Mayor Krajewski called the Workshop meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Downers Grove to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Village Hall.
Present:Mayor Brian Krajewski; Commissioners Marilyn Schnell, Thomas Sisul, Sue McConnell, Martin Tully, Mark Zabloudil; Village Manager Riccardo Ginex; Acting Village Attorney Enza Petrarca; Village Clerk April Holden
Absent:Commissioner Michael Gilbert
Visitors: Press: Susie Gura, Downers Grove Reporter; Colt Foutz, The Sun Residents & Others in Attendance: Joe & Karen Skutas, 215 Second St.; Laurel Bowen, 829 Clyde Dr.; Andrew J. Clark, 1226 62nd St.; Judy Sidrys, 5223 Lee Ave.; Christine Fregeau, 1918 Elmore; Ron Sandack, 4833 Linscott; Mike Kubes, 5538 Lyman; Marilynn Gerloff, 4241 Highland; David Moral, 510 36th Street; Dan Cermak, Downers Grove Park District Staff: David Van Vooren, Deputy Village Manager; Bob Schiller, Assistant Director, Public Works; Amanda Browne, Planner; Jack Bajor, Public Works Director; Dorin Fera, Traffic Manager; Fire Chief Phil Ruscetti
Mayor Krajewski explained that Council Workshop meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are video taped live and for later cable cast over cable channel 6.
The Workshop meeting is intended to provide Council and the public with an appropriate forum for informal discussion of any items intended for future Council consideration or just for general information. No formal action is taken at Workshop meetings.
The public is invited to attend and encouraged to comment or ask questions in an informal manner on any of the items being discussed or on any other subject. The agenda is created to provide a guideline for discussion.
Mayor Krajewski noted that last week there was a legal intern present from the Elmhurst Citizens’ Advocacy Center who said she had spent time reviewing the past six months of Council meeting agendas regarding the Open Meetings Act and the practice of the Council regarding Ordinances and Resolutions. He referred to an Appellate Court case mentioned by the intern, stating it was decided in the 4th Appellate Court District which is not binding on Downers Grove. He noted that the Village Attorney and Village Clerk are well aware of the Rice case and have followed posting procedures, with the exception of one omission in March. The Mayor said that requirements are that public notice be made 48 hours before a meeting. Every Friday public notice is posted in the Village Hall. He noted that the intern had been misinformed and used the Village Corner as her source for the published public notices for meetings, rather than viewing the actual public notices. The Mayor said that the Village takes the requirements of the Open Meetings Act seriously and has practiced due diligence in following those regulations.
Bid: Main & Franklin Traffic Signal Installation. Manager Ginex said staff received three bids related to Main Street and Franklin Avenue and recommends that Tri-Tec Electric be awarded the contract for $122,957.65.
Commissioner Schnell asked about the proposed installation date.
Bob Schiller , Assistant Director, Public Works, said the expected delivery is mid-August, so they are anticipating a late August, early September installation.
Laurel Bowen , 928 Clyde, asked the Council to reconsider the proposal for the traffic light, as it is too congested already. The light will cause more backed up traffic. She noted that the church and school do not operate on a daily basis. Ms. Bowen said that the Village has not cut its spending. She said she is asking not to approve the bid for the traffic signal.
The Mayor said that the tax burden that the Village has put on its residents is the lowest of all communities surrounding Downers Grove.
Commissioner Tully commented that this was discussed long before he was on the Council. He said that previous traffic studies and warrants did not meet the requirements for a traffic signal. However, the recent study showed that the warrants as set by the State were met. He said the Council would be derelict in its duties if it did not approve this traffic signal, since the warrants were met. Regarding the congestion issue, he said that there are two parts to the bids. The second part of the bid includes the interconnect system which coordinates this signal with Main Street and other side streets to alleviate congestion.
Parking & Traffic Recommendations:
Amend Ordinance to include Parking Restrictions on the 4700 Block of Oakwood Avenue – File #12-02. The Manager said this came from a resident and the problem is caused by overflow parking from North High School. The Commission recommends no parking on both sides of Oakwood between Chicago and Prairie between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Commissioner Sisul asked if there was any progress made on the parking problem at North High School. The Manager said that the new faculty lot is operating.
Mr. Schiller said he has not met with District 99 to discuss parking at North High School for some time. He said that Steve Rockwell discussed parking options with North High, but other than that there have been no further discussions.
The Manager said the Village can initiate a meeting.
Commissioner Schnell said that the problem is not getting any better.
Commissioner Tully asked if there has been any discussion by the Parking and Traffic Commission of conducting broader studies of the high school parking issues for a more comprehensive strategy for the high school parking issues.
Mr. Schiller said that this was discussed about two years ago at the request of the neighborhood. He said that surrounding neighborhoods were also invited to the discussion and neighbors felt they did not have a problem.
The Mayor said that since that time there have been two large additions made to the high schools that are drawing from surrounding areas. This places a large burden on the Village for traffic enforcement, parking, and roadways.
Mr. Schiller said there has been a lukewarm response from the school to aggressively seek parking. He said they feel they are there to educate the students and not to provide parking.
Amend Ordinance to Reduce Current Speed on Cornell Avenue between Warren Avenue and Prairie Avenue – File #11-02. The Manager said the Commission is recommending lowering the current speed from 30 mph to 25 mph.
Amend Ordinance to include Yield Signs at 62nd Street/Fairmount Avenue and 62nd Street/Lyman Avenue – File #09-02. The Manager said Yield signs are recommended for these locations since guidance is needed for motorists to prevent accidents.
Commissioner Schnell asked how they educate people to understand Yield signs. The Manager said that they are supposed to yield to on-going traffic. Commissioner Schnell said that the Yield sign gives a false sense of security in her opinion. The Manager said he was not at the meeting, but his impression was that the amount of traffic did not warrant a stop sign.
Dorin Fera , Traffic Manager, said that this is a short thoroughfare, and the people who travel it know it well. The Yield sign is to give pause, and is not considered the same as a Stop sign, but is there to tell the driver to take caution.
Amend Ordinance to include Parking Restrictions along the South Side of Grant Street – File #14-02. The Manager said this request was from District 58 regarding modifying the restrictions. Staff met with Pierce Downer School in the early spring. The school is proposing new pick up and drop off locations, and therefore is requesting modifications of the restrictions along the south side of Grant Street in the afternoon.
Amend Ordinance to include Parking Restrictions along Cumnor Road North of Ogden – File #15-02. The Manager said the complaint was that there is an obstructive view caused by parked cars, and therefore, parking restrictions are being recommended along the intersection areas.
Commissioner Sisul said that the Commission also discussed putting a time limit on parking on one side, but the Commission did not act on it.
Mr. Fera said the final consensus among the citizens was to have a gap section between the corners. He said that the restrictions proposed were too difficult to enforce. They have extended the mall driveway area by about 30’, and police will enforce the violations.
The Mayor asked if the cars being parked were part of the car dealership. Mr. Fera said that license plates verification has not been done, but it appears that they are from the dealership and people going to Panera Bread. Mr. Fera said they will have a three-lane marking area striped.
Amend Ordinance to include a Yield Sign at the Northeast Corner of Belle Aire Lane and Drove Avenue – File #16-02. The Manager said this was from the PTA staff for a T intersection that is not controlled. There are no provisions for school children to cross safely. The Commission recommended a yield sign at the northeast corner of the intersection of Belle Aire Lane and Drove Avenue, regulating westbound traffic on Drove Avenue.
3. Plan Commission Recommendation: Lot Reconfiguration on Second Street.
Amanda Browne , Planner, described the lot reconfiguration which will reduce the lot from 11,880 to 9,900 square feet. This will be 600 square feet under the current Ordinance minimum. The Commission forwarded a unanimous recommendation for approval.
Commissioner Zabloudil said even though this needs a variance, it does make sense, and he was glad to see the spirit of cooperation between neighbors.
Commissioner Tully said he is not normally in favor of going below the minimum in lot sizes. There is a big offsetting concern here, as this will increase the size of the neighboring properties to make them more uniform and consistent with the Ordinance than they are currently.
4. Change Order #2 for CBD Phase IV.
Jack Bajor , Director, Public Works, said that this is to Martam Construction for Phase IV of the downtown project. This came to the attention of staff within the last four weeks. This includes the reconstruction of the intersection of Franklin and Main, as well as additional conduit since some was not in keeping with the original estimate.
Commissioner McConnell asked if they estimate this to be the last of the costs for Phase IV, and Mr. Bajor said he did. He said the money would be from the TIF funds.
The Mayor asked about the watermain work and whether that comes from the water fund. Mr. Bajor said it does.
Commissioner Tully asked why this is just coming to their attention. Mr. Bajor said that Martam worked late into the season. It was a $14 million project in total, and this represents a very small portion of that amount.
The Mayor said that staff should stay on top of the contracts and not do work if it is outside of the scope of the contract. Mr. Bajor said this was based on unit prices.
Commissioner Tully said he is not questioning whether the work was done, but the contractor should have brought this to the attention of the staff earlier. Mr. Bajor said he would look into why there was a lag in time.
5. Outdoor Liquor Sales. The Manager said that the Council discussed outdoor sales of liquor at its Workshop meeting of June 25 and referred the item to the Liquor Commission. The Commission made a recommendation at its July 11 meeting to amend the ordinance to allow direct access to the outdoor seating areas.
Commissioner Zabloudil commended the Commission for coming up with options in this situation. It is a diverse downtown area with good controls in place. He believes this is the right decision.
Commissioner Sisul said that Bamboleo’s originally brought this petition to the Council and has since decided not to have an alternative entry.
Commissioner Schnell said that she agreed staff did a good job on this and the Commission provided a good compromise.
Commissioner McConnell agreed that the Commission came up with a good alternative to balance the need for control and the needs of businesses. She said that she interpreted this to mean that there would be control by an employee at all times. Attorney Petrarca said that was correct. Regarding Commissioner McConnell’s comment concerning non-compliance, Ms. Petrarca said staff will contact Mr. Montesantos. Staff believes there is signage and a person present now. Attorney Petrarca said that they are monitoring it at all times on a temporary basis.
Commissioner Tully said he understood that the factors regarding practicability, reasonability and fencing were to be considered by the Liquor Commission, with decisions made on a case-by-case basis. Ms. Petrarca said that was correct. Petitioners will have to go through the Liquor Commission.
6. Foreign Fire Insurance Board Budget. The Manager said the Board is required to send the Council a budget detail. This budget was adopted by the Council in April 2002.
Commissioner McConnell asked if they are buying equipment. Chief Ruscetti said that the Committee votes to decide on the spending. They are working on obtaining further input now.
7. Nuisance Wildlife Ordinance. The Manager asked Bob Schiller to address this matter.
Bob Schiller , Assistant Director, Public Works, said this Ordinance is the result of requests from residents around the Maple Grove Forest Preserve and the area between 2nd and 8th streets. There appears to be a large animal/raccoon problem which is exacerbated by residents feeding the animals. There have been between 50-100 animals on private property at one time. More than 200 traps were rented last year with the capture of more than 350 animals. A resident in the Pepperidge Farm area said that he and his neighbor captured over 80 raccoons in the last year. Mr. Schiller said that staff has witnessed the problem.
The Mayor asked where the raccoons come from for the area between 2nd to 8th Streets. Mr. Schiller said the area along the train tracks and the heavily wooded lots.
Commissioner McConnell asked about sections a, b, and c of the Nuisance Ordinance and the rationale behind those items. They seem nebulous and open to interpretation.
Mr. Schiller said they are asking to prohibit feeding of any kind of nuisance wildlife. Any feeding will cause overpopulation. They have documentation of damage from overpopulation of the raccoons.
Commissioner McConnell asked about the range of the fine from $75-$750 and how that is determined. Attorney Petrarca said that is a standard ordinance violation fine, and depends upon the judge.
Commissioner McConnell asked what happens if they continue to pay fines and to feed the animals. Attorney Petrarca said again it would depend upon the judge, who would see the number of times that violations were committed by an individual.
Commissioner McConnell asked whether the issue in these two areas has been around specific houses. Mr. Schiller said it has occurred in these two specific areas regularly over the last few years.
Commissioner McConnell asked whether passing this ordinance is the only way to deal with the problem. Mr. Schiller said people are not following recommendations. In addition, if this continues the problem could spread to other areas.
Commissioner Tully asked if the definition of wild animals is limited to the animals specified. He gave the example of someone putting out a bird feeder. Mr. Schiller said it is limited to the animals specified at this time.
Commissioner Schnell asked if someone is in violation of the ordinance if they have many bird feeders and squirrels get into them and cause damage. She asked how they define malice. Mr. Schiller said that the hope is that neighbors would discuss this with one another first regarding the problem. Commissioner Schnell then said that many places sell squirrel feeders, etc., and her concern is that the need is to educate the public. Attorney Petrarca said the intention of the ordinance is to prohibit the intentional feeding of the wild animals. She said that to the extent that the other types of feeders create a nuisance, the individual would be in violation of the ordinance. They need to legislate what cannot be worked out between the neighbors.
Commissioner Tully said that opossums and squirrels are not listed. Attorney Petrarca said they would be included in the ordinance. Commissioner Tully said there are two conditions necessary to be in violation—feeding the animals, and thereby creating a nuisance situation.
Commissioner Zabloudil suggested that this be included in the newsletter and the Village Corner.
Judy Sidrys , 5223 Lee Avenue, said that this is a necessary ordinance. She said the neighbors have escalated wildlife feedings to one 5-gallon bucket of cat food every evening. She said they tried talking with the neighbor to no avail. She has called various agencies but there was nothing that could be done since there was no legislation regarding the feeding of wildlife. She said every evening there are dozens of raccoons and showed the damage to her home caused by the feces of the animals all around the home. They cannot open their windows due to the presence of the animals and the smell caused by them. Ms. Sidrys said they have a great appreciation for natural beauty and animals in their natural habitat. These raccoons have been drawn out of their natural habitat into the residential area. The only other alternative the residents have is to trap the raccoons. The ordinance is important to protect the residents and their homes, as well as to protect the animals.
Robert King , 946 Maple, asked whether it is lawful for a private citizen to trap raccoons. He said he was told that he would have to have a license to do so. The Mayor said that staff would obtain that information.
8. Fee Waiver Policy. The Manager asked Deputy Village Manager Dave Van Vooren to address this.
Deputy Village Manager Dave Van Vooren said this issue has been discussed previously by the Council, and a draft Ordinance has been prepared by staff. That Ordinance was directed back to the Finance Committee by the Council. Some modifications have been made, however there was not concurrence on part C of the Ordinance. He said that staff believes they must move forward on this fee waiver policy, since many waiver requests are stacking up. He referred to his Memorandum to the Council regarding the Committee’s recommendation.
Commissioner Zabloudil said they need to come to some consensus on this, and consider the ultimate goal of the Ordinance. He said that fee waivers help to promote a sense of community and it is important to remember this in making a final decision.
Commissioner McConnell said there was a lively discussion at the Finance Committee meeting regarding this subject. She said that they modified the concept of co-terminus boundaries. For example, District 99 covers more than Downers Grove, but all Downers Grove residents support it with their taxes. Therefore District 99 was included in category A. The most discussion was regarding category C, not-for-profit, charitable organizations that benefit our community. In most cases, the fees they are requesting be waived do not amount to high dollar amounts. They removed private education entities, although those that are related to charitable organizations or religious organizations would fall under the religious or charitable organization category.
Deputy Manager Van Vooren said that the three recommendation are: 1) for category A there would be a 100% fee waiver for public school districts and eliminate waivers if insurance reimbursements are made; 2) category B for government entities with boundaries that are not co-terminus, there would be no waiver of fees, but moving school District 99 to category A; and 3) for category C not-for-profit, charitable, religious, private education and public service organizations, they suggest waiving all fees, and remove private educational entities.
Mayor Krajewski said “hard costs” and consultant fees cannot be waived. This allows the Village Manager to waive fees up to $5,000 under his discretion.
Commissioner McConnell said this does not happen automatically. An application is still necessary. The fee waiver is not a mandate but an option.
Commissioner Schnell said she can only think of one private educational entity in the Village besides church-related schools. Deputy Manager Van Vooren said there were two: Midwestern University and Avery Coonley School. Commissioner Schnell asked the rationale behind excluding those. Deputy Van Vooren said that they are for-profit institutions and charge fees and draw from an area that is significantly larger than the Village boundaries.
Commissioner Tully said he wanted to focus on the draft resolution, saying they need to provide guidance to the petitioners. He wants to be sure that guidance is provided so petitioners can know ahead what to expect. He said the proposed resolution contains three components. The first two include what types of costs can and cannot be waived, which included the difference between hard costs and soft costs. Hard costs cannot be waived. Commissioner Tully said he agrees to increase the Village Manager’s authority to waive up to $5,000. The third component concerns how much to waive and for whom to waive the fees. They broke the petitioners between governmental entities with co-terminus borders, governmental entities without co-terminus borders, and non-for-profit/charitable/religious/public service organizations.
Commissioner Tully said with governmental entities without co-terminus borders, the recommendation is to waive no fees. He agrees with that. In terms of the third category for non-for-profit groups, the resolution proposes that the Council be able to waive an amount not to exceed 100% of the fee. The Village would not waive fees if the petitioner received reimbursement from a third party. These would have to be decided on a case-by-case basis, and he also agrees with this recommendation.
Concerning governmental entities with substantially co-terminus boundaries, the resolution allows for 0-100% waiver, and provides no guidance as to a cap. Commissioner Tully said that with larger projects, the Village staff spends many hours with many departments and employees involved in various aspects of the project. He agrees with Commissioner Zabloudil that the Village needs to continue to reach out and cooperate with other entities in an effort to show a community spirit with those agencies. He recommends adopting a cap of less than 100%, perhaps 70%, meaning the Council can retain the right to waive up to 70% of the fee, above and beyond the $5,000 that is at the discretion of the Village Manager.
Mayor Krajewski noted that with regards to some of the bigger projects, the petitioners often hire outside consultants to prepare the plans professionally; however, he said that sometimes staff spends considerable time on the smaller projects because the petitioners prepare and draw up their own plans without the aid of professionals.
Commissioner Sisul said he could support the recommendations from the Committee. He thinks continuing a spirit of cooperation is important. He said it is important to remain consistent with the theory of working together.
Commissioner Sisul said he spoke to Commissioner Gilbert about his feelings on this issue, and Commissioner Gilbert said he thought the waiver should be no more than 50% for both A and C categories. He also felt that the Village Manager’s discretion would be better at $500.
The Mayor thanked Commissioners McConnell and Zabloudil for their work. He said he feels there is a need for a cap as well; however, there has to be some criteria established as to why one group may be given a larger waiver than another group.
Commissioner Schnell said that the past practice of the Village has been a 100% waiver, and people would expect that. She said not-for-profits base their budgets on the expectation of the 100% waiver. Categories A and C are giving something to the Village, and help to make it the special place that it is. Waiving the fees says that the community appreciates this. She said waiving “up to 100%” is a problem in that the churches and other groups cannot budget. Commissioner Schnell said she believed the precedent has been set.
The Mayor reiterated that he thought there would be a difficulty in justifying who would receive a 70% waiver versus a 100% waiver.
Commissioner McConnell said that the intention was to have flexibility, but the expectation was they would waive the 100%. It was not intended to be as nebulous as is being interpreted. She thinks is would be fine to change it to 100% for categories A and C.
Commissioner Sisul said he supports a flat waiver for A and C.
Commissioner Zabloudil asked Commissioner Tully if he would support 100%.
Commissioner Tully said he would prefer 70% for category A after the $5,000 Village Manager’s fee waiver so that a not-for-profit or governmental entity would know that the most they could get was a certain amount for any given project. It could also be less depending upon the circumstances. He said he believes they need to reserve the flexibility to deal with the petitions on a case-by-case basis. In regard to category C he would support 100%. Commissioner Tully said that it appears most other communities waive 100% of fees with regard to churches and not-for-profit agencies. With regard to how other communities treat other governmental agencies, the survey shows no rhyme or reason and he thinks they should take some leadership and come up with a policy.
Commissioner Zabloudil said from what he heard so far, the Council seems to agree to come up with a cap regarding category A, perhaps at 70%, and agrees to a 100% waiver for category C. He suggested including language requiring an architectural stamp on the drawings.
Commissioner Sisul said he thought Commissioner Gilbert’s position would probably still be the same. He said he would also like to hear some public comments on this.
Deputy Manager Van Vooren summarized that under category A they would have a fee waiver policy wherein the first $5,000 would be at the Village Manager’s discretion, and fees above $5000 would have the potential to be waived at 70%.
The Mayor said Commissioner Gilbert wants 50%, Commissioner Tully wants up to 70%, and the Mayor said he would like to have a specific number indicated. He said he does not know how to justify discretionary percentages.
Deputy Manager Van Vooren said there seems to be little debate under category B, and category C the majority of the Council agrees with 100%.
Commissioner Schnell asked if this is for current requests, or for requests for future waivers.
The Mayor asked if there were any questions or comments from the public.
David Moral , 510 36th Street, said he was on the Building Committee of the First Baptist Church. He enjoyed listening to the discussion, and appreciates the Council’s sincerity in dealing with the issue. He said that the key comments are to work together to make Downers Grove a good place to live and thrive. He encouraged the Council to continue to support 100% waiver for category C.
Christine Fregeau , 1918 Elmore Avenue, said she feels better having heard the Council’s discussion. However, she continues to have concerns about waiving fees and the generous policy of the Village. She does not see how a blanket policy can be applicable, and she thinks there should be caps in all of the categories. In the last three years the Council has waived $11,000 in fees, and is now considering $100,000 which puts the budget in quite a different light. She noted that the Village pays fees to other agencies. She sees nothing in the proposal suggesting the issue of reciprocity. Ms. Fregeau said her concern is about not having a ceiling or cap as standard discounts based on the Village’s ability to find the funds in the budget. She said the Council is considering turning their backs on $100,000 in revenue for the Village. She believes that the original caps and percentages make a lot of sense. She believes they need tighter guidelines and have to set fees.
The Mayor said under the current fee structure fees waived over the last two years that amounted to $10,000 would now be over $100,000. Other communities’ fees are higher than the Village’s. He said that residents have subsidized fees for big developers for a number of years.
Dan Cermak , Administrator of the Downers Grove Park District said he cannot speak on behalf of the Park District Board. However, historically, over the past 50-55 years, the fees have been waived at the 100% level with the exception of hard costs. Mr. Cermak said that cooperation of local government goes beyond fee waivers.
Commissioner Sisul said he would support the recommendation from the Committee for 100%.
Commissioner Schnell said she agrees with that, and thinks it would benefit the community as a whole.
The Mayor said that it appears that at least four of the Commissioners would like the 100% figures.
Commissioner Tully said he would like to see a cap at less than 100%. He believes a substantial waiver of 75% above and beyond the $5,000 shows a spirit of cooperation. Regarding the issue of certainty, if they say 100%, they provide certainty to the petitioners that they will waive all the fees. His fear is that rather than using discretion, the Council will lose its ability to have discretion. He would not want to say 100% in every situation. That would be a recipe for disaster, in his opinion.
The Mayor asked the Council feelings with regards to “up to” or establishing a certain amount.
Commissioner Sisul suggested adding language regarding “except in extraordinary circumstances.”
Commissioner Zabloudil suggested looking at what is currently pending and then on a “go forward basis.” He said he would not want to see discussions every time these come up.
Commissioner McConnell said she would still like to leave category C at 100%. In regards to category A, she would leave it at 100%, but add language stating that the Council has the ability to waive less than that amount.
The Mayor reviewed with the Commissioners their opinions. He said four members would like the phrase extraordinary circumstances included, and 100% for category C. Regarding a cap on #1, Commissioner Zabloudil could support 70% over the $5,000, as could Commissioners Schnell, McConnell and Tully.
Commissioner Zabloudil said he believes there is a need to promote community and a spirit of cooperation. He asked about budgetary concerns.
Mayor Krajewski said he would consider the revenue stream to be an extraordinary circumstance.
Deputy Manager Van Vooren then summarized the Council’s discussion that category C-1 of the draft resolution would be 100% waiver for the first $5,000 at the Manager’s discretion on a go forward basis, and over $5,000 would be a 70% fee waiver. Category C-2 would be 100% payment with no waiver. Category C-3 would be a 100% waiver. The language regarding extraordinary circumstances would be added to all categories. Fees will not be waived if the applicant has received reimbursement from a third party. Finally, all requests would be brought before the Council.
MAYOR ’S REPORT
Mayor Krajewski asked for a Motion to table the Resolution appointing a Village Attorney.
Commissioner Sisul moved to table the Motion appointing a Village Attorney. Commissioner Zabloudil seconded the Motion.
AYES :Commissioners Sisul, Zabloudil, Tully, McConnell, Schnell, Mayor Krajewski NAYS :None
The Mayor declared the Motion carried.
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
There were none.
MANAGER ’S REPORT
The Manager announced that Village-wide mosquito spraying will take place on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26. The chemical is approved by the EPA ; however, if residents do not want spraying in front of their home they should call 1-800-942-2555.
ATTORNEY ’S REPORT
Attorney Petrarca presented 11 items to the Council: 1) An ordinance amending parking restrictions on Oakwood Avenue; 2) An ordinance amending the speed limit on Cornell Avenue; 3) An ordinance amending traffic control on 62nd Street; 4) An ordinance amending parking restrictions on Grant Street; 5) An ordinance amending parking restrictions on Cumnor Road; 6) An ordinance amending traffic restrictions on Drove Avenue and Belle Aire Lane; 7) An ordinance authorizing lot reconfiguration for properties located at 215 Second Street and 219 Second Street; 8) An ordinance amending outdoor liquor sales; 9) An ordinance prohibiting the feeding of wild animals; 10) An ordinance providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds, Series 2002, of the Village of Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois, and providing for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds; 11) A resolution establishing an amended policy of the Village Council with regard to fee waivers.
There being no further discussion, the Workshop meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
April K. Holden Village Clerk tmh