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May 06, 2008

1. Call to Order

Mayor Ron Sandack called the regular meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Downers Grove to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Downers Grove Village Hall.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Mayor Sandack asked El Sierra student officers to help lead those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

2. Roll Call

Present: Commissioner Marilyn Schnell, Commissioner Martin Tully, Commissioner William Waldack, Commissioner Sean P. Durkin, Commissioner Bruce E. Beckman, Commissioner Geoff Neustadt and Mayor Ron Sandack Absent: Village Manager Cara Pavlicek Non Voting: 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 Sandack 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 – April 15, 2008 Council Meeting – April 15, 2008 Workshop Meeting – April 22, 2008 There being no additions or corrections to the minutes, Mayor Sandack said they would be filed as submitted. The Mayor proclaimed May 2008 at Older American’s Month and presented the proclamation to Francine C. Myers, Admissions Director at Saratoga Grove. The Mayor noted that 12% of the nation’s population is age 65 or older.

Bi-weekly Update – Fire Station 2

Deputy Village Manager Dave Fieldman reported on the progress of Fire Station 2. He said the work on the inside of the building is progressing. The interior of the building is being cleaned this week. Curb and gutter work is taking place outside. The project is on schedule and under budget.

Commissioner Durkin asked about the sign at the corner of Main and 55th Street. He noted there is an existing pine tree blocking the sign.

Mr. Fieldman said a tree preservation plan was approved as part of this project. The team has discussed this particular tree and are looking for Council direction.

The Mayor asked that the Village Forester prepare a report on the health, condition and ability to move this tree.

Commissioner Durkin suggested planting a tree of the same species elsewhere on the property if this tree is removed.

Special Presentation – Metra

Mayor Sandack presented a print of the downtown train station to Carol Doris, Metra chairperson. The prints were prepared for the 175th anniversary of the Village.

Ms. Doris said the Village’s relationship with the Burlington Northern goes back to 1860. She said she will take this print to Metra and noted that she owns print #1 of this same piece.

4. Public Comments and Questions

A. Comments and Questions on Active Agenda

1. Mark Thoman, 1109 61st Street, commented on the Rogers and Prospect Project, saying he appreciated the information that was placed on-line about project specifics. With regard to the corrugated metal pipes, Mr. Thoman said that they expand and contract seasonally, and can break away and separate from each other, compromising the system. He also said that no finish date has been provided. Mr. Thoman said that surface retention mitigation filtering and absorption are best practices, and he believes this is rather misleading based on the project history of the Jewel on Ogden Avenue. He said that the Plan Commission had expressed concern in 2006 that the Jewel reconstruction project never came to the Plan Commission. That project is an example of the failure of the Village to follow a project through all aspects of development. He said that the fact that the petitioner is still looking at various possible surface options shows that they are well aware of the best practices in this situation. He said he thought it would be in the best interests of the Village if the developer approaches the Burlington Northern regarding an easement for stormwater purposes.

2. Maria Lorentes, 5712 Hillcrest Road, said she was a member of the Downers Grove Society of Friends, and they have been following the IHDA issue for more than a year regarding affordable housing. She said there has been a lot of confusion as to who was responsible for any programs. Ms. Lorentes said that the Village staff indicated that it wants to delay discussion of the IHDA until summer, and she believes it is time to move forward on this. She requested that the Council move ahead and set a policy.

3. Pat Sullivan, 4702 Stonewall, said he was a member of the Downers Grove Housing Team for two years, and strongly suggested that the Village cede its remaining bond cap money to IHDA for public service employees who might be first time buyers in need of assistance. He recommended the Village do this to avoid losing the remaining $1million.

B. Comments and Questions on General Matters

1. Dr. Gordon Goodman, 5834 Middaugh, commented on the Blodgett House project, and thanked the Mayor and Village Council for the Proclamation, recognizing donors to the project. He said that everyone is pleased with the recognition, and referenced the Jenner and Block recognition. Dr. Goodman said that they are making great progress on the ground at 812 Randall noting that the house has been moved to the museum campus. He said that people can see a time lapse movie on the website at www.1846.org. He thanked the Village and all of those who contributed in any way for their support.

2. Bill Wrobel, 7800 Queens Court, said he noticed that the Village Manager was absent from the April 22 meeting, and a statement was made that she was on administrative leave. He asked that this be addressed. The Mayor said that Mr. Wrobel was not out of order in his request, however, the Council could not speak to that issue at this time.

5. Public Hearings

6. Consent Agenda

Commissioner Tully moved to remove item C., MOT 00 -03251, a motion receiving the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Housing, from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration. Commissioner Durkin seconded the Motion.

VOTE : YEA : Commissioner Tully, Durkin, Beckman, Neustadt, Waldack, Schnell; Mayor Sandack

The Mayor declared the Motion carried.

COR00 -03278 A. Claim Ordinance: No. 5739, Payroll, April 11, 2008; Claim Ordinance: No. 5741, Payroll, April 25, 2008 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL00 -03279 B. List of Bills Payable: No. 5720, May 6, 2008 Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

RES00 -03287 D. Resolution: Authorize the 2008 Addendum for the USPRO Criterium Championship and the USCF Elite Criterium Championships Sponsors: Community Events Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF THE 2008 ADDENDUM TO HOST CITY AGREEMENT FOR THE USPRO CRITERIUM CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE USCF ELITE CRITERIUM CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS

RESOLUTION 2008 -39 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Bike Race

RES00 -03288 E. Resolution: Authorize a License Agreement with the Downers Grove Downtown Management Corporation for the 2008 Car Show Season Sponsors: Communications Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND THE DOWNERS GROVE DOWNTOWN MANAGEMENT CORPORATION FOR THE 2008 CAR SHOW SEASON

RESOLUTION 2008 -40 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Downtown Management Corporation

BID00 -03289 F. Bid: Award $196,963.65 to Air One, Inc., Elgin, Illinois, for Firefighter Turnout Gear Sponsors: Fire Department Summary of Item: The Village’s share for this purchase is ten percent, $19,696.37. The Village will be reimbursed $177,267.28 by the Assistance to Firefighters Grant. A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Fire Department – Uniforms

RES00 -03290 G. Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This is for a not-to-exceed amount of $204,551.63.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND CHRISTOPHER B . BURKE ENGINEERING , LTD. (Prairie Avenue Reconstruction)

RESOLUTION 2008 -41 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Prairie Avenue Reconstruction, Engineering Services

BID00 -03291 H. Bid: Award $972,049.05 to Brothers Asphalt Paving, Inc., Addison, Illinois, for the Carpenter Street Improvements Project Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Streets

BID00 -03292 I. Bid: Award $241,174.12 to A.C. Pavement Striping Company, Elgin, Illinois, for the 2008 Preventive Seal Project Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Street – Slurry Seal

BID00 -03293 J. Bid: Award $2,093,197.44 to James D. Fiala Paving Company, Inc., Bolingbrook, Illinois, for the 2008 Resurfacing Project Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Street – Resurfacing

MOT00 -03295 K. Motion: Authorize a Change Order for $19,677.64 for Rock Salt for 2007-08 Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Authorize this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Salt

BID00 -03296 L. Bid: Award $24,585 to M.E. Simpson Co., Inc., Valparaiso, Indiana, for Water Meter Testing and Repair Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Water Hydrants & Meters, Water System

BID00 -03297 M. Bid: Award $95,000 to Meade Electric Company, McCook, Illinois, for Streetlight Maintenance Services Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Street Lights – Maintenance

BID00 -03298 N. Bid: Award a Contract to Osburn Associations, Inc. for the 2008 Traffic Sign Materials in an Amount Not to Exceed $12,000 Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Traffic Signs

BID00 -03299 O. Bid: Award a Contract to US Standard Sign for 2008 Traffic Sign Blanks in an Amount Not to Exceed $18,000 Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Traffic Signs

BID00 -03300 P. Bid: Award $20,304 to Allied Municipal Supply for 2008 Traffic Sign Posts Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Traffic Signs

RES00 -03301 Q. Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd for Carpenter Street Reconstruction Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND V3 COMPANIES OF ILLINOIS , LTD (Carpenter Street Reconstruction)

RESOLUTION 2008 -42 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Engineering Services

MOT00 -03305 R. Motion: Approve a Contract for Medical Billing Services with Andres Medical Billing, Ltd., Arlington Heights, Illinois Sponsors: Fire Department Summary of Item: This is for an amount equal to six percent of the revenue collected by the Village. A motion was made to Authorize this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Ambulance Fee, Fire Department

RES00 -03306 S. Resolution: Authorize Extension of an Agreement with A.B. Data, Ltd. for Utility Billing Services Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND A .B. DATA , LTD. FOR UTILITY BILLING SERVICES

RESOLUTION 2008 -43 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Utility Billing

RES00 -03308 T. Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with the Suburban Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Pace) Sponsors: Finance Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND SUBURBAN DIVISION OF THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (PACE)

RESOLUTION 2008 -44 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Pace

MOT00 -03310 U. Motion: Note Receipt of Minutes of Boards and Commissions Summary of Item: Community Events Commission – March 20, 2008 Foreign Fire Insurance Board – March 19, 2008 Library Board – April 9, 2008 Liquor Commission – April 4, 2008 Stormwater & Flood Plain Oversight Committee – January 10, 2008 Zoning Board of Appeals – January 23, 2008 A motion was made to Note Receipt Of this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Boards and Commissions Minutes

Passed The Consent Agenda

The Consent Agenda was passed as amended. A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Durkin, that the consent agenda be passed. The motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Beckman, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Sandack

7. Active Agenda

MOT00 -03251 C. Motion: Receive the Recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Housing Sponsors: Community Development Summary of Item: This is to receive the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Housing Committee and direct further public dialogue be taken as part of the Comprehensive Plan and Strategic Plan processes in 2008 and 2009. Commissioner Waldack commented that there are two parts to the Motion, the first involves receiving the recommendation from the Ad Hoc Housing Committee. He said there was no recommendation and no vote from the Committee, no discussion and no recommendation as such. There was a work product. There was a finding he was hardly able to comment on and was not able to vote on until tonight. Considering the process, he cannot agree or accept the finding of the Committee. There is no recommendation and certainly no recommendation to delay should be accepted. Regarding the public dialogue going forward, he agrees with it moving forward as part of comprehensive and strategic planning. Housing is already part of the Strategic Plan and housing issues should be open for discussion at any time, not just as they relate to the Comprehensive or Strategic Plans. Commissioner Waldack said that this Motion should not be interpreted by the public as a delay of the IHDA discussion. He said that staff would like to limit the discussion to later in the year. He asked that next week, it be made clear that the IHDA discussion be complete and they wait no further. He said he intends to vote against this based on the fact that there was no recommendation and that it may be appear that Council is delaying all discussion on housing .

Commissioner Neustadt said that the staff listened to the Council’s comments. Housing will always be in public dialogue and will be an issue in the Village. If there is an IHDA discussion, the Council will address and discuss it then. He is in favor of the motion. He believes they need to address the matter before the Council.

Commissioner Schnell said that she believes they should take the work product of the Committee and give it value by putting it in the public record. She said that this discusses strategic and comprehensive planning, and asked if this issue comes to light in TCD III , would this Motion preclude that discussion.

Deputy Manager Fieldman said that this would not preclude that and staff would not object.

Commissioner Schnell commented further that there has been some confusion with the information on-line. She understands that there is an application from IHDA to be heard next week, and asked whether this precludes that discussion.

Deputy Manager Fieldman said it does not preclude that discussion. He indicated that the Village did receive an application from IHDA for the remaining bond cap authority. This Motion gives direction, but does not preclude the IHDA application. Staff will follow Council’s direction.

Commissioner Beckman said he understands Commissioner Waldack’s concerns, but he concurs with Commissioner Schnell. This Motion properly reflects the Council’s discussion of two weeks ago and he will support the Motion.

Commissioner Tully read the Motion again, which was to receive the recommendation from the Ad Hoc Committee and direct further public dialogue as part of the Strategic Plan and Comprehensive Plan process. He noted that the Council is only receiving this document, not approving it. He said that many options could have been implemented by the Council. There are ardent supporters that feel discussion on this should end, and others who feel that action should begin. The Motion directs further public dialogue. The discussion can take place in other ways, and there is flexibility here. He thought discussion of IHDA is misplaced. The Village has received an application from IHDA and it was not received until April 30. That application will be presented to the Council, and the Council cannot act on something until it comes before the Council. Commissioner Tully said he thought the discussion has expanded beyond what the narrow boundaries of this straightforward Motion are.

Commissioner Waldack said that his concern was in response to information he received from staff. He then read staff’s response, which said “any further discussion about the proposed IHDA housing program should be considered during comprehensive planning and strategic planning,” and that portion of staff’s response was the source of his concern.

Mayor Sandack said it is time to vote on this. The Council enacted a panel of citizens who embarked on this issue. The conclusion was drawn on narrow parameters. He noted that it was an Ad Hoc group. They have answered “no” to the question of a gap in affordable housing, and no looming shortage in the community. He said he believes it is time to receive their work product, and it ought to be nurtured and monitored. The process was not perfect, but the citizens did a good job and their work should be taken to the next level of dialogue and community discussions. The IHDA issue is separate from this issue. A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Neustadt, to Note Receipt Of this file. Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Beckman, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Sandack Nay: Commissioner Waldack Indexes: Housing

BID00 -03294 A. Bid: Award $153,033 to M & A Cement Work, Inc., Bensenville, Illinois, for 2008 Replacement Sidewalk Program Sponsors: Public Works Summary of Item: This authorizes execution of a contract between the Village of Downers Grove and M&A Cement Work, Inc. for the 2008 Sidewalk Replacement Program in the amount of $153,033.00. Commissioner Schnell said she had questions regarding a segment of sidewalk installed several years ago, but staff was unable to specifically identify the contractor.

The Mayor said staff checks references and does not simply recommend awarding the bid to the lowest bidder. A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Durkin, to Approve this file. Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Beckman, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Sandack Indexes: Sidewalk Replacement

ORD00 -03280 B. Ordinance: Rezone 715 & 719 Rogers Street from M-1, Light Manufacturing District, to DT, Downtown Transition District Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission Summary of Item: This rezones 715-719 Rogers from M-1, Light Manufacturing District, to DT, Downtown Transition District.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS, CODIFIED AS CHAPTER 28 OF THE DOWNERS GROVE MUNICIPAL CODE , AS AMENDED TO REZONE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 715 & 719 ROGERS STREET

ORDINANCE NO . 4967 Commissioner Tully said there are a series of Motions pertaining to this project. He thanked staff for their responses regarding the current zoning as compared to multi-family residential zoning or downtown transition. He noted that in many respects this project could be done under the current zoning. However, the question is whether or not this zoning makes sense in this particular location. The surrounding zoning would support a revision to R-6 or DT zoning. Commissioner Tully noted that this is a unique area in that it backs up to the railroad tracks. With respect to the Village’s Future Land Use Map, this type of project and density would fall within the 11-25 dwelling units per acre, and this site is surrounded on three sides by greater density. The suggestions that this should be zoned DT is more than fair in his opinion and he can support this rezoning.

The Mayor said he agreed with Commissioner Tully’s analysis. The density in certain areas makes sense, and he saw this as a well thought-out concept. A motion was made by Commissioner Durkin, seconded by Commissioner Beckman, to Adopt this file. Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Beckman, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Sandack Indexes: Subdivision – Rogers Street Redevelopment, Planned Development #50 – Rogers Street Redevelopment, Rezone 715 & 719 Rogers – M1 to DT

ORD00 -03281 C. Ordinance: Designate Rogers Street Redevelopment as Final Planned Development Number 50 with a Variation Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of February 11, 2008, the Plan Commission recomended to designate Rogers Street Redevelopment as Final Planned Development Number 50 with a variation.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE , ILLINOIS TO DESIGNATE ROGERS STREET REDEVELOPMENT AS FINAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT NUMBER 50 WITH A VARIATION

ORDINANCE NO . 4968 Commissioner Tully said a question was appropriately raised with regard to stormwater issues. The criteria for approving a Final Plat of Subdivision and a Planned Development with a variance, takes into account that the project does not cause any additional distress to the surrounding area. The variance requested is minimal. Stormwater has to be handled properly as part of the permitting process. He will support this request.

Commissioner Schnell agreed with Commission Tully, saying that the variance requested is minor. The Stormwater Ordinance must be followed, and there cannot be a negative impact downstream. She noted that staff will insure that the stormwater plan is proper.

Mayor Sandack said that the current space is impervious. The Village’s stormwater engineer has determined that this plan goes beyond the requirements. A motion was made by Commissioner Beckman, seconded by Commissioner Schnell, to Adopt this file. Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Beckman, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Sandack Indexes: Subdivision – Rogers Street Redevelopment, Planned Development #50 – Rogers Street Redevelopment, Rezone 715 & 719 Rogers – M1 to DT

RES00 -03282 D. Resolution: Final Plat of Subdivision for Rogers Street Redevelopment Subdivision Sponsors: Community Development Summary of Item: At their meeting of February 11, 2008, the Plan Commission recommended approval of the Final Plat of Subdivision for the Rogers Street Redevelopment Subdivision.

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT OF SUBDIVISION FOR ROGERS STREET REDEVELOPMENT SUBDIVISION

RESOLUTION 2008 -45 A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Waldack, to Adopt this file. Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Beckman, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Sandack Indexes: Subdivision – Rogers Street Redevelopment, Planned Development #50 – Rogers Street Redevelopment

ORD00 -03283 E. Ordinance: Authorize a Special Use for Planned Development #50 to Permit Construction of Attached Single Family Dwellings Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission Summary of Item: At their meeting of February 11, 2008, the Plan Commission recommended that a Special Use be granted for Planned Development #50 to permit construction of attached single family dwellings to exceed one (1) unit per 4,000 square feet of land area in the downtown transition district.

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A SPECIAL USE FOR PLANNED DEVELOPMENT #50 TO PERMIT CONSTRUCTION OF ATTACHED SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS TO EXCEED ONE (1) UNIT PER 4 ,000 SQUARE FEET OF LAND AREA IN THE DOWNTOWN TRANSITION DISTRICT

ORDINANCE NO . 4969 Commissioner Waldack thanked staff for providing parking information. As density increases, he said he would like to discuss parking matters further. A motion was made by Commissioner Waldack, seconded by Commissioner Neustadt, to Adopt this file. Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Beckman, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Sandack Indexes: Subdivision – Rogers Street Redevelopment, Planned Development #50 – Rogers Street Redevelopment

ORD00 -03284 F. Ordinance: Amend Parking Restrictions Sponsors: Public Works and Parking & Traffic Commission Summary of Item: This amends the Municipal Code for taxi cab stand areas and parking on Warren Avenue.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PARKING RESTRICTIONS

ORDINANCE NO . 4970 Commissioner Schnell asked about parking in general in the downtown area. She asked if staff will respond to a request regarding enforcement.

Mr. Fieldman reponded affirmatively and said staff will work with the Downtown Management Corporation as well. A motion was made by Commissioner Neustadt, seconded by Commissioner Tully, to Adopt this file. Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Beckman, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Sandack Indexes: Parking Restrictions

MOT00 -03285 G. Motion: Authorize the Village Manager to Proceed with Negotiated Sale of General Obligation Bonds for Watershed Improvements Sponsors: Manager’s Office Summary of Item: This directs staff to initiate the necessary actions to proceed with a negotiated sale of General Obligation (GO) bonds in the amount of $24,679,000 for the purpose of watershed improvements. A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Durkin, to Authorize this file. Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Beckman, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Sandack Indexes: General Obligation Bond Issue – Watershed Infrastructure Improvement Plan, Watershed Infrastructure Improvement Plan

MOT00 -03286 H. Motion: Authorize a Contract with Chapman and Cutler, Chicago, Illinois, for Bond Counsel Services in an Amount Not to Exceed $42,350. Sponsors: Manager’s Office Summary of Item: This authorizes the Village Attorney to engage Chapman and Cutler of Chicago, Illinois to serve as bond counsel in an amount not to exceed $42,350.00. Following the vote, Commissioner Durkin said he previously discussed a possible RFP for bond counsel work. He noted he supported this Motion. A motion was made by Commissioner Durkin, seconded by Commissioner Beckman, to Authorize this file. Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Beckman, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Sandack Indexes: General Obligation Bond Issue – Watershed Infrastructure Improvement Plan, Watershed Infrastructure Improvement Plan

8. Mayor’s Report

Proclamations

Proclamation:

The Mayor proclaimed the week of May 13-19, 2008 as Police Week in the Village of Downers Grove. He announced that the Richard J. Barth Memorial will be held at 1:00 PM on May 12 and is a public event.

The Mayor then proclaimed May 11-17 as Public Works Week in the Village of Downers Grove. He presented Robin Weaver with a copy of the proclamation, and announced that there would be an Open House in the Public Works facility on Friday, May 16. Materials to be Placed on File

Mayor’s New Business

RES00 -03311 Resolution: Appointments to Boards and Commissions Sponsors: Mayor Summary of Item: This appoints Thomas Eisenhart to the Environmental Concerns Commission for a three-year term ending August 31, 2011.

A RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

RESOLUTION 2008 -46 The Mayor thanked Commissioner Waldack for interviewing the applicants.

Commissioner Waldack said that Mr. Eisenhart has key expertise, including marketing expertise. He thanked Mr. Eisenhart for volunteering to serve. A motion was made by Commissioner Tully, seconded by Commissioner Durkin, to Adopt this file. Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Yea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Tully, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Beckman, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Sandack Indexes: Boards and Commissions

9.Manager’s and Directors’ Reports

Public Works Interim Director Robin Weaver provided a Watershed Implementation Status Report. She said that the Watershed Infrastructure Improvement Plan was adopted in September 2007. She reviewed the activities by the Council in approving expenditures, as well as an increase in maintenance workers. She indicated that neighborhood meetings were held in December and January to obtain resident input. Ms. Weaver said there are 15 projects this year, 11 of which will include construction. Three projects require intergovernmental agreements with the Downers Grove Park District. She noted that 14 projects are on schedule and under budget.

10.Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Beckman said he and Commissioner Schnell attended a meeting with Downers Grove Watch. He extended his appreciation to the group for their invitation and information.

Commissioner Schnell also commented on meeting with Commissioner Beckman and Mr. Fieldman regarding the concerns of Downers Grove Watch. Staff will prepare a response to those concerns. Mr. Fieldman said he hopes to respond to the concerns by next week. Commissioner Beckman asked that all findings be shared with the rest of the Council.

Commissioner Waldack asked about the bike path meeting at Hillcrest School, and whether any staff were present. Mr. Fieldman said staff is present and will report on the meeting. Commissioner Waldack also asked for resident feedback regarding that meeting.

Commissioner Waldack said that on Monday, May 12, the Finance and Administrative Committee will meet, and he asked Council’s approval to expand the scope of the meeting to include inquiries about procedures, insuring payables meet accounting authorities and guidelines in preparation for the future audit. Council members expressed agreement with this request.

Commissioner Waldack then commented on the annual event celebrating 27 yeas of Senior Home Sharing held last week. He said that he is proud that the Village is part of this program. He extended best wishes to the friends at the Downers Grove Senior Home Sharing, especially Paul who questioned why there is no apostrophe in the town name of Downers Grove.

Commissioner Neustadt said he rode with the staff at Fire Department Station 5 a week ago. He thanked Lt. Fred Pajak, Firefighters/Paramedics Rob Pekelder, Bill Joy, Joe Markowski and Firefighter Earl Moy. He is confident, after the 12-hour experience, that the Village’s Fire Department is fully capable of protecting all of the residents. They work as a great team, are compassionate and caring to the families of the patients. He thanked them for a great and fun day.

Commissioner Tully reminded everyone about the ceremony honoring Officer Barth to be held on May 12 at 1:00 p.m. It is a somber, moving and reflective ceremony and he hoped residents would attend.

Commissioner Tully then said that it is good to know that the Blodgett House on the Move is now the Blodgett House Moved. He noted an article in today’s Chicago Tribune about the house. The project is a cause for celebration and acknowledgement, and he thanked the donors for their support in this effort. There is still a long way to go to fully restore the house, and the project will continue to need the support of the Village. He thanked the Downers Grove Park District, Village corporate citizens such as Sara Lee, and the individual citizens who helped make this happen. He noted that there will be a benefit concert coming up to further support the Blodgett House project.

The Mayor congratulated everyone involved in the Blodgett House project. He also expressed his appreciation to the Senior Home Sharing residents of Park Place near McCollum Park.

Mayor Sandack then announced the Ride Sally Ride event at Ballydoyle’s. It is sponsored by biking enthusiasts to raise money to fight leukemia The Mayor said it was a wonderful event.

The Mayor then noted that Downers Grove was the recipient of a grant from the State of Illinois to expand the Village’s bike path. He then also thanked the Downers Grove Youth Baseball organization for inviting him out Saturday to throw out the first pitch. Though they were rained out, it was an enjoyable event.

11. Attorney’s Report

Adjourn to Executive Session

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

VOTE : YEA – Commissioners Tully, Durkin, Beckman, Neustadt, Waldack, Schnell, Mayor Sandack

Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried and the Council convened into Executive Session at 8:28 p.m.

Return to Open Session

Council returned to Open Session at 9:55 p.m.

MOT00 -03312 Motion: Contract Status – Village Manager Sponsors: Mayor Commissioner Tully moved to initiate termination of the Village Manager’s employment agreement under Section 3©(1) thereof. Commissioner Durkin seconded the Motion.

VOTE : YEA : Commissioners Tully, Durkin, Beckman, Neustadt, Waldack, Schnell, Mayor Sandack

NAY : None

Mayor Sandack declared the Motion carried. Indexes: Village Manager

12. Adjournment

Commissioner Tully moved to adjourn. Commissioner Durkin seconded.

VOTE : YEA – Commissioners Tully, Durkin, Beckman, Neustadt, Waldack, Schnell, Mayor Sandack

Mayor Sandack declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 9: 59 p.m