Peoria City Council follow-up

 At the Peoria City Council meeting:

Communication from the Town Officials Budget Committee with a Request to ADOPT an ORDINANCE LEVYING and ASSESSING TAXES for the Fiscal Year Beginning April 1, 2016, and Ending March 31, 2017, of the Town of the City of Peoria, Peoria County, and State of Illinois for the TOWN GENERAL FUND and ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT FUND, in the Amount of $778,001.00.

Approved unanimously.

16-358 Communication from the Town Officials Budget Committee with a Request to ADOPT an ORDINANCE LEVYING and ASSESSING TAXES for the Fiscal Year Beginning April 1, 2016, and Ending March 31, 2017, for the GENERAL ASSISTANCE FUND of the Town of the City of Peoria, Peoria County, and State of Illinois, in the Amount of $1,565,872.00.

Approved unanimously.

16-359 Communication from Town Counsel with a Request to ADOPT an ORDINANCE Adopting a Policy Pursuant to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRAVEL EXPENSE CONTROL ACT.

Approved unanimously.

PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES & COMMUNICATIONS – CITY OF PEORIA CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS BY OMNIBUS VOTE, with Recommendations as Outlined:

16-360 Communication from the City Manager and Director of Public Works with a Request to AUTHORIZE Staff to Submit an APPLICATION for the FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION’S LOCAL EMPOWERMENT FOR ACCELERATING PROJECTS (LEAP) PILOT PROGRAM. (All Council Districts)

16-361 Communication from the City Manager and Director of Public Works with a Request to APPROVE the Payment of $32,000.00 to RADICAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (JEFFREY J GREEN) for Right-of-Way Acquisition of a Portion of Parcel 14-06-451-019 for the Proposed PIONEER PARKWAY EXTENSION PROJECT. (Council District 5)

16-362 Communication from the City Manager and the Community Development Director with a Request to RESCIND Item 16-241 and APPROVE a Grant Award of $278,000.00 from the City’s HUD HOME FUNDS to PCCEO for the Rehabilitation of Three (3), Affordable, Single-Family, Homes in the EAST BLUFF as part of the Attorney General/Peoria LISC Initiative in the East Bluff. (Council District 3)

16-363 Communication from the City Manager and Director of Public Works with a Request to APPROVE a CONTRACT with OBERLANDER ALARM SYSTEMS, for an Estimated Annual Cost of $18,000.00, for Monitoring and Preventive Maintenance and Intrusion Detection at City Facilities.

16-364 Communication from the City Manager and the Corporation Counsel With a Request to ADOPT an ORDINANCE Levying a SPECIAL SERVICE AREA Real Estate Tax, in the Amount of $40,000.00 for the 2016 Tax Year (Payable 2017) for the WESTLAKE SPECIAL SERVICE AREA.

16-365 Communication from the City Manager and the Corporation Counsel with a Request to APPROVE the SITE APPLICATION for a Class B (Restaurant, 50%  Food) Liquor License with the Retail Sale of Alcohol at PIONEER SMOKEHOUSE & SALOON, 1112 W. PIONEER PARKWAY, with a Recommendation from the Liquor Commission to Approve. (Council District 5)

16-366 APPOINTMENT by Mayor Ardis to the DOWNTOWN ADVISORY COMMISSION with a Request to Concur: Katy Shackelford (Voting) – Term Expiration 6/30/2018

16-367 GREATER PEORIA MASS TRANSIT DISTRICT’S FY 2016 AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS with a Request to RECEIVE and FILE. City of Peoria Page 3 Printed on 11/10/2016

16-361 taken off consent agenda.

16-361 Communication from the City Manager and Director of Public Works with a Request to APPROVE the Payment of $32,000.00 to RADICAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (JEFFREY J GREEN) for Right-of-Way Acquisition of a Portion of Parcel 14-06-451-019 for the Proposed PIONEER PARKWAY EXTENSION PROJECT. (Council District 5).

Beth Akeson: She has pushed back against the idea of buying right of way when city have no idea if the project could be completed. She went through history of city’s committing money to projects that go through cornfiroe.s City has limi8ted funding, walks city to put this project on backburner. City currently has zero people lving along this roadway. Should nto spend not one more nickle on this project.

Casey Johnson moved to approved. Montelongo says he has some questions. Scott Reiss, city is at rist of losing federal finds if is turns down this springdind. We have expended 1.8 willion federal dollars and 1.4 million state and local dollars. Akeson: We are chasing prospwerity … but we cannot pay for what we have.

Passes five to two, Akeson and Montelongo vote vote.

FIRST READINGS

16-368 Communication from the City Manager and the Community Development Department Director with a Request for a FIRST READING of an ORDINANCE Adding the Definitions of Cultivated, Native Plants, and Noxious Weeds, and Amending the Definition of Weeds in CHAPTER 13 of the City of Peoria CODE.

Language not includes natural gardens, said Ross Black. Received and filed.

16-369 Communication from the City Manager and the Community Development Department Director with a Request for a FIRST READING of an ORDINANCE Amending CHAPTER 5 of the CODE of the City of Peoria Related to the License Review and Registration Process for Electrical and HVAC Contractors.

Received and filed.

16-370 Communication from the City Manager and the Community Development Department Director with a Request for a FIRST READING of an ORDINANCE Amending CHAPTER 5 of the CODE of the City of Peoria Relating to the Issuance and Contents of CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY.

Received and filed.

REGULAR BUSINESS ITEMS, with Recommendations as Outlined:

16-371 Communication from the City Manager and the Director of Community Development with a Recommendation to Enter into an AGREEMENT, which Supersedes all Previous Agreements, with East Bluff Neighborhood HOUSING Services (EBNHS), Regarding the Use of Special Service Area (SSA) Funds for FY2017.

Approved.

16-372 Communication from the City Manager with a Request to APPROVE the FOURTH AMENDMENT to the REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT with RIVER TRAIL DRIVE L.P. (Council District 1)

Denise Moore requests privilege of the floor for Carrie Alms. Alms says vital information is missing from staff’s application scudding assurance Peoria Boat Club could continue to use the site. Also, feds not sure they could use replacement land as marina. She urged council to vote no or to vote for a federal. Moore said the city and government is doing due diligence and uses yes vote.No updates, but a lot of talking, from assistant City Manager Chris Setti about condition of volleyball courts or the boat club.

Akeson , Jenson, Grayeb and Montelonto vote ‘no.’. Passes five to four.

16-373 Communication from the City Manager with a Request to APPROVE an INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT with PEORIA COUNTY Regarding ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES for 2017.

Approved.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING THE PROPOSED AMENDED 2017 BIENNIAL CITY OF PEORIA BUDGET

None.

16-374 Communication from the City Manager and Finance Director/Comptroller with a Request to APPROVE a RESOLUTION Adopting the 2017 AMENDED ANNUAL BUDGET for the City of Peoria.

Montelongo wants a huge amendment to fund a Sterling Avenue business corridor. Council members do seem willing to fund it. Ardis is critical for Montelongo for bringing it up at the last minute.

Failed three ayes and six nos.

Grayeb wants to keep budget balanced and focused on reconstruction. Akeson wants to consider Montelongo’s second amendment, more that doubling the about to be spend in new papers for roads. Johnson: Irresponsible to come to this city council meeting for a big add to this budget.

Council members are buy and large having none of Montelongo. Jihnson bringing up $5000,000 that went to fix a road in the 4th District, Stenning Road, that benefited Montelongo personally.

The vote, after an hours worth of discussion. Akeson and Montelongo vote yes. Motion fails 7-2.

Ogiginal motion: Montelongo no, 8-1

16-375 Communication from the City Manager and the Director of Community Development with a Request to ADOPT an ORDINANCE LEVYING A TAX for FY2017 for the EAST BLUFF NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES (EBNHS) Special Service Area and Direct the City Clerk to File a Certified Copy of the Ordinance with the County Clerk to Allow this Tax to be Extended as Provided by Law.

Passed unanimously.

16-376 Communication from the City Manager and Finance Director/Comptroller with a Request to ADOPT an ORDINANCE LEVYING the TAXES for FISCAL YEAR 2017 for MUNICIPAL PURPOSES for the City of Peoria, Illinois.

Passed unanimously.

16-377 Communication from the City Manager with a Request to RECEIVE and FILE a PRESENTATION Regarding the City’s Response to the 24/7 WALL STREET Report.

This report is based on date from Peoria ,Tazewell, Woodfood, Fulton and Marshall Counties. NOT the city of Peoria alone. 26 percent black population in city as opposed to 9 percent in the region. Affected by bad economy in which people cannot leave the region. We have issues of high povery we’re going to have to adress,” said city manager Patrick Urich.

Urich went through a slew of stuff the city is doing to increase minority employment on the police and fire departments and by increasing minority owned businesses.

‘We have a long way to go and we acknoedge that,” Ardis said.

Received and filed.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Including but not limited to motions to reconsider items, if any, from the previous Regular Meeting)

16-289 Communication from the City Manager and Corporation Counsel with a Request to APPROVE the SITE APPLICATION for a Class A (Tavern) Liquor License with a Subclass 1A (2:00 A.M. Hours) for CASA DE ARTE, LLC, 306 PECAN, Contingent Upon the Issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy, with a Recommendation from the Liquor Commission to Approve. (Council District 1).

Was defered twice earlier. Owner still does not have site control. Moore wants it tabled.

16-338 Communication from the City Manager and the Corporation Counsel with a Request to APPROVE the SITE APPLICATION for a Class I (stadium) Liquor License with the Retail Sale of Alcohol at the LOUISVILLE SLUGGER SPORTS COMPLEX, 8400 N. ORANGE PRAIRIE ROAD, Contingent Upon the Compliance with all Final Building Inspections, with a Recommendation from the Liquor Commission to Approve. (Council District 5).

Marcia Brady: She wants council to consider this as a youth venue. Venues being offered are for youth. Extending the hours beong 10 o’clock escapes me.”

Limit outside sales till 11 p.m. inside till 1 a.m.
Akeson, Montelongo, Jenson voted nay.

NEW BUSINESS

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EXECUTIVE SESSION

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