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City Council Minutes 2010 01-18
AGENDA
CITY OF SALEM
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010
6:00 P.M.

I.      Call to Order
II.     Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
III.    Approval of Minutes, January 4, 2010 and Special Meeting of January 11, 2010
IV.     Presentation of Petitions/Public Comments
V.      Mayor’s Report and Presentations
VI.     City Council Action
1.      Consideration of Swimming Pool Fees and Hours of Operation
2.      Leckrone Field Avigation Easements Utility Subordination Agreement
3.      First Reading – Ordinance Designating FOIA Officers (Freedom of Information) in compliance with the Illinois Compiled Statutes,  5 ILCS 140/ Freedom of Information Act, effective January 1, 2010
4.      Bills Payable
VII.    City Manager Report
VIII.   City Attorney Report
IX.     City Council Report
X.      Adjournment

Thomas F. Christie,
City Manager
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MINUTES
CITY OF SALEM
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 JANUARY 18, 2010
6:00 P.M.

I.      Call To Order
The Salem City Council met in regular session on Monday, January 18, 2010, at the hour of 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Salem City Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Leonard E. Ferguson.
Council Members present upon roll call:
Councilman Tom Carr
Councilman Kip Meador
Councilman Steve Huddlestun
Councilman David Black   
Mayor Leonard E. Ferguson

Others Present:
City Manager Thomas F. Christie
City Attorney Michael R. Jones  
City Clerk Jane Marshall
Finance Director Marilyn Shook
Eco. Dev. Director Tracey McDaneld
Recreation Director Sherry Daniels
Chief of Police Ron Campo
Code Enforcement Officer Brad Crow
Ass’t to the City Manager Bev West
Library Director Kim Keller
DOEM Director Terry Mulvany
Media: Salem Times Commoner, WJBD Radio, Centralia Sentential, along with several members of the public
Absent: Public Works Director John Pruden

II.     Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
Opening prayer led by Councilman Carr, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.  

III.    Approval of Minutes – JANUARY 4, 2010 AND SPECIAL MEETING OF JANUARY 11, 2010
Minutes of Regular City Council Meeting of January 4, 2010 were presented for review.  
Councilman Black moved and Councilman Huddlestun seconded the motion to approve the minutes of Regular Council Meeting of January 4, 2010 as written and waive the reading.  Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Carr, Meador, Huddleston, and Black.  
NAYS: None.  Motion declared carried.
Minutes of Special Meeting of January 11, 2010 were presented.  
Councilman Black moved and Councilman Carr seconded the motion to approve the minutes of Special Council Meeting of January 4, 2010 as written and waive the reading.  Roll call vote.   AYES:  Councilmen Meador, Huddleston, Black and Carr.  NAYS: None.  Motion declared carried.

IV.     Presentation of Petitions and Public Comments
None.

V.      Mayor’s Report and Presentations
“State of the City Message”
Mayor Ferguson presented copies of and read in its entirety the annual “State of the City Message”; reviewing noteworthy activities of the recent past and highlighting some plans for the coming year.  

Presentation of Certificate of Recognition to Margaret Heminover
At the suggestion of Keep Salem Beautiful Board members, Mayor Ferguson presented a “Certificate of Appreciation” to Margaret Heminover, recognizing her volunteer service to the community while serving on the Keep Salem Beautiful Board and other community organizations during the past 14 years.  She recently stepped-down from the Keep Salem Beautiful board due to health reasons.  Keep Salem Beautiful First Vice-President Rita Black also presented Ms. Heminover with a Certificate of Appreciation from Keep Salem Beautiful.

VI.     City Council Action:
1.      Consideration of Swimming Pool Fees and Hours of Operation
Proposed swimming pool fees and hours of operation, as prepared by Recreation Director Daniels and recommended by City Manager Christie, were presented.  Following discussion with concerns being expressed that the fees and pool passes may be too low; charging same fee for non-residents; and about extending the hours of operation; Councilman Carr moved and Councilman Black seconded the motion to accept the proposed fees and hours of operation with the exception of the time extended to 7:00 p.m, Sunday through Thursday, and to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Huddlestun, Black, Carr, and Meador.   NAYS:  None.  Motion declared carried.  

2.      Leckrone Field Avigation Easements Utility Subordination Agreement
City Manager Christie commented, as a requirement of the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Salem Airport Authority has requested the City subordinate its utility easements to the Avigation Easement.  As the City has complied with similar requests in the past and the subordination does not markedly compromise the City’s easements, he recommended approval.  Councilman Black moved and Councilman Huddlestun seconded the motion to authorize the Mayor to sign the Utility Subordination Agreement, Subordination of Surface Rights for Public Airport Purposes.  Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Black, Carr, Meador, and Huddlestun.   NAYS:  None.  Motion declared carried.  

3.      First Reading – Ordinance Designating FOIA Officers (Freedom of Information) in compliance with the Illinois Compiled Statutes,  5 ILCS 140/ Freedom of Information Act, effective January 1, 2010
This Ordinance was reviewed and discussed, to come back for second reading with revisions.  
No action taken.  

4.      Bills Payable
Bills payable listing for period ending January 18, 2010 for a total amount of $777,925.34 were presented for review.  Following review period, Councilman Carr moved and Councilman Black seconded the motion to approve the bills payable as presented.  Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Carr, Meador, Huddlestun, and Black.  NAYS:  None.  Motion Declared Carried.  

VII.    City Manager Report –  
·       City manager Christie presented a copy of the 2009 Annual Summary from the animal control officer, Dr. A. J. Sprague showing a total of 1581 calls      made and 1173 critters impounded.  
·       A copy of an update report from Economic Development Director McDaneld on the Quebecor building was distributed to Council.  *  He She          reported that the City has not received a request for demolition permit for this building.      

VIII.   City Attorney Report - None


IX.     City Council Report
Councilman Carr
·       Complimented Economic Development Director on a presentation she made at a sorority meeting his wife attended.  
·       Salem’s Lots (Used bookstore) has opened up again.
·       Commented about the recent earthquake in Haiti, indicating this is an example the SERTS program is good training for people to be prepared to   take care of themselves for at least two weeks in the event of a disaster.  

Councilman Meador and Huddleston – No Report

Councilman Black
·       Agreed with Councilman Carr, people should be trained to take care of them selves for at least two weeks.  

Other
·       Mayor Ferguson commented about the Quebecor building and expressed concern about the clean-up after the building is demolished.   City          Attorney Jones indicated he would research and give Council report regarding this Quebecor property located on Selmaville Road.  

X.      Adjournment
There being no further business for discussion at 7:25 P.M., Councilman Carr moved and Councilman Meador seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting.   Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Carr, Meador, Huddlestun, and Black.    NAYS:  None.  Motion Declared Carried.  



Jane Marshall, CMC
City Clerk

Approved by City Council as corrected (page 3) on February 1, 2010.