CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006 – 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: – Regular meeting: May 10, 2006; Special Meeting – May 10, 2006.
B. STATEMENT OF BILLS – period ending May 24, 2006.
C. Application for a general business license from WOK N ROLL EXPRESS, 40 E. Plainfield Road, Type: Carryout/eat in. Applicant: Ling L. Tin.
D. Application for a general business license from THE FINISH LINE LTD, 6301 Joliet Road, (inside Rolling Lanes) Type: Hair salon. Applicant: Augustine Casey.
E. MEMBERSHIP: Illinois City/County Management Assn. – Administrator – Cost: $242.75.
F. From VFW Post 10778 requesting permission to solicit at Fullar’s Car Wash, May 24-25, for Poppy Day.
G. Application for a general business license from MUSIC MOMENT, INC., 913 W. 55th St. Type: Music studio. Applicant: Ida Ignator.
H. Application for a general business license from BARB MCDERMOTT DESIGNS, 1218 Plainfield Road. Type: Home Office. Applicant: Barbara McDermott.
IV. ADDITIONS TO AND/OR DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA
V. QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE
VI. MAYOR’S REPORT
A. FYI – Brochures on the 50/50 Senior Citizen Ride Program
VII. CITY CLERK’S REPORT
VIII. TREASURER’S REPORT
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
FINANCE COMMITTEE – TREASURER STOFFELS, CHAIRMAN
A. No items for tonight’s meeting.
INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN SMETANA, CHAIRMAN
B. Recommendation to authorize the hiring of three summer help employees for the Public Works Department.
HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN PONDELICEK, CHAIRMAN
C. Recommendation for salary increases for non-represented employees.
X. CITY ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPORT
A. Draft ordinance amending taxi cab ordinance.
B. Recommendation for final approval of Krause Construction plat of Countryside Subdivision, 10221 & 10241 W. 5th Ave Cutoff.(to be distributed prior to meeting)
C. Clocktower Pointe – Notification of real estate transaction concerning the Acceptance of annexation agreement re: 6531 Willow Springs Road and 6019 Joliet Road.
D. Draft ordinance to remove interest on bonds, Sec. 7-1-5C1.
XI. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
XII. STAFF REPORTS
A. Police Chief
B. City Engineer:
XIII. OLD & NEW BUSINESS
MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE, ILLINOIS
HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006
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: Ald. Michael Smetana City Admin. Bailey,
ALSO PRESENT: City Clerk Herberts, City Treasurer Stoffels, City Attorney Robert Peck, Police Chief Swanson, City Engineer Fitzgerald, Finance Director Filinovich
2. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting: May 10, 2006; Special Meeting of May 10, 2006.
3. Statement of Bills for the period ending, May 24, 2006.
4. Application for a general business license from WOK N ROLL EXPRESS, 40 E. Plainfield Road. Type: Carryout/eat in. Applicant: Ling L. Tin.
5. Application for a general business license from THE FINISH LINE LTD., 6301 Joliet Road (inside Rolling Lanes). Type: Hair salon. Applicant: Augustine Casey.
6. Membership: Illinois City/County Management Assn. – Administrator – Cost: $242.75.
7. From VFW Post 10778 requesting permission to solicit at Fuller’s Car Wash, May 24-25, for Poppy Day.
8. Application for a general business license from MUSIC MOMENT, INC., 913 W. 55th St. Type: Music studio. Applicant: Ida Ignator.
9. Application for a general business license from BARB MCDERMOTT DESIGNS, 1218 Plainfield Road. Type: Home office. Applicant: Barbara McDermott.
10. Ald. Straza moved to approve the Omnibus Agenda as presented, seconded by Ald. Conrad. Ald. Von Drasek stated that approval for Item 5, The Finish Line hair salon should be made contingent upon final approval from Mr. Hudson, Building Administrator. Council approved the Omnibus Agenda with that correction.
ADDITIONS TO AND/OR DELETIONS FROM THE AGENDA
11. An addition to the Agenda was noted by Treasurer Stoffels.
12. Mayor LeGant discussed the 50/50 Senior Citizen Ride Program, which the City of Countryside is sponsoring on a trial basis. This transportation program will provide Seniors with convenient and affordable transportation with no restrictions for distance or location. Seniors must either depart or arrive in Countryside. $10 Coupon booklets will be available for purchase from City Hall for $5. Seniors should schedule trips between 9 am and 3 pm – their slow time. To register for this program seniors must apply in person at City Hall Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Bringing a driver’s license or other photo ID. A temporary card will be provided. Taxi company information may be found in a brochure which is available at City Hall along with eligibility requirements. He urged everyone to advise seniors about this program.
13. Treasurer Stoffels requested continuation of the Suburban Life subscription for the Treasurer’s Office at a cost of $30 per year. Ald. Straza moved to approve the expenditure, seconded by Ald. Von Drasek and carried unanimously.
14. INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN SMETANA, CHAIRMAN was absent; report made by Ald. Pondelicek in his absence. The committee recommended hiring three summer help employees for the Public Works Department. Ald. Von Drasek moved to approve the hiring request, seconded by Ald. Straza and carried unanimously.
15. HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN PONDELICEK, CHAIRMAN, stated that the committee has been discussing salary increases for non-represented employees. They recommend tabling this item for further discussion.
16. City Attorney Robert Peck presented a draft ordinance which if adopted will amend the regulation requiring the multitude of duties assigned to the police chief and the police department by the existing Code; to simplify licensing and regulation and to provide a single fee of $50 for each operator regardless of the number of taxicabs operated. The annual license fee would be $50. Ald. Conrad moved to adopt the Ordinance as presented and waive the second reading, seconded by Ald. Straza and carried unanimously.
Clerk Herberts declared that this will be known as ORDINANCE 06-18-O.
17. Attorney Peck stated that final approval of the Krause Constructon plat of Countryside Subdivision, is not available. He suggests continuing this matter until further notice.
18. Regarding Clocktower Pointe – Mr. Serduke is present tonight. He stated that everything is progressing satisfactorily. They are tying up loose ends. Mr. Peck stated that he was advised a MWRD permit should be approved within 30 days or less.
19. Attorney Peck presented a draft ordinance which if adopted will repeal the provision for payment of interest on performance bonds in connection with excavation projects. Those bonds will now be held by the Treasurer’s Office; if there is a forfeiture, bond proceeds will be applied toward the cost of completion; the remainder will be returned to the applicant. Ald. Michalczyk moved to adopt the Ordinance as presented and waive the second reading, seconded by Ald. Conrad and carried unanimously.
Clerk Herberts declared that this will be known as ORDINANCE 06-19-O.
20. Police Chief Swanson stated that last Friday the Police Department raised $1,900 for the Special Olympics in Illinois. He thanked Council Members for their support and Officer Carl Rodi for setting up the affair; ten Countryside residents participated in the Special Olympics.
21. City Engineer Firtzgerald was asked about the water main project on 9th Avenue by Ald. Pondelicek. He stated that restoration began today; the project started four weeks ago.
22. There being no further business to discuss, Ald. Michalczyk moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ald. Von Drasek and carried unanimously.
Mayor LeGant declared the meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.