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
Council Attendance (Present): Commissioner Walus, Commissioner Waldack, Commissioner White, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Barnett; Mayor Tully
Absent: Commissioner Earl
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 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 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
MIN 2018-7789 - A. Minutes: Council Minutes - May 15, 2018
MIN 2018-7790 - B. Minutes: Executive Session Minutes for Approval Only - May 15, 2018
Motion: Commissioner White moved to approve the minutes as presented. Commissioner Waldack seconded the motion.
Mayor Tully declared the motion carried by voice vote.
4. Mayor's Report
Mayor Tully proclaimed June 5, 2018, as David S. Fox, Jr. Day in the Village of Downers Grove. Mr. Fox has been the President of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital for many years in the Village, and has been involved in the community both as leader of the Hospital and as a corporate citizen. The Mayor thanked Mr. Fox for his contributions and leadership. Mayor Tully noted that Mr. Fox will be retiring. After reading the Proclamation, the Mayor presented it to Mr. Fox as he moves into the future.
David Fox stated he was humbled by the Village taking time to recognize him and in so doing also recognizing his team. He noted that it has been his privilege to serve and be in the Village of Downers Grove. He said he has been doing this work for 41 years and is moving on. Good Samaritan will still be his hospital.
Mayor Tully told Mr. Fox that he would be missed.
Materials to be Placed on File - Liquor License Application
Mayor Tully said the Village received an application for an upgrade of a Class P-2 (off-premise beer and wine only sales) to WB (off-premise sales and on-site consumption of beer and wine) from Downers Grove Wine Shop, Co. d/b/a Downers Grove Wine Shop located at 1202 F 75th Street. The Mayor said this application will be placed on file with the Village's Clerk's office. Following a two-week waiting period, the application will be issued barring any objections.
Tobacco 21 Presentation
Mayor Tully said the DuPage County Health Department and the American Heart Association approached him regarding giving consideration to raise the age to 21 for purchasing tobacco products. The Mayor said this was reviewed with legislators, the business community and DuPage Mayor and Managers Conference. He noted that other communities have adopted local ordinances raising the age to 21. Mayor Tully said he thought this would be best addressed at the State level. Village Council members have received information about the initiative. Since this came to the Council's attention, the State Senate and House have passed legislation to raise the age in Illinois, and that legislation is awaiting the Governor's signature. The Council would probably entertain a resolution to encourage the Governor to sign the legislation. If the Governor does not sign that legislation the Council could take up an ordinance on its own for the Village.
Natalie Ball, a student at Glenbard West High School, together with students Maddy and Michael and others from Glenbard are all members of DuPage Chapter Reality Illinois made up of students from public and private high schools in DuPage County. The group advocates for the Tobacco 21 policy. Tobacco use is the one single-most avoidable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States. She provided information about tobacco's use and e-cigarettes. Ms. Ball noted that youth are targeted by marketing directed specifically to teens that eventually leads to tobacco addition. She noted that raising the minimum age for purchase is a proven way to prevent youth from smoking. Ninety-five percent of smokers start before they reach the age of 21. She noted that it's been shown that the brain is still developing at the age of 18.
Maddy Bertrand reviewed the history of the Tobacco 21 project showing that increasing the age to 21 is effective in preventing the early use of cigarettes and other tobacco products. While the 18-21-age range only represents 2% of tobacco sales nationally, it represents a savings of $212 billion in medical costs. It has been suggested that communities advertise the legislation through signage, penalties for the sale to individuals under 21, and simplifying ID checks for retailers consistent with alcohol ID checks. Twenty-six communities in Illinois have already agreed to prohibit the sale of tobacco to those under 21 years of age. Maddy, a victim of cystic fibrosis, said she is on the wait list for a double-lung transplant and values healthy lungs. She knows that many take for granted their ability to breathe easily.
Carolyn Cerf from the American Heart Association thanked the Council for entertaining consideration of this and allowing the students to explain the program. She encouraged the Village to pass its own ordinance as their #1 priority to achieve a statewide prohibition. There is no guarantee that the Governor will sign this legislation, and it would not go into effect until January 2019.
Margaret Kierkegaard thanked the Mayor and Council, nothing that she is a family physician who lives in Downers Grove and serves on the State Board of Health. She applauded the great work that the students did. She encouraged the Village to endorse the ordinance as well as statewide legislation. She sees patients, and they cannot break their addiction after long-term tobacco use. This program will save lives and money.
The Mayor thanked the students for their impressive presentation. He commended them on their passion and advocacy. The Council was provided with information on this project previously, and he is not opposed to proceeding in parallel with the State legislation. He also suggested a resolution encouraging the Governor to sign legislation. The Mayor said there are questions regarding what type of penalties will be connected with this program to those who sell products to those who are underage.
Commissioner Waldack expressed his support of a resolution urging the Governor to sign this legislation. He would also support an ordinance for the Village. There are two enemies of smokers-health and ex-smokers. It is a medical problem and it is deadly.
Commissioner White said he also supports moving expeditiously regarding a resolution, as well as working in parallel toward an ordinance in August.
Commissioner Hosé commented that he struggles with this. His father died of a heart attack and there is no doubt that smoking contributed to his early death. Commissioner Hosé said he values an individual's rights and struggled with the idea that someone can die for their country at age 18 but can't purchase a cigarette. No doubt the research is in. This is a scourge on public health as well as individual families. He was against the idea of a resolution or ordinance at first, but he is not so sure now. He thanked the students for their presentation.
Commissioner Walus stated she is in favor of a resolution and ordinance and would like to see this brought to the Council before mid-August. She commended the students for coming to tonight's meeting and speaking.
Commissioner Barnett commented that he would like a resolution to encourage the Governor to act. The Commissioner said he struggles with the idea of patchwork legislation that stops with one community. High schools in Downers Grove draw from six communities. He expressed his appreciation to the students for their presentations.
Mayor Tully said that they are not asking for a decision on an ordinance tonight. The objective is to provide the information so that everyone is familiar with it when a decision has to be made.
Commissioner White commented he would like an ordinance in August with a September 1st effective date. He encouraged the students to talk to the neighboring towns as Downers Grove has students from several towns.
Commissioner Waldack asked what governs a person who joins the military service. They are not banning cigarettes, but are banning the sale to individuals less than 21 years of age. He supports a resolution and a possible ordinance.
Commissioner Hosé said he would approve an ordinance in August with an effective date in September and asked whether that timeline can be followed.
Village Manager Dave Fieldman said it could.
Gilda Ross, an advisor for the Tobacco 21 group, said that they have students from Downers Grove. The military has taken a stand against tobacco use and cigarettes are not available in a PX during training camp. She said that teenaged and young brains are not fully developed in terms of the decision-making process until 25-30 years of age.
Mayor Tully thanked the representatives and students from Glen Ellyn and asked that the resolution be prepared as well as an ordinance for consideration.
5. Manager's Report
MOT 2018-7794 - A. Motion: Direct Staff to Construct Sidewalk on Drendel Road between Prairie Avenue and Indianapolis Avenue
Village Manager Dave Fieldman said that staff is preparing bid documents for capital improvements for the area of Drendel Road between Prairie and Indianapolis. They want Council's direction on the scope of new sidewalks for the projects on Drendel Road between Indianapolis to the Belmont Prairie Preserve. Petitions have been received both for and against the construction of sidewalks, and staff needs direction from the Village Council as to sidewalk construction.
Mayor Tully reviewed the history of this particular issue and asked for clarification as to which side of the street are they considering and why.
Nan Newlon, Director, Public Works, replied that they study grading, trees, minimization of costs, etc., and that staff proposes construction on the east side of the street. There is an open area on the west side where there are no homes.
Motion: Commissioner White moved to direct staff to construct sidewalk on Drendel Road between Prairie Avenue and Indianapolis Avenue, as presented. Commissioner Waldack seconded the motion.
Mayor Tully called for discussion on the topic. He reminded people that the Village had a matrix for sidewalks in the community for decades, and has a policy of including a sidewalk at least on one side of every street in the Village.
1. Karen Samiec, 4613 Drendel, has lived at that location for 62 years. She doesn't want a sidewalk. She believes everyone would be happy if the sidewalk was moved to the other side of the street. People who want the sidewalk live on the other side of the street and their children would have to cross the street to get to their bus stop. That makes no sense to her. She added that drainage is not being addressed. She has a huge drainage ditch that constantly has water in it. It will be impossible to mow and difficult to shovel those sidewalks in winter. The sidewalk makes no sense to be used for only one or two children.
2. Mark Samiec, 4615 Drendel, said one of his concerns is a steep swale. The sidewalk will cause flooding and it will become a play area for children.
3. Janet Kriz, 4633 Drendel, thanked the Council for prioritizing a fix to the drainage issues on the 4600 block of Drendel caused by the construction of four large houses on Indianapolis to replace a single-family home. That construction significantly increased the impermeable surface area and contributed to flooding on her street. Her two primary areas of concern regarding the sidewalk are aesthetic and environmental. She doesn't believe more impermeable surface should be added unless they are certain that all drainage problems have been solved. She noted that native trees would have their root systems cut. She referred to the May 1st Council meeting where comments were made by three of four residents who spoke who do not live on the stretch of Drendel affected by the flooding. She also does not believe the safety concerns expressed reflect the reality on that block which is clearly marked as "no outlet." She has not observed the volume of traffic addressed by one of the residents. As to snow plowing, as a 37-year resident walking to the Belmont Station, she said there is no guarantee that property owners will shovel sidewalks after a snowstorm.
4. Chris Dalu, 4617 Drendel, expressed his agreement with comments made by his neighbors. He thanked the Village for fixing the flooding and submitted photographs of water on the street where the sidewalk would potentially be installed. He stated that he does not want sidewalks.
Mayor Tully noted that the sidewalks would go in the right-of-way with a minimum impact on the trees.
5. Jo Ellen Siddons, 4632 Drendel, said she is the largest property owner and lives on the west side of the road. Most of the property there is wetland and they cannot construct a sidewalk on that side. She doesn't feel strongly about the sidewalks. Ms. Siddons said she is more concerned that the proposed segment originally discussed is not in the plan. As for safety, she believes safety is an issue. Sidewalks afford a very narrow margin of safety. She suggested looking at speed bumps or a 4-way stop at the intersection where the school buses come. In addition, regarding connectivity, Ms. Siddons said she manages Belmont Prairie. The pedestrian traffic can be a negative to the Prairie as it is fragile. It is important that neighborhoods preserve this. It is a unique site set aside as an Illinois State Nature Preserve, and is like a museum with native Illinois ecosystems that don't exist anywhere else. She welcomes people who want to connect to that area, but she wants people to help them protect it. It is not a park. It is a preserve. The Park District has purchased additional land north and west of this area, and it cannot be policed. She suggested extending the sidewalk through Indianapolis.
6. Shantel Smith, 4611 Drendel, stated that she and her four kids live there. There are 15-20 boys in the neighborhood and it is not safe to be out. She would like to see sidewalks and has no preference as to side.
7. Karen Samiec, 4613 Drendel, said she has heard from people who live on that side of the street and no one except one person wants the sidewalk. They bought the house knowing that there were no sidewalks.
8. Carol Bufe, 4619 Drendel, thanked the Council for adding stormwater and drainage issues. She supports the sidewalk, noting there is a lot to consider. She would like to support her neighbors. They also have to consider the future in terms of the next 10-15 years.
9. Megan Cates and Aaron Cates who live at 2537 Indianapolis Avenue spoke to the issue. She supports the sidewalks. The two issues are safety and connectivity. She respects everyone's opinion, and supports improvements in terms of trees and drainage. Mr. Cates loves the Prairie and the park that's being developed on Walnut. They have friends on Drendel and he spoke about an article on walkability in suburban areas.
10. Dave Kriz, 4633 Drendel, spoke to the security and safety issues, noting that a traffic study was conducted in 2017. He said this is a dead end street with no through traffic. The data should show the risk involved. He believed the decision should be made on a rational basis. He said he is sympathetic to people living on Indianapolis and Cross and can see their concerns about safety. Regarding Drendel, he hoped the Council would look at this segment of roadway in terms of it being a dead end. He said when the presentation was made in February, the Council was presented with a petition opposing the sidewalk.
11. Donna Samiec, 4615 Drendel, asked whether there was an ordinance about riding bicycles on sidewalks in Downers Grove. She why is there a bike lane on Prairie and Belmont if there is no ordinance against riding bicycles on sidewalks. She asked how the Village differentiates between designating bike lanes and allowing bike riding on sidewalks.
Mayor Tully said it is a zoning issue. He noted that people have mentioned that there are other traffic management issues and the Council is open to considering them. Bike lanes may relate to designated bike paths.
12. Joel Spencer, 4516 Drendel, commented that the merits of sidewalks have been established. He said this is not just for the section of a dead end road. Other people will use it and they should look at the long-term benefits. He commented that there are values to improvements, and they should look at the neighborhood as a whole. He thinks it is economical to do this while they are doing other work in the area.
Mayor Tully thanked him and the public for speaking on this issue. The staff and Council are trying to balance this issue.
Commissioner Barnett commented that the Village has a long-term commitment to the community, and it has become more urban than it was in the past. He thinks connectivity is important and he would like to see sidewalks everywhere. The Village plans look at increasing walkability, and advancing sidewalks is part of that plan. All of the Village's plans place enormous emphasis on increasing and expanding walkability within the Village. From a long-range-planning aspect, this is part of it and he thinks they should install this segment of sidewalk.
Commissioner Hosé agreed that they should build this segment. It is now and it is for the future as well. He was in favor of sidewalks on Clyde Estates as well. Connectivity and safety are important.
Commissioner White asked whether it would be possible to stop the sidewalk at 4617 Drendel.
Mr. Fieldman replied that the Americans with Disabilities Act would consider that a violation of federal law.
Mayor Tully said he appreciates the comments from the public. He's seen this discussion play out over the last 16 years. The big picture is that this has been a long-term comprehensive plan for the community to put sidewalks on at least one side of every street. The policy has existed for decades. The guiding principal has to be the long-term planning and total picture for the community based on the Comprehensive Plan. He appreciates everyone's views, but he thinks there is consistency in this decision.
Votes: Yea: Commissioners White, Waldack, Walus, Hosé, Barnett; Mayor Tully
Mayor Tully declared the motion carried.
6. Public Comments
This is the opportunity for public comments.
1. Mr. Dalu, 4617 Drendel, asked as to the cost to homeowners for the sidewalk installation.
Mayor Tully replied that it is a community investment.
2. Ms. Samiec, 4613 Drendel, asked whether there is a possibility to move it to the other side.
Mayor Tully said that construction would be based on engineering recommendations.
3. Rich Kulovany, 6825 Camden, representing the Pierce Downer Heritage Alliance, spoke supporting the Wildflower Walk that will take place July 14 at Belmont Prairie beginning at 9:00 a.m. There will be a guided tour at that location and it is an opportunity to see this hidden gem of the Village. More information can be found at www.pdha.org, and there is a suggested donation for the event.
7. Consent Agenda
COR 2018-7791 - A. Claims Ordinance: No. 6265, Payroll, May 11, 2018
BIL 2018-7792 - B. Bills Payable: No. 6396, June 5, 2018
RES 2018-7788 - C. Resolution: Authorize a First Extension to the Contract with Doland Engineering, LLC
Summary: This authorizes the extension of the existing contract for water main construction engineering services for the 2018 Water Main Improvements Contract C for an amount of up to $67,065.00 to Doland Engineering, LLC of Palatine, IL.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A FIRST EXTENSION TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND DOLAND ENGINEERING, LLC
RES 2018-7781 - D. Resolution: Authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) for Mutual Aid
Summary: This authorizes an intergovernmental agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) to continue membership in the NIPAS Mobile Field Force.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS POLICE ALARM SYSTEM (NIPAS)
RES 2018-7780 - E. Resolution: Authorize an Agreement with Sada Systems, Inc.
Summary: This authorizes a 12-month license agreement renewal with SADA Systems, Inc. of North Hollywood, CA, for the use of G Suite in the amount of $27,750.00.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND SADA SYSTEMS, INC.
RES 2018-7810 - F. Resolution: Authorize an Amendment to the G Suite Customer Agreement with Sada Systems, Inc.
Summary: This authorizes an amendment to the G Suite customer agreement.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AMENDMENT TO G SUITE CUSTOMER AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE AND SADA SYSTEMS, INC.
MOT 2018-7796 - G. Motion: Award $19,375.00 to Resource Management Associates, Tinley Park, IL, for Police Sergeant Promotional Testing
Summary: This awards $19,370.00 to Resource Management Associates for a police promotional testing agreement for the rank of Police Sergeant.
MOT 2018-7762 - H. Motion: Establish the Village Attorney's Salary at $158,383.00, effective January 1, 2018
Summary: This establishes the Village Attorney's salary at $158,383, effective January 1, 2018. It represents a 2.5% increase for each of the past two years.
MOT 2018-7802 - I. Motion: Award $98,869.00 to JLJ Contracting, Inc., Broadview, IL, for Parking Deck Rehabilitation and Maintenance, Phase 3
Summary: This awards a contract for Parking Deck Rehabilitation and Maintenance, Phase 3 (P-013-18) to JLJ Contracting Inc. of Broadview, Illinois in the amount of $98,869.00.
RES 2018-7793 - J. Resolution: Authorize a Final Loan Closing Amendment to the Loan Agreement (L175336) with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Summary: This authorizes execution of a final loan closing amendment for Loan L175336 with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A FINAL LOAN CLOSING AMENDMENT TO THE LOAN AGREEMENT (L175336) BETWEEN THE ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE
MOT 2018-7812 - K. Motion: Authorize an Agreement with Rexnord Industries, LLC, for Storm Sewer Repairs on Curtiss Street
Summary: This authorizes payment in an amount not to exceed $41,071.66 and authorizes the Village Manager to enter into an agreement with LA Sites Sewer & Water for emergency repairs to a section of storm sewer at 2400 Curtiss Street.
MIN 2018-7805 - L. Minutes: Note Receipt of Minutes of Boards and Commissions
Summary: Library Board - April 25, 2018
Motion: Commissioner White moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Commissioner Waldack seconded the motion.
Votes: Yea: Commissioners White, Waldack, Walus, Hosé, Barnett; Mayor Tully
Mayor Tully declared the motion carried.
8. Active Agenda
9. First Reading
State Representative David Olsen presented a birthday cake to the Mayor with an announcement that there would be cake after the meeting.
RES 2018-7785 - A. Resolution: Accept the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the Village of Downers Grove for Fiscal Year January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017
Judy Buttny, Finance Director, introduced John Cutrera, with the Village's auditor, BKD, LLP, who presented results of the Village's 2017 audit.
Mr. Cutrera said this is their second year performing the audit, which was successful. They delivered four reports as part of the audit process. He reviewed and summarized the results of the CAFR which is produced in-house by management. This is an independent auditor's report and an unmodified opinion. He suggested reading through the management discussion and analysis that summarizes the data in the CAFR. He pointed out that the aggregate of the Village funds is somewhat flat due to pension obligations. He noted that the Village shows a healthy fund balance in the General Fund that extends to about 5 months of potential expenses. He also provided a systemized summary of the net pension liability for police and fire.
Mr. Cutrera then addressed the required communication with the Village Council that clarifies what the Council's role is, management responsibilities and estimates, and overall long-term pension liabilities. He noted that there were no material adjustments and no concerns in the audit process. In addition, he referenced the Village's two TIF districts. An audit was performed with no concerns expressed.
Mayor Tully thanked Mr. Cutrera for his presentation.
Mr. Fieldman thanked the Village's outstanding Finance Department for their work, and Judy Buttny, Carol Hogan, Robin Lahey and Daiva Sheldon for preparation of the documents. The Village has received many recognition awards for its outstanding Finance Department.
MOT 2018-7787 - B. Motion: Award $894,653.67 to A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc., Schaumburg, IL, for the 2018 Water Main Improvements Contract C
Nan Newlon, Director, Public Works, explained that this contract is for the replacement of water mains, and water services on segments of Curtiss, Hill Street and Belden. A Lamp was the low bidder among seven bidders. They have done other projects for the Village and staff recommends awarding the contract.
MOT 2018-7804 - C. Motion: Award $258,238.85 to Home Towne Electric, Inc., Lake Villa, IL, for Traffic Signal Modernization at Lacey Road & Woodcreek Drive
Ms. Newlon said this is the complete replacement of the traffic signal that was constructed in 1990. It is a large intersection close to Butterfield Road with heavy traffic through this area. It will include an interconnection with the Butterfield Road signal for efficiency. Three bids were received and Home Towne Electric was the low bidder. Skokie gave them positive recommendations.
MOT 2018-7786 - D. Motion: Award $197,991.68 to Abbey Paving & Sealcoating Co., Inc., Aurora, IL, for 2018 Water Facilities and District 58 Pavement Improvements
Ms. Newlon said this is in conjunction with an intergovernmental agreement with School District 58. This award will replace the pavement of the Finley water tower across from Fry's Electric, and District 58's parking lot at Lester School. Two bids were received, and positive recommendations were received regarding Abbey Paving and Sealcoating.
Mayor Tully said he was glad to see this type of continued governmental cooperation.
ORD 2018-7803 - E. Ordinance: Amend Traffic Provisions
Ms. Newlon said this request comes to the Village from residents residing at Stonewall and Oxnard who had requested a 4-way stop. The traffic study did not meet the warrants for a 4-way stop, however, the recommendation is to install a 2-way stop in place of the Yield signage.
ORD 2018-7795 - F. Ordinance: Amend the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Provisions
Mr. Fieldman said this is a housekeeping change to eliminate inconsistencies with State law and to clarify various provisions.
Mayor Tully noted that in the First Reading there were presentations made by Public Works and the Finance Department, both of which are award-winning departments that do extraordinary work for the Village.
10. Attorney's Report
Pursuant to Section 2.5 of the Downers Grove Municipal Code, the following are presented for Village Council consideration:
- An ordinance amending parking restrictions
- An ordinance amending the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners provision
11. Council Member Reports
Commissioner Barnett reminded everyone about the summer activities at the Downers Grove Library including the Summer Reading Club. Library representatives will be present at the Downtown Market on Saturday.
Commissioner Waldack reported on Grove Fest, the Fine Arts Festival, and the Summer Nights Classic Car show on Friday nights in downtown Downers Grove. He said more information could be found at downtowndg.org.
Commissioner Hosé pointed out that even at "35," the Mayor is still older than Representative Olsen who presented the birthday cake.
Mayor Tully reminded everyone about the Public Works Department open house from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. on June 7.
In addition, Mayor Tully said the Stormwater Management Committee for DuPage County met this morning, and they discussed potential work on a watershed plan for St. Joseph's Creek and Deer Creek. The County is moving forward and he described various aspects of the plan that, although it will not provide immediate help, will facilitate the basis for future funding of the project to assist with drainage issues.
Mayor Tully thanked Chamber 630 for its position and information on Tobacco 21.
Mayor Tully then announced that there are 16 days remaining to the Rotary Grove Fest.
Motion: Commissioner White moved to go into Executive Session pursuant to Section (2)(c)(2) of the Illinois Open Meetings Act to consider collective negotiating matters. Commissioner Waldack seconded the motion.
Mayor Tully declared the motion carried by voice vote and the Council convened into Executive Session at 9:11 p.m.