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March 05, 2002

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

3. Minutes of Workshop and Council Meetings

Executive Session Minutes for Approval Only – February 12, 2002 State of the Village – February 16, 2002 Council Meeting – February 19, 2002 Workshop Meeting – February 26, 2002 There being no additions or corrections to the minutes, Mayor Krajewski said they would be filed as submitted.

Proclamation

The Mayor introduced Bob Dode who is celebrating his 20th anniversary with the Downers Grove Fire Department. He also introduced Bob’s family and read a proclamation celebrating the 55th wedding anniversary of Robert and Norman Dode, Bob’s parents.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

There were none.

B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

Mary Phillips, 6112 Carpenter, discussed the impact of College of DuPage (COD) on students, businesses and the community as a whole. She said the enrollment is up 6% this year, and that COD is the nation’s largest single-campus community college. Over the next five years the enrollment will increase dramatically with the population surpassing the one million mark. Ms. Phillips gave numerous statistics on the impact COD will have in the future. The challenge, she said, is that COD lacks space, has outdated facilities and inadequate technology. She said it has been 25 years since the last tax increase for COD , which has the lowest tax rate in the State. Ms. Phillips asked that on March 19 the voters of District of 502 approve a seven cent tax increase, which equates to $.85 per week for owners of a $200,000 home, or $44 per year. Ms. Phillips said that in 2000-2001 the enrollment at COD of Downers Grove high school graduates increased from 25%-30%.

The Mayor said that COD is a good feeder college for area high schools.

Manager Ginex said that the Suburban Law Group academy began in 1991 and had its first class in October of 1994 at COD . He said that they received the Governor’s Award for Law Enforcement this past year. All officers go through basic training there.

Commissioner Sisul said the community is proud of COD . He spoke with a student who credited COD for getting him off to a good start and getting him into a Big Ten school.

Jack LeDonne, 1221 Parkway Street, asked about the Fannie Mae building purchase. He asked how many square feet were included in the lot, and the appraised value of the property. He said he assumed the Village would be taking another short term loan and asked what the estimated interest payments would be. The Mayor said staff would obtain answers to his questions, noting that the purchase will not take place until October. The Village is looking at a variety of financing options. Mr. LeDonne asked what the property taxes are on the lot and the Mayor said staff would also follow up on that.

Commissioner Sisul said that the Assessor’s office would have the assessed value on the property taxes.

Mr. LeDonne asked whether relocation packages would be offered to businesses in that building. The Mayor said EDC is looking at relocation. The Village would like to keep Fannie May, and they are seeking a ten-year lease. He added that they would set terms for redevelopment.

5. Public Hearings

6. Consent Agenda

COR00 -00822 Claim Ordinance: No. 5419, Payroll, February 22, 2002 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -00823 List of Bills Payable: No. 5420, March 5, 2002 Sponsors: Accounting Commissioner Gilbert questioned item PI 851 . A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BID00 -00801 Bid: Joe Madden Ford for new chassis and Specialty Vehicle Service to refurbish existing ambulance body for a total of $69,638.00. Sponsors: Fire Department A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Fire Equipment – Ambulance

BID00 -00802 Bid: Renew Contract for Fire Uniforms with Kale Uniforms, Red Wing Shoe Company and Holy Cow Sports Sponsors: Fire Department A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Fire Department – Uniforms

BID00 -00803 Bid: $29,081.00 to Competitive Lawn Service for 2002 Municipal Turf Maintenance Contract Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Turf Maintenance

BID00 -00804 Bid: $91,482.50 to Homer Tree Care for Tree and Stump Removal Contract Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Tree and Stump Removal

BID00 -00805 Bid: $15,000.00 to Bergquist Tree Experts for Demand Tree Pruning Contract Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Tree Pruning 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 -00809 Resolution: Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with Downers Grove Park District re: Use of Village Facilities and Video Production of Park District Board Meetings Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will authorize execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and the Downers Grove Park Diustrict regarding the use of Village facilities (commonly referred to as the Village of Downers Grove Council Chambers) and video production equipment and personnel for Board meeting broadcasts.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND THE DOWNERS GROVE PARK DISTRICT REGARDING THE USE OF VILLAGE FACILITIES AND VIDEO PRODUCTION OF PARK DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS

RESOLUTION 2002 -22 The Mayor said the Park District has asked that this item be tabled to the next meeting.

This matter was tabled to the next Council meeting, March 19, 2002. A motion was made by Commissioner Sisul, seconded by Commissioner Gilbert, to Table to a Date Certain 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: Park District

ORD00 -00807 Ordinance: Restrict Parking on Parkways Sponsors: Police Department Summary of Item: This will prohibit parking in any parkway, except on an authorized driveway.

AN ORDINANCE RESTRICTING PARKING ON PARKWAYS

ORDINANCE NO . 4374 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: Parking Restrictions

ORD00 -00821 Ordinance: Repeal Planned Development #27 Summary of Item: This will repeal Planned Development #27.

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DESIGNATION FOR PLANNED DEVELOPMENT #27

ORDINANCE NO . 4375 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: Planned Development #27-Highland Woods

ORD00 -00808 Ordinance: Annex Vacant Land Southeast of Highland Avenue & 31st Street Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will annex the vacant land at Highland Avenue and 31st Street. Following annexation, this property will remain zoned R-1 Single Family Residential.

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN TERRITORY TO THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS (VACANT LAND SOUTHEAST OF HIGHLAND AVEUE & 31ST STREET )

ORDINANCE NO . 4376 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: Annexation

ORD00 -00811 Ordinance: Rezone Southeast Corner of Highland Avenue & 31st Street to R-1 Sponsors: Zoning Board of Appeals Summary of Item: At their meeting of January 23, 2002, the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously recommended that the property located at the southeast corner of Highland Avenue and 31st Street be rezoned from O-R, Office Research and R-5A, Townhouse Residence District to R-1 Single Family Residence District.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS, CODIFIED AS CHAPTER 38 OF THE DOWNERS GROVE MUNICIPAL CODE , AS AMENDED TO REZONE CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF HIGHLAND AVENUE & 31ST STREET (O-R/R-5A to R-1)

ORDINANCE NO . 4377 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: Rezone Southeast Corner of Highland & 31st Street -R5A to R1

ORD00 -00812 Ordinance: Special Use for a Public Park with Interpretive Visitors’ Center – SE Corner of Highland and 31st Street Sponsors: Zoning Board of Appeals Summary of Item: At their meeting of January 23, 2002, the Zoning Board of Appeals voted uananimously to recommend that a Special Use be granted for the Downers Grove DuPage County Forest Preserve District and the Downers Grove Park District Interpretive Center.

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A SPECIAL USE PROVIDING FOR A PUBLIC PARK WITH AN INTERPRETIVE CENTER AND ACCESSORY PARKING , USES AND IMPROVEMENTS

ORDINANCE NO . 4378 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: Special Use – Interpretive Visitors’ Center – SE Highland & 31

ORD00 -00813 Ordinance: Annex 6818 & 6822 Fairview Avenue Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will annex the property commonly known as 6818 Fairview Avenue. Following annexation, this property will be rezoned to R-3 Single Family Residential.

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING 6818 & 6822 FAIRVIEW AVENUE TO THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS

ORDINANCE NO . 4379 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: Annexation

ORD00 -00814 Ordinance: Rezone 6818 & 6822 Fairview Avenue to R-3 Sponsors: Zoning Board of Appeals Summary of Item: At their meeting of January 23, 2002, the Zoning Board of Appeals recommended that the property commonly known as 6818 & 6822 Fairview be rezoned from R-1 Single Family Rasidence to R-3 Single Family Residence.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS, CODIFIED AS CHAPTER 28 OF THE DOWNERS GROVE MUNICIPAL CODE , AS AMENDED TO REZONE 6818 & 6822 FAIRVIEW AVENUE

ORDINANCE NO . 4380 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: Rezone 6818 & 6822 Fairview to R-3

ORD00 -00818 Ordinance: Annex 6321 Washington Street Sponsors: Planning Services Summary of Item: This will annex the property commonly known as 6321 Washington Street. Following annexation, this property will be rezoned to R-3 Single Family Residential.

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING 6321 WASHINGTON STREET TO THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS

ORDINANCE NO . 4381 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: Annexation

ORD00 -00815 Ordinance: Rezone Certain Property in Phase II of the Downers Grove Estates/Meadowlawn Subdivisions to B-2 Sponsors: Zoning Board of Appeals Summary of Item: At their meeting of January 23, 2002, the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously recommended certain propertieis in the Phase II annexation of the Downers Grove Estates/Meadowlawn Subdivision be rezoned from R-1 Single Family Residence District to B-2 General Retail Business 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 CERTAIN PROPERTY IN PHASE II OF THE DOWNERS GROVE ESTATES /MEADOWLAWN SUBDIVISIONS (R-1 to B-2)

ORDINANCE NO . 4382 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: Rezone Phase II Downers Grove Estates/Meadowlawn Subdivisions

ORD00 -00816 Ordinance: Rezone Certain Property in Phase II of the Downers Grove Meadowlawn Subdivision to R-3 Sponsors: Zoning Board of Appeals Summary of Item: At their meeting of January 23, 2002, the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously recommended certain properties in the Phase II annexation of the Downers Grove Meadowlawn Subdivision by 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 CERTAIN PROPERTY IN PHASE II OF THE DOWNERS GROVE MEADOWLAWN SUBDIVISION (R-1 to R-3)

ORDINANCE NO . 4383 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: Rezone Phase II Downers Grove Estates/Meadowlawn Subdivisions

ORD00 -00817 Ordinance: Rezone Certain Property in Phase II of the Downers Grove Estates Subdivision to R-4 Sponsors: Zoning Board of Appeals Summary of Item: At their meeting of January 23, 2002, the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously recommended certain properties in the Phase II annexation of the Downers Grove Estates Subdivision be rezoned from R-1 Single Family Residence District to R-4 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 CERTAIN PROPERTY IN PHASE II OF THE DOWNERS GROVE ESTATES SUBDIVISION (R-1 to R-4)

ORDINANCE NO . 4384 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: Rezone Phase II Downers Grove Estates/Meadowlawn Subdivisions

RES00 -00820 Resolution: Addendum to Agreement for Professional Services with Versar, Inc. Sponsors: Director of Redevelopment Summary of Item: This will authorize an addendum to the environmental services agreement dated September 18, 2001 between the Village of Downers Grove and Versar, Inc.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN ADDENDUM TO AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND VERSAR , INC.

RESOLUTION 2002 -21 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: Versar, Inc.

ORD00 -00841 Ordinance: Amend Building Permit Fee Descriptions Sponsors: Code Services Summary of Item: This will clarify language with regard to demolition fees and building permit fees.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BUILDING PERMIT FEE DESCRIPTIONS

ORDINANCE NO . 4385 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: Building Permit Fees

8. Mayor’s Report

Materials to be Received – Minutes

Library Board – January 23, 2002 & February 13, 2002 Liquor Commission – February 7, 2002 Public Services Committee – December 11, 2001 Stormwater & Flood Plain Oversight Committee – September 26, 2001 Zoning Board of Appeals – January 23, 2002 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

New Business

Proclamation: The Mayor declared the week of March 3-9, 2002 as Jr. League of Greater DuKane Week.

Mayor Krajewski then congratulated Lisa Rasin for receipt of the Women of Achievement Award this past week. He accompanied Ms. Rasin to the ceremony, and outlined many of Ms. Rasin’s activities, honors and recognitions.

The Mayor noted receipt of a letter from Samantha Cepican, sophomore at Downers Grove South, who competed in the National Ice Skating Trials in Los Angeles. She and her partner took second place in that competition. They train out of Bolingbrook. He said that a number of members of the business community as well as local individuals contributed toward their training expenses. He then read Samantha’s letter of thanks into the record.

Mayor Krajewski said that there were special guests from Austria in the Village this week, the Autenberg Trio, who performed in concert at Downers Grove North.

Materials to be Placed on File

9. Manager’s Report

Manager Ginex reminded everyone that on Thursday, March 14th from 5:00-8:00 p.m., METRA will sponsor its public informational hearing on the Belmont Grade separation project. He added that plans are posted on the Village’s website.

The Manager then wished Attorney Dan Blondin the best of luck on his new position as attorney for Naperville.

10. Attorney’s Report

Attorney Blondin said he had nothing to present.

The Mayor thanked Dan for the legal support he has given to the Council and Village. He wished him well in his new position in Naperville.

Attorney Blondin thanked everyone for their support.

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

Commissioner Schnell said the Public Services Committee met this evening and discussed three items. The recommended wording for the no turn on red signs is “No turning on red when pedestrians are present” which is consistent with the rest of the County.

Commissioner Schnell congratulated the Village Forester for the proactive approach she has taken regarding the gypsy moth problem. There will be an informational meeting on April 4 at 6:30 in the Council Chambers. There will be two spraying areas and letters will be sent to the residents in those areas. Ms. von der Heide will also produce a spot for cable television regarding the gypsy moths.

Finally, Commissioner Schnell said they discussed the draft METRA report for the Main and Franklin intersection. In addition to the traffic signal at that location, there are some additional modifications and recommendations to be made which will be covered at the April Parking and Traffic Commission meeting.

The Mayor said he spoke with County Board Member Bennington regarding the gypsy moth concern. He offered to bring in a federal representative to speak with Village staff, and recommended that the Village Forester speak with him.

Commissioner Schnell said the concern is that helicopters will do the spraying and that residents understand what is taking place.

Commissioner McConnell said the Finance Committee had a budget meeting on Saturday from 8:30 to 4:00. Another meeting is scheduled for this coming Saturday.

12. Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Gilbert thanked Attorney Blondin for his eleven years of service. He said that Attorney Blondin has guided him well over the past seven years.

Commissioner Zabloudil also thanked Attorney Blondin for his help and wished him luck.

Commissioner Sisul said he has been on the Council for about nine years, and he has appreciated having Mr. Blondin as the Village Attorney. He said Attorney Blondin has done a fine job, and he knows that the people of Naperville will be pleased with adding him to their staff.

Commissioner Sisul also added that it was fun to celebrate a marriage today that has lasted for so long.

Finally, the Commissioner congratulated Linda Kunze for being named Citizen of the Year.

Commissioner Schnell said she had the pleasure of interviewing Dan Blondin for Village Attorney. She said when he began the interview, it was a unanimous decision on the part of the Council members that he would be the new Village Attorney. She thanked him for all he has done in keeping the Village informed and out of trouble.

Commissioner McConnell said the Character Counts Coalition meeting is scheduled for March 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Public Works facility. She also thanked Attorney Blondin for his help to her.

Commissioner Tully gave his regards to Attorney Blondin and apologized for not being present in person. He has appreciated Attorney Blondin’s skills and abilities, and said he has been a valuable resource to the Village and will be sorely missed.

National League of Cities Conference Report

Commissioner McConnell reported on three sessions she attended at the National League of Cities Conference in Atlanta. She reported on the Future of Financing, Economic Viability, and GASB -34.

Regarding the Future of Financing seminar, Commissioner McConnell discussed six revenue trends. They are: 1) shift from goods to services, 2) increased inter-city competition, 3) pressures of dilution, 4) rise in E-Commerce, 5) changing demographics, and 6) erosion of property tax. She discussed two options to address these trends: Increased use of user fees and changes, and obtain share of property tax. Commissioner McConnell said other sources of revenue include EMS , car rental, privatization of services, movie/entertainment, and bonds/borrowing. She added occupation tax as a 6th source which would be a tax of all salary dollars in a community.

Commissioner McConnell discussed competing expenses including an increased demand for social services and increased demand for quality of life services.

Commissioner McConnell then discussed the seminar concerning Economic Viability. She said survey results indicate three major components of economic viability: Quality of life/place, economic prosperity, and social change. She outlined values of today’s society including employment flexibility, individual rewards for productivity, and talent and creativity. She said talent and place play predominant roles in today’s economy. She discussed three keys to today’s economy including technology, talent and tolerance. She discussed the following recommendations for economic development: 1) beyond tax incentives, 2) mixed-use space, 3) diversity friendly policies, 4) people based incentives, and 5) “good place” to live.

The third seminar Commissioner McConnell discussed was Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB)-34. She explained that this is a structure to demonstrate government accountability to the public. She discussed two major financial statements: Government-wide financial statements which are statements of net assets, and Statement of activities. She said GASB -34 is required for governments with revenue between $10 million and $100 million after 6/15/02. She said these reports are more readable for users, but implementation may be challenging. She said the government is moving on to GASB 36 and 37.

In summary, Commissioner McConnell said Downers Grove is generally well positioned and focused on important issues. She said creativity and execution will make the difference.

Commissioner Gilbert asked that she show the economic development slide again, regarding People Based Incentives. Commissioner McConnell said that has to do with how you draw in people you already have, and people you may be able to draw in; however, they gave no ideas as to how to do that.

Commissioner Sisul said this raised interesting points. In TCD -II when they spoke about diversity, he does not think they really anticipated things would take the turn they have. He said they might want to revisit some of the things discussed in TCD -II. It appears that people are looking for a personal touch, and want to move into a place that is friendly to live in. Commissioner McConnell responded that they may want to have the Human Services Commission and Economic Development Committee join together on this point, since Human Services has already done some work in that area.

Commissioner Sisul said that this concludes the presentation that the Council intends to make regarding the meeting. He said the Council appreciates the support of the community in the Council’s efforts toward continuing education. The Council benefits from these conferences as does the community.

13. Adjournment

Commissioner Sisul moved to adjourn to Executive Session pursuant to Section 2©(1) of the Open Meetings Act to consider personnel and pursuant to Section 2©(11) of the Open Meetings Act to consider 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 7:29 p.m