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COUNCIL MEETING
March, 10 2020
5:30 P.M.

PRESENT:   Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich, Zmolek
ABSENT:     Wetrich

Mayor Gordon presided.

Swearing in of Pat Zmolek as City Councilman.

During open forum Mark Lange voiced his concerns to the Council on spending and taxes.

On motion by Wetrich, second by Sloan, the Council approved the following consent agenda February 25, 2020 Council Minutes, approval of $3,900 Hotel/Motel grant for Jefferson Matters: Main St with Carroll broadcast with Jeff from Jefferson, approval of $275.00 Hotel/Motel grant for plant doctor seminars supplies at Thomas Jefferson Gardens Education and Welcome Center, approval of $3,000 Hotel/Motel grant for Kiwanis Club of Jefferson for annual Bell Tower Festival Motorcycle event, payment of monthly bills from City Funds and Annual Tax Abatement approvals. 

   

2019 Tax Abatement Applications

 
       
     

Project

Property Owner

Address

Project Description

Amount

Randal Hayes

502 E Wilcox Way

Attached Garage

$26,430.00

Jame Hagar

208 E McKinley

Attached Garage

$12,000.00

Kathleen Walker

1311 W Lincoln Way

Addition

$30,000.00

Rowland Real Estate, LLC

501-523 N Olive St

3 Four-plex Apartments

$800,000.00

Randy Bunker

305 E Wilcox Way

Addition

$35,000.00

Michael Silbaugh

901 E Russell St

New House

$162,270.00

Tim Gettler

601 W Madison St

New Garage

$25,000.00

Danny Moranville

902 W State St

Addition

$35,000.00

Jim Taylor

1007 W Wall St

Addition

$10,000.00

AYE:   Ahrenholtz, Sloan, Jackson, Wetrich, Zmolek
NAY:   None

On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Wetrich, the Council approved hiring Melody Larsen as Accounting Clerk/Administrative Assistant at a salary of $40,000/yr. effective March 19, 2020.

AYE:   Jackson, Sloan, Zmolek, Wetrich, Ahrenholtz
NAY:   None

On motion by Sloan, second by Jackson, the Council approved the City insurance policy for $210,603 with Unger Insurance effective April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021

AYE:   Zmolek, Sloan, Wetrich, Jackson, Ahrenholtz
NAY:   None

RESOLUTION NO. 7-20
On motion by Jackson, second by Ahrenholtz, the Council approved Resolution No. 7-20, a resolution adopting a Facility Use Policy.

AYE: Sloan, Jackson, Ahrenholtz, Zmolek, Wetrich
NAY: None

On motion by Wetrich, second by Ahrenholtz, the Council approved to tabling awarding contract for 100 East State Street Roof Project until the March 24, 2020 meeting.

AYE: Sloan, Jackson, Ahrenholtz, Wetrich, Zmolek
NAY: None

On motion by Jackson, second by Wetrich, the Council approved the replacement of valve repair for water plant filter replacement project not to exceed $10,000.

AYE: Jackson, Ahrenholtz, Wetrich, Sloan, Zmolek
NAY: None

On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Wetrich, the Council approved the purchase of computer equipment for City Hall in the amount of $9,085 plus $25 per month.

AYE: Sloan, Jackson, Zmolek, Wetrich, Ahrenholtz
NAY: None

On motion by Sloan, second by Zmolek, the Council approved the purchase of computer equipment for Jefferson Park and Recreation in the amount of $12,039.

AYE: Jackson, Ahrenholtz, Zmolek, Sloan, Wetrich
NAY: None

On motion by Sloan, second by Wetrich, the Council approved to repair showers at swimming pool in the amount of $27,642 to Teeples Heating & Cooling, LLC. $10,000 of the funding will come from Local Option Sales Tax.

AYE: Zmolek, Ahrenholtz, Jackson, Sloan, Wetrich
NAY: None

RESOLUTION NO. 8-20
On motion by Ahrenholtz, second by Sloan, the Council approved Resolution No. 8-20, a resolution ordering bids, approving plans, specifications and form of contract and notice to bidder, fixing amount of bidder’s check and ordering clerk to publish notice and for a public hearing on plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs for the Chestnut & Adams Street Water Main Improvements project. Setting a Public Hearing has been set for receiving bids for April 14, 2020 at 5:30p.m.

AYE: Zmolek, Sloan, Wetrich, Jackson, Ahrenholtz
NAY: None

Jamie Daubendiek, president of Jefferson Matters:Main St gave a presentation on combining Chamber & Main Street Director Position.

There being no further business the Council agreed to adjourn.

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