City of Canton City Council met Oct. 15.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
A regular meeting of the Council meeting was held on October 15, 2019 (6:40) in the Council Chambers, The Donald E. Edwards Way-50 North 4th Avenue, Canton, Illinois 61520.
STAFF IN ATTENDANCE
Mayor Kent McDowell, Attorney Chris Jump, Administrative Assistant Shannon Willianson, Treasurer Crystal Wilkinson, Public Safety Director Richard Fairburn, Street Superintendent Ron Robinson
MEDIA IN ATTENDANCE:
Daily Ledger, Fulton Democrat
VIDEO SERVICES BY JOE GINGER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE OPENED THE MEETING
INVOCATION- Evangelical Free Church
ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE AGENDA
APPROVAL OF THE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES HELD OCTOBER 1, 2019
ANNUAL TREASURER'S REPORT
GREENWOOD CEMETERY REPORT
Alderman Lovell stated that he noticed the arrests were up from this time last year and wanted to know if this is attributed to the meth arrests.
Public Safety Director Richard Fairburn said that the majority of the arrests are warrants for drug cases where individuals don't show up for court. Fairburn further explained that meth has become more of a problem over the last year. One of the officers were recently assigned part time to a state drug task force to allow for a larger focus on this problem. The City has been able to reduce the number of heroin incidents drastically however meth is something that is becoming more of an issue than in the past.
Alderman Lovell said that he is looking into options of getting the community more involved in the fight against drug abuse.
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT
Mayor McDowell stated that the City has doubled the amount of revenue coming in from the campground compared to last year's revenue because of the expansion and the boat slips. The staff at the campground are doing a fantastic job in the overall improvements at the lake.
Motion and second were made by Aldermen Nelson/Hale to approve the consent agenda. The motion carried by voice vote and was unanimous.
Mayor McDowell stated that the reason the City Clerk Diana Pavley Rock is not at the meeting is because she received a scholarship from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks to go toward her Master's in Municipal Clerk- which is the highest designation for municipal clerk. Diana is currently attending the academy in Springfield which is being taught by Eastern Illinois University.
FINANCE ALDERMAN RYAN MAYHEW, CHAIRMAN
DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND VOTE ON AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING NEW GARBAGE RATES (2ND READING) ORDINANCE # 4169
The City will be increasing the rate from $16.00 to $17.50 which will start November 1, 2019.
Motion and second were made by Alderman Ryan Mayhew/Lovell to approve the ordinance and place it on file.
DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND VOTE ON AN ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE FEES INTO A DEPRECIATION ACCOUNT. (2ND READING) ORDINANCE #4170
This ordinance will designate $1.50 from the increase to go into a special account. This fund is titled the depreciation fund of the public works department.
Attorney Jump further explained that the only way the City can do this at this time is to have funds that were not available for appropriation at the time the annual appropriation ordinance was passed. This should be re-addressed at the next budget meeting.
Motion and second were made by Alderman Ryan Mayhew/Quin Mayhew to adopt the ordinance and place it on file.
DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND VOTE ON AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A TIF DISTRICT REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF CANTON AND MIDAMERICA NATIONAL BANK-CANTON TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT 3 (1ST READING)
DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND VOTE ON THE JONES PARK CLOCK FINAL REPAIRS
The total amount for the repairs to the Jones Park clock is $5,750.00 and will be paid from the TIF 1 bond fund. The repairs will include work to the gears and drive rods in the clock.
Motion and second were made by Alderman Ryan Mayhew/Nelson to approve the expense to fix the clock in the amount of $5,750.00 and will paid from the TIF 1 bond fund.
LEGAL AND ORDINANCE ALDERMAN CRAIG WEST, CHAIRMAN
DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND VOTE ON AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ZONING PROVISIONS FOR THE DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL CANNABIS IN THE CITY OF CANTON ILLINOIS (1ST READING) ORDINANCE #4171
Attorney Jump explained that the prior ordinance that the council approved authorized the sale of recreation cannabis and medical marijuana within the City. This was a change to the business zoning ordinances. The Illinois statute authorizes the City to grant conditional use permits- not licenses. The main change in this ordinance is changing the word from license to conditional use permits. The ordinance also changes the due date of the permit. The new due date will be January 1, 2020. The city council will be required to review the application and it will require a council vote to approve a conditional use permit.
Motion and second were made by Alderman West/Nelson to waive the rules for two readings so it can be passed on the first reading.
Motion and second were made by Alderman West/Lovell to approve the ordinance and place it on file.
DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND VOTE ON A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR THE DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL CANNABIS IN THE CITY OF CANTON ILLINOIS BY SALVEO HEALTH AND WELLNESS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020
Attorney Jump explained that the City can hold off on approving this resolution so the Council can have an opportunity to review the application from Salveo Health and Wellness and vote on it. This will be brought back to the next council meeting.
NEGOTIATIONS, GRIEVANCE & PERSONNEL ALDERMAN JUSTIN NELSON, CHAIRMAN
COMMUNITY & INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
ALDERMAN JOHN LOVELL, CHAIRMAN
DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND VOTE ON A SPECIAL EVENT AND ROAD CLOSURE REQUEST FOR THE SANTA PARADE
A special event and road closure request were submitted for the annual Santa Parade to be held December 2, 2019 at 6:00pm. The parade will start at the depot, go down Elm and around the square. This route will not include closure of a state route.
Motion and second were made by Alderman Lovell/Hale to approve the special event and road closure for the Santa Parade to be held December 2, 2019.
PUBLIC WORKS, WATER AND SEWER ALDERWOMAN ANGIE LINGENFELTER, CHAIRMAN
DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND VOTE ON ACE IN THE HOLE INVOICE FOR MFT ROAD MAINTENANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,064.01
The invoice submitted was for the completion of the spray patching work.
Motion and second were made by Alderman Nelson/Quin Mayhew to approve the invoice.
DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND VOTE ON CHANGE ORDER #1 FOR ANDERSON LIFT STATION PROJECT EXTENDING THE CONTRACT TIMES
Motion and second were made by Alderman Nelson/Ryan Mayhew to approve the change order.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND TRAFFIC ALDERWOMAN ANGELA HALE, CHAIRMAN
STREETS AND GARBAGE ALDERMAN JEFF FRITZ, CHAIRMAN
LAKE, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS ALDERMAN QUIN MAYHEW, CHAIRMAN
Mayor McDowell thanked Aaron and Veanna Thum at Crawford's for donating the paint used on the gazebo in the park.
The City will begin the leaf pickup program starting Monday November 4th through the first week of December. Please place leaves on the terrace. Do not put the leaves in the streets or along the curb. Once the route is completed the City will start over by picking up leaves until the first snow. The leaf pickup program will end once the first snowfall takes place.
If your garbage pickup is Monday-then the leaf pickup will be November 4th - November 8th Tuesday garbage pickup will be November 11-November 15th Wednesday garbage pickup will be November 18th-November 22nd, Thursday garbage pickup will be November 25th-29th Friday garbage pickup will be December 2nd-December 6th
Anyone with questions can contact the Public Works Department at 309-647-5022
The City still has garbage totes for sale. Anyone interested can contact the City for further details.
Motion and second were made by Aldermen Nelson/Ryan Mayhew to adjourn into executive session to discuss SILCS 120/2, C2 and C5 The motion carried by voice vote and was unanimous.
No further action took place after the executive session and the meeting adjourned.