City of Genoa City Council met January 2
City of Genoa City Council met Jan. 2.
Here is the minutes provided by the council:
Mayor Vicary started the meeting with a tribute to our dear friend and colleague, Joe Misurelli, who passed away on December 23, 2017. Mayor Vicary invited audience attendees and Council members to say a few words. Several stories and kind words were expressed. Mr. Misurelli will be missed greatly.
Mayor Vicary called the regular meeting of the City Council to order at 7:20 p.m. Roll call was taken. Aldermen Wesner, Di Guido, Stevenson, Winter, Cravatta, Brust and Lang were present. Alderman Carroll was absent.
Mayor Vicary led the Pledge of Allegiance. Guest Speaker – None
Motion made by Alderman Wesner to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting of December 19, 2017, seconded by Alderman Brust. Voice vote was taken. All voted yes. Motion carried.
Motion made by Alderman Brust to approve payment of the accounts payables for the second half of December 2017 in the amount of $136,006.23, seconded by Alderman Lang. Alderman Brust asked what line item #25 to the Chamber of Commerce was for. Mayor Vicary responded they were holiday gift certificates for staff and volunteer commission and board members. Roll call vote was taken. Aldermen Brust, Lang, Wesner, Di Guido, Stevenson, Winter and Cravatta voted yes. Motion carried.
ITEMS FROM INDIVIDUALS IN ATTENDANCE – None COMMITTEE REPORTS
The January 4, 2018 Economic Development Commission has been cancelled. The next one is scheduled for February 1, 2018. The next Plan Commission meeting is scheduled for January 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The Genoa Motors project is on the agenda.
OLD BUSINESS – None
ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE RETIREMENT OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS BY THE USE OF MOTOR FUEL TAX FUNDS: Motion made by Alderman Lang for approval to pay bond principal and interest with MFT funds instead of property tax funds, seconded by Alderman Stevenson. Roll call vote was taken. Aldermen Lang, Wesner, Di Guido, Stevenson, Winter, Cravatta and Brust voted yes. Motion carried.
ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION FOR MAINTENANCE UNDER THE ILLINOIS HIGHWAY CODE: Motion made by Alderman Brust for approval to pay $8,010.00 for road salt for street maintenance with MFT funds, seconded by Alderman Stevenson. Roll call vote was taken. Alderman Brust, Lang, Wesner, Di Guido, Stevenson, Winter and Cravatta voted yes. Motion carried.
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 1, CHAPTER 17, SECTION 7 OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY GENOA, SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY: Motion made by Alderman Di Guido for approval to update current sexual harassment policy to meet new state statute requirements, seconded by Alderman Winter. Roll call vote was taken. Aldermen Di Guido, Stevenson, Winter, Cravatta, Brust, Lang and Wesner voted yes. Motion carried.
Motion made by Alderman Brust to enter into closed session for the purpose of approving the minutes of the previous closed session and for the purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, dismissal, compensation, discipline and/or performance of specific employees, seconded by Alderman Di Guido. Roll call vote was taken. Aldermen Brust, Lang, Wesner, Di Guido, Stevenson, Winter and Cravatta voted yes. Motion carried.
Motion made by Alderman Wesner to reconvene to the regular City Council meeting, seconded by Alderman Stevenson. Voice vote taken. All voted yes. Motion carried.
In closed session, the minutes of the previous closed session were accepted
Administrative Report – Management Assistant, Alyssa Seguss had no report.
Public Works – Director Gentile reported that there is a water main break at South Sycamore Street and Lorraine Drive. Special equipment is needed to fix the break, so there will be a detour for a few hours on Wednesday, January 3rd.
Police Department – Chief Smith reported that the fire at 225 W Main Street was due to an electrical issue. He also reported that New Year’s Eve was low key. No calls were received.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Vicary reported that Alderman Carroll had been in the hospital with the flu, but came home today. He also stated that the Fire Department did a great job handling the downtown fire.
Announcements– Mayor Vicary stated that it has been a very tough week with the loss of Joe Misurelli. He thanked all the people who helped us get through the week and assured everyone that we are working on a plan going forward.
Motion to adjourn the regular meeting of the City Council was made by Alderman Wesner, seconded by Alderman Di Guido. Voice vote was taken. All voted yes. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m.