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City Council Minutes 2010 03-08
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M E M O R A N D U M                                                          City of Salem 101 S. Broadway, Salem, IL  62881
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Jane Marshall, CMC                                                                  Phone: 618 548-2222, ext. 20
                           City Clerk                                                                                                 e-mail: cityclerk@salemil.us
Date:  March 3, 2010
TO:     WJBD Radio
        Salem Times Commoner
        Centralia Sentinel
Cc:     Mayor and City Council
             City Manager
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
OF SAME CITY COUNCIL

PURSUANT TO THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, notice is hereby given that the Salem City Council will meet at 9:00 A.M. on Monday, March 8, 2010 in the Council Chambers of Salem City Hall, 101 South Broadway Salem, Illinois, for the following purpose:  
        To consider amending redevelopment agreement with Rebecca Carpenter
        and Douglas Monical for property located at 217 W. Main Street
        (former Bryan-Bennett Library).  

CITY OF SALEM, ILLINOIS
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Jane Marshall
City Clerk

Dated at 3:00 p.m., this 4th day of March, 2010           
(Seal)
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MINUTES
SPECIAL MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL
March 8, 2010

The Salem City Council met on Monday, March 8, 2010, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers of Salem City Hall, 101 S. Broadway Salem, IL  62881 for the purpose to consider amending redevelopment agreement with Rebecca Carpenter and Douglas Monical for property located at 217 W. Main Street (former Bryan-Bennett Library).  
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro Tem Tom Carr.  

Council Members present upon roll call:
        Councilman Tom Carr (Mayor Pro Tem)
        Councilman Kip Meador
        Councilman Steve Huddlestun
        Councilman David Black
        

Others Present:
City Manager Thomas F. Christie
City Attorney Michael Jones
City Clerk Jane Marshall
Economic Dev. Director Tracey McDaneld

Absent:  Mayor Leonard E. Ferguson
Councilman Meador left the meeting following roll call to avoid a conflict of interest.  
Also present:  Bruce Kropp, WJBD Radio

Economic Development Director McDaneld distributed a copy of the Redevelopment Agreement between the City of Salem and Rebecca Carpenter and Douglas Monical that was executed on November 4, 2009.  She explained that initially the developers intended to utilize their own funds to complete the project, but have since decided to utilize conventional financing.  They have been approved for the entire loan amount of $250,000 by Marion County Savings Bank and in order to close on the loan, the bank is asking to take a position on the collateral of the building.  She further explained that the loan will be a typical construction loan that will require the developers to submit costs incurred as they drawdown the money from the bank.  This is also the procedure that the City has in place to insure that the costs associated with the project are TIF eligible.  The bank has submitted a subordination agreement that will allow the bank to extend financing to the developers and is asking that the City be willing to subordinate its rights in and to the property to the lien of bank’s mortgage.  She further commented that it is anticipated that the drawdown process will take between six weeks to three months to complete and when the entire $250,000 benchmark is met, the City will release the agreement from the property.  

Attorney Mike Jones indicated he would add a very short amendment to the Redevelopment Agreement to say that the City of Salem will approve the Subordination Agreement with Marion County Savings Bank not to exceed $250,000.00.

Councilman Black moved and Councilman Huddlestun seconded the motion to amend the Redevelopment Agreement between the City and Rebecca Carpenter and Douglas Monical for property located at 217 W. Main Street (former Bryan-Bennett Library) to provide for the subordination of the City’s interest to the Marion County Savings Bank not to exceed $250,000.00.  Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Huddlestun, Black, and Carr.  NAYS:  None.  Motion declared carried.  

There being no further comments, at 9:06 am, Councilman Black moved and Councilman Huddlestun seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting.   Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Black, Huddlestun, and Carr.  NAYS:  None.  Motion carried.   



Jane Marshall, CMC
City Clerk
Approved by City Council as written 3/15/2010.