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November 04, 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 Ron Sandack, Commissioner Stan Urban, Commissioner Marilyn Schnell, Commissioner Martin Tully, Commissioner Mark Zabloudil 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 – October 7, 2003 & October 14, 2003 Council Meeting – October 21, 2003 Workshop Meeting – October 28, 2003 Commissioner Tully noted a correction to the Council minutes of 10/21/03 to reflect the New World Repertory Theater. Mayor Krajewski said they would be filed as corrected. Boy Scouts Mayor Krajewski asked the Boy Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. They represented Troups 80, 95 and 181 from Downers Grove North, Herrick Middle School and St. Joseph’s School.

Howard Hohnsen said five troops participated in the Scout Emergency Preparedness Event held on October 25, 2003. This was an all day training event as a partnership between the Boy Scouts and Homeland Security. Mr. Hantzen expressed appreciation for the efforts of Fire Chief Phil Ruscetti. He said Chief Ruscetti planned the program and coordinated activities. The day would not have been the success it was without Chief Ruscetti. More than 150 Scouts and adult leaders were trained to be of assistance in emergencies.

Proclamation:

Mayor Krajewski proclaimed November 1 – December 10, 2003 as Snug Hugs for Kids Day. He introduced Fred Maas of the Downers Grove Merlin Muffler.

Fred Maas said Merlin’s has been associated with the Children’s Home and Aid Society of Illinois for over 12 years. Approximately 60 Chicagoland Merlin Muffler shops participate in this drive to collect clothes from infancy to 17 years of age.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

1. Gordon Goodman, 5834 Middaugh, said he wished to address three items:

a) P.D. #19 – Good Samaritan Hospital. The hospital is incorporating the Heckel property for the Intensive Care addition. It is a heavily wood area and he asked for the Council’s support regarding planting trees elsewhere on the hospital grounds where these trees are being taken out. He spoke to this issue at the Workshop meeting, but said he did not see it mentioned in the ordinance or recommendation. He said he hopes that will be incorporated and encouraged by the Village.

b) Abolishing the Community Maintenance Board and establishing the Environmental Concerns Committee. Dr. Goodman said he made certain suggestions regarding this matter at the Workshop meeting and asked if any changes were made to the ordinance.

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said no changes have been made.

Dr. Goodman said he still believes there is a need for reporting and a line of responsibility.

c) Vacation of Middaugh. Dr. Goodman said he reviewed the ordinance and plat of vacation and easement. The utility easement provisions on the plat deal only with utilities. The plat does not include pedestrian provisions.

Village Attorney Petrarca said the plat includes those provisions and is adequate as is.

Dr. Goodman asked how this vacation relates to the approved plat of subdivision. This area was excluded in the plat as approved.

Ms. Petrarca said the Council will consider an amended plat of subdivision. If the plans differ significantly, it may need to go to the Plan Commission.

Dr. Goodman said the Plan Commission heard this petition on May 2, 2000.

Ms. Petrarca said the Plan Commission recommended unanimous approval of the seven lot subdivision.

Mayor Krajewski said it will probably not be necessary to send it back to the Plan Commission.

Dr. Goodman said stormwater was the major bone of contention.

Ms. Petrarca said the stormwater plans will be reviewed concurrently by the County and the Village.

Dr. Goodman asked about the westerly piece that was to be turned over to the Park District. He asked if the Park District has reviewed the plans and if they are in a position to accept the piece.

Village Manager Rick Ginex said he has discussed this matter with Dan Cermak. The concern was with the path.

Ms. Petrarca said Mr. Bradley intends on providing the path.

Mr. Ginex said he believes the Park District is satisfied.

2. David Shulz, 5509 Washington Street, spoke about the Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital. He read a Letter to the Editor he wrote to the Downers Grove Reporter. He said the parcel has over 100 trees including mature oak trees. Only a fraction of the trees are to be replaced. He called on the hospital to do its civic duty. He has sent this request to the hospital. He asked for a replacement in equivalent size of trees and asked the Mayor and Council to ask the hospital to make such a voluntary commitment.

Mayor Krajewski said the hospital has been asked to replace the trees on the east side. He asked about transplanting the mature trees.

Mr. Shulz said it is difficult to transplant large trees. He suggested replacing a 12” tree with three 4” trees. He suggested this be done throughout the hospital campus or adjoining areas.

3. Christine Fregeau, 1918 Elmore, spoke regarding the STP grant application for Gilbert Avenue. She thanked the Council for pursuing grant funding in 2005 for the #3 ranked project on the sidewalk matrix. She said she was happy to see it on the agenda for a vote. She said she is hopeful that the Council continue seeking alternative funding for capital projects related to public safety and make a directed effort to establish residential sidewalk projects as a priority.

Ms. Fregeau said she believes capital projects have been under funded for a long time and that those tied to external funding were all but eliminated at the very beginning of this year’s budget process. She said more than $1 million went away this year between sidewalk and stormwater budget items.

Ms. Fregeau said sidewalk construction remains an indispensable and uncut part of the budgets in other suburban communities, and is also the focus of new initiatives and supplemental funding. She referenced an article about sidewalk policies changing in Naperville. She asked that the Council continue to look at ways to keep sidewalks in Downers Grove as an integral part of the Public Safety focus, and that a substantive and appropriate sum of money be put to that end.

Ms. Fregeau said she views the sidewalk program not as a “desirable amenity,” but as an integral part of the Village’s public safety that currently seemingly lacks any appropriate support.

She thanked the Council for taking this proposal forward and asked that the Council continue to encourage initiatives to seek grant funding for capital projects like sidewalks.

4. Mike Jackovich, 6931 Plymouth Road, spoke about the resolution for the cell phone antenna. He said he uses McCollum Park three times a week. He opposed the installation of the water tower due to its unattractiveness and because it increases the likelihood of lightning to those in the park. He suggested that the Village and Park District install a lightning warning system.

Mr. Jackovich said he was e-mailed by Mr. McCurdy that the tower would not be used for cell phone antennae.

Mr. Jackovich requested that this resolution not be approved, but added that if it is, a lightning study be required to insure that people are protected. He said he hopes this Council is more open to suggestions than they were before.

Commissioner Tully said it appears the antenna will be on top of the 146’ tower and will be screened. There has been some consideration for aesthetics. He said he does not see anything in the report addressing lightning.

In response to Mayor Krajewski, Ms. Petrarca said there are 13 antennae on towers. This is the first antenna on this tower. The cell phones companies seek out the Village for these arrangements.

B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

1. Tom Sisul, 3624 Saratoga, said last week’s agenda included an item that dealt with a substantive change in the Municipal Code. The Chamber of Commerce was not consulted and was alarmed. The matter had to do with Home Rule powers. Mr. Sisul said the Village passed Resolution 95-53 concerning the exercise of home rule powers. He reviewed the home rule authority and quoted the policy guidelines. Proposed ordinances are to be published in the newspaper, the ordinance is to be made available to the public and announced in two meetings. He said that although the policy is not binding, it is a promise. He said the Chamber encourages the Council to honor this.

2. Gordon Goodman, 5834 Middaugh, said he wanted to follow up on Mr. Sisul’s comments. He said it is important that any home rule action be flagged as the policy envisions with extended public notice. He said he feels it is incumbent upon the Village Attorney to point out where the Village ordinance is going to be inconsistent with the State statute. He said it is important to maintain support of home rule.

Regarding public notice and access to information, Dr. Goodman said there was no Village Corner this week as the budget only provides for three Village Corners per month. He said this is shortsighted and ill conceived. He suggested that if there are any funds, the Village Corner be restored as a weekly item. He said the publication in the paper is a very important reminder.

Dr. Goodman said there is an index of Council actions in the Library. This used to have the details of the action in the printout. The new system has topics but the index does not reference the actual Workshop or ordinance number. He asked that the Council look at improving the index.

The Mayor asked that staff look into the index. He said the Council asked staff to look into the Village Corner as well. He said he understood Dr. Goodman to be asking that a home rule item on the agenda be noted as such.

Commissioner Tully said the agenda item that spawned these comments was removed from the agenda and was not voted on. He said the Village Corner has been published three times per month and as there is a Workshop meeting followed by a Council meeting, one of those two agendas is always published. Council is looking at having four publications so there is a Village Corner for each meeting. The agendas are published in many other fashions such as the official agenda, the internet, website, e-newsletter, cable TV and library. He said the Council is cognizant of the fact that many residents are most comfortable with the Village Corner in the newspaper and understand that the Village Corner is the way many residents get their information about upcoming meetings.

5. Public Hearings

6. Consent Agenda

COR00 -01414 Claim Ordinance: No. 5503, Payroll, October 11, 2003 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -01413 List of Bills Payable: No. 5500, November 4, 2003 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried. Indexes: N/A

BID00 -01416 Bid: Award $684,623.45 plus 10% contingency of $68,462.35 to Trine Construction for 2003 Water Main Improvements Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Water Main Improvements

BID00 -01417 Bid: Award $54,000 to Kovilic Construction Company, Inc. for Installation of Gas Powered Generator for Parking Deck Facility Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Central Business District – Parking Deck, Generator Passed The Consent Agenda

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

7. Active Agenda

ORD00 -01418 Ordinance: Approve Amendments to Planned Development #19 re: Boundary, Rezoning, and Construction of an Addition to the Existing Intensive Care Unit – Good Samaritan Hospital Sponsors: Plan Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of October 7, 2003, the Plan Commission recommended approval of an amendment to Planned Development #19 to amend and rezone the boundary of the planned development and to permit construction of an addition to the existing intensive care facility for the property located at 3801 Highland Avenue (Good Samaritan Hospital).

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT #19, AMENDING THE BOUNDARY THEREOF , PERMITTING ITS REZONING AND PERMITTING THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ADDITION TO THE EXISTING INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

ORDINANCE NO . 4544 Commissioner Tully referenced comments made by Dr. Goodman and Mr. Schultz regarding tree replacement. He said representatives of Good Samaritan Hospital were in the audience and heard their requests. A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Urban, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Planned Development #19-Good Samaritan Hospital

RES00 -01420 Resolution: Authorize Submittal of Grant Application to the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference for FY 2005 Surface Transportation Program for Prairie Avenue Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This will authorize submittal of a grant application to the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference for financial assistance in funding Prairie Avenue road reconstruction.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF GRANT APPLICATION TO THE DUPAGE MAYORS AND MANAGERS CONFERENCE FOR FY 2005 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (PRAIRIE AVENUE )

RESOLUTION 2003 -86 A motion was made by Commissioner Urban, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: STP Funding, Prairie Avenue Reconstruction

RES00 -01421 Resolution: Authorize Submittal of Grant Application to the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference for FY 2005 Surface Transportation Program for Ogden Avenue Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This will authorize submittal of a grant application to the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference for financial assistance in funding the construction of sidewalks along Ogden Avenue.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF GRANT APPLICATION TO THE DUPAGE MAYORS AND MANAGERS CONFERENCE FOR FY 2005 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (OGDEN AVENUE )

RESOLUTION 2003 -87 Commissioner Schnell asked for an accounting of the rights-of-way the Village has and does not have.

Commissioner Tully asked for quantification of the estimated liability.

Attorney Petrarca said it is ready and she will provide it. A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Sandack, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Sidewalk Construction, STP Funding, Ogden Avenue Redevelopment

RES00 -01432 Resolution: Authorize Submittal of Grant Application to the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference for FY 2005 Surface Transportation Program for Gilbert Avenue Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This will authorize submittal of a grant application to the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference for financial assistance in funding the construction of sidewalks along Gilbert Avenue.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE DUPAGE MAYORS AND MANAGERS CONFERENCE FOR FY 2005 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION (Gilbert Avenue)

RESOLUTION 2003 -88 A motion was made by Commissioner Sandack, seconded by Commissioner Zabloudil, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Sidewalk Construction, STP Funding, Gilbert Avenue Pedestrian Way

RES00 -01422 Resolution: Authorize Execution of a Fire Apparatus Listing Agreement with B&P Apparatus, Inc. Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This will authorize an agreement with B&P Apparatus, Inc. for the sale of certain surplus Village-owned fire equipment.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A FIRE APPARATUS LISTING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND B&P APPARATUS , INC .

RESOLUTION 2003 -89 A motion was made by Commissioner Zabloudil, seconded by Commissioner Tully, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Fire Equipment – Sale of

RES00 -01423 Resolution: Authorize an Amendment to an Agreement with Elm Creek Property Management and Bank One Trust Corporation for Lease of a Portion of 5207 Main Street Parking Lot Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will make certain amendments to an existing lease agreement between the Village of Downers Grove, Elm Creek Poperty Management and Bank One Trust Corporation, NA.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ELM CREEK PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND BANK ONE TRUST CORPORATION NA , FOR LEASE OF A PORTION OF THE 5207 MAIN STREET PARKING LOT

RESOLUTION 2003 -90 A motion 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 Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Lots

ORD00 -01424 Ordinance: Establish 2004 Heritage Festival Sponsors: Tourism and Events Commission Summary of Item: This will establish the procedures for the 2004 Downers Grove Heritage Festival.

AN ORDINANCE REGARDING THE 2004 HERITAGE FESTIVAL

ORDINANCE NO . 4545 Commissioner Tully asked when the Heritage Festival contracts will come before Council.

Village Manager Rick Ginex said it will be as of the first of the year.

Attorney Petrarca said a few RFP ’s were sent out this week. A motion was made by Commissioner Urban, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Heritage Festival 2004

RES00 -01425 Resolution: Authorize Submittal of Grant Application to the Hinsdale Center for the Arts for FY 2004 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 2004 COMMUNITY ARTS ACCESS REGRANTING PROGRAM

RESOLUTION 2003 -91 A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Sandack, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Hinsdale Center for the Arts

RES00 -01426 Resolution: Authorize Execution of a License Agreement with Voicestream for an Antenna on Village Property Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will authorize a license agreement between the Village and VoiceStream for the installation, operation and maintenance of an antenna on Village owned property located at 6705 Main Street.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND VOICESTREAM GSM I OPERATING COMPANY , LLC TO INSTALL , MAINTAIN AND OPERATE AN ANTENNA ON VILLAGE PROPERTY

RESOLUTION 2003 -92 Commissioner Tully said this lease begins December 1. He asked if there was a rush to get this approved tonight. In regard to the lightning issue, there appears to be a grounding element but he cannot be sure from the information he has.

Attorney Petrarca said the company is anxious to get going.

Deputy Village Manager Dave Van Vooren said the Water Department looked at this. If lightning hits the tower, it will be grounded. Whether this will bring additional lightning is a different question.

Commissioner Tully said this is a 12 foot cell phone tower on top of a 146 foot water tower. He asked if there was a concern with the additional 12 feet.

Mr. Van Vooren said the Village has these on many towers.

Commissioner Sandack said there is nothing novel about this. There are many cell phone users in the Village.

Commissioner Schnell said this is not a new process. There are antennae on towers throughout the Village. She said she cannot recall a lightning issue. The reason these are on the water towers is to prevent the proliferation of free-standing towers throughout the Village. She said she does not recall hearing staff express concerns about safety issues.

Commissioner Tully said aesthetics is not the issue. He is satisfied with the information he has received as a result of this discussion. A motion was made by Commissioner Sandack, seconded by Commissioner Zabloudil, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Antenna Equipment

ORD00 -01427 Ordinance: Abolishing the Community Maintenance Board and Creating an Environmental Concerns Commission Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will abolish the existing Community Maintenance Board and establish an Environmental Concerns Commission.

AN ORDINANCE ABOLISHING THE COMMUNITY MAINTENANCE BOARD AND CREATING AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS COMMISSION

ORDINANCE NO . 4546 Mayor Krajewski asked that this be advertised in order to begin receiving resumes.

Commissioner Urban said he has received six or seven resumes for the Performing Arts Study Commission. A motion was made by Commissioner Zabloudil, seconded by Commissioner Tully, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Environmental Concerns Commission

RES00 -01429 Resolution: Authorize an Amendment to the Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objective Agreement with R.T.G. – Station Crossing, LLC Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will authorize an amendment to an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and R.T.G. – Station Crossing, LLC in relation to environmental remediation activities.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE TIERED APPROACH TO CORRECTIVE ACTION OBJECTIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND R .T.G.-STATION CROSSING , LLC

RESOLUTION 2003 -93 A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Urban, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Planned Development #36 – Station Crossing, Corrective Action

ORD00 -00593 An Ordinance Vacating a Certain Portion of a Public Right-of-Way in the Village of Downers Grove (A Portion of Middaugh Avenue) Sponsors: Planning Services Summary of Item: This will vacate a portion of Middaugh Avenue.

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A CERTAIN PORTION OF A PUBLIC RIGHT -OF-WAY IN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE (A PORTION OF MIDDAUGH AVENUE )

ORDINANCE NO . 4547 A motion was made by Commissioner Urban, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Subdivision – Bradley’s Brookbank Prairie Subdivision, Vacation – Middaugh Avenue

8. Mayor’s Report

Mayor Krajewski asked if the Plan Commission is looking to change their meeting date.

Village Clerk April Holden said they are looking to move the meeting date as of the first of the year and to change the location back to the Council Chambers. The meeting will be moved from its current Tuesday date. Materials to be Received – Minutes

Library Board – September 24, 2003 Liquor Commission – October 2, 2003 Zoning Board of Appeals – September 24, 2003 A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Urban, to Note Receipt Of this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban, 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

Village Manager Rick Ginex said he has received a number of e-mails and calls regarding helping the people of California with respect to the recent fires. He suggested people call the Salvation Army at 1-800-725-2769 or the Red Cross at 630-378-0344 regarding donations.

10. Attorney’s Report

Future Active Agenda

11.Committee Standing Reports

Public Safety

Commissioner Urban said he has no report.

Public Services

Commissioner Tully said he has no report at this time.

Finance

Commissioner Zabloudil said the Finance Committee met tonight. The agenda included a review of the compensation plan and the salary ranges, as well as revenue and tax levy information. He said more information will be presented to the Council.

12.Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Tully said the Tivoli is in the process of an on-going celebration of its 75th anniversary. On Saturday there was a tour of the facility including the projection room and the history of the theater. He congratulated them on their 75th anniversary.

Mayor Krajewski said there was a large crowd for the tour and book signing. He said the theater is looking for help to identify people in some of their old pictures.

The Mayor suggested a Saturday meeting in the near future to work on the budget regarding preliminary discussions.

The Mayor congratulated Cheeseburger in Paradise and their fundraiser featuring Jimmy Buffett in support of Good Samaritan’s neonatal unit.

13. Adjournment

Commissioner Tully moved to adjourn. Commissioner Urban seconded.

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

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m