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MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE, ILLINOIS
HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22, 2003
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 Driscoll, Robert Conrad, Kenneth Kuehn, Michael Smetana, Ald. Krzeminski, Ald. Fajdich
ALSO PRESENT: City Clerk Herberts, City Treasurer Stoffels, City Attorneys Robert & Erik Peck, City Administrator Bailey, Police Chief D_Urso, City Engineer Fitzgerald, Deputy Clerk Bartelt, Deputy Treasurer Wenzel, Deputy Chief Swanson, Econ. Development Muenzer, Police/Fire Bd. Members Straza, Welch, Pondelicek, Bldg. Comm. Krautstrunk
2. Approval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of January 8, 2003.
3. Statement of Bills for the period ending January 22, 2003.
4. Treasurer’s Report for the period ending December 31, 2002.
5. Membership: West Suburban Business Alliance – Administration – Cost: $225.
6. Membership: West Suburban Health Council – Building Department – Cost: $30.
7. Membership: Illinois Plumbing Inspectors Assn. – Building Department – Cost: $30.
8. Application for a general business license from Oak Brook Bank, 600 Plainfield Road. Type: Banking. Applicant: Becky McPartlin.
9. Membership: Illinois Government Finance Officers Assn. – Treasurer’s Office – Cost: $80.
10. Application for a general business license from Mattress World, 5400 LaGrange Road. Type: Retail. Applicant: Tommie Saylors.
11. Request from Misericordia/Heart of Mercy to solicit on April 4-5, 2003 at various locations.
12. Ald. Smetana moved, seconded by Ald. Krzeminski, to approve the Omnibus Agenda minus Item J, license of KFC; and to add to item 31, Ald. Krzeminski opposed the Mayor being prohibited from voting to create a tie; also, to remove the phrase _on the free-standing sign._ in Item 33.
13. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote to approve the Omnibus Agenda with the above corrections.
14. ADDITIONS TO AND/OR DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA
15. One addition to the Agenda was noted by Ald. Krzeminski.
QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE – none
16. Mayor LeGant recognized Police Chief Charles D’Urso for his 32 years on the Countryside Police Department. He presented the Chief with a framed article from the first page of the Suburban Life highlighting his accomplishments. Chief D_Urso_s retires after 32 years of service, the last ten as Chief of Police. Mayor LeGant presented him with a token of appreciation from the City, an engraved gold watch. Chief D’Urso thanked the Council for the gift and for the opportunity of having served the City during his 32 years on the Police Department. He expressed appreciation for the cooperation of the entire City Council during his tenure.
17. Mayor LeGant sought Council consideration for attendance of elected officials at the National League of Cities Conference in Washington D.C., March 7-11, 2003. Ald. Driscoll moved, seconded by Ald. Krzeminski, to allow attendance at the above conference. Motion carried by unanimous Roll Call vote.
18. Mayor LeGant discussed the request from the Village of Hodgkins for an agreement to share the cost of installation and maintenance of a new traffic signal on Joliet Road at the Quarry Shopping Center entrance at Circuit City. This matter has been discussed for the last few years but all parties were not in agreement. What is needed is an update on the cost; Mayor LeGant asked Mr. Fitzgerald to check on the status. A traffic study was completed two years ago; previous cost estimate was $85,000; that has escalated to $123,000.
CITY CLERK’S REPORT
19. Clerk Herberts stated that Council packets include a proposed Resolution classifying Executive Session minutes remaining as Schedule A (confidential) or Schedule B (public record). Ald. Krzeminski moved, seconded by Ald. Smetana, to release the Schedule B minutes to become public record. Motion carried by unanimous Roll Call vote.
Clerk Herberts declared that this will be known as RESOLUTION 03-01-R.
20. BUILDING COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN FAJDICH, CHAIRMAN, stated that after discussion at the committee meeting regarding the BOCA Code Fire Alarm Systems, they recommend that no further action be taken and the Code remain as it is.
21. FLAGG CREEK GOLF COURSE – ALDERMAN KRZEMINSKI, LIAISON, stated that the 10th anniversary of the golf course is approaching. The committee recommends that the City Administrator and the Park District Director review the Intergovernmental agreement concerning golf course operations. This agreement originated 11 years ago between the attorneys and is in need of fine tuning today. Mayor LeGant suggested getting an independent review of golf course activities. Ald. Krzeminski suggested that this review be done automatically in the future in ten-year increments.
22. City Attorney Peck presented the second reading of a draft ordinance adopting the Illinois Law Enforcement system for Region IV into a Mutual Aid agreement on behalf of the City to participate with other Police Departments _ Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County _ to assist in handling an emergency in nearby participating municipalities. A number of other communities are participating. If we participate it is necessary to adopt an ordinance approving same. Ald. Kuehn moved, seconded by Ald. Krzeminski, to adopt the Ordinance as presented. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
Clerk Herberts declared that this will be known as ORDINANCE 03-04-O.
23. Attorney Peck presented the recommendation of the PC/ZBA to approve a special use to operate an auto rental business at 5508 LaGrange Road. On January 7, 2003, a hearing was held on the application of Enterprise Rent-A-Car for a special use to operate an auto rental business at 5508 LaGrange Road, the former KFC location. There were no written or oral objections either before or after the hearing. It is the recommendation of the PC/ZBA to grant the special use variation on the premises at that location. Ald. Kuehn is concerned that no more than 30 cars be parked on the premises at any time. Ald. Driscoll shared that concern. Enterprise representative assured Council that would present no problem. Ald. Smetana moved, seconded by Ald. Kuehn, to concur with the recommendation of the PC/ZBA Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
Clerk Herberts declared that this will be known as ORDINANCE 03-05-O.
24. Attorney Peck presented the recommendation of the PC/ZBA for a special use variation on the application of Local #150 IUOE, AFL-CIO which would permit the reduction of the number of required parking spaces at the location commonly known as 6200 Joliet Road; the reduction is from 848 to 762 parking spaces. There were no objections to the proposed variation, either written or oral, before or after the hearing held on January 7, 2003. Ald. Driscoll moved, seconded by Ald. Smetana, to concur with the recommendation of the PC/ZBA. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
Clerk Herberts declared that this will be known as ORDINANCE 03-06-O.
25. Attorney Peck presented the draft ordinance to provide for the retail sale of trucks as a special use within the B-1 Retail Business District at property commonly known as 6420 Joliet Road (former Acura dealership). The recommendation of the PC/ZBA was to amend the City Zoning Ordinance accordingly. Ald. Driscoll moved, seconded by Ald. Kuehn, to concur with the recommendation of the PC/ZBA. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
Clerk Herberts declared that this will be known as ORDINANCE 03-07-O.
26. Attorney Peck presented the recommendation of the PC/ZBA to grant the special use to Advantage Chevrolet for the operation and maintenance of truck sales and service, new and used, in an enclosed building, except that outdoor sales lot may be used for vehicles not exceeding three tons, at the premises commonly known as 6420 Joliet Road. Ald. Driscoll moved, seconded by Ald. Kuehn, to concur with the recommendation of the PC/ZBA. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
Clerk Herberts declared that this will be known as ORDINANCE 03-08-O.
27. City Administrator Bailey presented the invoice on the Noise Wall Project Phase I & II Design of Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. in the amount of $3,276.53. Ald. Krzeminski moved, seconded by Ald. Smetana, to authorize payment. Mr. Bailey stated that a public information meeting in association with the City Council meeting will take place in February. Mayor LeGant stated that notice will be sent to affected residents. Materials will be on display prior to the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
28. Administrator Bailey presented the request from Acoustic Associates, Ltd. to conduct a noise study at Kendall Packaging, Inc. Mr. Bailey recommends that the City proceed with the study. Ald. Smetana moved, seconded by Ald. Driscoll, to approve the noise complaint study. Ald. Krzeminski has now heard of numerous complaints against the company. Ald. Smetana also noted that he has heard resident complaints and brought them before the Council but no action ensued until now. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
29. Administrator Bailey presented the proposed agreement with AccuRate Consulting, Ltd., to seek electricity savings for the city. The company fee is 50% of any refunds or credit realized by the city; the agreement is for a 60-month period. Ald. Driscoll opposed this move based on previous experience with another company. Council would like the attorney to review the contract prior to any such agreement.
30. Administrator Bailey presented his request to attend the Illinois City/County Management Association’s Winter Conference in Peoria, IL, February 26-28, 2003. Estimated expenses are $350.00. Ald. Kuehn moved, seconded by Ald. Smetana, to approve the request. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
31. Mr. Bailey stated that the budget process has begun and will continue.
STAFF REPORTS – none
There being no further business to discuss, Ald. Smetana moved, seconded by Ald. Kuehn, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote.
Mayor LeGant declared the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.