The first is an intergovernmental agreement with Shawnee Community College. The second is a memorandum of understanding with Patient Care Solutions, LLC.
At its July 28 meeting, the council adopted a resolution supporting Patient Care Solutions’ development project to obtain a license to construct and operate a medical cannabis cultivation center in the City of Metropolis Industrial Park.
While their approval is contingent with Illinois Department of Agriculture, Patient Care Solutions is making sure its ducks are in a row. One of those is a buffer zone between the center and an educational facility.
The agreement with SCC transfers the undeveloped portion of their property to the city until the cultivation center gets under construction. After construction begins, the property can be transferred back to SCC and the project and its site are grandfathered. This will create a 2500-foot buffer zone between the two.
The second ordinance contains commitments between Patient Care Solutions and the city for the project.
Abell emphasized both ordinances are contingent with Illinois Department of Agriculture’s decision about the center and if it is not approved, the SCC agreement will be void.
Alderman Kim Brown was absent from the meeting.
In other business, the council:
• Accepted a contract between the city and Southern Pride Senior Program regarding Happy Hearts.
• Accepted a quote of $5230 from Childers Excavating for the demolition of property at 1601 Market St.
• Approved a resolution for the Massac County High School homecoming parade to be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.
• Approved in a 6-1 vote with Alderman David Daugherty against, a the first change order and pay request in the amount of $176,587.90 from Amrent for the Crestview/Carter sewer main replacement.
• Approve the preliminary engineering service agreement for the 12th Street project with HMG Engineering.
• Adopted a resolution increasing the 2014 motor fuel tax amount to $295,000,
• Awarded the 2014 motor fuel tax paving construction contract to E.T. Simonds in the amount of $251,535.75
• Approved in a 6-1 vote with Alderman Richard Corzine against, the blanket purchase order of sodium bisulfite and sodium chlorite for the Disposal Plant from Brenntag in the amount of $100,000.
• Approved in a 6-1 vote with Corzine against, the blanket purchase order of polmer for the Disposal Plant from S&S Services in the amount of $11,000.
• After suspending the rules, approved an ordinance for the sale/other disposition of city property to salvage an old Disposal Plant generator to Holt Recycling.
• Approved a construction engineering services agreement not to exceed $30,000 with HMG Engineering for the poolhouse at Franklin Park.
• And, accepted the $5450 estimate from Go Green Lawn Care to bring up the pH levels on the soccer fields.
The council also heard reports from Mayor Billy McDaniel on two agenda items. One concerned getting a new truck for animal control. The other concerned the work Childers Excavating is doing in looking for a blocked pipe behind Dorothy Miller Park.
City hall will be closed Monday due to the Labor Day holiday.