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February 20, 2001

1. Call to Order

Mayor Brian Krajewski called the regular meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Downers Grove to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Downers Grove Village Hall.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Mayor Krajewski led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

2. Roll Call

Present: Commissioner Michael Gilbert, Commissioner Thomas Sisul, Commissioner Marilyn Schnell and Mayor Brian Krajewski Non Voting: Village Clerk April Holden

Mayor Krajewski said he would like to remind everyone present that the Council meeting is broadcast over the local FM radio station, WDGC . In addition, a tape recording and videotape of the meeting are being made using Village owned equipment. The videotape of the meeting will be used for later rebroadcast of the Council meeting over the Village cable television Channel 6.

The Council will follow the rules of conduct for this meeting as provided in Sec. 2.5 of the Downers Grove Municipal Code. These offer the public the opportunity to comment at several points in the meeting. First, immediately following approval of the minutes of the past meetings, an opportunity will be given for public comments and questions on the active agenda items for this evening’s meeting. Following this, an opportunity is given for public comments and questions on any subject. Finally, if a public hearing is scheduled for this meeting, an opportunity is given for public comments and questions related to the subject of the hearing.

The Mayor stated that at the appropriate time the presiding officers will ask if there are any comments from the public. If anyone wishes to speak, the individual should raise their hand to be recognized and, after acknowledgment from the presiding officer, approach the microphone and state their name and address. He stated that remarks be limited to five minutes, and asked that individuals refrain from making repetitive statements.

The Mayor said there are agendas located on either side of the Council Chambers, and he invited the audience to pick up an agenda and follow the progress of the Council meeting.

3. Minutes of Workshop and Council Meetings

Executive Session Minutes for Approval Only – 1/2/01, 1/9/01, 1/16/01, & 1/23/01 Council Meeting – February 6, 2001 State of the Village Meeting – February 10, 2001 Workshop Meeting – February 13, 2001 Special Council Meeting – February 13, 2001 There being no additions or corrections to the minutes, Mayor Krajewski said they would be filed as submitted.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

There were none.

B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

There were none.

5. Public Hearings

6. Consent Agenda

COR00 -00364 Claim Ordinance: No. 5368, Payroll, February 9, 2001 Sponsors: Finance A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -00365 List of Bills Payable: No. 5369, February 20, 2001 Sponsors: Finance Commissioner McConnell questioned item 14759. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BID00 -00350 Bid: 2001 Heritage Festival Amusement Ride Contract with Astro Amusement Ride Company Inc. Sponsors: Community Events Commission A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Heritage Festival 2001

BID00 -00351 Bid: $10,600 to Hygo-Port Inc. for Heritage Festival Portable Toilets Sponsors: Community Events Commission A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Heritage Festival 2001

BID00 -00352 Bid: $11,719.69 to North Park Rental Service Inc., for 2001 Heritage Festival Stages Sponsors: Community Events Commission A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Heritage Festival 2001

BID00 -00353 Bid: $15,575.00 to Controlled Irrigation for Irrigation System Installation in Phase III of CBD Redevelopment Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Central Business District-Irrigation System

BID00 -00370 Bid: $19,995 to Interstate Lift & Equipment Company for two SEFAC Mobile Lifts for Fleet Maintenance Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Fleet Maintenance Passed The Consent Agenda

A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Sisul, that the consent agenda be passed. The motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Gilbert and Mayor Krajewski

7. Active Agenda

ORD00 -00286 Ordinance: Amend Packaged Alcohol Licenses Sponsors: Liquor Commission Summary of Item: Adoption of this shall amend the Class A and B-2 liquor license classification requirements in that sales are authorized where the sale of packaged alcohol is the main or pincipal business and/or in locations where the retail sale of food, health/beauty aids and cleaning products is the main or principal business of the establishment.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PACKAGED ALCOHOL LICENSES

ORDINANCE NO . 4251

Commissioner Gilbert said he listened to the minutes of the Liquor Commission meeting which contained considerable discussion on the status of the B-2 liquor licenses. He said it was suggested at the meeting, and he agrees, that the Council might want to keep one B-2 license in reserve. It would save a considerable amount of time should a license be requested. He recommended referring this back to the Commission

The Mayor said there are now eight licenses. The Village would have to expand that number in order to provide a license to a prospective business.

Commissioner Gilbert said having to wait for a license up to three months could be a considerable deterrent to potential businesses.

The Mayor asked the Village Manager to look further into this matter. A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Sisul, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Gilbert and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Liquor Ordinance Amendments

RES00 -00326 Resolution: First Amendment to Professional Services Agreement/CBD Parking Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: Adoption of this resolution will authorize execution of a First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, dated February 3, 1999, between the Village and Desman Associates related to the design and engineering of a parking facility in the CBD .

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A FIRST AMENDMENT TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT /CBD PARKING

RESOLUTION 2001 -17 A motion was made by Commissioner Sisul, seconded by Commissioner Gilbert, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Schnell and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Deck – CBD , Central Business District – Parking Deck

RES00 -00371 Resolution: Authorize Approval of Computer and Printer Purchase Sponsors: Information Services and Police Department Summary of Item: Adoption of this resolution will approve the expenditure of $16,616.50 for the purchase of computer equipment to be used in the line of Police Department investigations.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPROVAL OF COMPUTER AND PRINTER PURCHASE IN THE AMOUNT OF $16,616.50

RESOLUTION 2001 -18 The Mayor noted that the computer purchase is made available through a grant and allowed for the purchase of eight additional computers for the Police Department. A motion was made by Commissioner Gilbert to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Computers, Police Equipment

RES00 -00374 Resolution: Authorize Grant Application to Bureau of Justice Assistance for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: Adoption of this resolution shall authorize submittal of Grant Application by the Village to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for funding in the amount of $6,375.00 for the purchase of thirty bulletproof vests in conjunction with the Bureau’s Bulletproof Vest Partnership program.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF GRANT APPLICATION TO THE BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE FOR THE BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP

RESOLUTION 2001 -19 A motion was made, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Police Equipment

RES00 -00375 Resolution: Authorize Submittal of Grant Application to the Chicago Area Transportation Study re: Downtown Parking Deck Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: Adoption of this resolution shall authorize submittal of a grant application to the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) for grant funds in the amount of $8,000,000.00 for construction of a downtown parking deck. Note, the Village must also contribute funding in the amount of $2,000,000.00 in matching funds as a condition of receiving the grant.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF GRANT APPLICATION TO THE CHICAGO AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY FOR THE CONGESTION MITIGATION AND AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

RESOLUTION 2001 -20 Mayor Krajewski said this grant to the Chicago Area Transportation Study is for the acquisition of funds for the downtown parking deck. A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Sisul, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Gilbert and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Deck – CBD

MOT00 -00355 Motion: Approve 2001 Heritage Festival Budget Sponsors: Community Events Commission Summary of Item: Motion to concur in the 2001 Heritage Fesitval budget recommendation submitted by the Downers Grove Community Events Commission.

Approval of this motion will concur in the recommendations of the Community Events Commission related to the 2001 Heritage Festival budget. The projected budget includes $429,829.00 in expenses for the Heritage Fesitval, including fireworks and parade. A motion was made by Commissioner Sisul, seconded by Commissioner Gilbert, to Approve this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Schnell and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Heritage Festival 2001

ORD00 -00372 Ordinance: Abate Portion of 2000 Tax Levy Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: Adoption of this ordinance will abate the 2000 aggregate tax levy in the amount of $1,000,000.00.

AN ORDINANCE ABATING A PORTION OF THE 2000 AGGREGATE TAX LEVY

ORDINANCE NO . 4252

Commissioner Gilbert said he has been in favor of this action for a number of years. It abates $1 million in the tax levy for the Village, and is the result of many of the economic developments efforts which the Village has undertaken over the past 7-8 years. He hopes that more taxes can be abated in the future.

Commissioner McConnell said that as long as the other funds are obtained quickly, she is in favor of this abatement.

The Mayor said that the rebate is $1 million in property taxes which will be supplemented to the Village by the resident ambulance fee funds from Medicare and insurance companies projected at $700,000, and $300,000 from an increase in the utility taxes. He said this was discussed at last week’s Workshop meeting. The goal is to pursue this avenue further in the future. A motion was made by Commissioner Gilbert to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Tax Levy Abatement

RES00 -00366 Resolution: Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with DuPage County re: 55th Street Watermain Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: Adoption of this resolution shall authorize an intergovernmental agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and the County of DuPage for the coordination of watermain improvements on certain portions of 55th Street.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND DUPAGE COUNTY

RESOLUTION 2001 -21 A motion was made, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Water Main Improvements, Watermain – 55th Street

ORD00 -00282 Ordinance: Amend the Downers Grove Municipal Code re: Possession of Cannabis Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: Adoption of this ordinance will make certain additions to the Downers Grove Municipal Code prohibiting the possession of drug paraphernalia. This ordinance will allow Downers Grove police officers to prosecute the possession of drug paraphernalia charges as a Village ordinance violation and also sets forth fines for such possession.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DOWNERS GROVE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE POSSESSION OF CANNABIS

ORDINANCE NO . 4253 A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Sisul, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Gilbert and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Cannabis Possession

MOT00 -00376 Motion: CBD Property Acquisition Financing – Northern Trust Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: Motion to accept proposal of Northern Trust to provide $4,500,000.00 direct bond purchase General Obligation Taxable Bonds, Series 2001, as set forth in their proposal. The Village Manager and staff are authorized to execute such documents and take such actions as may be necessary to carry out the terms of this motion.

Approval of this motion will authorize short term taxable bonds to fund the proposed acquisition of the Johnson parcels. A motion was made by Commissioner Sisul, seconded by Commissioner Gilbert, to Approve this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Schnell and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Village Property – Acquisition

MOT00 -00377 Motion: CBD Property Acquisition Financing – Chapman & Cutler Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: Motion to approve proposal of Chapman & Cutler to serve as Bond counsel in relation to $4,500,000.00 direct bond purchase by Northern Trust, General Obligation Taxable Bonds, Series 2001, for a fee not to exceed $10,000.00. The Village Manager and staff are authorized to execute such documents and take such actions as may be necessary to carry out the terms of this motion. A motion was made by Commissioner Gilbert to Approve this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Village Property – Acquisition

8. Mayor’s Report

The Mayor noted receipt of a letter of thanks received from Dane Wendell who participated in the job shadowing program last week and attended last week’s Workshop

Materials to be Received – Minutes

Community Events Commission – 1/8/01 Library Board – 1/10/01& 1/24/01 Liquor Commission – 1/4/01

Materials to be Received – Monthly Reports

Fire for November 2000; PSRT for December 2000; Code Services for January 2001 A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Sisul, to Note Receipt Of this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Gilbert and Mayor Krajewski Materials to be Placed on File

9. Manager’s Report

Manager McCurdy said that budget review meetings are scheduled for February 24 and March 17th.

10. Attorney’s Report

Due to Attorney Blondin’s absence, Manager McCurdy said he was presenting six items on the Attorney’s behalf.

Future Active Agenda

ORD00 -00356 Ordinance: Rezone 3850 Venard from R-1 to R-3 Sponsors: Zoning Board of Appeals Summary of Item: At their meeting of December 6, 2000 the Zoning Board of Appeals recommended that the property commonly known as 3850 Venard Road be rezoned from R-1 Single Family Residence District to R-3 Single Family Residence District.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS, PASSED AND APPROVED APRIL 19 , 1965, AS AMENDED , TO REZONE 3850 VENARD ROAD

ORDINANCE NO . 4254 Indexes: Rezone 3850 Venard – R-1 to R-3, Venard, 3850 Rezone from R-1 to R-3

ORD00 -00357 Ordinance: Authorize Expansion of Special Use for Automobile Repair and Service Shop – 721 Ogden Avenue Sponsors: Zoning Board of Appeals Summary of Item: At their meeting of December 6, 2000 the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously recommended that the existing Special Use for 721 Ogden Avenue be amended to permit construction of an addition to an existing auto repair facility of approximately 1,712 square feet.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING A SPECIAL USE FOR 721 OGDEN AVENUE TO AMEND AN EXISTING SPECIAL USE TO PERMIT EXPANSION OF AN EXISTING AUTOMOBILE REPAIR AND FACILITY

ORDINANCE NO . 4255 Indexes: Special Use – 721 Ogden Avenue

ORD00 -00358 Ordinance: Adopt 2001 Foreign Fire Insurance Tax Board Budget Sponsors: Fire Department Summary of Item: Adoption of this ordinance will approve the FY 2001 /02 budget as recommended by the Downers Grove Foreign Fire Insurance Tax Board.

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE DOWNERS GROVE FOREIGN FIRE INSURANCE TAX BOARD BUDGET

ORDINANCE NO . 4256 Indexes: Fire Tax Board-Foreign, Foreign Fire Insurance

ORD00 -00359 Ordinance: Amend Certain Provisions of the Fire Prevention Code Sponsors: Fire Department Summary of Item: Adoption of this ordinance will clarify certain provisions of the Municipal Code pertaining to the requirements for automatic sprinkler systems.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE FIRE PREVENTION CODE

ORDINANCE NO . 4257 Indexes: Building Code

ORD00 -00367 Ordinance: Rights and Responsibilities Related to Locally Imposed and Administered Taxes of the Village of Downers Grove Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: Adoption of this ordinance will establish certain procedures for the administration and enforcement of Village of Downers Grove tax ordinances.

AN ORDINANCE IN CONNECTION WITH RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO LOCALLY IMPOSED AND ADMINISTERED TAXES OF THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE

ORDINANCE NO . 4258 Indexes: Tax Ordinance

ORD00 -00368 Ordinance: Amend Stormwater Management Permit Fees Sponsors: Stormwater & Flood Plain Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of November 16, 2000, the Stormwater and Flood Plain Oversight Committee recommended revisions to the fees charged by the Village for stormwater management permits.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PERMIT FEES

ORDINANCE NO . 4259 Indexes: Stormwater Management Permit Fees

11. Council Member Reports and New Business

1. Commissioner McConnell said the second Character Development meeting was held last week with a number of people in attendance. She stated that three subcommittees were developed. The next meeting is scheduled for April 11, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in the Public Works Building.

2. Commissioner Gilbert said there are 120 days until the next Heritage Festival.

3. Commissioner Schnell said there needs to be a Yield sign installed the crossing on Gilbert Avenue near the Library. She has received comments from senior residents that a sign would make pedestrian crossing easier.

4. The Mayor said that this Thursday he will be at Lester School with the 5th graders. There is also a Career Day being held at El Sierra School. On Friday, Lieutenant Governor Corinne Wood will be at Good Samaritan Hospital regarding breast cancer.

Special Presentation

Fire Chief Lanny Russell thanked the Mayor and Council for the opportunity to come to this meeting and present these special awards to Department members for a variety of acts of service and heroism. He said that nominations for the awards came from the membership to the Awards Committee. The following awards were made:

Award of Commendation: Public Information Coordinator Marsha Geisler; Firefighters/Paramedics Matthew Beyer, John Bockrath and Richard Niedospial.

Award of Merit: Lieutenant Robert Tutko; Firefighters/Paramedics Matt Beyer, Bryan Berlinguette.

Unit Performance Award: Engine 751 Lt. Robert Tutko, Firefighters/Paramedics Joseph Conway and Earl Moy; Medic 754 Firefighters/Paramedics John Green and Scott Magee; Medic 724 Firefighters/Paramedics John Stoeber and Brad Cummings; Engine 721 Lt. Dan Mejdrech; Firefighter/Paramedic Pat Molloy, and Firefighter John Dowrich; Engine 751 Lt. Howard Hoffman, Engineer John Lovato, Firefighter Gary Meiser; Truck 719/Squad 716 Firefighters Fred Pajak, Robert Dode, Greg Curry, and Jeff Oakley; Engine 731 Lt. Daniel Gilbert; Firefighters/Paramedics Jeff Paul and Dan Tasso; Medic 734 Firefighters/Paramedics Robert Padgett and Ed Lambert; Truck 719/Squad 716 Lt. George Drobney and Lt. Jeff Pindelski, Firefighter Jeff Oakley, Engineer John Lovato; Engine 721 Lt. Joseph Difatta, Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Beyer, and Firefighter Patrick Hardin; Medic 724 Firefighters/Paramedics Joel Mains and James Werner; Engine 721 Lt. Phil Lazzara, Firefighter Andy Voch and Firefighter/Paramedic Tom Frank; Medic 724 Firefighters/Paramedics Mike Mason and Tom Podraza; Medic 734 Firefighters/Paramedics Brian Berlinguette and Brad Cummings; Truck 719/Squad 716 Lt. Dan Gilbert, Firefighters Dan Picha and Lee Legler, Lt. Joe Difatta, Firefighters Mike Collins and Jeff Pindelski.

Award of Valor: Firefighters/Paramedics Robert Padgett and Daniel Tasso.

Mayor Krajewski expressed his congratulations and appreciation to the Fire Department personnel for their dedication and service to the Village of Downers Grove.

12. Adjournment

Commissioner Schnell moved to adjourn to Executive Session pursuant to Section 2©(5) of the Open Meetings Act to consider real estate. Commissioner Sisul seconded.

VOTE : YEA – Commissioners Schnell, Sisul, McConnell, Gilbert, Mayor Krajewski

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried and the Council convened into Executive Session at 7:08 p.m.