Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - April 1, 2013

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

APRIL 1, 2013

 

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; Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Chief Police

 

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 Ross 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 Payroll for period ending March 23, 2013 in the amount of $681,942.17.

 

2.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending March 23, 2013, in the amount of $675,321.16.

 

3.  Approval of Bills for the period ending April 1, 2013 in the amount of $221,026.93.

 

It was moved by Trustee Garner, seconded by Trustee Park 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 2, 2013 as “World Autism Awareness Day” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of a Proclamation designating April 2, 2013 as “World Autism Awareness Day” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

2.  Approval of a Proclamation designating April 5, 2013 as “National D.A.R.E. Day” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.          

 

It was moved by Trustee Garner, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of a Proclamation designating April 5, 2013 as “National D.A.R.E. Day” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

3.  Approval of Proclamation designating April 14 - 20, 2013 as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of a Proclamation designating April 14 - 20, 2013 as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

4.  Approval of Proclamation designating April as “9-1-1 Education Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

 

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of a Proclamation designating April as “9-1-1 Education Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

5.  Approval of Proclamation designating April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of a Proclamation designating April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

 

E.  REPORTS

 

None.

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

None.

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dick Miller
Municipal Well & Pump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Approval of Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2013/2014.

 

      Public Hearing item.

 

It was moved by Trustee Schwarz, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2013/2014.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          1- Morris

Motion Carried.

 

2.  Approval of request to waive bidding requirements and contract with the low bidder, Municipal Well & Pump, at a cost of $20,295.00 for Heather Ridge Well #2 pump removal and inspection.

 

      Mr. Muetz said included in the Board packet is a memo from Public Works Director Tom Rigwood regarding pump issues at Well #2.  Also included are 3 quotes and a drawing illustrating the pump assembly.  He stated the pump, which was replaced in 1989, stopped working last month.  At that time, the Village brought in an electrical contractor to trouble shoot the issue.  The contractor determined the issue is an electrical fault between the well house and pump which sits at a depth of approximately 860 feet.  As such, Public Works requested quotes from 3 separate firms to pull and inspect the pump.  The low bidder for this work is Municipal Well & Pump at a cost of $20,295.00.  Mr. Muetz stated this expense can be covered by a transfer of funds within the Utility Fund as the Salaries & Wages line item is expected to end FY 12/13 under budget due to vacancies that were held throughout the year.

 

      Mr. Muetz said we are hopeful the outcome will be the pump can be rebuilt.  If it is found the pump cannot be rebuilt, we are estimating replacement costs in excess of $100,000 depending on the scope of work needed.  If this is the case, staff may contact a consultant to review the situation and suggest a course of action based on our current pumping capabilities and back-up connection with Waukegan.

 

      Trustee Garner asked if there was a warranty on the pump.

 

      Mr. Muetz said no.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said the pump is over 20 years old.

 

      Trustee Garner said we should check with our insurance company before we spend $100,000.

 

      Trustee Schwarz asked if we could re-build the current pump and get a warranty.

 

      Mr. Muetz said we will know more once it comes out of the ground.

 

      Mr. Miller from Municipal Well and Pump introduced himself to the Board.

 

      Trustee Schwarz asked if the pump can be re-built.

 

      Mr. Miller said it depends on the severity of the problem but if it could be re-built it would come with a one year warranty.

 

      Trustee Schwarz asked how long the warranty would be for a new pump.        

 

      Mr. Miller said also one year.

 

      Mayor Kovarik asked what the typical life expectancy is for one of these pumps.

 

      Mr. Miller said 7-10 years.

 

      Trustee Garner asked if the pumps are tested once a month.

 

      Mr. Miller said it is his understanding that the pumps are used once a month to obtain samples.

 

      Trustee Garner asked how long a new pump will last.

 

      Mr. Miller said the best thing for a pump is for it to run 24 hours a day 7 days a week since this pump won’t operate under those conditions this is a difficult question to answer.  However, 20 years is a very good life for one of these pumps.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of request to waive bidding requirements and contract with the low bidder, Municipal Well & Pump, at a cost of $20,295.00 for Heather Ridge Well #2 pump removal and inspection.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          1- Morris

Motion Carried.

 

H.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

I. EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Adjournment to Executive Session

Recall to Order

 

None.

 

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

 

5 ILCS 120/2 2 (c) (1) which states:  The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body of legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body to determine its validity.

 

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

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          1- Morris

Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting into Executive Session at 7:53p.m.

 

Mayor Kovarik recalled the meeting to order at 8:07 p.m.

 

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

ABSENT:         1- Morris

 

 

1.  Approval of Res. 2013-03 authorizing execution of a voluntary resignation and retirement agreement and general release of all claims.

 

      No Discussion.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of Res. 2013-03 authorizing execution of a voluntary resignation and retirement agreement and general release of all claims.

 

Roll call,

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

ABSENT:          1- Morris

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 8:08 p.m.

 

 

Andrew Harris,
Village Clerk