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City of Streator City Council met April 17

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 24, 2019


City of Streator City Council met April 17.

City of Streator City Council April 17 council:

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Lansford called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL 

Members present: Tara Bedei, Ed Brozak, Brian Crouch, Joe Scarbeary and Mayor Jimmie Lansford.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Interim City Manager, Jeremy Palm, reported there were no changes to the agenda.

PROCLAMATION “50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MUNICIPAL CLERKS WEEK”

PROCLAMATION “GWRRA MOTORIST AWARENESS PROGRAM PROCLAMATION"

PUBLIC COMMENT 

Jessica Cooper - Addressed the Council regarding the condition of the Bing Armstrong Memorial Park. She created a notebook with photos, a petition to improve the park and ideas as to how the park can be used in the future. Mayor Lansford thanked her and asked her to set up a meeting with Larry Hake. Patrick Simpson, Sr. - Addressed the Council regarding the two pit bulls behind his residence on 203 S. Second St. He visited a council meeting last fall and nothing has been done about improving the situation and he is afraid to let his grandchildren play in the back year.

PRESENTATION - JAMMIN AT THE CLOCK PRESENTATION 

Cinda Bond and Toni Pettit informed the Council about the summer series of Jammin at the Clock in Heritage Park, Events begin at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and the rain location is the Eagles on Main Street.

OLD BUSINESS

1. RESOLUTION 2019-14. AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE STREATOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY BETWEEN VEOLIA WATER NORTH AMERICA CENTRAL LLC AND THE CITY OF STREATOR, ILLINOIS. 

Palm presented this item to the Council explaining the choice of companies to obtain the contract. The staff recommendation was to stay with Velia Water North America-Central, LLC. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to authorize the agreement between the City of Streator and Veolia Water North America Central LLC. 

MOTION: Crouch made a motion to approve the waste water treatment contract; seconded by Brozak. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

NEW BUSINESS

2. PUBLIC HEARING - REGARDING ANNEXATION OF PROPERTY AT 510 GOLF ROAD, CITY OF STREATOR, COUNTIES OF LASALLE AND LIVINGSTON, ILLINOIS. 

Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to open the Public Hearing regarding the annexation of property at 510 Golf Road. 

MOTION: Scarbeary made a motion to open the Public Hearing; seconded by Brozak.

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

Palm explained that the property at 510 Golf Road following recent annexations has been entirely surrounded by City limits. There were no comments regarding the annexation of 510 Golf Road. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to closed the Public Hearing. 

MOTION: Brozak made a motion to close the Public Hearing; seconded by Crouch. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

ORDINANCE 2019-08. AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN TERRITORY TO THE CITY OF STREATOR, SITUATED IN BRUCE TOWNSHIP, COUNTIES OF LASALLE AND LIVINGSTON, ILLINOIS. 

(510 Golf Road-PIN# 33-23-241-000) With no discussion regarding the annexation of 510 Golf Road, Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to adopt the ordinance annexing the property into the City limits. 

MOTION: Brozak made a motion to adopt the ordinance annexing 510 Golf Road into the City limits; seconded by Bedei. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

ORDINANCE 2019-09. AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN TERRITORY TO THE CITY OF STREATOR, SITUATED IN EAGLE TOWNSHIP, COUNTIES OF LASALLE AND LIVINGSTON, ILLINOIS 

(West Main Street, PIN#32-29-100-004 and 32-39-100-006) Palm presented this item to the Council reporting this annexation is by petition and by request of the owner. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to adopt the ordinance of the property at the corner of West Main Street and Columbus Road. 

MOTION: Scarbeary made a motion to adopt the ordinance annexing the above property into the City limits; seconded by Bedei. ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

5. ORDINANCE 2019-10. AN ORDINANCE CORRECTING ORDINANCE 2018-18, ANNEXATION OF JESUS MENDOZA PROPERTY PASSED ON MAY 16, 2018 IN A REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING. 

Palm presented this item to the Council and on the recommendation of the County Clerk's office we are revising the legal description to Ordinance 2018-18 to remove the parcel north of the Norfolk Southern railroad. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to pass the ordinance correcting the annexation ordinance 2018-18 passed on May 16, 2018. 

MOTION: Brozak made a motion to adopt the correcting Ordinance 2018-18 passed on May 16, 2018; seconded by Crouch. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

6. ORDINANCE 2019-11. ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF THE JAMES STREET PUBLIC (CITY) RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED BETWEEN SOUTH ILLINOIS STREET AND POWELL STREET. 

Palm presented this item to the Council. The petitioners, DanChris Nursery and Jim Dennis Concrete filed application to vacate the portion of James Street right-of-way between S. Illinois St. and Powell St. to expand their businesses in the future. Attorney Guyon was present to represent the residents in the neighborhood stating the neighbors are opposed to this project moving forward because this does not include any public interest, fully for business only. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to table the Ordinance authorizing the vacation of a portion of James Street between S. Illinois St. and Powell St. 

MOTION: Brozak made a motion to table the ordinance; seconded by Bedei. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

RESOLUTION 2019-22. AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF STREATOR, AND THE ILLINOIS FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE UNION, FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING MAY 1, 2017 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2019.

Palm reported to the Council that the FOP had not provided the contract as of yet to the City. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to table the execution of the agreement between the City and the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Union. 

MOTION: Scarbeary made a motion to table the exectuiopen the Public Hearing; seconded by Brozak. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

8. RESOLUTION 2019-23. AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF STREATOR, ILLINOIS AND THE STREATOR FIREFIGHTERS UNION, FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING MAY 1, 2017 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2019. 

Palm reported that the Streator Fire Fighters Union contract was ratified and signed by the union. Gary Bird, Fire Chief, explained the changes in the contract to the Council. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to authorize the execution of the agreement between the City of Streator and the Streator Fire Fighters Union, for the period beginning May 2, 2017 and ending December 31, 2019. 

MOTION: Bedei made a motion to authorize the Streator Fire Fighters Union Contract; seconded by Brozak. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch and Mayor Lansford. Abstain: Scarbeary

9. MOTION TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE ZONING BOARD OF APPEAL'S RECOMMENDATION 2019-01 RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF GRANTING OF A VARIANCE FOR 2001 EASTWOOD AVE., OWNERS, ROCKY AND LISA NEUMANN, TO CONSTRUCT A GARAGE OVER 1200 SQUARE FEET. 

Palm reported to the Council that The Zoning Board of Appeals met to approve the granting of a variance for 2001 Eastwood Ave. to construct a garage over 1200 square feet. Palm reported to the Council all six findings that must be approved to grant a variance were found favorably. Mayor Lansford called for a motion and second to place the recommendation of the Zoning Appeal Board on file. 

MOTION: Scarbeary made a motion to place the Zoning Board of Appeal recommendation on file; seconded by Brozak. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

10. ORDINANCE 2019-12. AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND GRANTING OF A

VARIANCE FROM THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 17, CHAPTER 17.40 TO ALLOW FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GARAGE LARGER THAN 1200 SQUARE FEET, 2001 EASTWOOD AVENUE, OWNERS, ROCKY AND LISA NEUMANN. 

Mayor Lansford requested a motion and a second to approve the ordinance granting a variance to Rocky & Lisa Neumann, 2001 Eastwood Avenue, to build a garage larger than 1200 square feet. 

MOTION: Scarbeary made a motion to approve the ordinance to grant the variance; seconded by Brozak. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

11. MOTION TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE PLAN COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATIONS: 

2019-02 - Recommending approval of a change in zoning and the amendment of the district zoning map for properties 901 & 903 Hall Street from “R-1A” Single Family Residential to “C-2” Neighborhood Commercial. 2019-03 – Recommending approval and granting award of a “Facade Grant" to Tony Muscato, owner, 413 E. Main Street in the amount of $15,000. 2019-04 - Recommending approval and granting award of a “Facade Grant" to Tony Muscato, owner, 415 E. Main Street in the amount of $15,000. Palm presented the recommendations from the Plan Commission. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and a second to place the Plan Commission recommendations on file.

MOTION: Brozak made a motion to place the Plan Commission recommendations on file; seconded by

Crouch. ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

12. ORDINANCE 2019-13. APPROVING A CHANGE IN ZONING AND AMENDING THE DISTRICT ZONING MAP FOR PROPERTIES AT 901 & 903 HALL STREET FROM "R 1A" SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL TO “C-2” NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE STREATOR MUNICIPAL CODE OF ORDINANCES ZONING CODE. 

Palm reported to the Council that Greg Salata, owner of DanChris Nursery petitioned for the rezoning to amend the zoning that will allow for the use of the property as part of his nursery business. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to approve the ordinance to change the zoning and amend the District Zoning map for properties at 901 & 903 Hall Street. 

MOTION: Brozak made a motion to approve the ordinance rezoning 901 & 903 Hall Street; seconded by Crouch. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

13. RESOLUTION 2019-24. APPROVAL AND GRANTING AWARD OF A "FACADE GRANT' TO TONY MUSCATO, OWNER, 413 E. MAIN STREET IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,000. 

Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to approve and award a “Facade Grant to Tony Muscato, owner, 413 E. Main Street in the amount of $15,000. 

MOTION: Crouch made a motion to approve the resolution and award the "Façade Grant" to Tony, Muscato, 413 E. Main Street in the amount of 15,000; seconded by Scarbeary. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

14. RESOLUTION 2019-25. APPROVAL AND GRANTING AWARD OF A "FACADE GRANT" TO TONY MUSCATO, OWNER, 415 E. MAIN STREET IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,000. 

Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to approve and award a “Facade Grant" to Tony Muscato, owner, 415 E. Main Street in the amount of $15,000. 

MOTION: Crouch made a motion to approve the resolution and award the “Façade Grant" to Tony, Muscato, 415 E, Main Street in the amount of 15,000; seconded by Scarbeary. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

15. RESOLUTION 2019-26. APPROPRIATING MFT FUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOUTH ILLINOIS STREET RESURFACING PROJECT. 

Palm explained this money is in the 2019 budget, but IDOT requires a separate resolution to them approving the bid for this project. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to approve the above resolution to appropriate MFT funds in connection with the South Illinois Street Resurfacing Project. 

MOTION: Brozak made a motion to appropriate MFT funds to the South Illinois St. Project; seconded by Crouch. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

16. ORDINANCE 2019-14. ORDINANCE INITIATING A “NO PARKING ZONE” ON THE 100 BLOCK OF 100 EAST LUNDY STREET. 

Palm reported to the Council the inability of truck traffic to complete a turn at the intersection of Lundy and S. Bloomington Street resulted in this ordinance being proposed. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to adopt this ordinance initiating a “No Parking Zone” on the 100 Block of East Lundy Street. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to approve the ordinance. 

MOTION: Scarbeary made a motion to adopt the ordinance; seconded by Bedei.

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

17. ORDINANCE 2019-15. ORDINANCE APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A TIF REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF STREATOR AND VACTOR MANUFACTURING, INC., STREATOR SOUTH INDUSTRIAL TIF DISTRICT. 

Palm presented this item to the Council. Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to approve the ordinance authorizing the TIF Redevelopment Agreement by and between the City of Streator and Vactor Manufacturing Inc. 

MOTION: Crouch made a motion to adopt the above ordinance; seconded by Brozak. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

18. RESOLUTION 2019-27. AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR WATER MAIN IMPROVEMENT ENGINEERING SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE VACTOR INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD PROJECT. 

Palm presented this item to the Council for the design work required to relocate a portion of a 12” water main in conjunction with the Vactor project.

19. CONSENT AGENDA: 

Mayor Lansford presented the Consent Agenda to the Council reporting an amended fund warrant total of $1,274,007.12. He requested a motion and second to approve the Consent Agenda.

MOTION: Brozak made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented; seconded by Bedei. 

ROLL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford.

20. CITY OFFICIALS COMMENTS 

Brozak – Thank you for the presentation and information on Jammin at the Clock. Just remind everyone that May is a full month in the Pavilion at City Park with 7 bands scheduled. Mayor Lansford – Reminded the Council that a notice will go out to the press to change the May meeting to May 22, 2019 instead of Mary 15, 2019.

21. CLOSED SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING: removed from agenda 

a. The Appointment, Employment, Compensation, Discipline, Performance or Dismissal of Personnel. {5ILCS 120/2 c (1)}

22. ADJOURNMENT 

Mayor Lansford requested a motion and second to adjourn the meeting. 

MOTION: Crouch made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Scarbeary. 

ROLL CALL: Ayes: Bedei, Brozak, Crouch, Scarbeary and Mayor Lansford. 

TIME ADJOURNED: 7:45 P.M.

http://www.ci.streator.il.us/04-17-2019%20CC%20Minutes.pdf

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