The council approved a resolution Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Illinois being the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment Allowing Women to Vote for Elective Office. Councilwomen Jensen and Ali spoke to the motion.
There were a lot of questions about the Township report. Large Ameren expenses and legal expenses were questioned. Supervisor Abdnour responded.
Interesting discussion about the low bid on a culvert project since the contractor had sued the city. Counsel said they couldn’t exclude the bid unless it was not a responsible bidder. Also noted was low participation by women/minority owned business. That was also discussion on the cleaning contracts for city buildings and which companies got larger contracts as it was broken down into 3 contracts.
There was discussion about a sole source contract for police uniforms. Wear tests, inventory, and quality were important factors with the preferred brand only being available from one vendor.
The Annual Action Plan for submittal to HUD was approved to continue CBDG Program funding for Affordable Housing. Money should be available late 2019. However, the Affordable Housing Plan Policy Session has not happened.
Under new business: Grayeb spoke about massage parlor licensing; Riggenbach spoke about firework, new SSA in East Bluff; Montelongo about “ring”, Jensen about public meetings of City Link; Ali about planning for cannibus; and Kelly about his attire.
Cheryl Budzinski, Observer
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