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January 20, 2004

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 Commissioner Tully was in attendance by telephone.

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

Council Meeting – January 6, 2004 Workshop Meeting – January 13, 2004 Commissioner Tully submitted corrections to the January 13, 2004 Workshop meeting. Mayor Krajewski said the minutes would be filed as corrected.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

Laurel Bowen, 829 Clyde Drive, said that there were two items being considered on the Active Agenda which had not been first considered at Workshop. She said she understood issues were first handled at a Workshop. She does not know how this provides the community appropriate time for input.

The Mayor responded that the first issue was discussed at a number of Workshops over the past three years. The second issue is a Support Resolution, and past practice is not to workshop those.

Ms. Bowen said that she heard Council members on many occasions express interest in community input. The Mayor reiterated that the first item was discussed at previous Workshops. Ms. Bowen said that the first issue of the final plat of subdivision for Bradley Brookbank Subdivision has been in court, and she does not know that the plan is the same as it was before.

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said this is the exact same plan as was presented.

Dr. Gordon Goodman, 5834 Middaugh, said there were several items on the agenda that he favored. He said he was pleased that the Council would move ahead with standards regarding demolition, and property maintenance for the removal of weeds and debris. He asked about the rezoning of 2323 Maple Avenue and whether the ordinance would incorporate the walkway. He said there are two alternatives before the Council. He favors the option with a right-of-way. It mentioned receiving payment in lieu of sidewalks, rather than installation of a pedestrian access. He said that one of the benefits of retaining the right-of-way would be a pedestrian access. He said he also had two questions regarding Bradley Brookbank subdivision.

The Mayor said that the Maple subdivision is a preliminary plan at this time. A walkway could be added in the final plat.

Dr. Goodman said he is most concerned about the final plat of resubdivision for Bradley’s development. His first concern is that the plat of subdivision was approved by the Council not by the County for the stormwater management treatment. He asked if there has been sufficient modification of the proposal so that the County has already approved this or is expected to approve the stormwater management.

The Mayor said that the Village will not issue any permits until the County approves that the stormwater plans and finds that the standards are met.

Village Attorney Petrarca said that the subdivision is subject to stormwater approval, and that stormwater and grading plans are still pending.

Dr. Goodman said the second concern is the future status of the outlots and the restrictions. He prefaced his comments that it is very hard to comment on the items when the documentation is not available to the public until the Friday before the meeting. He objected to the Attorney’s comment at the last Workshop that the material would be available on Friday in the Library. He asked about the future disposition and maintenance of outlot A, which is a fairly large area and subject to various deed and covenant restrictions. He asked whether Mr. Bradley will maintain ownership of the outlot, and whether the outlot would be suitable for joint management with the Park District.

Attorney Petrarca said none of the restrictions have changed since the last approval. She said there have not been any conversations with the Park District regarding the outlot. Her understanding is that Mr. Bradley will maintain the property himself.

Dr. Goodman said he thought the Park District should be consulted about maintaining this outlot A in conjunction with adjacent Park District property. Attorney Petrarca said that they have not been consulted by her and she does not know whether the owner has consulted them. Dr. Goodman added that the same questions should be asked about the wetland buffer. He indicated that this is a very serious issue, as this is a final plat. He also asked that this item be delayed in order to look into the long-term stability and supervision of Outlot A and the wetland buffer, and its influence on the public property directly to the north of it.

Andrew Clark, 1226 62nd Street, said that he agreed with Dr. Goodman. Outlot A should not be the responsibility of the developer. He asked whether there would be a lift station provided to drain the detention pond. Village Attorney Petrarca said that the County has not yet approved the stormwater plans.

Mr. Clark continued that the plat introduced several years ago showed a sidewalk alongside Brookbank road within a couple of feet from the roadway. That is dangerous for children walking to school, and he would like to see the customary 14’ parkway between the sidewalk and the street.

Peter Hultman, 5300 Walnut, said that since October 1, 2002 he has been complaining about the safety of the crosswalks and intersections in Downers Grove. He said that an Ordinance was passed August 20, 2002 which addressed the safety of pedestrians and motorists, but nothing has been done to correct or enforce the Ordinance. He believes the Ordinance should stand but it must be enforced.

B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

Eve Dunn of Westmont, Illinois said she is Director of the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58. She was present to discuss the Laughter for Learning annual fundraiser. They are partnering with several businesses in Downers Grove in this project. She noted that forms have gone home with the students of District 58, and tickets are still available. There are also t-shirts to promote the foundation. To purchase tickets residents should call her at 852-0580. There are 1000 tickets, and they sold out this event last year. The date of the event is March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theater.

Emil Rusnick, 6001 Brookbank, asked that the Council delay voting on the Bradley subdivision until all approvals have been obtained.

5. Public Hearings

6. Consent Agenda

COR00 -01486 Claim Ordinance: No. 5515, Payroll, January 3, 2004 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -01487 List of Bills Payable: No. 5510, January 20, 2004 A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BID00 -01490 Bid: Award $309,545 to Global Emergency Vehicles/Pierce Manufacturing for Triple Combination Pumper Sponsors: Fire Department and Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Fire Equipment-Pumper Passed The Consent Agenda

A motion was made by Commissioner Urban, seconded by , 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

RES00 -01466 Resolution: Final Plat of Resubdivision for Bradley Brookbank Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: At their meeting of July 10, 2001, the Plan Commission unanimously recommended approval of the final plat of subdivision for Bradley’s Brookbank Prairie Subdivision.

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT OF RESUBDIVISION FOR BRADLEY ’S BROOKBANK PRAIRIE SUBDIVISION

RESOLUTION 2004 -01 Commissioner McConnell asked the Attorney for clarification that the stormwater has to be approved by the County, and Village Attorney Petrarca said that the County must approve it. Commissioner McConnell then asked about the recourses available if the Outlot is not maintained. Attorney Petrarca said the Village has the right to enter the property and fix any problems, and charge the owner. The Mayor asked what the problems could be, and Attorney Petrarca said it would be basically lack of maintenance.

Commissioner Schnell said she believed that the sidewalks should be in as far as possible for safety issues. Secondly, she hoped that Mr. Bradley would work with the Park District for the maintenance of Outlot A.

The Mayor said he thought the sidewalk was along the street because of the stormwater plan. He asked if this needed to be acted upon tonight. Attorney Petrarca said it should be done tonight.

Commissioner Tully clarified that this matter was previously Workshopped and before that reviewed by the Plan Commission. He said it is not unusual to approve final plat approval subject to compliance with ordinances and statutes, and contingent upon other approvals. This must comply with the County Stormwater Ordinance before any building permits are issued. A motion was made 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: Subdivision – Bradley’s Brookbank Prairie Subdivision

RES00 -01488 Resolution: Support Improvement of O’Hare International Airport Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will express Village support for the passage of legislation by Congress for the implementation of the O’Hare International Airport improvement plan.

A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE IMPROVEMENT OF O ’HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

RESOLUTION 2004 -10 Commissioner McConnell moved to table this Resolution until the next Workshop. Commissioner Schnell seconded the Motion.

Commissioner Zabloudil said resolutions of support have been done in the past, and asked why they should delay it now. He sees no need for the delay.

Commissioner Schnell said she thinks it should be Workshopped. It is an issue that the residents are very split on, and over the years they have expressed concerns about how the O’Hare expansion impacts out community. She believes they should allow the residents to come and express their opinions.

Commissioner Sandack sees no hardship in moving this item to a Workshop, and voting later.

Commissioner Urban referenced the sixth paragraph of the proposed resolution. His concern is that it says that the Village would be best served by the adoption of said plan, but he sees no plan. He thinks the complexity of the issue requires more discussion at Workshop.

Commissioner Tully said he thinks they have received information about the plan in the past. He doesn’t disagree with doing this now, but as a matter of courtesy, if a Commissioner wishes to have it discussed at Workshop, he sees no reason not to.

Commissioner Urban agreed with Commissioner Tully that they have received materials about the expansion, but not about the improvements.

The Mayor said that they could Workshop this next week. He said that the Village has been asked to get this on the agenda since December. He asked if they want someone from the City of Chicago to attend.

Commissioner Schnell said she would like to see someone from the City.

Commissioner Urban said he would like to see someone from the County as well.

Commissioner McConnell said they need a conversation about the environmental and economic impact on the community.

The Mayor recommended calling Lisle, Oak Brook and Naperville as well to find whatever information they may have. A motion was made, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Table to a Date Certain 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: O’Hare Airport

ORD00 -01491 Ordinance: Establish Parking Restrictions on Ridge Court Sponsors: Parking & Traffic Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of November 12, 2003, the Parking and Traffic Commission moved to recommend parking restrictions be established on both sides of Ridge Court, north of 61st Street between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., except weekends and holidays.

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING PARKING RESTRICTIONS ON RIDGE COURT

ORDINANCE NO . 4562 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: Parking Restrictions – Ridge Court

RES00 -01492 Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with Genisys Notwires Internet Sponsors: Information Services Summary of Item: This will authorize an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Genisys Notwires Internet for internet-related services.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND GENISYS NOTWIRES INTERNET

RESOLUTION 2004 -02 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: Internet Service Provider

ORD00 -01493 Ordinance: Annex 2323 Maple Avenue and Vacant Parcel Immediately to the West Thereof Sponsors: Plan Commission Summary of Item: This will annex the property commonly known as 2323 Maple Avenue and the vacant parcel immediately west thereof. Following annexation, this property will be zoned R-1 Single Family Residential.

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING 2323 MAPLE AVENUE , AND THE VACANT PARCEL IMMEDIATELY TO THE WEST THEREOF TO THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS

ORDINANCE NO . 4563 A motion was made by Commissioner Zabloudil, 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: Annexation-2323 Maple Avenue

ORD00 -01494 Ordinance: Rezone 2323 Maple and Vacant Parcel Immediately West Thereof from Village R-1 to Village R-5A Sponsors: Plan Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of November 4, 2003, the Plan Commission recommended that the property commonly known as 2323 Maple Avenue and the vacant parcel immediately to the west thereof be rezoned from Village R-1 Single Family Residential to Village R-5A Townhouse Residence.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS, CODIFIED AS CHAPTER 28 OF THE DOWNERS GROVE MUNICIPAL CODE , AS AMENDED TO REZONE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2323 MAPLE AVENUE AND THE VACANT PARCEL IMMEDIATELY WEST THEREOF

ORDINANCE NO . 4564 A motion was made 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: Rezone 2323 Maple – R-1 to R-5A

RES00 -01495 Resolution: Approve Preliminary Plat of Subdivision for Villas of Maple Woods Subdivision Sponsors: Plan Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of November 4, 2003, the Plan Commission unanimously recommended approval of the preliminary plat of subdivision for Villas of Maple Woods Subdivision.

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PRELIMINARY PLAT OF SUBDIVISION FOR VILLAS OF MAPLE WOODS SUBDIVISION

RESOLUTION 2004 -03 Commissioner McConnell moved to adopt Option A of the resolution approving the Preliminary Plat of Subdivision for Villas of Maple Woods Subdivision. Commissioner Schnell seconded the Motion.

Commissioner Schnell said that the Council has discretion to make exceptions in regard to accepting right-of-way. The area to the south of the development is not in the Village of Downers Grove. The road to the south is controlled by Lisle Township and they have no intention to improve the property and extend the road. If Janes were to go through to the Sievers Subdivision it would cause a dangerous traffic situation along Maple Avenue. For those reasons she would vote in favor of Option A.

Commissioner Sandack said he concurred with Commissioner Schnell’s comments. It makes no sense to put a road through for safety reasons. The provisions regarding rights-of-way refer to a direct connection to existing streets, which is not the case in this situation. Since the Township has said they have no intention to put through a street, it makes no sense to dedicate a right-of-way to the Village.

Commissioner McConnell asked if there are instances where the Council has not required a dedication of rights-of-way.

Joe Skach, Director of Planning and Community Development, said he did not find a direct example in the past 5-6 years; however, found three examples which might provide additional information to the Council. He then presented slides of parcels where rights-of way had been dedicated in the 1950s and later vacated. He described a parcel on Davane Court in which the Council approved a 35-foot right of way in 1996 allowing access onto 65th Street. He said there is not a lot of detailed information available on those done in the 50s and 60s.

The Mayor asked about Highland Avenue at 40th Street, and Mr. Skach said he would have to look into that. Commissioner Schnell said it was vacated, and the Mayor said he was told it was not vacated.

Commissioner McConnell said she looked at the area again this weekend, and it does not appear to her to have any benefit to put in a street. She will vote in favor of Option A.

Commissioner Zabloudil stated he will not be supporting Option A, but not for the reasons already expressed, though those reasons are valid. He said there is a Subdivision Control Ordinance in place which specifies that the right-of-way must be dedicated. The petitioner came to the Plan Commission with that specification. The Subdivision Control Ordinance only requires a simple majority of the Council to approve a plat of subdivision, but in that event they have the potential of vacating a right-of-way with a simple majority vote, based on what has been presented in Option A. Typically, vacation of right-of-way involves a super majority vote, so there is a conflict in his perspective. Based upon that, there is a process in place and his concern is that the process be followed. He will support Option B.

Mayor Krajewski said he agrees that Village rights-of-way are important assets in the community. State Statute requires a majority of the Council members to approve the right-of-way with a simple majority; however the Council has chosen to require a super majority of six votes for such action. He said that the Village should require all developers to dedicate a right-of-way as they are important assets. Option B requires the dedication of a right-of-way, but not the construction of a roadway.

Commissioner Tully said there is no proposal to put Janes Avenue through to College Avenue, not now nor in the future. He said it would appear unlikely to happen at all unless future circumstances change significantly. The issue of whether to improve the right-of-way is irrelevant. The question is whether to require the right-of-way dedication. The Ordinance referenced has been interpreted in the past to require dedication of the right-of-way. Commissioner Tully said that the Council should follow the Ordinance. He has heard no compelling reason to deviate from prior interpretation of requiring a right-of-way dedication. There are, on the contrary, reasons to require the right-of-way. It keeps options open, provides assets to the Village, and creates an open space which benefits the area. If the developer wishes to seek vacation of the right-of-way in the future, there are established policies and procedures to do so. He believes Option B is the most prudent course to follow.

Commissioner Urban agreed that rights-of-way are potential assets to the Village. He does not, however, see the potential advantage to retaining this parcel as Village property, nor the necessity of making the petitioner jump through hoops to go through the process of applying for vacation at a later time. He said he would be voting in favor of Option A. The Mayor asked if he thought the Council would have to look at each property and decide if there is a compelling reason for a right-of-way. Commissioner Urban responded to the Mayor that he personally had no problem with that, and that he was elected to serve this community.

Commissioner Sandack said that the beginning analysis is what is stated by the provision of the Ordinance. The Statute is clear and brief. “Provisions shall be made for direct connections with the existing streets in adjoining subdivisions.” He said there is no direct connection to be made here, nor is there an existing street. Thus, using the plain, clear and unambiguous language of this provision it is inapplicable from the starting point. Suggestions that the Council is doing an end run or not satisfying the obligations to the Village by providing for solutions as set forth in the Ordinances is false and not helpful. The Ordinance is clear and the Motion by Commissioner McConnell abides by the Ordinance and does not deviate from it. He thinks they should follow the Ordinances as written, and no more. Interpreting the Ordinance to extract dollars from landowners is outrageous. He thinks the Motion put forth follows the Ordinance distinctly and correctly. Commissioner Sandack said he thought the Council has a duty to abide by the Village’s Ordinances and not extrapolate interesting interpretations.

Commissioner Tully said it is worth noting that this is not something just brought up with respect to this project. The requirement of the dedication has been the past practice. He has seen no evidence that it was a wrong practice. This petitioner understood that a right-of-way would have to be dedicated. He agrees that if there are compelling reasons not to follow past practice, then they should follow the better course. He sees no evidence requiring the need to deviate from what they have required every developer to do. This is not an attempt to put a unique burden on a particular petitioner. There are Ordinances with respect to the vacation of right-of-way and he thinks it is equally important to follow those. Commissioner Tully said he did not think this presents any kind of an undue hardship to have people simply follow what the Village’s requirements are. The Village has the discretion of making exceptions to that if it chooses to do so. If people want to seek vacations of right-of-ways that have been dedicated pursuant to the ordinances, there are procedures to do that which can be considered and decisions made. That is all that prudence would require. A motion was made, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Urban and Commissioner Schnell Nay: Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Subdivision – Maple Woods

ORD00 -01452 Ordinance: Establish Standards for Demolition and Construction Activities Sponsors: Code Services Summary of Item: This will establish certain procedures to be followed for safe construction site management during demolition and/or construction of improvements.

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES

ORDINANCE NO . 4565 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: Demolition of Properties, Demolition and Construction Activities

ORD00 -01496 Ordinance: Amend the Property Maintenance Code Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will make certain amendments to the Property Maintenance Code in regard to landscape plantings and weeds.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE

ORDINANCE NO . 4566 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: Weed Ordinance, Property Maintenance Code

RES00 -01497 Resolution: Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with the County of DuPage, Illinois for the Final Phase of the Lacey Creek Stream Corridor Restoration Project Sponsors: Manager’s Office Summary of Item: This will authorize an intergovernmental agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and DuPage County for the final phase of the Lacey Creek Restoration Project.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF DUPAGE , ILLINOIS AND THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE FOR THE FINAL PHASE OF THE LACEY CREEK STREAM CORRIDOR RESTORATION PROJECT

RESOLUTION 2004 -04 A motion was made by Commissioner Zabloudil, 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: Lacey Creek, DuPage County

RES00 -01498 Resolution: Authorize Submittal of Grant Application to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) for Illinois 2004 Citizen Corps Program Sponsors: Fire Department and Finance Summary of Item: This shall authorize submittal of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) grant application to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) for grant funds in the amount of $21,487.00 for the support of planning, outreach, and management of a Citizen Corps program.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF GRANT APPLICATION TO THE ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (IEMA) FOR ILLINOIS 2004 CITIZEN CORPS PROGRAM

RESOLUTION 2004 -05 Commissioner McConnell said she thinks this is a good idea and she would like to see it tied into other community groups, such as the Partnership for Healthier Communities. She said she would assist as a liaison. A motion was made 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: Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Citizen Corps Program

RES00 -01499 Resolution: Authorize Submittal of Grant Application to the Chicago Area Transportation Study for FY 2005 Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) Sponsors: Finance, Public Works, Planning and Community Development and Economic Development Director Summary of Item: This shall authorize submittal of the 2005 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) grant application to the Chicago Area Transportation Study. This will be a two-year project in which grant funds in the amount of $1,162,000 will be applied toward Ogden Avenue sidewalk construction. Note, the Village must also contribute funding over the two-year period in the amount of $351,000.00 as a condition of receiving the grant.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF GRANT APPLICATION TO THE CHICAGO AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY FOR FY 2005 CONGESTION MITIGATION & AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CMAQ)

RESOLUTION 2004 -06 A motion was made, 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: Sidewalk Construction, Ogden Avenue Redevelopment

RES00 -01500 Resolution: Authorize Agreement with Verizon Wireless Sponsors: Information Services Summary of Item: This will authorize an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Verizon Wireless for wireless packet data service.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND VERIZON WIRELESS

RESOLUTION 2004 -07 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: Verizon, Cellular Digital Packet Data Service

8. Mayor’s Report

Materials to be Received – Minutes

Economic Development Commission – December 10, 2003 Finance Committee – December 2, 2003 Library Board – December 10, 2003 Liquor Commission – December 4, 2003 Parking & Traffic Commission – December 10, 2003 Public Services Committee – Local Transportation Subcommittee – November 20, 2003 & January 5, 2004 A motion was made 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

New Business

Proclamation

The Mayor read a proclamation honoring Lisa Rasin, noting her significant contributions to the community and recognizing her as the Chamber of Commerce 2003 Citizen of the Year. He said that the Chamber’s annual dinner honoring Lisa will be on Saturday evening at Hickory Ridge at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available.

The Mayor reminded the public that this weekend is the Downers Grove Ice Sculpture Festival and invited everyone to come into the downtown area and participate in this event.

9. Manager’s Report

10. Attorney’s Report

Future Active Agenda

11.Committee Standing Reports

Commissioner Tully said that the Local Transportation Subcommittee report will be presented to the Council next week. It should provide a wealth of information regarding the status of the Grove Commuter Shuttle.

Commissioner Zabloudil said that the Finance Committee met and reviewed the budget reporting tool to be used in budget meetings which start January 31. Also discussed was an insurance overview and the Treasurer’s Report was reviewed.

12.Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner McConnell congratulated Lisa Rasin as well, saying she would be unable to attend the dinner but considered Lisa an excellent choice as Citizen of the Year.

Commissioner Urban extended his congratulations as well, and said he would be attending the Ice Festival.

Commissioner Schnell echoed the congratulations to Lisa and appreciation for her participation in the Character Counts Pancake Breakfast.

Commissioner Schnell also extended her appreciation to staff members Stan Balicki and Megan Dugard for the work they did in gathering all of the data necessary for the Transportation Subcommittee report.

Commissioner Sandack said he would be attending the Chamber dinner and extended congratulations to Lisa, and he also encouraged everyone to attend the Ice Festival.

Commissioner Sandack said there was some good and healthy debate by the Council on the Ordinance in question this evening, and out of healthy debate springs good ideas.

Commissioner Zabloudil encouraged attendance at the Ice Festival and hoped for good weather.

Commissioner Tully also encouraged Ice Festival attendance by the community. He said he was looking forward to the Chamber’s dinner dance. He agreed that it is good and healthy to have open discussions among the Council, and said that it may point out areas which need to be more closely reviewed.

13. Adjournment

Commissioner Urban moved to adjourn. Commissioner McConnell seconded.

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

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