Bradley Village Board discusses lease agreement with Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency
Bradley Board met Monday, Jan. 9.
The Bradley Village Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
Here are the minutes as provided by Bradley:
Regular Meeting January 9, 2017
CALL TO ORDER The regular meeting of the Bradley Village Board was called to order on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradley Municipal Hall. President Adams presided. Roll call: Trustees Redmond, Cyr, Carrico and Watson. Trustee's Balthazor and Gadbois were absent.
AGENDA Trustee Watson added a 14B
Quasquicentennial update 125-year anniversary of the founding of Bradley.
A motion was made by Trustee Cyr and seconded by Trustee Redmond to approve the agenda with the changes (3 ayes 0 nays 1 abstain-Trustee Carrico 2 absent) Motion carried.
PRESENTATION OF MINUTES December 27, 2016 - There were (2) corrections to the minutes Trustee Cyr was shown as being absent and he was at the meeting. Trustee Carrico was shown being at the meeting and she was absent.
Change under New Business will be to add that the Village's intention concerning Broadway restriping is to have the Company restripe at no cost to the Village because the paint is failing.
A motion was made by Trustee Watson and seconded by Trustee Cyr to approve the minutes with the amendments of the Regular Board meeting dated December 27, 2016 as printed and presented. (4 ayes 0 nays 2 absent) Mayor noted the corrections will be made and given to the Trustee's.
PRESENTATION OF COMMUNICATION
MFTReport for December 2016
Beginning Unobligated Balance $547,860.28 Motor Fuel Tax Allotment - $37,707.28 Credits Processed -0- Minus Authorizations Processed -0- Current Unobligated Balance - $585,567.56
NEW BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT There were none
PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS There were none
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS There were none
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES ORDINANCE & TECHNOLOGY
1. O-1-17-1 an ordinance leasing Village-owned Real Property to the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency for a term of ninety-nine years. (1' reading)
Trustee Watson had some concerns regarding this Ordinance. He wanted to know who drew up the agreement. It was noted that it was mutually drawn up by KMRA Attorney and our Village Attorney, this agreement has been in the works for approximately a year or more. Trustee Watson had questions about the demolition and who did the demolition, it was noted that KRMA did the demolition. He had question concerning the Insurance, he thought that 1,000,000 Insurance was not adequate, he stated there should be some type of environmental Insurance should be added to the policy around 10,000,000. He also noted that the Village of Bradley should be named as additional insured, he noted there is no plat attached to the Agreement and he thought there should be a site plan for residents that live near the plant. He had concerns about the construction time line and he thought the lease of 99 years is too long and it should be roughly 40 years. He had concerns for protection for the Village residents as far as capacity in the future. It was noted that Ordinance O-1-17-1 is a corresponding Ordinance to a lease that was read at a previous meeting. It was noted that this Ordinance had to be published in a local newspaper period and there is a 15 to 30-day period to act on. It was noted that the first Agreement was an Intergovernmental Agreement that was discussed. The new Ordinance will need a 4 majority of the Board or 6 votes the Mayor would vote on this.
TECHNOLOGY It was noted that we will be scheduling a meeting of the Whole or some appropriate measure to discuss the latest Technology issues.
UTILITIES AND EXPANSION Trustee Watson read into the record the minutes from his Committee Meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The minutes are on file and on line.
Approve a company that would meter the entire system simultaneously, smoke and dye water test the single worst basin. O 8 RFQ’s were sent out and 8 were returned 0 2 Companies were selected out of the 8 RJN and Baxter Woodman both were invited back for interviews, both gave excellent presentations, Dir. Bessler gave a slight edge to RJN. The committee voted 2-0 to move forward with RJN.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Hampton Inn Development Incentives - it was noted that the Hotel had previously come before the Board and asked for 7 years 100% sales tax agreement. The Board asked the Mayor to go back and renegotiate with Hampton Inn. The Mayor has negotiated a sales tax agreement of 5 years with a declining schedule 100% 15 year, 80% 2 year, 60%3 year, 40% 2 year and then 20%, after that the Village would receive all of the sales tax. The Village will pay for the plan review of an approximate cost of $5000 to $6500.
Quasquicentennial this is the 125-year anniversary of the Village. Trustee Watson added this to the agenda. He wanted to know if there are any updates as to the Celebration of this event. The Mayor stated he has gone to 5 different individuals and asked them to chair the event and no one has come forward to accept the job. The Mayor has intentions to use Village personnel to plan the celebration and plans to have it in August
NEW BUSINESS Sewer System Evaluation Study Contract recommendation was the RJN proposal. A motion was made by Trustee Watson and seconded by Trustee Redmond to take the recommendation of RJN for the sewer evaluation study with a cost not to exceed $100,000 (4 ayes 0 nays 2 absent) Motion carried
ADJOURNMENT A motion was made by Trustee Cyr and seconded by Trustee Watson to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 6:59 p.m. on a unanimous aye vote.
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