CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2004 – 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: June 9, 2004.
B. STATEMENT OF BILLS – period ending June 23, 2004.
C. SUBSCRIPTION: GOVERNING – City Clerk – $19.95.
D. Application for a general business license from FRIENDLY I.T. SUPPORT, 6700 Brainard Avenue, #118. Type: Home Office. Applicant: Francis Brunner.
E. TREASURER’S REPORT for period ending May 31, 2004.
F. MEMBERSHIP: ENTERPRIZ – Administrator – $150.
G. Application for a general registration from J.K. BUSINESS SERVICES, 6428 Joliet Road, #104. Type: Accountant. Applicant: Jeralyn Nelson.
H. Application for a block party from Andrea Williams, 7115 Pleasantdale Drive on July 17, 2004 from Noon to 11 p.m.
I. Application for a general business license from MAHMUD ALTAIE, 855 W. Aldive Ave, #210, Chicago. 60657. Type: ice cream truck. Applicant: Mahmud Altaie.
J. Application for a general business license from PAPA TONY’S PIZZA, 5501 W. Plainfield Road. Type: carry out restaurant. Applicant: Budy Wilkins. Formerly PAPA JOHN’S.
K. SUBSCRIPTION: THOMSON WEST (IL State Statutes) – Administration – $65.
IV. ADDITIONS TO AND/OR DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA
V. QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE
VI. MAYOR’S REPORT
A. Appointment of Bryan Swanson as Community Development intern.
B. Approval of attendance to the Illinois Municipal League Conference, September 16-19, 2004 at Chicago Hilton Hotel. Full registration: $230 pp.
C. Engineer’s pay estimate #2 – 2004 Street Rehabilitation – to Central Blacktop Company, La Grange, for $68,202.88.
VII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
VIII. TREASURER’S REPORT
A. Treasurer will answer any questions and/or comments re: May 31, 2004 Treasurer’s Report.
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
HOTEL/MOTEL COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN KRZEMINSKI, CHAIRMAN
A. Recommendations from the Hotel/Motel Committee meeting of June 21, 2004:
1. Recommendation regarding award of City Marketing project to Serafin & Associates, Chicago.
RECREATION COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN CONRAD, CHAIRMAN
B. Recommendation to accept A.R.C.Electro Refinishers, Inc. to repaint 2 gazebos at Countryside Park for $7,800.
LICENSE COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN MICHALCZYK, CHAIRMAN
C. Consideration of approving a special event request to hold a fundraising event from FLYING HIGH GYMNASTICS, 5422 Dansher Road, including entertainment, games, and food, on July 24 from 10am to 1pm.
BUILDING COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN FAJDICH, CHAIRMAN
D. Approval of Code Enforcement Officer Pyle to attend work-related courses for a total of $680 at the Building & Fire Code Academy, Hoffman Estates.
X. CITY ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPORT
A. Draft ordinance re: prevailing wage rates.
XI. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
XII. STAFF REPORTS
A. Police Chief
B. City Engineer:
XIII. OLD & NEW BUSINESS
Your Honor, I move that we convene into closed session under Section (2Ah) of the Open Meetings Act for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.
MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE, ILLINOIS
HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2004
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, Joseph Fajdich, Karen Michalczyk, Edward Krzeminski,
ABSENT: Ald. Smetana, City Adm. Bailey
ALSO PRESENT: City Clerk Herberts, City Treasurer Stoffels, City Attorney Robert Peck, Police Chief Swanson, City Engineer Fitzgerald, CDO Muenzer, Police/Fire Bd. Member Pondelicek,
2. Approval of Minutes – June 9, 2004.
3. Statement of Bills for the period ending June 23, 2004.
4. Subscription: Governing – City Clerk – $19.95.
5. Application for a general business license from Friendly I.T. Support, 6700 Brainard Ave., #118. Type: Home Office. Applicant: Francis Brunner.
6. Treasurer’s Report for period ending May 31, 2004.
7. Membership: Enterpriz – Administrator – $150.00
8. Application for a general registration from J.K. Business Services, 6428 Joliet Road, #104. Type: Accountant. Applicant: Jeralyn Nelson.
9. Application for a block party from Andrea Williams, 7115 Pleasantdale Drive on July 17, 2004 from noon to 11 p.m.
10. Application for a general business license from Mahmud Altaie, 855 W. Aldine Ave., #210, Chicago, IL 60657. Type: Ice cream truck. Applicant: Mahmud Altaie.
11. Application for a general business license from Papa Tony’s Pizza, 5501 W. Plainfield Road. Type: Carry out restaurant. Applicant: Budy Wilkins, Formerly Papa John’s.
12. Subscription: Thomson West (Il State Statutes) – Administration – $65.
13. Ald. Krzeminski moved to approve the Omnibus Agenda as presented, seconded by Ald. Conrad and carried unanimously.
ADDITIONS TO AND/OR DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA
14. Two additions to the Agenda were noted by Ald. Conrad.
QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE
15. Gene Piet, 10820 Hillsdale, stated that he was here at the last meeting and asked to have the parking signs taken down. Council agreed. Certain neighbors are not happy and wish to have them reinstated in front of three homes on that block. They suggest adding a sign no parking from here to corner, all parties agree. Ald. Krzeminski created a map of the immediate area with addresses and locations. There are ten houses on Hillsdale; the first three houses want to keep the no parking sign; the others do not want it. After discussion Council agreed to remove the no parking signs from 10840 Hillsdale going south down to 71st St. Residents stated that there are definite problems with debris and lack of washrooms. There are no porta-potties in the area; they were included in the park district plan. Ald. Krzeminski will contact the park regarding this matter. Ald. Krzeminski moved to repeal Ordinance 04-16-O and to prohibit parking on both sides of Hillsdale south of 10830 Hillsdale and on both sides of Maplewood, between Hillsdale and Golfview, seconded by Ald. Fajdich and carried unanimously. Ald. Conrad suggested a sign stating no parking from here to corner.
Clerk Herberts declared that this will be known as ORDINANCE 04-26-O.
16. Resident Otto Chebulskas, 7010 Hillsdale reported cars driving on walkways in the park; he reported this to the park district and suggested a barrier; nothing has been done. He asked the City to look into the matter.
17. Mayor LeGant sought approval of the appointment of Bryan Swanson as Community Development Intern to work with Mark Muenzer. Ald. Conrad moved to approve, seconded by Ald. Krzeminski and carried unanimously.
18. Mayor LeGant sought approval for attendance of city officials, department heads and police/fire commissioners to the Illinois Municipal League Conference, September 16-19, 2004 at Chicago Hilton Hotel; registration is $230 per person. Ald. Krzeminski moved to allow elected officials, police commissioners and department heads to attend, seconded by Ald. Conrad and carried unanimously.
19. Mayor LeGant presented engineer’s pay estimate #2 for the 2004 Street Rehab program to Central Blacktop Company for $68,202.88. Ald. Krzeminski moved to approve the expenditure, seconded by Ald. Conrad and carried unanimously.
20. HOTEL/MOTEL COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN KRZEMINSKI, CHAIRMAN, presented recommendations from the committee to award the City Marketing Plan project to Serafin & Associates of Chicago. After an extensive search, seven applications were received from ad agencies to promote the city; three finalists were interviewed extensively last Monday. The committee chose Serafin & Associates of Chicago. Ald. Krzeminski moved to approve Serafin & Associates, seconded by Ald. Conrad and carried unanimously.
21. RECREATION COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN CONRAD, CHAIRMAN, presented the recommendation of the committee to accept A.R.C. Electro Refinishers, Inc., to repaint two gazebos at Countryside Park at a cost of $7,800. Ald. Conrad moved to approve the expenditure, seconded by Ald. Straza and carried unanimously.
22. Ald. Conrad stated that Friday, June 18 the City held the first Movie in the Park, Finding Nemo, which was a very huge success. Two other movies and four concerts will be held this summer.
23. Ald. Conrad called for a Police Committee meeting on Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
24. BUILDING DEPARTMENT – ALDERMAN FAJDICH, CHAIRMAN, requested attendance of Code Enforcer Pyle to attend work-related courses at the Building & Fire Code Academy, Hoffman Estates on July 29, August 2, August 30-September 1 for a total of $680. Ald. Fajdich moved to approve the request, seconded by Ald. Krzeminski and carried unanimously.
25. LICENSE COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN MICHALCZYK, CHAIRMAN, presented the committee recommendation to approve a special event request from Flying High Gymnastics, 5422 Dansher Road, to hold a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network including entertainment, games and food, on July 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mayor LeGant noted that additional hold harmless Certificate of Insurance is required. Ald. Michalczyk moved to approve conditioned on receipt of the Certificate of Insurance, seconded by Ald. Conrad and carried unanimously.
26. WATER COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN STRAZA, CHAIRMAN, presented the committee recommendation to approve the Vulnerability Assessment Report and proceed with the July 1, 2004 deadline. Ald. Straza moved to approve the report, seconded by Ald. Krzeminski, and carried unanimously.
27. City Attorney Peck presented the yearly draft ordinance regarding prevailing wage rates paid to laborers on public works projects. Ald. Krzeminski moved to adopt the Department of Labor’s 2004 determination of the prevailing wage rates, seconded by Ald. Straza and carried unanimously.
Clerk Herberts declared that this will be known as RESOLUTION 04-09-R.
28. Attorney Peck provided a draft of Code language that would add a provision for licensing import facilitators to be discussed at the next Council meeting. Mr. Peck asked for a short executive session tonight to discuss pending litigation.
29. City Engineer Fitzgerald provided an update on projects throughout the City. The Noise Wall project has gone out for bids, finally; bid opening is set for July 13. We should be able to award a contract at the next meeting. The 67th St. ditch is also out for bids; bid opening is set for July 8 with contract award at the same meeting. Phase 2 paving project and the Camboni traffic signal should get under way by mid-July. The water main project has begun; they have completed 7th Avenue and are working on 58th St.
There being no further business to discuss, Ald. Krzeminski moved to adjourn to closed session under Section 2Ah of the Open Meetings Act for the purpose of discussing pending litigation, seconded by Ald. Michalczyk and carried by unanimous Roll Call vote.
Mayor LeGant declared the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
SHIRLEY C. HERBERTS, CITY CLERK