Collinsville Municipal Authority (CMA) 8/18/2003 Results:
1). The consent agenda
was approved. The biggest single claim included was $226,642.88 to American
2). Following the
successful Hog and Hot Rods (& other) fund raiser events, Collinsville
Downtown Inc. has already passed $12,000 income this year. The City
had historically (the past three years) matched those incoming funds
monthly as they were raised/requested. Rather than submit a request
to the City for the full $12,000 matching funds this physical year,
Collinsville Downtown, Inc. suggested 8 fixed monthly payments of $1500.
After discussion, and a request for monthly written and verbal status
on Downtown, Inc. finances and activities, the commission voted to approve
the recommendation. Trustee Pam Ported voted no, while Trustees Gail
Rogers, Stan Sallee and Brad Overholt voted yes.
3). The Trustees
& Commissioners all voted to approve a resolution endorsing and
urging voter approval of all four propositions of the Vision 2025 program.
Four upcoming Vision 2025 Informational Meetings have been scheduled
(see the cvilleok.com calendars for details): Aug 25 (7pm City Annex),
Aug 26 (7pm Herald Elementary), Sept 2 (10:15am Cardinal Heights) and
Sept 2 (7pm at Library).
4). A bid for $59,617.50
(from Ram Engineering & Construction) to do a slip-lined pipe sewer
line repair from 9th to 12th between Maple & Walnut (alley), was
approved. Pipe will be placed inside the existing sewer lines to avoid
complete evacuation and replacement costs. New connections would then
be made to the new pipe. According to City Engineer, Robert Carr, this
project had been considered since a 1996 INCOG report and funding from
the Dept. of Commerce was now available.
5). Action on a
$1,172.41 claim from SBC (for damage to their line by the City while
digging a hole for a new power pole) was tabled pending further investigation
by the City Manager.
Collinsville City Commission 8/18/2003 Results:
2. The City Commissioners
approved an agreement with INCOG to pool their resources with neighboring
communities in developing an Emergency Operations Plan. The City will
use their $5K FEMA grant to pay INCOG for its assistance.
3). The closing
of Main Street for the Tri-County Fair Parade was approved. Main will
closed from 5th to 13th on Saturday August 23rd.
4). The Commissioner
voted not to accept a donation from Fred Ramsey of a hand-make Merry-Go-Round
for the City Park. Concerns over safety and liability of any equiment
not specifically inspected or manufactured to meet Consumer Product
Safety Commission regulations were cited. The City also agreed there
was still work to be done on some other existing park equipment to be
fully compliant with those same regulations. Mr. Ramsey, displeased
with the discussion, left before the vote was taken.
-- Ted Wright --