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June 18, 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 Martin Tully, Commissioner Mark Zabloudil and Mayor Brian Krajewski Absent: Commissioner Marilyn Schnell Non Voting: Village Manager Riccardo Ginex, Village Attorney Enza Petrarca and 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 – May 21 & May 28, 2002 Council Meeting – June 4, 2002 Workshop Meeting – June 11, 2002 There being no additions or corrections to the minutes, Mayor Krajewski said they would be filed as submitted.

Future Problem Solvers Team

Mayor Krajewski welcomed the Pierce Downer School Future Problem Solvers Team. He said he met with the team prior to tonight’s meeting. He re-read the proclamation of June 7, 2002 made in their honor. He introduced the team, who competed in the regional competition and the finals competition, and their coaches, Tracy deBuhr and Christine Balagtas. He announced the competition winners and congratulated the team on their accomplishment. The coaches and team members introduced themselves, and gave the Council advice on how to solve problems.

Margaret Kirkegaard, parent of one of the team members, thanked Pierce Downer school and the coaches for their support.

Adrian Graham, another parent, thanked the coaches and acknowledged the girls’ hard work.

Mayor Krajewski said one of the problem-solving tips the team offered was to look at future implications of possible solutions.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

There were none.

B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

Mike Kubes, 5538 Lyman, said he represented the 2002 American Cancer Relay for Life to be held June 21 and 22 at North High School starting at 6:00 p.m. He said it is a worthwhile cause and invited people to attend.

Dr. Doyle Hyman of the First Baptist Church said he was part of the fundraising committee for his church. They recently obtained their building permit to begin demolition and reconstruction at Maple and Washington. He said that regarding the permit fees, the church considered that the Village had waived permit fees in the past; however, now they realize that the Village has declared a moratorium on the waiver of fees. He said that they have submitted their request for the fees to be waived as of yesterday.

David Morrill, 510 36th Street, said he is also on the fundraising committee. He said they received a special use permit a year ago and received their building permit Friday. He said that their church has struggled to raise funds for their construction, and waiving the fees would help them considerably. He said the church would appreciate the Village’s consideration of their waiver request.

Anita Jenks, 4506 Cornell, expressed concern about cars being parked on the parkway in front of JK Nissan on Ogden Avenue. The parkway is at a 45 degree angle and parking on the parkway is a dangerous practice. The Mayor said the Manager would look into this situation.

Craig Mikalayunas, new President of the Downers Grove Jaycees, said the Jaycees want to become more active in the community. They will begin their activities with the Adopt-a-Highway on the east side of Main Street at McCollum Park. They invited the Council members and residents to participate in their program.

John LeDonne, 1221 Parkway, asked about the 945 Curtiss property purchase, saying he had a difficulty understanding the reasoning behind it. He said the property was appraised at $450,000 and the Village paid $505,000 for the property. He said that was a steep price.

The Mayor said the Village is moving forward with the parking deck and had to acquire the property. If they were to move ahead with condemnation or quick take in court it would cost much more. He noted that the appraisal was one year old.

Commissioner Tully said that oftentimes there are competing appraisals. Moving in this direction eliminated the risk for litigation as well.

The Mayor added that every year that property is not developed costs the Village money, and he gave the example of the landbank properties to that end.

Mr. LeDonne asked about the two properties which are in condemnation proceedings now and whether that is for the whole property or the parking areas. The Mayor said it was for the parking areas.

5. Public Hearings

Special Service Area No. 2 – Downtown Special Service Area Mayor Krajewski called the Public Hearing to order at 6:58 p.m. to consider the extension of Special Service Area #2 within the Village’s Central Business District.

On May 21, 2002, the Village Council adopted Ordinance No. 4412 entitled AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SPECIAL SERVICE AREA NUMBER 2 IN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE TERM OF THE SPECIAL SERVICE AREA AND PROVIDING FOR A PUBLIC HEARING AND OTHER PROCEDURES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH . Notice of this hearing was published in the Downers Grove Reporter on Friday, May 24, 2002. On June 6, 2002, copy of this notice was mailed to the person or persons in whose name the general taxes for the last preceding year were paid on each property lying within the Special Area, or, in the event taxes for the last preceding year were not paid, this notice was mailed to the person last listed on the tax rolls prior to that year as the owner of the property.

A copy of the notice, along with the proof of publication and affidavit of mailing have been presented and are made a part of the official record of this hearing. Mayor Krajewski then summarized the procedures to be followed for the Public Hearing.

Manager Ginex said the Special Service Area #2 generally encompasses the Downers Grove Central Business District and was intended to create a downtown management district to enhance the economic vitality of this retail area. The term of the original Special Service area is set to expire in December 2002, and it is requested that the term be extended an additional five years. He then asked Tim McJoynt of the Downtown Management Board to make the presentation regarding this proposal.

Tim McJoynt, attorney for the Downtown Management Board, introduced other members of the Board in attendance at the public hearing. He then reviewed the establishment of the Downtown Management Board. He said their proposal is to extend Special Service Area #2 for five more years to enable them to get back to marketing the downtown area. He said that the geographic area is the same as is the tax rate.

Commissioner Zabloudil said that the downtown area has been through a lot in the past five years. He said the additional five years will show what can be done in the area.

There being no further questions or discussion, Mayor Krajewski closed the public hearing at 7:05 p.m.

6. Consent Agenda

COR00 -00956 Claim Ordinance: No. 5433, Payroll, May 31, 2002 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -00957 List of Bills Payable: No. 5434a, June 18, 2002 (FY 2001/02) No. 5434b, June 18, 2002 (FY 2002/03) Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BID00 -00958 Bid: Award $504,125 to Am-Coat Painting for 71st Street Tank Painting Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Water Tank-71st Street

BID00 -00962 Bid: Award $240,139.75 to A&R Cement, Inc. for Project 03-02, 2002 Sidewalk Replacements Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: Includes contingency in the amount of 5% or $12,006.98 be authorized. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Sidewalk Replacement

BID00 -00969 Bid: Change Order #1 to Christopher B. Burke, Ltd. in an Amount Not to Exceed $100,000.00. Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Stormwater Administrator 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 Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski

7. Active Agenda

ORD00 -00948 Ordinance: Adopt the 2002 National Electric Code Sponsors: Electrical Commission Summary of Item: This will adopt the 2002 National Electric Code and make certain amendments to the Downers Grove Electric Code.

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE 2002 NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE

ORDINANCE NO . 4420 Commissioner Sisul asked if the Chamber of Commerce had an opportunity to review this ordinance. Manager Ginex said they did. 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 Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Electrical Code

RES00 -00959 Resolution: Approve Annexation Agreements Sponsors: Planning Services Summary of Item: This will authorize annexation agreements for the following properties, with annexation to occur as indicated:

  • 1801 61st Street – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 2152, 2150, 2148 and 2146 63rd Street – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 5901 Belmont Road – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 5850 Chase Avenue – January 1, 2008, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 2344 College Road – January 1, 2008, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 2517 College Road – January 1, 2008, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 4927 Cross Street – Once the property becomes contiguous to the Village, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 3744 Glendenning – Once the property becomes contiguous to the Village, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 5603 Pershing – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 5907 Pershing – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 5825 Sherman – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 5603 Woodward – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 5726 Woodward – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 6106 Woodward – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 6110 Woodward – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 6124 Woodward – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.
  • 6216 Woodward – January 1, 2006, or at time of request by owner, whichever occurs first.

A public hearing was held on these agreements on June 4, 2002. No rezoning or other land use approvals have been requested. As such, the properties will come into the Village under our R-1 Single-Family Residence District zoning classification.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTIONOF ANNEXATION AGREEMENTS FOR THE PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 1801 61ST STREET , 2152, 2150, 2148 AND 2146 63RD STREET , 5901 BELMONT ROAD , 5850 CHASE AVENUE , 2344 COLLEGE ROAD , 2517 COLLEGE ROAD , 4927 CROSS STREET , 3744 GLENDENNING , 5603 PERSHING , 5907 PERSHING , 5825 SHERMAN , 5603 WOODWARD , 5726 WOODWARD AVENUE , 6106 WOODWARD AVENUE , 6110 WOODWARD AVENUE , 6124 WOODWARD AVENUE , AND 6216 WOODWARD AVENUE

RESOLUTION 2002 -61 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 Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski

ORD00 -00960 Ordinance: Annex 2530 Burlington Avenue Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will annex the property commonly known as 2530 Burlington Avenue.

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING 2530 BURLINGTON AVENUE TO THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS

ORDINANCE NO . 4421 A motion was made by Commissioner Zabloudil to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Annexation

ORD00 -00963 Ordinance: Rezone 2530 Burlington Avenue to Village R-4 Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: At their meeting of May 22, 2002, the Zoning Board of Appeals recommended that the property commonly known as 2530 Burlington Avenue be rezoned from Village R-1 Single Family Residential to Village R-4 Single Family Residential.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS, PASSED AND APPROVED APRIL 19 , 1965, AS AMENDED , TO REZONE 2530 BURLINGTON AVENUE

ORDINANCE NO . 4422 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 Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Rezone 2530 Burlington – R-1 to R-4

ORD00 -00968 Ordinance: Amend Section 25-52 Regarding Groundwater Wells Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will make further amendments to the provisions concerning private wells and will restrict the use of wells for all purposes. The ordinance continues to grandfather all existing wells as of the date of passage of the ordinance, but will prohibit the drilling of any additional wells.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 25 -52 REGARDING GROUNDWATER WELLS

ORDINANCE NO . 4423 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 Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Wells, private, Groundwater Wells

ORD00 -00971 Ordinance: Amend Traffic Regulations on Franklin Street Sponsors: Parking & Traffic Commission Summary of Item: This will designate Franklin Street one way westbound and restrict parking except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays on the north side of Franklin Street from the east line of Main Street to the west line of Highland Avenue.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TRAFFIC REGULATIONS ON FRANKLIN STREET

ORDINANCE NO . 4424 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 Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: One Way Streets Designated, Franklin Street, No Park – Franklin

ORD00 -00972 Ordinance: Amend Village Designated Parking Lots, Permitting and Meter Rates Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will amend certain meter rates, references to designated parking lots and parking permit sale provisions contained in the Village Code.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING VILLAGE DESIGNATED PARKING LOTS , PERMITTING AND METER RATES

ORDINANCE NO . 4425 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 Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Lots

ORD00 -00973 Ordinance: Authorize Establishment of Tax Increment Financing “Interested Parties” Registries Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: This will authorize the establishment of and adopt rules for registration of interested parties in relation to the Downtown TIF .

AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TAX INCREMENT FINANCING “INTERESTED PARTIES ” REGISTRIES AND ADOPTING REGISTRATION RULES FOR SUCH REGISTRIES

ORDINANCE NO . 4426 A motion was made by Commissioner Zabloudil to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: TIF

MOT00 -00967 Motion: Fee Waiver – DuPage County – 40th & Glendenning Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: Motion to deny a fee waiver request in the amount of $18,618.63 for the DuPage County Department of Environmental Concerns.

This will deny a fee waiver request from the DuPage County Department of Environmental Concerns for the proposed project at 40th and Glendenning. Commissioner Tully pointed out that the Council will continue this debate as to fee waivers. He said he is in support of denying this request as DuPage County does not have co-terminus borders with the Village of Downers Grove. He said that the County has made sure that the Village pays County fees (over $12,000 for Lacey Creek). He thinks the Council should explore possibilities in the future to possibly waive fees, but he said they should not waive $18,000 worth of fees now. He would hope to keep an open dialogue with the County for future projects.

Commissioner McConnell said that she is not in favor of the Motion to Deny. She made the Motion to put it on the table; however, she will vote against the Motion to Deny. She said that her concern is that the Village just recently reviewed the fee waiver ordinance and didn’t identify areas that needed further clarification. She said this is getting caught in the middle of the Village’s discussions. She said that the Village needs to have additional parameters and options for negotiation.

The Mayor said that the past practice has been to waive fees for certain groups, but they were always for smaller amounts of money. This request is for $18,000 and the real issue is the dollar amount. That is one of the major concerns that came out of last week’s Workshop. A motion was made, seconded by Commissioner Tully, to Accept this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Fee Waiver

MOT00 -00966 Motion: Fee Waiver – Park District – Gilbert Park Shelter Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: Motion to approve a fee waiver request in the amount of $1,290.00 for the Downers Grove Park District.

This will authorize a fee waiver request by the Downers Grove Park District in the amount of $1,290.00 for the construction of the Gilbert Park Shelter. Commissioner Tully said this is a different situation since it is a governmental entity with co-terminus boundaries with the Village and an almost indistinguishable tax base. The amount of $1,290 is much less than the $18,000.00 fee waiver request from DuPage County, and is consistent with the types and sizes of requests which have been historically waived. He said he still thinks that the Village needs to look hard at a policy regarding the amount of fees to be waived; however, and the Council did establish the types of fees that would be eligible for waiver versus those that would not. He is in favor of this request and also is looking at the policy.

Commissioner Sisul said that if there are insurance proceeds, he would like to see a proviso added that it is subject to reimbursement from insurance proceeds.

Commissioner Tully asked Commissioner Sisul if he would want to waive the fees if they are not covered by the insurance company. Commissioner Sisul said he would want the Village to be reimbursed if the policy covered such expenses, and would condition the waiver upon insurance reimbursement.

The Mayor agreed that if the insurance covers these costs, they should reimburse the Village.

Commissioner Sisul then moved to amend the Motion in accordance with this discussion to reimburse the Village if insurance payment covers the costs.

The Mayor said he thought they should pull this off the agenda to find out if they are insured or not.

Commissioner Sisul then moved to table the Motion. Commissioner Gilbert seconded.

Commissioner Gilbert said that he supported Commissioner Tully’s comments. He would move to deny this and then have them bring it back to the Village. He said last week they discussed waiving a portion of fees and what that portion would be. He said that this was brought to the Village after February 12 when the Council first discussed fee waivers, so they knew that fee waivers were under consideration.

Commissioner Sisul asked whether denying it would be considered prejudicial to their right to resubmit this. Attorney Petrarca said they could amend the Motion to have it resubmitted after the insurance response, or to have them submit it to the insurance company first.

The Mayor said that the Village Attorney and Village Manager would follow-up to determine whether the Park District has insurance, and if so to advise that they submit the bill to their carrier first. A motion was made by Commissioner Sisul, seconded by Commissioner Gilbert, to Table Indefinitely this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Fee Waiver

8. Mayor’s Report

Materials to be Received – Minutes

Economic Development Commission – May 8, 2002 Library Board – May 22, 2002 Liquor Commission – May 2, 2002 Parking & Traffic Commission – May 8, 2002 Public Services Committee – April 1, 2002 & May 7, 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 Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski

Materials to be Received – Monthly Reports

Liquor Commission

Mayor Krajewski said on Thursday, June 6, 2002, a public hearing was held by the Liquor Commission to determine whether the following liquor licenses should be renewed.

The Commission recommended to place the Class “R” liquor license issued to Pint House, Ltd. d/b/a Callaway’s Pint House located at 2009 Ogden Avenue on probation for a term of six (6) months with review of their alcohol sales revenue on a monthly basis by the Village to monitor the licensee’s compliance with the requirements of the Class “R” license initially granted. Mayor Krajewski said he has made his Findings and Order, and the liquor license of Pint House, Ltd. d/b/a Callaway’s Pint House is hereby renewed. As a condition of renewal, the licensee shall be placed on probation for a six (6) month period. The licensee shall supply the Village with a Certificate of Revenue on the last day of each month, beginning June 30, in order for the Village to monitor licensee’s compliance of alcohol sales revenues.

On Thursday, June 6, 2002, a public hearing was held by the Liquor Commission to determine whether the following liquor licenses should be revoked or suspended by reason of the alleged sale of alcoholic liquor to a person under the age of twenty-one (21) years.

The Commission recommended a suspension of not less than eleven (11) days, a fine not to exceed $1,000.000 and fees to cover the administrative costs of the hearing for the Class “B-1” liquor license issued to Fuddruckers, Inc. d/b/a Fuddruckers, located at 1500 Branding Lane. The Mayor said he has made his Findings and Order, and the liquor license of Fuddruckers, located at 1500 Branding Lane, will be suspended for eleven (11) days beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2002 until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 and beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2002, until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2002; and beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2002, until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24; and beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2002, until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 and Fuddruckers shall be fined $1,000.00 and pay administrative costs of the hearing in the amount of $680.00.

During these dates of suspension, no liquor may be sold from the premises.

Materials to be Placed on File

9. Manager’s Report

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

Commissioner Sisul said they met last week and discussed the radio situation and the use of various radios by the Fire Department. He said they are looking forward to an agreement in the future with Westmont to allow use of their frequency. This will allow the Fire Department to return the radios to Public Works and free up the frequency.

Commissioner Tully said the Public Services meeting will be on June 25.

12. Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Zabloudil said he enjoyed the conversation with the Pierce Downer students and their team. He added that they are looking for a coach for next year at Herrick.

Commissioner Sisul congratulated the U.S. soccer team for their finest showing since 1930 in the World Cup competition.

Commissioner McConnell pointed out that all the Problem Solvers were women. She said that the Character Counts Coalition meeting was held last week, and discussed display of the Six Pillars in the Council Chambers. It was recommended that the District 99 art students develop a design.

Commissioner McConnell then said that because of September 11th, the Josephenson Institute which founded Character Counts, is looking for a way to celebrate American Awareness and American Spirit the week of September 11, 2002. The Coalition said that possibly there will be a way to tie this into the Fine Arts Festival during that time.

The Mayor congratulated Pierce Downer on their hard work with the Problem Solving Team. He also wished the American Cancer Society good luck this weekend.

The Mayor said he and the Village Manager met with residents regarding the METRA underpass, and there will be another meeting next week with METRA ’s engineer to address some of the issues and concerns expressed by the residents. There should be a further update on the Belmont underpass in two weeks. He said they have come to terms with the funding package, and the Village does not have any funding participation.

13. Adjournment

Commissioner Sisul moved to adjourn. Commissioner Gilbert seconded.

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

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m