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April 02, 2013

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 - March 19, 2013 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 

1 .  George Swimmer, 4905 Main Street, thanked Commissioners Barnett and Schnell for serving Downers Grove so well.  He said he attended the forum and could vote for any of the candidates.  Mr. Swimmer then noted that he has been involved in railroad safety for 20 years, investigating accidents and testifying before Congressional committees on railroad safety.  He was also involved with the Belmont underpass.  He crosses the tracks multiple times daily.

Mr. Swimmer said while on his way to work one day last week, he noted emergency vehicles at Forest Avenue and knew it was a tragedy.  He expressed his condolences to the family and he thanked the first responders.  The young man killed was one of us.  Mr. Swimmer said that he has investigated accidents and many are of special needs people.  There are about 200 trains passing on the BNSF daily in Illinois.  One locomotive engineer said that second train accidents cause many accidents.  Train traffic is increasing almost daily and will continue to do so.  Trains will be slower and longer.    He explained that the Class 1 carriers have two people in the locomotive compartment, and fatigue is one of the most prominent contributing factors in accidents.  He noted that BNSF is probably one of the most dangerous routes, as there are no second train warning devices.  On Metra trains there is only one person in the locomotive compartment, and that person generally works a 70-hour week.  He noted that many years ago he contacted the Federal Railroad Administration but they said they could not get involved because it is not part of their operation.  Mr. Swimmer also spoke of the false warnings, which are dangerous, because people will then ignore real warnings.  In the morning at Fairview Avenue, there are trains that stop for long periods of time and the gates are down.  People will ignore these false warnings. He said that one of the candidates spoke of increasing safety.  Mr. Swimmer said he has had no luck speaking to this issue.

Mayor Tully commented about trains triggering the gates falsely.  He noted that there has been some improvement in that regard.  Regarding grade separation, the Mayor said that the Executive Director of Metra at a program attended by Mayor Tully and Commission Durkin, highlighted the Belmont grade separation.  Before building new things, they must maintain their infrastructure, although the Director acknowledged the need for safety and potential federal monies that may become available.

Mr. Swimmer replied that ambulances goint to Good Samaritan are constantly waiting at the train tracks.  There is also a trust fund for safety through the Illinois Commerce Commission.  So there are opportunities to improve safety improvements, but nothing will happen unless someone makes it happen.  The Village Council has not put forth a best effort, in his opinion, and the Village has the resources in terms of people available to help.

2.  A couple at 902 Stockley Road said that they live in a townhome.  They have a shortened driveway length at their cul de sac.  She said they have written to the Council about this, and they cannot afford a daily ticket for parking on the street.  She asked if there is any help available to them.  Mayor Tully informed her that staff would look at this and see if there are any options available.

3.   August Campagna, 4227 Northcott Avenue, said that in 1991 he spoke of a problem before the Council and presented 545 petitions regarding exiting onto Ogden Avenue from Downers Drive.  He said he has dealt with many agencies including Springfield, IDOT, etc., to address this issue.   He sees no reason why they cannot get relief.  There is an island of 200+ homes and they must use Ogden Avenue.  As taxpayers they deserve relief.  He hopes the Council will put pressure on IDOT, and let them know the situation.  He explained how the signals are set up along Ogden Avenue, and believes that their area is a unique situation with only an exit onto Ogden Avenue. Otherwise they have to go along back roads to get to a traffic light.  When Mayor Cheever was in office she said it was up to IDOT, and he believes the Village has to do something about that.  In 1991 the traffic count at 3:00 p.m. was 1776 cars.  In 1995 at 3:00 p.m. there were 2577 cars.  Today there are more hazards with turning lanes, more businesses, apartments, the car wash, etc.  This is a dangerous situation.

Mayor Tully thanked the resident for bringing this situation to the Council's attention.

The Mayor then spoke of having a meeting regarding the railroads, saying he would be happy to go into joint communication with Mr. Swimmer.

4.  Georgia Kaempf said she lives in the area of Woodward and 63rd Street.  She addressed the situation of dirt settling in front of their homes.  The said the project is an eyesore and is disgusting.

Village Manager Dave Fieldman said that the resident was speaking to the Kensington Pond Naturalization Project, which is jointly owned by the Village and the adjacent homeowners association.  There is concern about the design.  Staff will continue to talk with the resident and attempt to address her concerns.

Ms. Kaempf noted that some of the information presented in the report on this project is incorrect.  This has become a dumping ground.   The Mayor replied that the project is ongoing.  He knows from the project at Orchard Brook that it is a process and urged her not to judge it at this point. Ms. Kaempf asked whether there are permits for the project, and the Mayor said that it is an ongoing project. The resident said she was told that it is a shoreline restoration.

Mayor Tully said that they would obtain background information.  He said that they are trying to be good stewards of the Village taxpayers' money. He said staff would look at these issues.   Mr. Fieldman responded that staff would like an opportunity to respond.

Cynthia Digiacomo, 1941 Loomes, said she is a homeowner in that area.  She said residents have attempted to communicate with the Village but have not received responses.  At the end of the project Beverly Glen will be the owner, but she said the Board never agreed to that. 

5. Public Hearings

6. Consent Agenda

COR 00-05183 A.  Claim Ordinance:  No. 5995, Payroll, March 8, 2013

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

BIL 00-05184 B.  List of Bills Payable:  No. 6038, April 2, 2013

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

MOT 00-05181 C.  Motion:  Award a Three-Year Contract for $384,053.66 to Hoving Clean Sweep LLC, West Chicago, IL, for Street Sweeping Maintenance Services

Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Award this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Street- Sweeper

RES 00-05185 D.  Resolution:  Authorize an Agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation for the Replacement of Traffic Signals on Certain State Highways

Sponsors: Public Works

Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS ON CERTAIN STATE HIGHWAYS

 

RESOLUTION 2013-19 Commissioner Durkin said he was pleased to see that the ten lights along Ogden Avenue and Butterfield Road will have count down indicators as part of the "Walk" sign at pedestrian crossings.   A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Illinois Department of Transportation, Traffic Signals, Traffic Signal - Butterfield Road, Traffic Signal - Ogden Avenue

RES 00-05172 E.  Resolution:  Authorize an Agreement with Traffic Control Corporation

Sponsors: Public Works

Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND TRAFFIC CONTROL CORPORATION

 

RESOLUTION 2013-20 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Traffic Detection Video Cameras

MOT 00-05194 F.  Motion:  Note Receipt of Minutes of Boards and Commissions

Summary of Item: Library Board - February 27, 2013

Stormwater and Flood Plain Oversight Committee - January 10, 2013 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

8. First Reading

ORD 00-05193 A.  Ordinance:  Amend Fence Provisions for Non-Residential Uses in a Residence District

Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission T om Dabareiner, Director, Community Development, introduced an amendment to the fence provisions of the Zoning Ordinance, Section 28.1301, related to fences in the front yard of a non-residential use located within a residential zoning district.  District 99 is the petitioner and the property under consideration is North High School.  The amendment would add a new clause to the Zoning Ordinance for non-residential uses in residential districts.  The change would apply to very limited situations, and would permit a six-foot fence instead of a four-foot fence.

Mr. Dabareiner showed the location of the property on Main Street.  The fence would be along Main and Sherman Streets.  He showed an example of the fence.  There is an existing fence across the street from the subject property and the proposed fence would mimic that design.

Mr. Dabareiner said that under the proposed amendment, there are three locations that would meet the proposed criteria for the installation of a six-foot tall, open design fence:

- Downers Grove North High School parking lot at the northeast corner of Main and Grant Streets  - St. Mary of Gostyn's parking lot at the southwest corner of Fairview and Prairie Avenues  - Ebersold Park parking lot at the southwest corner of 59th and Main Streets.

Mr. Fieldman noted that this is consistent with safety issues previously discussed.

Commissioner Schnell clarified that a six-foot tall fence can be located on Sherman Street because of the funeral home.

Mr. Dabareiner said that is correct, as it would serve as a transition between the residential and business districts.

Commissioner Schnell said at St. Mary of Gostyn's, the fence, if constructed, would be on Fairview Avenue and at Ebersold Park it would be on Main Street.  Mr. Dabareiner agreed.

Commissioner Schnell said there was some discussion regarding a gate in the middle of the block.  She asked as to the status of that.

Mr. Fieldman said District 99 is not going to propose a gate.  People will be funneled to the traffic signal.

Commissioner Schnell asked as to sufficient sight triangles.  Mr. Dabareiner said there is a sight triangle requirement on the southeast corner of Sherman and Main Streets.

Commissioner Barnett asked staff to reflect on the definition of open design fences, particularly the ratio of open area to closed at 1:2 as it relates to four-foot vs. six-foot fences.

Commissioner Neustadt said this is a great example of partnership between two public bodies.  He said this matter followed the normal process of staff working together, then going through the Plan Commission, and then to Council.

Mr. Dabareiner said the Plan Commission deliberated on this and was very supportive.

Commissioner Rheintgen said this is a great safety measure.  She asked if there were any comments from Adams Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home.

Mr. Dabareiner said no comments were received.

Commissioner Rheintgen asked if staff is concerned that the parking lot at St. Mary of Gostyn's is used as a playground and whether they would want to install a six-foot tall fence.

Mr. Dabareiner said staff looks at the predominant use.

The Mayor reviewed the standards for approval of amendment to the Zoning Ordinance stipulated in Section 28.1702(a) of the Municipal Code.  He read each factor and said, in his opinion, the request meets these standards.   Indexes: Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Ordinance - Fences

MOT 00-05186 B.  Motion:  Award a Contract for $1,882,214.50 to A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc., Schaumburg, IL, for the Oak Grove Unit III Reconstruction Project

Sponsors: Public Works N an Newlon, Director, Public Works, said this is a request to award a contract to A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $1,882,214.50 for Oak Grove Unit III reconstruction.  This is included in the Community Investment Plan (CIP) and is the second of the major street reconstruction projects.  Funding is from bond proceeds.  The scope includes the reconstruction of streets and the replacement of storm sewers and street light fixtures within the subdivision.  The subdivision was built in the 1970s with inadequate pavement section for the current volume of traffic.

Ms. Newlon said five bids were received and A Lamp Concrete Contractors was the low bidder.   Indexes: Roadway Improvements, Subdivision - Oak Grove Unit III

MOT 00-05189 C.  Motion:  Award a Contract for $1,918,509.63 to Central Blacktop Company, Inc., LaGrange, IL, for 2013 Resurfacing (A) Project

Sponsors: Public Works M s. Newlon said staff is requesting that a contract be awarded to Central Blacktop Company  in the amount of $1,918,509.63.  This is a component of the 2013 Roadway Maintenance Program included in the CIP.  It also includes the reconstruction of one-half block of Chase Road south of Maple.  Ms. Newlon said the goal is to get all the roads in good condition.  A call for bids was issued and Central Blacktop Company was the low bidder. Indexes: Street - Resurfacing , Roadway Improvements

BID 00-05188 D.  Bid:  Award $280,038.89 to SKC Construction, Inc., Elgin, IL, for 2013 Preventive Seal and Parking Lot Improvements Project

Sponsors: Public Works Ms. Newlon said this is a request to award a contract to SKC Construction in the amount of $280,038.89 for the 2013 preventive seal and parking lot improvements project.  This is also a component of the 2013 Roadway Maintenance Progam identified in the CIP.  The scope of this project includes crack seal and fiber seal placement on approximately 28 miles of Village streets and the seal coating and striping of three parking lots.  A call for bids was issued and SKC Construction was the low bidder. Indexes: Parking Lots, Preventive Seal

MOT 00-05195 E.  Motion:  Award a Contract for $1,338,465.50 to Trine Construction Corp., West Chicago, IL, for Watermain Improvements Contract (A)

Sponsors: Public Works M s. Newlon said this is a request to award a contract to Trine Construction Corp. in the amount of $1,338,465.50 for the 2013 Water Main Improvements Contract A.  This is funded by bond proceeds.  The project consists of the replacement of approximately 4,500 linear feet of water main, replacement of approximately 69 residential and commercial water connections, sidewalk and driveway removal and replacement, and parkway restoration at the following locations:  41st Street from Highland Avenue to Lindley Street; Main Street from Maple Avenue to Summit Street; Florence Avenue from 2nd Street to 5th Street; and Cumnor Road from 4th Street to 55th Street.  Trine Construction was the low bidder.

Commissioner Schnell noted that the location on 41st Street is the ingress to Highland School.  She asked that the school and parents be notified of this work. Indexes: Water Main Improvements

BID 00-05187 F.  Bid:  Award $114,900 to Chicagoland Paving Contractors, Inc., Lake Zurich, IL, for 2013 Pavement Patching Services

Sponsors: Public Works M s. Newlon said this is a request to award a contract to Chicagoland Paving Contractors in the amount of $114,900 for 2013 pavement patching services.  The patching is necessitated by water utility excavations in the fall and winter to repair the water system and, as such, is funded by the Water Fund.  The lowest responsive and responsible bidder is Chicagoland Paving Contractors.

Commissioner Barnett asked about the Village's requirements with respect to street cuts made by other agencies and problems caused by settlement.  He said he thought it might be the Village's responsibility to fix its own streets.

Mr. Fieldman said the Sanitary District taps are deep and take place in the center of the road.  Staff is working with them to address settling issues.

Commissioner Durkin, in response to Commissioner Barnett, said he agrees that perhaps the Village should repair the streets.  He asked about a repair by Village crews at 65th Street and Berrywood.  The Manager said he would look into it.

Commissioner Neustadt noted that it would be a major service change if the Village were to do all repairs.  He suggested looking at the policy.

Commissioner Barnett clarified that he thinks it is the Village's responsibility to see that the streets are repaired, but not necessarily by Village crews.

The Manager said there are several different types of patching:

- Summer pothole patching - contracting out this work is most cost effective.  - Taps - patching for taps is done by those who pull the permit.  - Watermain breaks - a temporary patch is followed up on with a permanent patch.

The Mayor said the point is to know our specifications and make sure they are met.  He also referenced the patches done by the Sanitary District.   Indexes: Street - Resurfacing , Streets, Public Works - Standard Supplies & Services, Roadway Improvements, Water System

MOT 00-05191 G.  Motion:  Award a Contract for $111,500 to Crawford Murphy & Tilly, Inc., Aurora, IL, for Watermain Construction Engineering Services

Sponsors: Public Works M s. Newlon addressed items G & H together.  These are requests to award contracts for watermain construction engineering services.  The first is to Crawford Murphy & Tilly in the amount of $111,500 for CIP project WA-028 and WA-018.  The second is in the amount of $66,900 for CIP project WA-039.  The Village's CIP plans include funding for watermain replacement and installation of new watermain.

Ms. Newlon said the staff pre-qualified four firms and recommends these awards based on the firms' understanding of the projects, capability to perform the work, experience and proposed fees.

 

Commissioner Waldack spoke to all the Public Works contracts recommended  tonight.  He said all of these projects total to a significant amount of money.  Some of them are funded by the Water Fund.  He said a part of one's water bill payment goes toward these projects.

The Mayor said these are planned expenditures.   Indexes: Water Main Improvements, Engineering Services

MOT 00-05192 H.  Motion: Award a Contract for $66,900 to Strand Associates, Inc., Joliet, IL, for Watermain Construction Engineering Services

Sponsors: Public Works Indexes: Water Main Improvements, Engineering Services

BID 00-05190 I.  Bid:  Authorize $717,429 for the Purchase of Four (4) Vehicles

Sponsors: Public Works M s. Newlon said this is a request to authorized the purchase of four vehicles for a total of $717,429.  Five vehicles were identified for replacement in the replacement schedule.  The Fleet Team reviewed the vehicles and recommended replacing four of the five vehicles.  It is recommended that the five-ton truck not be replaced.  Two one-ton trucks are recommended to be replaced with two Ford F-550 models.  They will run on compressed natural gas (CNG) which will result in a cost savings.  Staff recommends upgrading the one-ton trucks to Ford-550s.  In addition, staff recommends a CNG cargo van.  The last vehicle is a 2013 Pierce Saber pumper for $500,685.

Mr. Fieldman noted that this recommendation downsizes the fleet and promotes sustainability and fiscal responsibility.  The CNG vehicles are eligible for a rebate through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Alternative Fuel Rebate Program.  The pumper truck and two dump trucks would be purchased through existing cooperative purchasing contracts, and the cargo van was competitively bid.

Commissioner Durkin asked if staff could look at purchasing these vehicles locally.

Mr. Fieldman said dealerships should be encouraged to participate in the state bid process.

Commissioner Durkin asked how the money received for the sale of the old vehicles is reported.

Mr. Fieldman sad it goes to the replacement fund.

Mayor Tully referenced the F-550 trucks and the cargo van.  He understands staff is trying to get the best price.  He said he would prefer to buy locally if all things were equal, but they are not.

Mr. Fieldman said some dealers focus on fleet sales, but not every dealer is in fleet sales.  He said staff will continue to reach out to dealers.

Commissioner Schnell noted that the Village has tried to work with dealers for many years, and in many cases the dealers cannot match the prices. Indexes: Fire Equipment-Pumper, Vehicle Purchases

ORD 00-05149 J. Ordinance: Amendment to Ordinance No. 5232 and the Village of Downers Grove Budget for Fiscal Year 2012

Sponsors: Finance J udy Buttny, Finance Director, said an ordinance has been prepared to amend the FY12 budget to reflect expenses not foreseen when the budget was adopted.  Three funds require budget amendments:

Sales Tax Rebate Fund:  Increase revenues and expenses by $60,000 due to greater budgeted sales tax revenues.

Risk Fund:  Increase expenses by $600,000 as FY12 claims have been higher than anticipated.

Health Insurance Fund:  Increase expenses by $350,000 as FY12 claims have been higher than anticipated.  Ms. Buttny noted that the total claims expense for the Health Insurance Fund is still below 2010 levels as a result of changing to the Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan.

The Manager said all other funds came in at or below budget.  Revenue came in over budget by $2 million and expenses were slightly under budget.

The Manager noted that the General Fund supports the Health and Risk Funds.

Commissioner Schnell said the adjustment to the Sales Tax Rebate Fund is good news due to greater than budgeted sales tax revenue.

Commissioner Durkin spoke of the deficit in the Transportation Fund.  Because our investments have had good returns, the Village was able to make a $17,000 contribution toward this deficit.

Commissioner Waldack said the telecom tax revenue was higher than anticipated due to a one-time windfall as a result of a state audit.  He also noted that Community Development revenues were higher than anticipated and suggested including Community Development as a core service.  Further, sales tax revenue was up.

Regarding the transportation subsidy, Commissioner Waldack said this fund was cut.  He feels there may be support to restore those cuts and he urged Council to take advantage of the opportunity to restore those funds in the near future.  He noted that this is not a new program.

Mayor Tully said he looks forward to long range financial planning.  He noted there will be a new Council to participate in this process, and he suggested looking at this comprehensively.   Indexes: Budget Amendment - 2012

9. Mayor's Report

Mayor Tully referenced electrical power outages that were experienced in 2011.  A town hall meeting with ComEd representatives was held in September 2011 to address many of the issues.  In addition the Mayor said he provided weekly updates regarding system reliability.  These actions resulted in measurable improvements.   A follow-up meeting was held in September 2012.

 The Mayor then provided a quarterly report for 2013.  ComEd has provided the Village with its reliability improvement plans for 2013. Thirteen circuits will see equipment upgrades or replacement, including 10.7 miles of new or refurbished underground cable and almost one mile of new overhead, storm-resistant cable. ComEd will perform tree trimming in 17 circuits. The Village has posted additional information, including a map and timeline, on the Village's website.  

Materials to be Placed on File

10. Manager's Report

11. Attorney's Report

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said she was presenting two (2) items to Council:  1)  An ordinance providing for an amendment to Ordinance #5232 and the Village of Downers Grove budget for fiscal year 2012; and 2)  An ordinance amending fence provisions for non-residential uses in a residence district.

Future Active Agenda

12. Council Member Reports and New Business

New Business

Commissioner Rheintgen said that, in listening to the railroad safety issues, she wondered if the Village Council should appoint a railroad safety task force as an ad hoc committee.

The Mayor said he would like to see what the Police Department currently has in place.

Commissioner Schnell suggested looking at funding from the State for gates to protect the public.

 The Mayor reiterated the need to research this to determine what is currently available and if there is more to pursue.

Commissioner Neustadt asked if the fine could be increased.

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said it could be.

The Mayor said train conductors will not let a violator on the train if they see a violation.

Reports

Commissioner Neustadt said the annual Wedding Walk will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013, in downtown Downers Grove.  Over 40 wedding professionals will be in attendance.  Tickets are still available at www.dgbride.com.

The Commissioner also announced that on Friday, April 5, 2013, Evelyn Jane Boutique will open at 1008 Curtiss Street.

Commissioner Waldack urged people to exercise their right to vote.

Mayor Tully announced that South High's Special Olympics basketball team recently won the state championship.  They won first place in the Division 8 at the state tournament at Illinois State University by defeating Hope School 48-31 and Princeton 50-30.  Their coach is Kevin Ahrens.  Team members include Janine Drapak, Eddie Gonzalez, Charles Huddleston, Justin Jones, Malik Nicholson, Angel Olcese, Michael Picchetti, Jose Rosario, Jalen Rose, Allen Rosete and Daniel Wisdom.  He congratulated the team and coaches on their win.

The Mayor noted that the Lester School Fun Run will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2013, beginning at 8:45 a.m.

The Mayor said Election Day is April 9.  He urged people to learn about the candidates and issues, and to vote as every vote will matter.

13. Adjournment

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

VOTE:  AYE - Commissioners Schnell, Durkin, Rheintgen, Barnett, Neustadt, Waldack; Mayor Tully

The Mayor declared the Motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.