Council holds brief meeting Oct. 19

Council holds brief meeting Oct. 19

Posted Oct. 22, 2020 at 11:42 a.m.

By CHRIS BEST

Enquirer~Democrat contributor

(Editor’s Note: This story is a recap of the Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 Carlinville City Council meeting. This article was to be published in the Oct. 22 issue of the Enquirer~Democrat before the newspaper was notified of the passing of mayor Demuzio.)

Carlinville Mayor Deanna Demuzio was absent from a brief City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 19. In the Mayor’s absence, the Council was presided over by Ward 4 Alderman Sarah Oswald.

During the meeting the treasurer’s report for October was reviewed and adopted by the Council. Expenses included $168,841.32 from the general fund, $23,135.71 from infrastructure fund, $2,861.36 from law enforcement, $1,666 from insurance, $3,708.85 from Motor Fuels Tax, $25,586.11from street fund, $204,568.39 from water fund and $8,844.82 from the lake fund for a total of $439,212.56. Revenue exceeded expenses in nearly every account this period, with the exceptions of lake, street fund and law enforcement.

During the time for public comment Oswald thanked the local firefighters for their response to the fires that occurred north of Carlinville over the weekend. She also informed the public that work on the City Hall and Library roof will begin Wedneday, Oct. 21.

Though the agenda indicated there would be discussion over a “request for proposal for guaranteed energy savings contract” this was tabled. Also tabled was the Frontier property contract and, as a new business item, “Woodard and Curran Funding Opportunities.” With nothing left to discuss on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned.

Next meeting

The City Council will next meet Monday, Nov. 2 in City Hall and by phone by dialing 1-415-655-0001. Attendance by phone requires the access code 126 546 7633.