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November 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 Absent: Village Clerk April Holden Non Voting: Village Manager Riccardo Ginex, Village Attorney Enza Petrarca and Deputy Village Clerk Linda Brown

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. Mayor Krajewski welcomed the third grade students of Fairmount School who were viewing the meeting tonight. He said he met with the students earlier today as part of their studies about Presidents, Mayors and Governors. He said the Police Department and Officer Paddy Wagon were also in attendance at the School.

3. Minutes of Workshop and Council Meetings

Council Meeting – October 15, 2002 Workshop Meeting – October 22, 2002 There being no additions or corrections to the minutes, Mayor Krajewski said they would be filed as submitted.

Proclamation

The Mayor read a Proclamation recognizing Phyllis Betania as recipient of the Studs Terkel Humanitarian Award for her work in the preservation of the history of Downers Grove.

John Fascia of the Illinois Humanities Council said there were 76 winners throughout the State of Illinois. He said the Council is affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities dedicated to historical preservation.

The Mayor said that Dave Humphreys was the Village’s first Studs Terkel award winner. The Mayor then introduced Greg Evans, President of the Downers Grove Historical Society. Mr. Evans said that Phyllis Betania has been instrumental in moving the Society forward. She publishes the Gazette which is a quarterly newsletter distributed to the Historical Society members, as well as coordinating public relations and fundraising for the Society. He said the Society was very lucky to have her work for them.

The Mayor then presented the award to Ms. Betania. She thanked the Mayor and the Village Council for their support, and extended special thanks to Mike Gilbert who has been the Society contact. She then introduced members of the Society who were present.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

1. John LeDonne, 1221 Parkway, said that the Village Newsletter projected the equalized assessed value is $93 million, which is not the market value. The Mayor said that amount multiplied by three gives the fair market value. Mr. LeDonne asked if by 2020 that means that there would be $300 million in development in the downtown area. The Mayor corrected that the figure would be about $270 million in the estimated value of the property in the downtown area. He explained that the estimate is based on a 3.5% growth figure. The Mayor said the figure takes into consideration things such as the potential renovation of Grove Premium, the Warren and Washington property, etc. The figures are estimates of what they think the fair market value will be based on the present increases.

Commissioner McConnell said it does include everything that is currently in the TIF District.

The Mayor added that the consultants provide the Village with the estimates. He said they were surprised at the values of the Gammonley project and how quickly it sold at a much higher rate than was anticipated.

2. William Vollrath, 6818 Osage, said he filed two objections at the recent public hearing on the TIF amendment. He said recent news stories suggest that citizens should not simply submit written objections to the TIF but should also appear before Council to express their objections personally. Mr. Vollrath said his first objection is that the budget for the TIF District has ballooned to a fiscally unworkable figure. He said that $300 million represents an EAV nearly twice that of the Yorktown shopping center. He does not believe this massive development is in the best interest of the community. Mr. Vollrath said he also believes the amended TIF budget as presented by the Mayor is inaccurate. The estimated projected cost information claims TIF interest costs will be one million dollars. However, Mr. Vollrath said that the interest costs will actually be $30 million. He also objects to the addition of the inclusion of the taxpayer-owned Civic Center into the TIF , as it is inappropriate until they tell the citizens where they plan to move Village Hall and what the relocation will cost the citizens.

The Mayor said that the Village attempts to get as much information as possible to the citizens so they may make accurate statements regarding the subject matter. He said the $1 million interest costs was $500,000 in the old budget. It is a tool that the Council can use if redevelopment is going on. It can help assist in subsidizing the interest costs, and is not the amount of interest. He said it has never been done in the past, and they may not use it at all.

Mr. Vollrath said that the newsletter states the amount of money which means it is the Village’s intention to spend that money. The Mayor said that was not correct, as it might or might not be spent. Mr. Vollrath asked where the $30 million of interest cost for the bonds is represented. He said that based upon what the Mayor has said, the total amount of cost may be as much as $100 million and he objects to that kind of spending.

B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

There were none.

5. Public Hearings

6. Consent Agenda

COR00 -01081 Claim Ordinance: No. 5453, Payroll, October 18, 2002 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

COR00 -01082 Claim Ordinance: No. 5454, Payroll, November 1, 2002 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -01083 List of Bills Payable: No. 5452, November 5, 2002 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

Passed The Consent Agenda

A motion was made by Commissioner Sisul, seconded by , 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

MOT00 -01085 Motion: Fee Waiver – Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church and School Sponsors: Manager’s Office Summary of Item: This will authorize a fee waiver request by the Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in the amount of $10,910.90 for the renovation of the church facilities located at 525-527 63rd Street. A motion was made by Commissioner Sisul, seconded by Commissioner Gilbert, to Authorize 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: Fee Waiver

RES00 -01087 Resolution: Submit Grant Application to the Hinsdale Center for the Arts for FY 2003 Community Arts Access Regranting Program Sponsors: Tourism and Events Commission and Finance Summary of Item: This will authorize submittal of Grant Application by the Village to the Hinsdale Center for the Arts in the amount of $800.00 for the support of three performances by the Midwest Ballet Theatre in conjunction with the Downers Grove Heritage Festival.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF GRANT APPLICATION TO THE HINSDALE CENTER FOR THE ARTS FOR FY 2003 COMMUNITY ARTS ACCESS REGRANTING PROGRAM

RESOLUTION 2002 -93 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: Hinsdale Center for the Arts

MOT00 -01088 Motion: Authorize $156,669.29 to IWS Photo Imaging System and Identix Digital Fingerprinting System for Digital Photo Imaging and Fingerprint System Sponsors: Police Department Summary of Item: This will authorize the purchase of a Photo Imaging System and Indentix Digital Fingerprinting System from Image Ware Systems, Inc. in the amount of $156,669.29. A motion was made by Commissioner Zabloudil, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Authorize 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: Police Digital Booking System, Fingerprint System

RES00 -01090 Resolution: Authorize Execution of an Agreement with Alfred Benesch & Company re: Parking Structure Sponsors: Director of Redevelopment Summary of Item: This will authorize an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Alfred Benesch & Company to provide professional owner’s representative services during construction of the multi-story CBD public parking structure.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND ALFRED BENESCH & COMPANY

RESOLUTION 2002 -94 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: Central Business District – Parking Deck Commissioner Sisul moved to waive the one-week waiting period to consider new business. Commissioner Gilbert seconded the Motion.

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

Mayor Krajewski declared the Motion carried.

ORD00 -01096 Ordinance: Approving and Adopting the First Amended Downtown Tax Increment Redevelopment Plan and Redevelopment Project Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: This will approve and adopt a first amendment to the Downtown Tax Increment Redevelopment Plan and Project.

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE FIRST AMENDED DOWNTOWN TAX INCREMENT REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

ORDINANCE NO . 4455 Commissioner Tully said this Ordinance concerns technical boundary issues of the TIF . He believes the staff and Council are looking forward to provide for flexibility in the future. They do not know what the next 17 years may bring, and this amount will provide flexibility to meet the needs that may arise. He said any items that may arise will be considered in a public forum and he favors having this flexibility available to the Village. 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: TIF, Central Business District TIF

ORD00 -01097 Ordinance: Designate the First Amended Downtown Tax Increment Redevelopment Project Area Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: This will designate an amended Downtown Tax Redevelopment Project Area.

AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING THE FIRST AMENDED DOWNTOWN TAX INCREMENT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA

ORDINANCE NO . 4456 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: TIF, Central Business District TIF

ORD00 -01098 Ordinance: Confirm Tax Increment Financing Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: This will confirm the CBD Tax Increment Financing.

AN ORDINANCE CONFIRMING TAX INCREMENT FINANCING

ORDINANCE NO . 4457 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: TIF, Central Business District TIF

8. Mayor’s Report

The Village Clerk read a Resolution reappointing members to the Tourism and Events Commission.

RES00 -01084 Resolution: Reappoint Members to the Tourism and Events Commission Sponsors: Mayor Summary of Item: This will confirm the reappointments of Ellen Pendola, Kathy Nybo, and John Randall for terms expiring August 31, 2004.

A RESOLUTION REAPPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE TOURISM AND EVENTS COMMISSION

RESOLUTION 2002 -95 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

Community Grants Commission – September 5, 2002 Finance Committee – October 1, 2002 Foreign Fire Insurance – October 16, 2002 Library Board – October 9, 2002 Publice Services Committee – October 8, 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

Materials to be Received – Monthly Reports

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 Tully said the Public Services Committee met on October 29 and discussed stormwater issues. Regarding the Village’s probation with the County, Commissioner Tully said that the Village has made significant strides toward meeting the County’s criteria. There were 31 files in all to be reviewed, some of which may not be completed before the end of the year. He said that budget and staffing problems have also affected the Village’s attempt to review all of the files. He said that the Committee recommends that a letter from the Stormwater Department be sent to the County outlining what has been accomplished, and what yet needs to be done, and requesting additional time to achieve its goals.

Commissioner Tully then discussed the topic of the Village’s full waiver status saying staff conducted a poll of partial waiver communities to determine the pros and cons of partial versus full waiver status. The recommendation is to remain as a full waiver status community.

The Commissioner stated that the Committee also discussed the Stormwater and Floodplain Oversight Committee, and recommends that its role be expanded to meet on a regular basis toward the goal of better meeting localized flooding problems in the community.

Commissioner Sisul said the Public Safety Committee will meet on November 13 to discuss the sprinkling ordinance and outdoor fireplaces.

Commissioner Zabloudil said the Finance Committee met earlier in the evening and discussed goals and objectives. They also requested feedback on tracking individual performance. The tuition reimbursement policy was considered to determine its impact on the budget and to assure that reimbursement is given to those involved in the program.

The Commissioner said that the Committee also reviewed how the Foreign Fire Insurance Board functions. Outside auditors had expressed some concerns relative to the board and establishment of an action plan. He said that the Village Attorney will review the documents to assure compliance. After her review the Committee will return with recommendations as to how to proceed with the Board and how to manage the fund.

Commissioner Zabloudil said the tax levy was also reviewed at the meeting. There will be a Workshop on November 12 which will cover the tax levy. Council has been asked to get their feedback to the Committee regarding the fund balance policy.

Finally, they discussed the budget calendar, and also the BFI contract in relation to the potential for leaf pickup and Amnesty Days in the future.

The Mayor congratulated Fairview Village for their 100th year anniversary. On Friday evening they had Pat Boone as their featured speaker.

Mayor Krajewski said that the First Church of Christ Scientist in Downers Grove also celebrated their 100th anniversary on Sunday. He congratulated them as well.

12. Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Zabloudil encouraged residents to attend the face-off between Downers Grove North and South on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at North High School.

Commissioner Sisul invited everyone to attend the Downers Grove Lions Club 9th Annual Wine Auction on November 15 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Avery Coonley School on Maple Avenue. Wine is being supplied by DiColas.

Commissioner Schnell thanked everyone who attended the Character Counts! Pancake Breakfast, which was an overwhelming success. She said three businesspeople contributed to the event including Dunkin Donuts on Ogden Avenue, as well as Ebersold and Ross Johnson who provided printing. She said they raised $2500 for the Coalition.

Commissioner McConnell congratulated Fairview Village. She then said that Character Counts! had its training seminar and discussed sports and the Winning Attitude of Character, and the Forty Assets survey. She said the next meeting will be held on November 13. Commissioner McConnell echoed Commissioner Schnell’s comments concerning the Pancake Breakfast, saying the response was overwhelming and gratifying. In addition, she recognized the Rotary Club and United Way for the annual Halloween window-painting contest, as well as the Lions Club for the Halloween Costume Parade.

The Mayor said that Officer Paddy Wagon gave a demonstration at Fairmount School today and spoke about Character Counts! as well.

Commissioner Tully reminded everyone of the 911 Walkathon on November 17 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Downers Grove North High School. It is sponsored by the Athletes Committed to Excellence and the Character Counts! Coalition. All proceeds will be given to community charities.

Mayor Krajewski congratulated the Downers Grove South Girls Volleyball team ranked #2 in the State, and will be playing in the sectionals this weekend.

13. Adjournment

Commissioner Sisul moved to adjourn. Commissioner Gilbert seconded.

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

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m