STATE OF ILLINOIS) COUNTY OF CARROLL)SS. CITY OF LANARK)
May 4, 2010
Lanark City Council met in regular session at City Hall. Alderman Anne Lindsay, Alderman Ed Fehlhafer, Alderman Ron Strohecker Alderman Mark Macomber, Alderman Tom Kocal and Mayor Ed Stern were present. Alderman Ken Weaver arrived at 7:33 PM.
Also present were Les Guenzler, Linda Ludwig, Sharon Pepin, Randy Pepin, Steve Haring, Norm Brinkmeier, Anthony Malone and John Huggins. City Attorney, Ed Mitchell arrived at 8:37 PM.
Mayor Stern called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM. After roll call, everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion made by Alderman Kocal, seconded by Alderman Strohecker to accept the minutes of the April 20th meeting as submitted. Roll call: Alderman Kocal-aye, Alderman Strohecker-aye, Alderman Fehlhafer-aye, Alderman Lindsay-aye and Alderman Macomber-aye. Motion carried.
Motion made by Alderman Macomber, seconded by Alderman Fehlhafer to accept and pay the bills from April 20th to present. Roll call: Alderman Macomber-aye, Alderman Fehlhafer-aye, Alderman Lindsay-aye, Alderman Strohecker-aye and Alderman Kocal-aye. Motion carried.
Mayor Stern moved the Cemetery Board up on the agenda due to Norm Brinkmeier needing to get to another meeting. Norm Brinkmeier submitted annual cemetery report and reviewed. Six lots were sold last year. Thirty-six graves were dug. Lanark Lions Club donated $5,000 toward shrubs. A CD was purchased for the General Fund. New hedges were purchased from Sweitzer for $29,724.75. A new trailer was purchased. Retirement plan was started for caretaker. Brinkmeier reported they are very happy with the new hedges and trees. The Cemetery Board wants to straighten up old stones and some repairs – future project. There may be more trees to
Steve Haring of MSA Professional Services submitted project update.
Project – Nick Wagner will be at the next meeting for close out of the Southside Utilities project. Phase 2 – Haring reported City received bill for $3,448.07 from EPA for time and materials to review the final report in order to issue the NFR (No Further Remediation) letter. There is still $2,300 left on contract with MSA. MSA will write this off as a gift to the City. Haring congratulated Les Guenzler, Maintenance Manager and City for Wastewater Plant of the Year. Miscellaneous – Asbestos Inspection – Alderman Strohecker inquired as to who was privy to the asbestos inspection report. Haring announced only the Council members – no other agencies.
Sharon Pepin of Community Funding and Planning Services submitted project update and reviewed. Bray Architects was chosen for the municipal building project. Bray is also the architect doing the school’s addition. Pepin has contacted the others to inform them of the Planning Committee’s choice and thanked each for their time and interest. Next step is to put together a detailed and comprehensive scope of services. Also need to look at the budget – is $500,000 the project’s budget? Pepin received memo from Bray of things they would like to