Joliet City Council Meeting Brings New Group to Town

Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change (ECCSC) at the Joliet City Council Meeting
Veteran's Memorial Park


Joliet City Council Meeting Brings New Group to Town (Joliet, IL) — What began as a normal meeting for the approval of mostly maintenance-style actions, changed during the public comments section. From approximately 6:40 to 7:00, more than 20 people came to the meeting representing the group Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change (ECCSC). They were present to ask the council to endorse a resolution asking the United States Attorney for the Northern District to open a case against Jason VanDyke for Civil Rights Violations in the case of Laquan McDonald. Also present was Nicole Lurry, wife of Eric Lurry who died of a drug overdose while in police custody and a few supporters of hers.

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The Joliet City Council meeting was held on the Feb. 1st, beginning at 6:30, with 2 councilmen joining remotely, Gavin and Guerrero.

Committee Reports:

Public Service, Larry Hug

New higher costs for chemicals for water treatment.  Contracts were negotiated to be placed on next board meeting agenda for approval.

Stadium, Pat Mudron

New 5 year contract with JTHS.  New possible expansion of semi-pro leagues.  Roofing and painting repair contracts out for bids.

Consent agenda:

The first action was removing item 82-22, Resolution Denying a Special use permit to allow a Women’s Opioid addiction facility.

This was followed by Approval of previous minutes and a series of items  All were approved unanimously.

65-22 Position Vacancies (summer positions and interns)

66-22 Sole Source Purchase of ZETX Scan Suite with TSMA6 Drive Test Scanner and Associated Hardware for the Joliet Police Department Investigations Division 

67-22 Award of Professional Service Contract for the 2022-2023 National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) Program to Willett Hofmann & Associates, Inc. in the amount of $28,215.00 

68-22 Amendment No. 3 for the Professional Services Contract with Rempe-Sharpe & Associates, Inc. for the Downtown Floodplain Levee Project in the amount of $199,798.00 

69-22 Change Order No. 5 for the 2020 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Program to Performance Pipelining Inc. in the amount of ($231,894.47) 

70-22 Change Order No. 1 for the 2020 Roadway Resurfacing Contract A – MFT Sect. No. 20-00525-00-RS to PT Ferro Construction Co. in the amount of ($40,780.17) and Payment Request No. 6 and Final in the amount of $12,216.29

71-22 Change Order No. 1 for the 2020 Roadways Resurfacing Contract B – MFT Sect. No. 20-00530-00-RS to PT Ferro Construction Co. in the amount of $100,492.03 and Payment Request No. 6 and Final in the amount of $185,588.72

72-22 Change Order No. 1 in the amount of ($202,815.65) and Payment Estimate No. 4 and Final in the amount of $105,660.55 for the Reedwood Phase 1A Water Main Improvements Project to Brandt Excavating 

There were no License and Permit Applications or Public Hearings.

Ordinances and Resolutions


74-22 Ordinance to Defease the 2014A Water and Sewer Bonds

Defeasance Authorizing Ordinance 2022 Escrow Deposit Agreement 2022 Approver Report Attachments


76-22, Resolution Appropriating Motor Fuel Tax Funds for the 2020 Roadways Resurfacing Contract B – MFT Sect. No. 20-00530-00-RS in the amount of $100,492.03

77-22, Resolution Declaring Certain City of Joliet Property as Surplus (mainly older, high maintenance police vehicles)

78-22, Resolution Authorizing a  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Subrecipient Agreement with The Boys and Girls Club of Joliet. Mayor O’Dekirk commented on the successful partnership and excellent work down by the club in Joliet.

79-22, Resolution Approving a Preliminary Agreement Regarding Formation of a Regional Water Commission, Making Preliminary Declarations of Future Lake Michigan Water Needs and Other Related Matters

80-22 Resolution Approving a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Shared Water Delivery Services with the Village of Channahon

Items 74-22 to 80-22 approved unanimously.

81-22 Resolution Authorizing a CDBG Subrecipient Agreement with Holsten Human Capital Development  (Riverwalk, 350 N. Broadway).  Hug voting against and Quilmann commenting that improved garbage removal was needed, but approved.

82-22 Removed from Agenda. Resolution Denying a Special Use Permit to Allow a Women’s Opioid Addiction Supportive Living Facility.

Joliet City Council Meeting Brings New Group to Town


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