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July 05, 2005

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 William Waldack 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 – June 7, 2005 Council Meeting – June 21, 2005 Workshop Meeting – June 28, 2005 Commissioner Sandack said he had two slight revisions to the Council minutes of June 21 which were given to the Village Clerk.

Commissioner McConnell said she provided several editorial comments to the Village Clerk regarding the Workshop minutes of June 28. She clarified that the Public Safety Committee discussed the collection policy for fees. They divided the fees into three areas including ALS /BLS fees; other originally proposed fees, such as extraction fees; and the collection policy.

The Mayor said the minutes would be filed as corrected. Fire Department Swearing-In Ceremony Storm Ready Community Presentation Fire Department Swearing-In Ceremony

Chief Ruscetti presided over the swearing in of James Werner and Jon Ibrahim as Fire Lieutenants. He provided background information on each man.

Storm Ready Community Presentation

Police Chief Bob Porter introduced Lieutenant Bill Budds, Emergency Management Coordinator. Lt. Budds said the Village will be receiving certification as a Storm Ready Community this evening. He thanked everyone in the Village for participating in the drills, particularly Jennifer Rizzo and Heather Lippe of VOC . He then introduced Jim Allsopp, Warning Coordinating Meteorologist from the National Weather Service.

Mr. Allsopp provided background information on the Storm Ready Community program, and explained the steps needed for a community to obtain certification. He presented road signs recognizing the Village as a storm ready community. Bill Ferguson, Will County Emergency Management Coordinator, said that the Village staff has done an excellent job in preparing the Village for this certification. Ron Carlson, a FEMA representative, said that everyone who applies does not get this recognition, and said the Village should be proud of the work that has been accomplished to receive this recognition.

Chief Porter noted that Lt. Budds has done a great job in handling his responsibilities, and Downers Grove is a better community for his efforts.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

There were none.

B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

There were none.

5. Public Hearings

6. Consent Agenda

COR00 -02013 Claim Ordinance: No. 5591, June 24, 2005 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -02014 List of Bills Payable, No. 5580, July 5, 2005 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BID00 -02016 Bid: Award Public Works Service Contracts Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: $13,500 to Fulton Contracting Company for on-call streetlight maintenance $33,660 to Elgin Sweeping Services for street sweeping $20,300 to Western Gradall Corporation for roadside ditch reconstruction and shaping $30,600 to National Power Rodding for sewer jetting and manhole/inlet cleaning $28,500 to Lyons Electric Company for traffic signal maintenance $14,952 to Superior Road Striping, Inc. for pavement marking

This also accepts the unit prices for 2006/07 and 2007/08 with the limit of work contingent upon approved funds. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Street- Sweeper, Traffic Signal Maintenance, Street Lights – Maintenance, Sewer Jetting, Pavement Marking , Roadway Improvements

RES00 -02017 Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with SBC Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN SBC AND THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE

RESOLUTION 2005 -45 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Telephone System

BID00 -02019 Bid: Award a One-Year Contract to the Downers Grove Reporter for Publication of Weekly Village Corner and Village Legal Notices Sponsors: Marketing & Media A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Village Corner

RES00 -02018 Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with the Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority Sponsors: Manager’s Office Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COMMUTER RAIL DIVISION OF THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE

RESOLUTION 2005 -46 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Metra

RES00 -02020 Resolution: Maintenance of Streets and Highways by Municipality under the Illinois Highway Code Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION FOR MAINTENANCE OF STREETS AND HIGHWAYS BY MUNICIPALITY UNDER THE ILLINOIS HIGHWAY CODE

RESOLUTION 2005 -47 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Motor Fuel Tax 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 Waldack and Mayor Krajewski

7. Active Agenda

ORD00 -02021 Ordinance: Designate a Passenger Loading Zone at Hillcrest School Sponsors: Parking & Traffic Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of March 9, 2005, the Parking & Traffic Commission recommended designating a passenger loading zone at Hillcrest School.

AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING A PASSENGER LOADING ZONE AT HILLCREST SCHOOL

ORDINANCE NO . 4692 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 Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Restrictions, Passenger Loading Zone

ORD00 -02022 Ordinance: Prohibiting Parking on Carpenter Street Sponsors: Parking & Traffic Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of April 13, 2005, the Parking & Traffic Commission recommended amending parking restrictions on Carpenter.

AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING PARKING ON CARPENTER STREET

ORDINANCE NO . 4693 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 Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Restrictions, Parking Restrictions – Carpenter

ORD00 -02023 Ordinance: Regulate Parking on Burlington Avenue Sponsors: Parking & Traffic Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of May 11, 2005, the Parking & Traffic Commission recommended amending parking restrictions on Burlington Avenue.

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING PARKING ON BURLINGTON AVENUE

ORDINANCE NO . 4694 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 Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Parking Regulations, Parking Restrictions, Parking Restrictions – Burlington

ORD00 -02024 Ordinance: Amend Certain Fees Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: This will amend certain administrative fees charged by the Village in order to cover expenses.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN FEES

ORDINANCE NO . 4695 A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Waldack, 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 Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Fee Increases

ORD00 -02025 Ordinance: Technical Amendments to the Downers Grove Municipal Code Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will make certain technical amendments to the Municipal Code.

AN ORDINANCE MAKING CERTAIN TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE DOWNERS GROVE MUNICIPAL CODE

ORDINANCE NO . 4696 A motion was made by Commissioner Waldack, 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 Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Technical Amendments

ORD00 -02026 Ordinance: Amend Amusement Device Licenses Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will make certain amendments concerning the licensing of amusement devices.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AMUSEMENT DEVICE LICENSES

ORDINANCE NO . 4697 Commissioner Schnell said she would not vote in favor of this, as she has a problem with the number of devices permitted before licensing is required. A motion was made by Commissioner Sandack, 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 Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Nay: Commissioner Schnell Indexes: Licensing Provisions, Amusement Devices

8. Mayor’s Report

Materials to be Received – Minutes

Library Board – June 8, 2005 Liquor Commission – June 2, 2005 Public Services Committee – May 17, 2005 Zoning Board of Appeals – April 27, 2005 A motion was made by Commissioner Tully 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 Waldack and Mayor Krajewski

Materials to be Received – Monthly Reports

New Business

Mayor Krajewski congratulated Starbuck’s Coffee for being named the Midwest Coffeehouse of the Quarter.

He then welcomed Caribou Coffee which opened on July 4 in the downtown area.

RES00 -02015 Resolution: Appointment to Boards and Commissions Sponsors: Mayor Summary of Item: This is to confirm the following appointments:

Tourism and Events Commission – Tourism Subcommittee

Appoint Susan E. Bray for a term expiring August 31, 2007

Library Board of Trustees

Appoint Wendee K. Greene for a term expiring April 30, 2011

Liquor Commission

Reappoint Michael Kubes as Chair for a term expiring April 30, 2008 Appoint Alice Strleau for a term expiring April 30, 2008

A RESOLUTION APPOINTING AND REAPPOINTING MEMBERS TO VILLAGE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

RESOLUTION 2005 -48 Village Clerk Holden read the Resolution into the record.

Mayor Krajewski thanked Commissioner Tully for interviewing those for the Tourism and Library Board, and Commissioner Sandack for recommending the appointment to the Liquor Commission.

Commissioner Tully said Susan Bray will be a welcome addition to the Tourism & Events Commission with a long background in marketing. Wendee Greene has a good financial background and will provide diversity and balance to the Library Board.

Commissioner Sandack welcomed Mike Kubes in his reappointment to the Liquor Commission, and thanked him for his service. He said that Alice Streleau brings a strong financial background to the Commission, and thanked Judy Haider for her service to the Commission.

Mayor Krajewski extended his thanks to the appointees for volunteering their time to the community. 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 Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Boards and Commissions

9. Manager’s Report

Manager Ginex thanked staff for the job they did with both the 4th of July parade and the fireworks.

10. Attorney’s Report

Future Active Agenda

11.Committee Standing Reports

The Mayor said that he will be meeting with Commissioner Sandack on Friday at 7:30 a. m. with staff members to discuss the space needs of Village Hall.

Public Services Committee

Commissioner Schnell said that the Public Services Committee will not meet during the month of July. The Mayor said that he just received the package from the DuPage Mayors and Managers regarding Stormwater Utility discussions at the upcoming meeting. Commissioner Schnell said that Committee members will be updated on those discussions.

Finance Committee

Commissioner Tully said that the Finance Committee met this evening on one agenda item. There was discussion of the proposal to spin-off the EDC as a separate department. He noted that materials were provided to the Council on this issue, and the item will be Workshopped for July 26. The next meeting will be July 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Village Hall.

12.Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Sandack echoed the Manager’s comments about the 4th of July parade and fireworks. He announced that he would smile more, per the recommendation of resident Ann McCollum, who told him he does not smile enough.

Commissioner Waldack said the July 4th parade was well attended, and he was touched by the little children who enjoyed the festivities. He then noted that recently his wife told him she wants to see less of him. To motivate him on his diet, he has decided to participate in the annual South DuPage Crop Walk on October 16. He said 25% of the funds collected will go to local community charities. The Walk began shortly after World War II, and is a national event. Commissioner Waldack said he will have a weigh-in this week, and said that residents can pledge based on the number of pounds he loses or gains over the months. Pledges and contributions can be sent to CROP or See Less of Bill in care of the Village Hall.

Commissioner Schnell thanked staff for their work on the last Community Dialogue on redevelopment. It went very well and the audience was attentive. She said she received a copy of the tapes prepared by Downers Grove Watch, noting that one of the items mentioned was bonuses for front porches of 200 square feet or less as an aesthetic feature. She said she would like the Plan Commission to review and discuss this idea. Hinsdale is doing this and it has been successful. Also, in discussions after the Dialogue, some suggestions were made as to everyday activities such as building inspections. One comment referred to stormwater not always being put in the way people think it will be done; therefore, a suggestion was made to do the inspection before the sod is installed. In addition, a recommendation was made that the foundation be laid out with tape and inspected prior to digging to prevent errors in positioning.

Commissioner McConnell said she thought one of the benefits of the Storm Ready Community recognition would be the ISO rating and asked the Manager to look into this. She then thanked everyone for coming to the 4th of July parade, and extended thanks to the Ford Model T Club. She reminded everyone what the 4th of July is really about, recognizing the courage of people who were willing to put their lives on the line to make this the great country that it is. She encouraged people to participate in their community as they are able.

Commissioner Urban also commented on the number of people along the parade route, saying many who attended lived in other communities. The Tourism and Community Events Department put in many hours for the parade, Heritage Festival and other events to allow the residents to “play.”

Commissioner Tully gave his accolades to Tourism and Events, staff and the Police Department for making both the Heritage Festival and the 4th of July festivities enjoyable and safe for everyone.

Commissioner Tully then reminded everyone of the Benches for Benefits Gala on July 16 at the Public Library, which is a fund raising event for the Library. He then thanked Lynn Sapyta for her long years of service on the Library Board of Trustees.

The Mayor also extended his appreciation to the staff for the July 4 parade. He also commented on the Ford Model T Club and thanked them for allowing the Village to use their vehicles for the parade. He had the opportunity to ride in the Hinsdale parade earlier in the day in a Model T owned by a Downers Grove resident. He also thanked the Chicago Bandits who served as grand marshals of the parade, as well as Sees Candies for candy to pass out on the parade route.

13. Adjournment

Commissioner Tully moved to adjourn to Executive Session pursuant to Section 2©(11) of the Open Meetings Act to consider litigation. Commissioner Urban seconded.

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

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried and the Council convened into Executive Session at 7:13 p.m