AGENDA
CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2005 – 7:30 P.M.

I. MEETING CALL TO ORDER – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II. ROLL CALL – CITY CLERK

III. OMNIBUS AGENDA: All items on the Omnibus Agenda are considered to be routine in nature by the City Council and will be enacted in one motion. There will not be separate discussion of these items unless a Council member so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Omnibus Agenda and considered separately.

A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: – July 27, 2005.

B. STATEMENT OF BILLS – period ending August 10, 2005.

C. Skipped.

D. Application for a general business license from EUROPEAN FUN TAN, 6574-76 Joliet Road. Type: tanning salon. Applicant: Sharon Knudson. (New owners and new location).

E. Application for a general business license from ULTRA DISCOUNT NUTRITION LLC, 5408A La Grange Road. Type: Health Store. Applicant: George Whaley.

F. Application for a registration from SKALA & ASSOCIATES, 6536 Joliet Road. Type: Accounting Services. Applicant: Francine Skala.

IV. ADDITIONS TO AND/OR DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA

V. QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE

VI. MAYOR’S REPORT

A. From the I/M Canal National Heritage Corridor requesting City’s assistance for the ESDA and DPW departments to help with the Rendezvous event being held Sept.10-11, 2005.

B. From the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce requesting membership fees for $3,465.

C. Approval of the Annual Conference of the Illinois Municipal League held Sept. 22-25 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. Full registration – $235. (Elected, Adm’r, Dept.Heads, Police & Fire Com’rs.)

D. Application for a Class J-2 liquor license and business license to operate the Que Pasa Restaurant, 6542 Joliet Road. Type: Restaurant/bar. Applicant: Mark Diederich. (new owner).
VII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
VIII. TREASURER’S REPORT
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS

LICENSE COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN MICHALCZYK, CHAIRMAN

A. Request to hold a 3-day exposition at Park Place, 6200 Joliet Road from Sept.9-11, 2005 – Illinois Numismatic Assn.

B. Request from the Pleasantdale Park District to hold a Farmer’s Market at Soerhman Park every Tuesday from 7 am to Noon, through October.

WATER COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN STRAZA, CHAIRMAN

C. Recommendation from the Water Committee meeting of August 10, 2005:

1. Request authorization to bid for an emergency backup generator at Pumphouse.

2. Skipped.

3. Recommendation to accept M.E. Simpson Co’s proposal to perform a leak detection survey of the water distribution in Ward 2 – $2,500.

FINANCE COMMITTEE – TREASURER STOFFELS, CHAIRMAN

D. Recommendation from the Finance Committee meeting of August 10, 2005:

1. La Grange Memorial Hospital Golf Classic – golf, raffle, sponsorship.

X. CITY ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPORT

A. Draft ordinance providing for resident parking only in area at 57th St. between Madison and Ashland Avenue.

XI. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

A. Engineer’s Pay Estimate #9 & Semi Final for the 2004 Water Main Replacement to Cerniglia Company, Melrose Park, IL – $130,030.84.

B. Engineer’s pay estimate #1 and semi final for the 2005 Water Main Replacement – Phase 2 to Gerardi Sewer & Water Company, Norridge, IL – $145,707.65.

C. Engineer’s pay estimate #4 and semi final for the 2005 Water Main Replacement -to Gerardi Sewer & Water Company, Norridge, IL – $41,297.00.

XII. STAFF REPORTS

A. Police Chief

B. City Engineer:

XIII. OLD & NEW BUSINESS

XIV. ADJOURNMENT

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE, ILLINOIS
HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2005

1. After the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Mayor LeGant called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. City Clerk Herberts called the Roll which was as follows:

PRESENT: Mayor Carl LeGant, Aldermen Robert Conrad, Wayne Straza, Karen Michalczyk, John Von Drasek, Robert Pondelicek

ABSENT: Michael Smetana

ALSO PRESENT: City Clerk Herberts, City Treasurer Stoffels, City Attorneys Erik & Robert Peck, Police Chief Swanson, City Administrator Bailey, City Engineer Fitzgerald, Deputy Treasurer Wenzel, CDD Muenzer

OMNIBUS AGENDA

2. Approval of Minutes of July 27, 2005.

3. Statement of Bills for the period ending August 10, 2005.

4. Application for a general business license from European Fun Tan, 6574-76 Joliet Road. Type: Tanning salon. Applicant: Sharon Knudson (New owners and new location).

5. Application for a general business license from Ultra Discount Nutrition, LLC, 5408 A LaGrange Road. Type: Health store. Applicant: George Whaley.

6. Application for a registration from SKALA & Associates, 6536 Joliet Road. Type: Accounting services. Applicant: Francine Skala.

7. Ald. Straza moved to approve the Omnibus Agenda as presented, seconded by Ald. Conrad and carried unanimously.

ADDITIONS TO AND/OR DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA

8. Two additions were noted by Ald. Conrad.

QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE – none

MAYOR’S REPORT

9. Mayor LeGant presented the request from the I & M Canal National Heritage Corridor requesting City assistance from ESDA and DPW Departments to help with the Rendezvous event held September 10-11, 2005. Ald. Conrad moved to approve the request, seconded by Ald. Straza and carried unanimously.

10. Mayor LeGant presented the request for annual membership fees from the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $3,465. Ald. Straza moved to approve the request, seconded by Ald. Conrad and carried unanimously.

11. Mayor LeGant sought approval for attendance at the Annual Conference of the Illinois Municipal League held September 22-25, 2005 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. Full registration is $235 and will include elected officials, Administration, Department Heads and Police & Fire Commissioners. Ald. Michalczyk moved to approve, seconded by Ald. Conrad and carried unanimously.

12. Mayor LeGant presented the application for a Class J-2 Liquor License and business license to operate the Que Pasa Restaurant, 6542 Joliet Road. Type: Restaurant / Bar. Applicant: Mark Diederich (new owner). There are no licenses available; the old license is not transferable; a new license must be created. Ald. Michalczyk moved to authorize the creation of a new J-2 Liquor License for the Que Pasa Restaurant, seconded by Ald. Conrad and carried unanimously.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

13. LICENSE COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN MICHALCZYK, CHAIRMAN, presented the request to hold a three-day exposition at Park Place, 6200 Joliet Road, from September 9-11, 2005 – the Illinois Numismatic Association. Ald. Michalczyk moved to approve the request, seconded by Ald. Von Drasek and carried unanimously.

14. Ald. Michalczyk presented the request from Pleasantdale Park District to hold a Farmer’s Market at Soehrman Park every Tuesday from 7 am to noon through October. They have been holding the Market and were not aware that the City required a license for that purpose. The paperwork has been completed. Ald. Michalczyk moved to approve the request, seconded by Ald. Straza and carried unanimously. Mayor LeGant stated that the City reserves the right to review this request if any problems arise in the future.

15. WATER COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN STRAZA, CHAIRMAN, presented recommendations from the committee meeting held earlier this evening. The first is to request authorization to bid for an emergency backup generator at the Pumphouse. Novotny & Associates will submit paperwork for that project. Ald. Von Drasek moved to approve the request, seconded by Ald. Michalczyk and carried unanimously. Ald. Straza stated that this will be a gas-generated unit, be environmentally friendly and have an extended life expectancy.

16. Ald. Straza presented the committee recommendation to accept the proposal of M.E. Simpson Co. to perform a leak detection survey of the water distribution in Ward 2 for a total cost of $2,500. They have completed Wards 1 and 3 in the past. Ald. Von Drasek moved to approve the request, seconded by Ald. Michalczyk and carried unanimously.

17. FINANCE COMMITTEE – TREASURER STOFFELS, CHAIRMAN, presented the recommendation not to participate in the LaGrange Memorial Hospital Golf Classic.

18. RECREATION COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN CONRAD, CHAIRMAN, reminded the audience that Movies in the Park are generating larger crowds each Friday. This Friday is the final movie showing My Big Fat Greek Wedding – a great family movie. He invited all residents to join in the occasion.

19. POLICE COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN CONRAD, CHAIRMAN, stated that Police Chief Swanson has received an award from the Cook County Sheriff’s Youth Services. He presented the award to Chief Tim Swanson, Countryside Police Department – the Friend of Youth Award. Council congratulated the Chief. Chief Swanson stated that the Department has had good results from the Compliance Enforcement Programs they are conducting throughout the City.

LEGAL REPORT

20. City Attorney Peck stated that the draft ordinance providing for resident only parking in the area of 57th St. between Madison and Ashland will be postponed until Ald. Smetana returns. Letters were to be sent to residents advising them about this ordinance. Ald. Conrad moved to table this matter to the next meeting, or until letters are sent to residents, seconded by Ald. Pondelicek and carried unanimously. Chief Swanson stated that the Police Department will run license plates prior to issuing a citation.

21. Attorney Peck stated that the Clerk’s Office has provided copies of a draft Ordinance creating the position of Budget / Finance Director for Council review. It will be on the Agenda for the next meeting.

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

22. City Administrator Bailey presented engineer’s pay estimate #9 and semi-final for the 2004 Water Main Replacement to Cerniglia Co., Melrose Park, IL in the amount of $130,030.84. Ald. Conrad moved to approve, seconded by Ald. Straza and carried unanimously.

23. Mr. Bailey presented engineer’s pay estimate #1 and semi-final for the 2005 Water Main Replacement, Phase 2 (the alley project) to Gerardi Sewer & Water Co., Norridge, IL in the amount of $145,707.65. Ald. Straza moved to approve, seconded by Ald. Michalczyk and carried unanimously. Mr. Bailey presented engineer’s pay estimate #4 and semi-final for the 2005 Water Main Replacement to Gerardi Sewer & Water Co. (on 7th and 8th Ave.) in the amount of $41,297.00. Ald. Straza moved to approve, seconded by Ald. Michalczyk and carried unanimously.

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS

Treasurer Stoffels asked when the alley will be paved. Mr. Fitzgerald stated that after the contract is executed by the City, work should begin in ten days. Mr. Stoffels stated that the sewer located in the alley has become a lake. This fact was echoed by Ald. Von Drasek; something must be done to relieve the situation; it is quite large. Mr. Fitzgerald will examine the structure again to see if it is draining properly. He wants to make sure no damage was done during construction. Mr. Stoffels noted it appears that there is no sewer there. Mr. Fitzgerald will review the situation.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to discuss, Ald. Conrad moved to adjourn into Closed Session under Section 2Ac of the Open Meetings Act for the purpose of discussing the acquisition of real estate, seconded by Ald. Straza and carried by unanimous Roll Call vote.

Mayor LeGant declared the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

SHIRLEY C. HERBERTS, CITY CLERK