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 Becky Rheintgen, Commissioner Geoff Neustadt, Commissioner Greg Hosé and Mayor Martin Tully Absent: Commissioner Bob Barnett, Commissioner Sean P. Durkin, Commissioner David S. Olsen and Village Attorney Enza Petrarca Non Voting: Village Manager David Fieldman, Village Clerk April Holden and Assistant Village Attorney Dawn Didier 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 - July 9, 2013 M ayor Tully asked for a Motion to approve the minutes as submitted.
Commissioner Neustadt moved to approve the minutes as presented. Commissioner Hosé 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
There were no public comments.
5. Council Member Reports
The Mayor announced that the Chicago Thunder, a semi-pro football team, has recently made Downers Grove their home. They will be playing on July 20, 2013. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. at Downers Grove South. He referred people to www.chicagothunder.com for a full schedule.
The Mayor then announced that the next Long-Range Planning meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station 2, 5420 Main Street. He invited the public to attend.
The next Coffee With The Council will be on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. at the Downtown Downers Grove Market, at the Main Street Train Station. It is an opportunity to speak with Council members in an informal setting.
6. Public Hearings
7. Consent Agenda
COR 00-05290 A. Claim Ordinance: No. 6011, Payroll, June 28, 2013
Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file. Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: N/A
BIL 00-05291 B. List of Bills Payable: No. 6060, July 16, 2013
Sponsors: Accounting A motion was made to Approve this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: N/A
MOT 00-05292 C. Motion: Award a Professional Services Contract for $25,840 to Traffic Analysis & Design, Inc., Chicago, IL, for Neighborhood Traffic Study Area 3
Sponsors: Public Works A motion was made to Note Receipt Of this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Traffic Study - Fairview, Ogden, Williams/Roslyn
RES 00-05293 D. Resolution: Authorize a Real Estate Contract for the Property Located at 4405 Lee Avenue, Downers Grove
Sponsors: Village Attorney
Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A REAL ESTATE CONTRACT FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4405 LEE AVENUE, DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS 60515
RESOLUTION 2013-45 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Village Property - Acquisition
RES 00-05294 E. Resolution: Authorize a Real Estate Contract for the Property Located at 4409 Lee Avenue
Sponsors: Village Attorney
Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A REAL ESTATE CONTRACT FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4409 LEE AVENUE, DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS 60515
RESOLUTION 2013-46 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Village Property - Acquisition
RES 00-05295 F. Resolution: Authorize Submittal of Application to the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference for FY 2014 Surface Transportation Program
Sponsors: Public Works
Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATION TO THE DUPAGE MAYORS AND MANAGERS CONFERENCE FOR FY 2014 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (STP)
RESOLUTION 2013-47 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: STP Funding
Passed The Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Commissioner Neustadt, seconded by Commissioner Hosé, that the consent agenda be passed. The motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt, Commissioner Hosé and Mayor Tully
8. Active Agenda
9. First Reading
ORD 00-05296 A. Ordinance: Authorize a Second Extension of a Final Planned Development Amendment for Planned Development #31 for Additions to the Existing Parking Garage and the Construction of a New Six-Level Parking Garage at 3500 Lacey Road
Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission V illage Manager Dave Fieldman asked Tom Dabareiner, Director, Community Development, to address this item.
Tom Dabareiner, Director, Community Development, said this ordinance would grant a one-year extension to Ordinance No. 5205 to permit the construction of two five-story additions to the existing parking garage and the construction of a new six-level parking garage at 3500 Lacey Road. He showed the location, existing parking and potential construction phases.
The Village Council approved a planned development amendment to Planned Development #31 for this matter on August 16, 2011. Planned development amendments are valid for one year from the date of adoption unless construction is pursued. On August 14, 2012, the Village Council approved a one-year extension. Hamilton Partners has been working to lease the facility. They anticipate construction of the garages occurring in 2014 and 2015. Mr. Dabareiner said staff recommends approval of this ordinance.
Mayor Tully noted that the Council would love to see this project come to fruition, and if the extension helps achieve that goal, he will support it. Indexes: Planned Development #31 - Esplanade at Locust Point
10. Mayor's Report
Materials to be Placed on File
11. Manager's Report
12. Attorney's Report
Assistant Village Attorney Dawn Didier said she was presenting one item to Council: An ordinance authorizing a second extension of a final planned development amendment for Planned Development #31 for additions to the existing parking garage and the construction of a new six-level parking garage at 3500 Lacey Road.
Future Active Agenda
13. Council Member New Business
Mayor Tully asked for a Motion to adjourn.
Commissioner Neustadt moved to adjourn. Commissioner Hosé seconded the Motion.
VOTE: AYE: Commissioners Neustadt, Hosé, Rheintgen; Mayor Tully
Mayor Tully declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.