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December 08, 2020

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1. Call to Order

Mayor Robert Barnett noted most of the Council members would be operating by conference call from their homes. Village Manager Dave Fieldman, Deputy Village Manager Mike Baker, Village Attorney Enza Petrarca, Village Clerk Rosa Berardi, Community Development Director Stan Popovich, Doug Kozlowski and Megan Miles are in the Committee Room.

Mayor Barnett called to order the Village Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. and led those in the room in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. He explained the protocol for the meeting and the guidelines to submit public comment.

2. Roll Call

Council Attendance (Present): Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Earl, Commissioner Walus, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Gray, Mayor Barnett

Absent: None

Non-Voting: Village Manager David Fieldman, Village Attorney Enza Petrarca, Village Clerk Rosa Berardi

MOT 2020-8758 - A. Motion: Conduct the December 8, 2020 Village Council Meeting Electronically

Motion: Motion by Commissioner Earl to conduct the December 8, 2020 Village Council meeting electronically. Commissioner Hosé seconded the motion.

Votes: Commissioners Earl, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Gray, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Walus, Mayor Barnett

3. Presentations - Economic Development Corporation Quarterly Report

Economic Development Corporation President and CEO, Michael Cassa reviewed the EDC quarterly report, summarizing that municipal sales tax for August was up 7.07% over a year ago, but home-rule sales tax was down 5%. Hotel taxes and food and beverage taxes were also down. Mr. Cassa discussed EDC's Retention Outreach Program to the businesses, the partnership between the Village and the EDC to promote food takeout / deliveries, and he spoke about some of the development projects within the Village that have been either completed or were ongoing. Mr. Cassa announced that Corelle Brands, a larger manufacturer of kitchen/household products, is locating its corporate headquarters to Highland Landmark in Downers Grove.

Other items the EDC was working on included its development plan and strategic plan. Questions followed on whether Mr. Cassa heard if restaurants were weighing whether it was feasible to stay open or close temporarily.

4. Manager's Report

Village Manager Fieldman summarized the Village's updated financial response to the COVID pandemic. He shared slides with the Council, reminding them of the 4-tiered approach that was adopted to address revenue shortfalls. More recently, however, he reported the Village would only be using Tiers 1 and 2 to address the Village's revenue shortfall. Further information on revenue streams followed with sales tax revenue continuing to be monitored. Home Rule sales tax was down; food and beverage numbers also followed, with Manager Fieldman reporting that not much recovery would be gained in the hotel tax revenue. General revenue would be down with an estimate close-out for 2020 at $45.0M dollars. Per Manager Fieldman, continued monitoring of the various revenue streams will take place. In closing he indicated that staff has closed the financial gap by controlling expenses in the general fund and by obtaining the Federal Cares Act grant of over $2.5M dollars provided through DuPage County.

No commissioner questions followed.

5. Minutes of Council Meetings

MIN 2020-8776 - A. Minutes: Council Minutes - December 1, 2020

Motion: Commissioner Earl made a motion that Council adopt the minutes of the December 1, 2020 meeting, as presented. Commissioner Hosé seconded the motion.

Votes: Yea: Commissioner Earl, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Gray, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Walus, Mayor Barnett

Nay: None

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried.

6. Consent Agenda

BIL 2020-8777 - A. Bills Payable: No. 6564 - December 8, 2020

RES 2020-8780 - B. Resolution: Authorize an Extension to the Agreement with Hyland Software, Inc.

Summary: This authorizes an extension to the agreement with Hyland Software, Inc.

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION TO THE AGREEMENT WITH HYLAND SOFTWARE, INC. RES 2020-65

MOT 2020-8763 - D. Motion: Award a Contract in an Amount Not-To-Exceed $70,000 to Engineering Resources Associates (ERA) for Stormwater Related Development Review Services

Summary: This awards a contract in an amount not-to-exceed $70,000 to Engineering Resources Associates     (ERA) for stormwater related development review services

MOT 2020-8775 - E. Motion: Award $555,000 to Chicagoland Paving Contractors, Inc. for Forest North Parking Lot and Burlington Avenue Improvements

Summary: This awards $555,000 to Chicagoland Paving Contractors, Inc. for Forest North Parking Lot and Burlington Avenue Improvements

Motion: Commissioner Hosé moved that the Council adopt the Consent Agenda as presented. Commissioner Walus seconded the motion.

Votes: Aye: Commissioners Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Walus, Commissioner Earl, Commissioner Gray, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Mayor Barnett

Nay: None

Mayor Barnett considered the motion carried.

7. Active Agenda

ORD 2020-8722 - A. Ordinance: Amend Zoning Ordinance Provisions Concerning Adult Use Cannabis Establishments

Summary: This amends zoning ordinance provisions concerning adult use cannabis establishments

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ZONING ORDINANCE PROVISIONS CONCERNING ADULT USE CANNABIS ORDINANCE 5832

Motion: Commissioner Hosé moved that the Council adopt "An ordinance amending zoning ordinance provisions concerning adult use cannabis establishments" as presented. Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt seconded the motion. Commissioners extended their appreciation to staff for their work. Commissioner Earl did not support the ordinance amendment.

Votes: Aye: Commissioners Hosé, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Mayor Barnett

Nay: Commissioner Gray, Commissioner Walus, Commissioner Earl Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried 4-3.

 

ORD 2020-8727 - B. Ordinance: Amend the Downers Grove Municipal Code by the Addition of Chapter 21, Article XIII imposing a Municipal Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE DOWNERS GROVE MUNICIPAL CODE BY THE ADDITION OF CHAPTER 21, ARTICLE XIII IMPOSING A MUNICIPAL CANNABIS RETAILERS' OCCUPATION TAX ORDINANCE 5833

Motion: Commissioner Hosé moved that the Council adopt "an ordinance amending the Downers Grove Municipal Code by the Addition of Chapter 21, Article XIII imposing a Municipal Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax" as presented. Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt seconded the motion.

Votes: Aye: Commissioners Hosé, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Mayor Barnett

Nay: Commissioner Gray, Commissioner Walus, Commissioner Earl Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried 4-3.

 

ORD 2020-8728 - C. Ordinance: Repeal Provisions Concerning Adult Use Cannabis Business Establishments

Summary: This repeals provisions concerning adult use cannabis business establishments

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING PROVISIONS CONCERNING ADULT USE CANNABIS BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS ORDINANCE 5834

Motion: Commissioner Hosé moved that the Council adopt "an ordinance repealing provisions concerning Adult Use Cannabis Business Establishments" as presented. Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt seconded the motion.

Votes: Aye: Commissioners Hosé, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Kulovany, Mayor Barnett

Nay: Commissioner Gray, Commissioner Walus, Commissioner Earl Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried 4-3.

 

ORD 2020-8733 - D. Ordinance: 2020 Aggregate Tax Levy

Summary: 2020 Aggregate Tax Levy

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE 2020 AGGREGATE TAX LEVY ORDINANCE 5835

Motion: Commissioner Earl moved that the Council adopt the "2020 Aggregate Tax Levy Ordinance", as presented. Commissioner Hosé seconded the motion.

Votes: Aye: Commissioners Earl, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Gray, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Walus, Mayor Barnett

Nay: None

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

ORD 2020-8734 - E. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First day of January 2020 and ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #2 (Downers Grove Downtown Service Area)

Summary: This levies taxies for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2020 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove special service area #2 (Downers Grove Downtown Service Area)

AN ORDINANCE LEVYING TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY 2020 AND ENDING ON THE THRITY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER 2020 FOR THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVCE SPECIAL SERVICE AREA #2 (DOWNERS GROVE DOWNTOWN SERVICE AREA) ORDINANCE 5836

Motion: Commissioner Earl moved that the Council adopt "the Ordinance Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First day of January 2020 and ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #2 (Downers Grove Downtown Service Area)" as presented. Commissioner Hosé seconded the motion.

Votes: Aye: Commissioners Earl, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Gray, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Walus, Mayor Barnett

Nay: None

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

ORD 2020-8737 - F. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First day of January 2020 and ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #6 (Fairview Fire Protection District)

Summary: This levies taxies for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2020 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove special service area #6 (Fairview Fire Protection District)

AN ORDINANCE LEVYING TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY AND ENDING ON THE THRITY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER 2020 FOR THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE SPEICAL SERVICE AREA #6 (FAIRVIEW FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT) ORDINANCE 5837

Motion: Commissioner Earl moved that the Council adopt "the Ordinance for Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First day of January 2020 and ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #6 (Fairview Fire Protection District)" as presented.

Seconded by Commissioner Hosé.

Votes: Aye: Commissioners Earl, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Gray, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Walus, Mayor Barnett

Nay: None

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried unanimously

 

Mayor Barnett asked for one motion to Adopt Ordinances ORD 2020-8735, ORD 2020-8736 and ORD 2020-8738 through ORD 2020- 8741 (Active Agenda Items G-L)

Motion: Commissioner Earl moved that the Council to "Adopt Ordinances ORD 2020-8735, ORD 2020-8736, ORD 2020-8738, ORD 2020-8739, ORD 2020-8740, and ORD 2020-8741 (Active Agenda Items G-L)" as presented. Commissioner Hosé seconded the motion.

ORD 2020-8735 - G. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First day of January 2020 and ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #4 (Green Acres Subdivision)

Summary: This levies taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2020 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove special service area #4

AN ORDINANCE LEVYING TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY AND ENDING ON THE THRITY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER 2020 FOR THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE SPEICAL SERVICE AREA #4 (GREEN ACRES SUBDIVISION) ORDINANCE 5838

ORD 2020-8736 - H. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First day of January 2020 and ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #5 (Atwood Subdivision)

Summary: This levies taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2020 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove special service area #5 (Atwood Subdivision)

AN ORDINANCE LEVYING TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY AND ENDING ON THE THRITY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER 2020 FOR THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE SPEICAL SERVICE AREA #5 (ATWOOD SUBDIVISION) ORDINANCE 5839

ORD 2020-8738 - I. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First day of January 2020 and ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #7 (Dunham Subdivision)

Summary: This levies taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2020 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove special sevice area #7 (Dunham Subdivision)

AN ORDINANCE LEVYING TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY AND ENDING ON THE THRITY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER 2020 FOR THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE SPEICAL SERVICE AREA #7 (DUNHAM SUBDIVISION) ORDINANCE 5840

ORD 2020-8739 - J. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First day of January 2020 and ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #8 (Nelson Meadow Subdivision)

Summary: This levies taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2020 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove special service area #8 (Nelson Meadow Subdivision)

AN ORDINANCE LEVYING TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY AND ENDING ON THE THRITY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER 2020 FOR THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE SPEICAL SERVICE AREA #8 (NELSON MEADOW SUBDIVISION) ORDINANCE 5841

ORD 2020-8740 - K. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First day of January 2020 and ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #9 (35th & Saratoga Subdivision)

Summary: The levies taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2020 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove special service area #9 (35th & Saratoga Subdivision)

AN ORDINANCE LEVYING TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY AND ENDING ON THE THRITY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER 2020 FOR THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE SPEICAL SERVICE AREA #9 (35TH & SARATOGA SUBDIVISION) ORDINANCE 5842

ORD 2020-8741 - L. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First day of January 2020 and ending on the Thirty-First Day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #10 (Bridgepoint Downers Grove Subdivision)

Summary: This levies taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January 2020 and ending on the thirty-first day of December 2020 for the Village of Downers Grove special service area #10 (Bridgepoint Downers Grove Subdivision)

AN ORDINANCE LEVYING TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY AND ENDING ON THE THRITY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER 2020 FOR THE VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE SPEICAL SERVICE AREA #10 (BRIDGEPOINT DOWNERS GROVE SUBDIVISION) ORDINANCE 5843

Votes: Aye: Commissioners Earl, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Gray, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Walus, Mayor Barnett

Nay: None

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried unanimously.

 

Mayor Barnett asked for one motion to Adopt Ordinances ORD 2020-8742 and ORD 2020-8747 (Active Agenda Items M-R).

Motion: Commissioner Earl motioned that Council Adopt Ordinances ORD 2020-8742 and ORD 2020-8747 (Active Agenda Items M - R). Commissioner Hosé seconded the motion.

ORD 2020-8742 - M. Ordinance: Abate a Portion of the 2020 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012

Summary: This abates a portion of the 2020 tax levy related to the general obligation bonds, series 2012

AN ORDINANCE TO ABATE A POTION OF THE 2020 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2012 ORDINANCE 5844

ORD 2020-8746 - N. Ordinance: Abate a Portion of the 2020 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019

Summary: This abates a portion of the 2020 tax levy related to the general obligation bonds, series 2019

AN ORDINANCE TO ABATE A POTION OF THE 2020 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2019 ORDINANCE 5845

ORD 2020-8743 - O. Ordinance: Abate a Portion of the 2020 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2014

Summary: This abates a portion of the 2020 tax levy related to the general obligation refunding bonds, series 2014

AN ORDINANCE TO ABATE A POTION OF THE 2020 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2014 ORDINANCE 5846

ORD 2020-8744 - P. Ordinance: Abate a Portion of the 2020 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2015

Summary: This abates a portion of the 2020 tax levy related to the general obligation refunding bonds, series 2015

AN ORDINANCE TO ABATE A POTION OF THE 2020 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2015 ORDINANCE 5847

ORD 2020-8745 - Q. Ordinance: Abate a Portion of the 2020 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

Summary: This abates a portion of the 2020 tax levy related to the general obligation refunding bonds, series 2016

AN ORDINANCE TO ABATE A POTION OF THE 2020 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2016 ORDINANCE 5848

ORD 2020-8747 - R. Ordinance: Abate a Portion of the 2020 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2020

Summary: This abates a portion of the 2020 tax levy related to the general obligation refunding bonds, series 2020

AN ORDINANCE TO ABATE A POTION OF THE 2020 TAX LEVY RELATED TO THE GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2020 ORDINANCE 5849

Votes: Aye: Commissioners Earl, Commissioner Hosé, Commission Gray, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Kulovany, Mayor Barnett

Nay: None

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried unanimously.

8. First Reading

Addressing Items A, B, and C below, Community Development Director Stan Popovich located the site on the overhead for Commissioners, pointing out that the current site included a one and two-story building. Current access to the site was noted. Per Mr. Popovich, the petitioner was proposing to construct a 9,000 sq. foot building located in the middle of the site, which included five tenant spaces and a drive-through on the east side of the building. Reviewed were future access points, site improvements, parking improvements, signage, and elevations, building materials and building parapets. The proposal met the requirements of the Village's comprehensive plan. The Plan Commission supported the rezoning and special use.

ORD 2020-8753 - A. Ordinance: Amend the Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois to Designate the Property at 1111 Ogden Avenue as Planned Unit Development #63 and Authorize Construction of Multi-Tenant Retail Building

Summary: This amends the zoning ordinance of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois to designate the property at 1111 Ogden Avenue as Planned Unit Development #63 and authorize construction of multi-tenant retail building

 

ORD 2020-8754 - B. Ordinance: Rezone Certain Property Located at 1111 Ogden Avenue

Summary: This rezones certain property located at 1111 Ogden Avenue

 

ORD 2020-8755 - C. Ordinance: Authorize a Special Use for 1111 Ogden Avenue to Permit a Multi-Tenant Retail Building with Drive-Through

Summary: This authorizes a special use for 1111 Ogden Avenue to permit a multi-tenant retail building with drive-through

 

ORD 2020-8769 - D. Ordinance: Approve a Redevelopment Agreement with 1111 Ogden, LLC

Summary: This approves a redevelopment agreement with 1111 Ogden, LLC

EDC President and CEO, Michael Cassa addressed the Council and explained that under the redevelopment agreement the Village would reimburse the developer in an amount not to exceed $850,000.00 for eligible redevelopment costs from the Ogden TIF fund with reimbursement to be made upon substantial completion of the redevelopment project as well as submission of no less than two signed leases for restaurant tenants and submission to the village of requisitions for eligible redevelopment costs. Key terms of the agreement also followed. Mr. Cassa extended thanks to Vequity for reinvesting in the Village with its fourth project.

Commissioners and Mayor Barnett thanked Vequity for investing in Downers Grove, thanked staff for their work, and also for Vequity providing a bike rack.

Mr. Chris Lake (phonetic) with Vequity, also appreciated the support and opportunity to work with the Village.

 

ORD 2020-8781 - E. Ordinance: Make Certain Amendments to the Mobile Food Permitted Location Map

Summary: This makes certain amendments to the mobile food permitted location map

Manager Fieldman summarized that this ordinance expands the locations of where food trucks are permitted to operate. Specifically, the proposed area is bounded by the center line of Rogers Street on the north, 703 Rogers street on the west, Douglas Street on the east and the railroad tracks on the south. The area is adjacent to a residential community. The Chamber of Commerce No. 630 supported the ordinance.

Commissioner Walus shared her comments about the Village's Legal Department sending Goldfinger an email in October 2019 explaining that mobile food trucks were not allowed to operate in the 513 Rogers area pursuant to Section 8-17 of the municipal code. Further, she noted that in an article in www.ChooseDupage.com (July of 2020) it stated that guests could bring their own food because food trucks would be set up in the parking lot, after staff indicated to Goldfinger that they could not operate in the area. She supported the amendments, especially during such trying times.

Commissioner Earl echoed the same comments, but pointed out this location was different than the locations approved in 2016.

Other commissioners shared that residents looked forward to having the trucks. Approving the ordinance leveled the playing field for Goldfinger and it also met the Village's policy where residents could eat food while consuming alcohol. The change would add value.

Commissioner Gray thanked Commissioner Kulovany for bringing the ordinance forward and for a well thought-out idea. He believed it was helping local businesses.

Commissioner Hosé provided positive comments on this matter even though he was supportive of the restrictions that were in place.

Mayor Barnett also supported the change and reminded everyone that food trucks can be an initial startup for an entrepreneur.

 

ORD 2020-8761 - F. Ordinance: Amend Liquor License Classifications

Summary: This amends liquor license classifications

Manager Fieldman reported this ordinance increases the number of recreational liquor licenses by one for X- Golf.

With respect to the following three agenda items (G, H, & I), Manager Fieldman explained the items relate to the implementation of the fiscal year 2021 budget, approved by Council last week

 

ORD 2020-8732 - G. Ordinance: FY21 Budget Implementation Item - Amend the Rates Charged for Water

Summary: This amends the rates charged for water

Per Fieldman, water rates would increase by 4.6% as recommended by the 2019 Water Rates Study.

 

ORD 2020-8759 - H. Ordinance: FY21 Budget Implementation Item - Amend the Rates Charged for Food and Beverage Taxes

Summary: This amends the rates charged for food and beverage taxes

Per Manager Fieldman, the food and beverage tax rate would increase .05% effective March 1, 2021.

 

RES 2020-8768 - I. Resolution: FY 21 Budget Implementation Item - Amend the Downers Grove Compensation Plan by Adopting a Revised Plan

Summary: This amends the Downers Grove compensation plan by adopting a revised plan

Per Fieldman, the pay ranges for employees not subject to a collective bargaining agreement, would increased 1.75% effective about May 1, 2021.

9. Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Table 1. Public Comments for December 8, 2020 Village Council Meeting (Comments published as of 5:00pm. Public comments can still be submitted any time before or during the meeting)

Agenda Section

Agenda Item

Comment

Commenter

First Reading

E. ORD 2020-8781 An ordinance making certain amendments to the mobile food permitted location map

Dear Mayor and Commissioners:

Thank you for your consideration to amend the mobile food vendor regulations to include the food truck operating area, generally bounded by Rogers Street, Fairview Avenue, Prospect Avenue and the railroad tracks. A special thanks to Commissioner Kulovany for his clear understanding of the needs of business, especially during the current treacherous environment, and for bringing this option to the attention of Council. It is crucial that we all continue to support the well-being of not only the residents of Downers Grove but the business community as well. A line we've often heard during this pandemic is, 'we're in this together,' and if we've learned anything the past ten months, it is the dependence of each other for success at every level.

Chamber630 fully supports the proposed amendment, it is directly aligned to the Legislative Platform, specifically addressing economic development and supporting our community by providing an environment in which business may thrive.

Should the ordinance pass, we recognize that the residential community will see little to no change in their surroundings. The south side of Rogers Street has had trucks stationed there for many years. A mobile food vendor would bring not only convenience to the neighborhood, but assurance that the trucks present, are those permitted by the Village of Downers Grove.

On behalf of the 700+ business Members and the Directors of Chamber630, we offer full support of proposed ordinance ORD2020-8781 allowing for certain amendments to the mobile food permitted location map. We also hope you will show your support to the business community and vote yes to this proposed ordinance. We thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

President & CEO

cc: Board of Directors

Laura Crawford, 2001 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove

Active Agenda

C. ORD 2020-8728 An ordinance repealing provisions concerning adult use cannabis business establishments

Please repeal this prohibition. The village can benefit from these types of businesses. Thank you.

Mark Scacco, 1080 35th Street, Downers Grove

Active Agenda

A. ORD 2020-8722 An ordinance amending zoning ordinance provisions concerning adult use cannabis establishments

Please amend the ordinance to allow for adult use cannabis establishments within the Village. The village can benefit from these types of establishments.

Mark Scacco, 1080 35th Street, Downers Grove

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 amending the zoning ordinance of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois to designate the property at 1111 Ogden Avenue as planned unit development #63 and authorize construction of a multi-tenant retail building
  2. An ordinance rezoning certain property located at 1111 Ogden Avenue
  3. An ordinance authorizing a special use for 1111 Ogden Avenue to permit a multi-tenant retail building with drive-through
  4. An ordinance approving a redevelopment agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and 1111 Ogden, LLC
  5. An ordinance amending the mobile food map
  6. An ordinance amending liquor license classifications
  7. An ordinance amending the rates charged for water
  8. An ordinance amending the rates charged for the food and beverage tax

 

11. Mayor and Council Member Reports

Commissioner Walus emphasized that the community should stay safe and support local businesses.

Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt announced the Grove Foundation has given out its grants for the year, raising about $6,000 which will go back into the community.

Commissioner Kulovany emphasized the need to practice safety due to the pandemic. Commissioner Gray echoed the same comments.

Commissioner Earl relayed that vaccines will be coming out soon and to consider receiving them, but to continue the three "W's."

Commissioner Hosé asked the community to shop local and practice the three "Ws."

Mayor Barnett commented that the Village continues to be current with the state and local health departments and will continue to provide what current information it has. He asked that residents visit the DuPage County Public Health Department web site at www.dupagehealth.org for more information about the vaccines. He voiced the challenges of getting the vaccine out to the public and advised residents to take control of what they can and put aside what they cannot. He emphasized the need for residents to make those personal choices that will reduce the spread of the virus.

12. Adjournment

Mayor Barnett asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Motion: Commissioner Earl, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Hosé seconded the motion.

Votes: Aye: Commissioners Earl, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Gray, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Walus, Mayor Barnett

Nay: None

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.