On The Agenda At Tonight’s City Council Meeting

Pledge of Allegiance led by Alderperson Klemm

1. Approval of Agenda………………………………………………………………………….…….……………Voice Vote
2. Approval of Minutes from September 6, 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 Report of Cash and Fund Balances for period to August 31, 2016
2) City Treasurer’s Monthly Investment Report for period to August 31, 2016
3) Police Department Report of Activities for August 2016
4) Fire Department Report of Activities for August 2016
5) Building Permit Report of Activities for August 2016

B. Approval of R-2016-46: Resolution to Request Temporary Closure of Streets Freeport High School Homecoming Parade (Wednesday October 12, 2016 with line up at 4:30 pm)

C. Approval of Motor Fuel Tax Register #0087 — $1,655.40

D. Approval of Water & Sewer Bills Payable (Registers #631 & 633) — $316,729.94

E. Approval of Payroll for pay period ending September 3, 2016 — $408,730.94

F. Approval of Finance Bills Payable (Registers #627, 632, 634, 635, TBA) —$1,082,351.33. If applicable – Items removed from Consent Agenda

5. Acceptance of an Appointment to the Housing Authority Board – Effective immediately, Mayor James L. Gitz appoints Greta Harrell to the Housing Authority Board to replace Sarah Carter whose term has already expired. This appointment shall be effective until October 31, 2020.

6. Acceptance of an Appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission – Effective immediately, Mayor James L. Gitz appoints Steve Schlamp to the Historic Preservation Commission. This appointment shall be effective until February 28, 2019.

7. 2ND READING OF ORDINANCE #2016-47: An Ordinance Amending Chapters 220 (Council), 226 (Mayor), 228 (City Clerk), and 230 (City Treasurer) To Fix The Inauguration Date For Elected Officials

8. 1. ST READING OF ORDINANCE #2016-48: Special Ordinance for Variation Permit or Amendment of Codified Ordinances of Freeport, Illinois

A petition was filed by Don and Katherine Carpenter for the property located at 1402 Morningside Drive, Freeport, Illinois (PIN 18-19-05-228-001). The relief sought by the documents on file: change of zoning from M-1 (Limited Manufacturing District) to R-3 (One Family Residence District).This
ordinance was unanimously recommended to council by the Planning Commission in their meeting held on September 8, 2016 and there were no written objections filed on the petition therefore council may take final action this reading.

9. 1. ST READING OF ORDINANCE #2016-49: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 1442 – Administration Generally, Section 1440.03 (Appeals) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Freeport, Illinois – Presented by Community Development Director Alex Mills

10. 1. ST READING OF ORDINANCE #2016-50: An Ordinance Granting A Variance to Chapter 692, Section 692.01 (Discharging Firearms and other Weapons) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Freeport, Illinois Presented by Mayor James L. Gitz

11. RESOLUTION R-2016-47: Resolution To Approve An Intergovernmental Agreement Between The City Of Freeport, Illinois, And The Forrestville Valley Community Unit School District 221 For The Use Of The Voluntary Services Of A City Engineer And City Equipment To Design And Oversee The Building Of A Softball/Baseball Field Complex Presented by City Engineer Shaun Gallagher

12. Reports of Department Heads
Motion to accept recommendation of denial of petition for amendment to zoning at 476 S.  Presented by Community Development Director Alex Mills

Approve the Award of Bid for Leaf Waste Disposal to Dickman Farm Service for an amount of $40,000 for the 2016 leaf season (leaf season typically begins the 2nd or 3rd week of October and continues until the first measurable snowfall) – Presented by Public Works Director Tom Dole

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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