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Villa Grove City Council approves sale of utility

The Villa Grove City Council met on Monday, December 13, for their regular voting meeting. All members of the council, plus Chief of Police Rea, Public Works Director Lake, City Administrator Athey, Clerk Osborne and City Attorney Miller were in attendance.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Eversole Gunter called for a vote of the consent agenda, which consisted of:

* Minutes of the regular City Council meeting, held November 8, 2021.

* Minutes of the regular Committee of the Whole meeting, held November 22, 2021.

* Minutes of the Special City Council meeting, held December 8, 2021.

* Minutes of the Closed session of the special city council meeting held December 8, 2021.

* Authorization for the payment of bills in the amount of $311,695.59.

* Financial Statements for the month ending October 31, 2021.

* Cash Balance report showing a balance of $2,660,507.42.

* Approve employment contract for Accounting/Administrative Assistant to City Administrator Jessica Endres.

Finding no public comments, Mayor Eversole Gunter moved to Administrator Athey’s report. Athey reported that she was preparing her end of year processes and updating retirement and tax changes for 2022. She also reported that letters to all residents of McCoy Subdivision concerning the ongoing project would be sent on Tuesday, December 14. 

Chief Rea, Public Works Director Lake and Mayor Eversole had no reports to present, so the mayor then moved to new business which included approval of:

* Ordinance 2021-MC10, an ordinance authorizing execution of an asset purchase agreement for the sale of the city water and wastewater system.

* Ordinance 2021-MC11, an ordinance levying taxes for all corporate purposes for the City of Villa Grove, Douglas County, Illinois for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2021 and ending April 30, 2022 at 4.81 percent increased rate.

* Ordinance 2021-MC12, an ordinance amending Title XV Chapter 155 of the Municipal City Code of the city of Villa Grove, Douglas County, Illinois regarding Residential Zoning Regulation of Solar Energy.

* Approval of Schomburg & Schomburg Construction Company Inc’s change order number 1.

* Approval of Schomburg & Schomburg Construction Company’s pay request number 2.

* Approve Cross Construction Inc change order number 3.

* Approve Cross Construction Inc Pay Request number 3.

* Approve IEPA Loan Request number 5.

* Approve City Administrator’s attendance to winter/February ILCMA conference.

* Approve Valve/Gear order and compressor for the Fire Department.

* Approve Hepatitis B vaccination for Fire Department Personnel.

* Approve Notice of 2022 city council, Committee and Planning and zoning Board meetings.

All motions were approved unanimously, save Cross Construction pay Request number 3, for which alderman Hooker cast a no vote.

The council then moved to closed session for personnel at 6:23 p.m., emerging at 7:12 p.m. Finding no other business, alderman Hooker moved to adjourn at that time, with all in favor.

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