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December 3, 2013 City Council Agenda

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City Council Meeting Agenda
December 3, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Pledge of Allegiance

3.  Proclamations

4.  Presentations

5.  Approval of City Council Minutes

6.  Consent Agenda

2013-443         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO CRAIG BARBER, AN OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES EMPLOYEE, FOR SETTLEMENT OF A WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM FOR NUMBER 13-WC-016525 (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-444         AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NUMBER 276-08-13, REGARDING A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS FOR BOATHOUSES (Requested by Alderman Frank Edwards)

2013-445         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A TENTATIVE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS, LOCAL #37, ON BEHALF OF THE SPRINGFIELD FIREFIGHTERS FOR THE TIME PERIOD COVERING MARCH 1, 2013, THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2016 (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-446         AN ORDINANCE LEVYING AND ASSESSING TAXES FOR CORPORATE EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 28, 2014, AND TO MEET THE ANNUAL ACTUARIAL REQUIREMENT OF THE POLICE AND FIRE PENSION FUNDS (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-447         AN ORDINANCE TO DECREASE THE NUMBER OF CLASS “D” LIQUOR LICENSES BY ONE DUE TO CLOSURE OF BUSINESS BY JMNM, INC. D/B/A EL CASINO BAR & GRILL LOCATED 131 E. JEFFERSON STREET (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-448         AN ORDINANCE TO DECREASE THE NUMBER OF CLASS C LIQUOR LICENSES BY ONE FOR ALDI INC. #20 DUE TO CLOSURE OF THE BUSINESS LOCATED AT 1150 N. 5TH STREET (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-449         AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AMENDMENT NUMBER 2 TO AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF ILLINOIS OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER PERTAINING TO THE LOCAL DEBT RECOVERY PROGRAM FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-450         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A LETTER OFFER FOR EXTENSION, APPROVING A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION AND AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $208,500.00 UNDER CONTRACT NO. UW13-10-56 WITH KEMIRA WATER SOLUTIONS, INC. FOR PURCHASE OF FERRIC SULFATE FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE OF $417,000.00 FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-451         AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3211 SANGAMON AVENUE (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-452         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT WITH WIECHMANN TOURISM SERVICE GMBH FOR TOURISM/TRADE REPRESENTATION FROM JANUARY 1, 2014, THROUGH DECEMBER 30, 2014,  FOR THE SPRINGFIELD CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $75,000.00 (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-453         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT WITH CELLET TRAVEL SERVICES LTD FOR TOURISM/TRADE REPRESENTATION FROM JANUARY 1, 2014, THROUGH DECEMBER 30, 2014, FOR THE SPRINGFIELD CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $75,000.00 (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

7.  Ordinances Tabled or Remaining in Committee

2011-104         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 100 OF THE 1988 CITY OF SPRINGFIELD CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED, BY IMPOSING A 1.5% TAX ON THE PRIVILEGE OF PURCHASING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR AND PREPARED FOOD ITEMS FOR IMMEDIATE CONSUMPTION (Requested By Alderman Gail Simpson) (Remains In Committee 3/12/13)

2012-123         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 90, SECTION 90.44 OF THE 1988 CITY OF SPRINGFIELD CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO WRITTEN EVIDENCE OF AGE AND IDENTITY (Requested By Alderman Sam Cahnman) (Remains In Committee 3/12/13)

2012-226         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE XXVIII, BY ADDING SECTIONS 110.270 THROUGH 110.272 AND AMENDING SECTIONS 110.001 AND 110.999 OF THE 1988 CITY OF SPRINGFIELD CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO PAWNBROKERS AND SECONDHAND GOODS DEALERS (Requested By Mayor J. Michael Houston and Alderman Tim Griffin) (Remains in Committee 3/12/13)

2012-376         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 76, SECTION 76.44 OF THE  1988 CITY OF SPRINGFIELD CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO AUTHORITY TO TOW AND IMPOUND MOTOR VEHICLES (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston) (Remains in Committee 3/5/13)

2013-128         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 110, SECTIONS 110.001 AND 110.003, OF THE 1988 CITY OF SPRINGFIELD CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED, GOVERNING THE ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE, PERMIT OR REGISTRATION TO PERSONS HAVING ANY UNPAID DEBT OR OBLIGATION TO THE CITY, THREE OR MORE OUTSTANDING JUDGMENTS IN FAVOR OF THE CITY OR ARE THE SUBJECT OF A CURRENT ENFORCEMENT ACTION BY THE CITY (Requested by Alderman Doris Turner and Alderman Cory Jobe) (Remains in Committee June 4, 2013)

2013-174         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 33, SECTION 33.002, AND CHAPTER 36, SECTION 36.05(C) OF THE 1988 CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS (Requested by Alderman Gail Simpson) (Remains in Committee 5/14/13)

2013-193     A RESOLUTION REQUESTING AN INVESTIGATION BY THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (Requested by Alderman Frank Edwards, Alderman Sam Cahnman, Alderman Joe McMenamin and Alderman Steve Dove)  (Remains in Committee 5/21/13)

2013-250         AN ORDINANCE TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CLASS “B” LIQUOR LICENSES BY ONE FOR NIEMANN FOODS INC., D/B/A SAVE-A-LOT #495 LOCATED AT 2520 E. CLEARLAKE AVE. (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston) (Remains in Committee 6/25/13)

2013-260         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 38, SECTION 38.35(a), OF THE 1988 CITY OF SPRINGFIELD CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED, TO PROVIDE THAT PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACTS FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN EXCESS OF $5,000 REQUIRE CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL (Requested by Alderman Joe McMenamin) (Remains in Committee 7/9/13)

2013-266         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CLASS “C1” LIQUOR LICENSES BY ONE AND INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CLASS B1 LIQUOR LICENSES BY ONE FOR AT&W GROCERY, INC., 2191 STEVENSON DRIVE (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston) (Remains in Committee 7/9/13)

2013-296        A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISCLOSURE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES AND AUDIO FILE DATED MAY 7, 2013(Requested by Aldermen Frank Edwards, Doris Turner and Cory Jobe) (Remains in Committee 7/30/13)

2013-376         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 32, SECTION 32.06 OF THE 1988 SPRINGFIELD CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE MAYOR REGARDING EXECUTIVE ORDERS (Requested by Alderman Sam Cahnman and Alderman Joe McMenamin) (Remains in Committee 10/15/13)

2013-397    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 36 OF THE 1988 CITY OF SPRINGFIELD CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED, REGARDING WHISTLEBLOWING FOR THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston) (Tabled 10/29/13)

2013-398    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 38 AND 93, OF THE 1988 CITY OF SPRINGFIELD CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN CONTRACTS, FOR THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston) (Tabled 10/29/13)

8.  Emergency Passage

2013-454         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND MUTUAL RELEASE REGARDING THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT CASE 2013-MR-341, CALVIN CHRISTIAN, III v. CITY OF SPRINGFIELD AND JOHN DOE 1-6, FOR EMERGENCY PASSAGE (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-465         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AND A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH HANSON PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A MINORITY PARTICIPATION PLAN, FOR EMERGENCY PASSAGE (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston, Alderman Gail Simpson and Alderman Doris Turner)

9.  Executive Session

10.  Ordinances on First Reading

2013-455         AN ORDINANCE REQUESTING SALARY INCREASES IN EXCESS OF 5% DURING A 12 MONTH PERIOD FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES IN THE OFFICE OF CORPORATION COUNSEL (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-456         AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BUSINESS DISTRICT TAX REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2013 OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,000,000 (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-457         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DISCLOSURE OF A PORTION OF THE NOVEMBER 5, 2013, EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES (Requested by Alderman Joe McMenamin)

2013-458         AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN AMENDED PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT COMPENSATION PLAN FOR NON-EXEMPT, NON-UNION EMPLOYEES PURSUANT TO SECTION 36.42 OF THE 1988 CITY OF SPRINGFIELD CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS AMENDED (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-459         AN ORDINANCE RATIFYING AND ADOPTING THE HEALTH PLAN BENEFITS AS APPROVED BY THE JOINT LABOR/MANAGEMENT HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE FOR EMPLOYEES COVERED BY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-460         AN ORDINANCE RATIFYING AND ADOPTING THE HEALTH PLAN BENEFITS FOR NON-UNION EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES RECEIVING HEALTH CARE PLAN BENEFITS AND ESTABLISHING THE PREMIUMS FOR ALL NON-UNION EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES PARTICIPATING IN THE CITY’S HEALTH CARE PLAN BENEFITS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-461         A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD TO TRANSFER ITS 2013 PRIVATE ACTIVITY BOND CAP IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,122,220.00 TO THE CITY OF AURORA FOR ISSUANCE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 2014 IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASSIST 2014 BONDS (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-462         AN ORDINANCE DECLARING SEVEN UNCLAIMED BICYCLES BEING HELD IN THE SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT’S EVIDENCE ROOM TO BE SURPLUS PROPERTY AND AUTHORIZING THE SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT TO DONATE SAID BICYCLES TO THE CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-463         AN ORDINANCE DECLARING EIGHT UNCLAIMED BICYCLES BEING HELD IN THE SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT’S EVIDENCE ROOM TO BE SURPLUS PROPERTY AND AUTHORIZING THE SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT TO DONATE SAID BICYCLES TO GIRL SCOUTS OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND DOUGLAS AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-464         AN ORDINANCE TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CLASS “D” LIQUOR LICENSES BY ONE FOR LUCA PIZZA, INC., 2690 S. DIRKSEN PARKWAY (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-466         AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF PROPOSAL NO. UE14-17 WITH ROLAND MACHINERY COMPANY AND KOMATSU FINANCIAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP FOR A 60 MONTH LOAN WITH OPTION TO PURCHASE A KOMATSU CRAWLER IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $367,440.00 FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-467         AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF RESIDENTIAL RETROFIT ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM GRANTS FROM THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IN THE AMOUNT OF $110,412.00 ON BEHALF OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION ENERGY SERVICES OFFICE AND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $110,412.00 TO COVER FISCAL YEAR 2014 ELIGIBLE GRANT EXPENDITURES FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-468         AN ORDINANCE DECLARING COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AS SURPLUS PROPERTY AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AGREEMENTS WITH BLH COMPUTERS, INC. AND VINTAGE TECH, LLC FOR DISPOSAL OR RECYCLING OF SAID PROPERTY FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-469         AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING ENROLLMENT OF QUALIFYING ACREAGE AT THE CLEAR LAKE SAND AND GRAVEL PIT INTO STATE AND FEDERAL CONSERVATION EASEMENTS FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-470         AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A FARM LEASE FOR APPROXIMATELY 40.2 ACRES NEAR 6500 OAKCREST ROAD FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM FOR THE WATER DIVISION FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITIES (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-471         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH CRAWFORD, MURPHY & TILLY, INC., FOR A SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS AND DRAINAGE INVESTIGATION IN THE NORTHEAST AREA OF SPRINGFIELD IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $366,000.00, FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS  (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-472         AN ORDINANCE REGARDING THE VARIANCE REQUEST OF SECTION 153.157(l) PERTAINING TO RESTRICTION OF ACCESS FOR MILL CREEK ESTATES, PHASE II, FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-473         AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE LOCATION AND SKETCH MAP OF MILL CREEK ESTATES SUBDIVISION, PHASE II, FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

2013-474         AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT OF SNYDER LANE MINOR SUBDIVISION FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS (Requested by Mayor J. Michael Houston)

11.  Unfinished Business

12.  New Business

13.  Citizen Requests to Address the Council

14.  Adjournment