City Council scheduled Tuesday

Staff Report

The Charleston City Council will vote on approving financial support conditions and certification for the Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency Program.

The city is eligible to receive an amount not to exceed $900,884 from Illinois Department of Commerce Economic Opportunity, according to the resolution.

The council will also vote on approving a bid for the Sister City Phase Two Storm Water Management.

The lowest bidder for the project was Swearingen Excavating from Toledo, Illinois.

Swearingen Excavating offered a price of $38,569.50 while the other bidder, Chris Overton Excavating, offered a bid in the amount of $71,070.00.

The council will vote on approving an amended and restated intergovernmental agreement and membership in the Government Telecommunications Consortium with the City of Charleston, City of Mattoon, Eastern Illinois University, Lake Land College and the Coles County.

The council will vote on amending Title 1 through 9 of the Personnel Handbook as well as adopting a revised sexual harassment policy.

The council will also vote on:

· For upcoming event-related street closures

· Recognizing October 4-10 as National 4-H Week

· Recognizing the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

· Continuing the Local State of Emergency

Following the action items, time is reserved for members of the public to address the council. No action will be taken on matters not listed on the agenda, and the Council is not required to take any further action or to discuss the matter further. Public comment can be made or submitted remotely via email to [email protected] Those interested in submitting public comment should send emails prior to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and indicate in the subject line: CC: 09/01/2020, so the city clerk knows the email is public comment for the meeting.


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