Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - January 9, 2012

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

January 9, 2012

 

Call to Order

Mayor Kovarik called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.

 

Other Officials in Attendance

Patrick Muetz, Village Administrator; David Ziegler, Assistant Village Administrator/Community Development Director; Bryan Winter, Village Attorney; Scott Drabicki, Village Engineer; Erik Jensen, Management Analyst; Diane Lembesis, Finance Director; Christine Palmieri, Director of Human Resources; Chris Velkover, Information Systems Director; Tracy Velkover, Planning Manager; Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Chief Police

 

Roll Call

 PRESENT:      6-Balmes, MOrris, Schwarz, Ross, Park

ABSENT:         0- None

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Kovarik led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

 

A. TRANSITION BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Administration of the Oath of Office for Patrick Muetz, Village Administrator, by Village Attorney Winter.

 

2.  Approval of Mayor’s recommended appointments:

 

      a. David Ziegler – Treasurer – expires April 30, 2012

      b. Diane Lembesis - IMRF Agent – expires April 30, 2012

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of Mayor’s recommended appointments:

 

      a. David Ziegler – Treasurer – expires April 30, 2012

      b. Diane Lembesis - IMRF Agent – expires April 30, 2012

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Balmes, Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

B.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None.

 

C.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Balmes, Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

D. CONSENT AGENDA / OMNIBUS VOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Village Administrator read the consent agenda for an omnibus vote as follows:

 

1.  Approval of minutes from the December 5, 2011 and December 19,

      2011 meetings.

 

2.  Approval of Res. 2012- 01 regarding appointment of an authorized Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Agent.

 

3.  Approval of Payroll for period ending December 17, 2011 in the amount of $713,521.27.

 

4.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending December 17, 2011 in the amount of $701,531.25.

 

5.  Approval of Payroll for period ending December 31, 2011 in the amount of $682,559.97.

 

6.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending December 31, 2011 in the amount of $675,601.23.

 

7.  Approval of Bills for the period ending January 9, 2012 in the amount of $1,123,248.66.

 

It was moved by Trustee Garner, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve the Consent Agenda for an omnibus vote as read.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Balmes, Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

E.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 1.        Approval of Proclamation designating January 16, 2012 as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the Village of Gurnee.

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of a Proclamation designating January 16, 2012 as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:          Motion Carried.

 

2.  Presentation of Police Medal of Valor from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police to Officer Matt Bendler for his actions on December 24, 2010.

 

       Mr. John Kennedy from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and Chief Woodside presented Officer Bendler with the Police Medal of Valor for his actions in responding to a domestic disturbance on December 24, 2010.

 

3.         Approval of Mayor’s recommended appointments to the Emergency

      Telephone Systems (911) Board:

 

      a.    Hank Schwarz - 4-year term - reappointment

      b.    Fred Friedl - 4-year term - reappointment

      c.    Chris Velkover - 4-year term - reappointment

      d.    Pat Muetz - 4-year term - new appointment

      e.    Brad Lambert - 2-year term - new appointment

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of Mayor’s recommended appointments to the Emergency Telephone Systems (911) Board:

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:          Motion Carried.

 

F.  REPORTS

 

1.  Update by Police Chief Woodside on Hastings Court resident complaints.

 

      Chief Woodside read a statement to the Board regarding concerns two residents of Hastings Court raised about recent criminal activity during the Regular Board meeting of December 19, 2011.  In the statement, he explained the incidents in detail and the actions the Police Department took in investigating those incidents.  He also discussed the action the Department has taken to reduce future crime.  He said since the burglaries, the Police Department has responded with twenty-eight extra documented patrols in the neighborhood, alerted the local neighborhood watch group and ordered a “Lock-Take-Hide” program sign for the neighborhood.  He then discussed historical data for the subdivision.  He concluded by discussing the Neighborhood Watch program and encouraging residents to participate in their local neighborhood watch group.

 

      Trustee Garner asked if the Police have apprehended anyone connected with these particular crimes.

 

      Chief Woodside said, as of today’s date, nobody had been apprehended regarding these recent burglaries.

 

     

      Trustee Garner asked if the Police Department has received calls about a white van spotted in the area.

 

      Chief Woodside said since the December 19th the Police Department has received six calls about suspicious vehicles in the area adding this is an ongoing investigation.  

 

G. OLD BUSINESS

 

 

None.

 

H.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.    Approval of Ord. 2012 - 01 authorizing the acceptance of an easement by the Village of Gurnee from the Gurnee Park District.

 

      Mr. Muetz said each Board member should have received a memo from Mr. Drabicki detailing this Ordinance.  He said this ordinance relates to the acceptance of the easement for the Public Works detention pond from the Park District. This is a requirement of Lake County Stormwater Management Commission and has already been approved by the Park District Board of Trustees. 

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of Ord. 2012 - 01 authorizing the acceptance of an easement by the Village of Gurnee from the Gurnee Park District.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Balmes, Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

I.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

None.

 

Closing Comments

None.

 

Adjournment

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to adjourn the meeting.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:          Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting at 7:49 p.m.

 

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk