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

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF THE GURNEE VILLAGE BOARD

 

GURNEE VILLAGE HALL

JULY 7, 2014

 

Call to Order

Mayor Kovarik called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.

 

Other Officials in Attendance

Patrick Muetz, Village Administrator; David Ziegler, Assistant Village Administrator/Community Development Director; Bryan Winter, Village Attorney; Diane Lembesis, Finance Director; Christine Palmieri, Director of Human Resources; Chris Velkover, Information Systems Director; Fred Friedl, Fire Chief; Kevin Woodside, Police Chief; Saundra Campbell, Deputy Police Chief; Terri Kincaid Deputy Police Chief; Tracy Velkover, Planning Manager

 

Roll Call

PRESENT:       4- Hood, Ross, Park, Balmes    

ABSENT:         2- Wilson, 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 Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

Roll call,

AYE:         4- Hood, Ross, Park, Balmes                                 

NAY:         0- None

ABSENT:   2- Wilson, 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 June 16, 2014 and June 23, 2014

      Village Board meetings.

 

2.    Approval of granting a Class 9 Liquor License to the Church of

      Annunciation for its fundraising event on September 27, 2014.

 

3.   Approval of Res. 2014 – 9 approving a contract with Homefield Energy for the provision of electricity for street lights.

 

4.    Approval of Payroll for period ending June 14, 2014 in the amount of $760,655.89.

 

5.    Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending June 14,

      2014 in the amount of $755,106.02.

 

6.         Approval of Payroll for period ending June 28, 2014 in the amount of $757,951.97.

 

7.         Approval of Payroll Transfer Journal for period ending June 28,

      2014 in the amount of $751,928.29.

 

8.         Approval of Bills for the period ending July 7, 2014 in the amount of $953,426.88.

 

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

 

Roll call,

AYE:                4- Hood, Ross, Park, Balmes                             

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          2- Wilson, Garner

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

D.  PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 1.  Approval of a Proclamation designating July as “Relay for Life

      Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik read proclamation into record.

 

      Kelly Stanbary gave a summary of the upcoming Relay event.

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve of a Proclamation designating July as “Relay for Life Month” in the Village of Gurnee.

 

Voice Vote:      ALL AYE:         Motion Carried

 

2.  Administration of oath of office for the promotion of Police

      Officer Mark O’Brien to Police Sergeant.

 

      Police Chief Kevin Woodside, Deputy Police Chief Saundra Campbell, Deputy Police Chief Terri Kincaid and Mayor Kovarik presented the promotion to Officer O’Brien.

 

      Chief Woodside spoke briefly about Officer O’Brien and Mayor Kovarik administered the oath of office.

 

      Sergeant O’Brien then introduced his family.

 

3.  Administration of oath of office for the promotion of Police

      Sergeant Brian Smith to Police Commander.

 

      Police Chief Kevin Woodside, Deputy Police Chief Saundra Campbell, Deputy Police Chief Terri Kincaid and Mayor Kovarik presented the promotion to Sergeant Smith.

 

      Chief Woodside spoke briefly about Sergeant Smith and Mayor Kovarik administered the oath of office.

 

      Commander Smith then introduced his family.

 

4.  Acceptance of Randy Ebertowski’s resignation from the Economic Development Committee.

 

      Mayor Kovarik said she would be bringing forward her recommendation for Mr. Ebertowski’s replacement in August for Board consideration.

 

E.  REPORTS

 

None.

 

F. OLD BUSINESS

 

None.

G.  NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Approval of awarding the 2014 Data Network Project to the low bidder, CDWG, at a cost of $149,014.35.

 

      Mr. Muetz said Village Board approved issuing a RFP related to the 2104 Data Network Project in June.  He said the Village received 7 responses to the RFP, with CDWG being the low bidder.  He continued to say the project is mainly a replacement of the network switch at the Police Station, along with some other items.  Based on the favorable pricing, staff is recommending that not only do we purchase the Police Station equipment and maintenance services, but also additional network equipment that was budget in FY 14/15 to take advantage of the discounts offered.  Staff does not believe discounts of this magnitude will be achievable if we wait and purchase the additional equipment separately.  The appropriate funding is included in the budget. 

 

It was moved by Trustee Ross, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of awarding the 2014 Data Network Project to the low bidder, CDWG, at a cost of $149,014.35.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                4- Hood, Ross, Park, Balmes                                 

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          2- Wilson, Garner

Motion Carried.

2.  Approval of granting a Class 1 Liquor License to Dirk Skelley to operate HeatherRidge Golf Course – 5900 Heatherridge Drive.

 

      Mr. Muetz said GolfVisions has transitioned from a management agreement to a lease agreement.  As such, the liquor license needs to be transferred from the umbrella association to GolfVisions.  Dirk Skelley will be the manager in both cases. 

 

It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of granting a Class 1 Liquor License to Dirk Skelley to operate HeatherRidge Golf Course – 5900 Heatherridge Drive.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                4- Hood, Ross, Park, Balmes  

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          2- Wilson, Garner

Motion Carried.

 

3.  Approval of Ord. 2014 - 36 removing four Class 1 Liquor Licenses, two Class 4 Licenses and three Class 7 Licenses by amending Section 6-56 of Article II of Chapter 6 of the Gurnee Municipal Code entitled "Alcohol Beverages" as last amended by Ordinance Number 2014-32 passed June 16, 2014.

 

      Mr. Muetz said from time to time staff reconciles the number of liquor licenses issued and the number allowed by the Municipal Code.  This ordinance brings the numbers into agreement.  As a result, there are no licenses available unless a Municipal Code amendment is approved by the Village Board.

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Ross to approve Ord. 2014 - 36 removing four Class 1 Liquor Licenses, two Class 4 Licenses and three Class 7 Licenses by amending Section 6-56 of Article II of Chapter 6 of the Gurnee Municipal Code entitled "Alcohol Beverages" as last amended by Ordinance Number 2014-32 Passed June 16, 2014.

 

Roll call,

AYE:                4- Hood, Ross, Park, Balmes                                 

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          2- Wilson, Garner

Motion Carried.

 

4.  Approval of Ord. 2014 -37 amending the Gurnee Municipal Code, Chapter 66, Article II “Obstructing Streets.”

 

      Mr. Muetz said currently block parties are classified as a Temporary Use in the Zoning Ordinance.  The new Zoning Ordinance does not address Block Parties as typically they are covered under Municipal Code regulations.  This ordinance amends the Municipal Code to place regulations in it.  The amendment requires a permit for block parties that take place in the right of way and regulates hours to between 10 a.m. and midnight.  The Public Works Director will process the permits as this Department is responsible for any road closures.  As has been past practice, Police and Fire will be made aware of any permit issued.   

 

It was moved by Trustee Balmes, seconded by Trustee Park to approve of Ord. 2014 -37 amending the Gurnee Municipal Code, Chapter 66, Article II “Obstructing Streets.”

 

Roll call,

AYE:                4- Hood, Ross, Park, Balmes                                 

NAY:                0- None

ABSENT:          2- Wilson, Garner

Motion Carried.

 

H. PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None.

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  7:56 p.m.

 

 

Andrew Harris,

Village Clerk