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Nashville City Council Meets Thursday For Final Meeting of Year

The Nashville City Council met last Thursday, Dec. 16 for their last meeting of 2021. Along with Clerk Terri Kurwicki; Councilwoman Jennifer Szopinski, Councilwoman Sue Finke, Councilmen Shawn Kabat, Doug Hargan, Kelly Sheridan, and Gary Moeller were present. City Attorney William DeMoss, Utility Superintendent Blaine Middelton, Street Superintendent Logan Gill, Nashville Chief of Police Brian Fletcher, and Treasurer Ricki Heggemeier were also in attendance. 

The meeting began with the approval of the minutes. A motion was made by Szopinski to file the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Finke. Szopinski, Finke, Kabat, Hargan, Sheridan, and Moeller all voted “aye,” therefore the motion was approved. 

Next on the agenda were the bills from November 2021. Sheridan made a motion to approve the bills, and it was later seconded by Moeller. The council then went over Ordinanance No. 2021-9, which is an ordinance for the levy and assessment of taxes for the city of Nashville, Washington County, Illinois for the fiscal year commencing May 1, 2021, and ending April 30, 2022. Hargan made a motion to approve the ordinance, and Kabat seconded it. 

There were no citizens in attendance to address the council. Onto streets, Hargan noted the last day the compost site will be open for this year will be Wednesday, Dec. 29 and will reopen on Saturday, April 2 2022. Recycling will move to Wednesday only and will be located at the city shed from 7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. unless they fill up earlier. The annual Christmas tree pickup will be January 3rd, 7th, and 10th. It must be on the curb by 7:00 a.m.  

Councilmen Moeller made a motion for new hire Chris Young to begin work on December 20th as a member of the utility department. The motion was seconded by Kabat. The motion was approved following a vote from Szopinski, Finke, Kabat, Hargan, Sheridan, and Moeller. 

Gill then touched on a planning commission meeting held last week in regards to a minor subdivision change north of the interstate. It is outside of the city limits, but according to the ordinance, any subdivision change within a mile and half of city limits, the city needs to take care of it. It is near Print Crazee, and went from a two lot subdivision to a three lot. A motion to approve the request was made by Finke, and Szopinski, Finke, Kabat, Harga, Sheridan, and Moeller all voted aye, passing the motion. 

The council then approved the scheduled council, committee meetings, and holiday dates for 2022. They also approved gifting all of the city employees a $100 Christmas bonus in Nashville Dollars. 

The treasurer’s report for November was approved. 

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