Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - March 4, 2013

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

MARCH 4, 2013

 

Call to Order

In Mayor Kovarik’s absence, Village Administrator Muetz 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; 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- Garner, Balmes, Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park

ABSENT:         0- None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Muetz asked the Board for a recommendation for a President Pro-tem to lead the meeting.

 

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Ross to have Trustee Balmes lead the meeting.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                5- Garner, Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Trustee Balmes led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

A.  PUBLIC COMMENT

Brad Carlson
Boy Scouts

 


Kim Oclon
1025 Depot Rd


Mr. Carlson said the Gurnee Boy Scout Troop 1 was founded in 1913 and will be Celebrating their 100th Anniversary June 8th at the Gurnee Community Church.  He briefly explained several programs the Boy Scouts organize in and outside of Gurnee.

 

Ms. Oclon said several weeks ago she dropped off a letter at the front desk of Village Hall concerning the illegal dumping on Depot Road.  She asked the Board if they have been able to address her concerns.

 

Trustee Balmes said the Village had not received the letter and if she had a copy, it would be provided to Village Administration for follow-up.  Ms. Oclon provided a copy of the letter. 

 

B.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

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

 

Roll call,

AYE:                5- Garner, Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park                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 18, 2013 meeting.

 

2.  Approval of request from KeyLime Cove Resort and United Way of Lake County to conduct their Spring “Community Days” event from April 7  – June 7, 2013.

 

3.  Approval of Payroll for period ending February 23, 2013 in the amount of $700,704.75.

 

4.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending February 23, 2013, in the amount of $694,649.86.

 

5.  Approval of Bills for the period ending March 4, 2013 in the amount of $698,456.03.

 

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

 

Roll call,

AYE:                5- Garner, Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park                NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 1.        Approval of a Proclamation designating March as Women’s History Month in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Trustee Balmes read proclamation into record.

 

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of a Proclamation designating March as Women’s History Month in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:     ALL AYE:        Motion Carried

 

E.  REPORTS

 

1.  Report from Finance Director Diane Lembesis – Fiscal Year 12/13 Third Quarter financial performance.

 

Ms. Lembesis presented the following Power Point presentation to the Board:

 

Revenues – All Funds

  • Fiscal year 2012/2013 Budget:   $51.1 Million
  • As of January 31, 2013:             $43.4 Million
  • As of January 31, 2012:             $50.6 Million
  • % of Budget:                                        85%
  • % of Last Fiscal Year:                            86%

          (4% increase excluding Series 2011 & Series 2012)

 

Revenues – General Fund

  • Fiscal year 2012/2013 Budget:   $34.7 Million
  • As of January 31, 2013:             $27.7 Million
  • As of January 31, 2012:             $26.4 Million
  • % of Budget:                             80%
  • % of Last Fiscal Year:               5%  Increase

 

Expenditures – All Funds

  • Fiscal year 2012/2013 Budget:   $59 Million
  • As of January 31, 2013:             $40.4 Million
  • As of January 31, 2012:             $36.2 Million
  • % of Budget:                            69%
  • % of Last Fiscal Year:               12% Increase

            (2% increase excluding Series 2011 & Series 2012 Exp)

 

Expenditures – General Fund

  • FY 2012/2013 Budget:               $34.6 Million
  • As of  January 31, 2013:            $25.1 Million
  • As of January 31, 2012:              $24.9 Million
  • % of Budget:                            73%
  • % of Last Fiscal Year:                  1% Increase

 

Fund Balance

                                               4/30/2012                     1/31/2013

Governmental                      $42.2 Million                 $40.4 Million

Proprietary                           $4.3   Million                 $5.4   Million

Fiduciary                              $49.0 Million                 $52.7 Million

Total                                   $95.5 Million                $98.5 Million

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

None.

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Approval of Ord. 2013 - 09 granting a Minor Amendment to the Planned Unit Development Agreement for KeyLime Cove (approved as Ordinance No. 1997-70 and as further amended, including by not limited to, Ordinance No 2008-69) on the petition of AMC Landscapes, Inc., for property generally located at the northwest corner of Dilleys Road and Grand Avenue.

 

      Mr. Muetz said KeyLime Cove has requested to use a portion of the 300 square feet of signage provided to them in 2008 in exchange for the resort not utilizing a Tollway pylon sign.  The signage request has been made to help identify and provide direction to the spa inside the resort.  Currently staff at the resort believes business is being impacted by confusion over where the spa is located within the building.  KeyLime Cove has requested the following signage modifications:

 

1)  Installation of two 6.58’ tall, 28 square foot ground signs at the south entrance on Nations Drive identifying the spa;

 

2)  Relocation of an existing directional sign from the south entrance to inside the parking lot; and

 

3)  Installation of one 3.5’ tall, 9 square foot monument sign near the southeast corner of the building to help identify the entrance to the spa.

 

      Mr. Muetz stated based on the square footage available, size of the signs requested, and visual impact they will have on the immediate area staff was comfortable with the request.

 

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of Ord. 2013 - 09 granting a Minor Amendment to the Planned Unit Development Agreement for KeyLime Cove (approved as Ordinance No. 1997-70 and as further amended, including by not limited to, Ordinance No 2008-69) on the petition of AMC Landscapes, Inc., for property generally located at the northwest corner of Dilleys Road and Grand Avenue.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                5- Garner, Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park              
 

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:        0- None

Motion Carried.

 

2.  Approval of Ord. 2013 - 10 providing relief from the Village of Gurnee Municipal Code as it relates to the property at 1333 Northwestern Avenue – Kloss Distributors (driveway width expansion request).

 

      Mr. Muetz stated Kloss Distributors at 1333 Northwestern Avenue would like to modify its facility to include additional docks and doors, as well expand the width of one of the driveways.  The request is a result of increased sales volume.  The addition of loading docks does not require action by the Village Board, however, the driveway expansion exceeds the maximum width allowed in the Municipal Code and requires Board approval.  The driveway currently is 175’ wide and has been in place for over 20 years and is considered legal non-conforming.  He said Kloss is proposing to expand the width by 50’ to the north and 25’ to the south (75’ total expansion) to accommodate the new docks.  By approving this request, the driveway would be expanded, while at the same time granted a conforming status.  

 

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of Ord. 2013 - 10 providing relief from the Village of Gurnee Municipal Code as it relates to the property at 1333 Northwestern Avenue – Kloss Distributors (driveway width expansion request).

 

Roll call,

AYE:                4- Garner Schwarz, Ross, Park                               

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

ABSTAIN:         1- Morris

Motion Carried.

 

H.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Trustee Morris

Trustee Morris stated that there had been heightened attention on Redflex, the Village’s contractor for its red-light camera program, regarding recent allegations of bribery of City of Chicago officials. He stated he also learned through an article in a local newspaper that the Village may have an internal board that oversees the Redflex contract and negotiations and said he would like to motion that Village Attorney Winter draw up a financial disclosure for anyone sitting on that Board to sign.  He stated this would demonstrate that members of that Board and Village employees did not receive any gifts or entertainment from Redflex.

 

Mr. Winter said that the Board cannot add anything tonight to the agenda but certainly this can be an item for discussion at the Village Staff level.

 

Trustee Morris stated he simply wanted to bring up the issue. 

 

Mr. Winter gave a brief overview of the award of the contract to Redflex.

 

Trustee Morris stated he was not implying that anything wrong or illegal happened but he wanted to be proactive in order to protect the Village.

 

Closing Comments

None.

 

Adjournment

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

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried.

 

Trustee Balmes adjourned the meeting at 8:09 p.m.

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk