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					                                                               Regular Council Meeting
                                                               of the City of Greenville
                                                               held in the Council Chambers
                                                               on Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Call to Order:          The regular meeting of the City Council was called to order on
                        Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Alan Gaffner.

Roll Call:              Present:       Mayor Alan Gaffner, Councilman Kenny Hampton,
                                       Councilman Charles Ireland, Councilman Marshall
                                       Mollet, and Councilwoman Lisa Stephens.

                        Also Present: City Attorney Patrick Schaufelberger, City Manager
                                      David Willey, and City Clerk Margaret Iberg.

Pledge of Allegiance:   The pledge of allegiance to the United States flag was recited.

Consent Agenda:         ·      Approval of minutes of the November 14, 2006 regular
                               meeting;
                        ·      Financial Statements for November 2006;
                        ·      Approval of Accounts Payable totaling $469,729.72;
                        ·      Approval of Administrative Reports of the Police, Public
                               Works, Sewer and Water Departments, Building Permits, and
                               Code Enforcement Report.

                        Moved by Gaffner, seconded by Mollet, to approve the consent agenda
                        as presented with the exception of the November 14, 2006 council
                        meeting minutes.

                              Ayes:            Gaffner, Mollet, Hampton, Ireland, Stephens
                              Nays:            none
                              Absent:          none
                        Motion carried.

Council Minutes:        Mayor Gaffner moved that the minutes of the November 14, 2006
                        council meeting be amended by deleting the last sentence of the first
                        full paragraph on page 3 concerning the assisted living facility variance;
                         the addition on page 6, Waiver of Conflict in Housing Grant, of the
                        name Shelli Hinkle after “a recent applicant.” It was also moved that
                        on page 8, Old Business, Beaumont Avenue, wording be added stating
                        it was the consensus of the council not to implement a weight limit on
                        Beaumont Avenue at the present time, and that future city contracts
                        would request that heavy truck hauling be done via an alternate route
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                      other than Beaumont Avenue. The motion was seconded by Stephens.
                              Ayes:        Gaffner, Stephens, Hampton, Ireland, Mollet
                              Nays:        none
                              Absent:      none
                      Motion carried.

Public Hearing for    At 7:30 p.m., Mayor Gaffner opened a public hearing for the city’s
CDAP Grant            application for a Community Development Assistance Program
Application:          (CDAP) grant application with the Department of Commerce and
                      Economic Opportunity (DCEO).         Linda Tragesser of SIMAPC is
                      writing the grant application and explained the project. The city will
                      apply for approximately $410,000 through the economic development
                      component of CDAP. These funds would be used for the construction
                      of a 112 space parking lot in Wolf Business Park, with storm sewers,
                      concrete curbs and apron for the truck area, asphalt paving and
                      engineering. The project cost is estimated at $434,600 with $24,600
                      leveraged in local funds. The project is connected to the relocation of
                      an industry to the park. With no public comments made, the hearing
                      was closed at 7:45 p.m.

Resolution 2006-17    Moved by Stephens, seconded by Hampton, to adopt Resolution 2006-
Support of CDAP       17, a resolution in support of a grant application to the Department of
Grant Application:    Commerce and Economic Opportunity for CDAP economic
                      development funding for the construction of a parking lot in Wolf
                      Business Park, and the commitment of $24,600 in local funding by the
                      city (see resolution on file for full text).

                            Ayes:            Stephens, Hampton, Ireland, Mollet, Gaffner
                            Nays:            none
                            Absent:          none
                      Motion carried.

Real Estate Option:   Moved by Mollet, seconded by Ireland, to enter into a real estate option
                      agreement with Nevco Scoreboard for the sale of Lots 3, 4 and 5 of
                      Howard M. Wolf Business Park, 16.48 acres at $4,500 per acre,
                      contingent upon approval of the city’s CDAP grant application, the
                      completion of the environmental review, and the purchaser completing
                      construction within one year of exercising this option. Should Nevco
                      Scoreboard not construct a new facility, the city will repurchase the lots
                      at the sale price less $3,750 in carrying costs.

                             Ayes:           Mollet, Ireland, Hampton, Stephens, Gaffner
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                     Nays:         none     Absent:         none
                     Motion carried.

Ordinance No. 2721   Moved by Stephens, seconded by Hampton, to pass Ordinance No.
Annexation of        2721, an ordinance annexing 26.23 acres owned by Raymond and Edna
Suess Property:      Suess, located on the east side of Illinois Route 127 and the north side
                     of Interstate 70, with said tract zoned B-2 Business, General Retail (see
                     ordinance on file for full text).

                           Ayes:            Stephens, Hampton, Ireland, Mollet, Gaffner
                           Nays:            none
                           Absent:          none
                     Motion carried.

                     Rick Sheffield of Love’s Travel Stops explained the company has an
                     option to purchase the Suess property for the site of a truck stop with
                     convenience store and restaurant. Love’s is based in Oklahoma, with
                     178 travel stops across the nation, with several already in Illinois. They
                     estimate construction in the spring of 2007 with opening later in the
                     year, and an employment of 40-65 persons. Mayor Gaffner thanked
                     Mr. Sheffield for his presentation and welcomed the company to
                     Greenville

                     City Manager Willey informed the council that Ford Motor Company
                     had approved Tri-Ford’s operation of a dealership in Greenville today.

Buxton Project:      City Manager Willey advised a meeting was held recently to allow
                     representatives of local banks, business owners and developers to hear
                     the presentation by the Buxton Company. Midland States Bank has
                     indicated they will invest $5,000 in the project. Other parties will be
                     holding board meetings and are likely to commit to investment. Don
                     Rogier had indicated he will likely participate in the project also. The
                     investments by these companies will help offset the $50,000 project.

                     Moved by Gaffner, seconded by Stephens, to enter into a contract with
                     the Buxton Company to purchase data outlined in their proposal which
                     will match retail businesses with Greenville. The city’s cost for this
                     project will be paid from the Industrial Recapture Fund.

                            Ayes:           Gaffner, Stephens, Hampton, Ireland, Mollet
                            Nays:           none
                            Absent:         none
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Motion carried.Peterson   City Manager Willey asked that the engineering contract with BGM &
Drive                     Associates for the Peterson Industrial Drive improvement project be
Engineering Contract:     tabled.

Beaumont Ave. Project     HMG Engineering has recommended payment of the final pay request
Final Pay Request:        of General Contractors / Howell Paving for the Beaumont Avenue
                          Improvement project. All work is completed and the pay request for
                          $22,976.89 includes the 10% retainage. The final cost of this project
                          was $284,279.20, which is $32,584.05 under the engineer’s estimate.

                          Moved by Mollet, seconded by Stephens, to pay the final pay request of
                          $22,976.89 to General Contractors / Howell Paving for the Beaumont
                          Avenue project.

                                Ayes:           Mollet, Stephens, Hampton, Ireland, Gaffner
                                Nays:           none
                                Absent:         none
                          Motion carried.

Ordinance No. 2722        It has been determined that the pledged revenues of the city are
Abatement of Bond         sufficient to cover the debt service for the $5,390,000 G. O. Bonds,
Issue Tax Levy:           Alternate Revenue Source, original issue 1992, refinanced in 1995 and
                          2004, for water and sewer systems improvements. Therefore, the 2006
                          tax levy for the bonds should be abated.

                          Moved by Hampton, seconded by Ireland to pass Ordinance No. 2722,
                          an ordinance abating the tax levied for 2006 to pay the principal and
                          interest of the $5,390,000 G. O. Bonds (Alternate Revenue Source)
                          refinanced in 2004 (1992 issue, refinanced in 1995) (see ordinance on
                          file for full text).

                                Ayes:           Hampton, Ireland, Mollet, Stephens, Gaffner
                                Nays:           none
                                Absent:         none
                          Motion carried.

Ordinance No. 2723        The 2006 tax levy ordinance, totaling $590,550, was presented for
Annual Tax Levy:          approval. City Manager Willey noted it was an increase of $28,121
                          over 2005, although there were decreases in the levies for social
                          security and IMRF. The increase is due to General Fund at .3254,
                          although the levy is still below the maximum of .4375 allowed for the
                          fund.
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                     Moved by Mollet, seconded by Stephens, to pass Ordinance No. 2723,
                     an ordinance providing for the levy and collection of taxes for the
                     purpose of defraying all the necessary expenses and liabilities of the
                     City of Greenville for the 2007 / 2008 fiscal year (see ordinance on file
                     for full text).

                           Ayes:            Mollet, Stephens, Hampton, Ireland, Gaffner
                           Nays:            none
                           Absent:          none
                     Motion carried.

Increase Salary of   City Manager Willey reported the salary of the tourism director had not
Tourism Director:    been increased since December 2004. He recommended the city’s
                     portion of the salary be increased from $680 per month to $750 per
                     month. The city will ask the Chamber of Commerce to make the same
                     increase.

                     Moved by Stephens, seconded by Hampton, to increase the salary of the
                     tourism director to $750 per month effective January 2007.

                           Ayes:            Stephens, Hampton, Ireland, Mollet, Gaffner
                           Nays:            none
                           Absent:          none
                     Motion carried.

New Business:        City Manager Willey reported the city was continuing pick up and
                     disposal of limbs and brush from the November 30 ice storm. Contrary
                     to normal requirements, limbs of any size and length will be taken.
                     There was massive tree damage from this storm causing many man-
                     hours of brush pickup. Some assistance was given by a crew from the
                     state prison facility in East St. Louis.

Proclamation:        Moved by Gaffner, seconded by Mollet, to issue a proclamation
                     designating December as Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention
                     month in the city, partnering with the Illinois Department of
                     Transportation and other safety groups in an effort to make our roads
                     and streets safer.

                            Ayes:           Gaffner, Mollet, Hampton, Ireland, Stephens
                            Nays:           none
                            Absent:         none
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Motion      carried.Old   Mayor Gaffner asked the council members to make suggestions for road
Business:                 projects using the additional sales tax revenue at the January meeting
                          in order to move forward with the engineering and bidding process.

                          Mayor Gaffner also stated the budget process for the next fiscal year
                          needs to get underway and asked for capital improvements suggestions
                          at the January meeting.

Recess to Executive       At 8:40 p.m., moved by Stephens, seconded by Mollet, to adjourn to
Session and               executive session for Pending Litigation, Section 2(c)(11), and Sale of
Adjournment:              Real Estate, Section 2(c)(6) of the Open Meetings Act. The regular
                          meeting adjourned at the close of the executive session at 10:17 p.m.

                                Ayes:            Stephens, Mollet, Hampton, Ireland, Gaffner
                                Nays:            none
                                Absent:          none
                          Motion carried.




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