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September 01, 2020

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1. Call to Order

Mayor Robert Barnett called the regular meeting of the Village Council of the Village of Downers Grove at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Downers Grove Village Hall.

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

2.  Roll Call

Council Attendance:  Mayor Barnett, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Walus, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Kulovany

Absent:  Commissioner Gray

Non-Voting: Village Manager David Fieldman, Village Attorney Enza Petrarca, Village Clerk Megan Miles

3.  Minutes of Council Meetings

MIN 2020-8657  A. - Minutes:  Executive Session Minutes for Approval Only- August 11, 2020

MIN 2020-8658  B. - Minutes:  Council Minutes - August 18, 2020

Motion:  Commissioner Hosé moved that the Council adopt the minutes as presented.  Commissioner Earl seconded the motion. 

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried by voice vote.

4.  Mayor's Report

RES 2020-8661  A. - Resolution:  Appoint and Reappoint Members to Boards and Commissions

Summary: This confirms the following appointment and reappointments to Village Boards and Commissions:

A RESOLUTION APPOINTING AND REAPPOINTING

MEMBERS TO VILLAGE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

RESOLUTION 2020-41

 

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN REVIEW BOARD  Appoint Amy Gassen as Chair to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2023

BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSIONERS Reappoint Bradley Bloom to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2023 Reappoint Tom Bondi as Chair to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2023

COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMISSION  Appoint Nicole Szydlowski as Chair to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2023

PLAN COMMISSION Reappoint Abbey Rollins to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2023

STORMWATER AND FLOOD PLAIN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE Appoint Marissa Schultz and Peter Tomosaitis to three-year terms expiring August 31, 2023 Appoint Mark Scacco as Chair to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2023

TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING COMMISSION Appoint Tera O'Malley to a three-year term expiring August 31, 2023

Motion:  Commissioner Hosé moved to adopt "A Resolution Appointing and Reappointing Members to Village Boards and Commissions" as presented.   Commissioner Earl seconded the motion.

Commissioner Kulovany shared positive comments about Chairperson Amy Gassen and her background on the Architectural Design Review Board and the Plan Commission, as well as positive comments about Abbey Rollins, sitting on the Plan Commission. 

Votes:  Yea:  Commissioners Hosé, Earl, Walus, Sadowski-Fugitt, Kulovany, Mayor Barnett Nays: None

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried.

5.  Public Comments

Mr. David Rose voiced his comments about the Village's predicament of being in a health crisis and an economic crisis yet not addressing environmental sustainability and when did it plan to address it.  Mayor Barnett appreciated the comments, looked forward to receiving his written comments, and shared that the Village does not control many of the items Mr. Rose mentioned. 

6.  Consent Agenda

BIL 2020-8659 -  A.  Bills Payable:  No. 6546 - September 1, 2020

COR 2020-8660 - B. Claims Ordinance No. 6375 - Payroll, August 14, 2020

RES 2020-8650 -  C. Resolution: Authorize a Settlement Agreement and Release between the Village and Carissa Smith

Summary: This authorizes a settlement agreement and release between the Village and Carissa Smith

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE BETWEEN  THE VILLAGE AND CARISSA SMITH

RESOLUTION 2020-42

 

RES 2020-8651 - D. Resolution:  Authorize an Amendment to the Agreement with Passport Labs, Inc.

Summary: This authorizes an amendment to the agreement with Passport Labs, Inc.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH PASSPORT LABS, INC.

RESOLUTION 2020-43

 

MOT 2020-8572 - E. Motion:  Award $184,560.00 to Lorusso Cement Contractors, Inc. for the 2020 Sidewalk Replacement Program

Summary: This awards $184,560.00 to Lorusso Cement Contractors for the 2020 Sidewalk Replacement Program

 

MOT 2020-8652 - F. Motion:  Award $69,610.00 to J.A. Johnson Paving Company for 2020 Fall Roadway Patching

Summary: This awards $69,610.00 to J.A. Johnson Paving Company for 2020 Fall Roadway Patching

 

MOT 2020-8656 - G. Motion:  Award $25,000.00 to Superior Road Striping for Pavement Marking Striping Maintenance

Summary: This awards $25,000.00 to Superior Road Striping for pavement marking striping maintenance

 

MIN 2020-8662 - H.  Minutes:  Note Receipt of Minutes of Boards and Commissions

Summary: Board of Fire and Police Commissioners - July 7, 2020; Library Board of Trustees - July 22, 2020; Human Service ad hoc Committee - July 28, 2020

Motion:  Commissioner Hosé moved to adopt the Consent Agenda as presented.  Commissioner Earl seconded the motion. 

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried by voice vote.

7. Active Agenda

8.  First Reading

ORD 2020-8638 - A.  Ordinance:  Authorize a Special Use for 250 Ogden Avenue to Permit a Personal Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Business

Community Development Director Stan Popovich reviewed the location of the property and noted the proposal was to use the existing building and operate a high end personal vehicle repair and maintenance shop. The shop will operate in-doors and by appointment only.  Further details were shared, including the landscaping and fencing that was being proposed.  The Plan Commission did find the Standards for a Special Use were met and recommended approval. 

Commercial Earl appreciated having a business move into the vacant lot. 

Manager Fieldman extended appreciation to Perrillo Bentley and Lamborghini for their continued investment in the community. 

MOT 2020-8653 - B.  Motion:  Award $604,969.60 to A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc. for the Springside Avenue and Prentiss Creek Culvert Replacement

Public Works Director Andy Sikich summarized this project is for the replacement of a culvert across Springside Avenue.  The existing box culverts have deteriorated over time and replacement was necessary.  He recommended approval. 

Commissioner Hosé noted this project was funded through the stormwater fund, which was quite healthy at this time. 

Mayor Barnett elaborated on the creation on the stormwater fund as a dedicated funding source for environmental matters.  

Commissioner Kulovany appreciated the size increase of the culvert being replaced. 

9.  Manager's Report

10.  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 250 Ogden Avenue to permit a personal vehicle repair and maintenance business.

11.  Council Member Reports

Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt asked that parents have patience during the first few weeks of distance learning.  She reminded everyone to social distance and to wear masks. 

Commissioner Walus echoed Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt's comments and also mentioned the importance of parents checking on their children for suicidal ideations during this difficult time.  She also relayed that the Fish Food Pantry is in need of a variety of items, including paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, flour, sugar, body wash, laundry soap, etc.

12. Adjournment into Executive Session

Mayor Barnett asked for a motion to enter into executive session. 

Motion:  Commissioner Hosé moved to adjourn into Executive Session pursuant to 2(c)(2) of the Illinois Open Meetings Act to consider collective negotiating matters between the Village and its employees or their representatives.  Commissioner Earl seconded the motion.    

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried and the board entered into executive session at 7:25 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted,

Megan Miles

Village Clerk