City of Peru Committee of the Whole met August 21.
City of Peru Committee of the Whole met Aug. 21.
Here is the minutes provided by the Committee:
City Clerk Dave Bartley called the roll with Aldermen Potthoff, Ferrari, Radtke, Sapienza, Payton and Ballard present; Aldermen Waldorf and Lukosus absent; Mayor Harl present.
City Clerk Dave Bartley presented the Committee Of A Whole Minutes of August 7, 2017. Alderman Potthoff made a motion that the minutes be received and placed on file. Alderman Ferrari seconded the motion; motion carried.
Mr. Jim Pozzi of Republic Services and Mr. Mike O’Malley of Illinois Valley Waste Services addressed the council confirming the sale of Illinois Valley Waste Services to Allied Waste Services of North America LLC. Mr. Pozzi stated they will continue the services currently provided by Illinois Valley Waste Services and the transfer of service should be on or around September 1st.
FINANCE AND SAFETY SERVICES COMMITTEE
Alderman Potthoff initiated a discussion of area wide liquor license fees and asked the council to review the handout.
Alderman Payton reported the health insurance renewal process is underway.
PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE
Alderman Sapienza initiated at discussion of the use of the former Marathon Gas Station site. Aldermen Sapienza and Radtke were both in support of making the site a parking lot. Mayor Harl also supported the idea.
Alderman Sapienza initiated a discussion of options for the storage of the float.
Committee discussed options for replacement of Washington Park Senior League diamond lights. Mayor Harl stated the city could contribute $100,000 from the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) Energy Efficiency grant. Mayor Harl stated the Park and Recreation Board along with Little League could make up the shortfall. Mayor Harl stated the electric department would provide the labor.
Mayor Harl asked for a motion to go into closed session to discuss meetings held to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity; meetings held to discuss 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” and meetings where the purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body is being considered, including meetings held for the purposed of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired. Alderman Potthoff made a motion to go into closed session. Alderman Ferrari seconded the motion. City Clerk Dave Bartley called the roll with Aldermen Potthoff, Ferrari, Radtke, Sapienza, Payton and Ballard voting aye; Aldermen Waldorf and Lukosus absent; motion carried.
Closed session began at 6:30 p.m.; ended 7:01 p.m.
Alderman Potthoff made a motion to re-open the meeting at 7:03 p.m. Alderman Ferrari seconded the motion. City Clerk Dave Bartley called the roll with Aldermen Potthoff, Ferrari, Radtke, Sapienza, Payton and Ballard present; Aldermen Waldorf and Lukosus absent; Mayor Harl present.
Alderman Potthoff made a motion that the meeting be adjourned. Alderman Radtke seconded the motion and motion carried. Meeting adjourned 7:03 p.m.