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April 01, 2003

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 Marilyn Schnell, Commissioner Martin Tully, Commissioner Mark Zabloudil and Mayor Brian Krajewski Absent: Commissioner Michael Gilbert and Commissioner Thomas Sisul 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 Release: 8/28/01, 9/4/01, 9/18/01, 11/13/01, 2/12/02, 3/9/02, 4/16/02, 5/7/02, 5/21/02, 5/28/02, 6/4/02, 8/6/02 Council Meeting – March 18, 2003 Workshop Meeting – March 25, 2003 There being no additions or corrections to the minutes, Mayor Krajewski said they would be filed as submitted.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

Dr. Gordon Goodman, 5834 Middaugh, said he had several items he wished to comment on, stating he was pleased that the Village was moving forward with the agreement with the Historical Society. He also said that regarding Midwestern University’s amended special use permit, that the University should be commended for using such a compact approach to the campus plan as it serves to preserve open space. They are good neighbors to Lyman Woods. Dr. Goodman then noted his pleasure at the Council’s decision to amend speed limits within the Village which he saw as a good initiative.

Mayor Krajewski asked the Manager to check on the reported plan to put a stop light at Springside and 63rd street. B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

Dr. Gordon Goodman, 5834 Middaugh, spoke about the budget process and workshops he has attended. He said the workshops were much less productive in terms of allowing attendees to offer comments. Dr. Goodman said he was disappointed that the Council was presented with only one budget rather than alternatives to meeting the Village’s financial needs and services. He said that the Council reflects the community’s attitudes and values. He would like to see sets of alternatives presented by staff in the future.

5. Public Hearings

2003-04 Budget and Proposed Five-Year Financial Plan Mayor Krajewski called the Public Hearing to order at 6:40 p.m. to consider the proposed Village Budget. Notice of this hearing was published in the Downers Grove Reporter and a certificate of publication is made a part of these proceedings. He then summarized the procedures to be followed for the Public Hearing.

Finance Director Dave Van Vooren presented the 2003-04 Budget and 5 Year Plan. He thanked the staff and directors for the time they spent in preparing the budget as presented. The budget team began the process in November 2002. The team included Manager Ginex, Trisha Steele, Mike Baker and himself. He summarized the timeline for Workshops with the Council and staff. He noted that staff involved the Council from the beginning of its document preparation. The schedule for adoption of the budget is April 15.

Mr. Van Vooren said that the budget consists of $91,388,000 including the Library, which is lower than last year. The general fund is also decreased from last year. Revenues in the budget are $87,569,000 with expenses of $84,448,000 including all internal service funds, pensions funds and risk and health insurance funds.

Regarding the general fund, Mr. Van Vooren said that revenues are shown as $37,015,000 with expenses in the same amount, thereby having no projected surplus, although there is a $75,000-$100,000 surplus in item 197 which is the Manager’s Contingency Fund. Early retirement initiative opportunities have not been included in the figures. Any savings from the retirement initiative would be transferred into the Manager’s Contingency Fund as well. Staff intends to see that surplus grow. He then thanked the Council for its support of the staff.

Mr. Van Vooren said the General Fund fully funds contractual and non-union salary increases, health insurance premium increases, sales tax rebates, Fire Protection District obligations. remaining CAD System components, increased risk management fund contributions, and reinstated vehicle fund replacement contributions.

As a result of the Workshops held, there were additional components including an increase of two employees in Public Works, a Comprehensive Zoning Update, hiring of the 81st Police Officer, Defribillator replacement, bringing prosecutions in-house, and updating imaging for archival purposes.

Mr. Van Vooren said that the General Fund expenses break down into 60% for Fire and Police, and 16% for Public Works. The balance goes toward Planning and Development, Administration and other services. He then showed charts comparing the 2002-03 and 2003-04 budgets. He stated the revised document is on the Internet and will be on display at the Village Hall and the Library.

Manager Ginex thanked the Council and the Staff for their work on this budget. It was a very difficult year and everyone did a great job.

Commissioner Zabloudil commented on the number of meetings and time put in by the staff on this project. The Finance Committee met several times as well, and he said there was a tremendous effort on the part of the Budget Team. Regarding the surplus, Commissioner Zabloudil said that the surplus is needed to remain level during difficult times and continue to provide needed services to the community.

Commissioner McConnell thanked Mr. Van Vooren for a succinct presentation of such a complex issue. She asked if the staff contemplating early retirement need to commit by May 1, 2003. Mr. Van Vooren responded that the window opens on April 30, 2003 and closes on April 30, 2004.

Commissioner Tully thanked Mr. Van Vooren for his presentation as well. He noted that it was a very long process that began with staff in November 2002. There have been a series of meetings which covered many hours of discussion over many days. He is of the opinion that the process should be extended even more, and should be a year-long process. The lengthened process has provided a great service to the Council. He repeated his thanks to the staff for the endless hours they gave to bring this budget forward. They looked for reductions before revenue enhancements were considered.

Commissioner Schnell added her thanks to the staff for a great job. She said she likes the idea of a mid-year review of the budget. There were cuts made of activities that are beneficial to the community that could not be put back into the budget. She asked that those cuts be kept in mind for replacement in the future. She said this has been the most difficult year in her 14 years on the Council.

The Mayor echoed the comments made regarding staff’s work on the budget. He had a number of issues for staff to address: 1) areas were identified that need continuing review over the year; 2) he said he likes the contingency 197 fund; 3) regarding the 5+5 program, there is no way to know how many will take advantage of that program; 4) he recommended having a Workshop to review the contingency fund and decide if anything else should be funded; 5) the need to build up the reserves when possible; 6) the status of both Max Madsen and Luxury Motors; 7) he asked if the health insurance increase will go into the 197 contingency budget, as staff is looking at other alternatives. Mr. Van Vooren interjected that it was anticipated that until the trend in health insurance fund is reversed, it would be used to address the deficit, and then in the future it would be used for other projects. The Mayor continued his review: 8) continuing health and social services programs at last year’s levels to assure continuation of Meals on Wheels; 9) regarding domestic violence calls, he said there appeared to be some redundancy in terms of follow-up calls to the County and Village for counselors. Manager Ginex said that the Village Police are required by the State mandate to call the County. He said he would look into that mandate and which agency is requiring it. Regarding 10) Accounts Receivable, he asked that staff review the procedures for follow-up and collections; 11) property tax abatement for Fairview Avenue is $50,000, and this could be a surplus in the next 4-5 years; 12) pruning and planting of trees will resume this year; 13) he does not want to risk putting too many things off that may become more costly in the future; 14) the Village Manager will look into a partnering program for parkway trees; 15) the Manager will also look at the possibility of doing some sidewalks this year; 16) look at the contingency and establish the highest priorities. The Mayor said he knows there are some things that cannot be addressed right away, but he asked staff to maintain a close review of the situation.

Dr. Gordon Goodman, 5834 Middaugh, said he was interested in the explanation of the procedure that was followed and was pleased to hear that the Council was presented with a fair number of opportunities to adjust the budget. He appreciated the fact that the recommended budget is now posted on the website. He would have liked the budget to be available as soon as the Workshops began so those in attendance would have a copy of the document in front of them. He hopes that some adjustments can still be made in the recommended budget. He wanted to stress that in the 90’s there was a new paradigm of investment without earnings as long as there was growth. Now they are getting back to the idea that there should be earnings and there should be a delivery of product rather than merely promises. Dr. Goodman said with the changes resultant from 9/11, he does not think the Village can expect the sales tax to come back. He said that the Council should regard whatever cuts they are now making not as short term solutions, but as sustainable if the revenue growth does not come back. He recommended that some of the cuts be kept but at a reduced level. For example, in the Forestry Department, which adds character to the Village, the Village has had an ongoing program of pruning and tree replacement. The Forester’s memo dated March 18, shows that the Village previously had a 5-year cycle on pruning, explaining the importance of a 5-year cycle to keep down the total forestry costs.

Mr. Van Vooren said he thought the Forestry and Grounds division had a recommended budget of $750,000 for 2002-03. This recommended budget allocates almost $910,000 for 2003-04. They have the means to reallocate the funds in the area of pruning and replacement. It has not been decided yet as to how the funds will be allocated.

Dr. Goodman said his understanding is that this is not completely discretionary. Last year there was a reduction of $140,000 and this year the reduction is $110,000. This means that the Forestry Department will not have the replacement or pruning programs. He asked why the tree planting is not a capital component. He hoped that more funding would be restored to this program. He said the response he received as to why it is not a capital component from Mr. Van Vooren was that trees appreciate over time for the community rather than depreciate. Dr. Goodman said it really is important not to lose two years of these plantings and prunings. It is essential that the Forester is given the funds to carry forward with the pruning and planting for the next fiscal year.

Commissioner McConnell suggested that quarterly budget reviews be established to review trends in revenues and expenses. She would be reluctant to add funds to any department other than reserve and fund balances. They must be cautious for the first six months of the coming year. She said there is no way to recoup hours taken away from the Resource Coordinators. She said that Meals on Wheels will continue if they decrease the funding on a temporary basis with no negative effect. The Commissioner said that the money doesn’t exist right now to add to the trees and sidewalks projects. She said that people have asked her about donating a tree in memory of someone, and she said perhaps they could consider resurrecting the tree memorial fund idea.

Commissioner Zabloudil agreed that they should have more reviews and suggested that after May 1 they discuss what staff can provide on a monthly basis to the Council.

Commissioner Tully said it is his opinion that the top to bottom analysis performed this year must continue every year. That process must reflect community needs. They must be mindful at all times of maintaining investment in the community. He agreed with the Mayor’s comment that they must be aware of long-term risks of putting things off. He said it would be helpful to have Council-level discussions as to policies and priorities on an on-going basis to address changes as they are required.

Commissioner Tully then thanked Commissioners Zabloudil and McConnell for their work on the Finance Committee this past year. He said he is acutely aware of the need to replenish fund balances, noting that a policy for fund balances should be set, and then they must abide by that policy.

Commissioner Schnell said that they are all saying similar things which basically is that they need to take the time to look at trends and see where they are in terms of those trends. She would like to start the budget process earlier as well.

The Mayor noted that the Manager and Finance Director will save several hundred thousand dollars over the next year. He doesn’t think that should entirely go to the fund balance, and they must look at priorities. He said that Directors have been thinking about ways to restructure various areas for efficiency. In looking at where the revenues come from, he said that the property taxes collected between 1985-1986 were greater than those which are being collected now. He then thanked the staff again for the long hours they put into this process.

There being no furhter questions or discussion, Mayor Krajewski closed the public hearing at 7:35 p.m.

6. Consent Agenda

COR00 -01199 Claim Ordinance No. 5472, Payroll, March 21, 2003 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -01200 List of Bills Payable, No. 5471, April 1, 2003 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BID00 -01213 Bid: Contract Extension to Western Gradall Corporation for Roadside Ditching for FY 2003 /04 Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This is to extend the contract for $107.00 per hour for approximately 200 hours for the second year with price increases less than 2% per Village policy. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Public Works Storm Drainage & Pavement Division

BID00 -01214 Bid: Contract Extension to Kieft Brothers, Inc. and Neenah Foundry Co. for Construction Castings, Frames and Grates for FY 2003 /04 Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This is to extend the contracts for the second year with price increases less than 2% per Village policy. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Public Works Storm Drainage & Pavement Division

BID00 -01218 Bid: Contract Extension to Kieft Brothers, Inc. for Precast Manholes & Inlets for FY 2003/04 Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This is to extend the contract for the second year with price increases less than 2% per Village policy. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Public Works Storm Drainage & Pavement Division

BID00 -01215 Bid: Contract Renewal to Kieft Brothers, Inc. for $7,157.50 for Corrugated Metal Pipe for FY 2003 /04 Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Public Works Storm Drainage & Pavement Division

BID00 -01216 Bid: Contract Renewal to Kenny Industrial Services for Sewer Jetting for FY 2003 /04 Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This is for approximately 300 hours at $96.39 per hour. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Sewer Jetting

BID00 -01217 Bid: Contract Extension to Elevator Inspection Services, Inc. for Elevator and Escalator Inspection Services for FY 2003 /04 Sponsors: Code Services Summary of Item: Unit cost of $75.00 for plan reviews and new installation first inspections; unit cost of $28.00 for annual inspections and freight elevators. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Elevator Inspections Passed The Consent Agenda

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

7. Active Agenda

RES00 -01201 Resolution: Authorize Agreement with Downers Grove Historical Society Sponsors: Manager’s Office Summary of Item: This will authorize an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and the Downers Grove Historical Society for the publication of an up-to-date version of Downers Grove 1832-1982 to be entitled Downers Grove Revisited.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND THE DOWNERS GROVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

RESOLUTION 2003 -18 The Mayor said the Village was asked to participate in the State’s historical project as well, and asked staff to look into it further. 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Historical Preservation

ORD00 -01202 Ordinance: Authorize Special Use for Midwestern University, 555 31st Street, to Permit an Addition to the Existing Structure Sponsors: Zoning Board of Appeals Summary of Item: At their meeting of February 26, 2003, the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously recommended that a Special Use be granted for the property located at 555 31st Street, to allow for an addition to the Classroom/Lab Building and a modification to the Basic Science Building.

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SPECIAL USE FOR MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY , 555 31ST STREET , TO PERMIT AN ADDITION TO THE EXISTING STRUCTURE

ORDINANCE NO . 4491 Commissioner Tully said that the stormwater process is close but not complete, and he wanted to clarify that there must be 100% compliance with the Village’s Stormwater Ordinance and accepted by the Stormwater Administrator. Also, building permits will not be issued until all outstanding fees are addressed. A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Special Use – Midwestern University

ORD00 -01203 Ordinance: Amend Setback Provisions on Douglas Road Sponsors: Zoning Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of February 20, 2003, the Zoning Commission unanimously recommended adoption of an ordinance amending certain setback provisions on Douglas Road.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN SETBACK PROVISIONS ON DOUGLAS ROAD

ORDINANCE NO . 4492 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Zoning Ordinance – Setbacks

RES00 -01204 Resolution: Authorize Execution of a Host City Agreement for the USPRO Criterium Championship and USCF Elite Criterium Championships and Inline Skating Championships on August 16 & 17, 2003 in Downers Grove, Illinois Sponsors: Tourism and Events Commission Summary of Item: This will authorize execution of an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Chicago Running and Special Events Management to conduct the 2003 Bike Race and associated activities therewith.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A HOST CITY AGREEMENT FOR THE USPRO CRITERIUM CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE USCF ELEITE CRITERIUM CHAMPIONSHIPS AND INLINE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS ON AUGUST 16 AND 17 , 2003 IN DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS

RESOLUTION 2003 -19 A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Zabloudil, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Bike Race

ORD00 -01211 Ordinance: Establish Fire Prevention Plan Examination, Permit and Inspection Fees Sponsors: Fire Department Summary of Item: This will establish Fire Prevention plan examination, permit and inspection fees.

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING FIRE PREVENTION PLAN EXAMINATION , PERMIT AND INSPECTION FEES

ORDINANCE NO . 4493 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Fire Prevention Fees

RES00 -01212 Resolution: Authorize Agreement with Fire Safety Consultants re: Plan Review Services Sponsors: Fire Department Summary of Item: This will authorize an agreement with Fire Safety Consultants, Inc. for Fire Prevention plan review services.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND FIRE SAFETY CONSULTANTS , INC.

RESOLUTION 2003 -20 A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Fire Prevention

ORD00 -01205 Ordinance: Amend Traffic Regulations at the Intersection of Grand Avenue and 60th Street Sponsors: Parking & Traffic Commission Summary of Item: On Wednesday, January 8, 2003, the Parking and Traffic Commission unanimously recommended that the intersection of Grand Avenue and 60th Street be posted with yield control signs such that eastbound and westbound 60th Street traffic must yield to Grand Avenue traffic.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AT THE INTERSECTION OF GRAND AVENUE AND 60TH STREET

ORDINANCE NO . 4494 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Yield – Grand & 60th Street

ORD00 -01206 Ordinance: Amend Speed Limits in the Village of Downers Grove Sponsors: Parking & Traffic Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of February 12, 2003, the Parking & Traffic Commission unanimously recommended adoption of an ordinance which will implement a Village-wide 25 mph speed limit program unless otherwise posted.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SPEED LIMITS IN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE

ORDINANCE NO . 4495 Commissioner Tully said he thought this was a wonderful initiative. The Village is coming into line with other communities. Further, this is something that many of the schools have been discussing for some time. This will be embraced by the schools as part of the 25 Keep Kids Alive program.

The Mayor asked that the County be notified that this has been done. A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Zabloudil, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Speed Limit – Village-wide

RES00 -01207 Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with Engineering Consulting Services, Ltd. re: Parking Deck Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This will authorize an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Engineering Consulting Services, Ltd. for professional engineering consultation and quality control services during construction of the CBD multi-level parking deck.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND ENGINEERING CONSULTING SERVICES , LTD.

RESOLUTION 2003 -21 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Central Business District – Parking Deck

RES00 -01208 Resolution: Authorize Submittal of Grant Application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: This will authorize submittal of the 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program application to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for grant funds in the amount of $337,500.00 for the purchase of a triple-combination pumper. Note, the Village must also contribute funding in the amount of $37,500.00 as a condition of receiving this grant.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF GRANT APPLICATION TO THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR 2003 ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT PROGRAM

RESOLUTION 2003 -22 A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Fire Equipment-Pumper, Federal Emergency Management Agency

RES00 -01210 Resolution: Authorize Addendum to an Agreement for Engineering Services with Claude H. Hurley Company Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This will authorize an addendum to the engineering services agreement dated April 16, 2002 between the Village of Downers Grove and Claude H. Hurley Company.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN ADDENDUM TO AN AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND CLAUDE H . HURLEY COMPANY

RESOLUTION 2003 -23 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Geotechnical Engineering

RES00 -01209 Resolution: Affirm the Principles of the Water Commission Act of 1985 and the Water Purchase and Sales Contract of June 11, 1986 Sponsors: Manager’s Office Summary of Item: This will affirm the principles of the Water Commission Act of 1985 and the Water Purchase and Sales Contract of June 11, 1986 for the Village of Downers Grove.

A RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE PRINCIPLES OF THE WATER COMMISSION ACT OF 1985 AND THE WATER PURCHASE AND SALES CONTRACT OF JUNE 11 , 1986

RESOLUTION 2003 -24 A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Zabloudil, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: DuPage Water Commission

MOT00 -01219 Motion: Appoint Marilyn Schnell to Canvassing Board Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will appoint Commissioner Schnell as the third member of the Canvassing Board. 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Canvassing Board

8. Mayor’s Report

Materials to be Received – Minutes

Economic Development Commission – February 12, 2003 Liquor Commission – March 6, 2003 Tourism & Events Commission – February 20, 2003 Zoning Board of Appeals – February 26, 2003 A motion was made by Commissioner Zabloudil, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Note Receipt Of this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski

New Business

Proclamation:

Mayor Krajewski proclaimed April 6-12 as Building Safety Week in the Village of Downers Grove.

Mayor Krajewski announced that Commissioner Gilbert is recuperating from his surgery. He was notified that the County finally issued the permit for Lacey Creek and Orchard Brook after seven years. The Mayor thanked Perry Erhart, Jack Bajor and Commissioner Gilbert, as well as the Orchard Brook Community for their efforts to restore the wetlands.

The Mayor said he asked the Manager to draft letters to the Senators and State Representatives to vote “No” on a Senate Bill 248, which is known as the Big Box Retailer Bill which would prohibit any municipality or county from approving any retail development where a story will exceed 100,000 square feet where more than 15,000 square feet is devoted to sales taxable merchandise. This could include stores such as Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Meijers, etc. The Bill is on its second reading. The amendment includes home rule communities.

Materials to be Placed on File

9. Manager’s Report

There was none.

10. Attorney’s Report

There was none.

Future Active Agenda

11. Committee Standing Reports

There were none.

12. Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Tully said that a few weeks ago the Council approved the issuance of new Library Bonds to take advantage of interest rates. Staff informed him that Standard and Poor’s, as of March 31, 2003, has given the Village a AA rating with respect to these bonds. This is a gauge of the Village’s positive financial stability.

Secondly, Commissioner Tully thanked those involved in getting the permits for the Lacey Creek project. He then extended the best of luck to the candidates in today’s election.

13. Adjournment

Commissioner Zabloudil moved to adjourn to Executive Session pursuant to Section 2©(1) of the Open Meetings Act to consider personnel. Commissioner Schnell seconded.

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

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried and the Council convened into Executive Session at 7:50 p.m