The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
September 6, 2016
The Special meeting of the La Harpe City Council was called to order at 7:05 p.m. at the La Harpe clubhouse.
Present were: Michael Bennett, Dave Mershon, Marcia Stiller, Kenny Foster, Greg Wisslead, Darrell Kraft, Treasurer-Carmen Jackson, City clerk-Lucretia McPeak and Mayor Ryan Kienast.
Also present: Tim Graves, Monalisa Graves, Dean Spangler, Diane Diestler, John "Jack" Kusek, Dave Clover, Max Owsley, and others who did not get signed in.
After roll call and the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, the floor was opened to Public comment.
Dave Clover addressed the IEPA violations which used up his 5 minutes.
Max Owsley thanked his Aldermen for their representation for him, and spoke on the progress of the dog kennel at the city shed, and he addressed the continuiing issue that Graves needs help with the water department.
Wisslead made the motion to go into Executive session to discuss performance of specific employees and probable or imminent litigation. Kraft seconded the motion which was unanimously approved.
The regular meeting adjourned to Executive session at 7:15 pm. and was called to order at 7:17 pm. Present were: Michael Bennett, Dave Mershon, Marcia Stiller, Kenny Foster, Greg Wisslead, Darrell Kraft, City clerk-Lucretia McPeak and Mayor Ryan Kienast. Also present was Diane Diestler, Tim Graves, and John "Jack" Kusek.
Executive session ended at 8:01 pm. and the regular meeting resumed at 8:03 pm.
Foster made the motion to authorize Terrill Title to prepare a title opinion for the cemetery property in question. Bennett seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
Bennett made the motion to approve Resolution No. 2016-F (to require at least 2 signatures on all city accounts, to keep financial records in a central location (at city hall), to follow the Local Records Act requirements on the keeping of city records, and to authorize the signatories on all City accounts). Foster seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
John "Jack" Kusek spoke on the IEPA violations with the city.
Foster made the motion to approve John "Jack" Kusek to attend the meeting in Springfield, along with the Mayor, the City Attorney, an Alderman, and Tim Graves on September 19th. Kraft seconded it and the motion carried unanimously.
There was discussion on what engineering firm to provide construction observation and project management services for the water main project (funded by CDBG/Grant #15-242020).
Foster made the motion to approve McClure Engineering firm for the water main project (funded by CDBG/Grant #15-242020). Wisslead seconded the motion. All approved.
Special council meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.