ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 – 5:30 p.m.
Chamber Room – Countryside City Hall
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, April 30, 2013 – 5:30 p.m.
Council Chambers – Countryside City Hall
Ald. Sean McDermott, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. He called the Roll of those physically present:
PRESENT: Ald. Sean McDermott, Chairman, City Admin. Gail Paul, Ald. Robert Pondelicek, Ald. James Jasinski, Treasurer Steven Jasinski – 5:42
Also Present:Mayor Krzeminski, Clerk Sweeney, City Atty. Peck, Ald. Michalczyk, Ald. Musillami, Ald. Von Drasek, Asst. Admin. Peterson, CDP Swanson.
Chairman McDermott sought approval of the Regular Minutes of April 4, 2013. Ald. Pondelicek moved to approve the minutes as presented, seconded by Ald. Jasinski and carried unanimously.
Presentation of the Outrigger project and estimated costs.
Mr. Mikroulis provided a breakdown for the projected costs. He has secured a $1.45 million bank loan to purchase the land. He stated that the parking lot must be resurfaced – $100,000. He read from a long list of items including plumbing, electrical, carpeting, design, architectural, furnishings, kitchen, hoods, exhaust and sprinklers – giving an overall total of approximately $600,000 to bring everything up to code. The roof is in terrible condition – he has no estimate for that. He stated he can do the job with help from the City. Ald. McDermott stated that the City needs firm numbers; they cannot make a decision with the estimated figures provided tonight. Mr. Mikroulis stated that he is looking for $100,000 from the City. Ms. Paul stated that it is really $100,000 plus waiving permit fees. Mr. Mikroulis agreed. Mayor Krzeminski asked about the time frame. Mr. Mikroulis estimates opening in September or October – maybe sooner. The current figures were provided by his architect. The closing would take place a week after signing the contract. There were no other questions. Mr. Mikroulis left the meeting.
Discussion about removing Resident Only Parking signs along
The east property line of Tavern on LaGrange
Chairman McDermott stated that this matter was brought up at the last meeting. Mr. James Arce, owner, stated that he spoke to neighbors and they have no objection to using that half of the street. He suggested using half the street for a few hours once or twice a week – specifically Friday and Saturday nights from 8 pm to 1 or 2 am including the west side of 6th Avenue from Bobolink to 55th St. – next to Salsa. Mr. Arce stated that there are four residents on that side and they approved the request – this involves about 4-5 parking spots. Ald. Jasinski stated that residents on the north side of Bobolink might object. It appears to be all right on the south side of Bobolink. Ald. Pondelicek sees no problem with the request; it is long overdue. Ald. Michalczyk suggested not having specific times. Mr. Arce sated that employees of other restaurants park on that street and that causes problems – they named several small businesses in the immediate area. Ald. Musillami stated that Mr. Arce deserves the parking; his business is around the corner and he sees how other businesses cripple the parking. He has no problem with the 5-6 spots involved. Ald. McDermott took a straw poll and everyone agreed that the Resident Only Parking signs should be removed – from Bobolink south to 55th St. on the west side of the street. A motion and vote will be taken at the next Regular Council meeting and the City attorney will draft an appropriate ordinance. Mr. Arce thanked the committee for their consideration.
Having no other business to discuss, Ald. McDermott moved to adjourn to Executive Session under Sec. 2Ac for the purpose of discussing real estate and Sec. 21c for the purpose of reviewing Executive Session minutes of EDC 4-4-13, seconded by Ald. Pondelicek and carried by Roll Call vote. The committee will return to Regular session.
Chairman McDermott declared the meeting recessed at 5:50 p.m.
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The Regular Economic Development Committee returned to Open Session with the same members present at 6:36 p.m.
Ald. Jasinski moved to approve the Executive Session minutes of April 4, 2013 as presented, seconded by Ald. Pondelicek and carried unanimously.
Ald. Jasinski moved to adjourn the Regular Session, seconded by Ald. Pondelicek and carried unanimously.
Chairman McDermott declared the meeting adjourned at 6:37 p.m.
ALD. SEAN MC DERMOTT, CHAIRMAN