Proceedings — Elgin City Council

Special Meeting Minutes
March 18, 2016
The Elgin City Council met for a special meeting on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:15 a.m.  Purpose of said meeting was to discuss a building permit and an error in the sale of the property for the new well.
Notice of said meeting had been posted at three places, namely, U.S. Post Office, Dean’s Market and the Elgin City Hall, as prescribed by law.
Mayor Schmitt called the meeting to order at 7:15 a.m. and announced the location of the Open Meeting Act.
Councilmen present were Jim Kittelson, Mike Dvorak and Duane Miller.  Councilman Don Mackel was unable to attend.
Also present was City Clerk Vicki Miller.
A building permit from Laverne Hoefer was reviewed.  Mr. Hoefer will be replacing his driveway and adding a 5’ x 6’ pad to the east side at his home located at 202 Beech Street.
A motion was made by Dvorak to approve the permit.  A second to the motion was made by Miller.  All members voted aye and the motion carried.  Mackel was absent and not voting.
Discussion was also held on the mistake in the deed to the new property purchased for the water well.   During the purchase the City acquired Lots 1 and 6, which should not have been included in the purchase.
The City has plans to develop the alleys, originally platted in Block 5.  There are two alleys, in the middle of the property running east and west and one on the east side of Lots 1 and 6 running north and south.
Jerry Niewohner has asked that the lots be deeded back to them and doesn’t see why the alleys need to be developed.
Mayor Schmitt and Mr. Niewohner have discussed the possibility of the City purchasing the lots.
Following discussion, a motion was made by Kittelson to develop the alleys and to discuss a purchase price with Mr. Niewohner for the purchase of lots 1 and 6.  A second to the motion was made by Dvorak.  All members voted aye and the motion carried.  Mackel was absent and not voting.
There being no further business to come before the Elgin City Council, Mayor Schmitt declared the meeting adjourned.  The meeting ended at 7:35 a.m.
Mayor Mike Schmitt
City Clerk Vicki S. Miller
PUBLISH: March 23, 2016