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March 06, 2018

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.  He explained that Mayor Tully is out of town on business and would not be in attendance at tonight's meeting. 

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

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

2. Roll Call

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

Absent:  Commissioner Waldack; 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. 

At the appropriate time the presiding officer 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.

Agendas are located on either side of the Council Chambers for the audience to follow the progress of the Council meeting.

3. Minutes of Council Meetings

MIN 2018-7691 - A. Minutes:  Council Minutes - February 20, 2018

 

Motion:  Commissioner Earl moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Commissioner Walus seconded the motion.

Mayor White declared the motion carried by voice vote.     

4. Public Comments

This is the opportunity for public comments.

1. Amandalynn, a life-long resident of Downers Grove, informed the Council that last Tuesday she suffered a grand mal seizure while driving, and is not sure what happened. Her 11-year-old daughter called 911 and waved a stranger down who stopped. Her daughter, the stranger and police officers saved her life and stayed with her until the ambulance arrived. The officers who were there, Jay Johnson and Jeffrey Mertz, stayed with her and her daughter throughout. They were so patient and compassionate. She noted two paramedics from Lisle named Joshua Runge and Gary Pec who tried to keep her daughter calmed down. They made sure that everything was handled for her, including assuring that all of her belongings were transported with her. The police went above and beyond by going to her home to notify her family. So much good happened to her between the stranger, the Fire and Police personnel. She is trying to find the Good Samaritan who stopped to help in the situation as well.

Mayor White thanked her for coming and informing the Council and the public about what occurred. With Police and Fire personnel, seconds do count.  Elected officials also need to be sure that public service departments get the resources that they need. He said no one should take for granted that the Village has an outstanding Police and Fire Department.

Amandalynn replied that she wanted to make sure that everyone knows how incredible these personnel were, and that she was going to visit the Fire Department and Police Department to thank the personnel personally for saving her and helping her daughter.

5. Consent Agenda

COR 2018-7692 - A. Claims Ordinance:  No. 6251, Payroll, February 2, 2018

 

BIL 2018-7693 - B. Bills Payable:  No. 6382, March 6, 2018

 

MOT 2018-7687 - C. Motion:  Award $126,900.00 to Chicagoland Paving Contractors, Inc., Lake Zurich, IL, for 2018 Street Restoration and Pavement Patching Services

Summary:  This awards a contract to Chicagoland Paving Contractors, Inc. of Lake Zurich, Illinois, for 2018 street restoration and pavement patching services in the amount of $126,900.

 

MOT 2018-7688 - D. Motion:  Award a Three-Year Contract in the Amount of $304,213.50 to TNT Landscape Construction, Inc., Elgin, IL, for Sod Installation and Restoration Services

Summary:  This awards a three-year contract to TNT Landscape Construction, Inc. of Elgin, Illinois, for sod installation and restoration services in the amount of $304,213.50 for the three years.

 

RES 2018-7690 - E. Resolution:  Authorize a Second Extension to the Contract with Safe Step, LLC

Summary:  This authorizes the extension of an existing contract for the 2018 Sidewalk Rehabilitation Project (S-006) to Safe Step LLC of Hortonville, Wisconsin, in the amount of $86,139.00. 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A SECOND EXTENSION TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND SAFE STEP, LLC

RESOLUTION 2018-15

 

RES 2018-7668 - F. Resolution:  Authorize an Addendum to the Agreement for Prosecution Services with Christine Charkewycz, Attorney at Law

Summary:  This authorizes execution of an addendum to an agreement for prosecution services. 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN ADDENDUM TO THE AGREEMENT FOR PROSECUTION SERVICES BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND CHRISTINE CHARKEWYCZ, ATTORNEY AT LAW

RESOLUTION 2018-16

 

MOT 2018-7694 - G. Motion:  Award a Three-Year Contract to Blackboard Connect for a Community-Wide Notification System in the Amount of $16,400 per year.

Summary:  This awards a three-year contract to Blackboard Connect for community-wide notification system.

 

MIN 2018-7695 - H. Minutes:  Note Receipt of Minutes of Boards and Commissions

Summary:  Library Board - January 24, 2018; Liquor Commission - December 7, 2017

 

Motion:  Commissioner Earl moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.  Commissioner Walus seconded the motion. 

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

Nay: None

Mayor White declared the motion carried.

6. Active Agenda

ORD 2018-7680 - A. Ordinance:  Approve an Amendment to Planned Unit Development #1 to Allow Construction of a Convenience Store with a Drive-Through at 2001 63rd Street

Summary:  This approves an amendment to Planned Unit Development #1 to allow construction of a convenience store with drive-through at 2001 63rd Street with the removal of Condition #6. 

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT #1 TO ALLOW CONSTRUCTION OF A CONVENIENCE STORE WITH DRIVE-THROUGH AT 2001 63RD STREET WITH THE REMOVAL OF CONDITION #6

ORDINANCE NO. 5685

Motion:  Commissioner Earl moved to adopt "An Ordinance Approving an Amendment to Planned Unit Development #1 to Allow Construction of a Convenience Store with Drive-Through at 2001 63rd Street with the Removal of Condition #6," as presented.  Commissioner Walus seconded the motion. 

Commissioner Hosé said he is in full support of this PUD and congratulated Walgreens on getting this done. He is somewhat disappointed in the removal of Condition #6. The building can be viewed from all sides, and has two front yards. He thinks the building should be uniform. However, the economic development this represents is more important.

Mayor White said that this is a big win and a significant improvement for the area. There is a difference of opinion about having it look like a backside. 

Votes:  Yea: Commissioners Earl, Walus, Hosé; Mayor White

Nay: Commissioner Barnett

Mayor White declared the motion carried.

 

ORD 2018-7681 - B. Ordinance:  Authorize an Amendment to a Special Use for 2001 63rd Street to Permit a Convenience Store with Drive-Through

Summary:  This authorizes an amendment to a special use for 2001 63rd Street to permit a convenience store with drive-through with the removal of Condition #6. 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO A SPECIAL USE FOR 2001 63RD STREET TO PERMIT A CONVENIENCE STORE WITH DRIVE-THROUGH WITH THE REMOVAL OF CONDITION #6

ORDINANCE NO. 5686

Motion:  Commissioner Earl moved to adopt "An Ordinance Authorizing an Amendment to a Special Use for 2001 63rd Street to Permit a Convenience Store with Drive-Through with the Removal of Condition #6," as presented.  Commissioner Walus seconded the motion. 

Mayor White said that all three items on the Active Agenda pertain to a new Walgreens at 63rd and Woodward.

Votes:  Yea: Commissioners Earl, Walus, Hosé; Mayor White

Nay: Commissioner Barnett

Mayor White declared the motion carried.

 

RES 2018-7682 - C. Resolution:  Approve the Final Plat of Subdivision for 2001 63rd Street

Summary:  This approves the final plat of subdivision for the property located at 2001 63rd Street with the removal of Condition #6. 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT OF SUBDIVISION FOR 2001 63RD STREET WITH THE REMOVAL OF CONDITION #6

RESOLUTION 2018-17

Motion:  Commissioner Earl moved to adopt "A Resolution Approving the Final Plat of Subdivision for 2001 63rd Street with the Removal of Condition #6," as presented.  Commissioner Walus seconded the motion. 

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

Nay: None

Mayor White declared the motion carried.

7. First Reading

RES 2018-7689 - A. Resolution:  Grant Historic Landmark Designation for 1205 Franklin Street

Village Manager Dave Fieldman said that this resolution is for an historic landmark application northwest of the downtown area at Franklin and Saratoga. He called upon Community Development Director Stan Popovich to make the presentation.

Stan Popovich, Director, Community Development, said the home in question is a Queen Anne style building circa 1895 construction. He described many features of the Queen Anne house including the corner turret, and features on various elevations. He said that the proposal complies with the landmark criteria.

Mayor White asked as to the number of landmarked buildings.

Mr. Popovich said this is the first one this year.

1. Irene Hogstrom, 1232 Gilbert, expressed support for landmarking this home and thanked the owners for bringing their petition forward.

2. Rich Kulovany, 6825 Camden, noted his support for this petition, and thanked the owners for protecting their home as well.

3. Amy Gassen, 5320 Benton, noted that this is a centennial home and expressed her support of this petition.

4. Chuck Holtzen, 5226 Carpenter, commented that both she and her husband support landmarking this home.

8. Mayor's Report

Mayor White noted that on March 8 the Grove Foundation Passport to Dining will take place and is a wonderful event. He was unsure as to whether there were still tickets available but encouraged people to check the Grove Foundation for further information.

Mayor White then noted that was heartwarming to hear the story of public safety officials coming to the aid of the Downers Grove resident who spoke earlier at the meeting. He remembered that a short time ago the Village's Fire Department went above and beyond to pull someone out of broken ice. It is important not to take for granted the services provided by our public safety officials.

9. Manager's Report

10. Council Member Reports

Commissioner Hosé reminded everyone that it is election season and early voting is available at Village Hall through Saturday, March 17. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.am. to 5:00 p.m.

11. Adjournment

Mayor White asked for a motion to adjourn. 

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

Mayor White declared the motion carried by voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 7:22 p.m. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

April Holden
Village Clerk