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December 07, 2021

1. Call to Order

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):  Mayor Barnett, Commissioner Hosé, Commissioner Walus, Commissioner Sadowski-Fugitt, Commissioner Kulovany, Commissioner Gilmartin, Commissioner Glover

Council Attendance (Not Present): none

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

3. Minutes of Council Meetings 

MIN 2021-9244- A. Minutes: Village Council Meeting Minutes -November 16, 2021

Summary: Village Council Meeting Minutes -November 16, 2021

MOTION: To adopt the meeting minutes of the November 16, 2021 meeting as presented.

RESULT: Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

MOTIONED TO APPROVE: Commissioner Hosé

SECONDED BY: Commissioner Walus

AYES: Commissioners Hosé, Walus, Sadowski-Fugitt, Kulovany, Gilmartin, Glover, Mayor Barnett

NAYES: None

4. Public Comment

No public comment on items not on the agenda.

5. Mayor's Report

No report.

6. Public Hearings

PUB 2021-9214  -   A. Public Hearing: 2021 Aggregate Tax Levy and Abatements for the Village of Downers Grove

Mayor Barmett called the public hearing to order at 7:04 p.m. pursuant to the Illinois Truth in Taxation Law to consider the proposed 2021 tax levy of the Village of Downers Grove.  Notice of this hearing was published in the    Downers Grove Suburban Life Newspaper on November 25, 2021 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 summarized the procedures to be followed for the public hearing.

Village Manager David Fieldman presented the tax levy information. The total tax levy for FY 2022, which is technically the 2021 tax levy, is $16.89 million - an increase of about $1.1 million from the previous tax levy.  This is an increase of about 7%. The increase is driven entirely by public safety pensions; contributions to fire and police pension funds are required by Illinois State Law and the Village continues to levy that amount and make the required contributions. For a typical house in the Village the 6.95% increase in the total tax levy translates to an increase of about $51.00 in the Village portion of the tax bill.  This increases last year's total amount from $736 to $787.

7. Presentation - Economic Development Quarterly Report

Mr. Michael Casa, President and CEO of the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation (EDC), presented the EDC Quarterly Report.
 
The economic data presented is from August of 2021. The following are highlights of the report:

Tax Revenue

  • Municipal Sales Tax: increased 12.56% vs 2020; increased 20.51% vs 2019
  • Home Rule Sales Tax: increased 19.2% vs 2020; increased 13.22% vs 2019
  • Hotel Tax: increased 109.16% vs 2020 (due to COVID); decreased 36.83% vs 2019; it has been a tough road for the Hotel industry but appears to be getting better.
  • Food & Beverage Tax: increased 85.5% vs 2020; increase 63.85% vs 2019

Projects

  • Steinhoffels is the largest retail project in DG since 2015. Steinhoffels ribbon cutting ceremony is Friday, December 10th at 9:30am, and doors open to the public at 10am.
  • Opus broke ground in November on an apartment development. This is a substantial project. Hopeful that the influx of residents will lead to an increase in retail businesses.
  • Woodspring Suites closed on their property in October and plan to break ground in the spring on the SE corner of Walnut and Ogden. Mr. Casa is working with Holiday Properties to identify and build a dine-in restaurant that will sit adjacent to the hotel.  It is expected to serve hotel and corporate patrons, as well as others when the Park District's sports facility opens.

3 Redevelopment Projects

  • 1111 Ogden project is the 4th Vequity project in DG. It is mostly complete and keys are being turned over to tenants: Noodles & Company, Athletico, Tropical Smoothie, and one other small restaurant.
  • 925 Ogden, the former Sears Hardware building, will become Higher Ground Daycare Center. Progress is being made on this redevelopment.
  • 844 Warren, the redevelopment of the NE corner of Washington & Warren at the former car repair facility. Oakley Home Builders and Todd Davies, of Cadence, are doing this project creating a 3rd restaurant for them in the downtown.

Outlot Developments

  • Butterfield Plaza outlot: working with Village staff on restaurant pad.
  • Downers Park Plaza: a Panera Bread will relocate from Woodridge here.

Tenant Recruitment Opportunities

  • Anchor tenants for Grove Shopping Center located on Lemont side of center. Once filled this will leave only 2 inline vacancies at the former Toys R Us location and the former Marshalls space.
  • 3300 Finley, the former Frye's building, working with new owners to identify a significant tenant for this center; work on building is completed and marketing is in place.
  • 1500 Branding, former Fuddruckers, building is in demand. Hoping to have the space leased.
  • 3500 Lacey, the largest office building in DG, 400,000 sq ft on the southern end of the Esplanade campus. Working to attract a very large corporate office project.
  • 5300 Belmont, former Magnitrol building, a lot of inquiry on the new building.
  • 935 Ogden at the corner of Highland, a redevelopment of the site on the SE corner. Acquired more land.

Strategic Plan 2022-2026

  • Series of key performance indicators in the plan will begin January 1, 2022.  Mr. Casa will continue to report annual, monthly and quarterly sales tax data, hotel tax data, and food and beverage tax data.
  • The next meeting is the annual meeting in March and will include the 2021 annual report on this data. In addition, he will also present the EAB data, capital investment, and occupancy rates per sector.
  • Other part of the plan is the high priority action items that have to be completed in 2022.

Council/Mayor Comments/Questions:
 
Commissioner Gilmartin: Requested to see data in relation to previous months for context of trends. Requested data to track potential development opportunities and see the progress.
 
Commissioner Kulovany: Asked what the current office occupancy rate is.
 
Mr. Casa: Does not have data with him. It is down in most places, but DG is holding its own due to newer office products. Will provide the occupancy number.
 
Commissioner Walus: Excited to see the Grove Shopping Center redevelopment and others redevelopments.

8. Consent Agenda

BIL 2021-9246  -   A. Bills Payable: No. 6632 - December 7, 2021

Summary: No. 6632 - November 16, 2021

 

COR 2021-9245  -  B. Claims Ordinance: No. 6435, Payroll - November 5, 2021

Summary: No. 6435, Payroll - November 5,, 2021

 

RES 2021-9227 -  C. Resolution: Authorize an Extension to the Contract with Total Fire & Safety in the Amount of $13,800.00 ($4,600.00 per year) for the Village's Fire Alarm Monitoring  RES 2021-79

Summary: This resolution authorizes the extension to the contract with Total Fire & Safety in the amount of $13,800.00 ($4,600.00 per year) for the Village's fire alarm monitoring.

 

RES 2021-9251  -  D. Resolution: Authorize an Extension to the Agreement with Hyland Software, Inc. of Westlake, Ohio in an Amount of $25,706.90 for OnBase, an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Software           RES 2021-80

Summary: A resolution authorizing an extension to the agreement with Hyland Software, Inc. of Westlake, Ohio in an amount of $25,706.90 for OnBase, an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software.

 

RES 2021-9241  -  E. Resolution: Authorize a Professional Services Agreement to True North Consultants, Inc. of Naperville, Illinois for Preliminary Environmental Consulting Services, as Part of the Redevelopment of the Civic Center Property, in the Amount of $52,175.00, which Includes a 25% Contingency RES 2021-81

Summary: This resolution authorizes a professional services contract to True North Consultants, Inc. of Naperville, Illinois for preliminary environmental consulting services, as part of the redevelopment of the Civic Center property, in the amount of $52,175.00, which includes a 25% contingency.

 

RES 2021-9238  -  F. Resolution: Authorize a Three-Year Agreement with the Illinois FOP Labor Council (Sergeants) Lodge 73-2 for Police Officer Services Effective May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2025 RES 2021-82

Summary: This resolution authorizes a three-year agreement between the Village of Downers Grove and the Illinois FOP Labor Council (Sergeants) Lodge 73-2 for police officer services effective May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2025.

 

RES 2021-9240  -  G. Resolution: Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Downers Grove Park District Facilitating the Maintenance of the 40th & Glendenning Wetland Area RES 2021-83

Summary: This resolution approves an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Downers Grove Park District (District) facilitating the maintenance of the 40th & Glendenning Wetland Area.

 

MOTION: To adopt all items on the Consent Agenda, as presented

RESULT: Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

MOTIONED TO APPROVE: Commissioner Hosé

SECONDED BY: Commissioner Walus

AYES: Commissioners Hosé, Walus, Sadowski-Fugitt, Kulovany, Gilmartin, Glover, Mayor Barnett NAYES none

9. Active Agenda

ORD 2021-9169  -  A. Ordinance: Adopt the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget in Lieu of Passage of an Appropriation Ordinance  ORD 5891

Summary: An ordinance adopting the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget in lieu of passage of an appropriation ordinance.

Council/Mayor Comments/Questions

Commissioner Hosé: Thank you for the hard work that went into the budget. Excited about new facilities.

Mayor Barnett: Budget has been discussed for several months. Data is available online. Balanced General Fund including funding for the facilities replacement and sustainability plan. No increase in the operations levy. The budget puts $6 million into streets, $5 million into stormwater, and $7 million into Village water systems. $830,000 of funding in the budget is for the Economic Development Corporation and the Downtown Management Corporation, both are the Village's partners that provide a huge value and are an extension of the Village's community efforts. The budget also includes funding for additional administrative duties related to the State Police Reform Act and continues funding of the recently added Social Worker Position. There is a lot of good in this budget to be proud of.

MOTION: To adopt an ordinance adopting the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget in lieu of passage of an appropriation ordinance, as presented.

RESULT: Motion carried unanimously by roll call.

MOTIONED TO APPROVE: Commissioner Hosé

SECONDED BY: Commissioner Walus

AYES: Commissioners Hosé, Walus, Sadowski-Fugitt, Kulovany, Gilmartin, Glover, Mayor Barnett NAYES: none

MOT 2021-9165  -  B. Motion: Estimate the 2021 Aggregate Tax Levy for the Village of Downers Grove

Summary: A motion estimating the 2021 Aggregate Tax Levy for the Village of Downers Grove.

 

MOTION: To adopt a motion to find and determine that the aggregate levy for the Village of Downers Grove, as defined in the Illinois Truth in Taxation Law, estimated to be necessary to be raised by taxation for 2021 upon the taxable property in Downers Grove is $27,642,807.50.  This amount is based upon an estimated levy of $4,058,169 for corporate and police; $2,935,500 for fire; $4,990,964, for police pension $4,903,198 for fire pension; $5,862,439 for library operating; $790,975 for Refunding Bonds 2014 Series debt service: $518,550 for Refunding Bonds 2015 Series debt service; $745,500 for Refunding Bonds 2016 Series debt service; $488,050 for Stormwater Bonds 2019 Series debt service and $1,829, 218.50 for Refunding Bonds 2020 Series debt services.

The estimated levy for Special Service Area #6, Fairview Fire Protection District Special Service Area, is $120,244 and the estimate levy for Special     Service Area #11, Downtown Downers Grove is $400,000. The estimated levies is $0 for the following Special Service Areas: Area #4, Green Acres; Area #5,  Atwood; Area #7, Dunham Subdivision; Area #8, Nelson Meadow Subdivision; Area #9 35th & Saratoga Subdivision and # I 0 Bridgepoint Downers Grove Subdivision.

A public hearing was held on these proposed levies earlier this evening, December 7, 2021, in the Village Council Chambers.  The adoption of the proposed levies will be held on December 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Council Chambers.  Staff is also directed to prepare ordinances to abate certain 2021 tax levies.   

RESULT: Motion carried unanimously by roll call.

MOTIONED TO APPROVE: Commissioner Hosé

SECONDED BY: Commissioner Walus

AYES: Commissioners Hosé, Walus, Sadowski-Fugitt, Kulovany, Gilmartin, Glover, Mayor Barnett NAYES none

Mayor Barnett reminded all that this information is available to everyone online. Anyone with questions should  feel free to email the Council at any time.

10. First Reading

Mayor Barnett explained that though there are 22 items on the First Read portion of the agenda, there are really 4 subjects.  The first 3 items are related to a new development on Lemont Road, Panera Bread, which requires a drive-through and consideration from the Village Council; there are a series of agreements between the Village of Downers Grove and our architects and construction management company as it relates to our facilities project; a declaration of intent to issue bonds for that project; and a first reading of the tax levy, of which we just  took the official estimate of.

Village Manager David Fieldman introduced Community Development Director, Stan Popovich to present items related to a new Panera Bread at 7361 Lemont Rd, at the corner of 75th & Lemont Road; the site is in front of Best  Buy and TJ Maxx and north of Taco Bell. Mr. Popovich presented items A-C on this portion of the agenda, including a Plat of  Subdivision, Planned Unit Development Amendments and a Special use.  Mr. Popovich  discussed the location of the restaurant, the circulation of traffic, the pedestrian connection to the Lemont Road  sidewalk, the drive-through lanes, the facade of the building and the signage at the shopping center.  He noted that  the Comprehensive Plan notes; the area corridor is commercial, neighborhood and regional retail, provides a range of uses on 75th Street, is a high level of design and has shared parking.  On November 1, 2021, the Plan  Commission found the Plat of Subdivision requirements were met and the PUD and Special Use standards for approval were also met.

 RES 2021-9210  -  A. Resolution: Approval of the Final Plat of Subdivision for 7361 Lemont Road

 Summary: This resolution approves the Final Plat of Subdivision for 7361 Lemont Road.

 

ORD 2021-9208  -  B. Ordinance: Approve an Amendment to Planned Unit Development #18 to Permit Construction of a Restaurant with a Drive-Through and Approve an Amendment to the Master Sign Plan at 7361 Lemont Road

Summary: This ordinance approves an amendment to Planned Unit Development #18 to permit    construction of a restaurant with a drive-through and approve an amendment to the Master Sign Plan at    7361 Lemont Road.

 

ORD 2021-9209  -  C. Ordinance: Authorize a Special Use for 7361 Lemont Road to Permit a Restaurant with a Drive-Through

Summary: This ordinance authorizes a special use for 7361 Lemont Road to permit a restaurant with a drive-through.

Manager Fieldman introduced Deputy Village Manager Mike Baker to present on the new facilities project, items D-F under First Reading.  

Mr. Baker presented and stated that resolutions have been prepared to approve contracts with FGM Architects and Leopardo Companies for the design and construction of the new combined facility and related site work, as part of the Facility Replacement and Sustainability Plan (FRSP). At the September 14, 2021, Village Council meeting, the Council directed staff to negotiate contract terms for the design and construction of the FRSP with both FGM and Leopardo Companies. The Village has an established contractual relationship with both firms and they have played an integral role is the progress that has been made to date.  Much of that progress was discussed at the November 16, 2021 Village Council meeting.  The contract documents are presented to Council for consideration.  Mr. Baker discussed the details of the contracts and stated the schedule for design and construction will allow the project to advance more rapidly and offers greater overall flexibility.  Mr. Baker stated there is a lot of material in the Village Council packets related to these contracts, all of which has been extensively reviewed by staff.  Mr. Baker thanked Village Attorney, Enza Petrarca, for leading the team that reviewed and prepared these contracts.

 

RES 2021-9253  -  D. Resolution: Authorizing an AIA B133 Agreement between the Village of Downers Grove, as Owner, and FGM Architects, Inc., as Architect

Summary: This resolution authorizes an AIA B133 agreement between the Village of Downers Grove, as owner, and FGM Architects, Inc., as architect.

 

RES 2021-9254  -  E. Resolution: Authorize an AIA A133 Agreement between the Village of Downers Grove, as Owner, and Leopardo Companies, Inc., as Construction Manager/Constructor

Summary: This resolution authorizes an agreement between the Village of Downers Grove, as owner, and Leopardo Companies, Inc., as construction manager/constructor.

 

RES 2021-9252  -  F. Resolution: Approval of AIA A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction between the Village of Downers Grove, as Owner, and Leopardo Companies, Inc., as Construction Manager/Contractor

Summary: This resolution authorizes the approval of AIA A201 General Conditions of the contract for construction between the Village of Downers Grove, as owner, and Leopardo Companies, Inc., as construction manager/contractor.

Council/Mayor Comments/Questions

Commissioner Hosé: Glad the temporary stay in current Village facilities will be coming to an end. Contracts represent the beginning of the end. Thank you's went to Council and staff for getting it done. The design plans are coming in future discussions.

Mayor Barnett: Seconded what Commissioner Hosé stated.

Manager Fieldman introduced Judy Buttny, Finance Director, to present the next 2 items on this portion of the  agenda, background information on bond issuance to pay for facilities.

Ms. Buttny presented on the items. The first item is a parameters ordinance, which gives the Village the ability to  issue debt within the next 12 months, as long as key parameters are met. The plan is to issue $40.5 million in bonds,  of which $35 million would be for facilities and $5.5 million for stormwater. The two bonds are being combined to  reduce the issuance costs. Market conditions may change by the time the bonds are issued in 2022. The parameters have been set to give the Village flexibility to respond to any changes. The method of sale will  be a competitive sale. The maximum principal will be $42.1 million, with maximum annual debt service  payments of $3,850,000 and a maximum interest rate of 5.5%. This parameters ordinance authorizes the  Mayor to execute the bond order. The second item is a reimbursement resolution. This allows the Village  to reimburse itself with proceeds from the bond issuance for money the Village is spending now; it will  pre-date the approval of this by 60 days.

ORD 2021-9236  -  G. Ordinance: An Ordinance Providing for the Issuance of Not to Exceed $42,100,000.00 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022, of the Village of Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois, in One or More Series, and Providing for the Levy and Collection of a Direct Annual Tax Sufficient for the Payment of the Principal of and Interest on Said Bonds

Summary: An ordinance providing for the issuance of not to exceed $42,100,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022, of the Village of Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois, in one or more series, and providing for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax sufficient for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds.

 

RES 2021-9237  -  H. Resolution: Declaring the Official Intent to Reimburse Expenditures for the Certain Capital Expenditures of the Village with the Issuance of Not to Exceed $42,100,000.00 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022, of the Village of Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois

Summary: A resolution declaring the official intent to reimburse expenditures for the certain capital  expenditures of the Village with the issuance of not to exceed $42,100,000.00 General Obligation Bonds,   Series 2022, of the Village of Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois.

Council/Mayor Comments/Questions

Mayor Barnett: This is the beginning of the facilities project and this sets things up to be able to pay for it  in an efficient and effective way.

Manager Fieldman: Thanked Judy for a great presentation, and for an exemplary career with the Village. Judy  will be retiring in early January and the Village thanks her for her outstanding service.  

Manager Fieldman stated the following 14 items on this portion of the agenda address the same information that has  been talked about twice during this meeting, so there were no further presentations. 

 

ORD 2021-9215  -  I. Ordinance: 2021 Aggregate Tax Levy

Summary: This ordinance establishes the 2021 Aggregate Tax Levy in the amount of $21,260,124.50 for the Village of Downers Grove and $5,862,439.00 for the Library.

 

ORD 2021-9183  -  J. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First day of January, 2021 and ending on the Thirty-First Day of December, 2021 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area   #4 (Green Acres Subdivision)

Summary: This ordinance levies the taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first Day of December, 2021 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #4 (Green  Acres Subdivision).

 

ORD 2021-9184  -  K. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January, 2021 and Ending on the Thirty First Day of December, 2021 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #5 (Atwood Subdivision)

Summary: This ordinance levies taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for the Village of Downers Grove Special Service Aread #5 (Atwood Subdivision).

 

ORD 2021-9185  -  L. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January, 2021 and Ending on the Thirty-First day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #6 (Fairview Fire Protection District)

Summary: This ordinance levies the taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #6 (Fairview Fire Protection District).

 

ORD 2021-9186  -  M. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January, 2021 and Ending on the Thirty-First day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #7 (Dunham Subdivision)

Summary: This ordinance levies the taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #7 (Dunham Subdivision).

 

ORD 2021-9188  -  N. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January, 2021 and Ending on the Thirty-First day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #8 (Nelson Meadow Subdivision)

Summary: This ordinance levies the taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #8 (Nelson Meadow Subdivision).

 

ORD 2021-9190  -  O. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January, 2021 and Ending on the Thirty-First day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #9 (35th & Saratoga Subdivision)

Summary: This ordinance levies the taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #9 (35th & Saratoga Subdivision).

 

ORD 2021-9191  -  P. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January, 2021 and Ending on the Thirty-First day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #10 (Bridgepoint Downers Grove Subdivision)

Summary: This ordinance levies the taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #10 (Bridgepoint Downers Grove Subdivision).

 

ORD 2021-9192  -  Q. Ordinance: Levying of Taxes for the Fiscal Year Commencing on the First Day of January, 2021 and Ending on the Thirty-First day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #11 (Downtown Downers Grove)

Summary: This ordinance levies the taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #11(Downtown Downers Grove).

 

ORD 2021-9194  -  R. Ordinance: Abate a Portion of the 2021 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2014

Summary: This ordinance abates a portion of the 2021 Tax Levy related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2014.

 

ORD 2021-9216  -  S. Ordinance: Abate a Portion of the 2021 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2015

Summary: This ordinance abates a portion of the 2021 Tax Levy related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2015.

 

ORD 2021-9255  -  T. Ordinance: Abate a Portion of the 2021 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

Summary: This ordinance abates a portion of the 2021 Tax Levy related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2016.

 

ORD 2021-9296  -  U. Ordinance: Abate a Portion of the 2021 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019

Summary: This ordinance abates a portion of the 2021 Tax Levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019.

 

ORD 2021-9197  -  V. Ordinance: Abate a Portion of the 2021 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2020

Summary: This ordinance abates a portion of the 2021 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2020.

11. Manager's Report

No report.

12. Attorney's Report

Attorney Enza Petrarca presented the following:

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

  1. An ordinance approving an amendment to Planned Unit Development #18 to permit construction of a restaurant with a drive-through and approve an amendment to the Master Sign Plan at 7361 Lemont Road.
  2. An ordinance authorizing a special use for 7361 Lemont Road to permit a restaurant with a drive-through.
  3. An ordinance providing for the issuance of not to exceed $42,100,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022 in one or more series and providing for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax sufficient for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds. 
  4. An ordinance establishing the 2021 Aggregate Tax Levy
  5. An ordinance for the levying of taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first Day of December, 2021 for the 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, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for the 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, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 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, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 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, 2021  and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area  #8 (Nelson Meadow Subdivision).
  10. An ordinance for the levying of taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #9 (35th & Saratoga Subdivision).
  11. An ordinance for the levying of taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #10 (Bridgepoint Downers Grove Subdivision).
  12. An ordinance for the levying of taxes for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of January, 2021 and ending on the thirty-first day of December, 2021 for Village of Downers Grove Special Service Area #11(Downtown Downers Grove).
  13. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2021 Tax Levy related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2014.
  14. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2021 Tax Levy related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2015.
  15. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2021 Tax Levy related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2016.
  16. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2021 Tax Levy related to the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019.
  17. An ordinance abating a portion of the 2021 Tax Levy Related to the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2020.

13. Council Member Reports

No council member reports.

14. Adjournment

Mayor Barnett asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting

MOTION: To adjourn the December 07, 2021, Village Council meeting into an Executive Session pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Illinois Open Meetings Act to consider personnel matters.   RESULT: Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

MOTIONED TO APPROVE: Commissioner Hosé

SECONDED BY: Commissioner Walus

AYES: Commissioners Hosé, Walus, Sadowski-Fugitt, Kulovany, Gilmartin, Glover, Mayor Barnett

NAYES: None

Mayor Barnett declared the motion carried by voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 7:49 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Rosa Berardi

Village Clerk