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May 01, 2007

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, Commissioner Sean P. Durkin and Mayor Brian Krajewski Non Voting: Village Manager Cara Pavlicek, Village Attorney Enza Petrarca and Village Clerk April Holden 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 presiding officer will ask, at the appropriate time, 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. Remarks should be limited to five minutes, and asked that individuals refrain from making repetitive statements.

Mayor Krajewski 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 – April 17, 2007 Workshop Meeting – April 23, 2007 There being no additions or corrections to the minutes, Mayor Krajewski said they would be filed as submitted. Learn Not to Burn Poster Contest Public Education Officer Marsha Giesler, of the Downers Grove Fire Department, together with Fire Chief Phil Ruscetti presented the winners of the Learn Not to Burn Poster Contest. Ms. Giesler said this is the 23rd year of the annual poster contest. She visits all 3rd grades every month with a different fire safety packet, and then in fourth grade she reviews the packet with the students once. The fourth graders are then invited to enter the poster contest. Five years ago the decision was made to have the winning poster serve as their website home page. She showed last year’s submission which was submitted electronically. As part of the contest the students have to answer 25 fire safety and first aid questions. She announced the winners and the Chief and Mayor presented the awards. Ms. Giesler said for the first time, one school took all awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and that was Kingsley School, Mr. Bowers, Ms. Bidlencik and Mrs. Olson’s classes. Mrs. Olson’s class took first place, and that poster will be the new home page for the website. The Mayor then called on some of the children to give some fire safety tips to the residents watching on television.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

Bill Wrobel, 7800 Queens Court, commented on the ordinance for the issuance of general obligations bonds in the amount of $9.5 million. He noted that two years ago he came before the Council advocating on behalf of Downers Grove Watch that matters of $1 million or more be brought before the citizens of the Village for their approval. He indicated that this effort to build a fire station and issue these bonds comes with considerable responsibility to get the best value for the taxpayers’ money. Mr. Wrobel said that Commissioner Sandack has voiced his reluctance to enter into change orders. Mr. Wrobel said issuing bonds without a sampling of the community requires that the Council exercise due diligence in the use of these funds. He indicated that he looked at the Chicago Tribune election results published in April showing numerous referenda for park districts, libraries and road improvements, the majority of which were voted down. He charged the Council with the responsibility of being good managers of the $9.5 million.

B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

Colleen Ceh, 949 Kenyon Street, said she was present to appeal for the Council’s help, after much frustration with other members of the Village. She said that in 2003 DuPage County did some construction to Main Street south of 55th Street and that project inadvertently rerouted stormwater directly toward her home. Last October she contacted Jon Hall at Public Works and received no response. In March she repeatedly attempted to contact him and he met with her, but she was told that due to budgetary constraints and scheduling there would be nothing done to her property, even though a ditch would be a simple solution to the problem. She spoke with her neighbors who are also experiencing problems as a result of the DuPage County project. Ms. Ceh said she recognizes her responsibility as a homeowner and needs to assure that her home is protected from any type of environmental hazard, and she contacted an inspector to tell her the damage. Both certified inspectors advised her that regardless of what she does to her home, it is a band-aid on a gushing wound until the stormwater is properly re-routed. The estimates she received are in excess of $10,000 to repair her home. She cannot sell her home. This is frustrating especially since she’s been told the solution is simple. She attended the Stormwater Oversight Committee’s meeting last week as well, and has been told again that no one can help her because funds have been budgeted to a larger plan. Ms. Ceh doesn’t understand that funds are not set aside for emergency residential situations such as this. She cannot wait for a number of years, and asked the Council for their help in resolving the situation.

Mayor Krajewski asked her whether she has had any conversations with the County. Ms. Ceh said she was told by Dave Barber that he would not talk to the County. The Mayor said the Village will talk to the County, as they have their own stormwater ordinance. Manager Pavlicek said that staff will get back to her by next week.

Edie Ambrose, 935 Kenyon, said she lives in a gully area and her backyard floods almost to her neighbor’s house. The water started collecting with the new construction built next door to her and sidewalks were installed on Webster Street. She said that Dan Grecco told her the burden of proof was on her. She hasn’t taken any action on this, but thought with Ms. Ceh working on this, she would also participate. There are four neighbors affected by the water in her yard.

Mr. Roemmele, 5557 Main Street. said that in the past few years there has been a lot of erosion with water coming from Main Street to the culvert, creating potholes on Kenyon.

Tom Novotny, 4809 Stanley, noted that Linden Place was recently made one-way without any notification to the neighbors. He spoke with Dorin Fera who said that several meetings were held in 2006 regarding the Linden Place problem. Mr. Novotny said he has lived there for 30 years and wasn’t aware of the problem. He was provided the Parking &Traffic Commission file regarding the Linden Place safety review, and he read the recommendation in this file. Neither he nor his neighbors received correspondence on this matter for any meetings held. Mr. Novotny said the original neighborhood petition was signed by 12 people that represented only five houses north of Prairie that have access north of Linden Place. On April 1, he began his own neighborhood petition so everyone on the street could express their opinions and concerns. Mr. Barber responded to him on April 16 saying that he basically missed his opportunity last year. He asked that the new Council consider the petitions and that the first thing Ron Sandack does as new Mayor is to remove all the signs down south of Prairie Avenue.

Charles Murphy, 623 Prairie, said that his garage is on Linden Place. The one-way change was a surprise to him as well and it has worsened the traffic situation because people from St. Mary’s Church park on Wilson and they used to be able to drive both ways on Linden place. He was unaware of any problem to begin with, prior to the change.

Pat Mroczka, 623 Franklin, said she attended one meeting regarding the solution to the traffic problem, and was told that there would be another meeting. She never heard anything about it. The change makes it impossible for her to get in and out of her driveway in the winter. She’s lived at that location for 19 years, and is right off the corner. There is not that much traffic in the area to begin with, and now the traffic has been switched to Douglas or Prairie. She asked the Council to take into consideration the problem this has caused.

The Mayor said that staff will review this and provide further information to the Council.

Laura Crawford, President & CEO , Downers Grove Aea Chamber of Commerce, and Board of Directors member Tim McJoynt spoke and presented the Mayor and Commissioner Urban each with a resolution extending their best wishes and appreciation to both for their service to the community.

Greg Bedalov, President of the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation, said he was present with Mike Parillo and some board members. They expressed their gratitude to the Mayor and Commissioner Urban for their involvement in the EDC , and presented plaques to both men extending their best wishes. He also presented them with gift certificates to Fry’s Electronics.

Stephen Harrap, 2112 Midhurst is President of the Downers Grove Rotary Club. He thanked the Mayor for his active involvement over the past eight years. He reviewed the Mayor’s activities with the Club and extended an invitation to Commissioner Sandack and the new Commissioners.

Dr. Gordon Goodman, 5834 Middaugh, congratulated Mayor Krajewski and Commissioner Urban on their service to the community, noting that there are still many more things they can accomplish without being elected officials. He also extended congratulations to Commissioner Sandack and the Commissioners, saying he was looking forward to working with them. He thanked Mayor Krajewski and Commissioner Urban for their service.

Timothy Riordan, 1133 Jefferson, thanked the Mayor on behalf of Cub Scout Pack 57, saying he always made time for the boys and that was important to the Pack. He congratulated Ron Sandack as well.

5. Public Hearings

6. Consent Agenda

COR00 -02778 A. Claim Ordinance: No. 5687, Payroll, April 13, 2007 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -02779 B. List of Bills Payable: No. 5672, May 1, 2007 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BID00 -02792 C. Bid: Award $53,637.83 to ALM Corporation, Streator, IL, for Hydraulic Mobile Column Lifts and Accessories Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This is to approve the purchase of two (2) sets of mobile column lifts, six (6) mobile jack stands, one (1) high lift wheel dolly, one (1) half-ton transmission jack, one (1) quick adjust saddle and one (1) tank saddle. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Fleet Maintenance, Public Works – Equipment

RES00 -02781 D. Resolution: Input by Municipality Under the Illinois Highway Code Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION FOR INPUT BY MUNICIPALITY UNDER THE ILLINOIS HIGHWAY CODE

RESOLUTION 2007 -41 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Motor Fuel Tax

BID00 -02793 E. Bid: Award $2,036,506.00 to Central Blacktop, LaGrange, IL, for the 2007 Pavement Rehabilitation Program (CIP Project ST-004) Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Roadway Improvements

BID00 -02794 F. Bid: Award $190,756.11 to Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, Plover, Wisconsin, for the 2007 Preventive Seal Program (Part of CIP Project ST-004) Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Street – Resurfacing , Streets

RES00 -02782 G. Resolution: Authorize an Addendum to an Agreement with ECS Illinois, LLC , for Geotechnical and Material Testing Services Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN ADDENDUM TO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND ECS ILLINOIS , LLC, FOR GEOTECHNICAL AND MATERIAL TESTING SERVICES

RESOLUTION 2007 -42 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Geotechnical Engineering

RES00 -02783 H. Resolution: Authorize Amendment #2 to an Agreement with National Insurance Services of Wisconsin, Inc. Sponsors: Human Resources Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AMENDMENT #2 TO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND NATIONAL INSURANCE SERVICES OF WISCONSIN , INC.

RESOLUTION 2007 -43 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Insurance – Health, Employee

RES00 -02796 I. Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with the Downers Grove Professional Firefighters Union, Local No. 3235 of the International Association of Firefighters AFL -CIO, CLC Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND DOWNERS GROVE PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS UNION , LOCAL NO. 3235 OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS ALF -CIO, CLC

RESOLUTION 2007 -44 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Fire Contract

MOT00 -02795 J. Motion: Note Receipt of Minutes of Village Boards and Commissions Summary of Item: Community Events Commission – March 15, 2007 Plan Commission – April 2, 2007 Zoning Board of Appeals – February 28, 2007 & March 28, 2007 A motion was made to Award this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Boards and Commissions Minutes 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, Commissioner Durkin and Mayor Krajewski

7. Active Agenda

RES00 -02780 A. Resolution: Authorize an Addendum to an Agreement for Legal Services with Smith, Rickert & Smith Sponsors: Village Attorney Summary of Item: This will authorize an addendum to an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Smith, Rickert & Smith for the prosecution of ordinance violations.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN ADDENDUM TO AN AGREEMENT FOR LEGAL SERVICES WITH SMITH , RICKERT & SMITH

RESOLUTION 2007 -45 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, Commissioner Durkin and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Village Prosecutor

ORD00 -02784 B. Ordinance: Approve a Planned Development Amendment to Planned Development #7 to Permit Construction of a Two-Story Outpatient Medical Facility Sponsors: Community Development Summary of Item: At their meeting of March 12, 2007, the Plan Commission recommended approving an amendment to Planned Development #7 to permit construction of a two-story outpatient medical facility.

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT #7 TO PERMIT CONSTRUCTION OF A TWO -STORY OUTPATIENT MEDICAL FACILITY

ORDINANCE NO . 4864 A motion was made by Commissioner Urban, seconded by Commissioner Durkin, 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, Commissioner Durkin and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Planned Development #7-Greenbriar

RES00 -02785 C. Resolution: Abrogate a Certain Portion of a Public Utility Easement in the Village of Downers Grove Sponsors: Community Development Summary of Item: This will authorize the abrogation of a portion of a public utility (watermain) easement located at the northwest corner of Main & 68th Streets (Greenbriar Subdivision).

A RESOLUTION ABROGATING A CERTAIN PORTION OF A PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT IN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE

RESOLUTION 2007 -46 A motion was made by Commissioner Durkin, 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, Commissioner Durkin and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Planned Development #7-Greenbriar, Abrogation – NW Corner Main & 68th Street

RES00 -02786 D. Resolution: Abrogate a Certain Portion of a Public Stormwater Detention Easement in the Village of Downers Grove Sponsors: Community Development Summary of Item: This will authorize the abrogaion of a portion of a public stormwater detention easement located at the northwest corner of Main & 68th Streets (Greenbriar Subdivision).

A RESOLUTION ABROGATING A CERTAIN PORTION OF A PUBLIC STORMWATER DETENTION EASEMENT IN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE

RESOLUTION 2007 -47 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, Commissioner Durkin and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Planned Development #7-Greenbriar, Abrogation – NW Corner Main & 68th Street

RES00 -02787 E. Resolution: Approve Final Plat of Subdivision for the Resubdivision of Lot 1 of Greenbriar Sponsors: Community Development Summary of Item: At their meeting of March 12, 2007, the Plan Commission recommended approval of the Final Plat of Subdivision for the Greenbriar Subdivision.

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT OF SUBDIVISION FOR THE RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 1 OF GREENBRIAR

RESOLUTION 2007 -48 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, Commissioner Durkin and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Planned Development #7-Greenbriar, Subdivision – Greenbriar

RES00 -02788 F. Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with Nicholas & Associates Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: This will authorize an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Nicholas & Associates for the construction of Fire Station #2.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND NICHOLAS & ASSOCIATES

RESOLUTION 2007 -49 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 Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Fire Station #2, Planned Development #43-Fire Station No. 2

ORD00 -02789 G. Ordinance: Provide for the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2007 of the Village of Downers Grove Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: This will authorize the sale of $9,250,000.00 in taxable general obligation bonds for the construction of Fire Station #2.

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS , SERIES 2007, OF THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , DUPAGE COUNTY , ILLINOIS, AND PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF A DIRECT ANNUAL TAX FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SAID BONDS

ORDINANCE NO . 4865 Commissioner Tully said this issuance for $9,250,000 is for the construction of new Fire Station 2 which has been discussed over many meetings. He congratulated and thanked staff and everyone involved in the project and in obtaining a favorable interest rate. 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, Commissioner Durkin and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: General Obligation Bond Issue – Series 2007

ORD00 -02791 H. Ordinance: Amend Ordinance #4820 and the Village of Downers Grove Budget for Fiscal Year 2007 Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: This adopts certain amendments to the 2007 budget.

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE #4820 AND THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007

ORDINANCE NO . 4866 Commissioner Tully commented on this item and the next item regarding the increase in cost to bury the utility lines. He said a resident asked why there is an increase for this work. He said that when the parameters for this project were laid out prior to the contract being executed, it was the desire of Council and staff at that time to underground a number of overhead utilities. He said that this was land owned by the Village. When the redevelopment agreement was executed, part of the agreement was to underground the utilities. The estimate given was below what was expected and below what the cost turned out to be. The Village decided to more forward with this but did not anticipate the actual cost.

Commissioner Schnell asked for clarification that these funds are coming from TIF funds, and Manager Pavlicek confirmed that it was the downtown TIF budget, saying it is not general or operating funds. Commissioner Schnell then explained that real estate taxes are not paying for this, but it is being paid for by funds from the TIF .

Commissioner Urban asked whether this would include the entire block, and Manager Pavlicek said there are four poles along Washington Street which are not included in the burial that were originally anticipated. Staff felt it was better to leave those out until long-term decisions were made for enhancements and the Washington Street improvements. Everything west to Main Street is included. A motion was made by Commissioner Urban, seconded by Commissioner Durkin, 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, Commissioner Durkin and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Budget Amendment – 2007

RES00 -02790 I. Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with ComEd Sponsors: Deputy Village Manager Summary of Item: This will authorize an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and ComEd for the undergrounding of utilities at the Acadia on the Green project site.

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

RESOLUTION 2007 -50 A motion was made by Commissioner Durkin, 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, Commissioner Durkin and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Planned Development #37-Acadia on the Green

8. Mayor’s Report

Mayor Krajewski said he believed there is discussion in Springfield regarding ComEd and condo buildings. Supposedly they are going to change condo buildings from commercial back to residential, and he asked staff to follow-up regarding that possible change.

Materials to be Received

Materials to be Placed on File

9.Manager’s and Directors’ Reports

Public Works Director Dave Barber presented a slide presentation regarding the standards of the downtown sidewalks. He presented some proposed solutions to the deterioration of the concrete on crosswalks, broken brick, and movement in the 2 foot square tiles. He showed photos of the area in question. He said when these were initially installed there may have been bad concrete pours. There is no real way to fix the problem, other than to pour new concrete sections. In regard to the brick, they installed 12” brick on soft material which tends to move. These are suggested for replacement with 8” clay brick which will withstand more pressure. They would also replace the tiles with smaller tiles. Mr. Barber said these changes would affect the design standards but would not change the appearance. Work would begin in 2007 in some areas including three crosswalks at Main and Curtiss, midway on Main, and Main and Grove. This work is included in the sidewalk bid.

Commissioner Urban thanked Mr. Barber for his presentation and said he noticed that some communities ban truck traffic on their main streets. Mr. Barber said they could look at that to determine if it would help long-term. Commissioner Urban said they could eliminate truck traffic on Main from 63rd Street to 31st Street.

Commissioner Schnell asked about the concrete failing and whether it is at the crosswalk or the sidewalks. Mr. Barber said it is the crosswalks. He noted that there were some problems with installation techniques on Mochel Drive. Commissioner Schnell asked about Forest and Gilbert, saying that Seniors use this crosswalk so she would like to see this made a high priority. Mr. Barber said staff will look at that as well. Commissioner Schnell asked for a report as to how bad that particular intersection is because many Seniors cross there.

In response to Commissioner Waldack, Mr. Barber said it has been between 7-9 years since the crosswalks were installed. His estimate was that, if installed properly, this should have lasted 15 to 20 years. The Manager said that they need to do a better job of monitoring installation procedures.

10. Attorney’s Report

Waive One-Week Waiting Period to Consider New Business

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca asked the Council to consider waiving the one-week waiting period to consider new business.

Commissioner Tully moved to waive the one-week waiting period to consider new business. Commissioner Urban seconded the Motion.

VOTE : YEA : Commissioners Tully, Urban, Waldack, Sandack, Durkin, Schnell; Mayor Krajewski NAY : None

Mayor Krajewski declared the Motion passed.

RES00 -02798 Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with GB Touring, Inc. and Paradise Artists, Inc. Sponsors: Community Development Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND GB TOURING , INC. AND PARADISE ARTISTS , INC.

RESOLUTION 2007 -51 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, Commissioner Durkin and Mayor Krajewski Indexes: Heritage Festival 2007, Blodgett House

11.Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Sandack reported that he, Commissioners Waldack and Tully, Manager Pavlicek, and Doug Kozlowski attended the Mayors and Managers Conference in Springfield discussing HB 1500 and the Gross Receipt Tax bill, as well as other related municipal items. It was a good opportunity to reiterate the message to Springfield that certain items of a local nature are best settled by the local municipalities.

Commissioner Sandack then congratulated the Noon Lions Club for their 80th anniversary celebration with Former Governor Jim Edgar as their main speaker.

Commissioner Sandack then noted that there is a presentation and movie at Downers Grove North, where they are trying to organize a walk to raise funds for awareness of some issues and difficulties in Africa.

Commissioner Waldack said that was his first trip to Springfield and he learned a lot about government and met numerous representatives. He complimented Doug Kozlowski for speaking on HB 1500 , the cable bill. He said that there were many AT&T representatives there who spent about $27 million in lobbying efforts. He noted that when he and Mr. Kozlowski met with a member of the telecommunications committee, she was not aware of a committee meeting being held on this issue to discuss amendments written in part by AT&T. Commissioner Waldack said this is an unnecessary bill. He clarified that the Village’s issues are right-of-way, privacy regarding viewing habits, eminent domain, etc. He asked that contacts be placed on the website for public knowledge. Legislators need to hear from their constituents.

Commissioner Schnell thanked Cable TV for the tremendous job they did in educating people about the election.

Commissioner Urban said that after 16 years of volunteering and 30 years of living in the community, he was most pleased to receive the accolades from the EDC and particularly the Chamber of Commerce. He is happy to have served.

Commissioner Tully commented on the trip to Springfield, saying having the Manager and Doug Kozlowski present was a tremendous asset. He supports Commissioner Waldack’s proposed to put information on the website regarding HB 1500 . He also congratulated the Downers Grove Noon Lions Club on their 80th anniversary, which was a wonderful event.

Commissioner Tully then spoke about the upcoming change of the Council makeup. He expressed his, his family’s and the community’s appreciation to Mayor Krajewski for eight years of dedication, contributions and outstanding service to the community. Commissioner Tully said that over the past eight years he has on occasion heard State and County elected officials refer to Brian Krajewski as the hardest working Mayor in DuPage County. He reviewed some of the accomplishments of the Mayor, saying in addition to his work as an elected official, he should also be recognized for his positive impact beyond the Council, from Cub Scouts, Meals on Wheels, St. Mary’s girls’ basketball team, American Cancer Walks, the Rotary Club, and the Education Foundation of District 58. He noted that the Mayor’s legacy is both an honorable and impressive one. Everyone owes the Mayor an enormous debt of gratitude for his personal sacrifices and his tremendous commitment to public service and to this community.

Commissioner Tully also thanked Stan Urban for his work in the Village as “Mayor of Main Street” and the member of numerous boards, communities and the Council, saying that the community owed him a debt of gratitude for his long service record in the Village.

Commissioner Tully said he personally is proud to have served the Village along with Mayor Krajewski since May 2001 and wished him good luck. He will always be the Honorable Brian J. Krajewski.

12. Adjournment

Commissioner Tully moved to adjourn to Executive Session pursuant to Section 2©(1) of the Open Meetings Act to consider personnel. Commissioner Urban seconded.

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

Mayor Krajewski declared the motion carried and the Council convened into Executive Session at 8:01p.m