Peru Alderman Rodney Perez wants the city to explain spending on the new BB Gun Club that meets weekly in the basement of city hall.
At Monday’s council meeting Perez asked why a line in the disbursements of payments showed $3,700 for the club.
Perez and Alderwoman Sherry Mayszak have asked in recent meetings about city spending on the club, formed in January with the understanding it was supported by donations and overseen by the police department.
Perez said he added up city spending on the club and it came to a total of roughly $12,000.
“Everything over $5,000 is supposed to go to committee (for approval),” Perez said.
Treasurer Gary Hylla told Perez that spending by the city on the club has “not come anywhere close to what you indicated.”
Perez had copies of recent disbursements for the club and began reading them, first with $1,861.
“Here you go,” Perez said, handing them to Hylla.
“You can give them to me after the meeting,” Hylla said.
The vote to approve disbursements was 6-1, with Perez voting “nay.”
n The council approved authorizing E-One to prepare specifications and a proposal for a new fire department pumper/rescue truck in accordance with state bid.
n The council approved an ordinance for a new five-year waste collection contract starting April 1 with RRD Holding Company doing business as Illinois Valley Waste Services Inc.
n The council approved an ordinance authorizing execution of a maintenance service agreement with Benson Technical Works for the localizer at Illinois Valley Regional Airport. The localizer is instrumentation that coordinates planes coming in to land.
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