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December 11, 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

Present: Commissioner Marilyn Schnell, Commissioner Bob Barnett, Commissioner William Waldack, Commissioner Sean P. Durkin, Commissioner Becky Rheintgen, Commissioner Geoff Neustadt and Mayor Martin Tully  Non Voting: Village Manager David Fieldman, Village Attorney Enza Petrarca and Village Clerk April Holden  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 - December 4, 2012 M ayor Tully asked for a Motion to approve the minutes as submitted.

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

The Mayor declared the Motion carried by voice vote.

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

Ralph Beardsley of the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee of Downers Grove Township introduced Hanna Benioff, Ken Yoshitani and Mark Thoman who are members of the Advisory Committee.  Mr. Thoman is Chairman of Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.).

Mr. Beardsley thanked the Council for the opportunity to appear at the meeting.  The Township is all or part of nine communities.  The Senior Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC) was established in 1983 and is overseen by the Township Board with nine volunteer members.  It focuses on programs to promote self-sufficiency and well-being of older residents.  The address is 4340 Prince Street, and the general phone number is 630-719-6610.  The number for Senior Services is 630-719-6682.  Website information can be found at www.dgtownship.com.

Mr. Beardsley spoke about the program and its services.  The SCAC is directly involved in Dial-a-Ride, a program for people aged 65 and over, as well as the disabled.  In 2011 almost 4000 trips were provided through the Dial-A-Ride program for 600 people.  He provided additional statistical information, noting that 2/3 of the riders were elderly and 1/3 were disabled.  Uses were 38% to and from work, 28% for medical appointments, and 17% for social activities. RTA fare permits are available for public transportation for people 65 and over as well as the disabled.   The Vintage Times is a monthly cable TV program that provides topics of interest for seniors.  The Banner News newsletter is the annual senior citizens newsletter.  For information and referrals, Mr. Beardsley said people should call 630-719-6682.

S.A.L.T. is chaired by Mark Thoman and is a consortium of local police and fire departments.  He showed the File of Life cards available to seniors, and the pamphlet listing Township services.  In addition, S.A.L.T. provides a Pocket Pal that can be easily handled and referenced.  S.A.L.T. also provides a Coast-2-Coast Prescription Discount Card program that is nationwide.  It helps supplement coverage for prescription drugs.  Mr. Beardsley indicated that other programs can be linked via the DuPage County Senior Citizens Services at 1-800-942-9412.  Contact for the DuPage Senior Citizens Council is 630-620-0804.

Mr. Beardsley then referenced a community-needs survey which was completed by the Township seniors.  Issues included safety, solicitors, fear of being a victim of a crime, etc.  More than 500 people took the time to respond to the survey.  It was surprising to find out how many programs are available that people don't know about, such as safety inspections of homes by the police and fire departments, etc.

Mayor Tully thanked the Mr. Beardsley and the SCAC for being at the meeting and sharing their information

Commissioner Waldack also thanked them for coming.  He spoke of the annual luncheon yesterday where Mr. Beardsley and Mr. Thoman were recognized for their service.  This represents only half of their work, with youth as the other half.  He expressed appreciation for the work they do, saying also that there is much more work to be done.

5. Public Hearings

Special Service Area Number 5 - Atwood Subdivision M ayor Tully called the public hearing to order at 7:25 p.m. to consider the formation of Special Service Area #5 (SSA) and the levy of taxes affecting said area.  The approximate street location for the special service area is Atwood Court, which is located on the west side of Fairview Avenue between 66th Street and 67th Court.  An accurate map of said terrotory is on file in the office of the Village Clerk and is available for public inspection.  Notice of this hearing was published in the Downers Grove Reporter.

The Mayor summarized the procedures to be followed for the public hearing.

Village Manager Dave Fieldman said staff presented an ordinance on November 13, 2012, proposing establishment of SSA #5.  This SSA will serve as a safeguard in the event that the homeowners' association cannot or does not maintain the subdivision detention area.  It would only be levied if the homeowners' association defaults and the Village is forced to step in and maintain the common areas.  The Village proposes a maximum annual rate not to exceed 3% of the property's EAV.

Commissioner Schnell said that establishing an SSA is a great way to be sure things are being maintained properly.

Gordon Goodman said instituting an SSA in new subdivisions is a good complement to the stormwater utility so stormwater utility funds are not used to pay for maintenance of stormwater detention areas.  He would like to see this done retroactively for other subdivisions.

There being no further discussion, Mayor Tully called for a motion to adjourn the public hearing.

Commissioner Schnell moved to adjourn the public hearing.  Commissioner Durkin seconded the motion.  Mayor Tully declared the motion carrried by voice vote and the public hearing was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

6. Consent Agenda

BIL 00-05108 A.  List of Bills Payable:  No. 6018, December 11, 2012

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

BID 00-05096 B.  Bid:  Award $25,950.00 to D. Ryan Tree & Landscape, LLC, DeKalb, IL, for Three-Year Contract for Demand Pruning Services

Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Tree Pruning

RES 00-05097 C.  Resolution:  Authorize a Second Extension to an Agreement with Emerald Tree Care, LLC

Sponsors: Public Works

Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A SECOND EXTENSION TO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND EMERALD TREE CARE, LLC

RESOLUTION 2012-91 G ordon Goodman commented on the Emerald Ash Borer contract, which is an important component of renewing the contract with the Suburban Tree Consortium.  He said that staff has noted that this treatment has been effective and has reduced the number of trees that need to be replaced.  He asked that this be publicized for those who ask about ash trees on private property, so they can understand the success of this program.

The Mayor asked staff to look at this. A motion was made to Authorize this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Trees and Shrubs

MOT 00-05101 D.  Motion:  Award a Three-Year Contract in the Amount of $80,006.00 to WA Management, Inc., West Chicago, IL, for Mowing Services

Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Award this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Turf Maintenance

BID 00-05102 E.  Bid:  Award a Three-Year Contract in the Amount of $347,400.00 to D. Ryan Tree & Landscape, LLC, DeKalb, IL, for Tree and Stump Removal Services  

Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Approve this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: Tree and Stump Removal

MOT 00-05104 F.  Motion:  Award $25,000 to The Lakota Group, Inc. for Historical Building Survey

Sponsors: Community Development A motion was made to Award this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Historical Preservation

BID 00-05107 G.  Bid:  Award $303,090.00 to D. Ryan Tree & Landscape, LLC, DeKalb, IL, for Parkway Tree Pruning Services

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

RES 00-05110 H.  Resolution:  Authorize a Maintenance Agreement with Hyland Software, Inc., Westlake, OH, for OnBase

Sponsors: Information Services

Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND HYLAND SOFTWARE, INC.

 

RESOLUTION 2012-92 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Computers

RES 00-05072 I.  Resolution:  Authorize a License Agreement for the Temporary Use of Public Property with the Rotary Club of Downers Grove for the Rotary Club Grove Fest

Sponsors: Community Development

Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR THE TEMPORARY USE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND THE ROTARY CLUB OF DOWNERS GROVE FOR THE ROTARY CLUB GROVE FEST

 

RESOLUTION 2012-93 Commissioner Durkin said he was glad to see that staff was able to reduce the letter of credit to 100% of the estimated costs. A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Community Events

MOT 00-05114 J.  Motion:  Award a Contract to Sparkle Painting and Construction Co., Chicago, IL, for $37,370.00 for Fire Station #3 Siding Replacement

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

MOT 00-05112 K.  Motion:  Note Receipt of Minutes of Boards and Commissions

Summary of Item: Liquor Commission - November 1, 2012

Plan Commission - October 1, 2012

Zoning Board of Appeals - October 24, 2012 A motion was made to Note Receipt Of this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Boards and Commissions Minutes

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

ORD 00-05078 A.  Ordinance:  Amend Parking Permit Fees

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: This amends the Municipal Code provisions regarding parking permit fees.

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PARKING PERMIT FEES

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5291 C ommissioner Barnett moved to amend the motion with respect to the proposed fees.  At Belmont and the Main Street train stations, Commissioner Barnett proposed that the quarterly fee be raised $10 for residents and $20 for non-residents.  At the Fairview Avenue train station, Commissioner Barnett proposed that the quarterly fee be raised $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents.  He noted that the Council goes through a budget process annually.  He said he felt the proposal presented last week put too much of a burden on residents.  His proposal puts the Village slightly below typical market rates as well as obtaining the same number of budgeted dollars with higher burden on non-residents.

The Manager clarified that staff understands the Motion as adopting the Ordinance with all the other provisions as provided for in the agenda materials.

Commissioner Schnell said she is more comfortable with the numbers presented by Commissioner Barnett.

Mr. Fieldman said these rates have to be approved by Metra.  Staff expects Metra and the BNSF to take the 60 days they are allowed to review this.  As a result, these rates would go into effect in the third quarter of next year.  He advised that permit holders will be sent notice of renewals this Thursday.   If Metra has issues with the fees, staff will come back to the Council for further direction.

Commissioner Waldack said he is glad to see the rates changed.  If Metra denies the rates, he asked if the changes to the Code will still go forward.  Mr. Fieldman said they will.

Commissioner Waldack said he was pleased to see these changes.  The average worker parks about 240 days a year and he calculated that the average cost of a permit to be $1.67 per day.  He noted that people could not drive and park in the city for that rate.  Further, it costs more to take public transportation.  He said the fares affect everyone whether they use public transportation or not.  The rates are artificially low.

Commissioner Barnett said these rates have not been changed since 2001.  He noted that the Village is required to do maintenance on the lots.  An increase is overdue.

Mayor Tully said he agrees that an increase is appropriate, but the Village should not ncrease rates on residents any more than the increase on non-residents.  The proposal is consistent with the 2013 budget for parking increases.  These modified numbers put the Vilalge competitive with other communities.

The ordinance was adopted as amended. A motion was made by Commissioner Barnett, 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: Fee Increases, Parking Permit Rates, Fee Schedule

RES 00-05103 B.  Resolution:  Express Intent to Continue Participation in the Suburban Tree Consortium and Authorize Certain Purchases for FY 2013

Sponsors: Public Works

Summary of Item: This expresses intent to continue participation in the Suburban Tree Consortium and to authorize certain purchases for FY 2013.

 

A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING INTENT TO CONTINUE PARTICIPATION IN THE SUBURBAN TREE CONSORTIUM AND TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN PURCHASES FOR FY 2013

 

RESOLUTION 2012-94 G ordon Goodman said he commented on this last week.  Staff provided additional information regarding the change in the number of trees purchased.  Fewer trees were purchased because the Emerald Ash Borer has not had been as devastating as expected as well as other causes that have led to a smaller loss of trees than anticipated.  He said he would like information as to the number of trees lost and replaced, as well as the number of new trees requested and planted.  He said he did not find this in the landscape manual.

The Mayor said the Village takes a long-term view of enhancing trees.   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: Tree Consortium

ORD 00-05051 C.  Ordinance:  2012 Aggregate Tax Levy

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: This establishes the 2012 Downers Grove Tax Levy in the amount of $19,644,764.76 for the

Village of Downers Grove and $4,962,040.00 for the Library.

 

2012 AGGREGATE TAX LEVY

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5292 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: Tax Levy - 2012

ORD 00-05052 D.  Ordinance:  Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January 2012 and Ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2012 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #2 (Downers Grove Downtown Service Area)

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: This establishes the Special Service Area #2 (Downtown Special Service Area) tax levy in the amount of $246,446.00.

AN ORDINANCE FOR THE LEVYING OF TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY 2012 AND ENDING ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER 2012 FOR VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE SPECIAL SERVICE AREA #2 (DOWNERS GROVE DOWNTOWN SERVICE AREA)

ORDINANCE NO. 5293 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: Tax Levy - 2012

ORD 00-05106 E.  Ordinance:  Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January 2012 and Ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2012 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #4 (Green Acres Subdivision)

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: This establishes the tax levy for the Green Acres Subdivision Special Service Area #4 in the amount of $0.00.

AN ORDINANCE FOR THE LEVYING OF TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY 2012 AND ENDING ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER 2012 FOR VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE SPECIAL SERVICE AREA #4 (GREEN ACRES SUBDIVISION)

ORDINANCE NO. 5294 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: Tax Levy - 2012

Motion to Adopt Ordinance 00-05054 through Ordinance 00-05461, Abatement Ordinances (Active Agenda Items F-M)

The adoption of the abatement ordinances as enumerated on the agenda will abate certain 2012 tax levies.  The total amount to be abated is $8,638,063.76.  This amount can be abated since other sources of revenue are available to pay these debt service obligations. 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

ORD 00-05054 F.  Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2012 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2005

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: AN ORDINANCE ABATING A PORTION OF THE 2012 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2005

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5295 A motion was made to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: Tax Levy Abatement

ORD 00-05055 G.  Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2012 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2007

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: AN ORDINANCE ABATING A PORTION OF THE 2012 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2007

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5296 A motion was made to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: Tax Levy Abatement

ORD 00-05056 H.  Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2012 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2008A

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: AN ORDINANCE ABATING A PORTION OF THE 2012 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE

GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2008A

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5297 A motion was made to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: Tax Levy Abatement

ORD 00-05057 I.  Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2012 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2008B

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: AN ORDINANCE ABATING A PORTION OF THE 2012 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2008B

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5298 A motion was made to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: Tax Levy Abatement

ORD 00-05058 J.  Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2012 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2009

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: AN ORDINANCE ABATING A PORTION OF THE 2012 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2009

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5299 A motion was made to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: Tax Levy Abatement

ORD 00-05059 K.  Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2012 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2010

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: AN ORDINANCE ABATING A PORTION OF THE 2012 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2010

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5300 A motion was made to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: Tax Levy Abatement

ORD 00-05060 L.  Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2012 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2010B

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: AN ORDINANCE ABATING A PORTION OF THE 2012 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2010B

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5301 A motion was made to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: Tax Levy Abatement

ORD 00-05061 M.  Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2012 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: AN ORDINANCE ABATING A PORTION OF THE 2012 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE

GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2012

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5302 A motion was made to Adopt this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: Tax Levy Abatement

8. First Reading

ORD 00-05111 A.  Ordinance:  Provide for the Issuance of Not to Exceed $3,000,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013 of the Village of Downers Grove  

Sponsors: Village Attorney M r. Fieldman asked Judy Buttny, Finance Director, to make the presentation.

Judy Buttney, Finance Director, said that a refunding opportunity has been identified for the Series 2003 Library bonds that would save the Library about $100,000, or about 4% net present value.  The Village's financial advisor, Northern Trust, has recommended a direct placement to a bank or financial institution instead of a public offering, as it will reduce the costs of issuance.  She outlined the parameters and key steps for the refunding of the General Obliation Bonds.  There are no underwriter fees for direct replacement, which reduces the cost of the refunding.  Staff requests approval of the parameters Ordinance.  Northern Trust will issue a competitive RFP process to obtain the best pricing.

Rick Ashton, Library Director, spoke in support of this initiative.  In the next two years changes in the Library building will be made from existing funds.  The RFP for architectural services went out yesterday, with the hope of a rededication event in the spring of 2014.  The project is expected to cost about $2 million all from existing funds.  The Library is pleased to support the Refunding Bonds Ordinance.

Commissioner Waldack commented that this is bad news for people who hold the old bond, but it is good for taxpayers and the Library.

The Mayor said he appreciates that staff is always looking for opportunities to refund bonds and save money.   Indexes: Bond Issue

ORD 00-05113 B.  Ordinance:  Establish Turn Restrictions at Avery Coonley School

Sponsors: Public Works and Transportation and Parking Commission N an Newlon, Director, Public Works, said this amends the Municipal Code regarding morning and afternoon turn restrictions on Maple Avenue on school days at the entrance of the school.  The request came from the school.  She noted that the geometric design of the driveway is less than ideal due to its close proximity to 55th Street, the curve on Maple Avenue, and the conflict with right-turn movements.  The school attempted self-policing, but that did not provide the improvement needed, so the school made this request.

Commissioner Neustadt asked if they will do re-striping, and Ms. Newlon said they would leave it as is, but a sign would be installed with the changes.

Commissioner Schnell asked how this would be enforced.  Ms. Newlon said that the Police Department was at the TAP meeting and expressed no concerns.  Commissioner Schnell said she hopes this will work.

Commissioner Waldack congratulated the school for bringing this forward.  The school tried to work with the parents, and then had to come to the Village.  If enforcement does not work, a warning of a total restriction via a potential pork chop could work.

Commissioner Barnett asked whether this would have an impact on Brookbank.  Ms. Newlon said that staff can do counts in the spring.  She also mentioned that changes are expected on Main Street.  Staff will monitor this.   Indexes: Turning Restrictions

ORD 00-05109 C.  Ordinance:  Adopt Updated Reference Codes for Elevators

Sponsors: Community Development T om Dabareiner, Director, Community Development, said this amends portions of Chapter 7 of the Municipal Code updating references to State-mandated elevator codes to conform to the State of Illinois' Elevator Safety and Regulatory Act.  He noted that changes are largely technical in nature and will affect more than 300 elevators, escalators and conveyances.  Adoption of this ordinance provides clarity and consistency, and will apply only to the Elevator Code.  Staff recommends approval of this ordinance.

Commissioner Waldack noted that some requirements do increase costs, but some also increase safety.  He appreciates a level of government that looks into and creates these Codes.

Commissioner Durkin asked if these are public elevators.  Mr. Dabareiner said this focuses on commercial structures but may affect some private homes.    Indexes: Elevator Safety Program

9. Mayor's Report

Materials to be Placed on File

10. Manager's Report

Mr. Fieldman said that staff plans to present changes to the fowl regulations to a Standing Committee of the Village Council on January 21, 2013.  It is expected to be an early-evening meeting, probably around 6:00 p.m.  More information will be provided soon.

11. Attorney's Report

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said she was presenting three (3) items to Council:  1)  An ordinance providing for the issuance of not to exceed $3,000,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013, of the Village of Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois, and providing for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax for the payment of principal of and interest on said bonds; 2)  An ordinance adopting updated reference codes for elevators; and 3)  An ordinance establishing turn restrictions at Avery Coonley School.

Future Active Agenda

12. Council Member Reports and New Business

Commissioner Rheintgen said the mailbox for Santa is located at Santa's House in downtown Downers Grove.

Commissioner Neustadt said that the Village is collecting gently used coats until January 14 and will donate them to Sharing Connections.  They can be brought to Village Hall or the Police Department

Commissioner Schnell reminded everyone that they can recycle old Christmas lights at Village Hall or Public Works.

Mayor Tully reminded everyone that this is the last week for yard-waste pick-up.  It resumes on April 1, 2013.  

13. Adjournment

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

Mayor Tully declared the motion carried by voice vote, and the meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m.