This Week At The Freeport City Council Meeting

Freeport, Illinois — Freeport city council will meet tonight at Freeport City Hall located on Stephenson Street in Freeport.

On the agenda tonight

1. Approval of Agenda

2. Approval of Minutes from December 4, 2017, Meeting

3. Public Comments – Agenda Items (limited to 3 minutes per person)

4. Consent Agenda

A. Approval to receive and place on file:

1) Financial Reports: General Fund, Library Fund, Water Fund, Sewer Fund Storm Sewer Fund – November 30, 2017

2) City Treasurer’s Reports – November 30, 2017

B. Approval of Finance Bills Payable (Registers #885, 886, 889, 890, and TBA) — $1,184,312.11

C. Approval of Payroll for pay period ending December 9, 2017 – AFSCME Retro — $53,484.51 with fringe benefit payments in the amount of $9,821.09 for a total of $63,305.60

D. Approval of Payroll for pay period ending December 9, 2017 — $422,863.49 with fringe benefit payments in the amount of $34,643.95 for a total of $457,507.44

If applicable – Items removed from Consent Agenda

5. Appointments to Boards and Commissions by Mayor Miller

 Acceptance of re-appointment of Alderperson Peter McClanathan to the Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Bureau as a member of the Freeport City Council effective immediately through December 31, 2020.

 Acceptance of re-appointment of Amy Fairweather to the Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Bureau effective immediately through December 31, 2020.

 Acceptance of re-appointment of Mike Meade to the Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Bureau effective immediately through December 31, 2020.

 Acceptance of appointment of James Berberet to the Planning Commission to fill the expired term of Ryan Shirley effective immediately through October 31, 2021.

 Acceptance of appointment of Benjamin Bushman to the Building Commission to fill the remaining term of Mike Leslie effective immediately through April 30, 2020.

 Correction to the expiration date for Nicole Bauer with the Planning Commission. This appointment was made originally on February 21, 2017 with an expiration date of February 21, 2021. This corrects the expiration date to October 31, 2021.

ORDINANCES – SECOND READING

6. 2nd READING OF ORDINANCE #2017-84: An Ordinance Amending Title Eight, Parking, Chapter 480, Parking Generally of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Freeport, Illinois, Regarding Parking in the Central Business District At the December 4, 2017, Council meeting, Alderperson Koester made a motion to move this Ordinance to the next Committee of the Whole for discussion, Alderperson Klemm seconded. At the December 11, 2017, Committee of the Whole meeting, Manager Crow gave recommended changes to parking hours. Presented by City Manager Crow

7. 2 nd READING OF ORDINANCE #2017-85: An Ordinance Amending Various Provisions of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Freeport, Illinois to Provide for the Removal of Appointed Members to Boards, Commissions and Bureaus of the City Due to Lack of Meeting Attendance At the December 4, 2017, Council meeting, Alderperson Koester made a motion to move this Ordinance to the next Council meeting for approval, Alderperson Chesney seconded, and the matter was automatically laid over to tonight’s meeting. Presented by City Manager Crow

8. 2 nd READING OF ORDINANCE #2017-86: An Ordinance Amending Part Fourteen, Building and Housing, Title Four, Building Administration, Chapter 1446, Licensing of Commercial Contractors, Section 1446.02, License Required, of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Freeport, Illinois Regarding Licensing of General Contractors Building New Residential Dwellings At the December 4, 2017, Council meeting, Alderperson Chesney made a motion to move this Ordinance to the next Council meeting for approval, Alderperson Busker seconded, and the matter was automatically laid over to tonight’s meeting. Presented by City Manager Crow ORDINANCES – FIRST READING

9. 1 st READING OF ORDINANCE #2017-87: An Ordinance Adopting a Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment for City of Freeport At the December 11, 2017, Committee of the Whole a motion to move forward was made by Alderperson McClanathan; seconded by Alderperson Chesney; and the matter was laid over to tonight’s meeting by unanimous voice vote. Presented by City Manager Crow

10. 1 st READING OF ORDINANCE #2017-90: An Ordinance Of The City Of Freeport, Illinois Approving And Authorizing The City To Enter Into An Addendum/Amendment To Master Tax-Exempt Lease/Purchase Agreement, Property Schedule No. 4 And Related Documents Thereto With U.S. Bancorp Government Leasing And Finance, Inc. Regarding Vactor Truck View Document Presented by City Manager Crow

11. ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION #R-2017-63: Resolution Authorizing Execution and Amendment of Downstate Operating Assistance Grant Agreement (FY 2018) Presented by Director of Community & Economic Development Nancy McDonald OTHER

12. Approval of Moving January Meetings One Week (1/8/18 – Council, 1/16/18 – COW, 1/22/18 – Council) View notice Presented by City Manager Lowell Crow

13. Approval of Letter regarding Agreement of Employment Terms with Fire Captains Presented by City Manager Lowell Crow

14. Reports of Department Heads

15. City Manager’s Report

16. Mayor’s Report

17. Council Announcements/New Business

18. Public Comments – Agenda or Non-Agenda Items (limited to 3 minutes per person)

19. Adjournment

All supporting documents regarding tonight’s city council meeting are below. (May take a minute to load)

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[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/minutes-from-previous-meeting.pdf[/pdfviewer]

[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Consent-Agenda-20171218_20171214174812.pdf[/pdfviewer]

[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/APPT-RESUME-20171218.pdf[/pdfviewer]

[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017-84-Ordinance-Amending-Parking-Regulations-in-Central-Business-District-3.pdf[/pdfviewer]

[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017-85-Ordinance-Providing-for-Removal-of-Appointed-Board-and-Commission-Members-for-Attendance.pdf[/pdfviewer]

[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017-86-Ordinance-Amending-Code-Regarding-Licensing-of-Commercial-Contractors-2.pdf[/pdfviewer]

[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017-87-Ordinance-Prohibiting-Sexual-Harassment.pdf[/pdfviewer]

[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017-90-Ordinance-Authorizing-Addendum-Master-Lease-with-US-Bancorp-Vactor-Truck.pdf[/pdfviewer]

[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Vactor-Truck-US-Bancorp-Lease-20171218.pdf[/pdfviewer]

[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/R2017-63-Resolution-Authorizing-Execution-Downstate-Operating-Assistance-Grant-Agreement-20171218.pdf[/pdfviewer]

[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Notice-of-Change-of-Meeting-Dates-January-2018.pdf[/pdfviewer]

[pdfviewer width=”100%” height=”900px” beta=”true/false”]http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DH-Report-20171218.pdf[/pdfviewer]

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