City Council Meeting
City of Carmi
December 16th, 2014
The Carmi City Council met Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Room of the Municipal Building, 225 East Main Street, Carmi, Illinois.
Prior to opening the council meeting, Mayor Pollard asked Alderman Winkleman to give the invocation. The prayer was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Pollard presided with the following Aldermen present: Steve Winkleman, Mark W. Blake, Kenny Carter, Keith Davis, Sheila Jo Headlee, Doug Hays, Jack Lamont and Mike Knight.
Minutes for the December 2nd, 2014 council meeting were presented. Motion made by Alderman Knight and seconded by Alderman Lamont to approve the minutes as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”
November 2014 Financial Reports were presented. Motion made by Alderman Headlee and seconded by Alderman Blake to approve the Financial Reports as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”
December 2014 Vendor Invoices were presented. Motion made by Alderman Winkleman and seconded by Alderman Carter to approve the Vendor Invoices as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”
Mayor Pollard asked the council to consider the renewal of risk management insurance for the City of Carmi for the period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 from Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. City Clerk Brian K. Allen gave the council an update regarding the risk management insurance. He stated that the city is going to keep the same company as last year and they will be subject to a fifteen thousand dollar ($15,000) deductible instead of a two thousand dollar ($2,000) deductible for the boiler and machinery policy. He added that the city received a grant for two thousand two hundred thirty four dollars ($2,234) that can be used towards safety equipment. He informed the council that the city has had a good workers compensation year with only filing three (3) claims. He recommended cyber liability from Lloyd’s of London for two million dollar ($2,000,000) coverage with a two thousand five hundred ($2,500) deductible at the yearly premium of three thousand six hundred seventy two dollars ($3,672) Clerk Allen said that the city does not need that kind of headache. Motion was made by Alderman Knight and seconded by Alderman Lamont to approve the renewal of risk management insurance and include cyber liability from Lloyd’s for two million dollar ($2,000,000) coverage as presented. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”
Reports and/or updates from Mayor Pollard
Mayor Pollard stated that a crossing arm for the railroad on Burrell Street will be installed after the project is completed next year. He also wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Lastly, he thanked the employees for raising eight hundred dollars ($800) for local children to have Christmas.
Reports from Standing Committee
Alderman Knight thanked the city employees for ringing the Salvation Army bell at Walmart.
Alderman Lamont stated that the compost would not have any city employees there on Saturday’s after December 20th.
Alderman Headlee gave a small update on the city’s budget. The city side is one hundred and one thousand dollars ($101,000) under revenue and about eight hundred dollars ($800) under expenses. The Light and Water side is one hundred and thirty one thousand dollars ($131,000) under revenue and about two hundred dollars ($200) under expenses. She then commented that the budget looks good this year.
Business or Comments from Visitors
Mr. and Mrs. Bunting wished everyone a Merry Christmas.
Motion was made by Alderman Headlee and seconded by Alderman Blake to adjourn. The motion carried on roll call by each Alderman answering “yes.”
At 7:15 p.m. the council adjourned.
Brian K. Allen, City Clerk
Jeff Pollard, Mayor