Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Village Board - June 2, 2014

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

JUNE 2, 2014

 

Call to Order

Mayor Kovarik called the meeting to order at 7:30 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; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; John Kavanagh, Deputy Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Police Chief; Saundra Campbell, Deputy Police Chief; Tracy Velkover, Planning Manager

 

Roll Call

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

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 Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

Roll call,

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

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 the minutes from the Executive (Closed) Session meetings on: December 2, 2013, January 6, 2014, February 3, 2014 and April 21, 2014.

 

2.  Approval for public release of minutes from Executive (Closed)

      Session meetings on: December 2, 2013, January 6, 2014, February 3, 2014 and April 21, 2014.

 

3.  Approval of the minutes from the May 5, 2014 and May 19, 2014 meetings.

 

4.  Approval of Request for Proposal for 2014 Data Network Project for public safety support equipment.

 

5.  Approval of Payroll for period ending May 17, 2014 in the amount of $775,540.36.

 

6.  Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending May 17,

      2014 in the amount of $770,576.19.

 

7.  Approval of Bills for the period ending June 2, 2014 in the amount of $434,481.83.

 

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

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 1.        Update from Steve Carlson, Lake County Board Member - District 7,

      and Sandy Hart, Lake County Board Member - District 13, on Lake County and Lake County Forest Preserve activities.

 

      County Board Member Carlson and Hart gave the Village Board an update on recent activities at both the County and Forest Preserve, this included transportation updates, the new court house construction, service consolidation, stormwater management updates, and pedestrian trail updates,

 

 

E.  REPORTS

 

None.

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

None.

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Approval of Ord. 2014 - 28 granting a Special Use Permit pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance relating to an indoor fitness facility at 905 Lakeside Drive.

 

      Mr. Muetz said Jason Houston, the petitioner, is requesting a Special Use Permit for Vigilant Elite Training (VET), an indoor fitness training facility located at 905 Lakeside Drive.  The subject property is zoned I-2 therefore a Special Use Permit is required. 

 

      VET offers two fitness programs with separate hours of operation.  The primary program offers small group fitness classes limited to 12 clients & 1 employee per class, typically during Off-Peak weekday hours.  The secondary program offers small group sports performance training during evenings and on weekends. 

 

      Mr. Muetz said the site has 96 parking spaces with the petitioner entitled to 18 unrestricted parking spaces during on-peak hours and all 96 parking spaces during off-peak hours. 

 

      Mr. Muetz said the request received a unanimous favorable recommendation from the PZB on May 21, 2014.

 

It was moved by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of Ord. 2014 - 28 granting a Special Use Permit pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance relating to an indoor fitness facility at 905 Lakeside Drive.

 

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

2.  Approval of Ord. 2014 - 29 amending provisions of the Gurnee Municipal Code Chapter 2, Division 10, expanding the scope and amending procedures for the Administrative Adjudication System.

 

      Mr. Muetz said the Community Development Department would like to allow more items to be processed via Administrative Adjudication.  These new items include zoning ordinance standards, failure to secure permits, drainage obstructions, driveway maintenance, illegal discharge into storm and sanitary sewers, and lawn irrigation restrictions to name a few.  He stated the process has worked well.  This expansion will give staff yet another avenue to more quickly and effectively address some of the more common violations seen in the Village. 

 

      Mayor Kovarik said this is similar to a Police action and allows staff to be more effective with its code enforcement efforts.

 

      Trustee Wilson asked if this will help us with some signs.

 

      Mr. Muetz said that is the last step in the process as staff tries to work with the property owner to resolve issue before punitive measures are taken.

 

It was moved by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of Ord. 2014 - 29 amending provisions of the Gurnee Municipal Code Chapter 2, Division 10, expanding the scope and amending procedures for the Administrative Adjudication System.

Roll call,

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

NAY:                 0- None

ABSENT:          0- None

Motion Carried.

 

3.         Approval of request from Fire Department to purchase 2014 Heavy

      Duty Typhoon Rescue Pumper from Fire Service, Inc., at a cost of

      $495,504.00 (Fire Unit #1311 replacement).

 

      Mr. Muetz said included in the FY 14/15 Approved Budget is replacement of Fire Engine #1311.  He stated the Department would like to purchase it under a contact the Warren Waukegan Fire Protection District used when it bought and donated a fire engine to the Village a few years back.  Since all of the engineering for the replacement unit is already completed, the cost will be less than what the District paid.

 

      Trustee Park said $550,000 was approved in the budget and asked if this was enough money to get the equipment in service.

 

      Deputy Fire Chief Kavanagh said yes, that is enough.  He continued to say most of the additional work will be done in house.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Wilson to approve of request from Fire Department to purchase 2014 Heavy Duty Typhoon Rescue Pumper from Fire Service, Inc., at a cost of

$495,504.00 (Fire Unit #1311 replacement).

 

Roll call,

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

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 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 Park, seconded by Trustee Garner to adjourn the meeting into Executive Session.

Roll call,

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

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:         0- None

Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Mayor Kovarik recalled the meeting to order at 7:57 p.m.

 

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

ABSENT:         0- None

 

Closing Comments

None.

 

Adjournment

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

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk