Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - April 7, 2014

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

APRIL 7, 2014

 

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; Christine Palmieri, Director of Human Resources; Chris Velkover, Information Systems Director; Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Larry Dunn, Fleet Manager; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Police Chief

 

Roll Call

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

ABSENT:         0- None

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Kovarik led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

A.  PUBLIC COMMENT

Mitch Hoffman
Circuit Court Judge

 

Becky Kotsinis
907 Belle Plaine
Gurnee, IL

Judge Hoffman introduced and briefly explained the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program.  He said foreclosures in Lake County have risen from 1000 to 10,000 annually. He said the program has 24 trained mediators and the answers are immediate.  He asked that the Trustees get this information out to their constituents.

 

Ms. Kotsinis thanked the Village for taking time to recognize these special teachers.  She read a prepared statement commending her child’s teacher Judy Lawrence for everything she does above and beyond for her students.

 

 

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

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 Ord. 2014 - 13 authorizing the transfer of $3,400,000.00 from the General Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund.

 

2.  Approval of Ord. 2014 - 14 authorizing the transfer of $7,079.09 from the Mall Redevelopment Fund to the Debt Service Fund.

 

3.  Approval of awarding contract extension for landscape mowing services to Gilio Landscape Contractors at 2011 price and a cost not to exceed $85,790.00.

 

4.  Approval of awarding 2014 street sweeping program to the low bidder, TKG Sweeping & Services, Inc. at a cost not to exceed $40,000.00 (Lake County Municipal League Cooperative Purchasing Program).

 

5.  Approval of request to award 2014 Server Storage Expansion Project to Storage Networks Corporation at a price of $85,465.00.

 

6.  Approval of Request for Qualifications related to construction management services for the 2014 Roadway Rehabilitation Program.

 

7.  Approval of Payroll for period ending March 22, 2014 in the amount of $712,702.24.

 

8.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending March 22,

      2014 in the amount of $705,885.41.

 

9.  Approval of Bills for the period ending April 7, 2014 in the amount of $660,886.15.

 

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

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:        0- None

Motion Carried.

 

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

 1.  Presentation of Gurnee Teacher of the Year awards:

  • Judy Lawrence – Gurnee School District 56
  • Roshaunda Henson – Woodland School District 50
  • Bob Mayne – Warren Township High School District 121

 

Dr. Hutton, Gurnee School District 56 Superintendent, introduced and spoke briefly about Judy Lawrence.  Ms. Lawrence has taught in Gurnee School District 56 for 20 years.  For the past four years, Lawrence has been a member of the District’s Instructional Leadership Team.

Lawrence has helped pilot the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment and has been a leader in finding ways to utilize the data produced.

 

Dr. Swoboda, Woodland School District 50 Superintendent, introduced and spoke briefly about Roshaunda Henson.  Ms. Henson joined Woodland District 50 in 2002 as a second grade teacher at Elementary East. She has taught second grade for 10 years and is currently a second grade reading specialist at Elementary East.   

 

Dr. Bates, Warren Township High School District 121 Superintendent, introduced and spoke briefly about Bob Mayne.  Mr. Mayne has been teaching at Warren Township High School since 1994. He has taught students from seventh grade through high school in subject including English, Journalism and Psychology.

 

Mayor Kovarik, Trustee Hood and Donald Henderson presented each teacher and administrator with a plaque.  In recognition of their achievements, Mr. Henderson also presented each recipient with a $1,000 check from the Donald Henderson Foundation.

 

2.  Approval of Proclamation designating April 13 - 19, 2014 as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week” 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 13 - 19, 2014 as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

3.  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 Park, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of a Proclamation designating April as “9-1-1 Education Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

4.  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 Wilson, seconded by Trustee Balmes 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Approval of Ord. 2014 -15 amending Chapter 62, Sections

      62-2 and 62-5 of the Gurnee Municipal Code to license and regulate commercial waste collection franchises.

 

      Mr. Muetz said in order to move forward with a commercial waste hauling franchise agreement, the Village must first amend the Municipal Code to allow the establishment of such program.  Attorney Winter has drafted the appropriate amendments.  The amendment includes a definition, licensing requirements and insurance requirement updates.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of Ord. 2014 -15 amending Chapter 62, Sections 62-2 and 62-5 of the Gurnee Municipal Code to license and regulate commercial waste collection franchises.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                1- Wilson

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

2.  Approval of Ord. 2014 -16 authorizing execution of an agreement between the Village of Gurnee and Waste Management of Illinois for commercial waste hauling service.

 

      It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of Ord. 2014 -16 authorizing execution of an agreement between the Village of Gurnee and Waste Management of Illinois for commercial waste hauling services.

 

Trustee Wilson said one size does not fit all and we haven’t received one favorable letter regarding this pending agreement.  He said it is scary when we are deciding who can do business with who.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                5- Balmes, Hood, Ross, Park, Garner                    NAY:                1- Wilson

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

3.  Approval of Ord. 2014 - 17 authorizing execution of the First Amendment to a contract with FirstEnergy Solutions for the provision of electricity for the Village of Gurnee’s Electrical Aggregation Program (fixed rate of 6.69¢/kWh).

 

      Mr. Muetz said the Village participated in another round of bidding.  Based on the pricing received, staff is recommending the Village enter a 3-year agreement with FirstEnergy Solutions.  FirstEnergy is our current electricity provider and offered the most attractive program.  The new rate is 6.69 cents per kWh and is locked in for the 3 year period.  The expiring rate is 5.12 cents per kWh.  While there is an increase, the 6.69 cents per kWh is still under the projected Com Ed rate of approximately 7.2 cents per kWh.

 

      Mr. Muetz said a 3-year commitment is new territory for the Village and staff wanted to make sure there was an out-clause if the Com Ed rate dropped below 6.69 cent per kWh.  This language has been included.  Under this scenario, the Village’s program would be discontinued and all participants would be transitioned back to Com Ed.

  

It was moved by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of Ord. 2014 - 17 authorizing execution of the First Amendment to a contract with FirstEnergy Solutions for the provision of electricity for the Village of Gurnee’s Electrical Aggregation Program (fixed rate of 6.69¢/kWh).

 

Roll call,

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

 NAY:               0- None

ABSENT:        0- None

Motion Carried.

 

4.  Approval of Res. 2014 - 06 establishing certain property of the Village of Gurnee to be surplus (Police Department Units #176 & 176-05).

 

      Mr. Muetz said the Police Department’s DARE vehicle (Unit #176), which was a drug seizure that was awarded to the Department in 2003, has been experiencing electrical, engine, and brake issues.   

 

      Mr. Muetz said Village also received a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado throught the court system.  The truck is a diesel and is too large for any of our Village Departments to use.  As a result, staff is recommending both vehicles be declared surplus and traded in towards a replacement DARE vehicle, which is the next item on the agenda and summarized below.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of Res. 2014 - 06 establishing certain property of the Village of Gurnee to be surplus (Police Department Units #176 & 176-05).

 

Roll call,

AYE:                6- Balmes, Hood, Wilson, Ross, Park, Garner      NAY:                        0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

5.  Approval of request to waive bidding requirements and authorize trade-in of Police Units #176 and #176-05 to Ray Chevrolet in exchange for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and dealer refund.

 

      Mr. Muetz said while reviewing options to replace the current DARE vehicle, the Fleet Administrator contacted Ray Chevrolet, the low bidder during the last pick-up truck replacement for the Police Department, to discuss trading in units #176 and #176-05 towards a replacement DARE vehicle.  Ray Chevrolet provided the Village trade in value of $31,000 for units #176 and #176-05 and agreed to honor its previous price of $28,448.00 for a new full size, four door, four wheel drive Chevrolet pick-up truck.  Therefore, the Village will dispose of two unwanted vehicles and get a new one and a $2,500 check in exchange.  .

 

It was moved by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of request to waive bidding requirements and authorize trade-in of Police Units #176 and #176-05 to Ray Chevrolet in exchange for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and dealer refund.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

6.         Approval of Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014/2015.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said all the requested changes have been made.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014/2015.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

H. PUBLIC

COMMENT

 

None.

 

Closing Comments

None.

 

Adjournment

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

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried.

 

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

 

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk