The Collinsville City
Commission met Monday, Oct. 18th
at 7pm (at the City Hall Annex, 1126 West Main) for the
regular meeting of the Municipal Authority and Commission.
These Webelo Scouts from Pack 53 led the Pledge
of Allegiance to open the City Commission meeting
and stayed to observe city government in action.
Consent Agent: Approved
Acting City Manager's report:
several topics statused by By Bob Wolfram were the 5th and Main intersection
improvements (expected to be completed by the end of this week) and an update
on the trash collection transition by Waste Connections Inc. representative
Flint Kyler. Kyler reported that delivery of residential polycarts should
be completed by mid-week and that upgraded commercial container deliveries
would be completed before Nov. 1 when collections would be fully automated.
Resumes from several City Manager candidates have been received.
Consent Agent: Approved
1. Discussion and possible
action on a request by Chrisanne Sears, Manager Movie Gallery, to close ½
block on 11th Street Southward from Main Street between Movie Gallery and
the soon to be new home of the Chamber of Commerce on Saturday October 30,
2004 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm for the purpose of an charity event to raise
funds for Pediatric Cancer Research. Approved --
About 40 contestants are signed up for a "fear
factor" style event at 3pm with funds going to CancerSucks.com according
2. Consideration and possible
adoption of Encroachment and License agreement from Collinsville Public Schools,
right of way use for Collinsville Middle School. Approved
-- following questions about required numbers of parking places and drainage.
3. Discussion and comparison
of monthly sales and use tax reports.
2004 collections are up up slightly over 2003. February
2004 sales tax collections (~$70K) are the highest so far this year with January
2004 the lowest (~$61K).
4. First reading of Ordinance
747 pertaining to annexation of 27 acres east of Ridgelawn Cemetery, north
of Stonegate Estates and south of the High School. Vice
Mayor Gail Rogers presided while Mayor Sallee excused himself from the discussion
of this property owned by his father George Sallee. No vote was required as
this was just the first reading of the ordinance. More formal action will
occur Nov 1st.
5. Discussion concerning
Collinsville Downtown, Inc. monthly Program Manager's report. No
vote required. CDI President Brad Francis reported a new Program Manager had
just been hired and would start in November.