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Minutes: City Council Meeting of March 21st, 2017

The Carmi City Council met Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Room of the Municipal Building, 225 East Main Street.

Prior to opening the council meeting, Mayor Pollard asked Alderman Winkleman to give the invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Pollard presided with the following Aldermen present: Steve Winkleman, Mark W. Blake, Keith Davis, Lance Yearby, Sheila Jo Headlee, Jack Lamont, Doug Hays and Mike Knight.

Minutes for the March 7th, 2017 council meeting were presented. Motion made by Alderman Hays and seconded by Alderman Blake to approve the minutes as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”

Mayor Pollard asked the council to approve February 2017 Financial Reports. Motion made by Alderman Headlee and seconded by Alderman Winkleman to approve the Financial Reports as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”

Mayor Pollard then asked the council to approve March 2017 Vendor invoices. Motion made by Alderman Winkleman and seconded by Alderman Davis to approve the Vendor Invoices as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”

Mayor Pollard asked the council to consider Resolution No. 03-17-17-1 a resolution relating to participation by elected officials in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. Motion made by Alderman Headlee and seconded by Alderman Knight to approve Resolution No. 03-17-17-1 as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”

Mayor Pollard then asked the council to consider Resolution No. 03-17-17-2 a resolution renewing the employee’s safety incentive program for the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. City Clerk Brian Allen stated that there were no major safety accidents throughout this term. He added that there were a few minor accidents that could not be helped. Motion made by Alderman Lamont and seconded by Alderman Winkleman to approve Resolution No. 03-17-17-2 as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”

Reports and/or updates from Mayor Pollard

Mayor Pollard stated that he contacted The Disclosure and that he does not own a restaurant nor is he part owner or affiliated with The Taco Factory.

Reports from Standing Committees

None

Business or Comments from Visitors

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion made by Alderman Headlee and seconded by Alderman Davis to go into closed session. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”

 

At 5:35 p.m. the council went into closed session to discuss personnel issues with possible action to follow.

 

Motion made by Alderman Headlee and seconded by Alderman Hays to return to open session. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”

 

At 5:57 p.m. the council returned to open session.

 

Motion made by Alderman Blake and seconded by Alderman Davis to appoint Bucky Gwaltney operator at the Water Wells Department. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”

 

Motion made by Alderman Headlee and seconded by Alderman Davis to adjourn.

 

At 5:59 p.m. the council adjourned.

 

 

 

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Brian K. Allen, City Clerk

 

 

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Jeff Pollard, Mayor