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January 17, 2006

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 Marilyn Schnell, Commissioner Martin Tully, Commissioner William Waldack and Mayor Brian Krajewski Absent: Commissioner Stan Urban Non Voting: Village Manager Cara Pavlicek, 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

Council Meeting – January 3, 2006 Workshop Meeting – January 10, 2006 There being no additions or corrections to the minutes, Mayor Krajewski said they would be filed as submitted.

4. Public Comments and Questions

Proclamation

The Mayor proclaimed January 17, 2006 as Boone Family “Fill Their Truck” Day in honor of the Boone Family efforts to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. He then introduced the family and presented them with the Proclamation.

Miles Boone said that his wife, Amy, and her brother began the effort, and the Kathy and Judy WGN radio show became aware of the project. He said that hundreds, if not thousands of people helped. Amy Boone added that Downers Grove did more as a whole than any other communities. The children also introduced themselves. The Mayor congratulated them for their work.

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

5. Public Hearings

6. Consent Agenda

COR00 -02193 Claim Ordinance: No. 5619, January 6, 2006 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -02194 List of Bills Payable: No. 5608, January 17, 2006 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

RES00 -02195 Resolution: Authorize 2006 Addendum to the Astro Amusement Contract re: 2006 Heritage Festival Sponsors: Tourism and Events Commission Summary of Item: This is to renew the 2005 Amusement Ride Vendor Agreement with Astro Amusement Company, Inc., to operate the amusement midway at the 2006 Heritage Festival.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF THE 2006 ADDENDUM TO THE ASTRO AMUSEMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN ASTRO AMUSEMENT CO . AND THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE

RESOLUTION 2006 -02 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Heritage Festival 2006

RES00 -02196 Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with Suburban Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (PACE) Sponsors: Finance and Public Works Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND SUBURBAN DIVISION OF THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (PACE)

RESOLUTION 2006 -03 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Pace, Buses, Transit Grant Agreement

RES00 -02197 Resolution: Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Downers Grove Sanitary District to Provide Construction of Water and Sanitary Sewer Improvements to Serve Property in the Vicinity of Cornell Avenue South of Curtiss Street Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND THE DOWNERS GROVE SANITARY DISTRICT TO PROVIDE CONSTRUCTION OF WATER AND SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENTS TO SERVE PROPERTY IN THE VICINITY OF CORNELL AVENUE SOUTH OF CURTISS STREET

RESOLUTION 2006 -04 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Sanitary District, Water Main Improvements

RES00 -02198 Resolution: Authorize Depository Services Agreements with U.S. Bank Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF DEPOSITORY SERVICES AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND U .S. BANK

RESOLUTION 2006 -05 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Depository, Designating, Banking Services

MOT00 -02199 Motion: Authorize Village Manager to Negotiate Contract for Space Needs Assessment with PSA Dewberry Sponsors: Manager’s Office Summary of Item: This will authorize the Village Manager to negotiate a contract with PSA Dewberry for a Space Needs Assessment for Village facilities. A motion was made to Award this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Village Hall – Space Needs Passed The Consent Agenda

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

7. Active Agenda

ORD00 -02200 Ordinance: Amend Taxi Fare Subsidies Sponsors: Village Attorney and Finance Summary of Item: This will amend taxi fare subsidy provisions.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TAXI FARE SUBSIDIES

ORDINANCE NO . 4740 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Taxi Program

RES00 -02202 Resolution: Amend Council Policy regarding Taxi Fare Subsidy Program for Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Sponsors: Village Attorney and Finance Summary of Item: This will amend the taxi fare subsidy program Council policy.

A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE TAXI FARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

RESOLUTION 2006 -06 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Taxi Program

ORD00 -02203 Ordinance: Rezone Property Located at 2449 Ogden Avenue from R-1, Single Family Residence, to B-3, General Services and Highway Business Sponsors: Planning and Community Development Summary of Item: This will rezone the property commonly known as 2449 Ogden Avenue from Village R-1, Single Family Residential, to Village B-3, General Services and Highway Business.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS, PASSED AND APPROVED APRIL 19 , 1965, AS AMENDED , TO REZONE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2449 OGDEN AVENUE

ORDINANCE NO . 4741 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Rezone 2449 Ogden – R-1 to B-3

ORD00 -02206 Ordinance: Amend Parking Restrictions on Lee Avenue and Haddow Avenue Sponsors: Parking & Traffic Commission Summary of Item: This will make certain amendments to parking restrictions on Lee Avenue and Haddow Avenue.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PARKING RESTRICTIONS ON LEE AVENUE AND HADDOW AVENUE

ORDINANCE NO . 4742 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: No Park – Lee – South of Ogden, Parking Restrictions – Haddow (Puffer School)

ORD00 -02207 Ordinance: Amend Speed Limit on Certain Village Streets Sponsors: Parking & Traffic Commission Summary of Item: This will establish 20 mph speed limits on Braemoor Drive, Mistwood Court, Mistwood Lane and Mistwood Place.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SPEED LIMIT ON CERTAIN VILLAGE STREETS

ORDINANCE NO . 4743 Commissioner Tully said this will establish a 20 mph speed limit on Braemoor Drive, Mistwood Court, Mistwood Lane and Mistwood Place. 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Speed Limit – Mistwood Court, Lane & Place, Speed Limit – Braemoor

ORD00 -02208 Ordinance: Prohibit U-Turns Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This will prohibit U-Turns on certain Village streets.

AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING U -TURNS

ORDINANCE NO . 4744 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: U-Turns

ORD00 -02209 Ordinance: Amend Traffic Regulations Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This will make certain amendments to traffic regulations for stop and yield signs.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

ORDINANCE NO . 4745 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Traffic Regulations

RES00 -02210 Resolution: Authorize Reallocation of Bond Volume Cap to the Illinois Housing Development Authority Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: This will authorize the reallocation of bond volume cap to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). As a condition of the reallocation, the IHDA agrees to allocate $20,000.00 to be used for buses and other recreational services for the residents of Immanual Residence & Peace Memorial Manor.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REALLOCATION OF BOND VOLUME CAP TO THE ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

RESOLUTION 2006 -07 Commissioner Sandack said that the Village has the right to reallocate some bond volume, as a Home Rule municipality. They are moving about $4 million to rehabilitate Peace Memorial and Immanuel housing through the Illinois Housing Development Authority. This will enable them to obtain much needed capital improvements. This could not be done without the Village’s Home Rule Authority.

In response to the Mayor, Mr. Fieldman said that the total amount is a $17 million investment for rehabilitation and land acquisition. 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Bond Allocation, Illinois Private Activity Bond Allocation, Immanuel Residences Commissioner Tully moved to waive the one-week traditional waiting period to consider new business related to the ordinance amending Council rules. Commissioner Schnell seconded the Motion.

Manager Pavlicek said this is not in Ordinance form, but only as a policy.

Attorney Petrarca said that it is not a legal requirement to waive the traditional one-week waiting period. She said the issue is that this was not formally presented as an Ordinance.

The Mayor said the traditional one-week waiting period has a long history, but the policy should be that if it’s discussed one week the waiving is not be necessary.

VOTE : AYE : Commissioners Tully, Schnell, Waldack, Sandack, Mayor Krajewski

NAY : None

Mayor Krajewski declared the Motion carried.

ORD00 -02212 Ordinance: Amend Village Council Rules Sponsors: Village Attorney and Manager’s Office Summary of Item: This will make amendments to certain Village Council rules.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING VILLAGE COUNCIL RULES

ORDINANCE NO . 4746 Commissioner Schnell said the Council did discuss this at length last week. It is not the same as other instances when the one-week waiting period is waived due to a last minute issue being raised for approval.

Commissioner Tully said that there was a resolution on last week’s agenda discussed at length. As a result of that discussion, other issues were raised, and guidance was given to consider proposed changes. It was Workshopped and discussed last week. The changes concern Council Rules 2.5, 5a, Rule 6, Rule 35.

Commissioner Tully moved to adopt an ordinance amending Village Council Rules as presented. Commissioner Sandack seconded.

Commissioner Waldack said there was discussion on these topics last week, and he wanted to protect the separation of Village Council and Village Manager regarding the Agenda, and protect the five-minute speaking opportunity. As this is presented today, he is happy to vote in favor of this.

A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Sandack, to Adopt this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Council Rules

RES00 -02211 Resolution: Establish a Village Council Policy Regarding Preparation of Village Council Agendas and Village Workshop Agendas Sponsors: Manager’s Office Summary of Item: This will establish procedures for preparing Village Council agendas and Village workshop agendas.

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A VILLAGE COUNCIL POLICY REGARDING PREPARATION OF VILLAGE COUNCIL AGENDAS AND VILLAGE WORKSHOP AGENDAS

RESOLUTION 2006 -08 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Village Council, Agenda Preparation Policy

8. Mayor’s Report

Materials to be Received – Minutes

Library Minutes – December 14, 2005 Zoning Board of Appeals – October 26, 2005 A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Note Receipt Of this file. Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Sandack, Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Materials to be Placed on File

White Hen Liquor License Liquor License Applications

ANM Sons, Inc. d/b/a White Hen Liquo, 4946 Main Street Chinese Culinary Institute of America, Inc d/b/a Lao Sze Chaun Chinese Restaurant, 1331 Ogden Avenue.

The Mayor said these applications are being placed on file for a two-week waiting period. Barring any objections, the liquor license may be granted to the applicants. He noted these are changes of ownership.

New Business

RES00 -02154 Resolutions: Appointments to Boards and Commissions Sponsors: Mayor Summary of Item: This will appoint Robin Friday to the Tourism and Events Commission.

A RESOLUTION APPOINTING ROBIN FRIDAY TO THE TOURISM AND EVENTS COMMISSION

RESOLUTION 2006 -09 The Clerk read the resolution.

Commissioner Tully stated that Robin Friday is the hotel representative of the Double Tree in Downers Grove, and will be replacing Cynthia Bach as a member of the Events Subcommittee of the Tourism Events Commission. Ms. Bach is taking maternity leave. 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Boards and Commissions

9. Manager’s Report

Deputy Manager Fieldman provided an update on Acadia on the Green, stating demolition is near completion. They will move right into the foundation dig for building 1. He said that Building 1 units are completely sold out.

Manager Pavlicek announced the upcoming Coffee With the Council at 9:00 a.m. at Fire Station #3, 39th and Main. The meeting will begin with a presentation by the Fire Department on some of their operations and apparatus.

10. Attorney’s Report

Future Active Agenda

11.Committee Standing Reports

Finance Committee

Commissioner Tully said the Finance and Administrative Committee met earlier in the evening to discuss the proposed budget process. He said the Village has encouraged residents to attend the meetings and include their input into the budget process with the intent of making the document more user friendly. He said that as of February 10, a draft budget document will be available to the Council and the public, which is two weeks prior to a Saturday Budget Workshop, wherein Staff will present the components of the Budget and explain its general preparation. Public comment will be limited to the end of the meeting on February 25. That meeting will be televised. He added that a public meeting will be conducted in March for additional public comment. On March 28 the Budget will be Workshopped, and in early April the Budget should be adopted.

12.Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Schnell commented on Acadia on the Green, complimenting the developer for their efforts to maintain the safety of pedestrians during the demolition process. The developer in this case has gone beyond what is required.

The Mayor echoed Commissioner Schnell’s statements, saying he has heard a lot of criticism from one person in the past, but there has been a lot of praise from many people about the care taken to preserve the safety of the citizens.

Commissioner Tully corrected that Robin Friday has been appointed to the Tourism Subcommittee.

The Mayor asked whether letters went out to the legislators regarding ComEd. Manager Pavlicek said she would check. The Mayor said he has heard from Representative Bellock who is working with Senator Dillard to schedule a meeting with the ComEd representatives, and discuss necessary improvements to their infrastructure.

13.Adjournment

Commissioner Tully moved to adjourn. Commissioner Schnell seconded.

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

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m