regularly used, abandoned vehicles, and unregistered vehicles. This ordinance allows for abatement from private property after a process is followed. Jason Musselman made a motion to accept Ordinance #921 regarding the regulation and abatement of nuisance vehicles. Donna Lefler 2nd motion passed. Connie Jacobson & Ryan Kelly absent.
CODIFCATIONS: Kate Carter reported she got in touch with American Legal Publishing and asked if they would send her their most updated manuscript of Toulon’s ordinances and she has received that in the mail along with 16 pages of suggested revisions. If there are any questions Kate will bring them to the council.
LIFT STATION: Ed Andrews was present at the meeting. The health dept. has gotten ahold of him and asked for an update. Ed gave her copies of reports and where our timeline was. Contractors are intending to start the project within the next couple of weeks. Ed reported of a section of water main that the mapping doesn’t show from Prairie to Henderson and continues north on Henderson. This was not ever documented.
UPTOWN SIDEWALK PROJECT: Mayor reported he is still in the process of working on the grant.
The invoice from Porter Brothers was discussed. They invoiced more than the MFT maximum. Ed entertained the idea of possibly paying a portion of the work that was satisfied, standard seal coat meets the IDOT specs. Ed is speaking with Porter Brothers about what is eligible for payment.
INSURANCE QUOTES: Council decided to hold off on any decisions on the health insurance.
PUBLIC CONCERNS: Art Nutzhorn commented about getting street lights on East Jefferson Street and Turner Street. Jake Streitmatter is to get in touch with Ameren.
AERATOR: There were issues with the aerator last year and needs to be taken care of before it gets really cold.
LEEZER INSURANCE: Ben Leezer was present and gave council members information on the policy. Jason Musselman made a motion to accept the renewal from Leezer Insurance for $42,114.00 and the bonds for $875.00. Rob Finney 2nd motion passed. Art Nutzhorn abstained. Connie Jacobson, Ryan Kelly absent. Mayor voted yes. -3-
CHRISTMAS WALK DONATION: Rob Finney made a motion to donate $1,000.00 to the Christmas Walk. Jason Musselman 2nd motion passed. Connie Jacobson, Ryan Kelly absent.
RAFFLE ORDINANCE #922: The American Legion and Historical Society are interested in running a raffle called the Queen of Hearts for a moneymaker project. Mayor asked Kate Carter (attorney) to do some research on this raffle.
HARDWARE MAINT AGREEMENT QUOTE: This is a quote to cover our pocket pro reader and the belt clip from November of 2021 to February 2022 when the 360 Neptune Hardware renews. It will renew with all the equipment on one policy. Jason Musselman made a motion to accept the Ferguson Waterworks quote for $142.64 on hardware. Rob Finney 2nd motion passed. Connie Jacobson, Ryan Kelly absent.
2021 TAX LEVY: Rob Finney reported he has to refigure the insurance from Leezers. Rob Finney wants to table the tax levy until next month’s meeting.
RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT OF LOCAL FUNDS: Mayor Hollis reported to help get the grant, the City should use some of their funds to pay for the project to receive points. Rob Finney made a motion to commit to $250,000.00 of TIF Funds to the project. Donna Lefler 2nd motion passed. Connie Jacobson, Ryan Kelly absent.
ORDINANCE 920 FOR TIF WALLACE ENG.: Jason Musselman made a motion to approve Ordinance #920 TIF agreement for Wallace Land Survey. Rob Finney 2nd motion passed. Connie Jacobson, Ryan Kelly absent.
TIF: Jason Musselman made a motion to pay Jacob & Klein the 3rd quarter for $469.05. Rob Finney 2nd Donna Lefler voted nay, Mayor voted yes. Motion passed. Connie Jacobson, Ryan Kelly absent. Jason Musselman made a motion to pay Economic Dev. Of Bloomington for $1,876.20. Rob Finney 2nd Donna Lefler voted nay, Mayor voted yes. Motion passed. Connie Jacobson, Ryan Kelly absent.
Jason Musselman made a motion to approve FY2022-7, Bea of IL for $500.75, Roto-Rooter for $950.00, Water Products for $1,334.00, H & H Ind. for $325.00, Hawkins for $1,442.10, a total of $4,551.85. Rob Finney 2nd motion passed. Connie Jacobson, Ryan Kelly absent.
Jason Musselman made a motion to adjourn. Rob Finney 2nd motion passed. Connie Jacobson, Ryan Kelly absent.