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City Commission Work Session
October 13, 2011
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DATE: Thursday October 13, 2011
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Commission Chambers, Collinsville City Hall
106 N. 12th Street

Notice and agenda filed in the office of the City Clerk and posted at City Hall at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2011.
Angela McGinnis, City Clerk



1. Call to Order

2. Flag Salute

3. Roll Call -- Commissioner Dollin (formerly Davis) absent

4. iPad Training. -- The Commissioners have new iPads which they are still learning to use in hopes of improving communications while reducing paperwork.

Commissioners Dee Sink & Bud York receive tips for using the new iPad computers from Phil Stowell and Angela McGinnis.

5. Discussion concerning the following buildings:

Senior Citizen’s Building 910 W. Center
Veteran’s Building 903 W. Main
Museum and Depot on South 10th
Empty building at 215 S. 11th (south of Police Station)
-- see brief summary of discussions below.

6. Discussion concerning Re-districting City Commission Ward Boundaries. -- no discussion, but the commissioners received handouts with two new proposed (by INCOG?) Collinsville ward boundary maps options based on the new 2010 census data. Check back for scans of those maps.

7. Adjournment.

Senior Citizen’s Building 910 W. Center:
The building which was moved to the fairgrounds in 1974 has had many uses in the subsequent years. It had been used by the Seniors Citizens group, Fair Board, 4-H, CB Club, and even as the temporary city hall. CDBG grants had provided multiple upgrades to the building and another was in progress this summer before an August 2011 attic fire put that on hold. The informal discussion indicated a city desire to tear down the damaged building. Actual ownership between the city and Tri-County Fair Board was discussed (and continued at the Oct. 17th commission meet). There will be some insurance money from the fire settlement.
Veteran’s Building 903 W. Main:
The building (built in 1946) is in need of repairs and maintenance but suffers froma lack of funding as the American Legion group than owns the building is diminished in membership and activity from earlier days. Based on city statements, Marie Gilispie with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary indicated the legion might be willing to sell/donate the building to the city to help get those repairs and on-going maintenance if the American Legion had continued use of the building (along with other public uses). The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) group built their own building north of town several years ago. The commissioner discussed possible options for a community center type operation if they did decide to take on the project.
Museum and Depot on South 10th:
Since the Chamber of Commerce moved their office out of the Depot Museum (1984- 2005) the museum has rarely been open for public viewing. The former Santa Fe Depot building was moved in 1975 from it's original location adjacent to the tracks on Main when saved by the Collinsville Historical Society and placed on city property at the fair ground near 10th and Center. The caboose was purchased by the Historical Society and placed in 1977. Maintenance and improvements by the city have been requested by Bill Thomas for years on behalf of an apparently inactive historical society. Ron Evans has assisted Bill as have several members of the Nifty Fifties organization. Viability of the Historical Society and bringing in new members was discussed before the city decides on further action. Tracking down previous leases or agreements (between the city and historical society) is also on-going as well as a new potential agreement..
Empty building at 215 S. 11th (south of Police Station):
Building in bad shape and possible mold issues. Recommend tearing it down. Police may need additional storage space elsewhere.
(Note: since I am so late in updating this page, I can report that the commission approved removal of this building at the Oct. 17th commission meet.)

Ted Wright comments in purple

iPad Training

Updating Ward Boundaries

Senior Citizens Bldg.
Veterans Building
Depot Museum
Behind Police Bldg.



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