ROCHELLE CITY COUNCIL
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
City of Rochelle Council Chambers
420 North 6th Street, Rochelle, IL 61068
I. CALL TO ORDER:
· Pledge to the Flag
II. ROLL CALL:
III. PROCLAMATIONS, COMMENDATIONS, ETC:
IV. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
· Mayor’s Report
· Council Members
· Good News
V. PUBLIC COMMENTARY:
VI. BUSINESS ITEMS:
1) CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS BY OMNIBUS VOTE with Recommendations:
a) Approve Minutes of City Council Meeting – pdf 10/13/20 (401 KB)
b) Accept and Place on File Minutes of Golf Course Advisory Committee – document 11/25/19 (89 KB)
c) Approve Exceptions – pdf 10/7/20-10/21/20 (217 KB)
d) Approve Payroll – pdf 10/5/20- 10/18/20 (61 KB)
e) Accept and Place on File Municipal Compliance Report – pdf Fire Pension Fund (725 KB)
f) Accept and Place on File Municipal Compliance Report – pdf Police Pension Fund (87 KB)
g) Accept and Place on File Financial Statement – pdf September 2020 (879 KB)
2) Ordinance Amending Section 6-46 of the Municipal Code of the City of Rochelle to Create One B Liquor License for Expresslane Located at 452 Lake Lida Lane
3) Ordinance Naming a Street, Avenue, Alley or Other Public Place (Treatment Plant Drive)
VII. DISCUSSION ITEMS:
1) Property Tax Levy 2020
VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSIONIX. ADJOURNMENT
Council members may participate in the City Council Meeting remotely as a result of the Governor suspending
the requirement for in-person attendance at Public Meetings.
The Council Meeting will be broadcast live on Facebook
Agenda Item #2 - Ordinance Amending Section 6-46 of the Municipal Code of the City of Rochelle to Create One Class B Liquor License for Expresslane, Inc. located at 452 Lake Lida Lane
Staff Contact: Sue Messer, Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk
Summary: Expresslane, Inc. has submitted an application for a Class B liquor license at 452 Lake Lida Lane. The Class B license allows for the retail sale on the premises specified of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises as well as other packaged retail sale of such liquor..
The Liquor Commissioner, Mayor Bearrows, has reviewed the application and has no objection to the creation of a Class B liquor license for ExpressLane. This action will result in a total of eleven Class B liquor licenses in the City of Rochelle.
Approve an Ordinance Amending Section 6-46 of the Municipal Code of the City of Rochelle to Create One Class B Liquor License for Expresslane, Inc. located at 452 Lake Lida Lane
Agenda Item #3 - Ordinance Naming a Street, Avenue, Alley or Other Public Place (Treatment Plant Drive)
Staff Contact: Jay Mulholland
Summary: RMU Water/Water Reclamation staff would like to name the driveway that is off the intersection of South 9th Street and Elliott’s Way to Treatment Plant Drive. Currently, there is a lot of confusion with Elliott’s Drive in Hillcrest, which has a Rochelle address, and Treatment Plant Road which ends at the Kyte River. This can make it difficult for people and deliveries to find where treatment plant is located.
Recommendation: Ordinance Naming a Street, Avenue, Alley, or Other Public Place (Treatment Plant Drive)
Discussion Item #1 - Property Tax Levy
The State of Illinois requires the City annually to adopt and file a Property Tax Levy Ordinance on or before the last Tuesday in December. Last year the City’s Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) was $254,870,696 and its property tax rate was 1.024840 per $100 of EAV. The City collected $2,612,016.84 in property taxes. For 2020, Ogle County has estimated the City’s EAV at $271,126,394 which is an increase of over $16 million. The proposed levy calculation options would result in the City collecting $2,687,794 in property taxes, an increase of 3% (excluding the bond) or $2,737,794 in property taxes, an increase of 4.95% (excluding the bond). Based on the estimated EAV, the tax rate would decrease .033496 per $100 of EAV for the 3% option or .015055 per $100 EAV for the 4.95% option. The proposed 2020 levy includes funding the Police and Fire Pension Funds as recommended by the City’s actuarial studies. The Ordinance Levying Taxes for the City of Rochelle for 2020 will be included as a business item on the November 9, 2020 City Council Meeting.