De Immigrant Windmill

City Council Agenda September 8, 2015

September 8, 2015
5:30 PM

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of allegiance

4. Communication from visitors

5. Approval of minutes (pages 1-4)

6. Items for Consideration

A. Section 42 Housing

Summary: Bear Development request to change the proposed Section 42 housing development at the old JT Cullen site from senior housing to family housing. The change will allow Bear Development to go forward with a new PPA application in December 2015, with a final application with the Illinois Housing development Authority in March 2016. Construction would begin in the fall of 2016.

Action: Motion to approve Section 42 Senior and Family Housing

B. Request to purchase replacement squad car for Police Department (page 5)

Summary: Requesting to purchase 2015 Dodge Charger Police AWD car to replace 2012 Dodge Charger Police Squad that was totaled in May 2015, accident.

Action: Approve request

C. 2007 Police Squad Car (page 6)

Summary: Continue to make repairs on 2007 Durango or consider replacing vehicle

Action: Discussion Only

D. Lighting Requirement Ordinance (pages 7-9)

Summary: Ordinance establishing lighting requirements to avoid unreasonable interference to residents.

Action: Discussion only

E. Eagle Scout Project (pages 10, 10a, 11, 11b)
Summary: Ryan Kilburg, Eagle Scout, with the oversight of Brian Tomman, Heritage Canyon Caretaker, is proposing to restore the front entrance to Heritage Canyon. This project includes removing some overgrown bushes and replacing with new plants, leveling the brick around the flag pole, replace wood frame around the sign, repainting the flag pole, posts and chains around sun dial, and repairing and repainting the cannon. In addition to refurbishing the existing landscape, Ryan would like to build a retaining wall around the entrance sign. See attached photos.

Action: Approve request

F. Fall Festival Street Closures (located at end of packet – pages 38-39)

Summary: Request for street closures during Fall Festival Activities on Saturday, September 26, 2015 (see attached map and closures)

Action: Approve request

7. Old Business

A. Downtown Improvements – Traffic Flow - Parking

Summary: Recommendation to hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Robert Fulton Community Center to hear comments on changing 4th Street between 10th and 13th Ave from two-way to a one-way heading north, downtown improvements and parking.

Action: Approve Public Hearing date and time

8. Reports

Mayor (page 12)

Administrator (pages 13-28)

Aldermen Reports

Marina Committee (page 29)

Andresen Center Committee (page 30)

De Immigrant – Volunteer Miller Meeting Minutes (pages 31-32)

Tourism Committee (pages 33-35)

Development Council (pages 36-37)

9. Adjourn