Mayor’s Report 3/22/22

The city council voted to table the Business District for 90 days on a 4-3 vote with one absence.

In the Mayor’s Report:

The bidding process has ended with a new hire at the Water Treatment plant. He is 31-yer-old Jonathon Fuller of Mt. Vernon. He currently works at the Mt. Vernon Sewer Department where he has served since July 2021. He is a graduate of Wayne City High School and Rend Lake College. He starts April 4th.

We are scheduling an April 7th special meeting of the City Council to deal with personnel matters. The meeting will be called to order then retreat into closed session.

May 21st is the test date for the next police eligibility test. We have exhausted the current list.

It was a busy Municipal Court docket this afternoon with 13 cases. Two citations for unkept properties were continued until May 24th..Two citations were continued until April 26th..Two residents were fined for inoperable vehicles and paid $75 fines…There were two nuisance private properties who paid their fines prior to court…two more properties were found guilty but not fined because of compliance…Two properties were cited for $250 each in fines and court costs… and finally one person was fined $175 for an inoperable motor vehicle.

Contract talks continue with the IBEW with our next scheduled session on Thursday morning.

The USDA-NRCS reports they are close in submitting a preliminary investigation feasibility report on flooding problems along Johnson Creek in Fairfield. Early data indicates 55% of the watershed is residential property or around 3200 acres.

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