Beloit City Council
Tuesday, March 21, 201
By Terry Bailey
The Beloit City Council conducted their regular bi-monthly business meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, March 21. All Councilors were present with the exception of Butch Pontow. Also absent was City Attorney Katie Schroeder. Additionally, in attendance was Mayor Tom Naasz, City Administrator Jason Rabe, and City Clerk Amanda Lomax.
In the time reserved for Councilor comments at the beginning of the meeting, a concern had been expressed to one of the Councilors about the truck used by the tree trimmers. It was reported to be leaking some type of fluid. It appears that the equipment did have a hydraulic line break and did leak quite a bit of fluid. The line has been replaced which should solve the problem.
The Council voted unanimously to adopt Ordinance 2206 which addresses the operation of motorized dirt bikes, ATVs, go carts, and other off road vehicles within the City of Beloit. The Ordinance says in part:
It shall be illegal to operate such vehicle:
On a pedestrian sidewalk constructed for the use of pedestrian traffi
On park property, playgrounds, or public recreation areas.
In a manner so as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of another person
In a careless, reckless, or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety of another person or property of any other person.
Violation of this ordinance is punishable upon conviction by a fine of no less than $50 or more than $500 or confinement in jail for no more than 30 days.
In Formal Actions the Council approved a special event license to the Beloit High class of 1967 for the White Building at the Chautauqua Park on May 27, 2017.
A contract was approved with McGee Roofing for the re-roofing of the Alternative Learning Center. The cost of the project is $33,150.
The Council gave the green light for the reconstruction of Court Street between Mill and Hersey Street. The expense of the project is estimated to be $49,237 with the specific costs as follows:
Court Street water main replacement -$6,450
Court Street street replacement - $36,070
15% contingency - $6,422
City crews will perform the work with the project beginning in the near future.
The Council gave permission for the Transportation Department to bid on a 1999 International flatbed truck with the bid not to exceed $20,000. The truck is owned by the City of Lenexa, Kansas and has seen light duty over the years as a water truck used only in the summers.
The Council gave final approval for three City administration projects that have been in the works for a number of months. Believing all the kinks to have been worked out and fine-tuned, the Council approved the Personnel Policy, the Pay Administration Policy, and the implementation of the Wage Study.
The business meeting was adjourned and the Work Session was called to order.
City Administrator Rabe reported he had received a call from the Environmental Protection Agency in regard to the long standing and ongoing failure of the City’s water plant to treat the water with zero deficiencies. The EPA is interested in knowing what plan is in place to remedy this problem. The main interest is for the City to have a long range plan to address the issue.
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