Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - February 18, 2013

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

February 18, 2013

 

Call to Order

Mayor Kovarik called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

 

Other Officials in Attendance

Patrick Muetz, Village Administrator; David Ziegler, Assistant Village Administrator/Community Development Director; Bryan Winter, Village Attorney; Erik Jensen, Management Analyst; Diane Lembesis, Finance Director; Christine Palmieri, Director of Human Resources; Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Chief Police

 

Roll Call

PRESENT:       6- Park, Garner, Balmes, Morris, Schwarz, Ross

ABSENT:         0- None

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Kovarik led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

 

A.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None.

 

B.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

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

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

C. CONSENT AGENDA / OMNIBUS VOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

1.  Approval of minutes from the February 4, 2013 Village Board meeting.

 

2.  Approval of Res. 2013- 02 reallocating 2013 volume cap to the Village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

 

3.  Approval of request to dispose of certain Miscellaneous Administration and Public Works Documents: 1974 – 2010.

 

4.  Approval of Payroll for period ending February 9, 2013 in the amount of $703,925.23.

 

5.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending February 9, 2013 in the amount of $698,183.29.

 

6.  Approval of Bills for the period ending February 18, 2013 in the amount of $1,347,439.26.

 

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

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 Mayor Kovarik said that there were no discussion topics on the agenda for the February 25th Committee of the Whole meeting and asked the Trustees if they would like to cancel the meeting.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to cancel the Committee of the Whole meeting for February 25, 2013.

 

 

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

E.  REPORTS

 

None.

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

None.

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approval of Ord. 2013 - 07 authorizing execution of a professional service agreement between the Village of Gurnee and Wright Benefit Strategies, Inc.

 

Mr. Muetz said the Village of Gurnee has been working with its health insurance broker, Wright Benefit Strategies, since 2006.  As detailed in the memo from Human Resources Director Christine Palmieri, during that time Peter Wright has served as broker and consultant on a wide array of health insurance issues.  Mr. Muetz said Village staff is very pleased by the level of service Wright Benefit Strategies continues to bring to the table.  The 2013 contract price for the services provided by Wright Benefit Strategies has been held flat at $4,250 per month (or $51,000) annually.  This is the second year in a row where there has been no increase in the rate.  This includes all fees and commission.  The term of the contract is one year.  Based on staff’s experience with Wright Benefit Strategies since 2006, it is recommending renewal of the contract for a one year period. 

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of Ord. 2013 - 07 authorizing execution of a professional service agreement between the Village of Gurnee and Wright Benefit Strategies, Inc.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

H.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None.

 

I. EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Adjournment to Executive Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Recall to Order

 

 

The Village Attorney stated that tonight’s Executive Session will reference:

5 ILCS 120/2 2 (c) (2) which states:  Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Balmes to adjourn the meeting into Executive Session.

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting into Executive Session at

7:38 p.m.

 

Mayor Kovarik recalled the meeting to order at 8:15 p.m.

 

PRESENT:       6- Park, Garner, Balmes, Morris, Schwarz, Ross

ABSENT:         0- None

 

 

1.  Approval of Ord. 2013 - 08 approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 - Public Works Unit and the Village of Gurnee for the term beginning May 1, 2012 through April 30, 2016.

 

      No Discussion.

 

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of Ord. 2013 - 08 approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 - Public Works Unit and the Village of Gurnee for the term beginning May 1, 2012 through April 30, 2016.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                4- Park, Balmes, Schwarz, Ross                            NAY:                2- Garner, Morris

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

Closing Comments

None.

 

Adjournment

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

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting at 8:17 p.m.

 

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk