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March 14, 2006

Mayor Krajewski called the Workshop meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Downers Grove to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Village Hall.

Present:Mayor Brian Krajewski; Commissioners Marilyn Schnell, Sue McConnell, Martin Tully, Ron Sandack, Stan Urban, William Waldack; Village Manager Cara Pavlicek; Village Attorney Enza Petrarca; Village Clerk April Holden


Visitors: Press: Kevin Stahr, Downers Grove Reporter Residents: John Schofield, 1125 Jefferson Avenue; Dan Loftus, 4704 Main Street; Tom Sisul Staff: Andy Matejcak, Director, Social & Health Services; Greg Zimmerman, Director, Human Resources; Mike Baker, Assistant Village Manager; Bob Porter, Police Chief; Dave Barber, Director, Public Works; LiangfuWu, Director, Information Services; Don Rosenthal, Director, Community Development; Rita Trainor, Director, Financial Services; Dave Fieldman, Deputy Village Manager; Phil Ruscetti, Fire Chief

Mayor Krajewski explained that Council Workshop meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are video taped live and for later cable cast over cable channel 6.

The Workshop meeting is intended to provide Council and the public with an appropriate forum for informal discussion of any items intended for future Council consideration or just for general information. No formal action is taken at Workshop meetings.

The public is invited to attend and encouraged to comment or ask questions in an informal manner on any of the items being discussed or on any other subject. The agenda is created to provide a guideline for discussion.


Consent Agenda Items

Authorization to Request Road Salt Via State Contract. Village Manager Cara Pavlicek said that this authorization is to request road salt via the State contract. She said the amount to be requested is consistent with the lower amounts of salt purchased in recent years.

Commissioner Schnell asked amount the amount left over this year.

Dave Barber , Director, Public Works, said there is some left over; however, he said it will snow again on Thursday. He said they will buy a little extra to take advantage of the cost savings.

Contract Extension: Elevator Inspections. No comments.

Contract Extension: Mosquito Control Contract. The Manager said there is a difference between the contracted and budgeted amounts. She noted that spraying is not the only tool used, though it is used at least once. Other funds are for other abatement strategies.

Commissioner Schnell said that spraying only works for live mosquitoes, and said that she feels they need to do more education for public awareness.

The Manager said that this does need to be timed to meet certain conditions and agrees that education can be increased.

The Mayor said this is addressed on a macro level with the DuPage Mayors and Managers. He agreed that the spraying is not very effective. There are other, better methods to use. This purchase is for one spray.

Active Agenda and Informational Items

There were none.


There were none


Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said she was presenting two items to the Council: 1) A resolution authorizing execution of an extension to the contract between the Village of Downers Grove and Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc.; and 2) A resolution authorizing execution of an extension to the contract between the Village of Downers Grove and Elevator Inspection Service.


Commissioner McConnell said that on Tuesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Village Hall there will be a reception for the winners of the Foundations for Life Essay recipients.

Commissioner Tully reminded the public that early voting continues through Thursday, March 16 at the Village Hall. He also wished everyone a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day.

The Mayor asked the Manager to meet with the Park District and Forest Preserve District after Tuesday.


No comments.


There being no further discussion, the Workshop meeting was adjourned at 6:12 p.m.

April K. Holden Village Clerk tmh