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December 06, 2016

1. Call to Order

Mayor Pro Tem William White 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 Pro Tem White led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

2. Roll Call

Council Attendance (Present):  Commissioner Barnett, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner White, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner Earl, Commissioner Walus

Absent:  Mayor Tully

Non-Voting:  Village Manager David Fieldman, Village Attorney Enza Petrarca, Village Clerk April Holden

The 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 past meetings, an opportunity will be given for public comments and questions of a general nature. 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 Mayor Pro Tem stated that at the appropriate time the presiding officers will ask if there are any comments from the public. Individuals wishing to speak, should raise their hand to be recognized and, after acknowledgment from the presiding officer, approach the microphone and state their name. Remarks should be limited to five minutes, and individuals are asked to refrain from making repetitive statements.

Mayor Pro Tem White 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

MIN 2016-7163 - A. Minutes:  Council Minutes - November 22, 2016

 

Motion:  Commissioner Waldack, seconded by Commissioner Earl, moved to approve the minutes as presented.

Mayor Pro Tem White declared the motion carried by voice vote.

4. Presentation

Economic Development Corporation Quarterly Report

Michael Cassa, President and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation, 5159 Mochel, presented the quarterly report. He reviewed the commercial projects that have come into the Village as well as pending projects.  Projects included Packey Webb Ford, Star Motors, Chipotle, Duluth Trading, Grand Appliance, Tuesday Morning and Sketchers.  He noted that the former Fuddruckers location is being looked at by a major food restaurant that is considering negotiating a lease at Lemont and 75th, as well as a national clothing retailer seeking 30,000 square feet in the Grove Shopping Center.  Marketing initiatives include Deals are Brewing in Downers Grove at Alter Brewing.  Mr. Cassa spoke about home rule sales tax and described what is subject to home rule sales tax.  He provided sales tax data comparing monthly figures for January -August 2016 to the same period in 2015.  Total sales tax is up over 2015 by 2.11%; home rule sales tax is up over 2015 by 5.08%. 

Mr. Cassa then provided sales tax information for the 1st and 2nd quarters of  2016, noting that in almost all categories (except food and automotive) the figures have increased.  As for the two segments that showed a decrease, Mr. Cassa first addressed the food market.  Competition in the grocery market has been intense since Dominicks closed.  More clients are purchasing grocery items at non-traditional sites. Amazon is the next big player in the grocery sector for sales and delivery.  Downers Grove has seven full service grocery stores.  There are more grocery stores in Downers Grove than all of our neighbors, and it is important to help them increase market share.  Regarding the automotive sector, auto sales ranks second in total sales taxes.  Nationally car sales are down in most of the communities surrounding Downers Grove.  Automobile sales have reached a low.  Millenials are relying more and more on mass-transit and Uber.   He noted that gas prices are down 37% from 2012. 

Mr. Cassa said the regional economy has slowed in the second half of 2016.  With respect to retail real estate, Mr. Cassa said that the regional retail vacancy rate is more than ten percent; Downers Grove has a vacancy rate of less than five percent.  As soon as a vacancy occurs, the EDC makes filling that space a high priority. 

Mr. Cassa said that for the first time ever, on-line sales exceeded retail stores on Black Friday.  He said that it is important to drive clients from the internet into the brick and mortar store.  He said that Best Buy excels at that.

In terms of next steps, the AECOM data is being updated to allow for the best information.  The EDC will schedule meetings with owners and managers of grocery stores and automobile dealerships.  They will craft a plan to help Village businesses capture a larger share of the Downers Grove customer base.  He thanked the Village Council and staff for their tremendous support of the EDC.

Commissioner Barnett commented that there is every reason to believe that retail growth will be flat.  He is curious as to whether the EDC could work on strategies for entirely different types of activities, such as manufacturers in Downers Grove.  Mr. Cassa replied that even as consumer-spending habits change, there will still be a large brick and mortar presence.  The manufacturing area is a goal for 2017, and they will need to look at the infrastructure at Ellsworth Park.  They need a whole different type of building at Ellsworth.  Commissioner Barnett commented that they have to be looking at planning for 10-20 years into the future. 

Mayor Pro Tem White said that he appreciates the report.  He agrees with Commissioner Barnett. They cannot rely on sales tax for the future pot-of-gold.  He said that the EDC job is ever more important.  The Village has to maintain the best position it can.  They have to look for different sectors and areas from previously successful areas.  He believes that they need to stay focused on strengthening where they can.  Every dollar the Village collects in sales tax is a dollar we don't have to levy for.  They have to acknowledge the reality of the obstacles.

Mr. Cassa said he is optimistic about future economy.  The Village of Downers Grove seizes opportunities.  Art-Van was a game changes, as was Packey Webb Ford. 

 

5. Public Comments

This is the opportunity for public comments.

There were no public comments.

 

6. Public Hearing

PUB 2016-7070 - A. Public Hearing:  2016 Aggregate Tax Levy and Abatements for the Village of Downers Grove

Mayor Pro Tem White called the public hearing to order at 7:22 p.m. pursuant to the Illinois Truth in Taxation Law to consider the proposed 2016 tax levy of the Village of Downers Grove.  Notice of this hearing was published in the Downers Grove Suburban Life and a copy of the notice and the proof of publication have been presented and are made a part of the official record of this hearing.

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

Village Manager David Fieldman asked Deputy Village Manager Mike Baker to present information regarding the Tax Levy.

Mike Baker, Deputy Village Manager, said that this is a topic that has been discussed and information is in the packets.  The amount of the levy has remained unchanged since September.  It is the sixth year in a row that the levy has declined or remained flat.

Mayor Pro Tem White called for questions from the Council members.  There being none, he called for comments or questions from the public.  There were none

There being no further discussion, the public hearing was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

 

7. Consent Agenda

COR 2016-7164 - A. Claims Ordinance:  No. 6187, Payroll, November 11, 2016

 

BIL 2016-7165 - B. Bills Payable:  No. 6300, December 6, 2016

 

MOT 2016-7157 - C. Motion:  Authorize $70,433.00 to Engineering Resource Associates (ERA), Warrenville, IL, for Engineering and Survey Services in West Burlington Area (SW-080)

Summary:  This awards a contract for engineering and survey services related to Community Investment Plan, project SW-080, for work in the West Burlington area to Engineering Resource Associates (ERA) of Warrenville, Illinois in the amount of $70,433.

 

Motion:  Commissioner Waldack moved to approve the Consent Agenda.  Commissioner Earl seconded the motion. 

 

Votes:  Yea: Commissioners Waldack, Earl, Walus, Hosé, Barnett; Mayor Pro Tem White

Nay: None

Mayor Pro Tem White declared the motion carried. 

 

8. Active Agenda

ORD 2016-7080 - A. Ordinance:  Amend Ordinance No. 5265 Authorizing a Special Use to Permit the Construction of Three Principal Buildings on a Single Lot at 2300 Wisconsin Avenue

Summary:  This amends Ordinance No. 5265 authorizing a special use to permit the construction of three principal buildings on a single lot at 2300 Wisconsin Avenue.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 5265 AUTHORIZING A SPECIAL USE TO PERMIT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THREE PRINCIPAL BUILDINGS ON A SINGLE LOT AT 2300 WISCONSIN AVENUE

ORDINANCE NO. 5573

Motion:  Commissioner Waldack moved to adopt "An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 5265 Authorizing a Special Use to Permit the Construction of Three Principal Buildings on a Single Lot at 2300 Wisconsin Avenue," as presented.  Commissioner Barnett seconded the motion. 

Commissioner Waldack said he was concerned about the history and parking situation for this site.  He said that the petitioner will not have to go through a traffic review for approval.  He thinks this is a good move and he will support this.

 

Mayor Pr Mayor Pro Tem White said he would also support this. 

Votes:  Yea: Commissioners Waldack, Barnett, Walus, Earl, Hosé; Mayor Pro Tem White

Nay: None

Mayor Pro Tem White declared the motion carried. 

 

ORD 2016-7131 - B. Ordinance:  Authorize the Extension of a Special Use to Permit an Animal Boarding Facility at 941 63rd Street to May 10, 2017

Summary:  This authorizes the extension of a special use to permit an animal boarding shelter at 941 63rd Street.

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXTENSION OF A SPECIAL USE TO PERMIT AN ANIMAL BOARDING SHELTER AT 941 63RD STREET TO MAY 10, 2017

ORDINANCE NO. 5574

Motion:  Commissioner Earl moved to adopt "An Ordinance Authorizing the Extension of a Special Use to Permit an Animal Boarding Shelter at 941 63rd Street to May 10, 2017," as presented.  Commissioner Walus seconded the motion. 

Commissioner Waldack said that extensions are typical.  The reason here has to do with a deed restriction, and this is presently in Court.  He said that the Village's approval should not have an effect on the Court decision.  He will not support this extension.

 

Commissioner Barnett said that approving or not approving this doesn't affect the outcome of the court case.  He will support this.  The Village should not get involved in deed questions as they relate to private property.

 

Mayor Pro Tem White said he would support this extension.  He hopes nobody construes this in any way with regards to the merits of the lawsuit. 

Votes:  Yea: Commissioners Earl, Walus, Hosé, Barnett; Mayor Pro Tem White

Nay: Commissioner Waldack

Mayor Pro Tem White declared the motion carried. 

 

ORD 2016-7136 - C. Ordinance:  Authorize the Extension of a Special Use to Permit Construction of a Mixed Use Structure with Apartments at 904-910 Curtiss Street to May 10, 2017

Summary:  This authorizes the extension of a special use to permit a mixed-use structure with apartments at 904-910 Curtiss Street.

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXTENSION OF A SPECIAL USE TO PERMIT CONSTRUCTION OF A MIXED USE STRUCTURE WITH APARTMENTS AT 904-910 CURTISS TO MAY 10, 2017

ORDINANCE NO. 5575

Motion:  Commissioner Waldack moved to adopt "An Ordinance Authorizing the Extension of a Special Use to Permit Construction of a Mixed Use Structure with Apartments at 904-910 Curtiss to May 10, 2017," as presented.  Commissioner Hosé seconded the motion. 

Votes:  Yea: Commissioners Waldack, Hosé, Walus, Earl, Barnett; Mayor Pro Tem White

Nay: None

Mayor Pro Tem White declared the motion carried. 

 

ORD 2016-7132 - D. Ordinance:  Amend Certain Parking and Traffic Regulations

Summary:  This amends certain traffic provisions. 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN TRAFFIC PROVISIONS

Motion:  Commissioner Hosé moved to adopt "An Ordinance Amending Certain Traffic Provisions," as presented.  Commissioner Barnett seconded the motion. 

Motion:  Commissioner Earl moved to amend the motion to change the length of time enumerated in Section 14.4 regarding suspension of traffic regulations from 180 days with an extension for another 180 days to 90 days with an extension for another 90 days.  Commissioner Waldack seconded the motion. 

Mr. Fieldman said that the 60 day period was not conducive to getting through the construction and approval process. 

 

Mayor Pro Tem White asked if anyone in the public had any comments or questions about this.  There being none, he asked for the Council comment.

 

Commissioner Waldack said he felt that the 180 days with a 180-day extension is excessive.  There are not that many cases where that occurs.  It puts a burden on the Council to watch what is happening with these areas.  It is not difficult to come back to ask for further extensions.

 

Commissioner Barnett said he is inclined to leave it as is.  He does not feel that this is a big deal. 

 

Commissioner Hosé asked how often they go over the 60 days.  Mr. Fieldman said there were only two times - the Esplanade and the TCF Bank.   Commissioner Hosé then asked what the procedure would be after the 180 days.

 

Village Attorney Enza Petrarca replied that it would require an ordinance.  There is no provision for the Council to extend it.  She added that it would be two ordinances:  One to temporarily add days and then another to remove them.

 

Commissioner Earl said that she could further amend her amendment to include a statement that this would come back to Village Council.

 

Mayor Pro Tem White suggested they could approve 90 days with a 90 extension for a total of 180 days, and the petitioner could ask for an additional 180 days.

 

Commissioner Walus said that is a good compromise. 

 

Commissioner Earl commented that there will be more areas in the immediate future that could be more problematic.

 

Mayor Pro Tem White replied that the purpose is to allow construction to proceed.  He is not inclined to support 90/90.  He may support asking for an extra 180 days.

 

Commissioner Hosé said that it seems the issue is accountability.

 

Commissioner Earl added that at some point it will fall on the Council because the public will ask the Council. 

 

Commissioner Hosé stated that he doesn't have a problem with 180 days; he thinks they are trying to strike a balance.

 

Mr. Fieldman said that perhaps it is better to table this to a date uncertain.

 

Commissioner Waldack suggested that Section 14.4(a) allow up to 180 days by approval by the Village Manager.  It would then replace the Village Council for the Village Manger in 14.4(b).

 

Mayor Pro-tem White noted that he is concerned about unintended consequences to the developers.

 

Commissioner Hosé asked whether they are impacting current projects by delaying this, and Mr. Fieldman said they were not. 

 

Commissioner Barnett asked whether a reporting requirement would address the concerns. 

 

Mr. Fieldman said they would split out non-controversial items.

Motion:  Commissioner Hosé moved to table the motion to a date uncertain.  Commissioner Barnett seconded the motion. 

Votes:  Yea: Commissioners Hosé, Barnett, Walus, Earl, Waldack; Mayor Pro Tem White

Nay: None

Mayor Pro Tem White declared the motion carried and this item was tabled to a date uncertain.

9. First Reading

ORD 2016-7126 - A. Ordinance:  Authorize a Special Use for 1512 Ogden Avenue to Permit a Drive-Through Banking Facility

Stan Popovich, Director, Community Development, said this property is located at the northwest corner of Seeley and Ogden Avenue.  The petitioner is proposing a one-story building with a drive-through on the west side.  Cars would enter on the east side of the building.  This site provides enough parking and green space.  He added that this meets the criteria of the Comprehensive Plan, and the special use criteria are met.

 

RES 2016-7127 - B. Resolution:  Approve the Final Plat of Subdivision with an Exception for 3830 Venard Road

Mr. Popovich commented that this is located in the northwest quadrant of the Village, as shown on the map displayed.  This is a remnant property between two subdivisions. The property is uniquely shaped, and the owners split the property in two.  The setback requirement is 75', and the property is short by one foot on one parcel.  The depth and area requirements are met.  The majority of the lots in the area are 75'.  It meets the Comprehensive Plan and the exceptions in Chapter 20, Subdivision and Development Ordinance.

 

Commissioaid  Commissioner Barnett said he thinks this is in keeping with the intent of the Ordinance.

 

ORD 2016-7128 - C. Ordinance:  Rezone Certain Property Located at 3604 Douglas Road

Mr. Popovich explained this rezoning is on the northeast corner surrounded by unincorporated areas.  The petitioner owns two properties and is looking to demolish the structure at 3612 and construct a garage over the lot line.  Staff believes rezoning from R-2 to R-1 is appropriate, and meets the Comprehensive Plan.  The rezoning criteria as set in the Zoning Ordinance is met.

 

ORD 2016-7166 - D. Ordinance:  2016 Aggregate Tax Levy

Mr. Fieldman said these ordinances implement the Tax Levy described by Mr.  Baker.  There is no new information for Items D-T.

 

Mayor Pro-tem White said these levies have been incorporated into the budget at numerous meetings and during various discussions at public meetings.

 

ORD 2016-7089 - E. Ordinance:  Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January 2016 and Ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #2 (Downers Grove Downtown Service Area)

 

ORD 2016-7090 - F. Ordinance:  Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January 2016 and Ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #4 (Green Acres Subdivision)

 

ORD 2016-7091 - G. Ordinance:  Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January  2016 and Ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #5 (Atwood Subdivision)

 

ORD 2016-7092 - H. Ordinance:  Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January 2016 and Ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #6 (Fairview Fire Protection District)

 

ORD 2016-7122 - I. Ordinance:  Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January 2016 and Ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #7 (Dunham Subdivision)

 

ORD 2016-7123 - J. Ordinance:  Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January 2016 and Ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #8 (Nelson Meadow Subdivision)

 

ORD 2016-7093 - K. Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2016 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2008A

 

ORD 2016-7094 - L. Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2016 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2008B

 

ORD 2016-7095 - M. Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2016 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2009

 

ORD 2016-7096 - N. Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2016 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2010

 

ORD 2016-7097 - O. Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2016 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2010B

 

ORD 2016-7098 - P. Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2016 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012

 

ORD 2016-7100 - Q. Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2016 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013A

 

ORD 2016-7101 - R. Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2016 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2014

 

ORD 2016-7102 - S. Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2016 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2015

 

ORD 2016-7099 - T. Ordinance:  Abate a Portion of the 2016 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

 

10. Mayor's Report

Mayor Pro Tem White thanked the Village Manager and Village Clerk for informing them that the last uncontested election was 20 years ago, in 1997.

 

11. Manager's Report

INF 2016-7167 - A. Information:  Mobile Food Vendor Ordinance

Mr. Fieldman said an ordinance was passed in July permitting mobile food vendors to operate in certain areas of the Village.  Since that time, one food truck license has been issued and five other food truck operations have expressed interest in obtaining a license.  Staff has evaluated the permit process, met with interested vendors and other stakeholders, and has identified three issues.  Vendors are requesting that the annual fee be reduced and that a pro-rated fee be available for partial-year operation.  Also, under the current Ordinance all employees are required to have background checks.  Depending upon the number of employees this can be quite expensive.  The request is that background checks be only for employees that have ownership status in the organization.  Lastly, there is concern with the areas of operation.  Areas now include Ellsworth Industrial Park, and public parks owned by the Park District.  Owners would like to include Esplanade, Highland Landmark and Highland Oaks. 

 

Commissioner Waldack commented that the Village permits food trucks.  This was started as an experiment.  He said that the Village costs/fees are to recover the Village cost of issuing licenses, and they should remain annual fees.  As for background checks, he thinks the concern is that the people in the food trucks making the sales may not be the owners/applicants.  He noted that turnover is not the Village's fault.  This is an experiment, and maybe with another report the Village can expand the area.  He is happy with the way things are and what the Village is doing.

 

Commissioner Barnett said that the fee wasn't arbitrary.  Mr. Fieldman replied that the Village informed the establishments of how long it would take to process the applications, and the fees charged by other communities.  He thinks the fee is reasonable.

 

Commissioner Barnett then addressed background checks.  This seems like a huge burden.  He is a proponent of broadening the areas to private property.  Food trucks are a big investment for a limited area.  He encourages loosening up on most of these suggestions.

 

Commissioner Hosé said he is willing to consider lowering costs once the Village has more data.  He thinks pro-rating makes sense.  With regard to locations, they are going to office parks, which makes sense and would be a good thing for Downers Grove.  Background checks are a burden, but he thinks the Village should protect those who need protection.  He is willing to consider changing background checks, but he thinks they still have to keep it for trucks that are authorized in the Park District locations.

 

Commissioner Earl said that she is not willing to change this yet.  She asked why they required fingerprinting in the first place.

 

Ms. Petrarca replied that some other communities require the fingerprinting.  The concern was with respect to who is operating the vehicles.  In response to Commissioner Earl, Ms. Petrarca noted that the Village does not license ice cream trucks.

 

Commissioner Earl said she wants to be sure everyone stays safe.  She has a no problem opening up the territory as long as they are not drawing businesses from brick and mortar restaurants.

 

Commissioner Walus commented that she was glad we are revisiting this.  Pro-rating the fee could be beneficial, but she would like to have more information.  She agrees with Commissioner Hosé about background checks and she would like more information.  She thinks is makes sense to expand to other office parks.

 

Mayor Pro Tem White said expanding locations to similar types of office parks is fine with him.  He is torn on the issue of background checks.  They provide a certain deterrence.  It is beneficial to have a list of people driving the trucks.  With regard to the fee, it is a tiny amount in the scheme of the budget.

 

Commissioner Barnett commented that the fees are about $1,000 now, before selling anything.  Mr. Fieldman said that the staff estimates costs between $430 and $730.

 

Commissioner Waldack said he has no problem with lowering fees, but he thinks the Village needs to recover its costs.  Otherwise the Village is subsidizing businesses.  Regarding background checks, there are other entities that may be doing them.  He said that perhaps they could rely on other agencies.  A pro-rated fee may encourage people to wait and then get a license if they don't want to work during the winter months.

 

Commissioner Barnett asked if the Village takes action if something shows up in a background check.  Ms. Petrarca said the Village reviews the background checks and calls agencies, if necessary.  If something comes up, the Village has a prescribed list of things they will do to follow up on a negative background report.

 

1. Bill Chalberg, 1132 Curtiss, said, with respect to background checks, he is curious as to what is it that food truck employees might do to cause concern if they don't do background checks on the ice cream vendors.  He also asked about a rolling license term.

 

Mayor Pro Tem White said that the rolling term causes an administrative burden.  Regarding the background checks, there are legitimate concerns.

 

2. Dave Yob, owner, Alter Brewing Company, said he supports the background check.  As business owners, food truck vendors are pushing back and feel they have too many hoops to go through for one location.  From the standpoint of a business owner, he thinks the biggest issue is the breadth of where they can set up their shops.  In the city the problem was they could not be within 200 feet of an existing brick and mortar.  In an industrial park such as Ellsworth, Dan's Pizza and Mojo's welcome the food trucks, as it is mutually beneficial to existing businesses.

 

12. Attorney's Report

Pursuant to Section 2.5 of the Downers Grove Municipal Code, the following are presented for Village Council consideration:

 

  1. An ordinance authorizing a special use for 1512 Ogden Avenue to permit a drive-through banking facility
  2. An ordinance rezoning certain property located at 3604 Douglas Road
  3. The 2016 Aggregate Tax Levy Ordinance
  4. An ordinance for the levying of taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2016 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #2 (Downers Grove Downtown Service Area)
  5. An ordinance for the levying of taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2016 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #4 (Green Acres Subdivision)
  6. An ordinance for the levying of taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2016 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #5 (Atwood Subdivision)
  7. An ordinance for the levying of taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2016 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #6 (Fairview Fire Protection District)
  8. An ordinance for the levying of taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2016 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #7 (Dunham Subdivision)
  9. An ordinance for the levying of taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2016 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2016 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #8 (Nelson Meadow Subdivision)
  10. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2016 tax levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2008A
  11. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2016 tax levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2008B
  12. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2016 tax levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2009
  13. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2016 tax levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2010
  14. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2016 tax levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2010B
  15. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2016 tax levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012
  16. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2016 tax levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013A
  17. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2016 tax levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2014
  18. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2016 tax levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2015
  19. An ordinance abating a portion of the 206 tax levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2016

 

 

13. Council Member Reports

Commissioner Barnett expressed condolences to Laura Crawford on the death of her son, Ryan Brown, and the death of Jan Kopis.  Laura is President of the local Chamber of Commerce.  Jan Kopis was a lifelong member of the Village and served as a Commissioner as well as being active in many other local organizations.  He asked that residents offer their prayers for the peace and comfort for both families. 

A moment of silence was held.

 

Commissioner Earl commented that Girls who Code program will begin at the Downers Grove Public Library.  She said to check the Library site for more details.  It is a high quality program that she highly recommends. 

 

14. Adjournment

Motion:  Commissioner Waldack moved to adjourn.  Commissioner Earl seconded the motion.  

Mayor Pro Tem White declared the motion carried by voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

April Holden

Village Clerk