Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - March 17, 2014

 

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

MARCH 17, 2014

 

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; Scott Drabicki, Village Engineer; Erik Jensen, Management Analyst; Diane Lembesis, Finance Director; Christine Palmieri, Director of Human Resources; Chris Velkover, Information Systems Director; Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; John Kavanagh, Deputy Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Police Chief; Tracy Velkover, Planning Manager

           

Roll Call

PRESENT:        6- Park, Garner, Balmes, Hood, Wilson, Ross

ABSENT:          None

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Kovarik led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

A.  PUBLIC
  COMMENT

 

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Erdmann
346 Hickory Haven

 

 

 

 
Mr. David Grum
1036 N. Charles Ave.

Mrs. Erdmann addressed the Board and stated since 2002, they have been trying get a new road.  She asked the Board for an update.

 

The Mayor, along with Mr. Muetz stated that Hickory Haven is at the top of the list in the FY 2014/2015 Budget infrastructure plan.

 

Mr. David Grum addressed the Board regarding an establishment called Metanoia Place, a sober living residence offering a drug-free environment for men and women completing drug treatment program, that will be located at 902 Charles Avenue. Mr. Grum gave a history of the Brown Circle Subdivision and its residents and emphasized their various concerns regarding this type of establishment in their community.  Mr. Grum would like the Village, the new owner, and the Brown Circle residents to work together and resolve all concerns.

 

The Mayor stated that the Village shares their concern and will gather the facts, do its due diligence, and then meet with the Brown Circle residents and inform them of their rights and options as it relates to Sober Home. 

 

Bryan Winter stated that he is looking into the legalities and is aware of the situation. 

 

B.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

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

 

Roll call,

AYE:                6- Park, Garner, Balmes, Hood, Wilson, 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 24, 2014 meeting.

 

  1. Approval of Ord. 2014-09 approving and publishing the official Zoning Map of the Village of Gurnee.

 

  1. Approval of a Resolution for maintenance of streets and highways by municipality under the Illinois Highway Code (2014 Motor Fuel Tax Program).

 

  1. Approval of awarding the 2014 Roadway Crack Sealing Maintenance Project to the low bidder, Behm Pavement Maintenance, Inc., at a cost not to exceed $55,000.00.

 

  1. Approval of extending the sanitary sewer closed circuit television contract with American Underground, Inc. at the 2012 rate of $1.21 per lineal foot - cost not to exceed $100,000.00.

 

  1. Approval of Request for Proposal for Storage Area Network equipment - 2014 Server Storage Expansion Project.

 

  1. Approval of granting a Temporary Class 9 Liquor License to the Woodland Education Foundation for their “Woodland Wishes Benefit Auction” to be held on April 12, 2014 at the Hunt Club Park Community Center.

 

  1. Approval of Payroll for period ending March 8, 2014 in the amount of $1,063,809.92.

 

  1. Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending March 8, 2014 in the amount of $1,061,913.79.

 

  1. Approval of Bills for the period ending March 17, 2014 in the amount of $729,470.93.

 

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

 

Roll call,

AYE:                6- Park, Garner, Balmes, Hood, Wilson, Ross

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:         0- None

Motion Carried.

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Approval of Proclamation designating April as “Fair Housing Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of a Proclamation designating April as Fair Housing Month in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried.

 

  1. Approval of Proclamation designating April as “Alcohol Awareness Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of a Proclamation designating April as Alcohol Awareness Month in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried.

 

E.  REPORTS

 

  1. Presentation by Walter Willis, Executive Director, Solid Waste Agency of Lake County - residential curbside organic waste collection program proposal.

 

Mr. Muetz gave the Board a review of the organic waste collection program, which is included as a proposal in the current waste management contract which expires May 31, 2014.  The residential curbside organic waste collection program proposal includes the addition of a third 64 gallon cart that would be dedicated solely for food scraps/organics and landscape waste and would be collected weekly along with the recycling carts. The refuse cart would then be collected every two weeks.  There are three concerns:  cost, available space, and the smell from the organics cart. Mr. Muetz asked for the Board direction in whether or not to move forward with the program proposal.

 

Questions/Suggestions:

 

The Mayor stated that she is not in favor of another container in the resident’s garage.

 

Trustee Ross asked if there currently was a farm that’s willing to take the waste.  Mr. Willis stated there is a composting facility new Wauconda which is permitted by the Illinois EPA.

Trustee Wilson asked if there are any other municipalities in Illinois currently participate in the program.  Mr. Willis stated Highland Park did a pilot program a year ago and Oak Park has an ongoing subscription program.

 

The Mayor asked if a subscription similar to Oak Park is an option.  Mr. Willis stated due to efficiency, the cost is very high, upwards of $12-$14 per month in addition to the normal bill.

 

After further comments, Mr. Willis thanked the Board for their consideration of the residential curbside organic waste collection program proposal.

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

The Mayor pulled Item number one from the Agenda which pertained to granting a Minor PUD Amendment pursuant to the Gurnee Ordinance allowing a modification to the allowed signage for Gurnee Hyundai located at 6251 Grand Avenue.  More information is needed from the petitioner before presenting to the Board.

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Approval of Ord. 2014 -10 granting a Minor Amendment to Planned Unit Development Agreement Ordinance No. 1997-70, as amended, pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance for property located on approximately 30 acres at 1700 Nations Drive.

 

Mr. Muetz gave a review of the request stating the minor amendment is to allow for construction of a 6,300 square foot tent that will be set up annually in the spring and removed in the fall.  The proposal includes construction of an outdoor pergola land ceremony seating area and for the installation of extensive landscape features and plant materials throughout the courtyard. The ordinance limits the tent to six consecutive months, beginning no earlier than March and no later than October. 

 

It was moved by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve Ord. 2014-10, granting a Minor Amendment to Planned Unit Development Agreement Ordinance No. 1997-70, as amended, pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance for property located on approximately 30 acres at 1700 Nations Drive.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                6- Park, Garner, Balmes, Hood, Wilson, Ross

NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

  1. Approval of Ord. 2014-11 approving the purchase of real estate located at 4610 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, Illinois.

 

Mr. Muetz gave a review of the request stating this is the Poor Richards property.  Total invoices submitted to date are $86,149.03.  In summary, the Village will purchase the property for $85,000 minus credits and pro-ration.  The purchase is in connection with the Village’s floodway mitigation program.  The structure is being purchased as is and will be demolished and closing will take place at Village Hall.  As a reminder, the FY13/14 Approved Budget includes $100,000 for flood plain purchase(s) and to date, no expenditures have taken place.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Rose to approve Ord. 2014-11 approving the purchase of real estate located at 4610 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, Illinois.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                4- Park, Balmes, Hood, Ross

NAY:                1- Garner

ABSTAIN:         1-Wilson

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

  1. Approval of Ord. 2014-12 authorizing the second amendment of the agreement between the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC) and the Village of Gurnee for consulting services regarding an electricity aggregation program.

Mr. Muetz gave a review of the request stating that the current contract expires June 1, 2014 and this request is to extend the agreement to June 1, 2015.  He stated that staff continues to be very pleased with the level of knowledge and support of the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC) brings to the aggregation program.

 

It was moved by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Park to approve Ord. 2014-12 authorizing the second amendment of the agreement between the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC) and the Village of Gurnee for consulting services regarding an electricity aggregation program.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Park, Garner, Balmes, Hood, Wilson, Ross

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

  1. Approval of Res. 2014-05 authorizing the Village Administrator to negotiate and approve a contract with an electricity supplier as obtained through the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Cooperative (NIMEC).

 

Mr. Muetz stated that this resolution gives the Village Administrator permission to accept the winning bid for our residential and small commercial loads which needs to enter into an agreement with the winning supplier on the date of the bid which is good for a period of 24 hours.  This process is consistent with previous NIMIC bids the Village has participated in.

 

  1. It was moved by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Park to approve Resolution 2014-05 authorizing the Village Administrator to negotiate and approve a contract with an electricity supplier as obtained through the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Cooperative (NIMEC).

 

Roll call,

AYE:                 6- Park, Garner, Balmes, Hood, Wilson, Ross

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

H.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None.

Closing Comments

 

None.

Adjournment

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

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYES:       Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting at 8:05 p.m.

 

 

Donna R. Dallas

Deputy Village Clerk