City of Virginia

Minutes of Regular Meeting

Monday February 11th , 2019

Mayor Brunk opened the regular meeting at 7:03pm. Roll was called Anderson, Bowman, Wulf, French, Behrends and Cox were all present. The minutes of the January meeting were presented. Alderman Wulf made a motion to approve the minutes and Alderman Anderson seconded. Motion carried unanimously. The council review the meeting’s agenda. A request by the mayor to move new business discussion of B) Police Chief Appointment and E) Operations of Municipal Utilities to executive session and it was agreed amongst all alderman. The monthly treasurer’s report was in the council’s monthly packet, the council reviewed. The video gaming revenue for the month of January was $2807.34. The sales tax figures for the month of January were $16331.43. There was no transfer of funds this month. Monthly bills were presented. Alderman French made a motion and Alderman Bowman seconded that the bills be paid as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Treasurer Barrett stated that the auditor gave the City an extension until February 22nd to file the audit. There is a VRWS meeting on February 28th at 2pm. Treasurer Barrett also stated that budget meeting will need to start being scheduled soon. Currently we are at 63% of revenue and it should be at 75%, but expenses are also down.

Guests: Jamie Long, Frank Long, Mike Finn, Glen Goodin, Prestley Angelo, Coy Angelo, Michael McMillan, Carolyn Defenbaugh, Alan Jedlicka, Clark Pratt, Kevin Smith

Public Comment:

Glen Goodin and Kevin Smith

Mr. Goodin and Mr. Smith stated that Green Edison is a program ally with Ameren. They are proposing to replace the lighting with more energy efficient light bulbs. The total LED replacement would be around $3700, Ameren will pay for all of it except for around $900. This includes the 3 exterior lights and there are things that are needing to be fixed. Scott Brothers electric will install. Mayor Brunk clarified that it would only cost $900. Alderman Cox said it sounded like a win/win decision. Alderman Cox made a motion to approve the LED replacements proposed to the council, and Alderman Wulf seconded. Motion carried unanimously. Mayor will discuss other parts of the city at a later date such as the lights near the car wash, the Depot, IGA, and near Dollar General/CassComm

Students of the month:

Elementary: Prestley Angelo: Prestley was recognized for being caring and exemplifying the redbird spirit

Public Works (McClure): the crew has mainly been working on snow removal. The salt supply is almost gone and more has been ordered. There were 2 leaks, one 6 inches, and one 4 inches on Front St and Beardstown St.

Police Report (Kennedy): 66 calls: 43 service, 20 traffic, 2 arrests, 5 county assists. There were also 3 accidents that were either deer or weather related. There was a problem with the red and blue lights on the squad car but it has been taken care of. Mr. Merriman would like to thank the Chief for responding to an issue quickly.

Fire Chief (Reynolds): 4 calls: 1 was a truck fire, 2 were vehicle rollovers, and 1 was an accident

Board Reports

Zoning (Merriman): nothing to report at this time.

Park (Cox): nothing to report at this time

Library: Mayor stated there was an incident where someone fell on the ice at the Library, will be in touch with insurance on how to handle this

Economic Development (Anderson): nothing to report at this time

Cemetery (Behrends): quarterly meeting on 2/12

Attorney’s Report: nothing to report at this time

Aldermanic Reports

Cox: Thank you to Donnie Reynolds and the Fire Department for all they do. There are some street lights that are needing to be fixed

Behrends: nothing to report at this time

Wulf: Thank you to Randy for taking care of the leaks. Crimestoppers is looking to start back up in Cass County, either they will need to re-vamp or dissolve and join Morgan and Scott County Crimestoppers. There will be more details to come

Bowman: nothing to report at this time

Anderson: nothing to report at this time

French: nothing to report at this time

Clerks Report: nothing to report at this time

Mayor’s Report: nothing to report at this time

Unfinished Business:

Ordinance Increasing the number of Class “A” Liquor Licenses from Three to Four (2nd reading)

No further discussion occurred. Alderman Behrends made a motion to approve the change in the ordinance and Alderman Wulf seconded. Alderman French, Bowman and Cox all voted in favor, Alderman Anderson voted against.

New Business:

Approve 2019 Meeting Dates

Alderman Behrends proposed to move the meeting dates in March, April, August, and September to the 2nd Thursday of the month instead of the 2nd Monday of the month. Jeanette Lacy also stated that there was discussion before to move the November meeting that falls on Veterans Day from Monday to Tuesday. A motion was made by Alderman Behrends to approve the changes to the meeting dates and Alderman Wulf seconded. Motion carried unanimously. The meeting dates that were changed are now on: March 14th, April 11th, August 15th, September 12th, and November 12th.

Police Chief Appointment

Mayor Brunk stated he would like to hire Bryce Kennedy as our City’s Police Chief. Alderman Cox made a motion to approve Mr. Kennedy as Police Chief and Alderman Wulf seconded. Motion carried unanimously. Further discussion will be discussed in executive session

Discussion of Zoning Matter: Frank Long II Long Overdue Automotive Service

A lengthy discussion occurred in regards to this matter.

Speakers: Attorney Veith, Attorney Alan Jedlicka, Mike Finn, Mayor Reg Brunk, Alderman French, Alderman Bowman, Alderman Cox, Donnie Reynolds, Bill Merriman

At 8:06pm Alderman French made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session and Alderman Bowman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

At 8:39pm the council returned back from Executive Session to Public Session.

At 8:40pm, Alderman Wulf made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Alderman Cox seconded. Motion carries unanimously.

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Reg Brunk, Mayor                                                    Ashley Cox, City Clerk