Freeport City Council Meeting Agenda

Pledge of Allegiance led by Alderperson Ross

1. Approval of Agenda………………………………………………………………………….…….……………Voice Vote
2. Approval of Minutes from October 3, 2016……….…………..…..…………….………….…Voice Vote
3. Public Comments – Agenda Items (limited to 3 minutes per person)
4. Consent Agenda……………………………………………………………..……………….……………………Roll Call Vote

All items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine in nature and will be enacted in one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council member so requests, in which event, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered as the first item after approval of the Consent Agenda.

A. Approval to receive and place on file:

1) City Treasurer’s Monthly Investment Report for September 2016
2) City Treasurer’s Cash and Fund Balances for September 2016.

B. Approval of Motor Fuel Tax Register #0091 — $443,462.44
C. Approval of Water & Sewer Bills Payable (Registers #652) — $93,738.55
D. Approval of Payroll for pay period ending October 1, 2016 — $415,093.68 with fringe benefit payments in the amount of $34,456.11 for a total of $449,549.79
E. Approval of Finance Bills Payable (Registers #646, 647, 648, 650, 651, 653, 654, 655, TBA) —$949,823.95

ORDINANCES – FIRST READING

5. 1ST READING OF ORDINANCE #2016-51: An Ordinance To Amend and Adjust the Appropriation Ordinance Fiscal Year 2016-2017 For the City of Freeport, Illinois
6. 1ST READING OF ORDINANCE #2016-52: An Ordinance Amending Paragraph (d) of Section 290.02 (Compensation Plan) of Chapter 290 (Compensation and Benefits) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Freeport, Illinois view memo
7. 1ST READING OF ORDINANCE #2016-53: An Ordinance Establishing the Compensation of the City Clerk and the City Council by Amending Various Sections of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Freeport, Illinois – This ordinance was recommended to the City Council by the Committee of the Whole on October 11, 2016.
8. 1ST READING OF ORDINANCE #2016-54: An Ordinance Amending Section 806.09(L) (“Persons Ineligible For Licenses”) Of Chapter 806 (Alcoholic Liquor Sales) Of The Codified Ordinances Of The City Of Freeport, Illinois – This ordinance was recommended from the Liquor Commission in their meeting held on October 13, 2016.

RESOLUTIONS

9. ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION R-2016-49: A Resolution Authorizing Application to the Illinois Housing Development Authority For Round 2 of the Abandoned Properties Grant Program
Presented by Community Development Director Alex Mills

10. ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION R-2016-50: Resolution To Ratify Mayoral Signing On Behalf Of The City Of Freeport The Memorandum Of Understanding Between City Of Freeport And Freeport Memorial Hospital D/B/A FHN Memorial Hospital
Presented by Mayor James L. Gitz

ORDINANCE IN DRAFT FORM FOR COMPENSATION ELECTED OFFICIALS

11. Establishing The Compensation Of The Mayor and The City Treasurer By Amending Various Sections Of The Codified Ordinances Of The City Of Freeport Illinois (Clerk and Council in ordinance form) – as requested by the Committee of the Whole on October 11, 2016

 Duties of City Treasurer as surveyed in other Municipalities
 Review Draft Ordinance for City Treasurer
 View Elected Officials Salary – history, scenarios, salaries from area
 Municipal Salary Comparable – as amended October 14, 2016
 Mayor Duties when a Part-Time Elected Official
 Review Draft Ordinance for Mayor

OTHER

12. Reports of Department Heads
 To approve a recommendation of Grant Award for 2016 Downtown Accessibility Improvement Program (This Is It Eatery) –

 Approval of Bid for Demolition of Blight Reduction Program Properties (460 S. State and 527-529 S. State) – view bid tabulation
13. Mayor’s Report
14. Council Announcements/New Business
15. Public Comments – Agenda or Non-Agenda Items (limited to 3 minutes per person)
16. Adjournment

The City of Freeport, in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, requests that persons with disabilities who require certain accommodations to allow them to observe and/or participate in the meeting(s), or have questions about the accessibility of the meeting(s) or facilities, should contact Human Resources at 815-235-2065 promptly to allow the City to make reasonable accommodations.

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