•July 6, 2016•
Citywide clean up is a Sullivan City Council commitment: How to accomplish it quickly is the hovering question?
At the June 27 meeting public health and safety commissioner Bill Hagen recommended putting the money from recycling toward citywide clean up.
Mayor Ann Short noted city clerk Monte Johnson had pursued outside bids, and Area Disposal of Peoria could do the clean up in September or October for $2300 per truck load (four to nine truck estimate).
Mayor Short noted appliances, electronics, and tires wouldn’t be accepted; construction items bundled and mattresses wrapped in plastic were among Area Disposal restrictions placed on the citywide clean up.
“For that kind of price we should look at alternatives,” Commissioner Mike Kirk said, suggesting the city could rent a large dumpster and pay city employees overtime for the Area Disposal price.
Commissioner Mike Mossman noted one community had a fenced central site where citizens could show a city utility bill in order to dump unwanted items.
Mayor Short reminded the council that past experiences prove that such a location would have to be secured to prevent random trash dumping. The item was taken under further advisement.
Bob Hagen and a group of SHS class of 1971 grads requested a block of Washington Street closed for the Saturday, October 8 45th class reunion.
Hagen explained that classes graduating before and after the class of 1971 are invited, and they are planning to have a band play downtown that night, opening the event to the public.
The proposed location of the stage is Washington Plaza, next to The Little Theatre. The plaza will be removed by then, allowing the band to play on a stage occupying the parking spaces in that half block.
Hagen noted the class would like to make a donation toward the expense of the city providing utilities to the stage for the event.
October 8 is also during homecoming weekend and the SHS Alumni banquet. Permission was requested to start at 5:30 allowing the band to play 60s, 70s, and 80s rock and roll until 10 p.m. The council approved the class reunion plan for Saturday, Oct. 8.
Ordinances enacting net metering and interconnection policy for the electric department were approved.
A resolution adopting a three minute rule for public comments was approved, with Mayor Short emphasizing it would be enforced only if a member of the public became unruly.
Raffle licenses were granted to American Legion Post 68 and Sons of American Legion Post 68.
Council went into closed session to review executive session minutes. None were released.
Those attending included mayor Short, commissioners Hagen, Ken Johnson, Mossman and Mike Kirk; clerk Johnson, treasurer Sarah Golden and police chief John Love.