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August 21, 2012

1. Call to Order

Mayor Martin Tully 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 Tully led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

2. Roll Call

 P resent: Commissioner Marilyn Schnell, Commissioner Bob Barnett, Commissioner William Waldack, Commissioner Sean P. Durkin, Commissioner Becky Rheintgen, Commissioner Geoff Neustadt and Mayor Martin Tully  Absent: Village Clerk April Holden  Non Voting: Village Manager David Fieldman, Village Attorney Enza Petrarca and Deputy Village Clerk Linda Brown  T he 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 of a general matter.  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.  Finally, an opportunity is given for public comments and questions on items appearing on the Consent Agenda, the Active Agenda and the First Reading.

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 Tully 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 Council Meetings

Council Meeting - August 14, 2012 M ayor Tully asked for a Motion to approve the minutes as submitted.

Commissioner Schnell moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Commissioner Barnett seconded the motion.

The Mayor declared the Motion carried by voice vote.

Proclamation

Mayor Tully proclaimed Thursday, August 23, as "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" Day in the Village of Downers Grove in honor of the Pink Heals Tour.  He presented the proclamation to Downers Grove Firefighter/Paramedic Joel Mains.

Joel Mains said he became involved in the Pink Heals Tour two years ago.  He visited the coast of California for two weeks last year with this organization.  His first event was a home visit with fellow firefighters in pink gear and three pink fire trucks.  He said that the Pink Heals Tour is coming to Downers Grove on August 23 at Good Samaritan Hospital from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., and then they will be at Cheeseburger in Paradise from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  He encouraged people to visit and read the messages on these pink trucks honoring the many women who have struggled with cancer.  

4. Public Comments - General Comments on Matters Not Appearing on Tonight's Agenda

 There were no comments.

5. Public Hearings

 

6. Consent Agenda

 Item F, RES 00-04983, a resolution authorizing an agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, was removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration.

COR 00-04984 A.  Claim Ordinance:  No. 5963, Payroll, July 27, 2012

Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

BIL 00-04985 B.  List of Bills Payable:  No. 5996, August 21, 2012

Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A

MOT 00-04973 C.  Motion:  Award a Contract for $103,030 to V3 Construction Group, Ltd., Woodridge, IL, for Construction of Drainage Improvements at Fire Station #3

Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Award this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Fire Station # 3

BID 00-04977 D.  Bid:  Award $279,505.78 to Austin Tyler, LLC, Elwood, IL, for the Wisconsin and Janes Stormwater Improvement Project

Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: Stormwater Improvements

RES 00-04981 E.  Resolution:  Authorize an Agreement with C-Raap, LLC

Sponsors: Public Works

Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND C-RAAP, LLC

 

RESOLUTION 2012-61 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Stormwater Improvements

MOT 00-04988 G.  Motion:  Authorize $38,093 for Policy Period 5/1/10 - 4/30/11 and $31,969 for Policy Period 5/1/11 - 4/30/12 to Safety National Insurance for Excess Workers Compensation Insurance Premium

Sponsors: Village Attorney A motion was made to Authorize this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Employee Benefits

RES 00-04987 H.  Resolution:  Authorize a Class Action Settlement Agreement

Sponsors: Village Attorney

Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

 

RESOLUTION 2012-63 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Settlement Agreement

Passed The Consent Agenda

A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Durkin, that the consent agenda be passed. The motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Barnett, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Tully

7. Active Agenda

 

RES 00-04983 F.  Resolution:  Authorize an Agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150

Sponsors: Village Attorney

Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS, LOCAL 150, PUBLIC EMPLOYEES DIVISION

 

RESOLUTION 2012-62 C ommissioner Neustadt said every time they go through a contract negotiation and reach a mutually agreeable settlement it is a good day.  He said that everyone wins.  In this case the negotiations were extremely cordial.  He said the Village could not function without this group, as they are the backbone of the Village.  He supports this 100% and commended the Village staff negotiating team.

Mayor Tully said it is an amicable process when both sides work together, and in this case there are fair and favorable terms that are consistent with the Long Range Financial Plan parameters.

Commissioner Barnett commented that the Village appreciates the employees of Local 150.  He thanked those who worked toward a mutually beneficial agreement, which fits within the planning the Council has done.  He said that it should be no surprise to his colleagues that he has a problem with the uncertainty before the Village in terms of costs shifting from the State to the local governments.  He is unable to support a contract that could potentially result in layoffs, and he will not be supporting this contract.    A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Durkin, to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Tully  Nay: Commissioner Barnett  Indexes: Public Works

ORD 00-04975 A.  Ordinance:  Adopt a Stormwater Utility Ordinance and Amend Water Utility Provisions

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: This adopts a Stormwater Utility Ordinance and amends water utility provisions.

 

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A STORMWATER UTILITY ORDINANCE AND AMENDING WATER UTILITY PROVISIONS

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5274 C ommissioner Waldack voted against moving forward with this, and he said last week staff presented a plan in line with what the Council requested.  He agrees a regular source of funding is necessary.  His problem is that property tax payers will lose a deduction on their income taxes because property taxes are deductible, but fees are not deductible.  It is easier to raise fees than taxes.  People will see their property taxes reduced, but rising fees will still result in less money at the end of each year.  He believes property taxes will migrate back.  The concept is moving revenue away from taxes to a fee will increase the pool of fee payers.  It is a tempting argument; however, when looking at it the opportunities for credits diminishes the pool.  Opportunities for credits on the residential side are also much less and just one time.  Will corporations receive waivers from these fees as a way to attract or retain businesses? An example such as the Park District being exempt also diminishes the size of the pool.  Village taxpayers pay while other entities continue with their policies and behavior.  The Village Council cannot exempt individual or entities from property taxes, but it takes only four votes to waive a fee or make an exemption. He will not be supporting this.

Commissioner Schnell commented that this has been a long, open and engaged process. She noted that stormwater has to be paid for one way or the other. Taxpayers can go on the Village website and find out exactly what their stormwater fee will be, as well as the amount of the property tax reduction.  Residents need to become more engaged, and there will be questions.  Staff will be providing all types of education to the residents in 2012. She said that she was opposed originally back in 2001.  Through education and hard work it has become clear that the Village has to do something about stormwater.  The Master Plan shows there is a tremendous amount of work that must be done and this seems to be the most sensible way to pay for it. She believes staff is doing a tremendous job.

Commissioner Neustadt noted that the Long Range Financial Plan (LRFP) incorporates the new stormwater utility.  The staff has worked hard and done an excellent job.  He is in full support of this and looks forward to helping residents understand the need and the process.

Commissioner Rheintgen commented that she also had concerns, but they were addressed.  She will support this.  There is always an aversion to change in all new things. "Fix my streets" and "keep my yard from flooding" are the most frequent comments we get from the public and that is why this program must be enacted.

Commissioner Barnett said they are talking about $8.40 a month on a typical household, which is $100 per year, plus 15% anticipated annual increases for a decade plus.  He has shared concerns about the tax deductibility aspect.  They are talking about an eventual $6.5 million in revenue, or $300 per household.  The tax deductibility is a huge deal to him. They are allowing up to $2 million of Downers Grove resident income to fund federal mandates.  In 2008 the Council raised taxes for stormwater and that was clear and understood.  This is less clear and less understood.  He said that the community has said, "fix the stormwater" and that's important. But taking away the tax deduction is more pain than they need to inject into the resident's lives.  He stressed that he is not critical of the planning, the 2006 Master Plan or the work that the staff and others have done.  He is concerned that this is not the right vehicle.  He said in 2009 there was considerable discussion of small amounts of money, and that resulted in $4.5 million in cuts.  This project is $6.5 million.  In 2009 he said they should not be raising non-property taxes in fees and then pretend we have somehow been noble and suggest that we are doing a favor by raising utility fees. He knows that the Village needs to do this work; however, the tax deductibility issues are a big deal that he cannot get past.  He said he hopes he's wrong, but for tonight he will vote no.

Commissioner Durkin asked if the motion were a property tax instead of a utility fee would Commissioners Waldack and Barnett be on board.  Commissioner Barnett said they would have to provide a number.  Commissioner Durkin said his understanding is there is a definite need, and he likes that it creates a dedicated revenue stream, and that it helps with the Standard and Poor's and Moody's  ratings.   He said there would be an increase of 150% over ten years, but the 15% has to be voted on.  Engineering research showed that the stormwater problems weren't as large as thought because of the projects that were recently completed.  He supports this, and is also concerned that it is not on the property tax bill, but he pointed out that garbage service is also not on the property tax bill.  He will support this as is, and if it should come before them again to be added to the property tax bill, he will support it then as well.

Commissioner Schnell commented that this spreads the cost among all users.  Larger commercial owners and residents will pay across a broader base.  Many of the entities covered by stormwater utility are not covered by property taxes.  She said as they talked about the stormwater utility, there was an idea of splitting it between property taxes and a utility fee, and somehow it moved totally to a utility fee.  She believes they need to talk things out much better at the beginning.  She will, however, support this, as it is fairer.

Mayor Tully said that this has been a long, ten year process.  The driving force was that the Village needed to deal with stormwater infrastructure issues and to comply with the Federal Clean Water Act.  These things cost money, and stormwater projects are expensive.  The Mayor said that there is an entire County Ordinance dealing with stormwater, and there is a cost associated with doing something. The Village Council in its LRFP needed to come up with a source for stormwater funding.  There is more than one way to pay for this; either through property taxes as was done in the past, or through the concept of a stormwater utility.  Mayor Tully explained why the stormwater utility is a better alternative.  1. It is a more logical way to raise funds than property taxes.  He asked what the value of the property has to do with stormwater. The answer is "very little."  2. It is a more equitable way to spread costs throughout the community.  There is a $2.5 million property tax levy reduction because the cost of stormwater has been shifted from the property tax levy to the stormwater fee.  It is more equitable in that you are charged a fee in relation to the amount of stormwater runoff generated by the parcel in question.  He said that the property tax way of funding stormwater demonstrates that there is a disproportionate amount of the burden for stormwater paid for by a smaller segment of the community. This is more proportional.  3. The utility fee is more sustainable than property tax because it provides a mechanism developed to measure, raise, and fund the cost of stormwater maintenance.  It is also more transparent.  The very fact that people will be upset after receiving their first bill is because they have not known the cost of stormwater maintenance prior to this utility fee.   4. The utility fee is more transparent than property taxes, or paying for it from the General Fund.  5. The utility fee promotes awareness and encourages best practices management with regard to runoff.

This alternative has drawbacks because under the current tax system, it cannot be deducted from income taxes.  However, the tax system could change.  He thinks the amount is nominal at best and does not outweigh the benefits of this program.

Mayor Tully said if the Village doesn't establish a Stormwater Utility, they would have to do something else.  There will be bumps in the road ahead.  Adjustments will be made to the budget and to the operational aspects of the program.  Education is the key to the success of the program. He applauds the efforts of everyone involved in creating this alternative.  He will vote in favor of this. A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Durkin, to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Tully  Nay: Commissioner Barnett and Commissioner Waldack  Indexes: Stormwater Utility

ORD 00-04974 B.  Ordinance:  Proposing Establishment of Special Service Area Number 4 - Green Acres Subdivision

Sponsors: Community Development

Summary of Item: This proposes establishment for SSA #4 for the Green Acres Subdivision and provide for a

public hearing and other procedures in connection therewith.

 

AN ORDINANCE PROPOSING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SPECIAL SERVICE AREA NUMBER 4 IN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS AND PROVIDING FOR A PUBLIC HEARING AND OTHER PROCEDURES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5275 A motion was made by Commissioner Durkin, seconded by Commissioner Barnett, to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Barnett, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Tully  Indexes: Subdivision - Green Acres of Downers Grove, Special Service Area 4 - Green Acres Subdivision

ORD 00-04980 C.  Ordinance:  Amending General Penalties for Ordinance Violations, Penalties for Miscellaneous Offenses and General Sentencing for Ordinance Violations

Sponsors: Village Attorney

Summary of Item: This amends general penalties for ordinance violations, penalties for miscellaneous offenses, and

general sentencing for ordinance violations.

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING GENERAL PENALTIES FOR ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS, PENALTIES FOR MISCELLANEOUS OFFENSES AND GENERAL SENTENCING FOR ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5276 Commissioner Waldack noted to the public that these items have been Workshopped and discussed, and they should not take silence on the part of Council members as a lack of interest.  A motion was made by Commissioner Barnett, seconded by Commissioner Neustadt, to Adopt this file. Mayor declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Barnett, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Tully  Indexes: Ordinance Violations

ORD 00-04950 D.  Ordinance:  Amend the Ogden Avenue Site Improvement Strategy (OASIS) Program

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: This adopts an amendment to the OASIS Program.

 

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE OGDEN AVENUE SITE IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY PROGRAM

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5277 C ommissioner Barnett thanked Commissioner Rheintgen for some of the language, which continues to evolve.  He will support this tonight.

Commissioner Waldack expressed surprise at the ordinance submitted.  He said they are talking about tax dollars here and if the TIF comes up short, the taxpayers are responsible.  He said previous discussions showed support of sign only, or outstanding applications.  Five Council members had no problem with that.  He said he was surprised to find the modification made in the present ordinance because there was no indication of supporting the modification.  He reviewed the tape of the previous meetings that gave no indication of a change, yet the change was made and submitted in this ordinance.  There was no discussion among the Council in a public setting.  He said there perhaps was discussion between Commissioners without his knowledge.  He is less happy with this process, and how things magically change; however, he will support this.   He saw no head-nods and heard no comments on the tape recommending that change.

Mayor Tully said that the Council had multiple meetings and vigorous debates on the topic.  The fact of change should not be a surprise.  Given the vigorous discussion regarding signs, the staff pulled together the disparate views to reflect the change.  He said the Council can vote on this, make amendments, table it, etc.  The process is not concluded.  There are at least three or four things that can be done right now if Commissioner Waldack doesn't like the process.

Commissioner Waldack said if you watch the podcast five people liked the program the way it is. Everyone was happy with the signs except for two Council members.  However it is different when staff comes up with the Agenda, packet, and actual wording.  It sets a bar, and the bar was actually lowered.  From the first meeting, people would have had the concept that there was no direction.  He wants to do away with head nods and have voice indication of approval or changes.

Mayor Tully agreed with Commissioner Waldack on the head nods.

Mayor Tully said staff did nothing untoward.  If the Council wants to discuss and debate this further, this can still be done.  There are procedural options that are available in the process.

Commissioner Waldack said he would have preferred keeping it in the original wording for outstanding project applications.  He commented that others should voice their feelings if they feel there should be a change.

Mayor Tully said that the Council can vote on it as proposed, or propose revisions.

Commissioner Rheintgen said she spoke with Mr. Fieldman to determine whether there was room for compromise.  Mr. Fieldman indicated that there was room for compromise.  She sees nothing wrong with calling on colleagues to determine room for compromise.

Mr. Fieldman said that what is reflected here it is staff's understanding of Council's direction.  Staff is happy to do whatever direction the Council gives them regarding this matter.

Commissioner Schnell commented that this is an improvement over what was there before, and her impression is that after time if it is not working, they can always come back and make adjustments to it.

Mayor Tully thanked everyone involved in the OASIS program.   It enhances the esthetics and economic development of the TIF district on Ogden Avenue, and creates a pool of funds. There is great concern on the part of the Chamber of Commerce and both the EDC and Chamber have worked with staff on the OASIS program.  There are always ongoing discussions on the best way to utilize the Ogden Avenue Master Plan.  Mayor Tully said that the Village should be as nimble as possible.

Commissioner Rheintgen clarified that the difference was that the original proposal did not provide for "sign only" applications, but the change was that if two or more components were met, a sign could be included in the grant request. A motion was made by Commissioner Neustadt, seconded by Commissioner Rheintgen, to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Barnett, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Tully  Indexes: Ogden Avenue TIF

8. First Reading

 

RES 00-04982 A.  Resolution:  Authorize a First Amendment to the Redevelopment/Sales Tax Rebate Agreement with Packey Webb Ford, LP

Sponsors: Manager's Office M r. Fieldman said that Packey Webb Ford has requested an amendment to its sales tax rebate agreement which would add two years to the agreement to cover unexpected costs of pedestrian intersection improvement and delay caused by the State review and permitting process. No rebate payment would be made for year one, 2011.  This is consistent with the original expectations of the agreement put in place last year.

Commissioner Rheintgen asked if this means they will not make the 12/31/12 deadline, and the Manager responded that they are trying very hard to make that deadline.

Commissioner Durkin verified that there is support from the EDC regarding this issue. Indexes: Sales Tax Rebate

ORD 00-04986 B.  Ordinance:  Adopt Four-Hour Parking Provisions on Elm Street from Prairie to Chicago

Sponsors: Public Works and Transportation and Parking Commission P ublic Works Director Nan Newlon said this was brought as a petition from the residents on this block, as the result of parking that has occurred in this location all day from North High and commuters.  The area was surveyed and it was found that there were no parking restrictions.  The residents concur with the recommendations made.

Tom LeCren, 545 Chicago Avenue, said it is great that they are responding to the residents, but he raises the question of enforcement and who will enforce the restrictions.  He said the previous Council responded to people complaining about cars parking over the sidewalks.  The only way something is done is if residents call in, and those who call are seen as a bunch of snitches.  He believes the Village must look at its enforcement policy, and if they are not going to enforce this, they should not establish the restrictions.

Mr. Fieldman said that the Village will respond to complaints and will enforce this.

Commissioner Durkin asked if the Village utilizes its license plate recognition program, and the Manager said they can.  Commissioner Durkin asked if there are any other areas that can be addressed all at once.

Ms. Newlon said staff has done traffic studies in that area and will conduct more studies in the school areas.

Commissioner Waldack said they keep coming up with these restrictions.  People park where they want to park, and won't walk long ways to class.  He wondered if they are restricting the neighborhood as well, and wanted to know how people can park on their own block.  He said he thought they do that in Chicago for the Cub games, by providing permits to the residents.

Ms. Newlon said that the neighbors preferred this remedy.

Commissioner Schnell commented that there are streets with a lot of different restrictions.  One is four hours, one is 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  She asked if it would make more sense to make these restrictions more consistent from an enforcement point of view.  The present method could make enforcement problematic.

Mr. Fieldman responded that it would; however, they are looking at the requests of the neighbors.   Indexes: Parking Provisions, Parking Restrictions - Elm Street

9. Mayor's Report

ComEd Reliability Report

Mayor Tully reported that some extreme weather caused outages last year that brought to the surface some long-standing service issues with ComEd.  The Village presented those issues to ComEd and continues to maintain communication with them.  He said that ComEd has scheduled an additional tree-trimming project at 63rd Street and Main.

A second Town Hall Meeting will be held on September 20 at the Park District Recreation Center. This meeting will include business stakeholders as well.  The Village is looking to obtain information on issues in advance to present to ComEd at that meeting.  

New Business

 

RES 00-04978 Resolution:  Appoint and Reappoint Members to Village Boards and Commissions

Sponsors: Mayor

Summary of Item: This makes the following appointments:

 

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN REVIEW BOARD

 

Reappoint Carine Acks to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2015

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMISSION

 

Reappoint Michael Kubes and Patti Marino to three-year terms expiring August 31, 2015   

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS COMMISSION

 

Reappoint James Cavallo and Liz Pelloso to three-year terms expiring August 31, 2015

 

Appoint Justin Simmer to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2015

 

HUMAN SERVICE COMMISSION

 

Reappoint Karen Carroll to a three-year term expiring April 31, 2015

 

Appoint Donald Renner, III to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2015

 

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Reappoint Susan Eblen to a six-year term expiring August 31, 2018

 

LIQUOR COMMISSION

 

Reappoint Michele King to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2015

 

Appoint Jeffrey Jacobson to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2015

 

Appoint Alice Strelau as Chair

 

STORMWATER FLOODPLAIN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

 

Reappoint Donald Eckmann to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2015

 

TECHNOLOGY COMMISSION

 

Reappoint Mark Grippando and Robert Blair-Smith to three-year terms expiring August, 31,

2015   

TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING COMMISSION

 

Reappoint Mark Cronin and Sheryl Van Anne to three-year terms expiring August 31, 2015

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 

Reappoint William White to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2015

 

Appoint R. Michael McCann to a two-year term expiring August 31, 2014

 

A RESOLUTION APPOINTING AND REAPPOINTING MEMBERS TO VILLAGE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

RESOLUTION 2012-64 The Mayor commented on the importance of volunteers to work on the various Boards and Commissions of the Village and expressed his appreciation to those who have been volunteering for some time as well as those newly appointed members who have graciously agreed to donate their time and service to the community.  A motion was made by Commissioner Schnell, seconded by Commissioner Durkin, to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Schnell, Commissioner Barnett, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Durkin, Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Tully  Indexes: Boards and Commissions

10. Manager's Report

Manager Fieldman announced that the Village has won the Daniel Burnham Award for Excellence for its Comprehensive Pan.

11. Attorney's Report

 Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said she was presenting one item to Council:  An ordinance adopting 4 hour parking provisions on Elm Street from Prairie to Chicago.

Future Active Agenda

 

12. Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Waldack announced that on September 15 Argonne National Labs will have an Open House Energy Showcase, which is free and open to the public.  Additional information and registration can be found at www.regionline.com/energy/showcase, or www.anl.gov.

There will be interactive demos, exhibits and tours.  He suggested that some teachers might want to participate in this event.

Commissioner Rheintgen said she participated in fire training last week and thanked Jeff Pindelski, Matt Beyer and Matt Daly for their assistance to her.  The uniforms are hot and heavy, and she experienced the physical exertion these firefighters face daily.

Commissioner Neustadt said that parochial schools start this week, and the public schools begin next week.  He reminded residents that traffic will be heavy with young people on their way to school, and he asked that everyone drive carefully and be mindful of the student crossings.

Mayor Tully thanked State Treasurer Rutherford for attending the Farmer's Market last week.

The Mayor announced the St. Mary of Gostyn 5k run on August 25, and the Downers Grove Lions 5k race at 8 a.m. on Labor Day at McCollum Park.  It begins 50 yards from the Fire Station.

Mayor Tully announced that Lombard Village President Bill Mueller passed away.  He served ten years in municipal government and with the DuPage Mayors and Managers.  He will be missed.  

13. Adjournment

Commissioner Schnell moved to adjourn.  Commissioner Barnett seconded the Motion.

VOTE:  YEA - Commissioners Schnell, Barnett, Neustadt, Rheintgen, Waldack, Mayor Tully

Mayor Tully declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.