INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 – 6:00 p.m.
Chamber Room – Countryside City Hall
1. Call meeting to order.
2. Roll call: Alderman Karen Michalczyk – Chairman, Alderman Wayne Straza,Alderman John Von Drasek
3. Approval of Minutes – February 28, 2011.
4. Continued Discussion on Flooding issues at Hallowell and James.
*This is a follow up item from the February 28, 2011 meeting.
5. Discussion on the Fence Ordinance and Materials Allowed.
6. Update on Old Codes and Addressing Them.
7. Other Committee Business.
MINUTES OF INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE MEETING
CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE – CITY HALL
APRIL 19, 2011 – 6:00 PM CHAMBER ROOM
CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
1. Meeting called to order at 6:00 P.M. Present: Chair Michalczyk, Aldermen Straza, Alderman Von Drasek. Also present: Mayor Elect Ed Krzeminski; Alderman McDermott; Alderman Elect Jim Jasinski; Assistant Administrator Sharon Peterson; Building Official Steve Tisinai; City Engineer John Fitzgerald.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
2. The minutes of the February 28, 2011 were approved as submitted.
CONTINUED DISCUSSION ON FLOODING ISSUES AT HALLOWELL AND JAMES
3. At the February 2011 Infrastructure Committee meeting, City Engineer, John Fitzgerald was directed to estimate the cost of installing a curb on the Hallowell and James property to help alleviate the flooding. Two options were presented:
Option A: The cost is $51,000. This estimate includes installing 320 feet of curb along the south limit of the Hallowell and James parking lot and installing 320 feet of a storm sewer into the Edgewood Avenue storm sewer.
Option B: The cost is $62,500. This includes the same improvements as Option A, but also includes 6,345 cubic yards of storm water detention.
Asst. Admin. Peterson was directed to obtain an opinion from the City Attorney regarding the nuisance ordinance.
DISCUSSION ON THE FENCE ORDINANCE AND MATERIAL ALLOWED
4. A resident would like to install a vinyl material fence that is 80/20 permeable to air and light, but vinyl is not listed as an allowable material.
The committee members recommended allowing vinyl as an allowable material for a fence.
UPDATE ON OLD CODES AND ADDRESSING THEM
5. Building Official Steve Tisinai reviewed Titles 6-9 of the City Code as they pertained to the Building Department. Items that were no longer relating to the City were omitted and items were checked for incorporation in Sterling Codifiers. Some of the items addressed include:
Match fines for violations consistently throughout the code book.
Address refuse and open burning consistently.
Discussion on when and how much to charge for tap on fees. Staff will contact the South Lyons Sanitary District to determine their current charges.
The bond for the life of a sign section will be removed.
Permits for septic tanks are for the Cook County Public Health Department. This will be left in for reference only.
Chair Michalczyk was happy with the progress on clearing up the issues.
6. Ald. VonDrasek directed staff to prepare an article for the next newsletter pertaining to the streets that will be resurfaced and what to expect.
7. City Engineer Fitzgerald reported the list of items to be repaired on the Lorraine Water Main Project was recently sent to the contractor and he is waiting for a date when they will be scheduled.
8. City Engineer Fitzgerald reported MWRD completed their study on the triangle flood plain and has a CD with their finding. The information still needs to go to FEMA and the Department of Natural Resources for a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR). A LOMR is an engineering report that takes about 18-months to complete and costs $20,000-$25,000. The report is used to convince FEMA to change the zoning map.
City Engineer Fitzgerald was directed to schedule a public information meeting with the triangle area residents and inform them the city is moving forward with the engineer report.
Committee members recommended proceeding with the engineering report and informational meeting.
9. The meeting is adjourned at 6:33 PM.
Dated: __________________ ________________________
Karen Michalczyk, Chair