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September 08, 2009

Mayor Sandack called the Workshop meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Downers Grove to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Village Hall. The Mayor led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Present:Mayor Ron Sandack; Commissioners Marilyn Schnell, William Waldack, Sean P. Durkin, Geoff Neustadt, Bruce Beckman, Bob Barnett; Village Manager Dave Fieldman; Village Attorney Enza Petrarca; Village Clerk April Holden

Absent:None

Visitors: Residents: Frank Falesch, 820 Prairie Avenue; Bill Deutsch, 9S209 Cumnor Road; Marge Earl, 4720 Florence Avenue; Terry and Julie Manak, 4945 Lee Avenue; Greg Bedalov. DG EDC , 2001 Butterfield; Laura Crawford, DG Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 2001 Butterfield; Linda Kunze, Downtown Management Corporation; Bill Wrobel, DG Watch, 7800 Queens Court; Robert Fernandez, 807 Franklin Street; Dave and Kathleen Bormes, 5311 Washington Street; Dylan Bates and Chris Orr, ATI ; Chris Rintz, Acadia on the Green, 4927 Main Street, Skokie Staff: Mike Baker, Deputy Village Manager; Judy Buttny, Finance Director; Naneil Newlon, Public Works Director, Tom Dabareiner, Community Development Director; Brandon Dieter, Management Analyst

Mayor Sandack explained that Council Workshop meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7:00 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.

MANAGER

1. Active Agenda and Informational Items

First Amendment to the Redevelopment Agreement for Acadia on the Green . The Manager said there are six elements to the amendment which he highlighted as follows: 1) provide a $25,000 credit to the developer for the Phase III property at 5117 Main Street; 2) extend the schedule of the purchase of Phase III of the property for one year at a resulting cost of $461,000; 3) acceptance of public improvements and a correlating reduction of the letter of credit; 4) acceptance of a grant of easement in the existing alley located west of Building 1; 5) granting an easement to the developer for maintenance of the Village green; 6) approval of the lease of the first floor space to ATI . Manager Fieldman said 10,000 square feet of the property would be used as a physical therapy and fitness center. Consideration for the agreement included the impact of ATI on the EAV , sales tax revenue, co-tenancy attraction of other non-retail uses, customer demographics of ATI , and parking. Staff recommends approval of the redevelopment agreement. Letters of support from the Downtown Management Corporation and the Economic Development Corporation were submitted to the Village.

The Mayor said with regard to the six components that some are not controversial, while others may have a Village-wide level of importance.

Bill Wrobel , 7800 Queens Court, said that this has been a long story, and the Village has been very generous to Acadia on the Green. He feels that staff is treating this issue lightly, and he wishes Acadia was pulling its load. He cautioned against pursuing this lightly and hopes the Council will consider this very seriously.

Mayor Sandack responded that he can guarantee that the Council will not treat this lightly. Mr. Wrobel said that he believes taxpayers have borne a great deal of expenses in regard to Acadia.

Dave Bormes , 5311 Washington, said he moved to the Village on the promise of Acadia moving here. The tenant mix is critical, and he is concerned that the Village will not have the right mix. This may not bring in other tenants and may drive them away. He felt that this type of business was specifically discouraged.

Bob Fernandez , 807 Franklin, said that developers are big boys. They understood what they were getting into, and initial economic incentives were large when this package was put together. The developers should have understood and honored their obligations. He understands that the economic situation at present is difficult. Mr. Fernandez understood that certain uses were specifically identified, and to change at this time seems to be an extra amount that the taxpayers are being asked to give. He opposes this agreement.

Mayor Sandack responded that he doesn’t recall any discouraged uses. There was a 90/10 mix of 90% retail and 10% non-retail. The Manager said that the Village did attach encouraged and discouraged uses to the original agreement. The 90/10 mix was to get a policy discussion going. Staff does not view this as a medical office.

Commissioner Neustadt asked how long the space has been available for lease.

Chris Rintz , the developer, confirmed that the space has been available for lease since 2006.

Commissioner Neustadt said this is the first viable tenant. From his perspective, there are demographics that will use this facility, particularly in the downtown area. As to the six amendments to the Agreement, there are many positive points for the downtown area and the Village in general. There will be property taxes generated from this facility. He would prefer to have a tenant that would come into the space and stay, and he thinks ATI is that tenant. At this point he is in favor of this.

Commissioner Waldack said that he will review the development agreement. Regarding $25,000 for the alley improvement, he sees this as a safety improvement issue. This can be applied to the façade improvement and he thinks it would qualify for a grant. He also asked if the Village will get an application for a façade improvement, as he hopes that will not take place. As to extending to year 2012, he has no problem with this. It seems to come down to the use of ATI and the 90/10 split. In speaking with a number of business owners, they seem split as well regarding this use. He commented that this would generate traffic, but no sales tax would be generated. The idea is that the Village has a downtown area, and when looking to develop the area the Village spent time and money to assemble this. Part of the return was to get sales tax, and this tenant will not do that. The estimated sales tax for an area of this size is $20,000-$25,000. The Village isn’t getting anything now, and staff suggested a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT). Commissioner Waldack suggested that this could be a way to get revenue back. He would like to hear from other business owners with regard to this tenant and agreement.

Commissioner Durkin asked if 42% of the commercial space of Acadia on the Green is for non-sales tax use. Mr. Fieldman said that is correct. Staff has calculated a total square footage of about 28,300 square feet, of which over 13,000 would be retail. If ATI were approved, about 12,000 would be non-retail, leaving about 3,000 vacant, resulting in 42% non-retail in the Acadia buildings if ATI were approved.

Commissioner Durkin asked as to the percentage of the non-retail use in the CBD . The Manager said that according to the Downtown Management there is about 172,000 square feet of office space, and 100,000 retail space in the downtown area.

Commissioner Durkin then clarified that the Village’s downtown area is not totally a retail use, but is actually a mixed use, and the Manager said that staff would agree with that statement. Commissioner Durkin then noted that the Economic Development Corporation voted 7-1 in support of this, and the Downtown Management Corporation voted 5-2 in support of this. The Commissioner said he would like to have all of the downtown area be retail, but he likes the demographics that this could bring into the downtown area. He understands that there will be a marketing plan for the facility. He said he would like to have a shopper parking issue in the downtown area. Right now he sees parking in the downtown area as a commuter parking system. This facility can bring people in from neighboring communities who may be using this facility. Commissioner Durkin said he thinks the Village needs to support this because of the positives it brings. When budget discussions begin, this could have a positive effect. He noted that the Village has a successful EDC , Chamber of Commerce and DMC .

Commissioner Beckman also commented on the six elements, saying he has no problem with five of those. The first floor tenant space is the big issue in his thinking. Initially he was a very strong proponent, but in terms of applying this from a strategic standpoint, he has questions. He looks at the three elements of strategy, tactics and opportunity. He said he appreciates the information that was provided by the Village Manager in terms of setting a precedent to allow other non-sales-tax paying organizations/agencies to occupy space in this building and he realizes that such a decision will ultimately be made by the Council. This fitness center has many locations, so the likelihood that people will come from other areas is unlikely. He will be looking very closely at this, although he understands we must move forward. If the vote were today, he would probably support this; but he will give a lot of attention to this issue.

Commissioner Barnett asked if the source for façade improvement funds comes from the TIF , and the Manager said it does. Commissioner Barnett then asked if the alleyway improvements will be off the books, and the Manager replied they would. Commissioner Barnett then asked if ATI defined its local market. Mr. Fieldman said the local market is defined as residents within a mile or two radius, as well as commuters and physical therapy referrals from doctors within the region. He said he would find out if Downtown Management has a reaction to the one to two mile area. Commissioner Barnett then commented that the economic downturn didn’t start in 2006, so this space has been sitting empty since 2006, and he questions just how prime this space really is. Over the last weeks, the Village has learned that sales tax revenue is $10-$12 million, no matter what. He doesn’t see that one parcel will make much of a difference. Property tax for this parcel has been lost for three years amounting to an estimated $150,000. Generating an actual increase of property tax is an important aspect of this proposal. Commissioner Barnett said that with regard to strategy and what do we want the downtown to be long term, this is an important point. He has trouble seeing how this use would not fill a need downtown. The Village is struggling to provide services next year that were provided last year. So, he sees many positive points in this situation.

Commissioner Schnell said that the 90/10 discussion went to the Strategic Plan goal to make the downtown vibrant and provide the types of services and retail necessary for the community. When this agreement was negotiated, the 90/10 was put in to attract certain businesses as specified in a marketing study conducted in the 90’s. She said that this particular facility does not meet those needs; but it provides a quality issue for people who want to stay fit. She questions whether the intent of the 90/10 has been looked at, noting that there have been three years of vacancy, and she would like to have a sense of efforts that were made to attract tenants to this building, and she would like that information before next week. At one time the Village had a very vibrant downtown. Times have changed, but residents would like to get back to that. She does not know whether this will really help the Village. Commissioner Schnell commented that she thinks this is a defining moment for the Village’s downtown area—will it be service-oriented or retail oriented. This could set a precedent. She doesn’t think that the residents want a service-oriented downtown area. Regarding the parking issue, she believes the parking on Mochel Drive is two-hour parking. The tenant said that the average physical therapy session is 45 minutes and workout time can be 45 minutes as well, which is close to the two-hour limit. She doesn’t see that customers will do much in the downtown area, other than use the facility and leave before they get a ticket. That wouldn’t be beneficial to the other businesses. More problematic to her is employee parking, and she would like to see something that states employee parking passes must be purchased, and they would have to use the parking deck. Commissioner Schnell said right now she does not know which way to go on this. Her concerns revolve around the tenant mix, parking, and whether attempts were made for viable tenants.

Mayor Sandack said he will support this issue. He thinks the good aspects outweigh the negative aspects. The space is empty and has been since it was built. There were parameters and goals for the tenant mix in 2005, based on the circumstances of that time. It would be in anyone’s best interest to lease this space. The Mayor said that the argument that there was no real attempt to fill the space would, in his opinion, be farfetched. In his opinion, real estate taxes trump sales taxes. Acadia on the Green is in a TIF district. The Council has an obligation to see that the debt is paid for, as the TIF doesn’t pay for itself if the property sits vacant. This property has been vacant for three years. He questioned whether the 90/10 goal still makes sense. He sees his obligation in this regard to weigh this in the current economic situation. He does not see this as a defining moment for the downtown area. Mayor Sandack said that the sales tax mix is immaterial. The downtown is an important part of the Village but it is not an economic engine. The sales tax is about 2% of what comes into the Village. Real estate taxes in this instance trump sales tax revenues. He does not see the general citizens anxious to repay the TIF debt. With regard to parking issues, the Mayor noted that if a big box retailer came in, the Village would have even more parking problems and, he agrees with Commissioner Durkin, that he would like to have a shopper parking issue. The mix will continue to evolve. With regard to use, Mayor Sandack said he thinks this is a complimentary use. There are numerous opinions as to whether or not it is a good use. The Village owned this property at one time and it was sold at market value. There are no restrictions on tenant mix on Main Street. Right now there is an economically viable tenant interested in occupying the space. He thinks the retailers will try to cross-market this facility. He also thought it was a psychological win to fill this space, noting that there are many other neighboring communities that would like to be considering this right now. The EDC and the DMC voted in favor of this use. The Council is the decision-maker, but the opinions of those organizations are important.

Commissioner Waldack commented that he would like to see some arrangements made with regard to employee parking, and would also like to see the PILOT component in the Agreement.

Manager Fieldman said he would get the information requested by the Council.

Zoning Map Amendment, Final Planned Development with a Variance, Final Plat of Subdivision, and Special Use for 715-719 Rogers Street. The Manager said in May 2008 the Council approved the zoning on this property, and the approval is good for one year. They have not yet started construction for the 16 units. Staff recommends approval of the extension.

Commissioner Beckman asked if there are more of these requests. The Manager said he didn’t know of pending requests. Commissioner Beckman asked at how much staff time is expended. The Manager said staff can look at whether the fee schedule should be altered. In response to Commissioner Schnell, the Manager added that there is no limit to the number of extensions the developer can request.

Adoption of Updated Building Codes and Locally Administered Elevator Safety Program. The Manager said staff received some questions from Council and will provide further information. This item will be workshopped again on September 22. He asked Tom Dabareiner, Director, Community Development, to address this matter.

Tom Dabareiner , Director, Community Development, provided background information on this issue, saying the last change took place in April 2005. These Codes apply to all construction of residential and commercial buildings. The Village relies on the International Code Council (ICC). He used slides to review Codes that are proposed to be updated. Mr. Dabareiner said that the ICC is a membership-based association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention. They develop nationwide draft codes to guide construction of residential and commercial buildings. Most communities in the United States adopt the Codes. The ICC goes through an extensive process of debate through a variety of organizations and agencies. The Codes of ICC are revised every three years,

Mr. Dabareiner then reviewed the goals: 1) align all regulations with specific Strategic Plan goals; 2) produce clear and user-friendly Code books; 3) reduce the number of local amendments; 4) maintain consistency with the existing ordinance provisions of the Municipal Code and provide cross-references; 5) enhance the clarification of the Code books as written; 6) maintain and provide Code provisions that address local construction practices; 7) only include amendments that measure up favorably to a benefit/cost analysis; 8) align the Village’s regulations with comparable communities; 9) obtain buy-in from area builders, developers and property managers. Partners in this process included the Downers Grove Fire Department and Fire Prevention Bureau and the Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce. He referenced the invitation list to the Chamber meetings.

Mr. Dabareiner then summarized the changes into four categories: 1) amendment reductions; 2) improve ease of use; 3) clarification; and, 4) enhancements to the Code. The next steps in the process are to prepare responses to Council questions, provide a more detailed review, and seek Council consideration on October 6.

Mayor Sandack commented that the proposals to the Code are very involved and voluminous. There are a number of questions and inquiries with regard to this. He asked for a synopsis from staff regarding State and Federal funding mandates that require code adherence.

Bill Wrobel , 7800 Queens Court, said he was very relieved that this will be Workshopped again. Members of the Coalition for Managed Redevelopment would like to review this more thoroughly.

Commissioner Neustadt asked for the list of people invited to the meetings, saying it is a good idea to be able to digest this information and workshop it again.

Commissioner Waldack thanked Mr. Dabareiner for the explanations, saying he recognized the need to update this data. He was pleased with the extra time provided to review this information. He commented that Commissioner Durkin brought in Money Magazine with its article on the 100 best places to live. The article highlights code and zoning issues.

Commissioner Durkin noted that the Council will be adopting regulations from 2006, and asked why they do not wait until the 2009 Codes are available. Director Dabareiner responded that there are penalties involved, as well as opportunities by moving to the 2006 Code. The Village would have to wait a couple of years to adopt 2009. His goal is to not lag to the extent we have in the past. The 2009 Codes are untested, and updates will not come out for another year or so.

Commissioner Durkin mentioned that some of the surrounding communities have changed their ordinances regarding single-family sprinklered buildings. He asked about the difference between 2006 and 2009 fire codes. Mr. Dabareiner said that requirement is in the 2009 Code, but is up for debate and discussion. That would not take effect until 2011.

Commissioner Schnell questioned how people are made aware of what triggers compliance with various Codes, and how can this be made more understandable to the average residents. The Manager said that is one of the goals of this update. Mr. Dabareiner invited people to talk with staff in advance of starting their projects regarding issues, Code, etc. as this allows staff to process permits more quickly.

Commissioner Barnett asked how many local amendments there are and how many are local action requirements versus omissions. He wants to understand the burden placed on homeowners. He also requested a summary of added fees and the process steps. Mr. Dabareiner said there were none. Commissioner Barnett then referred to cost analysis of the elevator safety program. Mr. Dabareiner said the Village contracts with a consultant for the inspections and adds our costs to their fees. He said the Village can turn to the State program for inspectors, but there are only two inspectors statewide. The Village has over 300 elevators in the community.

New Belmont Road Commuter Parking Lots – Lot J and Lot K. The Manager said this is a housekeeping amendment. The Village is to maintain the two new parking lots constructed by Metra at its expense. The Village will get the parking revenue and be responsible for maintenance.

Commissioner Beckman asked the Manager about the subsidy for these additional parking lots. The Manager said that Metra pays for the construction and maintenance. They build the lots for the Village, and going forward they provide funds to maintain them.

3. Consent Agenda Items

Bid: Prentiss Creek Area Hybrid Street Lights (SL-002). The Manager said staff is presenting a resolution to approve the purchase of 25 hybrid wind and solar powered LED streetlights from King Luminaire Inc. of Jefferson, Ohio, in the amount of $270,000.00. The Village has been awarded a grant from the DuPage County Community Development Block Grant Program in the amount of $150,000 towards this project.

Frank Falesch , 820 Franklin, commented that costs for a light pole are $10,000, and he asked whether the grant would cover the entire project. The Manager said the grant is in the amount of $150,000. In further response to Mr. Falesch, the Manager said this will be completely self-sustaining. Installation will be under a separate contract. Mr. Falesch said there will also have to be battery maintenance and he wonders how ecofriendly this would be.

Commissioner Schnell said that this area does not have streetlights. It is an improvement. She asked if communities that have these have had an increase in vandalism. The Manager will obtain that information.

Commissioner Durkin asked for a list of the surrounding communities using these street lights. Going green is not always most cost-effective. He would like to know the projected savings and if these could be implemented in other areas and take advantage of other Federal funding.

Commissioner Waldack suggested the ECC review this item in terms of operation and possible expansion.

Commissioner Beckman noted that these applications are found in rural areas and he asked for a photo of this application. He asked if staff knows the payback on this item. The Manager said he would quantify costs and the return on investment.

Bid: Supply of Public Works Uniforms and Outerwear. The Manager said this is to award a contract to G&K Services, Minnetonka, Minnesota, for the supply of public works uniforms and outerwear in the amount of $18,983.25.

Contract Amendment: Professional Services – Water Distribution Valve Assessment. The Manager said this is to authorize an amendment to an existing contract with M.E. Simpson Co., Inc. for water distribution valve assessment services. The amendment will increase the existing contract amount from $46,200 to $50,400. The original contract was adopted by the Council on April 7, 2009 and the scope of work included locating and maintaining valve records for the 1,100 known valves. The contractor has located an additional 100 main line water distribution valves. This amendment will allow for detailed records of the additional valves resulting in a more accurate system atlas and improved ability to manage the water system.

In response to the Mayor, the Manager said staff accompanies the consultants during the identification and analysis process.

Amendments to License Agreements with Sprint Nextel. The Manager said Sprint Nextel holds license agreements to install and maintain equipment on water towers at four sites in the Village, and this amendment is in response to their request to install additional equipment at these sites for the primary use of Clearwire Communications. The Village will receive an additional $24,000 annually, with a 4% increase in subsequent years.

Commissioner Beckman asked why this is an amendment and not a separate contract, since it is a new organization and application.

Mike Baker , Deputy Village Manager, said it was proposed as an amendment due to the ownership relationship with Sprint Nextel. The request came from Sprint Nextel and they are using existing equipment already in place.

MANAGER ’S REPORT

Fleet Service Report. The Manger asked Mike Baker to address this item.

Mr. Baker said this report is available on-line. An interdepartmental team completed this report which is a comprehensive analysis of the Village’s fleet operations. This was identified in the Strategic Plan as a Top Priority for 2009. Mr. Baker said a functional and well-maintained fleet is critically important to delivery of core services. The report details the initiatives undertaken by staff to reduce the overall costs associated with the Village fleet. Some of the major fleet efficiencies implemented by staff in 2009 include personnel savings through staff reductions, savings in maintenance supplies and equipment purchases through enhanced utilization of software, reduced fuel consumption, and reduction in the fleet size. Staff will continue to identify and implement enhancements to fleet operations on an ongoing basis.

Mr. Fieldman said the improvements are measured in savings amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Mayor thanked staff for their work on this matter.

ATTORNEY ’S REPORT

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said she was presenting 23 items to the Council: 1) An ordinance approving execution of a first amendment to the redevelopment agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Acadia on the Green, LLC ; 2) A resolution authorizing acceptance of public improvements – Acadia on the Green Subdivision; 3) A resolution authorizing a grant of easement to Acadia on the Green, LLC ; 4) A resolution authorizing execution of a first amendment to license agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Nextel West Corporation Communications to install, maintain and operate antenna equipment on Village property (1037 Summit); 5) A resolution authorizing a grant of easement to Acadia on the Green, LLC ; 4) A resolution authorizing execution of a first amendment to license agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and SprintCom, Inc. to install, maintain and operate antenna equipment on Village property (4414 Downers Drive); 6) A resolution authorizing execution of a first amendment to license agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and SprintCom, Inc. to install, maintain and operate antenna equipment on Village property (67th St. Water Tower); 7) A resolution authorizing execution of a first amendment to license agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and SprintCom, Inc. to install, maintain and operate antenna equipment on Village property (3801 Highland); 8) An ordinance authorizing the extension of a special use, final plat of subdivision and final planned development for 715-719 Rogers Street to May 6, 2010; 9) An ordinance amending building code provisions; 10) An ordinance adopting the 2006 ICC International Fire Code and amendments thereto; 11) An ordinance adopting the 2004 State of Illinois Plumbing Code and amendments thereto; 12) An ordinance amending Life Safety Code provisions; 13) An ordinance adopting the 2009 Energy Conservation Code and amendments thereto; 14) An ordinance adopting the 2006 International Mechanical Code and amendments thereto; 15) An ordinance adopting the 2006 International Fuel Gas Code and amendments thereto; 16) An ordinance adopting the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code and amendments thereto; 17) An ordinance adopting the 2008 National Electrical Code and amendments thereto; 18) An ordinance adopting the 2006 International Residential Code and amendments thereto; 19) An ordinance adopting the 2006 International Building Code and amendments thereto; 20) A resolution authorizing execution of an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and the Office of State Fire Marshall regarding the elevator safety program; 21) An ordinance amending municipal parking lots; 22) A resolution authorizing execution of an addendum to an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and M.E. Simpson Co., Inc. (Water Valve Assessment); and 24) A resolution authorizing execution of an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and King Luminare Co., Inc.

Mayor Sandack pointed out that Council is not voting on anything to do with the building codes next week. Those will be worshopped again.

VISITORS

Frank Falesch , 820 Prairie, commented on the very short timing of the turn arrow at Main and Burlington. The Manager said it has to do with signal timing. Grant money was received to study this. Mr. Falesch said it is also a problem for pedestrians.

Terry Manak , 4945 Lee Avenue, at Lee and Warren said he lives near Hines Lumber. The Burlington Northern has been doing railroad improvements and the residents have been having problems with BNSF parking their equipment on Hines Lumber’s property. They start their equipment at 5:00 a.m. He doesn’t think they have an easement, and is concerned that they will use that spur track lot permanently.

The Mayor said they have permission to stage there temporarily. Mr. Manak said that they are also dumping materials on the property and are very loud. The Mayor said that staff will look into this now that they have been made aware of it.

COUNCIL MEMBERS

Commissioner Neustadt said that the Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival takes place on September 12 and 13. There will be many great vendors. He also noted that the Taste of Downers Grove will take place on September 17 at 1801 Butterfield.

Mayor Sandack thanked the Lions for the 5K Labor of Love run. This was their first event. The Mayor said he ran the event and found that the roads are in terrible condition. He also commented on St. Mary of Gostyn’s run three weeks ago. Both sides of town have significantly poor road conditions. St. Joseph’s run and the Bonfield express run are coming up. He said the streets are in bad condition, and suggested that those who do not want to run these events due to the street conditions at least walk these events. The Village is doing a lot of work and has a lot more to do. The runs were a visible reminder of the conditions.

Mayor Sandack then talked about Noah Van Houtan who is 5-1/2 and suffering from Batten Disease, which is a rare disease and is fatal. The Mayor said that Noah’s neighbors had a garage sale several months ago. Noah’s younger sister, Lainey, has also been diagnosed with Batten Disease. The Mayor announced a garage sale at 6618 Fairmount, Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. He asked people to go by and buy.

Mayor Sandack then announced that his wife’s grandmother, Rosemary Patrick Casey, is celebrating her 89th birthday today. He extended best wishes to her.

There being no further discussion, the Workshop meeting was adjourned at 8:54 p.m.

April K. Holden Village Clerk tmh/