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May 06, 2014

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 Bob Barnett, Commissioner Becky Rheintgen, Commissioner Geoff Neustadt, Commissioner Greg Hosé, Commissioner David S. Olsen and Mayor Martin Tully  Absent: Commissioner Sean P. Durkin  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 - April 15, 2014  Executive Session Minutes for Approval Only - April 15, 2014  M ayor Tully asked for a Motion to approve the minutes as submitted.

Commissioner Neustadt moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Commissioner Olsen 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.

Proclamations

Mayor Tully proclaimed May 2014, as Exercise is Medicine Month.  He also proclaimed the week of May 4-10, 2014, as Municipal Clerks Week in the Village of Downers Grove.

5. Council Member Reports

Commissioner Hosé said he attended the dedication of the remodeling of the PADS site at First Congregational Church on Sunday.  They have done a tremendous job, and they do a fantastic job of providing service to the least among us.

Commissioner Neustadt congratulated the Downers Grove North Journalism team for winning the state championship at the IHSA Journalism State Conference.  The team members are Nate Eisenhut, Burno Vernaschi, Rachel Krusenoski, Taylor Christensen, Nichole Williams and Andy Osterling.

Mayor Tully announced that the Barth Ceremony would take place on May 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Barth Pond.  It is the 40th anniversary of Officer Barth's death.

On May 17 at 10:30 a.m., the Downers Grove Historical Society will recognized Mochel Hardware Store at 5122 Main Street.  Also on May 17, is the Coffee With the Council at 9:00 a.m. at the Main Street Train Station, Downtown Downers Grove Market.

The Mayor said there are 43 days until Rotary GroveFest.

6. Public Hearings

7. Consent Agenda

COR 00-05563 A.  Claim Ordinance:  No. 6051, Payroll, April 4, 2014

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

BIL 00-05564 B.  List of Bills Payable:  No. 6116, May 6, 2014

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

RES 00-05566 C.  Resolution:  Approve the Final Plat of Subdivision with Exceptions for 1722, 1726 and 1730 Brian Grant Court

Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission

Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT OF SUBDIVISION WITH EXCEPTIONS FOR 1722, 1726 AND 1730 BRIAN GRANT COURT

 

RESOLUTION 2014-18 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Subdivision - 1722, 1726 and 1730 Brian Grant Court

MOT 00-05569 D.  Motion:  Authorize Purchase of Firefighter Turnout Gear from Air One, Inc., Elgin, IL, in an Amount Not to Exceed $42,000

Sponsors: Fire Department A motion was made to Authorize this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Fire Equipment, Miscellaneous, Fire Department - Uniforms, Fire Department

RES 00-05572 E.  Resolution:  Authorize Submittal of Grant Application to the Department of Commerce for the Illinois Alternate Fuel Research and Infrastructure Grant Program

Sponsors: Public Works and Finance

Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF GRANT APPLICATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR THE ILLINOIS ALTERNATE FUEL RESEARCH AND INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM

 

RESOLUTION 2014-19 A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

RES 00-05554 F.  Resolution:  Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Board of Education of Downers Grove School District 58 for Repairs and/or Maintenance of Public Improvements

Sponsors: Public Works

Summary of Item: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF DOWNERS GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT 58 AND THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE FOR REPAIRS AND/OR MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS

 

RESOLUTION 2014-20 Commissioner Neustadt said this is a great example of helping our municipal partners. A motion was made to Pass this file on the Consent Agenda. Indexes: School District 58

BID 00-05571 G.  Bid:  Award $176,522 to Denler, Inc., Mokena, IL, for the 2014 Crack Sealing Project

Sponsors: Public Works Commissioner Neustadt said this involves a large group of DuPage County municipalities and will result in savings for all municipalities.  This will help the County at large. A motion was made to Approve this file.  Mayor declared the motion carried. Indexes: Street - Resurfacing , Street - Slurry Seal , Public Works - Standard Supplies & Services, Roadway Improvements, Preventive Seal

MOT 00-05568 H.  Motion:  Note Receipt of Minutes of Boards and Commissions

Summary of Item: Liquor Commission - April 3, 2014

Library Board - March 26, 2014

Zoning Board of Appeals - February 26, 2014 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 Neustadt, seconded by Commissioner Olsen, that the consent agenda be passed. The motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Barnett, Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Olsen and Mayor Tully

8. Active Agenda

ORD 00-05493 A.  Ordinance:  Authorize a Special Use to Permit a Multiple Family Residence at 715-719 Rogers Street

Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission

Summary of Item: This authorizes a special use for 715-719 Rogers Street to permit a multiple family residence.

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A SPECIAL USE TO PERMIT A MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AT 715-719 ROGERS STREET

ORDINANCE NO. 5382 C ommissioner Olsen said he was conflicted about this item.  He has heard many comments and concerns from the neighbors; however, this will provide additional housing stock for young professionals and it meets a need in the community.  He heard the concerns about the look and bulk of the building; however, it is within the allowable height and is permitted.  He does not feel it is appropriate to reject a proposal that is lawful.  He said he appreciates all the comments and feedback.

Commissioner Barnett said he plans not to support this.  The special use is bothersome to him.  He feels the suggestions that were made were rejected.  A special use is more subjective than we give credit for.  He finds it hard to believe that this will enhance the neighborhood.  He said the bulk differential, the traffic and the green space are major concerns to him.  In its current form, he is not satisfied that this meets the standards for approval.

Commissioner Rheintgen said she will support this.  The Comprehensive Plan supports multi-housing and diversified housing stock.  She agrees that this meets the standards for approval and feels it will be a good project.

Commissioner Hosé said he will support this project.  It brings multi-family upscale housing, more green space and improves the area.  Other benefits include the roof deck, sidewalks, etc.  Overall, it is a good development for the Village.  He noted that the Council has the potential to deal with traffic issues in the future.

Commissioner Neustadt said this project has had a great deal of attention.  He noted that it is an allowed use and meets the bulk requirements.  This will result in many infrastructure improvements, including stormwater.  It is beneficial to have a diversified housing stock.  He will support this.

Commissioner Olsen said he agrees with many of Commissioner Barnett's concerns.  He does not agree with the architectural style of the building but he will support this.  It meets the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.

Mayor Tully said he reviewed the standards of approval for special uses.  The petitioner read and understood the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Plan and the standards for approval of special uses.  This is an improvement to the area.  The Mayor addressed the issue of workforce housing and trying to attract and retain businesses.  He said we need to be mindful of economic development issues.  We have an opportunity to provide housing within walking distance from the train station, which is what businesses and young people want.  It is a success that we have this before the Council.  He cannot see how we cannot support this.  A motion was made by Commissioner Neustadt, seconded by Commissioner Olsen, to Adopt this file. Mayor declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Olsen and Mayor Tully  Nay: Commissioner Barnett  Indexes: Special Use - 715-719 Rogers Street

ORD 00-05556 B.  Ordinance:  Amend Ordinance #5286 and the Village of Downers Grove Budget for Fiscal Year 2013

Sponsors: Finance

Summary of Item: This adopts certain amendments to the 2013 budget.

 

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE #5286 AND THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5383 A motion was made by Commissioner Olsen, seconded by Commissioner Neustadt, to Adopt this file. Mayor declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Barnett, Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Olsen and Mayor Tully  Indexes: Budget - 2013

ORD 00-05442 C.  Ordinance:  Amend Chapter 5 of the Municipal Code regarding Animal and Hen Regulations  

Sponsors: Manager's Office

Summary of Item: This amends animal and hen regulations.

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5, ANIMAL AND HEN REGULATIONS

 

ORDINANCE NO. 5384 C ommissioner Hosé said he has supported the idea of neighbor consent, but he feels the five-year permit period is a little long.  Neighbor consent is required as part of the permit process, and he suggested that the permit expire and consent be required every two years.  He said that health issues are a real concern.

Commissioner Hosé moved to amend the ordinance to substitue the number 2 for the number 5 in terms of years for the period.

Commissioner Olsen seconded the Motion.

Mayor Tully said he will not support the amendment.  He noted that the ordinance has many compromises and he feels that no one is particularly happy with it.

Commissioner Rheighten agreed with the Mayor.

Vote with respect to amend the ordinance:

YEA:  Commissioners Hosé, Olsen, Barnett  NAY:  Commissioners Rheintgen, Neustadt; Mayor Tully

Mayor Tully declared the Motion failed for lack of a majority.

The Mayor asked for comments on the ordinance, as presented.

Commissioner Olsen said this has been a long time coming.  Council has received many comments and he appreciates the thought people have given this topic.  This has been challenging to the community.  He noted that the ordinance is limited to hens.  He asked if people are allowed to keep ducks under the current ordinance.

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said they are allowed to keep ducks under the current ordinance provided they meet the setback requirements, but not under the proposed ordinance.

Commissioner Olsen said this ordinance has a number of issues, including consent, impact on neighbors and neighborhoods, unintended consequences, etc.  He will not support this ordinance.  He does not support expansion of the existing ordinance with respect to fowl regulations.  He hopes the Council will not expand the concept of consent to other areas of the Village.  He feels that neighbor consent is not the way to do business.

Commissioner Neustadt said he will support this ordinance.  He feels it is time to give it a try and noted that Council can quickly change this if needed.  He said Chapter 5 is not just about chickens. Many other sections of the ordinance are updated.

With respect to neighbor consent, Commissioner Neustadt noted that some neighbors will not get consent.  He would like to review this provision in the future.  He feels that people who have chickens are very responsible.  He is pleased we are at this point.

Commissioner Barnett said this is a compromise.  He believes our residents are as capable of taking care of fowl and working with their neighbors as anyone else in the country.  He sees no reason to be fearful of this ordinance.  He is glad we are moving forward.

Commissioner Rheintgen said she is thrilled to see this moving forward.  She said she would have preferred neighbor notification instead of neighbor consent, but she is willing to try this model.

Mayor Tully referenced the open burning ordinance and the emotions it provoked.  That was ten years ago and there have been very few problems.  He is pleased this is moving forward.  For over 30 years it has been legal to raise chickens in Downers Grove.  What has been debated is to make it more permissible than what is currently allowed.  The 50 foot setback is not disturbed by this ordinance.  He noted that the City of Chicago is far more permissive than Downers Grove and complaints are handled through the nuisance ordinance.  Complaints regarding the open burning ordinance are also handled through the nuisance ordinance.  The Mayor said he does not agree with neighbor consent and noted that it is not needed for dogs, open burning and other issues.  This is a compromise.  He wants to bring this issue to a close, although we owed it to our constituents to talk about this matter.  He would like to revisit this in the future.  He feels that the fears will not be borne out.  Perhaps the consent provision can be lifted at a future date.

Commissioner Hosé clarified that this is neighbor consent, not neighborhood consent.  The concept is not unique to Downers Grove and is a good first step in introducing the expansion of this ordinance.  However, there are health issues and risks and five years is a long time if someone is facing a health issue.  He will vote against this ordinance.

Mayor Tully said if necessary, a person could use the nuisance ordinance to resolve an issue.

The Mayor thanked residents for attending meetings and for their comments.

The Council then voted to adopt the ordinance as presented. 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 Barnett, Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt and Mayor Tully  Nay: Commissioner Hosé and Commissioner Olsen  Indexes: Fowl Regulations

9. First Reading

ORD 00-05570 A.  Ordinance:  Amend the Liquor Control Ordinance Concerning Charitable Games

Sponsors: Liquor Commission V illage Manager Dave Fieldman introduced Village Attorney Enza Petrarca to present information on this item.

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said staff is presenting an ordinance amending the Village's liquor code to amend provisions for charitable gaming.  This would allow for charitable gaming events throughout the Village for not-for-profit organizations that are licensed by the Illinois Department of Revenue and events conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Charitable Games Act.  Both liquor license holders and non-liquor license holders will be required to obtain a Special Event Liquor License should they wish to serve alcohol at such events.  Indexes: Liquor Ordinance Amendments

ORD 00-05565 B.  Ordinance:  Rezone Property Located at 4837 Drendel Road from R-1, Single Family Residence, to R-4, Single Family Residence

Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission M r. Fieldman asked Tom Dabareiner, Director, Community Development, to address this and the following items on the First Reading.

Tom Dabareiner, Director, Community Events, said an ordinance has been prepared to amend the zoning ordinance map to rezone the property at 4837 Drendel Road from R-1, Single Family Residence District, to R-4, Single Family Residence District.  This property was annexed as part of a Village-wide annexation and, upon annexation, was zoned R-1, Single Family Residence.  Mr. Dabareiner showed the location of the subject property.  He said the area is heavily wooded.  The petitioner would like to build a house on this property and R-4 zoning fits better than R-1.   Indexes: Rezone 4837 Drendel - R-1 to R-4

ORD 00-05546 C.  Ordinance:  Rezone Property Located at 4325 Fairview Avenue from R-5, Two-Family Residential, to B-3, General Services and Highway Business

Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission M r. Dabareiner said this pertains to the redevelopment of the southwest corner of Ogden and Florence for a Fresh Thyme project.  He showed the location of the subject property.  Actions include two rezonings, a final plat of subdivision, a special use to permit a drive-through restaurant, a planned development designation, and a redevelopment agreement with SDG Downers Grove, LLC for the Fresh Thyme redevelopment.  He showed the lot configuration to date and the proposed changes.  The lots would convert to B-3 zoning.

Mr. Dabareiner then described unique features of the project.  The outlot could be one or two properties, there is a significant amount of landscaping, there will be four entrances which is a significant decrease from what currently exists, and sidewalk will be installed along Ogden Avenue. Mr. Dabareiner then showed the elevations of the building.  In terms of public improvements, this project reduces curb cuts on Ogden Avenue from six to two; it reduces curb cuts on Florence Avenue from two to one; it calls for the installation of a sidewalk on Ogden Avenue; it calls for moving ComEd lines to allow redevelopment; it requires post construction best management practices for stormwater management; and it provides $3,000 fee-in-lieu for parkway trees.

Mr. Dabareiner said this development meets the requirements of the Comprehensive Plan and zoning requirements.  It is a catalytic commercial site, it adds lot depth and provides perimeter landscaping.  It meets the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance map amendments, Section 28.1702 of the Municipal Code.  It meets the requirements of Section 20.101 and 20.301 of the subdivision ordinance, as well as Section 28.1902 of the Municipal Code with respect to a special use and Section 28.1607 with respect to the standards of approval for a planned development.

Mr. Fieldman said this uses Ogden Avenue TIF funds in the development of the site.

Michael Cassa, President & CEO, Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation (EDC), 5159 Mochel, spoke regarding the development agreement.  Shorewood Development Group is the developer for the project.  They have developed many commercial projects throughout the Chicago area and are currently developing several retail centers that will be anchored by a Fresh Thyme Farmers Market.  Fresh Thyme is a new full-service specialty grocer and 60 stores are planned to open over the next five years.

The proposed site is three acres.  Mr. Cassa then reviewed the terms of the proposed redevelopment agreement.  The completion date is no later than July 1, 2015.  The project must be constructed in accordance with approved plans.  The Village will reimburse the developer upon substantial completion of the redevelopment project.

Mr. Cassa said the EDC has been marketing sites on Ogden Avenue for many years.  The use of TIF funds is consistent with Council and EDC goals.  Benefits of this development include transforming a vacant site, obtaining national retail tenants, increasing real estate taxes, creating jobs, transforming Ogden Avenue, and spurring other development.  Mr. Cassa said the EDC supports the redevelopment agreement.  He thanked the Village staff, Fresh Thyme and Shorewood Development.

William Natale, 422 Lake Avenue, said he is here on behalf of 65 citizens that signed a petition opposing the proposed development.  He said they are aware of the economic impact of the development.  Every homeowner on Lake Avenue signed the petition as did many others.  No one has a problem with Fresh Thyme.  He is concerned that the truck drivers will not realize that  Lake Avenue is a cul de sac.  Senior citizens and residents with children are concerned about the impact of the increased traffic.  He noted that Fairview Avenue goes from four lanes to two lanes.

Mr. Natale said this development will add two more fast food restaurants in this area.  By eliminating them, a truck lane could be added.  Even though people were told that IDOT looked at this, trucks will potentially block cars and emergency vehicles.  He noted that Commissioner Beggs from the Plan Commission agreed with the residents.  Mr. Natale asked about the safety of children and senior citizens with respect to the traffic flow.  His biggest concern is safety with trucks coming in and out all day, particularly from Fairview.  He urged Council to take safety into consideration.  Mr. Natale noted that it is unusual to get an entire block of residents to sign a petition.

Mayor Tully thanked Mr. Natale for sharing his comments and for speaking on behalf of his neighbors.  The Mayor said Council has to review a number of factors before approving this development.

Mr. Natale said he was under the impression that this would be voted on tonight.  He will continue to circulate the petition.

Jennifer Mowen, GreenbergFarrow, architects, said she represents Shorewood Development.  She said they thought long and hard about this issue.  Fairview is an authorized truck route.  She noted they need full circulation around the building.  They have worked with IDOT and have reviewed the truck route.

Paul Barr, 402 Sherman, added that having cars come in and out of this spot is not a good idea.  Fairview Avenue narrows at this point and his car has been hit by speeding drivers.

Mr. Natale noted that trucks going west on Ogden from Florence would have to cross four lanes of traffic.

Commissioner Neustadt said he appreciates the concerns about safety.  Fairview is very busy, but not unlike other streets.  He thinks the issue of no outlet on Lake Avenue will be addressed.

Commissioner Neustadt said the Comprehensive Plan calls for this type of project.  This development addresses many issues.  He will review the traffic counts and other concerns.  He thinks this may be a great project.

Commissioner Barnett said this is exactly what he would like to see on Ogden Avenue and with respect to the use of TIF dollars.  There is a lot about this that is well done.  He had traffic related concerns as well.  He asked if it would be possible to limit traffic to north bound right in and right out on Fairview.  He noted that the capacity of the street does not mean that increased traffic is a good idea.  He would like to continue to work on this.

Commissioner Olsen congratulated Mr. Cassa and the development team on a great project.  This is a very challenging street and he is pleased to see this proposal.  He noted the need to be concerned about safety.  This is a great win for Ogden Avenue and for the community.  This is why we have TIF money available.

Commissioner Rheintgen agreed that this is a great development.  She referenced the truck turning route included in the presentation packet.   She said trucks can come in from Ogden.  She also noted that through signage some of the concerns of the neighbors can be addressed.

Commissioner Hosé congratulated staff and the EDC for bringing this forward.  This is important for the community.  He shares some of the traffic concerns and agreed that signage should be done.  He thinks this is a good project.

Mayor Tully said this is a terrific project.  He thanked the petitioner for bringing this to Downers Grove.  Everyone is trying to make sure this fits in as best as possible.  He said traffic is an appropriate discussion.  He thinks the neighborhood concerns will be addressed and that adjustments can be made.  He recognizes the concerns of the neighborhood and said we will do our best to address these concerns.  Indexes: Rezone 4325 Fairview - R-5 to B-3, Subdivision - SDG Downers Grove, Planned Development #52-Fresh Thyme Development

ORD 00-05547 D.  Ordinance:  Rezone Property Located at 4322 Florence Avenue from R-6, Multiple Family Residential, to B-3, General Services and Highway Business

Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission Indexes: Rezone 4322 Florence - R-6 to B-3, Subdivision - SDG Downers Grove, Planned Development #52-Fresh Thyme Development

RES 00-05548 E.  Resolution:  Authorize a Final Plat of Subdivision for 317-327 Ogden Avenue, 4314-4322 Florence Avenue and 4325 Fairview Avenue  

Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission Indexes: Subdivision - SDG Downers Grove, Planned Development #52-Fresh Thyme Development

ORD 00-05549 F.  Ordinance:  Designate Planned Development #52 and Authorize Construction of a Grocery Store and 4,500 Square Foot Out-Lot Building

Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission Indexes: Planned Development #52-Fresh Thyme Development

ORD 00-05574 G.  Ordinance:  Authorize a Special Use to Permit a Drive Through Restaurant at 305 Ogden Avenue

Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission Indexes: Subdivision - SDG Downers Grove, Planned Development #52-Fresh Thyme Development, Special Use - 305 Ogden Avenue

ORD 00-05573 H.  Ordinance:  Approve a Redevelopment Agreement with Shorewood Development Group, LLC

Sponsors: Community Development and Plan Commission Indexes: Subdivision - SDG Downers Grove, Planned Development #52-Fresh Thyme Development

10. Mayor's Report

RES 00-05575 Resolution:  Appoint Members to Boards and Commissions

Sponsors: Mayor

Summary of Item: Mayor Tully made the following appointments to Village Boards and Commissions:

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN REVIEW BOARD

Reappoint Thomas Casey to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2017
Appoint Jeff Riemer to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2017

COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMISSION

Appoint Charles Norgle, III to a one-year term expiring August 31, 2015

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS COMMISSION

Appoint John Mlade and Lauren Wikowsky to one-year terms expiring August 31, 2015

HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION

Reappoint Joy Crowe to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2017

TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING COMMISSION

Appoint John Golomb to a one-year term expiring August 31, 2015

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Appoint Wesley Zaba to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2017

A RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS TO VILLAGE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

RESOLUTION 2014-21 V illage Clerk April Holden read the resolution appointing members to Boards and Commissions.

Mayor Tully thanked Council members for their assistance in these appointments.  He said volunteers are held in high esteem.  The Council greatly appreciates their service.

Commissioner Hosé said the appointment to the ZBA, Mr. Zaba, is in attendance tonight.  He is a lifelong resident of Downers Grove and his experience and expertise will be a great fit. A motion was made by Commissioner Neustadt, seconded by Commissioner Olsen, to Adopt this file. Mayor declared the motion carried by the following vote: Votes: Y ea: Commissioner Barnett, Commissioner Rheintgen, Commissioner Neustadt, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Olsen and Mayor Tully  Indexes: Boards and Commissions

Materials to be Placed on File

11. Manager's Report

12. Attorney's Report

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca said she was presenting nine (9) items to Council:  1)  An ordinance amending the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois, codified as Chapter 28 of the Downers Grove Municipal Code, as amended to rezone property located at 4837 Drendel Road; 2)  An ordinance amending the Liquor Control Ordinance concerning charitable games; 3)  An ordinance amending the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois, codified as Chapter 28 of the Downers Grove Municipal Code, as amended to rezone the property located at 4322 Florence Avenue; 4)  An ordinance amending the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois, codified as Chapter 28 of the Downers Grove Municipal Code, as amended to rezone the property located at 4325 Fairview Avenue; 5)  A resolution approving the final plat of subdivision for 317-327 Ogden Avenue, 4314-4322 Florence Avenue and 4325 Fairview Avenue; 6)  An ordinance amending the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois, to designate the southwest corner of Ogden and Florence Avenues as Planned Development #52 and authorize construction of a grocery store and 4,500 square foot out-lot building; 7)  An ordinance authorizing a special use to permit a drive through restaurant at 305 Ogden Avenue; 8)  An ordinance approving a redevelopment agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and Shorewood Development Group, LLC; and 9)  An ordinance amending the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois, codified as Chapter 28 of the Downers Grove Municipal Code, effective June 15, 2014.

Future Active Agenda

13. Council Member New Business

14. Adjournment

Mayor Tully asked for a Motion to adjourn.

Commissioner Neustadt moved to adjourn.  Commissioner Olsen seconded the Motion.

Mayor Tully declared the motion carried by voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.