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

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

MARCH 18, 2013

 

Call to Order

Mayor Kovarik called the meeting to order at 7:35 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, Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Scott Drabicki, Village Engineer, Christine Palmieri, Human Resources Director; Chief Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; John Kavanagh, Deputy Chief;  Kevin Woodside, Police Chief

 

Roll Call

PRESENT:       5- Schwarz, Ross, Park, Garner, Balmes,

ABSENT:         1-  Morris

 

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 ­Park to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          1- Morris

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 March 4, 2013 meeting.

 

  1. Approval of Ord. 2013-11 approving and publishing the official Zoning Map of the Village of Gurnee, as revised.

 

  1. Approval of Ord. 2013-12   amending Chapter 82, Section 82-68 of the Gurnee Municipal Code by adjusting departmental hours of operation (Public Works operating hours).

 

  1. Approval of a Resolution for maintenance of streets and highways by municipality under the Illinois Highway Code (2013 Motor Fuel Tax Program).

 

  1. Approval of request from Police Department to allow Police Officer Carol McClanathan to attend Narcotics and Diversion of Pharmaceutical Controlled Drugs training in South Bend, IN, from April 15 – 26, 2013, at a cost not to exceed $510.00.

 

  1. Approval of request from Police Department to allow Police Officer Matt Bendler to attend the Mid-South Self Defense Shooting Course in Lake Cormorant, MS, from April 22 – 26, 2013, at a cost not to exceed $455.00.

 

  1. Approval of Payroll for period ending March 9, 2013 in the amount of $734,367.12.

 

  1. Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending March 9, 2013, in the amount of $729,141.70.

 

  1. Approval of Bills for the period ending March 18, 2013 in the amount of $1,300,763.24.

 

 

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

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          1- Morris

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 Garner, seconded by Trustee Schwarz to approve the 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 Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Park to approve the  Proclamation designating April as “Alcohol Awareness Month” in the Village of Gurnee

 

Voice Vote:    ALL AYE:    Motion Carried.

 

  1. Notification of 2.3% water rate decrease effective May 1, 2013.

 

Administrator Muetz informed the Board that its water supplier, the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA), will be reducing its water rate by $0.09 effective May 1st.  The rate reduction is possible due to the Agency recently refunding a bond issue.  As a result, the Village’s water will be reduced from $3.98/1000 gallons to $3.89/1000 gallons. The savings will be passed on to the residents effective May 1st.

 

Trustee Park asked when our water rates are adjusted.  Administrator Muetz stated we adjust our rates twice per year, JAWA is May 1st, and the Village fee schedule adjustment is October 1st.

 

  1. Committee of the Whole Meeting

 

      It was moved by Trustee Park and second by Trustee Balmes to cancel the March 25th, Committee of the Whole meeting.

 

      Voice Vote:    ALL AYE:    Motion Carried.

       

E.  REPORTS

 

The Mayor stated the Village did an outstanding job with snow removal and received many positive comments from the residents.

 

Village Engineer Scott Drabicki advised the VB that, pursuant to our improved ISO building code ratings, the Community Rating System (CRS) rating for floodplain has also improved. The Village now ranks as a CRS 6 which will allow existing properties in the floodplain to get a 20% discount on their flood insurance rates. We were previously rated an 8 which gave a 10% discount.

 

The Mayor asked about the St. Patrick day weekend special enforcement patrol.  Chief Woodside stated eight DUI’s were given out over the weekend.

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

None.

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Approval of Ord. 2013-13   authorizing execution of the Interlocal Contract for Cooperative Purchasing with H-GAC.

 

Administrator Muetz gave an overview stating that IS Director Chris Velkover discovered the  Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Buy Cooperative Purchasing Program while researching the purchase of mobile data computers.  HGACBuy is open to governmental agencies and assists them by executing competitively priced contracts for goods and services commonly used by local governments. Governments can join the program free of charge by executing an Interlocal Contract.  Several area communities are already taking advantage of savings such as Skokie, who purchased an ambulance through this program.  The program has no purchasing requirement and can save the Village money. 

 

        Trustee Park clarified that there is no obligation by participating in the Interlocal Contract, but an opportunity for the Village.

 

        Administrator Muetz stated correct. 

 

        Trustee Park asked about the savings. 

 

        Mr. Velkover stated that savings was approximately $500 per unit. 

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve an agreement between the Village of Gurnee and the Davenport Group (USA) for the purchase of a Community Development Software System.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          1- Morris

Motion Carried.

 

  1. Approval of request to waive bidding requirements and purchase 15 Coban Titan M7av mobile data computers & in-car video units through the HGAC Buy Cooperative Purchasing Program at a cost of $169,125.00.

 

Administrator Muetz recalled that 8 Coban Titan M7av units were purchased in 2012 and have tested very well in the field.  Information Systems and the Police Department are very pleased with their performance and would like to move forward with the purchase of 15 Coban Titan M7av units at a cost of $169,125.00 to satisfy the Police Department fleet. Both the 911 and Police Department Budgets include the appropriate funding to cover the cost which includes the units, associated equipment installation,  one year software support and a five year extended hardware warranty.  Staff is requesting to waive the formal bidding process as Coban is a single source provider and the Village would purchase the units via the HGACBuy Cooperative Purchasing Program approved earlier.

 

Trustee Ross asked if this was coming out of the next year’s budget.

 

Mr. Velkover stated that the cost would come out of this year’s budget for both 911 and Police.

 

Trustee Garner asked what the life span of the units would be. 

 

Mr. Velkover stated six years.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve an agreement between the Village of Gurnee and the Davenport Group (USA) for the purchase of a Community Development Software System.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          1- Morris

Motion Carried.

 

  1. Approval of request from Supervalu, Inc. regarding release of Letter of Credit related to the property located at the northwest corner of Illinois Route 120 and O’Plaine Road.

 

Village Administrator Muetz gave an overview stating that Supervalu has sold the property located at the northwest corner of Route 120 and O’Plaine Road.  Therefore, they are requesting the $2.1 million Letter of Credit that was posted in 2005 to be released.  The property has been sold and Supervalu is waiving their right to build a Jewel.  The new owner has not contacted the Village regarding any plans they may have. Any new proposed development on the site would require new public hearings and Village Board action. 

 

            Trustee Garner asked if there’s any restrictions on Supervalu and the new owners.

 

            The Mayor stated that Supervalu does not own the property and any new development plans would be subject to the Village process.

 

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Park to approve an agreement between the Village of Gurnee and the Davenport Group (USA) for the purchase of a Community Development Software System.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          1- Morris

Motion Carried.

 

H.  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 7:55 p.m.

 

Donna R Dallas

Deputy Village Clerk