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May 06, 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 Mark Zabloudil, Commissioner Martin Tully, Commissioner Sue McConnell, Commissioner Michael Gilbert, Commissioner Thomas Sisul, Commissioner Marilyn Schnell, and Mayor Brian Krajewski 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 – April 1, 2003 Council Meeting – April 15, 2003 Workshop Meeting – April 22, 2003 Commissioners Gilbert and Tully said they provided their corrections to the Village Clerk.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

Paula Semenchuk, 746 72nd Street, commented on the Village’s bus system which she thinks is important to the Village. She said that the action taken by the Mayor and Village Council by doubling the costs will result in eliminating the service. She thought the Council should shelve voting on doubling the bus fare. Ms. Somiczek said she has received no responses to her e-mails. She said it is unfair to double the fare, and riders will simply find another means of getting to the train. She thinks an increase is needed, but doubling the rate immediately is unfair and it should be shelved for the time being.

The Mayor said there have been many misunderstandings regarding the interpretation of the Council’s position on the bus service. He said the Council does its homework. In 1996 the Council organized a Task Force of Commuters that did an analysis. In 1992 eight Village buses were purchased. In 1996 there were 555 riders with revenues of $104,000. Rates in effect since 1991 did not increase ridership. Today there are about 300 riders which parallels the historical decline of the METRA ridership. There have been demographic changes that effect this ridership including the fact that many more people no longer leave DuPage County for their employment. He reviewed the maintenance costs for the buses including repair and fuel costs, as well as the Task Force review and recommendations. He noted that insurance costs have risen with less coverage than previously. The Village has sought outside grant money and has received $50,000 annually for the past three years. He indicated that a Task Force will be formed again to review the issues. The Mayor said the bus service is a great service to have which provides a benefit to the community, however, it must be viable. He does not see them shelving this evening’s vote on the service.

Jim Mulqueeny, 1190 Parker, said he works for the Chicago Transit Authority. He has been riding the southwest route for the past 16 years to the train for his employment in Chicago. He feels the interest in the bus service fluctuates between economic alarm and distributing campaign literature at the train stations. He said it is important that the Village keep economic impacts in mind when making these increases. Doubling fares with no proposed increase in benefits is beyond the scope of fare analysis. This could result in a 100% decrease in ridership. Many people who have benefited from the commuter service are occasional riders. At the prices proposed for transit he would expect that parking costs would be included. Maintenance must also be continued. He said that the budget documents he has reviewed puts a high price on maintenance. He does not see the benefits of transit listed, and those benefits should be made known. He provided a packet of materials to the Village including information on ways to support the transportation system.

The Mayor said that Mr. Mulqueeney had reached his time limit and, after informing him of this several times, asked that he be escorted out of the Council Chambers.

John Rowley, 7325 Ticonderoga, said he is in favor of the bus system. It takes about 500 cars off the road each day. Mr. Rowley said that the Village should consider a charge for Heritage Festival riders. Doubling the fares will hit everyone’s pocketbook. He asked about the budget, saying he noticed that in 2003/04 the charge for administrative services jumps from $67,000 to $115,000, and asked why that increase was there. He asked what the cost of Risk Management was for the Village as a whole. The Mayor said they would provide that information to Mr. Rowley. He noted that because buses are chartered it adds to the liability costs for the Village. Mr. Rowley said he thinks that a $30 million coverage is adequate. He asked for an explanation of the increase in administrative services.

The Mayor said that staff was asked to look at enterprise funds and charge those that work in the funds so that the Council would have a more accurate picture of the actual costs. There were staff persons working in various areas but costs were not attributed to those funds. Mr. Rowley then commented on the useful life of the buses, which is about 12-14 years and about 500,000 miles. He said that the information he was provided indicates that the buses are at about 170,000 miles. The Mayor said that the Committee of 1996 said that the useful life may be to 2005, and they intend for the proposed Committee to look into other means of extending the life of each vehicle. Mr. Rowley thanked Manager Ginex for responding to his e-mails, and he recommended that they reduce the amount of the increase.

Commissioner Tully said it is important to understand that what is proposed for tonight is a compromise. He outlined the benefits of the bus service, noting when the buses are used they do reduce traffic considerably. He referenced the same report of the 1996 Task Force again which noted that if the bus service cannot maintain itself, it should be eliminated. The Council has received pressure to eliminate the buses from those who do not see the benefit when the service helps only about 300 people. He said the Council needs to consider all 50,000 residents. The Council has agreed to establish another Task Force to review the issues again, rather than simply shutting the system down completely. He is not sure that added services will increase the ridership. He does not like the rate increase; however, basically it is a compromise between no increase or no bus system at all. He would like to find a responsible way to keep the service going. Commissioner Tully said that Council is not making the increases to eliminate the buses. They are attempting to find some way to continue the service, but must deal with pressing budget issues in the meantime.

Commissioner Schnell said that ideally a sub-committee would have already made its recommendations; however, that was not possible. She would like to have the Council consider rolling back the increase somewhat until the subcommittee meets in the fall. That would enable obtaining input of the commuters. She said she did not consider this to be a modest increase, but is more expensive than parking their car.

Charles Rinella of Woodridge said he has been taking the Downers Grove shuttle for the past 18 years, and uses the Park and Ride. The increase in fares will blow his budget completely. He can live with a modest increase but going to $60 will lock many people out.

The Mayor said that the Village pays for the Park and Ride.

Commissioner Gilbert asked if he has approached Woodridge or Darien to help subsidize the bus system. He also asked if Mr. Rinella knew of any less expensive way to get to the trains. Mr. Rinella said he knew of none other than by bicycle. Commissioner Gilbert said that even the $60 does not meet the expenses. Mr. Rinella said that the Committee should look at the information and then make the recommendation before the costs are raised.

Consent Agenda

COR00 -01269 Claim Ordinance: No. 5477, Payroll, April 18, 2003 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -01270 List of Bills Payable, No. 5476, May 6, 2003 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BID00 -01245 Bid: Award $25,174 to Chicago Party Rental Braun Event and Tent for 2003 Heritage Festival Sponsors: Tourism and Events Commission A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Heritage Festival 2003

BID00 -01246 Bid: Award Contract Extensions with North Shore Uniform Service for Outwear and to Modern Career Apparel and North Shore Uniform Service for Uniform Items Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: Both vendors have maintained overall contract price increases for FY 03 /04 within 2%. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Public Works

BID00 -01247 Bid: Renew Contracts with Kale Uniforms, Red Wing Shoe Company, and Holy Cow Sports for Fire Uniforms Sponsors: Fire Department Summary of Item: Third year option provided by current vendors. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Fire Department – Uniforms

BID00 -01248 Bid: Contract Extension to Pinner Electric, Inc. for FY 2003 /04 Traffic Signals Maintenance Sponsors: Public Works Indexes: Traffic Signal Maintenance

BID00 -01249 Bid: Award Contract to Dejana Industries, Inc. for Village Street Sweeping Services for 2003-04 Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: The duration of this contract is set for apprximately 12 to 15 working days during the first half of November 2003. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Street- Sweeper

BID00 -01250 Bid: Award $41,527.50 to Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc. for FY 2003/04 Mosquito Abatement Program Sponsors: Code Services A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Mosquito Abatement Program

BID00 -01251 Bid: Award Contract to K-Five Construction Corporation of Lemont, IL for FY 2003/04 Support of Liquid Asphalt Cement Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: 9,000 gallons at $1.35 per gallon A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Public Works – Cement and Concrete Materials

BID00 -01252 Bid: Contract Extensions to K-Five Construction Corp., and Harry W. Kuhn, Inc. for FY 2003 /04 for Supply of Bituminous Cold Mix and Bituminous Concrete Mix Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Public Works – Cement and Concrete Materials Passed The Consent Agenda

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

6.Active Agenda

RES00 -01253 Resolution: Authorize Execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Downers Grove Sanitary District re: Global Positioning System Sponsors: Information Services Summary of Item: This will authorize execution of an intergovernmental agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and the Downers Grove Sanitary District for the purchase of a Global Positioning System (GPS) and the use of said system to map the location of sanitary sewer facilities into the Village Geographics System (GIS).

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND THE DOWNERS GROVE SANITARY DISTRICT

RESOLUTION 2003 -43 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: Sanitary District

ORD00 -01254 Ordinance: Annex 4920 Cross Street to the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will annex the property commonly known as 4920 Cross Street. Following annexation, this property will remain zoned R-1 Single Family Residential.

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING 4920 CROSS STREET TO THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS

ORDINANCE NO . 4499 A motion was made by Commissioner Gilbert, seconded by Commissioner Zabloudil, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Annexation

RES00 -01255 Resolution: Authorize Execution of an Agreement for Legal Services with Michael F. McMahon Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will authorize execution of an agreement with Michael F. McMahon for prosecution of DUI violations for the Village in the courts of DuPage County, Illinois, from May 1, 2003 through October 31, 2003.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT FOR LEGAL SERVICES WITH MICHAEL F . MCMAHON

RESOLUTION 2003 -44 Mayor Krajewski asked if the ad for this has been published.

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said it will be published next month. 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: Y ea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: DUI Prosecutions

RES00 -01256 Resolution: Authorize Execution of an Agreement for Legal Services with Linda S. Pieczynski Sponsors: * Village Attorney *Summary of Item: * This will authorize execution of an agreement with Linda S. Pieczynski for the prosecution of Village ordinance violations in the Downers Grove Field Court form May 1, 2003 through October 31, 2003.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT FOR LEGAL SERVICES WITH LINDA S . PIECZYNSKI

RESOLUTION 2003 -45 *A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Village Prosecutor – Linda Pieczynski

ORD00 -01264 Ordinance: Amend the Metered Water Rate Sponsors: * Finance and Deputy Village Manager *Summary of Item: * This will amend those fees charged for water consumption.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE METERED WATER RATE

ORDINANCE NO . 4500 *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: Water Rates

ORD00 -01265 Ordinance: Amend Rates to be Charged for Service for the Village of Downers Grove Bus System Sponsors: Manager’s Office Summary of Item: This will amend the commuter and charter bus service rates.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING RATES TO BE CHARGED FOR SERVICE FOR THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE BUS SYSTEM

ORDINANCE NO . 4501 Commissioner McConnell said that a number of e-mails have been received by the Council members. She said that the Council attempts to coordinate the responses, and Commissioner Tully responded on behalf of the entire Council. She said this is a difficult issue and the Council discussed this considerably during the budget meetings. She said she hopes that they will be able to continue the service. She welcomed the input of the citizens, and asked that they continue to attend the meetings and e-mail their positions and ideas to the Council.

Commissioner Zabloudil said that at the budget talks residents came and talked to the Council about the bus system. People were directed to the budget meetings and some attended those meetings. He believes the process has been effective. This increase was a means to balance the enterprise fund, and they should just move forward with this. If the committee comes back with other recommendations they can review the rate structure at that time.

Commissioner Tully said that during the budget discussions the Council decided that enterprise funds should be self-sustaining, and changes would have to be made to make them self-sustaining. The increases are necessary and deflect the pressure to eliminate the service altogether.

Commissioner Sisul said this has been a difficult decision for him. He said there was a good reason why the Council did not move with the recommendations of the earlier report, and that was because the Council had hoped the service could work on its own.

The Mayor said that the Council discussed compromises needed in this year’s budget. Hopefully the Committee will be able to make a recommendation to benefit the service. 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 Nay: Commissioner Schnell Indexes: Buses

ORD00 -01266 Ordinance: Amend Parking Meter and Parking Permit Rates Sponsors: Manager’s Office Summary of Item: This will amend parking meter and parking permit rates.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PARKING METER AND PARKING PERMIT RATES

ORDINANCE NO . 4502 A motion was made by Commissioner Sisul, seconded by Commissioner Gilbert, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Gilbert, Commissioner Sisul, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Meter Rates, Parking Permit Rates

RES00 -01267 Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with the Indian Boundary YMCA to Jointly Conduct the 2003 Downers Grove Farmers’ Market Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: This will approve the 2003 Farmers’ Market agreement between the Village and the Indian Boundary YMCA .

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND THE INDIAN BOUNDARY YMCA TO JOINTLY CONDUCT THE 2003 DOWNERS GROVE FARMERS ’ MARKET

RESOLUTION 2003 -46 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: Farmers’ Market

h2.Motion to Adjourn Sine Die (Without Date)

The Mayor thanked Commissioner Sisul for the ten years of hard work and dedication he gave to the Community, and Commissioner Gilbert for his eight years of dedication to the Village. He presented the Commissioners with a plaque of appreciation for their service and dedication.

Commissioner Gilbert said it is the end and he is more nervous now then when he was first sworn in. He said that the bad times have already faded away, and he extended good wishes to the new Council. He also thanked the residents for the opportunity of serving them. He took all of his decisions very seriously. He reviewed some of the major projects covered during his tenure. Commissioner Gilbert said that he sometimes felt as though they were getting nowhere in certain debates, but there is a difference between listening and agreeing. The process is more important than the outcome. In government they deal with insuring that the process is correct, so that good decisions can follow. He reiterated that he always had only the best interests of the Village at heart.

Commissioner Gilbert said he particularly enjoyed the young people who would come before the Council. He noted that he was proud of making clear and decisive decisions. Commissioner Sisul once said it is difficult to vote against the wishes of others and your own belief. You must vote for what’s right and not what’s popular. He said that the voices at the bottom are as important as the voices at the top, and all opinions need to be heard. He encouraged open communication. He expressed his opinion that the Village is in great hands with this Manager and this staff he directs. The Commissioner then thanked his wife and family because they had sacrificed much for the good of the community. He stated he hoped that he made a difference in this Village. Governance provides tremendous satisfaction and an opportunity to be part of something special. He thanked everyone for giving him the opportunity.

Commissioner Sisul thanked Commissioner Gilbert for his kind words. He then spoke about the Village’s way of doing things, and thanked the people who elected him and trusted him to hold the office. He also thanked his wife and his son, Ted, who were in the audience for their support. The Commissioner also thanked Rick Ginex and the staff, as they are the eyes and ears of the Village, as well as Brian Pabst, former Deputy Village Manager for Operations. He thanked Gordon Goodman for his thoughtfulness and innovative problem-solving skills. He also thanked the Mayor and each Council member. He said the Council members do not always agree. He said he could not think of one item for which a single Council member could take sole credit. He described the Village as a living organism which must have sustenance to survive and thrive, and that sustenance lies within the members of the community who participate in the process. He expressed his pride in having had the opportunity to serve the community.

The Mayor expressed his appreciation to the Commissioners, and also on behalf of the Village Council and residents.

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried and the meeting ajourned without date at 7:45 p.m. A motion was made by Commissioner Sisul, seconded by Commissioner Gilbert, to Adjourn 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

8.Swearing In of Mayor and Commissioners

Mayor Krajewski introdued the Honorable Robert K. Kilander, Chief Circuit Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of DuPage County to swear in himself as Mayor, and Sue McConnell, Ron Sandack and Stan Urban as Commissioners of the Village of Downers Grove.

Brian Krajewski was sworn in as Mayor of the Village of Downers Grove by Judge Kilander.

Commissioners Sue McConnell, Ron Sandack and Stan Urban were then sworn in by Judge Kilander as Commissioners of the Village of Downers Grove.

Judge Kilander extended his congratulations to the Mayor and Commissioners on behalf of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit.

The Mayor thanked Judge Kilander for coming and performing the swearing in ceremony.

Mayor Krajewski then called the regular meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Downers Grove to order at 7:55 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Downers Grove Village Hall.

9.Roll Call

Present: Commissioner Stan Urban, Commissioner Ron Sandack, Commissioner Mark Zabloudil, Commissioner Martin Tully, Commissioner Sue McConnell, Commissioner Marilyn Schnell, Mayor Brian Krajewski Non Voting: Village Manager Riccardo Ginex, Village Attorney Enza Petrarca and Village Clerk April Holden

10.Mayor’s Report

Materials to be Received – Minutes

Economic Development Commission – March 12, 2003 Joint Meeting of Council and Plan Commission – April 26, 2003 Joint Meeting of EDC Strategic Planning Committee and Plan Commission – April 7, 2003 Library Board – April 9, 2003 Stormwater and Flood Plain Oversight Committee – March 12, 2003 Amotion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to note receipt of this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote:

Votes: Yea: Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Urban, Commmissioner Sandack, Commissioner Zabloudil, Commissioner McConnell, Mayor Krajewski

New Business

MOT00 -01271 Motion: Mayor Pro Tem and Committee Appointments Sponsors: Mayor Summary of Item: Motion to appoint a Mayor Pro Tem and make certain appointments to standing committees.

This is to confirm appointment of Martin Tully as Mayor Pro Tem; to confirm appointment of Commissioner Tully and Commissioner Schnell to the Public Services Standing Committee with Commissioner Tully serving as Chair; to confirm appintment of Commissioner McConnell and Commissioner Urban to the Public Safety Standing Committee with Commissioner McConnell serving as Chair; and to confirm appintment of Commissioner Zabloudil and Commissioner Sandack to the Finance and Administrative Standing Committee with Commissioner Zabloudil serving as Chair. Amotion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner McConnell, to adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote:

Votes: Yea: Commissioner Tully, Commissioner McConnell, Commissioner Urban, Commmissioner Sandack, Commissioner Zabloudil, Commissioner Schnell, Mayor Krajewski A motion was made to Approve this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried. Indexes: Mayor Pro Tem, Standing Committees Mayor Kajewski noted that six of the Council members were in Springfield recently. He said a House Bill has been introduced regarding the DuPage Water Commission. Naperville has passed a resolution supporting the DuPage Water Commission.

He then asked the Village Clerk to read a resolution supporting the DuPage Water Commission.

RES00 -01272 Resolution: Supporting the DuPage Water Commission Sponsors: Mayor Summary of Item: This will provide the Village’s support to the DuPage Water Commission.

A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE DUPAGE WATER COMMISSION

RESOLUTION 2003 -47 Amotion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote:

Votes: Yea: Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Urban, Commmissioner Sandack, Commissioner Zabloudil, Commissioner McConnell, Mayor Krajewski

The Mayor asked that this be sent to the County Chairman, the DuPage Water Commission and the other members of the DuPage Water Commission. A motion was made to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried. Indexes: DuPage Water Commission Proclamations:

Mayor Krajewski proclaimed the week of May 18 – 24, 2003 as SAVE A LIFE WEEK in the Village of Downers Grove.

He further proclaimed May 11 – 17, 2003 as POLICE WEEK in the Village and Thursday, May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Manager’s Report

Manager Ginex thanked Commissioners Gilbert and Sisul for their kind words. He welcomed Commissioners Sandack and Urban.

He said that on Sunday, May 11, 2003, Main Street will be closed to northbound traffic at 62nd Street and at 59th Street for southbound traffice from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to perform sewer infrastructure work. Traffic will be detoured to Fairview Avenue. For more information, people can contact the DuPage County Department of Transportation at 682-7318 or Dorin Fera, Traffic Manager for the Village of Downers Grove, at 434-6863. He said signs will be erected by the County.

The Manager said next week Downers Grove will be participating in Operation Top Off, a Congressionally mandated counter-terrorism attack exercise. It will be extensive throughout the country.

12.Attorney’s Report

13.Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Sandack said he was thrilled to join the Council and looked forward to doing half as good a job as Commissioners Gilbert and Sisul.

Commissioner Schnell thanked Commissioners Sisul and Gilbert for their longevity, dedication and commitment to serving the community. She acknowledged their families for their support. The Commissioner said that both Commissioners took their responsibilities seriously. She said she was proud of the work they have all accomplished together, and wish them good luck in the future.

Commissioner Tully added his thanks to the Commissioners, stating it was his honor to serve with them, and regrets that he was not able to serve with them longer. He stated he learned from both of them and benefited substantially from their considerable skills and leadership. He noted that Tom Sisul has often served as the experienced voice of reason, and his sage counsel and affable manner will be sorely missed in Village Hall. Commissioner Tully said that Mike Gilbert brought with him every week a fiery passion for what he felt was the right thing to do in every situation. He thoroughly researched issues and pursued ways to improve on how things were accomplished. Both men have made sacrifices in their personal lives for the benefit of their neighbors. He hoped they would find the coming change to be comfortable.

Commissioner Urban thanked his wife and family members for their support in all of his endeavors, as well as the community electorate. He encouraged the Council Chambers to be this full every week for the next four years.

Commissioner McConnell noted that on the bio-terrorism drill, the County is still looking for the number of volunteers in case of an attack. They have about 500 volunteers and need about 2000.

Commissioner McConnell then added her thanks to Commissioners Sisul and Gilbert for their contributions to the community. She has learned a lot from both of them and wished them well. She then welcomed Commissioners Sandack and Urban and offered them her support.

Commissioner Tully welcomed and congratulated Commissioners Sandack and Urban. He then noted that the Local Transportation Task Force will serve as an Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the Public Services Committe, and will tentatively meet at Village Hall on May 20 at 5:00 p.m.

Mayor Krajewski echoed the comments of appreciation to Commissioners Gilbert and Sisul for their longstanding service to the Village. He said during that time they were able to get the community behind the Village.

The Mayor said that the new Chamber Directory will be distributed soon, and it indicates that the Village won the Governor’s Home Town Award, which is due to the organizations in the community that work together for the benefit of the Village. Commissioners Sisul and Gilbert were instrumental in working toward achieving that spirit or organization in Downers Grove. He said they will be sorely missed.

14.Committee Standing Reports

There were none.

15.Adjournment

Commissioner Tully moved to adjourn. Commissioner Schnell seconded.

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

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:11 p.m