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By Caitlin R. King
The Jerseyville City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. The meeting was quick, lasting just under 20 minutes.
After the approval of the minutes from the April 5 meeting, the council’s first order of business was to approve a proclamation from Mayor William Russell. The proclamation recognizes the 53rd Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week, which is scheduled for May 1 through May 7.
In his proclamation, Russell highlighted the importance of the Clerk’s Office.
“The Office of Professional Municipal Clerk is the oldest among public servants,” Russell said. “It is appropriate that we recognize the accomplishments of the office… for their vital service and exemplary dedication to the communities they represent.”
The proclamation was accepted with a unanimous vote.
Next on the agenda was the review of a potential “intergovernmental agreement” with the city of Jerseyville and the county in regards to the use of a vehicle owned by Jersey County’s Emergency Services and Disaster Administration (ESDA).
According to the council, the State’s Attorney, Ben Goetten, wrote up an agreement for the city and county to review and sign. After hearing no objections from other council members, the board unanimously voted to agree to the partnership because of its benefits to both the city and county.
Mary Kirbach and Amy Miles were both reappointed to the Police Pension Board. Their terms are set to expire on May 14, 2024.
The council voted to amend the Jerseyville City Code, specifically Title 11, Chapter 11, Section 11-11-2 to include language regarding “day care” and related day care facilities. The amendment came after the realization that current city ordinances did not address day care facilities.
The board finished their meeting with the approval of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) motor fuel tax (MFT) for the next fiscal year. The fuel tax will aid in funding city road maintenance costs.
The board meets every other Tuesday at 6 p.m. via teleconference. The public is welcome to call in and listen or give public comment at 618-639-3334 with pin number 02088.