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October 02, 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, Commissioner Martin Tully, Commissioner Mark Zabloudil and Mayor Brian Krajewski Non Voting: Village Clerk April Holden, Village Manager Riccardo Ginex and Village Manager Riccardo Ginex

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

Council Workshop and Council Meeting – September 18, 2001 Council Workshop – September 25, 2001 Commissioner Tully noted page 5, 5th paragraph on the September 18 minutes. The last sentence should read “He also thanked Bob Jungwirth for his work on the wetland banking project.”

Commissioner McConnell noted page 3, regarding the Community Development Block Grant. She said it should read ” to the reduction in the type of violent activities”, not just school activities. Mayor Krajewski said the minutes would be filed as corrected.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

Philip Barr, 4605 Puffer, commented on the restricted parking on Puffer, stating the residents do support this.

B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

5. Public Hearings

6. Consent Agenda

COR00 -00631 Claim Ordinance: No. 5399, Payroll, September 21, 2001 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -00632 List of Bills Payable: No. 5400, October 2, 2001 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BID00 -00633 Bid: Award Bid to C.M. Lavoie and Associates, Inc. for Survey Services Not to Exceed $10,160.00 for North Belmont Park Watermain, Project 30-01 Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: North Belmont Park Watermain Passed The Consent Agenda

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

7. Active Agenda

RES00 -00624 Resolution: Accept Public Improvements – Morningside Square Condominiums Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This will authorize acceptance of the public improvements in relation to the Morningside Square Condominiums. This will also release the existing letter of credit in the amount of $39,672 upon receipt of a guarantee security in the amount of $7,200.00.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS – MORNINGSIDE SQUARE CONDOMINIUMS

RESOLUTION 2001 -81 A motion was made by Commissioner Gilbert, seconded by Commissioner Zabloudil, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Morningside-PD #34

ORD00 -00634 Ordinance: Restrict Parking on Bunker Hill Circle and Concord Drive Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: At their meeting of July 17, 2001, the Parking and Traffic Commission unanimously recommended adoption of this ordinance to restrict parking from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the north side of Concord Drive from a point 250 feet east of Bunker Hill Circle to 50 feet east of Bunker Hill Circle and restrict parking from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on both sides of Bunker Hill Circle.

AN ORDINANCE RESTRICTING PARKING ON BUNKER HILL CIRCLE AND CONCORD DRIVE

ORDINANCE NO . 4323 A motion was made by Commissioner Zabloudil, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Restrictions – Bunker Hill Circle and Concord Drive

ORD00 -00635 Ordinance: Restrict Parking on Florence Avenue Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: At their meeting of July 17, 2001, the Parking and Traffic Commission unanimously recommended adoption of this ordinance to restrict parking at all times on the east side of Florence Avenue from the north line of Ogden Avenue to a point 185 feet north of the north line of Ogden Avenue.

AN ORDINANCE RESTRICTING PARKING ON FLORENCE AVENUE

ORDINANCE NO . 4324 Commissioner Zabloudil said he raised some concern at the last meeting regarding whether residents and Luxury Motors have been notified. He said that Luxury Motors was very much aware of what was being done. He thanked Jack Bajor and Bob Schiller for their assistance on this matter. A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Restrictions – Florence

ORD00 -00636 Ordinance: Restrict Parking on Chicago Avenue Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: At their meeting of August 21, 2001, the Parking and Traffic Commission unanimously recommended adoption of this ordinance to restrict parking from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays on the south side of Chicago Avenue from the east line of Washington Street to Elm Street.

AN ORDINANCE RESTRICTING PARKING ON CHICAGO AVENUE

ORDINANCE NO . 4325 A motion was made, seconded by Commissioner Tully, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Restrictions – Chicago Avenue

ORD00 -00637 Ordinance: Restrict Parking on the 4600 Block of Puffer Road Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: At their meeting of August 21, 2001, the Parking and Traffic Commission unanimously recommended adoption of this ordinance to restrict parking on both sides of Puffer Road from the north line of Chicago Avenue to a point 389 feet north of Chicago Avenue.

AN ORDINANCE RESTRICTING PARKING ON THE 4600 BLOCK OF PUFFER ROAD

ORDINANCE NO . 4326 A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Sisul, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Restrictions – Puffer

ORD00 -00639 Ordinance: Amend Special Use – First Baptist Church, 929 Maple Avenue Sponsors: Zoning Board of Appeals Summary of Item: At their meeting of August 22, 2001, the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously recommended that a Special Use be granted for First Baptist to permit demolition of existing garage building and an addition to the existing First Baptist structure consisting of a two story addition.

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SPECIAL USE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH /SCHOOL TO PERMIT AN ADDITION TO THE EXISTING STRUCTURES

ORDINANCE NO . 4327 Commissioner Tully said at the Workshop meeting there was concern about traffic and whether it would impact the decision for the special use. He said it does not appear to be an issue. The Police Department looked into this and determined that there was no traffic backup problems. In addition, it appears that the use being sought will not increase the school population. 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 Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Special Use – 929 Maple – First Baptist Church

ORD00 -00640 Ordinance: Amend Zoning Ordinance re: Nursing Homes in Residential Zoning Districts Sponsors: Zoning Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of August 23, 2001, the Zoning Commission unanimously recommended a proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance which would allow nursing homes in residential districts to provide a certain level of rehabilitation services to nursing home residents.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING NURSING HOME PROVISIONS OF THE DOWNERS GROVE ZONING ORDINANCE

ORDINANCE NO . 4328 A motion was made by Commissioner Gilbert, seconded by Commissioner Zabloudil, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Zoning Ordinance – Nursing Homes

ORD00 -00641 Ordinance: Amend Certain Provisions of the Zoning Ordinance Sponsors: Zoning Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of August 23, 2001, the Zoning Commission unanimously recommended amendments to the Zoning Ordinance which would increase the maximum lot coverage percentage for churches in residential zoning districts beyond 1,000 feet in the CBD and delete Section 28-405(a) as the provision is regulated by the Subdivision Control Ordinance.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE DOWNERS GROVE ZONING ORDINANCE

ORDINANCE NO . 4329 A motion was made by Commissioner Zabloudil, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Zoning Ordinance – Churches

8. Mayor’s Report

The Mayor asked the Village Clerk to read the Resolution for an appointment to the Police Pension Board.

RES00 -00646 Resolution: Appoint Gregory Boltz to the Police Pension Board Sponsors: Mayor Summary of Item: RESOLUTION APPOINTING GREGORY BOLTZ TO THE POLICY PENSION BOARD

RESOLUTION 2001 -83 The Mayor thanked Mr. Boltz for volunteering his time, noting his background is as a CPA . 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 Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Boards and Commissions

Materials to be Received – Minutes

EDC Central Business District Committee – August 31, 2001 EDC Marketing Committee – August 8, 2001 Human Service Commission – September 12, 2001 Liquor Commission – September 6, 2001 Public Safety Committee – August 29, 2001 Public Works Committee – August 7, 2001 Stormwater & Flood Plain Oversight Committee – August 15, 2001 Zoning Board of Appeals – August 22, 2001 A motion was made by Commissioner Sisul, seconded by Commissioner Gilbert, to Note Receipt Of this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski

Proclamations

1) The Mayor proclaimed the week of October 7-13, 2001 as Fire Prevention Week in the Village of Downers Grove and encouraged everyone in the Village to attend the Fire Department’s Open House.

2) The Mayor proclaimed the week of October 7-14, 2001 as Gun Safety Awareness Week in the Village of Downers Grove.

Mayor Krajewski announced that the Downers Grove Citizens for Responsible Firearms will be holding a safety instruction class at the Downers Grove Public Library on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. He then presented the proclamation to members of the Downers Grove Citizens for Responsible Firearms. A member of the organization said the idea for the instruction class was sparked at Heritage Festival by questions from those who stopped by their booth.

3) The Mayor declared the week of October 7-13, 2001 as Mental Illness Awareness Week in the Village.

4) The Mayor proclaimed October 2001 as Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. New Business

The Mayor said that on Sunday, October 7, from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. the West Suburban Humane Society will have their annual Steps for Strays fundraiser at Barth Pond. The Mayor will begin the activities.

The Mayor said that the Local Liquor Commissioner has authority to appoint any member of the Village Council to serve as a Deputy Liquor Commissioner, and according to Chapter 3 of the Liquor Control Ordinance he is appointing Thomas Sisul as Deputy Liquor Commission effective immediately.

9. Manager’s Report

Manager Ginex said the Village’s first village-wide retreat was held last weekend, and it included Council representatives, School Districts 58, 69 and 99, Library Board, Chamber of Commerce, Park District and Sanitary District. He said he would report on the comments and evaluations at a later date. It was a worthwhile experience.

Manager Ginex said for the past six years the County, Village, and Park District have discussed a wetland restoration program for the vicinity of 40th Street and Glendenning. He announced that the residents living between Main Street, 39th Street, Fairview and Ogden Avenue are invited to the neighborhood information meeting on Saturday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the Village Council Chambers.

Manager Ginex said the Fire Department will have their open house at Station 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. this Saturday. There will be many demonstrations and activities. He invited the residents of the Village to attend.

10. Attorney’s Report

Future Active Agenda

ORD00 -00373 Ordinance: Refund of GO Bonds Series 1996 and 2000 Sponsors: Finance Indexes: General Obligation Bond – Refund

11. Committee Standing Reports

1) Commissioner McConnell said the Finance Committee met this evening to discuss the purchasing policy in the Village, the budget process, and the SCI contract for accounting software. Regarding the SCI contract, she said there are some outstanding issues and there is not a signed SCI contract at this time.

2) Commissioner Schnell said that Public Works Committee met earlier and discussed their mission statement. They will be requesting a name change to Public Services Committee in line with the original intent. They also discussed a better format for the meetings.

12. Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Tully thanked the Manager for his effort in putting together the Leadership Retreat this past weekend. He thanked representatives of the various Village agencies for their participation in the retreat as well as the entire Council, the Village Manager and Mike Baker for their commitment to the weekend. He also announced that the Downers Grove Sanitary District will be holding their open house Saturday, October 6.

Commissioner McConnell said as part of Mental Health Awareness Week there will be depression detection screening available. People interested can call either the Village or Good Samaritan Hospital for dates and places in the Village.

Commissioner Schnell commented on the wetland banking project, stating there were some residents who have expressed concerns about walking paths in the area. She encouraged them to come to the meeting to review the program.

Commissioner Sisul said Saturday’s meeting was very helpful. It is a good idea for the various boards to meet. He said it should be acknowledged that Commissioner Tully suggested beginning this type of dialogue.

Commissioner Gilbert said he was pleased to have the Gun Safety Awareness Proclamation made this evening, and complimented the representatives for their work in this area. He said there is a large degree of misinformation regarding guns and weapons, and he thinks this is a good service the organization is providing.

Commissioner Zabloudil echoed that the retreat was very beneficial, noting that it was hosted at South High School. He announced that South High School will have open house tours on October 14, and North High School will have open house tours on October 21.

The Mayor announced that on Friday night, Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South will be playing football in the annual cross-town classic.

13. Adjournment

Commissioner Sisul moved to adjourn to Executive Session pursuant to Section 2©(5), 2©(6), and 2©(11) of the Open Meetings Act to consider the purchase or lease of property, establishing a price for property and litigation. Commissioner Gilbert seconded.

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

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried and the Council convened into Executive Session at 7:02 p.m