City Council Minutes

February 5, 2018

The Tripoli City Council held a regular council meeting on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall with Mayor Bernard presiding.  Also present were Angie Daniels, Anita Dorn,  Daniel Banks, Brent Buls, Carol Ambrose, Todd Drewis, and Tim Smalley.

Mayor Bernard called the meeting to order with roll call.  All council members were present.     

Motion Eschweiler second Nilges to approve the agenda.  AA MC.

Mayor Bernard asked for public comments concerning items not on the agenda.  Carol Ambrose addressed the council on the proposed ordinance for parking in front yards.  Anita Dorn informed the council that Angela Rosol is willing to serve on the Park and Rec board.  Tim Smalley asked that “snow emergency” be placed on the sign at the welcome center.  The city no longer issues snow emergencies. 

Motion Ladage second Carlson to approve the consent agenda consisting of:  minutes from work session on January 15, 2018; and minutes from council meeting on January 15, 2018.  AA MC.

Brent Buls addressed the council on Todd Drewis request to vacate a portion of an alley so that he can place a garage on an empty lot.  Brent feels there may be other options like drafting a multi-lot use agreement.  He also questioned why a survey needed to be done.  The land north of this lot is zoned U-1, so he feels another option may be to re-zone the lot.  No decision will be made on this by the city council until they can speak with the city attorney.

The Council reviewed a list of applicants for tax incentives.  The existing rules say the application must be filled out and returned to city hall within 3 months of the property changing names.  After a lengthy discussion, motion Nilges to leave the policy the same for incentives.  Eschweiler added to the motion saying he felt they could still apply, however rebates would only be given for the current year.  After further discussion, Nilges withdrew her motion and Eschweiler withdrew his addition to the motion.  Motion Ladage second Nilges to table this item until a future meeting.  AA MC.

Discussion on the composition of the Parks and Rec board.  Council person Nilges feels that the ordinance needs to be amended to increase the number of members on the board.  She also feels the council should set expectations for the board.  Motion Ladage second Nilges to have the Clerk draft up an ordinance to change the Park and Rec board to 7 members with up to 3 being out of city limits but still in the school district.  AA MC.   

Motion Ladage second Nilges to adjourn.  AA MC.


Brendt Bernard - Mayor  


De Ann Lahmann, City Clerk 

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