Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - April 21, 2014

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

APRIL 21, 2014

 

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; Erik Jensen, Management Analyst; Diane Lembesis, Finance Director; Christine Palmieri, Director of Human Resources; Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Police Chief

 

Roll Call

PRESENT:       5- Hood, Wilson, Ross, Park, Balmes     

ABSENT:         1- Garner

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Kovarik led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

A.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

None.

 

B.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

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

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          1- Garner

Motion Carried.

 

 

C. CONSENT AGENDA / OMNIBUS VOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Village Administrator read the consent agenda for an omnibus vote as follows:

 

1.  Approval of the minutes from the March 3, 2014, March 17, 2014, March 31, 2014 and April 7, 2014 meetings.

 

2.  Approval of request to set bid date of May 27, 2014 for Public Works 36,000 gross vehicle weight dump trucks (replacement for Units

      #276 and #687).

 

3.  Approval of Payroll for period ending April 5, 2014 in the amount of $717,344.89.

 

4.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending April 5,

      2014 in the amount of $710,567.33.

 

5.  Approval of Bills for the period ending April 21, 2014 in the amount of $1,096,813.79.

 

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

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          1- Garner

Motion Carried.

 

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 1.        Approval of Proclamation designating April 25, 2014 as “Arbor Day” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

 

It was moved by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of a Proclamation designating April 25, 2014 as “Arbor Day” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

E.  REPORTS

 

Mayor Kovarik said that there were no discussion topics on the agenda for the April 28th Committee of the Whole meeting and asked the Trustees if they would like to cancel the meeting.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Wilson to cancel the Committee of the Whole meeting for April 28, 2014.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          1- Garner

Motion Carried.

 

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

None.

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Approval of Ord. 2014 - 18 granting a Special Use Permit pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance relating to a beauty parlor and shop for 5455 Grand Avenue.

 

      Mr. Muetz said Ms. Wang is requesting a Special Use Permit for Sky Spa, Inc., a personal care and wellness center specializing in facial treatments, anti-aging treatments, and ancillary therapeutic massage.  The proposed business will be located suite at 5455 Grand Avenue.    The Zoning Administrator classified the proposed business as a Beauty Parlor and Shop, which is listed as a special use in the C-O1 zoning district.  The petitioner appeared before the Planning and Zoning Board on April 2, 2014 and received a unanimous favorable recommendation (5-0).

 

      Mayor Kovarik asked Ms. Wang if understood that the zoning for the location is for an Office Building.

 

      Ms. Wang said that she doesn’t speak English very well.

 

      Mayor Kovarik asked if she could describe some of the treatments and the products they will be using.

 

      Ms. Wang said that she does not understand the question.

 

      Mayor Kovarik asked if she had a business plan and how many employees she will have.

 

      Ms. Wang said she will have two employees.

 

      Mayor Kovarik asked if she would be doing microderms and peels.

 

      Ms. Wang said yes.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said this is an unusual location for this type of business adding it is not visible from the street and it is very difficult to get in and out of the parking lot.  She asked Ms. Wang how she plans to market the business.

 

      Ms. Wang said she already has some customers.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said the Village wants all its businesses to be successful and this type of operation at this location is highly unusual.  She said she would like to hear more about the business.

 

      Trustee Park said Ms. Wang mentioned two employees will be doing facials and asked if that is all they will be doing.

 

      Ms. Wang said just facials.

 

      Trustee Park asked if just one employee does the message.

 

      Ms. Wang said yes.

 

      Trustee Park said then there will be a total of three employees.

 

      Ms. Wang said yes.

 

      Trustee Park asked what hours they will be open.

 

      Ms. Wang said from 10:30am to 8:00pm.

 

      Trustee Park asked why the want to operate out of an office building.

 

      Ms. Wang said retail locations are really expensive.

 

      Trustee Park asked if the customers will be residents of Gurnee or if they will come from outside of Gurnee.

 

      Ms. Wang said she will advertise in magazines and in newspapers.

 

      Trustee Park asked where she thinks the customers will come from.

 

      Ms. Wang said maybe Gurnee.

 

      Trustee Ross asked if they will be doing hair at the location.

 

      Ms. Wang said only face.

 

      Trustee Wilson asked if Ms. Wang could answer Mayor Kovarik’s earlier question about the products they will be using.

 

      Ms. Wang said the business is not that fancy only offering lower priced services.  She again said her English is not so good.

 

      Mayor Kovarik asked what product brands will be used.

 

      Ms. Wang said she was sorry but does not understand.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said these are questions that we ask to make sure your business will be successful.

 

      Trustee Balmes said we have no guarantee the employees will be licensed. 

 

      Trustee Park questioned why this special use has been classified as a Beauty Parlor.

 

      Mr. Ziegler said it is the closest thing the Village has in its list of uses.

 

      Trustee Park said his concern is the business must be unique to be located in an office district and he has not heard anything unique about this office complex that determines a need for this type of service in this building.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said the chances of success are limited because of the location.

 

      Trustee Wilson said the Village does not allow massages unless they are ancillary to another use and he has not heard anything about the main business.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said this is not a good fit at this location and the Village likes businesses in better locations.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of Ord. 2014 - 18 granting a Special Use Permit pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance relating to a beauty parlor and shop for 5455 Grand Avenue.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                0-                                                

NAY:                5- Hood, Wilson, Ross, Park, Balmes

ABSENT:          1- Garner

Motion Failed.

 

2.  Approval of awarding purchase of 1,000 tons of bulk rock salt to North American Salt at a cost not to exceed $65,900 (2014 Lake County Consortium Program).

 

      Mr. Muetz said with salt supplies being diminished due to the harsh 2013/2014 winter season, Lake County took the lead on partnering communities together to bid for bulk rock salt.  This bid supplements the Village’s current agreement with the State of Illinois Central Management Services.  For the County program, North American Salt was the low bidder at the price of $65.90 per ton.  The Village requested 1,000 tons through the County program to supplement the 3,000 tons requested via the State program.  He said this gives us a total of 4,000 tons available to purchase for the 2014/2015 winter season. 

 

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of awarding purchase of 1,000 tons of bulk rock salt to North American Salt at a cost not to exceed $65,900 (2014 Lake County Consortium Program).

 

Roll call,

AYE:                5- Hood, Wilson, Ross, Park, Balmes                    NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          1- Garner

Motion Carried.

 

H. PUBLIC

COMMENT

 

None.

I. EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Adjournment to Executive Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Recall to Order

 

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- Hood, Wilson, Ross, Park, Balmes          

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          1- Garner

Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting into Executive Session at 7:58p.m.

 

Mayor Kovarik recalled the meeting to order at 8:15 p.m.

 

PRESENT:       5- Hood, Wilson, Ross, Park, Balmes     

                       

ABSENT:         1- Garner

 

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 8:16 p.m.

 

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk