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April 10, 2001 - Council

1. Call to Order

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

2. Public Hearings

2001/02 Budget and Proposed Five Year Financial Plan Mayor Krajewski called the public hearing to order at 7:45 p.m. to consider the proposed Village Budget. Notice of this hearing was published in the Downers Grove Reporter and a certificate of publication is made a part of these proceedings. He then summarized the procedures to be followed for the Public Hearing.

The Manager said that the proposed budget continues the high level of service that the residents have become accustomed to receiving. He then asked Mr. Marty Lyons to provide a general overview.

Marty Lyons, Finance Director, distributed handouts to the council members and audience. He stated they have been on file in the Library and on the web site since February 24. Mr. Lyons said that the total budget proposed, including the Library is $76,781,578. The Village total, excluding the Library, is $73,109,987.00, which represents an increase of 13.8%. That amount includes the capital construction projects and does not reflect operational increases. It also includes costs incurred for the south water tank construction.

Mr. Lyons noted that the total revenues are anticipated to be $75,123,530. The Village endeavors to balance its Corporate funds which provides basic services to the community. The proposed budget has been reviewed over the past six weeks and changes have been made during that time. He said there would be an additional workshop session following the public hearing if anyone had questions regarding the budget.

Commissioner McConnell asked whether there is a $300,000 difference between projected expenses and revenues in the Corporate Fund. Mr. Lyons replied that there was. He said the difference would be discussed at the budget meeting following the public hearing.

There being no further discussion or questions, the Mayor adjourned the public hearing at 7:50 p.m.

3. Active Agenda

Commissioner Schnell moved to waive the one week waiting period to discuss new business. Commissioner Sisul seconded the Motion.

AYES : Commissioners Schnell, Sisul, McConnell, Gilbert, Mayor Krajewski

The Mayor declared the Motion carried.

RES00 -00443 Resolution: Resolution in Opposition of the DuPage Water Commission’s Extension of Water Service without Requiring the Subsequent Customer to Accept Full Water Allocation Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: The Mayor said this Resolution was requested by the Village of Woodridge. They have twenty municipalities in DuPage supporting this Resolution.


RESOLUTION NO . 2001-31 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: DuPage Water Commission

4.Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner McConnell said tomorrow evening is the next Character Counts coalition meeting at the Public Works Facility at 7:30 p.m.

The Mayor said that Manager McCurdy has accepted a position with the Public Land Trust in Chicago. Manager McCurdy said he would serve as project manager for the Northeastern Illinois and Northern Indiana area to assist with the area of preserving open space for public works. It is a unique opportunity that came his way. He chose to take the opportunity and thanked the Mayor and Council and staff for their support during his short tenure. He said he would continue to be a resident of the Village and serve in a volunteer capacity when possible.

The Mayor thanked the Manager for his efforts and said the Manager would remain in his position through June 1. The process to obtain a new Village Manager would begin immediately.


Commissioner Schnell moved to adjourn to Executive Session pursuant to Section 2©(1) of the Open Meetings Act to consider personnel. Commissioner Sisul seconded.

VOTE : YEA – Commissioners Schnell, Sisul, McConnell, Gilbert, Mayor Krajewski, NAY – None

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried at 7:55 p.m.