Carbondale City Council met August 29.
Carbondale City Council met Aug. 29.
Here is the minutes provided by the Council:
Council Members present Councilwoman Jessica Bradshaw, Councilman Jeff Doherty, Councilman Tom Grant, Councilwoman Carolin Harvey, Councilman Navreet Kang, Councilman Adam Loos, and Mayor John M Henry
Meeting called to order at 7:41 PM
A Local Liquor Control Commission meeting was held immediately prior to the City Council Meeting
5. Preliminaries to the City Council Meeting Procedural: 5.1 Roll Call
Procedural: 5.2 General Announcements and Proclamations
Mayor Henry remarked on the success of and shared details about the Eclipse weekend. He noted the number of visitors from many locations, the efforts of volunteers and City Staff, the lack of issues resulting from open alcohol consumption, and discussed the positive exposure the event provided to Carbondale.
Councilwoman Harvey expressed her thanks to all of the City Staff and their families, volunteers, businesses, those working with Tourism and SIU, and the citizens in showcasing Carbondale. She shared her hopes for an open forum to take public comments for the planning of the next eclipse.
Councilwoman Bradshaw echoed the previous statements and expressed gratitude to those in the service industries and for the volunteers. She commended staff’s work in completing the downtown improvements so quickly. The enthusiasm for not only the eclipse, but also for future events was conveyed.
Councilman Kang credited the cooperation of the people of Carbondale, remarked on the cleanliness maintained in the downtown during the weekend, and shared a few encounters with visitors to Carbondale.
Councilman Doherty recognized the planning and implementation by the City Manager and City staff. He noted that the highlight for him was having CBS evening news anchored from Carbondale on Monday.
Councilman Grant acknowledged the efforts of the landscaper of the downtown streetscape.
Procedural: 5.3 Citizens' Comments and Questions Donald Monty shared his thoughts regarding the process of the downtown improvements, commended the Council’s resolve in ensuring the project’s completion and funding of further phases.
Elizabeth Donahue expressed her pride in Carbondale's efforts for the Eclipse. She announced that the Shawnee Group Sierra Club will host an event "Transforming Southern Illinois: Harnessing New Solar and Energy Efficiency Opportunities" on September 14 at Carbondale City Hall at 7:00 p.m.
Ginger Rye Sanders, president of Women for Change - Unity in the Community, announced an event “March for Unity - We are better together”, scheduled for September 9 at Attucks Park beginning at 8:00 a.m. She asked for the Council’s attendance and for other civic organizations to join in the march.
Elius Reed commented on the declining number of enrolled students, inquired about the revenue received for the Eclipse and costs for the downtown improvements. He asked if the City had any plans for Halloween. Councilman Loos added to Mr. Reed's comments regarding Halloween.
John Michael Klarer noted his interest in the former fire station located on Oakland Avenue, outlined the benefits of his proposal for the former fire station, and asked for clarification as to why his proposal was declined.
Public Hearing: 5.4 A Public Hearing on a Proposed Annexation Agreement between the City of Carbondale and Dennis Calufetti
The public hearing was declared open at 8:30 p.m.
Dennis Calufetti has submitted a plat for the proposed Midland Inn Annex subdivision. The proposed subdivision is located outside Carbondale city limits, but within the City's mile and one-half zoning jurisdiction. As per Resolution No. 95-R-62, the City of Carbondale's Policy on Annexations and the Provision of City Services and Utilities, no subdivision will be approved within the City's subdivision jurisdiction unless there is a binding agreement for the provision of public water and sewerage facilities and/or extension of public utilities. The proposed Annexation Agreement between Dennis Calufetti and the City satisfies this requirement.
The Carbondale City Council approved a request made by Mr. Calufetti earlier this year to rezone the one-acre portion of his property that is being subdivided. Mr. Calufetti is making these requests so that he may bequeath this portion of his land to his son.
There were no public comments regarding this matter.
The public hearing was declared closed at 8:32 p.m.
6. Consent Agenda of the City Council Action (Consent): 6.1 Approval of the Meeting Minutes from the Regular City Council Meeting of August 1, 2017 Resolution: Approve the Meeting Minutes from the Regular City Council Meeting of August 1, 2017
Action (Consent): 6.2 Approval of Warrant for the Period Ending: 07/17/2017 FY 2018 Warrant 1308 in the Amount of $1,941,470.02 Resolution: Accept the following report of payments made for the period ended: 07/17/2017 totaling $1,941,470.02 (Exhibit A-08-29-2017)
Action (Consent): 6.3 Approval of Warrant for the Period Ending: 07/31/2017 FY 2018 Warrant 1309 in the Amount of $1,102,563.75 Resolution: Accept the following report of payments made for the period ended: 07/31/2017 totaling $1,102,563.75 (Exhibit B-08-29-2017)
Action (Consent): 6.4 Approval of Wells Fargo Warrant for the Period Ending 06/30/2017 FY 2018 Warrant # WF 06/2017 in the amount of $244,703.60 Resolution: Accept the following report of payments made for the period ended: 06/30/2017 totaling $244,703.60 (Exhibit C-08-29-2017)
Action (Consent): 6.5 Approval of the 2018 City Council Calendar of Meetings Resolution: Approve the 2018 calendar of City Council meetings
Action (Consent): 6.6 Acceptance of Approved Meeting Minutes from Boards, Commissions, and Committees Resolution: Accept the Approved Meeting Minutes from the Boards, Commissions, and Committees and place them on file
Action (Consent): 6.7 Appointments and Reappointments to Boards and Commissions Resolution: Concur with the Mayor's recommended appointments and reappointments to Boards and Commissions
Action (Consent): 6.8 A Resolution Approving a Carnival at University Mall From October 9 - 17, 2017 Resolution: Adopt a Resolution approving KevaWorks, LLC request, on behalf of Swyear Amusements, for a special permit for a carnival at University Mall October 9-17, 2017. (Resolution 2017-R-45; Exhibit D-08-29-2017)
Action (Consent): 6.9 An Ordinance Annexing Property Located at 2511 South Park Lane Resolution: Adopt an Ordinance annexing the property located at 2511 South Park Lane (Ordinance 2017-37; Exhibit E-08-29-2017)
Action (Consent): 6.10 An Ordinance Annexing Property Located at 169 Old Highway 13 Resolution: Adopt the Ordinance annexing property located at 169 Old Highway 13 (Ordinance 2017-38; Exhibit F-08-29-2017)
Action (Consent): 6.11 An Ordinance Approving an Annexation Agreement Between the City of Carbondale and Dennis Calufetti Resolution: Adopt an ordinance approving an annexation agreement between the City of Carbondale and Dennis Calufetti (Ordinance 2017-39; Exhibit G-08-29-2017)
Action (Consent): 6.12 A Resolution Approving the Final Plat of the Minor Subdivision and Subdivision Agreement for Property Located at 4620 Country Club Road Resolution: Approve a Resolution approving the final plat of the minor subdivision and subdivision agreement for property located at 4620 Country Club Road (Resolution 2017-R-46; Exhibit H-08-29-2017)
Action (Consent): 6.13 An Ordinance Approving Michelle Roberts' Request to Rezone Property Located at 1655 North Reed Station Road from AG, General Agriculture, to RR, Rural Residential Resolution: Adopt an Ordinance approving Michelle Roberts' request to rezone property located at 1655 North Reed Station Road from AG, General Agriculture, to SB, Secondary Business (Ordinance 2017-40; Exhibit I-08-29-2017)
Action (Consent): 6.14 A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Financial Assistance Agreement with the Morton Arboretum for a 2017 Urban and Community Forestry Grant in the Amount of $15,000 Resolution: Approve a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Financial Assistance Agreement with the Morton Arboretum for a 2017 Urban and Community Forestry Grant (Resolution 2017-R-47; Exhibit J-08-29-2017)
Action (Consent): 6.15 A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Karpel in the Amount of $29,175 to Provide an Integrated Case Management System for the City Attorney's Office Resolution: Approve the resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Karpel to provide an integrated case management system (Resolution 2017-R-48; Exhibit K-08- 29-2017)
Action (Consent): 6.16 An Ordinance Amending Title 14 of the Carbondale Revised Code as it Relates to False Alarms Resolution: Adopt the ordinance amending Title Fourteen of the Carbondale Revised Code as it relates to false alarms (Ordinance 2017-41; Exhibit L-08-29-2017)
Action: 6.17 Award of Purchase of Roll-Out Cart Trash Containers to Totter, LLC, in the Amount of $247,100
Pulled by J. Doherty
Action: 6.17 Award of Purchase of Roll-Out Cart Trash Containers to Totter, LLC, in the Amount of $247,100
This item was pulled to provide additional details for the public; Council inquired about the implementation schedule, about "no bid" bids, and if there were additional recycling provider alternatives.
Elizabeth Donahue asked about the plan for old refuse containers. Donald Monty urged the City to push the numbering of homes in order that the delivery of carts can occur smoothly. He also stated that perhaps other organizations might have a use for the old refuse containers.
Motion: Award the purchase of roll-out cart trash containers to Totter, LLC, in the amount of $247,100.
Motion by Jeff Doherty, second by Tom Grant. Final Resolution: Motion Carries Yea: Jessica Bradshaw, Jeff Doherty, Tom Grant, Carolin Harvey, Navreet Kang, Adam Loos, John M Henry
7. General Business of the City Council Action: 7.1 Approve the DNA Definition, Allowing North Star Destination Strategies to Complete the City-Wide Branding Initiative
A short recess was observed; the meeting resumed at 9:01 p.m.
Robert Koetter, Marketing Director for North Star and project manager for the City's rebranding project, gave a presentation on the DNA Definition to be used for the basis of the rebranding of the City and described the process thus far. The presentation and findings will be made available on the City's website.
Council members shared their thoughts on the definition. Additionally, Council members inquired about how the criteria were developed, the demographics, and overall process.
Motion: Approve the DNA definition for the city-wide branding initiative
Motion by Adam Loos, second by Jessica Bradshaw. Final Resolution: Motion Carries Yea: Jessica Bradshaw, Jeff Doherty, Tom Grant, Carolin Harvey, Navreet Kang, Adam Loos, John M Henry
8. Council Comments for the City Council Information: 8.1 An opportunity for City Council members to offer general comments
Councilman Loos remarked on the feedback for the downtown improvements, noted his appreciation for comments from Mayor Henry and Mr. Monty, and encouraged the pursuit of phases two and three of the downtown improvements, as well as entry corridor revitalization and additional TIF district designations. Mr. Loos noted the need for Council support for continued revenue to fund such development. He appealed to City Council members to consider exempting catering services from the food and beverage tax.
Councilwoman Harvey reminded citizens about the change in refuse collection due to the holiday.
9. Executive Session
10. Adjournment of the City Council Meeting Procedural: 10.1 Adjourn meeting
There being no further business to come before the public body, the meeting was declared adjourned at 10:15 p.m.