AGENDA FOR May 26, 2020 Marion City Council Meeting
Marion City Hall at 6:30 PM
Call-In Phone Number:408-418-9388; Meeting/Access Number: 625 207 414; Meeting Password: 627466

CALL TO ORDER

1. ROLL CALL

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. PUBLIC COMMENTS/AUDIENCE TO VISITORS (Subject to Ordinance No. 3128)

4. CONSENT AGENDA

A. HUMAN RESOURCES

1) Adopt Resolution 2020-35 approving benefit protection leave service credit for furloughed employees affected by COVID-19.

B. MINUTES

1) Discuss/Approve the minutes from the May 11, 2020 Council Meeting.

C. POLICE PENSION BOARD

1) Discuss/Approve Mayor Absher’s recommendation to appoint Tammy Beasley to fill a vacancy on the Police Pension Board for a two-year term ending May 17, 2022.

D. MARION POLICE DEPARTMENT

1) Approve the recommendation of the Merit Board to hire Christopher Fozzard to the position of Patrol Officer at a starting salary of $25.46 plus benefits, per the contract.

E. COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

1) Adopt Resolution 2020-34 adopting the City of Marion’s Minority Inclusion Plan.

NEW BUSINESS

5. SEWER DEPARTMENT

A. Approve the hire of Jonathan Boan for the position of part-time laborer/operator in the wastewater department at $13.00 per hour with no benefits; a budgeted hire.

B. Approve the creation of Wastewater Field Supervisor and promote Todd Marks to that position effective July 1, 2020 at a salary of $64,792; an exempt position. *This position mirrors the Water Field Supervisor position approved on 3-25-2020 and will oversee daily operations in the wastewater department; a budgeted promotion.

6. STREET DEPARTMENT

A. Discuss/Approve Ordinance 3622 entering into a loan agreement with First Southern Bank for 3 years in the amount of $48,100 to purchase a new tractor and mower; a budgeted item.

B. Discuss/Approve quote from Crafco, Inc for $15,315.88 for 16 drums of paint delivered to the Street Department for striping roadways; a budgeted item.

7. BUILDING AND CODE SERVICES

A. Discuss/Approve contract for software package with iWorq for $17,000 in first year costs and $11,000 in annual recurring costs; a budgeted item.

8. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND MUNICIPAL PLANNING

A. Discuss/Approve Ordinance 3619 a redevelopment agreement with JMB Development for the 2600 W. DeYoung Project within the Hill View TIF.

B. Discuss/Approve Ordinance 3623 approving a redevelopment agreement with RCSZ Properties, LLC and Marion Center Project, LLC.

C. Discuss/Approve Ordinance 3621 imposing the Municipal Natural Gas Use Tax in the City of Marion effective July 1, 2020; only applies to out of state natural gas purchases.

D. Adopt resolution 2020-36 in support of the application for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of Cinda’s Botanical Blends in the amount of $25,000.

E. Adopt resolution 2020-37 in support of the application for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of S.I. Truck Parts in the amount of $25,000.

F. Adopt resolution 2020-38 in support of the application for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of Melise’s Boutique in the amount of $25,000.

G. Adopt resolution 2020-39 in support of the application for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of Pirate Pete’s in the amount of $25,000.

H. Adopt resolution 2020-40 in support of the application for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of Joyce’s Bridal in the amount of $25,000.

I. Adopt resolution 2020-41 in support of the application for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of Kid Academy in the amount of $25,000.

J. Adopt resolution 2020-42 in support of the application for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of John Brown’s on the Square in the amount of $25,000.

K. Adopt resolution 2020-43 in support of the application for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of HQ Salon in the amount of $15,000.

L. Adopt resolution 2020-44 in support of the application for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of Anderson’s Warehouse Furniture in the amount of $25,000.

M. Adopt resolution 2020-45 in support of the application for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of CrossFit of Marion in the amount of $15,000.

9. MAYOR’S OFFICE

A. Discuss/Approve Ordinance 3620 authorizing the City of Marion, Williamson County, Illinois, to enter into a loan agreement with Banterra Bank for a Revolving Line of Credit.

10. COMMISSIONER REPORTS

11. MISCELLANEOUS

12. CLOSED/EXECUTIVE SESSION (IF NEEDED) LITIGATION, PROPERTY, PERSONNEL.

13. MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT