Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - May 19, 2014

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

MAY 19, 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; Scott Drabicki, Village Engineer; Erik Jensen, Management Analyst; Christine Palmieri, Director of Human Resources; Tom Rigwood, Director of Public Works; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Police Chief; Jay Patrick, Adm. Commander; Saundra Campbell, Commander; Terri Kincaid Deputy Police Chief; Tracy Velkover, Planning Manager

 

Roll Call

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

ABSENT:         0- None

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Kovarik led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

A.  PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None.

 

B.  APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

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

 

Roll call,

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

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 contract extension with Giant Maintenance &

      Restoration, Inc. for fire hydrant sandblasting, priming and painting project, at 2013 cost of $72.35 per hydrant.

 

2.         Approval of Engineering Division request to contract with McClure

      Engineering Associates, Inc., for roadway rehabilitation oversight at a cost not to exceed $100,000.00.

 

3.  Approval of appearance compatibility for installation of three Sprint antennas and associated radio units at a height of 150 feet on the existing monopole at 1151 Kilbourne Road.

 

4.         Approval of setting bid date of June 10, 2014 for Police

      Department Community Service Officer Unit #172.

 

5.         Approval of Payroll for period ending May 3, 2014 in the amount of

      $755,973.03.

 

6.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending May 3, 2014 in the amount of $750,272.41.

 

7.         Approval of Bills for the period ending May 19, 2014 in the amount

      of $1,070,421.59.

 

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

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 1.        Approval of Proclamation designating May 18 – 24, 2014 as “National Emergency Medical Services Week” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

 

It was moved by Trustee Garner, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of a Proclamation designating May 18 – 24, 2014 as “National Emergency Medical Services Week” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

2.  Presentation of plaque to Andrew Miller in honor of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

 

      Mayor Kovarik introduced Mr. Miller to Board and audience and asked him to explain his Eagle Scout project.

 

      Mr. Miller explained that for his project he built park benches for Viking Park.

 

3.  Presentation of Police Awards for the calendar year 2013:

 

      Police Chief Woodside, Deputy Police Chief Kincaid and Commander Campbell presented the awards to the attending Officers. 

 

      Pamela Barnett, Director of Victim Services for the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists spoke briefly thanking the Officers for their efforts. 

 

      a.    DUI arrests:

 

  •       Officer J.R. Nauseda: 26 Arrests, 6-Time Recipient
  •       Officer James Caldwell III: 22 Arrests         

                                                                                                                                                                        

      b.  IDOT DUI arrests since January 1, 2001:               

  •       Officer J.R Nauseda: 200 DUI Pin
  •       Officer Martin Deperte: 100 DUI Pin
  •       Officer William Stashkiw: 100 DUI Pin
  •       Officer James Caldwell III: 75 DUI Pin
  •       Officer Scott Kotrba: 75 DUI Pin
  •       Officer Dana Dingman: 50 DUI Pin
  •       Officer Kenneth Heerdegen: 25 DUI Pin
  •       Officer Daniel Ruth: 25 DUI Pin

 

      c.   Traffic citations for passenger restraint enforcement and speed enforcement: 

  • Officer James Caldwell III
  • Officer Dana Dingman
  • Officer Martin DePerte
  • Officer Brian Funke                     
  • Officer Mark Gliva
  • Officer Kelly Hansen                   
  • Officer J.R. Nauseda   
  • Officer William Stashkiw                          
  • Officer Michael Stoner
  • Officer Richard Vorpagel III
  • Officer Thomas Yencich

 

 

E.  REPORTS

None.

 

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

1.  Approval of Ord. 2014 -25 granting a minor PUD Amendment, pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance, to allow a modification to the allowed signage for Gurnee Hyundai and Gurnee Volkswagen, located at 6251 and 6301 Grand Avenue.

 

 

 
      Mr. Muetz said based on the comments from the March meeting, the following changes to this request have been made:

 

  • The 16’x16’ blue box on the north wall has been reduced to a 12’x12’ blue box and an additional 12’x12’ blue box has been added to the east elevation to create an architectural feature;
  • A new 6’ tall direction sign along Grand Avenue has been added to help direct customers traveling both westbound and eastbound; and
  • A new 6’ tall direction sign has been added to cross access drive between the dealership and Menard’s site to identify entry is accessed via this roadway.

 

      Mr. Muetz continued to say as it relates to the ground sign, this request remained unchanged from the March meeting.  Mr. Rohrman is requesting a new 12-foot tall monument sign that has a 72 sq. ft. sign face.  As the ground sign is a screened box sign and, per the Village’s sign code, the sign size is determined by measuring directly around the illuminated lettering and logo and not the entire box, the actual sign face is only 25 sq. ft. 

 

      Trustee Park said the request is much improved and he is pleased with the outcome.  He also thanked Planning Manager Tracy Velkover for her hard work on this request.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of Ord. 2014 -25 granting a minor PUD Amendment, pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance, to allow a modification to the allowed signage for Gurnee Hyundai and Gurnee Volkswagen, located at

6251 and 6301 Grand Avenue.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

 

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Approval of Ord. 2014 -26 establishing the Annual Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

 

      Public Hearing item.

 

      No Discussion

 

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of Ord. 2014 -26 establishing the Annual Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

2.  Approval of Ord. 2014 -27 approving an agreement between the Village of Gurnee and Waste Management North, a Division of Waste Management of Illinois, Inc.

 

      Mr. Muetz said the Village’s current contract with Waste Management for residential refuse, recycling, and landscape waste collection expires on May 31st.  Over the past few months staff, in conjunction with assistance from SWALCO, has been working to renegotiate the agreement.  Staff has negotiated an agreement that contains a rate reduction, locked rate adjustments, expansion of service, and some new offers related to cart size and a food scrap ride-a-long program.  In addition, other provisions regarding customer service, the annual leaf-vac program and special event donations were maintained.  He stated based on the level of service provided, Gurnee has some of the best pricing in Lake County. 

 

      Trustee Wilson asked if we can put the sharps collection container at the Fire Station.

 

      Mr. Muetz said we can put it anywhere we would like.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said this is a better contract with better pricing.

 

      Trustee Park said including the food scrap and yard waste program was a good idea.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of Ord. 2014 -27 approving an agreement between the Village of Gurnee and Waste Management North, a Division of Waste Management of Illinois, Inc.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:               0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

3.  Approval of group dental insurance with Delta Dental - 18 month period beginning July 1, 2014.

 

      Mr. Muetz said in December the Village Board approved a month to month dental renewal with Guardian following a 12% rate adjustment.  Since that time, staff and the Village’s dental broker have been working to obtain better quotes.  Nine quotes were received.  After review, Delta Dental provided the most favorable quote and offers a plan the closely resembles the Village’s current plan.  He stated the Delta quote is approximately 10% below the current Guardian premiums.

 

It was moved by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of group dental insurance with Delta Dental - 18 month period beginning July 1, 2014.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

4.  Approval of a fireworks permit for Six Flags Great America on Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th at 9:45 p.m. – display to be launched from southwest corner of the property.

 

      Mr. Muetz said Six Flags has requested a firework permit related to Memorial Day weekend.  He stated the shoot will be similar to prior displays, with only one change related to the launch location.  Resident complaints and debris fallout resulted in the Village requesting the Park identify a new location to launch the fireworks from.  The Park has identified a grassy area at the southwest corner of the property.  The Fire Prevention Bureau has reviewed and approved this location.  This location positions the display on the opposite end of the Park compared to prior years. 

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Garner to approve of a fireworks permit for Six Flags Great America on Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th at 9:45 p.m. – display to be launched from southwest corner of the property.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

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 (c) (21) Discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed under this Act, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2.06.

5 ILCS 120/2 2 (c) (5) which states:  The purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body, including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired.

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

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

Mayor Kovarik adjourned the meeting into Executive Session at 8:00p.m.

 

Mayor Kovarik recalled the meeting to order at 8:21 p.m.

 

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

ABSENT:         0- None

 

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 8:22 p.m.

 

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk