1. Call to Order
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 Brian Krajewski called the regular meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Downers Grove to order at 7:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Downers Grove Village Hall, following the Workshop meeting.
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
Mayor Krajewski led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2. Roll Call
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 – July 6, 2004 Workshop Meeting – July 13, 2004 Commissioner Tully submitted corrections to the Council minutes of July 6, 2004. Mayor Krajewski said they would be filed as corrected.
4. Public Comments and Questions
A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda
1. Dr. Gordon Goodman, 5834 Middaugh, asked about the significance of the amended moratorium on the Sign Ordinance. The Mayor said he was not sure that this would be concluded next week. In discussing the sign ordinance, Council expressed a desire to not have neon lights in signs. Staff determined that there’s neon gas lights which are enclosed within a sign. He noted that a new business wants to put a sign up and use the same vendor as Commissioner Urban uses at his business. The amendment will allow enclosed neon. The amendment will allow enclosed neon-gas lights, and will prohibit neon tubes, including those that outline signs.
Dr. Goodman said he understood that the Walgreens issue was to be tabled. He said at the Coffee With The Council he pointed out the deficiencies in the ordinance, and thinks it would be more appropriate to refer this back to the Plan Commission due to the changes in the proposed new plan. Regarding parking, there will be a 10% decrease in parking over what is currently there. Currently there are 330 regular spaces, 75 of which are in the back, and seven handicapped spaces. The proposal shows 300 regular spaces and 8 handicapped spaces. He said we don’t want to weaken the existing parking.
2. Mike Davenport, 6636 Blackstone Drive, said he is an architect in the Village and lives close to the proposed Walgreens structure. He said architects build buildings to last and if they do something poorly, it tends to be there for a long time. He is concerned that this might be the situation with Walgreens. He likes the idea of the use for the site, but his concern is that the size of the building is too large for the location. Mr. Davenport said the decision has to be made as to whether the building is too large, and then establish what the maximum size would be, in terms of the Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Ordinance is a tool that can be used as a guide. He lives near the site, and would like to see a Walgreens at that location; however, he recommended that something isn’t done in a rush just to see that open spot filled.
3. James Krick of Signs Now in the Village commented about the neon in windows. He showed some photographs to the Council of non-enclosed neon signs in windows, and noted that some shops have no room for other signage of any kind. He said the photos showed that neon can be tastefully done, and allows the businesses to advertise who they are.
Mayor Krajewski said that there are potentially hundreds of small business that have neon signs, and he asked staff to ask the EDC to look at the impact of having to replace existing neon signs.
4. Mike Kelch, 5729 Carpenter, said that his four sons said they would prefer to have a McDonald’s. He said that many people wonder why there would be another Walgreens needed, and there are a lot of variances being requested. Mr. Kelch said something would have to be done with shared parking, size of the building, and pushing the building back. Perhaps these issues could be negotiated.
5. Mike Gilbert, 4625 Highland, reminded the Council of a situation similar to the Walgreens issue involving Ron Sievers at 63rd and Fairview with a commercial building. He noted that a large number of citizens responded and spoke out, which created a lot of dialogue. After everything was reviewed, the Council voted to deny the petition based largely on citizens’ concerns. He said that this development was similar to the proposed Walgreens. Mr. Gilbert said he objects to the orientation, size and unshared parking. He believes the building would aesthetically damage the Center. Mr. Gilbert said that he helped collect signatures opposed to this proposal, and found that many people he met knew nothing about the issue, and when they were shown the plan, no one was in favor of it. He thinks that the people who see the plans are against it.
6. Mike Kubes, 5538 Lyman, said he and his family have collected signatures and, in speaking with neighbors and friends have found that everyone was willing to sign the petition or to learn more about it. He encouraged the Council to consider all of the disadvantages as well as the future impact if it is allowed in its present proposed configuration. He said the site has been vacant for a few years and that has not adversely affected the shopping center, so waiting a bit more could be advantageous.
7. Mike Riordan, 4440 Seeley, with the Economic Development Commission, said the Commission had a spirited conversation on the topic. They thought the parking and orientation were not acceptable, and they also were concerned about the size of the building. He said the conversation focused more on this being a real estate decision. This is an important decision.
8. Barry Peckhart, 1028 61st Street, turned in a total of about 1,300 signatures between last week and this evening. He said that the orientation of the Walgreens building doesn’t make any sense, and the size is too big. He said there have been two failures in the Village as a result of this, the first of which occurred two weeks ago. Mr. Peckhart attended a meeting of the Council at which three Council members supported this plan. It was not clear to him how they could do that and made him think that perhaps the Council members are not accurately representing the people of this town. They were elected to represent the people, and instead the people are having to get involved to help the Council do its job. Secondly, Mr. Peckhart asked how they got to the point that are at now. He said that at the meeting he attended there were three in favor, three against it and one sitting on the fence. Mr. Peckhart asked where the Village Manager was during all of this and whether he gets involved in the day-to-day goings on of the Village. He said he never heard Manager Ginex’s opinions, and he thought the Manager would have stepped in and mediated the situation. He said that if the parties had come together to discuss the opposition to the variances, this could have been negotiated. Mr. Peckhart said he saw plans J-4-B and J-5, and said they are small steps in the right direction. He said the Village Manager should take accountability and get involved in it.
Manager Ginex said he brought Walgreens and the staff together. He then personally asked questions about the size, orientation and the drive-thru. He has been involved and gave the information to the Council. He has been involved and has communicated with the petitioner’s attorney on a regular basis over the past two months.
The Mayor said that the Village Manager is in a difficult position because he has seven bosses. He speaks with all Council members. His job is to mediate, and if the majority wants him to move forward, he has to do so.
Mr. Peckhart asked why the EDC was not pulled in to give a recommendation when there was such a split. He has the impression that this is being rammed down the Village’s throats.
The Mayor said that there was a failure in terms of having the plans and proposals on the web site.
9. Terry Madden, 920 60th Place, said that the Walgreens is too big for the area. He is not opposed to Walgreens; however, the inability to share the parking is a big concern. There are three food businesses in the Center that will need parking as well. Mr. Madden said that the building should be moved so that it is convenient and useful to the rest of the shopping center. He also collected signatures and no one is in favor of the plan as presented.
10. Dale McCormick, 6009 Carpenter, seconded the opinions expressed so far about the Walgreens proposal. He said Walgreens’ attitude is such that it has turned it’s back on the Village. He encourages Walgreens to become a team player with the Council.
B. Comments and Questions on General Matters
1. Marilynn Gerloff, 4241 Highland, said that at the end of May, the reporter from the Sun referred to the Mayor as the Village Board President. Ms. Gerloff then went on a mission to find out what was going on with the local newspapers. She then reviewed the reassignments of reporters. She said there had been three reporters who gave the Village outstanding coverage of all issues. Ms. Gerloff said that Louise Brass was left alone to cover four different communities. Sun management also cut its local correspondents and photographer. She said that the Downers Grove Sun staff is not able to provide the proper coverage. She noted that recent Sun papers have had very little coverage of the Village, with no mention of Heritage Festival, the Walgreens dispute, etc. Ms. Gerloff said it seems as though Sun management has made the Downers Grove Sun nothing more than a shopper’s guide. She urged the Council to pull the Village Corner from the paper. If they cannot provide a Village of 50,000 people with proper coverage, they do not need the Village’s revenue from the Village Corner.
2. Dr. Gordon Goodman, 5834 Middaugh, commented on the question of involvement of citizens. He thinks it is a good thing that the Village receives petitions and comments of the public. He said he hopes that more innovative steps will be taken to get the information out to the community. Dr. Goodman congratulated those who did get the word out to the people. He said that it is important that hard work is performed to get the community to understand the issues before the Village.
Dr. Goodman then addressed the question of historic buildings. He said the Plan Commission considered a lot split at 806 Maple where the Lyman House is located. The majority of comments concerned how grateful the community was to see that the owners are using the home as a residence rather than demolish it. He said this is a delicate matter, and there has to be something done to encourage the preservation of historic buildings. He then reviewed a petition which he had that had 510 names on it. The petition covers three issues: 1) cooperate and protect and preserve the Lyman House; 2) tighten controls on demolition permits; and 3) create a community based task force to study possible preservation options and make recommendations to the Village Council and Park District Commissions.
3. P.J. Rehak, 6301 Carpenter Street, said he is upset that Walgreens is building a store in Green Knolls Shopping Center. He opposes the orientation. The Ponderosa and Lone Star faced the shopping center. Mr. Rehak said that the Center is well diversified, and asked if Walgreens will add to this. He asked whether Walgreens will help support the community as the other businesses in Green Knolls do. He expressed his concerns of loyalty to the community asking whether Walgreens would be loyal to Downers Grove. Mr. Rehak said that the way to respond to Walgreens is not to shop there.
4. Ken Lerner, 4535 Whiffen, commented on the petition presented by Dr. Goodman. He indicated that Downers Grove Watch took part in collecting the petitions and they had a diversity of viewpoints. Many people saw this as an issue that hits close to home, and many were happy to sign the petition. He said that others mentioned that they were concerned with what has been going on with historic preservation. There is a lot of community interest and many people feel that the preservation of the Village is important.
Commissioner Schnell encouraged residents to sign up for the community dialogue on September 18 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
The Mayor said that when people fill out the petitions, see that they write clearly enough to recognize the addresses and send invitations to those interested in the dialogue.
Commissioner Schnell said that publicity on this program is very important.
5. William Waldack, 1409 Willard Place, said that last week’s Workshop had three presentations for the downtown development. He said it was visionary and preliminary. After the first presentation Commissioner Urban made a statement that because he owns a business in the TIF district, he could not participate or vote on this. Mr. Waldack asked about the rules that prevent Commissioner Urban from participating and how it is different from Commissioner Sisul when he was on the Council . He then asked if the term “conflict of interest” applies, and the ramifications of Commissioner Sisul’s votes. He said he would like to understand this.
The Mayor provided some background that came up as a result of last Tuesday’s meeting. He said that he called the Village Attorney to respond to a couple of issues. He has two office condos on Warren and has been involved in a two-year lawsuit with the developer. One of the settlements is to lease something in the CBD . He asked the Village Attorney to look into this, and the State Statute is clear. No Commissioner or employee of the Village can own a business or lease property in the TIF , except on a month-to-month lease. If they do they are prohibited from voting, and from speaking to residents and staff about it. He said he spoke with Commissioner Sisul last month, who informed him that he had a month-to-month lease.
Mr. Waldack said that this is troublesome to hear this, and to know that one of the Council members cannot participate in this event. The Mayor said he does not know how the laws came about but he expects there is good reason for the law.
Commissioner Urban said that everything explained by the Village Attorney and the Mayor is true. He looked at the TIF Ordinance and was informed last Tuesday of the rule. He said he thought he had covered all his bases when he ran for election. He thought it referred to owning any piece of property in a TIF district; however, it refers to anyone who has any lease agreement in TIF property or has a vested interest in the district. None of the TIF Statutes have precedent established. He asked people to forget the past as he does not think it will be of benefit to the community. While he cannot voice his opinion, there are six Commissioners who are very qualified to represent the Village.
6. Mike Kubes, 5538 Lyman Avenue, commented on the petitions on Walgreens. He said that the people who circulated the petitions were not working from selfish motives. Some of those people are involved in two Adopt-A-Road cleanups and will be doing more in the fall. He invited the Council members to join as well. He said that the Downers Grove’s Men’s Club members are proud of their community.
7. Jim Russ, 4915 Main Street, said he was not going to comment tonight because he thought the Walgreens issues were going to be pulled from the agenda; however, he said he wanted to make a statement concerning the Village Manager and Staff. He said that the Manager and Staff have been discussing this issue since November 2002, and have responded to all issues brought to them. Staff has voiced its concerns and opinions, and negotiated on behalf of the Village. Within the last two weeks the Manager and Staff and others have spent a substantial amount of time on this issue and have done things quickly. Any indication that Staff or the Manager have not done their job is absolutely wrong.
Commissioner Tully said that there were two options, one to pull the items off the agenda, and one to table them. Because they are on the Active Agenda, the public gets to comment on the items.
5. Public Hearings
6. Consent Agenda
COR00 -01669 Claim Ordinance: No. 5539, Payroll, July 9, 2004 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A
BIL00 -01670 List of Bills Payable: No. 5534, July 20, 2004 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A Passed The Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Commissioner 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 Mayor Krajewski asked for a Motion to waive the one-week waiting period to consider new business regarding the first two items on the Active Agenda.
Commissioner Tully moved to waive the one-week waiting period. Commissioner McConnell seconded the Motion.
VOTE : AYES : Commissioners Tully, McConnell, Urban, Sandack, Zabloudil, Schnell, Mayor Krajewski
The Motion passed unanimously.
7. Active Agenda
RES00 -01672 Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with Thorne Electric for Parking Deck Site Lighting Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This will authorize an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Thorne Electric for the CBD parking deck site lighting.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND THORNE ELECTRIC FOR PARKING DECK SITE LIGHTING
RESOLUTION 2004 -43 Commissioner Urban recused himself.
Mayor Krajewski thanked Mike Millette for his efforts to save money. A motion was made by Commissioner Tully to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Zabloudil and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Central Business District – Parking Deck
RES00 -01673 Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with Automated Computer Methods for Utility Billing Services Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: This will authorize an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Automated Computer Methods (ACM) for utility billing services.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND AUTOMATED COMPUTER METHODS FOR UTILITY BILLING SERVICES
RESOLUTION 2004 -44 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: Water Billing
ORD00 -01671 Ordinance: Amend Moratorium Regarding the Sign Ordinance Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will authorize an amendment to the moratorium on the issuance of any request for sign permits.
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING A MORATORIUM REGARDING THE SIGN ORDINANCE IN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE
ORDINANCE NO . 4601 The Mayor asked if the regular Sign Ordinance is being Workshopped next week. Village Attorney Petrarca said it would be. This will be a simple ordinance as the full ordinance regarding signs is still being studied. Commissioner Sandack said that he and Commissioner Tully were at the last Plan Commission meeting. This will fill a gap of those businesses waiting for decisions to be made. It is a temporary way to move forward. Attorney Petrarca said that they will discuss the expiration of the moratorium at another time. 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: Zoning Ordinance – Signs
ORD00 -01592 Ordinance: Authorize Lot Reconfiguration for the Properties Located at 6202-6248 Main Street and 6250 Main Street, Downers Grove, Illinois Commissioner Schnell moved to table ordinances 01592 and 01593 to a date uncertain. Commissioner Sandack seconded the Motion.
Commissioner McConnell said that she received the revised proposal on Friday, and is in favor of tabling the ordinances to get the information regarding the revised submittal. She said she appreciated the comments from the public.
Commissioner Schnell asked that they use the time to get some visual aids together to clarify any misinformation that is out in the community. She said she has read all of the e-mails and appreciated the comments made. She noted that the comments need to be based on fact and information needs to be disseminated.
The Mayor thanked the residents for the e-mails and petitions, as well as phone calls. No one supported the current configuration. He added that the Village Manager is not at fault regarding this. They need to look at the process of how this came to the Council, going through Plan Commission, etc. He said he thought the size was too big from the beginning, and he was concerned about the orientation of the building on the lot, as well as the parking. He is having a hard time getting a parking analysis from someone who actually knows the site. The traffic analysis was done in November, but May, June and July are peak months there with all of the athletic teams that play at McCullom Park, and then go to the Dairy Queen in that Center. He thinks they should look at the summer season traffic.
Village Manager Ginex said he would talk with Walgreens about the issues raised. A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Sandack, to Table Indefinitely 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: Lot Reconfiguration
ORD00 -01593 Ordinance: Authorize Special Use at Walgreens, 63rd & Main Streets, to Permit a Drive-Thru (Pharmacy) Window Operated in Conjunction with a 14,500 Square Foot Retail Sales Facility Sponsors: Planning and Community Development Summary of Item: At their meeting of February 16, 2004, the Plan Commission unanimously recommended that a Speical Use be granted for the property located at Main & 63rd Streets to permit a drive-thru (pharmacy) window operated in conjunction with a 14,500 square foot retail sales facility.
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SPECIAL USE AT WALGREENS , 63rd & MAIN STREETS , TO PERMIT A DRIVE -THRU (PHARMACY) WINDOW OPERATED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A 14 ,500 SQARE FOOT RETAIL SALES FACILITY A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Sandack, to Table Indefinitely 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: Special Use – 63rd & Main Streets
8. Mayor’s Report
Materials to be Received – Minutes
Economic Development Commission – May 12, 2004 & May 26, 2004 Library Board – June 23, 2004 Parking & Traffic Commission – June 9, 2004 Stormwater & Flood Plain Oversight Committee – April 22, 2004 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
10. Attorney’s Report
Future Active Agenda
11.Committee Standing Reports
Public Safety Committee
Commissioner McConnell said they will meet on August 3.
Public Services Committee
Commissioner Tully said the Public Services Committee met and discussed the AMR meter reading system. This has been in place for three years, and all but three locations in the Village have been changed over. He said that the project has come in to date under budget. The total cost was paid for through the issuance of bonds at a cost of $4.1 million. It was thought that due to increased accuracy the Village would get monies back for water being sold that was previously not accounted for. He said they will receive that report soon. The system is functioning well. One of the benefits of the remote reading of the meter is that this system notes a spike in the water usage which would allow the Village to check on potential problems. Three years ago there were approximately 2000 estimated water bills and now 67 are estimated. This will probably be reduced to zero before too long. He applauded Public Works for their work on this project.
Commissioner Zabloudil said Finance met this evening and they discussed the trial use of procurement cards for the Public Works department. This will allow centralization of purchasing and consolidation of the billing. He said that they also looked at the survey results of communities that have changed their fiscal years. He said that this would need the accompanying change in the accounting system. They will need to hear and understand the pros and cons and the sequence of events for this to occur.
Commissioner Zabloudil said that they also discussed the Mission and Vision Statements to make sure it is appropriately aligned.
Regarding the Treasurer’s Report and deadlines, Commissioner Zabloudil said staff was asked what they can get done on a regular basis. Staff will come back with dates needed. In terms of year end, the direction is that additional time is required to close entries for the year. They could get a preliminary statement at the end of the year, and staff will come back with a recommended deadline for the end of year report as well.
Commissioner Zabloudil said enterprise funds and other funds were discussed. He indicated that they want to be consistent relative to the allocation of costs from the funds.
Mayor Krajewski said that some of the allocations were to be done a year and a half ago. He said that he voted against the budget because he believes they have raised taxes too much. He said he needs accurate information. There are drafts of April, but not May or June. He said they should have June in by now. He then asked for an explanation of the April report he received.
Deputy Village Manager Dave Van Vooren explained that it is the year end changes. It is a cash balance spreadsheet, and is not a reflection of the budget. The Mayor said he would like some bullet points as to what was done. He asked when the audit would be done. Ms. Trainor said the auditors are beginning their field work on August 16.
The Mayor asked whether she has looked at the financials for the three presentations, and she said she had not.
The Mayor asked for the telephone number for Kane McKenna.
Mayor Krajewski said that the Space Needs Committee needs to have another council member to work with him. Attorney Petrarca said she had a response from Commissioner Sandack. Commissioner McConnell said she would also be willing to work on this, and Commissioner Schnell said she was willing as well.
Mayor Krajewski said they also need another Commissioner for the Performing Arts Committee, and Commissioner Tully said he would do so.
Commissioner Sandack will join the Mayor on the Space Needs Committee.
Commissioner McConnell asked when a draft of the Mission Statement is anticipated from the Finance Committee. Mike Baker, Assistant Village Manager, said something would be ready within the next few weeks. Mr. Ginex said he is eager to have the goals and priorities agreed to by the Council. Commissioner McConnell said that Public Safety is reluctant to establish goals until they get a Mission Statement.
The Mayor asked whether there was any conflict with the Police Department being in the TIF District, and Attorney Petrarca said there was none to her knowledge. She said she would review that.
12.Council Member Reports and New Business
Commissioner McConnell said the Community Dialogue for Residential Redevelopment still has spaces open and people can register. She suggested links between the Village site and Dr. Goodman’s and Downers Grove Watch organizations. She also said that she received a comment from a senior citizens about the Coffee With the Council’s placement next to a fish vendor, and said they should consider another site.
Commissioner Tully thanked the people for coming to the Coffee with the Council. He said that the Council has discussed moving Coffee with the Council to various locations. He suggested putting together a list of various locations which will expand communication and involve others in community issues.
The Mayor said that McCollum Park is a potential location.
Commissioner Tully then mentioned the Library fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, when they will auction off the chairs in the CBD to raise money for the Library Foundation.
Mayor Krajewski said that surveys were sent out to the residents about North and South High Schools. The Parking and Traffic commission is recommending no changes in the times of parking restrictions. He said that the Manager is looking into this.
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 9:01 p.m