The McLeansboro City Council met Tuesday night for about an hour. Scott Mareing was there and has this report.
The Fiscal Year 2023 budget was approved. There were no changes to it after it was presented at the June meeting.
After much discussion it was decided that part-time police officers will see their hourly wage increased from $16 to $17 immediately, and then raised another dollar to $18 in July of 2023. This is the first increase since 2016.
Temporary road closures for this year’s Mcleansboro Fall Festival were approved.
Two ordinances were approved; one to establish a Water Tower Construction Service Fund, which will pay off the debt from the new water tower; and the other to change the McLeansboro city code concerning administration, the city council, city officials and committees.
Mayor Chad May gave the first reading of an ordinance to update the McLeansboro City Code concerning city swimming pool regulations.
The Mayoral committee appointments and the July Zoning Report were both approved.
No action was taken on allowing the residence at 210 South Douglas Street owned by Keisha Branch, temporary variance to allow her to live in a camper. The home was damaged when a vehicle drove into it, it’s now deemed unlivable and will have to be demolished.
The aldermen approved the promotion of Chase Partain from police officer to sergeant and the promotion of Wes Weiler to working foreman of the electric department.
The November City Council meeting, was moved to Tuesday the 15th, due to the 8th being Election Day.
And the board accepted the resignation of Stephanie Laswell from the McCoy Library Board effective March 31st 2022 and to replace her with AnnMarie Harland until the term on the board expires in 2023.
The meeting adjourned at 7:04 PM.