AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the City Council, City of Countryside

5550 East Avenue

City Hall, Council Chamber

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – 7:30 P.M.

A. CALL TO ORDER-Pledge of Allegiance

B. ROLL CALL

Mayor McDermott

Alderman Pondelicek

Alderman Jasinski

Alderman Mikolyzk

Alderman Von Drasek

Alderman Benson

Alderman Musillami

Clerk Burdett

Treasurer Stancik

C. OMNIBUS AGENDA
  1. Approval of City Council Meeting Minutes – June 10, 2015.
  2. Statement of Bills submitted for payment through June 24, 2015: $464,928.63

D. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

E. MAYOR’S REPORT

  1. Recognition of the retirements of Master Sergeant John Mikel and Detective Mark Battaglia.
  2. Swearing in of Sergeant Darrell Durell.
  3. Swearing in of Probationary Patrol Officer Michael Maher.
  4. Swearing in of Probationary Patrol Officer Ryan Venem.
  5. Reappointment of Adjudication Officer Ronald Belmonte.

F. CITY CLERK’S REPORT

G. TREASURER’S REPORT

H. COMMITTEE AND COMMISSION REPORTS FOR DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION AND, IF SO DETERMINED, ACTION UPON:

  1. Economic Development-Alderman Musillami

a. Status on Committee Items/Comments.

2. Finance Committee-Treasurer Stancik

a. Consideration of an Ordinance approving a Supplemental Appropriation for FY2015.

b. Consideration of a Resolution approving the Prevailing Wage for 2015.

c. Status on Committee Items/Comments.

3. Human Resources Committee-Alderman Musillami

a. Consideration of a MOA between the City of Countryside and the F.O.P. Labor Council regarding 12 hour shift schedule.

b. Status on Committee Items/Comments.

4. Infrastructure Committee-Alderman Von Drasek

a. Status on Committee Items/Comments.

5. License Committee-Alderman Mikolyzk

a. Status on Committee Items/Comments.

6. Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals-City Attorney Peck

a. Status on Committee Items/Comments.

7. Police Committee-Alderman Pondelicek

a. Status on Committee Items/Comments.

8. Recreation Committee-Alderman Jasinski

a. Status on Committee Items/Comments.

9. Water Committee-Alderman Benson

a. Status on Committee Items/Comments.

10. Flagg Creek Advisory Board – Alderman Von Drasek

a. Authorization to negotiate an agreement for video gaming at Flagg Creek Golf Course with LZ Entertainment, LLC of Bridgeview, IL.

b. Authorization to execute agreement with Wayne Solomon as a Golf Pro at Flagg Creek Golf Course.

c.Status on Committee Items/Comments.

I. LEGAL REPORT

J.CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

K. STAFF REPORTS

1. Chief of Police

2. City Engineer

a. Consideration of Change Order #2 for City Entry Signs in the amount of $8,886.78.

L. BUSINESS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL FOR DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION AND, IF SO DETERMINED, ACTION UPON:

M. ADJOURNMENT

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I, the undersigned, posted the above Agenda at the following locations on or before 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 22, 2015.

  • In the office of the City Clerk, being the principal office of the City Council
  • At the front entry to the City Hall at 5550 East Avenue, Countryside, Illinois
  • In the lobby of the City Hall outside of the door leading to the Council Chamber
  • On the City of Countryside website: https://www.countryside-il.org

Susan Burdett, City Clerk

At least 24 hours in advance of a scheduled public meeting, any individual with a disability who is in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the meeting should contact the office of the City Clerk: In person at 5550 East Avenue, Countryside, IL, via telephone at (708) 354-7270 or via email at clerk@countryside-il.org.

Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

7:30 PM

City Hall

City Council Members

Mayor, Sean R. McDermott

City Clerk, Susan Burdett

Treasurer, Caryn Stancik

Aldermen, James Jasinski, Thomas Mikolyzk, Scott Musillami, Robert Pondelicek, John Von Drasek and Mark Benson

A. CALL TO ORDER – Pledge of Allegiance.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM.

B. ROLL CALL

City Clerk Burdett called the roll of those physically present as follows:

Present: Mayor McDermott, Alderman Pondelicek, Alderman Mikolyzk, Alderman Jasinski, Alderman Von Drasek, Alderman Musillami, Alderman Benson, City Clerk Burdett, Treasurer Stancik

Also Present: City Administrator Paul, Police Chief Ford, Deputy Chief Novak, City Engineer Fitzgerald, Asst. City Administrator Peterson, City Attorney Peck, Finance Director Schutter, ESDA Coordinator Norman, Police Board Chairman Welch, Members Burdett and Pisone

C. OMNIBUS AGENDA

1. The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 10, 2015 were previously distributed to the members of the City Council. Mayor McDermott asked if there were any corrections to be made to said Minutes. Ald. Benson’s name was inadvertently omitted from the Roll Call. He was present.

2. The Statement of Bills was submitted for payment through June 24, 2015: $464,928.63.

I move to approve the minutes of the City Council Meeting of June 10, 2015 with correction and to approve the Statement of Bills through June 24, 2015 in the amount of $464,928.63.

A motion was made by Alderman Benson, seconded by Alderman Musillami, that this matter be APPROVED. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 6 Alderman Von Drasek, Alderman Jasinski, Alderman Pondelicek, Alderman Mikolyzk, Alderman Musillami, Alderman Benson.

Nay: 0

D. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

Carm Scarpace, Westfield Ford, on behalf of Westfield Ford he thanked retiring officers John Mikel and Mark Battaglia for the relationship they have built with Westfield Ford in the past.

E. MAYOR’S REPORT

1. Mayor McDermott reappointed Ronald Belmonte as Adjudication Officer for the City of Countryside; he has held this position for the past eight years and has done a terrific job. Ald. Von Drasek moved to approve reappointment, seconded by Ald. Mikolyzk and carried by unanimous voice vote.

2. Mayor McDermott administered the Oath of Office to Ryan Venem as Probationary Police Officer in the City of Countryside. Council members and the audience congratulated him on the appointment.

3. Mayor McDermott administered the Oath of Office to Michael Maher as Probationary Police Officer in the City of Countryside. Council members and the audience congratulated him on the appointment.

4. Mayor McDermott administered the Oath of Office to Darrell Durell as Sergeant in the City of Countryside Police Department. Council members and the audience congratulated him on the appointment.

5. Police Chief Ford joined Mayor McDermott in recognizing the retirement of Master Sergeant John Mikel. He was presented with several tokens of appreciation plus a Plaque honoring his 27 years of service to the City of Countryside; he retired on May 23, 2015. The Mayor thanked him for his many years of hard work; Chief Ford presented him with a Retirement Badge and a watch. He will be hard to replace, but the door is always open.

6. Mayor McDermott and Chief Ford recognized Detective Mark Battaglia for his 30 years of dedicated service to the City. They presented him with a plaque of distinguished service and a small token of the City’s appreciation. Mayor McDermott thanked the families of both officers for sharing them with the City for the past decades. Det. Battaglia will retire on July 4, 2015. Chief Ford spoke highly of both individuals; it is hard to replace experienced officers. Det. Battaglia honored John Mikel and Darrell Durell – a great detective. His mother and mother-in-law are present tonight; he thanked his wife and son for their support during his tenure in the Department.

7. Mayor McDermott asked the audience to keep the residents of Coal City in their thoughts and prayers after going through the tornado on Monday; also keep the people in Charleston, S.C. in mind as they are going through difficult times as well.

F. CITY CLERK’S REPORT-NO REPORT

G. TREASURER’S REPORT-NO REPORT

H. COMMITTEE AND COMMISSION REPORTS FOR DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION AND, IF SO DETERMINED, ACTION UPON:

1. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Chairman Musillami presented information re: the old hotel property at 5631 LaGrange Road. The EDC met with Greg Orput tonight, who presented the concepts of a Buffalo Wild Wings and an Indian and Victory Motorcycle on the property. Plans are moving forward. Mayor McDermott stated that the City has been trying to market that property since 2004; he is excited about the possibility of plans coming to fruition. On that same note, the City of Countryside just received recognition for being the fourth best municipality out of 285 in the State of Illinois to start a business. The credit goes to everyone on the Council who worked to make this happen.

2. FINANCE COMMITTEE

a. Treasurer Stancik sought consideration of an Ordinance approving a Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance for the General, Commercial TIF, and the Water Fund for FY2015. This action allows the funds to be properly reflected in the budget.

A motion was made by Alderman Jasinski, seconded by Alderman Mikolyzk, that this matter be APPROVED. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 6 Alderman Von Drasek, Alderman Jasinski, Alderman Pondelicek, AldermanMikolyzk, Alderman Musillami, Alderman Benson.

Nay: 0

City Clerk Burdett declared that this will be known as ORDINANCE 15-28-O.

b. Treasurer Stancik sought consideration of a Resolution approving the Prevailing Wage for 2015 – this action is an annual requirement.

A motion was made by Alderman Benson, seconded by Alderman Von Drasek, that this matter be APPROVED. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 6 Alderman Von Drasek, Alderman Jasinski, Alderman Pondelicek, Alderman Mikolyzk, Alderman Musillami, Alderman Benson.

Nay: 0

City Clerk Burdett declared that this will be known as RESOLUTION 15-12-R.H

3. HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE

a. Ald. Musillami sought consideration of a MOA between the City of Countryside and the F.O.P. Labor Council regarding 12-hour shift schedule-pending review in 6 months.

A motion was made by Alderman Mikolyzk, seconded by Alderman Pondelicek, that this matter be APPROVED. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 6 Alderman Von Drasek, Alderman Jasinski, Alderman Pondelicek, Alderman Mikolyzk, Alderman Musillami, Alderman Benson.

Nay: 0

4. INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

Ald. Von Drasek stated that the next Infrastructure Meeting will take place on Monday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m.; all are invited to attend.

5. LICENSE COMMITTEE – NO REPORT

6. PLAN COMMISSION/ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS-NO REPORT

7. POLICE COMMITTEE-NO REPORT

8. RECREATION COMMITTEE

Ald. Jasinski stated that three City parks are undergoing renovation by replacing the wood chips with rubberized chips. This will help the flooding areas in some places as the rubberized chips will no longer float out and compromise the sewers; work should be completed within the next two weeks. He also reminded residents that tomorrow’s concert features the Ron Eckburg Band opening for Midwest Dueling Pianos. Food will be provided by Ledo’s Pizza; dessert and coffee from Starbucks of Countryside. Thanks to all our sponsors, beginning with Westfield Ford, Autobarn, Jack Phelan Dodge, Heartland Bank, Hooters, C J Wilson, BMW Motorcycles, Infinity Communications and the CBA. Thanks to all.

NO ACTION

9. WATER COMMITTEE

Ald. Benson stated that the committee is in the process of preparing an agenda for a meeting within the next few weeks to update the Council on matters.

NO ACTION

10. FLAGG CREEK ADVISORY BOARD

a. Ald. Von Drasek sought authorization to negotiate an agreement for video gaming at Flagg Creek Golf Course with LZ Entertainment, LLC of Bridgeview, IL.

A motion was made by Alderman Pondelicek, seconded by Alderman Benson, that this matter be APPROVED. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 6 Alderman Von Drasek, Alderman Jasinski, Alderman Pondelicek, Alderman Mikolyzk, Alderman Musillami, Alderman Benson.

Nay: 0

b. Ald. Von Drasek sought authorization to execute an agreement with Wayne Solomon as a Golf Pro at Flagg Creek Golf Course.

A motion was made by Alderman Mikolyzk, seconded by Alderman Musillami, that this matter be APPROVED. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 6 Alderman Von Drasek, Alderman Jasinski, Alderman Pondelicek, Alderman Mikolyzk, Alderman Musillami, Alderman Benson.

Nay: 0

c. Ald. Von Drasek attended the Team Meeting at the Aging Well – Aging Care Connections and has information for our two new retirees – to get involved with the group; there are many energetic volunteers giving their time; he is the youngest guy there. The Alzheimer’s Association Group will have a fundraiser this Summer – Split the Pot – they will be going throughout municipalities trying to sell tickets. Please help support these Senior Groups.

I. LEGAL REPORT-NO REPORT

J. CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT-NO REPORT

K. STAFF REPORTS

1. CHIEF OF POLICE-NO REPORT

2. CITY ENGINEER

a. City Engineer Fitzgerald sought consideration of Change Order #1 for City Entry Signs in the amount of $8,886.78. Mayor McDermott stated that the new signs look great – Infinity Signs did a terrific job.

A motion was made by Alderman Musillami, seconded by Alderman Von Drasek, that this matter be APPROVED. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 6 Alderman Von Drasek, Alderman Jasinski, Alderman Pondelicek, Alderman Mikolyzk, Alderman Musillami, Alderman Benson.

Nay: 0

L. BUSINESS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL FOR DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION AND, IF SO DETERMINED, ACTION UPON:

NONE

M. ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Alderman Musillami, seconded by Alderman Benson that this meeting be ADJOURNED. The motion carried by the following vote:

Aye: 6 Alderman Von Drasek, Alderman Jasinski, Alderman Pondelicek, Alderman Mikolyzk, Alderman Musillami, Alderman Benson

Nay: 0

Mayor McDermott declared the meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

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APPROVED: Respectfully Submitted,

SUSAN BURDETT, CITY CLERK