Geneva City Council Holds Another Closed Session, Likely on Suspended Streets Superintendent

After announcing last week at city of Geneva Streets and Fleet superintendent Steve LeMaire is under investigation for misappropriation of city funds, the City Council Committee of the Whole will go to closed session Monday night to discuss a personnel ma

On Thursday (Jan. 19) the city of Geneva issued a press release saying Streets Superintendent for misappropriation of funds.

Tonight (Monday, Jan. 23), the City Council Committee of the Whole's agenda includes an executive session "on the Appointment, Employment, Compensation, Discipline, Performance, or Dismissal of an Employee of the Public Body."

Geneva Police Chief Steve Mexin told the Daily Herald last week that he expected to wrap up the investigation "by next week."

Speculation by anonymous sources was that the misappropriation might involve spending using a city of Geneva credit card. Both police and city of Geneva sources declined comment last week.

No one has said yet how much money was taken, whether it was taken for personal gain or whether the city's budget was affected.

LeMaire was suspended from his job Thursday, pending the results of a criminal and internal investigation. LeMaire is a 1975 graduate of Geneva Community High School and a 33-year employee of Geneva.

The closed session will also be used to discuss the city's purchase of wholesale electricity. Since Geneva runs its own electric utility, it must purchase electricity from other sources.

The COW is expected to discuss Fabyan Parkway road improvements and have a policy discussion regarding the storage of A-frame signs.

The agenda is below.


Electronic versions of the Committee of the Whole Meeting packets (http://www.geneva.il.us/agendas/cowpacket.pdf) will be available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format the morning of the meeting. To see Minutes from Committee of the Whole Meetings, visit http://www.geneva.il.us/minutes/cow_minlist.htm. To listen to audio or view video from past meetings, go to http://www.geneva.il.us/audio/AudioHelp.htm

Monday, January 23, 2012 
7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
109 James Street
Geneva, IL 60134


1. Call to Order

2. Consider Consent Agenda

*3. Approve Special Committee of the Whole Minutes from January 3, 2012 and Regular Meeting Minutes from January 9, 2012.

4. Items of Business

a. Recommend Approval of Use of Right-of-Way for Misericordia Tag Day Solicitations April 27-28, 2012.

b. Recommend Draft Resolution Authorizing Execution of Easement Agreement with Kane County for Fabyan Parkway Road Improvements.

c. Recommend Acceptance of 3rd Quarter Fiscal Year 2011/12 Goals Status Report.

5. New Business

a. Policy Discussion Regarding A-Frame Sign Storage

6. Upcoming Meetings: Special Committee of the Whole January 30, 2012.

7. Closed Session On The Appointment, Employment, Compensation, Discipline, Performance, or Dismissal of an Employee of the Public Body; and, the Operation by a Municipality of a Municipal Utility Regarding Purchase of Electricity.

8. Adjournment


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