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City of West Frankfort City Council met December 10

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 16, 2020

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City of West Frankfort City Council met Dec. 10.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

1. Mayor Jordan Called The Meeting To Order At 6:00 P.M. Requesting A Roll Call. Commissioner Chambers, Commissioner Simpson And Commissioner Warren Were In Attendance, Along With The City Attorney And City Clerk. Commissioner Harkins Was Not In Attendance.

2. Mayor Jordan Asked For Approval Of The Minutes From The November 26, 2019 Council Meeting. Commissioner Simpson Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Chambers. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

3. Mayor Jordan Next Asked For Approval To Pay City Bills And Payroll In The Amount Of $356,854.34. Commissioner Simpson Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Warren. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

4. The Next Item Was Approval Of An Ordinance Making The Anuual Tax Levy For The City Of West Frankfort, Illinois, For The Fiscal Year Commencing On The First Day Of May, 2019 And Ending On The Last Day Of April, 2020. Commissioner Simpson Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Chambers. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

5. The Next Item Was Discussion, With Possible Action, Regarding Requesting The Police Chief To Evaluate The 1200, 1300 & 1400 Blocks Of E. Oak Street For No Parking Signs. After Discussion, No Action Was Taken. The Mayor Stated We Have Received Some Complaints About This. The Police Chief Stated The Problem We Are Going To Have Is That Most Houses Have Multiple Vehicles.

6. The Next Item Was Discussion, With Possible Action, Regarding Donations To The Fchs Beta Club And The Youth And Government Club. The Mayor Stated They Are Asking For A Donation Of $1,500.00 To Each Organization. I Think The Is Appropriate To Donate To The Beta & Youth And Government Clubs. Commissioner Chambers Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Warren, Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

7. The Next Item Was Approval Of Payment Of An Invoice From Brown & Roberts, Inc. In The Amount Of $47,973.72 Regarding Phase 1 Engineering Services For The 157 & Il Rt 149 Interchange Modification Phase 1 Engineering. Commissioner Chambers Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Warren. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

8. The Next Item Was Approval Of Payment Of An Invoice From Woody's Municipal Supply Co. In The Amount Of $3,950.00 Regarding Repairs To A Tailgate Spreader. Commissioner Chambers Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Warren. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

9. The Next Item Was Approval For The Purchase Of A Deck Shell For Sm60 Mower From Fb Mcafoos In The Amount Of $3,135.65 For The Street Department. Commissioner Chambers Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Warren. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

10. The Next Item Was Approval For The Purchase Of A Sickle Mower From Fb Mcafoos In The Amount Of $3,787.00 For The Sewer Department. The Mayor Stated There Are Two Bids In Here So We Can Approve For Him To Choose Either One. Commissioner Warren Stated Whichever One Will Work Best For Them I Will Make A Motion To Approve The 6 Foot And That Way If He Wants The 5 Foot It Is Covered. Commissioner Warren Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Simpson. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

11. The Next Item Was Approval Of Payment Of An Invoice From Brown & Roberts In The Amount Of $9,054.08 Regarding The 2019 Motor Fuel Tax Program. Commissioner Chambers Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Simpson. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

12. The Next Item Was Approval Of Payment Of An Invoice From Joplin Salvage In The Amount Of $3,950.00 Regarding An Emergency Demolition. Commissioner Simpson Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Chambers. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

13. The Next Item Was Approval Of Payment Of An Invoice From Tri County Roofing In The Maount Of $17,500.00 Regarding The West Frankfort Museum. Commissioner Simpson Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Warren. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

14. The Next Item Was Emergency Approval From Banner Fire Equipment In The Amount Of $1,516.02. For Repairs On Engine 2. Commissioner Simpson Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Chambers. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

15. The Next Item Was Emergency Approval From Target Solutions For The Fire Deparment Ems Training In The Amount Of $2, 283.00. Commissioner Simpson Made A Motion To Approve, Seconded By Commissioner Warren. Roll Call Vote: All Commissioners And Mayor Jordan Voted To Approve. Motion Carried.

16.Officer Reports:

Chief Prudent Read The Police Department's Report.

Commissioner Harkins Read The Fire Department's Report.

17.Building And Sign Permits:

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18. Mayors Comments:

I Sent Roger To Find Our What They Are Doing Digging Up All The Trees By The Interstate So Tell Us What You Found Out Roger? Roger Stated They Are Going To Widen The Road And They Are Digging The Hole For A Drainage Pond. I Will Be Going To Chicago For The Iml Meeting And I Look Forward To See What Is Going On. The Chicago Mayor Has Been Attending The Meetings And That Is A Plus. We Have A Temporary Restraining Order Case With Edward Prak. There Was An Inspection That Was Supposed To Happen And He Refused To Let Us In So

The Judge Court Ordered An Inspection On December 2nd And After The Law Enforcement Arrived Mr. Prak Let Them Inspect The Building. We Had A Structural Engineer, Fire Marshall Office, Fire Chief And Code Enforcement Officer All Present. The Building Was Inspected And We Are Waiting On The Official Report From The Fire Marshall. Once The Paperwork Is All Done The City Will Make A Decision On What The Next Step Is.

19. Commissioner Comments:

Commissioner Simpson Stated The Fire And Police Department Continue To Do An Excellent Job. I Would Also Like To Comment On The Codes Department. They Have Been Very Busy The Last Month And Kept West Frankfort In The News. They Are Doing A Lot To Improve The Looks Of West Frankfort.

Commissioner Warren Stated The Water Department Has Fixed A Couple Leaks And The Sewer Department Is Going Well.

Commissioner Chambers Stated It Think The Street Department Did More This Year Than Ever With All The Christmas Decorations.

20.Audience Questions Or Comments:

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21. With No Further Business To Be Discussed, The Meeting Was Adjourned On A Motion By Commissioner Simpson At 6:40 P.M.

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