Agenda: ... discussion and possible action on:
1. ... $18,385 payment
to Alex N. Sill Co. as reimbursement for collection of insurance monies
collected. -- Approved -- This was a percentage of
the amount recovered prior to a law suit filed by Collinsville City Attorney
Ken Underwood which recovered additional funds from the Dec. 2001 City Hall
2. ... approve raw water contract with Washington County RWD #3. --
Tabled for this session as negotiations are still in progress.
and possible action to accept resignation from Commissioner Dale Gross.
-- Resignation Accepted -- Commissioner Gross did
not attend the meeting, but his letter was read into the record. The text
of Dale's letter (dated July 18th) follows:
"After much reflection and sole searching, I
have decided that I must resign from my position as City Commissioner, Ward
IV effective immediately. I would appreciate you accepting this resignation
at your July 21st meeting, and also consider a nomination for my replacement
on the same agenda.
The voters' confidence in my abilities and my genuine concern for the continued
growth of the City of Collinsville make this decision especially difficult.
I will be forever grateful for the invaluable experience I aquired while
serving as commissioner. Also the friendships I have developed here have
made my time successful and productive. It has indeed been an honor to serve
and possible action to appoint new commissioner to Ward IV.
-- tabled -- The Mayor requested Ward IV citizens interesting in the position
to write to the City prior to the next meeting.
4. ... set $75 rate
for EMS "Treat No Transport" ambulance runs...
-- The motion approved authorized the City Attorney
to draft an ordinance which covered this fee (and perhaps others which are
now tied to Medicare rates).
5. ... proposed ordinance
734 (second reading) ... easement changes for Stonegate Addition
-- Ordinance Approved.
6. Presentation of award
and program presentation by Collinsville Downtown, Inc. --
See Photos and text (above right).
Local developer Kyle Smalygo, announced a proposed development at the intersection
of Highways 20 and 75. There would be approximately 480 acres, mostly residential
1 acre tracks. About 25 acres would be commercial and would be nearest to
the Highway 75 side. Although there was no city action possible as this
was not on the agenda, Kyle wanted the city to be aware of these plans as
he would be requesting the city sewer system be extended to the property
and eventual annexation. He would like city help with right of way and coordination
with ODOT. He mentioned a possible buy-back program for folks along the
extention to also use the sewer system. Kyle indicated this was a 12-year