FLORA CITY COUNCIL – REGULAR MEETING


MAY 4, 2020 – 4:30 P.M.


In light of the current guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic regarding public gatherings and in reliance upon the Governor’s waiver suspending the “in person” requirement of the Open Meetings Act pursuant to the Governor’s executive orders, the public will be allowed to participate in the council meeting by telephone only, including the right to speak during the Public Comments portion of the meeting. Public Comments will be accepted by e-mail prior to the meeting (bburgess@florail.us) and will be read aloud during the Public Comments portion.


Those attending by telephone are reminded to mute their phone except when speaking during the meeting. The telephone number and the access code for the City Council meeting is:


Teleconference: 618-844-3339


Participant Code: 949378#


OPENING CEREMONIES


CALL TO ORDER


ROLL CALL


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


INVOCATION


PUBLIC COMMENTS


APPROVAL OF AGENDA


APPROVE AGENDA FOR THE MAY 4, 2020 FLORA CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING


CONSENT AGENDA


 APPROVE MINUTES OF THE FLORA CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 20, 2020


 APPROVE MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING TELECONFERENCE OF APRIL 17, 2020


 APPROVE SCHEDULE OF BILLS FOR PERIOD ENDING APRIL 30, 2020


 APPROVE REQUEST FROM CLAY COUNTY CRUISERS CAR CLUB TO USE CHARLEY BROWN


PARK ON JULY 25, 2020 FOR THE 16TH ANNUAL CAR AND TRUCK SHOW (RAIN DATE IS


AUGUST 1, 2020)


REGULAR BUSINESS


Mayor Mike Stanford


1) ORDINANCE NO. 20-3112, AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A REVISION TO THE


ESTIMATED DATE OF COMPLETION OF REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR THE FLORA TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF) WEST SIDE/CENTRAL REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA


Commissioner Rick Slaughter


Commissioner Mike Genthe


Commissioner Phil Wiley


Commissioner Linda Spicer


City Attorney Bob Coble


1) A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE CHRISTOPHER T. PURKES REAL ESTATE AS UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS (209 W. Maple)


2) A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE ETHEL L. RHODES REAL ESTATE AS UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS (336 E. Scudamore)


3) ORDINANCE NO. 20-3111, AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE SALE OF SURPLUS REAL ESTATE – FOUR TRACTS (517 E. 2nd Street; 411 N. Worthey Street; 430 E. 2nd Street; 534 W. 2nd Street)


City Clerk Becky Burgess


City Treasurer Jeremy Henderson


1) Open New Bank Account – Downstate Stabilization Grant


2) Open New Bank Account – Utility Grant


CLOSED SESSION


5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity.


5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2) Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.


5 ILCS 120/2(c)(3) The selection of a person to fill a public office, as defined in this Act, including a vacancy in a public office, when the public body is given power to appoint under law or ordinance, or the discipline, performance or removal of the occupant of a public office, when the public body is given power to remove the occupant under law or ordinance.


5 ILCS 120/2(c)(5) The purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body, including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired.


5 ILCS 120/2(c)(6) The setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body.


5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11) Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.


OPEN SESSION


Any Action Required from Closed Session


ADJOURN