City of Eureka City Council met Aug. 19.
Here is the agenda provided by the council:
Before the meeting a ground-breaking was held on Court Street for the new City Building and Police Department. Refreshments were then enjoyed at the current City Building. The Mayor showed the layout of the rooms in the new building. He answered questions from the audience. The building has been designed by Morton Buildings and construction should start in September. Tri-County Planning representative Hannah Martin was introduced. She explained the goals for helping small towns in this area. She had a survey for the audience and Council members to fill out. Eric Lind, as our rep on Tri County Planning, was able to secure a grant for a transportation plan for the City. A sidewalk condition survey is being conducted in Eureka.
The Eureka City Council convened in regular session at the City Building on August 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Mayor Scott Zimmer called the meeting to order and led The Pledge of Allegiance and then directed the City Clerk to call the roll. Present were Aldermen Hinnen, Teegarden, L. Klaus, Getz, Prather, Germann, Peterson and Chambliss. Also in attendance were Lynn Hinnen, Treasurer; Marilyn Walter, City Clerk; Melissa Brown, City Administrator; Rusty Klaus, Director of Public Works; and Sergeant Kim Jones.
Moved by Hinnen, second by Prather, to approve the minutes of the August 5, 2019 regular meeting of the City Council. Passed on roll call vote Hinnen, Prather, Teegarden, L. Klaus, Getz, Germann, Peterson and Chambliss all voting Aye.
Moved by Teegarden, second by L. Klaus, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented for the month ending July 31, 2019. Passed on roll call vote with Teegarden, L. Klaus, Hinnen, Getz, Prather, Germann, Peterson and Chambliss all voting Aye.
The Mayor asked for public comments on any action to be taken on Agenda items. There were none.
Moved by Prather, second by L. Klaus, to approve and pay the semi-monthly bills as the City’s obligation in the amount of $124,498.36. Passed on roll call vote with Prather, L. Klaus, Hinnen, Teegarden, Getz, Germann, Peterson and Chambliss all voting Aye.
Change of name and transferring the Franchise Agreement from Heartland Cable Systems Inc. to Heartland Fiber Inc. was explained. Representatives present were Glade Stutzman, LG Stutzman, and Jason Jording. Discussion on progress of the installation project was held, and it should be completed in 2020.
Moved by Hinnen, second by Chambliss, to approve the Agreement with MSA for work to be completed on the water system improvements per IEPA project plan. Passed on roll call vote with Hinnen, Chambliss, Teegarden, L. Klaus, Getz, Prather, Germann and Peterson all voting Aye.
Moved by Teegarden, second by Peterson, to approve Ordinance 19-02, an ordinance amending our Zoning Code regarding storage units. The Mayor explained the discussion held at the Planning Commission meeting concerning this Ordinance. Passed on roll call vote with Teegarden, Peterson, Hinnen, L. Klaus, and Chambliss all voting Aye. Getz, Prather, Germann voted Nay.
Moved by Teegarden, second by Hinnen, to approve Ordinance 19-03, an ordinance amending our Zoning Code regarding stadium lights. The Mayor explained the changes made to the Ordinance. The College and District 140 can use the lights for 90 days per year. Current stadium lights are grandfathered in. Lights cannot be on after 11 p.m. Will not vote on this as the Council is sending this back to Planning Commission at this time since they do not agree with items D and E.
Chairman Prather of the Budget Committee: Have a meeting with auditors the 29th at 4 p.m.
Chairman Getz of the Administration and Personnel Committee: Getting closer with the Union tomorrow. Chairman Hinnen of the Enterprise Committee: Meeting with MSA this week.
Chairman Hinnen of the Maintenance Committee: Cleaned up from Disc Golf Tournament.
Chairman L. Klaus of the Public Safety Committee: Night Out Against Crime went well.
Chairman Germann of the Park and Recreation Committee: Disc Golf Tournament was successful. Opening Ceremony was well done. Fourteen countries and many states were represented.
Chairman Teegarden of the Economic Development Committee: Working on Welcome to Eureka sign.
Chairman Mayor Zimmer of the Liquor Committee: No report.
New Business: None
Public Comments and Questions: David Colburn wants new sidewalk and has been asking this for six years. He lives at 205 N. Myers. There is a lake in front of his driveway every time it rains.
There being no further business to come before the Council the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.