The Pekin City Council will meet Monday and vote on the following issues:
1. Authorize City Manager Tony Carson to hire Sikich LLP to perform auditing services for fiscal years 2018 through 2020. Auditor Jim Warning submitted his resignation earlier this year.
The city of Pekin opened bids from four companies on March 14, which were reviewed by City Treasurer Jim Wolf, Human Resources/Finance Director Sarah Newcomb and Carson, according to information provided to Council in the meeting packet. It was the consensus to engage Sikich LLP for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 fiscal year audits. Sikich had the lowest bid. The company is from Springfield.
The city expects the proposed 2018 audit fee to be $47,200, which is less than the proposed budgeted amount, with a price adjustment in each of the following years, according to the packet.
2. Consider the use of joint professional services of law firm Jacob & Klein, Ltd. and consulting firm Economic Development Group, Ltd. to render legal advice and administrative/technical consulting advice to amend the Southern Industrial Park Conservation Area TIF District. The southern TIF was established on Oct. 22, 2012, pursuant to the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, the packet said.
The resolution before Council authorizes and directs the mayor to enter into the professional services agreement and execute on behalf of the city. The cost to the city is $15,000, plus any reimbursable costs, the documents state.
3. Consider a land lease agreement at Pekin Municipal Airport with Brian Aviation Enterprise, owned by Murray Brian, for 10 years.
Since 1987, the City has leased land at the Pekin Municipal Airport since 1987 to Brian Aviation Enterprise. The company constructed a hangar during the original lease for its crop dusting operations, which has now expired. The company wants to extend the lease. The lease is for an initial 10 years with the option to extend for two additional 10-year terms and a final five-year term, according to the Council packet.
The company will pay the standard rental rate plus a 2 percent increase. Rental rate terms for any future extensions shall be negotiated to an amount comparable to the rental rates for similar land, building or facilities at such time, the packet said.
4. Consider the replacement of the roof on Hangar B at the Pekin Municipal Airport.
The roof is leaking on the new hangar doors which were replaced last spring. If the leak is not fixed it may cause permanent rusting or deterioration of the new doors. The cost is not to exceed $10,400, which is in the airport’s FY18 budget, according to the Council packet.